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Bike porn! Post your bike here!
« on: June 17, 2013, 08:23:08 PM »
Grant you better have something incredibly incitefull to say for your 2,000th post!
So materialism is bad and blah blah blah and all that stuff, but on the other hand, bikes are really cool. So for my 2,000th post I'm starting a bike thread!

This gorgeous red machine is mine:

It's the house-brand bike of Nashbar, a hometown Columbus company that's pretty much the Newegg of bikes. I managed to get it for less than the sticker price, but it was still probably a little more bike than I really needed.

Anybody else got a two-wheeled wealth machine that they love more than most people (not a grammatical mistake)?
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 10:28:03 PM »
I have a cheap, aging commuter bike that I have been using as much as possible lately to get into a good bike habit. Pretty soon I'll talk myself into going and buying a nice bike (once I figure out what the hell I want - bike shopping seems so much more confusing that when I was young...)

Until then, my beater gets the job done.



Note: Japanese road laws require, I believe, all bicycles to have a bell.

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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013, 10:43:04 PM »
Mine is an old mountain bike frame with new components and commuter tires. I picked I up from a local bike repair shop for $220. It's the perfect commuting machine and it's surprisingly fast.

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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2013, 11:08:06 PM »
Well bike porn is one way to celebrate your 2,000th post. Thanks for being such an active member. I enjoy your insight.

Grant you better have something incredibly incitefull to say for your 2,000th post!
So materialism is bad and blah blah blah and all that stuff, but on the other hand, bikes are really cool. So for my 2,000th post I'm starting a bike thread!

It's the house-brand bike of Nashbar, a hometown Columbus company that's pretty much the Newegg of bikes. I managed to get it for less than the sticker price, but it was still probably a little more bike than I really needed.

Anybody else got a two-wheeled wealth machine that they love more than most people (not a grammatical mistake)?

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2013, 06:31:28 AM »

This is my grocery-getting setup. Although, I have to admit, I haven't used it for groceries yet this season. Shame :(

Norco Fraiser, steel touring bike. I love how it rides (slow for a drop bar bike, but comfortable). This particular one had been sitting in the back of my local shop for two years, so I got it for less than half MSRP. I'm pretty happy with that.

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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2013, 06:57:16 AM »
Nice photo! Has a nice "seductive young bicycle half out of white sundress in a grassy field" vibe going on.  ^^

(I might be taking the "porn" part of the title a bit too seriously...)

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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2013, 07:36:04 AM »

Anybody else got a two-wheeled wealth machine that they love more than most people (not a grammatical mistake)?

Grammar joke ftw!

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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2013, 08:38:36 AM »
So glad you posted this. Somehow I never connected this to MMM, but my bike actually has actually had a mustache for a lot longer than I have...

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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2013, 08:45:56 AM »
My Jamis Coda. 3 Years of hard core..... commuting.

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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2013, 11:26:34 AM »
Nice photo! Has a nice "seductive young bicycle half out of white sundress in a grassy field" vibe going on.  ^^

(I might be taking the "porn" part of the title a bit too seriously...)

I had the same impression before I got down to your comment :)

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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2013, 11:40:13 AM »
here's a trimmed version of my fleet:


Gen 1 santa cruz nomad  [Craigslist score]
~2010 Specialized Sirrus (woo fenders) [Craigslist score]
~2009 A2B metro (ebike yay cheating) [Craigslist score]

~1200 miles YTD commuting, only ~20% on the ebike [days I need to wear a tie/jacket, meet customers/partners]
**Yes, I am profligate hedonist wasteful spender with too many bikes I get it, how could I possibly need more than one bike I only have 2 legs and it should have been something I found in the dumpster
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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2013, 12:17:54 PM »


1980 Fuji Gran Tourer. Restored with new wheels (including a dynamo hub), fenders, lights, and homemade rack and bag.

Not pictured: 2008 Surly Steamroller, 2013 Bike Friday Silk.

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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2013, 04:18:25 PM »
I keep her gangster so nobody will want to steal her.

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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2013, 04:24:32 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2013, 04:25:33 PM »
much better resize job Kriegsspiel!

Here is mine:

Kona Sutra, with hobo superstore basket in natural surroundings

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« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2013, 05:08:19 PM »
These bikes are so clean!  I'm just using a late 90's Canadian Tire special mountain bike my brother stopped using.  It's a little muddy.  One thing I'll have to learn is proper bike maintenance.

While I can't recall the make of it, I eyed up an old road bike my uncle rode around while he lived in Ottawa back in the 70's.  It seemed to be in good condition and he said I could have it.  Looks like I have an upcoming fix-up project.  :D
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« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2013, 06:01:53 AM »
Jamis Allegro definitely non-mustachian with the purchase.

Not seen in this picture is a frame leaning up against two cinder blocks which I'm going to build. It will be a road bike when I'm done and not a beater like this one is turning into.

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« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2013, 09:10:48 AM »
I have a lot of bikes, but in the spirit of this forum, I'll put up this picture of my main commuter/long distance tourer.

$100 Origin8 frame, left over parts, new wheels (with front generator hub), fenders from Velo Orange, bags from Craigslist.  This picture was taken during a 3 day, 350 mile trip last year from Jacksonville to West Palm Beach, FL.



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« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2013, 12:08:47 AM »
OK, here's bike porn from this evening's ride, with company.

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« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2013, 10:17:57 AM »
orgy in the dining room


1x10 CX / urban monstertruck biek


old faithful


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« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2013, 07:39:18 AM »
There are some really nice bikes on here. Definitely the type you can live with (I'll admit to lusting a bit over that Fuji Gran Tourer).

But the title said Porn. So here's my porn star. Not the type to take home and introduce to your parents, but plenty of fun to get dirty with ;)



Keep up the pretty bike pictures, I'm enjoying seeing the variety everyone here has.

James: I'm super jealous of your riding location. Very nice.

Mr. Minsc, are you in Ottawa? If so, you should take your bike to Re-cycles (Bronson at Gladstone). Use their tools and learn how to do everything on your bike under the guidance of awesome knowledgable volunteers.
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« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2013, 08:17:06 PM »
OK, PORN.

My current race bike:


2012-07-23_18-02-56_764

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« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2013, 06:49:03 AM »
Mr. Minsc, are you in Ottawa? If so, you should take your bike to Re-cycles (Bronson at Gladstone). Use their tools and learn how to do everything on your bike under the guidance of awesome knowledgable volunteers.

Actually, I live in Prince Edward Island.  I know there's a bike shop in town I could take it to, though I'll have to see if they let sit in on the tune up.  Seeing as it has sitting for likely 25+ years there's certainly some work to do.  Aside from the tuneup and lube the tires are getting ripe and I'll have to add some reflectors or lights.  Sometime after I can gradually start pimping it out with fenders, a watcha-ma-callit rack, and any other accessories which will make the bike more useful.
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« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2013, 07:00:29 PM »
x-post from Share Your Badassity

I made a bicycle hub. I've been working on it for the past month or so (it's my own design so it took a bit longer than just the machine time). I think it's pretty damn sexy, so I thought I'd share here as well. More pics in the other thread

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« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2013, 04:48:07 PM »
Beautiful bikes, everyone! I love the variety.

Here's mine. I porn'ed it up with some filters (that's how porn works, right?):



It's a TiCycles Steilacoom cyclocross bike but I use it for everything: 'cross, commuting, errands, recreation, exercise, meditation/therapy.

(The fenders are still on because they have the uncanny ability to influence the weather: when I take them off, it rains that day.)

Notice the little hitch on the rear skewer... for pulling my daughter to daycare in her trailer on the way to work.

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« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2013, 08:39:30 PM »
Here's mine!  Giant Escape with fenders and pannier bag.  Hiding behind it is my husband's much sexier fancy Orbea road bike. 
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« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2013, 08:43:43 AM »


1980 Fuji Gran Tourer. Restored with new wheels (including a dynamo hub), fenders, lights, and homemade rack and bag.

Not pictured: 2008 Surly Steamroller, 2013 Bike Friday Silk.

She's a beauty!

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« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2013, 12:08:44 PM »
Wow what a collection of bikes.  Although I was starting to think I was a bike snob. Thankfully some of you came through with some pretty fancy stuff.

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« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2014, 06:26:29 PM »
Bumping an old thread but since everyone here likes biking, I thought it appropriate!  Anyway, here's my bike (in the foreground) at the day's midpoint.

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« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2014, 10:48:55 AM »
Brought my bike inside and cleaned it up a bit. It's a new-to-me Trek 7500 FX.
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« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2014, 12:05:32 PM »
"Big Mama" Cannondale Beast of the East with a Free Radical on the back -  We're never home for Christmas, so I decorate the bike instead of a tree.

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« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2014, 01:56:54 PM »
My city commuter, single speed. Not practical but perfect for Calgary streets. i don't work when I am there so life is good.

My wife's vintage British folding bike $40 at the local community bike shop.

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« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2014, 03:14:19 PM »
There's a dearth of winter bike pic in this thread!  Here's my trusty old Giant Escape after commuting today through 6 inches of fresh snow and then shovelling the driveway:



Sexy add-ons include:
- bearings greased with snowmobile grease that won't freeze
- Huge ATB fenders with reflective tape
- Studded BMX pedals
- Chopped down handlebars with bar ends
- Front/rear racks
- Folding baskets

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« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2014, 05:41:07 PM »

aww, yeah.

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« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2014, 08:08:44 AM »
got a new bike a while ago, finally got some alright photos of it

last weekend, rode from Madison up to Devils Lake for a night



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« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2014, 01:12:46 PM »
I'm not feeling the pink bar tape  :P

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« Reply #38 on: June 23, 2014, 10:16:17 AM »
Recently got back into cycling and got a new road bike, Jamis Ventura Sport.  It was last years model so I got it for only $450 out the door.  Not super high-end but good enough for me.



I am also in the process of tweaking my existing hybrid for a bike tour I am taking next month and then it will become my commuter bike.  It is a 2008 Trek 7100, I have added rack and panniers and currently have a trekking bar waiting to be installed.

I don't care much about high end components as I feel that they aren't worth the cost for the small improvement but I do usually spend the extra on nice tires.  Schwalbe Marathon on the Trek and Michelin Pro 4 on the Jamis.

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« Reply #39 on: June 23, 2014, 11:17:22 AM »
My son "borrowed"  my 1977 Fuji S-10-S and rode it across the country.  This pic in Montana somewhere.
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« Reply #40 on: June 23, 2014, 02:44:52 PM »
I ride a '94 Trek 820, female version.


It got me around town, and around the Cabot Trail one fine summer.
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« Reply #41 on: June 25, 2014, 11:19:30 AM »
Sensa Strada with covered chain for muddy roads, paid entirely by my employer in a program to promote bike commuting. The bag is made by Vaude. It has a system to easily click it onto any bike, and the system can be hidden behind a zipper at the office so it looks like a regular bag.

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« Reply #42 on: June 25, 2014, 04:23:00 PM »
No gas, no oil, just Chevrolegs!

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« Reply #43 on: June 26, 2014, 12:07:53 PM »
I spent too much money on my bike, but I don't regret it (unlike many purchases I've made).

I was going to ask if anybody else on the forum ever does any bike touring (I see that a few do). I always feel that the enforced minimalism of self-contained touring helps me reset my acquisitive impulses to more mustachian levels. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to do any tours in the last few years, but if I ever do get to retire, cross country is the first thing I want to do!

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« Reply #44 on: June 26, 2014, 02:18:55 PM »
Oh yeah... Univega.
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« Reply #45 on: June 26, 2014, 02:52:38 PM »
My 1996 GT LTS-3.  Purchased from a departing soldier while stationed at Camp Humphries, S. Korea in 1999 and it's literally been around the world with me since then.  This thing could tell some stories:)

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« Reply #46 on: June 27, 2014, 01:17:34 PM »
Thought I'd post a couple of pictures of my $5 Schwinn as it progresses toward being my new commuter bike.  Picked it up on CL in the following lovely shape:



Some new braze-ons for racks and bottles, fresh powder coat, a new set of wheels with a generator front hub, and parts from my stash (or 'stache?):



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« Reply #47 on: June 27, 2014, 02:37:11 PM »
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« Reply #48 on: June 27, 2014, 03:52:12 PM »
Opinions on the little plastic disk that goes behind your cassette?  I know some people who vehemently disagree with having these on a bike, but it just seems like a cheap bit of insurance to prevent a derailleur that gets banged out of alignment from jamming into and ruining your rear wheel to me.  No?

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« Reply #49 on: June 27, 2014, 04:07:35 PM »
Just started putting miles on this one :)
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