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Old 08-10-13, 06:05 PM   #301
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Is this the one Doug64 rides with his wife or GF??????
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Old 08-11-13, 10:14 AM   #302
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Newest ride, on this mornings ride.


This is handy...


Beimg tall, I've got a 37" 930mm inseam and have issues getting the bars level with my seat as you have set up here.


Was this a custom geo build? I ask because one of my curiosities with having a Gunnar spec build done was if the geo could be made so I didn't need spacers and steerer extenders. My current bike is going to need an extender on top of the existing uncut steerer...will look silly but is needed to bring the bars up to meet the extra seat post I need to fit.


I was curious if you told Gunnar to have the geo for a high bar height or not as it still looks like you need to rely on a lot of steerer tube and spacers to get it done.
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This is handy...


Beimg tall, I've got a 37" 930mm inseam and have issues getting the bars level with my seat as you have set up here.





Was this a custom geo build? I ask because one of my curiosities with having a Gunnar spec build done was if the geo could be made so I didn't need spacers and steerer extenders. My current bike is going to need an extender on top of the existing uncut steerer...will look silly but is needed to bring the bars up to meet the extra seat post I need to fit.


I was curious if you told Gunnar to have the geo for a high bar height or not as it still looks like you need to rely on a lot of steerer tube and spacers to get it done.
The geometry is a stock 66cm Sport. The fit was obtained using the Guru system, http://www.gurucycling.com/. I had this done a my local Bike Doctor. After the fit, this is what Gunnar recommended. Custom geometry is a $300.00 upcharge, so I suppose a frame could be built to delete the spacers, but it probably add to the head tube length, which probably wouldn't look better. A 68 cm might help that, but with my 931mm pubic bone measurement, I already have to be careful when I come to a stop. Frankly, this bike is so comfortable, I could care less about the spacers. The black ones are gone, that's all they had in stock when they did the build, replaced with silver, and I've switched to a Brooks saddle with a Velo Orange seatpost, and stem. To soon to comment on the Brooks, but I love this bike. The Guru fit was well worth it.

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Old 08-11-13, 12:54 PM   #304
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My oldest bike is 62 years old...



This bike is almost 60...



Today I am going to go out and rock the Pugsley on the trails.

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what do old people ride, lets see your bike[s]

Here's what this 50-year old rides
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Old 08-11-13, 07:14 PM   #306
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Near the end of this morning's ride:

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The geometry is a stock 66cm Sport. The fit was obtained using the Guru system, http://www.gurucycling.com/. I had this done a my local Bike Doctor. After the fit, this is what gunner recommended. Custom geometry is a $300.00 upcharge, so I suppose a frame could be built to delete the spacers, but it probably add to the head tube length, which probably wouldn't look better. A 68 cm might help that, but with my 931mm pubic bone measurement, I already have to be careful when I come to a stop. Frankly, this bike is so comfortable, I could care less about the spacers. The black ones are gone, that's all they had in stock when they did the build, replaced with silver, and I've switched to a Brooks saddle with a Velo Orange seatpost, and stem. To soon to comment on the Brooks, but I love this bike. The Guru fit was well worth it.
Thanks for the info, a sport or a fast lane are on my list. Nice to see a close comparison for frame fit too.
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Near the end of this morning's ride:

I've been following your blog for some time. Just now realizing you were posting here.
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Epic scenery. I live near the shore and often forget some of the spots locally and take them for granted. Ever have moments of "holy cow, look where I live?"
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My oldest bike is 62 years old...
I really like your oldest bike.

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City bike, 51" coaster brake.


Road bike, 37"-105" Not really suited to changes but way better for my neck and it handles better than I thought it would. Trying out this summer as a last ditch effort to not sell a nice bike and replace it with I don't know what.



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I've been following your blog for some time. Just now realizing you were posting here.
I should probably ask about changing my user name.
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Epic scenery. I live near the shore and often forget some of the spots locally and take them for granted. Ever have moments of "holy cow, look where I live?"
There are times when I'm reminded of how much it doesn't suck around here.
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Old 08-16-13, 08:47 PM   #314
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My '97 TREK 820 is currently disassembled for a frame up rebuild, I'll post before and after pics soon. Just finished doing the wife's '97 TREK 820, don't have a good before pic of her bike but here's one identical to what it looked like when it was new.....



and now.......



her cruiser/commuter.............



Once my TREK is done I'll start on a makeover of what's left of this K2 Escape Hybrid but it's likely to be an over the Winter project.

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I just made a few upgrades to the new Crux.


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Old 08-21-13, 01:09 PM   #317
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Old 08-21-13, 03:35 PM   #318
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Old 08-22-13, 02:09 PM   #319
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I currently have three bikes - a Rivendell Romulus and Bleriot as well as a 1995 Marin Muirwoods and will be building up a 1981 Fuji S12S as a 650b.



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Jim, that is one beautiful Bertin, I like an orange colourway bike. As usual your attention to detail is impeccable. The Brooks saddle is perfect for the build, too. Is that a Swallow?

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Jim, that is one beautiful Bertin, I like an orange colourway bike. As usual your attention to detail is impeccable. The Brooks saddle is perfect for the build, too. Is that a Swallow?
Thank you.

That saddle is a Velo Orange copy of the Swallow. I obtained it from fellow BF member photogravity. He'd gotten it at a swap meet or someplace and had no use for it. It seemed right for this bike.

This is a Belgian Bertin with the usual Belgian detailing like the chrome-paint socks on the rear and powdercoating instead of paint, supposedly a C32, 1972. It's a curious frame. It feels odd for a mile or so, has good stuff such as Campy dropouts, should be a decent rider, is moderate weight, tracks well, but always feels sluggish. Maybe better tires would help. Those are a pair of Ultrasports I had from another scenario. Never liked them, but the black looks nice.
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I just have one, do it all bicycle, rec. riding, utility, etc. 2011 Jamis Allegro 1:


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Depends on the terrain and where Im going and my mood


The last bike my converted mtn bike I call my fat tire road bike is my go to bike
I ride it more than all the others combined
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I just put new 22 speed Red on my Pedalforce RS and put the displaced Ultegra 6700 from the Pedalforce to a new Nashbar aluminum frame to replace my rain bike I crashed.

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