Here's some other past and present bikes of mine
Eflow Nitro 2013
People scoff at E bikes but they are extremely popular in Europe and Asia. Some project they will be 30% of the bike business in the USA within 5 years. I'm borrowing this eflow model and I'm impressed. A torque sensor measures chain deflection and powers the bike thru a rear hub motor. The battery is in the seatpost keeping the weight centered. Hydraulic disc brakes are great stoppers. Power delivery is super smooth, I can easily commute to work without breaking a sweat. This could be a future bike to add to the stable. Gone
Lapierre Xelius EFI 400 FDJ 2014
A Lapierre race bike. This design is supposed to be compliant for comfort but the drive train frame members are stiff for ride efficiency. I got a deal on this bike I couldn't refuse. I was able to demo the pictured Reynolds Aero Wheels from my work but will most likely use the Reynolds Attack model. I substituted a Ritchey carbon seatpost and compact bars for the stock components as well as a Dura Ace rear derailleur and an Ultegra compact crankset. Other components include a Selle Italia Flite saddle, Look Pedals, Ultegra Brakes and Conti Tires. The power train is very stiff but the bike is as comfortable as my previous S-lite Sensium Lapierre. It's really responsive, light and a blast to ride. Gone
Flat bar roadie 2009
Build this up as a flat bar commuter with misc. left over parts. The aluminum frame was pretty stiff, unforgiving and had a short wheelbase. It had severe toe overlap, not a very comfortable ride. But it was fun around town. Sold.
Lapierre S-lite 300 2009
I won this bike in a local contest. A performance comfort bike and my introduction to a carbon frame. The 3 main tubes were carbon lugged. I put on Mavic Ksyrium Elites and a full carbon Ritchey fork. Changed out the triple crankset for a compact.The bike served me well helping me do a double century in 1 long day. Sold it with the proceeds almost paying for the Lapierre Xelius. Gone
Specialized Allez 2009
I bought this as a used frameset and built it up as an all purpose bike. One of the better bikes I've owned. Mavic Ksyrium Elite Wheels. Ultegra 6600 triple crankset and 6700 rear derailleur and shifters.Ultegra 6800 brakes Easton carbon fork and Ritchey WCS cockpit and post. Selle Italia Flite Saddle. The upright stem position and wide gearing makes for a comfortable ride. The flat black finish looks great and as a bonus is easily touched up with model paint. Almost every part on the bike was previously used. An inexpensive but very satisfying bike.
I purchased this bike for a song. Got it to have a easy to ride bike for guests, a loaner for friends, and something I can leave locked at a football game or the grocery store without worry. I put on some city slick tires. The bike seems bombproof and shifts very well.
Strida Folding Bike 2012
I marketed this bike for a while. Really cool award winning design, folds in seconds. Lightweight frame, disc brakes, belt drive. You could put 4 of these bikes in your car trunk.
I added ergo grips and bar ends, upgraded pedals and a Selle Italia SL Saddle. The problem is the bike has but one gear and is impossible to ride up any difficult grade. Handling takes some getting used to. Still I love taking it out for a short ride on flat terraine. Gone
26" import ebike 2008
Some friends and I had a not so brilliant idea of importing Chinese Electric bikes. We had this model built for us and soon realized the factory we used was unreliable as was the product. Fortunately we didn't get in too deep. That said, the bike performed well and had some nice features. Shimano internal hub 7 speed gearing, both throttle and pas motor control. It's pretty crude by today's standards. Gone
Diamondback Road Bike 1990
This was another nice road frame I found and built up. I wish I had kept it. It was built with Tange double butted steel tubing. Outfitted from my used parts bin. It had a Campy copy crankset. and early Shimano SIS shifting. Avocet gel seat, some old Mavic MA 40 rims on some Shimano hubs. It was a nice sporting ride. Gone
Bought this old Bianchi Advantage to make a commuter/rain bike and have a winter project. It was very dirty and some of the components were not working. Disassembled, cleaned, serviced the bearings and replaced/upgraded the damaged parts. It has a new 9 speed drive train. Shimano Ultegra rear derailleur, Microshift shifters, Mavic CXP 22 rims with Specialized Hubs. New seat and post, grips and shifters.
28 mm tires, fenders and new Koolstop pads makes it rain ready.
Specialized Stumpjumper 1985
A really early version of a Stumpjumper. Except for the saddle and new tires it is pretty much stock. This bike is a world apart from today's model. Still rides great. Currently on my trainer.
Raleigh 600 2001
I wanted to build a bike for my daughter and managed to get this frame at a great price. A never ridden 2001 Raleigh 600 road frame. Timing was great, I was given a set of bars, stem and shifters that were about to be thrown away. My parts bin had just about everything else I needed to complete this bike.
It's got a nice comfort saddle, raised bars, a carbon fork and seatpost. Right about 20lb.
Volagi Liscio 2016
If I had to have but one bike this might be it. Volagi developed a performance endurance bike that is extremely comfortable yet fast and responsive. The longbow seat stays act like a suspension, the oversize BB and frame members stiffen the powertrain. Internal cable runs for either mechanical or electronic shifting. 135 mm rear wheel spacing accomodates mechanical or hydraulic disc brakes! Carbon, frame and wheelset. This is my sample demo bike that may end up permanently in my collection. Gone
Litespeed T3 2016
I had a chance to spend a couple months with this bike. What an impressive ride. The race geometry frame was stiff and responsive but road vibrations were less noticed than with other stiff framed bikes, somewhat like my Clive Stuart but much lighter. I guess that's what titanium is all about. At the same time this bike is future proof, it accommodates Di2 wiring, has a flat mount for disc brakes on the rear chain stay and should last a lifetime. Went to a Friend
Eddy Merckx Mourenx 69
Excited about my latest bike. This Merckx bike was designed to be a performance endurance bike. The head tube and geometry are constructed to give the rider a slightly more upright riding position. The drive train is extremely stiff but the rest of the bike is made to be compliant and deliver a comfortable ride. Thin seat stays and asymmetrical chainstays. New 11 speed cassette with a compact crankset. The hydraulic disc brakes are amazing. Thru axles further enhance the ride. Could be my last new bike. Gone
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Bianchi Infinito CV Disc
Maybe the nicest bike of the bunch is my new Bianchi Infinito CV disc. Also a performance endurance bike, this bike has vibration dampening embedded into the carbon frame. The oversize down tube and BB give it nice power transfer. It's much more comfortable than the above Merckx. The bike has been upgraded with Reynolds carbon wheels, Selle Italia slr saddle, and 3T flat top bars. The bike has a Shimano Ultegra group set incl disc brakes but standard cable shifting. Snappy climber and handle great on a fast downhill run.