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GoCubsGo
May 20, 2010, 11:35 PM
yeah but they used to be so popular and now every bike shop I visit don't even carry them..

I agree. I had a very expensive diamondback mountain bike when I was younger. It is actually back home covered, hanging in my parent's garage in So. Cal. It was certainly a bike to be longed for back then. Now, it doesn't seem to be the case.

puma1552
May 20, 2010, 11:43 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

That bike is absolutely beautiful, is that a 2009 model? I'm not seeing it on their site.

Dare I ask, how much did it run you?

Supa_Fly
May 20, 2010, 11:49 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.

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


Oh yeah that was me. I'm only 5'10 not that tall. I've been eyeing the Trek Fuel EX 5, but that is for next Spring. You must be bummed that Parliament screwed up the vote for the bike lanes on University/Avenue road downtown.

I'm completely new to all these bike parts. My Dad used to always build a fixer 10-speed for me growing up until I was 16 (1 on loan when I was 18). I'm talking seriously raw fixies too ... slightly tweaked frames, squeaking noises, and "race" rust included, :p .

I have fear for you guys riding bikes on the street with fixed gear and no breaks! I've narrowly escaped some accidents with those horrible fixies, but Seriously how do you guys avoid getting hurt or smacked by a car?!

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

Thanks Skott! That finding made my B-Day weekend and decision to ride with my son all worth it. Wondering if its normal those snakes slither with their heads off the ground, and coiled when startled.

Cool :apple:

GoCubsGo
May 20, 2010, 11:49 PM
That bike is absolutely beautiful, is that a 2009 model? I'm not seeing it on their site.

Dare I ask, how much did it run you?

He runs it. Get it? No, probably not. :(

puma1552
May 21, 2010, 12:18 AM
No, I just decided I want a nice road bike in the last couple hours :(

hmai18
May 22, 2010, 08:50 AM
Cannondale CAAD8 with 09 Rival/Force mix.

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/5769/img2694qe.jpg

jsf8x
May 22, 2010, 09:19 AM
My baby

http://ecyclingshop.com/images/ROUBAIX-PRO-USA%202009.png

MovieCutter
May 22, 2010, 12:02 PM
MovieCutter: actual pic?

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

Don't believe me?


That bike is absolutely beautiful, is that a 2009 model? I'm not seeing it on their site.

Dare I ask, how much did it run you?

2009 Trek Madone 4.7. Retail was $2800, I got it for under $2k.

My baby

http://ecyclingshop.com/images/ROUBAIX-PRO-USA%202009.png

Nice, my best friend rides the exact same bike. He did a couple centuries and a tri with it.

jsf8x
May 22, 2010, 12:55 PM
Nice, my best friend rides the exact same bike. He did a couple centuries and a tri with it.

I do a good amount of Tri's. Biking is my weakest leg but I still love the bike :D

cleanup
May 22, 2010, 03:06 PM
Don't believe me?


Nono. I just wanted to see a real photo! :) Just as I want to see a photo of that Fuji. Your frame is enormous; you must be a giant. The frame even looks too small for you with the saddle that high.

MovieCutter
May 22, 2010, 05:25 PM
Nono. I just wanted to see a real photo! :) Just as I want to see a photo of that Fuji. Your frame is enormous; you must be a giant. The frame even looks too small for you with the saddle that high.

Yeah, she's a 58cm. I'm 6'3". I tested a 60cm but found it just slightly uncomfortable. And luckily the 58 was the last one the shop had on clearance. I like the "smaller" frame, they gave me a longer stem (120mm to 130mm) to compensate for riding a frame on the smaller end for my size, but it feels great on long rides.

lewis82
May 22, 2010, 06:01 PM
God, I'm so jealous of your bikes :p

This is mine. I bought it a few years ago (4 or 5, I totally forgot).

I'd like to have a nice road bike now, but these are pretty damn expensive and students like me aren't rich.

227268

felipecerda
May 23, 2010, 07:53 PM
This is mine.

http://www.trekbikes.com/images/bikes/2010/xl/3500z_candyred.jpg

hatehereyes
May 23, 2010, 08:20 PM
This is mine.


THAT'S A BIG BIKE!

dragonfly18
May 23, 2010, 08:31 PM
Those are some nice bikes

cleanup
May 24, 2010, 09:43 AM
oh no, the motorbikes are back! :eek:

MovieCutter
May 25, 2010, 12:12 AM
oh no, the motorbikes are back! :eek:

They got nothin' on real bikes...

mzd
May 25, 2010, 01:29 PM
my Orbea:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2739/4453748343_bf48575cb7.jpg (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2739/4453748343_bf48575cb7_b.jpg)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4066/4454526816_45130f9f8e.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4004/4454525400_1c01bbccf4.jpg

antster94
May 27, 2010, 12:26 PM
http://lp1.pinkbike.com//photo/4508/pbpic4508785.jpg

My baby, Commencal Absolut 1 2009. I do dirt jumping and 4X mountain biking, 360s and stuff like that, google it :)

Roger1
May 28, 2010, 08:45 AM
Here's a pic of my latest bike. My wife got it for me for Christmas 2009. It's a Marin Kentfield Hybrid. It's a very enjoyable bike to ride; I'm still deciding about the flat bars, though.

ethical
May 31, 2010, 04:14 PM
http://lp1.pinkbike.com//photo/4508/pbpic4508785.jpg

My baby, Commencal Absolut 1 2009. I do dirt jumping and 4X mountain biking, 360s and stuff like that, google it :)

i used to do a bit of that. got an album on pinkbike too somewhere.

soms
Jun 1, 2010, 12:50 AM
Changed frames from a Yeti 575 to Ibis Mojo, lovin it so far
http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww146/garysowter/P8150012.jpg

cleanup
Jun 1, 2010, 11:16 PM
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a219/cleanupinaisle3/kingscollege.jpg

fr4c
Jun 1, 2010, 11:47 PM
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a219/cleanupinaisle3/kingscollege.jpg
Stop posting pictures cleanup you're killing me.

cleanup
Jun 1, 2010, 11:51 PM
Stop posting pictures cleanup you're killing me.

It was a nice day. :) Get out there and ride!

fr4c
Jun 1, 2010, 11:53 PM
It was a nice day. :) Get out there and ride!
Out of commission for a while, hairline fracture on my tailbone from a nasty fall last weekend from trail riding.

cleanup
Jun 1, 2010, 11:58 PM
Out of commission for a while, hairline fracture on my tailbone from a nasty fall last weekend from trail riding.

Yikes. Damn vestigial bones. Hope you get better soon!

kenypowa
Jun 2, 2010, 09:15 PM
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a219/cleanupinaisle3/kingscollege.jpg

Awww. The lawn in the St. George campus.

Good times. :D

cleanup
Jun 2, 2010, 11:34 PM
Awww. The lawn in the St. George campus.

Good times. :D

It's only nice right now because they finally finished landscaping/resodding it just in time for alumni reunion season. :) For the past year it's been a cesspool of non-growth and general nastiness. It's very poorly kept during the year.

trsnrtr
Jun 5, 2010, 07:26 AM
Just one of my low recumbents. Rode this one 102 miles on Thursday:

http://home.comcast.net/~trsnrtr/fujin3.jpg

kotletas
Jun 5, 2010, 05:41 PM
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MacRy
Jun 5, 2010, 06:09 PM
That would be me! All my forum user names start with NC.,.... because I can't remember diddly except the state I'm most in.:o RAT forums are not my friend..... GirlScouts.;)

At my advanced age, cruisers are suiting me best. Nice thing about the Bird is it can air the wheel hitting second w. a hard throttle and gives me a jolt of adrenaline.:D

Small world huh? I'm Beena on that forum and also

http://www.newbonnevilleriders.com/forum/

emotion
Jun 6, 2010, 02:52 PM
Back to real bikes :p

Here's my "new" fixie. The original road bike is a Raleigh America special edition (Reynolds 501c) from around 1988. Anyway, it got vandalised about 15 years ago so I finally decided to resurrect it as a fixie. (My first ride on a fixie was tonight after finishing the build - boy it's quick!)

http://gallery.me.com/robin.pinning/100047/IMG_0298.jpg?derivative=medium&source=web.jpg&type=medium&ver=12758520260001

cleanup
Jun 6, 2010, 09:30 PM
Nice build, emotion! That gearing looks a little low, though! :p

emotion
Jun 7, 2010, 01:49 AM
Thanks :)

42/15 which might be alright. Yet to ride it far so it might change after I've put some miles into it.

WillaMatthews
Jun 11, 2010, 04:51 AM
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05592b.jpg



This is my bicycle..Cypress model :D
This bicycle is 2005 Cypress and Sedona model bicycles. The bicycles come in both men's and ladies' styles and vary in size between 14 to 21 inches. "GIANT" and "Cypress" or "Sedona" are written on the bicycles' frames. A serial number is written on the bottom bracket of the bicycle, located near the pedals.

sammich
Jun 11, 2010, 04:58 AM
My parents wanted me to get more 'physical', so they offered to buy me a bike. Mind you, I haven't used this much, much to my dismay at the waste of money. But once it warms up a little after winter, I'll definitely trying to get back on it more often.

http://www2.giant-bicycles.com/_upload_au/bikes/models/zooms/2009/700_anthem_x2.jpg

cleanup
Jun 11, 2010, 07:44 AM
Sammich, it looks like they bought you one hell of a downhill bike. A Giant Anthem X2 is easily around $2500, and I can't even imagine the ridiculous price you got it for in Australia. Please use it. :confused:

mxptt
Jun 11, 2010, 07:48 AM
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a219/cleanupinaisle3/kingscollege.jpg

damn i miss guelph ... i also went to that university

sammich
Jun 11, 2010, 08:45 AM
Sammich, it looks like they bought you one hell of a downhill bike. A Giant Anthem X2 is easily around $2500, and I can't even imagine the ridiculous price you got it for in Australia. Please use it. :confused:

Haha :) I'll be using it now because you said 'please. :)

I had a choice of bike, and we've had a few Giants in our stable, so naturally we went for them. It was the 2009 one and they were clearing them out in prep for '10 models, so I nabbed it for AUD$2000.

Otaillon
Jun 11, 2010, 09:39 AM
2005 Giant OCR2

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/7152/03ocr2ma.jpg

sycho
Jun 11, 2010, 10:22 AM
Crappy cell phone picture.

lewis82
Jun 11, 2010, 10:49 AM
Sammich, it looks like they bought you one hell of a downhill bike. A Giant Anthem X2 is easily around $2500, and I can't even imagine the ridiculous price you got it for in Australia. Please use it. :confused:

That's not even close to a downhill bike. This thing is a cross-country bike. Downhill bikes look like this:

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/_generated/_generated_ca/bikes/models/images/800/2010/Glory_0_GV_2000.jpg

gazzrenn
Jun 11, 2010, 10:53 AM
I have a Gary Fisher AR Super 09

This isn't my bike... its a stock image since i'm in the office.

DJMastaWes
Jun 11, 2010, 11:04 AM
I use Montreal's BIXI service. It's basically $78 for the year and you get unlimited access to the bikes. They way it works is that, the first 30 minutes are free, and then a small fee is charged for every 30 minutes after - they're meant for short trips, promoting leaving your cars at home, etc. They've got about 300 docks placed around the city placed at around 300m from each other.

My last bike was stolen, so I didn't bother buying a new one. I basically just use this to go to work and to the gym.

unid
Jun 12, 2010, 11:58 AM
Here's mine: p7R. Amazing how many cabbages it takes to fill a bath.
http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/unid_photo/brassicaautistica.jpg

antster94
Jun 13, 2010, 06:30 AM
http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/3149195/

My 2008 SX Trail, beast for freeride/downhill :D

iGav
Jun 17, 2010, 09:45 AM
A new project… :D

A Dyna-Tech frame, made by Raleigh's Special Products Division. :)

It's NOS, unused but with some scratches... which is good, because if it was perfect, it'd feel moderately guilty about stripping, repainting (a glossy battleship grey I'm thinking - though not sure whether to spray it myself or get it powder coated) and generally molesting it. :D

Unbelievable quality though... bonded (not welded) with a mix of Reynolds 531/653 tubing and comparatively light (even by contemporary steel standards) coming in sub 3kg.

Should form the basis of an excellent cross-country bike, being the frame only, I'm exonerated from going down the entirely retro-route, so it's going to be built up with contemporary bits & bobs… discs, maybe front suspension etc.

The main dilemma is whether to go down the derailleur route, or to consider a hub system (the new Alfine 11-speed or Rohloff), I've never been a spinner & default to riding in higher gears regardless, rather than spinning… that and I really love the clean & simple looks of derailleur-less bikes like the iO (http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bikes/mountain/io-ioid/io/overview/).

Decisions… decisions. :D

derek.fulmer
Jun 17, 2010, 02:51 PM
Don't have it yet, but I'm looking at getting the Trek 7.2 hybrid. I want to do some riding around town and around the parks for exercise so I don't need a road bike or a mountain bike, and this is a great in between styles.

Anyone know much about this model? or Trek in General?

http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii399/ThreeSummersStrong/72fx_red.jpg

steverd
Jun 18, 2010, 02:29 AM
Nice pics I recall my school days After seeing these pics..:D

dingster1
Jun 20, 2010, 03:14 PM
Derek F: I own the '07 version of this bike. Its my commuter/utility ride. Great bike

Profoxcg
Jun 20, 2010, 07:12 PM
I dont race, I just ride fast sometimes with the group then I get tired and I get dropped. :rolleyes:
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a146/Profoxcg/IMG00024-20100328-0907.jpg

cleanup
Jun 20, 2010, 09:50 PM
*Whistles* Nice wheelset. Needs a more aero frameset to match though! :D Doesn't the finish rub off the rim surface?

Profoxcg
Jun 20, 2010, 10:01 PM
^ maybe one day Ill get a Tarmac frame. - I actually would like to sell he rear wheel and get a matching 404.

When you ask about the finish you are referring to the the finish of the zips?

cleanup
Jun 20, 2010, 10:08 PM
^ maybe one day Ill get a Tarmac frame. - I actually would like to sell he rear wheel and get a matching 404.

When you ask about the finish you are referring to the the finish of the zips?

Yeah, the braking surface; is it anodized, does it have a wear line, does the finish come off? etc.

And I was thinking a Transition or something like that. Wheels that aero you should be riding time trials! :D

Profoxcg
Jun 20, 2010, 10:14 PM
Yeah, the braking surface; is it anodized, does it have a wear line, does the finish come off? etc.

And I was thinking a Transition or something like that. Wheels that aero you should be riding time trials! :D

Yeah maybe one day I will get a TT frame. You comment is the same reason I want to get a rear 404. I do not need all the aero for the road. Although I will say these wheels are very very fast. My wheels are not clinchers, they are tubulars (I wanted to save as much weight as possible considering my frame). So being tubular your break pads squeeze on the carbon. There is a small portion of the edge that does not have any gloss on it. So the pads just rub on that. Unlike clinchers which have the metal lip. Im not sure as far a wear indicator but I will send Zipp and e-mail. I am now curious. But at one point I was told that while everything wears, these wheels will last thousand of miles if I use the propers pads (carbon specific) and such.

People always ask me if they are worth the money, and I tell them that I don't know, but I like how fast they are.

RogueApple
Jun 21, 2010, 12:20 AM
So I posted my bike earlier today in the New Purchases thread but then I found a new home here in the bike section... but first some back story.

My 2008 Wilier Cento recently cracked... I took it into my local bike shop and Wilier not only offered to replace my frame immediately, they also allowed me to upgrade to this Superleggera frame for a small fee... The Di2 and wheels are from my previous build. Only thing different on my bike now is the saddle.. switched to a Fizik Aliante carbon rail.

Profoxcg
Jun 21, 2010, 12:27 AM
nice bike, now those are some expensive wheels!!!
how do you like the Di2? is it as quick as your conventional shifters? - I was going to go that route but w my luck i would run out of battery at some point. My next upgrade is to get matching SRAM Red shifters (matching to my crank)

Spiffy9
Jun 21, 2010, 12:28 AM
Just got a bit of a starter road bike. Scattante R330, carbon fork, Shimano Sora components all around. It's awesome

hoser133
Jun 21, 2010, 08:45 PM
Marin San Marino. Full carbon, Full ultegra.

ltldrummerboy
Jun 22, 2010, 03:27 AM
There are some really nice bikes around here. I love looking at all of them.

Here's mine. 2005 Trek Fuel EX7. I love every part of this bike except for having to bleed the Hayes 9 brake lines. Haven't ridden it much the past couple years but I've put quite a few miles on it. I recently went over it and replaced a ton of parts.

PS- I took this at midnight with my 3GS. Gotta love Alaskan summers.

Kawininja619
Jun 22, 2010, 05:51 PM
Here are my toys. The clean one (04 Honda CBR600RR) and the dirty one (Trek 6700). I love my cbr more of course cuz shes a bit faster.
http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt139/kawininja619/P1010405.jpg

Xavier
Jun 27, 2010, 03:25 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/xavier853/tommasotake3.jpg

The rear wheel is at the LBS getting re-laced. Its getting close! The bars came with white tape. I'll buy black tape once everything is finished unless the white grows on me.

And yes, that is my failed 500gb LaCie.

cleanup
Jun 27, 2010, 03:45 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/xavier853/tommasotake3.jpg

The rear wheel is at the LBS getting re-laced. Its getting close! The bars came with white tape. I'll buy black tape once everything is finished unless the white grows on me.

And yes, that is my failed 500gb LaCie.

*Taps foot*

Xavier
Jun 27, 2010, 06:41 PM
*Taps foot*

Hehe, I of course do not keep my bike like this. The drive just happened to be the right size for the photo. It is now resting softly against the wall ;)

cleanup
Jul 3, 2010, 12:01 AM
Hehe, I of course do not keep my bike like this. The drive just happened to be the right size for the photo. It is now resting softly against the wall ;)

I think you misunderstand. I tap my foot in impatience. It's summer, for god's sake. You should've already clocked in hundreds of miles. Instead, your bike sits woefully far from completion, STILL. Cheap parts are abound! A bike can be assembled in an hour or two! Get to it!

derek.fulmer
Jul 5, 2010, 03:39 PM
Derek F: I own the '07 version of this bike. Its my commuter/utility ride. Great bike

Thanks for the reply. I was mistaken when I made the post, it's not a hybrid, per se. It's essentially a road bike without the drop handlebars, that's how it was described to me at a local bike shop over the weekend. Road a couple of the varying models in the series, very smooth ride, quick acceleration, and incredibly fun.

spacemanps
Jul 6, 2010, 03:50 PM
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spacemanps
Jul 6, 2010, 03:51 PM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs162.snc1/6060_848336494789_8831148_48299409_3192732_n.jpg


and

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs081.snc4/35397_10100138088915589_8831148_55074028_16715_n.jpg

jackiecanev2
Jul 6, 2010, 06:43 PM
Part of the stable:

Trek Top Fuel 69er (currently a 650b front/26 rear)
Specialized Rockhopper HT (currently a 29 front/650b rear)
Chumba EVO
IRO Mark V HD

cleanup
Jul 6, 2010, 08:36 PM
Part of the stable:

Trek Top Fuel 69er (currently a 650b front/26 rear)
Specialized Rockhopper HT (currently a 29 front/650b rear)
Chumba EVO
IRO Mark V HD

That Chumba looks like a helluva lot of fun to ride. Nice Iro too. Solid bikes.

lewis82
Jul 6, 2010, 08:40 PM
Too... many... nice bikes...

Anyways, I just got a free bike I could use to go to school (and get stolen). I'm currently repairing it, I'll post pics when it's done.

It won't have been very expensive though... One can of WD40, one can of black paint, one pack of steel wool :cool:

Xavier
Jul 6, 2010, 09:06 PM
I think you misunderstand. I tap my foot in impatience. It's summer, for god's sake. You should've already clocked in hundreds of miles. Instead, your bike sits woefully far from completion, STILL. Cheap parts are abound! A bike can be assembled in an hour or two! Get to it!

Yes, lol. This is my not so cheap part bike. The biggest part of the wait is because I am building a separate single speed bike for my girlfriend. I have been putting mine on hold many times. But, now that most of my ordered parts are in, it will be done very soon! Keep checking in!

fhall1
Jul 15, 2010, 11:40 AM
2008 Trek 5200

alex28
Jul 15, 2010, 11:59 PM
i have the same bike as previous post but no picture so you can see it as previous in white color

RedReplicant
Jul 16, 2010, 02:27 AM
http://redreplicant.mylha.com/temp/DSC_0996-1.jpg

Xavier
Jul 21, 2010, 04:09 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/xavier853/tommayaugustaoutback.jpg

Here it is. Other than relacing the front hub, which will happen next week, it is done! It rides so nice :)

cleanup
Jul 21, 2010, 05:53 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/xavier853/tommayaugustaoutback.jpg

Here it is. Other than relacing the front hub, which will happen next week, it is done! It rides so nice :)

HOORAY.

that's some crazy saddle to bar drop. i have a similar problem on mine. fit is all messed up. gotta get some ergo drops.

nice bike. :)

derek.fulmer
Jul 21, 2010, 10:26 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/xavier853/tommayaugustaoutback.jpg

Here it is. Other than relacing the front hub, which will happen next week, it is done! It rides so nice :)

Awesome bike! I want a fixed gear so bad! I just put a 2011 Trek 1.5 on lay away, so I'm gonna pick up a fixed gear in the spring. I love the idea of having two different style of bikes to ride two different ways on.

Xavier
Jul 22, 2010, 09:15 PM
Awesome bike! I want a fixed gear so bad! I just put a 2011 Trek 1.5 on lay away, so I'm gonna pick up a fixed gear in the spring. I love the idea of having two different style of bikes to ride two different ways on.

HOORAY.

that's some crazy saddle to bar drop. i have a similar problem on mine. fit is all messed up. gotta get some ergo drops.

nice bike.

Thanks! It was well worth the wait.

cleanup
Jul 23, 2010, 03:04 PM
http://i25.tinypic.com/2mowetd.jpg

xUKHCx
Jul 23, 2010, 03:10 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/xavier853/tommayaugustaoutback.jpg


http://i25.tinypic.com/2mowetd.jpg

You two have got my wallet twitching, those bikes look absolutely gorgeous.

Jay42
Jul 23, 2010, 03:21 PM
Update.....

xUKHCx
Jul 23, 2010, 03:29 PM
Add another to the list. Great looking bike.

Are you going to get another aerospoke for the rear? I quite like the mixed look.

cleanup
Jul 23, 2010, 09:31 PM
I don't understand having an Aerospoke in the front. I mean, I understand having it at all (it gets you street credz lols) but an aero wheel in the front and no aero in the rear gives no aerodynamic benefits. Also, it makes your bike front heavy (and thus difficult to stop) and is easier to steal.

If you DEMAND having a deep/aero wheel, make it your rear.

jackiecanev2
Jul 27, 2010, 03:55 PM
I can't wait!

hmai18
Jul 28, 2010, 06:45 AM
http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/498/67693375.jpg

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/9388/96893856.jpg

cleanup
Jul 28, 2010, 08:18 AM
Beautiful, hmai18! What track frame is that? I half wish the lugs weren't also chrome, but it's nice nonetheless. :)

Your pictures have reminded me that my bike fit is completely wrong. :(

hmai18
Jul 28, 2010, 08:59 AM
After more than four years of owning that bike, nobody I've talked to has been able to identify it. At some point down the road, I'd love to have the frame stripped again and repainted in a palette with white or cream and sky blue, but for now, the Silver Bullet she shall remain.

Why do you say your fit is wrong? I see that you've got quite the saddle to bar drop on yours, but if you're flexible enough to do it, why not?

cleanup
Jul 28, 2010, 11:07 AM
After more than four years of owning that bike, nobody I've talked to has been able to identify it. At some point down the road, I'd love to have the frame stripped again and repainted in a palette with white or cream and sky blue, but for now, the Silver Bullet she shall remain.

Why do you say your fit is wrong? I see that you've got quite the saddle to bar drop on yours, but if you're flexible enough to do it, why not?

I suppose that's the issue then. I tend to get lower back pain after the 30 km mark or so, even if I'm not riding in the drops. I can barely reach the drops and if I do so it's uncomfortable. I don't think I have enough steerer tube; I wish my bars were higher. The only thing I can do at this moment is flip my stem and get some shallow ergo drops. The saddle height, though it seems high, is comfortable for me, so I don't really want to change that. My bike just needs more steertube! Maybe I should invest in a new fork?

Mord
Jul 28, 2010, 11:15 AM
I bought this bike about a month ago and love it, rides really comfortably and is a massive departure from the mountain bikes I used to ride, I currently live in a very flat cyclist friendly city (York) so it made sense to get something to glide around town on.


I also own a suzuki gs125 ES it currently needs a little TLC as the oil drain gasket has a small leak, I'm waiting for a breakers bar to arrive before I can yank the thing out, cut out a new gasket from a cornflakes box cover it in gasket goop, rebuild it and finally get back on the road.

As soon as I can afford it I'll be doing my DAS so I can ride any bike, and I'd likely either get an ER-5 or an old zephyr 550 or 750 depending on what I can afford.

hmai18
Jul 28, 2010, 11:47 AM
I suppose that's the issue then. I tend to get lower back pain after the 30 km mark or so, even if I'm not riding in the drops. I can barely reach the drops and if I do so it's uncomfortable. I don't think I have enough steerer tube; I wish my bars were higher. The only thing I can do at this moment is flip my stem and get some shallow ergo drops. The saddle height, though it seems high, is comfortable for me, so I don't really want to change that. My bike just needs more steertube! Maybe I should invest in a new fork?

Your other (cheaper) option is to work on your core strength and flexibility. But even if you wanted to replace your fork, new ones shouldn't be too expensive either.

Elysian
Jul 29, 2010, 02:17 PM
I usually drive more than ride now though.

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steviem
Aug 2, 2010, 03:12 PM
It's not much compared to some of those awesome fixies, but I picked this up today. I'll be doing only about 5km each day to get to and from work at first.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4853990551_fc56c4bd0d_b.jpg

I'm going from next to no exercise to this, so combined with eating more sensibly, I should be able to lose quite a bit of weight. :)

ijen0311
Aug 5, 2010, 08:58 PM
http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo320/Ijen0311/591ffa89.png

cleanup
Aug 6, 2010, 06:41 AM
That's a beaut, Jen. Have fun on it! :)

jackiecanev2
Aug 7, 2010, 04:00 PM
Finished! <3

iGav
Aug 8, 2010, 02:57 PM
After more than four years of owning that bike, nobody I've talked to has been able to identify it.?

Haden Lugs... my first thought was that it might be a Raleigh, but you'd likely have a couple of holes in the head tube for the heron.

It's not got vertical dropouts, nor braze-ons, so I'd lay money on it being from the '70's.

Could be anything... Cecil, Carlton... quite possibly custom too, does it have a serial number?

OllyW
Aug 8, 2010, 03:36 PM
Haden Lugs... my first thought was that it might be a Raleigh, but you'd likely have a couple of holes in the head tube for the heron.

It's not got vertical dropouts, nor braze-ons, so I'd lay money on it being from the '70's.

Could be anything... Cecil, Carlton... quite possibly custom too, does it have a serial number?

My early 70's Carlton Continental had a riveted head badge so there would also be holes in the head tube if it was one of them. The lugs also look a bit plain for a Carlton.

244771

Sadly, this isn't mine.

hmai18
Aug 8, 2010, 10:16 PM
There are holes in the HT for a badge. There's a serial number on the BB shell (M6A11286), but I haven't been able to turn anything up on it. I was told it was a Carlton by somebody before, but could never be verified. I'd be happy to upload close-up photos of any area if that'll help anybody with identification.

RedReplicant
Aug 9, 2010, 01:53 AM
Quick question is that a stock undertail on that Kawi? Just curious...sweet bike bro.

No, it's an ebay one. ;)

iGav
Aug 9, 2010, 07:48 AM
My early 70's Carlton Continental had a riveted head badge so there would also be holes in the head tube if it was one of them. The lugs also look a bit plain for a Carlton.

I know what you mean, Carlton's tend to have more ornate lugs don't they, but some did become less ornate, perhaps unsurprisingly more like Raleigh's of the era.

This frame is much more reminiscent of a Raleigh frame (though Raleigh occasionally used ornate lugs as well), when I first saw it I thought it was a Raleigh Professional Track (http://radpropaganda.org/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/1972-raleigh-professional-track-dl-175.jpeg) but I'm not sure on the lugs, maybe hmai18 could post some more detailed photo's of them?

That said, I wouldn't be at all surprised if it turned out to be a Raleigh Carlton frame either.

There are holes in the HT for a badge. There's a serial number on the BB shell (M6A11286), but I haven't been able to turn anything up on it. I was told it was a Carlton by somebody before, but could never be verified. I'd be happy to upload close-up photos of any area if that'll help anybody with identification.

That it has holes in the head tube is potentially interesting in trying to establish the manufacturer, what is the spacing of the two holes?

But it's the serial number that's bothering me in this instance in that it begins with an M.

Raleigh AFAIK (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/dating.html) didn't use 'M' and the Raleigh Carlton's appear to have used 'W' as did later Carlton frames.

Carlton did use an 'M' which denotes a '64 frame apparently (http://www.carltoncycles.me.uk/details/dating.htm) but they only started putting the serial numbers on the bottom bracket post '68, previous to this they were stamped on the drop out, though as the owner of that website suggests, it may not be 100% percent accurate.

Actually... 'M' may indicate that the frame could've been built in Malaysia (http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/Retro-Raleighs/RaleighSerialNumbers.jpg), but even then, that the next symbol is a number perhaps rules this out, as it should be another letter and then a number, and your serial is a digit too short. Hmmmm.

It may be worth your while contacting (http://www.raleigh.co.uk/contact.aspx) Raleigh, and enquiring whether they can match the serial to any Raleigh or Carlton frame.

Just out of interest... what country are you in? That might help us narrow down a probable manufacturer, process of elimination etc.

OllyW
Aug 9, 2010, 08:00 AM
I know what you mean, Carlton's tend to have more ornate lugs don't they, but some did become less ornate, perhaps unsurprisingly more like Raleigh's of the era?

I had a Saturday job in a bike shop until 1980 and the later Carlton's were just Raleigh frames with nicer paint jobs and slightly better kit bolted on. :(

The Raleigh Professional bikes of the time were still really good though.

hmai18
Aug 9, 2010, 09:00 AM
I'm in Canada. Will take close-up photos of the lugs when I get home later.

steviem
Aug 10, 2010, 08:01 AM
It's not a photo of the bike, but my first 'injury' on one since starting again last week...

Today, being my birthday! It decided to rain heavily. I rode to work as normal, no use in chickening out because of a little rain.

I found the tyres aren't too grippy in the wet on tarmac/pavement and they spit up mud and water easily. I got to a point where the rain was stopping me from seeing through my glasses, so I slipped them down, and got a stone or some mud in my eye. When I got into work, I fortunately have showers here, but after getting clean, starting to do my hair, my eye was like this:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1143143/IMG_0024.jpg

On the bright side, my bike has 35km on it, I lost 1lb this week, but that's from me not being too strict and my legs getting strength rather than it being purely aerobic. My legs do definitely feel stronger though. The rain put 3 minutes onto my time into work this morning :(

Also, a couple of things - I'm feeling a little sore on my hands from holding the handlebars, and the saddle is still a little uncomfortable. Not as bad as when I started because I moved it up higher, but still like perching my butt on a piece of wood. I feel like that will change as I get fitter and lighter, but still, it would be good for me to not walk like John Wayne at work...

I'm probably going to get some mudguards, as my jacket and shorts are covered in mud at the back, and hopefully what went into my eye wouldn't come into it when a front guard is on. If anyone can recommend a cheap saddle for commuting and then on weekends going for a ride (just roads/pavements rather than full on mtb) and anything else for a cycling newbie like me, that'd be cool! I'm thinking about tyres for road use that fit mountain bike wheels too, I saw some for £10 each on wiggle.co.uk that look like they might be good....

mzd
Aug 10, 2010, 10:14 AM
It's not a photo of the bike, but my first 'injury' on one since starting again last week...
same thing happened to my uncle a few weeks ago on RAGBRAI on the one rainy day we had. he got some prescription eye drops that cleared it right up.

Xavier
Aug 10, 2010, 11:07 AM
Invest in some fenders. They work wonders on rainy days. Not so much for glasses but to keep the mud and water from the tires off of you.

On really cold, wet, windy, or whatever days, I usually wear my snowboarding goggles. They brighten things up and they will keep everything out of your eyes

hmai18
Aug 10, 2010, 01:37 PM
Excuse the mud; I haven't had a chance to wipe it down since the last ride. I didn't bother with the dropouts, but they're stamped Shimano.

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/4932/img2737ro.th.jpg (http://img7.imageshack.us/i/img2737ro.jpg/)

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/7316/img2738eo.th.jpg (http://img132.imageshack.us/i/img2738eo.jpg/)


http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/5859/img2740.th.jpg (http://img44.imageshack.us/i/img2740.jpg/)

cleanup
Aug 10, 2010, 11:09 PM
Bike I'm buildling for my prof. Risers are temporary.

http://i35.tinypic.com/30aqi2u.jpg

jbanger
Aug 10, 2010, 11:46 PM
Bike I'm buildling for my prof. Risers are temporary.

niiiice

iGav
Aug 13, 2010, 08:02 AM
Excuse the mud; I haven't had a chance to wipe it down since the last ride. I didn't bother with the dropouts, but they're stamped Shimano.

I'm not so convinced they're Haden lugs now… could quite possibly be a Prugnat lug, they look awfully long and pointed for Haden's close up.

That is has Shimano stamped on the dropout, probably (http://www.equusbicycle.com/bike/shimanocatalog75/largejpg/05shimano.jpg) confirms it as a 1970's frame at the very least I suppose, they certainly look very similar indeed to Dura-Ace items of the time. Though your crankset looks like a Campag though… is that right? Did you buy it like that?

I've spent this morning having a look for what frame it could be, and I've turned up nothing, lots and lots of look-a-likes, similar lugs etc, but eventually ruled them out after checking known serial numbers.

Have you tried posting this on a retrobike/fixed wheel website? Given that it had a headstock badge, I suspect it's more likely to be from a more well known company, rather than a smaller frame builder.

R94N
Aug 13, 2010, 08:06 AM
Invest in some fenders. They work wonders on rainy days. Not so much for glasses but to keep the mud and water from the tires off of you.



Yeah, some mudguards (if that's what you mean :P) are good in wet weather - no wet/muddy back :)


On really cold, wet, windy, or whatever days, I usually wear my snowboarding goggles. They brighten things up and they will keep everything out of your eyes

Great idea.

Otaillon
Aug 13, 2010, 08:31 AM
Giant OCR2

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4142/4888154994_4f4f06f283_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/olitaillon/4888154994/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/4888160238_a47e9d4c79_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/olitaillon/4888160238/)

Deechh
Aug 13, 2010, 11:47 AM
Could somebody link me some websites as to where I could possibly purchase a bike for someone looking to get into cycling? Ive looked around but I'm pretty clueless and have no clue what I'm looking for. Price range around < $1000 USD or equal too, maybe slightly over. I'd love to pick up a new hobby and get back into shape in my free time. Thanks!

hmai18
Aug 13, 2010, 12:27 PM
Though your crankset looks like a Campag though… is that right?

Haven't posted it anywhere else. I might send it to FixedGearGallery and ask for help from them. The crankset is a Sugino (I think Super Mighty?).

mzd
Aug 13, 2010, 01:10 PM
Could somebody link me some websites as to where I could possibly purchase a bike for someone looking to get into cycling? Ive looked around but I'm pretty clueless and have no clue what I'm looking for. Price range around < $1000 USD or equal too, maybe slightly over. I'd love to pick up a new hobby and get back into shape in my free time. Thanks!
i'd really recommend going to your local bike shop if you are just getting into it. they can get you fitted (very important) on a bike in your price range and most offer a free tune up after a year or so, plus things like cable adjustment, etc. it is well worth the $100-200 or so you'd save by shopping online. plus being able to test ride a few different bikes is invaluable. every bike feels different and after you get on a few, you should be able to tell which one feels right.

xUKHCx
Aug 13, 2010, 01:20 PM
i'd really recommend going to your local bike shop if you are just getting into it. they can get you fitted (very important) on a bike

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Plus you can probably talk them into a deal with the pedals (most road bikes prices do not include pedals or only standard flat pedals) and other stuff which is much easier in person rather than talking to a website.

Look out for end of season sales as you can usually snag a bargain for last season bikes. I got a deal from (a not so local) local bike shop that simply could not be matched online anywhere.

wesrk
Aug 13, 2010, 01:40 PM
Looking at these cool bikes makes me want to upgrade my budget for the bike I'll buy this coming October when I'm back at school

ijen0311
Aug 15, 2010, 12:18 PM
New saddle and side-loading bottle cages, all is right with the world now.

http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo320/Ijen0311/3e2c3422.jpg

admjhndly
Aug 15, 2010, 10:26 PM
Trek 4 Series.

cleanup
Aug 16, 2010, 10:50 PM
All done! He's gonna love it. Cheap-ass freewheel though, which is loud and clunky. Also still needs a rear brake.

http://i33.tinypic.com/euhvrm.jpg

fr4c
Aug 16, 2010, 10:54 PM
looks nice cleanup!

R94N
Aug 17, 2010, 03:17 AM
Giant OCR2


Gorgeous bike. Giant and Trek are my two favourite brands; their bikes are amazing.

Abstract
Aug 17, 2010, 03:34 AM
All done! He's gonna love it. Cheap-ass freewheel though, which is loud and clunky. Also still needs a rear brake.

http://i33.tinypic.com/euhvrm.jpg


Love the bike!!

Out of curiosity, how hard is it to build your own single-speed bike? I don't really know anything about bike components, but I was going to take some bike repair classes to become more familiar with sizes and components, which I'm sure would help me. After that, I was hoping to build my own bike one day. Just wondering if it's something I should leave to the professionals. :confused:

Also, how did you know what size you needed? Did you just go out and find a bike that fits you perfectly, get the dimensions of the frame, and buy a similar frame?

cleanup
Aug 17, 2010, 06:38 AM
Love the bike!!

Out of curiosity, how hard is it to build your own single-speed bike? I don't really know anything about bike components, but I was going to take some bike repair classes to become more familiar with sizes and components, which I'm sure would help me. After that, I was hoping to build my own bike one day. Just wondering if it's something I should leave to the professionals. :confused:

Also, how did you know what size you needed? Did you just go out and find a bike that fits you perfectly, get the dimensions of the frame, and buy a similar frame?

First of all, for anyone looking to build a bike, or even just begin riding, I strongly suggest you go to www.sheldonbrown.com and read through any relevant sections. He has sections on pretty much anything, and an extensive glossary. Don't know what a word means? Sheldon will tell you!

It's really not difficult at all. A bike with a single speed (whether a fixed gear or true SS like this one) are among the easiest bikes to build/assemble on your own. As for bike fit, I think you should go into a bike shop and have them fit you on the type of frame you're looking to buy (they will likely sell singlespeed or fixed gear specific frames). The type of frame matters because often the geometry of bikes is quite different between types. You'll get a general idea of how long a top tube should be for your body (IMHO, top tube length is the best indicator of frame size; not seat tube length). I'm obligated to tell you first, that when you go try on bikes for sizing, you are NOT meant to be able to sit on the saddle of the bike and reach the ground with your feet comfortably. If you're trying to do so, then you're mounting the bike wrong in the first place.

Once you've gotten an idea of sizing, then you'll know what sort of sizing to look for in a frame. One important thing to look out for is that, if you're building a singlespeed in particular, you may prefer a frame that has what are called "horizontal drop outs" or "track ends." These are the rear end of the back triangle of the bike, where the rear wheel is mounted. Horizontal drop outs and track ends are slotted horizontally (or nearly so) so that you can move the rear wheel backwards and forwards in order to set chain tension (which is important; a loose chain will fall off easily, and an overly tight chain can be loud and prone to stretch). Otherwise you will need what's called a jockey wheel, which will artificially apply tension to the chain.

Then of course, the rear wheel must have a single speed freewheel (as in, not a multi-cogged cassette that you would normally see on a geared bicycle) which means the hub of the rear wheel (the thing in the centre that the rims are laced to with spokes) must have ss-freewheel compatible threading to it.

Sheldonbrown.com and YouTube videos will definitely tell you more. You can look up videos on "single speed conversions."

Good luck, and happy riding! :)

Abstract
Aug 17, 2010, 07:56 PM
Thanks for the reply. :) It was really useful.

I haven't been on Sheldon Brown's website since I purchased a hybrid 5 months ago, but I'll definitely look again. And I think my current hybrid has a horizontal dropout. I have a Shimano 8-speed internal gear hub, which usually requires a horizontal drop out to be easily installed, no? I'm currently in Japan, so I can't even check my bike. :rolleyes:


Before I seriously considered building my own single speed last month, I thought I really wanted a road bike. After a few months of owning my hybrid (my first bike in 20 years (I'm 30)), I still love it, but I find that my bike is really heavy (Cromoly frame, 8-speed internal hub, rear rack, chain guard, mud guards, and anything else you can find on a commuter bike ;)), and I also realised that I usually want to ride fast. I see people dressed up in all this cycling clothes, and many of them seem to ride so casually. What's the point of dressing up if you're going to ride slower than a guy wearing a down-filled vest and brown corduroy pants. :p

Anyway, I found 2 types of road bikes, and I think one was for racing, while the other was for longer-distance endurance rides, which seem to be built slightly more for comfort than a true racing road bike. I think I want the frame built for endurance. :) I live in Melbourne now (originally from Toronto!), and I'm not sure how willing bike shops would be of selling me just a frame without all the other components.

hmai18
Aug 17, 2010, 09:28 PM
Buying a frame only and building it up is usually not a cost-effective solution. It's great if you know exactly what you want on it, but you're going to get better value for your money buying a complete bike (unless you've got the knowledge and patience to source everything from eBay etc). If you really want a specific frame with a specific build kit, you'll probably still end up ahead by buying the complete bike and selling the parts off.

3lionsbecks
Aug 17, 2010, 09:41 PM
2007 Cervelo P2C -- Got it for my 1st 70.3 ironman race. Love it so much.

GoCubsGo
Aug 17, 2010, 09:46 PM
Buying a frame only and building it up is usually not a cost-effective solution. It's great if you know exactly what you want on it, but you're going to get better value for your money buying a complete bike (unless you've got the knowledge and patience to source everything from eBay etc). If you really want a specific frame with a specific build kit, you'll probably still end up ahead by buying the complete bike and selling the parts off.

Sometimes personal trumps cost effective. If I look at my bike I would change a few parts that I believe are personally better. Cost effective, no. I think I may spend a bit more but when it comes to a bike, especially a fixie, I think you have to be comfortable. To me there is no price that can be put on comfort.

cleanup
Aug 17, 2010, 10:22 PM
Sometimes personal trumps cost effective. If I look at my bike I would change a few parts that I believe are personally better. Cost effective, no. I think I may spend a bit more but when it comes to a bike, especially a fixie, I think you have to be comfortable. To me there is no price that can be put on comfort.

I think what he means is that if you just end up buying parts of comparable quality to build up your frame (as opposed to buying the bike complete, assuming its offered as such), you're going to end up spending more on your own. You're likely better off buying the bike complete the changing then 1 or 2 things that you'd prefer to be different. "Comfort" on a bike comes down to contact points and sizing. If you're buying a bike complete and find that you hate the handlebars, the reach is too long, you hate the straps and the saddle is uncomfortable, then you just bought the wrong bike (for you). It doesn't mean you need to go ahead and build one up from scratch.

However, building a bike is a learning process that teaches you more than buying and riding a bike ever could. And if you're patient, of course, you can still make it cheap. Just have to wait for the good deals to roll by.

Xavier
Aug 18, 2010, 12:08 AM
However, building a bike is a learning process that teaches you more than buying and riding a bike ever could. And if you're patient, of course, you can still make it cheap. Just have to wait for the good deals to roll by.

Word.

I built up my bike. I really enjoy the process and getting very "hands on." It does feel different when you personally assemble and tune your bike as compared to a prebuilt one.

Cliff3
Aug 19, 2010, 07:23 PM
As long as I disassembled and cleaned the drivetrain today, I figured I may as well take a new photo of my main ride. Especially since the last photo was almost 10 years old. It's a Waterford 2200 with a steel fork, MY2000 Chorus 10 speed group, Record/Open Pro wheels built by Excel last year, and a mix of other parts. It weighs a bit under 20 pounds without the frame pump and seat bag.

cleanup
Aug 20, 2010, 05:21 PM
Playing around with my new iPhone! :)

http://i36.tinypic.com/2ci7gwh.jpg

AAPLaday
Sep 2, 2010, 04:40 AM
This is my current bike. Im looking to get a road bike next as i really like the extra speed and less weight. 249705

eelhead01
Sep 3, 2010, 06:09 PM
My old ride

92 Yamaha FZR 600
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs188.ash2/45130_419396697910_542237910_4844882_6029675_n.jpg

My New ride
'09 Yamaha YZF R6s

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs382.snc4/44563_419396732910_542237910_4844887_586548_n.jpg

sunfast
Sep 6, 2010, 05:15 AM
1994 Mercian Super Vigorelli

http://velospace.org/files/user10436_pic8604_1280775842.jpg

http://velospace.org/files/user10436_pic8606_1280775985.jpg

trsnrtr
Sep 6, 2010, 08:03 AM
Most excellent. Nice retro Campy bits. Nice fixie, elegant and simple.

trsnrtr
Sep 6, 2010, 08:05 AM
Most excellent. Nice retro Campy bits. Elegant and simple.

Xavier
Sep 6, 2010, 09:57 AM
Beautiful. Just Beautiful Mercian

comictimes
Sep 6, 2010, 12:08 PM
My Raleigh Sojourn and I just before Hoosier Pass, Colorado, a little over halfway through my girlfriend and my trans-America tour. It's finally unloaded so I'll get a picture later today.

fr4c
Sep 6, 2010, 12:46 PM
1994 Mercian Super Vigorelli

http://velospace.org/files/user10436_pic8604_1280775842.jpg

http://velospace.org/files/user10436_pic8606_1280775985.jpg

I think I just cried a little inside.

zuma022
Sep 6, 2010, 09:51 PM
Mine is a Gary Fisher Utopia. Amazing bike, light enough to commute, sturdy enough to go cross country.

http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/9230/utopias.jpg (http://img691.imageshack.us/i/utopias.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

mtbdudex
Sep 7, 2010, 08:06 PM
This happened 2 months ago and I posted in my local bike forum.

Q: How to send $450+ in a blink of an eye
A: Forget your $$$ Ti MTB bike is on your roof rack and try to park inside your garage.
$250 lease car deductible, + $100 new bike seat, + $100 for new roof rack cross bars.

Boy am I mad at myself, came home from riding ILRA tonight, wife/kids at Grandmas for the nite, so I figured why not park inside the garage?
Yea, if my bike was not on top no problem......Luckily nothing else on the bike appears damaged besides the seat.

I feared the worst, after hearing the horrible sound it made inside. I sat there 3-4 minutes before going out to look.


The LH bar end crashed into the wood header of the garage, and then the roof rack bars plain sheared at all 4 ends and the whole thing came crashing backward.
Believe it or not, besides the bike seat appears no other bike damage.....
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_FqTNmgNQHz8/TCFVLs5PD_I/AAAAAAAAKNo/_eGuhBZeIvM/s512/IMG_5760.jpg


See that mark up on the wood? Crash!!! LH Bar end slammed right there.
You can see the roof rack cross bars sheared at each end. Very lucky the bike did not break the back window glass.
The top of the hatchback got dented pretty badly.
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_FqTNmgNQHz8/TCFVLMgMXuI/AAAAAAAAKNk/1kN6oCqHT28/s512/IMG_5762.jpg


Big dent in top of hatchback, $250 deductible on company lease vehicle.....ugh....money I'd rather use on family stuff!!
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_FqTNmgNQHz8/TCFVKLTjNDI/AAAAAAAAKNY/8vHnQdKopKE/s512/IMG_5763.jpg

The seat broke off its rails upon falling down, I did mini test ride in driveway and front forks appear ok, all shifters/brake levers work, etc. $100 for new bike seat.
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_FqTNmgNQHz8/TCFVKjst7iI/AAAAAAAAKNg/ChZq2-2boKM/s512/IMG_5765.jpg


Yea, I learned my $450 lesson here. We're going on vacation in 2 days for 1 week, so at least I can order a new seat, it'll be here when we are back for me to install.

hmai18
Sep 7, 2010, 09:21 PM
And that right there is why I will always go trunk mounted carrier or just throw the bike in the trunk itself.

OrangeSVTguy
Sep 7, 2010, 09:35 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kGhJLc78v60/SdB0gGLBdrI/AAAAAAAAAFQ/o3xs19-seQs/s400/funny+bike.jpg

cleanup
Sep 8, 2010, 01:05 AM
Mercian is beautiful. I miss steel.

SchneiderMan
Sep 8, 2010, 01:34 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kGhJLc78v60/SdB0gGLBdrI/AAAAAAAAAFQ/o3xs19-seQs/s400/funny+bike.jpg

LOL :p Still, the dude is a creep.

AAPLaday
Sep 8, 2010, 02:34 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kGhJLc78v60/SdB0gGLBdrI/AAAAAAAAAFQ/o3xs19-seQs/s400/funny+bike.jpg

Eeee wheres the front wheel? Oh no wait i see it. I thought it would be between her arms :o

OllyW
Sep 8, 2010, 02:44 AM
This happened 2 months ago and I posted in my local bike forum.

Q: How to send $450+ in a blink of an eye
A: Forget your $$$ Ti MTB bike is on your roof rack and try to park inside your garage.
$250 lease car deductible, + $100 new bike seat, + $100 for new roof rack cross bars.

My friend owns a bike shop. The car park behind the shops has height restriction barriers.

What happened to you is a regular occurrence, the worst one so far was £10,000 worth of damage to a brand new Audi S4 Avant.

My friend doesn't mind too much because he gets paid to fix the bikes.:)

ComputersaysNo
Sep 8, 2010, 02:53 AM
My old ride

92 Yamaha FZR 600
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs188.ash2/45130_419396697910_542237910_4844882_6029675_n.jpg

My New ride
'09 Yamaha YZF R6s

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs382.snc4/44563_419396732910_542237910_4844887_586548_n.jpg

I like the looks of the old ride better, sorry :)

mtbdudex
Sep 8, 2010, 05:20 PM
My friend owns a bike shop. The car park behind the shops has height restriction barriers.

What happened to you is a regular occurrence, the worst one so far was £10,000 worth of damage to a brand new Audi S4 Avant.

My friend doesn't mind too much because he gets paid to fix the bikes.:)

Yep, online therapy is good for the soul, finding out I'm just human and ***** happens.

gguerrerokalak
Sep 10, 2010, 03:39 AM
here's mine!

rezenclowd3
Sep 26, 2010, 08:46 PM
Just picked up this bad boy. I tried a Cannondale Synapse Carbon 4, Supersix 3, Giant Defy Advanced 3, Trek 4.5, Scott CR1, Cervelo R3 and an Orbea that I do not remember. I feel this aluminum frame was more comfortable than a cheaper carbon frame. The R3 was superior IMO, but $1k over what I wanted to spend for my first road bike.

I wanted to try some BMC's and a Pinarello FP2, but after days of driving to different bike shops I did not feel like driving over 2 hours to try just 2-3 more bikes, especially when the S1 quietly whispered in my ear "take me home" :D

Looking forward to wearing out the tires to install some red tires, as well as pick up a much lighter wheelset with an aero profile.

http://oomsgfx.com/misc/Posts%20on%20Forums/Cervelo%20S1.jpg

ijen0311
Sep 27, 2010, 06:04 PM
New wheels.

http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo320/Ijen0311/DSC00740.jpg

hmai18
Sep 27, 2010, 06:50 PM
That bike deserves better looking cages.

ijen0311
Sep 27, 2010, 06:52 PM
That bike deserves better looking cages.

It's a small frame and those were the only ones that worked. After much trial and error, unfortunately.

hmai18
Sep 27, 2010, 08:37 PM
Have you looked at the Arundel Sideloader cages?

rezenclowd3
Sep 27, 2010, 08:51 PM
ijen0311, you literally just had to 1 up me on my Cervélo S1 post eh ;)

VERY nice bike, and some bitchin wheels to go with it. Do you race?

ijen0311
Sep 27, 2010, 09:02 PM
Have you looked at the Arundel Sideloader cages?

I have, but I didn't care for them much.

ijen0311, you literally just had to 1 up me on my Cervélo S1 post eh ;)

VERY nice bike, and some bitchin wheels to go with it. Do you race?

Thank you. Yours is lovely too, and by all indications is the last version of the S1.

I do TRIs, but didn't want a full tri bike. So I kinda race :p

cleanup
Oct 3, 2010, 08:53 PM
Someday I'll own a nice roadbike like ijen's. :(

Until then, new bars for the city bike! :) And yes, I stick my bike in the wall vertically. :p As long as the tires are at least 23c and are pumped up to at least 80 psi, it'll shove in there and stay.

http://oi53.tinypic.com/2hxpm41.jpg

lewis82
Oct 3, 2010, 09:13 PM
Someday I'll own a nice roadbike like ijen's. :(

Until then, new bars for the city bike! :) And yes, I stick my bike in the wall vertically. :p As long as the tires are at least 23c and are pumped up to at least 80 psi, it'll shove in there and stay.

http://oi53.tinypic.com/2hxpm41.jpg

Awesome bike. Altough, I'd add a rear brake :p

cleanup
Oct 3, 2010, 09:14 PM
Awesome bike. Altough, I'd add a rear brake :p

Thanks! It's a fixed gear. Having a rear brake is nice, but on a fixed gear essentially unnecessary. :)

Also the cross-processing the photo went through makes my chainring teeth and chain look all rusted and nasty, but there's not a speck of rust on it! I need to learn how to take better photos and stop using Photoshop so much.

ijen0311
Oct 3, 2010, 10:36 PM
I've put about 100 miles on the Reynolds Assaults as of now, including an 82 mile ride, and they're fantastic. If anyone is looking for an aero, all-carbon wheel, I highly suggest this. I can't say a bad thing about them. Spin up fast, roll strong, and are nice and light :D

http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo320/Ijen0311/MS150/DSC00791.jpg

rezenclowd3
Oct 3, 2010, 10:55 PM
I would love to buy a nice set like you have, but I only use the bike as a workout right now, so the added weight of my 1900g wheelset is a plus right now. It amazes me one can have an aero wheelset that weighs <1500g. 1330g for the Reynolds at about $1200 seems like a pretty good buy though, plus they really do look bitchin.

derek.fulmer
Oct 12, 2010, 08:46 PM
New wheels.

http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo320/Ijen0311/DSC00740.jpg

You're on MacRumors forums, too! Wow. So many people are on here and BF.

acidfast7
Oct 30, 2010, 10:34 AM
only 300km on it so far :( need more time to ride :)

Andrew K.
Nov 4, 2010, 07:19 PM
Anyone have a suggestion for an On-Campus bike? I like the style of the Huffy Cranbrook but I've heard they have subpar build quality.

Xavier
Nov 4, 2010, 07:23 PM
Anyone have a suggestion for an On-Campus bike? I like the style of the Huffy Cranbrook but I've heard they have subpar build quality.

A cruiser. Good choice. There are many of those around campus. I don't know much about them though.

duncanapple
Nov 4, 2010, 08:14 PM
I just got into cycling. I also decided to go with a high end aluminum frame vs a "cheap" carbon frame. 2010 Cannondale CAAD9. SRAM Force and Rival groupo. Pretty fun so far -

hmai18
Nov 4, 2010, 08:47 PM
^ Great decision.

rezenclowd3
Nov 4, 2010, 09:22 PM
The CAAD frames are bitchin. Cannondale was my other choice had I not gone with the Cervelo. Enjoy it, as I am sure you will.

duncanapple
Nov 4, 2010, 09:51 PM
The CAAD frames are bitchin. Cannondale was my other choice had I not gone with the Cervelo. Enjoy it, as I am sure you will.

Thanks - Ironically I was looking at the S1 also. Cervelos are nice bikes from what I hear. I just ended up getting a pretty good deal on the CAAD9 since the CAAD10 is coming out. These days I am not sure if it matters but I did like that the 9 was US made where as the 10 will be shopped out of asia somewhere apparently. :(

EMAGDNIM
Nov 6, 2010, 03:39 PM
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f327/trickyab/Me%20me%20me%20pics/DSC07632.jpg

Yep, I still ride BMX...Older pic of my setup when I had first pieced it together :D

wesleyjones
Nov 7, 2010, 06:00 AM
Bianchi Via Nirone...
12 months ols and done 60 miles...need to up the ante!!

rerelease
Nov 7, 2010, 11:19 AM
May not look like much, but I had to go through quite some effort to find one being sold and getting it back to my home(land) in one piece before the biking season was over.

Moyank24
Nov 7, 2010, 11:31 AM
Here's mine. I'm going to start training for the MS 150 from Houston to Austin in about 3 weeks!

derek.fulmer
Nov 7, 2010, 11:58 PM
May not look like much, but I had to go through quite some effort to find one being sold and getting it back to my home(land) in one piece before the biking season was over.

Man. I want a Langster, bad. I can't decide if my next bike will be a Langster or a MTN Bike.

derek.fulmer
Nov 8, 2010, 12:00 AM
My 2011 Specialized Allez Comp. Love this bike.

http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n532/derekfulmer/DSC_1349.jpg

hmai18
Nov 27, 2010, 07:05 AM
http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/6324/img1021fz.jpg

Heavy Fluid
Nov 27, 2010, 07:36 AM
Picked this up used but in great condition. New rear brakes and a seat go on today, and I can't wait!!

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/lovtrance/KHS2.jpg

R94N
Nov 28, 2010, 06:36 AM
Lovely! I'm liking road bikes more though recently. I like cycling on the road but ploughing through mud is great as well ;)

Supa_Fly
Nov 28, 2010, 01:51 PM
Bianchi Via Nirone...
12 months ols and done 60 miles...need to up the ante!!

Now THAT is seriously SICK!!

I feel really shoddy that I sold my MB ... fell on it once and broke my had back in October; still got 85% worth as the Trek was not even damaged. Need a car, but now thinking I gotta get back on the bike.

Lovely! I'm liking road bikes more though recently. I like cycling on the road but ploughing through mud is great as well ;)

^ That pic above of Wesley's Bianchi did it for you, right? ;)

I have a SERIOUS question for the die hard bikers - maybe something that can be contributed to this thread more than just the bikes. For those of you that live in 4 seasons climate areas - like Canada - how does your bike routes (road/trail) fair during the late fall & winter seasons? Also which gear do you wear to keep warm?! Hopefully some non-bulky gear for a decent cost can be suggested so that some of us that have been off biking for years can get back on. I'm susceptible to catching colds in the winter months - and staying warm is important to me.

Thanks guys.

vincenz
Nov 28, 2010, 04:33 PM
Got nothing on the heavy hitters on here, but I have about 450 miles on mine, a little more than a year old:

http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/thebikes/road/ventura/images/09_venturasport.jpg

:)

TantalizedMind
Nov 28, 2010, 06:30 PM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs081.ash2/37389_1485687911334_1507980374_31215961_1538123_n.jpg

hmai18
Nov 28, 2010, 06:46 PM
I have a SERIOUS question for the die hard bikers - maybe something that can be contributed to this thread more than just the bikes. For those of you that live in 4 seasons climate areas - like Canada - how does your bike routes (road/trail) fair during the late fall & winter seasons? Also which gear do you wear to keep warm?! Hopefully some non-bulky gear for a decent cost can be suggested so that some of us that have been off biking for years can get back on. I'm susceptible to catching colds in the winter months - and staying warm is important to me.

1. Fenders are your friend. They'll keep your backside dry and a great deal of road crud/salt off your frame. You'll still want to clean the grime off your bike to prevent corrosion.

2. Layers are also your friend. For your upper body: wicking base layer, thermal mid layer, windproof/breathable shell. Splurge for merino wool for base/mid layers if you can. For non-bulky bottoms, your best bet is to go with mid/heavy-weight tights. If you're not a fan of tight bottoms, you can probably find slimmer shell pants. Don't forget a beanie/skull cap under your helmet and something to cover your face. For your extremities, you'll want some water/windproof booties. Mitts or lobster-claw style gloves will be the best bet for your hands.

Check out MEC for reasonably priced goods.

jbanger
Dec 15, 2010, 07:37 PM
serviced and ready for summer :cool:

264108

just spent the last hour and a half adjusting the front derailleur and then 15 minutes cleaning greasy fingerprints off a satin white frame :rolleyes:

R94N
Dec 16, 2010, 10:09 AM
then 15 minutes cleaning greasy fingerprints off a satin white frame :rolleyes:

I do the exact same with my MacBook ;)

Croatian
Dec 26, 2010, 08:23 PM
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/738/dsc0104x.jpg

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/9366/dsc0120xr.jpg

pcb
Dec 26, 2010, 09:44 PM
Just picked it up today...

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll278/pcb2009/DSCN3669.jpg?t=1293421378


Trek 2011 1.5
This is my first road bike, and I am super excited about it.

Nejmann
Dec 29, 2010, 07:32 AM
Just bought this, can't wait to see it irl. :-)

http://www.ppcykler.dk/Tools/Images/Resize.ashx/2fd1d890-a368-4c59-8d47-3e350bd20abd/1070x534/a-150000.jpg

R94N
Dec 29, 2010, 11:12 AM
Wow, you actually bought that? It's eye-catching to say the least...:)

Nejmann
Dec 29, 2010, 11:57 AM
Wow, you actually bought that? It's eye-catching to say the least...:)

It's a danish brand called avenue, it's a limited edition, i know it's a bit flashy, but i wanna stand out:cool:.. There are super many details on those bikes.. (www.avenue-cykler.dk)

Blaklyte
Dec 29, 2010, 12:04 PM
Here is my baby, a 2006 Devinci Hucker.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs008.ash1/5494_246528565470_780710470_8134969_6161855_n.jpg

TwoSocEmBoppers
Dec 29, 2010, 12:10 PM
The CAAD frames are bitchin. Cannondale was my other choice had I not gone with the Cervelo. Enjoy it, as I am sure you will.

+1! I ride a CAAD as well and absolutely love it. Cannondale makes great bikes.

I'll post pictures of mine later today. Upgraded to Mavic Ksyrium wheels :D

Xavier
Dec 30, 2010, 12:33 AM
Posted this on Bike forums, but..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/xavier853/P1080592.jpg

and the winter ride
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/xavier853/P1080581.jpg

Nejmann
Dec 30, 2010, 04:48 AM
Posted this on Bike forums, but.

You should put the winter wheels on the summerbike, that would look awesome :-)

avro707
Dec 30, 2010, 06:31 AM
Just picked it up today...

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll278/pcb2009/DSCN3669.jpg?t=1293421378


Trek 2011 1.5
This is my first road bike, and I am super excited about it.

Looks pretty good I have to say. I'm pretty astonished by some of these bikes in this message. They are looking pretty damn expensive - and exotic I might add! :eek: This is strictly the observations of someone with not much knowledge in that field.

Though I probably should get into that - ride to work - it wouldn't take that long, maybe 1 hour - and I'd get super fit in the process. If only I could brush off the scare factor of the Sydney peak hour traffic. :eek:

pcb
Dec 31, 2010, 04:53 PM
Looks pretty good I have to say. I'm pretty astonished by some of these bikes in this message. They are looking pretty damn expensive - and exotic I might add! :eek: This is strictly the observations of someone with not much knowledge in that field.

Though I probably should get into that - ride to work - it wouldn't take that long, maybe 1 hour - and I'd get super fit in the process. If only I could brush off the scare factor of the Sydney peak hour traffic. :eek:


I just finished my first ride on the bike and let me say it was awesome. The bike was fast, and rode great.

You should definitely get one.

avro707
Jan 2, 2011, 07:41 PM
I'll have a look around and do some more research. There are a lot of options. It should be noted that I haven't ridden a bike in probably a good 10 years or so. :rolleyes:

Fortunately I'm not too unfit - so it won't kill me to just start again.

pcb
Jan 2, 2011, 09:17 PM
I'll have a look around and do some more research. There are a lot of options. It should be noted that I haven't ridden a bike in probably a good 10 years or so. :rolleyes:

Fortunately I'm not too unfit - so it won't kill me to just start again.

Yeah i hadn't been on a bike in around two years, but I am a runner and want to extend that into triathlons and so I needed to get a bike for that.

I have put around 25 miles on it in the three times I have ridden it(Fri, Sat, Sun). Its amazing Cincinnati was like 50degrees on Friday and Saturday.

I settled on my Trek 1.5 for a couple reasons.
1) There is a awesome Trek store about two miles from my house, and no other bike stores real close.
2) The Trek Store includes free maintenance for just about everything but major repairs- tune ups, etc.
3) Shopping at other bike stores was to difficult as there were so many brands and models to choose from, whereas at the trek store I really only had to choose from three models in my price range. Fever choices is better.
4) Trek is a quality brand that has a good reputation and makes a good product.
5) The 1.5 is a $1,000 bike at my local Trek store, that sells at most stores for $1,100 but I got it for $900.00 on a christmas sale. It is not a top of the line carbon bike or anything but having two and a half years of college left before me I decided to buy a good bike and use it for a few years and then go to a much higher price level ($3-4000) when I have a real job once out of college.

avro707
Jan 2, 2011, 11:18 PM
We've got a lot of options around here, and I've also been looking at Cervelo S1 which I can get at a good price (though more costly than the Trek you have). There are a few other Trek bikes in the price range too. I don't need to rush - I'll wait for the budget to come along for it (new emergency computer purchase killed the finances for a while).

Cheers for the advice. :)

crdean1
Mar 3, 2011, 07:36 PM
What up? I sold the Cannondale "John Deere" in post #1 and bought a Surly Cross Check frame for a commuter (long route). Then I wanted disc brakes, so I had this guy (http://galluscycles.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/surly-cross-heck-disc-brake-conversion/) do a retrofit and add a frame split so it would be future belt drive compatible.

Then the paint shop, then components. Finally finished. Here's the final product after a three month process. I actually think it's a more comfortable ride than my road bike.

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3589/photo23c.jpg

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/9918/photo3go.jpg

And a pic of my road bike, been posted before but made a few changes. Love it.

http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/5030/img1981cq7.jpg

crlsjcb05
Mar 11, 2011, 01:14 PM
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_vE11GSIVOG8/S5SSav4f4kI/AAAAAAAABV8/ZL4fzfRQH74/s720/IMG_0225.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_vE11GSIVOG8/S5SSmSkLjYI/AAAAAAAABWY/SrlM040V2KQ/s720/IMG_0249.JPG

Verde Luxe 2010, with mostly Odyssey and Duo components

Slightly dated, but almost same as current set up :)

Heavy Fluid
Mar 15, 2011, 11:47 AM
Added a different WTB seat and Shimano SPD clipless pedals, and I think I am all set. Taken at Ray's MTB park. www.raysmtb.com

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/lovtrance/RaysKHS.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/lovtrance/Rays320111.jpg

JesLam07
Mar 16, 2011, 05:08 PM
My Bike :)

Kenzembo1
Mar 20, 2011, 11:33 PM
I currently have a Trek hybrid something or another (it's an older model, not sure which one) and I'm looking to purchase an entry-level road bike that will serve me well for the next 3-5 years and won't break my bank. I'm looking in the $700-$800 range.

I'm a runner and just recently got into biking last year. As a student, I don't have a lot of free time throughout the week but usually log a consistant 60-70 mi. during most weeks (weather permitting).

I'll admit, I'm not very well-versed on road bikes and their components...it's hard for me to tell one from the other when looking at specs alone, so I was hoping you guys can help me make a more informed decision.

Right now, I'm looking at two models:

1.) Trek 1.1 series
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/road/1_series/11/

and

2.) Giant Defy 3
http://www.bikesale.com/giant-defy-3-road-bike-2011.aspx

Both cost nearly the same and (from what I can tell) have comparable specs. I plan on going to my two local bike shops to test drive both models but was hoping you guys might be able to offer some insight.

Does anyone have experience with both brands/models? If so, which do you prefer and why? I'm kind of new at this but I guess my primary goal is to get a fast, reliable, good-looking bike for under $1,000. I don't know if it matters, but I'm 5' 7" and weigh around 125 lbs.

Thanks! :)

Tragedies
Mar 21, 2011, 12:24 AM
http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/6333/screenshot20110321at423.png

obey908
Mar 21, 2011, 01:14 PM
Is the gravity avenue a from bikesdirect, a decent road bike to get for under $300? Only need it for a mile ride each way to the metro station. Any other recommendations?

xUKHCx
Mar 24, 2011, 04:40 AM
Both cost nearly the same and (from what I can tell) have comparable specs. I plan on going to my two local bike shops to test drive both models but was hoping you guys might be able to offer some insight.


I have no expereince with either brands but do have some general advice.

Go to your local bike store.

A good fit is very important to how comfortable and fast you'll be. The difference between the two bikes will be noticable once you sit on them, you'll probably find yourself liking one over the other.

Also you don't need a 2011 bike your local bike shop might have some 2010s in, which they should be able to give you a discount on. I managed to get a step up in terms of bike for the same budget this way.

Have a good long sit on them and ask for a test ride and take them out for as long as you can. You can always post back here once you have seen the bikes in the flesh.

Is the gravity avenue a from bikesdirect, a decent road bike to get for under $300? Only need it for a mile ride each way to the metro station. Any other recommendations?

For a mile each way as long as it has wheels it doesn't really matter to be honest. I'm sure you could find a second hand bike road/mountain for way less than $300 that will be perfect for the job, a family member or friend probably will have one somewhere. If you do get a second hand mountain bike take the nobbly tyres off and put some slicker ones on.

obey908
Mar 24, 2011, 06:32 PM
Ended up getting this hybrid schwinn. Riding more than I thought I would
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y52/ObeyHK/8a66ca33.png

Scottyk9
Mar 24, 2011, 07:19 PM
New race wheels on the road bike...

trsnrtr
Mar 29, 2011, 08:30 PM
My 2007 Velokraft VK2, full carbon handmade in Poland with a DuraAce group:

http://home.comcast.net/~trsnrtr/ivk2.jpg

mc68k
Apr 14, 2011, 06:28 PM
just built up this guy last weekend. been on 2 rides with it so far :D still needs some work and parts

MSD401
Apr 17, 2011, 08:22 PM
Final got my ride setup to us my iphone to track rides, and read cue sheets. Not perfect yet but works pretty well.

rhythmac
Apr 19, 2011, 08:40 AM
I've seen quite a few of these bikes over at "Bike Forums.net".
My name over there is "RhythmRider"

pagansoul
Apr 19, 2011, 10:37 AM
Record #533 You ran accross an Eastern Milk Snake.

The Eastern Milk Snake suffers from one of the myths about snakes, that it milks cows. That belief/story plainly is not true. Also, people sometimes kill Eastern Milk Snakes because of their resemblance to the Northern Copperhead Snake.
Actually, the Eastern Milk Snake is a beneficial animal, especially on farms. It actively seeks out and feeds on mice and other small rodents that infest barns and other farm buildings.
The Eastern Milk Snake usually is secretive and hides under objects such as logs, boards and stones.



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 :(]

eternlgladiator
Apr 19, 2011, 10:43 AM
I've seen quite a few of these bikes over at "Bike Forums.net".
My name over there is "RhythmRider"

I'm a member over there too. I don't spend a ton of time there though. I prefer macrumors since its more in the know for me. I'm still new to modern road cycling. I road back when I was a kid and in high school but that old stuff is nothing like my new bike.

i.phone4
Apr 19, 2011, 11:16 AM
Waiting for the weather to warm up so I can start cycling again.
282101
Picked this Trek up for a little under $600 and it's a dream.

MacRy
Apr 19, 2011, 11:21 AM
My Gixxer 1000

Nice! Don't see many all black Gixxers. Looks good mate. Plus everyone knows that black bikes are the quickest ;)

Black Street Triple owner here.

xUKHCx
Apr 19, 2011, 11:30 AM
Black Street Triple owner here.

There you go again rubbing it in my face, so jealous :o

AlphaDogg
Apr 19, 2011, 11:02 PM
My new K2 Astral 2.0 Medium sized frame with 700c wheels.

http://www.eccyclesupply.com/k2bikes/bike_images/b_bike_image_2.jpg

Heavy Fluid
Apr 28, 2011, 12:32 PM
Just got this last week. Been on one trail so far, and I love it. Saturday will be the test, going with a group on a trail I have never been on.

2010 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/lovtrance/Stumpjumper%20FSR%20Comp/FSRSide2.jpg

Supa_Fly
Apr 30, 2011, 10:43 AM
Heavy, that's a sick bike! Last year that was my first choice but seriously too expensive and the lower rockhopper or others by Specialized just didn't cut it.

How did you do on the trail?!

Heavy Fluid
Apr 30, 2011, 11:17 PM
The trail was an absolute blast, but was technically above my skill level. This bike is so amazing!!! It just rolls right over tree roots and rocks, and is a pretty good climber as well. I got some decent air after hitting a bit of a jump. More than I had ever gotten before.

cleanup
May 21, 2011, 02:45 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2413/5735029137_84e8b27327_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/albertintoronto/5735029137/)

Supa_Fly
May 22, 2011, 11:01 AM
Record #533 You ran accross an Eastern Milk Snake.

The Eastern Milk Snake suffers from one of the myths about snakes, that it milks cows. That belief/story plainly is not true. Also, people sometimes kill Eastern Milk Snakes because of their resemblance to the Northern Copperhead Snake.
Actually, the Eastern Milk Snake is a beneficial animal, especially on farms. It actively seeks out and feeds on mice and other small rodents that infest barns and other farm buildings.
The Eastern Milk Snake usually is secretive and hides under objects such as logs, boards and stones.

Thanks for the update. Unfortunately there is one SLIGHT flaw in your determination of what occurred - something the Eastern Milk Snake does NOT do.

When my son reached for the snake initially (because snakes to young boys is just so cool) - the tip of its tail began to violently shake (a RattleSnake trait); although no sound was emitted. I'm aware of some snakes exhibiting this as a mimicry but I didn't hesitate to grab my son's hand from it. Also it coiled up during that tail shaking so it really was believable to us which we didn't know any better.

Still was a GREAT thrill and brought me back to childhood so this snake did a lot for us that day.

found the video I recorded.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhQqmcFfegg

^ from the start to about 8 seconds the tip of the tail shakes - very hard to see but its there (Bold 9700 took the video and quality sucks sorry).

ttttaylor
May 23, 2011, 06:38 PM
bought this off of a kijiji (craigslist equivalent in canada) ad yesterday, planning on turning it into my first fixed gear.

not sure what the hell it is... the three badges it has look cheap and just say "grand prix"

seeing as though it snows 6 months out of the year, and given my lifestyle and riding habits, i chose to do this instead of spending the money on a brand new fixie. fighting this temptation has not been easy, believe me.

i'm definitely not a bike connoisseur, and have no experience building or converting bikes. recipe for disaster? we'll see!

cleanup
May 23, 2011, 10:11 PM
bought this off of a kijiji (craigslist equivalent in canada) ad yesterday, planning on turning it into my first fixed gear.

not sure what the hell it is... the three badges it has look cheap and just say "grand prix"

seeing as though it snows 6 months out of the year, and given my lifestyle and riding habits, i chose to do this instead of spending the money on a brand new fixie. fighting this temptation has not been easy, believe me.

i'm definitely not a bike connoisseur, and have no experience building or converting bikes. recipe for disaster? we'll see!

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/grand-prix.html

ttttaylor
May 23, 2011, 10:38 PM
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/grand-prix.html

i actually saw that page online, but since i don't see any raleigh badges on my bike i wasn't sure. you think it is?

tjb1
May 23, 2011, 10:44 PM
Heres my current ride, 2004 Yamaha Raptor 660. Not your 2 wheeled bike but I can ride it on 2 wheels :D

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/179826_1796343104333_1112377031_32082174_5758920_n.jpg
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/167317_1781249647006_1112377031_32053577_8205971_n.jpg

and the bike that I had to sell to get money for my car, didnt have the power I would like but it was free and im not allowed to get a crotch rocket right now... 2001 Honda 750 Shadow Spirit
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v4553/122/57/1112377031/n1112377031_30482587_8090873.jpg

dukebound85
May 23, 2011, 10:46 PM
My toys
Trek 6500
2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250r (past bike)
2003 Suzuki SVS650 (current bike)

bobfitz14
May 24, 2011, 01:47 PM
Image (http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f327/trickyab/Me%20me%20me%20pics/DSC07632.jpg)

Yep, I still ride BMX...Older pic of my setup when I had first pieced it together :D

Image (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_vE11GSIVOG8/S5SSav4f4kI/AAAAAAAABV8/ZL4fzfRQH74/s720/IMG_0225.JPG)

Image (https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_vE11GSIVOG8/S5SSmSkLjYI/AAAAAAAABWY/SrlM040V2KQ/s720/IMG_0249.JPG)

Verde Luxe 2010, with mostly Odyssey and Duo components

Slightly dated, but almost same as current set up :)

yo! awful camera phone picture from when i first bought it last November. first things to go were the reflectors and all unwanted stickers. it came with street tires but i'm considering putting Odyssey dirt tires on it. only my second BMX bike, my first was a Haro Backtrail X2 Ryan Nyquist model, it was nice and all but i pretty much rode it into the ground for a few years and now it's out of commission.
2011 MirraCo Mi6
specs at: http://www.mirrabikeco.com/bikes_1_2.php

alesi
May 25, 2011, 01:55 PM
the bike:
http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/1194/dscn7331.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/696/dscn7331.jpg/)

in action:
http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/1153/dscn7322j.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/51/dscn7322j.jpg/)

Love
May 25, 2011, 11:59 PM
http://files.konart.net/2011/hires/dew_plus.jpg

2011 Kona Dew Plus. Nice commuter bike, fantastic for biking to school next year and riding around the city.

xUKHCx
May 26, 2011, 08:04 AM
Image (http://www.flickr.com/photos/albertintoronto/5735029137/)


Awesome picture, the top tube design makes the bike look like a speed machine. I love your bike. :o

recipe for disaster? we'll see!

Nah it will be a great expereince. Looks like a nice bike to fix up or convert.

i actually saw that page online, but since i don't see any raleigh badges on my bike i wasn't sure. you think it is?

Looks very very similar, it is a very close match if it isn't a Raleigh.

cleanup
May 26, 2011, 11:20 PM
Awesome picture, the top tube design makes the bike look like a speed machine. I love your bike. :o

I'm the speed machine. Not the bike. :p And thanks!

xUKHCx
May 27, 2011, 03:07 AM
I'm the speed machine. Not the bike. :p And thanks!

Totally :D But that bike looks like it want to be ridden and ridden hard. No half measures.

And yes I spent the afternoon yesterday trying to decide if a.) I have the space for and b.) I have the funds for a trek t1 :o

I also got heavily distracted by the Bianchi Pista Sei Giorni (http://www.bianchi.com/uk/Bikes/Bikes_Detail.aspx?ProductIDMaster=51357)

cleanup
May 27, 2011, 08:04 AM
Totally :D But that bike looks like it want to be ridden and ridden hard. No half measures.

And yes I spent the afternoon yesterday trying to decide if a.) I have the space for and b.) I have the funds for a trek t1 :o

I also got heavily distracted by the Bianchi Pista Sei Giorni (http://www.bianchi.com/uk/Bikes/Bikes_Detail.aspx?ProductIDMaster=51357)

That's a beaut of a frame. Though I prefer riding fixed, so the brake cable clips on the toptube turn me off a bit.

The object of my current lust however is the new Vigorelli:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_uZU4dlE8LHo/TKIWKrtIMyI/AAAAAAAACC8/bqyTv3enfLc/s1600/Vigor-01-PINP.jpg

Someone recently posted one in the PYLP thread.

xUKHCx
May 27, 2011, 08:18 AM
That's a beaut of a frame. Though I prefer riding fixed, so the brake cable clips on the toptube turn me off a bit.

It is fixed, however in the UK you have to have a brake by law so the shops need to sell the bike with a brake fitted. (although many people mod their old bikes or take the brakes off). It just like legally here you have to sell a bike with a bell, although oddly enough it is not illegal to ride without one.

The object of my current lust however is the new Vigorelli:

Very nice. Love the campagnolo wheels.

cleanup
May 27, 2011, 09:46 AM
It is fixed, however in the UK you have to have a brake by law so the shops need to sell the bike with a brake fitted. (although many people mod their old bikes or take the brakes off). It just like legally here you have to sell a bike with a bell, although oddly enough it is not illegal to ride without one.

I don't mean to say I ride with no brakes. Stopped doing that a couple years ago. I don't like the brake cable clips as when riding fixed a rear brake is unnecessary. Plus they dig into your shoulder when you carry the bike. :o

I suggest you start a new build! The weather calls for it.

xUKHCx
May 27, 2011, 10:05 AM
I suggest you start a new build!

Try convincing my fiancée that :D. My bike is plenty good enough although too nice to commute with which is the problem. Crappy picture from the other bike thread of my bike:

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=282092&d=1303226112

The weather calls for it.

You are forgetting that I am from England :D I'm actually just about to go out for quick 10 miles or so.

xUKHCx
May 28, 2011, 08:02 AM
I don't mean to say I ride with no brakes. Stopped doing that a couple years ago. I don't like the brake cable clips as when riding fixed a rear brake is unnecessary. Plus they dig into your shoulder when you carry the bike. :o


In these pictures there doesn't seem to be the brake clips :confused:

http://www.epic-cycles.co.uk/images/bianchi-sei-giorni-1000.jpg
http://www.epic-cycles.co.uk/images/bianchi-sei-giorni-1000d.jpg
http://www.epic-cycles.co.uk/images/bianchi-sei-giorni-1000r.jpg

:cool:

Deechh
May 28, 2011, 09:21 AM
My new bike.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/190/img0843bi.jpg/

timg not working for some reason.

reebzor
May 28, 2011, 11:37 AM
Roadie

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c302/reebzor/0911b3b8.jpg

xUKHCx
May 28, 2011, 11:49 AM
Is that the Mortirolo Veloce?

I do have a soft spot for Wilier bikes :o

reebzor
May 28, 2011, 11:39 PM
Is that the Mortirolo Veloce?

I do have a soft spot for Wilier bikes :o

Nah I built it with a rival group. I do love the Wilier

Otaillon
May 29, 2011, 12:51 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2735/5756870729_3b8341b990.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/olitaillon/5756870729/)
My Pake (http://www.flickr.com/photos/olitaillon/5756870729/) by O. Taillon Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/olitaillon/), on Flickr

sumone
May 30, 2011, 09:17 AM
These are some pretty sweet bikes. I'm interested in getting into biking myself. Does anyone here have a suggestion on a good bike? I am in the U.S.A. (in case it makes a difference) I would like to be able to use the bike for two purposes recreation & commuting, I live just outside of a major city so I will be using the road (or sidewalk) more than any other surface, I would like something light weight all of my bikes in the past have been quite heavy and a pain to carry around so I'd like something I can easy lift and I don't want to pay anymore than $300 any suggestions?

Xavier
May 30, 2011, 09:32 AM
That depends on what kind of riding you want to do. Commuting can mean a few things.. Are you more into road cycling, or laid back, relaxing cycling?

Also $300 is not a lot of money to get a good, lightweight bike.

sumone
May 30, 2011, 11:33 AM
That depends on what kind of riding you want to do. Commuting can mean a few things.. Are you more into road cycling, or laid back, relaxing cycling?

Also $300 is not a lot of money to get a good, lightweight bike.

I honestly don't know what the difference is. I suppose that I would like "relaxing cycling" but like I said I don't know what road cycling is.

I don't mind getting an older model or even a used bike, on say craigslist, if it means I can get a bike in my price point. I just wanted to know what types of bikes to look for that will meet my preferences and have durability.