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cranky old dude 01-01-12 06:29 AM

"EYE CANDY" part III...show us your Black Bikes
 
O.K., we've done Blue and we've done White. Lets try Black bikes this time around!!

I'll start this time.

Here's my Schwinn Traveler with a Bendix 2-spd. 'Kick-Back' coaster brake hub.
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/IMG_0363.jpg


Here's my '87-'88 vintage Trek 820 Antelope "The Beast", in service for a 'Beer Run'.
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/IMG_0241.jpg


This is my 2000-ish Easy Racers Tour Easy.
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...e/IMG_3474.jpg


And finally a nice little '84 Peugeot PH10LE project bike rescued from the garbage collectors.
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/IMG_0245.jpg


I like Black Bikes!!

Retro Grouch 01-01-12 06:34 AM

Black bikes
 
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These are work horse bikes not show ponies. The road style bike reminds me of our Saturn sedan. The mountain style bike is more like our Honda Element.

cranky old dude 01-01-12 06:39 AM

Hey Mr. Grouch, is that a steel bottom Milk Crate up on the shelf?

I always figured a steel bottomed milk crate would make a good skeleton for a 'Tail Box' with stowage.

Retro Grouch 01-01-12 06:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cranky old dude (Post 13662233)
Hey Mr. Grouch, is that a steel bottom Milk Crate up on the shelf?

I always figured a steel bottomed milk crate would make a good skeleton for a 'Tail Box' with stowage.

Nope, no milk crates in my shop.

The only milk crates I've seen recently have been all plastic. If I had one it would be a "steal" bottom milk crate.

jimmuller 01-01-12 07:00 AM

Black bike (which has been posted before):

http://world.std.com/~muller/pics/new_old_bike.jpg

Trsnrtr 01-01-12 07:19 AM

http://home.comcast.net/~dtresenriter/Fujin10_1.jpg

and:

http://home.comcast.net/~trsnrtr/vk_feather.jpg

Don in Austin 01-01-12 07:27 AM

Yeah!! Didn't know a recumbent could look good! http://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/lol.gif

Don in Austin

Don in Austin 01-01-12 07:37 AM

http://www.donsautomotive.com/BIKE7PIX/BIKE7.JPG

http://www.donsautomotive.com/BIKE7P...KKING_BARS.JPG

http://www.donsautomotive.com/BIKE7P...K_COMPUTER.JPG

http://www.donsautomotive.com/BIKE7P...ENVALVECAP.JPG


Don in Austin

Retro Grouch 01-01-12 07:58 AM

trsnrtr, I'll bet your car keys fall out of your pocket when you ride that.

bobdell 01-01-12 08:04 AM

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Monoborracho 01-01-12 08:16 AM

Here is a Trek 830 (a '93 model, IIRC) that I rebuilt for one of my sons to use as a college commuter. It was an Ebay find, and the first year it looked like this.
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...830/2006-2.jpg
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...0830/20061.jpg

After sitting outside the dorm for a year, we rebuilt it with mostly spare parts, except for the fork, crank, and brakes. Since it was 1-1/8" threaded, we changed over to a threadless headset, installed a new Tange fork, a Deore trekking crank set, and a set of 7-speed bar end shifters, drop bars and brakes came off my Trek 520 some years back. The cantilever brakes were new. Rear DR was an NOS Shimano STX.

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...30/830-217.jpg
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...30/830-206.jpg
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...30/830-208.jpg
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...30/830-207.jpg

Allegheny Jet 01-01-12 08:27 AM

Here is my best riding partner.

http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/r...5/IMG_1275.jpg

bradtx 01-01-12 09:09 AM

cod, I've only had two black bikes, the first as a kid with a Schwinn American and this Cannondale. The clear coat has a 10% gold tint that changes the bike's appearance depending where the lighting is from:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...updates001.jpg

Brad

old&slow 01-01-12 09:16 AM

Latest add to the herd...
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7159/6...8c6869a62c.jpg

JohnDThompson 01-01-12 10:15 AM

Resurrected Viscount, initially set up as a single-speed:

http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/viscoun...leted-side.jpg

Since "upgraded" to fixed gear 3-speed:

http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/viscount/s3x-sr2.jpg

bruce19 01-01-12 10:39 AM

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Are we talking BLACK black or does this qualify?

Transformer 01-01-12 11:14 AM

http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t...t/ab30c63e.jpg

The black frog transformer.

Beverly 01-01-12 11:41 AM

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Finally we get to the black bikes:thumb:

My Trek 520 touring bike. My favorite for trail rides and some touring (no hateful hills).

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=232140


Trek Madone 5.0 WSD. I ride this more than any of the bikes. It fits perfectly and it's light. I take this on most club rides and those supported tours with lots of hills.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=232142


My Trek 4300 mountain bike. I know it isn't pure black....just a lighter shade of black;) I rode this on the C&O Canal and Allegheny Passage a couple years ago. I replaced the knobby tires with ones that roll easier on crushed limestone trails. I also used it to haul the granddaughters in the trailer. The granddaughters are now too big for the trailer.


http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=232141

Retro Grouch 01-01-12 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bruce19 (Post 13662679)
Are we talking BLACK black or does this qualify?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beverly (Post 13662898)
I know it isn't pure black....just a lighter shade of black;)

Both are OK by me. I'm thinking that black is in the eye of the beholder.

Stealthammer 01-01-12 12:20 PM

Da' Fixie, a Pake FG/SS that I often lend out to convert newbies to the world of fixed gear......

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/d...DaFixie_02.jpg

M_Wales 01-01-12 12:32 PM

It has a lot of black....

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...2/IMG_1504.jpg

jimmuller 01-01-12 03:54 PM

I had no idea there were so many black bikes in the world. :)

stapfam 01-01-12 04:22 PM

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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.

Not that I am putting multi coloured bikes down but I am ashamed of the white half. I dislike White bikes.--But Boreas-- that is a different matter but it is going to be a long time before that colour comes up. And the only Black bike I have ever owned was my Giant OCR that was sold last year.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=232183 http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=232184

Condorita 01-01-12 06:21 PM

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The Black Pearl:
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=232200

robtown 01-01-12 08:20 PM

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/5710/dscn1646c.jpg
http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/9379/dscn0470n.jpg
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/2482/dscn0055h.jpg
http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/1218/dscn0130y.jpg


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