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Find me a bike

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by dopey, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. lakewolf

    lakewolf Well-Known Member

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    I see you guys like the retro stuff what about a retro-hipster but well done ? [​IMG] You'd look great on a trench coat a hat and this bike....
     
  2. dopey

    dopey Well-Known Member

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    I see you guys like the retro stuff

    what about a retro-hipster but well done ?

    [​IMG]


    That is the kind of frame I like, though I can't see the point of a fixed gear on it.
     
  3. lakewolf

    lakewolf Well-Known Member

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    That is the kind of frame I like, though I can't see the point of a fixed gear on it.
    me neither, it would be great with touring gears, but it is on the "hip" single speed frenzy [​IMG] anyway it is indeed beautiful
     
  4. otc

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    I think they are just trying to recommend you buy the new CrocsxUggsxSIDI collab for your comfortable winter biking needs. [​IMG] EDIT: oh sure mods...delete the spam posts so that they no longer provide context for my joke
     
  5. dopey

    dopey Well-Known Member

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    Done.
    Here is a closeup of the brakes, but I am really showing it for, again, the lugs.
    [​IMG]
    This frame should be similar to mine:
    [​IMG]
    And this is from a slightly different run and with a different setup:
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Philosoph

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    Enablers like you and philosoph are just what I was looking for. A Waterford built frame in this color is likely what I am going get: It is a bit lighter in color than the frame I posted above. I am still thinking about the setup, but I am leaning towards cushy over speedy, except that I like downtube friction shifters rather than index bar end. But that is habit and perhaps I will be talked out of it. Some lugwork photos:
    That looks great. Nothing wrong with a nice comfortable ride. Don't know why you'd want downtube shifters, though, except for nostalgia or aesthetic reasons. Reminds me of the summer I rode my dad's old, old Peugeot. I didn't bother to get it tuned up first, and the shifters only kept enough tension to hold two gears, or three if I held it in position while I rode. The leather seat was so dried-out that it was like hard plastic, so I duct-taped some foam moulding over it. It was ghetto-fabulous, and I'd get strange looks from the geared-up roadies who ruled the roads at early hours. Anyway, I much prefer not having to move my hands to shift.
     
  7. lakewolf

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    I think they are just trying to recommend you buy the new CrocsxUggsxSIDI collab for your comfortable winter biking needs. [​IMG] EDIT: oh sure mods...delete the spam posts so that they no longer provide context for my joke
    Those are the most ridiculous bike shoes I've seen in my life
     
  8. lakewolf

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    Done. Here is a closeup of the brakes, but I am really showing it for, again, the lugs. [​IMG] This frame should be similar to mine: [​IMG] And this is from a slightly different run and with a different setup: [​IMG]
    really nice, Do you do loaded touring dopey ? or it is only for commuting.
     
  9. dopey

    dopey Well-Known Member

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    Neither, really.
    Just for some fun, relaxed riding. Family life will make all-day trips a bit harder until my kids get older, but that is what I enjoyed doing before. Never did multi-day on a bicycle.
     
  10. otc

    otc Well-Known Member

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    Those are the most ridiculous bike shoes I've seen in my life

    I'm glad you appreciate all of the hard work I put into designing them
     
  11. lakewolf

    lakewolf Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad you appreciate all of the hard work I put into designing them
    I though it was the genius work of Eric Glennie
     

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