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    Quote Originally Posted by OiS View Post

    This bike, no way, nobody, not for a minute, no exceptions.

    OT here but I also have an SMP (non carbon) and noticed yours is pretty nose down?

    how far nose down is it and how did you "level" the center?

    Oh and sweet sweet rig.

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    As mine's a 59cm fixie w SPDs, the question has never been asked.
    “Next time you're in your car, at 80 Kilometers per hour, strip down to your underwear and jump out. That's what it's like to crash in a professional bike race.” - Jonathan Vaughters

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    Maybe someone would take it for a paint job to spare the embarrassment.

    Quote Originally Posted by OiS View Post
    This bike, no way, nobody, not for a minute, no exceptions.


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    It's a bike, so yes I would let someone ride it. Of course, I don't have a $10,000 Pinerello or anything like that. ;-)
    Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive anyway.

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    No one asks, but I probably would. I like biking and want to get others involved. Most people see my bike and ask when I have to return it to the museum.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

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    I have two situations where I would let someone else ride my bikes.

    1. my wife is an "auntie" to a bunch of Hawaiian college kids here in Omaha. I put a bunch of flat pedals on 4 of my bikes and let them ride around for fun.

    2. I have offered my best friend try out my bikes to see what the differences are, but he has never taken the offer.

    I don't tend to lend my bike to others since I noticed they don't take care of them as well as I would. My Eisentraut and carbon Giant are never lent out.
    I don't do vintage, I bought them new, rode them, kept them. Now they are just old bikes
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    Normally I do not allow anyone to ride my bike. My nephew and I were out riding the other day and we swapped bikes (we are both about the same height) for about 5 minutes just to compare. Other than this one time I don't like others riding my ride.

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    @ Seattle Forrest - Apologies in advance for the slight thread hijack!

    Quote Originally Posted by BigPolishJimmy View Post
    Well no wonder, looks like you could put an eye out with that saddle ;p
    Hehe, secret weapon! Yeah, have to say they do look quite aggressive, but it is so much more comfy for me than the saddle it came with, which even though it was a nice looking Bontrager matched to the bike, the family jewels did not appreciate it.

    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    Nah, if they're right for you, those SMP saddles are really comfy. Even the pointy looking carbon fiber one up there.
    (they are so not right for me, tho...)

    OiS - How are those Aeolus wheels working out for you? VN reviewed the Aeolus 9 (CF tubie) against 5 other pairs and they got solid mid-pack overall rating, mostly because they're a bit heavier than the others. But, that also made them the 2nd stiffest of the group, which I would assume makes them a better Clyde choice. Curious if all the deep section Bonnies run similarly.
    I am no pro, so can't offer too much of a detailed analysis on them except to say that I am very happy with them. I want to eventually look like I properly belong on a bike like this, but until then I also wanted to make sure it could handle my 130kg/285lb starting point. I can't recall the exact max recommended weight with these, but it was over 300lbs (135kg), so I took that as a good sign. These things roll beautifully. They seem to me to be very quick to get up to speed, and hold it well. I've never been small, with my lowest adult weight being just under 80kg/175lb , so have never had any issues with cross winds. All in all, I am very happy with every aspect of the bike (except for my computer, but that's another story).

    Quote Originally Posted by longbeachgary View Post
    I'm pretty sure that Lance wants his bike back.
    He can't have it! Besides, I have Di2 on this one. As far as I know, he never has (not in the TdF anyway)

    Quote Originally Posted by Nimitz87 View Post
    OT here but I also have an SMP (non carbon) and noticed yours is pretty nose down?

    how far nose down is it and how did you "level" the center?

    Oh and sweet sweet rig.

    Chad
    I had the instructions on how to level it, but when I first put it on, I had it level, and that was a bit high at the front for me, I dropped it to the point you see it now, and it felt fine, so haven't adjusted it again. I do think I will tweak it a bit more though by dropping the height just a little and bringing the nose to somewhere between current position and totally level and see how that feels too. On my initial research into the SMP I read a number of comments that said to spend the time adjusting it a lot until you find the sweet spot, which may sound like a pain, but they all also said that when you do, it is well worth it.

    Good luck with your SMP!

    Quote Originally Posted by RedWhiteandRed View Post
    Maybe someone would take it for a paint job to spare the embarrassment.
    Not everyone's taste I know, but personally, I love the look of it.

    Sorry, now back to the original topic!

    One of the key reasons I would not want to lend my good road bike to anyone is that it is just not worth the risk. It is not a cheap bike, so if they damage it, they may have a hard time affording to have it fixed, and even if they could afford it, may have ill feelings about it because of the amount. Then if they didn't pay for any damage, that creates bad feelings. Given that I would not even consider lending this to anyone but a very good friend, I would then not want to risk a good friendship if something did go wrong.

    As for the other bikes, I would be ok with someone lending them because they don't mean as much to me, can easily be replaced, or damage covered easily by a friend if there was damage.
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    No.

    I do not have the ~$280 to replace my Schwinn S25 with another one (if I could even find one now...it seems the Target near me doesn't carry them anymore), nor do I have the technical skill to custom-build my own.

    No.

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    Sure. All my bikes are just bikes; fixable or replaceable. I've dropped most of them at one point or another so a few scratches wouldn't bother me. My younger brother kept my mountain bike (Felt Q720) for a couple months before he picked up a bike of his own. I'm always trying to get people to ride the tandem (Cignal Melbourne Express) but I think a lot of folks are scared of it. My other bikes include a Raleigh Detour Deluxe and a BikesDirect fixed gear that switches between drop bars with a 7-speed IGH and townie bars as a FG or SS.

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    It seems like a lot of you know something I don't or have had negative experiences lending. I would lend out my bike to anyone I know well and who seems sensible. If there were something I was worried about it I'd ask them to be careful. In weighing the probability of damage (fairly low) against the cost of a remedy (moderate at worst) I'd lend.

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    To me, bikes are for riding. Sure, I'd let a friend use my bike. Now, taking it home, that depends on the friend...RJ

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    I loaned my mountain bike to my roommate once so we could do some off roading instead of the coast. I went on the tandem with my gf and he took my bike. He crashed and broke his femur half way through the ride. Haven't loaned one since. The feeling of guilt was horrible because he never road mtn biked and it ended of his racing career. He healed eventually, and all our rides were on the road after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    Lessee...

    My fixie is a 64cm with about 6.5" of post showing, and a nice tall B17 perched atop.
    My brevet bike is a 62cm CX frame (higher posture) with about 7" of post showing and a B17 Imperial
    My utility cruiser is a 25" MTB frame on 2.2" tires (adds another 2" of standover) with a humongous post and B17

    If anyone thinks they can swing a leg over one of my bikes without crushing their marbles, they're welcome to give one a try.
    If you ever come and visit I will make sure I have a ride for you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by unabowler View Post
    It seems like a lot of you know something I don't or have had negative experiences lending. I would lend out my bike to anyone I know well and who seems sensible. If there were something I was worried about it I'd ask them to be careful. In weighing the probability of damage (fairly low) against the cost of a remedy (moderate at worst) I'd lend.
    I crashed somebody else's bike once. It didn't handle turns as well as mine did, and I went down. Fortunately there wasn't any damage to the bike, and I got over being sore in a few days. I worry about the same thing lending a bike out, not so much that someone might crash it and bend the frame, but that I'd feel pretty guilty for my part in the affair.

    On the other hand, I've switched bikes with friends on a ride for a few minutes, to compare. I don't really love doing it, and probably won't with my new carbon bike. And I'd probably lend my old aluminum one to a friend in a real pinch, although I still put it to good use.
    Don't believe everything you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
    I'm curious more as a matter of etiquette, than anything else.

    Probably none of us would let a stranger ride our bike. Would you swap with a friend on a ride? With an acquaintance on a group ride? A non-cyclist friend you meet at the park?
    I'm 5'10" with a 30.5" cycling inseam. Bikes are not going to interchange between me and other cyclists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
    I'm curious more as a matter of etiquette, than anything else.

    Probably none of us would let a stranger ride our bike. Would you swap with a friend on a ride? With an acquaintance on a group ride? A non-cyclist friend you meet at the park?

    This doesn't come up very often for me anymore, since I got clipless pedals.
    Yes to all four. A bike forums member's tour was in jeopardy when his bike was demo'd in a collision. I offered him the use of my then-new 2007 Novara Randonee and any touring gear he needed. I didn't know him at the time -- just a fellow tourer in need. He replaced his bike and salvaged his tour... with a Novara Randonee in the same size as mine.

    I always get asked what's it like to ride a recumbent trike. If the person isn't too tall (I have a short boom), I'll offer a try. I've had lots of takers. There's only one person I probably won't loan my bike to again and that's my teenaged daughter. I went to ride it reccently and discovered that the left clip was missing the strap, and the right clip was missing altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavy View Post
    As mine's a 59cm fixie w SPDs, the question has never been asked.
    ive got an XL semi compact fixed gear with looks. i let one of my friends ride it around the parking lot.

    i would let another cyclist ride my aluminum/record 10spd bike (but the saddle stays put)

    the tommasini... im not sure i could let someone else ride her...

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    I let my brother take my bicycle out all the time. He is a trucker for a living and lives on the other side of the country. About one or twice a month he gets a run out this way and is here for a few days so its not uncommon for us to grab a couple of MY bikes and head out on short trail rides and such.

    My brother dont look nearly as bad shape as myself (i am 6' 270lbs, he is 6'1" 240lbs), But on the trails i can actually ride a bit further without tiring as much. Our few trial rides this summer has him shoping for a bike himself to mount to the back of his truck so he can get some exercise no matter were he stops.

    Now motorcycles HELL no they for my ass only LOL.
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    It depends on the situation. Judgement is required, I don't have a set rule but generally I'll let people ride my wife's bike.
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    I've swapped bikes several times with friends comparing frames, groups, etc. Not a problem. Then again, I don't own any late model, high dollar bikes!
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    I'd only consider allowing somebody to ride my good bike if:
    A - they are a paid professional that I have asked to repair my bike for purposes of repair testing only;
    or B - I am sleeping with that individual.
    Since I ride a 54cm girl's bike, nobody in category B would be interested. However, my 2nd bike is a 58cm men's model ...

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    I let friends and family take my bikes out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    Lessee...

    My fixie is a 64cm with about 6.5" of post showing, and a nice tall B17 perched atop.
    My brevet bike is a 62cm CX frame (higher posture) with about 7" of post showing and a B17 Imperial
    My utility cruiser is a 25" MTB frame on 2.2" tires (adds another 2" of standover) with a humongous post and B17

    If anyone thinks they can swing a leg over one of my bikes without crushing their marbles, they're welcome to give one a try.
    And I am at the opposite end of the spectrum. I ride a 44cm road bike. Not a whole lot of people that can ride a bike that small. though, if it came up, I would let someone else ride it. Maybe we should trade bikes, get video cameras and an audience and let hilarity ensue....
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