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livingfortoday
Jul 29, 2008, 08:24 PM
LOL, it just occured to me that y'all ride a lot of fixies.

To each his own.
Hipsters.

Jerk.
Now that I am facing a longer commute, I'm going to put that flip-flop hub to use and stick a freewheel on my commuter bike. My IRO will stay fixed, since it's a lot more fun that way!

iMpathetic
Jul 31, 2008, 07:48 AM
Jerk.
Now that I am facing a longer commute, I'm going to put that flip-flop hub to use and stick a freewheel on my commuter bike. My IRO will stay fixed, since it's a lot more fun that way!

Meh, sounds good.

How much does that sucka weigh?

EDIT: By the way, all who are interested, here's my project bike, a 2003 Specialized Enduro. I'm going to make this into something like a dual-suspension urban and dirt jumper.

livingfortoday
Jul 31, 2008, 06:03 PM
The IRO is around 13-14lbs, which is damn light. I'm amazed that it feels lighter than my Fuji road bike that's half carbon and aluminum, since the IRO is all steel. My commuter on the other hand is an old Schwinn World Sport, so it weighs quite a bit more, though not too much still.

I never really got into mountain biking, though you seem to have some nice bikes. I'm more of a bikes for daily use kinda guy.

Emulsion
Jul 31, 2008, 07:06 PM
Does anybody know where I could get a clip for my bike that holds my iPhone/iPod Touch? I would like it to allow me to control the screen/see whats on it. It would be nice to follow the GPS or watch a podcast when I'm biking.

Shut up its not dangerous.

iMpathetic
Jul 31, 2008, 08:09 PM
The IRO is around 13-14lbs, which is damn light. I'm amazed that it feels lighter than my Fuji road bike that's half carbon and aluminum, since the IRO is all steel. My commuter on the other hand is an old Schwinn World Sport, so it weighs quite a bit more, though not too much still.

I never really got into mountain biking, though you seem to have some nice bikes. I'm more of a bikes for daily use kinda guy.

What's cool about mountain biking is it's a "harden the F up and deal with it" sport.

I bike about, eh..... 4 miles a day on the road on my 48 pound Azonic.

I was thinking, "OMGBBQ HOWZ DO I MAEK IT LIEGHTR" but then I just dealt with it. :p

Although I'm kinda glad people are riding fixies - like the non-fruity road bike. :D

klymr
Jul 31, 2008, 09:29 PM
I didn't even see this thread. I picked up this bike a little over a month ago. It's a TREK 4300 Disc. I ride about 5 miles daily on the road up to school and back, then to work and back. It's not bad, but I wish I could spend a lot more on a decent mtn bike. We have some killer terrain around here, but it seems the only bikers I know are roadies. Too bad for them.

Oh, and I love the looks of that bike you got there iMpathetic. Very nice!

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=121440&d=1214586395

crdean1
Jul 31, 2008, 10:28 PM
Nice bikes...here's my rear hub. Keep em coming.
http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/9708/img2345zh3.jpg

MacHappytjg
Jul 31, 2008, 10:56 PM
http://panterramotors.ca/150ccdb.html

Heres the link to mine since i cant really take a pic of it since its outta the city...

tonie
Jul 31, 2008, 11:43 PM
My new bike. It eats babies.

http://i31.tinypic.com/2vlwp04.jpg


that's a nice ass bike man, how much did it run you?

iMpathetic
Aug 1, 2008, 09:53 AM
I didn't even see this thread. I picked up this bike a little over a month ago. It's a TREK 4300 Disc. I ride about 5 miles daily on the road up to school and back, then to work and back. It's not bad, but I wish I could spend a lot more on a decent mtn bike. We have some killer terrain around here, but it seems the only bikers I know are roadies. Too bad for them.

Oh, and I love the looks of that bike you got there iMpathetic. Very nice!

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=121440&d=1214586395

Thanks! :D Believe me, I know how it feels to not have anybody interested in MTBing. the only person I know who is interested in freeride/hucks/DH is one of my best friends, so we just session every day cause it's the summer. Not bad but I wish there was more of a "group ride" feel.

What I would do is sell the 4300 for like $400 if you can, and then look on your local Craigslist for a decent used bike - a hardtail or an older fully.
that's a nice ass bike man, how much did it run you?

Thanks! It ran $3072 when built a little over three years ago, but I traded my freshly built quad-core PC for it. I must say, it's a beast, but I think I went astray and bought WAAAAAYYYY too much bike. I'm thinking of selling it to buy a Transition Bottlerocket or something.

EDIT: Oh, and that was a crappy picture that the previous owner took. Here's a better one.

http://i38.tinypic.com/rm2n7k.jpg

klymr
Aug 1, 2008, 10:01 AM
What I would do is sell the 4300 for like $400 if you can, and then look on your local Craigslist for a decent used bike - a hardtail or an older fully.

I just bought the 4300 for $450 (tax included) a month ago. It's an ok bike, but I want something with full susp. I didn't want to spend more on a bike than what I could save up by not driving for the summer. I figured this was about the highest I could spend without it being too ridiculously expensive. I'll keep it for a few years until I can upgrade.

zaphodtheprez
Aug 1, 2008, 10:54 AM
Here's my commuter on a track frame.

Lau
Aug 6, 2008, 05:35 AM
Ooh, project!

</Clueless>

;)

128519

Neil321
Aug 6, 2008, 06:35 AM
Not sure this has already been posted elsewhere but seeing as you lot are into bikes did any of you know the world record for cycling round the world was beaten last month ?? 18.297miles in 194 days by a mark beaumont, beat that

iMpathetic
Aug 6, 2008, 11:48 AM
Eh, he was probably a roadie, so I didn't need to know about him.

Neil321
Aug 6, 2008, 12:04 PM
Eh, he was probably a roadie, so I didn't need to know about him.

Here's a link (http://www.pedallingaround.com/start/) to the story

stcanard
Aug 6, 2008, 11:37 PM
Eh, he was probably a roadie, so I didn't need to know about him.

Intimidated, eh?

Samarium
Aug 6, 2008, 11:45 PM
Schwinn Mesa GS. I go Mountain Biking here.

Xavier
Aug 9, 2008, 12:32 AM
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/4022/01010401150701040520080fl2.jpg

Just put a new selle italia saddle on today, and bought new shimano calipers which are in the mail.

Came with new tires when I bought it, and the wheels are in great condition. Only major thing is the derailleur is out of alignment, causing the chain to drag along it. Should be easy enough to fix. Rides great.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, this is a Schwinn World Traveler.

Mr. lax
Aug 9, 2008, 01:45 AM
Cannondale Gemini 900 with some custom paint and stiffer rear end. Cant find a picture right now

iMpathetic
Aug 9, 2008, 04:55 PM
Intimidated, eh?

I just don't see the point of riding on the road from point A to point B without dropping off or jumping onto things or riding singletrack along the way.

Although, I took my first baby cranks on clipless roadie pedals the other day. :o

Roger1
Aug 10, 2008, 06:42 PM
EDIT: Oh, and that was a crappy picture that the previous owner took. Here's a better one.

Much better picture. :) I wouldn't mind having something like that for banging around the trails. BTW, I just finished watching "Breaking Away" Haven't seen that movie in a looong time.

livingfortoday
Aug 10, 2008, 07:40 PM
Here's my commuter on a track frame.

Now that I look at the bigger version of that photo, that bike is pretty dang awesome. Nice!

PlaceofDis
Aug 10, 2008, 08:26 PM
here is a picture of mine from today. don't think i've posted since i got new bars. next up on the list is probably some new rims, maybe going down to 15t from 16. and the rear brake is probably going soon too.

livingfortoday
Aug 10, 2008, 08:42 PM
Fancy fancy! Those are some big tubes there, sir.

PlaceofDis
Aug 10, 2008, 08:44 PM
Fancy fancy! Those are some big tubes there, sir.

yes i know. its definitely not a 'track' bike. this is giant's second year of making a 'fixed/singlespeed" bike and it still has more road geometry than track, but i'm okay with that for the most part. i'd like to get a classic track frame at some point, when this will become my beater. :) still a very light bike though, so i can't complain and overall very sturdy.

MacHappytjg
Aug 10, 2008, 09:56 PM
bought it at Wal-Mart for $70.00 :)http://i.walmart.com/i/p/00/83/64/67/00/0083646700017_500X500.jpg

You can tell with the weak looking suspension heres min finally

And Bike not dirtbike..

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc7/thomasjgoodchild/ryde.jpg

Havent used it for a while too busy dirtbiking :D

Cost me $900 on sale i think i got it in 2006 as a 2005

Sonicjay
Aug 11, 2008, 06:42 AM
Here's mine; Gary Fisher Bitter:

http://www.sonicjay.com/bike.jpg

iMpathetic
Aug 11, 2008, 06:06 PM
You can tell with the weak looking suspension heres min finally

And Bike not dirtbike..

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc7/thomasjgoodchild/ryde.jpg

Havent used it for a while too busy dirtbiking :D

Cost me $900 on sale i think i got it in 2006 as a 2005

ZOMG! Another TMFer who bikes!

All right, I'm returning.

@Cassie: You need a new bike, not being an elitist or anything but you really shouldn't be riding a 50lb bike unless it's mine. :D

OllyW
Aug 30, 2008, 07:56 AM
Just upgraded a few things ready for my holiday in the Alps.

New forks, brakes and a set of fresh tyres (but I haven't fitted the rear yet :o )

SubZer0
Aug 30, 2008, 10:41 AM
I actually posted this picture in the go for a walk / ride and take a photo thread, but here's mine:

A 1995 Cannondale Super-V 900 comp. It has been a great bike and I have never had anything of significance break nor have I felt any great need to modify it. At the end of this season, I'll be upgrading the original bakes because they are just about completely worn out. With my job, it's not practical to bike to work or I would ride everyday. Since my son came along, my riding style has changed a bit and I do a little less single track riding.

Mark

Lau
Aug 30, 2008, 10:51 AM
Ooh, project!

</Clueless>

;)

128519

Phase one of the project complete, i.e. the urgent stuff. ;) I'm still planning on respraying it and going singlespeed with it at a later date. Pootling round town FTW!

livingfortoday
Aug 30, 2008, 04:06 PM
Phase one of the project complete, i.e. the urgent stuff. ;) I'm still planning on respraying it and going singlespeed with it at a later date. Pootling round town FTW!

Ah, "pootling". A word I will use non-stop for the next week now.

Don't repaint that bike, I love the way it looks!

Lau
Aug 30, 2008, 04:16 PM
Ah, "pootling". A word I will use non-stop for the next week now.

Don't repaint that bike, I love the way it looks!

Pootling is a god amongst words.

Thanks! I love the way it looks as well, and I am in kind of two minds about it. I wonder if it's technically necessary as it's a bit scratched and chipped in places, though, and is only going to get worse. The picture doesn't do it injustice. ;)

All this is fairly moot though, as it will almost definitely be several decades until I get round to it. :p

tresbien
Sep 2, 2008, 05:24 PM
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/4022/01010401150701040520080fl2.jpg

Just put a new selle italia saddle on today, and bought new shimano calipers which are in the mail.

Came with new tires when I bought it, and the wheels are in great condition. Only major thing is the derailleur is out of alignment, causing the chain to drag along it. Should be easy enough to fix. Rides great.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, this is a Schwinn World Traveler.

I love the color! I'm trying to find a bike that is this kind of color, or something close to it.

rm2092
Sep 3, 2008, 09:09 PM
This is a pic of my 2007 Gsxr 1000


http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk165/rm2092/DSC00115-1.jpg?t=1220494075

Roger1
Sep 4, 2008, 07:38 AM
You can tell with the weak looking suspension heres min finally

And Bike not dirtbike..


Havent used it for a while too busy dirtbiking :D

Cost me $900 on sale i think i got it in 2006 as a 2005

If she's happy with it, does it matter how weak the suspension? Not everybody needs an expensive bike to go from point a to point b.

MacHappytjg
Sep 4, 2008, 04:18 PM
If she's happy with it, does it matter how weak the suspension? Not everybody needs an expensive bike to go from point a to point b.

dude i was joking around, anyways it probably break on me just stiing on it :p

nakamuramori2
Sep 4, 2008, 05:46 PM
does anybody have a bike w/ motor on ? ^^ post it on ~~

Bfat567
Sep 4, 2008, 07:27 PM
First post and it not even about a mac lol. Front bike is mine and the back one is my brothers. Pic is taken in the back of an old tractor trailer in the old lot where we were riding.

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/pCr89/HPIM1025.jpg

Pedal Bite

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/pCr89/HPIM0988.jpg

EDIT: i love that theres still people riding gt's i havent owned one of those since the days of the virgo i had a blue one

ashleeyaBit
Sep 5, 2008, 09:38 PM
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/ashleeyabit/ashcruiser2.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/ashleeyabit/ashcruiser.jpg

Casey XXX
Sep 5, 2008, 10:07 PM
1988 Cannondale Touring frame, converted to FG/SS. Mavic Open Sport rims laced to Surly hubs. Salsa Short and Shallow handle bars. And a shockingly similar shed to the post above ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/tcobass/bikefull-1.jpg

iMpathetic
Sep 6, 2008, 12:04 PM
Just upgraded a few things ready for my holiday in the Alps.

New forks, brakes and a set of fresh tyres (but I haven't fitted the rear yet :o )

New forks? I only see one...

Roger1
Sep 13, 2008, 08:23 PM
dude i was joking around, anyways it probably break on me just stiing on it :p

No problem, it went right over my head. :p

AlmostJosh
Sep 13, 2008, 08:42 PM
I really have no idea where this one was taken.
http://bmxmuseum.com/image/bike_museum_020_lg.jpg

Iamtherealwoody
Sep 19, 2008, 05:30 PM
Well its been a while since Ive been on here. I sold my old raleigh MTB and Im trying to sell my old schwinn fixie. I feel like the fixie is destroying my knees so I had to move to a new geared bike. Just picked her up today, 08 Trek Soho 1.0. Had them change the bars out and grips (free of charge) to some Bontrager 25mm aluminum riser bars. I really really like it. Since I sold my subie WRX, this is my main source of transportation now and Im really looking forward to it!

tresbien
Sep 19, 2008, 08:08 PM
Just thrifted it this weekend, not a great bike..but it was definitely better after I changed the seat and re-taped the handle bars.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g282/katykat00008/P1020690.jpg

reberto
Sep 20, 2008, 01:15 AM
I'll post mine once I pick it up tomorrow :D I had to take it to the shop mostly because none of the gears shifted correctly...and the front fork was majorly bent...and the frame made a god awful creaking sound whenever I stood up and rode...and I had a slightly bent spoke on my front wheel. Other than that I love it! It's a Specialized Hardrock Sport in flat black :D

livingfortoday
Sep 27, 2008, 10:18 PM
Picked up my new Long Haul Trucker today:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3042/2893450774_0b5e985ef3.jpg

Now comes the fun task of upgrading and adding on components!

shfreelance
Sep 27, 2008, 10:21 PM
Picked up my new Long Haul Trucker today:


Now comes the fun task of upgrading and adding on components!

Love how the bike is on the couch! Looks nice, how much?

livingfortoday
Sep 28, 2008, 08:06 AM
Love how the bike is on the couch! Looks nice, how much?

$1085 with the shifter upgrade, which I kinda saw as a necessity. Can't stand bar-end shifters.

JBazz
Oct 2, 2008, 01:24 PM
:rolleyes:

james81273
Oct 3, 2008, 07:32 AM
fancy a swap?
not sure if yours is any better in the snow though?:)

Xavier
Oct 3, 2008, 10:30 AM
1988 Cannondale Touring frame, converted to FG/SS. Mavic Open Sport rims laced to Surly hubs. Salsa Short and Shallow handle bars. And a shockingly similar shed to the post above ;)

*snip*

Beautiful bike!

reebzor
Oct 3, 2008, 10:45 AM
Here's my fixie! I'll post the road bike at a later date.

Frame: IRO Mark V 56cm

Front End:
Fork: IRO
Headset: Chris King
Stem: Thomson 90mm 15*
Bars: Nashbar Risers, cut
Grips: Orange Oury

Seating:
Seat: Selle Italia
Seat Post: Thompson 27.2mm
Clamp: Stock

Drivetrain:
Cranks: Sugino RD 170mm
Chainring: Sugino 48t
Cog: Soma Fab 17t
Lockring: Dura Ace
Pedals: MKS with NJS clips

Wheelset:
Hubs: Formula Fixed/Free
Spokes: DT Swiss
Rims: Mavic CXP 22 700c 32h
Tires: Specialized 700x23c
Chain Tensioner: MKS njs stamped


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c302/reebzor/DSCN8664.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c302/reebzor/DSCN8665.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c302/reebzor/DSCN8666.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c302/reebzor/DSCN8668.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c302/reebzor/DSCN8670.jpg

naftalim
Oct 17, 2008, 02:52 PM
Got into biking just over 2 months ago after not having been on a bike for 40 years. Love the Cervelo RS. I changed the stock wheelset to DT Swiss RR1450

I also have a 2007 Scott Crossteam for winter.

miiles
Oct 17, 2008, 09:39 PM
Getting this bike hopefully by Friday!

http://www.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/2009/bikes/9090-89_l.jpg

I'm so excited!

Bfat567
Oct 17, 2008, 09:40 PM
Drool....im a bmxer all day long but something about specialized bikes always make me all happy inside.

letsgorangers
Oct 20, 2008, 07:25 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3254/2959276109_af06270d02_b.jpg

not fancy or super expensive, but i love it! i hadn't been on a bike (for any real amount of time -- that time i broke my knee was very brief) in a long time!

(also my last purchase)

redrabbit
Oct 23, 2008, 10:19 AM
Sold all my bikes and now I ride exclusively fixie :D This thing will be so fun in the winter.

http://photos-h.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v189/177/5/15936109/n15936109_38161447_4490.jpg

miiles
Oct 23, 2008, 06:04 PM
Changed my mind and now I'm getting this little beauty.
http://video.cannondale.com/images/08/bikes/CUSA/large/8RCT6D_blu.jpg

3rdpath
Oct 24, 2008, 02:36 AM
my GF and i built propane fueled torches for our burning man bikes.


the bikes are electra townies that we put massive knobbies on for the desert.

liketom
Oct 31, 2008, 07:53 AM
I really, really want one of these:

60976

A Raleigh Super Tuff Burner (sorry about the random picture — the only one I could find on the web, as an old eBay auction). It's everything I remember about BMXs being awesome when I was a kid in the 80s, and now I really want one. Not that I've got the space for more than one bike, let alone two, but it would be fab.

i wanna know if Lau got her BMX

livingfortoday
Dec 2, 2008, 07:48 AM
Let's post some bikes workin' photos, shall we?

Goin' shopping:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3011/3065688623_d9f67d3efb.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/livingfortoday/3065688623/)

Haulin' for work:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3179/3062520356_419f805127.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/livingfortoday/3062520356/)

Xavier
May 6, 2009, 02:07 PM
PROJECT :)
soon to be a fixie
http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/4720/peugeotyav.th.jpg (http://img24.imageshack.us/my.php?image=peugeotyav.jpg)

I'll post my Schwinn World Traveler when I take a picture

paolo-
May 6, 2009, 07:49 PM
Here's my street/trials ride.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/70/217806015_0ba3e3ab8c_b.jpg

It has changed a bit since then. Changed the rear wheel, mtx rim laced to a surly hub with a bmx freewheel. Hope mono mini rear 6" brake. I also removed the humongous spider/bashring machined for my LBS (about an inch thick ;) ). An odd set of parts but a truly uniquely awesome ride, made for riding.

EricNau
May 6, 2009, 07:58 PM
Stanley II:

ashleeyaBit
May 6, 2009, 09:00 PM
Sorry for the horrible picture. It's the only on I have on my computer. Mine is the 2008 SE Lager (brown and white) and my boyfriend's 1988 Cannondale (black and red)

dubhe
May 11, 2009, 01:23 PM
My Swift Folder

mikelong622
May 12, 2009, 04:28 PM
I posted this over on the Last Purchase thread, but it goes well here too! It's a 2008 Trek 1.5. It was brand new and only $20 more than a 2009 1.2. Seemed like a no brainer to me. So far I love it. It's my first road bike, so it's taking a bit of getting used to. My butt especially is having to get used to such a solid seat...:(

colourclassic
May 12, 2009, 07:23 PM
The street/jump bike:

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll268/colourclassic/DSC00713.jpg

The Freeride bike:

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll268/colourclassic/DSC00755.jpg

The BMX (now sold):

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll268/colourclassic/IMG_4124.jpg

brax.j
May 12, 2009, 10:54 PM
Here is my Trek Madone 6.9 Pro Red.

dingster1
May 14, 2009, 04:00 AM
Anybody gonna do Bike to Work Day this Friday? (5/15)

livingfortoday
May 14, 2009, 05:54 AM
Anybody gonna do Bike to Work Day this Friday? (5/15)

Everyday, buddy. And it's Bike/Walk to Work Week here, so let's do this thing right:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3574/3516136066_ef3cd8a5b6.jpg

iMpathetic
May 14, 2009, 06:28 AM
The street/jump bike:

The Freeride bike:


The BMX (now sold):


NICE bikes.

I'm just getting back into biking.... I had some nice bikes but this is all I have at the moment:

http://p1.pinkbike.com/photo/3419/pbpic3419507.jpg

gr3nade
May 14, 2009, 11:09 AM
Everyday, buddy. And it's Bike/Walk to Work Week here, so let's do this thing right:


Now that is awesome!! :) must be heavy?

livingfortoday
May 14, 2009, 05:24 PM
Now that is awesome!! :) must be heavy?

About 160lbs. I wouldn't advise using that same trailer for that weight again. But some trailers are rated at 350lbs+.

ZeroCorpse
May 14, 2009, 09:21 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/ZeroCorpse/HG1000Side.jpg

Electric bike, customized. I haven't been to a gas station in quite a long time, and since it's technically a bicycle (although it has a motor) it's sidewalk-legal.

thunderweb
May 16, 2009, 10:38 PM
my gixxer

*picture of amazing bike*

Nice bike man.

My Kona Shred. It's an amazing bike. Pretty much indestructible :D I put white grips on it and a lizard skin. It's due for a tuneup though...

skinniezinho
May 21, 2009, 12:16 PM
Some cool bikes here..
I own a 99 Bh Coronas Replica (the deore model)

http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/453/0805171554fp4.th.jpg (http://img372.imageshack.us/my.php?image=0805171554fp4.jpg)

I love old school mountain bikes..someday will get one of these:

Manitou FS

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/4774/manitoufsconhorquillama.th.jpg (http://img148.imageshack.us/my.php?image=manitoufsconhorquillama.jpg)

Marin Nail FRS

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/7167/12097424530744so6.th.jpg (http://img217.imageshack.us/my.php?image=12097424530744so6.jpg)

Cannondale F900 Team Volvo

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nuIVl6e2uds/RptPpbiOT6I/AAAAAAAAACE/lir3Rc6dVUQ/s400/DSC02732.JPG

;)

bobpensik
May 26, 2009, 10:12 PM
Surly Steamroller

I had this built up a few months ago. It is my first fixed gear and I am loving it.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y49/timackerman/DSC_1457.jpg

More pics here
http://velospace.org/node/18684

PolySciSurfer
May 27, 2009, 01:37 AM
Can someone please explain to me why you would want a fixed gear road or mountain bike? I really don't get it...

livingfortoday
May 27, 2009, 06:32 AM
Can someone please explain to me why you would want a fixed gear road or mountain bike? I really don't get it...

A fixed gear bike has a lot of advantages for short distances, especially in a city or in an area where you have to slow or stop a lot. It's a lot easier to start and go without coming to a complete stop, and you have more control over the bike in those situations.

That said, I much prefer my geared bike for anything over 5-6 miles, especially if there are going to be winds, hills, or hauling gear involved. Being able to shift is definitely an advantage in those situations.

But for most people who just use their bikes for short trips near them, a fixed gear or single-speed bike is perfect, and requires little to no maintenance.

Xavier
May 27, 2009, 07:14 AM
Currently in the building stage, but..
http://f.imagehost.org/0279/4560_1131556455713_1431300588_30718583_2038957_n.jpg
Peugeot fixed gear coming my way.
Here is the seatpost mod I am rather happy about :)
http://f.imagehost.org/0860/n1431300588_30718584_5368187.jpg

PolySciSurfer
May 27, 2009, 01:16 PM
A fixed gear bike has a lot of advantages for short distances, especially in a city or in an area where you have to slow or stop a lot. It's a lot easier to start and go without coming to a complete stop, and you have more control over the bike in those situations.

That said, I much prefer my geared bike for anything over 5-6 miles, especially if there are going to be winds, hills, or hauling gear involved. Being able to shift is definitely an advantage in those situations.

But for most people who just use their bikes for short trips near them, a fixed gear or single-speed bike is perfect, and requires little to no maintenance.

Why not just leave your 10 speed in the same gear all the time? And still have the available gears when needed? Makes way more sense to me, and as far as maintenance? Is that really their argument? If anyone thinks a 10 speed is so much maintenance that they prefer a single speed, in my opinion they shouldn't even be riding a bike hahaha. No but really, come on, maintenance? Like what, cleaning the and oiling the chain? You still do that on a single speed. Adjusting tension in the cables? You can do that on the shifter itself, it's very very simple. There really is no good argument to have a single speed in my humble opinion, other than that it's the latest trend.

livingfortoday
May 27, 2009, 06:25 PM
Why not just leave your 10 speed in the same gear all the time? And still have the available gears when needed? Makes way more sense to me, and as far as maintenance? Is that really their argument? If anyone thinks a 10 speed is so much maintenance that they prefer a single speed, in my opinion they shouldn't even be riding a bike hahaha. No but really, come on, maintenance? Like what, cleaning the and oiling the chain? You still do that on a single speed. Adjusting tension in the cables? You can do that on the shifter itself, it's very very simple. There really is no good argument to have a single speed in my humble opinion, other than that it's the latest trend.

To each his own. Some people prefer the simplicity and look of it, and some people think that the added weight of the rear cassette and deraileur is unnecessary. To each their own, I suppose. I own both a fixed gear and a geared bike, and I love my geared bike for commuting, and I love using my fixed gear for riding short distances and in traffic. It's a lot lighter, quicker, and easier to handle. Different bikes, man.

StingerT125
May 27, 2009, 06:50 PM
Here's mine!

iMpathetic
May 27, 2009, 07:50 PM
Haven't really contributed in a long time. Have been out building dirt jumps all day.... I really need a bike.

bobpensik
May 27, 2009, 08:13 PM
Can someone please explain to me why you would want a fixed gear road or mountain bike? I really don't get it...

Its hard to explain, and each bike has its purpose. I have a Litespeed road bike which I use for long hauls, I have a Santa Cruz mountain bike which I take on the trails, and I have this new fixed gear.

It is my first fixie and I really love it, it adds a new dimension to biking. It is a great workout because you are working when you ride up AND down hills, it teaches you better pedaling technique and it is just a lot of fun. I have found my leg strength increase significantly since I got my fixie.

Xavier
Jun 29, 2009, 08:12 PM
http://velospace.org/files/peugeot3.jpg

My recently finished Peugeot UO8!

More at: Velospace (http://velospace.org/node/21357)

atomsk47
Jun 30, 2009, 01:15 PM
Not as nice as some of yours but here it is. 08 Specialized Rockhopper. Taken with iPhone on the trails at Tyler State Park here in Texas.
http://www.wumbitzstudios.com/grant/bike.jpg

BenEndeem
Jun 30, 2009, 02:30 PM
Complete bargain at £65, but it gets shaky at anything over 24 MPH. Several pieces have fallen off since that photo was taken, but the main frame is pretty strong for a cheap bike. Overall, a fair bit different to my last bike (XC 3), but great for general purposes.

brax.j
Jun 30, 2009, 03:00 PM
Complete bargain at £65, but it gets shaky at anything over 24 MPH. Several pieces have fallen off since that photo was taken

Are you sure that thing is safe?

BenEndeem
Jun 30, 2009, 03:15 PM
Are you sure that thing is safe?

Absolutely not.

Seriously though, it is very stable at what I'd consider medium speeds (10-20 MPH), just not when you go much slower or much faster :D .

SubaruNation555
Jun 30, 2009, 04:18 PM
My main ride I built about 5 years ago and gets used everywhere. The Follis was my Dad's in the 70's and I pulled it out of the shed to fix it up a bit. The seat post is frozen to the frame-any suggestions for freeing it?

munkees
Jun 30, 2009, 04:22 PM
I have a nice Marin bike, but hurts to much to ride, I want to get an ultra moter A2B, they cost about $2700, look good, electric bike, unless I can find another fine looking electric bike.

OllyW
Jun 30, 2009, 04:34 PM
The seat post is frozen to the frame-any suggestions for freeing it?

Remove the cranks and bottom bracket, turn the bike upside down and spray loads of PlusGas (http://www.lawson-his.co.uk/scripts/details.php?cat=Penetrating%20Oils&product=30700) (penetrating oil) down the seat tube.

Leave it a couple of days, remove the saddle and clamp a long bar into the seat post. Get someone to hold the bike and start moving the bar forwards then backwards. If you get some movement, spray more oil on the seat post and keep turning it. It might take a while and take care not to apply too much force and break the seat post clamp.

It all that doesn't work, you probably need to take it to your local bike shop for some expert advice.

MB98XJ
Jul 7, 2009, 05:53 PM
Nothing too exotic, but certainly gets the job done.

Which model is this?

hmai18
Jul 10, 2009, 11:10 PM
New wheels and bars for the 'Dale:

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/1641/img2370.jpg

Moved the old tires from the 'Dale over to the fixie:

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/5050/img2371wyg.jpg

sikuss
Jul 10, 2009, 11:50 PM
My Cervelo S1

http://gallery.me.com/scott.ikuss/100037/My%20S1/web.jpg?ver=12446893930001

wywern209
Jul 11, 2009, 12:10 AM
my bike is a trek 3700. i like it, it can go fast. http://www.mesedilla.com/images/trek_3700_blacklava.jpg

lixuelai
Jul 11, 2009, 01:51 AM
Nothing fancy. A Bianchi Avenue I use to get around class

https://www.bianchiusa.com/typo3temp/pics/a1be87e6b4.jpg

MB98XJ
Jul 20, 2009, 10:49 PM
Nothing too exotic, but certainly gets the job done.

Does anyone know what year/model this Kona is?

Jeffrosproto
Jul 21, 2009, 07:28 PM
Giant bike. Was pretty cheap at a sale.

Shu15
Jul 21, 2009, 08:39 PM
My Cervelo S1

http://gallery.me.com/scott.ikuss/100037/My%20S1/web.jpg?ver=12446893930001

Oh my...... I have been drooling over that exact bike for months in my local bike shop. I am very envious, my friend.

rhythmac
Jul 21, 2009, 11:13 PM
Giant Cypress

ctt1wbw
Jul 22, 2009, 06:37 AM
What, no 'bents? I want a recumbent very much so. Does anyone ride them? I'd like to know if they are good for someone with frakked up knees. I retired from the Navy last year with my knees shot to hell from shipboard duty. Think using a 'bent is a good idea?

TheJackal
Jul 23, 2009, 06:14 PM
Pedal power...yuk!

Me on my 2001 Honda Fireblade 929 at a Track Day:

http://www.schwantz34.com/albums/userpics/10002/0008%7E6.jpg

SolidSnake
Jul 24, 2009, 12:22 PM
You look like your going to fall lol.

TheJackal
Jul 24, 2009, 12:24 PM
Nah....its a slow corner and I'm doing at least 40mph around there!

roski11
Jul 27, 2009, 11:57 AM
not mine, but I've got a similar setup

full campy super record
reynolds assault wheels
black carbon orbea frame
ritchey stem/bars
fizik saddle

all around panty dropper

cleanup
Jul 27, 2009, 10:03 PM
I've only ever ridden my Trek 3700 in the city, but am looking to upgrade up a cheapo box bike (eyeing the Schwinn Circuit) or get a used Trek 1.2 soon, before the winter comes.

http://sixpop.com/files/204/alstrek3700.jpg

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=170761&d=1242163680

Oh my. That would match quite nicely with my 3700. Do want. :( How much was it? A 2009 1.2 runs around $900CAD around here.

macminz
Jul 28, 2009, 04:52 PM
not many BMXers on this forum

but

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p79/minzbmx1/IMG_6557.jpg

ive got a brake on now... and a different seat.

cleanup
Jul 28, 2009, 07:58 PM
Idiot question:

Can I put a road fork on my Trek 3700? I want to put slicks on it but I want a more hybrid/road sort of feel. Or should I just go ahead and get a separate bike? I was very interested in getting a cheap single-speed.

Xavier
Jul 28, 2009, 08:14 PM
Alot of bike stores in the Columbus area where I live have single speeds/fixed gears for relatively cheap. They aren't amazing but pretty nice.

BUT if you were feeling adventures, you could pick up a cheap road bike from a used bike store and buy a single speed conversion kit. That is usually very inexpensive. The problem with older bikes is that sometimes they need a little more fixing up then you expect.

You could replace the fork, just make sure you get the correct size, and also you maybe need to buy a fork that is threaded. It is possible.

hmmfe
Jul 28, 2009, 08:24 PM
Idiot question:

Can I put a road fork on my Trek 3700? I want to put slicks on it but I want a more hybrid/road sort of feel. Or should I just go ahead and get a separate bike? I was very interested in getting a cheap single-speed.

Technically, you probably could (with modifications) but for several reasons a road fork is really not an option. You could get a rigid fork for your hardtail, though. I'm not sure if it would be worth it for you money-wise though. I did exactly that; with some slicks, it makes a pretty good grocery-getter.

cleanup
Jul 29, 2009, 01:03 PM
Cheers for the info.

I'm tempted to just slap on slicks on my Trek, but i feel like a separate roadbike would be more convenient.

Another idiot question: My Trek 3700 is a 16" frame. I imagine that a 42 cm roadbike then is far too small for me (that's about 16.5")? I'd need something more like a 52 cm frame?

I saw a great deal on a Norco roadbike, but it was size "small" and its previous owner was only 5'4". I'm about 5'9".

Cheers.

OllyW
Jul 29, 2009, 01:21 PM
Another idiot question: My Trek 3700 is a 16" frame. I imagine that a 42 cm roadbike then is far too small for me (that's about 16.5")? I'd need something more like a 52 cm frame?

I saw a great deal on a Norco roadbike, but it was size "small" and its previous owner was only 5'4". I'm about 5'9".

Cheers.

Mountain bikes and road bikes are totally different sizes. The frame size is usually measured from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat tube. Mountain bikes need more standover clearance to aid control when riding over difficult terrain so have much longer seat posts than road bikes.

With a traditional roadbike, for your height you will be looking for a frame around 52-54cm, depending on your inside leg. It gets a bit confusing with modern compact (and semi-compact) road frames which are usually sized as small, medium, large etc. Then you need the correct top tube length to get the right reach from the saddle to the bars. This can be tuned with stem length and seat post type.

If you are in and doubt, always ask for help in your local bike shop. :)

Jay42
Jul 31, 2009, 10:10 AM
New city ride, custom built.....

cleanup
Jul 31, 2009, 12:18 PM
New city ride, custom built.....

What a beaut! Nice bike. :)

http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/1296062543.html

What would be a reasonable offer for this?

For reference, there's a 2007 Sirrus Sport going for $600 and a 2005 Sirrus Sport going for $450. This is a 2002 Sirrus Elite.

KGB11
Aug 2, 2009, 11:19 PM
Not quite like the rest of yours... but I bet it's more fun ;)

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/5010/pbpic3395063.jpg (http://img266.imageshack.us/i/pbpic3395063.jpg/)

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/757/pbpic3395064.jpg (http://img266.imageshack.us/i/pbpic3395064.jpg/)

Obsidian6
Aug 9, 2009, 12:59 PM
This is what I ride around the city http://velospace.org/files/langsterv4.jpg
it's a 2008 Langster, it's been a lot of fun, but I don't take it on rides longer than 10 miles or so.

I'm waiting for my road bike to come back. I got run off the road by a teenage driver who thought it would be funny to try and edge me out? No idea. Total experience sucked though. I flipped right over the bars and was still clipped in and the frame took a nasty hit on the top-tube. Being a carbon frame it doesn't like being hit. At all. I had to send it to Calfee bikes to have them repair it.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3420/3804112915_ee21026111.jpg

It's a 2008 Raleigh Prestige, full carbon frame and fork. A ton of fun to ride. So smooth!

Pika
Aug 9, 2009, 02:03 PM
My old 1972 Italian Garlatti

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2542/3805132206_a4f4ff749a_b.jpg

My 2006 Swiss Army Folding Bike

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3518/3804303805_cd1d42ec1c_b.jpg

Obsidian6
Aug 9, 2009, 02:46 PM
Tighten up that chain friend! That poor thing has got some serious sag!

BPresley321
Aug 10, 2009, 02:04 PM
This is what I ride around the city it's a 2008 Langster, it's been a lot of fun, but I don't take it on rides longer than 10 miles or so.


Man, that langster looks slick. I want one!

erickkoch
Aug 10, 2009, 09:29 PM
Went biking today and had to take this pic when I saw the sign. My Diamondback roadbike. :D

Obsidian6
Aug 11, 2009, 04:32 PM
Man, that langster looks slick. I want one!

Thanks! I bought it off a guy for $300, cleaned it up myself then stripped it down, I got rid of a lot of the stock parts and upgraded them.

The Omnium crankset on there is overkill but its so so good ;).

At the moment I'm running it as a single speed with a front brake. I got into a wreck (car pulled out in front of me) not so long ago, and naturally that does some damage mentally. I'm moving soon though so I'll have more places to ride as a fixed gear.

crdean1
Aug 13, 2009, 07:42 AM
not mine, but I've got a similar setup

full campy super record
reynolds assault wheels
black carbon orbea frame
ritchey stem/bars
fizik saddle

all around panty dropper

Love that Orca, are those ZG brakes, or Record? Great looking bike, and I'm sure it's fast!

crdean1
Aug 13, 2009, 07:52 AM
Updated the bar tape to white. Should I leave it white, or go with black. Don't like red.

Also, will be buying new tires this month, keep them black, or maybe a silver gray or something. Any thoughts?

Sorry about the crappy camera phone pic...

Obsidian6
Aug 13, 2009, 11:18 AM
Nice litespeed! Gotta love titanium frames!

blackfox
Aug 13, 2009, 03:29 PM
My bike (or one just like it). Most popular bike in the world - since nearly a billion chinese have one. Weighs a ton, not very fast - but comfortable to ride and pretty damn sexy. All this for much less than a Dutch or British commuter bike.

crdean1
Aug 14, 2009, 07:46 AM
@ Obsidian - Thanks!!

@ blackfox - What kind of bike is that? I love those, and am looking for one to use to tool around in the city and ride to work...

I like the Electra Amsterdam (http://mybiketinley.com/itemdetails.cfm?libid=51879), but I would like some other options too.

hmai18
Aug 14, 2009, 08:19 AM
Updated the bar tape to white. Should I leave it white, or go with black. Don't like red.

Also, will be buying new tires this month, keep them black, or maybe a silver gray or something. Any thoughts?

Sorry about the crappy camera phone pic...

The white looks OK, but it'd look better with a matching saddle. Keep the tires black.

blackfox
Aug 14, 2009, 03:36 PM
@ Obsidian - Thanks!!

@ blackfox - What kind of bike is that? I love those, and am looking for one to use to tool around in the city and ride to work...

I like the Electra Amsterdam (http://mybiketinley.com/itemdetails.cfm?libid=51879), but I would like some other options too.

It's a Flying Pigeon.

It's only about $300-$400. It is all steel, including the rims - so switch them out if you are somewhere that gets wet - as you won't stop very well otherwise. Brakes and other components on mine are upgraded from Chinese specs (they come stock with drum brakes!)

The Amsterdam is pretty cool - I looked at one before buying my Pigeon. Personally, I'd probably splurge on a real dutch bike - like a WorkCycle or Batavus, if not going bargain-hunting like I did.

ItDoesntMatter
Aug 16, 2009, 11:58 PM
Female Sold Separately.
http://fabgossip.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/sophie-monk-bikini-bike-pix7-1.jpg

jeffreyk
Aug 22, 2009, 06:12 PM
189726

My Serotta CXII Ti Tri/TT Bike.

Shu15
Aug 23, 2009, 01:35 PM
:eek: I'm super jealous of all the bikes on here! Mine is crap in comparison, but it works! It's a Raleigh Mojave 5.0. (This is not my picture)
189827

LERsince1991
Aug 25, 2009, 01:54 PM
7 year old bike. Went on my first proper ride today which was about 30 miles. Preparing for a 120 mile trial on the Pennine Bridleway.
Spent the last 2 weeks fixing and tuning it up and the ride went flawless.
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x276/lersince1991/DSC0556611.jpg
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x276/lersince1991/DSC055701.jpg
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x276/lersince1991/DSC055691.jpg
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x276/lersince1991/DSC055821.jpg

crdean1
Sep 1, 2009, 10:34 AM
189726

My Serotta CXII Ti Tri/TT Bike.

Brilliant. That is such a sweet ride...

jeffreyk
Sep 1, 2009, 04:16 PM
Brilliant. That is such a sweet ride...

Thank you very much, it's a very nice bike to ride.

I'm 6' 4" and 225-230 lbs so I needed a bike that would fit my larger body frame. Serotta custom built this to my measurements so it's extremely comfortable to ride. Actually, it was the 7th CXII Ti off the manufacturing line so my wife dubbed it "007." It's a titanium bike (with carbon forks) and Serotta stopped manufacturing the titanium version at the end of last year because their titanium supplier didn't supply them with the proper materials that was up to Serotta standards. You can still get the CXII in steel, though.

Unfortunately my speed on the bike doesn't push this bike too much but I'm working on that so I can really make the CXII hum on a bike course.

soms
Sep 6, 2009, 11:20 AM
08 Yeti 575
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v354/sommerschris/DSCN1527.jpg
Love it!

cleanup
Sep 25, 2009, 10:24 PM
http://sixpop.com/files/204/lager.jpg

xUKHCx
Sep 26, 2009, 04:26 AM
^nice paint job, looks beautiful, is it a head turner? Its a shame the picture is a little small and dark ;)

cleanup
Sep 26, 2009, 10:25 AM
^nice paint job, looks beautiful, is it a head turner? Its a shame the picture is a little small and dark ;)

It's all stock, but it does turn some heads thanks to the colours.

Sorry, I sized it to 604 px wide for Facebook. I'll take some better photos later. :) I rode home from the gym last night and was eager to take a photo so I just propped it against the wall.

Xavier
Sep 26, 2009, 12:53 PM
http://sixpop.com/files/204/lager.jpg

Nice bike. So you decided to get a fixed gear?

cleanup
Sep 26, 2009, 03:06 PM
Nice bike. So you decided to get a fixed gear?

Sure did. Still not quite used to it. Stopping is no biggie, since Ive got the brake, but starting is embarrassing unless the pedals are in a particular position! :p

Xavier
Sep 26, 2009, 11:59 PM
Pop the back wheel and spin it around so you start with your right foot at the top of the rotation. But you are right! I hate starting at a hard position

fowler.
Nov 2, 2009, 01:41 PM
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs188.snc1/6290_506397808920_134900198_30214754_5701585_n.jpg

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs168.snc1/6290_506397324890_134900198_30214744_6377833_n.jpg

jbennardo
Nov 2, 2009, 01:59 PM
http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx354/jbennardo/6a2ca3db.jpg

From a few months ago.

Bear Hunter
Nov 2, 2009, 08:25 PM
Fondriest P4 Carbon, Shimano Dura Ace: used to log in about 250-300 miles per week. Haven't been able to ride like I did since moving (traffic, location).

http://www.truckblog.com/gallery/BearHunter/4860.jpg

1990 FXSTS - Sold

http://www.truckblog.com/gallery/BearHunter/12173.jpg

davidhook
Nov 18, 2009, 01:21 PM
This is a nice display of bikes...
Especially,i like the bicycles..I Have a one good old bicycles which i like very much.
Still Today, I use to ride it everyday, when i go to take tennis practice..

cripplerking
Nov 19, 2009, 02:55 PM
I guess this is as good a place to ask as any:

Could anyone recommend me a decent, cheap entry level bike? I'm thinking road or hybrid and am looking to not spend over $350. I'm sure someone will tell me to just go to the local bike store, but if anyone could recommend a brand or company or anything, that'd be helpful.

Cliff3
Nov 19, 2009, 03:24 PM
I guess this is as good a place to ask as any:

Could anyone recommend me a decent, cheap entry level bike? I'm thinking road or hybrid and am looking to not spend over $350. I'm sure someone will tell me to just go to the local bike store, but if anyone could recommend a brand or company or anything, that'd be helpful.

At $350 you are probably looking at a hybrid if you want a new bike. New road bikes are likely to be upwards of $500 (by way of reference, when I resumed riding 10 years ago, my first bike was a 2 season old new-old-stock ^good but not great^ Bianchi that was on sale for $1100). A better option might be to look for a used bike. Your local bike shop may have used bikes they're selling on consignment, and they can refer you to the local cycling clubs. You can also check Ebay to see what's selling for what.

In terms of brands that have entry level offerings, GT, Giant, Schwinn, Bianchi, Specialized, Trek, and Cannondale would be among those worth checking out. Go hit the Bicycling magazine website to see what they're reviewing too.

cripplerking
Nov 19, 2009, 08:35 PM
Thanks for the advice!

synth3tik
Nov 19, 2009, 08:38 PM
http://sixpop.com/files/204/lager.jpg
That is one fantastic looking bike. I've been meaning to get a fixed gear.

jbanger
Nov 21, 2009, 06:50 AM
http://www.apollobikes.com/sitebuilder/bikes10/large2/17/allegro2.jpg

2010 Apollo Allegro (flat-bar roadie)

first bike i've bought/ridden in 17 years!

Xavier
Nov 21, 2009, 11:18 AM
I guess this is as good a place to ask as any:

Could anyone recommend me a decent, cheap entry level bike? I'm thinking road or hybrid and am looking to not spend over $350. I'm sure someone will tell me to just go to the local bike store, but if anyone could recommend a brand or company or anything, that'd be helpful.

Bikes Direct (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/road_bikes.htm) has some cheap, entry level bikes that are in that price range.

They come in a box and you have to assemble them as far as I know. Or your LBS could do it for you

no.1 Apple Fan
Nov 21, 2009, 11:25 AM
Fondriest P4 Carbon, Shimano Dura Ace: used to log in about 250-300 miles per week. Haven't been able to ride like I did since moving (traffic, location).

http://www.truckblog.com/gallery/BearHunter/4860.jpg



Dura-Ace are really nice. Mountain biking is my favorite sport. I've got a cheaper Mongoose trail bike, but I've got my eyes on the GT Avalanche 3.0 Disc.

cleanup
Nov 21, 2009, 11:37 AM
Here's the Lager currently, and my Langster beater, which is filthy. The protector is covering a dent in the toptube. No cracks yet. :o

http://sixpop.com/files/204/rack1.jpghttp://sixpop.com/files/204/rack2.jpg

cripplerking
Nov 21, 2009, 04:23 PM
Well, I went to my local bike shop, but the cheapest Hybrid they had was $400, so that's a no-go. I have heard about BikesDirect.com, and am considering the Motobecane Elite:

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/motobecane_elite.htm

I'm also considering this:

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/grav_dutch.htm

One thing I was wondering about though: what would the best height to order be? I'm about 6'1". In-seam probably about 34-35".

The only other option I've much thought about would be a bike from Target, but my understanding is that their Schwinns aren't much good. Am I correct in assuming ordering from BikesDirect would at least be better than getting a Target bike?

cleanup
Nov 23, 2009, 12:10 AM
Well, I went to my local bike shop, but the cheapest Hybrid they had was $400, so that's a no-go. I have heard about BikesDirect.com, and am considering the Motobecane Elite:

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/motobecane_elite.htm

I'm also considering this:

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/grav_dutch.htm

One thing I was wondering about though: what would the best height to order be? I'm about 6'1". In-seam probably about 34-35".

The only other option I've much thought about would be a bike from Target, but my understanding is that their Schwinns aren't much good. Am I correct in assuming ordering from BikesDirect would at least be better than getting a Target bike?

Try some other bike shops. It's end-of-season right now, so they'll be clearing out overstocked '09s. I wouldn't recommend buying BikesDirect until you know what you're getting into. If you get a bike at an LBS, you'll get free service, free advice, and establish a relationship with them that pays off more than saving a hundred bucks or so with BD will.

Besides, if it's your first bike in a while, you're going to want ride before you buy. Fit and feel are more important than affordability. You'd be better off trying a used bike off someone who knows what they're doing, and saving money, than buying BikesDirect.

MSTRKRFT
Dec 22, 2009, 03:17 AM
Here's my bike I just bought everything and some chains and peddles for 38 bucks.

I'm excited to get working on it in the morning.

Mr. McMac
Jan 1, 2010, 11:35 AM
Klein Attitude with first gen Rock Shox, and a Klein Pinnacle. Picture taken in 1992

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q146/atbglenn/misc/ATB-2.jpg

denver133
Jan 3, 2010, 11:18 AM
Here is my new gift for 2010. My little brother works for the company so I got a great deal! Fezzari CR3
Sorry for the large image. LOL
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j50/denver133/1257186852_cr3.jpg

prodigee
Jan 3, 2010, 11:48 AM
Holy TIMG Batman!

jodelli
Jan 3, 2010, 01:37 PM
Sekine SHC Medialles in front, Dyno Void (Canadian Tire special) in rear:

GumpsterBoy
Jan 7, 2010, 02:30 AM
Some of mine

209950

209951

209952

209953

209954

nameslot
Jan 7, 2010, 03:20 AM
Hello guys.
My name is J.D. and I am new here. Wish you all a happy and joyful 2010. It will be great for me to be here with all you people. From the last few weeks I was visiting here and then I decided to be an active member here and so I am here. My hobbies are singing, watching science-fiction and comedy movies. Collecting and listening all types of famous audio songs is what I like the most. Hope to enjoy my stay with all you guys. I look forward to being a part of this community. Thanks in advance.
This is my bike
http://i24.tinypic.com/69hoie.jpg

xUKHCx
Jan 7, 2010, 05:34 AM
Some of mine
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That is a nice collection, the Planet X Ti bike has long been an item of lust for me. Looks so nice.

What tool bag is that?

I'm waiting delivery of my bike so will post pictures of it when it arrives.

GumpsterBoy
Jan 14, 2010, 02:03 AM
That is a nice collection, the Planet X Ti bike has long been an item of lust for me. Looks so nice.

What tool bag is that?

I'm waiting delivery of my bike so will post pictures of it when it arrives.

I'd like it to be a frame from Lynskey/Planet X but it was bought before they were doing them. It's a custom built frame imported from http://www.xacd.com.cn/product.asp?rootcl=1&cls=1 which cost lest than 1/2 the planet x frame. The welds may not be quite as good but it's still a lovely ride.

The bag is a specialised mini wedgie (http://www.evanscycles.com/products/specialized/mini-wedgie-seatpack-ec008416). It's just big enough for 2 tubes, lever, small multi-tool and gas

sunfast
Jan 14, 2010, 10:58 AM
My bike

http://static.lfgss.com/memberpics10436-albums1027-picture6451.jpg

http://static.lfgss.com/memberpics10436-albums1027-picture6452.jpg

Just a town hack for London but great fun to ride. Lust after a decent road bike though.... one day :)

lewis.jackson
Jan 20, 2010, 06:39 PM
Leeson 609 hand made for me and totally custom
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/leeson_rider/100_1942.jpg
My Trials bike (Lola)

Standard sta500 custom
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/leeson_rider/Picture012-1.jpg
My BMX (Sue)

cleanup
Jan 31, 2010, 06:08 PM
Leeson 609 hand made for me and totally custom
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j15/leeson_rider/100_1942.jpg
My Trials bike (Lola)

Hopefully you paint it and cover up those nasty tig welds!

jknight8907
Jan 31, 2010, 07:36 PM
Hopefully you paint it and cover up those nasty tig welds!

Is that tig or has it been brazed? Can't tell for sure.

lewis.jackson
Feb 6, 2010, 08:54 AM
Its braised welds and the pic don't do it justice.

xUKHCx
Feb 7, 2010, 12:07 PM
Been meaning to take a better picture of my bike for a while so I could post it here but still haven't got around to it so here goes

Bianchi 928 B4P 09 Veloce.

Full spec here (http://www.evanscycles.com/products/bianchi/928-veloce-2009-road-bike-ec016946). I got a ~37% discount which meant I could afford to get this over the other bikes I was looking at.

Who needs a bell when you have freehubs this loud :D:o

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spekulanten
Feb 10, 2010, 02:46 AM
focus dirt decision 3.5 2009 made in germany 300 euros

BenEndeem
Feb 21, 2010, 03:12 PM
The latest one...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2669/4374883557_d48cd1ae33.jpg

trsnrtr
Feb 22, 2010, 11:58 AM
http://home.comcast.net/~trsnrtr/vk042908a.jpg

WWU
Mar 8, 2010, 01:07 AM
2006 Cannondale CAAD8, full Ultegra and handbuilt wheels.

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h145/macogle/CAAD8.jpg

gguerrerokalak
Mar 8, 2010, 08:15 AM
my trek fuel ex 9.8..!

niuniu
Mar 8, 2010, 08:34 AM
Come on, lets see some flatbar roadbikes :D

cleanup
Mar 8, 2010, 10:01 PM
Finally the weather is getting nicer.

My T1.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a219/cleanupinaisle3/T1-1.jpg?t=1268107306

Xavier
Mar 8, 2010, 10:09 PM
My T1.

What a wonderful looking ride. Enjoy that! I sure am just looking at it!

cleanup
Mar 8, 2010, 10:43 PM
What a wonderful looking ride. Enjoy that! I sure am just looking at it!

Thanks! :) Believe it or not, the parts on this bike have amalgamated from around the world. The frameset came from California, the wheelset from Colorado, the bars, stem and seatpost from the UK and the seat, cranks and pedal setup I purchased locally. It took a long time to get built up, but now it's finally finished!

pukifloyd
Mar 9, 2010, 12:32 AM
http://home.comcast.net/~trsnrtr/vk042908a.jpg

sorry for being ignorant...but how the hell do you write that thing?! :eek:

jbanger
Mar 9, 2010, 12:42 AM
Finally the weather is getting nicer.

My T1.


nice

fixed or single speed?

OllyW
Mar 9, 2010, 01:25 AM
nice

fixed or single speed?

The lack of brakes would suggest it's a fixie.

cleanup
Mar 9, 2010, 07:21 AM
The lack of brakes would suggest it's a fixie.

Nahhhh, I stop like this:

http://velochimp.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/mashdownhill-450x327.jpg

Just kidding. It's a fixed gear. Though I do have a brake and an oversized XC lever lying around I can put on there if I need to.

Xavier
Mar 9, 2010, 07:26 AM
Or have fun doing a 'skid stop'

Video (http://vimeo.com/2735315)

cleanup
Mar 9, 2010, 07:53 AM
lol. long-distance skids are still fun. but they're actually kind of difficult to do at high speed on the t1. it's EXTREMELY twitchy and throwing your nuts to the stem feels very very very unstable. to be honest this bike scares me a bit. :o

iOrlando
Mar 9, 2010, 08:27 AM
when you guys go and buy bicycles...do you negotiate on the bicycle price or do you negotiate with trying to throw extra stuff in like pedals, shoes..etc?

cleanup
Mar 9, 2010, 08:34 AM
when you guys go and buy bicycles...do you negotiate on the bicycle price or do you negotiate with trying to throw extra stuff in like pedals, shoes..etc?

I think it's only appropriate to do this when buying a used bike in a private sale, or when you have developed a rapport with the bike shop. These are retail stores, remember. They have sales for a reason.

jemeinc
Mar 9, 2010, 08:58 AM
I think it's only appropriate to do this when buying a used bike in a private sale, or when you have developed a rapport with the bike shop. These are retail stores, remember. They have sales for a reason.


Not at the bike shops here in Philly... Negotiating is just fine.. Sometimes you'll get a few bucks knocked off (if you're a good negotiator I suppose), but most likely you'll get free service (for non-warranty things), or some gear..

It's definitely worth it to politely ask if there's a better deal available to be had from them.. Just be courteous about it and it's totally cool..

Xavier
Mar 9, 2010, 10:09 AM
Not at the bike shops here in Philly... Negotiating is just fine.. Sometimes you'll get a few bucks knocked off (if you're a good negotiator I suppose), but most likely you'll get free service (for non-warranty things), or some gear..

It's definitely worth it to politely ask if there's a better deal available to be had from them.. Just be courteous about it and it's totally cool..

Even though I typically build my own bikes, I have bought a ride from them and we worked out a deal. Even though it really is about what parts you get.

trsnrtr
Mar 16, 2010, 08:07 AM
sorry for being ignorant...but how the hell do you write that thing?! :eek:

http://photos.imageevent.com/trsnrtr/cycling/dandyride72608/websize/mevk2.png

It's a Velokraft VK2, full carbon 10 speed DuraAce and weighs 17.6#.

cleanup
Mar 19, 2010, 10:08 PM
http://photos.imageevent.com/trsnrtr/cycling/dandyride72608/websize/mevk2.png

It's a Velokraft VK2, full carbon 10 speed DuraAce and weighs 17.6#.

Awesome! Recumbents are so cool.

xUKHCx
Mar 20, 2010, 08:36 AM
Finally the weather is getting nicer.

My T1.



What a goregous bike and picture, do you have a hi res picture. Seeing the yellow tyres on the red frame makes me want to add some yellows to mine.

when you guys go and buy bicycles...do you negotiate on the bicycle price or do you negotiate with trying to throw extra stuff in like pedals, shoes..etc?

I did and got a reasonable discount. Granted it was an 09 bike that I bought well into the 10 bike season, a good time to buy bikes as the shops are trying to get rid of old stock. I got £700 off my bike, the old stock discount was about £550 so an additional £150 just for asking. That went towards a decent pair of pedals and shoes. They are shops and will say no if they don't want to and will still make a profit when they agree to a price with you, especially if you are turning that saving around back into the shop via extras.

Bennieboy©
Mar 20, 2010, 08:40 AM
Awesome! Recumbents are so cool.

how would you go about bunny-hopping a pothole in the road :O
personally i think they look like death traps waiting to happen lol

cleanup
Mar 20, 2010, 10:39 PM
What a goregous bike and picture, do you have a hi res picture. Seeing the yellow tyres on the red frame makes me want to add some yellows to mine.

Unfortunately no. I took that photo just with my point-and-shoot and resized it for web use. Didn't bother keeping a high-res version, sorry!

and for reference those are Vittoria Zaffiro Pros. Great mid-range folding tires. Nice and light. But honestly I only got the yellow ones because they didn't have black! I think black would look much cleaner and sexier. :) I'll be changing my rear to a beefy Specialized Armadillo or Conti Gatorskin soon.

cleanup
Mar 20, 2010, 10:40 PM
how would you go about bunny-hopping a pothole in the road :O
personally i think they look like death traps waiting to happen lol

I don't think people generally ride recumbents in areas where there are potholes.

And if there is a pothole, you shouldn't be bunny-hopping it anyways.

Mrwhite
Mar 21, 2010, 01:19 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2727/4450066526_d49418cbc2.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2740/4450066884_e3f87e2c86.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4450067752_21edb63f49.jpg
Here is the push bike

gr3nade
Mar 23, 2010, 04:06 PM
my bicycle, 2009 commencal furious

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4027/4458376602_96964d75d5_o.jpg

xUKHCx
Mar 23, 2010, 04:13 PM
and for reference those are Vittoria Zaffiro Pros. Great mid-range folding tires. Nice and light. But honestly I only got the yellow ones because they didn't have black! I think black would look much cleaner and sexier. :) I'll be changing my rear to a beefy Specialized Armadillo or Conti Gatorskin soon.

I think the black will look a bit boring in comparison. The yellow adds a nice dimension to the bike but be sure to post some pictures when you get the new rubber.


And if there is a pothole, you shouldn't be bunny-hopping it anyways.

Sometimes there isn't anything you can do and have to bunny hop it. I'd rather bunny hop a pothole, especially some of the ones around here, than crash through it.

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Here is the push bike

Gorgeous.

rezenclowd3
Mar 25, 2010, 11:43 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2727/4450066526_d49418cbc2.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2740/4450066884_e3f87e2c86.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4450067752_21edb63f49.jpg
Here is the push bike

Nice color scheme, and steel still looks classy.

gotzero
Apr 5, 2010, 02:28 PM
lol. long-distance skids are still fun. but they're actually kind of difficult to do at high speed on the t1. it's EXTREMELY twitchy and throwing your nuts to the stem feels very very very unstable. to be honest this bike scares me a bit. :o

I love my fixed gear bike, and end up riding it everywhere but the toughest club rides.

I have front and back brakes installed on mine for a few reasons:

1. I want as similar bars as possible to my road bike. I have a lot more than a couple of ounces to lose on myself, so adding it to the bike is a non-issue.

2. You can feel the stress on your knees skid stopping or applying strong reverse pressure. I also really do not like putting myself over the front of the bars.

3. People are debating making brakes a requirement here anyway after some REALLY dumb accidents.

4. I would rather unconsciously go for the brakes and have them there than do the same and realize I am gripping air and there are no brakes.

jcrazyjj
Apr 20, 2010, 11:16 AM
http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/3245/p00251zf.jpg

fun173
Apr 25, 2010, 04:20 PM
Great bike, only have about 50 miles on it but its like 1 month old. I was sick of classic bikes so i decided to get a nice new one.

I highly recommended it.

skodacars
Apr 30, 2010, 07:42 AM
Here is my bike, Danish frame, japanese gruppo & american wheels/Pedals.

trsnrtr
Apr 30, 2010, 09:32 AM
Sweet! :)

cleanup
May 1, 2010, 05:32 PM
You should get some carbon cranks. :)

Here's my baby with a different wheelset and new pedals/straps. New crankset (Sugino 75s) and bars (Nitto RB-021s) to come!

http://velospace.org/files/T1-Kitchen-Low.jpg

Xavier
May 1, 2010, 08:06 PM
You should get some carbon cranks. :)

Here's my baby with a different wheelset and new pedals/straps. New crankset (Sugino 75s) and bars (Nitto RB-021s) to come!

http://velospace.org/files/T1-Kitchen-Low.jpg

I've always liked your bike since you finished it!

I will have to start thinking about selling my rig and buying a t1...

Illuminated
May 2, 2010, 09:01 AM
@cleanup, how do you break on that thing?? please send me a message with your answer...thanks

xUKHCx
May 2, 2010, 09:06 AM
You should get some carbon cranks. :)

Here's my baby with a different wheelset and new pedals/straps. New crankset (Sugino 75s) and bars (Nitto RB-021s) to come!

Such a beautiful looking bike, how much did the whole set up cost? If you dont mind me asking.

cleanup
May 2, 2010, 09:33 AM
I've always liked your bike since you finished it!

I will have to start thinking about selling my rig and buying a t1...

The complete T1 itself that you can buy from a bikeshop is a tad overpriced. I only purchased the frameset for about $300 USD. That was more worth it.

What's your current setup?

@cleanup, how do you break on that thing?? please send me a message with your answer...thanks

It's a fixed gear, so you can resist the forward momentum of the pedals, and lock them up in order to lift up the rear wheel or skid it. In reality this bike is meant for the velodrome, where you're not supposed to slow down at all. Logic says I should put a front brake on, which I probably will once I get my new bars on.

Such a beautiful looking bike, how much did the whole set up cost? If you dont mind me asking.

Thanks! In retrospect, too much! But it's my own creation and I love it. After my new crankset, in terms of value and worth the bike is probably worth nearly $2000, but I put about $1300-1400 into it. Please don't steal it. :)

xUKHCx
May 2, 2010, 09:47 AM
Thanks! In retrospect, too much! But it's my own creation and I love it.

That all that really matters anyway.

After my new crankset, in terms of value and worth the bike is probably worth nearly $2000, but I put about $1300-1400 into it. Please don't steal it. :)

Overall that is not too bad for a bike of that beauty. If I had that I would want two, one to ride and one to have in a pristine condition in the lounge just to look at.

jbanger
May 3, 2010, 07:19 AM
Here's my baby with a different wheelset and new pedals/straps. New crankset (Sugino 75s) and bars (Nitto RB-021s) to come!



nice man, don't forget to post an update when you get your new gear on :D

fr4c
May 4, 2010, 02:05 AM
You should get some carbon cranks. :)

Here's my baby with a different wheelset and new pedals/straps. New crankset (Sugino 75s) and bars (Nitto RB-021s) to come!
Nice fixie! My Cinelli is sadly overseas in storage, and I'm dying to get it back :(

cleanup
May 4, 2010, 11:50 PM
Nice fixie! My Cinelli is sadly overseas in storage, and I'm dying to get it back :(

What do you own? A Vigorelli? Or a Cinelli Pista? Personally I lust for a Cinelli Mash frameset. The original plan was to make my T1 entirely Cinelli in terms of its cockpit (seatpost, saddle, stem & bars)... But I found the Cinelli seatpost I got way too heavy for its own good, so I used a Thomson I had lying around instead. I kept the stem (Cinelli Vai) and the bars (aluminium Cinelli Pistas), but soon the bars will be swapped out for RB-021s. Although I would love an all-Cinelli build, functionality still reigns for my daily ride!

Though one day I'll own a Mash frameset *swoons*. I've only seen one in Toronto.

thecheda
May 5, 2010, 01:57 AM
You should get some carbon cranks. :)

Here's my baby with a different wheelset and new pedals/straps. New crankset (Sugino 75s) and bars (Nitto RB-021s) to come!


Any tips or suggestions on how to start building a bike?

cleanup
May 5, 2010, 11:45 AM
Any tips or suggestions on how to start building a bike?

Depends on the type of bike you want to build. Check out a local bicycle cooperative. You live in California; so I imagine there are TONS. There's plenty of resources out there much better than MacRumors, where real people will teach you how to do real things. Good luck!

thecheda
May 5, 2010, 01:13 PM
Depends on the type of bike you want to build. Check out a local bicycle cooperative. You live in California; so I imagine there are TONS. There's plenty of resources out there much better than MacRumors, where real people will teach you how to do real things. Good luck!

Tons is right. Fixies here have become viral, like plaid shirts.

cleanup
May 5, 2010, 11:01 PM
Tons is right. Fixies here have become viral, like plaid shirts.

I meant tons of bicycle cooperatives, which have nothing to do with any specific type of bike.

scott2006
May 7, 2010, 08:40 PM
http://scoharris.com/misc/bike.jpg

cleanup
May 7, 2010, 09:43 PM
Nice bike, Scott! What frameset is that?

phas3
May 8, 2010, 04:05 AM
...

yeah nice bike man, would you say that is good for riding around in the city?

sixtyone
May 8, 2010, 09:03 AM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-sjc1/hs073.snc3/14115_10150173767695467_635250466_12275040_3625340_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs073.snc3/14115_10150173767705467_635250466_12275041_1353184_n.jpg

tigres
May 8, 2010, 09:12 AM
Turned out pretty nice. He likes the colors :)

cleanup
May 8, 2010, 05:40 PM
Turned out pretty nice. He likes the colors :)

Looks like the frame might be a bit big for him.

Xavier
May 9, 2010, 02:15 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/xavier853/Halo/tommasosmall.jpg

My current build. The pink sticky note is to remind me of the spoke count for when I re-lace my rear wheel. Just waiting on the Miche track hub to arrive :)

cleanup
May 9, 2010, 04:21 PM
When you do, take off that spoke protector. :) Also, wasn't this pretty much your build a while ago? Why has there been no progress? The steer tube is still uncut, too! Tut tut. :p

I hope you don't intend on keeping your saddle angle like that!

Xavier
May 9, 2010, 08:30 PM
When you do, take off that spoke protector. :) Also, wasn't this pretty much your build a while ago? Why has there been no progress? The steer tube is still uncut, too! Tut tut. :p

I hope you don't intend on keeping your saddle angle like that!

I am trying to track down parts first. No pun intended. Missing my Miche crank and nitto b123 bars. Once those arrive then the steer tube will be cut and all the parts will be put on! As for that spoke protector.. Gotta love craigslist wheel sets huh? The previous owner had that on there. When I get my miche hubs, I will for sure take that off!

Yeah the seat is just on there for now. When all is finished, adjustments will be made of course ;)

Supa_Fly
May 19, 2010, 09:52 PM
Finally the weather is getting nicer.

My T1.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a219/cleanupinaisle3/T1-1.jpg?t=1268107306

^ Where you at Sweet Pete's on Bloor St West earlier today?! I think I saw you and your bike right up against the booth - something about your wheels I think.

Supa_Fly
May 19, 2010, 09:55 PM
My early self-Birthday Present to myself - and to my son. Although this long weekend I'm pretty much flat broke (bills/grocery/rent/laundry quid etc already taken care of); instead of going up north to party this was SO worth it! I got to take my son bike riding - something I REALLY enjoyed doing with my father growing up (hated being left behind to walk up hills; but it pushed me to improve and stay in shape then).

Instead of getting drunk for my birthday (maybe a brew or 2 in the sun) I figured taken my son bike riding - both of us for getting in shape and BIG FUN - was much better.

I don't regret it at all.

Quality service, quality bike, quality shop ... looking forward to continue shopping there again.

Pictures: First is of my bike. Second is of a snake my son & I almost rode over and I'm a bit shocked because its tail was vibrating when we approached it - no sound but i swear its a rattlesnake. [bummed out as I did record it and it did NOT save on my Bold 9700 :(]

phiberglass
May 19, 2010, 10:12 PM
http://blog.austingrade.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/FixedGearComplete.jpg


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4506357732_b7a0b19bce.jpg

gotzero
May 19, 2010, 10:29 PM
Jumping on the fixed/road pair bandwagon, here are mine. I have the fixed-gear set up to more closely match the road bike. I left the brakes on because I take it on some hilly rides, and do not want to use my cartilage to stop myself...

I now ride to work every day, which is a nice change.

cleanup
May 19, 2010, 11:43 PM
^ Where you at Sweet Pete's on Bloor St West earlier today?! I think I saw you and your bike right up against the booth - something about your wheels I think.

Hey Prom1,

Yep that was me. I burst a tube on the way over there. I burst another one on the way home. Wasn't fun. Luckily I ran into a silent ride group and a gentleman was nice enough to give me a tube he had.

Were you the tall black dude waiting for his bike to be prepped? I imagine so since I recognise the Knog Frogs you got.

phiberglass: i absolutely LOVE your BMC. anything made by BMC is absolutely drool-worthy. nice fixed as well; is it a kilo TT?

gotzero: nice cannondales! i saw a capo at sporting life the other day; i love the way they shave down the welds to make them look super smooth. the rides between your two bikes must be awfully similar; i hear the capo is just a caad5 frame with track ends.

gotzero
May 20, 2010, 02:00 PM
Hey Prom1,

Yep that was me. I burst a tube on the way over there. I burst another one on the way home. Wasn't fun. Luckily I ran into a silent ride group and a gentleman was nice enough to give me a tube he had.

gotzero: nice cannondales! i saw a capo at sporting life the other day; i love the way they shave down the welds to make them look super smooth. the rides between your two bikes must be awfully similar; i hear the capo is just a caad5 frame with track ends.

I am glad someone took care of you! I went on our local ride of silence last night with a friend (he and I have both been hit by cars, but thankfully are both just fine). I keep a ton of tubes with me when I go on longer rides now, I find that more often than not if you had one pop, the second probably ran over the same thing...

It is a CAAD5 track frame, I am really happy with them both. As someone who has dabbled in welding, I am blown away by the Cannondale frames. The guys in PA do a really great job, and it is really too bad that the factory is shifting. I got the CAAD9 instead of their softer road frame partially because it is made in PA, oh well.

I am really getting the biking bug, and if I get to a point where the bikes are holding me back, I will probably go off of the deep end.

craigmoyer
May 20, 2010, 03:34 PM
My bicycle:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2648/4032619393_d10e757b02_b.jpg

phiberglass
May 20, 2010, 03:53 PM
phiberglass: i absolutely LOVE your BMC. anything made by BMC is absolutely drool-worthy. nice fixed as well; is it a kilo TT?


It's a 183rd street frameset. I got a smoking deal on it at a local fixed shop. It's a great frame and I love the geometry, but I don't like the sloping top tube, at least I don't see it while I'm riding. I never got around to powder coating it, probably sometime this summer.

My bicycle:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2648/4032619393_d10e757b02_b.jpg

Gorgeous bike! What frame is that?

craigmoyer
May 20, 2010, 04:05 PM
Thanks! Its a blank kilo tt frame. The fork is from soma.

cleanup
May 20, 2010, 04:13 PM
Beautiful bike, craigmoyer. I have the same bars though, and I hate them. Haha. The drop just isn't practical for me. I want the Profile Designs Cobra Wing badly. Too bad they're pricey as all hell.

craigmoyer
May 20, 2010, 04:16 PM
I haven't really used too many other bullhorns besides the 21's but I know Syntace makes several iterations of their bullhorns with several different degrees of drop.

phiberglass
May 20, 2010, 07:38 PM
The profiles are nice, not enough length on them for me though, would be good for a tri/tt bike with some aero bars. I had a set of Syntace bars before my RB21s on the bike above and wasn't a big fan. They flexed real easily, where the nittos are pretty stiff. I forgot which bars/measurements they were though.

MovieCutter
May 20, 2010, 08:57 PM
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MovieCutter
May 20, 2010, 08:58 PM
This is "Pegasus", picked her up for a steal back in January...Trek Madone 4.7, and she flies...

http://www.skiisandbiikes.com/Bikes%202009/2009%20Bike%20Images/2009%20Trek%20Road%20Bikes%20Images/4.7c.jpeg

SchneiderMan
May 20, 2010, 09:20 PM
I used to own a few nice Diamondbacks years ago. What ever happened to the company?!

cleanup
May 20, 2010, 10:07 PM
MovieCutter: actual pic?

SchneiderMan: http://www.diamondback.com/

SkottDMD
May 20, 2010, 11:19 PM
Pictures: First is of my bike. Second is of a snake my son & I almost rode over and I'm a bit shocked because its tail was vibrating when we approached it - no sound but i swear its a rattlesnake. [bummed out as I did record it and it did NOT save on my Bold 9700 :(]

It's a Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake, quite an impressive sight considering they're quite rare.

SchneiderMan
May 20, 2010, 11:31 PM
MovieCutter: actual pic?

SchneiderMan: http://www.diamondback.com/

yeah but they used to be so popular and now every bike shop I visit don't even carry them..