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Old 05-18-19, 09:24 PM
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My 1984 Specialized Sequoia which I rode today on my first Century ride. It was also the bike I used for my first metric century in April. I bought this from a retiree who changed bikes to a more upright hybrid for comfort reasons. He told me it was his first big purchase after getting a good job back in the 80's. It is too big for me but it is the also probably the best specced out bike in my small fleet of old bikes. Now that it's my first century bike I may never sell it, unless I run into another one that is more right sized for me.
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Old 05-27-19, 05:57 PM
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I started riding at least one century a year on my birthday, or as close to as I could. I got inspired by reading someone on the internet. I think this year will be the 5th year in a row.

I can't post pics yet, (once I fulfill the 10 post quota I'll post pics) but I've done centuries on three bikes:

1978 Trek 510. It was an odd build but it got the job done. Mix of old new and throw some fully weighted paniers on for good measure. Some friends and I took a vacation and biked from Burlington VT down to New York NY. This was my first century and before I started the birthday century tradition.

1986 Univega Viva Sport. Absolutely LOVE this bike. It was built up with 10 speed Dura Ace at the time.

1996 Scott A.F.D. 303. One of the few steel road bikes Scott has made. Other than it's a bike that fits and works for me, its not all that impressive.

I will say, all but the first century have been on Brooks saddles. I'm a huge fan of leather saddles.
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Old 05-28-19, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by rgvg View Post
My 1984 Specialized Sequoia which I rode today on my first Century ride. It was also the bike I used for my first metric century in April. I bought this from a retiree who changed bikes to a more upright hybrid for comfort reasons. He told me it was his first big purchase after getting a good job back in the 80's. It is too big for me but it is the also probably the best specced out bike in my small fleet of old bikes. Now that it's my first century bike I may never sell it, unless I run into another one that is more right sized for me.
Very cool, I have 1983 and 1984 Sequoias in the queue to be built up and taken out for a long ride.
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Old 11-08-19, 11:49 AM
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82 Trek 710

This is the bike I've ridden almost all my centuries on. I rode 6 in 2006 for the year I turned 50. Its mostly all Dura Ace in this photo. 52-42 in front and 11-21 in the rear. A real pain on hills.

I think I've ridden in nearly 20 centuries, all in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri.

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Originally Posted by Jmpierce View Post


82 Trek 710

This is the bike I've ridden almost all my centuries on. I rode 6 in 2006 for the year I turned 50. Its mostly all Dura Ace in this photo. 52-42 in front and 11-21 in the rear. A real pain on hills.

I think I've ridden in nearly 20 centuries, all in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri.
Looks like I already posted in this thread. Doh...senior moment!
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