Show us your bicycle.

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

  1. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    My daily commuter between buses & trains:

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    My backyard play bike:

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    My beach cruiser:

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    My road bike since 2002:

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  2. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Nice collection Theo! :freaky
  3. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    It's what happens when you've been working/associating with your local bike shops.. for decades... wherever you live.. will work for parts.. :lol3
  4. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    Now that is a righteous stable.
  5. Lewy

    Lewy Minus the LC8

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  6. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Been here awhile

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    Cat0020
    Could you post a pic of the back of the seat
    Of your bent and make and model

    I think that might fit my actionbent

    Thanks
  7. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    I do have an extra seat.. if you need one.

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  8. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Been here awhile

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    Thanks but from that angle neither back or bottom would work

    Nice collection you have, i only have a bent and df

    Thanks again
  9. Gillmartin

    Gillmartin Desultory Dilettante

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    Howdy all,

    I know, this is a photo thread, but...

    So I had my bike on the back of my car and got rear ended. The frame looks straight, but the wheels are toast. The problem is I'm having trouble finding a disc-brake compatible road wheelset. The bike is a Specialized Tricross. Need a 700c, 16-18mm internal width, and the rear needs to work with a 10sp Shimano cassette. I've found an Easton EA90 set at Jenson, but it's almost $900 for the set. I know, you get what you pay for...

    Yes, I've tried directly from Specialized, but no luck. The LBS was also no help, strangely enough.

    Any help, suggestions, or donations, greatly accepted!

    edit: Rats, just realized the aforementioned EA90 only works with a 9-speed cassette.
  10. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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  11. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    Well, I couldn't help myself.

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    An as new Burley duet Tandem for $500. Tomorrow I will begin the process of modding it. It will get platform pedals front and back. Laurie likes cruiser ergos, so I'll bolt on some cruiser bars and a big goofy looking cruiser seat. The front compartment will remain unchanged initially, though I suspect I'll want a different seat. The tires are dry rotted so I'll slip on some 700x32 Bontrager hard case tires that are in the attic. The bike appears barely used. There are still rubber nipples down the center tread of the original tires. The front derailleur needs to be adjusted. After that, it should be good to go.
  12. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Sounds like the stoker won't be doing much stoking. :lol3
  13. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    Nope. Just an inexpensive and different way of having fun and getting in a little exercise. We rented a cruiser tandem in the Keys and had a blast. These bikes retailed for about $1800 ten years ago. It was a steal!
  14. Gillmartin

    Gillmartin Desultory Dilettante

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    Doh, hadn't even thought of eBay, thanks!
  15. El Guero

    El Guero V4 Whore

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  16. aposaric

    aposaric Garden mechanic ;-)

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    The cheapest way is to get new rims, and take your bent wheels to the wheel builder and let him switch out your broken parts. I am not sure what the pricing for building wheels is at you region, but it is somewhere between 10 and 50 $ per wheel, a lot cheaper and the quality is much higher than a factory built wheel ;-)

    :freaky
  17. trailer Rails

    trailer Rails Long timer

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    #1) the other drivers insurance should pay for any damage, have the frame checked for aglinment by a bike shop. There may be other damage you did not see right away like bent cranks or chainrings.

    #2) 8,9 and 10 speed cassettes all fit on the same free hub bodys.

    #3) I am a fan of Stan's wheels: http://www.notubes.com/Alpha-340-Disc-Wheelset-2428-P1068C58.aspx They are relatively light and inexpensive.

    #4) If you just want to rebuild, I would buy a Stan's 29" Crest rim and rebuild with that, it will be a little wider than stock but it will work just fine. Or the iron cross rims, they are 1mm narrower.
  18. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    $650 (without tires) for a set of wheels is more than his bike's worth. :lol3
  19. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Depending on your rear spacing, any 29er wheelset will work.

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  20. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Depends on who is building these wheels. I've seen some artistes and I've seen some hacks. I'm in the middle closer towards the artiste end but I'm no expert. When I'm on my own time, I work for pizza and beer. :augie

    If the wheelset in question is the stock wheelset, now's the time to upgrade. Nicer hubs, lighter rims, etc

    M