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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    Oh dude you have the addiction good, beautiful collection, but how do you get to the last bike..??

    Have you ever try to hang them some how..:eek1
    Brooklyn, like Brooklyn machine works...?

    I always droll about does bikes, even if they are ultra heavy..
  2. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    My one and only track bike was a 3Rensho, one of the red ones with a "Stiffener" tube from the chainstays to the seat stays following the radius of the rear tire, I actually give away that bike to a friend when I left Colombia, man what a dummy..
  3. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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  4. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    In 1993 Colorado Cyclist was blowing out remaining San Rensho Super Record Exports for $199!!!!!!!!:eek1


    I should have bought a few! Instead, I got a Bilatto built Lemond because, you know, it had Euro cred. It was 699, could have had three San Renshos!

    what a dummy! They had red and blues, overstock.
  5. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    PBS did the same kind of thing with Battaglin and the Scapin EL OS frames they were selling. I got one of the Battaglins but didn't get the $ raised in time to get one of the Scapin EL OSes. :cry

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  6. championsound

    championsound Adventurer

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    Ahh Keirin bikes...

    I'm fortunate to have a good friend that happens to be Japanese. He used to travel from the states back to the motherland fairly often and when he did go back, he sometimes brought me back something. On one occasion it was that silver 3Rensho. Other times...


    Bridgestone Anchor. Anchor was Bridgestone's high end racing division, mostly Keirin frames.
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    Another 3Rensho
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    Bad pic but, it's a Makino. A company started by folks of 3Rensho. I built it with a full Suntour Superbe Pro track group.
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  7. championsound

    championsound Adventurer

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    In order to get to the last few bikes in the room, I have to clear out everything before I can get to those bikes. :rofl

    Yep Brooklyn Machine Works. I worked for them for a spell. 1 of BMWs is a park bike, the other a mini link. Here's the mini link

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    Check out the Yamaguchi again. Between the seat stays and the seat tube. There's just a little more than 5mm clearance with a 20mm tire and that particular gearing (48x15). The seat tube also tapers from a 29mm outer diameter (up top by the seatpost clamp) to 50mm at the bottom bracket shell.

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  8. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Well time to rethink things a little, what about hanging them..?
    Does bikes are really strange, as weird as the other BMW's

    Ps: I love the pedals..
    Exactly like my red one, well with out the "Baseball bat" seat tube..
  9. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Great minds....
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    Except my Bins are mounted on a "rail" so I can take them on and off (but they also fall)
  10. championsound

    championsound Adventurer

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    I'd love to hang them but the room's so small that hanging them would make no difference. It would be a lot harder to empty the room when I need something from the back of the room.


    The original BMW Shinburgers! They still have sharp edges from the milling process!
  11. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Oh man I hate that feeling of claustrophobia I don't know if I can ever go back to that..
    Yes, I still remember the first time I saw a set, so freaking scary

    Ps; is BMW a good company to work for...:huh I don't know why I have the feeling they are really grumpy, maybe the products that are so aggro.
  12. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Some upgrades..

    I got another Maverick fork from ebay and I got install today, I love this things, they are super light, rigid and provide plenty of travel.
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    The bike seats on the same angles/reach as before with the Psylo..
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    Plus I finish building a new pair of wheels with Mango king hubs and 819 Mavic rims.
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    Now I just need to the snow to stop so I can take care for a little ride.
  13. LoJack

    LoJack Long timer

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    I like that Maverick stuff, too. I don't have a fork, would like the single crown and have been keeping an eye out for one. I've got a Maverick style frame, though. I haven't ridden a lot of different suspension bikes, but I like it. I'd like to try a DW-link bike sometime.
  14. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    The SC32 like this one are really hard to find and they go for a lot of money since they fit fat bike tires and is almost no suspension fork available for them..
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  15. championsound

    championsound Adventurer

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    What were you saying about great minds? :D

    To be honest though... I cracked the frame a while ago, but here it was when it was still among us.

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  16. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Oh so sad..

    Paul Turner is a brilliant designer but maybe not the best business man, well at least in this case he build a excellent well made product (not like rock sUcks)

    So what did you do with the fork, I may want a 4th one..:evil
  17. championsound

    championsound Adventurer

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    I ended up moving the fork to my Foes but then I started having problems with it. I'd be out riding when all of a sudden the seals would blow and I'd have to finish the ride without a front brake cause of all the weeping oil running down the legs. After repairing the fork 3 times and going though 3 sets of Hope brake pads inside of a month, I had enough so I sold it even though the stanchions were pristine. :confused :confused :confused

    I've had a couple of upside down forks (Marzocchi Shiver on the BWM, and a Dorado on my dh bike) and never had seal problems. I was kind of bitter too since Maverick didn't help me out on the frame (cracked the headtube).
  18. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Now you can get "improved" seal holders that in theory they don't pop out, so far I have problems with mine, but I have read the stories..


    I have two shiver's my self, a SC and a DC, they are so heavy but they actually work really well plus they are so cool, I always want a Dorado in fact I almost purchase a SC before I got the DUC32..


    Yeah is pretty sad when company's mess you up like that, specially with such expensive frame..
  19. 4power

    4power Been here awhile

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    Bought new by me in 1999, sold it a few years later and it changed hands few more times. Now it's back and looking pretty good for a 14 year old bike. Love the mean green.
  20. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    That color has made a comeback.