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Old 01-01-12, 09:17 PM   #26
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No pics but I have a Giant TCR-C road bike. It is half white and half black. I didn't post it in the white bike post so it won't get posted in the Black one either.
I want to know which half is black - right or left?
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Old 01-02-12, 06:15 AM   #27
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trsnrtr, I'll bet your car keys fall out of your pocket when you ride that.
You've ridden with me?
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Old 01-02-12, 07:41 AM   #28
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You've ridden with me?
Not yet, but I'm thinking I'd like that.

1. Faster rider on a faster bike means you'll be ahead of me.
2. The change will probably fall out of your pockets too.
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Old 01-02-12, 08:16 AM   #29
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This is my urban assault bicycle which I use for my raids into NYC and posing my way around the more local cafes and bars.

It started life as a rusty Koga Miyata which I converted to a fixie using bits I found/scrounged/stole.

Now it's like George Washington's axe; two new heads and three new handles, but otherwise totally original. I even built the wheels myself.
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Old 01-02-12, 01:04 PM   #31
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Old 01-02-12, 01:06 PM   #32
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Old 01-02-12, 02:34 PM   #33
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Now we're talking! Here's Black Betty.


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Old 01-02-12, 05:31 PM   #34
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I've got a couple that qualify.
An old Sakai that I reconstructed with a Sturmey Archer 8 speed. This is the bike I carry on the road with me.



And my 3 speed fixie. I'm going to spend my Christmas money on a gold headset and seatpost collar to balance out the look a bit.


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Old 01-02-12, 06:03 PM   #35
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Most track bikes are flat black. Here's my 2004 Dolan:


And racing on it at my local 200m indoor velodrome:


And here's my old 2000 carbon fiber Trek that I sometimes use on hilly brevets:


A more detailed view, at one of the checkpoints (at about 1 in the morning) on a 1000-km brevet in 2009, with the bike set up in randonneur configuration with Schmidt front hub and B&M lighting:


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Old 01-02-12, 06:24 PM   #36
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I forgot about track bikes...

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Old 01-02-12, 07:31 PM   #37
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I knew Dennis was going to do that! He sure has some beautiful bikes, particularly that VK-II. I'm going to try to come close, though, with my three offerings.

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Old 01-03-12, 04:05 PM   #38
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Well mine isn't as fancy as the proceeding machines but I really like it, 2012 Jamis Coda Sport, hooked up to my utility trailer.
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Old 01-03-12, 04:19 PM   #39
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Old 01-03-12, 04:21 PM   #40
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Its mostly black!
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Old 01-06-12, 06:25 PM   #41
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Old 01-06-12, 07:09 PM   #42
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Some more mountain bike is needed and something other than sunny & warm.


This is an old photo, the shock is different now.
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OK, I showed you bike 7, but I never posted #6. This is built on an unbranded CF cyclocross frame from China, Alfine 8 IGH, compact double up front.

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Old 01-07-12, 08:28 AM   #44
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I knew Dennis was going to do that! He sure has some beautiful bikes, particularly that VK-II. I'm going to try to come close, though, with my three offerings.
Interesting. How do you pick out which one to take for a given ride?
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Old 01-07-12, 08:50 AM   #45
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Old 01-07-12, 10:10 AM   #46
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My newest black bike. Well, it's mostly black.



My older mostly black bike.

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Old 01-07-12, 10:46 AM   #47
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Oh yeah, it's black and it's fun!

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My newest black bike. Well, it's mostly black.



My older mostly black bike.

Very much like!
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Old 01-07-12, 12:00 PM   #49
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My Dawes Briercliffe:

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