Show your Bicycle !

Discussion in 'Sports & Outdoor Adventure' started by SX550, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. SX550

    SX550 Well-Known Member

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    I have this '70s Batavus "Flying Dutchman" built in The Netherlands.
    It got passed on to me from my grandfather.

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    Its all original except the lights which i converted to battery powered LED, but i kept the original ones.

    Its a 3 speed with enclosed chain and rim brakes.
    Best feature is the giant "gong" like bell, you can hear me coming from a mile away :smoke:

    I love the hand pin-striping on it, the narrow steel frame, the cast iron parts , genuine leather seat and the steel logo's

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  2. 2526

    2526 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    My Bridgestone XO-1. My favorite bike for light woods, fire roads and centuries. With 26" wheels I can fit 1" slicks to 1.95" knobbies. A sweet machine.
     

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  3. Dingman

    Dingman Do you know where your towel is?

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    I guess I'll show the bike that I've just "replaced". Meaning I've purchased a new bike, and still own the "old" bike.

    The old bike is a Trek 1400 that I bought in 1993 (91?). It was my first good bike and I put a ton of miles on it back in the day. I live in Iowa and although, historically we've been unfriendly to cyclists, we are home to the big ride called RAGBRAI.
    So, back in the 90's I did a number of RAGBRAI's and a ton of other organized rides, including Ride the Rockies in 1996.

    Then I took about a dozen years off riding and just this year, started riding again.

    The Trek 1400 is modified somewhat, with some titanium parts, nice bottom braket, upgraded wheels and other stuff. I suppose I should sell it since I won't really be riding it, but there's lots of memories on that bike.

    EDIT: I'll have to get pics of my new bike
     

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  4. flybigjet

    flybigjet Remove Before Flight

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    Custom-built Niner Rip 9 RDO.

    I built this up as a present for myself when I retired from the Air Force last year.

    It's a GREAT "one arrow in the quiver" bike. Pretty much everything that can be carbon fiber is carbon fiber-- I've got a blown shoulder and fused spine, so vibration dampening was key. (Look ma, I'm a turntable!)

    The only problem? I didn't read the fine print in the marriage contract that says that if you build yourself a very, very expensive bike, you ALSO have to build your wife one that's equivalent or better!

    THAT kind of hurt the bank account.

    She ended up with a Pivot Mach 4 Carbon.

    R.
     

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  5. SX550

    SX550 Well-Known Member

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    Cool, I love the vintage racing bikes. I'm more a leisurely driver :D
     
  6. usedto

    usedto Lunatic Member

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    Covered with cobwebs, sitting on top of the bathroom in the warehouse - my yellow 1970 Schwinn Continental I bought new when I started college, and the Schwinn Varsity I bought for my then-girlfriend-now-wife in the mid 70s after hers got stolen out of their garage.

    Once this place sells and we move, I plan on doing a restore job on both.

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  7. Wes_in_VA

    Wes_in_VA AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Those are bada** machines. Always loved the Bridgestones, especially those XO-1's. The MB Zips are pretty sweet too
     
  8. j free

    j free Active Member

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    Far from the only, but my fav.
     

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  9. rotelrx503

    rotelrx503 Well-Known Member

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    Vintage 1987 diamondback outlook.
     
  10. Kingshead

    Kingshead Professor

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    1980 Motobecane Grand Jubile'.


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  11. hwirt

    hwirt Super Member

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    My AD Inter 10, purchased in 1977 and still in use today.

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  12. Kingshead

    Kingshead Professor

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    Gotta love those lugged frames.
     
  13. hwirt

    hwirt Super Member

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    My GT Borrego purchased in 1991 and still in use today.

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  14. mkane

    mkane AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I need to ride more.

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  15. crazycat41

    crazycat41 New Member

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    i do not own a car so---------------------

    sunny days 'posh' bike
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  16. hwirt

    hwirt Super Member

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  17. hwirt

    hwirt Super Member

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  18. Jailtime

    Jailtime Standin' on a corner

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    My Airborne Goblin Evo 29

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  19. ehoove

    ehoove Old & New - Carpe Diem Super Mod Subscriber

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    Here are some scans of my Raleigh International with Campy gear I rode cross country in 1974.(I was 24)
    Regards,
    Jim
     

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  20. Lo-Fidelity

    Lo-Fidelity AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    1978 Schwinn Le Tour. Built for Schwinn in Japan by Panasonic.
     

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