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Old 04-17-24, 06:10 AM
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Who still rides an older bike ( ie.. Rim Brakes, Mechanical Shifting ) and does not have any desire to buy new? I will start. 2013 Litespeed M1. This is my primary rider.
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Since a 2013 bike is not classic or vintage by any sane definition, I've asked the mods to move this thread to Road Bikes.
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Originally Posted by Trakhak
Since a 2013 bike is not classic or vintage by any sane definition, I've asked the mods to move this thread to Road Bikes.
How do you move it
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Originally Posted by EJM73
How do you move it
Just click on the red circle at bottom left in any of your posts in this thread and type something like "Please move my thread to Road Bikes."
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Oh good, more bikes newer than my latest and greatest purchase being referred to as 'borderline vintage' and 'totally good enough for some'
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Keeping quiet about your Madone?
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Originally Posted by hidetaka
Oh good, more bikes newer than my latest and greatest purchase being referred to as 'borderline vintage' and 'totally good enough for some'
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Keeping quiet about your Madone?

That madone is a 2012
The Ritchey is a 2001 Had ultegra 5800, put 105 R7000 last year.

Are you referring to my other madone?
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At least the C & V retrogrouches can't/shouldn't be blamed for this thread.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
That madone is a 2012
The Ritchey is a 2001 Had ultegra 5800, put 105 R7000 last year.

Are you referring to my other madone?
Yeah, the much newer one! Just a little joke btw, not trying to call you out in any way. Thought the Trek you posted above was the Emonda from the 'bikes' list in your profile.
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cudak888 since this thread was moved from C&V to Road Cycling, and I ride all these regularly, I couldn't help myself.

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'83 Lotus Super Sport Aero equipped with Dura Ace AX

'89 Schwinn Aluminum 974 equipped with Tri-Color 600 SIS shifting, and Clement Tubular tires on a nearby street

But not a single disk-brake nor brifter in sight.
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Originally Posted by hidetaka
Yeah, the much newer one! Just a little joke btw, not trying to call you out in any way. Thought the Trek you posted above was the Emonda from the 'bikes' list in your profile.



Have not updated that list. But this is the emonda and the other Madone.



I don’t ride exclusively old bikes, but I do enjoy them. Don’t really have a preference over disc/rim or electronic over mechanical. Both have ups/downs.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
cudak888 since this thread was moved from C&V to Road Cycling, and I ride all these regularly, I couldn't help myself.



'89 Schwinn Aluminum 974 equipped with Tri-Color 600 SIS shifting, and Clement Tubular tires on a nearby street

But not a single disk-brake nor brifter in sight.
I love my '90 684. It's the same frame, which I'm sure you're aware of, but with 7 speed 105. It rides like a truck, and it's glorious. Sadly, the Wolber rims died, so I re-laced with Velocity Deep V's to further enhance the ride.
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Originally Posted by EJM73
Who still rides an older bike ( ie.. Rim Brakes, Mechanical Shifting ) and does not have any desire to buy new? I will start. 2013 Litespeed M1. This is my primary rider.
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Originally Posted by EJM73
Who still rides an older bike ( ie.. Rim Brakes, Mechanical Shifting ) and does not have any desire to buy new? I will start. 2013 Litespeed M1. This is my primary rider.
My main ride is a 2000 LS Vortex. I bought the frameset used in 2003 (eBay), built it up with 10sp Chorus, and have put ~100k miles on it since. It was my dream bike when I bought it, and remains so to this day. Depending on what Campag does in terms of releasing a more reasonably priced wireless groupset (and hopefully with a rim brake option), I'll either stick with 10sp for now or snag a 12sp Chorus mechanical/rim brake groupset while they're still available. 10sp is great, though - but as I age I like the option of extending the lower gearing while maintaining close ratios at the top end - an 11-29 12sp cassette with a 48/32 crank sounds almost perfect.

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My newest bike is my avatar bike. 2011. Ti but inspired by the bikes they raced before WW1. A road bike with flip-flop fix gear and good brakes. Next newest is another ti bike, same builder, patterned after the 1980s Japanese sport bikes, many of which were excellent, practical bikes and three years older.

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Originally Posted by 13ollocks
My main ride is a 2000 LS Vortex. I bought the frameset used in 2003 (eBay), built it up with 10sp Chorus, and have put ~100k miles on it since. It was my dream bike when I bought it, and remains so to this day. Depending on what Campag does in terms of releasing a more reasonably priced wireless groupset (and hopefully with a rim brake option), I'll either stick with 10sp for now or snag a 12sp Chorus mechanical/rim brake groupset while they're still available. 10sp is great, though - but as I age I like the option of extending the lower gearing while maintaining close ratios at the top end - an 11-29 12sp cassette with a 48/32 crank sounds almost perfect.

That is nice.
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I still ride both of these. The Merlin is from the 1990’s, and the Willier is 2012.

I have no desire to replace the Willier. In part, because it does not have disc brakes, it only weighs 13 lbs. I’ve ridden both bikes in the Alps, the Pyramees, the Dolomites, the Rockies, and the smaller but steep Appalachian Mountains, with zero braking problems.

they both now have SRAM electric shifting. The original mechanical groups wore out, and I replaced with electric, which is nice but not really that big of difference.

Given the weight of new disc brake bikes, it will likely still be some time before I replace the Willier.
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