Show us your bicycle.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by kbasa, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Nope, it was to harsh for my taste so I sold it, now I have a titanium cross bike that is super soft on my butt..
  2. zouch

    zouch part-time wanderer

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    understood. that was a seriously rigid/efficient frame; more suited to competition than anything i do these days.

    i'm much happier riding my old Hakkalügi around too.


    cheers!


  3. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Well my Empella was also very fast but not as rigid, actually a really nice ride..
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    Ps: say hi to Todd if you see him..
  4. El Guero

    El Guero V4 Whore

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    Yup, no more dual sports for me now. Just a couple big Honda V4s. I figure if I want to do some off-roading now, I'll get bicycle. I hear it hurts less when they fall over on you in the sand :lol3
  5. BHW

    BHW Long timer

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    I found some old pics of my BigHits.


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  6. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.

    :eek1 I'll be PM'ing you soon to see if you have some stuff laying around. :evil
  7. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    A friend of mine just send me this picture showing the first frame I ever build, so fun.. :ricky

    Laguna de guatavita, about a 100miles from Bogota Colombia, year about 1988
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  8. PaulS

    PaulS Österreicher

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    almost done. Took it for the first time around the block. This bike is so light I'm afraid to ride it... :evil

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    Tomorrow is supposed to be a nice day so I'll take it for a longer ride.
  9. zouch

    zouch part-time wanderer

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    holy torsional frame triangulation, Batman!
    how did it ride?


    and the paint; so 1988. reminds me of a cross between a Pegoretti and a Land Shark. :D


    cheers!

  10. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    well 15 1/4" chainstay with tons of clearance for mud, plus she climb like a goat, but going down was a different story
    The idea was to have a paint job easy to repair, but also kind of fun, sadly the picture does not show how "neon" it was..

    Ps: notice the U-lock as "Aero bar" and the fatboy tires, that day we where doing a "triathlon" and i was the bike man on the road course (around 15miles or so) against a bunch of road bikes..
  11. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Cool, that whole e-stay thing didn't last a whole long time but they looked cool.
  12. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    For sure they have there short comings like added weight, flexyness (mine never drop a chain) and scary downhill (with the super short chainstays) but the climb and shed mud better than anything and does two factors where very important for me at the time I made it..
  13. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Looks cool!

    I'm curious what the completed weight ends up at.
  14. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    My college roommate still has his Nishiki Alien hanging from the rafters in his garage. Hasn't updated it since he graduated from college.

    ...around 1990! :eek

    Still has the XT thumb shifters and IIRC 7sp cassette. 'Course, if you don't ride, it machts nichts, right?

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  15. vfr700

    vfr700 172S

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    Reminds me of my XC Pro thumb shifters w/ XT I used through the mid 90's, and the chainstay mounted U-brake. Apparently we've come full circle with road & tt chainstay U-Brakes.
  16. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Yup. ...they sucked then too!

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  17. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    We used U-brakes on observed trials bikes back in the early 90's. You either had power or travel, not both. BOY were they strong if your rims were true though.
  18. yellowbirdrs

    yellowbirdrs Been here awhile

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  19. Mark Manley

    Mark Manley On my way

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    I wanted one of these when I was a kid but my dad said they were unstable and dangerous which I have since found out that they are, the Raleigh Chopper didn't handle very well either.
  20. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    Yeah, but hey...it's fun to ride once in a while.

    Wait...you talking about the bike or the , girl in hotpants and snakeskin cfm boots?