Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Fifty Plus (50+)
Reload this Page >

Keeping the cycling gear obsession under control.

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

Keeping the cycling gear obsession under control.

Old 08-23-14, 12:02 PM
  #1  
Barrettscv 
Have bike, will travel
Thread Starter
 
Barrettscv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lake Geneva, WI
Posts: 12,055

Bikes: Ridley Helium SLX, Canyon Endurance SL, De Rosa Professional, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Schwinn Paramount (1 painted, 1 chrome), Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Raleigh Roker, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 736 Post(s)
Liked 39 Times in 24 Posts
Keeping the cycling gear obsession under control.

I did a little late season bike gear organizing. It was a little eye opening. The good news is that the bikes are hidden from view except for my study, which holds four bikes.

8 bikes that are ready to ride. 3 are for my adult children
1 vintage Trek frameset
4 surplus wheelsets
3 new STI Shimano brifters
3 surplus crankset
3 complete caliper brake sets
2 sets of Cantilever brakes
2 surplus downtube shifters
1 surplus bar end shifters
4 surplus cassettes
2 surplus freewheels
3 surplus front derailleurs
3 surplus rear derailleurs
3 sets of pedals
3 surplus sets of fat tires for the Monstercross bike
2 surplus sets of knobby Cyclocross tires
1 surplus set of road tires
10 New in the box tubes
8 used but reusable tubes
1 front and 3 rear racks
2 sets of fenders
6 sets of brake pads
5 lbs of new and used fasteners
2 new sets of brake and shifter cables
2 floor pumps
4 frame pumps
2 sets of Look shoe clips

Yep, I'm glad the obsession is under control.
__________________
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.

Last edited by Barrettscv; 08-24-14 at 12:47 PM.
Barrettscv is offline  
Old 08-23-14, 12:03 PM
  #2  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 15,300

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

Mentioned: 110 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3691 Post(s)
Liked 123 Times in 100 Posts
Sounds like you have lots of room to grow. I have 14 bikes. I have no idea how many wheels, tires, tubes, and parts I have floating around,
bikemig is offline  
Old 08-23-14, 12:20 PM
  #3  
modelmartin
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Minneapols, Minnesota
Posts: 538

Bikes: 89 Raleigh Technium PRE, 92 SP 1000 ti, '09 Team Pro, 72 International, 63 Hercules 3-spd, '81 Vitus 979, 2 Kabuki Submariners, 2 C. Itoh Submariners, Gary Fisher Big Sur, Skyway 3-spd, Robin Hood w/ S-A IGH 5 speed.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That's not bad! Now how many jerseys, shorts, tights, helmets, shoes, gloves, etc. do you have?
modelmartin is offline  
Old 08-23-14, 12:22 PM
  #4  
Retro Grouch 
Senior Member
 
Retro Grouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Posts: 29,319

Bikes: Catrike 559 I own some others but they don't get ridden very much.

Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1185 Post(s)
Liked 49 Times in 37 Posts
Whew! For a minute, until I figured it out, I was worried by the title.

In this case, "under control" simply means that you have it all neatly inventoried. So that means that you get to keep your cycling gear obsession. Good job!
__________________
My greatest fear is all of my kids standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" dad was.
Retro Grouch is offline  
Old 08-23-14, 12:26 PM
  #5  
Barrettscv 
Have bike, will travel
Thread Starter
 
Barrettscv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lake Geneva, WI
Posts: 12,055

Bikes: Ridley Helium SLX, Canyon Endurance SL, De Rosa Professional, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Schwinn Paramount (1 painted, 1 chrome), Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Raleigh Roker, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 736 Post(s)
Liked 39 Times in 24 Posts
Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Whew! For a minute, until I figured it out, I was worried by the title.

In this case, "under control" simply means that you have it all neatly inventoried. So that means that you get to keep your cycling gear obsession. Good job!
Exactly! x=n+1 until x>the available storage space
__________________
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.

Last edited by Barrettscv; 08-23-14 at 08:16 PM.
Barrettscv is offline  
Old 08-23-14, 12:30 PM
  #6  
Barrettscv 
Have bike, will travel
Thread Starter
 
Barrettscv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lake Geneva, WI
Posts: 12,055

Bikes: Ridley Helium SLX, Canyon Endurance SL, De Rosa Professional, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Schwinn Paramount (1 painted, 1 chrome), Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Raleigh Roker, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 736 Post(s)
Liked 39 Times in 24 Posts
Originally Posted by modelmartin View Post
That's not bad! Now how many jerseys, shorts, tights, helmets, shoes, gloves, etc. do you have?
5 jerseys
6 shorts
2 helmets
1 full length tights for freezing weather
1 rain pants
2 rain vests
1 rain jacket
4 pair cycling gloves
3 adapted gloves for freezing weather
2 sets of winter shoe covers
__________________
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.

Last edited by Barrettscv; 08-23-14 at 08:25 PM.
Barrettscv is offline  
Old 08-23-14, 12:48 PM
  #7  
Dudelsack 
A might bewildered...
 
Dudelsack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Loovul
Posts: 6,529

Bikes: Bacchetta Giro ATT 26; Lemond Buenos Aires

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 80 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Really, is it possible to have too many gloves, socks, jerseys, and bidons?


It's a rhetorical question.
__________________
We are on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I donít know.
Dudelsack is offline  
Old 08-23-14, 12:55 PM
  #8  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 15,300

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

Mentioned: 110 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3691 Post(s)
Liked 123 Times in 100 Posts
Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
5 jerseys
6 shorts
2 helmets
1 full length tights for freezing weather
1 rain pants
2 rain vests
1 rain jacket
4 pair cycling gloves
3 adapted gloves for freezing weather
Wow, I just keep my stuff organized in boxes and on hangers but I have no idea what I own, lol. I do count how many bikes I own anytime I start thinking about n plus 1 . . . .
bikemig is offline  
Old 08-23-14, 01:14 PM
  #9  
tsl
Plays in traffic
 
tsl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 6,968

Bikes: 1996 Litespeed Classic, 2006 Trek Portland, 2013 Ribble Winter/Audax, 2016 Giant Talon 4

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It occurred to me last week that I have eight cranksets for three bikes.

Two need to be prepped for sale, another needs to be stripped of resuable parts and the rest recycled.

That leaves five. For three bikes. (Which doesn't count the cracked frame that's wall art.)

Don't get me started on my supply of cassettes, chains, brake pads, cables, and cable housing. Tires are temporarily under control. Although I have three separate sets for my Portland (Road, cross, studded snows) not counting spares for each set.

Of course, this is all in a studio apartment that's a wee bit smaller than the typical two-car garage.
tsl is offline  
Old 08-23-14, 01:16 PM
  #10  
tsl
Plays in traffic
 
tsl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 6,968

Bikes: 1996 Litespeed Classic, 2006 Trek Portland, 2013 Ribble Winter/Audax, 2016 Giant Talon 4

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
3 new STI Shimano brifters
You wouldn't happen to have a right-hand 5600 lever you'd be willing to part with, would you?
tsl is offline  
Old 08-23-14, 01:18 PM
  #11  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 15,300

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

Mentioned: 110 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3691 Post(s)
Liked 123 Times in 100 Posts
Originally Posted by tsl View Post
It occurred to me last week that I have eight cranksets for three bikes.

Two need to be prepped for sale, another needs to be stripped of resuable parts and the rest recycled.

That leaves five. For three bikes. (Which doesn't count the cracked frame that's wall art.)

Don't get me started on my supply of cassettes, chains, brake pads, cables, and cable housing. Tires are temporarily under control. Although I have three separate sets for my Portland (Road, cross, studded snows) not counting spares for each set.

Of course, this is all in a studio apartment that's a wee bit smaller than the typical two-car garage.
It sounds like your apartment is tastefully and appropriately decorated.
bikemig is offline  
Old 08-23-14, 01:39 PM
  #12  
NVanHiker
Senior Member
 
NVanHiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 583

Bikes: 2008 Giant FCR2, 1992 Raleigh hybrid, my son's old mountain bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
It sounds like your apartment is tastefully and appropriately decorated.
He's shown photos before of his apartment. Amazing. When I retire and downsize, I'm using them as a template.
NVanHiker is offline  
Old 08-23-14, 01:49 PM
  #13  
Barrettscv 
Have bike, will travel
Thread Starter
 
Barrettscv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lake Geneva, WI
Posts: 12,055

Bikes: Ridley Helium SLX, Canyon Endurance SL, De Rosa Professional, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Schwinn Paramount (1 painted, 1 chrome), Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Raleigh Roker, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 736 Post(s)
Liked 39 Times in 24 Posts
Originally Posted by tsl View Post
You wouldn't happen to have a right-hand 5600 lever you'd be willing to part with, would you?
Sorry, I'll hold the one I have. I do have an extra Ultegra left 6603 for triple.
__________________
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.

Last edited by Barrettscv; 08-23-14 at 01:54 PM.
Barrettscv is offline  
Old 08-23-14, 02:35 PM
  #14  
modelmartin
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Minneapols, Minnesota
Posts: 538

Bikes: 89 Raleigh Technium PRE, 92 SP 1000 ti, '09 Team Pro, 72 International, 63 Hercules 3-spd, '81 Vitus 979, 2 Kabuki Submariners, 2 C. Itoh Submariners, Gary Fisher Big Sur, Skyway 3-spd, Robin Hood w/ S-A IGH 5 speed.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
5 jerseys
6 shorts
2 helmets
1 full length tights for freezing weather
1 rain pants
2 rain vests
1 rain jacket
4 pair cycling gloves
3 adapted gloves for freezing weather
Kind of lightweight there, Buddy!!

24 Short sleeve Jerseys
6 long sleeve jerseys
3 cycling jackets
6 Bib shorts
1 reg shorts
4 bib tights
2 regular tights
4 pair summer shoes
2 pr winter shoes
2 balaclava
5 pr open finger gloves
4 pr winter gloves
2 helmets ( working on that!)
only 2 pair glasses (working on that, too!)
1 helmet cover
1 rain jacket
1 rain pants
3 pr shoe covers

4 operating bikes
6 sets of bike parts which one day will be operable ridable bicycles


I am certain that there are many, many people who think I am kind of lightweight..................I am!
modelmartin is offline  
Old 08-23-14, 04:27 PM
  #15  
NOS88
Senior Member
 
NOS88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,489
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'm seriously thinking about cutting my material manifestation of cycling by quite a bit. There are five bikes, three frames, four wheel-sets, seven saddles, three seat posts, six crank-sets, two ultegra brake sets, three ultegra 9-speed derailleurs and four sets of handlebars that are marked as expendable. I'm hopeful that if I can pull this off, the cuts can go even deeper. We'll see how it goes in the next few weeks (I'm headed to Italy for two weeks with plans to visit Italian frame builders).


BTW, I blame Retro Grouch for his thread about if you only could have one bike, which would it be?
__________________
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright
Favorite rides in the stable: Indy Fab CJ Ti - Colnago MXL - S-Works Roubaix - Habanero Team Issue - Jamis Eclipse carbon/831

Last edited by NOS88; 08-23-14 at 04:30 PM.
NOS88 is offline  
Old 08-23-14, 06:28 PM
  #16  
rydabent
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Lincoln Ne
Posts: 7,540

Bikes: RANS Stratus TerraTrike Tour II

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1339 Post(s)
Liked 31 Times in 21 Posts
nos88

Im gettint to the point that if I could have only one bike, it would be a trike. They are a way to have a great relaxed and fun ride.
rydabent is offline  
Old 08-23-14, 07:52 PM
  #17  
BluesDawg
just keep riding
 
BluesDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Posts: 13,555

Bikes: 2018 Black Mountain Cycles MCD,2017 Advocate Cycles Seldom Seen Drop Bar, 2017 Niner Jet 9 Alloy, 2015 Zukas custom road, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB, 1980ish Fuji S-12S

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 171 Post(s)
Liked 18 Times in 9 Posts
I've been considering the idea of selling off a few bikes and some redundant or obsolete components in order to help make room for and help pay for a new bike I am planning to build soon. That's about as close to controlling my obsession as I have any interest in considering.
BluesDawg is offline  
Old 08-23-14, 08:17 PM
  #18  
Barrettscv 
Have bike, will travel
Thread Starter
 
Barrettscv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lake Geneva, WI
Posts: 12,055

Bikes: Ridley Helium SLX, Canyon Endurance SL, De Rosa Professional, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Schwinn Paramount (1 painted, 1 chrome), Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Raleigh Roker, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 736 Post(s)
Liked 39 Times in 24 Posts
Originally Posted by tsl View Post
It occurred to me last week that I have eight cranksets for three bikes.
Do you have a triple crankset for an 8 speed chain?
__________________
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.
Barrettscv is offline  
Old 08-23-14, 08:22 PM
  #19  
DnvrFox
Banned.
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 20,917
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I sold some tires on Craigslist, threw away a bunch of tubes. Not much in the spare parts dept - a couple of wheels, bars, rear lights, fasteners, etc.

As far as clothes, etc.

3 Bikes for me ready to ride
2 Bikes for wife ready
1 trike for son ready to ride
1 bike on trainer in basement ready to go
Lights on two of my bikes
video cameras on 2 of my bikes
3 floor pumps
5 sets of bibs
2 sleeveless jerseys
10 short sleeve jerseys
4 long-sleeved jerseys with hoods
a couple of "under garments"
5 various cycling jackets
3 sets of arm warmers
2 sets of leg warmers
3 tights
3 or 4 helmets
several pair of cycling socks
2 pair of wool socks
1 cycling sandals (clip-ins) that I use for riding all-year-round
15 doo rags - anyone want one - great sale
1 - shoe cover
1 balaklava (maybe 2)
2 sets of light winter gloves
several regular bicycling gloves
1 pair of heavy-duty winter warm gloves with liners
numerous and varied tshirts from different events

And - most importantly - one wife ready to ride

I had a great jersey a number of years ago and somehow it just "walked away" I still miss it

Last edited by DnvrFox; 08-24-14 at 08:01 AM.
DnvrFox is offline  
Old 08-23-14, 11:07 PM
  #20  
tsl
Plays in traffic
 
tsl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 6,968

Bikes: 1996 Litespeed Classic, 2006 Trek Portland, 2013 Ribble Winter/Audax, 2016 Giant Talon 4

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
Do you have a triple crankset for an 8 speed chain?
Funny you should ask. Yes I do, and it's one of the two that one of these days I have to get around to degreasing to sell.

Vintage 2007, Sora FC-3304, Octalink, 175mm arms, currently with a 39-tooth middle ring, includes the original 42-t, and an English-thread Octalink BB to go with it. Crankarms show wear and tear--shoe scuffs, lots of scratches, a couple of scrapes--it was my knockaround bike, but mechanically everything is shipshape.

All of my 8-speed stuff is available, BTW. Ultegra-level R-500 levers (Triple left and 8-speed right. Look ma! No Sora thumb button!), a KMC X8.93 chain (NIB), bunch of KMC master links (NIB), 12-28 and 13-23 cassettes. That 13-23 is a sweetheart in the flatlands. Includes the 16t cog.

PM me if you're interested.

Last edited by tsl; 08-23-14 at 11:11 PM.
tsl is offline  
Old 08-24-14, 12:38 AM
  #21  
Zinger
Trek 500 Kid
 
Zinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Spokane WA
Posts: 2,551

Bikes: '83 Trek 970 road --- '86 Trek 500 road

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2186 Post(s)
Liked 21 Times in 19 Posts
I haven't been under control at all this week. Been buying from cables to crankset and cycling clothes. I think I'm about done buying if I haven't forgotten anything. Now I have to wait for it to show up and put it to use.
Zinger is offline  
Old 08-24-14, 01:49 AM
  #22  
chasm54
Banned.
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Uncertain
Posts: 8,651
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Personally I have stopped buying stuff, and am in the process of gettng rid of what I have - assorted bits of used groupsets, you know the sort of thing - to a local bike charity. It has finally dawned on me that with the exception of the consumables - tubes, tyres, brakepads - I'm never going to use it all and it's just taking up space.

I even sold a bike the other week, reducing the total to four. Still have far more cycle clothing than I strictly need, but it'll all get worn - and worn out - in time, so that's not an issue.
chasm54 is offline  
Old 08-24-14, 12:35 PM
  #23  
NVanHiker
Senior Member
 
NVanHiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 583

Bikes: 2008 Giant FCR2, 1992 Raleigh hybrid, my son's old mountain bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
I've got a big pile of clothing spilling out of an army duffel in my den. It's disgusting, really. I use the same stuff for biking, hiking, climbing, etc. Come to think of it, I wear the same stuff to work and in the garden. It's great being a guy.
NVanHiker is offline  
Old 08-24-14, 01:08 PM
  #24  
Barrettscv 
Have bike, will travel
Thread Starter
 
Barrettscv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lake Geneva, WI
Posts: 12,055

Bikes: Ridley Helium SLX, Canyon Endurance SL, De Rosa Professional, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Schwinn Paramount (1 painted, 1 chrome), Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Raleigh Roker, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 736 Post(s)
Liked 39 Times in 24 Posts
My cycling includes a wide range of activities with a wide range of cycling enthusiasts. I've been enjoying the classic & vintage cycling subculture during the last 5 years. Most of my surplus components are 1978 to 1990 vintage parts. I've enjoyed restoring some rare Treks, including a 1978 TX 900 and a 1983 970. Ironically, my Serotta is a superior long distance bike and my Simoncini Cyclocross Special is a unusual model, so these two bikes have become "keepers". I've also restored a Trek 400 for my son and a Miyata 615 for my daughter. Vintage bikes are admired, fun to ride and economic to restore.

I also like having the modern Carbon bikes for group rides with the faster recreational riders.

I could do all of my cycling on my carbon Cyclocross bike. It has a 50, 39 & 26t triple. It can accept a 11-32 cassette. It will take racks and can be used as a light touring bike. With 700x38 Cyclocross tires, it can ride most of the singletrack in the Midwest. It also can be equipped with light 700x25 racing tires and a 11-23 cassette and used as a fast Road bike. In fact, my fastest solo century was on this bike.

In 15 years, I might get down to one or two bikes. But not yet.
__________________
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.

Last edited by Barrettscv; 08-24-14 at 02:51 PM.
Barrettscv is offline  
Old 08-24-14, 04:16 PM
  #25  
robtown
Muscle bike design spec
 
robtown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Sterling VA
Posts: 3,687

Bikes: 70 Atala Record Proffesional, 00 Lemond, 08 Kestrel Evoke, 96 Colnago Master Olympic, 01 Colnago Ovalmaster, 76 Raleigh Gran Sport, 03 Fuji World, 86 Paramount, 90 Miyata CF, 09 Ritchey Breakaway CX, Bianchi Trofeo, 12 OutRiderUSA HyperLite

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
My bikes follow a cyclic pattern. I have 10 ready to ride bikes, one build, and a trike = 12 total. That is one for the 12 month cycle.
I have enough vests, jackets, rain gear, jerseys, tights, shoes, boots, and shorts for my lifetime. I cannot overlook a sale on jerseys, and keep adding shoes despite selling several. I've gotten three pairs of shoes in size 46 this year with my used bike purchases. I also buy any decent 700c wheelset being sold for $100 or less.
My flipping hobby has made sure my basement is full of cables, tubes, tires, and spare parts.

It's great to see others make me look amateur.
__________________
Korval is Ships
See my Hyperlite 411 it's the photo model on OutRiderUSA web page
robtown is offline  

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.