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

Postby crapiecorn » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:29 am

cheap replacement commute bike, road bike got stolen.

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

Postby Big Good Wolf » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:16 pm

Just built up a spare bike to take to Bristol Bike Fest on Saturday.
I now own two hard tail single speed 29ers. :D


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

Postby JohnBarleycorn » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:40 am

Big Good Wolf wrote:Just built up a spare bike to take to Bristol Bike Fest on Saturday.
I now own two hard tail single speed 29ers. :D


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Really nice ! :D
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

Postby Herbsman » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:50 pm

Don't you find yourself sliding off those saddles, BGW?
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

Postby Big Good Wolf » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:19 pm

They do look a bit of an odd angle, but that's where they've ended up most comfortable by trial and error.
I can ride no handed, so they can't be that far out.
I'll have to take some better photos. I think the camera goes by the dark background and I end up with over exposed glare off the bikes.
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

Postby Herbsman » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:27 am

I set my bike up through years of trial and error too. Then I got a professional bike fitting and found out it was still error. Even though I was comfortable before, my position was far from optimal - meaning I was wasting energy holding my posture. In the new, correct position my power output is slightly higher and I ache less after a race.
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

Postby ultraspontane » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:10 am

My two bikes:

Trek Earl:
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Pugsley:
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

Postby sergio » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:07 pm

That Trek Earl = Classy
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

Postby ultraspontane » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:29 am

^ Thanks. It's a pretty solid bike for the price. I got it new for $460 from the lbs. All of the stock components are serviceable. The cro-mo handlebars and seatpost are a nice touch. The ride quality is great. I think the split top tube may have something to do with it.
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

Postby Mr. Cleetus » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:54 am

and a pugsley always has it's own class. :) very nice!
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

Postby ultraspontane » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:34 am

^ Thanks. I rode a Moonlander the other day (even fatter tires than the pugsley) and am jealous. I would buy one, but I'm afraid they'll come out with something even better shortly afterward. Maybe I'll wait a bit and see where the dust settles on tire size.
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

Postby xrodolfox » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:45 am

ultraspontane wrote:^ Thanks. It's a pretty solid bike for the price. I got it new for $460 from the lbs. All of the stock components are serviceable. The cro-mo handlebars and seatpost are a nice touch. The ride quality is great. I think the split top tube may have something to do with it.


That split top tube is perfect for putting a u-lock through. That's what a friend does. Nice commuter.
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

Postby xrodolfox » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:21 am

My new bike. I need a new wheel set, as the one on the bike are borrowers. I also need new pedals, that are ideally carbon fiber. I got this bike at a STEAL of a price ($800) from a friend who is on a team and upgraded. Unfortunately, I blew almost all of my personal savings on the bike. Ideas?

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The Vulka controls and the wheels have been swapped out. :( But the frame and other components are intact.
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Re: i'll show you mine if you show me yours

Postby sergio » Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:51 pm

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This is mine. It's a gift from a friend who works as bike mechanic and got it really cheap. Not exactly my size and that sucks. Now it has a larger stem and it fits a little better.

It's not a top-notch bike, but it's more than enough for me at the moment.

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

Postby crapiecorn » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:03 am

Found a picture of my first real bike, I remember that it was a pretty big gear to push. Proud moment ;-)

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