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Old 03-28-19, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Brad L
And this is my sunny day bike - if we ever have one again.
That might be the classiest bicycle I've ever seen. Wow!

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Old 03-29-19, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by treebound
Currently have a 2013 Stache 7 posted for sale locally, I just seem to not ride it.
Iíll probably regret selling it if it sells but the money will go towards a gravel or bike packing bike.
Then last summer I picked up a used Novara Randonee which might work out as a gravel bike or Iíll set it up as a rando bike. I totally dislike the current stem on it.


That stache is a beauty. How did you like that crank/cassette setup?
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Old 03-29-19, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat
That might be the classiest bicycle I've ever seen. Wow!

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Thanks! The sun is finally shining again so it's getting more use now.
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Old 03-29-19, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Xyrium
That stache is a beauty. How did you like that crank/cassette setup?
What little miles Iíve put on it the drivetrain seems to work well. I installed a dropper post on it in the last week or so. Any interest Iíve had from local potential buyers have been lowball bicycle blue book offers, and the people making the offers seem to have no sense of humor and delicate/fragile egos. So, looks like I need to get some use out of it this summer once the trails dry out (and hopefully it wonít be as wet as last year, some local trails were closed most of the season).

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Old 03-29-19, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by treebound
What little miles Iíve put on it the drivetrain seems to work well. I installed a dropper post on it in the last week or so. Any interest Iíve had from local potential buyers have been lowball bicycle blue book offers, and the people making the offers seem to have no sense of humor and delicate/fragile egos. So, looks like I need to get some use out of it this summer once the trails dry out (and hopefully it wonít be as wet as last year, some local trails were closed most of the season).
Yeah, well, you know, everyone gets a trophy these days. You can certainly expect some cry babies out there when you tell 'em like it is, even politely.

"once the trails dry out"??? That Stache is hankerin' to get muddy! Let 'er loose!
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Gotta respect the local trail builders and maintainers. Iíll get it muddy eventually. 8)
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Old 03-30-19, 08:14 AM
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Indeed, and I can certainly appreciate that. GLWTS!
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Now running 46/30 oval rings and an 11-42 mountain bike cassette for a 19.6 inch low gear.




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As the decades pass, my cycles have become more idiosyncratic. This started as a 52cm Surly Disc Trucker frame for 26" (ISO559) wheels. I built it with a non-disc Rohloff hub and 32ļ 2X EA3 wheels; 19~101 G.I. Platform+SPD Shimano pedals, VO stem, bars & seatpost, Gilles Berthoud shifter, TRP HY-RD front brake & Dia Compe 750 rear. Crane E-NE, Fenix BC-21R, Planet Bike Grateful Red. It's everything I'd hoped except so far I'm not falling in love with the Brooks Cambium C17.

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My Dawes Briercliffe 8 I've been riding for the last ~10 years:



All Sturmey: X-RF8(W), FCS80 crankset (now discontinued!) and genuine Dynohub. The hub is shifted with a J-TEC bar end (now discontinued!) The wheels are EA3 and the tires are Continental City Sports (now discontinued!) The saddle is a Persons Majestic No. 77 Deluxe.
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This old person is the proud owner of a brand-new Specialized Ruby Sport. Isn't she sexy?



Ruby's first ride.
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I've been through comfort bikes, hybrid bikes, done my road bike period . . . But my new Surly Troll is the epitome bike for a older man to off into the sunset (and hopefully keep on touring/riding for years to come) with!

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Originally Posted by Jimbosays
I've been through comfort bikes, hybrid bikes, done my road bike period . . . But my new Surly Troll is the epitome bike for a older man to off into the sunset (and hopefully keep on touring/riding for years to come) with!

Very nice.


I am in the process of putting together a Surly Troll build myself, just trying to find the right shop to do the facing of the BB, Headset and crown race of the fork.


With any luck, my Surly Troll will be on the road/path, by the end of April.


P.S. Love the kickstand on your Troll.
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Old 04-10-19, 09:18 AM
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New Bike Day. Specialized Tarmac Comp
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New Bike Day. Specialized Tarmac Comp
Great gearing set up for riding on that road. Also should be fun on the downhills.
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Old 04-10-19, 11:15 AM
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SPecialized Sirrus. My birthday present to myself last year.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Now running 46/30 oval rings and an 11-42 mountain bike cassette for a 19.6 inch low gear.




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Nice bike. I must get down to do the Comet this year. Rode today and it was 33% humidity. Here in GA...that is NIRVANA.
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Originally Posted by NomarsGirl
This old person is the proud owner of a brand-new Specialized Ruby Sport. Isn't she sexy?



Ruby's first ride.
Rules of life: Never argue with someone who owns their own tank named Ruby.

The bike is nice too. 8)
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Originally Posted by Jimbosays
I've been through comfort bikes, hybrid bikes, done my road bike period . . . But my new Surly Troll is the epitome bike for a older man to off into the sunset (and hopefully keep on touring/riding for years to come) with!
That looks like something I would love to ride and own. Very nice.
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Rules of life: Never argue with someone who owns their own tank named Ruby.

The bike is nice too. 8)
LOL. The tank is a few miles from my house, so I pass it frequently on my rides. Thought it would be a good spot for a photo. Ruby is the bike (even if she's not red).
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Got a new giant

After much thought, decided to sell my trusted Trek SL 1000. Searched for over month for a replacement. Finally decided on a giant contend s1. Luv it!!!

Brand new giant contend
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Congrats. That's a really nice looking bike (especially the color scheme).
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Upgraded my Cannondale Synapse Ultegra this winter to include Mavic Cosmic Pro carbon wheels. Very noticeable improvement in ride comfort and definitely faster.



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My REI Co-op branded with carbon fiber frame. It's a great bike at a reasonable price. For the same amount of energy, I go at least 3 mph faster than on my steel gravel grinder.



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