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Old 06-02-2019, 06:02 PM   #41
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Thanks guys. Its a 750 Commando twin. They later became 850s. 1975 being the last year of production until they developed the wankel engine bikes of the '80s and '90s. Only a handful of those were imported here due to EPA restrictions. They burned oil similar to a two stroke and could not pass emmisions.

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Old 06-13-2019, 12:54 PM   #42
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Been a cyclist for a long time; after neglecting the bikes and myself for a long time, once retired I started again and have lost 25LB in 2 years and one week. Up to 5 days a week, on the local paved rail-trail, 18.06 miles, my best time so far is 57 minutes 42 seconds.

My daily ride is a 1980 Palo Alto, Columbus tubing and mostly Campagnolo components; however, I just picked up a Masi frame and am about to move all of the components over.

Awaiting restoration are a 1961 Gitane, a 1958 Drysdale, a 1974 Zeus track bike and a 1974 Falcon. My wife's sole bike is a restored 1976 Windsor Profesional.

Maybe pictures later.
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Old 06-13-2019, 01:42 PM   #43
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My family got me a recumbent exercise bike for Father's Day. My last actual bike came from Sears 30-some years ago. I rode it to work.
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:19 PM   #44
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My family got me a recumbent exercise bike for Father's Day. My last actual bike came from Sears 30-some years ago. I rode it to work.
Now, for the first time, a bike I can relate to. A bike from Sears, where all my bikes as a kid came from. Made of steel and ran forever.
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Been a cyclist for a long time; after neglecting the bikes and myself for a long time, once retired I started again and have lost 25LB in 2 years and one week. Up to 5 days a week, on the local paved rail-trail, 18.06 miles, my best time so far is 57 minutes 42 seconds.

My daily ride is a 1980 Palo Alto, Columbus tubing and mostly Campagnolo components; however, I just picked up a Masi frame and am about to move all of the components over.

Awaiting restoration are a 1961 Gitane, a 1958 Drysdale, a 1974 Zeus track bike and a 1974 Falcon. My wife's sole bike is a restored 1976 Windsor Profesional.

Maybe pictures later.
Tiger,... I'd love to see some pictures. Ave speed 18 Miles per hour? You must live somewhere flat! I used to average about 17 mph when I lived on the east side of the state which is pretty flat. I move to the west side and it drops to 15-14 mph. This side of the state is ANYTHING but flat. Those hills will humble ya...
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Old 06-16-2019, 11:13 AM   #46
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Tiger,... I'd love to see some pictures. Ave speed 18 Miles per hour? You must live somewhere flat! I used to average about 17 mph when I lived on the east side of the state which is pretty flat. I move to the west side and it drops to 15-14 mph. This side of the state is ANYTHING but flat. Those hills will humble ya...
My usual ride is a rail-to-trails location that leads almost to my front door Almost none of it is completely flat but long, slow shallow grades, nothing over 2% except some bridges passing over roads.

I'm notoriously bad about never taking photos, I need to take pictures of all the bikes including the restoration projects; but here's a photo of the Masi frame taken by the guy to sold it to me.
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