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Old 12-07-20, 05:50 PM
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Thank you for the post, big john.

I think the Capo company is winding down after a 90-year-run. Harald Cap, founder Otto's son and my age, has given up the big fancy storefront in downtown Vienna and now operates the company from an office in the apartment building across the street. I believe he is taking custom orders (his first love) only. One of my fellow American Capo owners made the pilgrimage to Vienna last year, and was disappointed in what he saw.
I didn't know they were so rare. I have a Tesch from 1991 but it has been on loan to a friend in another city for years. Dave Tesch passed in 2003, I should take it back.
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Old 12-07-20, 07:10 PM
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I built this little bike from a swap meet special. It weighs 24 pounds with the accessories, it's a joy to ride.
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Old 12-09-20, 09:35 AM
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Upgraded from a 2007 Electra Townie 21d to a RANS Fusion crank forward bike this month.

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Old 12-09-20, 11:27 AM
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Mostly riding this on the rollers for some Winter training, it has a Nitto UI-12 ahead stem now (the Thomson was more than I could bear):

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Old 12-09-20, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Shp4man View Post
I built this little bike from a swap meet special. It weighs 24 pounds with the accessories, it's a joy to ride.
I really like what you've done with it.
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Old 12-09-20, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
I really like what you've done with it.
Thanks!
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Old 12-09-20, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Shp4man View Post
I built this little bike from a swap meet special. It weighs 24 pounds with the accessories, it's a joy to ride.
Is that your truck? I had a 65 C10 for 19 years. Best car I ever had. My ex hated it, so I sold it.
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Old 12-09-20, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Is that your truck? I had a 65 C10 for 19 years. Best car I ever had. My ex hated it, so I sold it.
Ya, it's a good old truck.
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Old 12-11-20, 09:44 AM
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My latest steed. 1975 Colnago Super in rider shape
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Old 12-19-20, 03:47 PM
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The wife decided to extend her Winter trip to Florida. So I found a new bike to overhaul while she is gone. Only a lube and refurb this time around, not a frameset build-up. ‘79 Carlton, 1 owner, very low miles, all original. Bit big for me - but it works. Makes riding in the drops sooooo nice.



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Old 12-19-20, 09:16 PM
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The wife decided to extend her Winter trip to Florida. So I found a new bike to overhaul while she is gone. Only a lube and refurb this time around, not a frameset build-up. ‘79 Carlton, 1 owner, very low miles, all original. Bit big for me - but it works. Makes riding in the drops sooooo nice.
The Carlton.
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Old 12-20-20, 03:14 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
The Carlton.
I missed that one. But a television illiterate.

Did you mean? - The Carlton

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Old 12-20-20, 04:40 PM
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I just turned 50 this year, and this Breezer Doppler Cafe+, in addition to updating the utility category in the stable, is kind of an admission that the changes in my cycling brought on by arthritic knees and my not-so-graceful aging may be here to stay. The plush ride of the long wheelbase and plump 650b x 47c tires, the low gearing, and the more upright riding position were intended to take off some of the psychological pressure of heading out on my more racy bikes, so I could get back to enjoying cycling for it’s own sake, rather than feeling competitive all the time. I’ve only had it about 3 weeks, but it seems to work because it is a joy to ride!

I modded the touch points in blue, added some pink bits for pop, and wrapped the fenders in a multi-color prismatic vinyl for the crowning touch. I’m waiting for some Rene Herse Switchback Hill 48c rubber to come in next week, which should further sweeten the ride.

I’ve done two 30+ mile rides on it so far which have been a blast, so hopefully this bike will be the one to lead me back to fitness and keep me pedaling as an integral part of my lifestyle.


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Old 12-21-20, 01:10 PM
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2020 Specialized Sirrus 3.0 I just passed 1,000 miles on it since purchase August 1st. It's well suited for my type of riding mostly on Florida bike paths - usually 20 or so miles but at times up to 37 miles or so far. This is where I ride most - the Starkey Wilderness Park bike path. 6.5 miles through the woods then connects to the 45 mile Suncoast trail. So lots of continuous automobile-free riding around here!

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Old 12-24-20, 10:07 AM
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I am 65 and this is what I ride

I have three bikes all of which are Lynskey Titanium Bikes one road, one mountain and one touring. For the last year or so I primarily ride the more comfortable mountain bike and the touring bike. After a few crashes I have pretty much given up on rough trail riding, so I put smoother tires on the mountian bike and take it to the road. I have two sets of wheels for each to get more variety in tire types and sizes. And I build all of my own wheels.

Lynskey Sportive with Dura Ace Group
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Lynskey Pro 29'er with XTR Group


Lynskey Backroad with Ultegra Group

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Old 12-26-20, 12:45 PM
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I built this up from a NOS frame last Spring. Roughly 900 miles later I think it's sorted out.
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Old 12-28-20, 11:40 AM
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New to me last week...'18 Storck Fascenario.3 Platinum, Campy Record, Enve 3.4 w/ PowerTap hub, FSA Plasma bar/stem.
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New to me last week...'18 Storck Fascenario.3 Platinum, Campy Record, Enve 3.4 w/ PowerTap hub, FSA Plasma bar/stem.

I don’t know much about modern bikes but that is pretty!

I have a 1973 Falcon San Remo, a 1982 SR Semi Pro and a 1988 Trek 360. I also have a 1984 Trek 670 but am about to ship it to Wisconsin for a member here.





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This year I put a lot of miles on my Raleigh Pro Mk I. It's set up to be comfortable and capable on all kinds of roads ranging from the streets of NYC to gravel roads and dirt paths. And this year it did them all. Spring and summer it took me all over the shut-down city, later on trails north of the city and I got to spend time exploration gravel roads in Vermont this autumn. It's been a pleasure to cruise on this beauty.

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New to me last week...'18 Storck Fascenario.3 Platinum, Campy Record, Enve 3.4 w/ PowerTap hub, FSA Plasma bar/stem.
The fade on the bar/stem is out cold! Kudos!!
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The fade on the bar/stem is out cold! Kudos!!
Sadly, I just removed it from the bike. The fit was not quite right for me.
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The are the 2 primary rides... I like the Viper Red

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Here is a mock-up of a frameset + bits that arrived yesterday. 1985-ish and my first dip into Celeste. Build will be Campa ders+shifters, Weinmann deltas with matching levers. Wheelset tbd.


Hoping the ride will be well tuned

Maybe these 37cm bars.

Weinmann deltas adjust the brake height at the brake bridge not the arms. Just set on rear tire for photo.

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My I suggest for your wheelset the H Plus Son TB14, it has an old school profile and comes in both black and polished aluminum. The White Industries T11 hubs are available in polished as well as all colors. The Vittoria Corsa Control tires come in black as well as the more classic sidewall color.


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Here is a mock-up of a frameset + bits that arrived yesterday. 85-ish and first Celeste bike. build will be Campa ders+shifters, Weinmann deltas with matching levers. Wheelset tbd.


Hoping the ride will be well tuned

Weinmann deltas adjust the brake height at the brake bridge not the arms. Just set on rear tire for photo.
Great looking frame! I used MA-40 rims and they always did that.
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