Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Surprised My Racer Son With Ochsner Rde

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Surprised My Racer Son With Ochsner Rde

Old 05-29-19, 06:00 PM
  #1  
TiHabanero
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,273
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 643 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 20 Times in 19 Posts
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.
TiHabanero is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 06:36 PM
  #2  
delbiker1 
Senior Member
 
delbiker1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Sussex County, Delaware
Posts: 689

Bikes: 1991 Ochsner steel frame, 2002 Airborne Zeppelin titanium, Schwinn DBX SS aluminum, Orbea MD 40 carbon fiber

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 182 Post(s)
Liked 31 Times in 24 Posts


Before decals


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
delbiker1 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
norcalmike
Classic and Vintage Sales
1
10-30-17 08:33 PM
Barrettscv
Bicycle Mechanics
7
08-14-11 07:25 PM
sced
Classic & Vintage
16
02-21-11 11:35 AM
4doorhoor
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
13
02-15-11 02:56 AM
runtimmyc
Bicycle Mechanics
0
07-01-07 12:26 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.