Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

What is Your Oldest Bike?

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

What is Your Oldest Bike?

Old 11-28-20, 01:51 AM
Sniveling Weasel
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Seattle-ish
Posts: 876

Bikes: Rodriguez Racing Tandem, Fondriest Steelie, Bianchi Trofeo, Bianchi Infinito, Schwinn Varsity, Trek mtn

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 334 Post(s)
Liked 438 Times in 274 Posts
What is Your Oldest Bike?

Mine is an 87 Bianchi Trofeo Campioni del Munro with mid level Campi

(pic is not my bike but a dead ringer since it currently is in pieces)

Rick Seattle-ish, Wa.

“He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

rsbob is offline  
Likes For rsbob:
Old 11-28-20, 02:26 AM
Obsessed with Eddington
Badger6's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Brussels (BE) 🇧🇪
Posts: 437

Bikes: '15 Spesh Diverge, '14 Spesh Fatboy, '18 Spesh Epic, '18 Spesh SL6, '21 Spesh SL7, '21 Spesh Diverge...and maybe n+1?

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 116 Post(s)
Liked 103 Times in 79 Posts
A lightly upgraded 2013 Fuji 1.3 disc...as in full 105 (2x11) with hydraulic brakes and DT Swiss P1800 Spline 23...that my son is using to race CX this year...once the restrictions are lifted.
Badger6 is offline  
Likes For Badger6:
Old 11-28-20, 05:31 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Ashton, MD USA
Posts: 1,048

Bikes: Trek Domane SL6 Disc, Jamis Renegade

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 291 Post(s)
Liked 188 Times in 139 Posts
My 1996 Trek 520 touring bike is still in use on the indoor trainer with Zwift. Now use a Jamis Renegade Escapade for the limited amount/type of touring I do these days, but the 520 is racking up miles on Zwift.

Yes, the tires didn't match at that time.
jpescatore is offline  
Likes For jpescatore:
Old 11-28-20, 05:34 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Kips Bay, NY
Posts: 1,767

Bikes: Ritchey Swiss Cross | Teesdale Kona Hot | Haro Extreme | Specialized Stumpjumper Comp | Cannondale F1000 | Shogun 1000 | Cannondale M500 | Norco Charger | Marin Muirwoods 29er | Hiawatha 3sp | Shogun Kaze | Breezer Lightning

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 400 Post(s)
Liked 505 Times in 271 Posts
Oldest bike I've had since new would be this 93 Breezer Lightning. Buying an old bike is easy.

DorkDisk is offline  
Likes For DorkDisk:
Old 11-28-20, 06:41 AM
High Derolic Moderator
cb400bill's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 19,062

Bikes: Fuji SL 2.1 Carbon, Cannondale Synapse Alloy, Trek 710

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2285 Post(s)
Liked 2,456 Times in 1,523 Posts
1961 Legnano

Bike Don't Lie

Last edited by cb400bill; 11-28-20 at 07:39 AM.
cb400bill is offline  
Old 11-28-20, 07:09 AM
Old fart
JohnDThompson's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Appleton WI
Posts: 22,344

Bikes: Several, mostly not name brands.

Mentioned: 131 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2496 Post(s)
Liked 1,032 Times in 669 Posts
1972 Raleigh Superbe. I commuted to work on this for years, still use it for running errands now that I'm retired:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
2020.jpg (68.3 KB, 573 views)
JohnDThompson is offline  
Likes For JohnDThompson:
Old 11-28-20, 07:22 AM
SE Wis
dedhed's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 7,480

Bikes: '68 Raleigh Sprite, '02 Raleigh C500, '84 Raleigh Gran Prix, '91 Trek 400, 2013 Novara Randonee, 1990 Trek 970

Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1540 Post(s)
Liked 1,050 Times in 720 Posts

1968 Raleigh Sprite
dedhed is offline  
Old 11-28-20, 07:59 AM
Senior Member
Kabuki12's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Ventura County ,California
Posts: 1,578

Bikes: 1973 Windsor Profesional,1976 Kabuki diamond formula with full Campy, 1977 Raleigh Competition GS , 1971 Stella original Campy equip. 1978 Raleigh Super Grand Prix, 1972 Italvega Gran Rally ,1972 Super Mondia Special,Medici Pro Strada,Colnago

Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 351 Post(s)
Liked 531 Times in 357 Posts
Mine is a 1971 Stella, mid level with basic Campagnolo components. I don’t ride it much as it is too small but it was a gift from a close friend who I used to ride with in the seventies.
Kabuki12 is offline  
Likes For Kabuki12:
Old 11-28-20, 08:22 AM
Senior Member
bikemig's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 18,149

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 156 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4977 Post(s)
Liked 1,464 Times in 971 Posts
1960 Olmo Gran Sport

This bike is almost entirely original. I did swap out the original steel stem and ambrosio bar and for a cinelli bar and stem that fit me better. The saddle is a repop but it does say Olmo. The wheels, crank, headset, derailleurs, brakes, and pedals are all original. I've been riding it though with "newer" clinchers that date from the 70s (also with record hi flange hubs). I love the decals which are 60 years old and still going strong. The bike rides great. It has campy drop outs and it is made of Falck tubing. It has half step gearing with a 49/46 up front (steel cottered crank with aluminum chain rings) and a 13-26 in the rear. I take it out once a year on an "age" appropriate ride (as many miles as the bike has years; I figure that will get harder as the bike and I get older).

bikemig is offline  
Old 11-28-20, 09:13 AM
Senior Member
friday1970's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Brighton, Michigan
Posts: 563

Bikes: Optima Baron LR, '14 Nishiki Maricopa,'87 Trek 330 Elance, '89 Miyata 1400, '85 Peugeot PGN10, '04 Fuji Ace, '06 Giant Rincon, '95 Giant Allegre, '83 Trek 620, '86 Schwinn High Sierra

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 187 Post(s)
Liked 106 Times in 70 Posts
My 1983 Trek 620, rescued from an LBS. It was needing too much work to turn a profit. They were also moving to a new building, So they were going to send the entire thing to the dumpster. When I asked about it, the counter lady said "Take it, you'll be saving us the trouble of dumping it". And I did.
It did need a lot of work. New chain, tires, tubes, seat, RD, bar tape, and having the rear wheel serviced. I spent about $200 to bring it up to rideable condition. Also removed a bit of rust and attempted to match the paint to cover the bare spots. It's been a great bike since then.

Last edited by friday1970; 11-30-20 at 07:38 AM.
friday1970 is offline  
Likes For friday1970:
Old 11-28-20, 09:21 AM
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 2

Bikes: 1983 Schwinn Super Sport

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
1983 Schwinn Super Sport. Upgraded the drivetrain to Shimano RX100 FD/RD. Really just brings the bike into the early 90s. Love that thing.
nick_a is offline  
Likes For nick_a:
Old 11-28-20, 09:25 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Lincoln Ne
Posts: 8,897

Bikes: RANS Stratus TerraTrike Tour II

Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2287 Post(s)
Liked 601 Times in 360 Posts
Mine is my LWB RANS Stratue LE. It is a 2008 model that I have kept in like new condition. It has appox 15,000 miles on it. Starting in 2005 I totally ditched the 1890 bicycle technology.

Last edited by rydabent; 01-16-21 at 08:31 AM.
rydabent is offline  
Likes For rydabent:
Old 11-28-20, 10:33 AM
Reynolds's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,194

Bikes: 1998 Pinarello Asolo, 1992 KHS Montaña pro, 1980 Raleigh DL-1, IGH Hybrid, IGH Utility

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 713 Post(s)
Liked 352 Times in 205 Posts
1980 Raleigh DL-1
Reynolds is offline  
Likes For Reynolds:
Old 11-28-20, 12:00 PM
257 roberts
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Lakeland,Fl
Posts: 321

Bikes: 2008 Trek Police bike 2019 Jamis Coda Sport

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 57 Post(s)
Liked 502 Times in 165 Posts

2008 Trek police bike
257 roberts is offline  
Likes For 257 roberts:
Old 11-28-20, 01:34 PM
Clark W. Griswold
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ,location, location
Posts: 8,106

Bikes: Foundry Chilkoot Ti W/Ultegra Di2, Salsa Timberjack Ti, Cinelli Mash Work RandoCross Fun Time Machine, 1x9 XT Parts Hybrid, Co-Motion Cascadia, Specialized Langster, Phil Wood Apple VeloXS Frame (w/DA 7400), Cilo Road Frame, Proteus frame, Ti 26 MTB

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2174 Post(s)
Liked 1,107 Times in 772 Posts
Well I guess the 1985 Trek 520 is probably the oldest bike but I am not sure the age of my Cilo frame so that is possibly older.
veganbikes is offline  
Likes For veganbikes:
Old 11-28-20, 01:43 PM
Senior Member
bargo68's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Fairfax, California
Posts: 322

Bikes: 2008 Surly Cross Check, 1979 Miyata Gran Touring, 1983 Miyata Ridge Runner, 1997 Serotta Atlanta

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 117 Post(s)
Liked 289 Times in 145 Posts
1975 Peugeot PR 10

bargo68 is offline  
Old 11-28-20, 02:36 PM
Over forty victim of Fate
Cougrrcj's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 3,647

Bikes: A few...

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 521 Post(s)
Liked 249 Times in 171 Posts
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

'75 Fuji S-10S bought new, 52k+ miles and still going!
'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

Cougrrcj is offline  
Likes For Cougrrcj:
Old 11-28-20, 06:03 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Dauphin, PA
Posts: 72

Bikes: Moseman with Campy NR circa 1979, Merlin Titanium from1993 with newly installed Campy Chorus 12, Raleigh Tamland II gravel grinder

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Liked 73 Times in 29 Posts

1978 or 79 Moseman made for me by Rodney Moseman, Lititz, PA. Still a superb ride.
jleeg is offline  
Likes For jleeg:
Old 11-28-20, 06:29 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Menomonee Falls, WI
Posts: 1,012

Bikes: 1984 Schwinn Supersport, 1988 Trek 400t, 1977 Trek TX900, 1983 Bianchi Champione del Mondo, 1986 Trek 400 Elance, 1978 Raleigh Supercourse, 1991 PDG Paramount OS, 1971 Schwinn Sports Tourer, 1985 Trek 670

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 336 Post(s)
Liked 291 Times in 184 Posts

77 Trek TX900
tkamd73 is online now  
Likes For tkamd73:
Old 11-29-20, 08:22 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Greer, SC
Posts: 210

Bikes: Canyon Grail, Salsa Cutthroat, Santa Cruz Tallboy

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 117 Post(s)
Liked 141 Times in 70 Posts
2018 Santa Cruz. Sorry.... I’m new to the scene..

sarhog is offline  
Likes For sarhog:
Old 11-29-20, 08:43 AM
On the crow's wings
CrowSeph's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: South Italy
Posts: 566

Bikes: Cheeck them here--> www.garreffa.altervista.org/immg.png

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 131 Post(s)
Liked 46 Times in 30 Posts
My oldest bike (owned) is my first good bike , my mtb --->
My most old bike is this one (stimated from 1920 to 1930) --->
CrowSeph is offline  
Likes For CrowSeph:
Old 11-29-20, 08:46 AM
Veteran, Pacifist
Wildwood's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 10,819

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Mentioned: 243 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2703 Post(s)
Liked 1,518 Times in 896 Posts
1959 Hugo Rickert - the next project

My Winter project, all the bits are in place. (well, almost)
Campa Gran Sport, Galli, Universal
(Proof that sloping top tubes have been around a long time)

531 tubes, rollers at BB for derailleur wire routing

cyclocross tires (33mm with knobs) only to see how fat tires will fit. So maybe smooth 35s.

Last edited by Wildwood; 12-02-20 at 10:32 AM.
Wildwood is offline  
Likes For Wildwood:
Old 11-29-20, 10:30 AM
Senior Member
DMC707's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 4,134

Bikes: Too many to list

Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 993 Post(s)
Liked 312 Times in 213 Posts
75 Raleigh Competition - currently for sale

oldest bike in somewhat active use is a 1995 DeBernardi
DMC707 is offline  
Likes For DMC707:
Old 11-29-20, 10:42 AM
Dan Burkhart 
Senior member
Dan Burkhart's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Oakville Ontario
Posts: 7,663
Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 729 Post(s)
Liked 254 Times in 155 Posts
1964 Schwinn Twinn. The serial number database shows a build date of Oct 22 1964.
Dan Burkhart is offline  
Likes For Dan Burkhart:
Old 11-29-20, 10:47 AM
Senior Member
Gresp15C's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 3,545
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 937 Post(s)
Liked 463 Times in 309 Posts
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.
Gresp15C is offline  
Likes For Gresp15C:

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.