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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby rabobank89 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:31 am

rangersac wrote:Something other than a go fast road machine. My rebuilt warranty frame replacement commuter, with a goodly load of parts from forum members.

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Thats an awesome commuter. Frame finish looks great :D
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby jasonc » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:45 am

rabobank89 wrote:
rangersac wrote:Something other than a go fast road machine. My rebuilt warranty frame replacement commuter, with a goodly load of parts from forum members.


Thats an awesome commuter. Frame finish looks great :D


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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:52 am

rangersac wrote:Something other than a go fast road machine. My rebuilt warranty frame replacement commuter, with a goodly load of parts from forum members.

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The downtube looks a bit bare to me, but it's a very nice looking bike.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby rheicel » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:29 pm

rangersac wrote:Something other than a go fast road machine. My rebuilt warranty frame replacement commuter, with a goodly load of parts from forum members.

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Very nice!
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby rangersac » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:08 pm

Thanks for all the positive comments!

ldrcycles wrote:The downtube looks a bit bare to me


Yeah, it's strange for modern manufacturers not to have whopping great decals on the side, but I kinda like it in a minimalist sort of way. You can't really see it in the photo, but there are decals running down the top of the downtube.

rabobank89 wrote:Frame finish looks great


It's a nice colour and texture, but I'll warn anyone now that it's pretty fragile. You only have to look at it and it seems to scratch. An extra layer of clearcoat is recommended for anyone who's precious about their finish.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Mustang » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:44 pm

Hope you have a BRIGHT jersey???
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby coyote » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:58 pm

Just another ride to work bike. 8)

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby rheicel » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:07 pm

I took the long way home this arvo to test my new 1200 lumens led light. I am so happy with it cruising along LCNP.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby nickl » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:49 pm

rheicel wrote:
jaseyjase wrote:few mods

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frame looks weird on those wheels


Whaaa? Well I guess Jessica Alba looks weird to some people.

The colours match, the font isn't too far off the weight of the BMC logo. Maybe Beyond Black Firecrest 404s (or even 303s) would be a slight improvement but I can't see how you get weird.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby rheicel » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:06 pm

nickl wrote:
Whaaa? Well I guess Jessica Alba looks weird to some people.

The colours match, the font isn't too far off the weight of the BMC logo. Maybe Beyond Black Firecrest 404s (or even 303s) would be a slight improvement but I can't see how you get weird.

Sorry don't get me wrong, weird is definitely not equal to wrong or ugly. My eyes probably expect to see deep aero wheels to be in a fat aero frames.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby JessicaAlba » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:51 pm

nickl wrote:
rheicel wrote:
jaseyjase wrote:few mods

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frame looks weird on those wheels


Whaaa? Well I guess Jessica Alba looks weird to some people.

The colours match, the font isn't too far off the weight of the BMC logo. Maybe Beyond Black Firecrest 404s (or even 303s) would be a slight improvement but I can't see how you get weird.


Ummm...excuse me??

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby rangersac » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:25 am

Mustang wrote:Hope you have a BRIGHT jersey???


Well do you reckon bright reflective panniers, reflective sidewalls on the tyres, spinning reflector mounted to the seat, one rear light on the seatpost, one rear light on the pannier rack, one front blinky on the bar, and Ay-ups on the lid (in addition to the standard bright jersey and reflective booties that I wear) should do the trick? :wink:
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby rheicel » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:28 am

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Mustang wrote:Hope you have a BRIGHT jersey???


Well do you reckon bright reflective panniers, reflective sidewalls on the tyres, spinning reflector mounted to the seat, one rear light on the seatpost, one rear light on the pannier rack, one front blinky on the bar, and Ay-ups on the lid (in addition to the standard bright jersey and reflective booties that I wear) should do the trick? :wink:

That is overkill! I wonder if you have 1200+ lumens head light and blinking rear knog lights too!
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby rangersac » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:50 am

rheicel wrote: That is overkill! I wonder if you have 1200+ lumens head light and blinking rear knog lights too!


Nah, the blinky is just an Electron Milli unit, more as a backup in case the Ay-ups die (which they never have). As for the Ay-ups, they're the older version lightset so not stupidly bright. For the rear units you're right though, I run a Knog Blinder on the seatpost, and a Nightrider Cherrybomb on the back of the pannier rack. The Cherrybomb mostly because it has a nice unique flash pattern that I've always noticed when driving, as well as it being a standard AA setup. This provides good insurance as it dies slowly rather than all at once like the newfangled Li-ion units.

I should point out that most of my commute is on unlit roads, so I feel no shame at being lit up like a Christmas tree!
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby eeksll » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:30 pm

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Mustang wrote:Hope you have a BRIGHT jersey???


Well do you reckon bright reflective panniers, reflective sidewalls on the tyres, spinning reflector mounted to the seat, one rear light on the seatpost, one rear light on the pannier rack, one front blinky on the bar, and Ay-ups on the lid (in addition to the standard bright jersey and reflective booties that I wear) should do the trick? :wink:


Wouldn't really matter, a light coloured bike would still get lost after it gets a bit of age/dirt on it.

you get any issues with toe overlap on that?

I LIKE the no stupid advertisement on the downtube more companies should follow suit.

Also it looks like its disk brake mounts ... does it?
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby rangersac » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:39 pm

eeksll wrote:you get any issues with toe overlap on that?


Nope, and I'm a size 47 shoe.

eeksll wrote:Also it looks like its disk brake mounts ... does it?


Yes, it has disc brake mounts, with the rear inboard on the chainstay. It also has quite the variety of fitted mounting points for hydraulic lines.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby NhiTrac » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:40 pm

rangersac wrote:
rheicel wrote: That is overkill! I wonder if you have 1200+ lumens head light and blinking rear knog lights too!


Nah, the blinky is just an Electron Milli unit, more as a backup in case the Ay-ups die (which they never have). As for the Ay-ups, they're the older version lightset so not stupidly bright. For the rear units you're right though, I run a Knog Blinder on the seatpost, and a Nightrider Cherrybomb on the back of the pannier rack. The Cherrybomb mostly because it has a nice unique flash pattern that I've always noticed when driving, as well as it being a standard AA setup. This provides good insurance as it dies slowly rather than all at once like the newfangled Li-ion units.

I should point out that most of my commute is on unlit roads, so I feel no shame at being lit up like a Christmas tree!



+1 re no shame for looking like a Christmas tree.

I've got two Ayups up front, a RZ8 at the back and a l&m Vis360 on the hat which has 360 degree lighting. Used to have one of those fibre flare tubes strapped to me too but the RZ8 is far than adequate...
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:07 pm

rangersac wrote:...spinning reflector mounted to the seat...

Umm, spinning? Wut?
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Gary78 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:17 pm

A few quick snaps of my first Road Bike. Bought it on eBay from a great guy and it was in better than brand new condition if that's possible.

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Have been out on a 55km and 80km ride on it so far and it's a ripper.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby sil3nt » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:40 am

Congrats Garry, looks to me like an excellent first Road Bike :)
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:22 am

Mulger bill wrote:
rangersac wrote:...spinning reflector mounted to the seat...

Umm, spinning? Wut?



Something like this perhaps? :)

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby rangersac » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:22 am

Mulger bill wrote:Umm, spinning? Wut?


Dunno if they exist on the mainland. In LBS' in Tas they come under the exotic name of rogerbuiltit. They are a two tone reflective strip, (the other side is orange compared to the yellow you can see in the photo) fixed to a fishing swivel that you then zip tie to a seat rail, or rack stay. As you ride they swing and spin in your slipstream. In a car's headlights at night they are extremely obvious as they appear as a random flickering object from quite a distance.
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Re: Bike Gallery

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby rangersac » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:55 pm

That is gold!
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:27 pm

My head hurts :)
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