Show us your bicycle.

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

  1. soyanarchisto

    soyanarchisto Long timer

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    Corner carver, does your employer have secure bike parking? If not, your next bike won't be around long. I am lucky and hang mine right in my office. After having 4 stolen.

    Lights, I love my niterider lights. Even after chanting them to the edge of the road I still have oncoming riders shield their eyes. When fully charged I can see through walls. Lol
  2. clevishook

    clevishook stevedore

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    Building a single speed from an old Univega road bike. Got the bike for $35.00 and will have another $300 into it, but it is fun building. Check Craig's List in a couple of days or I'll post some photos here.
  3. Wadester

    Wadester Rides a dirty bike

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  4. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    How's it ride?
  5. canuckAME

    canuckAME Been here awhile

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    Thought it was about time to show off the fleet

    This is a Rocky Mountain Blizzard bought new in 94. The Girvin fork still works pretty good and gets lots of comments form the "youngsters" as to what is it.

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    The antique of the bunch. Bought this new in 85 and repainted it myself about 6 years ago. Still has the original Suntour hubs, derailleurs and brakes. It's got a pretty stiff ride.

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    This is the go fast machine. A Colnago MasterLite steel frame with Chris King, and Dura Ace components. A really nice ride.

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    The newest addition to the fleet. Bought a titanium frame and moved over components from a worn out cyclocross frame. The bars are actually quite comfortable and good on the road or in the bush.

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    This will be the all round / commuter. It's got a great ride.
  6. Wadester

    Wadester Rides a dirty bike

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    Just like a mtb - except that soft stuff doesn't slow it down. The big tires (pumped up hard - 9psi) ignore small bumps and such, just rolling over things. It's like a couple inches of undamped suspension - can get a little bouncy on big hits. Oh, and it sounds like a monster truck on that hardpan.

    Here's my tracks going up a dune
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  7. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    I gotta get me one.
  8. djb_rh

    djb_rh Been here awhile

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    I'll post some pics soon, but I have a Surly Mukluk fatbike. I just wanted to chime in and say there's just something about these dumb things that makes them fun. I can't put my finger on it, but I've been riding mine a LOT. It's 34 pounds currently and I have 23 pound bike options and yet I keep grabbing the fatbike.

    I bought it complete and new for $1500. That was with 3x9 drivetrain and cable disc brakes. I've "upgraded" it to a SRAM 2x10 drivetrain using some used parts and a new set of fatbike cranks and added a Stages power meter. I was curious how bad the extra workload was to pedal these big tires. It's there, but it's really not as bad as I would have thought.

    The only thing to get used to is the fact that your wheels are so much heavier. Not in the workload, but in the gyroscope effect. When you get it moving on a pretty good downhill and you try to turn, you can feel the gyroscope effect fight you. It's not horrible or a problem, but it is there and it does take some getting used to.

    We don't get enough snow here in NC to use one, but it does rain a lot. You can get away with riding the fatbike on soft stuff without feeling like you're hurting the trail AT ALL. It just doens't bite into mud like skinnier tires do. I still don't ride it on public trails that are closed, but I have access to private ones and it really doesn't hurt anything.

    The reason I bought it originally was to ride at the beach, and it's VERY good for that. In fact, the only reason I got a Mukluk instead of a Pugsley was because I didn't want to constantly expose a steel frame to the beach. Now I wish I had gone steel anyway as I'm sure the ride would have been even better, but the aluminum frame is fine.

    But I like it *so* much that I'm seriously contemplating replacing the Mukluk frame with a Titanium fatbike frame. And a lighter fork. And I'm definitely putting hydraulic brakes on it...I seem to be finding the limits of the cables now that I'm pushing it harder on dirt.


    --Donnie
  9. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    CanuckAME, that MasterLite is beautiful! I'm highly envious.

    Love the Maple Leaves on the Cannondale quite a bit. You've got some nice rides.
  10. Ridge

    Ridge Jitenshado

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    I'm on the hunt for a titanium cross frame, or complete bike if y'all happen to see one for sale locally... Cross size 54, road size 56/57... much grass ameegos. :D

    Sent from my intergalactic space modulator
  11. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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  12. El Guero

    El Guero V4 Whore

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    My new that my wife bought me:

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    Probably won't get the miles it deserves this year since I've got another bike I'm planning on taking on RAGBRAI. Took it for a 20 mile ride already, not as bonejarring as my Klein over big bumps and I like having the low low gearing on the hills.
  13. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    Nice ride. :thumb
  14. Ridge

    Ridge Jitenshado

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    Yeah, the LHT, is the ubiquitous RAGBRAI bike. Saw hundreds of them the last few years.
  15. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    LHT, FTW! :clap
  16. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    That's really cool, man. I'm glad to see you pulled the trigger on it.
  17. El Guero

    El Guero V4 Whore

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    If I were hauling my own crap on RAGBRAI, I would take the LHT in a second. Since I already have a team that is organized and a car is hauling all the crap, I think I'll go ahead and take the light, fast bike just to increase my chances of finishing period :lol3
  18. El Guero

    El Guero V4 Whore

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    You know, I'm glad I did too. I was a little lukewarm about my testride but I figured that might be the case for a beefy bike like that. The first longer-ish ride showed me how great it is - just so easy to ride.
  19. cdndog

    cdndog Adventurer

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  20. RogueClimber

    RogueClimber "Tacticool"

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    My new MTB (not me)

    Niner RIP 9 RDO with XX-1

    Needs a new engine though. :D