Show us your bicycle.

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

  1. AzB

    AzB Fattest thin man

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    Ok, that's just plain cool.:clap

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  2. kbasa

    kbasa Being, human. Super Moderator

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    Fabuloso Supremo!

    Dood - you parted the Slingshot? :waysad
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  3. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    My two rides. The blue Rivendell was custom built for me, and has seen three different parts groups since new (about 20 k miles on the frame). The latest iteration is eight speed Dura Ace. It was Campy Chorus ergo, but since I broke my distal radius one year ago (plate and 13 screws) when i totaled my Ninja, I have problems with shifting ergo levers. My right thumb just ain't the same.
    The green Rivendell is a neat bike: custom built for someone else, it actually fit me better than them! It takes long reach brakes, so for fast riding, I put on a set of 650c wheels, and for winter, I can put on 26 inch wheels and fat tires/fenders, and ride all weather.
    I love bicycle riding as much/more than motos.
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  4. monkeyfez

    monkeyfez Enabler....

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    Great bikes. GREAT DOG!

    Gotta love Rivendell frames.
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  5. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    Da UP, eh.
    :nod

    I've been sucked in by their marketing machine- hook, line- and woolen bi-cycling trousers. :lol3
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  6. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike" Supporter

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    From a very short ride report in gravity's pic a day thread:

    My trusty DiamondBack along the trail.

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    Couple random iPhone shots. About an hour ago (7:00pm PST) 8/20/07 near one of my favorite river spots.

    Poor little wounded goose (one bad foot), his family was a little down river.
    He swam over to us, maybe he liked the music?
    We shared some carrot cake cliffbar with him, best bar they make BTW.:deal
    He didnt care too much for the Anchor Steam though.:freaky

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  7. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    I have tried a bunch of ideas from Riv (Grant P's ideas, actually). I prefer clipless, have had a love/hate relationship with Brooks saddles, love lugs, wear wool jersies/t's every ride, don't like baggy shorts on the bike, admire Nitto and things Japanese from a new perspective (I was a Campy holic for several decades), not as enamoured of fat tires as everybody at Riv but like the option, I could go on.

    So, the bottom line: the frames ride GREAT! They look good too. :nod
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  8. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    Thanks, my best friend :clap! He goes to work with me everyday. He does not mind when I get dressed for a bike ride, but you should see him mope around when I put on my leather for a moto ride. He thinks if I am taking a gas powered vehicle, he should get to go. Smart dog, all 120 lbs of him.
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  9. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Thanks....we've actually hauled it to a tandem rally that way and were NOT the only ones to show up with a rig like that!
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    Here's what happens to bicycles when you get old fat and lazy. :cry
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    Actually my wife's old Paramount has been getting a good work out as her indoor trainer lately. :thumb
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    It's been over 6 years since I've raced a triathalon now and probably 5 since that ugly purple Klein has been off that rack! Look the Trek aint even got cranks on it! :scratch
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    These old tanks see an occasional rail-trail is about all....
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    My wife's childhood Varsity saved for nostalgia, I suppose....
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    as is her grandparents old Schwinn tandem that they used to ride in parades back in the 50s and 60s.
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    We have been pedalling that 13 year old Santana Arriva tandem some already this year though.....got a ride scheduled for tomorrow as the weather looks great! :thumb
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  10. BikeSDP

    BikeSDP On a last chance power drive

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    2003 Surly Cross Check. This sub-$400 steel frame has a better road feel than many an exotic unobtanium.

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  11. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    gawd damn what a bunch of esoterica riding bike dorks you people are


    ok


    so I bought a fucking pushbike of my own

    I stopped by a sporting goods store on the way home and just got it (damn I miss Galyans, Dicks sucks ass)

    I know, I should have gone to a bikeshop, got one that fits, get a bike that suits the type of riding I plan to do and all that happy bullshit

    whatever dude, I liked the silver one

    so I bought the silver one

    now what do I do with it


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    yeah, I know the bottoms of the kayaks are awful smooth - we just got them last fall so back off

    I'll scuff 'em up proper this summer

    first I gotta take that damn kickstand off my new bike

    what the hell is a 29'er anyway?

    can you put gin and tonic in one of those water bottle thingies

    and fuck presta valves, I had to go four places to find those damn little adapters
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  12. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    What do you need adaptors for? Real men blow up presta valves with their mouths, no adaptors necessary :lol3

    Nice bike, btw, its amazing what great stuff you can get for not much moolah these days.
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  13. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    my brother has a bike he dropped easily twice as much coin six or seven years ago and this thing has equal or nicer components, slicker shifting and the fork is adjustable

    the forks on my motorcycle are not adjustable

    welds liked stacked dimes, alum frame

    I am stunned at what you get for not a fuckton of money

    now I just have to figure out to pedal the damn thing for more than 10 minutes without passing out
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  14. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    I thought passing out was the fun part.
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  15. toolfan

    toolfan Broken Hearted

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    That is bomb-diggity.

    Why the two different shifter styles? Weight savings, or parts bin build up?

    I think it's time for me to get a steel cross bike.

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  16. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I really, really like my Gunnar. :nod 853 and American made. :thumb

    I've got a Reynolds fork on it that I think needs to be retired. :nod Getting lots of fork chatter. :confused Maybe an Easton?

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  17. toolfan

    toolfan Broken Hearted

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    I'm being talked into a sporty touring bike now, like maybe a long-haul trucker.
    (I've got a thing for surlys.)

    Also thinking of looking at what Soma has to offer, and got a recommendation for the Felt Z class bikes.

    I just want something that's a little more relaxed than my bianchi SL so I can do some longish lazy miles. And maybe start commuting again, if I can get into shape...
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  18. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Pretty much ANY cyclocross bike will do that too.

    Ditto with Bruce Gordon's stuff. :tb

    IF makes a fan-farging-tastic bike.

    Chris King. :tb

    ...and the list goes on... Go look at the pics from the NAHBS from recently. LOTS of eye candy

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  19. BikeSDP

    BikeSDP On a last chance power drive

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    It's because of the disk brake caliper. STI levers don't pull enough cable for it to work effectively. You can use STI levers, but you need those travel adapter things for it to work effectively. I originally had barcons on both sides, but hit my knee too many times on the right side which caused me to shift into my highest gear while climbing. Cantilevers offer the best clearance for mud, but that's rarely an issue in my locale.
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  20. toolfan

    toolfan Broken Hearted

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    Are Surlys not made in the US?

    I just went to one of the local shops website - they carry Surly and the long haul truck and the cross-check are about a grand a piece.

    I might mosey on in there this weekend, but I should probably leave my credit card at home...