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Re: Let's see your BICYCLE!

Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:41 am

Bought this bad boy as a commuter last night:

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Re: Let's see your BICYCLE!

Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:45 am

Nice one. :thumb:

Re: Let's see your BICYCLE!

Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:21 pm

samzadgan wrote:that All-City bike is sweet as...love the colour of the frame and the purple tape is a touch!

So, I have a confession...I went all lycra! I got into long rides, wearing lycra top to toe...my wife was horrified. Then after a 120km ride at the beginning of January i broke my hubs and my wheels were fucked. I had to sell my Dodici fixie to fund getting wheels built up. But as a result I was of action for about 3 weeks...and 3 weeks of thinking and reflecting. At some point during that time it hit me how i had changed and how the lycra thing and all the cycling clubs etc was just not my thing. By the time i got my new wheels I got back to being me, and ditched the lycra tops...still wear bibs because they are fucking comfortable, but i wear my metal t-shirts on a daily basis and enjoying just extending my commute to work by another 10km.

I really would like to get back to a fixed bike, but its just not practical and my knees just can't take the punishment in my 40's...

anyway, new pic of the bike with bombproof wheels

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and yes...i shaved my legs...


Just bought some lycra pants and looking and road bikes....

Re: Let's see your BICYCLE!

Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:03 pm

Idk if you guys commute but I've fallen in love with my backpack.

https://www.ospreypacks.com/us/en/produ ... IAL26.html

Excellent commuter pack.

Re: Let's see your BICYCLE!

Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:13 pm

Osprey make great packs. :thumb:

I've started to watch BMX vids. Not that I'll ever be able to ride like this, but :whateva:

Re: Let's see your BICYCLE!

Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:41 pm

Chankgeez wrote:Osprey make great packs. :thumb:

I've started to watch BMX vids. Not that I'll ever be able to ride like this, but :whateva:


This reminds me, I still need to go get a new key for the trails here (they are gated off and the lock gets replaced the first of every year)

Re: Let's see your BICYCLE!

Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:44 pm

ziltoid wrote:Bought this bad boy as a commuter last night:

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NICE
CX BIKES BEST BIKES
Is that a SuperX or CAADX?


I just got a CAAD12 frame to build up

Re: Let's see your BICYCLE!

Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:16 pm

repoman wrote:NICE
CX BIKES BEST BIKES
Is that a SuperX or CAADX?


I just got a CAAD12 frame to build up


2015 CAADX w/ tiagra.

Re: Let's see your BICYCLE!

Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:25 pm

Raaaaaad. was thinking of getting a caad 10 or 12 but ended up swinging for something else for a road bike. Excited to build it up.

Just got this sweet 80s 3 speed batavus for my mom this weekend.
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Re: Let's see your BICYCLE!

Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:13 am

CAAD X are awesome...great bike.

As for Osprey, thats a nice looking back pack.

I commute too, and use to use Chrome backpack...but now days, i leave most my clothes at work and have a chrome hipbag where i put my essentials and a small saddle back that goes under my saddle where i put undies and socks. riding without a backpack has been a revelation!!

Re: Let's see your BICYCLE!

Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:18 am

maz91379 wrote:Raaaaaad. was thinking of getting a caad 10 or 12 but ended up swinging for something else for a road bike. Excited to build it up.


what did you get?

Re: Let's see your BICYCLE!

Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:14 am

samzadgan wrote:
maz91379 wrote:Raaaaaad. was thinking of getting a caad 10 or 12 but ended up swinging for something else for a road bike. Excited to build it up.


what did you get?

Bowman Palace in the green on green color. Probably still another 1-2 months before it gets delivered which is anxiety inducing at the start of spring here.
https://bowman-cycles.com/product/palace-r/

Was thinking of getting a 80s or 90s De Rosa or Merckx also but stuff in nice shape was out of my price range. Girlfriend is really into steel and might be slightly miffed with the aluminum bike coming into the family.

Re: Let's see your BICYCLE!

Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:04 am

Those bowman look really awesome. Awesome prices from what I can see.

One of the nicest frames I ever had was a steel (carbon rear fork) Serotta CDA I bought complete off craigslist for 300 bucks. I did the 80s steel thing for a while and built up a SL Ciocc frame which was...interesting. Speed wobbles above 50mph. Scary as fuck.

Aluminum frames feel super amazing when putting down good power up climbs because of how stiff they are. I LOVE aluminum frames.

I see REI has a new inhouse bike brand that seem not too bad pricewise
https://www.rei.com/product/109339/co-o ... -bike-2017

Re: Let's see your BICYCLE!

Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:37 am

those Bowmans look great man...congrats.

Re: Let's see your BICYCLE!

Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:44 pm

I'm so excited . Got it today. Still about a month or two out before I can afford rest of the components but girlfriend surprised me with a seatpost and it generally hints at the vibe of how I'm building it up.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTci_40ho5W/
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