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« Reply #100 on: March 04, 2015, 08:43:59 PM »
Very nice Russ!  What's all the writing on your rims.. are you taking prototypes home?  :-)

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« Reply #101 on: March 05, 2015, 07:26:15 AM »
maaaaybe ;-) rear is test plan # / weight / 30 hours on the drum. front is just some wheelbuild stuff

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« Reply #102 on: March 09, 2015, 09:43:48 AM »
It seems these bikes are missing their engines! My MTB was stolen a few years ago and that's alright. It helped lead me to my true love. No ragrets.

The gateway drug. Ibex Atlas with a bunch of nice kit on it.
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« Reply #103 on: March 09, 2015, 09:50:35 AM »
ew gross

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« Reply #104 on: March 09, 2015, 10:24:14 AM »
Shhhhhhh pedal heathen.....

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« Reply #105 on: March 09, 2015, 10:30:31 AM »
yeah that's right, stealth edit to add your real bike

you know where you are

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« Reply #106 on: March 09, 2015, 11:34:12 AM »
Starting with a child's toy was fine Russ... You'll have to grow up some day ;)

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« Reply #107 on: March 09, 2015, 01:49:24 PM »
Haha oh yeah? Tell me, where exactly do you put your groceries on that thing? I think it's pretty clear bicycles are more practical. Just so happens they're more fun too ;-)

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« Reply #108 on: March 09, 2015, 03:30:13 PM »
Well Russ, if I wanted to get groceries with it I'd put them wherever I wanted. I'd get a rack, take a backpack, pull a bike trailer, pull my damn car...

Maybe we should take this to PM but rest assured I'm not missing anything when it comes to pedal power.

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« Reply #109 on: March 10, 2015, 04:37:57 AM »
Attached (I hope)

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« Reply #110 on: March 10, 2015, 10:26:15 AM »
Rholoff! Niiice What kind of frame is that?

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« Reply #111 on: March 10, 2015, 12:47:08 PM »
@Stickman:
It's a Thorn, probably a Raven Tour Frame.

Rohloff, SON DynoHub, Edelux head light ... that's an expensive bike that'll probably last nearly forever. :)

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« Reply #112 on: March 10, 2015, 01:19:51 PM »
Looks quite nice.  Except of course for the wildly tilted up saddle.  What's up with that?

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« Reply #113 on: March 10, 2015, 01:35:13 PM »
The grocery getter and the commuter.

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« Reply #114 on: March 10, 2015, 07:49:51 PM »
@Stickman:
It's a Thorn, probably a Raven Tour Frame.

Rohloff, SON DynoHub, Edelux head light ... that's an expensive bike that'll probably last nearly forever. :)

The previous bike lasted me for over 35 years and I am hoping that this replacement will outlast me.

Rholoff! Niiice What kind of frame is that?

Frame = Thorn [Cycles] "Raven Sport Tour" (that specific frame is no-longer made unfortunately, but the newer "Raven Tour" is close)
Hence the abbreviation "RST" which leads to the name "Rusty" (which hopefully will remain an ironic name rather than a real description).

Looks quite nice.  Except of course for the wildly tilted up saddle.  What's up with that?

That is just what works for me with a Brooks saddle.

I could have the saddle a bit higher and if I did so, it would become more level, but never "horizontal".

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« Reply #115 on: March 13, 2015, 02:09:55 PM »

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« Reply #116 on: March 13, 2015, 04:32:48 PM »
I trade off between commuting on this and my road bike, but this is my _favourite_ bike :)  My bike commute is 50-75km, round trip (3-season only).

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« Reply #117 on: March 17, 2015, 08:30:10 PM »
Yeah there's this



and also,



But mainly


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« Reply #118 on: March 17, 2015, 08:53:29 PM »
It seems these bikes are missing their engines!
the engines are not visible because they are taking the pictures.

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« Reply #119 on: March 24, 2015, 04:48:08 PM »

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« Reply #120 on: April 11, 2015, 03:42:57 AM »
It seems these bikes are missing their engines!
the engines are not visible because they are taking the pictures.
Weak, slow, boring engines they are!

Yes please
http://www.redbull.com/us/en/motorsports/offroad/stories/1331656960623/erzbergrodeo-red-bull-hare-scramble-phantomcam-footage

What about Muscle over Motor? :)

A picture of my bike is attached. It's an Avanti Discovery 1.0, 2011 model. It's a fairly cheap bike, but I quite like it.

Although since I've started commuting daily in it (the last month or two), I've had thoughts about how much faster a road bike would be for the commute (or electrification of my current bike). I've also been wondering if it's worth buying a decent MTB for some off-road riding :)

PS: The mop was there when I moved in :)

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« Reply #121 on: April 14, 2015, 01:11:14 PM »


goodbye blue frameset, hello PINK frameset!


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« Reply #122 on: April 14, 2015, 04:02:38 PM »
Curved top tube for her pleasure.

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« Reply #123 on: April 14, 2015, 09:48:51 PM »
My pleasure too!

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« Reply #124 on: April 16, 2015, 09:19:30 AM »
Quote from: alsoknownasDean

What about Muscle over Motor? :)

It's BS in this case. I own a reel mower. I don't own a bicycle. I actually rode MTBs with a friend recently and spent the entire time thinking how fun it would be if I had been on my dirt bike.

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« Reply #125 on: April 16, 2015, 09:37:27 AM »
Sounds like your MTB's engine needs a tune up.

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« Reply #126 on: April 16, 2015, 10:22:29 AM »
I could never match it. Having my MLB stolen was great. Now I'm actually having fun. I'm out there for fun. MTBs are less fun or no fun.

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« Reply #127 on: April 16, 2015, 10:43:09 AM »


Vs



Without the cost. No brainer.
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« Reply #128 on: April 16, 2015, 11:34:58 AM »
I could never match it. Having my MLB stolen was great. Now I'm actually having fun. I'm out there for fun. MTBs are less fun or no fun.

Yep, definitely the engine.  Just listen to that sucker whine . . .

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« Reply #129 on: April 16, 2015, 11:44:34 AM »
I could never match it. Having my MLB stolen was great. Now I'm actually having fun. I'm out there for fun. MTBs are less fun or no fun.

Yep, definitely the engine.  Just listen to that sucker whine . . .

Sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of how awesome dirt bikes are.

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« Reply #130 on: June 18, 2015, 07:30:11 AM »
My Nashbar TR1 commuter three years old in all her glory:


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« Reply #131 on: June 22, 2015, 12:59:55 AM »
You people have some very high end bikes. I'm ridiculously uninformed about this stuff and was riding an awful supermarket bike for like 6 months before I got a slight upgrade, which to me was a pretty great upgrade actually:



However I can feel that it's meant for mountain biking not road commuting. Those wheels have way too much grip and the shocks waste energy, and I get taken over like I'm standing still by guys on proper road bikes. When I move to the US I'll invest in a proper commuter bike with a basket rack like the one in the above pic. So GuitarStv there may come a day when I will call upon your specialised...services... Until then feel free to book a motel room and await a phone call that may or may not arrive.

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« Reply #132 on: June 22, 2015, 05:23:03 AM »
Can you lock out the front suspension?

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« Reply #133 on: June 22, 2015, 05:37:52 AM »
Can you lock out the front suspension?

Yeah I did that and it helps a lot. I only realized I could do it last week :/

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« Reply #134 on: June 22, 2015, 05:51:42 AM »
It may also be worth looking into much slicker, slightly narrower tires like the ones that come on road/mountain hybrids, unless your move is pretty soon. Something like these, though of course Nashbar won't ship them to ZA.

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« Reply #135 on: June 22, 2015, 06:53:40 AM »
Anybody in this thread just getting started with bike commuting, you may want to read this article:

http://www.bikecommutercabal.com/convert-your-mtb-to-a-commuter/

Solid advice there.

My first commuter: a cheap aluminum MTB with slicks. It lasted about a year before I cracked the frame. Parts of this are still on my current bike.

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« Reply #136 on: June 22, 2015, 07:07:32 AM »
Oooh . . . butterfly bars!  I've always been drawn to those things.

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« Reply #137 on: June 22, 2015, 07:38:58 AM »
I used to have a bike problem. I'm over it now but haven't sold any. There are two electrics in my stable, hopefully paying for themselves over time, and this baby:


20 years old and looking great. I recently turned the handlebars around, raised them a tad and chopped them short, and gave it a good clean removing all the old stickers.
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« Reply #138 on: September 25, 2017, 12:23:14 PM »
Earlier this summer I refurbished a 1982 twelve speed Nishiki Roadbike. I'll try to get some pictures up here soon. I've put almost 300 miles on it since then; my only complaint is that I probably need to get new cabling (brake and shifter cable tension is sluggish).

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« Reply #139 on: September 25, 2017, 08:06:20 PM »
How about an orgy?

Not mine (not even close!), but a picture of a close friend's garage from a few years ago. This "bike garage" has even more bikes than the ones pictured here.


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« Reply #140 on: September 26, 2017, 10:16:23 AM »
My heavy monster !

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« Reply #141 on: September 26, 2017, 10:52:50 AM »
This "bike garage" has even more bikes than the ones pictured here.

Between my wife and I, I think we have 11 bikes.  Complete ones anyway. I finally have to build something dedicated to their storage and upkeep.


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« Reply #142 on: September 26, 2017, 10:59:30 AM »
My Big Dummy. Propping up a friend's amazingly awesome titanium salsa. 


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« Reply #143 on: September 26, 2017, 08:39:53 PM »
1997 Bianchi Volpe. Steel frame touring / commuting bike. Previous owner put Shimano 105 derailleurs on it. Got it for $125, took the whole thing apart, cleaned regreased recabled and reassembled. Added Shimano Biopace triple chainrings that I found in a parts bin for a few bucks for extra vintage awesomeness.  Rides like new.
Sheldon Brown approved!
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/volpe.html


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« Reply #144 on: October 04, 2017, 03:58:08 PM »
2017 Felt VR30. Absolutely love it. The 48/32 FSA chainset is very nice vs the standard 50/34.


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« Reply #145 on: October 05, 2017, 07:32:46 AM »
2017 Felt VR30. Absolutely love it. The 48/32 FSA chainset is very nice vs the standard 50/34.



Is that a Prologo Kappa?  If so, I think it's one of the best priced decent quality saddles you can buy . . .

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« Reply #146 on: October 05, 2017, 10:52:22 AM »
My bikes :)
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« Reply #147 on: October 05, 2017, 12:54:03 PM »
Here's my commuting vehicle :)

Had it since... hmm... 2005? Oh, and I've switched to a nicer set of lights since the photos.

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« Reply #148 on: October 06, 2017, 07:52:08 AM »
2017 Felt VR30. Absolutely love it. The 48/32 FSA chainset is very nice vs the standard 50/34.



Is that a Prologo Kappa?  If so, I think it's one of the best priced decent quality saddles you can buy . . .

Yes it is. It came standard with the bike, but I've found it to be very comfortable so far. Though I don't have much experience with different saddles..

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« Reply #149 on: November 12, 2017, 09:53:59 PM »
Such a blast on the front range.   Bike packing too - targeting the san juan hut system soon.