What bike do you ride?

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joetronic

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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.
 

EJBasile

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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.
 

jeffy.dee-lux

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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...
 

devilot

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krimson said:
Yamaha R6
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!
 

BlackDan

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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)
 

wwooden

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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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krimson

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devilot76 said:
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!
it'll be at least a year before i even start thinking about canyon carving.. i still get chicken splitting lanes. ;)
 

dubbz

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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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