Show us your bicycle.

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

  1. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Oh, I forgot my personal favorite: the Salsa Casseroll

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    Gears for me tho.

    M
  2. streetweapon

    streetweapon Been here awhile

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    She's been with me for quite some time, and has been updated since this pic. I'll add updated pic soon. I don't like to pedal. :deal
  3. toolfan

    toolfan Broken Hearted

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    That head tube is a little long for my tastes.

    My hipster friends have nothing but praise for Soma stuff

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    I used to have a roommate who's best friend is the man behind Vanilla bicycles:
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    BEEEyouTEEful stuff, but a bit out of my price range, and I hear he's usually backordered pretty good. (Super nice guy too.)

    But I've had a crush on the whole surly motif for so many years, I'm really leaning that way.
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    The question is - what's going to fit my wants the best?


  4. elchulopadre

    elchulopadre Hairodynamic

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    My fixie and my cyclocross bikes are in Miami, but here in NY I have my franken-tri bike.

    It started its life as a Cannondale R700. The first thing to get swapped out was the saddle - first to a Forte job with the cutout, later to a Arione Tri 2. It stayed this way, pretty much unchanged, for a long time.

    Then the Cyclocross bike came in, which, in 700x23 trim, became the 'weapon of choice' even for purely road events as it just plain fit me better. As the stem and handlebar from the Cannonball were a better fit than the stock ones on the 'cross bike, they got swapped. This relegated the Cannon to wallbracket-queen status, and for the LONGEST time I thought I should sell it but never came 'round to it.

    The next phase was when I decided I needed proper aerobars for my triathlonning. So I took off the handlebar and brifters, replacing them with tt-style bars, complete with bar-end brakes and shifters. Of course, this meant coupling an 8-speed derailleur with a 10-speed shifter - so the derailleur got swapped out for 10-speed hawtness, which also meant I needed to get a new cassette... which the bike shop somehow 'accidentally' put on Reynolds Attack wheels :dunno :lol3 As a consequence, the brake shoes got swapped to accomodate the pads specific to the CF wheels.

    While I was at it, I threw a Fizik Arione Tri 2 saddle on.

    Then, the fork got damaged in shipping. And the tech who installed the replacement fork noticed the headset had become pretty gritty as a result of the exposure to Miami sand/salt, so that got replaced too.

    So, in the end, the only stock components on the bike anymore are the frame, the bottom bracket, the crankset and the front derailleur. Oh, and the seatpost, which is about to get replaced in the quest for moving the saddle juuuuust a bit further forward.

    And no, I haven't seen anyone else with a 105/Dura Ace mix :rofl

    I'll snap pics tomorrow :D
  5. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    :wave

    Stick Me's bike has D/A 9sp (mostly) with 105 brifters. Works fine hanging there on the wall! :bluduh

    Been out on the Crosshairs lately. Bout an hour a shot. Loop thru the neighborhood on the other side of the freeway. Lately its been BIG tailwind the whole way out, and BIG headwind the whole way back. :baldy Can't go the other way 'cause that way's Tucson proper!

    M
  6. stevie t

    stevie t some dude, somewhere....

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    can't you just hang it off the back?....like a dingy on ship?
  7. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Those things can't even be hung across the back of a car without sticking out into the next lane of traffic....Wide Load.
  8. strongmendieyoung

    strongmendieyoung KLR Lover

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    here's the current stable

    haro mary 29er

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    santa cruz heckler

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    primavera flamigo (no-name taiwanese, but a comfy carbon ride)

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    1982 univega gran premio

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    2001 schwinn moab 1 (it's on loan for $350 to a buddy)


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  9. soewe812

    soewe812 Wag more Bark less

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    I have a secret thanks to Gumee!
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  10. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Now post up in the Bicycle thread on all the rides yer doin on it!

    ...and before y'all get all wiggy on the seat height, the ole boy's built like a gorilla!

    M
  11. Superhawk

    Superhawk Been here awhile

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    my mountain bike

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  12. gaspipe

    gaspipe Wandering Soul Super Moderator

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    Gummee -

    I forgot I owed you this....vintage iron day....

    Lemond Gan frame, Excell GLX tubing, Campy group (53/39 chainwheels), Mavic headset, Cinelli stem and bars. The original hubs were built with Fiberflite spokes. I wouldn't dare ride those at my current weight :shog The wheels on there now are Mavic hubs and Mavic Open 4 CD hoops. I still have the Fiberflites stashed away. I built this bike in '94. About 45lbs ago. :bluduh

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    Here's the I bike I rode the most. It's a frankenstein, but worked very well for me. Many, many miles were ridden on this bike. It's a Pinarello Stelvio frame. I traded a really nice Tommasini frame for this (a couple cm too big). I built it in or around 1993 with Dura Ace bottom bracket and crank, 53/39 chainwheels, Suntour Superb Pro brakes, Ultegra derailleurs with billet wheels, Campy Omega 19 hoops/Ultegra hubs, Campy seat post, Control Tech stem (I think it was a MTB stem :lol3 ) and the Scotts bars. Many centuries were done on this rig. That's the second or third set of wheels on this bike. Wore the sidewalls out :lol3

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    My wife used to ride with me. This is the bike I bought her. I just tuned it up today. She says she wants to start riding again. :thumb

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    It's more or less original, except I added a set of Sachs integrated brake/shifters for her back in the mid 90's. It's probably the nicest RB-1 that I've seen in quite some time.
  13. gaspipe

    gaspipe Wandering Soul Super Moderator

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    '95 Merlin XLM....

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    Manitou 2, with the lightweight Al stanchions and a Ti kit.....I never got more than a season out of a set of elastomers. Luckily, they're still available.

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    They were made in Massachusetts back then.

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  14. 1reddawg

    1reddawg Long timer

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    Posted this before ,but here it is again
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    And another of me on my Hell or Highwater Ride
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  15. lorazepam

    lorazepam Two fisted burger

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    Looks like hell is winning out in that pic :lol3
  16. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    GP, I say this with all the love in my heart:

    U suck.

    Hard.

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    M
    (oh, and thanks for the pics! Them's some nice rides! Now, why aren't you riding em!?)

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  17. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Felt. :drif :drif
  18. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    After many, many mountain and road bikes, I now feel the need for spee..., uh, comfort.

    My Specialized Globe city bike is the most comfortable I've ever ridden. Easy on the bad back.

    Here's a poor picture of it with a little project I whipped together. It was basically just a first try at a uni-trailer. Better prototypes are forthcoming. Works awesome though...


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34068258@N02/3250527405/" title="100_3337 by ag_streak, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3256/3250527405_de07425505_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="100_3337" /></a>
  19. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    2001 17" Kona Hahanna, It sees almost 100% street duty. I have a rigid fork for it, I just need an 1 1/8" crown race so I can install it. Those bouncy forks suck on the street, lol. I really like the street tires I put on, I dislike the seat that is on it for street riding so that's getting changed too.

    It's really a little too small for me, but I can't afford to buy a new bike right now and I didn't know when I bought it. I used to race BMX and never realized there was so much to bike fitting until just recently, around last year.

    Edit: I should also ad I'd like to ditch the beefy downhill stem and fat bars I have on it.

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  20. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    Here's mine. Specialized Roubaix Comp with a mix of 105 and Ultegra, and wearing Fulcrum Racing 3's. I also have set of Dura Ace wheels with the Hutchinson tubeless tires. Not much time for road riding lately, but I knock out about 80 miles a week on the trainer. I'd do more road riding if I could figure out a way to do it and watch Family Guy!

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