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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:51 pm
by wannalift
My bike (2011 Giant Trance X2) and myself (yes, I always ride with body armor):

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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:56 am
by bob_summers
Nice. I've fond memories of the Trance. First MTB I ever rode (actually on the '08 VF cycling meetup in Wales...)

Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:14 am
by luke
My MK2 Chopper which I restored last year to use at festivals, It has only been ridden once since and sits in my garage gathering dust until I sell it to raise money for my new road bike.
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This is my old 80s Raleigh Winner, I use it for going to the pub on. It is heavy and only has 5 gears but I love it!
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My MTB, only had it a couple of months but its been a couple of awesome months!
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My road bike, I love this bike so much, it kick started my cycling obsession last year, it got me healthy, basically it changed my life! Yeah , I know the frame size it WAY too big but it is going up for sale soon to pay for a new carbon MEKK.
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:13 pm
by luke
A new addition to the family :D
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:21 am
by bob_summers
Yeah, the old bike *was* a bit big! ;-) Happy new bike!
Got any more photos of that lovely bay window?

Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:28 pm
by fresquinho
So: stickers for my bike messenger company, and a Catalan 'Go Vegan' one:
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Bicycle when touring, over the river Mira
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And this is bicycle and me after an alleycat race (although almost all the components have been changed and WHAT IS ALL THAT HAIR ON MY HEAD
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:10 pm
by xrodolfox
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Almost done.
New
+B43 Velocity front wheel
+Aerospoke rear wheel
+track tensioners
+Nitto RB 021 pursuit handlebars


To Do:
-Need to put the front brake on the bars (pursuit style reverse pull brakes).
-Cover the bars with a bit of black cork tape.
-Spray paint the back wheel solid black to get rid of the aluminum rim color.

Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:11 pm
by xrodolfox
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Racing bike.
It's taking forever to finish this. It's a lot harder, and a lot more expensive. The wheels need to be glued. I just reset the brakes. I have a new cockpit, but I can't require the whole thing by myself. I need special tools. I have new carbon shoes, but I don't know if the 44.5 or the 45's are the right size. ugh. It's pretty. But twitchy in the wind. At least until I get the hang of it.

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here's Paloma with a Flat Friend and my bike and new shoes (50% off from Pearl Izumi!)
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:14 am
by JohnBarleycorn
Nice !

I rode one of those for a season. Liked it very much.

That front wheel will always make it very twitchy. Personally, I'd swap it for a more stable front wheel. But it looks cool !

Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:33 am
by Alistar
Damn! Nice bike. Looks like a bit of a weapon alright. :)

Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 12:56 pm
by xrodolfox
Still need to glue the back tubular. Need to wrap the bar ends too. What a mess. Still haven't ridden it. :'(

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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 1:09 pm
by xrodolfox
My fixie:
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Better pics are on their way. I love this bike.

Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 6:52 pm
by JohnBarleycorn
Nice. Very nice !

Funny.......you can own the best carbon fibre beauty available, worth a crazy amount of money, but an old fixed gear bike, worth 10% of the best bike is so often the favourite.

I think its the direct connection and honesty of the fixed gear that creates the love affair.

Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 6:37 pm
by bob_summers
Cleaned up, new drivetrain, rubber etc for the start of its fourth season (also does winter training duties)

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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:03 am
by DC Runner
I bought a nice old used road bike a while ago and decided to spruce it up a bit. Here is the before picture:

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Only the frame and the fork/stem/handlebars are original.
- Stripped the paint down and repainted it with a nice little design
- Chopped the handlebars and flipped them to make bullhorns
- Took off the front derailleur and went with a single gear crank
- Changed to a 9-speed cassette
- Upgraded to lighter-weight wheels
- Upgraded the saddle

That's about it. Here are the after pictures:

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