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Old 09-06-19, 05:10 PM
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Ladies and gentlemen.

Nobody wants to look at your butt and nobody here wants to look at the non-drive side of your bike.

Full frontal nudity AKA drive side please, so that we can see your bike in all it's glory.

Then if you want to show us your bike's butt its' OK, but first things first.

That is all.


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Old 09-06-19, 05:11 PM
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I'm not trying to lecture and mean this in all charity...

That front brake hose needs to be secured out of the way.


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believe ot or not, it actually is. When I first saw that pic I thought the same thing and went and checked.
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Old 09-06-19, 05:36 PM
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This is the balance of my rotational group that goes with the blue Rossin posted above. More Campagnolo silver 10 Speed with the big cassettes! The grey one to the middle is actual vintage super record, and more the garage queen these days, as has the original chain rings and cassette. Being a serious 65+, were careful with the anatomy these days!
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Added this to my herd after completing it yesterday. Took it out today. 1983 Team Malvor Bottecchia.

DSC_2068 by 2cam16, on Flickr
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Old 09-06-19, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by fly135
believe ot or not, it actually is. When I first saw that pic I thought the same thing and went and checked.
OK, I don't believe it.

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Old 09-07-19, 05:04 PM
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Old bike, new drivetrain: Took the 19-year-old Ultegra road triple (50-42-26) off my Waterford RST-22 and replaced it with 11-speed Ultegra shifters, GRX crankset (46-30), GRX front and rear derailleurs, and a Shimano 11-42 cassette (with RoadLink). Also replaced the old deep-drop bars with compacts and replaced the old Shimano Flight Deck computer with a Wahoo Bolt complete with speed and cadence sensors. The old girl can still scoot, and she climbs a whole lot better!


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Old 09-07-19, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by fly135
Got into cycling a few months ago. Have several bikes that I picked up, but this is my favorite.

I took me a while to find what bike this is but i found it. For the curious: https://electricbikereview.com/izip/e3-peak-ds/
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Old 09-07-19, 10:27 PM
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I took me a while to find what bike this is but i found it. For the curious: https://electricbikereview.com/izip/e3-peak-ds/
Yes it is! Sorry, I should have put the name in the post. iZip has recently removed it from their catalog, but it's actually a rebranded Raleigh Kodiak iE.

https://www.raleighusa.com/kodiak-ie-emtb

My main complaint is that the odometer doesn't have tenth miles on the read out. A really weird omission IMO. Also the seat post insertion depth is only 7 inches, which makes it hard for me to find a dropper post that's short enough at full insertion for my 30" inseam.
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Old 09-08-19, 07:06 AM
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This is my around town - less than 30 mile ride bike. Next up are some fenders. 2014 FX 7.4, I bought it new and have great pride of ownership. It gets maintained way more than required. It is showing off it's new Mavic MA3 rims with 105 hubs that I picked up on C/L the other day for $70 !!
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Old 09-08-19, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by PhoenixBiker
Old bike, new drivetrain: Took the 19-year-old Ultegra road triple (50-42-26) off my Waterford RST-22 and replaced it with 11-speed Ultegra shifters, GRX crankset (46-30), GRX front and rear derailleurs, and a Shimano 11-42 cassette (with RoadLink). Also replaced the old deep-drop bars with compacts and replaced the old Shimano Flight Deck computer with a Wahoo Bolt complete with speed and cadence sensors. The old girl can still scoot, and she climbs a whole lot better!


Beautiful Iím green with envy!
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Old 09-08-19, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by TakingMyTime

This is my around town - less than 30 mile ride bike. Next up are some fenders. 2014 FX 7.4, I bought it new and have great pride of ownership. It gets maintained way more than required. It is showing off it's new Mavic MA3 rims with 105 hubs that I picked up on C/L the other day for $70 !!
This is way too clean
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Old 09-08-19, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by fly135
Yes it is! Sorry, I should have put the name in the post. iZip has recently removed it from their catalog, but it's actually a rebranded Raleigh Kodiak iE.

https://www.raleighusa.com/kodiak-ie-emtb

My main complaint is that the odometer doesn't have tenth miles on the read out. A really weird omission IMO. Also the seat post insertion depth is only 7 inches, which makes it hard for me to find a dropper post that's short enough at full insertion for my 30" inseam.
I don't really think they built this bike thinking "downhill" It seems perfect the way it is. Just enjoy it. And get another for downhill.
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Old 09-11-19, 05:25 PM
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Hey All,

I think of myself as a vintage cyclist, not an "old people bike rider"; so. . .

I'll be 75 in October, 2019, and am still very active restoring and riding classic bikes!

As a comedian in an old TV show used to quip - "Look that up in your Funk & Wagnalls!" [Youngsters - Goggle it!]

Be that as it may. . . here is my ride, a 1984 Motobecane Mirage Sport I recently restored that takes me for a wonderful 12 mile (19 km) morning ride every day at 0715.

Ride hard, ride safe.

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75 and still going strong!
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Old 09-14-19, 07:34 PM
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Got a 2018 Cervelo S3 Ultegra Di2 Disc. Been wanting an aero bike with disc brakes, bonus it came with Ultegra 8070 Di2 and Enve SES 3.4 wheels.
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Old 09-14-19, 08:27 PM
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Old 09-15-19, 08:26 AM
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Here's my two main riders, one road bike, one hybrid...
I ride one or the other Saturday & Sunday mornings, took the Paramount for a nice 28 mile ride this morning along the canals.
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Old 09-15-19, 03:32 PM
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I have a number of different bikes for different purposes or just for fun. One of them is a GIANT BUTTE that I converted to a drop-bar and bar-end shifters. It has a rather unusual gearing setup for an MTB. The front is a normal 48-38-24 but the rear is a custom built 9-speed cassette of 11 to 19 teeth corncob. I had it out for a ride very early this morning whilst it was still dark so that I could watch the sun come up over a pond.

Images were taken with a Canon PowerShot SX120IS camera. The first image was without any flash and the second image was with the flash.




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I'm 65; here's my "AARP Special":


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Old 09-18-19, 09:18 AM
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Old and Old School

Turned 60 this August, so I'm old with an old school bike. Built in 2003, rode through many life events, unemployment, great recession, good jobs, bad jobs, weight gain, weight loss, some centuries, a lot of Santa Monica mountains. Some 1,500 miles bad years and some 6,000 miles good years.
One repaint, three years of fiddling to get the carbon steerer tube not to flex, 5 wheels all self built, three saddles, two handlebars & stems, three chain ring sets, many very expensive Record cassettes, recently had to change to a 13 28 as the 12 25 were too difficult to climb with, NOS medium cage der. and NOS front der., i set of brake pads.
Learned a lot, get compliments on the bike from riders that pass me. The bike has never been to a mechanic.




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That Mondonico is nice! Did it come with a steel fork, originally?
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RoadFan is jealous of that Mondonico.
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Love Orange bikes. Really love Orange Mondonicos.
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That Mondonico is nice! Did it come with a steel fork, originally?
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RoadFan is jealous of that Mondonico.
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Love Orange bikes. Really love Orange Mondonicos.
Some of the Torellis were built by Mondonico and they really looked sharp.
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i ride a 26'' gt avalanche with an attitude and recently bought 1987 centurion expert.very nice bike,flying both flags hahaha
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