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Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:15 am
by Happytrails
Guessing that a few of you still have a bike thats been sitting and soon becoming a vintage bike or maybe some people who are into cycling. Maybe its time to dust off that bike or take a photo of your new bike and show it :)

Here is my 1990 Trek 820 mountain bike, entry level and nothing fancy. Original owner and haven't rode it in years. Needed a lot of work including replacing the bearings, cassette, chain, inner tubes, cantilever brakes and seat. Went for a test ride yesterday and everything checked out. Tires are 30 yrs old but seem ok, maybe I should replace them. :roll:

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Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:47 am
by ReCycled
I can't see you photo, but I'll play along.

Here is my 25+ year old Burley Duet. Still sees use at least a dozen or so times a year.
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But if riding solo on a rail-trail I prefer the tadpole in the foreground. Comfy seat, sports car handling and kiddie-car fun.

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:00 am
by Happytrails
ReCycled wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:47 am
I can't see you photo, but I'll play along.

Here is my 25+ year old Burley Duet. Still sees use at least a dozen or so times a year.
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But if riding solo on a rail-trail I prefer the tadpole in the foreground. Comfy seat, sports car handling and kiddie-car fun.
Sorry! Guess it might help if my pic worked too :)

Great tandem... are they hard to ride?

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:11 pm
by Peter Pan
I prefer it the old way, what is not on it cannot brake. In flat northern Germany no problem.

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:55 pm
by Mr Wazzock
What's a cassette? :D

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:33 pm
by tx2sturgis
That's the sprocket cluster on the rear wheel.

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:39 pm
by Happytrails
Yup its the gear thing on the back. Mine were in really poor shape along with the chain. New one is chromed and inexpensive! :)

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Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:30 pm
by cheeseheadmike
You asked. I’ve pushed pedals for almost 60 years. Commuted, toured, raced, alley catted, bounced off car bumpers. Also, a Life Member of the League of American Bicyclists. That, and $2.50 will get a $2.50 cuppa at the local coffee shop.

This is just one part of the garage ceiling.
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Left to right:1990 Miyata 600 GT. Did the 1991 Paris-Brest-Paris on this one. Ran compact drive on it before it was a thing.
2007 Rivendell Bleriot. Only bike I was fitted for and paid someone to assemble. SRAM 7 speed gear hub and drum brakes.
1981 Miyata 710. Stock except for wheels and Brooks saddle. Did several 24 hour TTs on this one.
1970 Robin Hood Lenton Sport. Next May will be 50 years of ownership. Fitted with a 1950 Sturmey AM 3 speed/Cyclo triple cog. Originally a 10 speed.
Wife’s Electra Townie. Hasn’t been down in probably 12 years.
1954 Robin Hood Sports. 27” wheels, 2 speed Bendix fixed gear hub.

Oldest bike in the stable. 1947 Monark Rocket. 2 speed Bendix manually shifted hub.
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Newest. 2018 Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fattie.
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I could probably bore you to death with all the others. Several Raleighs, a Frenchie or two, and some mutant fixed gears.

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:02 pm
by windmill
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Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:50 pm
by cheeseheadmike
windmill wrote:
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The three Raleighs and the Flying Pigeon have me drooling. Does the Raleigh on the left have an AB rear hub? The Pathracer looks like it has an X-FDD up front. Is it fixed or a coaster?

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:58 pm
by chaos2
Did some serious biking after HS, commuting 10 miles and several century rides. Had a cheap Japanese 10 speed. Then lost interest for 40 some years until about 3 years ago. Bought a Schwinn City and started riding it for an hour 3 times a week. Then my son got into mtn biking so I got a hardtail Diamondback to hit the trails with him. Started riding that on longer trips and wanted something more road orientated and got a deal on a Haanjo gravel bike, 2x11 and hydraulic discs. Had it about a year now and put over 6000 miles on it. Got both the kids road bikes and the wife an electric pedal assist bike so it's a family thing now. And the wife got a trailer because, well, you can never have enough stuff :D I'm lusting after a carbon fiber pure road bike but the ones I like run about $3-4K so that's not likely soon. :(

Done a couple 70+ mile rides this year, working up to doing a century probably next year. We're lucky to have a great network of biking trails around here, I highly recommend the sport for physical and mental well being.

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:03 pm
by windmill
The bike on the left in the 2nd picture is a 1936 Raleigh model 35X, Sports light roadster, 26" with KBC 3 speed with drum brake, and drum brake front hub.
The "pathracer" with 3 speed AW is actually the Flying Pigeon before I rebuilt it into the roadster in the 4th picture with RX-RC5 5 speed coaster brake, and keeping the X-FDD dyno drum brake. The 3rd bike is a Gazelle Toer Populair with 8 speed Shimano, and Shimano roller brakes.

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Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:27 pm
by Happytrails
Wow you guys have some awesome bikes :)

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:33 pm
by cheeseheadmike
Thanks for the info on the Raleigh and setting me straight on the Flying Pigeon. Beautiful bike.
A few more. 1974 Dutch built Raleigh Grand Prix. I keep this one at company HQ in SC if I need a sanity break.
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Yours Truly in front of the Paris City Hall 1991. Got my Miami Vice thing going.
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Same guy, 2010. My speed now. 68 Raleigh Superbe.
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Seventies Gitane TdF with an 8 speed Alfine
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Enough for now.

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:44 am
by windmill
cheeseheadmike wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:33 pm
Same guy, 2010. My speed now. 68 Raleigh Superbe.
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I like the frame mounted kerosene stove. Terry cycle clip?