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Old 11-25-2012, 11:22 PM   #1
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Yup, just got her back! My Roubiax

And I'm giving her away to my father for his Christmas gift this year! She will have a new home in Texas riding the FM ( Farm to Market roads)

I took my old Roubiax into my buddies new shop and had him go through it top to bottom. New bar tape, cables housings brake pads, bottom bracket, etc. Wanted to throw some work his way and I didn't really have enough time to get it all done so it worked out well.

It's been sitting in the garage for a couple of years with a broken SRAM crank I managed to break about 20 miles into a century and I was so pissed I just left it to collect dust.

I had all the old 105 stuff so I had Robert who owns Red Barn Bicycles throw that and the old tipple back on it.

My father is getting a little older now in his mid 70's and really wants a new one. Even bought him a new set of campus pedals so he can ride her either way he should choose.

Just picked her up tonight and honestly thought about keeping it it came out so nice! I thought about one last ride before I shipped her out but I can't...I'd end up keeping her!


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Old 11-25-2012, 11:27 PM   #2
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Wow, your dad is in his mid 70s and still riding? The only thing I can think to say is that you're old. And it's really cool of you to do that for him.


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Old 11-25-2012, 11:39 PM   #3
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:01 AM   #4
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That is the road bike version of my hybrid. It's beautiful!
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That should make him very happy on Christmas morning. Very nice gift for you dad.

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On one of my other forums, there is a guy that is in his 70's that recently purchased two BMC road bikes. A white one for his daily rides and a red one for his century rides; which he does around 10 or more a year. He is also from Texas and rides with other guys in his age range.
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Awesome gift, Rola.

I still remember Christmas in 1991, under the tree was a bit sparse until the door from the basement opened and in wheeled a brand-new Diamondback Curaca.

I'd love to find a new bike under the tree, but at the rate I'm going, it's going to be one of my bikes with a bow on it and a sign that says



"Here, now you can look at it without going downstairs.

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Awesome gift, Rola.

I still remember Christmas in 1991, under the tree was a bit sparse until the door from the basement opened and in wheeled a brand-new Diamondback Curaca.

I'd love to find a new bike under the tree, but at the rate I'm going, it's going to be one of my bikes with a bow on it and a sign that says



"Here, now you can look at it without going downstairs.

-Management/CEO/CFO/SWMBO"
If I can sell off one or two more before Christmas, I will be happy.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:18 PM   #8
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That is a special gift you give, not just a bike
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Giving is better than receiving - the smile on his face will be worth it when he is riding !
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:34 PM   #10
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Kudos to your dad. Looks like he still has some lumbar flexibility, as that's a fair drop he has going on there.


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