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    If your bike was a car, what type of car would it be?

    Kinda fun since it is gloomy and nasty outside (as I write this) and the holidays are fast approaching.

    If your bike was a car, what type of car would it be?

    My Giant Defy: Mack Truck. Slow to start and has a hard time stopping!

    My Giant Roam MTN Bike: Classic VW Bug. Small enough to fit in anywhere

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    I've had to come up with those analogies talking to my non biker friends.

    vintage 'vette


    Bentley roadster


    Coupe De Ville

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    Surly LHT:
    Ford F150

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    Dump Truck

    1980s Raleigh single-speed conversion:
    An unrestored 1967 Mustang

    Dahon folding bike:
    Old VW Beetle

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    chefisaac, The crit bike would be a '69 Corvette; both are a little heavy (by today's standards) and unforgiving in the handling department. The mountain bike? Perhaps a Suzuki Samuari, just goes anywhere and not quite suited for pavement. The touring bike? A rental car as it can go anywhere, do anything; the ultimate sport utility vehicle.

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    The Idependent Fabrication Steel Crown Jewel SE would be a '68 Roadrunner with a 426 Hemi.

    The LHT would be a 59' Mercury Park Lane.

    The Bike Friday would be a SmartCar.

    The Cannondale M 300 would be a Yugo.

    Can't come up with anything for the Raleigh 700.

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    1996 Bianchi Eros with late-'90s Campy Chorus components: Classic Alpha-Romeo, up on blocks, to restore "someday"

    1990-something Specialized Epic with Spinergy wheels: 1957 'Vette, also on blocks

    1990-something Specialized Hardrock frame dorked up with slicks, stem extender, trekking bars, fenders, bell, kickstand, folding baskets, lights ...: Vintage VW Microbus with a psychedelic paint job, the smell of incense and maybe a hint of something else wafting out of the cracks, and an engine that's really starting to show its age...
    L'asino di Buridano...

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    1974 Schwinn Le Tour: El Camino... it could be a truck, but it wants to go fast. Sadly, recently wrecked and heading to the junk yard.

    198x Bianchi: An old, odd-model Ferrari... not as fast or as slick as today's models, but has a certain charm. Currently "up on blocks" (to borrow an analogy). Getting extensive rehab this winter!

    1996 Trek 470: A slightly-used Lotus Elise. Sweet little bike, rides nice, but too small for me. Need to sell.

    2002-ish Mongoose FS Mtn bike: A cheap, used, Chrysler K-Car. Heavy, clunky, and not really much utility to me, now. Giving to a bro after some clean-up.

    2003-ish Giant Cypress: Station wagon. Good for family trips with a loaded back end.

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    Specialized Expedition Sport: A big, cushy Buick sedan.
    Kona Dew Drop: A Subie WRX wagon. Tough, practical hauler with a fun side.
    Vintage steel CCM restoration project: One of those oft-repaired '50s Chevys they drive in Cuba.
    Specialized Hardrock: Suzuki Sidekick. A tough, bare-bones offroader.
    My wife's big-box MTB: Hyundai Pony. Crappy, but it sort of works.

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    I suppose mine would be Ferrari since the carbon fiber it's made from was supplied by Ferrari.
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    My brevet bike would be a Bentley Continental GT. It's big and comfortable with all sorts of bling appointments, but still sporty enough not to be labeled a touring rig.

    The '88 Trek 400 beater is the bicycle version of the redneck hotrod; the Monte Carlo SS. Except not a restored nice one. An '87 with sun faded paint, using the donut spare tire, a couple of mismatched primer/Bondo body panels, and fast food trash rattling around in the passenger footwell.

    My utility hauler (converted '88 Schwinn Highland turned basket cruiser) is Fred G. Sanford's pickup truck.

    The CX race bike would be a rail buggy.

    My '91 PDG Series-5 frame/fork is the project car that sits in the garage that "some day it's gonna be awesome" or "this weekend I'll post it on Craigslist."
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradtx View Post
    The touring bike? A rental car as it can go anywhere, do anything; the ultimate sport utility vehicle.
    LOL! Maybe not, I got to make sure it's working come Monday morning for use as the commute bike. I was going to say the touring bike was a cross between a pickup truck and a Prius (gets great gas mileage while commuting).

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    A slow one that doesn't get washed nearly enough.

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    My Roubaix would be that immaculate car (Morris Minor) that you see hogging the fast lane on a sunday afternoon drive as it travels at 30mph. As you race passed the car you notice the driver is ancient and totally oblivious to the speeds of other traffic. The car could go so much faster but the old guy behind the wheel is content at 30 mph...

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    My gold Sekai reminds me of a Saab I used to own deceptively faster and more nimble then you'd ever guess looking at it.

    Last edited by RaleighSport; 11-23-11 at 04:16 PM. Reason: pics
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    I thought I already posted in this thread? Maybe it was somewhere else. Anyway...








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    I ride two different department store bikes of doom. Neither have exploded or caused small children to cry yet.

    198? Free Spirit Sovereign 12 speed road bike (Sears) - the smooth and comfy one. The commuter/hauler/touring bike.
    2011 GMC Denali 14 speed road bike (Wal-Mart) - the fast frankenbike. The racer.



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    this is really fun to see what your bikes would be like if they were cars.

    Love the prius.

    Great pics

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    "Obstacles don't like me very much. I make them look bad."

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    Someone decide for me, please. I'm not a car buff.....








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    semi sporty, fairly utility and red...
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    Corvette. Fast but yet maybe too much car/bike for the owner to use to it's fullest.


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    3-Nishiki Blazer on Norrthbridge small.jpg
    2Ross and Barn in Autumn.jpg
    Old Nishiki Blazer- 1980s Chevy Blazer - sporty, yet able to carry- my 26" Tourer conversion
    Ross Signature 290s - Mitsubishi Lancer Oz Rally- Much more than it appears to be.

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    I would say my Zipp's are like a Lamborghini, sleek and fast. Just getting on the bikes make you feel fast, and they are great to ride. But since I don't have a Lamborghini, I have the next best thing My Smart car (LOL). Such a blast to drive and people get a kick out of seeing me pull my zipp out of it at events.
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    Trek 7300 --- GMC Sierra

    Trek 4.5 Madone --- Datsun 260Z

    Giant Sedona E-Bike --- Chevelle SS 396

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    The Giant XTC 1 is a Toyota FJ Cruiser SUV. It is built overseas. Is as stout as a tank. Is most at home on dirt trails and is loaded with some very nice high end bling
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    Papillon road bike - vintage MG or some other wildly impractical convertible.
    Rocky Mountain Metropolis - some kind of "cross-over" vehicle. I'm not familiar enough with them to decide which one. Maybe a jeep.
    Rocky Mountain Sherpa - perhaps a mini-van, perhaps some kind of luxury sedan with a really plush ride.

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