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Old 01-20-08, 07:17 PM   #1
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Five bikes.

You can only have five, but they can be whatever you want. List them.

-Giant STP DJ bike
-Cove Stiffee FR build
-Intense 6.6
-Some sort of 'cross rig
-Schwinn Varsity fixie conversion, two brakes, flip-flop hub and Deep V's.
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-Red bike
-Blue bike
-Fast bike
-Comfortable bike
-Sexy bike
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- Randonneuring bike (Soon will be Surly LHT)
- Go fast road bike (my Trek 760 will work)
- Pretty vintage bike (Raleigh Professional )
- Really nice fixed gear bike (this one I don't have yet)
- rigid MTB/sloppy weather beater (Trek 830)

Someone would have to kill me to take my late uncle's old Raleigh 3-speed. I rarely use it (it's been my ride to the polling place to make a statement bike), but the sentimental value is irreplaceable.
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I would have five bikes, all exactly the same, except each one would be an almost imperceptibly different color. I would ride them at random. If anyone ever points out that my bike looks like it's a slightly different color than usual, I will point and laugh at their stupidity, because it's clearly a different bike.
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1-Hetchins fixed-gear road bike with Sturmey Archer ASC fixed gear hub, three spd
2-Kogswell Porteur with CETMA Rack and internal geared hub of some kind.
3-De Rosa Primato, Dura-Aced and Thomson seatpost
4-Somec Pista, 80s vintage, red with chrome fork. Outbid on Ebay grrrr.
5-Surly Cross Check
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fixie with disc brakes and powercranks - on order
cyclocross/utility bike with disc brakes and powercranks - insurance replacement on order
nicolai nucleon TFR - ebay rocks
toxy zr rohloff - anyone got a spare EUR5000.00?
R&M birdy bd-1 ti rohloff - anyone got a spare JPY367500.00?
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Uh... Cervelo doesn't make a moutain bike or a cross bike.
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1. Roughneck Commuter

2. Touring/Randonneur

3. Urban Assault/Fun bike

4. Fast Italian Steel Road Bike

5. In-between touring and fast bike

Probably why I haven't bought a bike in a while.
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1. a bakfiets
2. an IndyFab Steel Crown Jewel
3. a Salsa Las Cruces
4. a Phat Cycles Super Stretch
5. and my "vintage" (1990) Trek 930 kitted out with a new paint job, a Vanilla custom fork, and an Xtracycle FreeRadical "hitchless trailer"

the only five thing kind of blows. i've got five now (only one of which is on this list), with another on the way (also not on the list). i mean, all of my bikes take up less space than either one of my cars...
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1. Custom to the Kink Lost Dutchman Frame
2. My Free Agent
3. Single Speed (don't know any brands in particular)
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Old 01-20-08, 08:46 PM   #12
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So what you're saying is that I have to give up 7 bikes ?
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Okay...

Red bike: 1940 CCM Rambler fixed gear conversion


Blue bike: 1982 Trek 750.


Fast bike: 1962 Peugeot fixed gear conversion.


Comfortable bike: 1955 Raleigh Lenton fixed gear touring bike.


Sexy (and classic) bike: 1978 Raleigh Superbe 3 speed
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1-Hetchins fixed-gear road bike with Sturmey Archer ASC fixed gear hub, three spd
2-Kogswell Porteur with CETMA Rack and internal geared hub of some kind.
3-De Rosa Primato, Dura-Aced and Thomson seatpost
4-Somec Pista, 80s vintage, red with chrome fork. Outbid on Ebay grrrr.
5-Surly Cross Check
You sir, have impeccable taste.
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Bugger I'm going to have to give up, um, about 7 or eight bikes.

My five.
HP Velotechnik Street Machine GTe with Rolhoff and SON hubs for my recumbent. Now, who's organs can I sell to buy it.
A Hetchins, preferably 1940s - 1950s and fitted with a Sturmey Archer AM, ASC, or FC hub. Well I can dream can't I.
A Humber Sports fitted with four speed dynohub and Brooks B66 saddle. At last one that is already in my stable of bikes. I just need to put the Brooks on.
A Pre-WWII fixed gear racing bike. I have one, now to just restore it.
A decent hardtail MTB, preferably steel.
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Hmm...
Well I'm rather fond of this one to start:


And this one is a lot of fun to ride (and ridiculously convenient):

(new saddle and pedals since that photo)

Three more? Don't really know, but I guess it would be something like the following:

- Brompton folder for even easier travelling
- Some kind of nice hardtail MTB (though I'm so far out of the MTB loop, I wouldn't know where to start...)
- Surly Pugsley

But yeah... my Dahon and Jamis do pretty much everything I ask them to .

Edit: Damn, forgot about Xtracycles! And recumbents! I guess the Xtracycle would trump the Brompton, and I guess a recumbent over the Pugsley... but that would be a hard decision to make. Pugsleys look like so much fun....
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  • A ridiculously classy fixed-gear Vanilla.
  • A Mercian road bike of Reynolds 853 construction, using the newest Record components that can be had in shiny, shiny metal. None of that plastic stuff.
  • A steel hardtail XTR mountain bike, probably of the 29" persuasion.
  • A recumbent trike. Steel, if possible.

The last one would be tough to pick. A rigid 29" single speed mountain bike? A beater fixed gear? A Pugsley? A tallbike? A folder?

Maybe if it was ten bikes...
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no cargo type bike?
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I think that fits into the battle for #5.
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I didn't put a fixed gear in mine, did I? Damn. Ok, I'll make the folder fixed.
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If that Dahon is the same singlespeed model that Performance sells for $180, I've been thinking of picking one up, stripping it down, and making it a fixed gear. Could be fun.
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I think that would be a fun project and you would get a cool bike out of it--
but for the eventual cost save up some dough and get SS couplers
installed on one of your rigs.

edit: that wouldn't be as fun as doing it yourself.

Either way folders are good. Only folders are allowed on
BART during rush hour for instance.
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1 Santa Cruz Nomad-trailbike
2 Intense Socom-DH
3 Litespeed Pisgah-XC racer
4 De Rosa King
5 Surly Steamroller w/ rear brake and flip flop hub.

If we were allowed 6 I would also like a dirt jumper. Maybe an eastern nighttrain or a norco shore hardtail.
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Old 01-21-08, 01:21 AM   #24
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Mine may look quite a bit like this soon.

ti roadie with modern 10 speed drivetrain
90's lugged steel roadie
80's fancy lugged sport touring with fenders
fixed gear (with road drops)
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If that Dahon is the same singlespeed model that Performance sells for $180, I've been thinking of picking one up, stripping it down, and making it a fixed gear. Could be fun.
Yup, looks like it is. Mine actually started out as a six-speed, but I only ever used the biggest gear so I just did an SS conversion. The Boardwalk S1 that Performance sells has a pretty low gear ratio out of the box, but of course that won't matter if you're going to put your own track cog on the back. Don't know how big the standard chainring on an S1 is (mine is 52).

One thing that you might want to be careful of: the Boardwalk in the picture on Performance's site seems to have a fixed-length handlepost. That's a drawback for me, since I find that means the bars are too high. Make sure you get one with an adjustable handlepost (like mine in the picture above... they've since changed the design slightly, but the idea is the same).
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