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What is Your Oldest Bike?

Old 12-05-20, 11:08 PM
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Old 12-07-20, 07:33 PM
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1993 Trek 950 MTB. Still works perfectly and with all the original components.
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Old 12-08-20, 01:30 PM
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Old 12-08-20, 02:05 PM
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This is a custom built frame (Columbus SL) from 1983 outfitted with a Campy SR groupo I purchased for $400 from Colorado Cyclist. The bars and stem are Cinelli. This was my daily ride for the past 30 years until this past spring when I treated myself to Cervelo R5 with Dura Ace and Zipp wheels.


Custom 1983 racing bike with full Campy SR
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Old 12-11-20, 07:47 PM
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I think it's a 1983 Schwinn Voyager, not sure what year it is, I found it in a dumpster and I never took the time to look at the serial number and figure out the date, I know it has the champagne paint which was used from 1975 to 1988 Voyagers, and it has the Shimano Deer Head Deore XT derailleurs which came out in 1982 to 1983, but I think Schwinn only used the Deer Head for one year which was 83? regardless it's my oldest bike.
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Old 12-13-20, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
1965 Schwinn Racer awaiting either restoration or donation to a co-op... (no pics)

Other than that, it'd be my Sept '74-built Fuji S-10S that I bought new

I used to use a strobe similar to the one you have on the back. Man, did cars see it!
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Old 12-16-20, 03:44 PM
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1966 Schwinn Stingray Fastback. I still have it. Got it for my ninth birthday. All original. Don't ride it.
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Old 12-16-20, 11:15 PM
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my 1955 Dayton Roadmaster. Finding information on lugged Dayton (London) frames is nearly impossible. It may be older then 1955, but that was the date on the original Sturmy Archer hub. Wheels, seat, and pedals have been changed
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Old 12-18-20, 10:14 PM
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I traded my 1964 Vespa GL 150 (in parts) for a '72 Raleigh Superbe in excellent condition.
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Old 12-18-20, 10:50 PM
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My 1985 Cannondale SR900. Love those short chainstays and stiff back end!

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Old 12-18-20, 11:36 PM
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1984 Bianchi Sport Celeste. Nice and clean after some fixing here and there. Have visited bike shops after a few rides just to browse. I've had shop employees and customers ask if I want to sell it. Nope! Sweet riding bike!
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Old 12-19-20, 11:17 AM
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No pic, but the oldest is an 83 Team Fuji that I bought new in early 84. She's mostly stock, other than upgrading the original Suntour Arx derailleurs to Cyclone mk II's and a saddle change or two. Oh yeah, and a new set of wheels back in 86.

I guess she's not mostly stock after all.
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Old 12-20-20, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by stevel610 View Post
I used to use a strobe similar to the one you have on the back. Man, did cars see it!
That was the whole point! My work commute was on a 55mph two-lane State Highway. Well, the first 8-1/2 miles were. Nice to be SEEN!!! Then another mile-and-a-half on the same State Highway, but the speed limit dropped to 35mph... The remaining 1.5 miles was on side streets.
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'84 Univega Gran Tourismo
'84 Univega Viva Sport
'86 Miyata 710
'90 Schwinn Woodlands
Unknown brand MTB of questionable lineage aka 'Mutt Trail Bike'
Plus or minus a few others from time-to-time

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Old 12-20-20, 06:12 PM
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Technically: Mongoose xr something or other from 2006. Front gears won't shift, Seat is chewed up, handlebar grips disintegrated, chain skips on any force on the downstroke of pedaling. It is a nasty NASTY thing I wish on noone especially with it attemptning to look flashy with rear and front suspension and the same shemano derailiur I have on my current bike.

Seriously how Mongoose or any other brand gets away with selling bikes with 'spsension' at that price range should border on tripping consumer protection laws.

But it showed me that yes my eyes were good enough to give this a try again. So it served it's purpose. It's currently sitting in a scrap medal pile that'll get hauled off after renovations are done.
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Old 12-20-20, 08:32 PM
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1999 TREK Y66 FOIL. Purchase in March from original owner. All original except for wheel swap, cables and chain. Amazing bike.
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Old 12-21-20, 10:37 AM
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I got back into cycling about 15 yrs ago so none of my bikes are really old. The oldest is a Masi Gran Criterium S circa 2005. It is an AL frame with CF fork, chain stay and seat stay. All 15 yr old Dura Ace.
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Old 12-21-20, 11:50 AM
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In my fleet we have an (I think) early '60s coaster brake bike that was a roadside find and my son fixed it up to ride to school. We also have a c.1980 Raleigh Grand Prix set up with a Shimano Nexus 7s IGH, a 1984 Fuji Sundance MTB, and a 1986 Miyata 610.

There are also a handful of 'modern' bikes, dating from the early '00s to about 2010.
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Old 12-22-20, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Gresp15C View Post
A colleague gave me a 1963 Schwinn cruiser, and it's at my workplace, for anybody who wants to take it for a joy ride. Besides making sure it's lubricated, and putting new tires on it, I've deliberately left it in un-restored condition. One reason is to show people that such a humble bike actually works great and is fun to ride.
That's the reason I got my '65 Schwinn Racer for -- to leave at work for one of us to ride at lunch or break times... I thought it would be a breeze, but those early S-5 tires are expen$$$ive! I paid $15 for the bike, and $25ea for freaking tires for crissakes!!! That, and the cost of getting the rest of the S-A gear in shape (shifter, cable, gear chain, etc).. I would have been better off donating my (garage-sale-find) like-new 70s/80s Sears women's 3-speed to the cause.
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'84 Univega Gran Tourismo
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Plus or minus a few others from time-to-time

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Old 12-22-20, 06:17 PM
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76 Schwinn Super LeTour 12.2 - frameset
I think everything else is more newer
Rides really nice with this new Wheelset
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Old 12-22-20, 07:56 PM
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1992 Cadex(Giant) CFM-1

Shown here in the middle of a ride last summer.
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Old 12-23-20, 12:17 AM
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I don't have a picture, but I have my grandpa's bike
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Old 12-23-20, 12:57 AM
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1949 Raleigh Popular


1949 Raleigh Popular
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Old 12-23-20, 04:40 AM
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1970's Motobecane Super Mirage that my wife bought as a teenager. My daughter was using it and locked it while she went into a store. When she came back out the back wheel had been stolen. One of these days I'll get a new one.
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Old 12-23-20, 05:52 AM
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i guess its 1970 bike, why because those type of models available those days.
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Here's Ginny, my 1994 Trek 520. The salesman referred to her as the "Eddie Bauer edition", which was a reference to a version of the Ford Explorer that had a similar color scheme.

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