We have the new bike thread, but what about the old bike thread where we show the bike we’re saying goodbye to? I’ll start as I just dropped off my 20-year-old Calfee at my LBS because they’ll give it a good “home.” Despite being in Zurich, Switzerland, they have a connection with Ritchey, with many old steel-framed bikes displayed in the high-ceilinged store, and, more importantly, Calfee, with my carbon frame being their first to display. The saddle is not original and it is missing a third “ok’d for racking” IM sticker that was on a previous stem, but it has the original 180 cranks and is “shod” with gatorskins on the original Wheelsmith MAVIC rims (I sold the race wheels long ago), the original Polar sensors I bought it at Ted Ernst (with Ted himself spec’ing the frame & fitting me when it came in), later Triathlete Zombies, in Manhattan Beach eons ago, and now it has a good home in Switzerland…
Great idea for a thread! Hopefully I’ll be able to add here in a couple of weeks when N+1 arrives. I probably won’t get rid of it, but relegate it to “back up” status and maybe bring it into work on the rare occasion I get to duck out for a ride there.
Had to put this screensaver back on my computer, from the glory days of conquering NorCal climbs on my 2015 Domane 6.2 Disc. That’s the top of Old Lawley Toll Rd, #5 on Pjamm’s top climbs in Napa Valley. Sold it to TheProsCloset and they sold it within a couple weeks.
There’s a reason I’ve held onto this Calfee despite not riding it since 2004!* It’s time to let it go now that I found a good home for it. (Not to mention the fact that when I move next year, I won’t have space for it.)
*it does have a new saddle because I tried to use it as my Kickr bike but my knees didn’t like the 180 cranks. Fun story: my wife tried to use it for a somewhat hilly charity ride from London to the coast in 2014, but the gearing was for the formerly 35yo (2003 era) me who trained 20-25hrs / week. It didn’t go well for her.