Show your Bicycle !

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

  1. sKiZo

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    Love that Ibis ,,, great looker and looks extremely functional ...

    Here's my current ride. It's a Rad Rover eBike. Crowd funded so excellent price, and a quality product. :thumbsup:
    (disclaimer - no affiliation, other than being a satisfied owner)

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    (I've added a nice rear rack and bags since, and a springed seat post to soak up the bumps. Pure creature comfort, that.)

    Had issues with my knees and needed some help, so I got me an eBike. One of my regular runs is going around 11 miles round trip to town for a cup of coffee using the local rails to trails which is just a hop skip and a jump from my house. Going there is easy as there's a gradual slope down, but of course, that makes coming back harder. I peddle without power assist getting there, and kick it on at level 2 coming back. The "brain" has sensors on the peddle hub that provide just the right amount of assist to keep the pedals moving at your selected pace. Another fav feature is the twist throttle which is excellent for powering across busy streets after coming to a full stop to wait for traffic. All in all, a great investment.

    (And contrary to public opinion, they ARE legal on the trails, no matter how many "motorized vehicles prohibited" signs you see. Please review the Americans With Disabilities Act revisions of 2011. Truth be told, I get a LOT of comments on the bike, lot of questions, and nary a complaint from other riders about cheating or bending the rules.
     
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  2. restorer-john

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    Wow, that is just truly beautiful. That headset is gorgeous and the Suginos are classic!

    My road bikes are in storage, but I think this thread makes me want to get back on them. I have a gorgeous Miki Tange 900 frame, loaded with Shimano 105 and biopace cranks, toeclip 105 pedals and downtube shifters, Arayas etc, from 1986/7 and a similar Ishiwata 4130 based similar sized 24/25" loaded with earlier 105 gear. I love those old bikes. :)

    Not interested in modern bikes, their fashion of changing each year and give me proper Japanese steel in my frames!
     
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  3. Man in Cave

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    Thanks a bunch. I've been out of it for so long that the prices for new bikes are simply shocking. I've no doubt technology has improved weight and speed and power and such but I'll likely not buy new as long as I can keep mine rolling. Treks abound in my neck of the woods as I live very close to the Trek plant here in WI, and my town store sells a lot of them. Just it bit above my pay grade.

    S.J.
     
  4. Danddd

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    Got my dream bike 11 years ago, a Litespeed Classic with Shimano Dura Ace and Brooks titanium rail seat. Always wanted a Ti bike. My other bikes are a '72 Fuji Finest(catalog photo), bought used in 1976 and my everyday bike for 30 years. And a Specialized Sequoia for the gravel trails around my locale. Litespeed.jpg
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  5. K_50

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    1995 Sunn Vertik 2 & BMX Cruiser

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  6. soundmotor

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    What have I done? Deal too good to pass up, a Moulton and a Raleigh Twenty folder -

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  7. restorer-john

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    That raleigh is a 70s classic. Flat steel 20" wheels? Same as the Dragster Raleigh forks with that inverted dome cap on the fork top. 3 speed hub? I love that era, just a bit scared of folders back in the day.
     
  8. K_50

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    My cruiser at the local BMX track

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  10. tcdriver

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    Raleigh Sports - 1974

    Entering Monterey from Seaside
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  11. K_50

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    ^^ You're the one in black, I guess?
    Velodrome cycling is bad ass! I'd really like to try it someday.
     
  12. soundmotor

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    In my area and in that condition (+ for a tall rider) you could likely get back that, maybe even a bit more. That is a great bike, you chose wisely.
     
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  13. shrinkboy

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    yes, that's me. on a Fuji Track alu frame/carbon fork, with FFWD carbon disc on the back and no-name Chinese 88mm carbon aero front- some of the intensest, craziest fun i've ever had
     
  14. Man in Cave

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    Thank you. It feels so good to get back on and ride.

    S.J.
     
  15. Man in Cave

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    Fantastic. Professional racers would race in my hometown too, through the park. I always wanted to but, so it goes... Probably next year I'm going to have to find some new tires for these. Mine are very old, but they still both hold air. 125psi. They are tight and fast. I'm worried how much it's gonna cost me.

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  16. MaxxVolume

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    Those tubular wheel setups were something to feel ! My lightest pair was these Fiamme Ergal Gold Label (280 gr. IIRC), mounted on Campy small-flange hubs (36 hole) with DT double-butted spokes and Wolbert 300 gr. sew-ups. They weighed in at 2 1/2 pounds complete !

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    Indeed ! IMHO, Clement Criterium Seta (230 gram SILK !) tires stood head and shoulders above all others as far as feel, resilience, and weight advantage went.
    Back in those days, I spent a fair amount of my disposable income on silk tires and wool shorts & jerseys (Emily K, and Oliver "Butch" Martin were my favorites for merino wool riding gear).
     
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  18. MaxxVolume

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    Yes indeed !
    We used to frequent Kopp`s Cyclery in Princeton NJ, in the days when both Dick Swann and Fred DeLong were there....now THAT was an experience ! :) That place was like Disneyland for cyclists, riders from all over the place would show up there, the parking lot was full of top-of-the-line bikes....Masi, Colnago, Olmo, Bottechia, Bianchi (in that funky green that they called "Celeste"), Schwinn Paramounts, Raleigh Pro`s, Teledyne Titans, customs from Jim Redcay, Tom Kellogg, tandems from the likes of Bob Jackson and Santana, you name it, it showed up at Kopp`s....
    I really miss those days !
     
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  19. K_50

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    Winter is coming, so I built a "garage" for my bikes today:

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    "New" beater/winter bike.

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