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Old 08-18-18, 01:56 AM
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2015 Focus Raven Carbon MTB

I gave my 2016 Trek FX tp my adult son as his girlfriend is attempting to get him to lose weight, etc. I am now riding my remaining bike, this 2015 Focus Raven carbon mountain bike. I bought it used off of Craigslist. It's pretty nicely equipped with Deore XT everything, including hydraulic disc brakes, Enve carbon bars, Rock Shox Reba fork, tubeless tires, etc. I can't believe how light it is for a MTB! My previous MTB was a steel framed Jamis Dragon.
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Trek Rosco 7. I dont ride strictly road, nor strictly offroad. This bike has turned out to be the perfect answer for my mixed riding.
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Originally Posted by BigWoolie
Trek Rosco 7. I dont ride strictly road, nor strictly offroad. This bike has turned out to be the perfect answer for my mixed riding.

With those tyres in particular, that looks like a very offroad bike to me.
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders
With those tyres in particular, that looks like a very offroad bike to me.
You are correct, it is certainly not set up as a "road bike". But when I get on a road and pedal, it goes!
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Old 08-23-18, 08:39 AM
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I ride all vintage steel bikes . The old racers feel best for my long legs. I guess just because I grew up with these bikes and I don't do change well! Joe
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Another year another dirt road bike. But this may be the one that sticks around a while. Black Mountain Cycles MCD (Monster Cross Disc)


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My favorite ride!
My favorite ride!

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Old 08-27-18, 08:33 AM
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67 years old and ride at least 5 miles a day.
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After a 5 year break from cycling, I picked this up from the local CL for a song. Great riding bike, and my first Carbon Fiber bike. However, I miss the feel of a quality chromoly frame, and have picked up a beautiful frame that I will be refurbishing and building with Campagnolo Chorus 11 speed - a "retro-Mod"
The Fuji will be headed for Ebay - drop me a PM if anyone here might be interested in a direct sale. It's a 61cm (60cm ETT) with Ultegra 10 speed, new R8000 brakes and upgraded wheels. It is a great bike, but a touch to small for me.



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The frame for the new build: 1990 Zullo Competition EL-OS tubing, 62.5cm c-c

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Originally Posted by canyoneagle
The frame for the new build: 1990 Zullo Competition EL-OS tubing, 62.5cm c-c

Nice Zullo!


Here is is my new project - late 80s Falcon. 531C f/f. My only red single bike. 126 spacing, so I will go with friction, 6 or 7 speed.




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Originally Posted by Wildwood


Nice Zullo!


Here is is my new project - late 80s Falcon. 531C f/f. My only red single bike. 126 spacing, so I will go with friction, 6 or 7 speed.



Right back at ya!
That falcon looks GREAT!
I love 531C - wonderful tubing.
Are you going Campy? That would be so nice with NR/SR or C-Record

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Originally Posted by canyoneagle
Right back at ya!
That falcon looks GREAT!
I love 531C - wonderful tubing.
Are you going Campy? That would be so nice with NR/SR or C-Record
I have C-Record and several NR bikes.
This will have Weinmann Delta brakes/levers, not sure drivetrain - maybe SR derailleurs.



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Raced the rain front back home this morning on this:




The rain just mist me.
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I found a couple of more pretty nice bikes locally to throw into my rotation.

First is this really cool looking and nice riding 1986 Team Fuji.




The finished bike once I finished with it



Decals are intact but aging



Nice condition, seatpost is beautiful



Nothing like a good steel fork



Beautiful Suntour Sprint components throughout.


Then I week later I scored this gem of a handbuilt. A Davidson Impulse. Light Tange Prestige steel and nice Shimano 600 components that I paired with a new set of Campagnolo Eurus wheels. This one is smooth and fast and cleaned up pretty dang good from the mess I brought home.


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I love the color scheme on the Fuji! ⬆️
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I just picked up this Cannondale locally. Late1988 frame build date, and a guy in the C&V group found a 1989 match for it. Looking it over I don’t think it has more than 100 original miles on it. A bit tall for me but the top tube reach works for me. I need to put some miles on it to decide if it is a keeper or not.
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I just picked up this Cannondale locally. Late1988 frame build date, and a guy in the C&V group found a 1989 match for it. Looking it over I don’t think it has more than 100 original miles on it. A bit tall for me but the top tube reach works for me. I need to put some miles on it to decide if it is a keeper or not.

The saddle is already all the way down. A saddle that is tipped down in front is a sign that it is too high for the rider, but it can't go lower. Perhaps the previous owner tipped it down. If you leave it, you may get some shoulder or hand fatigue.
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The saddle is already all the way down. A saddle that is tipped down in front is a sign that it is too high for the rider, but it can't go lower. Perhaps the previous owner tipped it down. If you leave it, you may get some shoulder or hand fatigue.
yep, I’ve already adjusted the saddle and handlebars, and will have a multi-tool along when I put some miles on the bike to make adjustments along the way.

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After 18 wonderful years on my Bianchi Veloce, I decided it was time to spring for something newer, and one where I could buy parts without having them imported from Italy or found on eBay.. I bought an REI Co-op ARD-1.4, which has a lot of features, including a carbon fiber frame, a great wheelset, Shimano components, and hydraulic brakes.


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Because this paticular model is being discontinued (probably because they can't get American Classic wheels any longer) it was on a great sale.

I love it! The time it took for me to bond with the machine was about two miles into the first ride, and my performance, as measured by Strava, is quite a lot better... Of course thanks to the carbon fiber frame, it's lighter by far than any other bike I own, but it rides well, and the hydraulic brakes are really nice...
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After 18 wonderful years on my Bianchi Veloce, I decided it was time to spring for something newer, and one where I could buy parts without having them imported from Italy or found on eBay.. I bought an REI Co-op ARD-1.4, which has a lot of features, including a carbon fiber frame, a great wheelset, Shimano components, and hydraulic brakes.


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Because this paticular model is being discontinued (probably because they can't get American Classic wheels any longer) it was on a great sale.

I love it! The time it took for me to bond with the machine was about two miles into the first ride, and my performance, as measured by Strava, is quite a lot better... Of course thanks to the carbon fiber frame, it's lighter by far than any other bike I own, but it rides well, and the hydraulic brakes are really nice...

That is a pretty sharp looking bike.


The prominent lime colour also helps break up the black, so your bike doesn't simply look like just another black bike, too.
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I'm 67. Is that considered old?

I took delivery of my dream bike yesterday. A Trek Project One Emonda SLR7 Disc, Ultegra Di2, CF tubeless wheels...


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I am about to turn 69. I currently have two bikes: a MTN bike and a Hybrid/modified from a Cyclocross bike. I bought both bikes from Cartecay Bike Shop in Ellijay GA, “the MTN bike capital of GA”.


Rocky Mountain Sherpa MTN bike

More mods...
They were both demos which gave me a price reduction. When I bought the bikes I was living im Metro Atlanta. An “old” friend got me back into bicycling. The friend rides road bikes in larger group rides.

I am in the process of moving to the North, GA mountains, where the trails and roads are very different. I bought my first bike, the Cyclocross bike, to ride in a fairly flat dog park setting that I was living in. I was training serious working dogs, German GSDs and a small Enlish herding breed, Lancashire Heelers. I was exercising the dogs and myself on the bike.

I have been modifying the bikes for the new, very different conditions.

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I am new, to this forum. I have made a good many posts but I am still having trouble posting pictures. I have been using the “icon” that looks like a landscape, is this the appropriate icon for inserting pictures? I tend to get gigantic pictures that are very difficult to work around. I checked out the information on posting pictures and it seems to suggest I need to insert pictures in albums and post them from there. I tried that and seem to get the same result?
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