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Old 10-04-07, 10:26 PM   #1
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how to tell which bike is which?

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Old 10-04-07, 10:33 PM   #2
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Could you be a bit more specific? Which bicycles are you talking about?
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Old 10-04-07, 11:43 PM   #3
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I can tell by color. My Old Trek is blue whereas my newer Giant is red.
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Old 10-05-07, 02:26 AM   #4
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My commuter is the one that glows in the dark because of all the reflective tape and gear on it...my Raleigh is the one with all the shiny chrome... I lose my mountain bike because is dirty and blends in with it's surroundings

To the OP you need to expand on your question a bit. If you mean quality, brand, age,???

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Old 10-05-07, 08:49 AM   #5
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I use color, too. My road bike is black; the hybrid, red. If I forget that, then I go by handlebar shape. The road bike is the one with funny curly ones. They make me laugh.
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Old 10-05-07, 08:54 AM   #6
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heavy, heavier and heaviest is the system i use.

and then there are the two i keep separated to prevent them collapsing into a black hole.
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Old 10-05-07, 10:35 AM   #7
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my 'bent is long and low and funny-looking. our tandem is long and has two seats and a horn and two bells.
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Old 10-05-07, 10:40 AM   #8
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This is more of an issue for Chinese cyclists where you ride a Flying Pidgeon, a Phoenix or a Forever and they are all black.
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Old 10-05-07, 06:17 PM   #9
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You should invest in a good floor pump and stop inflating those tires by mouth.
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I use color, too. My road bike is black; the hybrid, red. If I forget that, then I go by handlebar shape. The road bike is the one with funny curly ones. They make me laugh.
What a coincidence! I have a red hybrid and a black road bike too!
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My mtb is green, and my trike is black & red...the color difference makes it really easy to tell them apart.
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Well, I've wondered too. Some people can look at a bike, describe the wheel base and discuss the various angles and top tube lengths and tell you it would have made a great touring bike except for the gosh darn short chain stays. Me; I read the label. No label, I look at the handle bars.
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Well, I've wondered too. Some people can look at a bike, describe the wheel base and discuss the various angles and top tube lengths and tell you it would have made a great touring bike except for the gosh darn short chain stays. Me; I read the label. No label, I look at the handle bars.
You know that the name of the bicycle can tell you most of the things you've mentioned above about the bicycle.

Also the differences between a road bicycle, a mountain bicycle, a tandem, a trike, a recumbent, a recumbent tandem, and a unicycle are pretty obvious.
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There are differences?

The color, names, and style make it easy to tell my bikes apart.
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Also the differences between a road bicycle, a mountain bicycle, a tandem, a trike, a recumbent, a recumbent tandem, and a unicycle are pretty obvious.
Yup. Tricycle = three wheels; bicycle = two wheels; unicycle = one wheel. Color doesn't matter so much on a unicycle as all you really notice is the wheel.

What else is there to know?
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I used white-out and painted a 'R' on my road bike and a 'M' on my mountain bike. Or was it the other way around?

And if you have a Fuji, you know that's a mountain bike because Fuji is a mountain in Japan.
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You gotta look to see if they have a.......you know........an innie or an outtie.

If it has an innie, it's a girl and if it has an outtie, it's a boy!
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Do you need to know?
Just take a diferant one each morning so they all get a turn
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Since I am completely blind I had the make and model of each bike embossed in braille on the handlebars, that way I know which is which.
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Since I am completely blind I had the make and model of each bike embossed in braille on the handlebars, that way I know which is which.
And I bet you just love having those Braille buttons on the drive up ATM's...and the one I haven't figured out yet is how do you choose your snack from the machine?...

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Both my bikes are black so I have no idea how to tell the touring bike from the MTB. So what I did was I decided to keep one in the basement and one upstairs. That way I can refer to them as the Basement Bike and the Upstairs Bike.
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my specialized roubaix has bite marks all over it because i can't tell it apart from red apples...then there was the time i tried to mount an apple...*shudder*
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he could look at the serial numbers! Then label them Thing1 and Thing2
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