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What do old people ride, lets see your bikes

Old 11-09-18, 07:24 PM
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Been riding this going on 15 years now.



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Old 11-19-18, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by scozim
Traded a refurbished 1998 Cannondale Team Saeco to my brother last week to get my 1984 Peugeot PSV back that he's had for 22+ years. It's been overhauled and I'm looking forward to getting even more miles on it now. I suspect it will become my go to bike much to the chagrin of the other machines on the wall.

This was my first bike I ever owned. Wish I still had it.

Love all the vintage rides fellas!
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Old 12-04-18, 12:16 PM
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Coming back to riding after a 4 1/2 year break.... got my Look 585 tuned up and also been riding the Pure single speed.

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Old 12-05-18, 04:03 PM
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Old 12-05-18, 09:41 PM
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I'm riding new as well although I do like a nice vintage bike and would love to build one up one day. This is the room where I keep all my bike stuff to include my trainer which gets moved to the living room in front of the TV when I ride indoors.
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Old 12-09-18, 09:46 PM
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My REI Co-op carbon fiber ARD 1.4 parked near a piece of under-freeway art in Fruita, Colorado:



20181029T130708
by Steve Carter, on Flickr

I'm really pleased with it...
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Old 12-10-18, 06:29 PM
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This is what I'm riding now, Trek CrossRip. It's very comfy now with the tire pressures dialed in and my back not complaining after long rides. https://photos.app.goo.gl/5RKbHLAdkz4w7VBH9
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Old 12-10-18, 11:57 PM
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Old 12-10-18, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by DQRider
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Pashley Path Racer - built from an early `70s Pashley Roadster - called a "Scorcher"



This bike will eventually get a Sturmey Archer internal geared hub, but for the moment it is a nice, lightweight, comfy single-speed.

Pashley is like the Rolls Royce of bicycles. Still hand-built in Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of Shakespeare. But I don't think he rode one....

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Oh, that is so sweet. Almost makes me want to go buy/build one, just for the esthetics
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Old 12-15-18, 04:53 PM
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Old 12-15-18, 10:49 PM
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This is my special needs step-daughter's trike. I do the maintenance & take it on mechanic's check rides. Here we are after three new tires. It's a hoot. It's a workout.

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Old 12-16-18, 06:45 PM
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I just finished restoring this one. Just in time for Winter in the Great White North.
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Old 12-17-18, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Wileyone

I just finished restoring this one. Just in time for Winter in the Great White North.
Really nice work. And that crankset is GORGEOUS!
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Old 12-17-18, 04:32 PM
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You meen this one?
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Old 12-17-18, 04:37 PM
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64 year old "youngin" rides this 2005 Fuji

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Old 12-17-18, 05:41 PM
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You meen this one?
Small ring has some serious drillium going on.
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Old 12-17-18, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Gr8day
Been riding this going on 15 years now.



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Interesting transition from the Seven to the CF Specialized. Would be interested to hear your thoughts / reasons for the choice of new bike. Is this one of the models with the shock absorber in the headset? Also, was the Seven a custom build? Its not often you see a head tube that long. I keep drooling over my friends MOOTS but can't bring myself to spend that kind of money - the various steel frame bikes I have will have to suffice in the interim.

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Old 12-18-18, 01:54 AM
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Now that winter is here, I'm on my vintage Colorado-built Barracuda A2B with studded tires:





... and I'm working on this old `48 Raleigh Clubman build in the shop:








Preserving that patina... I'm sure there's an old-people joke in there somewhere.


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Old 12-19-18, 08:19 AM
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Nice! Patina definitely has it's place. I've got an old Peugeot with a lot of it and I've never really entertained the thought of repainting. Although, clear coat over the patina might be an option.
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Old 12-19-18, 01:42 PM
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Just hit the 57 mark. Cheers Tony

Had this since 1973 updated it twice.....


Then I swapped the components to this to see if I liked it... i do and itís going to get those briftery things on it this spring... lol


And this one is now the chill bike. Street tires and just comfy to ride. Picked it up in late 1989
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Old 12-19-18, 01:48 PM
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I think you are doing the right thing preserving the patina on that Clubman. Are you building it as a single speed?
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Old 12-19-18, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by GeezyRider
I think you are doing the right thing preserving the patina on that Clubman. Are you building it as a single speed?
No, it was originally Sturmey-Archer 3-speed, so that's how I'm building it now.

The difference is that I'm using all black hardware, including the black 700c SA 3-speed wheelset from Handsome Cycles, to highlight that patina under shiny clearcoat for a more dramatic visual effect.

I'll post photos here when it's done.
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Old 12-19-18, 03:08 PM
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Sounds great. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
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Old 12-20-18, 05:59 AM
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Old 12-20-18, 06:56 PM
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Lovely colour scheme.
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