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EDGEMAN

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I'm still riding a 30 year old steel frame road bike...


...it's still in great shape, but technology has definitely surpassed it. The old Shimano Ultegra 600 group was made well enough to hold up all these years... Actually I road it for about 7 years, then put it away when I bought my mountain bike. I occasionally pulled it out for a ride, but hate riding in traffic. It wasn't until a year or two ago that I tore it down for a "deep clean." Not sure I would have ridden 600+ miles last July on my Mountain bike. Might have gotten ~400. The only thing that really bugs me is constantly having to true the rear wheel. It was "out of round" by a horrible rebuild by the original shop I bought it from, and it probably never will be "low maintenance." Trying to decide whether to buy a new rim and have my local shop swap it over, or buy a new set of wheels. The cost is probably fairly close...lol

I think about buying a new(er) bike quite often. Not sure I'll get the use out of something like that to justify the purchase.


(In response to this post by `lag)

Posted: 05/23/2020 at 2:39PM



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Bike cleaned up, two projects down. -- `lag 05/23/2020 1:50PM
  Spray paint it flat black like the mormons ** -- typed by ben 05/23/2020 5:41PM
  They have extremely sick bikes -- typed by ben 05/25/2020 09:15AM
  Titanium frame? ** -- EDGEMAN 05/23/2020 2:08PM
  Mmmmmm....yes. Carbon and Titanium ** -- `lag 05/23/2020 2:10PM
  Very nice! ** -- EDGEMAN 05/23/2020 2:12PM
  Yeah -- `lag 05/23/2020 2:23PM
  I could get these wheels for $199 -- EDGEMAN 05/23/2020 3:14PM
  Here's an old thread on the topic -- Hokie360 05/23/2020 4:44PM
  Any recommendations for a rim? -- EDGEMAN 05/23/2020 5:07PM
  Mavic Open Pro rims, right? ** -- EDGEMAN 05/23/2020 5:48PM
  Yes those were on the link, and they're good rims. -- Hokie360 05/23/2020 5:59PM
  Oh, my bike doesn't have disc brakes. ** -- EDGEMAN 05/23/2020 5:10PM
  Guess I could buy a rim, and install it myself... -- EDGEMAN 05/23/2020 4:39PM

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