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Medic Zero 08-06-13 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by tjspiel (Post 15932104)
I see you have some experience with this thread in the road forum.

For others who haven't, the idea is that people post pictures of their bikes and other critique it. Not only the bike but the picture itself and maybe even the rider. ;)

So far I've been the only one who has posted a picture of a bike. Acidfast7 posted a picture of his toes and while that's not what I had in mind exactly, I think it does fit into the spirit of the thread just fine.

I guess I enjoy the back and forth of the "Hot or Not" thread in the road forum more than what you typically see in the Commuter Bicycle Pics thread in this one.

I'll play:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333286

I think we can skew this towards the Fredly!

spare_wheel 08-06-13 06:53 PM

has potential but you need matching spoke cards, more reflectors, the stem is way too low, and the drops need to be angled up 10 degrees.

megalowmatt 08-06-13 08:30 PM

I have a serious entry...hold on...

megalowmatt 08-06-13 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Medic Zero (Post 15933034)
I'll play:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333286

I think we can skew this towards the Fredly!

I'm struggling with this one. Old GT frames are hot but the long neck leaves me empty. While I applaud your ingenuity of carrying an entire spare wheel it's a little too utilitarian and throws the frame balance off.

Tidy it up a bit, get a proper side shot and you may be on to something.

megalowmatt 08-06-13 09:22 PM

This is what I rode today...

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/m...ps05bb2d23.jpg

spare_wheel 08-07-13 12:22 AM

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Originally Posted by megalowmatt (Post 15933622)

Warmish.

Points subtracted for skinny saddle and absence of kickstand+fenders. This bike would look nice with the new vegan brooks saddle, imo. You also need a paint job and some decals to cover up that hideous bianchi thing. What do rainbow stripes have to do cycling???!1!!!

acidfast7 08-07-13 01:09 AM

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OK ... I'll play along ...

We have three bikes stored in Hungary at Lake Balaton

Our three entrants are ...

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333328

one is a Ferry Dusika Mixte:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333329

we paid extra for the optional bread holder when we bought it

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333330

the second is a Fisher with BMX grips, dirt-bike style brake levers, a V-type stem and a front wheel bottle dynamo

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333331

and finally, we have a TREK bike ... didn't realize that they were big sellers in pre-1991 Hungary ...

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333332

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333333

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333334

also for fun sake ... added my gf who loves shopping for and making Lecsó

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333335

and you have to get one of these pans if you don't have one:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333336

whatdya think ... hot or not?????????????

acidfast7 08-07-13 02:41 AM

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also: The last piece of furniture just arrived for our new flat.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333342

will update once it's been configured :D

edit: updated with the "hammock" ready for usage :D

a little bit tight fit, but with enough space for a drinking table and close enough to listen to the live music drift in from the square.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333344

closer-up

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333345

metal frame inside of the canvas with very durable metal hardware ... we should get a ton of use out of this :D

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333346

edit 2: fits better with table angled. having the table edges parallel with the wall is kinda boring anyway.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333348

the sci guy 08-07-13 09:59 AM

hammock is hot

groovestew 08-07-13 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by megalowmatt (Post 15933622)

Hot...except for the seatpost rack. Those things are evil wrapped in calamity.

megalowmatt 08-07-13 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by spare_wheel (Post 15933892)
Warmish.

Points subtracted for skinny saddle and absence of kickstand+fenders. This bike would look nice with the new vegan brooks saddle, imo. You also need a paint job and some decals to cover up that hideous bianchi thing. What do rainbow stripes have to do cycling???!1!!!

I'm heading out to get stickers right now!

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Originally Posted by groovestew (Post 15935007)
Hot...except for the seatpost rack. Those things are evil wrapped in calamity.

I know! I had a handlebar bag on there but it was way too loaded up so I made the quick switch on my way out of the garage yesterday. :cry:

The seatpost rack is ok for the mountain bike but doesn't look right on a more "classci/traditional" kind of bike.

Let's see more pictures :beer:

treadtread 08-07-13 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by megalowmatt (Post 15933622)

You lose a lot of points due to the seat post rack - so not! This thread seems like it could be fun, though the commuting section on BF is the least judgmental so I don't think we will see the 41-style comments.

Medic Zero 08-07-13 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Medic Zero (Post 15933034)
I'll play:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333286

I think we can skew this towards the Fredly!

Quote:

Originally Posted by megalowmatt (Post 15933505)
I'm struggling with this one. Old GT frames are hot but the long neck leaves me empty. While I applaud your ingenuity of carrying an entire spare wheel it's a little too utilitarian and throws the frame balance off.

Tidy it up a bit, get a proper side shot and you may be on to something.

I feel you on the long stem. I like my handlebars at least level with my saddle, so what can I do? I'm not happy with the aesthetics of it, but it's necessary.

The wheel isn't really a spare! :lol: I was on my way home from picking it up from a Craigslist seller.

Germany_chris 08-07-13 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by megalowmatt (Post 15933622)

Why does you bike have a penis?

bigbenaugust 08-07-13 01:37 PM

Dump the seatpost rack, then it could be hot.

megalowmatt 08-07-13 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Germany_chris (Post 15935828)
Why does you bike have a penis?


So you think it's hot?

;)

Germany_chris 08-07-13 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by megalowmatt (Post 15935961)
So you think it's hot?

;)


No I don't like cheap Italian penis':wtf:

If it was maybe a Gios that'd be some quality Italian penis

:beer:

tjspiel 08-07-13 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by megalowmatt (Post 15933622)

Hot Photo

Hot Bike... except for the water bottle. Non-cycling specific means it doesn't sit properly in the cage. It's obviously not running parallel to the down tube which throws off the symmetry of the whole thing. Kudos for choosing something BPA free though. :)

In general I think San Jos8s are awesome commuters.

the sci guy 08-07-13 08:31 PM

the bianchi is a good looking bike, but i'll agree the seatpost rack is cringe-worthy

megalowmatt 08-07-13 08:53 PM

I'll be putting the regular rack back on.

This thread isn't going to be much fun if there's only a handful of us offering up pictures. :notamused:

megalowmatt 08-07-13 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by tjspiel (Post 15936668)
Hot Photo

Hot Bike... except for the water bottle. Non-cycling specific means it doesn't sit properly in the cage. It's obviously not running parallel to the down tube which throws off the symmetry of the whole thing. Kudos for choosing something BPA free though. :)

In general I think San Jos8s are awesome commuters.

I never even noticed that about the water bottle but you're right! Good eye spotting the San Jos8 :)

tjspiel 08-07-13 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by megalowmatt (Post 15937373)
I'll be putting the regular rack back on.

This thread isn't going to be much fun if there's only a handful of us offering up pictures. :notamused:

After all the abuse heaped on your rack people are too afraid. ;)

That's OK. I can take it. Here are two bikes I've used in the winter:

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...l/87afb4a4.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...psc650b305.jpg

And just in case anybody thought the bike in the original post was just a sick joke, I do have a certain... history. Here's something I had put together a few years ago. The aero bars, low spoke count wheels and adjustable kickstand from Target are not something you often see together on one bike, - especially one used for commuting:

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...f/IMG_4386.jpg



I did regain some sense eventually:

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...x/CIMG0527.jpg


Sadly the Peugeot and the Bianchi are no longer with me and I sold those Rolfs way too cheap.

All kidding aside, one thing I liked about the Peugeot was the lugs. They're internal. Maybe it's just the era I grew up in but even the most fancy chrome lugs to me are just lipstick on a pig. And even the best TIG welds are not exactly attractive. Nothing is cleaner looking that a nice internally lugged frame except for possibly CF.

bugly64 08-07-13 09:52 PM

I will play. This is my latest commuter.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...psf42b3d98.jpg

tjspiel 08-07-13 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by bugly64 (Post 15937543)
I will play. This is my latest commuter.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...psf42b3d98.jpg


Someone stole your pedals, but I'm going to go ahead and say "HOT".

Mostly because I'm afraid your bike would hurt me if I didn't.

bigbenaugust 08-08-13 07:19 AM

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2...527_104815.jpg


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