Show us your bicycle.

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

  1. vfr700

    vfr700 172S

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    My Casati...
  2. Davis53

    Davis53 Been here awhile

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    Clamp that bike by the seat post never on one of the frame tubes. Some bikes the tubes are too thin and may crush, and the finish may be damaged.
  3. vfr700

    vfr700 172S

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    It's TSX, and the Olmo is SP. With my Carbon, and Alu rigs, the seat post for sure....been using that stand since 1989, with no paint or tube damage. The clamp doesn't exert much clamping force, and the jaws are quite soft.
  4. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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  5. rexbro

    rexbro Been here awhile

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    No can do - it cost more than my KLR. :lol3

    I can send you a pic of my favorite pint glass :D
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    a frame pic
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    and a pic of my "89 Rocky Mountain Blizzard.
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  6. Dano 407

    Dano 407 One Man Wolfpack

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    Back in my racing days, we had the opportunity to talk with the pros at some of our dimly attended local races, early in the season. Laura Charameda (sp?) was the girlfriend of Roberto Gaggioli and they showed up each year. Laura had a BRAND NEW Cannondale bike that Roberto had crushed in just that manner days before the event. It was a perfect Colnago type diamond tube shape after the Roberto treatment in a Park Tool stand. She rode it anyhow, as she did not have a replacement on hand.

    We all concluded she could ride a dog turd and be hot (not related to the story, but the reason I remember her name).
  7. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    You need to see if you can't get the purple ano Moby Post from up above. Match the stem! :nod

    Mmmmm purple anodizing!

    :tb

    Brings back memories!

    M
  8. YamaGeek

    YamaGeek Ancient trailbike padwan

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    Oh I guess i didn't post these in this thread...

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    Front wheel drive, arm and leg powered recumbents that did climb hills better than other recumbents...
  9. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    Here's mine.

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    It's blue.

    I also have a white styrofoam helmet. And some bike shoes that clip into those metal pedal thingies.

    Oh, and 2 white water bottles.

    :nod
  10. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    You build them?
  11. YamaGeek

    YamaGeek Ancient trailbike padwan

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    The green one I built. It was a frame kit from Gary Hale when he still had Early Cycles in Eugene, Oregon. The yellow bike is being ridden by the original designer, Tom. He'd made a one off version from some old BMX frame bits a couple years prior. They became popular with some of us Hale, CoMotion groupies, and Gary made a frame kit deal for those interested. It was great fun, hard to learn to ride, and was perfect for riding centuries. I loved that bike.

    Mine had a 24X1.125 front alloy rim originally laced to a Sachs Pentasport coasterbrake and prior to that a Sturmey/Archer VT drumbrake 3 speed with a 4 speed Sutour cog on the sprocket driver. This was years before SRAM and their indexed internal hubgear derallieur sets.
  12. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Lookin good!

    You ever been/seen a cross race?

    :ear

    Link (since I'm gonna epically fail tryin to link this thing straight here!)

    M
  13. TandemGeek

    TandemGeek Hors Category

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    Road bikes...

    Primary ride: Custom Calfee S&S Tetra Tandem

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    Back-up tandem: Erickson Signature

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    Primary single bike: Calfee Tetra Pro

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    Back-up single bike: Dean Castanza

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    Frames in cold storage: Erickson Signature & Bianchi MegaPro XL Mecatone/Uno TdF

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    Fixed-gear / track bike...

    Bianchi Pista (no photo)


    Mountain bikes....

    Mountain tandem: Ventana El Conquistador de Montanas

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    Ventana Marble Peak

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    ProFlex 857

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  14. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Banned

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    :wave

    Huhenio
  15. ballistic_ken

    ballistic_ken Helmet hair victim.

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    I just picked this up last week......

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    Reward to myself for quitting smoking. Now I am trying to work my way up to the "out of shape" status.
  16. TandemGeek

    TandemGeek Hors Category

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    Greetings my friend. It's truly a small world, eh?

    Hey, do you remember when you offered me some sound council as I was trying to figure out if an R1150RT, ST1300, FJR1300 or another CBR1100XX would be the right bike and opted for an R1100S? Well, I liked the boxer so much that I revisited my earlier list of bikes and added a second boxer to the stable so that Debbie can join me for some two-up riding:

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    Thanks for the assist...
  17. Vance

    Vance On my meds...

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    Just bed linered my Raleigh XXIX 29er.

    It wheelies wheelie well.:D

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  18. trailer Rails

    trailer Rails Long timer

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    :huh You have many of the same bike a friend of mine has (Ventana tandem and single, the pro flex, and the calfee tandem) and you have a s2000 in the garage. :huh Are you sure you don't have a brother in PA?
  19. TandemGeek

    TandemGeek Hors Category

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    I'm originally from Pennsylvania and I have step brother but he lives in New England and cycling is not something he does. However, that said, the tandem enthusiast community is a small one and there are a few teams that ride both on and off-road who have found themselves on a Ventana ECdM as well as a Calfee tandem, as they have been the top-shelf / small builder offerings in their respective categories for many years. Heck, there's even a good chance that he bought the Ventana from fellow ADV member, Mudnut....

    FWIW, I run an off-road tandem discussion forum called Double-Forte at Yahoo groups and i'd venture a guess that nearly a 1/3 of the very active members own Ventana tandems (we're talking double-digit numbers here, not hundreds) with Cannondale's hardtail models being perhaps the most common brand / model. So, if somone is droping $6k on an off-road tandem like a Ventana, it's a pretty good guess they'll have dropped about that much on a road tandem. A Calfee fully-assembled without couplers falls in that same price range, perhaps a little higher given that most folks also outfit them with high-zoot / lightweight components. Co-Motion Speedster, Supremo or Robusta tandems are also pretty common stable-mates for folks who own Ventana tandems. More recently, high-end Santana Beyonds, the Co-Motion Macchiato and Paketa tandems have reached similar price points as the Calfees and the 29er Jeepster from Viscious Cycles is now starting to make in-roads on Ventana's market share. But, at least for those of us who have been riding tandems for many years, the Calfee and Ventana were the creme de la creme and still are.

    The second Ventana & ProFlex kind of fall into that same category as they were some of the earlier, high-end full-suspension bikes sought out by folks who wanted something that didn't come from Cannondale, Trek or any of the other mass-producers.

    The S2000, now that's just plain weird; however, I should allow that the S2000 is technically my wife's car.... Good grief, I hope he's not driving a Toyota Tundra DoubleCab truck!
  20. ANutt

    ANutt Keyboard Adventurer

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    Good on ya! You'll be surprised how quickly you get stronger (after the first few rides, that is...) As an asthmatic ex-smoker, I can tell you that nothing reinforces your (ongoing) decision to quit smoking quite like a bicycle ride. Have fun!