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Surprised My Racer Son With Ochsner Rde

Old 05-29-19, 06:00 PM
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Surprised My Racer Son With Ochsner Rde

This past weekend my son visited and we went for a vintage ride. I put him on the Red SL Ochsner. A mile down the road and he exclaimed, "Wow! This is so smooth!" He exclaimed this sentiment several times during the ride. It really impressed him as he rides a Caad10 for racing and just did the weekend before on a rented Synapse carbon disc. Of course the bike did not slow him down, but old man knees and age did it for me! Someday he will inherit a quiver of vintage road bikes and I do hope the vintage thing is still going strong and he can participate in a few organized vintage nerd rides.
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As it is today except the stem/handlebar has been lowered
I can attest to the quality ride that Ochsner built bikes provide. I have owned mine for 27 years and it has been recently re-built. It is not all original stuff but still has the classic look and feel. It is once again my favorite ride. It is the quietest, smoothest riding bike that I have ever owned. I purchased a set of used Mavic Open Pro rims with Ultegra hubs and they are a wonderful set of wheels, whisper quiet. I am running 50/39 chain rings with 12/26 cassette, 8 speed and using the original DT levers in friction mode. I have a set of 8 speed indexed 105 levers but probably will not mount them until later this year. I just can't resist, one picture
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