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Old 07-21-21, 08:55 AM
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Pashley Path Racer - Single Speed, Drum Brakes



I've probably posted this bike here in the distant past, but this shot is too good not to share.


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Originally Posted by DQRider View Post

I've probably posted this bike here in the distant past, but this shot is too good not to share.


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Does not matter. I could never get tired of looking at this bike. Great build!
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Old 07-21-21, 11:53 AM
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Does not matter. I could never get tired of looking at this bike. Great build!
Thanks, Don!

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Old 08-12-21, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by beaverstuff View Post
Ishiwata went under approximately 1992, due to the Japanese recession and currency devaluation.
I think Tange, as good as Ishiwata, also went the way of the dodo.
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When you've got an Ironman bike that looks that good and rare to boot, one's all you need.
Nice picture of your FUJI
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Old 08-12-21, 02:49 PM
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At 54, just bought my first road bike - Giant Defy. I've been riding a hybrid forever. Long time back problems, feeling the best I have in many years since my 2nd lumbar discectomy in Jan 2020.
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Old 08-14-21, 02:49 PM
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Here you go, Brent. I hope this works

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Old 08-14-21, 03:48 PM
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Turned my 1993 Zipp2001 into a Carbon Belt Drive Single Speed and gave her a new dress.



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Old 08-15-21, 11:50 AM
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Just got my first modern bike this week, a 2018 Fairdale Goodship. Feels different than my 1973 Falcon but it’s more similar than different. Mainly shifting and the stiffness are the biggest difference, the brakes are obviously much stronger too.




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Old 08-16-21, 11:54 AM
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Finished this one last month …
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Old 08-16-21, 12:19 PM
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1999 Trek 9900 converted to 32x19 singlespeed.


2001 Colnago VIP. My former race bike, sold in 2005. It had most recently been ridden by a friend's son, but he outgrew it, and I had the opportunity to buy it back. I rebuilt it with with the same Dura Ace 9sp and Rolf wheels as it had when it was mine before.

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Old 08-16-21, 05:10 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!
First off, s@rew you for the old people comment whippersnapper

Secondly, as an over 50 male, I've learned that biking keep you looking ten year younger even if you're not a chiseled statue of a man.

Here's my rides:

Last of the Italian Bianchi Veloce Campagnolo, 1999 in Celeste blue.

1996 Yokota Yosemite Comp

1996 Cannondale SR400

1996 Cannondale SR800 Special edition Ebony aka Black Lightning (renamed in 1987).

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Old 08-18-21, 10:31 PM
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This old guy rides this from time to time. Orca Bronze Ultegra. Smooth riding joy.
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Old 08-19-21, 05:47 AM
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Old 08-19-21, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by DQRider View Post


I've probably posted this bike here in the distant past, but this shot is too good not to share.


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Old 08-19-21, 05:46 PM
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I still ride this thing on occasion

Got bored one day and decided to convert my old TT bike in to this aero road contraption

Not a very supply ride. The frame doesn’t flex much if at all



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Old 08-21-21, 12:58 AM
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I'm a 67 year old cancer survivor with a bad knee. Here's my cheapo flat bar single speed road bike that I ride every day. Bought this from WM about seven years back for $75 new. I go on a regular 2.5 mile ride every morning, and I time it. The last half mile packs about 6 hills. This morning, I broke my record by a second. Record was 11:01, and today, I got 11:00. It all depends on car encounters. This morning, the car situation went perfect. Here's he bike. It weighs about 31 pounds as ridden, maybe 29 if I removed the accessories.


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Old 08-22-21, 09:15 AM
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I rode this one a lot in my 50s. It was stolen just before I turned 60. Added the disco brakes myself.

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Old 08-23-21, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by jim dandy View Post
Finished this one last month …
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LOVE your Cannondale! 2002, so it's before the death blow of Cannondale's motorcycle ambitions, still made in the USA. Eventually, I also want a standout model from the end of Cannondale's US made bikes, anything past 2004 to me is just a shame- those venture capitalist scum turned it in to just another Chinese importer, fired all those talented dedicated people in PA, WI and CT.

Shameful.
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Old 08-23-21, 12:39 PM
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My back-up machine, a 2015 Giant Propel:


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Old 08-24-21, 05:45 AM
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Old 08-24-21, 10:06 PM
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I may have posted a bike here quite some years back... but can't remember... LOL!
haven't been here for some years, but back now, for some undefined time...
Now you don;t wanna go thru the entire quiver, and I won;t put you thru that.
so, here, is a recent (this past Sunday) acquisition... just after my 1st ride today, after some serious repair of issues in the past 2 days...
It's a RIH, those who know some C & V stuff might know about this mark... Prolly 1979-80, currently with a mixed mishmash of components.
Now rideable, I took it out for a quick 25... It's very nice! very quick. very good road manners. As much fun as any of my newer carboniferious stuff. LOL!
Gonna be fun to get it built with some suitable components and wheels...


...not the oldest in the quiver, not old, just well seasoned... like me... LOL!
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Old 08-24-21, 10:30 PM
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I was asked my age today and when I answered "71.5". the person was shocked. This little beauty is why. Biking keeps you young, physically and mentally. Bike Friday, except I ride it every day.
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Old 08-24-21, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Wileyone View Post
This Limongi with a pretty set of fresh tubulars,

oooH ! nice! Pepi sure did know how to build quick handling frames! Columbus sticker on the fork - so NOT 531 or 753 main triangle? 59 cm? what is the vintage of this one?
Pepi built mine for me as a Crit racing frame, back in late '74, still have it... feels like a track bike for the road... LOL!
hoping you fully enjoy this for many years to come.
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Old 08-25-21, 03:34 AM
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Originally Posted by cyclezen View Post
oooH ! nice! Pepi sure did know how to build quick handling frames! Columbus sticker on the fork - so NOT 531 or 753 main triangle? 59 cm? what is the vintage of this one?
Pepi built mine for me as a Crit racing frame, back in late '74, still have it... feels like a track bike for the road... LOL!
hoping you fully enjoy this for many years to come.
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It is Columbus SLX size 57. This one was built in Quebec mid to late 90's.

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Old 08-26-21, 12:03 PM
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I've been on a binge this year of old stuff thanks to the Clunker Challenge 100 over in the C&V section. First came the '86 Cannondale ST400 with a replacement fork and a mishmash of parts - this one made me reevaluate my "steel-only" mindset. Still pondering buying a correct Tange crowned Mangaloy or chrome-moly fork and make it my cycle camping bike, so I can go cycling camping for the first time since 1976 -



Then came this 1988 Centurion LeMans, purchased for $35 off FB Marketplace. Once I stripped off decades of grime and pet hair, I was rewarded with a midrange bike equipped with modest parts that somehow didn't understand that, and rode like it was a much more expensive machine. Kudos to the designer! This Centurion was my family vacation mount and racked up a bunch of miles on Edisto Beach over two weeks. I came back very, very happy with it, and would probably still be riding it as my primary early morning wake up ride mount ...



... but then this '88 Specialized Sirrus showed up on FB Marketplace. It came home with me for $50 after spending 22 years hanging in a (fortunately climate-controlled!) storage room. Once I got all the turned-to-glue old grease cleaned up and everything cleaned and reassembled, I was rewarded by an utterly amazing zippy old road bike. I've owned full custom bikes, both made for me and second-hand, and lots of very nice production bikes from a wide span of years. This made-by-Giant-in-Taiwan-for-Specialized bike with its 6-speed vintage Uniglide rear equals or bests most of them, so much so that it has me looking around for a 58cm 80s Sequoia at a price I can stand. The Sirrus's lone flaw is the limited tire size I can fit to it - and even then it is still the most comfortable "go-fast" bike I think I've ever had.



Of course, whenever I feel nostalgic, I can break out my '76 Puch Royal X that my dad bought for me in 1978 -



- it's a one-year-only model. I foolishly sold it in '87 to buy a guitar amp. When I repented and tried to buy it back, I learned it had been stolen. I stumbled onto it in 2019 on FB Marketplace (again!), and realized when it arrived that it was MY old bike, complete with distinguishing scars and marks. Reynolds 531 throughout, and riding on 27 x 1 1/4 Paselas at 70 psi it's both smooth and surprisingly fast.
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