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post #106 of 3475
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I can get into tachycardia fastest with a road bike, but that's just me. No crashing to slow me down.

But, Kevin, the day after you first posted with this trikke fad, I was going around Lake Harriet and saw two old boys proudly riding theirs. I'll check with SWMBO to see if they all ready have a nick name for them in the E.R.
Up in your neck of the woods, you can get them with skis, no kidding! ;-)
they probably do have an ER nick name for them if they show up with any frequency. Something like kamakazi three wheeler, or some such.
post #107 of 3475
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they probably do have an ER nick name for them if they show up with any frequency. Something like kamakazi three wheeler, or some such.
Donortrike?

Wrenching continues: Fuji Roubaix becomes errand bike with Schwalbe 700c25c Marathon Plus tires and Ketter rear basket. 0.75" higher on the stem helps the old boy's back. Everything rolls and nothing rattles. Century Pro also gets 700x25c Marathon Plus treatment for rough trails and old bones and a front bag for essentials. Wife's Cannondale H400 got new rubber (now, if I can just get her to ride it) and all the drivetrains got cleaned and adjusted.

Rode two electric assist bikes last week; so far a BionX PL 350 conversion of a decent hydrid looks like errand bike #2 for the ten and twenty mile store runs.
post #108 of 3475
This is my new MTB- Gary Fisher Piranha. I have TIME'S clipless pedals on it now. Everything else is pretty much stock. I'm also going ghetto tubeless later this week and I also put a bash guard on it. She rides great though.





post #109 of 3475
poetic that GF looks amazing... I spent my bike savings on my new headphones, but I was looking at Coves and Brodies and... and... and... but they're all too expensive for me.
post #110 of 3475
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Originally Posted by potato28 View Post
poetic that GF looks amazing... I spent my bike savings on my new headphones, but I was looking at Coves and Brodies and... and... and... but they're all too expensive for me.
Depending on what type of frame you are looking for, oyu might look at transition bikes - I have a bottle rocket, and prefer it to both my Santa Cruz V10 and Blur 4X bikes - both set up with tip top componenets (Blackboxx sram components and DT swiss, etc)
post #111 of 3475
Here's mine, these are old pictures, current bike has new bar wraps and saddle (yellow).





I love biking without brakes, especially when there's heavy traffic.
post #112 of 3475
My Specialized SX Trail. It's 3 years old, but I haven't found anything that strikes the same perfect balance for me in recent years. It's in the shop right now after a GREAT weekend in Whistler


And my single speed Giant Boulder. Wanted a beater singlespeeder so I bought the cheap boulder and installed all my old parts that I had laying around. The cranks alone (crank bros) are worth more than the bike
post #113 of 3475
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Originally Posted by DemonicLemming View Post
It'd be primarily for city riding, but there's plenty of rough pavement and the like around here, and I think having front fork shocks would be a benefit when riding over that stuff.
You already have much better suspension and you don't even know it- your arms and legs. They provide 12" of suspension that's more efficient than any suspension design on the market. If you're in the city, the pavement and curbs can't be bad enough that you need suspension, and you'll appreciate the improved efficiency of not having your fork bobbing up & down. I'm replacing the front fork on my single speed with a rigid fork as soon as I have the cash.
post #114 of 3475
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Here's mine, these are old pictures, current bike has new bar wraps and saddle (yellow).





I love biking without brakes, especially when there's heavy traffic.
I'll never understand these candy bikes.
post #115 of 3475
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I'll never understand these candy bikes.
It's unique, what else is there to understand?
post #116 of 3475
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I'll never understand these candy bikes.
The beauty of track bikes (fixies) is the lack of weight, it's like peddling nothing.

M11a, how much does your bike weigh? BTW you need more yellow, yellow carbon/aero spoke (radial pattern), yellow alloy nipples, yellow crank-set, and a decent water-bottle.
post #117 of 3475
Here are my rides!













post #118 of 3475
Ray, you must not be from around here, way too practical with hand laced wheels too, and only a foreigner would use a Brooks saddle and Grant Peterson Mustache bars. Dude where's your Vans, no one rides with Sidi's and cleats.
post #119 of 3475
Its nice to meet a Rivendell fan!
post #120 of 3475
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Its nice to meet a Rivendell fan!
I've been following the exploits of Grant for many years, I have an RB-1 and I'm a card carrying BOB.
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