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bici_mania 03-03-14 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by DiegoFrogs (Post 16544485)
The sights around town, here, in Lund, Skåne, Sweden. Some pictures actually of the street that I live on and my little, itty bitty house. Also, the locked laundry booking system here for the shared laundry (note the paper stuffed into some of the slots!).
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=366969

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=366974

For the record, if Monk's was in my neighborhood, I'd be drunk and full of mussels all of the time. I guess I'll have to do without the mussels!

Those are great photos, it seems like a wonderful place. What is this 'boxy' looking thing with the blue light?
How does this laundry system work? I assume people are not stuffing cash in there.

DiegoFrogs 03-03-14 04:36 PM

It's a public tire pump. It's so ridiculously bike friendly here. In fact, the street I live on is "gäller ej cykel" or basically bike and foot traffic only. My grocery store has bike tubes (Dunlop valves!) and all different kinds of accessories, but no dryer sheets or clothing hangers :-(

The laundry is free, but you have to book your time by locking your device into a time slot for the month, then you can rebook the next time after you do your laundry. It's a bit unusual and most people have a hard time understanding.

jbchybridrider 03-03-14 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by noglider (Post 16544613)
jbchybridrider, no wonder that seat hurt you. The bike was way too big for you at the time that shot was taken.

I'm pretty sure we didn't have the Raleigh Commando in this market. We did have the Raleigh Chopper, which was pretty neat.

Well I was just turning 7 at the time of photo and the bike was my chistmas present possibly christmas day or day after. If you look a the ad Raleigh were targeting 7 to 11 year old's so it shows my parents put some thought into it. I think it was adjusted some and my parents would have thought I would grow into it. But dam that seat hurt!

Roger M 03-04-14 05:53 PM

I finally got around to putting some fenders on this bike. It turned out to be a pain in the ass. I bought the fenders used, and the had to cob together some mounting parts. On top of that, there's no bridge on the chainstay to mount anything to. Anyhow, the project is finished, and I need to go out and check for rattles and rubs..

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...4240_651-1.jpg

northbend 03-04-14 06:20 PM

Looks nice Roger. Hey, I've gotta nice reflector you can have to bolt on your fender. Look for my pm..

Roger M 03-04-14 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by northbend (Post 16548636)
Looks nice Roger. Hey, I've gotta nice reflector you can have to bolt on your fender. Look for my pm..

Thanks Matt, and thanks a bunch for the flector.

gaucho777 03-04-14 07:08 PM

A few pics from a short Berkeley excursion with the family. No vintage content, but riding through puddles on a BMX bike is pretty classic in my book.

http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/a...psc5f11fa3.jpg

http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps4a8b92e7.jpg

http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/a...psdda5f6b6.jpg

ricklp 03-04-14 07:24 PM

Pics from the Office/Man Cave/Bike shop/Former Shed
 
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Just a Random shot at the pile of projects.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=367174

How do I make the picture bigger?

Vonruden 03-04-14 07:37 PM

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Originally Posted by -holiday76 (Post 16541487)
Monks is one of the things I miss most about Philly...I actually the beer menu (book) from there around here somewhere. Somehow after too many Chimay's it followed me home, years ago. For a while Monks was my neighborhood bar.


Monks will have Pliny on Mad monday 3/10....may have to skip work that day.

bici_mania 03-04-14 09:21 PM

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Originally Posted by DiegoFrogs (Post 16545193)
It's a public tire pump. It's so ridiculously bike friendly here. In fact, the street I live on is "gäller ej cykel" or basically bike and foot traffic only. My grocery store has bike tubes (Dunlop valves!) and all different kinds of accessories, but no dryer sheets or clothing hangers :-(

The laundry is free, but you have to book your time by locking your device into a time slot for the month, then you can rebook the next time after you do your laundry. It's a bit unusual and most people have a hard time understanding.

Wow. If only I could convince my wife and kids to move...

lesscan 03-04-14 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by sloar (Post 16408323)

The Shed?

sloar 03-05-14 03:57 AM

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Originally Posted by lesscan (Post 16549151)
The Shed?

I think that's Tampa aquarium

lesscan 03-05-14 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by sloar (Post 16549543)
I think that's Tampa aquarium


OH! OK! I saw you were from IN and The Shed has a Jellyfish tank just like that!
Cute pic. ;)

arex 03-05-14 09:40 AM

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http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=367249

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=367250

orangeology 03-05-14 09:48 AM

nearly after six months waiting, finally my 15yr old putter got its matching new 'authentic' cover.
with a billet aluminum divot tool slit-in to the cover as a bonus. happy prep'ing #spring2014

http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws...4b9218a9_8.jpg

DiegoFrogs 03-05-14 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by bici_mania (Post 16549118)
Wow. If only I could convince my wife and kids to move...

You let your wife and kids vote??? ;)

The important thing to note is that it's a town that's about 50% college students. It seems to be very socially segregated in terms of academics, students, couples, families with children and such. There are those lines, and people almost never cross them. My, erhm, romantic life will be tough as a single 31 year old guy in a town of married women, middle aged mothers and students.

The whole thing is a little bit socially isolating, which I'm hoping will get better once I really start learning the language.

Kobe 03-05-14 11:49 AM

Wait, Swedish women, single, 31? I hope you are not complaining, because you are living the dream. At least from this married 18 years, 51 year old see it. Want to trade?:(

DiegoFrogs 03-05-14 12:19 PM

It's certainly not a bad place to be. Probably San Jose was actually worse in those terms, due to the general lack of young women, and those who preyed on my incorrectly perceived wealth. But at least I spoke the language and could have other forms of socialization available. Here even talking to a person on the bus is really frowned upon. You'll notice that you even reserve the laundry room so that you can't possibly interact with another person, which was previously one of my favorite ways to meet women.

Finally, though, I'm in a place where being a guy who likes to ride old bicycles is more-or-less the cultural norm!

rootboy 03-05-14 12:53 PM

My every day pic last week. But now, it seems like I was dreaming.

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/...psf08059fa.jpg

Peugeotlover 03-05-14 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by DiegoFrogs (Post 16550633)
My, erhm, romantic life will be tough as a single 31 year old guy in a town of married women, middle aged mothers and students.

The whole thing is a little bit socially isolating, which I'm hoping will get better once I really start learning the language.

There are two online dating sites in Sweden:
1) Motesplatsen.se Ideal for those over 30.
But, do be careful of fake profiles and women looking for 'clients'. Study the profile carefully.
2) Se.Match.com Second most popular online dating site, styled after the US version.

Sounds like a great place to live. Keep sending the photos.

otg 03-06-14 09:40 AM

Pictures are worth a thousand words, I'll just let this one speak for itself.
http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/r...y/DSC01706.jpg

Vonruden 03-06-14 06:53 PM

A Tale of two cities

NYC

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...psl12d7a1g.jpg

Philly

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...psaio05k3j.jpg

Sixty Fiver 03-06-14 07:27 PM

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/rando...iafeathers.jpg

northbend 03-09-14 12:06 PM

I've been meaning to replace the bar tape on my fixed gear bike. It was long overdue for a refresh - areas were rotting away and patched up some friction tape as I kept on riding putting off the inventible chore.


I finally got around to it while I was out sick this past week and needing something to do.
I didn't bother removing all of the old tape - just the ratty sections that were in strands at the ends of the bars. I wrapped it first with white tape but didn't like the result then I overwrapped the white with pink. After shellacking here are the results
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...psa60b1e2f.jpg
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...psc97b238d.jpg
It should last for a few years anyways
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...psb6139788.jpg

lesscan 03-09-14 03:27 PM

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-g...90408070_o.jpg


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