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What do old people ride, lets see your bikes

Old 06-04-19, 09:51 AM
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Old 06-04-19, 12:21 PM
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Old 06-06-19, 07:19 AM
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Old 06-17-19, 01:23 PM
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Old 06-17-19, 08:33 PM
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My latest "n+1". A Kestrel MXZ hardtail with SRAM 1x12 drivetrain. I'm really loving this bike.


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Old 06-21-19, 11:13 AM
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My main errand/commuter/fun bike needs a new rear rim, so until I take care of that, I'm riding my track racing bike. I had forgotten how much fun it is.

It's a 1971 Raleigh Professional Track that I built up from frame and components. It has tubular tires.

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Old 06-21-19, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider
My main errand/commuter/fun bike needs a new rear rim, so until I take care of that, I'm riding my track racing bike. I had forgotten how much fun it is.

It's a 1971 Raleigh Professional Track that I built up from frame and components. It has tubular tires.

That is very Quicksilverish. Do you ever wish you had a bottle cage or pump peg?
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Old 06-21-19, 04:08 PM
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Picked up this "new to me", Bike E (RX model) recumbent bicycle to use when the wife and I aren't out riding on our Terra Trike Recumbent Trike TANDEM! 27 speed, mid-drive triple chain wheel.
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Old 06-21-19, 05:09 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!
I'll let you know in a couple years.
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Old 06-23-19, 06:59 PM
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My latest. Just picked up a new old stock 2016 Fuji SL 2.5 with Shimano 105.



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Old 06-24-19, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott
That is very Quicksilverish. Do you ever wish you had a bottle cage or pump peg?
I have a tool bag that attaches to my saddle. It has the tools and supplies I need in case I get a flat, and it includes a micro-pump. It has a taillight attached to its rear.

The bike is light, and a light bike rides best unladen. I carry the rest of my stuff, including a water bottle, in a backpack. That way, the extra weight is sprung weight.
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Old 06-24-19, 01:51 PM
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My Trek Émonda SLR. I've made a few changes, principally switching out the wheelset (which was nice but neither particularly lightweight or aero). The new wheels make me think I can pedal faster, even if I can't.

With the wheels and a few changes of components, the weight of the bike is 6.7 kg (slightly under 15 pounds). I can tell that it doesn't weigh much when I carry it up two steps onto my front porch after a ride. Other times, not so much. ;-)

Yesterday, as I neared my home after a ride, I remembered when I first became seriously interested in having fun on a bike. I was about 26. I thought, too, that the following years flashed by. And it felt good to be able to still ride my bike.
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Old 06-24-19, 02:07 PM
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My 84 Colnago Master with modern components. The original threaded curved fork and Super Record components are stored for safe keeping.

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Old 06-24-19, 03:41 PM
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Soma Doublecross

I just finished the 2019 Tour de Nebraska which was held this year in western NE:

https://www.tourdenebraska.com/our-2019-tour.html

It was a fine ride. It was surprisingly cold which was good for sleeping at night and we got lucky with the rain (we got really wet and cold on Friday). I had most of the gear I needed but I was wishing I'd brought some wool socks, There were plenty of bluffs and great vistas throughout the tour. There was good beer after each day and the food wasn't bad. The mileage was very reasonable and I averaged right around 40 miles a day over the 5 day tour.

I took my Soma double cross with 700 x 38c tires. The tires were reasonably light 700 x 38c Hutchinson override tires (400 grams). I like fat tires when doing a multi-day event. They're comfy (I ran mine at 60 psi) and you don't need to worry much about the road surfaces:


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Old 06-26-19, 10:53 AM
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I managed to sell off some little used bikes and some project bikes, then bought this 2008 Equinox 7. Has 9-speed so I suspect a previous owner did some parts swapping at some point.
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Old 06-27-19, 04:15 PM
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Old 06-27-19, 05:27 PM
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'77 Raleigh Super Course. Along the ropes at Ed Rudolf Velodrome, Northbrook, IL.
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