Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Here's a place for the group to discuss their other brands of bikes, hobbies, and personal interests not related to Ural & Dnepr Sidecar rigs. But not politics...
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Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by Happytrails » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:15 am

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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Post by ReCycled » 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.
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Post by Happytrails » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:00 am

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?
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Post by Peter Pan » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:11 pm

I prefer it the old way, what is not on it cannot brake. In flat northern Germany no problem.
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Post by Mr Wazzock » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:55 pm

What's a cassette? :D
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Post by tx2sturgis » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:33 pm

That's the sprocket cluster on the rear wheel.
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Post by Happytrails » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:39 pm

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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Post by cheeseheadmike » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:30 pm

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.

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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.
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Post by windmill » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:02 pm

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Post by cheeseheadmike » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:50 pm

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?
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Post by chaos2 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:58 pm

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.
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Post by windmill » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:03 pm

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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Post by Happytrails » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:27 pm

Wow you guys have some awesome bikes :)
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:33 pm

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.
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Post by windmill » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:44 am

cheeseheadmike wrote:
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Same guy, 2010. My speed now. 68 Raleigh Superbe.
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I like the frame mounted kerosene stove. Terry cycle clip?
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