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  • Mountain Bike

    125 31.02%
  • Hybrid Bike

    61 15.14%
  • Comfort Bike

    16 3.97%
  • Road Bike

    235 58.31%
  • Recumbent Bike

    14 3.47%
  • Other (please describe)

    45 11.17%
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    Mountain Bike - Enduro SX Trail (6.6" rear travel, 6" fork)
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    Hybrid, but all of my time is spent on the road. I dare not challenge a hole in the ground.

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    I ride mostly my Cannondale T800, once a month I take out my Fuji Royale.
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    A FG/SS cyclocross bike. Also have a mtb and a roadie.

    Quote Originally Posted by Viggen Ed
    But I'm looking for an old road frame to convert to fixed. Maybe an mtb would work better for what I want but definately a fixie... I'll know the bike when I find it; it looks like so much fun! I wanna ride backwards...
    They are fun and you don't need a mtb. I ride an IRO Rob Roy fixed gear cross bike and fully loaded for commuting I'm pushing 250-260. You just need some good, well built wheels. In my case, 32h Deep V's. I think they come in 36h drillings too.
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    bareknuckle track bike
    iro track bike
    03 bianchi pista concept track bike
    sooo basically i only ride track
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    Vintage Raleigh Pursuit Road Bike from 1988 here.
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    1980 54cm Miyata seven ten road bike
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    2002 Bianchi Bergamo Hybrid

    As you can see from the picture, I changed the saddle, the pedals, the tires, and added bar ends. I also just recently had my rear wheel relaced with stiffer spokes, and asked them to leave off the blue dork disc. (started popping spokes after about 1200 miles on those wheels)

    Note: the top bars of the rear triangle do not curve much at all. Just bad close-up photography with a wide-angle lens.
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    Road bikes. All of 'em steel. Latest and most favoritest is a 1967 Paramount P-15 mostly built up with various parts from Rivendell. Also have a 2000 Lemond Zurich frame built up with miscellaneous parts that I ride a fair amount. My Burley tandem is on extended loan to my usual stoker so he can ride with his 8 year old son. I also have a 1994 Trek 520 that I use for loaded touring, which I haven't done in a few years (need to fix that). All great fun, but that Paramount is something special.

    I have nothing against mountain bikes,they just never have floated my boat for some reason.
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    OK - obviously, the majority of us ride road bikes, with MTBs and various "other" models coming in third. Having ridden road bikes, a fixed-gear, recumbents, tourers, and hybrids, I now stomp a MTB. Since I'm in an urban environment with serious concrete problems, the MTB's "roll over anything" ability is a plus for me. I keep a second set of road wheels for the MTB for weekend distance rides. I average 100 to 150 miles per week. Until I lose another 50 lbs., the MTB will be my sole ride. After that, anything goes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarHorizon
    OK - obviously, the majority of us ride road bikes, with MTBs and various "other" models coming in third. Having ridden road bikes, a fixed-gear, recumbents, tourers, and hybrids, I now stomp a MTB. Since I'm in an urban environment with serious concrete problems, the MTB's "roll over anything" ability is a plus for me. I keep a second set of road wheels for the MTB for weekend distance rides. I average 100 to 150 miles per week. Until I lose another 50 lbs., the MTB will be my sole ride. After that, anything goes!
    When you get a roadie....do look for a vintage steel alloy frame! Lug construction is best. I put several thousand miles on the bike this Summer, and absolutely love my old Raleigh! Simplicity in motion with friction shift and don't have to spend $40-50.00 a tire and run 32mm wide rubber.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    I have a Giant Boulder SE that I've put nearly 1000 miles on, mostly on the road, I know it's a mountain bike but I wanted something durable. Next spring I'm upgrading to a road bike.
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."
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    I've got two main road bikes - a modern 2005 Giant OCR Limited, and a vintage 1975 Mondia Super. I love them both.

    The Giant:


    The Mondia:


    Me with Giant, atop Mt Diablo:


    Me, with Mondia, touring the Sacramento Delta:
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    Rans Rocket:
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    Hey, no pain!
    just a sig test !

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    I have two Mountain:
    2000 Raleigh M80
    2003 Trek Liquid 10

    And I just got into road biking a few weeks ago and I am really enjoying it so far.
    2006 Cannondale R800

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    One, that I am riding, A Cannondale R800. Two hanging in the shop for restore work.
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    God loves you, and God loves me, Even if I do cause his over time!

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    BTW:
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    I have and ride all kinds except road bikes and bmx. I've broken too many BMX bikes and I haven't found a road bike I was comfortable on since I lost mine to a Bonneville when I was 15. I just retired my old Pacific full suspension MTB with ape hangers, seat post mounted rack and many other goofy looking things to make it unique, comfortable and very very heavy as my commuter/all purpose bike. (I don't recomend ape hangers for steep hills on trails in the woods) Now I ride an older Trek antelope 800 with BioPace everyday that will eventually have almost as much "useless crap" as my old one.

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    on a burley hepcat for a few more days the sucker is a real dog for some reason. getting a gold rush this week they the fastest bicycle in the world (G)

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    What kind of bike(s) should a Clydesdale ride? In two words: Whatever works.

    The caveat here: Make sure you have good wheels! That seems to be the sticking point. No wheels, no bike. I have had no problem with frame materials, and never have had a frame fail on me, and I have run everything from a Bianchi "Pista" to multi-speed cruisers, and even an old Belgian-made mixte frame, steel (lugged and TIG-welded) and aluminum. from around 20# to close to 40#, unloaded. (I cannot afford ti or carbon composite...yet.). Almost all components--even the less-expensive stuff--also hold up well.

    However, this year, I have had two wheels fail...one just last week, both road bikes or light hybrids: Broken spokes. I also had this happen on another bike in the past, and it was virtually brand new. My LBS does true and tension wheels properly before sale, too...that was not the problem. The big irony? Those wheels have at least 32 spokes...I have a Specialized Sequoia with "trick" wheels, and it never has had wheel problems. Ditto with cruisers or mountain bikes...never a problem.

    I suspect the quality of the spokes in those failed wheels was less than satisfactory, and therein was the weak spot that caused the failures. (I am sorry, but wheels that last less that 1,500 miles don't cut it with me.) Since I do carry cargo on most of my bikes, and I am definetly "Clydesdale" weight ("Athena" is way too skinny!), and the failures were both rear wheels, I suspect that weight contributed to the problems.
    A bad day on the bike is better than a good day at work!!

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    Road-'00 GT Edge Aero, Al frame/kinesis Al fork I built it up with :
    • a mix of 105 and ultegra
    • Salsa Bell Lap cyclocross bar because it si the widest bar I could find)
    • Ultegra hubs and Mavic Open Pro 36 spoke wheels
    • Conti GP4000 25cc tires
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    • Shimano SPD peddals

    If I had it to do over again, I'd get something a little more gentle...


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    I went from MTB to roadie because I moved to NYC.
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    Trek 1000, Speedplay X5 pedals, Bontrager RaceLite Hardcase tires. So far, stock wheels have been fine. I'm 6'1", 240 (down from 264 two months ago).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyossarian
    They are fun and you don't need a mtb. I ride an IRO Rob Roy fixed gear cross bike and fully loaded for commuting I'm pushing 250-260. You just need some good, well built wheels. In my case, 32h Deep V's. I think they come in 36h drillings too.
    Cool! I'll keep my eyes open for either. I always thought road bikes, especially modern ones, look so cool and fast. I just didnt want to stick my butt in the air while I rode in the drops..

    But now that I've gotten a better feel for the drivers here, I think I'd rather be waving my butt in the air at them. It definately expresses the way I feel about their driving, if you could call it that.

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    Old 80's road frame thats a fix geared now, 48/16 gearing
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    When I was over 200#, a hardtail mountain bike with 1.8" street tires.

    I'm using a touring bike now that I'm under 185. I switched to drop bars because my belly is no longer in my way.
    I miss bicycle commuting.

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