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crdean1
Jul 22, 2006, 01:57 PM
I am looking for a road bike, and had an idea to share some pics of your bikes . Also, has your bike been a good buy, etc.?

I'll start...I have had this bike for about 9 years, and have replaced almost everything but the frame over time. I would be happy to post specs, but don't want to totally bore everyone. I put about 100 miles a week on it, and it has been a great bike. Over the last few years, I have really been into road biking, and I am a bit limited with my mountain bike (20-40 mile rides) (even with the slicks), so I am starting the research for a good road bike.

I would highly recommend a cannondale mountain bike to anyone, I still love this bike after 9 years.

If anyone has a road bike they have been impressed with please pm me, I am open to any brands, but am looking at lightweight aluminum, or a titanium/carbon option.

I showed you mine, now let's see yours!

Moderator Note:

Please post your Motorcycle and ATV pictures here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=407072). :)

netdog
Jul 22, 2006, 02:20 PM
Bianchi Mega Pro XL - Boron Steel - Campagnolo Record

16 lbs. of pure joy

http://www.apibikes.com/bianchi/images/mega%20pro%20sl%20durace.jpg
Mine basically looks like the one above.

Lord Blackadder
Jul 22, 2006, 02:26 PM
I've got a '98 Trek 930 hardtail...I've replaced the chainrings and most of the brake components but there's still lots of original hardware on it...I'm trying to find a pic as we speak.

WildCowboy
Jul 22, 2006, 02:36 PM
I've just started to get into triathlons and picked up a new Masi Alare about six months ago. It's an entry-level road bike (I picked it up on a good deal for ~$700), but it's really served me quite well so far.

53269

BurtonCCC
Jul 22, 2006, 05:28 PM
Gary Fisher Mullet. Only $600, but it's a great bike for the price. And it's gorgeous.

Daniel.

http://fisherbikes.com/images/bikes2006/walls/mullet.jpg

BurtonCCC
Jul 22, 2006, 05:40 PM
You guys should check out my Trek + iPod thread in the iPod section. I think you'd be pretty into it.

Daniel.

medea
Jul 22, 2006, 05:58 PM
I'm too busy/lazy to take actual pics of my bike right now so I stole some similar pics online. First is my Klein, granted the bike pictured is not mine but mine is very similar with notable differences being the stem, wheels and seat post. Then my wifes new bike the Dolce, then our old bikes.

medea
Jul 22, 2006, 05:59 PM
And the Zebrano that was my wifes first bike.

mkrishnan
Jul 22, 2006, 06:06 PM
Bianchi Mega Pro XL - Boron Steel - Campagnolo Record

*gets slightly aroused*

:o

That's a damn fine piece of steel, sir! :D

crdean1
Jul 22, 2006, 06:26 PM
Nice Mullet, my buddy recently purchased one of those and loves it.

Jealous of the Bianchi. Sweet bike. Nice pics all, keep em coming.

Wildcowboy, have you been able to ride hard with no problems with the Masi. Looks like a nice bike.

WildCowboy
Jul 22, 2006, 06:31 PM
Wildcowboy, have you been able to ride hard with no problems with the Masi. Looks like a nice bike.

I'm still a cycling n00b, but I feel like I've been pushing it decently hard...40-60 mile rides once a weekend plus an occasional shorter ride mid-week. We've got some good hills out here in the Bay Area and it's held up well under everything I've thrown at it so far. I haven't taken it up l'Alpe d'Huez or anything yet, but I'm happy with it, especially for the price.

crdean1
Jul 22, 2006, 06:39 PM
I recently went to San Francisco on vacation (04), and San Diego (05). I am amazed at all of the bike lanes and general courtesy to bikers in California. Texas drivers are terrible when it comes to sharing the road. We do have many off road cement trails, but it is not the same for long rides.

WildCowboy
Jul 22, 2006, 06:40 PM
I recently went to San Francisco on vacation (04), and San Diego (05). I am amazed at all of the bike lanes and general courtesy to bikers in California.

And somehow we still have cyclists getting killed left and right...

Nuks
Jul 23, 2006, 03:40 PM
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b396/andrewsnow/DSC00428.jpg

BurtonCCC
Jul 23, 2006, 05:17 PM
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b396/andrewsnow/DSC00428.jpg

Sweet! I have a similar bike too!

Daniel.

telecomm
Jul 23, 2006, 05:36 PM
Nothing too exotic, but certainly gets the job done.

jamesW135
Jul 23, 2006, 06:20 PM
http://www.sincitybmxparts.com/store/images/RHY-EL2SIDE.jpg

jamesW135
Jul 23, 2006, 06:21 PM
http://www.sincitybmxparts.com/store/images/RHY-EL2SIDE.jpg

DMPDX
Jul 23, 2006, 06:39 PM
Sweet! I have a similar bike too!

Daniel.
Thats almost the exact bike I have for zoobombing :D
-dsm

Josh
Jul 23, 2006, 07:23 PM
Here is my Trek (with excellent Apple sticker placement, I might add...:p ).

I also have a Hoffman Condor, but the crank is in shambles right now so I haven't had it out for any pics.

And somewhat on the topic of "bikes," I'll be picking up a yz125 tomorrow evening :D I can't wait.

Definitely some nice ones in this thread!

medea
Jul 23, 2006, 09:17 PM
Thats almost the exact bike I have for zoobombing :D
-dsm
you must live in portland.

Supa_Fly
Jul 24, 2006, 12:41 AM
Gary Fisher Mullet. Only $600, but it's a great bike for the price. And it's gorgeous.

Daniel.

http://fisherbikes.com/images/bikes2006/walls/mullet.jpg

Awesome ride! I was looking for something like that. $600 US right? what store, state/city it was located in??

Thanks.

blackscooby
Jul 24, 2006, 02:50 AM
2005 Marin Rift Zone
http://www.btinternet.com/~blackscooby/Img_2341.jpg
http://www.btinternet.com/~blackscooby/Img_2342.jpg

Love it, fantastic bike.

emotion
Jul 24, 2006, 08:13 AM
Funnily enough I've just had my BMX stolen (DK Four Pack). My new bike is a little like this but with a different front end now:

http://calculon.cs.man.ac.uk/nssuburban.jpg

XIII
Jul 24, 2006, 08:37 AM
My Trek Pilot 1.0 (56k warning!):

http://expowiki.org/jack/trek/IMG_0336.JPG

http://expowiki.org/jack/trek/IMG_0338.JPG

http://expowiki.org/jack/trek/IMG_0340.JPG

http://expowiki.org/jack/trek/IMG_0343.JPG

http://expowiki.org/jack/trek/IMG_0335.JPG

baby duck monge
Jul 24, 2006, 01:21 PM
People who own or have owned both a mountain and road bike:

Which do you prefer and why?

I have had my Specialized Ground Control for about 8 years or so, but have been considering either switching over to a road bike or adding a second bike (this is mostly for fitness reasons). I enjoy riding off-road, but have not had that much time for it recently (and things will get worse once law school starts up next month), but since most of the riding I have been able to do recently has been on-road I thought it would be nice not to be saddled with such a heavy ride.

Thanks!

BurtonCCC
Jul 24, 2006, 04:36 PM
Awesome ride! I was looking for something like that. $600 US right? what store, state/city it was located in??

Thanks.
It's $660 at the very well-known Village Cycle in Chicago. It was $600 at our local Trek shop and then he took off $40 to make it $560. The local shop is in the Wheaton/Winfield/Carol Stream/West Chicago area. We're in one of those stupid areas where you can cross the street and be in a different town, then take the road a mile down and be in another town, keep going another mile, yet now be back in the first town. It's freakin' weird.

Daniel.

BurtonCCC
Jul 24, 2006, 04:39 PM
People who own or have owned both a mountain and road bike:

Which do you prefer and why?

I have had my Specialized Ground Control for about 8 years or so, but have been considering either switching over to a road bike or adding a second bike (this is mostly for fitness reasons). I enjoy riding off-road, but have not had that much time for it recently (and things will get worse once law school starts up next month), but since most of the riding I have been able to do recently has been on-road I thought it would be nice not to be saddled with such a heavy ride.

Thanks!
I was deciding between a road and mountain bike and decided on my Gary Fisher because you can ride a MTN bike on the road if you like, even though it'll be slower and heavier, of course, but you can't ride a road bike on the MTN, unless you like your rims warped. That's my two cents.

Daniel.

XIII
Jul 24, 2006, 04:55 PM
People who own or have owned both a mountain and road bike:

Which do you prefer and why?

I have had my Specialized Ground Control for about 8 years or so, but have been considering either switching over to a road bike or adding a second bike (this is mostly for fitness reasons). I enjoy riding off-road, but have not had that much time for it recently (and things will get worse once law school starts up next month), but since most of the riding I have been able to do recently has been on-road I thought it would be nice not to be saddled with such a heavy ride.

Thanks!

If your going to be 100% on the road, get a road bike.. the difference from a MTB is amazing. So sharp, responsive and fun to ride fast.. I love riding my road bike on the roads.. but riding my mountain bike it was a chore.

baby duck monge
Jul 24, 2006, 06:32 PM
If your going to be 100% on the road, get a road bike.. the difference from a MTB is amazing. So sharp, responsive and fun to ride fast.. I love riding my road bike on the roads.. but riding my mountain bike it was a chore.

And it's worse because my MTB is dual-suspension so you lose even more power and it's that much heavier. My concern is that to get something decent I will have to sell my current ride, and I don't want to be screwed when it comes to off-road riding. But since I don't get to ride off-road much anymore, I know I would be a lot happier with a road bike for the majority of my rides.

Anyone know of any decent - but relatively cheap - road bikes?

medea
Jul 24, 2006, 06:34 PM
You could always go cyclocross!

mkrishnan
Jul 24, 2006, 06:44 PM
If your going to be 100% on the road, get a road bike.. the difference from a MTB is amazing. So sharp, responsive and fun to ride fast.. I love riding my road bike on the roads.. but riding my mountain bike it was a chore.

I totally agree with this. Let your riding dictate. There's a right bike for every kind of situation. If you enjoy road riding more, by all means, god, a good road bike is sexual bliss. But if you are into singletrack, then that's a different story. :)

Mmm, now I am also seriously thinking about considering training for triathloning in earnest. My swimming was never up to par before, but it's been moving by leaps and bounds this summer. My Serotta was a fine bike, but there are some things screwed up with it, and I'm beginning to wonder if I shouldn't just look for a new closeout end of season bike. Anything that can take some aggressive riding, with clipless pedals and handlebar mounted shifters, would basically satisfy me. :) So the cost shouldn't be prohibitive.... and might not be that much more than rehabilitating the Serotta....

On the other hand, I weigh 50-60 pounds less than I did when I bought the Serotta, and am squarely in the target market for all the fun stuff that works for us stick figures but doesn't support 200 lb riders all that well! :D

Obsidian6
Jul 24, 2006, 08:29 PM
I don't have anything special, but it works well for me and I enjoy riding it off road on my trails.

http://harriscyclery.net/images/library/large/raleigh_m40dx_grey_05_m.jpg

only picture i could find online, looks 100% like mine, except mine is currently covered in mud.

it's the Raleigh M40 DX ( 2005 model )

HckySo
Jul 24, 2006, 09:09 PM
Here's half of our collection, the vintage stuff.
http://www.maj.com/gallery/rechargeable/misc/dsc_0057.jpg

http://www.maj.com/gallery/rechargeable/misc/dsc_0058.jpg

http://www.maj.com/gallery/rechargeable/misc/dsc_0063.jpg

http://www.maj.com/gallery/rechargeable/misc/dsc_0065.jpg

http://www.maj.com/gallery/rechargeable/misc/dsc_0068.jpg

http://www.maj.com/gallery/rechargeable/misc/dsc_0072.jpg

http://www.maj.com/gallery/rechargeable/misc/dsc_0073.jpg

http://www.maj.com/gallery/rechargeable/misc/dsc_0074.jpg

http://www.maj.com/gallery/rechargeable/misc/dsc_0075.jpg

http://www.maj.com/gallery/rechargeable/misc/dsc_0077.jpg

I'll post the newer collection later.

My main touring bikes are Raleigh, we have lots of old raleigh UK bikes.

ITASOR
Jul 24, 2006, 09:24 PM
Wow ^!!! :eek:

I really want a Jeep Cherokee or Wrangler bike...Jeep makes sweet bikes. Their AWD (all wheel drive) models for snow/icy conditions are awesome as well!

w_parietti22
Jul 24, 2006, 09:34 PM
Mine... K2 Zed 2.0

HckySo
Jul 24, 2006, 09:44 PM
Wow ^!!! :eek:

I really want a Jeep Cherokee or Wrangler bike...Jeep makes sweet bikes. Their AWD (all wheel drive) models for snow/icy conditions are awesome as well!
I road a Jeep AWD, it was really nice but you could probably do better for the price. Disk brakes are great, Derailleurs suck but hub shifters are no longer I guess so people can make better wheels without having to change the rim and spokes for the larger hub. The Jeep bike if I remember correctly was heavier than I anticipated, that changes the ride drasticly. I don't remember quite well though, I've riden so many bikes. It was sweet looking, but I didn't buy it, it wasn't good enough of a deal at the bike swap/show.

Rower_CPU
Jul 27, 2006, 11:08 AM
Nice bikes, folks. Here's my ride currently ('04 Jamis Dakar Sport):
http://organicallydigital.com/v1/photos/jamis_dakar_sport/images/DSC04850.jpg

And my dream bike (Santa Cruz Nomad):

Lau
Jul 27, 2006, 11:17 AM
Mine, a Trek 7100. It's nice. :)

53661

medea
Jul 27, 2006, 02:12 PM
Santa Cruz makes some really fine mtb's.

crdean1
Jul 27, 2006, 02:45 PM
Santa Cruz does make nice bikes, but I think I would go with Ellsworth if I was going to spend big.

About the person looking to buy a road bike, I am in the same situation, and I have been looking at the Cervelo Soloist. Team CSC uses bikes like these in the Tour, and you can pick one up with Ultegra for $2200. Pretty good price for Ultegra 10 spd., and a bike that for the road and the occasional Triathalon or TT. Bobby Julic won Paris-Neice ('05) on this same bike, stock.

Has anyone heard anything more about these?
http://www.cervelo.com/bikes.aspx?bike=SLT2006

HckySo
Jul 27, 2006, 04:56 PM
Who hasn't heard of cervelo? They're amazingly light, thin and cool looking. :)

steelphantom
Jul 27, 2006, 06:07 PM
I just got a new Diamondback Coil EX about a month ago, and I really like it! It's a really nice bike, especially for being one of those discount-made-in-China models. Mine's like the one pictured, except it's orange.

http://www.diamondback.com/images/items/XC&AllMountain/full/2005/05-DB_CoilEX-Silver-f.jpg

DarkNetworks
Jul 27, 2006, 11:52 PM
Btw, I plan to buy a BMX bike soon. Is it suitable for me? I'm 19/20 and probably going to use it for uni.

Tanglewood
Jul 28, 2006, 12:27 AM
http://web.mac.com/natepierce/iWeb/SD/macrumors_files/iPhotoScreenSnapz079.jpg

Its still al shiney

livingfortoday
Oct 26, 2006, 07:45 PM
Well, I finally went ahead and converted my road bike to a fixie (car crash destroying the rear wheel gave me a reason to get a new rear hub!), so here are some pictures.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b236/livingfortoday2/P1010467.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b236/livingfortoday2/newcog.jpg

It's my daily commuter for all seasons, though I will be getting studded tires when it starts snowing more. Cheap eBay frame, too.

backsidetailsli
Oct 27, 2006, 02:35 PM
http://photo.pinkbike.com/photo/661/pbpic661459.jpg
http://photo.pinkbike.com/photo/661/pbpic661458.jpg
GT Ruckus i-Drive 2.0

sycho
Oct 27, 2006, 03:12 PM
I got one of these about a year and a half ago, I haven't used it nearly enough as I thought I would :(
http://specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/2005/bikes/05P2_l.jpg

My brother has a DK Six Pack, I'll look for pictures of the actual bikes we own, and not just the product shots

fowler.
Oct 27, 2006, 05:32 PM
http://static.flickr.com/103/280890858_52321c6208_o.jpg

my puch conversion..

adding sugino 75 cranks next week and hopefully painting it a beige or white color..

livingfortoday
Oct 30, 2006, 11:13 AM
my puch conversion..

adding sugino 75 cranks next week and hopefully painting it a beige or white color..

Very nice. I have an extra frame that I'm gonna build up from scratch into a fixie, but until I get the money I'll have to settle for my crazy-lookin' conversion I'm riding now.

iJaz
Oct 30, 2006, 01:40 PM
Nice bike you guys have, here are mine:
An Empella cyclocross for racing and training.
A Simplon Gravity (carbon fibre) for MTB racing.
A Scott Comp Racing for commuting and training.

davidjearly
Oct 30, 2006, 02:47 PM
Here's mine....

I love this thing but I'm going to have to sell it soon as I'm unwilling to ride it over winter.

Aprilia RS125 late 2003:

Dark
Oct 30, 2006, 02:52 PM
Heres my 2006 Honda CRF250R Mod race bike. Its getting re-done over the winter for the upcoming season.

hotboiled
Oct 30, 2006, 03:30 PM
Damn emotion that sucks :(

HckySo = the are COOOOOL
are the pricy ?

i havnt got a bikepict, only actionshots :p

8year old Eastern

http://www.fatbmx.com/uploads2/user_Bart/2006_09/wk37/h_dries.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/90/257201169_ff9be91390.jpg

Nuks
Oct 30, 2006, 05:07 PM
Awesome man, those trails look nice. I wish we had a good set here..

Lau
Oct 30, 2006, 05:16 PM
I really, really want one of these:

60976

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

skunk
Oct 30, 2006, 05:24 PM
I can just see it now. :D

Lau
Oct 30, 2006, 05:26 PM
I can just see it now. :D

Is that aimed at me? :p

As a 26 year old woman on a BMX I may look like a complete idiot, but I can assure you I would feel like da bomb. :D

skunk
Oct 30, 2006, 05:27 PM
Is that aimed at me? :p

As a 26 year old woman on a BMX I may look like a complete idiot, but I can assure you I would feel like da bomb. :DYup, I saw that, too. :D

hotboiled
Oct 31, 2006, 07:09 AM
Nuks if you are belgium-antwerp let me know :)

Nuks
Oct 31, 2006, 08:02 AM
Nuks if you are belgium-antwerp let me know :)

Haha, I hope to make it there within the next few years, but right now I am in Newfoundland, Canada..

interlaced
Nov 1, 2006, 10:13 AM
Specialized S-Works M4. It's old. Yes. But it's my baby. :)

MacBoobsPro
Nov 1, 2006, 10:23 AM
Me and my mate built this. Unfortunately we both thought we were working on the front end and we also got the measurements wrong.

God knows how that bloke got stuck in the spokes but we eventually got rid of him after 2 miles.

http://www.velonews.com/images/prn/8366.11940.f.jpg

iJaz
Nov 1, 2006, 11:04 AM
Specialized S-Works M4. It's old. Yes. But it's my baby. :)

Sweet bike, a golden oldie! Specialized were really best back then, now other companies like Scott have caught up and passed.

emotion
Nov 1, 2006, 01:04 PM
I really, really want one of these:

60976

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


Honestly the Raleigh BMXs were never really considered BMXs at the time. Try and get something that was from the US. Mongoose, Haro, Torker (I still have an original 280x, woo or even UK bikes like Curtis or Fireball). The geometry of the Burners just wasn't BMX like at all.

@hotboiled yeah i know the theft of my bmx sucks. I'll post some pics of the 24 inch mtb reoplacement, i'm loving it :)

Lau
Nov 1, 2006, 01:27 PM
Honestly the Raleigh BMXs were never really considered BMXs at the time. Try and get something that was from the US. Mongoose, Haro, Torker (I still have an original 280x, woo or even UK bikes like Curtis or Fireball). The geometry of the Burners just wasn't BMX like at all.

@hotboiled yeah i know the theft of my bmx sucks. I'll post some pics of the 24 inch mtb reoplacement, i'm loving it :)

It's more for the nostalgia, really. I was 5 in 1985, and when I was a kid I just thought Raleighs were the coolest, as I always had bikes that were a) second hand, b) hideous girls bikes with the stupid frame (which I still tried to do stunts on ;) ) and c) were always repainted (with Humbrol, not even spray paint :p ) because they were so old and ***** and so they never had any cool logos and stickers on — the first bike was red and royal blue (mmm) and the second was bright green (mmmmm). The first one even had solid tyres, not pneumatic... :p Hence a Raleigh was pretty much the pinnacle of awesomeness, and I think that's why I want one now. I can remember reading catalogues with them in, and reading books from the library about BMXing with all the cool gear and helmets, and then me and my brother going out to jump our rusty 3 ton bikes over a bit of wood in the street. Ooh, jumpers for goalposts, etc. :p

I probably wouldn't actually ride it further than the shops, it's more for completing a small ambition of the last 20 years of my life. :D

emotion
Nov 1, 2006, 01:32 PM
Is that aimed at me? :p

As a 26 year old woman on a BMX I may look like a complete idiot, but I can assure you I would feel like da bomb. :D

Nowt hotter than a girl on a BMX :)

I'm 36 and still ride one.

It's more for the nostalgia, really. I was 5 in 1985, and when I was a kid I just thought Raleighs were the coolest

I probably wouldn't actually ride it further than the shops, it's more for completing a small ambition of the last 20 years of my life. :D

:) it's all good. My girlfriend shares your view (she had a SuperBurner when she was a kid).

iVersa
Nov 2, 2006, 09:42 AM
I have this but in grey, this is the closest pic I could find.

http://photo.pinkbike.com/photo/618/pbpic618665.jpg

sycho
Nov 2, 2006, 10:37 AM
I have this but in grey, this is the closest pic I could find.
<snip>
Finally, a familiar pair of forks :p

iVersa
Nov 3, 2006, 11:56 AM
ok I managed to take a pic, like I said, just the same as above but grey

http://www.7-45.com/public/shred.jpg

fimac
Nov 7, 2006, 05:58 AM
Think different :-)

Dagless
Nov 7, 2006, 06:11 AM
I can do you one better than that!

http://satansam.co.uk/vids/bikenew.mov

Danksi
Dec 1, 2006, 08:06 PM
Here's an 'action' shot of my Canondale Gemini 900 (2004) - the original picture of my avatar.

I was going to replace it at the end of this season, but I've decided to wait until this time next year. There are some nice 7x7 all-mountain/freeride bikes in the works...

backsidetailsli
Dec 1, 2006, 08:10 PM
I can do you one better than that!

http://satansam.co.uk/vids/bikenew.mov
whatthehellwasthat?

stcanard
Dec 2, 2006, 08:03 PM
My 'cross bike (Kona Jake) which is a blast offroad, and the answer to that question "if you could only have one bike <shudder> what kind of bike would you have (product photo, don't currently have a picture of this one):

http://cfourconsulting.com/obe/images/2K6_JAKE_650.jpg

And my road bike:

http://cfourconsulting.com/obe/images/olmo.jpg

JBazz
Dec 7, 2006, 02:34 AM
I have an Electra Black Betty

http://www.lescycles.com/cruisers/images/blackbetty.jpg

ozontheroad
Dec 16, 2006, 02:52 AM
Here's mine, I'm getting it ready for my next trip ( 1500 Km -aprox-)

jmoss
Dec 16, 2006, 02:57 AM
http://static.flickr.com/87/219973049_8a97fdd6e9.jpg

HckySo
Dec 16, 2006, 08:43 AM
HckySo = the are COOOOOL
are the pricy ?


Some of the bikes that are in good condition and rare can run anywhere up to like $2000

SkyBell
Dec 16, 2006, 01:43 PM
bought it at Wal-Mart for $70.00 :)http://i.walmart.com/i/p/00/83/64/67/00/0083646700017_500X500.jpg

toontra
Dec 16, 2006, 02:06 PM
This is my current do-it-all:

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=64226&stc=1&d=1166299123

An Orange Clockwork circa 1997 (I think). I've just finished building it up from a frame I bough on ebay. These (for those who don't know) are lightweight steel frames made in the UK. It's pretty damn nippy and will do almost anything. I'm planning a 600 miler on it next summer (4 x 150 per day), which is why the rigid forks (and pannier rack!).

I left the frame looking fairly tatty in the futile hope of deterring London's bike-nicking toerags, but the components are actually fairly decent (winter wheels on at the moment - some nice Mavics waiting for the better weather!).

EvryDayImShufln
Dec 16, 2006, 05:47 PM
Heres mine

Kona dew 2004, pretty fast and decent price.

http://www.konaworld.ru/bike2004/500/2K4_Dew_2000.jpg

clasicks
Mar 1, 2007, 04:32 PM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b252/clasicks/bikeeee.jpg

Gordy
Apr 3, 2007, 05:18 AM
After many years of sitting on my bottom staring at a computer screen it was time to get fit again. I used to love mountain biking back in the day and we have a huge park and wood with lots of trails behind the house. It would be rude not to make use of it!

Lots had changed since I last rode, it was a whole new world, but I eventually picked up a Saracen Mantra 3 off Ebay. Its a great little bike, it's a wee bit heavy, but should be bullet proof. I had to get few extra bits for it. First of which were a crud catcher some Sram gripshifters (First bike with them and I love them! The original shifters were wierd for my fingers.)and a bottle cage. I had a few rides and decided to get some new brakes too. I saw some superb Avid Juicy Ultimates on ebay. They have carbon levers and look ace. I still need to tweak them a bit before their first ride, but first impressions is that they rock.

I also noticed that the standard method manitou give you for attaching the front brake hose is as reliable as windows ME, I found a simple system produced by the brand M:part which seemed much better. It uses rubber O rings and little aluminium guides. It works very well.

http://gordyhand.co.uk/gallery/d/5090-1/DSCF4791.JPG

More pics in my gallery: http://gordyhand.co.uk/gallery/v/genpics/mantra3/

jordygreen
Apr 3, 2007, 05:27 AM
here is my GT jamie Bestwick BMX

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/8339/dscf0751copyzc2.jpg

crdean1
Apr 5, 2007, 05:22 PM
Well, as you know by post #1, I have been saving for a road bike for a while. I finally bought one. I have been riding my mountain bike for over two years on the road (about 100mi. per week) and it is taking its toll, but no more!

I bought a Litespeed Siena. I love the bike, and once I find the wheelset I want, it will be complete. Keep 'em coming!

livingfortoday
Apr 6, 2007, 10:04 PM
Well, as you know by post #1, I have been saving for a road bike for a while. I finally bought one. I have been riding my mountain bike for over two years on the road (about 100mi. per week) and it is taking its toll, but no more!

I bought a Litespeed Siena. I love the bike, and once I find the wheelset I want, it will be complete. Keep 'em coming!

That's a pretty nice bike! What's wrong with the wheelset that makes you wanna change it right away?

crdean1
Apr 11, 2007, 08:41 AM
That's a pretty nice bike! What's wrong with the wheelset that makes you wanna change it right away?

Thanks, I love it! Sorry for the late reply. I probably won't change them right away, but they are super light, and I weigh about 185-190 lbs right now. If I raced the bike, and had the body of a 150-160 lb. racer, I might keep them. I think that because they are so light, I lose out on some of the stifness, however, they really are pretty nice.

I would like to get the Mavic Ksyrium ES wheels. They are super stiff, light, and would look very well on the bike.

Linky: http://www.roadcyclinguk.com/news/article/mps/UAN/726/v/2/sp/

livingfortoday
Apr 11, 2007, 09:40 AM
Thanks, I love it! Sorry for the late reply. I probably won't change them right away, but they are super light, and I weigh about 185-190 lbs right now. If I raced the bike, and had the body of a 150-160 lb. racer, I might keep them. I think that because they are so light, I lose out on some of the stifness, however, they really are pretty nice.

I would like to get the Mavic Ksyrium ES wheels. They are super stiff, light, and would look very well on the bike.

Linky: http://www.roadcyclinguk.com/news/article/mps/UAN/726/v/2/sp/

Ah, ok. Mavic's are pretty nice, I just ordered a set of wheels built around some Mavic rims, have yet to try them out, though. I've found that spoke count affects stiffness more than weight of the wheel, and I feel slower on heavier wheels. Like, physically slower. It's not a huge difference, but it's there.

But a lot of biking is how something feels, and I don't race, but I do try to keep my commute time as low as possible!

erickkoch
Apr 11, 2007, 10:43 AM
My Cannondale Jekyll.

crdean1
Apr 11, 2007, 02:24 PM
Ah, ok. Mavic's are pretty nice, I just ordered a set of wheels built around some Mavic rims, have yet to try them out, though. I've found that spoke count affects stiffness more than weight of the wheel, and I feel slower on heavier wheels. Like, physically slower. It's not a huge difference, but it's there.

But a lot of biking is how something feels, and I don't race, but I do try to keep my commute time as low as possible!

Agreed, and I think these Mavics will provide the stiffness while at the same time being light. Let me know how you like yours.

Also to the bike above, nice Cannondale, I love me some Cannondale Mtn. Bikes.

wkw
Apr 11, 2007, 02:42 PM
Titanium Rotator Pursuit

~24lbs, not bad for a lawn chair bike :D

http://www.efn.org/~wkw/bent/P1010145.jpg

Rotator Bikes (http://rotatorrecumbent.com)

livingfortoday
Apr 15, 2007, 04:01 PM
Agreed, and I think these Mavics will provide the stiffness while at the same time being light. Let me know how you like yours.

Well, I finally got 'em on the bike and rode a bit yesterday, and they're pretty nice so far. Light, and kind of stiff. I have some cheap Alex rims on my other bike, and these ride a bit better, it feels. But it's all in the eye of the particular cyclist, though, so just 'cause I like 'em doesn't mean you will. I recommend 'em, though.

crdean1
Apr 15, 2007, 08:26 PM
Thanks for posting, everyone I know that has Mavics loves them. I'll post some pics when I am finally able to get the wheels.

crdean1
Jun 11, 2007, 09:56 AM
New Wheelset and headset, now just need to work on stem and bars. The Ksyriums roll very nice and are pretty stiff.

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

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/9712/img1982mn3.jpg

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/2550/img1983yv8.jpg

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/1500/img1984bx7.jpg

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/1231/img1988sl1.jpg

XIII
Jun 11, 2007, 10:20 AM
Very nice.. How much is that worth in total, with the upgrades?

crdean1
Jun 11, 2007, 10:28 AM
That is an interesting question, and I can assure you I didn't pay what it is 'worth'. I bought the bike as a demo, and a friend that works at a LBS gave me a super discount on the wheels ($400 off.)

Retail, today, the bike would cost about $5,000.00 including tax.

$3199 (sale price @ most shops now) - Litespeed Siena w/ Ultegra build

Upgrades:
$1150 - Ksyrium ES wheelset
$150 - Chris King headset
$150 - KeO Sprint Pedals
other minor upgrades...

I got a very good deal on all this stuff, or I definitely would not have it.

XIII
Jun 11, 2007, 11:44 AM
That is an interesting question, and I can assure you I didn't pay what it is 'worth'. I bought the bike as a demo, and a friend that works at a LBS gave me a super discount on the wheels ($400 off.)

Retail, today, the bike would cost about $5,000.00 including tax.

$3199 (sale price @ most shops now) - Litespeed Siena w/ Ultegra build

Upgrades:
$1150 - Ksyrium ES wheelset
$150 - Chris King headset
$150 - KeO Sprint Pedals
other minor upgrades...

I got a very good deal on all this stuff, or I definitely would not have it.

Thats nice, especially with the deals you got. I have a Trek road bike.. guess its about $1000. Just had the chainset upgraded, and a new chain and cassette. Its my first roadie.. I'm sort of trying to get into club cycling.

crdean1
Jun 11, 2007, 11:53 AM
Treks are great bikes. Would love to see some pics. You might enjoy www.bikeforums.net (click on road cycling). As you get into biking, these guys can help with every question you could possibly have...and you may meet people to ride with. Best of luck, it is a very rewarding sport.

OllyW
Jun 11, 2007, 11:59 AM
Since people have mentioned titanium, my Cove Hummer :)

http://homepage.mac.com/mark.westwood/.Pictures/Photo%20Album%20Pictures/2005-01-23%2003.22.21%20-0800/Image-98BF149E6D2F11D9.jpg

crdean1
Jun 11, 2007, 12:45 PM
Very nice, never seen a Cove, are those Race Face cranks and an XTR group? Sweet bike, dude.

AstrayCliche
Jun 11, 2007, 10:51 PM
My child.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v33/astraycliche/IMG_3842.jpg

Jamie77
Jun 20, 2007, 09:42 AM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c225/Lee334/1999softail1.jpg

rhagen
Jun 20, 2007, 12:44 PM
http://www.storesonline.com/members/1558634/uploaded/tahiti_m_l.jpg

ms.gio
Oct 22, 2007, 02:42 PM
My pride and joy. Her name is Marie. I've been riding my fixed gear for well over a year and I love it. I recommend it to anyone. (I'm getting rid of the rear brake soon. :D)

btw, astraycliche, how did you go about getting your IRO? I know on a different forum I'm on there was a group buy. Did you get in on that?

mfacey
Oct 22, 2007, 03:27 PM
Fast and faster :)

2000 Trek 2300 with Rolf Vector Comp wheels, Shimano Ultegra 9 (w/ Flightdeck)
&
2006 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer

velvetelvis
Oct 28, 2007, 02:13 AM
honda 599...

Rower_CPU
Oct 28, 2007, 02:26 AM
Got it back in August, but forgot about this thread until now...
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1042/1143620453_19d3d8a8a6.jpg

livingfortoday
Oct 28, 2007, 07:59 AM
Just got the new road bike, on clearance since its last-years stock:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2186/1717027849_899967e431.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2344/1717873444_7bbe11f741.jpg

livingfortoday
Oct 28, 2007, 09:27 AM
And the commuter bike has been rebuilt too:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2255/1734441689_7bc2c4aef5.jpg

Lau
Oct 28, 2007, 09:34 AM
And the commuter bike has been rebuilt too:

Nice. I was thinking of building a similar one, but with the old-skool bars like so:

http://harriscyclery.net/merchant/370/images/large/nittonorthrd.jpg

Iamtherealwoody
Oct 31, 2007, 10:11 AM
Got new tires on mine.

AstrayCliche
Oct 31, 2007, 10:34 AM
[QUOTE=ms.gio;4367200
btw, astraycliche, how did you go about getting your IRO? I know on a different forum I'm on there was a group buy. Did you get in on that?[/QUOTE]

Nay, just bought directly from IRO on my own. Are they dealing only in bulk now?

idesign245
Oct 31, 2007, 01:04 PM
I have an Electra Black Betty

http://www.lescycles.com/cruisers/images/blackbetty.jpg

I've got an Electra Gigi!

eyemacg5
Oct 31, 2007, 01:33 PM
My Winter Project
http://jakeberesford.info/bike/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/snb20001.JPG

I'm rebuilding it from scratch basically, I think I'll keep the original forks and frame thats about it.

Blog for it.
http://jakeberesford.info

colenbjw
Oct 31, 2007, 01:45 PM
I started in 1996 with a Wheeler mountain bike - all that's left from back then is the frame.
In 2002 finally got my road bike - a 2001 model Argon 18 Helium. Very cool bikes from a Canadian bike company.
In 2005 I found a really great Honda VFR (2001 - pre-VTEC - silver, the fastest VFR colour!) and have been enjoying it since then...
And now, just last week, put a deposit on my newest in the collection - Cervelo's P2C (another great Canadian bike company!). Did a try-a-tri this summer and will be doing the half-ironman in Muskoka next September! The P2C Photo is from their website...

livingfortoday
Dec 6, 2007, 08:05 AM
Well, with winter here I've had to winterize the bike:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2006/2089947389_f31eeb8e56_m.jpg

It's got an ATB tire on the front, and one of these studded babies on the back:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2214/2089927031_5473f5bd7e.jpg

Moves a lot slower now, but cuts through the snow with no problem at all! Did have to remove the rear fender to fit the massive rear tire, but I have a plastic clip-on one that should keep snow from flying up my ass.

livingfortoday
Dec 6, 2007, 08:07 AM
Nice. I was thinking of building a similar one, but with the old-skool bars like so:

http://harriscyclery.net/merchant/370/images/large/nittonorthrd.jpg

Yeah, I've definitely added an old-school cruiser to the list of bikes I have to build-up next. It might be a fun winter project, because when spring comes I'll be spending all my time repairing and cleaning my winter bike!

Cliff3
Dec 6, 2007, 09:18 AM
http://www.coates3.com/modules/gallery2/d/8232-2/waterford080501_side_small.jpg (http://www.coates3.com/modules/gallery2/d/8231-2/waterford080501_side_small.jpg) http://www.coates3.com/modules/gallery2/d/8249-2/gunnar_side_122001_1.jpg (http://www.coates3.com/modules/gallery2/d/8248-2/gunnar_side_122001_1.jpg)

Waterford 2200 built up with Campy Chorus (vintage 2000) and Campy Nucleon wheels. It has around 10k miles on it, but I haven't ridden it much in the last few years. Sweet ride - I rode a hilly century in perfect comfort (or at least as perfect as riding up and down hills for 100 miles gets) 3 days after getting it. I also have a Gunnar Crosshairs built up with a Campy racing triple, Paul touring cantis, and the wheels that originally came with the Waterford - Chorus hubs and Mavic rims. I have used this bike as a commuter, stand bike, wet weather bike, and the odd century.

iCube
Dec 30, 2007, 05:29 PM
Here's one of mine...

OllyW
Dec 30, 2007, 05:30 PM
http://gallery.mac.com/mark.westwood/100062/P1000113/web.jpg

My favourite toy from this year, pictured on holiday in Austria. :)

The3nd
Dec 31, 2007, 04:36 PM
Curently in storage waiting til it gets a lil warmer, the scalpel is waiting on XTR and SL's

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/8148/setup3wa7.jpg
So This Is Where The Magic Is Happening....
http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/7880/setup4jc4.jpg

fletchnj
Jan 1, 2008, 07:46 PM
Here's my favorite bike.

GoCubsGo
Jan 1, 2008, 08:26 PM
My Christmas present.

Pucas
Jan 2, 2008, 04:30 AM
http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/1803/drivhusgasserye5.jpg
This is my cruiser. lovely comfort ;)

Caris
Jan 2, 2008, 07:55 AM
Picture is out of date.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v688/Caris365/P1000395.jpg

emotion
Jan 2, 2008, 08:15 AM
Nice BMX. My 24" street mtb is done in a similar style. It's being over-hauled at the moment but I'll post pics when done.

livingfortoday
Jan 2, 2008, 09:48 AM
Not mine, technically, but... what the hey. Here's the bike i built for my girlfriend a little while ago. Hasn't been ridden much as she's using her winter bike now, though.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2270/1955945440_f96519957c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/livingfortoday/1955945440/)
(click photo for more info on it)

It's a quick little bastard, that's for sure!

emotion
Jan 2, 2008, 10:12 AM
That's very nice too. I like simple bikes like that. So, fixed and two brakes?

livingfortoday
Jan 2, 2008, 10:18 AM
That's very nice too. I like simple bikes like that. So, fixed and two brakes?

It's a single speed, but it's got a flip-flop hub with a fixed cog on the other side in case she ever needs to do that for some reason. I think she prefers to coast, though, as most of her commute is downhill.

emotion
Jan 2, 2008, 10:41 AM
It's a single speed, but it's got a flip-flop hub with a fixed cog on the other side in case she ever needs to do that for some reason. I think she prefers to coast, though, as most of her commute is downhill.

That's a nice way of doing things. When I eventually go this route (fixed road bike) I'd try and do the same. I haven't ridden fixed before but I'd like the option to go single freewheel as that's how my mtbs are.

vicious7
Jan 2, 2008, 01:02 PM
My Christmas present.

Beautiful...great taste in bikes, Jessica. :D

Iamtherealwoody
Jan 8, 2008, 08:20 PM
My new arrival, just picked her up tonight. Fixed with a flip flop hub:

livingfortoday
Jan 8, 2008, 08:57 PM
My new arrival, just picked her up tonight. Fixed with a flip flop hub:

Nice. Love the chopped bars.

Iamtherealwoody
Jan 9, 2008, 08:01 AM
Nice. Love the chopped bars.
Thanks. It needs some work though, some paint and a little TLC to some parts but other than that its solid. It is a blast to ride, and about about half the weight of my raliegh mountain bike I was riding (posted here in this thread as well).

Iamtherealwoody
Jan 19, 2008, 04:43 PM
Some new parts. New Bars, chain, chainring, bottom bracket, cranks.
It really needed these parts, ride soo smooth now.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2181/2204899410_46cf310141_b.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2139/2204112441_5f419f9999_b.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2052/2204113729_52e0758296_b.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2021/2204116337_1d0df9b821_b.jpg

Killtrocity
Feb 3, 2008, 04:00 PM
I have a Cannondale Synapse just like this one, a Rush carbon, and I am waiting on my new Capo. Thank God my dad works at Cannondale. :D

OllyW
Feb 7, 2008, 05:06 PM
My latest....

A second hand On-One Pompino (http://www.on-one-shop.co.uk/?page_id=591) I've bought tonight off one of my mates.

Like the ones posted earlier by livingfortoday and Iamtherealwoody, it's got a flip-flop back wheel for running single speed or fixed if I ever get brave enough :)

livingfortoday
Feb 7, 2008, 09:33 PM
OllyW - That's a nice looking bike! Congrats!

Iamtherealwoody
Feb 7, 2008, 10:04 PM
My latest....

A second hand On-One Pompino (http://www.on-one-shop.co.uk/?page_id=591) I've bought tonight off one of my mates.

Like the ones posted earlier by livingfortoday and Iamtherealwoody, it's got a flip-flop back wheel for running single speed or fixed if I ever get brave enough :)

The hardest part about fixed gear is stopping, and you already got brakes. Well, that and when you are getting used to it, remembering you cant stop pedaling. Mine was my first fixie. Had planned on going straight to the bike shop and buying a freewheel. But after riding it for about 10 minutes, I fell in love. Youll be fine, and maybe never flip the wheel back.

OllyW
Feb 10, 2008, 12:44 PM
OllyW - That's a nice looking bike! Congrats!

Thanks, it rides nice too. I do like steel frames. :)

The hardest part about fixed gear is stopping, and you already got brakes. Well, that and when you are getting used to it, remembering you cant stop pedaling. Mine was my first fixie. Had planned on going straight to the bike shop and buying a freewheel. But after riding it for about 10 minutes, I fell in love. Youll be fine, and maybe never flip the wheel back.

I do intend giving it a go soon. I had a quick spin on one of my mates fixie last year which both terrified me and made me think I've got to get one of those. :D

I'm going to be patient though because I'm still recovering from a shoulder injury I picked up from going over the bars on my Giant Reign at Xmas. I've only rode my bike a couple of times since then and this weekend was the first time I've managed to get away without any major aches and pain afterwards.

redrabbit
Feb 10, 2008, 12:56 PM
I got hit by a car last week. Completely their fault. I had right of way and they rolled through a stop-sign, looking left while turning right. I got a big hefty check out of it :D

Paid for repairs on my mountain bike that was hit (a Specialized Rock Hopper) and used the money to buy a bunch of new lights, a new lock, and a new bike. I almost bought a fixed-gear (a Surly Steamroller). It was a beautiful bike and I love fixed gears, but I decided to get a road bike. Got this guy for a very good price:
http://i31.tinypic.com/2a83yh2.jpg

http://i27.tinypic.com/2chrrli.jpg

OllyW
Feb 10, 2008, 01:09 PM
I got hit by a car last week. Completely their fault. I had right of way and they rolled through a stop-sign, looking left while turning right. I got a big hefty check out of it :D

Hope you didn't get hurt?

redrabbit
Feb 10, 2008, 01:27 PM
Nope, I was fine, but thanks for asking.

I was a little shook up/shocked/extremely angry that such incompetent people were driving a car, but that's life for you. I've since started wearing a helmet when riding.

telf22
Feb 11, 2008, 07:25 PM
My ride.

swmr
Feb 12, 2008, 08:01 PM
I am still kinda of new here but I cannot believe I didn't find this thread. I don't have any pictures yet, but I will definitely edit when I get a few.

Curretly:
-Felt z80 road bike. bought last year, added some Shimano clipless and shoes at the purchase, and a Sigma computer
-Converted Sentinal Touring bike into a fixed/free flip flop hub bike. Just finished building it (myself) and I have only ridden it fixed a few times because of the weather.
-Mongoose Mt bike that is pretty crappy, but it gets me around.

Any body else build their own fixie? Mine has a 52t front chainring!!. I had to put on a 20t fixed on the back, and it took me three months to find a 22t freewheel to put on the otherside of the hub. I am still the only person I know with this setup. In 4 bike shops, I only met one person who has sold a 22t freewheel, and he never even got to see the final setup. Soon buying a 18t free to throw on the bike because I have gotten used to the 20 pretty quickly.

I will definitely post again with pictures, but it wont be for at least three weeks.

livingfortoday
Feb 12, 2008, 08:09 PM
That is a pretty crazy setup - you ever think of just getting a smaller chainring? Might make it a bit easier! When I lived in Chicago I ran a 56-13 (http://flickr.com/photos/livingfortoday/490748998/) fixie, but now that I'm in the Twin Cities I just have a 46-17 on my single-speed commuter.

Gonna have to build up a new fixed-gear for getting around the city when the snow melts, for now I'll stick to my single-speed with the huge studded tires!

swmr
Feb 12, 2008, 08:12 PM
Yea but it is old enough and cheap enough of a bike that the cranks are actually attached to the biggest chainring. I would have to replace the cranks as well, and I just don't want to do that quite yet. I am saving all that I can to put towards college/MBP.

I did just apply for a job at my favorite shop though, so who knows what will happen with employee discounts. I might even pick them up for "free" and I just build a bike in exchange for him. Need to get the job first though...

PlaceofDis
Feb 12, 2008, 08:13 PM
That is a pretty crazy setup - you ever think of just getting a smaller chainring? Might make it a bit easier! When I lived in Chicago I ran a 56-13 (http://flickr.com/photos/livingfortoday/490748998/) fixie, but now that I'm in the Twin Cities I just have a 46-17 on my single-speed commuter.

Gonna have to build up a new fixed-gear for getting around the city when the snow melts, for now I'll stick to my single-speed with the huge studded tires!

i had no idea that you moved out of chicago! :(

i'm going to be getting a fixed gear this spring hopefully, and use it for around the city and my road bike for commuting to work and back.

swmr
Feb 12, 2008, 08:17 PM
My ride.

I just noticed those pedals you have on there. I read about those once, but I have never seen or heard about them in real life. How do you like them and where did you pick them up? I have never seen them in any shop before.

redrabbit
Feb 12, 2008, 09:39 PM
Are those just the pedals that clip on your shoes? You hate them at first, and fall a lot :), but once you get use to it, you'll swear by them

redrabbit
Feb 12, 2008, 09:40 PM
i had no idea that you moved out of chicago! :(

i'm going to be getting a fixed gear this spring hopefully, and use it for around the city and my road bike for commuting to work and back.

I predict you'll start riding the fixed gear full time once you get used to it :D They are awesome. Do you commute in Chicago? What do you do in the winter? Stronger tires on the road bike?

PlaceofDis
Feb 12, 2008, 10:08 PM
Are those just the pedals that clip on your shoes? You hate them at first, and fall a lot :), but once you get use to it, you'll swear by them

they are clipless pedals and require the matching shoes. everyone i know that uses them swears by them

I predict you'll start riding the fixed gear full time once you get used to it :D They are awesome. Do you commute in Chicago? What do you do in the winter? Stronger tires on the road bike?

i'm sure i'll ride fixed as i get used to it more. my girlfriend (ms.gio) rides fixed so its mainly for when i'm out with her and just relaxing riding than trying to get to/from work.

as i've just moved and that i havent been using my bike for commuting in the winter. i just got the bike last summer and so its a bit much for me to ride every day still for work. i drive to work right now, if it was closer and a different type of job i wouldn't mind too much. but as of right now its 8+ miles on some not so friendly roads and its a labor intensive job too, which is why i'll probably stay with the road for commuting. some very long days and early mornings too, which is why i have the car for the bad days. or days with migraines. etc.

or i'm a wimp still :p

livingfortoday
Feb 12, 2008, 10:23 PM
i had no idea that you moved out of chicago! :(

i'm going to be getting a fixed gear this spring hopefully, and use it for around the city and my road bike for commuting to work and back.

Yeah, I think going fixed for my short jaunts on my bike in Chicago was one of the best decisions I ever made in that regard. Really made it easier to navigate in traffic! But for my longer commute, having a freewheel made it a lot nicer, since I could coast. :)

Good luck with it either way, and hopefully I'll end up back in Chicago soon!

livingfortoday
Feb 12, 2008, 10:26 PM
as i've just moved and that i havent been using my bike for commuting in the winter. i just got the bike last summer and so its a bit much for me to ride every day still for work. i drive to work right now, if it was closer and a different type of job i wouldn't mind too much. but as of right now its 8+ miles on some not so friendly roads and its a labor intensive job too, which is why i'll probably stay with the road for commuting. some very long days and early mornings too, which is why i have the car for the bad days. or days with migraines. etc.

or i'm a wimp still :p

Ah, you'll get used to it. I used to take the train a lot until I finally built up to my 15-mile commute every day (each way) in Chicago. I took the LFP most of the time, but in the winter stuck mainly to larger roads like Halsted since they actually cleared it once in a while. Plus, doing a full mile on solid ice on the LFP once was one time too many for me.

But stick with it, you'll end up wondering how the hell you put up with Chicago traffic in a car!

PlaceofDis
Feb 12, 2008, 11:03 PM
Ah, you'll get used to it. I used to take the train a lot until I finally built up to my 15-mile commute every day (each way) in Chicago. I took the LFP most of the time, but in the winter stuck mainly to larger roads like Halsted since they actually cleared it once in a while. Plus, doing a full mile on solid ice on the LFP once was one time too many for me.

But stick with it, you'll end up wondering how the hell you put up with Chicago traffic in a car!

lol i know i'll get used to it. and i plan to start early this spring.

i get to go from Logan Square out to Morton Grove, Milwalkee won't be a bad street to take for a good portion of the way, its once i hit niles/skokie/morton grove that the streets will be horrible.

Yeah, I think going fixed for my short jaunts on my bike in Chicago was one of the best decisions I ever made in that regard. Really made it easier to navigate in traffic! But for my longer commute, having a freewheel made it a lot nicer, since I could coast. :)

Good luck with it either way, and hopefully I'll end up back in Chicago soon!

glad to hear i'm not being stupid getting another bike :p probably another giant (the bowery) or the raleigh rush hour to start. they do have flip flop hubs, but the fixed i've ridden haven't given me too much hassle, its that i like the high gears for the long trips.

and when/if you're in town let me know and we can go for a ride or get some drinks. of if its the last friday of the month there's always critical mass :p

telf22
Feb 13, 2008, 02:05 PM
I just noticed those pedals you have on there. I read about those once, but I have never seen or heard about them in real life. How do you like them and where did you pick them up? I have never seen them in any shop before.

They're called eggbeaters by Crankbrothers. They are very very nice IMO the best pedals for a bike. I got them from Togabikes in Nyc. Hard to find in stores but online is a bit easier depending on which ones you get. i got the best pair (which are titanium) for $210 US.

livingfortoday
Feb 13, 2008, 03:13 PM
You can get the entry-level eggbeaters for $39.99 here, if you're interested:
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=18412&subcategory_ID=10045

swmr
Feb 13, 2008, 05:16 PM
Fourty bucks definatly sounds like the right price to try out the style. Right now I have basic Shimano's on my Felt that are a huge improvement over the toeclips on my fixie.

redrabbit
Feb 13, 2008, 10:05 PM
Don't you need special shoes to go with those as well? And what are the advantages of egg beaters?

livingfortoday
Feb 13, 2008, 10:19 PM
Don't you need special shoes to go with those as well? And what are the advantages of egg beaters?

You do need special shoes, but riding with them is a completely different experience. Eggbeaters are nice because you can clip in from all angles, unlike my damn pedals that always flip upside down when I need to clip in.

velojello
Feb 13, 2008, 10:40 PM
I blew out a fortune last year with these two but they're both worth every penny. These are my first carbon bikes. I was riding a Giant TCR 2 with an alum. frame and carbon fork/post with Shimano 105 on the road. I never had any trouble with it with the exception of a cable replacement or two from stretching.

thebassoonist
Feb 14, 2008, 10:56 PM
I love my bike. In fact, I can't wait until the snow clears up and I can take it out for a spin! :p

It's a Nirve Beach Cruiser that I got about four years ago.

hierobryan
Feb 21, 2008, 02:51 AM
I just got this today. 58cm Specialized Globe Sport (disc). It's my first road bike. Mine looks a bit different than the pic...my top tube is more horizontal.
http://www.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/2008/bikes/08GlobeSportDisc_UK_l.jpg

swmr
Feb 22, 2008, 06:01 PM
I just got this today. 58cm Specialized Globe Sport (disc). It's my first road bike. Mine looks a bit different than the pic...my top tube is more horizontal.
http://www.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/2008/bikes/08GlobeSportDisc_UK_l.jpg

To me that looks like a comfort hybrid bike. If your top tube is more horizontal though, than maybe its just a plain old hybrid. Definitely a great style bike if it is your first and your not too hard core.

crazydrumma
Feb 23, 2008, 12:41 PM
Just bought this ride. msrp on the frame: $895

actually paid: $295

Granted, it's not the most amazing road bike, but I need something to help me save some gas.

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e290/thisfightisnotmine/bristol_big.jpg

craigd
Mar 3, 2008, 03:01 AM
heres mine last week kona sutra tourer love that bike

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2249/2273918094_11d595efa4_b.jpg

iVersa
Mar 3, 2008, 04:11 AM
Just upgraded to the 08 version of my bike.. I love these things...

http://aycu23.webshots.com/image/45062/2002341642974487274_rs.jpg

crdean1
Mar 3, 2008, 09:29 AM
Some new(er) pics:

http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/8610/img00116cl1.jpg

http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/5130/img2348du9.jpg

7on
Mar 3, 2008, 10:58 AM
I picked up a 2008 Giant Simple Single this weekend. Can't wait for warmer weather so I can ride it to work!

OllyW
Mar 3, 2008, 11:16 AM
Some new(er) pics:

http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/8610/img00116cl1.jpg

http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/5130/img2348du9.jpg

Very nice, I'm a big fan of Litespeed.

Would be even nicer with a Record groupset ;)

crdean1
Mar 3, 2008, 09:48 PM
Very nice, I'm a big fan of Litespeed.

Would be even nicer with a Record groupset ;)

Thanks, I love it. What wouldn't be nicer with a Record group? :)

Gondry
Mar 4, 2008, 03:54 PM
my new baby:), its on order and I should have it in a couple of weeks.

Flowero4ka
Mar 5, 2008, 08:48 AM
How about this velo? :)

redrabbit
Apr 4, 2008, 07:09 PM
Hi, thought I would ask for advice here. I saw a beautiful used fixed gear parked outside a cafe here in town today that was selling for about $360. It has a flippable wheel hub to turn it into a single speed. I really really want it and think I might sell my mountain bike to help pay for it. I ride with my roadie mostly anyways, and am not into technical trail riding on the MTB. Thing is, I bought the MTB used and don't know what year it is. I tried looking online but could not find anything with the serial. It is either a 2000 or a 1999 Specialized Rockhopper. It has been upgraded since then (new seat, new grips, new wheels), and I have gotten it professionally tuned up a couple months ago, with hardly any riding since then. Does anyone know what a good price would be to ask for it? Thanks!

PlaceofDis
Apr 4, 2008, 07:17 PM
Hi, thought I would ask for advice here. I saw a beautiful used fixed gear parked outside a cafe here in town today that was selling for about $360. It has a flippable wheel hub to turn it into a single speed. I really really want it and think I might sell my mountain bike to help pay for it. I ride with my roadie mostly anyways, and am not into technical trail riding on the MTB. Thing is, I bought the MTB used and don't know what year it is. I tried looking online but could not find anything with the serial. It is either a 2000 or a 1999 Specialized Rockhopper. It has been upgraded since then (new seat, new grips, new wheels), and I have gotten it professionally tuned up a couple months ago, with hardly any riding since then. Does anyone know what a good price would be to ask for it? Thanks!

i can't be a huge help since i don't know the prices of MTB, but if you have no luck here, ask on bikeforums.net. some very knowledgeable people there who might be a bit more of help.

redrabbit
Apr 4, 2008, 07:56 PM
Thanks, I'll check it out. Here are pics of the bike in case anyone could give me a rough estimate of what it would sell for:

http://i25.tinypic.com/21euhop.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2411/2388008003_d54296823f_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3275/2388008007_720f55a8b2_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3061/2388008013_0a13aa251b_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3286/2388008015_f98838d9fd_o.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2022/2388008017_ba7643dea7_o.jpg

Bow Rekk
Apr 4, 2008, 08:49 PM
It's all about the slicks. I use my brother's Pusch Esprit / alpine (can't remember)? everyday during term time at uni. I have spent a fair amount getting it fixed over the past 6 months but it just glides everywhere. Brilliant.
Keep the slicks on your current bike and you're are all set provided you are not racing it and it is not as heavy as a pregnant whale. Save yourself the cash. I would give a picture but I'm about a hundred miles away from it right now.

jay1097
Apr 4, 2008, 09:00 PM
Hey that rocker hopper looks like a 2000-2001 model. anyway it's probably not worth much maybe 200-250 tops. after a few years the suspensions become useless so the bikes tend to sell much cheaper. Also you won't get anyone who is interested in MTB to buy your bike, best odds it to try craigslist and ask 250 obo, you'll probably get 200ish.

I mean the tires on that thing look stock to me, so they most likely need to be replaced. The rear deraillieur is Derore so it's pretty good. But the chain is cooked, you would probably need new rear cogs to go along with the new chain. Anyway sorry for being so negative, I just wouldn't get your hopes up of getting any serious money from this bike.

DJAKO
Apr 8, 2008, 08:37 PM
Just pulled my Giant out for the spring/summer.

Took this today before my ride.

http://jakowenko.com/bike.jpg

DJAKO
Apr 17, 2008, 04:45 PM
Here's a few pictures I took today.

http://jakowenko.com/giant/2.jpg
http://jakowenko.com/giant/1.jpg
http://jakowenko.com/giant/3.jpg
http://jakowenko.com/giant/4.jpg
http://jakowenko.com/giant/5.jpg

jay1097
Apr 17, 2008, 05:40 PM
Nice Giant DJAKO, is it a double or triple, I can't really tell from your pics. Its been some nice riding weather lately to bad im stuck studying for exams :mad:

I think im going to get a C-dale Capo or Spec. Langster after exams for daily riding. I can't wait to try riding a fixe, hopefully i don't kill myself in the process.

ms.gio
Apr 23, 2008, 01:59 PM
My 2006 Fuji Track SE. (My main. I love this bike)

Some Specs:
Stock frame (48cm)
Deep V rims laced to black Formula hubs
Continental Gatorskin tires
Soma 456 Track bar

http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/3954/n32801089331907787367qd3.jpg

2002 Cannondale R400 Triple (my soon-to-be "road warrior")

All stock minus seat.

http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/2465/60129445hc7.jpg

hehe. Can you tell I like to ride? :p:D

swmr
Apr 23, 2008, 11:05 PM
My 2006 Fuji Track SE. (My main. I love this bike)

Some Specs:
Stock frame (48cm)
Deep V rims laced to black Formula hubs
Continental Gatorskin tires
Soma 456 Track bar

http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/3954/n32801089331907787367qd3.jpg

2002 Cannondale R400 Triple (my soon-to-be "road warrior")

All stock minus seat.

http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/2465/60129445hc7.jpg

hehe. Can you tell I like to ride? :p:D

What is the Trek that you have in the backround?

ms.gio
Apr 24, 2008, 09:03 AM
What is the Trek that you have in the backround?Sadly, that one isn't mine. :( That's my best friend's room mate's bike. That Trek is a pretty sweet bike though.

My father and I have a collection of older bikes (cruisers and old road bikes). One of these days I'll post pictures of them all.

hmai18
Apr 29, 2008, 09:06 PM
http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/5389/caad8cc5.jpg

http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/1020/n90400965321456845145py9.jpg

FZR1k
May 2, 2008, 11:43 PM
A classic steel hardtail.

PlaceofDis
May 15, 2008, 08:45 PM
my latest purchase:

crdean1
May 16, 2008, 12:25 PM
my latest purchase:

Nice, love it. Give us some details. Flip Flop hub?

feelthefire
May 16, 2008, 12:47 PM
Just replaced both my bikes for this season...

MTB is a Kona Fire Mountain ('08) stock frame and shocks, new seat, tires, wheels, brakes, and pedals.

Roadie is an '08 Specialized Dolce Comp. Still working on tweaking this one, as lately I've been taking the MTB out way more than the roadie.

PlaceofDis
May 16, 2008, 12:50 PM
Nice, love it. Give us some details. Flip Flop hub?

yeah it has a flip flop hub, probably will only use it fixed though, its at 48/18 now, but hopefully i can get it in and changed to a 48/16, 18 just doesn't cut it for me.

came with brakes on the hoods, so changed that and added the red tape, and got some MKS sylvan pedals too, much better than the stock. she's a fun ride so far. oh and Giant Bowery btw. :p

fotografica
May 17, 2008, 04:49 PM
Just finished working on it..Gary Fisher Kaitai
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g301/Captainandcoke/bike.jpg

Neil321
May 17, 2008, 06:15 PM
116267

FZR1k
May 19, 2008, 08:34 AM
Just finished working on it..Gary Fisher Kaitai


nice seat. it seems comfy.

mithrilfox
May 19, 2008, 08:59 AM
This thing is my main method of transportation, combined with my own two feet and the local train line. But mainly, I ride my bike everywhere, and even haul my groceries home on it.

In fact, I don't even own a car! Yeah!! :p Gas? What gas? Insurance? Don't know what you're talking about! Maintenance? OK, you got me there. I had to buy another set of $2.50 brake pads since last year's were worn out.

Hehe...

fotografica
May 19, 2008, 09:51 AM
nice seat. it seems comfy.
It is..The original one that came with the bike had a very high,shall we say, "pucker" factor.....

FZR1k
May 19, 2008, 10:40 AM
This thing is my main method of transportation, combined with my own two feet and the local train line. But mainly, I ride my bike everywhere, and even haul my groceries home on it.

are four bikes all made by the same manufacturer?

jodelli
May 19, 2008, 02:37 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2013/2505721573_183e2ef99a.jpg

mithrilfox
May 20, 2008, 02:08 AM
are four bikes all made by the same manufacturer?

I really have no idea. The main one in the pic is mine, the two in the distance are my wife's, although one has a completely decimated tire and tubing. The one off in the furthest distance is my neighbor's.

FZR1k
May 20, 2008, 08:15 AM
I really have no idea. The main one in the pic is mine, the two in the distance are my wife's, although one has a completely decimated tire and tubing. The one off in the furthest distance is my neighbor's.

I found it!
WHALE LB-26!! (http://www.rakuten.co.jp/nextcycle/768234/768237/)
:D

mithrilfox
May 21, 2008, 08:36 AM
I found it!
WHALE LB-26!! (http://www.rakuten.co.jp/nextcycle/768234/768237/)
:D

If that's it, they somehow forgot to list my silver colored bike.

There's lots of bikes in Japan with this basic shape and feel. I'll take a look tomorrow; don't feel like getting all the way up out of my chair, walking to the door, opening the door, and using a flashlight :p.

I know, I'm lazy...

colourclassic
May 21, 2008, 06:55 PM
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll268/colourclassic/IMG_4124.jpg

GT

Iamtherealwoody
May 21, 2008, 08:51 PM
An update on my bike; The drop bars were way too low, the bikes a tad big for me, so I got some $5 riser bars. I really, really, need to chop at least 2 inches off each side which I'll do tomorrow. And the reused bar tape will be gone tomorrow as well.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3194/2512077903_10fd4e0aba_b.jpghttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3273/2512907836_239c9ed39d_b.jpghttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3019/2512078453_dfce7e8933_b.jpg

EDIT: Some new pics of the bike with the new bars.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2221/2525689316_b1c6aeb017_b.jpghttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3208/2525685242_5363dccca8_b.jpghttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/2525683256_cd9caf080d_b.jpg
and 1 pic of my girlfriends new Concord Mixte
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2120/2524859165_c8a1329fbb_b.jpg

Roger1
May 29, 2008, 02:20 PM
This thing is my main method of transportation, combined with my own two feet and the local train line. But mainly, I ride my bike everywhere, and even haul my groceries home on it.

In fact, I don't even own a car! Yeah!! :p Gas? What gas? Insurance? Don't know what you're talking about! Maintenance? OK, you got me there. I had to buy another set of $2.50 brake pads since last year's were worn out.

Hehe...

Rub it in. I'd like to ride my bike to work, but I'd be riding down some country roads with no shoulder at 5-6 in the morning. In some fairly heavy traffic. Scary.

Gondry
Jun 4, 2008, 09:50 AM
my new utility bike from Denmark, exceedingly comfy ride on the fat frank tyres :)

Amigaman
Jun 4, 2008, 04:17 PM
Bought it last weekend. Electra Townie 21.

Annndy!
Jun 6, 2008, 02:54 PM
Just picked this baby up today! Hybrid, aluminum frame, 20''. Color's called Fathom Duotone (couldn't tell if I liked it at first, but it looks great in person).

http://www.rainiercycle.com/embedded/73fx.jpg

:D

beige matchbox
Jun 6, 2008, 03:10 PM
My GT with my old GPS solution... TomTom BT receiver and a PDA in my pocket :D

And yes, i'm currently using Oasis as my drink of choice, mainly because my proper bike bottles got a bit melted in a pan fire a year or so ago, and i haven't got around to buying a new one :rolleyes:

cloudnine
Jun 6, 2008, 03:30 PM
mine.

hierobryan
Jun 10, 2008, 12:42 AM
Here's my bike. I like it a lot.:) http://velospace.org/node/10377

echosmyron
Jun 12, 2008, 12:53 PM
giant FCR 3

Indohottie
Jun 12, 2008, 11:03 PM
http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/6577/ocr3brushedredan5.jpg

My bike,, giant OCR3

PlaceofDis
Jun 12, 2008, 11:08 PM
My bike,, giant OCR3

i have the 07 model. great ride.

iTeen
Jun 18, 2008, 04:24 PM
Just got this for summer riding, its awesome...

livingfortoday
Jun 19, 2008, 01:17 PM
Built up a new commuter bike for the girlfriend. I coulda sworn I already posted this, but I guess not. Pake frame (again), but this time a C'Mute frame. Pretty nice, actually. The reflectors are on the spokes, and only show up with direct light on them (or camera flash, as in this instance).

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b236/livingfortoday2/pakebike.jpg

Bigger version here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/livingfortoday/2473816904/)

Joel Beason
Jun 19, 2008, 01:19 PM
http://www.singletrackworld.com/i/2k3_kingkikapu_72x700.jpg

my baby

Caris
Jun 20, 2008, 07:42 AM
http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/4497/p1000455ln4.jpg

g4cubed
Jun 20, 2008, 08:29 AM
better traction for those snowy days

alphaod
Jun 20, 2008, 11:09 AM
Bike is in storage right now, so I can't take a picture of it, but this is the bike nonetheless:

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f390/alpha_ran/ab3c3c82.jpg

Only difference is I changed the seatpost, saddle, and brakes.

Heavy Fluid
Jun 21, 2008, 09:10 PM
Mine is filthy right now, so you get a stock photo. Diamondback Response Sport 2005 model. I need a new one.

http://www.bike-alog.com/bikepedia/Helpers/thumb2.aspx?w=400&h=400&filename=2005-Diamondback-Response+Sport.jpg

FZR1k
Jun 22, 2008, 03:56 AM
better traction for those snowy days

Cool!:)
I may try a snow ride next winter.

ICEBIKE web site (http://www.icebike.org/)
Ride Your Bike In Snow (http://www.metacafe.com/watch/362533/ride_your_bike_in_snow/)

bartelby
Jun 22, 2008, 03:59 AM
giant FCR 3

I'm waiting for my first non-BMX bike to be delivered. I went for a Giant FCR2.5. If I get on with it and enjoy riding I'll upgrade after 12 months.

it5five
Jun 22, 2008, 04:21 AM
Built up a new commuter bike for the girlfriend. I coulda sworn I already posted this, but I guess not. Pake frame (again), but this time a C'Mute frame. Pretty nice, actually. The reflectors are on the spokes, and only show up with direct light on them (or camera flash, as in this instance).

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b236/livingfortoday2/pakebike.jpg

Bigger version here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/livingfortoday/2473816904/)

I have fallen in love with that frame. Where did you get that? Online somewhere or in person?

I went back and found the other one you had posted. It looks amazing. I've been looking for a new bike for a while now, and think I might end up doing my own single-speed.

Csmitte
Jun 22, 2008, 07:35 AM
This is what I try to ride, pretty quick. My pic is too big I guess.

livingfortoday
Jun 22, 2008, 10:17 AM
I have fallen in love with that frame. Where did you get that? Online somewhere or in person?

I went back and found the other one you had posted. It looks amazing. I've been looking for a new bike for a while now, and think I might end up doing my own single-speed.

I got this from www.somafab.com. Soma doesn't actually make this frame, Pake got started by some ex-employees, but they sell them online for them. Both frames are nice, but a bit on the heavier side. YOu may want to look into a Double-Cross as a pricier but maybe higher-quality alternative, or an IRO if you're thinking track frame. But I'm very happy with my Pakes!

iMpathetic
Jun 24, 2008, 10:02 PM
Hey, since the bike people seem to congregate here, I was wondring if I could get some opinions on a good FR bike for a light person. I'm 14, 5'8", lanky, and 115 pounds.

Things I'm looking for:

- less than $1600
- able to jump/do street stuff okay (doesn't have to be amazing, though)

Anyway, I'm coming off an ex-mountaincross race bike based on a 2003 Specialized Enduro Comp.

I don't do MX though. :)

bartelby
Jun 27, 2008, 05:19 AM
I got it slightly wrong. :o
I was going for a FCR2.5 but decided on the FCR3 instead.
It arrived about 30 minutes ago:
121398

ms.gio
Jun 27, 2008, 10:54 AM
I got it slightly wrong. :o
I was going for a FCR2.5 but decided on the FCR3 instead.
It arrived about 30 minutes ago:
121398That's a nice looking bike. I would love to hear how the ride is on that bike. :)

livingfortoday
Jul 3, 2008, 09:08 PM
Well, got my new IRO Angus in the mail today - now I just gotta wait on the new bullhorns for it and get it assembled

Here's a "before" photo, I'll post more when it's done:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b236/livingfortoday2/IMG_0271.jpg

Totally exciting, I know.

ms.gio
Jul 3, 2008, 10:22 PM
Well, got my new IRO Angus in the mail today - now I just gotta wait on the new bullhorns for it and get it assembled

Here's a "before" photo, I'll post more when it's done:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b236/livingfortoday2/IMG_0271.jpg

Totally exciting, I know.It totally is exciting. I think new bikes are awesome! The bike looks like its going to be a beaut when fully assembled. Good luck. You should post after shots. :)

livingfortoday
Jul 3, 2008, 10:28 PM
Here's an "after" shot:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b236/livingfortoday2/angus2.jpg

I'm still waiting on my new bars and whatnot to complete it, but it's done otherwise. Bigger here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/livingfortoday/2634867255/).

hierobryan
Jul 4, 2008, 02:15 AM
Nice Angus...I love the blackness. What size is it? Mine has eggbeaters, too...love 'em.

here's mine:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i133/ryanhayn/finalbike1.jpg

ms.gio
Jul 4, 2008, 02:17 AM
Very nice looking bikes boys. -thumbs up-

livingfortoday
Jul 4, 2008, 11:06 AM
Did some haulin' today:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b236/livingfortoday2/truckin.jpg

Dresser wouldn't fit in the car or anything when the Girl moved out of her old place, so we borrowed a trailer and moved it this way. Really a lot of fun, and much easier than you'd imagine.

Roger1
Jul 6, 2008, 04:37 PM
I finally got around to taking pics of my bikes, and I can't find a usb cable to hook my camera up to my computer, for downloading. Guess I will have to do it in a day or so, when I get some time, and find a cable :p

livingfortoday
Jul 6, 2008, 06:24 PM
It totally is exciting. I think new bikes are awesome! The bike looks like its going to be a beaut when fully assembled. Good luck. You should post after shots. :)

Okay! Got my new bars and a new quill today (old one had a 25.4 clamp, needed a 26.0 for these Nitto bars):

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3012/2644152414_7fcdd8c0b1.jpg

More (http://www.flickr.com/photos/livingfortoday/2644152414/) and more (http://www.flickr.com/photos/livingfortoday/2643284243/).

PlaceofDis
Jul 6, 2008, 08:13 PM
love the IRO livingfortoday. makes me jealous.

iMpathetic
Jul 7, 2008, 08:11 AM
My new bike. It eats babies.

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

Roger1
Jul 7, 2008, 09:08 AM
Ok, here is a picture of my mountain bike.

Roger1
Jul 7, 2008, 09:17 AM
Here is a picture of the touring bike I bought. I got one short ride out of it before breaking a shift cable. Once I get a new cable, I want to clean it up a bit, put a new seat on it, and start riding it on my lunch breaks.

ms.gio
Jul 7, 2008, 06:27 PM
Okay! Got my new bars and a new quill today (old one had a 25.4 clamp, needed a 26.0 for these Nitto bars):

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3012/2644152414_7fcdd8c0b1.jpg

More (http://www.flickr.com/photos/livingfortoday/2644152414/) and more (http://www.flickr.com/photos/livingfortoday/2643284243/).
Good job on the build. Seeing it makes me want to call IRO and buy one for myself. :p It doesn't hurt to add one more to the stables. I almost got in on a group buy a year back where the frames were discounted off.

I'm actually building up an old Schwinn Varsity as a single speed (or maybe, 5 speed) hauler. I'm hoping to be done with her by the end of the summer. I have to buy other more important things...like a new laptop. hehe.

nw43
Jul 15, 2008, 04:43 PM
Got this (or the same model, at least) a few weeks ago (Marin San Rafael):

Roger1
Jul 16, 2008, 12:36 PM
Got this (or the same model, at least) a few weeks ago (Marin San Rafael):

Very nice bike. I like the understated colors. :)

Heavy Fluid
Jul 17, 2008, 01:59 AM
I had a Marin mountain bike a number of years ago. I was really impressed with the build quality of it. I may consider another one for my next purchase.

stcanard
Jul 17, 2008, 03:24 PM
As a follow up to my original pictures (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=3113519&postcount=84), I took this one yesterday on my road bike, which is no longer as shiny and clean as it used to be.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2265/2676448132_035687450f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7226198@N05/2676448132/)

I had expected the odometer to roll over to zero, but instead it just kept flashing, and there was no way to reset it! I finally had to take the battery out and wipe all memory.

I guess they didn't expect a $20 computer to last that long...

Dieselluvr0991
Jul 19, 2008, 12:48 PM
http://a474.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/126/l_908fd5701656f51d7c9dadb778ff1b99.jpg

iMpathetic
Jul 29, 2008, 10:27 AM
LOL, it just occured to me that y'all ride a lot of fixies.

To each his own.
Hipsters.

hierobryan
Jul 29, 2008, 05:47 PM
LOL, it just occured to me that y'all ride a lot of fixies.

To each his own.
Hipsters.

LOL, it just occured to me that y'all use a lot of Macs.

To each his own.

OllyW
Jul 29, 2008, 06:14 PM
My new bike. It eats babies.

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

Is that an Azonic Recoil?

iMpathetic
Jul 29, 2008, 07:50 PM
Is that an Azonic Recoil?

Spot on!

... do you have experience w/ them?