General Bike Thread (Desiderata, questions, porn)

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  1. djh

    djh Senior member

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    They can control the brakes without using their hands. Riding one or no handed while fixed means you can carry more packages.

    I don't really understand it in more hilly areas, e.g. San Francisco.
     


  2. djh

    djh Senior member

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    BTW, I built this over the summer. [​IMG]
     


  3. slide13

    slide13 Senior member

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    Here is my favorite ride, formally a Lemond Croix de Fer that I had repainted and built with Campy. Color is actually brighter in person.

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    Then I have my carbon frame and Sram Red bike too....but I'm kind of partial to the steel/Campy bike myself....probably won't be keeping this one much longer.

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    Funny thing is I rarely ride my road bike anymore and do mostly mountain biking now.
     


  4. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    +1. I had one a while back and used it to carry my mountain bikes. It worked great and I always felt that my bikes were secured.
    From what I can tell online, it won't fit (arms don't seat on the bumper). I will have to visit a dealer in person.

    Doesn't your Volvo Wagon come with a roof rack already? Just get bike attachments and you should be all set.
    No. Unfortunately, mine did not. It is standard on the XC model, but not on the 2.4T, which is what I have.
     


  5. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    Nice build, djh!
     


  6. Flambeur

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    Sooo... I am selling my fixie and buying a used roadbike..

    Don't wanna spend more than $300-500 though.. what should i be looking for?
     


  7. DNW

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    Sooo... I am selling my fixie and buying a used roadbike..

    Don't wanna spend more than $300-500 though.. what should i be looking for?


    If you look hard enough (craigslist is better, since you don't have to pay shipping), you can find a decent steel Lemond with 105 components at the higher end of your price range.
     


  8. Kookz

    Kookz Senior member

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    I've been mountain biking for years and am itching to get a road bike.
    What are some bikes that you guys would recommend so that I can start looking?
    Would you guys recommend buying new or trying to pick one up second hand?
    My limit is around 2k...


    You'll most likely do better to pick up used, like with all things. A lot of roadies just have to have the latest and greatest, and sell perfectly good bikes after 1-2 years.

    For $2k, you can definitely pick up something that's all carbon and at least Ultegra/Campy Chorus/SRAM Rival. All of the carbon bikes are basically made in 2 factories in Taiwan, so I'd find something with geometry you like and go from there.
     


  9. rdawson808

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    From what I can tell online, it won't fit (arms don't seat on the bumper). I will have to visit a dealer in person.


    No. Unfortunately, mine did not. It is standard on the XC model, but not on the 2.4T, which is what I have.



    Why not just install a Yakima or Thule roof rack then? Frankly it's kind of a pain in the ass getting it on the first time, but once it's there, you're done. And you can add a carrier box to the top for more storage if you need, or whatever you like. I've used one for a decade or so now and really like it.

    b
     


  10. Shorty Long

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    I'm working with Waterford bikes to build a custom steel. Richard Schwinn (yes THAT Schwinn) is a great guy and I can't wait to finally get my ST-14. www.waterfordbikes.com
     


  11. zippyh

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    I didn't know we had a bike thread! Here's my ride, specs can be found on my velospace page. I've been riding fixed for about 13 years, starting out as a bike messenger in NYC.

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    Merckx, Kooks & zippyh, did you not see the magic I posted back on like page 7???

    Never has the Italians, French & British come together so magically [​IMG]


    That is some orangey awesomeness.
    I like the soldered spokes.
     


  12. bigbris1

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    That is some orangey awesomeness. I like the soldered spokes.
    Thanks. They're bladed, too. I guess that was all the rage in the eighties but I tell you this: I've never ridden a truer set of wheels in life.
     


  13. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm working with Waterford bikes to build a custom steel. Richard Schwinn (yes THAT Schwinn) is a great guy and I can't wait to finally get my ST-14.
    www.waterfordbikes.com


    My Rivendell is a Waterford frame.
     


  14. Shorty Long

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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?

    My Rivendell is a Waterford frame.
     


  15. rdawson808

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    Here's the new Trek Bellville. It's a US-market bike. I can't believe it. It's purdy and I want one. (Sorry for the huge pic.)


    [​IMG]
     


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