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Old 07-19-20, 06:04 PM
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60 this year... is that old?

2012 Cannondale SuperX 5 Ultegra - CX bike for gravel and mild singletrack riding
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Old 07-27-20, 11:32 AM
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My giant cypress on a recent ride on the Sacramento bike trails, love this bike.😎
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Old 07-27-20, 05:27 PM
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My 2013 Fuji Absolute 1.4 I actually replaced my Specialized Roubaix Expert with this! I just find it more comfortable, better shifting and better/easier braking. The latter is probably due to my weakened grip strength in my left hand and wrist. I've added the saddle seen here plus grip pin pedals, Ergon grips and so-called ergonomic bar ends (Giant Contact). Really love this bike!

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Old 08-04-20, 07:32 PM
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My 2019 Salsa Marrakesh Deore going to Guadalupe Nat'l Park last month July. Smooth riding bike, steady and predictable.

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Old 08-04-20, 09:10 PM
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picked up a look kg 131 old carbon fiber frame earlier this year, built it up and was riding it hard but fell in love with an 88 nishiki olympic steel frame. built it up with campy potenza and slapped some conti gp 5000s on it. cant stop wont stop riding it.



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Old 08-15-20, 11:58 AM
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1979 Trek 510

I picked up this bike a few years ago and finally got around to rebuilding it. The parts all came out of my parts bin. It was my pandemic build, .

I really like old Treks especially the ones from the late 70s. These bikes were low temperature silver brazed. The 1979 510 is a full Ishiwata 022 bike; good stuff. These are parts I'd been saving for a build because I like them a lot: campy tipo hubs laced to superchampion 58 rims, suntour vx gt rear derailleur and suntour ratcheting downtube shifters, suntour winner 6 speed freewheel, sugino AT triple, shimano 600 headset, and shimano 105 brakes with cane creek aero levers. I wanted an old school look with all silver parts. The Dupont Imron paint job on those old Treks is as tough as nails. I'm running 700 x 35c Marathon racer tires on this. I was happily surprised that tires that fat would fit on this bike. I like the pedals (MKS lambda) but I will swap them out eventually. They work well for riding around town which is what I've been doing lately.



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Old 08-15-20, 12:17 PM
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^Your vintage Trek build is a Thing of Beauty!
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Old 08-15-20, 12:37 PM
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^Your vintage Trek build is a Thing of Beauty!
Thank you!
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Old 08-20-20, 06:57 PM
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Here's my Tarmac:


Tarmac SL5 in Team Astana colors. 15 lbs 1 ounce as seen.
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Old 08-28-20, 12:07 PM
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Genesis Core 50 trail bike aluminum, Specialized Sirrus 6.0, full carbon, Focus Izalco Pro 3.0 full carbon, hows that for an old coffin dodger?
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Old 08-28-20, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by banjaboy View Post
Genesis Core 50 trail bike aluminum, Specialized Sirrus 6.0, full carbon, Focus Izalco Pro 3.0 full carbon, hows that for an old coffin dodger?
3 bikes 1 chain? Do you trail ride on the famous trails we read about?
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Old 08-28-20, 06:24 PM
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Lol!!! Just done a tear down and build up on the 2 chainless ones. Trail heaven up here in BC but at 70 I dont do that anymore. Just tool around to make me happy, road trails and the Specialized for fast rips to Starbucks and road riding up to about 40k then I get on the road bike.
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Old 08-28-20, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by banjaboy View Post
Lol!!! Just done a tear down and build up on the 2 chainless ones. Trail heaven up here in BC but at 70 I dont do that anymore. Just tool around to make me happy, road trails and the Specialized for fast rips to Starbucks and road riding up to about 40k then I get on the road bike.
I have read about the trails and always wondered if there were trails suitable for more cautious riders. I like some technical stuff but I don't do big jumps and I don't like to be out of control. There are trails in the Lake Tahoe area that I like but I haven't done any trails north of there.
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Old 08-28-20, 09:06 PM
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Whistler is an hour away, they have everything from kids runs to total pro
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Old 08-29-20, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by banjaboy View Post
Whistler is an hour away, they have everything from kids runs to total pro
Interesting. I read the stuff from riders who go there and clearly some of it is out of my realm. It's good to hear there may be trails I can enjoy.
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Old 08-29-20, 04:15 PM
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We went a couple of weeks ago and we rented a bike there for our 5 year old granddaughter and they had little bunny tracks for her.
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Old 08-29-20, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by jim911 View Post
I have looked a many of the over 50 posts, and have not seen one photo. Lets see your bikes!
Not that heavy--30 pounds--and very safe. Giant Talon 29" wheels and disc brakes.
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Old 08-29-20, 05:53 PM
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My daily ride, an undersized Giant Escape 3. As soon as my LBS has stock in, I want to get a Escape Disk 2 City in a larger size.

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Old 08-31-20, 12:15 PM
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Old 08-31-20, 01:00 PM
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Old people should drive old cars

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Old people should drive old cars

I don't remember if I told you but I had a 1956 VW at one time. Small rear window, 36 hp engine, non-synchro transaxle (crash box). Fun car to have, no gas gauge, 6 volt, and weird. A friend of mine wrecked it while he was drunk.
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Old 08-31-20, 01:36 PM
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I don't remember if I told you but I had a 1956 VW at one time. Small rear window, 36 hp engine, non-synchro transaxle (crash box). Fun car to have, no gas gauge, 6 volt, and weird. A friend of mine wrecked it while he was drunk.
You might of....

Large back window, 200hp engine, 5 speed transaxle... a lot more fun
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Old 08-31-20, 01:41 PM
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Large back window, 200hp engine, 5 speed transaxle... a lot more fun
Sure. A friend had one with an 1800cc dual carb something in it and it hauled ass. I never saw one where the 5 speed was added, that would be cool. I also had a 1964 Bug, a bit more modern than the 56. My sister bought a 67 brand new for $1700. First 12volt, sealed beams, and other niceties.
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Old 08-31-20, 01:49 PM
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Sure. A friend had one with an 1800cc dual carb something in it and it hauled ass. I never saw one where the 5 speed was added, that would be cool. I also had a 1964 Bug, a bit more modern than the 56. My sister bought a 67 brand new for $1700. First 12volt, sealed beams, and other niceties.
5 speed is an aftermarket kit that modified the VW transaxle.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I don't remember if I told you but I had a 1956 VW at one time. Small rear window, 36 hp engine, non-synchro transaxle (crash box). Fun car to have, no gas gauge, 6 volt, and weird. A friend of mine wrecked it while he was drunk.
Hmm, is he still your friend?
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