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What do old people ride, lets see your bikes

Old 09-10-18, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by McMitchell
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?
Sounds like you're using the correct icon. Have you tried resizing your photos to say, 1200 pixels on the longest dimension?
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Glad to see that some old guys ride new bikes, that its not all vintage all the time.

The Focus looks fun.


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Old 09-11-18, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Igotdibs
Sounds like you're using the correct icon. Have you tried resizing your photos to say, 1200 pixels on the longest dimension?
Thanks Igotdibs,
I have an app that can compress pictures, will give that a try.

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Originally Posted by McMitchell


Thanks Igotdibs,
I have an app that can compress pictures, will give that a try.

lately I’ve been using an iphone app called imgur which seems to be working well enough for me for photo sharing. Upload the pic, capture the share link, paste the link into the image upload url box here, resizes after it posts.
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Old 09-12-18, 08:13 PM
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Thanks Treebound,

I use an app called Acorn on my Mac. I only have my iPad with me now. I looked up Imgur on the app store. There seems to be an Imgur browser and a Mime & GIF Maker too. Not sure either of those will do the job?
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Originally Posted by Igotdibs
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...


An impressive speed machine.
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Old 09-13-18, 03:49 PM
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Here's my 2018 Specialized Diverge Comp with a few accessories. Bought it a little over 3 months ago. Just washed the dust and grime off of it.



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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders
An impressive speed machine.
Thank you ColonelSanders... it's an amazing bike for sure. So much fun!
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Old 09-14-18, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by jim911
I have looked a many of the over 50 posts, and have not seen one photo. Lets see your bikes!
Old people ride the same bikes young people ride.
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Pashley Path Racer - built from an early `70s Pashley Roadster - called a "Scorcher"



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Here is a list of my bikes: '92 Colnago Master PIU, '85 Fuso, '92 Bridgestone RB-1, '87 Centurion Ironman, '83 Pinarello Record, '92 Tommaso, '92 Merckx MX Leader, '90 Serotta Colorado II, '99 Tommasini Sintesi, '90 Pinarello Montello, '89 Tommasini Super Prestige, '08 Look 585, '86 De Rosa Professional, '92 Giordana Spica, '87 Pinarello Record, '02 LeMond Maillot Jaune, unknown year Custom build. Here are some of them. The Cinelli 'The Next Machine' with the comfy saddle in the background is one of my wife's bikes.


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Oh what the hell - I know I've put this up on other threads, but may as well update the frame only pic on this one.
I'm barely in the 50+ club. 52 at time of posting, but love the look and feel of a nicely made steel frame. This one is a pro frame (not TVM issue, but some other European pro) from 1990 with a tasty mix of modern components. Rides like a dream. I get the panache of my nostalgic attachment to Italian steel (cue Breaking Away) with the functionality of modern components.

This hits my sweet spot


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Mostly my 2018 Diverge Comp. Got it just over a month ago and I've put almost 900 miles on it. I'm loving it!

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Originally Posted by TimothyH




You have such beautiful bikes.
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders
You have such beautiful bikes.
Thanks.

Here's live action of the Niner today.

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Originally Posted by big john
About a year ago I bought this Seven used. It is an amazing bike, handling in the mountains is great, but the ride is pretty stiff.


I also ride off road sometimes.


Before I got the Seven I put about 30,000 miles on this Gunnar.
Hey big John, where was that photo with the Gunnar taken? The background scenery is beautiful.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Thanks.

I rode it this evening with a 48x16 gear - 25 miles at 18.4 MPH.

That trail looks great. Where is it?
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Hey big John, where was that photo with the Gunnar taken? The background scenery is beautiful.
That's Angeles Crest Highway, hwy 2 northeast of L.A. The descent was very cold that day, especially after I walked in the snow and got my feet a little wet
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Originally Posted by 95RPM
That trail looks great. Where is it?
It is the Silver Comet Trail which runs west from Atlanta to the Alabama border where it becomes the Chief Ladiga Trail.

Together they are 96 miles total length, the second longest paved trail in the US.

There is a Silver Comet Trail Photo thread in the Southeast forum.


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I put my 2001 LOOK away over 5 years ago but recently decided to build it back up. I have 2 other road bikes that are lighter and offer a smoother ride but this is also a nice riding bike.
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