What bike do you ride?

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  1. joetronic macrumors 6502

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    this is a thread for all the cyclists out there. What bike/bikes do you ride. I'll start.

    ATB: (2002)Gary Fisher Mamba, all stock. (used for XC races)
    (2002)Gary Fisher sugar 1. All stock (used for downhill races)

    Road:Trek 1500, all stock. 2005 model, only owned a month.
    (1987) Nishiki sport. Steel Frame :D. Owned ten years, and close to 5,000 miles. a great bike. Still find myself using it for long rides over the trek.

    Aslo, are you more of a road or off road rider? Myself, road.
     
  2. Josh macrumors 68000

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    BMX: (97) Hoffman Condor

    I'd like to get in to mt. biking, but it's a busy busy world.
     
  3. krimson macrumors 65816

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    Yamaha R6 :rolleyes: ;)

    (more like, '92 Granite 24 speed mtb)
     
  4. EJBasile macrumors 65816

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    I love mountain biking. I have a new Trek Liquid 55 and I have a few years old mercedes mountain bike. My town bought the mercedes benz mountian bikes a few years back for police officers to use around town. I know one of the police officers and he showed it to me. I thought it was pretty cool so I bought the "civilian" version.

    In the summer when I can I mountain bike at Mount Snow in VT.
     
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  7. jeffy.dee-lux macrumors 6502a

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    i like to call mine a kona hahanna deelux
    nothing stock except for shifters held together with duct tape and rear brakes. its a goofily large cross country frame with beefy rhyno lite rims and a 5 inch marzocchi fork that i use for downhilling as often as i can, but 95% of the time just gets me around town. i gotta get a city bike...
     
  8. joetronic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nice. If you don't mind me asking, how much did that set you back.
     
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    Death? Hmm? What? <shaking head> I've met too many people (of the male type usually) who think they can handle more CC's than they really can. Outcome? Smeared all over on the ever-so-popular mountainous, twisty, highway 9. :( Be careful, everybody! Helmets!
     
  11. BlackDan macrumors 6502

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    My bike's a black Honda CBR600RR '03. I just love it.

    I know it's not what you meant, but hey.
    Just the feel of the acceleration and knowing that no car in the world (except a F1 (or similar) or something at least as expensive) can do it faster :cool: Add some long beautiful curves to that and presto: Instant bliss.

    (For those who are curious and want some figures: 0-100km/h ~3.5s; 0-200km/h ~10sec)
     
  12. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    2004 Kona Blast. Nothing too fancy, but it get's the job done!
     
  13. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

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    Road: 2003 Trek 5200
    Cyclocross: Brodie Romax
     
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    Trek 1000 for around campus and short commutes and a giant tcr1 (non composite) for longer rides
     
  15. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    A Gary Fisher Big Sur, I think from 99'. I have added a few things, new XT-brakes, a different back tire, a riser bar (my back thanks me for it). I don't plan on buying a new bike for a long time, this one does exactly what I need.
     

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  16. krimson macrumors 65816

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    it'll be at least a year before i even start thinking about canyon carving.. i still get chicken splitting lanes. ;)
     
  17. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    2005 Trek 7100 FX which I bought last summer, when moving to a new house about 5 miles south of Bergen centre:
     

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  18. Stratification macrumors regular

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    1998 GT Pantera
    2005 Honda Rebel (Gotta love 75 MPG commuting).
     
  19. Lau Guest

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    A Trek 7100 exactly as below. I bought it a year and a half ago, and it's very nice indeed.
     

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    A red one

    Actually a Nakamura Zenith. Don't remember which model... It's maybe nearing 10 years of age, I don't remember for sure. It's been used alot, and haven't really been maintained at all, but it still works. Except for a punctured back tire. That happened about 2 years ago, and I haven't used the bike since.

    Maybe the gears could do with a cleanup, and the brakes could be adjusted, and the punctured back tire looks like the victim of Heavy Use of Back Brake... It was really cool to make rubber marks on the road when I was younger, less so when I got older. But I never bothered to replace the tire.

    Think I might just get a new bike instead.
     
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    I just have one of the Trek 820 Steel Mountain Bikes. It's a lower end model, but far better than any cheapo brand. I really enjoy getting off road. I don't go enough to merit buying a more expensive bike.
     
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