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Otaillon
Jun 14, 2011, 05:03 PM
More:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3513/5794781857_4f01fd51ca_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/olitaillon/5794781857/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/olitaillon/5794781857/) by O. Taillon Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/olitaillon/), on Flickr

jbanger
Jun 19, 2011, 02:12 AM
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that looks really nice :D

BlakeBrattina
Jun 23, 2011, 10:10 PM
Here's one for our friends across the pond!

http://i52.tinypic.com/2zpk3ex.jpg

Fox Vanilla Fork, Avid BB7, X0 components, etc.! Love the bike, had a chain snap the other day however :(

charlesbronsen
Jun 24, 2011, 08:29 AM
thinking of painting it black...
http://forums.macrumors.com/picture.php?albumid=28&pictureid=868

Otaillon
Jun 24, 2011, 10:26 AM
thinking of painting it black...

I'd keep it that way!

RedReplicant
Jun 24, 2011, 02:08 PM
Quick pic

Image (http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q283/zwodubber/bike.jpg)

Remove the lowering link and push the forks back up :p
Nice CBR. :)

dannywaugh1
Jun 24, 2011, 04:48 PM
http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb1249321/p4pb1249321.jpg

my bike from a while back

Lagmonster
Jun 28, 2011, 12:32 PM
Not the best picture but likely the only hot pink 80s GT PFT in this thread.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/--KwVLS7odKo/Tf_cX12_IeI/AAAAAAAABEQ/jtYmHO9hc_8/s800/IMG_4220.JPG

Xavier
Jun 28, 2011, 09:50 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/xavier853/5882147883_4b25dfb14c_b.jpg

ckleerun
Jun 28, 2011, 10:11 PM
Zebdi for urban/park, SM for track & commute.

http://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/248309_10150197711899362_545809361_6830027_3781553_n.jpg


http://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/249633_10150197750879362_545809361_6830386_4195321_n.jpg

GT Zaskar 9r for XC

Designer Dale
Jun 29, 2011, 03:41 PM
Specialized Cross Trail. My first decent bike in many a year.

http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/6987/bikedc.jpg

Dale

R94N
Jun 30, 2011, 03:19 PM
I would say perhaps you'd be better off with a U-Lock or two instead of that cable, as they can be easily cut. Of course it depends on where you lock it but compared to cables U-locks are tons more secure. Nice bike though.

lewis82
Jun 30, 2011, 04:10 PM
I would say perhaps you'd be better off with a U-Lock or two instead of that cable, as they can be easily cut. Of course it depends on where you lock it but compared to cables U-locks are tons more secure. Nice bike though.

Locks only keep out honest people ;) (And that isn't even true, honest people don't try to steal bikes). In big cities people cutting a U-lock with a metal saw aren't even stopped by police officers.

The only real way not to get your bike stolen is to make it look as worthless as possible, and for maximum efficiency, to buy the cheapest bike as possible.

Xavier
Jun 30, 2011, 08:33 PM
Locks only keep out honest people ;) (And that isn't even true, honest people don't try to steal bikes). In big cities people cutting a U-lock with a metal saw aren't even stopped by police officers.

The only real way not to get your bike stolen is to make it look as worthless as possible, and for maximum efficiency, to buy the cheapest bike as possible.

I would add my preferred method. Make the bike look too hard or too time consuming to steal. Most thieves will go for the easy to cut/slash/grab.

I usually lock up with two locks for shorter periods and 3 locks when it's going to be there awhile (usually 2 U locks and a heavy duty chain lock).

lucasberg
Jul 2, 2011, 11:22 AM
Here is my single speed! Probably going to re-paint it pretty soon and it will get straight handlebars next week.
http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/139/cykcyk.png

Detlev
Jul 10, 2011, 01:00 PM
Are you riders of fixies actually racing them in velodromes or using them on streets? Races or daily rides?

Xavier
Jul 11, 2011, 09:28 AM
Are you riders of fixies actually racing them in velodromes or using them on streets? Races or daily rides?

I have ridden on the Velodrome. I took the first intro class to racing. Unfortunately, the closest Velodrome is about 3 hours and 30 minutes away, making it difficult to go to regularly.

So, most of my riding is done on the street and on the commute.

miamijim
Jul 26, 2011, 10:01 AM
I was after some advice, and I figured it could not hurt to ask here.

I have been offered a Nishiki Hybrid 408 for 169€.

The bike is in good condition but needs a new front brake set, does anyone have any experience of these bikes.

Am also posting in a bike forum... but as a Mac user thought I would ask like mined Mac people who are also bikers as well.

(marc)
Jul 26, 2011, 10:49 AM
Image (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v229/xavier853/5882147883_4b25dfb14c_b.jpg)
Here is my single speed! Probably going to re-paint it pretty soon and it will get straight handlebars next week.
Image (http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/139/cykcyk.png)

Nice! How much did it cost you?

AAPLaday
Jul 26, 2011, 12:07 PM
Looking to get a single speed myself soon. Always wanted to try it but been a bit scared incase i didn't like it. But they do look fun!

Contiguous
Jul 26, 2011, 12:27 PM
I was after some advice, and I figured it could not hurt to ask here.

I have been offered a Nishiki Hybrid 408 for 169€.

The bike is in good condition but needs a new front brake set, does anyone have any experience of these bikes.

Am also posting in a bike forum... but as a Mac user thought I would ask like mined Mac people who are also bikers as well.

Those are solid bikes, but drum brakes are difficult to fix compared with cantilevers. I'm afraid I only have experience with rim brakes. Bikeforums.net is a wealth of information, if you are posting there I would be very surprised if you couldn't find any help!

Xavier
Jul 26, 2011, 07:59 PM
Nice! How much did it cost you?

I built mine, meaning I bought each part separately and pieced it together.

I spent about $600 total, but I couldn't cut out some labor cost for tools I did not own.

eternlgladiator
Jul 26, 2011, 09:31 PM
I built mine, meaning I bought each part separately and pieced it together.

I spent about $600 total, but I couldn't cut out some labor cost for tools I did not own.

My brother put one together for around 150 bucks. He got the his original bike from a friend that had it laying around. He took it apart completely and sanded the frame down so he could do his own paint job. Then ordered a set of wheels online with a flip flop hub. He can only use the fixed gear side til he gets a rear brake. He took the big ring off the front crank and just uses the smaller one. I'd say its a 34 tooth with maybe an 13 tooth in the back. I think it still needs bar tape but he refuses to put any on saying it looks dumb. The wheels were 2/3 of the cost at 100 and then he spent the rest on new pedals, a new chain, and a seat. Not a bad deal for a pretty nice looking bike.

Xavier
Jul 27, 2011, 12:25 AM
My brother put one together for around 150 bucks. He got the his original bike from a friend that had it laying around. He took it apart completely and sanded the frame down so he could do his own paint job. Then ordered a set of wheels online with a flip flop hub. He can only use the fixed gear side til he gets a rear brake. He took the big ring off the front crank and just uses the smaller one. I'd say its a 34 tooth with maybe an 13 tooth in the back. I think it still needs bar tape but he refuses to put any on saying it looks dumb. The wheels were 2/3 of the cost at 100 and then he spent the rest on new pedals, a new chain, and a seat. Not a bad deal for a pretty nice looking bike.

Yeah not bad, I like it.

Most of the cost came from having my wheels built for me. I didn't have the tools at the time (do now) to build and true a wheel. Multiply that by two and it gets costly.

(marc)
Jul 27, 2011, 03:44 AM
I built mine, meaning I bought each part separately and pieced it together.

I spent about $600 total, but I couldn't cut out some labor cost for tools I did not own.

Wow, that's way more than I had thought :eek:

miamijim
Jul 27, 2011, 05:44 AM
I just bought one of these.....

http://www.suomenpolkupyoratukku.fi/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1846

Found it in a bike shop, it came in used yesterday.. I paid 169€

It needs new hydraulic fluid in the front brakes and a new chain. The shop are fixing it all up before I pick it up on the 12th August.

I will place my own pic when it arrives.

Illuminated
Jul 29, 2011, 07:59 AM
Just got myself a Schwinn single speed bike off of Craigslist for 200 bucks.

I just rode to get some grub, and I LOVE IT! So much better and easier than my mountain bike. No more thinking of changing gears, no more extra parts...just the ride!


:D

EDIT: I plan on swapping the handlebars to bull handle bars depending on if I can attach the breaks to them, if not then I'll opt for drop bars. Also, new pedels as well with toe straps.

TheGenerous
Jul 31, 2011, 07:33 AM
Not the best picture but likely the only hot pink 80s GT PFT in this thread.

Image (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/--KwVLS7odKo/Tf_cX12_IeI/AAAAAAAABEQ/jtYmHO9hc_8/s800/IMG_4220.JPG)

Please post a close-up

oMc
Aug 5, 2011, 08:56 PM
http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/4151/rc10t.th.jpg (http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/4151/rc10t.jpg)

Contiguous
Aug 5, 2011, 11:18 PM
Hey, a Rocky Mountain! I have a Sherpa. Good taste!

Smileyboy
Aug 6, 2011, 01:07 AM
I'm looking for a 29er.....

I have a Canondale Super V700 for everyday use...:D

oMc
Aug 6, 2011, 12:37 PM
Hey, a Rocky Mountain! I have a Sherpa. Good taste!

Yes, great bikes.

Mine is a 11' RC10, I have it since one week and I love it so far. Perfect for everyday use.

Another picture of it here (http://fav.me/d45lb4y), even if the bike is not the main subject :)

O3DigitalBath
Aug 6, 2011, 01:43 PM
my bike:

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/66251_159211024100830_159021127453153_354121_6057971_n.jpg

www.flickr.com/photos/o3digitalbath

clientsiman
Aug 7, 2011, 04:11 AM
Really beautiful bike!

edvj
Aug 7, 2011, 10:58 AM
My Trek Valencia

rowley
Aug 7, 2011, 11:17 AM
http://www.vectis.co.uk/AuctionImages/94/3371_l.jpg
I had one of these.
Don't have a bike now in any flavour.

ddeadserious
Aug 7, 2011, 03:35 PM
my bike:

Image (http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/66251_159211024100830_159021127453153_354121_6057971_n.jpg)

www.flickr.com/photos/o3digitalbath

Beautiful bike. PM sent, very interested in the specs...

sherlockaled
Aug 7, 2011, 04:32 PM
my bike:

Image (http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/66251_159211024100830_159021127453153_354121_6057971_n.jpg)

www.flickr.com/photos/o3digitalbath
What is the brand of this bike? Thanks :)

miamijim
Aug 8, 2011, 04:46 AM
Image (http://www.vectis.co.uk/AuctionImages/94/3371_l.jpg)
I had one of these.
Don't have a bike now in any flavour.

I had one of those in blue....

Xmas pressie 28 years ago...... :)

AAPLaday
Aug 8, 2011, 11:00 AM
Haha the infamous Grifter! Havent seen one of those for many a year! A classic!

vincenz
Aug 8, 2011, 02:31 PM
I'm looking to try out clipless pedals for the first time. I think someone just needs to convince me... So close to buying a set of shimanos over the weekend. And also changing my handlebar tape to white. Any opinions? :p


http://gallery.me.com/vleung/100458/Screen%20Shot%202011-08-08%20at%203.48.41%20PM/web.png?ver=13128329470001

Contiguous
Aug 8, 2011, 04:21 PM
Do it. I have clipless on my touring bike that I use as a commuter and it is awesome. Acceleration is terrific - I can beat cars off the line at a light, and hills are a breeze. I didn't have any problems learning - rode around a bit on the grass to get the hang of clipping in and out, and I was set. The only thing that sucks is doing errands and clacking around with bike shoes on; I have mountain shoes though, so it's not as bad as wearing road clipless.

I've never been a big fan of white tape, FWIW. Always looks dingy. If it was my bike, I'd try red tape for a bit.

Xavier
Aug 8, 2011, 08:45 PM
I'm looking to try out clipless pedals for the first time. I think someone just needs to convince me... So close to buying a set of shimanos over the weekend. And also changing my handlebar tape to white. Any opinions? :p


Image (http://gallery.me.com/vleung/100458/Screen%20Shot%202011-08-08%20at%203.48.41%20PM/web.png?ver=13128329470001)

Yeah, don't change it to white! Black fits so well, and white handlebar tape gets dirty too fast!

gotzero
Aug 8, 2011, 09:16 PM
I'm looking to try out clipless pedals for the first time. I think someone just needs to convince me... So close to buying a set of shimanos over the weekend. And also changing my handlebar tape to white. Any opinions? :p



Unless you are planning on being a world class racer, I would get mountain pedals and shoes. The shoes are more comfortable, you can actually walk in them, etc, and in the casual world there is not really any disadvantage.

That said, absolutely get them, you need them to efficiently bike!

xUKHCx
Aug 9, 2011, 03:02 AM
The only thing that sucks is doing errands and clacking around with bike shoes on; I have mountain shoes though, so it's not as bad as wearing road clipless.


I have a pair of Look clipless and the cleats are massive. I really like them over the Shimano as I like the bigger platform when cycling, however when walking it can be a bit of a pain like you said.

The Speedplay clipless look good as it you can clip in on both sides. A lot of the pros use these. Speedplay do start quite high in terms of price compared to the other manufacturers which offer lower starting points.

I have fallen once because of my clipless, clipped out on my left foot then tried standing with the right :eek::D

O3DigitalBath
Aug 9, 2011, 03:21 AM
What is the brand of this bike? Thanks :)

its just a cheap motobecane track bike...I bought it as a complete and have since changed most everything on it besides the frame itself.

Contiguous
Aug 9, 2011, 10:58 AM
The Speedplay clipless look good as it you can clip in on both sides. A lot of the pros use these. Speedplay do start quite high in terms of price compared to the other manufacturers which offer lower starting points.

FWIW, you can get SPD pedals that are dual-sided as well as ones that have platforms. Or eggbeaters with or without platforms as well. Lots of options! I gotta agree with you on the Speedplay price, I think it's a bit ostentatious to have shoes and pedals that cost more than the rest of your bike unless you're schlepping a beater :D.

eternlgladiator
Aug 9, 2011, 01:06 PM
FWIW, you can get SPD pedals that are dual-sided as well as ones that have platforms. Or eggbeaters with or without platforms as well. Lots of options! I gotta agree with you on the Speedplay price, I think it's a bit ostentatious to have shoes and pedals that cost more than the rest of your bike unless you're schlepping a beater :D.

While SPD is a viable and reasonable option for somebody on a budget. To say that they're on the same level as speed plays is a bit a of reach. Yes, they both clip in from two sides making it much easier to clip in when you're taking off. However, speed plays have a much larger platform for your foot to transfer energy with and SPD have a small platform. The small platform can make a hot spot fast and I wouldn't recommend them for extended rides where fit is ultra critical. Not saying they don't work though. Plenty of people can do just fine with them.

Contiguous
Aug 9, 2011, 03:11 PM
While SPD is a viable and reasonable option for somebody on a budget. To say that they're on the same level as speed plays is a bit a of reach. Yes, they both clip in from two sides making it much easier to clip in when you're taking off. However, speed plays have a much larger platform for your foot to transfer energy with and SPD have a small platform. The small platform can make a hot spot fast and I wouldn't recommend them for extended rides where fit is ultra critical. Not saying they don't work though. Plenty of people can do just fine with them.

Oh, I'm not saying they're on the same level as Speedplay pedals, not at all. It's just that SPDs and eggbeaters have a bit lower buy-in price than SPs, that's all. As for the rest, it's all personal preference, how well your shoes fit and how stiff your soles are. The best thing to do is try different types and see what works for you.

Anyways, enough about pedals. Moar bike pics!

Detlev
Aug 10, 2011, 04:00 AM
Just picked up a 2010 Triton by Gary Fisher and put a couple hundred miles on it. Unfortunately there is something going on with the chain that the shops have not been able to fix. I've got an offer to trade it in for a Fuji fixer.

I am also experimenting with the clipless system but so far it has been a disaster. Talk about pain! It may not be as efficient but I don't get hot feet with my old walking shoes. And that is after a fitting. I still have numb feet two days later. I tried Specialized shoes with Shimano 105s.

Anyone using their iPhone as a bike computer? Which app? I'd like one that can track laps.

eternlgladiator
Aug 10, 2011, 09:26 AM
I am also experimenting with the clipless system but so far it has been a disaster. Talk about pain! It may not be as efficient but I don't get hot feet with my old walking shoes. And that is after a fitting. I still have numb feet two days later. I tried Specialized shoes with Shimano 105s.


This sounds a little contradictory to me but maybe I read it wrong. Hot spots come from a few different factors and happened to me when I started out to. The best thing you can do is get more miles into them and they'll feel a lot better. When I first started I would get them on every ride, no matter the temp or conditions. Now I make sure my shoes on tight (so they don't move and rub my feet). I also check my cleats about once a week or so to make sure they're still tight to my shoes to prevent them from moving around. Now I have zero problems with them and I actually just switched up to the red cleats for my 105 pedals. They have almost zero float and I love having my foot totally locked into the pedal. No wiggling around. It's amazing.

Detlev
Aug 10, 2011, 11:21 AM
This sounds a little contradictory to me but maybe I read it wrong. Hot spots come from a few different factors and happened to me when I started out to. The best thing you can do is get more miles into them and they'll feel a lot better. When I first started I would get them on every ride, no matter the temp or conditions. Now I make sure my shoes on tight (so they don't move and rub my feet). I also check my cleats about once a week or so to make sure they're still tight to my shoes to prevent them from moving around. Now I have zero problems with them and I actually just switched up to the red cleats for my 105 pedals. They have almost zero float and I love having my foot totally locked into the pedal. No wiggling around. It's amazing.

The hot spots are on the outsides of the feet/shoes, as if they are too thin. So much so that after a good hard ride my feet were numb for two days. After the two days I've loosened them up to a point where they are less tight on the sides but then there is nothing to pull up with on the up stroke. I'm meeting with the fitter again this week.

eternlgladiator
Aug 10, 2011, 11:44 AM
The hot spots are on the outsides of the feet/shoes, as if they are too thin. So much so that after a good hard ride my feet were numb for two days. After the two days I've loosened them up to a point where they are less tight on the sides but then there is nothing to pull up with on the up stroke. I'm meeting with the fitter again this week.

Meeting with a fitter sounds like a great idea. Are they low end shoes that flex quite a bit? Maybe you need a shoe with a stronger sole like carbon fiber that will help get more power to the pedal and have less flex. That could solve the problem.

Detlev
Aug 10, 2011, 08:17 PM
Meeting with a fitter sounds like a great idea. Are they low end shoes that flex quite a bit? Maybe you need a shoe with a stronger sole like carbon fiber that will help get more power to the pedal and have less flex. That could solve the problem.

Met with the head fitter. He was surprised I was let out of the shop with the way the shoes were set up. Not that the other fitter was bad. Maybe it was an off day or something. In any case, the shoes were set up opposite of what they should have been. Spent an hour there today. Felt much better on the statonary setup. Will test on tomorrow's ride.

They are carbon fiber soles.

I suggested moving to another shoe (already tried a half dozen brands at their shop). He doesn't think I'm gonna find anything sold in the U.S. that will meet my needs other than a specific Italian custom made shoe (which they do not sell). He likes what he is seeing right now but wants me to report back with any problems.

TrulyYuki
Aug 11, 2011, 01:34 PM
I am looking for some advice. Looking for my first bicycle since middle school (14 years ago). I'm petite 5'3" and have no idea what size bike I should be looking at purchasing. I've been looking at Trek Neko for road and trail riding. I don't know if I'll go for new or used. Any advise from riders?

http://s1.postimage.org/uwg9xl6s/web.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/uwg9xl6s/)

lewis82
Aug 11, 2011, 01:40 PM
I am looking for some advice. Looking for my first bicycle since middle school (14 years ago). I'm petite 5'3" and have no idea what size bike I should be looking at purchasing. I've been looking at Trek Neko for road and trail riding. I don't know if I'll go for new or used. Any advise from riders?

http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/racing/article/pro-bike-emily-battys-trek-superfly-elite-30569 :D

Seriously tough, have a look at the offerings from Specialized. They have a very nice collection of women specific bikes.

TrulyYuki
Aug 11, 2011, 01:44 PM
http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/racing/article/pro-bike-emily-battys-trek-superfly-elite-30569 :D

Seriously tough, have a look at the offerings from Specialized. They have a very nice collection of women specific bikes.

oh man, that bike looks intense. I don't understand the lingo yet... =)

lewis82
Aug 11, 2011, 01:58 PM
oh man, that bike looks intense. I don't understand the lingo yet... =)

It definitely takes a bit of time to get used to, there are lots of parts with not-so-logical names.

Based on what you want to do with your bike the Specialized Ariel (http://www.specialized.com/ca/fc/bc/SBCBkFamily.jsp?sid=11Ariel&scid=1002&scname=Transport%2FFitness) would be perfect. Of course there are other bike makers that build similar bikes, but I just happen to like Specialized. :)

Contiguous
Aug 11, 2011, 02:04 PM
I am looking for some advice. Looking for my first bicycle since middle school (14 years ago). I'm petite 5'3" and have no idea what size bike I should be looking at purchasing. I've been looking at Trek Neko for road and trail riding. I don't know if I'll go for new or used. Any advise from riders?

Image (http://postimage.org/image/uwg9xl6s/)

oh man, that bike looks intense. I don't understand the lingo yet... =)

You might want to check out Bikeforums.net. There are lots of women (and threads) about bikes that'll fit you! It's also a good resource for learning, too. I learned a lot on there.

The Trek you're talking about is a pretty good deal and it even comes in a 14" which should be the right size for you (depending on how long your legs are it might even be too small!) The drivetrain isn't the greatest, but if you take care of it and maintain it regularly you should get a lot of use out of it. The disc brakes are nice for stopping quickly, especially in the rain but the brake pads will cost you a bit more than rim brakes, and if you get in an accident it's likely that you'll damage them, which means repair or replacement. But there's nothing like knowing you can stop on a dime if you find yourself in a predicament.

If you have bike shops in the area, I strongly recommend showing up and going for a test drive - ride as many bikes as you can in your size range. Most bike shops are pretty accommodating for new riders (and if they aren't, go elsewhere.) If you know a bit before you go in, you can also tell if you're on the receiving end of a snow job. (I had some guy tell me that canti brakes are on the way out and that "everyone" will have disc brakes in 2 years...mmhmm, I may be female, but I'm not an idiot.)

Most bikes in your price range and performance bracket are going to have the same or similar parts, and the frames will all made by a couple of companies in Taiwan, so there's not much difference between brands (aside from buying a bike shaped object from Walmart.) Ya gotta spend some serious $$$ these days to get anything made in North America or Europe.

Detlev
Aug 18, 2011, 01:09 PM
Image (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a219/cleanupinaisle3/kingscollege.jpg)

What wheels are you using?

TrulyYuki
Aug 18, 2011, 03:32 PM
You might want to check out Bikeforums.net. There are lots of women (and threads) about bikes that'll fit you! It's also a good resource for learning, too. I learned a lot on there.

The Trek you're talking about is a pretty good deal and it even comes in a 14" which should be the right size for you (depending on how long your legs are it might even be too small!) The drivetrain isn't the greatest, but if you take care of it and maintain it regularly you should get a lot of use out of it. The disc brakes are nice for stopping quickly, especially in the rain but the brake pads will cost you a bit more than rim brakes, and if you get in an accident it's likely that you'll damage them, which means repair or replacement. But there's nothing like knowing you can stop on a dime if you find yourself in a predicament.

If you have bike shops in the area, I strongly recommend showing up and going for a test drive - ride as many bikes as you can in your size range. Most bike shops are pretty accommodating for new riders (and if they aren't, go elsewhere.) If you know a bit before you go in, you can also tell if you're on the receiving end of a snow job. (I had some guy tell me that canti brakes are on the way out and that "everyone" will have disc brakes in 2 years...mmhmm, I may be female, but I'm not an idiot.)

Most bikes in your price range and performance bracket are going to have the same or similar parts, and the frames will all made by a couple of companies in Taiwan, so there's not much difference between brands (aside from buying a bike shaped object from Walmart.) Ya gotta spend some serious $$$ these days to get anything made in North America or Europe.

Thank you for the advice. If I can sell my Callaway Irons I'm purchasing a new bike!

Shaduu
Aug 19, 2011, 09:56 AM
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/118566/204559_10150573150995693_602050692_18263763_1864683_o.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/118566/290551_10150757648580693_602050692_20291385_1521745_o.jpg

Electra single speed cruiser.

Soon to have a fresh cream powder coat, new chrome and white walls.

miamijim
Aug 21, 2011, 04:13 AM
My new bike...

Got it 2nd hand 1 year old. 169€ almost mint condition, went for a nice 20km ride on it last night.


Sorry for bad pic got light bleed from open window using iphone 4 cam....

xmanmadex
Sep 2, 2011, 06:44 PM
http://thebagelchronicles.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341ec49a53ef015390e2f829970b-800wi

treestar
Sep 2, 2011, 06:46 PM
Image (http://thebagelchronicles.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341ec49a53ef015390e2f829970b-800wi)

eww. gross

Mexbearpig
Sep 2, 2011, 07:06 PM
Image (http://thebagelchronicles.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341ec49a53ef015390e2f829970b-800wi)

Very nice. How much $$ did this set you back?

BlakeBrattina
Sep 2, 2011, 07:28 PM
Image (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a269/rogerwilco357/IMG_2270.jpg)

Are you by chance located 'near' Northville? I may or may not have seen your bike around my place. You can PM if so:apple:

cleanup
Sep 4, 2011, 01:19 AM
What wheels are you using?

Sorry about the late reply. Don't browse the forums much anymore.

The front is a Weinmann LP18 on a KHS hub (stock with a Flite 100) and the rear is a Velocity B43 on a Phil Hub. Rear wheel is heavy but strong and buttery-smooth. Unfortunately it's also about $400.

lewis82
Sep 4, 2011, 10:52 AM
Image (http://thebagelchronicles.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341ec49a53ef015390e2f829970b-800wi)

I'm not into fixies at all, but man, this is clean! :)

hmai18
Sep 4, 2011, 11:41 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6203/6116747503_1605df7587_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hmai18/6116747503/)
2011 CAAD10 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hmai18/6116747503/) by Hung.QM (http://www.flickr.com/people/hmai18/), on Flickr

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6184/6117210950_4bd4772583_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hmai18/6117210950/)
Fixed Gear (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hmai18/6117210950/) by Hung.QM (http://www.flickr.com/people/hmai18/), on Flickr

avro707
Sep 7, 2011, 11:48 PM
Nice Cannondale!

I have my eyes on either that or a Specialised Tarmac (red/white). I would have got it already but for a slight problem of some unexpected financial issues.

In a few weeks time, that will change. :) The Specialised I'm looking at comes as a package with their shoes and a helmet, which is kind of good since I haven't done that sort of thing since I was a hell of a lot younger. It's also a reasonable price - which is also nice.

I did a lot of research in the past few weeks. :)

ddeadserious
Sep 8, 2011, 12:27 AM
My fixie, for today at least:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/trialbyashes/photo-1.jpg

Planning on swapping to some white deep v's with black spokes and hubs tomorrow if all goes as planned.

Drherbal1
Sep 8, 2011, 11:02 AM
Yo should try london for dangerous!!!! However i've just moved to north county san seigo. Can any recommend a decent hybrid for the roads north of San Diego?

OneForGadgets
Sep 8, 2011, 12:08 PM
Not my picture, but I just picked it up two weeks ago. First ride was on Monday - 15 miles on this thing and I love it. Hopefully if the rain holds out in the city, I will go for a ride tonight.

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/images/ktblk_600.jpg

Xavier
Sep 9, 2011, 08:48 AM
Not my picture, but I just picked it up two weeks ago. First ride was on Monday - 15 miles on this thing and I love it. Hopefully if the rain holds out in the city, I will go for a ride tonight.

Image (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/images/ktblk_600.jpg)

Bike direct? Nice bike

I encourage you to recheck all of the parts on this bike, making sure that everything is secure and tight. If you are riding this as a fixed gear, the cog has been reported to be slightly loose and the average person doesn't think twice. If you don't tighten it, and it continues to loosen, you run the risk of stripping your rear hubs threading. That usually means rebuilding your rear wheel.

OneForGadgets
Sep 9, 2011, 02:00 PM
Bike direct? Nice bike

I encourage you to recheck all of the parts on this bike, making sure that everything is secure and tight. If you are riding this as a fixed gear, the cog has been reported to be slightly loose and the average person doesn't think twice. If you don't tighten it, and it continues to loosen, you run the risk of stripping your rear hubs threading. That usually means rebuilding your rear wheel.

Thanks for the tips. Actually took it home and took it apart, reassembled, and greased everything. I have not checked the hub (stupid on my part), but will do that this weekend, thanks again.

Yes, BikesDirect. Perfect for me right now and it is incredibly light. I think I need to get my front wheel trued though. A little bit of wobble.

quickmac
Sep 12, 2011, 02:23 AM
http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/thebikes/hardtails/durango/images/09_durango3_bk.jpg

Stock photo of my mountain bike. 2009 model Jamis Durango 3.0

Xavier
Sep 16, 2011, 07:58 PM
http://www.pedalroom.com/p/bianchi-pista-concept-3176_1.jpg

http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/bianchi-pista-concept-3176

Abstract
Sep 17, 2011, 07:25 PM
Just FYI, my bike got stolen. :mad:

I had a Kryptonite mini U-lock attached, but I got lazy and only attached the top bar of the frame to a metal post. I normally used the "Sheldon Brown method", but I don't know how much it would have helped last night. If he broke through that lock to get my bike (out of 6 or 8 bikes parked in the same area), he probably really wanted my bike. :(

OneForGadgets
Sep 17, 2011, 08:19 PM
Image (http://www.pedalroom.com/p/bianchi-pista-concept-3176_1.jpg)

http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/bianchi-pista-concept-3176

So I see your riding with no breaks. I am amazed at people who can do this, how do you stop though?

jbanger
Sep 17, 2011, 08:30 PM
that sucks Abstract, was it insured?

mljones99
Sep 17, 2011, 09:13 PM
So I see your riding with no breaks. I am amazed at people who can do this, how do you stop though?

pedal brakes maybe?

lewis82
Sep 17, 2011, 09:43 PM
pedal brakes maybe?

With fixies you just have to push against the pedals using the other foot (the one that is going up) to slow down. It works since there is no freewheel.

Xavier
Sep 17, 2011, 11:54 PM
So I see your riding with no breaks. I am amazed at people who can do this, how do you stop though?

With a fixed gear bike, the pedal continuously move. You stop by resisting the motion of the pedals. When you have practiced, it becomes a lot easier, and stopping distances become smaller. I usually allow myself enough time to stop for most cases.

ddeadserious
Sep 20, 2011, 11:47 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/trialbyashes/IMG_0348.jpg

The evolution is almost complete. Maybe.

youngw682eni
Sep 20, 2011, 03:05 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/trialbyashes/IMG_0348.jpg

The evolution is almost complete. Maybe.

What kind of bike was this before the transformation? Looks great!

reeso
Sep 20, 2011, 04:06 PM
After a good scrub

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac159/r33sso/TranceXLTD.jpg

ddeadserious
Sep 20, 2011, 05:15 PM
What kind of bike was this before the transformation? Looks great!

Thanks! Just a BikesDirect Gravity Swift 2 - http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/swift2_track.htm

Just changed the wheel set, saddle, handlebars, and removed the front brakes. The only thing I'm particularly interested in doing now is replacing the crankset, and there's no urgency at this point.

My only regret with the new wheel set is that it's noticeably heavier than the stock wheel set, I will likely upgrade to Velocity deep V's(as opposed to the current Weinmann DP18's) and some lightweight hubs in the future.

avro707
Sep 20, 2011, 06:07 PM
Just FYI, my bike got stolen. :mad:

I had a Kryptonite mini U-lock attached, but I got lazy and only attached the top bar of the frame to a metal post. I normally used the "Sheldon Brown method", but I don't know how much it would have helped last night. If he broke through that lock to get my bike (out of 6 or 8 bikes parked in the same area), he probably really wanted my bike. :(

Damn, that's no good at all. :( It's the problem when we are riding some pretty exotic bikes.

Mine (a Trek Madone 4.5 2012, white/grey) is not exotic compared to some of the others that were nearby it, but it's still a lot of money to spend. When mine is delivered, I'll get some photos of it.

lewis82
Sep 20, 2011, 08:24 PM
After a good scrub

Image (http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac159/r33sso/TranceXLTD.jpg)

Get some clipless pedals on that bike, otherwise it's a waste :p But yeah, nice bike. I hate washing mine, I do it only when it's super dirty.

tktaylor1
Oct 11, 2011, 02:52 PM
I personally don't ride bikes but these look pretty cool.

http://autos.yahoo.com/photos/bikes-from-car-companies-1318019762-slideshow/#crsl=%252Fphotos%252Fbikes-from-car-companies-1318019762-slideshow%252Fbikes-from-car-companies-photo-1318018542.html

I would like to ride bikes but I am not in the greatest shape at the moment. Maybe when the summer hits, I will be ready.

R94N
Oct 11, 2011, 03:39 PM
I would like to ride bikes but I am not in the greatest shape at the moment. Maybe when the summer hits, I will be ready.

Go for it. Cycling is brilliant from a fitness perspective. Actually, it's just brilliant anyway ;)

tktaylor1
Oct 11, 2011, 03:43 PM
Go for it. Cycling is brilliant from a fitness perspective. Actually, it's just brilliant anyway ;)

I ride around 10 miles a week on a stationary bike but not a physical bike. When I drop down to my goal weight I will go for it for sure

R94N
Oct 11, 2011, 03:44 PM
I ride around 10 miles a week on a stationary bike but not a physical bike. When I drop down to my goal weight I will go for it for sure

Ah I see. Good luck with it!

ModestMoo
Oct 11, 2011, 04:20 PM
http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/3947/img0628t.jpg

sunfast
Oct 13, 2011, 10:35 AM
A few updates:

Mercian in velodrome mode

http://www.lfgss.com/picture.php?albumid=1323&pictureid=10462

And road going...

http://www.lfgss.com/picture.php?albumid=1323&pictureid=10461

My winter bike for the atrocious weather I'm sure will turn up soon (haven't got round to fitting the mudguards yet)

http://www.lfgss.com/picture.php?albumid=1323&pictureid=11751

OneForGadgets
Oct 14, 2011, 07:45 AM
With a fixed gear bike, the pedal continuously move. You stop by resisting the motion of the pedals. When you have practiced, it becomes a lot easier, and stopping distances become smaller. I usually allow myself enough time to stop for most cases.

Thanks for the explaination..ha I look back at my question and am not like "what the hell was I thinking?" Yeah I started skidding a little, nothing crazy. ThickSlicks will be in order if I keep up with it.

COMtnBiker
Oct 14, 2011, 03:18 PM
iPhone takes some spectacular pics, doesn't it.

My Gary Fisher Rig SS 29er on a nice fall ride yesterday

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j192/schmed123/IMG_1242.jpg

OllyW
Oct 14, 2011, 03:22 PM
My winter bike for the atrocious weather I'm sure will turn up soon (haven't got round to fitting the mudguards yet)

Image (http://www.lfgss.com/picture.php?albumid=1323&pictureid=11751)

Nice to see another Pompino rider on here. :)

Xavier
Oct 16, 2011, 06:16 PM
A few updates:

Mercian in velodrome mode

Image (http://www.lfgss.com/picture.php?albumid=1323&pictureid=10462)


Beautiful!

antster94
Oct 26, 2011, 10:03 AM
http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb7304036/p4pb7304036.jpg

Giant TCR Advanced. Love the thing to bits, I ride Sportives fairly regularly and this bike just makes 100 miles seem like nothing.

Picture was taken on my 4S if anyones interested.

avro707
Oct 26, 2011, 09:52 PM
Nice bike! :) The road bikes really are fast.

I'll post a photo of mine on the weekend when the weather is a bit better.

hypertc13
Oct 27, 2011, 10:00 AM
Here is a picture of my Fuji SST i bought a little over a year ago. Unfortunately i haven't been able to ride it much lately between work and school and trying to have even a small social life takes up all my time. I also recently bought a Salsa mountain bike i will post a pic of later.

ModestMoo
Oct 28, 2011, 10:17 AM
Image (http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/3947/img0628t.jpg)

This is how I'm rollin'... :D

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/917/img0650jc.jpg

ddeadserious
Oct 31, 2011, 08:19 PM
Just got done building this last weekend. Leader 722TS Raw.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/trialbyashes/IMG_0447.jpg (http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/leader-722ts-raw-3534)

Otaillon
Oct 31, 2011, 10:17 PM
Just got done building this last weekend. Leader 722TS Raw.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v25/trialbyashes/IMG_0447.jpg (http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/leader-722ts-raw-3534)

I'm liking this a lot! Except the saddle

ddeadserious
Oct 31, 2011, 11:54 PM
I'm liking this a lot! Except the saddle

Thanks! I'm not the saddle's biggest fan, but I have rather wide sit-bones and this saddle accommodates my rear comfortably without looking like a silly cruiser seat. I'm looking to pick up a Selle Italia Turbo and try that out in the near future(have to recover from all the money I spent on this setup!).

Otaillon
Nov 1, 2011, 09:26 AM
Thanks! I'm not the saddle's biggest fan, but I have rather wide sit-bones and this saddle accommodates my rear comfortably without looking like a silly cruiser seat. I'm looking to pick up a Selle Italia Turbo and try that out in the near future(have to recover from all the money I spent on this setup!).

I personally use the Turbo and even if there is next to n o padding, it is pretty confortable once you break it in!

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6078/6137998678_e8da9d3a12.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/olitaillon/6137998678/)
The Invader (http://www.flickr.com/photos/olitaillon/6137998678/) by O.Taillon (http://www.flickr.com/people/olitaillon/), on Flickr

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2532/5794782041_bf5be1c3eb.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/olitaillon/5794782041/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/olitaillon/5794782041/) by O.Taillon (http://www.flickr.com/people/olitaillon/), on Flickr

ddeadserious
Nov 1, 2011, 10:21 AM
I personally use the Turbo and even if there is next to n o padding, it is pretty confortable once you break it in!

image snip

Very nice. Do you have the Turbo with the vinyl or leather cover?

AlphaDogg
Nov 9, 2011, 05:06 PM
This is how I'm rollin'... :D

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/917/img0650jc.jpg

Ouch what happened? Did you get hit by a car? I incurred similar damage to my front wheel after I hit a pole at ~7mph. When I got home, I whipped out my spoke wrench and trued it up quite nicely. Don't have a truing stand, so it's not perfect, but it's rideable.

----------

Here's my bike. It's a K2 Astral 2.0 that I have finetuned to fit me. I flipped the stem, swapped the saddle, chopped the bars down by about 3", added a pair of Shimano PD-M520's, added a rear rack (for commuting), replaced the stock cables with white Jagwire cables, and installed some nice brake pads.

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx1/igesundheit/IMG_1311.jpg

Comparison of the clipless pedals with the stock platforms:

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx1/igesundheit/IMG_1291.jpg



White cables:

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx1/igesundheit/IMG_1386.jpg
http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx1/igesundheit/IMG_1387.jpg

Cockpit:

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx1/igesundheit/image-12.jpg

ModestMoo
Nov 9, 2011, 05:41 PM
Ouch what happened? Did you get hit by a car? I incurred similar damage to my front wheel after I hit a pole at ~7mph. When I got home, I whipped out my spoke wrench and trued it up quite nicely. Don't have a truing stand, so it's not perfect, but it's rideable.

I ride bmx before one year, so I do 'extreme' riding with my hybrid. :D I was going to fast and I try to do side bunny hop, and it was unsuccessful...:rolleyes:

Xavier
Jan 8, 2012, 09:36 AM
Just finished my road bike. It is a blast to ride
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7034/6649591699_679de05729_b.jpg

And here is an updated picture of my Pista Concept track bike.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7161/6649590729_6009506601_b.jpg

SuperCachetes
Jan 8, 2012, 09:43 AM
Giant Roam. Love it.

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/1894/img1478n.jpg

.Pete.
Jan 8, 2012, 10:46 AM
Trek 6300 - worth every penny!

319182

Old Trek 1200 - getting on for 6 years old now but has only needed minimal maintenance, and she flies!

319183

Mr Pink57
Jan 18, 2012, 10:44 PM
2009 On-One Inbred 29 rigid single speed
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v319/mrpink57/Bike/th_b4e15628.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v319/mrpink57/Bike/b4e15628.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v319/mrpink57/Bike/th_8fc61580.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v319/mrpink57/Bike/8fc61580.jpg)

HBC 33t rotor :)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v319/mrpink57/Bike/th_be4bb203.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v319/mrpink57/Bike/be4bb203.jpg)
Just setup my Bronson's (tires) tubeless and awaiting a front Shimano XT ice tech rotor.

Vassago Fisticuff
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v319/mrpink57/Bike/th_a69bc13f.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v319/mrpink57/Bike/a69bc13f.jpg)
Setup in monstercross mode while at the trails, is also my road bike.

1997 Trek Mountain Track 800 Sport
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v319/mrpink57/Bike/th_21b09cde.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v319/mrpink57/Bike/21b09cde.jpg)
My commuter and winter ride.

mattyuk
Jan 29, 2012, 12:35 PM
Love this thread, but I want to start road cycling like you all. I go to gym quite often but i think cycling will fill a void. Plus the scenery here in the Lake District is always great motivation to get out and so something. I just wondered what gear you all have. At the moment I have these for running, are they ok for cycling you think? What about computers too? Im saving up for a Trek 1.2 or a Specialized Allez so thats sorted.

http://images.prodirectsport.com/v3_products/V3_1_Main/11569.jpg

ibarrett94
Jan 29, 2012, 10:47 PM
46 pound beast.

avro707
Jan 30, 2012, 07:41 PM
Love this thread, but I want to start road cycling like you all. I go to gym quite often but i think cycling will fill a void. Plus the scenery here in the Lake District is always great motivation to get out and so something. I just wondered what gear you all have. At the moment I have these for running, are they ok for cycling you think? What about computers too? Im saving up for a Trek 1.2 or a Specialized Allez so thats sorted.

Image (http://images.prodirectsport.com/v3_products/V3_1_Main/11569.jpg)

Doubtful, they are for running, not for cycling - and the elastic waist will probably get annoying fast. Look at something like Castelli or Santini bib-shorts with a decent jersey over the top. Don't go cheap on those, or you'll pay the price later on.

Specialized Allez should be a great choice. Specialized are nice bikes, and I nearly purchased one. You can go Garmin Edge for computer, but Specialized were at one point offering their own one included with some bikes last year (in Australia at least).

AlphaDogg
Jan 30, 2012, 07:51 PM
Doubtful, they are for running, not for cycling - and the elastic waist will probably get annoying fast. Look at something like Castelli or Santini bib-shorts with a decent jersey over the top. Don't go cheap on those, or you'll pay the price later on.

Specialized Allez should be a great choice. Specialized are nice bikes, and I nearly purchased one. You can go Garmin Edge for computer, but Specialized were at one point offering their own one included with some bikes last year (in Australia at least).

I used to wear drawstring waist cycling shorts, but soon found out the wonders of bibs. I LOVE my bib shorts! My favorite (so far) are the DNA Italico bibs. I also typically wear my jersey that I bought in Israel. It's a Tel Aviv Cycling Club jersey. It's one of my favorite jerseys and was not terribly expensive. It was 150 shekels, or about $45.

This is the most updated picture of my bike:

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx1/igesundheit/photo-64.jpg

I added a bunch of white bits to it.

avro707
Jan 30, 2012, 08:06 PM
I used to wear drawstring waist cycling shorts, but soon found out the wonders of bibs. I LOVE my bib shorts! My favorite (so far) are the DNA Italico bibs. I also typically wear my jersey that I bought in Israel. It's a Tel Aviv Cycling Club jersey. It's one of my favorite jerseys and was not terribly expensive. It was 150 shekels, or about $45.

This is the most updated picture of my bike:

Image (http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx1/igesundheit/photo-64.jpg)

I added a bunch of white bits to it.

Neat. No damage from the ice-incident to you or the bike?

Right about the bib shorts, nothing tight around the waist, so much more comfortable - less issue with sweat. And let's face it, if you are really hammering along - they will get rather, ahem, nasty. I found the worst thing is the leg grip elastic on some of them is really uncomfortable, Santini seems to be the best in that regard so I've found.

AlphaDogg
Jan 30, 2012, 11:19 PM
Neat. No damage from the ice-incident to you or the bike?

Right about the bib shorts, nothing tight around the waist, so much more comfortable - less issue with sweat. And let's face it, if you are really hammering along - they will get rather, ahem, nasty. I found the worst thing is the leg grip elastic on some of them is really uncomfortable, Santini seems to be the best in that regard so I've found.

No injury sustained (to the bike). However, I did sustain a bit of bruising. My left ankle is bruised (presumably from unclipping right before I hit the ground and slamming it into my bottle cage) as well as my left hip. Wheels are just as out of true as they were before! :D Last time when I crashed, I guess I kicked my seat tube, because the front derailleur was WAY out of alignment. I fixed it with my multitool that I always keep in my saddlebag. I wish I had a helmetcam when I crashed then!

Quoted from a post on bikeforums from the day of that crash:
Went on a 6 mile trip to meet with my cycling group. Then I headed out to the reservoir and went around it. Haven't been on a bike in over a week, so the constant climbs were torture. All in all, it was a good 30mi r/t ride. On my way to the reservoir, I took a turn too wide and too fast. Went into the dirt on the side of the trail and lost control. I was going at least 20mph and I just took a dive. When I got up, I was fine. My cycling legwarmers protected my legs from scratches and my helmet got scratched from the fall. I don't think my head hit the ground very hard, because the scratches are pretty fine. My front derailleur shifted WAY out of alignment with the chainrings, so I got out my 5mm allen wrench and fixed it. Got a goathead puncture on my rear tire from going in the dirt, but I had a tube and it was all good . Good ride.

Luckily (ice-incident and the crash previous to it), I fell on the left side of my bike, so no damage to the drivetrain! I don't really have a problem with the chamois getting nasty because it is so dry here in Colorado. My Nashbar bib shorts with a gel chamois does however have that problem. Worst $20 I've ever spent towards bike apparel.

mattyuk
Jan 31, 2012, 07:14 AM
Doubtful, they are for running, not for cycling - and the elastic waist will probably get annoying fast. Look at something like Castelli or Santini bib-shorts with a decent jersey over the top. Don't go cheap on those, or you'll pay the price later on.

Specialized Allez should be a great choice. Specialized are nice bikes, and I nearly purchased one. You can go Garmin Edge for computer, but Specialized were at one point offering their own one included with some bikes last year (in Australia at least).

Thanks for the help! I will look for those style of shorts :)

mr.suff
Jan 31, 2012, 08:05 AM
This just turned up today.

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n81/bigguysuff/412902_10151228534915179_562880178_22866697_773223014_o.jpg

First bike in a few years. Cannondale Bad Boy Fatty R9 2012 if anyone wishes to know.

The shiny labels are actually reflective black, my phone flash set them off.

OneForGadgets
Jan 31, 2012, 09:04 AM
Just finished my road bike. It is a blast to ride

And here is an updated picture of my Pista Concept track bike.


Your over on Bikesforums too, I really like your Pista Concept - cool bike. Nice build too on the road bike, glad it came together so nice.


My first fixed/single speed bike. Kilo TT. Next upgrade are clipless and Nitto RB002s

Xavier
Jan 31, 2012, 04:31 PM
Your over on Bikesforums too, I really like your Pista Concept - cool bike. Nice build too on the road bike, glad it came together so nice.


My first fixed/single speed bike. Kilo TT. Next upgrade are clipless and Nitto RB002s

Thanks, and yes. The only two forums I really participate on are MacRumors and BF.

Anyway, nice kilo! Those upgrades will be nice as well.

avro707
Jan 31, 2012, 06:40 PM
Thanks for the help! I will look for those style of shorts :)

Have a look at a store like Wiggle in the UK (note, I have no affiliation with them) - they've got a massive range:

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/castelli/cycle/lycra-cycling-shorts/
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/castelli/cycle/jerseys-tops/

There are others as well, but those are starting points. Assos is good too, but really expensive. Beware of anything white coloured! (they have a habit of going transparent) ;)

This just turned up today.

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n81/bigguysuff/412902_10151228534915179_562880178_22866697_773223014_o.jpg

First bike in a few years. Cannondale Bad Boy Fatty R9 2012 if anyone wishes to know.

The shiny labels are actually reflective black, my phone flash set them off.

Nice.

Xavier
Mar 3, 2012, 07:45 PM
Went out riding for a few hours when it was nice out last week.

http://www.pedalroom.com/p/bianchi-pista-concept-3176_22.jpg

Delorean2006
Mar 3, 2012, 10:13 PM
my first really solid bike, enjoy every second of it

efardo
Mar 4, 2012, 12:50 AM
My Cervélo with custom paint...
http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/9532/img1481xc.jpg

newbanglamovie
Mar 4, 2012, 01:31 AM
i have a bicycle.

Kyian
Mar 4, 2012, 01:37 AM
http://img.tapatalk.com/b016a9f1-1b13-498f.jpg

My lovely Trek District, with belt.

It's like a ninja when I go around town, no sounds a all, besides the friction of the wheels.

I have changed the stock handlebar to a profile design bullhorn. My plan is still to change the tape to brooks brown leather. It should suit the bike perfectly. I use for y everyday ride in Copenhagen.

Cheers

rezenclowd3
Mar 4, 2012, 01:59 AM
My Cervélo with custom paint...
Image (http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/9532/img1481xc.jpg)

I was going to ask, as it looks like an S1!

Gordy
Mar 4, 2012, 07:57 AM
I've just bought a new bike. It's a Dahon Jetstream P8 folding suspension bike.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7067/6779523418_29381923ca_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7052/6779523808_45cdbec9e2_b.jpg

It's ace, it folds to next to nothing, but it's great to ride. I added better bigger tyres and some crank bros pedals as the original folding ones are awful.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7207/6779523036_7b9eed1319_b.jpg

I took a few more pics which can be found here for those that are interested.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gordyhand/sets/72157629078618920/

jwingfie
Mar 4, 2012, 09:34 AM
Gary Fisher Advance:

http://images1.americanlisted.com/nlarge/18_gary_fisher_advance_250_boise_8402408.jpg

Not my image.

eternlgladiator
Mar 4, 2012, 09:46 AM
My Cervélo with custom paint...
Image (http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/9532/img1481xc.jpg)

What made you paint over the cervelo frame? Was the paint damged? I just can't imagine paying a brand premium like that and then covering it up. It's still a great bike though. :)

lewis82
Mar 4, 2012, 10:05 AM
Went out riding for a few hours when it was nice out last week.

Image (http://www.pedalroom.com/p/bianchi-pista-concept-3176_22.jpg)

Man that bike is nice. Every time you post it, I fall in love :o

efardo
Mar 4, 2012, 11:21 AM
What made you paint over the cervelo frame? Was the paint damged? I just can't imagine paying a brand premium like that and then covering it up. It's still a great bike though. :)

The frame was brand new when it was painted, but I bought it for two reasons: First: Cheap, Cervélo S1 frames are not that expensive
Second: Why ride a Cervélo when you can ride a bike from my little bike shop?:cool:

Kaj071
Mar 5, 2012, 03:00 PM
My 2008 Cannondale Rush Carbon, such an awesome trail bike. Ive changed seat post and stem for Thompson one's, and an SDG saddle since these pics.

Kaj071
Mar 5, 2012, 03:03 PM
This is how I'm rollin'... :D

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/917/img0650jc.jpg

Shouldn't that be Wobble! :D

ModestMoo
Mar 5, 2012, 03:41 PM
Shouldn't that be Wobble! :D

I tried to ride after that, but I had to call my dad to come to pick me up. Sadly. :D

AlphaDogg
Mar 5, 2012, 04:42 PM
I tried to ride after that, but I had to call my dad to come to pick me up. Sadly. :D

Did you have to replace the wheel or did you just get it trued?

ModestMoo
Mar 5, 2012, 04:44 PM
Did you have to replace the wheel or did you just get it trued?

I didn't touched it after that.
I bought other bike, coz I wasnt bothered to fix it.

AlphaDogg
Mar 5, 2012, 04:59 PM
I didn't touched it after that.
I bought other bike, coz I wasnt bothered to fix it.

It's a very nice bike, though! Replace the wheel for USD$80 and then sell it for USD$400.

Here's my bike as it stands right now.

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx1/igesundheit/302b8f06.jpg

niuniu
Mar 5, 2012, 05:58 PM
I've just bought a new bike. It's a Dahon Jetstream P8 folding suspension bike.

snip

Congrats! Beautiful little thing (very hip too if you don't mine me saying :D )

Gordy
Mar 6, 2012, 06:57 AM
Congrats! Beautiful little thing (very hip too if you don't mine me saying :D )

Thanks :)

-MRB
Mar 6, 2012, 07:56 AM
http://i41.tinypic.com/mrtimg.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/e9dlza.jpg

skinniezinho
Mar 7, 2012, 03:03 AM
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/4291/shot1331110627707.th.jpg (http://img15.imageshack.us/i/shot1331110627707.jpg/)

Otaillon
Mar 14, 2012, 09:37 AM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7184/6982066073_e003302aa9.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/olitaillon/6982066073/)
The Invader (http://www.flickr.com/photos/olitaillon/6982066073/) by O.Taillon (http://www.flickr.com/people/olitaillon/), on Flickr

My brother gave me a carbon fork for my birthday and I finally installed it. Also put a rear fender for Spring time. And my saddle angle isn't right

Mr Pink57
Mar 21, 2012, 10:13 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v319/mrpink57/Bike/4bf24359.jpg
All built up for the summer, have a Salsa Grande Maxle fork setup for racing.

Gator24765
Mar 29, 2012, 12:57 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/549718_585485012017_83601840_31612238_27005715_n.jpg

Xavier
Mar 29, 2012, 07:26 PM
Post a picture of the bike, not the weeds!

Gator24765
Mar 29, 2012, 10:30 PM
Post a picture of the bike, not the weeds!


Pretty sure there was a bike in the picture.

If you don't have anything good to contribute to this forum, get out.

Xavier
Mar 30, 2012, 08:28 AM
Pretty sure there was a bike in the picture.

If you don't have anything good to contribute to this forum, get out.

I was implying that it would be nice to see the whole bike.

808?
Mar 30, 2012, 08:45 AM
Merida Crossway

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/34513/CROSSWAY_20_MD_WHITE_ANTHRACITE_GENT_2012_CAT.jpg

Illuminated
Mar 30, 2012, 09:09 AM
Pretty sure there was a bike in the picture.

If you don't have anything good to contribute to this forum, get out.

If you haven't noticed, people post pictures of their ENTIRE bike. Not just an artsy picture of the wheel and handlebars.

I too, would like to see the entire bike.


Thank you.

sk1wbw
Mar 30, 2012, 10:02 AM
Just put a 2011 Specialized Rockhopper Expert 29er on layaway. Got such a great deal I couldn't pass it up. Just a sample pic as I don't have it yet.

Gator24765
Mar 30, 2012, 11:56 AM
Well for all of you that wanted to see the whole bike..

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff385/rdegk15/IMG_5798.jpg

SinisterKid
Mar 30, 2012, 06:32 PM
Patiently waiting for my Trek Rumblefish Elite to come in the mail. I purchased it from an out of state bike shop at a great deal and its on its way!

http://s7d4.scene7.com/is/image/TrekBicycleProducts/23373?wid=1490&hei=1080&fit=fit,1&fmt=png-alpha&qlt=80,1&op_usm=0,0,0,0&iccEmbed=0

eternlgladiator
Mar 30, 2012, 07:16 PM
Well for all of you that wanted to see the whole bike..

Image (http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff385/rdegk15/IMG_5798.jpg)

Flip it.

Gator24765
Mar 30, 2012, 08:13 PM
Flip it.


Do what now?

eternlgladiator
Mar 30, 2012, 09:21 PM
Do what now?

Sorry haha. It's a bike forums joke. Taking a picture of the non drive side of your bike is like showing off your car by taking a pic of the bottom. Bikes should be shown from the drive side always. No offense though. :)

sally456
Mar 31, 2012, 02:31 AM
:( My bike is broken, and I haven't ride it for a long time~
Guys, your bike are seems cool, envy you!

Xavier
Mar 31, 2012, 11:46 AM
Sorry haha. It's a bike forums joke. Taking a picture of the non drive side of your bike is like showing off your car by taking a pic of the bottom. Bikes should be shown from the drive side always. No offense though. :)

I have been guilty of this many times on BF

AlphaDogg
Mar 31, 2012, 06:20 PM
Flip it.

HAHAHAHAHA bikeforums jokes are migrating now?

eternlgladiator
Mar 31, 2012, 08:16 PM
HAHAHAHAHA bikeforums jokes are migrating now?

I've been holding back in this thread for awhile and for some reason it just seemed right there.

xboxer75010
Mar 31, 2012, 09:56 PM
Here's my two:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/262158_1765117813149_1395256560_31510372_7109130_n.jpg

http://www.jacksbikes.com/contents/media/trek_3500_2011_onyx.jpg

AlphaDogg
Mar 31, 2012, 10:40 PM
I've been holding back in this thread for awhile and for some reason it just seemed right there.

Lol, well it really is only unique to the road forum. It doesn't really show up anywhere else on bf. I'm a hybrid forumer, so I really only see this joke when I put on the thick skin and head on into the road forum.

Ccrew
Apr 1, 2012, 05:12 AM
Here's a couple. And yeah, all those you see are mine and my wifes. There's actually more :p

http://www.tsplace.com/jeep/tf2.jpg

sk1wbw
Apr 1, 2012, 07:10 AM
Instead of Got Milk, it should be Got Bike? Good grief, that's a lot of bike!! :)

eternlgladiator
Apr 1, 2012, 08:39 AM
Lol, well it really is only unique to the road forum. It doesn't really show up anywhere else on bf. I'm a hybrid forumer, so I really only see this joke when I put on the thick skin and head on into the road forum.

Yeah I don't post there anymore. It's way too clicky and the guys aren't very friendly to newcomers.

Here's a couple. And yeah, all those you see are mine and my wifes. There's actually more :p

Image (http://www.tsplace.com/jeep/tf2.jpg)

That is a beautiful BMC TT!

Xavier
Apr 1, 2012, 08:49 AM
Here's a couple. And yeah, all those you see are mine and my wifes. There's actually more :p

Image (http://www.tsplace.com/jeep/tf2.jpg)

Hit by the "How many bikes do I need? N+1!" bug

bruinsrme
Apr 1, 2012, 08:51 AM
Just got her. Went for the first ride and was amazed at the performance. Very smooth ride.

OllyW
Apr 1, 2012, 09:01 AM
Got me a new road bike last month and I'm starting to get back in to it again. :)

333534

AlphaDogg
Apr 1, 2012, 09:01 PM
I just realized that I never posted this in here. I upgraded from my flat bar to a pair of bullhorns. I LOVE them! I wrapped them with some Fizik microtex tape in apple green (iirc). Since my MTB shifters' clamps have a diameter of 22.2mm and road bars have a diameter of 23.8mm, I had to file out the clamp before I could stick them on there. Now that I jerryrigged them on, I love my bullhorns! Also got a biopace crankset and new Deore LX front derailleur (not pictured). I am proud to say that I installed all of this myself!

Sticker on the top tube reads: Just because we both ride bikes doesn't mean we're friends.
http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx1/igesundheit/photo-71.jpg
http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx1/igesundheit/23000a4e.jpg

war eagle
Apr 10, 2012, 09:25 AM
Here's my baby.. 2004 Trek 4300, just got her last week.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5196/7064498257_614247196f_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61172068@N05/7064498257/)

GoCubsGo
Apr 10, 2012, 09:26 AM
Not my pic but it is my bike sans wicker basket on the front and back luggage rack.
http://www.newportcruisers.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/r/s/rs2161_191058.jpg

Also, a friend sent me white pedals because the black ones just aren't as pretty.

craigd
Apr 13, 2012, 02:36 AM
Picked this up on a verge site garbage collection.

New weekend project for me.

AlphaDogg
Apr 13, 2012, 05:02 PM
New bike! It's a 2011 Fuji Roubaix 1.0 with full 105 5700 (that means under the bar tape shifter cable routing!).

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx1/igesundheit/542a2f61.jpg

Starfighter
Apr 14, 2012, 02:24 PM
I have one of these:

Xavier
Apr 16, 2012, 04:48 PM
New bike! It's a 2011 Fuji Roubaix 1.0 with full 105 5700 (that means under the bar tape shifter cable routing!).

Image (http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx1/igesundheit/542a2f61.jpg)

I mean no offense, but this ride seems to fit better (and be much more functional) than your older ride!

Like it!

renewed
Apr 16, 2012, 04:56 PM
Not my pic but it is my bike sans wicker basket on the front and back luggage rack.
Image (http://www.newportcruisers.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/r/s/rs2161_191058.jpg)

Also, a friend sent me white pedals because the black ones just aren't as pretty.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4FPThvkYKk0/TfEKIyTW96I/AAAAAAAAALs/7dIha00TsQU/s1600/jessicafletcher.jpg

A 21st century Angela Lansbury.

AlphaDogg
Apr 16, 2012, 10:36 PM
I mean no offense, but this ride seems to fit better (and be much more functional) than your older ride!

Like it!

It does, which is why I bought it. I'm a shorty, at 5'3", but I still have up to 3 more inches to grow. The 49cm should be good for me, even if I become 5'6". I have about 3mm clearance over the top tube, but the bike fits perfectly. I raised my saddle and lowered the bars to get it better set up for me. I rode it like this for 22 miles and I find it very comfortable and easy to get down and get aero.

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx1/igesundheit/7dc25c59.jpg

GoCubsGo
Apr 17, 2012, 06:59 AM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4FPThvkYKk0/TfEKIyTW96I/AAAAAAAAALs/7dIha00TsQU/s1600/jessicafletcher.jpg

A 21st century Angela Lansbury.

Only she was way hotter!

Xavier
Apr 20, 2012, 01:00 PM
It does, which is why I bought it. I'm a shorty, at 5'3", but I still have up to 3 more inches to grow. The 49cm should be good for me, even if I become 5'6". I have about 3mm clearance over the top tube, but the bike fits perfectly. I raised my saddle and lowered the bars to get it better set up for me. I rode it like this for 22 miles and I find it very comfortable and easy to get down and get aero.

Image (http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx1/igesundheit/7dc25c59.jpg)

One thing you'll notice is clearance over TT dosent really matter. It's all about TT length.

Is that a dura ace group set? How do you like it? I have little experience with shimano (im a campy guy).

AlphaDogg
Apr 20, 2012, 07:01 PM
One thing you'll notice is clearance over TT dosent really matter. It's all about TT length.

Is that a dura ace group set? How do you like it? I have little experience with shimano (im a campy guy).

It's full 105 (except for the Fuji brand brake calipers that I really don't care for). It's the new 105 5700 that incorporates old Dura-Ace features (under the bar tape cable routing, improved shift pivots, more ergonomic hoods, etc...). I absolutely LOVE it. The rd isn't shifting so well in a few gears, so instead of taking it back to performance and waiting for them to work on it (I lack adequate tools and experience), I'll bring it into the bike co-op when I go in to volunteer tomorrow and have the shop lead help me out. He knows anything and everything when it comes to bikes (he is cyccommute (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php/21724-cyccommute) on BF).

Edit: 150 miles on the bike as of right now.

ethan44
Apr 21, 2012, 05:17 AM
Sorry about the terrible pictures and the non drive side shot of the second picture. Theres no cassette on my race wheels at the moment so would've looked shocking anyways.

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/nitro-44/DSCF0847.jpg
With training wheels.

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/nitro-44/DSCF0853.jpg
With race wheels which are currently undergoing some cosmetic surgery.

Considering removing the red/white graphics on the bike for a cleaner look.

RedReplicant
Apr 25, 2012, 10:47 PM
Carbon Specialized Epic 29er
http://i.imgur.com/6OpJQ.jpg

sk1wbw
Apr 26, 2012, 04:46 AM
Carbon Specialized Epic 29er
Image (http://i.imgur.com/6OpJQ.jpg)

Love both the truck and the bike!! :eek:

dietcokemac
Apr 26, 2012, 02:23 PM
Racing photo and My wife on her "bike"


edit: don't know why the photos are so small? hmmm

Xavier
May 7, 2012, 05:50 PM
I'll put up a better photo when I can take the ride for a proper photo shoot.

But here is whats new:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7263/7154324044_4bec5d5159_c.jpg

phillyphill
May 10, 2012, 06:58 PM
my new ride.

yourtoys7
May 10, 2012, 07:11 PM
Well for all of you that wanted to see the whole bike..

Image (http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff385/rdegk15/IMG_5798.jpg)

this is Nice, very, very Nice...

yourtoys7
May 10, 2012, 07:23 PM
Specialized rockhopper...

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z388/mmike189/280b9e79.jpg

denver133
May 10, 2012, 09:15 PM
My Fezzari CR2. Fezzari is out of Utah. Over 3000 miles and it's been a great bike so far!

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j50/denver133/IMG_0161.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j50/denver133/IMG_0091.jpg

rumandcoke
May 11, 2012, 03:07 PM
I am far too lazy to post a pic

but I have a fixed gear bike and it rocks

riding it is ZEN

acidfast7
May 13, 2012, 02:23 AM
bike ride, that is (in a few hours):

anybody else ride?

acidfast7
May 13, 2012, 07:12 AM
bike in good shape ... only needed air in the tires.

logged a lazy 25k

a couple new biergartens and restaurants opened along the river :D also saw a few greyhound races and a small concert at a beat-up cafe at the harbor that looks quite promising for evening entertainment

Daffodil
May 13, 2012, 08:54 AM
I've been biking to work for a couple weeks now. :D

Felt so great to get it out after winter, even though it definitely could use some clean-up. I'm not hard-core about it though -- more like a slightly faster pedestrian than a real biker... :p:o

acidfast7
May 13, 2012, 08:59 AM
I've been biking to work for a couple weeks now. :D

Felt so great to get it out after winter, even though it definitely could use some clean-up. I'm not hard-core about it though -- more like a slightly faster pedestrian than a real biker... :p:o

yeah, man.

it's not a race. there were hundreds of people out today. i'll start commuting to work again by bike this week (20k/round trip).

edit: I should also state that they just added "fast lanes" to the cycles paths in Copenhagen. That was extremely nice when I was there last week.

kppolich
May 14, 2012, 03:12 AM
took the 29er out yesterday on a few trails. Beautiful day and beautiful scenery
https://instagr.am/p/KitdWbDyTy/media/?size=l

acidfast7
May 14, 2012, 03:38 AM
took the 29er out yesterday on a few trails. Beautiful day and beautiful scenery
Image (https://instagr.am/p/KitdWbDyTy/media/?size=l)

sweet! the 29ers haven't really caught on over here, but it must be really nice to ride one. i can image they'd be great for single track.

gngan
May 14, 2012, 06:07 AM
Here's my 2008 R6

eternlgladiator
May 14, 2012, 07:10 AM
I ride (road) but I don't commute. It's a fitness thing for me. This will sound weird but my commute is too short to bike.

acidfast7
May 14, 2012, 07:14 AM
I ride (road) but I don't commute. It's a fitness thing for me. This will sound weird but my commute is too short to bike.

that makes perfect sense. it's not really worth it, if you can't get warmed up. unlocking the bike (out of the cellar) for a 5-15km commute on a road/race bike probably isn't worth it, if you're in good shape (especially if you have public transport options.)

iJohnHenry
May 14, 2012, 07:15 AM
It's a fitness thing for me. This will sound weird but my commute is too short to bike.

Not to me.

It may be a hassle getting the bike out, finding a "safe" place for it at work, risking traffic, etc.

Risk and reward. ;)

OllyW
May 14, 2012, 07:24 AM
anybody else ride?

Quite a few members do so I've merged your thread into the existing bike / photo discussion. :)

eternlgladiator
May 14, 2012, 07:30 AM
that makes perfect sense. it's not really worth it, if you can't get warmed up. unlocking the bike (out of the cellar) for a 5-15km commute on a road/race bike probably isn't worth it, if you're in good shape (especially if you have public transport options.)

Not to me.

It may be a hassle getting the bike out, finding a "safe" place for it at work, risking traffic, etc.

Risk and reward. ;)

My commute is one mile, across a highway that has lights that won't change for a bike. The second half of the ride is down a road that's past a couple distribution centers and its always littered with garbage and pallet pieces. I'm not getting a flat for a one mile ride. It would be smarter to just walk. To get out the bike, check the tires, put on my cycling shoes, and carry my stuff just isn't worthwhile. Especially when they won't let me store it indoors near my office while I'm at work. You can call me snooty but I'm not leaving my bike on a rack outside.

Abstract
May 14, 2012, 08:25 AM
that makes perfect sense. it's not really worth it, if you can't get warmed up. unlocking the bike (out of the cellar) for a 5-15km commute on a road/race bike probably isn't worth it, if you're in good shape (especially if you have public transport options.)

A 5-15 km commute sounds like a perfectly good distance for a bike ride. :confused:


If you're afraid of your bike getting damaged or stolen, just buy a cheapo single-speed and ride that when you want to ride, but you don't want to risk your "better" bike. I call it a "pub bike", but you can call it whatever you want. ;)

rbrian
May 14, 2012, 08:30 AM
Here's my Brompton S6L:

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6227/6333053926_2f395dfb0e_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50640437@N05/6333053926/)
IMAGE_077 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50640437@N05/6333053926/) by Richie Brian (http://www.flickr.com/people/50640437@N05/), on Flickr

eternlgladiator
May 14, 2012, 11:49 AM
A 5-15 km commute sounds like a perfectly good distance for a bike ride. :confused:


If you're afraid of your bike getting damaged or stolen, just buy a cheapo single-speed and ride that when you want to ride, but you don't want to risk your "better" bike. I call it a "pub bike", but you can call it whatever you want. ;)

5-15 would be worthwhile for me. Like I said, less than one mile just isn't even worth the effort.

acidfast7
May 14, 2012, 01:25 PM
5-15 would be worthwhile for me. Like I said, less than one mile just isn't even worth the effort.

I don't know, 15km is a 25 minutes ride.

It takes 10 minutes for me to get the bike out the basement. 10 minutes to get it back in. Which is 20mins vs. 25min riding :(

I usually won't take a bike out of the basement for less than an hour (30-35km on a road bike or 20-25km/MTB).

In fact, I can't remember the last time I road less than 1hr. Usually it's between 40-60km on the MTB (which I use more often).

It is sweet that you're 1 mile from work (assuming work is in a nice area.)

eternlgladiator
May 14, 2012, 02:04 PM
I don't know, 15km is a 25 minutes ride.

It takes 10 minutes for me to get the bike out the basement. 10 minutes to get it back in. Which is 20mins vs. 25min riding :(

I usually won't take a bike out of the basement for less than an hour (30-35km on a road bike or 20-25km/MTB).

In fact, I can't remember the last time I road less than 1hr. Usually it's between 40-60km on the MTB (which I use more often).

It is sweet that you're 1 mile from work (assuming work is in a nice area.)

it's nice and it sucks. I'd trade a longer commute for a more fulfilling job. I think a one hour ride is the sweet spot for going hard and getting a good workout. That said most of my group rides lean towards two or three hours, which honestly can get a little boring. I'd rather ride harder for less than time than just put on miles for more time.

acidfast7
May 14, 2012, 02:15 PM
it's nice and it sucks. I'd trade a longer commute for a more fulfilling job. I think a one hour ride is the sweet spot for going hard and getting a good workout. That said most of my group rides lean towards two or three hours, which honestly can get a little boring. I'd rather ride harder for less than time than just put on miles for more time.

actually, I have a 35-40 min commute with a 100m of elevation gain right at the end, which is excellent to wake me up in the morning. and on the way home, i can roll about 2-2.5km without really working, if I catch the lights :D

Abstract
May 14, 2012, 05:02 PM
My job is 12 km away, and it takes me around 35 minutes there, and 40 minutes to go home.

But my bike takes 10 seconds to carry out of the house, and I ride it everyday. ;)

I suppose if my bike was buried deep inside my house, I wouldn't bother.

vincenz
Jun 23, 2012, 02:07 PM
Got tired of my Jamis not performing the way I wanted it to so I sold it. Plan on putting my first 30 miles on her today :)

http://i50.tinypic.com/214rp6v.jpg

iamdavekennedy
Jun 23, 2012, 03:00 PM
My regulars!

http://gp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb7347757/p4pb7347757.jpg

Best £70 I ever spent, never done anything to it, still runs like a dream and is the most comfortable thing in the world for kicking about south bank on a sunny day!

http://gp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb7112110/p4pb7112110.jpg

Retro build (right down to those old cult classic tioga DH saddle) mostly for my own enjoyment rather than having something 'current' but I've got some TF Tuned World Cup BoXXers (peaty Decals) and a TF Tuned shock on there too, so it rides like a dream, just a pity I left the nearby Lake District behind and moved down to London for a job... great for speedbumps?

http://i46.tinypic.com/2lvb981.jpg

The runabout, 2010 Norco Spade with a few upgrades on it, such an easy little bike to chuck about between London traffic, don't think it'd cope too well with the rolling hills of home though!

johnsosn
Jun 23, 2012, 04:27 PM
mine

Xavier
Jun 24, 2012, 10:18 AM
mine

Yes! Right down to the carbon spokes and "Green" Sram red.

ijen0311
Jun 24, 2012, 10:23 AM
My baby:

http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo320/Ijen0311/6aba00aa.jpg

tardman91
Jun 24, 2012, 10:32 AM
Here's my Raleigh Sport
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/tardman91/9eff6b3f.jpg

And my Specialized Allez
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/tardman91/00a20577.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/tardman91/5da98ce4.jpg

J273
Jun 24, 2012, 12:15 PM
Mine S-works enduro
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/JIM273/IMG_3717.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/JIM273/IMG_3710.jpg

MacDiaz
Jun 29, 2012, 01:27 AM
Silverback Alpine
2345720

AlphaDogg
Jun 29, 2012, 05:35 PM
Yes! Right down to the carbon spokes and "Green" Sram red.

This is not the "Hot r Not" thread on the 41. But I'll just carry on the vainness from the 41. It's a not because he doesn't have new 2012 Red.

It's a really good thing that there isn't a voting system on BF!

BlakeBrattina
Jun 29, 2012, 07:39 PM
Mine S-works enduro
Image (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/JIM273/IMG_3717.jpg)
Image (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v346/JIM273/IMG_3710.jpg)

Man that is one sweet setup.. Beats the hell out of my Pipedream haha:D

vincenz
Jun 30, 2012, 05:06 PM
I know I recently posted, but I just had to repost because I finished my first century today. 102 miles! Something checked off the bucket list. Did laps around Manhattan, took 8 hours in total, but at least I finished.

Pit stop pic.

sk1wbw
Jun 30, 2012, 07:26 PM
Here's my Raleigh Sport
Image (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/tardman91/9eff6b3f.jpg)

And my Specialized Allez
Image (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/tardman91/00a20577.jpg)
Image (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/tardman91/5da98ce4.jpg)

Hey, how do you like your Allez? I want to get a road bike later on down the road, pardon the pun, and this one was recommended to me as being suited for someone who is about 6'3" and 245 pounds.

tardman91
Jun 30, 2012, 09:03 PM
Hey, how do you like your Allez? I want to get a road bike later on down the road, pardon the pun, and this one was recommended to me as being suited for someone who is about 6'3" and 245 pounds.

It's a great bike. I love it. I also happen to be just about the same size as you. I was riding my Raleigh when I was about 280 pounds. Now I'm down to 240. Got the Allez around 255. The only thing you might want to consider is a stronger rear wheel. I got a new one for the Raleigh as I was breaking spokes on the stock one and I just switched it over to the Allez. Once you break a couple it's pretty hard to get the wheel trued properly again without rebuilding it. I'm at a weight now though where the stock wheel would probably hold up fine for a while.

sk1wbw
Jul 1, 2012, 07:24 AM
It's a great bike. I love it. I also happen to be just about the same size as you. I was riding my Raleigh when I was about 280 pounds. Now I'm down to 240. Got the Allez around 255. The only thing you might want to consider is a stronger rear wheel. I got a new one for the Raleigh as I was breaking spokes on the stock one and I just switched it over to the Allez. Once you break a couple it's pretty hard to get the wheel trued properly again without rebuilding it. I'm at a weight now though where the stock wheel would probably hold up fine for a while.

Thanks. I have a Specialized Rockhopper 29er on layaway right now because my last one got crunched by a car... I would like to eventually get a road bike one day. Thanks for the info.

jypatl
Jul 1, 2012, 08:59 AM
Replaced all of the parts on this bike been riding it since '09

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_l2obJKjU00o/TUO0X2eOZvI/AAAAAAAAEM4/8CyG93kk0kg/s1600/IMGP3465.jpg

batmangorden
Jul 7, 2012, 05:50 AM
I would post mine, but it just got stolen 2 nights ago. Grrrrrrr:mad:

chokem
Jul 9, 2012, 02:40 PM
bike or B I K E? Anyway here's mine-

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn22/pilsbury_photos/HD.jpg

Menel
Jul 10, 2012, 01:45 PM
Helixhttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jqypkeEHDuw/T_dSBRH6s_I/AAAAAAAABVo/5xx-q3fMYvw/s800/IMAGE_88C841D8-A0DC-47F8-83EA-310F26507843.JPG

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Hey, how do you like your Allez? I want to get a road bike later on down the road, pardon the pun, and this one was recommended to me as being suited for someone who is about 6'3" and 245 pounds.They are aggressive bikes.

Many bikes are suited for your height and girth. Wheelset is really the only thing weight is going to hurt. Most stock wheelsets, even $6000 carbon bikes come with heavy overbuilt tankish wheels.

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My baby:

Image (http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo320/Ijen0311/6aba00aa.jpg)

You ride, you're hot, apparently nerdy, and you mod(founded?) the other forum I frequent. Omg stop being perfect!

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My commute is one mile, across a highway that has lights that won't change for a bike. The second half of the ride is down a road that's past a couple distribution centers and its always littered with garbage and pallet pieces. I'm not getting a flat for a one mile ride. It would be smarter to just walk. To get out the bike, check the tires, put on my cycling shoes, and carry my stuff just isn't worthwhile. Especially when they won't let me store it indoors near my office while I'm at work. You can call me snooty but I'm not leaving my bike on a rack outside.When I bike commute, it's 21miles each way, my bikes comes into campus and I park in my lab. Can't call you snooty.

I would love to be in your shoes. I would get me a vintage road/fixie/tourer with 28-32c beefy commuter tires and platform pedals and enjoy not burning gas. Then change into kit and go for a more athletic ride in the evenings and weekends on my normal road bike.

panda bear
Jul 10, 2012, 02:17 PM
I am currently riding a Tommaso:

I don't have any pictures of the bike not being used..
http://f.cl.ly/items/2z0l0H1x1I292f1V1C0F/bike.jpg
http://f.cl.ly/items/3T3Q00241g0c1z450X26/bike2.jpg

This seems like an appropriate place to ask for suggestions on a hybrid.

One trail that I quite enjoy riding gives me a flat on my road bike, due to a couple mile span where i'd need better tires.

Any suggestions? Most of the ride is road bike-able.

Pompiliu
Jul 12, 2012, 09:46 PM
My bike:

BMC Team Machine SLR 01
SRAM Red
Easton EA90 SLX wheels
Selle Italia SLR Xp saddle
Continental Grand Prix 4000 s tyres
6.39Kg ~ 14 pounds.

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/8087/49240332.jpg

http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/724/83728074.jpg

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/2697/84790739.jpg

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/6060/stage14cadelevansandbmc.jpg


P.S. No, i'm not Cadel Evans. :)

alFR
Jul 14, 2012, 07:27 AM
One trail that I quite enjoy riding gives me a flat on my road bike, due to a couple mile span where i'd need better tires.

Any suggestions? Most of the ride is road bike-able.

Cyclocross bike? Kevlar-lined tyres on the road bike (like the Specialized Armadillos)?

aPple nErd
Jul 14, 2012, 04:10 PM
i don't feel like going outside right now but: here goes.... 1969 rally bronze Huffy slingshot muscle bike. all original. and a 1954 schwinn racer 3 speed all original with ugly poop colored paint..... :) before apple products, my main interest was classic bikes!

Mr Pink57
Jul 14, 2012, 07:20 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v319/mrpink57/th_d37428f1.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v319/mrpink57/d37428f1.jpg)

opinioncircle
Jul 15, 2012, 07:11 AM
I'm looking to get my fiancee a bicycle for her birthday, but found myself sorta left in the dark out here :)...

Any city bike without gears would do. Any ideas folks please :D?

Menel
Jul 17, 2012, 06:04 AM
My bike:

BMC Team Machine SLR 01
SRAM Red
Easton EA90 SLX wheels
Selle Italia SLR Xp saddle
Continental Grand Prix 4000 s tyres
6.39Kg ~ 14 pounds.

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P.S. No, i'm not Cadel Evans. :)
Duuude! You can ride that thing without pedals!? You're the bomb!

PS crosschaining like that will wear the drivetrain out faster.

Menel
Jul 17, 2012, 06:07 AM
I'm looking to get my fiancee a bicycle for her birthday, but found myself sorta left in the dark out here :)...

Any city bike without gears would do. Any ideas folks please :D?

Lots of step through city bike options, all decent. Dunno about terrain in your area, but why limit her from having gears? Check out the Kona AfricaBike

Pompiliu
Jul 17, 2012, 09:12 AM
Duuude! You can ride that thing without pedals!? You're the bomb!

PS crosschaining like that will wear the drivetrain out faster.
Dude, relax, it's not my first bike.:)
I have just assembled the damn thing and i'm still waiting for the pedals, cyclocomputer and some proper equipment (long story, I just moved to another country).

Peace and butt grease!

opinioncircle
Jul 17, 2012, 03:10 PM
Lots of step through city bike options, all decent. Dunno about terrain in your area, but why limit her from having gears? Check out the Kona AfricaBike

Point is, she isn't too confident with the gears :D. Seriously though, since I do not know much about bikes, would gear be better?

The town has its streets SF-style, but the area we live in is mostly flat...

Orange Crane
Jul 17, 2012, 03:50 PM
Point is, she isn't too confident with the gears :D. Seriously though, since I do not know much about bikes, would gear be better?

The town has its streets SF-style, but the area we live in is mostly flat...
Since you're in SF you might give the folks at Public (http://www.publicbikes.com) a visit. Super cute bikes (albeit a little spendy), and the models with the internal gear system are extremely simple to use and maintain. I commute on their d8 daily and love it.

And since this is a photos thread.. I am now home and with computer (couldn't figure out how to upload a photo with ipad), so. Edit.

http://s13.postimage.org/y0ig84h51/photo.jpg

kaielement
Jul 19, 2012, 06:58 PM
I do lots of bmxing and was looking at this bike. Might get it when I get paid lol...... Only laughing because off the color but I think it looks sick

opinioncircle
Jul 24, 2012, 09:22 AM
Since you're in SF you might give the folks at Public (http://www.publicbikes.com) a visit. Super cute bikes (albeit a little spendy), and the models with the internal gear system are extremely simple to use and maintain. I commute on their d8 daily and love it.

And since this is a photos thread.. I am now home and with computer (couldn't figure out how to upload a photo with ipad), so. Edit.

http://s13.postimage.org/y0ig84h51/photo.jpg

Thanks fellow MR member :D....Just saw your pic, these bikes are gorgeous....Will the see the price tag though heheh...Have to go with a Porsche runout for her birthday. Tough times :D

iampaulb
Jul 24, 2012, 10:30 AM
This is my baby, Giant Glory DH 2009 with a spec list which makes me bank manager cry

http://gp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb8012217/p4pb8012217.jpg

mattyuk
Aug 1, 2012, 03:46 PM
Cant wait to get my Specialized Allez road bike but until then Ill use my Arrowhead GT. Great bike and it cost nothing!

http://distilleryimage5.s3.amazonaws.com/e85b5e64d98211e1a98b22000a1e879e_7.jpg

avro707
Aug 2, 2012, 03:41 AM
Mine - a Trek Madone 4.5, Shimano 105 (I might change that), SPD SL pedals and Conti GP4000s tyres. That's a Garmin 800 on it too.

I'm going to remove the Garmin speed/cadence sensor and replace it with the Bontrager Duotrap one that is nicely integrated into the frame of the bike - it looks much better without the cable ties. :cool:

iamdavekennedy
Aug 7, 2012, 02:26 AM
http://www.tredz.co.uk/prodimg/49293_1_Zoom.jpg

A new little coastal runabout :)

Karolis
Aug 11, 2012, 03:42 PM
Scott Speedster S40 2008