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General Bike Thread (Desiderata, Questions, Pics)

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by kronik, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. dopey

    dopey Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah...Rivendell look like nice bikes, but I couldn't afford a lugged frame the way I wanted it (Stainless steel lugs and all), so I went with a welded custom frame. What model Rivendell did you get?
    E Homer Hilson [​IMG] Not mine, but I have the same model
     


  2. rdawson808

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    Anyone have a recommendation for a good front light for my commute? I'd prefer battery powered and easily removable. Something lightweight too.

    I'm not sure how much I need it for my own sight, rather than visibility by others.

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  3. Shiny

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    Anyone have a recommendation for a good front light for my commute? I'd prefer battery powered and easily removable. Something lightweight too.

    I'm not sure how much I need it for my own sight, rather than visibility by others.

    b


    If you don't need it to light up your way, get a planet bike blinkie light. They're the best. Put one in your handlebars and in the rear of your bike.
     


  4. rdawson808

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    If you don't need it to light up your way, get a planet bike blinkie light. They're the best. Put one in your handlebars and in the rear of your bike.

    Oh, that's great. I have a tail light of theirs and it works great. I didn't realize they made headlights too. And they have one that both blinks and has a steady beam. That'll probably do the trick.

    b
     


  5. Lucky Strike

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    Got this yesterday, for my wife, at ~$90. Here it is in as-found condition: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Norwegian 1940 model DBS, ("Den Beste Sykkel" - "The Best Bicycle"), dated from the Schweinfurt Torpedo back hub, - these are always dated by year and month. It needs a NOS chain, tyres, front brake wire, grips, a new toolkit pouch or straps for it, and the wife wants one of those wicker baskets for the handlebars. We'll keep the original leather seat for the time being - depending on how comfy it is. If the code lock can be cracked, I'll put it back on. Looks promising. The skirt protector was rotten, so I ripped it out, and the toolkit pouch is dried and rotten, particularly the straps, so I'll have to get some new ones. Luckily I know a guy who has a huge pile of old NOS bike parts. It would have been a perfect prop in this film.
     


  6. arced

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    Can anyone recommend me a "trail bike" (if that's a real term)? I've got a rail-trail right next to my house and I'd love to get more use out of it. Any brands or models to recommend? I was thinking a hardtail, as I'm not doing anything too serious.
     


  7. adambparker

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    Goddamn!

    Second accident in 2 months last night -- this one was a hit-and-run. The guy stuck around for a few, but between when the EMTs got me in the ambulance and the cops showed up, he was gone and the witnesses had left.

    I was biking north on a big street, going through a green light and the guy, going south, turned left without seeing me and I broadsided him. Hit his passenger side face-first. Ended up with some bad bruising in my chest/arms, nothing serious, but I broke my 3 front teeth. It looks like my health coverage will take care of most everything.

    All told, I got pretty damn lucky, I guess. Looks like night-time city riding will be out for quite a while.
     


  8. DNW

    DNW Stylish Dinosaur

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    Goddamn!

    Second accident in 2 months last night -- this one was a hit-and-run. The guy stuck around for a few, but between when the EMTs got me in the ambulance and the cops showed up, he was gone and the witnesses had left.

    I was biking north on a big street, going through a green light and the guy, going south, turned left without seeing me and I broadsided him. Hit his passenger side face-first. Ended up with some bad bruising in my chest/arms, nothing serious, but I broke my 3 front teeth. It looks like my health coverage will take care of most everything.

    All told, I got pretty damn lucky, I guess. Looks like night-time city riding will be out for quite a while.


    That sucks man. You should look into getting a bright ass front light. Not only will you be able to see the road better, other drivers will also see you better. Did you get the guy's plate #s?
     


  9. bach

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    bike nerds-

    is this 1980's 12 speed bike from peugeot worth $200?
    looking for bikes on craigslist. i can call the guy and get the model/serial if needed.

    [​IMG]
     


  10. Flambeur

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    bike nerds-

    is this 1980's 12 speed bike from peugeot worth $200?
    looking for bikes on craigslist. i can call the guy and get the model/serial if needed.

    [​IMG]



    Not an expert, but I usually see those on craigslist for $100-150... Are there any new components on it or anything like that?
     


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    Not an expert, but I usually see those on craigslist for $100-150... Are there any new components on it or anything like that?

    "Brand new brake cables / hoods"
     


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    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I've always had a soft-spot for these smaller manufacturers. I haven't seen an Independent Fabrications frame in quite a while. I actually purchased a frame back in college and the seller accidentally shipped me an Independent Fabrications frame instead of what I ordered. I sent it back to him, but it definitely was a beautiful frame for the few days it was in my possession.

    Speaking of smaller manufacturers, has anyone here every ridden a Spooky? I owned, and sold, a Darkside many years ago and still own a Pitboss. Here's a picture of a Pitboss (not mine, found the pic via Google).

    [​IMG]
     


  13. sfo423

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    What is a good Bike Forum to look at while I anxiously wait for my bike to arrive?

    all the real pussies are at weight weenies dot com.
     


  14. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Love it.


    Got this yesterday, for my wife, at ~$90. Here it is in as-found condition:

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    Norwegian 1940 model DBS, ("Den Beste Sykkel" - "The Best Bicycle"), dated from the Schweinfurt Torpedo back hub, - these are always dated by year and month.

    It needs a NOS chain, tyres, front brake wire, grips, a new toolkit pouch or straps for it, and the wife wants one of those wicker baskets for the handlebars. We'll keep the original leather seat for the time being - depending on how comfy it is. If the code lock can be cracked, I'll put it back on. Looks promising.

    The skirt protector was rotten, so I ripped it out, and the toolkit pouch is dried and rotten, particularly the straps, so I'll have to get some new ones. Luckily I know a guy who has a huge pile of old NOS bike parts.

    It would have been a perfect prop in this film.
     


  15. weeks

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    bike nerds-

    is this 1980's 12 speed bike from peugeot worth $200?
    looking for bikes on craigslist. i can call the guy and get the model/serial if needed.

    [​IMG]


    Looks like a U-08 to me. I paid $80 for my circa 1975 U-08 but it needed lots of work. I'd go test it our and if it rides good, offer the guy $150.00.

    If it's a PX10 buy it.
     


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