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Old 07-10-07, 01:18 PM   #1
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Confession

I have two bikes. One is an old trek that I got new a decade ago.

The other is a hoop-d that I bought for commuting and theft prevention. It was built in the 80s. It has a milk-crate attached. It's made by some manufacturer I never heard of.




I prefer my hoop-d.
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Old 07-10-07, 01:26 PM   #2
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It is, what it is!! If you like and ride it, that's all that matters.
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Old 07-10-07, 02:30 PM   #3
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I have two bikes. One is an old trek that I got new a decade ago.

The other is a hoop-d that I bought for commuting and theft prevention. It was built in the 80s. It has a milk-crate attached. It's made by some manufacturer I never heard of.




I prefer my hoop-d.
Pictures?

Curious to see the manufacturer. I hadn't heard of Kalavinka or 3Rensho, either, until I moved to Redmond, where there's a velodrome 2 miles from my house. Who knows... You might have something really awesome and not even know it.
Then again, it could just be a really comfy PoS beater bike. Either way, you win.
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I have a new MTB but I am re-doing a 1982 Schwinn Super Le Tour. We all have our dark secrets. lol
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Old 07-10-07, 03:06 PM   #5
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I have a Royce Union!

I use it as a winter bike!
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"hoop-d" that's funny I think I need a hoop-d too. Maybe I will scout the pawn shops and goodwill for a fun beater bike....

I have a confession too. I have not ridden yet this week. Sucks because I wanted to, but Mon there was lightning in the am and I had to go out with family in the pm. Tonight I need to mow, but I may have to just mow soooopah fast and then talk the wife into going for a ride. Wish me luck.
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The advice that everyone gives in the "what should I buy" posts is just as applicable here. I don't think it matters if you buy an X-Mart bike or a $5000 carbon bike - fit is key. Now, I should probably moderate that statement by saying that the quality of workmanship will probably improve fit, performance, and longetivety of the bike, but what really makes a great bike is one that you are excited to go ride every day. So, if someone mocks you for riding your $100 special, you can blow it off knowing that you are enjoying your ride.
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Well, we're all waiting! What brand is it?
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As long as we're confessing, I have an Atlantis and a Rambouillet, both set up exactly as I wanted them, and I literally can't think of one thing I'd change on either one.
But when I just want to go for a ride, about 50 percent of the time I hop on an old Trek touring bike that I turned into a single speed by stripping it and replacing the freewheel with a one-cog BMX one.
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"hoop-d" that's funny I think I need a hoop-d too. Maybe I will scout the pawn shops and goodwill for a fun beater bike....

I have a confession too. I have not ridden yet this week. Sucks because I wanted to, but Mon there was lightning in the am and I had to go out with family in the pm. Tonight I need to mow, but I may have to just mow soooopah fast and then talk the wife into going for a ride. Wish me luck.
There's always this......
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OK, I would buy something like that.....

I want to make one.
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ya I want the plans to make one of those too!
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Well, we're all waiting! What brand is it?
I'll post some pictures later. It's a "Gold Eagle." It also says "City Bike" on the frame, but has this really ornate logo on the front with a, well, gold eagle.
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Hey, I know the feeling. I prefer my MTB over my roadie, but I still ride the roadie all the time anyway. Maybe out of guilt?
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I'll post some pictures later. It's a "Gold Eagle." It also says "City Bike" on the frame, but has this really ornate logo on the front with a, well, gold eagle.
Try inquiring about it with these guys: http://nbhaa.com/
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