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Old 11-23-11, 06:25 AM   #1
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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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Old 11-23-11, 08:04 AM   #2
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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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Old 11-23-11, 08:38 AM   #3
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Ford F150

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Dump Truck

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

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Old VW Beetle

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Old 11-23-11, 08:38 AM   #4
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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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Old 11-23-11, 09:04 AM   #5
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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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Old 11-23-11, 09:18 AM   #6
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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...
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Old 11-23-11, 10:11 AM   #7
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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!

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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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Old 11-23-11, 11:28 AM   #8
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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.
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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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Old 11-23-11, 02:46 PM   #11
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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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Old 11-23-11, 03:24 PM   #12
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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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Old 11-23-11, 04:54 PM   #14
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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.

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Old 11-23-11, 05:02 PM   #15
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I thought I already posted in this thread? Maybe it was somewhere else. Anyway...








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Old 11-23-11, 05:09 PM   #16
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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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Old 11-23-11, 05:56 PM   #17
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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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Old 11-24-11, 07:03 AM   #21
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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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Old 11-24-11, 07:29 AM   #23
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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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