Show us your bicycle.

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

  1. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    See that's why I come here, to make me feel better about buying stuff.:loll:freaky


    Decent 80K spin today in some great weather. Tomorrow I think I'll do the century.

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  2. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    I've got a racing bike(Cannondale), a vintage racing bike (Medici), a city bike (sirrus), a style bike (Electra Ultra Classic), a trail cruiser (recumbent tadpole trike), and I maintain the girl's commuter & racer.

    I 'need' a 26 hardtail mtn bike. Or I need to put dirt tires on my Sirrus. For some reason my recent commutes to rugby practice have me going down a couple miles of local trail.
  3. Tifighter

    Tifighter thread killer

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    Its a Cannondale; nothing special. My wife and I are both tall, and this frame felt stiffer than some others we rode. Highlight was the northwest tandem rally...where else can you ride through a town with a police escort and 500 other tandems? Still, we rarely ride it; we both prefer to ride our own bikes.

    We have 2 road bikes (Litespeed Gisallo, Specialized Allez), 2 mountain bikes (Specialized SJ FSR) and 2 touring/travel bikes (Dahon Tournado - full size touring bike using Ritchey breakaway system). And said tandem. I kick around the idea of a folder, like a Brompton. We'll see.
  4. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Can someone tell me about 29 inch wheels, and why I should be looking to buy one?
  5. Wadester

    Wadester Rides a dirty bike

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    Since I'm here - 29 vs 26: The taller wheels roll more smoothly, not bothered as much by bumps/roughness. They also have a little more "flywheel" effect, from a little more mass as well as their larger diameter. They hold speed better from both flywheel and rolling better.

    However - the opposite side of the coin: 26ers will accelerate a little faster, and will respond quicker to steering input.

    I like 29ers. Their properties match my riding style and just feel better - to me. Search the Net, and you will find many opinions - the facts are the same, but how people perceive the differences is what matters. A parking lot ride won't show you the handling at speed, or the ride/rolling differences.
  6. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    What can $300 get me on the used 29er market? :lol3
  7. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    Da UP, eh.

    I picked up a pretty sweet Kona Unit 2-9 single speed for less than that.

    "Unit" jokes alone were worth the price.

    It's fully rigid.... :evil
  8. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    NoVA for now...
    Ya know Askel...

    I'm not gonna touch that with a 10' pole. Yours, mine, or anyone else's.

    :nono

    M
  9. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    Da UP, eh.
    But it's purple!

    And 29 inches!

    :lol3
  10. BHW

    BHW Long timer

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    Still waiting for my first trail ride on my 'used' Iron Horse. Rode it once, with the family on a "greenway" ride. Greenway is what they call paved walking/biking trails around here! I haven't been mountain biking in several years. had to buy a new helmet, old one was trash. Bike is tuned and ready to go. Already have the urge to upgrade...but that's foolish considering I haven't even "tested" it off road yet!
  11. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    Some day. When I have a whole day...and a week to recover. :lol3


    I did get to put a few miles on in the big city:

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    Highlight: One of New York's finest broadcasting over his cruiser bullhorn, "Please tell me you're not even THINKING of riding your bike through the Holland Tunnel." :lol3
    I wondered why Broome St. seems so familiar to me on my way from the Ducati dealer back to Riverside Dr. FWIW, dodging busses and taxis on Broadway is every bit as exciting as a trackday.
  12. goodolguzzi

    goodolguzzi Guzzen around the hood

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  13. Green427

    Green427 Comfortably Dumb

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    My new Windsor Cliff Comp 29er.


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  14. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Nicolai Argon (Thanks James Renazco for such a awesome deal) on top of a modified sportworks rack (Use to be a hitch rack, now is a roof rack)
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    I love this little thing, even if it has 26" wheels.
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  15. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Awesome pictures of a awesome Mojo, Long life to IBIS even if is not the same as the good old days.
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  16. Renazco

    Renazco Formerly AKA Boejangles

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    Love my Jones 29er

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  17. pbarmy

    pbarmy Long timer

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    My Moots Mountaineer,1984 model.

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  18. petefromberkeley

    petefromberkeley -

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    Bullet frame, machete forks, bayonette rear frame, WWII german army helmet seat (with a mouse under it) pistols for handle bars and hand grenade pedals. I ask you- what's not to like? :lol3

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  19. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Wow awesome bike including the nice shoulder strap and the old XT sharkfin too.

    Ps: Looking at the picture in detail, are the cantilever mounts a "Clamp-On" or welded to the frame and fork in a conventional manner..??
  20. Rogue_Ryder

    Rogue_Ryder 速 Flat Biller 速

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    How do you like it?:ear

    I've ridden a 29'r once, and I loved it but it was a $3K bike and that was waaay too much for me, I don't really need a 29'r but...I'd sure like to have one.