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Old 04-22-19, 07:37 PM
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SPecialized Sirrus. My birthday present to myself last year.

I have an 06. May have modified it just a little. I have been very happy with it. This was the KATY trail in MO. Around 15K miles on the bike. I had a new chainring, cassette, chain and shifters put on about a month before this ride. I have no complaints at all with the performance and durability of the Sirrus.
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Old 04-26-19, 05:58 AM
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I got a second bike for myself.
It's to go on the boards, which is something I've always had a hankering to do.


Cecil Walker was 8 times US all-round track champion and, in 1930, both all-round and sprint champion. But he came back to Oz and started a bike shop that is still going. As it turns out, this frame was made by the same guy and in the same year as my Hillman roadie: George McDonald in 1976. He supplied frames to several shops in Melbourne in that era.
The paint was done by Kevin Wigham, who also formerly made frames, and the lining by Kenn Dickie, the doyen of Aussie pinstripers. (You may say that some of the lines aren't as sharp as they might be. But I'd respond that he's 83 years old and I'm darned lucky to have any of his work at all.)

I'm lucky to have it.
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Old 04-26-19, 09:01 AM
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Nice ride, Nemo57.

If I was 83, I'd be lucky to think in a straight line, because at 54 it's hard for me to do already.

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Old 04-26-19, 09:11 AM
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Gravel Bike the main workhorse


Collection over the years
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Old 04-29-19, 06:12 AM
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I like how you hid that bike behind that pole.

I almost didn't see it.

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Old 04-29-19, 06:40 AM
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By the way, I perused this entire thread, which took quite a while. There are a ton of nice rides here.

I was passing out "likes" and must of hit a limit or broke the new "like" system. Don't hold it against me if I didn't get to tag your post with a "like".
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Old 04-29-19, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by FiftySix
By the way, I perused this entire thread, which took quite a while. There are a ton of nice rides here.

I was passing out "likes" and must of hit a limit or broke the new "like" system. Don't hold it against me if I didn't get to tag your post with a "like".

I got two from you. Thank you. One was a nice reminder of that picture of my wife and me on the Tour De Bronx a couple of autumns ago.
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Old 04-30-19, 10:39 PM
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I have many...but this one is a conversation piece...
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Old 05-01-19, 11:05 AM
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Crazy, man. Over 2000 single bikes. This is what old folks ride around here. Yes, it's raining:



The older they get, the more they move to tandems.
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Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy
Crazy, man. Over 2000 single bikes. This is what old folks ride around here. Yes, it's raining:



The older they get, the more they move to tandems.
Very nice. You must have a willing 2nd seater to make it worthwhile.

I know in my own experience as a canoe owner that I'll never be a candidate for a tandem. I always paddled, while the 2nd seat hardly did so. So I know with a tandem I'd always pedal, while the 2nd seat would hardly do so. You ought to see my wife's Schwinn Jaguar 7 that was bought with mine back in 2007 or 2008. It must have an entire 20 miles on it.
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Originally Posted by FiftySix
Very nice. You must have a willing 2nd seater to make it worthwhile.

I know in my own experience as a canoe owner that I'll never be a candidate for a tandem. I always paddled, while the 2nd seat hardly did so. So I know with a tandem I'd always pedal, while the 2nd seat would hardly do so. You ought to see my wife's Schwinn Jaguar 7 that was bought with mine back in 2007 or 2008. It must have an entire 20 miles on it.
My wife puts out about half my watts/kg. but she loves to pedal hard and make the bike go. I get fabulous training and a solid relationship. I'll take it. Usually the issue with non-tandem couples is control issues on the part of the stoker, regardless of sex. It's a communist enterprise: from each according to their abilities, to each according to their needs. Our method is to match HRs and she gets whatever she wants.
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Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy
My wife puts out about half my watts/kg. but she loves to pedal hard and make the bike go. I get fabulous training and a solid relationship. I'll take it. Usually the issue with non-tandem couples is control issues on the part of the stoker, regardless of sex. It's a communist enterprise: from each according to their abilities, to each according to their needs. Our method is to match HRs and she gets whatever she wants.
My wife and I took up tandem riding in 1983 and have gone through a few machines. My wife is an accomplished rider in her own right and we have had a few "tandem moments" over the years.

From yesterday's ride:



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Trek Domane SL6

Traded my Defy for this Domane SL6 last week. I wanted something the would fit a fatter tire than the Defy to help smooth out some of the very rough chip seal I tend to ride on.


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Originally Posted by August West
Traded my Defy for this Domane SL6 last week. I wanted something the would fit a fatter tire than the Defy to help smooth out some of the very rough chip seal I tend to ride on.



What width of tyre are you running there and what did the Defy limit you to?
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Old 05-05-19, 07:13 PM
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Bought this one for my Christmas present to me. Surly Cross Check. Really been liking it. Finally a suitable sub for my much missed ‘72 Paramount.
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Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy
My wife puts out about half my watts/kg. but she loves to pedal hard and make the bike go. I get fabulous training and a solid relationship. I'll take it. Usually the issue with non-tandem couples is control issues on the part of the stoker, regardless of sex. It's a communist enterprise: from each according to their abilities, to each according to their needs...
Words of wisdom. Exactly our experience. This is about our 20th year on the tandem and we're enjoying it as much as ever.





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Originally Posted by obrentharris
Words of wisdom. Exactly our experience. This is about our 20th year on the tandem and we're enjoying it as much as ever.





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Thanks! We've been running Conti 4000 IIS in 28mm year-round for a couple years. You might try them or the new 5000 tires. Very satisfied, no punctures, 1 sidewall cut in many thousand miles. Might be a revelation.
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We ride the same things as young people do. Don’t we?
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I'm seeing a few tandems in these later pages. We just purchased this one a few months ago, but I still haven't taken an outdoor pic:



Other than two other tandems, I'm still riding my single bikes from the '80s as well as a Specialized Rockhopper Expert.
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1982 Trek 720

It was a cool and overcast day today in Des Moines. I did a 33 mile ride on the local trails and took my 1982 Trek 720 as I wanted a bike with fenders today. The 720 was Trek's top end touring bike in the early 80s (and later became the 520 which is still in production).



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