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"Vintage Bike" riders?

Anyone doing RAGBRAI on a “vintage bike” this year? I saw a couple of old Schwinn single-speeds and of course the two Penny Farthings last year.

I’m riding a 1951 Raleigh Tourist with a 3-speed Sturmey Archer hub and wearing period correct clothing, ie. no lycra. Also hoping it’s a little cooler this year

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Anonymous, May 21, 2012 at 4:33 am

does a 1984 Peugout 12 speed ultralite count as vintage?


jerryphelps, May 22, 2012 at 12:12 pm

You betcha Christine–let’s just say any bike over 25 years old qualifies for Vintage status.


jwsknk, May 22, 2012 at 12:39 pm

should I get the KHS off the trainer and back on the road then? Do like the lugged steel frame but the bio-pace chainring…that and 12 speeds, thought that was a hugh step up from just a 10 speed at the time.


champgabe, May 22, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I’ll be riding for the first time on my 86 Trek Elance 300. My sister wants me to take her Trek 1100, but I really like the look and feel of my steel vintage.


Stelvio, May 22, 2012 at 11:10 pm

I’m tempted to take my 1990 Bridgestone RB-1 this year.


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