Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    You know what? If the bike "floats your boat", fix it up. Below was a project that one shop owner actually laughed in my face. No worries, I found a shop who was as enthusiastic as I.

    1963 BSA Sports....maybe a $200 bike, in mint condition.
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    Resto-modded with modern components.
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  2. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    NICE!! :clap:clap:clap
  3. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    +1

    Gorgeous....
  4. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    Cheers! Its the 25" ctt frame that is the appeal. Sure its ugly but the extra steel on the frame is probably only an extra pound or so over a one with a good pedigree. I've got 3-4 other source bikes and am going to scour them for various bits to just run it around town. A shimano 3 speed hub on a 27" rim is looking good. The ratty look has a certain appeal to it.
  5. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    uhhh yeah

    I'll get right on that

    M
  6. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Resistance is futile. :evil
  7. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    It ensures that it won't be stolen. :D
  8. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    My big question becomes 'why let your opponents know how fast (or how slow) you're going?!

    I'll stick with another software package that let's me keep that private, thanks.

    ...and I'm not fixin to brag about 'winning the training ride' any time soon. :nono

    M
  9. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Maybe you should use it to your advantage by uploading slower runs than you're actually capable of. :deal
  10. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    yeah, there is that

    You're a tricksy hobbit...

    M
  11. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    Get a room you two.
  12. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Piss off. This is my personal blog don'tcha know?!

    :mrskbasa

    :D

    1st ride with the new Edge. 1st ride in 17 years with an HRM. I got UP to 105bpm. Tried to keep it down 90-95 bpm, but a headwind into a slight rise got me going.

    No jacket. No booties. No heavy gloves. No beanie under my helmet. This is Jan?! :confused

    M

    yes, I'm kidding you!
  13. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    My heart rate goes above 105 if I look at my bike. I think I'm at about 90 right now at my desk.

    :lol3
  14. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Looks like I'll be spending the weekend practicing some of this:

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Hp_jDNN6XfQ?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    :D
  15. SeaBass

    SeaBass Long timer

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    Triathletes on a hill...

    http://youtu.be/EcqIgCJNjto

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  16. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Thanks, guys! :thumb

    That's a gearing problem; not a triathlete problem. :deal
  17. melville

    melville Long timer

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    Pulled the Vitus out from the back of the shop, pumped up the tires and lubed the chain. Ready for another year!

    Did the annual battery replacement in the Avocet--only 165 miles last year :huh Most of that riding with the younger boy to school. Looking to do a bit more this year.
  18. championsound

    championsound Adventurer

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    Really curious where you got this image from because it looks strangely familiar. I'm thinking it's a Mercian with a custom barbor pole paint job and Vigorelli lugs...
  19. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    A local Niner dealer has one in the box that he offered to me for $1400. Retail price on these is $2400. Should I buy it? :ear

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  20. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    Yes.