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Re: What bicycle do you own?
« Reply #50 on: May 23, 2019, 03:05:29 PM »

Rather than switch your headset for threadless (I assume to accommodate cheaper/easier to find regular threadless stems?) why not just get a quill stem to threadless converter:


Does the same job, but hella cheaper.
Change to threadless would also be to get a fork that would work with disk brakes and is easier to fit a fender (and possibly a rack). A quil stem to threadless converter would allow me to try the topside changes without the expense of the doing everything at once, but I'm pretty certain that if I work out topside configuration that I really like then I will want to change my fork.

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Re: What bicycle do you own?
« Reply #51 on: May 23, 2019, 06:41:23 PM »
You're talking about new bars, new stem, new brake levers (which means new shifters typically), new brakes, new fork.

I like fiddling with bikes . . . and have pondered doing similar with an older bike that I really like.  But every time I start pricing stuff, there's no way in hell it makes sense to do what you're talking about doing.  It's always cheaper to hold out and buy a new (used) bike closer to the configuration you want.

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Re: What bicycle do you own?
« Reply #52 on: May 24, 2019, 08:26:50 AM »
Bike 1: Surly Disc Trucker 26".  This is my suv bike.  It has big comfy tires, accommodates studded tires in winter, has a rack, hub generator & lights and platform/spd pedals with a huge gear range.  Pretty much every ride I do is on this.

Bike 2: Specialized Roubaix.  Road bike for riding in fast group rides.  This was really expensive and not mustachian at all, but I like it a lot.  Most of my fitness riding is on this.

Bike 3: Cervelo P2.  I was doing tris fairly regularly for a while, so I have this bike.  I have it on my trainer right now, and use it for indoor fitness rides.  I still do the occasional triathlon.  This bike is stupid fast, yielding me an additional 2 mph over a similar course at the same power output as Bike 2.

Bike 4: Cyclocross bike.  I've been trying to sell this for a while.  I got this thinking I could merge bike 1 & 2, but I didn't like it.  No one apparently wants it, and I'm not ready to give it away.

Bike 5: Co-Motion Tandem.  I use this with the kids.

In terms of style, I agree with GuitarStv on drop bars.  All my bikes except the P2 are drop bars.  They are much more comfortable than flat bars for me, as flat bars put pressure in bad places on my hands.

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Re: What bicycle do you own?
« Reply #53 on: May 24, 2019, 09:19:56 AM »

Bike 4: Cyclocross bike.  I've been trying to sell this for a while.  I got this thinking I could merge bike 1 & 2, but I didn't like it.  No one apparently wants it, and I'm not ready to give it away.

Where are you located and what's the Cyclocross look like?

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Re: What bicycle do you own?
« Reply #54 on: May 24, 2019, 10:06:37 AM »
You're talking about new bars, new stem, new brake levers (which means new shifters typically), new brakes, new fork.

I like fiddling with bikes . . . and have pondered doing similar with an older bike that I really like.  But every time I start pricing stuff, there's no way in hell it makes sense to do what you're talking about doing.  It's always cheaper to hold out and buy a new (used) bike closer to the configuration you want.
Yeah, you're probably right. I would keep my V-brakes on the rear (and probably not upgrade my front brakes right away). My shifters and levers are separate, but the shifters are twist shifters so they wouldn't work on drop or butterfly handles. I could probably keep current shifters and brake levers if I chose H-bullhorn style bars.

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Re: What bicycle do you own?
« Reply #55 on: May 24, 2019, 11:36:41 AM »

Bike 4: Cyclocross bike.  I've been trying to sell this for a while.  I got this thinking I could merge bike 1 & 2, but I didn't like it.  No one apparently wants it, and I'm not ready to give it away.

Where are you located and what's the Cyclocross look like?

Not intending this as a classified ad.  I did send you a PM.

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Re: What bicycle do you own?
« Reply #56 on: May 31, 2019, 06:51:57 PM »
I just picked up an old Shogun trail breaker and Benotto mountain bike for close to free, and also noticed a Jamis Aurora touring bike going for very cheap nearby... but now I have too many bikes, have to get rid of one, wouldn't mind adding a touring bike though..

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Re: What bicycle do you own?
« Reply #57 on: June 18, 2019, 07:37:35 AM »
Norco Indie hybrid for commuting, it's got flat pedals, full coverage fenders and a rack. I like it a lot except the mechanical disc brakes which are hard to adjust correctly. They do brake pretty good in wet conditions though.

Norco Valence 105 I got only slightly used for road riding and group rides. It's and 'endurance' style road bike and I love it. So far the longest ride I did on it was 100km without any discomfort, looking to do more.

If I had the space I would also get a steel touring bike for mixed terrain adventures and as a backup commuter.

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Re: What bicycle do you own?
« Reply #58 on: June 19, 2019, 11:38:22 AM »
Where do you guys put all these bikes?  I have one and find it's a bit in the way in the garage as I also have tools, a welding station, a wood working station, book shelves, etc.  I mean I have my bike off to the side but like to move it out of the way when I'm welding or wood working so it doesn't get sparks, ground metal, saw dust, etc.

Also, I'm seeing bikes in pics hanging from their wheel.  Looks like that would mess up the wheel.  Does it?
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Re: What bicycle do you own?
« Reply #59 on: June 19, 2019, 11:50:53 AM »
Where do you guys put all these bikes?  I have one and find it's a bit in the way in the garage as I also have tools, a welding station, a wood working station, book shelves, etc.  I mean I have my bike off to the side but like to move it out of the way when I'm welding or wood working so it doesn't get sparks, ground metal, saw dust, etc.

Also, I'm seeing bikes in pics hanging from their wheel.  Looks like that would mess up the wheel.  Does it?

Well... four bicycles takes up far less space than a single car.  If you value the role a bike has in your life it's really not hard to find a place for it. 
As for hanging a bike by it's wheel - no, it doesn't mess up the wheel. After all, a bicycle rim is designed to take the full weight of the rider, including going into tight turns and small hops (e.g. off curbs): It routinely handles 100+lbs of force and will briefly take loads of well over 200lbs. They are designed to be very strong. Hanging the ~18-20lb frame is not even remotely a mechanical challenge.


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Re: What bicycle do you own?
« Reply #60 on: June 19, 2019, 12:04:09 PM »
Where do you guys put all these bikes?  I have one and find it's a bit in the way in the garage as I also have tools, a welding station, a wood working station, book shelves, etc.  I mean I have my bike off to the side but like to move it out of the way when I'm welding or wood working so it doesn't get sparks, ground metal, saw dust, etc.

Also, I'm seeing bikes in pics hanging from their wheel.  Looks like that would mess up the wheel.  Does it?

I put hooks in the garage ceiling so they can be hung up and out of the way.  I don't do welding in my garage, but will just lift them down and wheel them out of the way if there's going to be a lot of sawdust flying around.

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Re: What bicycle do you own?
« Reply #61 on: June 19, 2019, 12:25:01 PM »
I too make much sawdust.
I just ride faster the next day so it all blows off.

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Re: What bicycle do you own?
« Reply #62 on: June 19, 2019, 01:45:47 PM »
In the house. Mine has its own bedroom! I do live alone though :-)

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Re: What bicycle do you own?
« Reply #63 on: June 19, 2019, 02:07:56 PM »
Where do you guys put all these bikes?

I live alone in a 1 bedroom apartment.  My "dining" area has 3 bikes in it instead of a table. 

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« Reply #64 on: June 19, 2019, 03:15:22 PM »
I live in a house, as part of a family of four. There are gates on either side of the house, as the backyard is fenced (to keep out the deer, mostly). Behind the gate, on the north side, we added a shed roof that sticks out about 3.5 feet and covers the trash cans, the recycling bins, and "fleet parking", which is diagonal back-in parking for, um, "a lot" of bikes. We built a rack, of sorts, to allow this. (Upgrading the rack from wood to metal is on the "make our lives nicer" list.)

Basically, we go out the front door if we're walking or driving. We go out the back door and grab bikes if we're biking (which is more frequent). The design thinking is "it should be more convenient to walk out of the house and grab your bike then to have to go find a car key." There are shoe racks by each door, containing appropriate footwear...

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Re: What bicycle do you own?
« Reply #65 on: June 19, 2019, 08:34:07 PM »
The design thinking is "it should be more convenient to walk out of the house and grab your bike then to have to go find a car key." There are shoe racks by each door, containing appropriate footwear...
Great idea, design for success!


We're lucky to have a garage a couple extra feet wider than the garage door. We made a row of wall hooks at a 45 angle from the wall: takes up less room, easy to build, easy to get in/out, and easy to clean under.

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Re: What bicycle do you own?
« Reply #66 on: June 20, 2019, 04:44:42 AM »
I can't remember the models, but we have 4 bikes
-mine is a Rocky Mountain hybrid
-DH's summer daily driver is a 20 year old Gary Fisher mountain bike
-DH's winter daily driver is a Specialized mountain bike
-DH's actual riding-in-the-mountains bike is a 20 year old Brody

We store the daily drivers in the summer in a sort of garden shed container on the front lawn (townhouse, no garage) In the winter, everything is inside in the basement. 2 bikes hang from hooks on the ceiling.

Our new condo has dedicated bike cages, so that's great, but we haven't yet found out how many spots we can get.

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Re: What bicycle do you own?
« Reply #67 on: June 20, 2019, 06:37:06 AM »
I have...a lot. But, I work in the bike world, and it's pretty much my life.

- Specialized Crux- for fast road rides, long gravel roads, etc
- Pivot 429sl- for endurance mtb racing
- Yeti carbon trail bike- for fun mountain biking...this is not really "mine" but my borrowed bike for the summer.
- Bridgestone MB2- my get around town, get groceries, ride to work bike. Old mtb that I made into a townie with some riser bars and a milk crate for a basket.

This is actually the least amount of bikes I've had in a while. I'll probably build up a hardtail this summer as I miss having one, and enjoy the efficiency.

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Re: What bicycle do you own?
« Reply #68 on: June 20, 2019, 09:59:54 AM »
Our bikes live in the one-car garage that we use as a large shed (car lives outside). It's easy enough to roll a few bikes out of the way when needed (my bike is the most frequently used thing in the garage, so much better to move int out of the way than something else.

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Re: What bicycle do you own?
« Reply #69 on: June 22, 2019, 09:45:17 PM »
Cannondale CaadX Cyclocross
Black
2017
$1100, but it was their floor model, so I got it for $600. 

I love it.