open topic, for anything cycling related.
Thought it would be a cool idea to give people a chance to show off their rides
EDIT: perhaps for your caption you could include "my favourite thing about my bike is..." (thanks Munga)
I'll get the ball rolling with a pic of my inherrited-from-a-friend KHS (to answer the question I get all too often, yes, KHS used to make road bikes ).
Slowly accessorising it (pedals, bottle cage, pump (not shown here), saddle bag with spare tube, cateye computer) but at the moment, its more than enough bike for me to commute to and from uni and to go on my weekend warrior rides Its nothing flash, but it gets me to where i need to go and I love it!
EDIT: Favourite thing: its RED, +1 for going faster. oh yeh and it was a free
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Take care all,
look forward to checking out your bikes!!
EDIT: New bike...
Specialized Tarmac Comp... in terms of the feel of the ride, it's a major upgrade...
Favourite thing? Among many other things (i.e. pleasure to ride, it's great etc etc), it hangs above the desk that I spend a lot of time at (when im not on the bike)
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edit: my favorite thing is that this bike only cost me $10.00 ( all up about 100 after I bought new tyres and some pedals, and some new brake cables)
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cool, but can we add something like "My favourite thing about this bike is...."
OK, my favourite thing about his bike is it's 28 years old and 95% original components, even including the brake pads with SunTour Superbe logo
Riding bikes in traffic - what seems dangerous is usually safe; what seems safe is often more dangerous.
My favorite thing is I have plenty more room for more bikes
The spesh is awesome for long rides, faultless.
The Royal Eagle has history about it
The Ricardo is 20yrs old and nice steel frame
The MTB is nice to to get out on trails
The Repco SS is just plain fun
Striving for mediocrity.
Ahh, SKS Chromoplastic mudguards, Sanyo Dynapower, Zefal HPX pump, Brooks Pro saddle, I had all those along with Suntour Vx gearing and Dia Compe brakes on a c1978 Falcon (Reynolds 531db main tubes) in the late 1980's. My long Audax and winter training bike, sadly no more as it (and myself) were hit and runover by a car at a stop sign in 1994.
Actually I still have the rear derailleur on my Apollo IV and the Dynapower generator is still around the place somewhere.
My 1970 Cecil Re build (Now fitted with brooks Saddle,bar tape & Ultegra pedals (will edit and put later photo on at a later date
Thing I like best about this is I built it from a frame sourced on Ebay
My Avanti mountain bike and kiddy trailer
The bash around bike, best thing is being able to tow kid so it is probably the trailer
My Trek Hybrid
Saves the need for a car in Sydney and bought near new for 1/2 price from somebody who liked the idea of cycling , although needs a service soon.
The Cecil and Moutain live in Melbourne, the Trek is my get around Sydney Bike where i live a couple of weeks a month.
Soon to add to Sydney Stable a Surly Steam Roller Fixed by a while away
1995 Giant Sedona had since new; Cromoly frame, seatpost and derailleur hanger only original parts. Commuting, touring, off-roading.... it sees it all
It is bit long in the top tube & short in the chain stays, I feel (as MTBs of that era tended to be). I do have an '97 Sedona frame (the last decent Cromoly MTB Giant ever made) which is a tad shorter in the top tube and a tad longer in the chainstays, which should suit me better (another project)
Bitsa this.... bitsa that. Yep.... they're ever reliable 1991 XT 7speed thumbies shifting 8 x 3 speed nicely
Oh, pick me!
This pic is a bit outdated - so I will get one up that is better once I get some taken (maybe tonight when I get on my rollers for the first time).
It is pretty stock, I have changed the seat (not in this pic) and put on some lights, new tyres and saddle bag... Getting a new pump tuesday and some bling specialized transitions sunnies...
My favorite thing is that it pushes me hard to do more.. I love it.
That's all folks.
Speed is relative to your power output and length of time is dictated by the length of the event you are doing.....or maybe fitness
In a typical scratch race at training, we will sit on approx 47kph in a rolling paceline (swapping leader at end of a lap) and do that for around 30 laps or so before sprinting to the finish.....although there can be breakaways etc which change things a bit......a lap is 250m.
Last week I hit 60kph on a 90in gear.....at which time my legs were doing approx 140rpm
That is one seriously awesome bike there, looks like it's doing 40 just standing there.
hey whats with the brake on the back wheel, you know fixies aren't ultra cool with brakes, and the low spoke count wheels obviously are no good for jamming cards into either
Striving for mediocrity.
wow, the wink didn't give the joke away
Knew I should have stuck a Just kidding in there
Striving for mediocrity.
He has a twin though Even rides out at the same track hehe...Bike with brakes are over rated
My favorite thing about my bike is how awesome it feels when it is flying along the boards at god knows what speed
ps, nice photography Jeremy
on ya bike!
Here's my bike, in full commuting trim.
Best thing about it - completely problem free, all I've ever had to do is oil it, and replace worn out cogs/chains. Those gear cables have _never_ been adjusted and it shifts perfectly.
Worst thing about this bike... the spacer stack's a bit... high... I feel it's balanced a little by the seat post
A kidney, and your second born child
I picked up a pretty sweet deal on mine from a girl who had only ridden it a few times and is now in the talent group for MTB'ing so has no time/use for it. I got everything on the bike, including the shamals for just over $3k. They retail new for a lot more.
Mine is the smallest size you can get, and they don't come up very often (other than Jeremy's as ours are the same).
Before the BT, I had a standard Hillbrick Pista track bike - I rode it at nationals this year and it was a great bike, but boy the BT is so much better so suffice to say I am very happy with my purchase!!
on ya bike!
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