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Old 10-11-2017, 12:45 PM   #1
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Resurrected the 25 year old Cannondale Mountain Bike

my buddy who is older and regularly does centuries (100 mile) rides
has been bugging me to get back into the sport

hes right ... its great fun !

replaced the knobby tires with semi slicks and wow its much faster now

did a 40 mile ride that about killed me ... im outta shape !

any riders here ?





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Old 10-11-2017, 01:34 PM   #2
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24 year old Bianchi Ocelot

I ride but am by no means hardcore. Did the same 3 years ago and swapped my fat knobby tires for hybrid rubber. Yes, the difference in speed and effort was astronomical. Figured since I was mostly on groomed trails and roads for the past decade, fighting the big tires made no sense.

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Old 10-11-2017, 02:46 PM   #3
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Rode a Raleigh Competition Racing bike for years. Bought it new in 1977 and literally put thousands of miles on that bike. I maintained it as new, and it never let me down! Don't have a photo of it, but here it is in the 1977 catalogue.

Knowing I could never ride it again with my back injury, I tuned it and sold it about 5 years ago. The young guy I sold it to was a vintage racing bike enthusiast and fell in love when he saw it, so that helped with our parting.

Now, I regularly ride a vintage 6-speed Murray beach cruiser that I found for sale in mint condition at a Salvation Army Family Store priced at $65... on a 50% off everything in the store day, so $32.50.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:56 AM   #4
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fighting the big tires made no sense.
very true

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Old 10-12-2017, 12:04 PM   #5
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Rode a Raleigh Competition Racing bike for years. Bought it new in 1977 and literally put thousands of miles on that bike. I maintained it as new, and it never let me down! Don't have a photo of it, but here it is in the 1977 catalogue.

Knowing I could never ride it again with my back injury, I tuned it and sold it about 5 years ago. The young guy I sold it to was a vintage racing bike enthusiast and fell in love when he saw it, so that helped with our parting.

Now, I regularly ride a vintage 6-speed Murray beach cruiser that I found for sale in mint condition at a Salvation Army Family Store priced at $65... on a 50% off everything in the store day, so $32.50.
wow

i remember the "reynolds 531" tubing sticker as being a big deal back in the 70s

and that long frame mounted pump, down tube shifters, cluster chain saver plastic thing and gigantic wheel reflectors

nostalgic
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:36 PM   #6
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damn, the old headshock, C'dale has come a long way with their lefty fork.

I used to race nationally pro/elite xc and Cat 1/2 road racing a few years back. Ended up building my own time trial bike, favorite bike I ever built but sold it for my wife's engagement ring...yes bikes can be that expensive lol.

Bike wrenching is a good segway into car wrenching

Currently ride an old steel single speed, got tired of all the carbon in the culture and decided to go back to basics. Currently on a sabbatical from cycling due to med school and my 10 month old...life happens
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:40 PM   #7
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any riders here ?





I used to ride a lot even x country and in Bike New York every spring. Ride all you can while u can!
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:50 PM   #8
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I don't ride regularly, but if i do i usually do big tours. 2-4 days.
110 - 240 miles
I guess i'm more of a endurance rider and less of a racer.
And I am out of shape. When i race i notice it really quickly.
Riding at a medium pace for a long distance is no problem.

I rode bmx in the past, but i injured myself badly and got scared, so i quit that.
When my grandfather died i also inherited his Koga Miyata Gents Racer Aero from the early 80s. I'm not entirely sure which year, I think it's an 82.
It needs a little bit of work tho and unfortunately the frame is too small for me.




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Old 10-12-2017, 06:12 PM   #9
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:47 AM   #10
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pedal bikes Shimano 600AX Dyna-Drive

Shimano 600AX gruppo is pretty special. I believe pedals/cranks are "Dyna-Drive." (single bearing at crank arm lowers the foot.)
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:47 AM   #11
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Old 10-17-2017, 11:02 AM   #12
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single sided fork ?
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Old 10-19-2017, 12:57 AM   #13
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:28 AM   #14
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What? There's Cannondale's Lefty. Who makes the Post #11 photo Righty?
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:48 AM   #15
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Cool bikes i had a Claude Butler Orical but it got stolen but my girl got me a replacement a 35 year old Peugeot tourer she is mint and has a built in frame lock ,sadly i cant show it as my friend has borrowed it to get fit and has already had offers to buy it of him lol
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Old 10-22-2017, 11:25 AM   #16
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I haven't ridden them in years, but I have a pair of Cannondale full suspension mountain bikes (a SuperV700 and a SuperV3000) that I bought in the mid-to-late 1990s. At the time they were the best bikes around, and I even visited the factory in Bedford, Pennsylvania in 1999. I loved riding them but fell out of the sport as I grew older. It was just too rough on the knees and back!
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did another 40 mile ride today

glad to see the old bike and the old guy can still do something !

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Old 10-22-2017, 03:10 PM   #18
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I haven't ridden them in years, but I have a pair of Cannondale full suspension mountain bikes (a SuperV700 and a SuperV3000) that I bought in the mid-to-late 1990s. At the time they were the best bikes around, and I even visited the factory in Bedford, Pennsylvania in 1999. I loved riding them but fell out of the sport as I grew older. It was just too rough on the knees and back!
yea i remember when the superv700 came out ... nice bike

by that time i was getting into other things like buying my new (then) '95 camaro z28 and our first house
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