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I couldn't justify dropping big money on another bike. Turns out you can buy a lot of fun for $100

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  • Personal_Lubrication
    9 points Jan 20,2019, 10:33pm

    1970s Speedwell

    Looks like the frame has been restored

    • shimano positron derauiler and shifters
    • araya 700c wheels
    • San Marco saddle
    • hsin lung bars and stem

    Came with some goobery looking tool kit on back but had a spare tube in it.

    Indexed gears need some adjusting but definitely works. Put 35km on it today.

    Frame is a smidge to small for me (6'2") but some longer bars and a taller seat post will fix that.

    Bottom bracket, hubs and headset all feel tight, no rocking.

    Bomb proof

  • seinfeld-syndrome
    2 points Jan 20,2019, 11:00pm

    Hell yes, I scored an old road bike like this at the dump a while ago and spent like $20 on new tires, love it!

  • savethechows
    1 points Jan 21,2019, 7:38am

    In 2019 that would be called a gravel bike and retail for $800 😁

  • Goldkenshin
    1 points Jan 21,2019, 1:19am

    thats worth 100 :D

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  • Personal_Lubrication
    9 points Jan 20,2019, 10:33pm

    1970s Speedwell

    Looks like the frame has been restored

    • shimano positron derauiler and shifters
    • araya 700c wheels
    • San Marco saddle
    • hsin lung bars and stem

    Came with some goobery looking tool kit on back but had a spare tube in it.

    Indexed gears need some adjusting but definitely works. Put 35km on it today.

    Frame is a smidge to small for me (6'2") but some longer bars and a taller seat post will fix that.

    Bottom bracket, hubs and headset all feel tight, no rocking.

    Bomb proof

  • seinfeld-syndrome
    2 points Jan 20,2019, 11:00pm

    Hell yes, I scored an old road bike like this at the dump a while ago and spent like $20 on new tires, love it!

  • savethechows
    1 points Jan 21,2019, 7:38am

    In 2019 that would be called a gravel bike and retail for $800 😁

  • JockeyFullOfBourbon2
    1 points Jan 21,2019, 4:45pm

    glad to see a bike and not a pile of cocaine or a hooker

  • Goldkenshin
    1 points Jan 21,2019, 1:19am

    thats worth 100 :D

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When your dad works with Doug Bradbury/Manitou

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  • TronCat1277
    10 points Jan 21,2019, 5:04am

    Angle makes it look like a bike for little people

  • TaintPosse
    5 points Jan 21,2019, 5:05am

    I remember being so jealous of one of those at a race back in the mid 90’s. Watching the poor guy walk it back out of the woods after what could only be described an extremely major rear-end mechanical lessened my jealousy. It was still a cool bike.

  • mokshahereicome
    4 points Jan 21,2019, 10:58am

    Nice username. I hope you’re just a Pepsi hater

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  • TronCat1277
    10 points Jan 21,2019, 5:04am

    Angle makes it look like a bike for little people

  • TaintPosse
    5 points Jan 21,2019, 5:05am

    I remember being so jealous of one of those at a race back in the mid 90’s. Watching the poor guy walk it back out of the woods after what could only be described an extremely major rear-end mechanical lessened my jealousy. It was still a cool bike.

  • mokshahereicome
    4 points Jan 21,2019, 10:58am

    Nice username. I hope you’re just a Pepsi hater

  • konauk
    3 points Jan 21,2019, 12:51pm

    That’s so cool

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My Pink Neo-Retro Project

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Snow season

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  • ShoddyPerspective
    5 points Jan 21,2019, 3:40pm

    Epic

  • Takoyaki_Freeride
    3 points Jan 21,2019, 4:18pm

    Or fatbiking.

  • pepper_box
    3 points Jan 21,2019, 3:53pm

    Clearly Calvin hasn't heard of cyclocross

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  • ShoddyPerspective
    5 points Jan 21,2019, 3:40pm

    Epic

  • Takoyaki_Freeride
    3 points Jan 21,2019, 4:18pm

    Or fatbiking.

  • pepper_box
    3 points Jan 21,2019, 3:53pm

    Clearly Calvin hasn't heard of cyclocross

  • savvaspc
    2 points Jan 21,2019, 5:32pm

    And then I double it, but nevermind.

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Finished my winter upgrades, full R8K Hydro

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  • SKDirgon
    1 points Jan 20,2019, 4:21pm

    Just finished installing R8020 hydraulic shifters, R8070 hydro calipers, R8000 chain, new brake hoses, new shifting cables and housing, new R8000GS RD, R8000 FD and some new LIzardskins bar tape this weekend.

    Shoutout to /r/bikewrench for the help, I thought it'd be a lot harder than it was to run the new hydro cable to my rear caliper, but a $5 tool made the job a breeze.

    A few weeks ago I installed the Stages R8000 52/36 crank, R8000 pedals, K-Edge chain keeper, and Vittoria Corsa G One 28mm tires.

    I did the Bontrager Aelous Pro 5 wheels, Bontrager Pro Stem, Bontrager XXX VR-C 440mm bars, and Bontrager carbon seat mast last year.

    Bike was all 5800/RS505 with alloy components when I bought it. The only thing original now is frame, fork, and BB. Here's a pic the day I bought it

    And yes, I know, cut the steer tube. No. :p I might want to sell this bike or the frame some day, and I plan to bring the bars up for really long fondos. The iso speed seems to work better with higher bars.

    All in all it didn't save a bunch of weight (somewhere around 200 grams), but I took off a lot of excess housing, it shifts much smoother (tbf the RS505 shifts worse than my 5700 bike) the hoods feel better and brake better, and the new RD removing chain slap I'm hoping will be really nice on my terrible city roads.

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  • SKDirgon
    1 points Jan 20,2019, 4:21pm

    Just finished installing R8020 hydraulic shifters, R8070 hydro calipers, R8000 chain, new brake hoses, new shifting cables and housing, new R8000GS RD, R8000 FD and some new LIzardskins bar tape this weekend.

    Shoutout to /r/bikewrench for the help, I thought it'd be a lot harder than it was to run the new hydro cable to my rear caliper, but a $5 tool made the job a breeze.

    A few weeks ago I installed the Stages R8000 52/36 crank, R8000 pedals, K-Edge chain keeper, and Vittoria Corsa G One 28mm tires.

    I did the Bontrager Aelous Pro 5 wheels, Bontrager Pro Stem, Bontrager XXX VR-C 440mm bars, and Bontrager carbon seat mast last year.

    Bike was all 5800/RS505 with alloy components when I bought it. The only thing original now is frame, fork, and BB. Here's a pic the day I bought it

    And yes, I know, cut the steer tube. No. :p I might want to sell this bike or the frame some day, and I plan to bring the bars up for really long fondos. The iso speed seems to work better with higher bars.

    All in all it didn't save a bunch of weight (somewhere around 200 grams), but I took off a lot of excess housing, it shifts much smoother (tbf the RS505 shifts worse than my 5700 bike) the hoods feel better and brake better, and the new RD removing chain slap I'm hoping will be really nice on my terrible city roads.

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Any idea what these clear tubes are? Rain collectors? Water weights?

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  • soramimi_mondegreen
    15 points Jan 20,2019, 1:11pm

    This is Japan?

    Fishing-rod holders is my guess.

  • C0SM1C-CADAVER
    2 points Jan 20,2019, 1:56pm

    Look like bongs to me!

  • vin17285
    -1 points Jan 20,2019, 1:16pm

    Tubes for carrying posters and they filled with water from neglect. That's my guess

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  • soramimi_mondegreen
    15 points Jan 20,2019, 1:11pm

    This is Japan?

    Fishing-rod holders is my guess.

  • C0SM1C-CADAVER
    2 points Jan 20,2019, 1:56pm

    Look like bongs to me!

  • vin17285
    -1 points Jan 20,2019, 1:16pm

    Tubes for carrying posters and they filled with water from neglect. That's my guess

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Neo-Retro you say? Here's my thirty speed steed I built last year to satisfy the dream bike my eighteen year old self had envisioned in 1995. (NBD)

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This is what happens when I'm bored and have spare parts lying around

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  • nalc
    10 points Jan 20,2019, 1:02pm

    The more you look at it, the crazier it gets.

  • Hinloopen
    2 points Jan 20,2019, 12:49pm

    Loving the Mavics!

  • ejd148
    2 points Jan 20,2019, 1:12pm

    That's sick! I've been looking for a Peloton frame to rebuild for a while! Well done!

  • Fausto67
    2 points Jan 20,2019, 12:57pm

    Looks like a ripper!

  • S2000
    1 points Jan 20,2019, 6:53pm

    Those are some fucking long reach bars.

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  • nalc
    10 points Jan 20,2019, 1:02pm

    The more you look at it, the crazier it gets.

  • Hinloopen
    2 points Jan 20,2019, 12:49pm

    Loving the Mavics!

  • ejd148
    2 points Jan 20,2019, 1:12pm

    That's sick! I've been looking for a Peloton frame to rebuild for a while! Well done!

  • Tbnyc
    2 points Jan 20,2019, 6:31pm

    Gearing?

  • Fausto67
    2 points Jan 20,2019, 12:57pm

    Looks like a ripper!

  • S2000
    1 points Jan 20,2019, 6:53pm

    Those are some fucking long reach bars.

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NBD - Rondo Ruut CF

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  • hashtagprayfordonuts
    5 points Jan 20,2019, 2:32pm

    Crazy what a set of tires does to a bikes look

  • jarude87
    2 points Jan 20,2019, 2:57pm

    Those trails look awesome. Nice bike too. Whereabouts?

  • Al_Redditor
    1 points Jan 20,2019, 6:55pm

    Beautiful bike!

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  • hashtagprayfordonuts
    5 points Jan 20,2019, 2:32pm

    Crazy what a set of tires does to a bikes look

  • jarude87
    2 points Jan 20,2019, 2:57pm

    Those trails look awesome. Nice bike too. Whereabouts?

  • Al_Redditor
    1 points Jan 20,2019, 6:55pm

    Beautiful bike!

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NBD - a kinda cliché one

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  • B_ongfunk
    6 points Jan 19,2019, 5:30pm

    I'm a simple man, I see Cannondale, I upvote.

  • TheMachine01
    3 points Jan 19,2019, 5:49pm

    Awesome bike! I have a CAAD10 105 from ‘14. Love it. It’s done 5,000km and still going strong. Upgraded the wheels (Mavic Ksyrium) handlebar and saddle after a couple of years to lighten it (ok...it was actually because the wheels looked awesome with red highlights which matched the saddle which matched the bar tape which meant I needed matching red and black Fizik R5 shoes and then I had to find matching bottles and cages).

    Thinking it’s now time to go for the SuperSix Evo Red etap.

  • richie_engineer
    2 points Jan 19,2019, 5:12pm

    It may be cliche, but hello from a fellow Aliuminati!

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  • B_ongfunk
    6 points Jan 19,2019, 5:30pm

    I'm a simple man, I see Cannondale, I upvote.

  • TheMachine01
    3 points Jan 19,2019, 5:49pm

    Awesome bike! I have a CAAD10 105 from ‘14. Love it. It’s done 5,000km and still going strong. Upgraded the wheels (Mavic Ksyrium) handlebar and saddle after a couple of years to lighten it (ok...it was actually because the wheels looked awesome with red highlights which matched the saddle which matched the bar tape which meant I needed matching red and black Fizik R5 shoes and then I had to find matching bottles and cages).

    Thinking it’s now time to go for the SuperSix Evo Red etap.

  • richie_engineer
    2 points Jan 19,2019, 5:12pm

    It may be cliche, but hello from a fellow Aliuminati!