What do you normally ride? Your bike: a poll
Posted 26 July 2008 - 06:06 PM
raleigh 16" mountain tires -- "twisty" shifters, steel
fugi absolute 19" road tires -- "thumb" shifters
have only been riding about 6 months out of the last 12 since not riding for at least 37 years
three weeks ago, started doing a weekly 14 mile group ride (central PA hills in late rush hour traffic) -- first two weeks on the raleigh, this week on the fugi
95+ minutes first week
92 minutes second week
80 minutes third week
bikes make a difference!! or at least tires do!!
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 04:01 PM
here is an example of his lugwork prior to painting:
I'll make everything matter and I'll believe that everything lasts.
I see love as a dream and I'll never wake up
and I'll change every day and I'll taste every drop!
Posted 30 July 2008 - 01:16 AM
A Cannondale Caad 8 with new Centaur components. Appropriately painted Davidson Wildcats Red and Black- GO CATS!.
Sometime this year I'm looking to get a System Six or 2008 Six13 frame and begin to build it up.
But I must admit, every time I see a Time VXR or Indy Fab Ti Crown Jewel I do get a little aroused. But that's all fantasy stuff. Better to save for my daughter's college fund.
I now ride a Caad 8 too. Five weeks ago I rode nothing.
Posted 03 August 2008 - 05:19 PM
I now have finished my Merak. The frame is from 2003 (old but not used) and the colours are from the famous Alessio team (you know, Ivan Gotti, my role model).
Posted 03 August 2008 - 08:00 PM
Posted 08 September 2008 - 08:39 PM
Well, that would be what I would normally ride if there were any justice in this bloody world, that is.
Posted 02 February 2009 - 04:51 AM
Second ride: Colnago C50 with Campagnolo Record 10 speed, Neutron wheels, Time pedals, and FSA Wing bar. A very sweet bike!
Third ride: De Rosa Primato from 1995 with Campagnolo Record 9 speed, Campagnolo record pedals. This bike has a great personality, and while a little heavy, it has minimal frame flex -- when you push on the pedals, you go forward. I ride this at least once a month or so, typically for a ride along the Pacific coast and always enjoy the ride.
This post has been edited by jim geier: 04 February 2009 - 04:04 AM
Posted 02 February 2009 - 10:14 PM
I have four bikes left after the buys at the last swap meet and the losses from the latest home burglary:
Huffy custom Graphite Beta I version of the funny bikes...this one is a road bike (kinda early Ti-Eatalot dimensions) made in 1990 in Dayton Ohio. Fun, Campy 8 and kinda okay, but soft (good for the tushy tho'....!) ...weekend bike, and no rain allowed.
Huffy Santa Fe beater, for chasing the pigs and horses around the ranch...REALLY FUN, and I only use the garden hose and WD-40 for maintenance.
Pogliaghi with DA8, Eurofesh team bike (from like....'92) that I traded housing for 6 months for....or...maybe it kinda got left behind as a 'thank you' present by one of the old roadies who (shacked up) lived here last year. Hey, it's a 57 and it fits...so it getz ridden a lot! All Columbus SLX, good ol' steel....no issues with this bike.
ParkPre Mountain bike that this Fred sold me for $35 a few years ago. I put a pair of good wheels (Deore XT hubs and Crampandgoslo mtn rims) on it and a suspension fork in it, but its a hardtail....Hafta be careful on the bumpz. Worth about 20 times the price I paid for it. Really dirty and full of weeds, cattails, wild grasses, etc. Been crashed over 100 times, I bet. I am not very good at staying upright, especially on the dirt.
Posted 05 February 2009 - 11:30 AM
excellent choice, bodo! wear it proudly!
-3°f here this morning and another inch of snow last night! i'm jonesing for a chance to ride after nearly a month of bitter cold and near record snowfall.
i'm not buying a new bike this spring, but when campy 11-speed prices come down to earth i'll give it a look.
Posted 05 February 2009 - 04:34 PM
...i'm not buying a new bike this spring, but when campy 11-speed prices come down to earth i'll give it a look.
have you checked out prices in the UK? I try to honor my LBS, but a pair of shifters is WAY less from there at the moment. So I got a set of 2009 Centaurs on the way from totalcycling.com , but I'll get the new front der from my shop to throw them some $$$ and pay them to build it. I'm assuming the 11 speed Records and Chorus are way cheaper as well.
Posted 07 February 2009 - 09:52 PM
with a little waiting i'm hoping i'll get a complete group for what the driveline would set me back today. build it up on another cheapo taiwan chunk of carbon and put the douglas on second line duty.
now...do i add that missing 18 or go for a 25 in my old age???
lordy! to think i started out on a 5-speed 14-21.