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WARNING, I'm from New York. Thin skinned people should maintain safe distance.
What I'm currently riding. 1987ish Nishiki Cascade. I picked this up off CL for camping. I added fenders and a Soma Oxford bar. I like the riding posture with this bar so much that I've been riding this everywhere.
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There are no unsacred places;
there are only sacred places
and desecrated places.
Yeah, you're right. I don't often see it from this angle so I wasn't aware of the bad fender feng shui. Got to fix that this weekend.
The guy I bought it from had two bikes - this and a nearly identical 87 Trek MTB and wanted $80 each. I was really only interested in this one. They were rideable but in less than perfect condition (needed new cables, brake pads, bearings repacked, new saddle, etc) and I really didn't need another project at the time, so I told him I'd just decline the opportunity. It really wasn't about the price...until he offered me both bikes for $80.
So my reluctance to get one project netted me two projects. SWMBO laughed at me (which is all I can really hope for when it comes to acquiring bikes), but they've both turned out great. (And SWMBO now really likes her aqua blue 87 Trek, albeit mainly for the big fat cushy seat that I find aesthetically abominable.)
Sadly I don't have a decent picture of the bike yet but I do have a video of me giving it a good wash one crazy night as I rode home falling fowl of a fast flowing ford!
Certainly not recommended lol.
Life is Full of Surprises
2013 Jamis Nova Sport. Pretty stock other than some lights and a computer. I'm getting a bike rack and more lights soon.
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That was certainly worth a laugh!
Built this up for commuting, city/path rides with the daughter, and grocery getter.
2003 Stevenson Custom Cycles Sportive
1978 Trek TX700
1990 Trek 750
All are frame/frame set builds.
took this one on my ride in to work this morning. The news would have you believe that So Ca is under water from our massave storm.....it was actually a beautiful ride in. The ride home could be a different story....lol.
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Good lord, those are some hoods!
Here is one of my daily commuters. It's a Rocky Mountain frame, Surly 1x1 fork, mismatched handbuilt wheels from the 90's, Salsa handlebars from my fat bike, a Bontrager stem and crank from a road bike that was salvaged from a burned down garage, Surly 42t stainless chainring and 21t cassette cog, DMR tensioner, Shimano Deore v-brakes, and some studded Nokian tires. Stupidly comfortable bike. The frame I got off of ebay, and I've been led to believe it was a prototype frame. I'm not quite sure about that, but I can't find a matching production model. I actually have two of these, but one is too small so I built it into a mountain bike for a friend - after I had raced it for 6 months.
My commute is about 50 feet, so it mainly gets grocery duty. I have a green Surly Cross Check that gets ridden when I need to go any certain distance or get places quicker.
I love seeing commuter bikes with coffee cup holders. I know it is not for everyone but somedays it it just going to work , not a ride.
Torker Graduate, 288 rods a day without pub detours.
You can tape off your ride for nice effects too.
Not sure where to pick it up, ordered mine from reflectallaz.com
I love this thread, because so much thought goes into these bikes.
bikerdude222, what a great idea. I might try it. You may want to try masking with liquid latex. It's a little hard to find. You can apply it with a very fine brush. When you're done painting, rub the latex off with your fingers. I'm using it to mask the chrome lugs on a frame I'm painting.