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Old 12-12-19, 09:22 AM
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1980 Raleigh Merlin 5sp Town bike

Most recent find here. Couldn't resist it...
Time warp condition with Shimano Positron system working well.


Not bad for a 40 year old? All original except saddle I believe.
Damaged front guard is the only negative.

It's in better condition than I am!
But I'm 5 years away from being twice its age; )
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Old 12-12-19, 09:37 AM
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I guess I'm a Raleigh fanboy now, although I rode a Peugeot during the bike boom in college. 64 year old fart here.

1985 Raleigh Super Course
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2013 Raleigh Revenio 2.0

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Old 12-12-19, 10:34 AM
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^ Nice Raleighs! BTW, what pedals are you using on them? They look grippy but lightweight.
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Old 12-12-19, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by GeezyRider View Post
^ Nice Raleighs! BTW, what pedals are you using on them? They look grippy but lightweight.
Cheap "Wheel Up" aluminum off the bay of e. Never weighed them but they work fine and were cheap!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Road-Mounta...53.m2749.l2649

Ad says they're 300 grams a pair, not terribly light?
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Old 12-12-19, 10:49 AM
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Thanks for the link. They might be worth taking a flyer on.
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Old 12-30-19, 05:15 PM
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Here’s the latest project bike, soon to join the riders.
Acquired this one because of the glorious ride this frameset in this size delivers. Need to upgrade to tubular wheels.


‘82 AustroDaimler Vent Noir. Assembled mostly from my parts bin. Campy ders, Zeus brakes/levers, Stronglight crank, Cinelli bars/stem. Brother to my AD Olympian.

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Old 12-30-19, 05:38 PM
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I originally purchased this Colnago Super Sprint from an east coast one-time racer. ... Itís been an education and unique experience to own.
Beautiful is nice, but how does it ride?
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Old 12-30-19, 06:22 PM
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Beautiful is nice, but how does it ride?
Iíve never ridden the Super Sprint, and really donít plan to, as its going to be traded off this spring.

But......Itís an SL frame with a bit of Cromor tubing in a couple of places to stiffen it up for sprint work.

Now to SL frames in general, the Rossin I have, about the same production year as the Super Sprint, is all SL, with geometry about the same as a Colnago SL [Rossin at one time was a top Colnago employed frame builder]. That bike is an absolute dream to ride. It just soaks up the road and turns it into glass. You can ride all day and itís just comfy and responsive. If I buy another vintage steel bike, you can bet its going be SL or nothing!




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I Sold this..


And sold this 1



And ended up with this kind of a combo of the 2.
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Old 01-07-20, 02:30 PM
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Love how clean the bike looks without those 'dirty' brake calipers on the fork crown and seat stays.
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Old 01-08-20, 09:05 AM
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Love how clean the bike looks without those 'dirty' brake calipers on the fork crown and seat stays.
Absolutely, my favorite bike of all I have owned.
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Old 01-08-20, 10:16 AM
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Old 01-08-20, 03:18 PM
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Old 01-08-20, 03:26 PM
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Too much Trek and now Specialized

my mind is stuffed full of Trek and Specialized
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Old 01-09-20, 07:10 AM
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Old 01-24-20, 08:49 PM
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First full carbon for this 67 year old.
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Old 01-24-20, 11:23 PM
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I spot an older Bug there too.
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Old 01-25-20, 09:35 AM
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That's quite a collection Lazy---. No excuse for being one.
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Old 01-27-20, 01:19 PM
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Your 2wheel recumbents must be amazingly fast, not sure if I could get on to any of them at my age....except the trike of course, I've been triking for 15 yrs....currently have an Expedition (Catrike)...Your trike looks like a Speed or a Pocket, certainly a very early Catrike?? ....tires even look fast on your machines

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Old 01-27-20, 01:56 PM
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Looking at all these Exotics does please me, but in my old age I cannot afford to do this: )
This morning I took some pics of my old, but cool Orbit Gold Medal. A bit scruffy, but hey, it works brilliantly.


Carries my shopping, (no car) gets me around as I need, & a proper, useful machine.
531C frame/forks, easy gears, comfortable, reliable & agile.
Does the job for me; )

I do have a couple of machines that may be called Exotics (Carrera Podium?) but I cannot use them to advantage these days.
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Looking at all these Exotics does please me, but in my old age I cannot afford to do this: )
This morning I took some pics of my old, but cool Orbit Gold Medal. A bit scruffy, but hey, it works brilliantly.


Carries my shopping, (no car) gets me around as I need, & a proper, useful machine.
531C frame/forks, easy gears, comfortable, reliable & agile.
Does the job for me; )

I do have a couple of machines that may be called Exotics (Carrera Podium?) but I cannot use them to advantage these days.
Horses for courses...she looks like she does the job.
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Horses for courses...she looks like she does the job.
Absolutely!
Don't need to be expensive to be useful?
I got a Scott ESUB Tour, for my old age, (Long story) but this one is lighter, better in many various ways & I just love it: )
Scott cost £2k, this Orbit £50. No real, sensible comparison actually...
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Scott ESUB Tour?


Got to show it, just to prove a point.
It's my last, best bike. Can't say more than that: )
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Originally Posted by Trikin' View Post
Your 2wheel recumbents must be amazingly fast, not sure if I could get on to any of them at my age....except the trike of course, I've been triking for 15 yrs....currently have an Expedition (Catrike)...Your trike looks like a Speed or a Pocket, certainly a very early Catrike?? ....tires even look fast on your machines
If you're referring to my collection on page 1, then you're right, the trike is a 2003 Speed. When Catrike first started up, the Speed was their fast model. It wants to be fast, but it's horribly undergeared the way it sits. It's getting a 58T chainring, then we'll see if it can keep up with the 'B' group on club rides. I don't expect more than that from it; it is, after all, a trike.

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