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What do old people ride, lets see your bikes

Old 05-11-19, 09:05 PM
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Old 05-12-19, 07:56 PM
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‘89 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra with 70’s Campagnolo Super Record


Finishing up TOSRV 2018, two-day, 210 mile ride on my 2013 Fuji Roubaix 1.3
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Old 05-12-19, 08:17 PM
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I finished building this today and thoroughly enjoyed a lovely shake-down ride. I retired a 1984 Batavus that I had built up with Campy 10-speed and moved everything over to this. Well, everything but the brakes; I had to get some long-reach brakes.
Sorry about the crappy picture. I think there was some sweat on my phone's camera lens.

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Old 05-13-19, 05:56 AM
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Old 05-15-19, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by bikemig
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).


Ha! I have a 720 as well, only this one is an '83.

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Old 05-15-19, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by jim_pridx
Ha! I have a 720 as well, only this one is an '83.

Yeah I like the '83. The '82 was built around 700c wheels; the '83 was built around 27 inch wheels (though you can get some cantilevers to work with 700c). I actually own an '83 as well which I rode across the US in '97. The paint job is shot on my '83. I was thinking of getting it painted but then I found my '82 for $50 and decided to buy it rather than paint the '83.
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Old 05-16-19, 07:06 AM
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I just picked up this Raleigh Super Course a few weeks ago. Really a fun ride.
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Old 05-20-19, 06:41 AM
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Wow, look at all that tire clearance! And Reynolds 531 goodness too!
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Old 05-26-19, 06:33 PM
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80' Centurion Professional

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Old 05-26-19, 06:40 PM
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This not so old person rides this...

Early 90’s model (I think) Specialized Crossroads. Wish I could find some info about this bike but I couldn’t find it in the Specialized archives.

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Old 05-26-19, 08:35 PM
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I took advantage of the nice weather to put together two long rides over the Memorial Day weekend and rode my 1985 Cannondale ST 400. I love the bike. I picked up with all original parts (Shimano 600) and modified it as I prefer 700c wheels over the original 27 inch and replaced the crank with a compact 50/34. The bike rides great. It has the long wheelbase of a touring bike (42 inches with long stays) but handles more like a racing bike because of the oversized aluminum frame.


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Old 05-28-19, 03:51 PM
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Old 05-28-19, 06:06 PM
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I am not sure what year it is from, I believe 2004 or 2005. I purchased it used in July, 2017. It was in great shape and I believe not that many miles on it. I have put about 7,000 miles on it since and have done some upgrading/switching of some components. I love riding it. It is light, fast and nimble. I have maybe a total of $1200 in the bike including the purchase cost. That does not count the tires, tubes and cables and chains that have been replaced.
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i think I’m going to like it here!
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Old 05-31-19, 06:25 PM
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2016 Bianchi Torino. Not my favorite bike but my favorite picture of any of my bikes.
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Old 05-31-19, 09:45 PM
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I'll be 62 in a few weeks. This is my bike for trails/paths and casual rides around the neighborhood. I have two sets of pedals for it. Cheap barefoot pedals (on bike) and VP-Vice Pedals for the trails/paths.


And this one for longer road rides.

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Old 05-31-19, 09:46 PM
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same bike, different rack setup, different location

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Old 06-01-19, 08:03 AM
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I'm 51, so I'm on the young side in the group

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Old 06-01-19, 01:03 PM
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Canyon Endurace

After 13 years, its a new bike day for me. Canyon Endurace.
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Old 06-01-19, 03:45 PM
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How about old person's daughter? Shay rides a 1971 Schwinn Suburban 5 Speed for college. Nice thing is people let it alone... well the bike anyway.
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Old 06-02-19, 06:05 PM
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I picked up a trike this spring. Haven't taken it on any club rides yet, gotta bling it up first! Actually, I just want to do a few more adjustments and finish making a headrest for it. This is fairly old, but it looks like it's had an easy life - or a good mechanic.

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Old 06-04-19, 06:36 AM
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These are mine. Trek 6000 Mtn bike, Diamondback Insight 1 Hybrid and my road bike built with a Wiel Bike frameset.
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