A gentleman's bike

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Re: A gentleman's bike

Post by Goose55 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:00 am

coco wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:01 am
Goose55 wrote:
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Hey Goose, what do you ride?
It's an aluminum frame Silver Dawes 24 speed comfort bike. Only changes I made to it are a left side view mirror and some tougher, higher pressure tires, Continental Gator Hardshells. Oh, and I also had a low gear front 3 ring sprocket installed. It looks close to this except the 700C tires aren't as chunky looking and I swapped out a firmer seat from my 1st bike. The new front chainrings are also not black, but stainless steel. The bike has a front suspension like a motorcycle

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The Gators are great tires.

Stainless steel chainrings are much more sensible than aluminum. They may weigh an ounce more, but they last ten times as long.

Wider gear ratios are also a wise choice. I often see people riding with the same gears the pros use, gear ratios that are great if you are a world-class athlete drafting 50 people in a peloton, but not a good choice if you are not a world-class athlete OR if you are not riding with 50 others.
Thanks for asking about my bike. I enjoyed the show and tell. This bike is helping me forestall knee replacement by strengthening the muscles in and around the knee.
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Re: A gentleman's bike

Post by durangopipe » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:05 am

I’ve got one of these hanging on the wall in the garage:

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Loved that bike!

1987 Specialized Sirius. Mine looks spiffier now with yellow bar tape and yellow sidewall tires, but it looked pretty much like this when I was riding a lot.

It came with a Shimano 105 ”groupo.” I upgraded the wheel set to DuraAce hubs and Mavic MA40 rims, Look pedals, Shimano 600 chainrings, Campy seatpost . . .

It’s a double-butted steel twelve speed. Lugwork is gorgeous!

Rode it in the 1988 Iron Horse Classic with Team Anaszi (The Ancient Ones), a group of over-40 riders sponsored by a local bank.
We all beat the train to Silverton.
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Re: A gentleman's bike

Post by UncleBob » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:08 am

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Re: A gentleman's bike

Post by durangopipe » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:30 am

Cool bike Bob!

I found the Anasazi team photo in Silverton - I had the date wrong. It was 1989:

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I'm on the far right.
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Re: A gentleman's bike

Post by GaryInVA » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:14 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:05 am
I’ve got one of these hanging on the wall in the garage:

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Loved that bike!

1987 Specialized Sirius. Mine looks spiffier now with yellow bar tape and yellow sidewall tires, but it looked pretty much like this when I was riding a lot.

It came with a Shimano 105 ”groupo.” I upgraded the wheel set to DuraAce hubs and Mavic MA40 rims, Look pedals, Shimano 600 chainrings, Campy seatpost . . .

It’s a double-butted steel twelve speed. Lugwork is gorgeous!

Rode it in the 1988 Iron Horse Classic with Team Anaszi (The Ancient Ones), a group of over-40 riders sponsored by a local bank.
We all beat the train to Silverton.
Would have pegged that as an 80's bike by the paint job.
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Re: A gentleman's bike

Post by peter cornbriar » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:09 am

Good example of a Gentleman's Bicycle would be a 2008 TREK 4500 hardtail mountain bike 24", with Maxxis Hookworm 2.5" urban commando tires on down hill rims and Serfas full suspension gel seat.For riding rails to trails.
I have one taking up space in my storage unit - switched to lap swimming for cardio workout.
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Re: A gentleman's bike

Post by rgcurrey » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:20 am

A Pashley Guv'nor
https://www.pashley.co.uk/bikes/bicycles/guv-nor.php

A Handsome Devil
https://handsomecycles.com/collections/devil-bikes

Or the top of the wish list, a Rivendell Bicycle Works Sam Hillborne
https://www.rivbike.com/search?q=%22Sam ... omplete%22
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