Show us your bike(s) [as in bicycles]

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Re: Show us your bike(s) [as in bicycles]

Postby sandman » 17 Feb 2009, 00:12

Its really beautiful, Urodacus. I'll give you NT$1,500 for it, straight-up cash in hand!
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Re: Show us your bike(s) [as in bicycles]

Postby Ktownboy » 18 Feb 2009, 00:18

Some more bike porn:

The predecessor to my 92 Kona was this 91 Brodie Expresso. {Kona basically ripped off Brodie to make bikes with exactly the same frames.)
An amazing frame which survived 15 years of off-road beatings on Vancouver island to then retire to touring asia.
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=3Tzut&doc_id=2679&v=2c

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Before this I had a 98 Giant something or other. Never really did like the angles on this aluminum frame; scared me to death every time I did a high-speed downhill due to the much shorter wheelbase. Plus, the chainstays were too short to mount a rear rack without my heels clipping the panniers.

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=3Tzut&doc_id=2311&v=9K

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Re: Show us your bike(s) [as in bicycles]

Postby DanishGuy » 19 Feb 2009, 22:12

My road racing monster machine :)

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I love riding my bike at high speed on flat roads.
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Re: Show us your bike(s) [as in bicycles]

Postby rousseau » 21 Feb 2009, 08:17

Whoa, stunning job. Well done. Some day when this recession is over I will buy a new bike, and I'll turn my 1980s-vintage steel Bianchi into a single-speed, too.

urodacus wrote:posted in another thread, but since no-one's looking there and as I am an attention slut, I'll post it here again.

my newly-restored 25 year old Colnago Saronni

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27683862@N ... 717741071/

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Re: Show us your bike(s) [as in bicycles]

Postby Nuit » 21 Feb 2009, 20:06

Yeah, that's a glorious looking bike, Urodacus :lick:.

I really admire anyone with the time and skill to do something like that - my bikes just accumulate paint chips, and never look the same again. Still, at least I can go ride them. You got to find the balls to take it out for a spin and add some Taiwan dust and grime now.
It's raining again here. I'm rising up like a beautiful bubble to the surface.

A wicked wind whips up the hill, a handful of hopeful words.
I was what you would call seriously strung out.
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Re: Show us your bike(s) [as in bicycles]

Postby rousseau » 20 Mar 2009, 02:21

I'm not on F.com much anymore (I'm no longer in Taiwan), but this is an important thread. As such, I feel it incumbent upon myself to present the latest incarnation of my Bianchi. I know, or at least suspect, that people have been losing sleep over this, so here it is:

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Explanations: I put over 4,000 kms on my Fizik Arione before admitting to myself that at 130mm it was simply too narrow for my wide arse. So I ditched it for an old Selle Italia Prolink in yellow, which I got in a trade last year for a pair of tubular rims and had been using on my trainer bike in the basement. Riding on the trainer is not the same as riding for "real," so I never thought I'd like the Prolink on the road, but it turns out I do. Feels good and feels right, like the Arione never did.

But my vanity got the best of me in another aspect: the stem. Long and low stems are kewl, short and high stems aren't. I got the 120mm 3T Motus quill stem with detachable faceplate used for a nice deal, and I've been riding low for a while now, and it feels fine. I've learned not to tense my shoulders, and to keep my head and neck in a natural position in line with my shoulders (very important for neuromuscular reasons!).

P.S. Anybody want the used Arione in the photos in previous posts in this thread? Got anything interesting to trade?
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Re: Show us your bike(s) [as in bicycles]

Postby section61 » 20 Mar 2009, 03:33

Hey Tash,

Is that scene anywhere in Taiwan???

I am looking for people for bike a ride in Taichung city.

Cheers.
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Re: Show us your bike(s) [as in bicycles]

Postby greenmark » 17 Oct 2009, 17:10

Thought I'd resurrect this thread - since I got this bike a couple of months ago I've been wanting to show it off.

I haven't toured on it yet - it's only been on day trips and on the turbo trainer. I was due to tour on it last week but Parma got in the way

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Re: Show us your bike(s) [as in bicycles]

Postby nazmikarakoc » 20 Oct 2009, 15:19

Here is one i can find when we made a tour for over 200km in a day . I am the TOKEN one and the Taiwanese fellows following.

The bike is for sale now to make room for new one.

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Re: Show us your bike(s) [as in bicycles]

Postby Wookiee » 24 Oct 2009, 14:24

greenmark wrote:Thought I'd resurrect this thread - since I got this bike a couple of months ago I've been wanting to show it off.

I haven't toured on it yet - it's only been on day trips and on the turbo trainer. I was due to tour on it last week but Parma got in the way.


I was seriously considering a Surly LHT for a couple of months. I vacillated between that and the Bianchi Volpe, but in the end I decided against both of them because I wanted to have something that would fit my physical dimensions, riding style, etc. So I went custom--titanium frame custom built and shipped from China and components that suit everyday riding as well as touring that I do on my holidays.
I am quite happy with the results.
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