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Old 09-08-19, 07:06 AM
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This is my around town - less than 30 mile ride bike. Next up are some fenders. 2014 FX 7.4, I bought it new and have great pride of ownership. It gets maintained way more than required. It is showing off it's new Mavic MA3 rims with 105 hubs that I picked up on C/L the other day for $70 !!
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Old 09-08-19, 08:34 AM
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Old bike, new drivetrain: Took the 19-year-old Ultegra road triple (50-42-26) off my Waterford RST-22 and replaced it with 11-speed Ultegra shifters, GRX crankset (46-30), GRX front and rear derailleurs, and a Shimano 11-42 cassette (with RoadLink). Also replaced the old deep-drop bars with compacts and replaced the old Shimano Flight Deck computer with a Wahoo Bolt complete with speed and cadence sensors. The old girl can still scoot, and she climbs a whole lot better!


Beautiful Iím green with envy!
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Old 09-08-19, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by TakingMyTime View Post

This is my around town - less than 30 mile ride bike. Next up are some fenders. 2014 FX 7.4, I bought it new and have great pride of ownership. It gets maintained way more than required. It is showing off it's new Mavic MA3 rims with 105 hubs that I picked up on C/L the other day for $70 !!
This is way too clean
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Old 09-08-19, 01:22 PM
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Yes it is! Sorry, I should have put the name in the post. iZip has recently removed it from their catalog, but it's actually a rebranded Raleigh Kodiak iE.

https://www.raleighusa.com/kodiak-ie-emtb

My main complaint is that the odometer doesn't have tenth miles on the read out. A really weird omission IMO. Also the seat post insertion depth is only 7 inches, which makes it hard for me to find a dropper post that's short enough at full insertion for my 30" inseam.
I don't really think they built this bike thinking "downhill" It seems perfect the way it is. Just enjoy it. And get another for downhill.
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Old 09-11-19, 05:25 PM
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Hey All,

I think of myself as a vintage cyclist, not an "old people bike rider"; so. . .

I'll be 75 in October, 2019, and am still very active restoring and riding classic bikes!

As a comedian in an old TV show used to quip - "Look that up in your Funk & Wagnalls!" [Youngsters - Goggle it!]

Be that as it may. . . here is my ride, a 1984 Motobecane Mirage Sport I recently restored that takes me for a wonderful 12 mile (19 km) morning ride every day at 0715.

Ride hard, ride safe.

J.




1984 Motobecane Mirage Sport




75 and still going strong!
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Old 09-14-19, 07:34 PM
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Got a 2018 Cervelo S3 Ultegra Di2 Disc. Been wanting an aero bike with disc brakes, bonus it came with Ultegra 8070 Di2 and Enve SES 3.4 wheels.
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Old 09-14-19, 08:27 PM
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I have a Torelli Cross bike that I ride, too, but no pics! I'm 62.



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Old 09-15-19, 08:26 AM
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Here's my two main riders, one road bike, one hybrid...
I ride one or the other Saturday & Sunday mornings, took the Paramount for a nice 28 mile ride this morning along the canals.
78 Paramount


91 GT Arette
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Old 09-15-19, 03:32 PM
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I have a number of different bikes for different purposes or just for fun. One of them is a GIANT BUTTE that I converted to a drop-bar and bar-end shifters. It has a rather unusual gearing setup for an MTB. The front is a normal 48-38-24 but the rear is a custom built 9-speed cassette of 11 to 19 teeth corncob. I had it out for a ride very early this morning whilst it was still dark so that I could watch the sun come up over a pond.

Images were taken with a Canon PowerShot SX120IS camera. The first image was without any flash and the second image was with the flash.




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Old 09-15-19, 05:18 PM
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I'm 65; here's my "AARP Special":


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Old 09-18-19, 09:18 AM
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Old and Old School

Turned 60 this August, so I'm old with an old school bike. Built in 2003, rode through many life events, unemployment, great recession, good jobs, bad jobs, weight gain, weight loss, some centuries, a lot of Santa Monica mountains. Some 1,500 miles bad years and some 6,000 miles good years.
One repaint, three years of fiddling to get the carbon steerer tube not to flex, 5 wheels all self built, three saddles, two handlebars & stems, three chain ring sets, many very expensive Record cassettes, recently had to change to a 13 28 as the 12 25 were too difficult to climb with, NOS medium cage der. and NOS front der., i set of brake pads.
Learned a lot, get compliments on the bike from riders that pass me. The bike has never been to a mechanic.




Saturday's ride:

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Old 09-18-19, 06:48 PM
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That Mondonico is nice! Did it come with a steel fork, originally?
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Old 09-19-19, 07:18 PM
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RoadFan is jealous of that Mondonico.
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Old 09-19-19, 07:50 PM
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Love Orange bikes. Really love Orange Mondonicos.
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Old 09-19-19, 07:58 PM
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That Mondonico is nice! Did it come with a steel fork, originally?
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RoadFan is jealous of that Mondonico.
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Love Orange bikes. Really love Orange Mondonicos.
Some of the Torellis were built by Mondonico and they really looked sharp.
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Old 09-20-19, 10:18 AM
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Old 09-21-19, 04:42 AM
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i ride a 26'' gt avalanche with an attitude and recently bought 1987 centurion expert.very nice bike,flying both flags hahaha
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Old 09-21-19, 06:13 AM
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'New' bike; b'day present from Ms. Badger after I survived major health issues/surgeries summer of '18. Just now starting to get some time/distance on it.
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Bonus: bike shipped with a defective Future Shock cartridge. Specialized was kind enough to replace it, under warranty of course, with this -- FS 2.0 w/full hydraulic damping. Happy birthday to me (just turned 68). If anyone is wondering, yes ... it really is very effective.
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Old 09-21-19, 05:10 PM
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Hey Badger1,

Hope you're doing well and putting on the miles (or kms) on that fancy bike you've got. . . it looks really cool!

Just for the record - I had a AAA three years ago and was back on two wheels shortly after my staples were pulled. So here we are. . .

The big 75 is just around the corner (October 2019) and I feel great doing 10 miles (16kms) every morning at 0715 hours on my 1984 Motobecane Mirage Sport in period jersey and shorts.

Have a great recovery and ride hard, ride safe.

J.
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Old 09-21-19, 05:58 PM
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Hey Badger1,

Hope you're doing well and putting on the miles (or kms) on that fancy bike you've got. . . it looks really cool!

Just for the record - I had a AAA three years ago and was back on two wheels shortly after my staples were pulled. So here we are. . .

The big 75 is just around the corner (October 2019) and I feel great doing 10 miles (16kms) every morning at 0715 hours on my 1984 Motobecane Mirage Sport in period jersey and shorts.

Have a great recovery and ride hard, ride safe.

J.
Cheers, mate! Sounds like you are doing really well.

Summer of '18 was my first major health scare, @67. It was all pretty frightening, and kind of close-run for a while. Involved two sudden-onset conditions, treatments for which were contradictory: DVT and brain bleed. All good now, though I'm left with some minor, irritating but not debilitating neurological deficits.

Anyway, distance/time is slowly building back up to my pre-'18 levels, so all good. Two things. First, the period jersey/shorts is cool, as is the bike. I'm an incurable Fred: flat bars, clipless, bike shorts, loose jerseys ... you get the picture.

Second thing: envy. I love SW Florida; we used to spend at least two weeks every year in the Naples area, on the Gulf. Hoping within a year or two that exchange/economy/health insurance permitting we'll get back to that annual pilgrimage ... with luck, extended.
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Old 09-21-19, 08:29 PM
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'71 Mercier. Did 35 miles on it today. Great riding bike.
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Old 09-21-19, 08:59 PM
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Wabi Special, lugged 725 Reynolds steel. One of my 3 fixed gear bikes.

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Old 09-22-19, 03:16 PM
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Old is a state of mind

Iím riding a Trek FX 1. Love it. I am 75 and need a little more exercise. I do Aikido 3 days a week and the bike gives the legs a good workout. Canít post a photo as I am new to forum.
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Old 09-22-19, 08:09 PM
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