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What type of bicycle do you ride?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by mkee, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. mkee

    mkee Mu-43 Regular

    May 9, 2012
    Long Beach CA
    Since there is a car thread mine as well have a bike one too! Since we all seem to have the GAS :) 

    Ill start it off.

    Commuter bike 2007 Surly LHT
    Road bike 2009 Felt z35 upgraded with SRAM Red

    (post pics if you have them!)
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  2. mussomusso

    mussomusso Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 17, 2012
    Riva Del Garda
    Haibike Greed RC 29er carbon MTB
    Haibike Affair RC carbon Ultegra Di2 road
    Commencal Meta 551 26er

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  3. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    My crusin' bike is an Electra 24. For the road I ride my old Medici.

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  4. Fuji Touring

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    BAXTING Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Los Angeles SFV, CA
    Haven't had much seat time after I broke my leg/ankle on my Giant almost 9 months ago.

    I have a few bikes, but this one is still my favorite. Redline Monocog Flight 29er.

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  6. lightsnapper

    lightsnapper New to Mu-43

    Dec 16, 2009
    Dahon Mu SL 2009 and Brompton M3L 2010
    And I wanted to get a non-folding minivelo, but perhaps it's better to get an E-M5 or something similar first!


    EDIT: M3L is actually 2010 rather than 2011..
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  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    I have two custom Spectrum ti road frames, one a basic fast road bike design, the other a more laid back light touring, rough stuff geometry with clearance for fatter tires and fenders and built with S&S couplers so it all comes apart and stows in a large suitcase for travel. These are incredible frames built up with my own eclectic mix of parts and the culmination of many years of high mileage riding. I don't ride enough to do them justice these days, but I still love them when I do. I also have a Rivendell Bleriot built up as a town bike, with a rack, basket, fenders, and swept back bars. And I have a Brompton that I used to take into the city on the train, but don't have that much use for anymore. It's way too cool and handy at times just to stick in the trunk of the car to sell. I love gadgets and the Brompton is the ultimate cycling gadget. I also have an old Bridgestone RB1 frame that used to be my fixed gear bike but I haven't ridden fixed in a couple of years and now it seems to be permanently attached to a trainer in my basement for trying not to go totally to seed over the winter.

    I uses to be a hard core rider (4-6,000 miles per year, lots of centuries, tours, etc) and I had a LOT of bikes and frames in various states of function and build. Now I'm a very casual rider but I still have a fair amount of gear to show from my big-mile days.

    Faster Spectrum:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/4308244655/" title="P1000050 by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> View attachment 250847 "1024" height="768" alt="P1000050"></a>

    Laid back Spectrum:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/4308338415/" title="P1000053 by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> View attachment 250848 "1024" height="768" alt="P1000053"></a>

    Brompton (in 'parked' position)
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/7019329401/" title="DSCF0019 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">
    FinePix X100    ---    23mm    f/2.0    1/85s    ISO 3200
    "1024" height="680" alt="DSCF0019"></a>

    I don't have a photo of the Bleriot handy, but its the prettiest of the bunch...

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  8. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Road bike: Scott CR1 carbon. We do about 200kms per week.

    My old wheeler mountain bike still goes, but is due for an upgrade.

    I still have the bike I did all my touring on, but she's retired.

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  9. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Now that's a pretty bike....

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  10. coffeecat

    coffeecat Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Aug 4, 2012
    SW England
    My ride for commuting (every day) and general tooling around is a 2006 Specialized Crossroads. Not pretty, but a great bike. And very dirty on top of the matt black paint job... No pic cos I'm out with the car and no camera.


    Sent from my phone using Tapatalk 2
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  11. greenlight

    greenlight Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 16, 2012
    Colin B
    My "good" bike isn't very interesting, although I enjoy riding it (2005 Specialized Rockhopper). My town bike is a bit more unusual, an old Muddy Fox Courier that I converted to single speed:

    E3200    ---    6mm    f/2.8    1/26s    ISO 50

    I've had this for about 15 years after someone discarded it by throwing it over my yard wall - a cheap pair of new forks and some salvaged wheels and it was back on the road again.
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  12. rklepper

    rklepper Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 19, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    Every day commuter is a Cannondale Street

    Fun bike is a Cannondale Quick 1 carbon fiber. :) 
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  13. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Canadian-made Triumph. Everyday commuter bike.
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  14. TDP

    TDP Guest

  15. robin3mj

    robin3mj Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 30, 2012
    Commuter: Kona Jake with a 1x8 drivetrain (front disc fork added since this pic was taken)

    Road: Cannondale CAAD9
    Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS    ---    5mm    f/8.0    1/200s    ISO 200

    Cross racing & travel: Serotta CX (their old stock model) with S&S couplers
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  16. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    Motobecane Le Champion

    I've never thought to take any pictures of it. Hmmm...
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  17. ozfoz

    ozfoz Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 8, 2012
    An Avanti Corsa Team road bike (purchased when it was superseded so about half-price) and an MTB from Anaconda. Will post pics tomorrow.
    Above description probably doesn't make any sense to people outside of Aus/NZ!
  18. janneman

    janneman Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 6, 2012
    Jan (John) Kusters
    After years on a Giant Stonebreaker mountain bike used for both every day traffic and camping trips, I switched to a sturdy Sparta every-day bike. Simple, no maintenance to speak of, and it does the job.

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  19. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    A 2009 green Surly LHT outfitted as a tourer (Brooks Flyer, wider bars, steel fenders, rear rack, three bottle cages), and a so-so quality aluminum cyclocross for 'road' use. I'm looking hard at wooden bike frames, even pondering making one...

    Mattia's Ride by mattia_v, on Flickr
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  20. thinkcooper

    thinkcooper Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 29, 2011
    I'm really bad with bikes...

    - Redline Conquest Pro, aluminum, with SRAM Rival | cyclocross & rainy roadie
    - Hunter custom steel with SRAM mix |cyclocross
    - Ridley Team, aluminum, with SRAM mix | cyclocross
    - Phat 29er, custom aluminum cruiser, single speed with drum brakes | townie bar bike
    - Caletti 29er, custom steel/aluminum full suspension | mountain bike
    - Specialized P2, single speed | pump track bike
    - Ibis Silk SL, carbon fiber, with SRAM red/force mix | road bike
    - Kestrel Evoke SL, carbon fiber, with Dura Ace | road bike
    - Pedal Force TT2, carbon fiber, Dura Ace | Time Trial bike
    - Columbia trike, 60's vintage
    - Rhode Car, two seater quadracycle

    Opposite ends of the spectrum...


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