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    Steel snob by accident iwegian's Avatar
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    in the kingdom of bikes, what is your bike?

    i mean like class in society when they had monarchies

    my beater would be the homeless street performer (like the guy playing the guitar, dancing, or holding up a sign saying that the apocalypse is coming)

    let's have some fun and not take this too seriously.

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    Senior Member Buglady's Avatar
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    Mine is an honest yeoman. If pressed, he would probably join Robin Hood's band...

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    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
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    Which bike each of my bikes has it's own distinct personality. My Giant Iguana is a jack of all trades; it started out as a MTB trail bike and now is an expedition tour bike. my Raleigh Superbe is a regal old lady, my Raleigh Sports is the old girl down on the corner that has seen better days, but still has a bit of spirit and spunk. My newest bike Redline R530 is like a teenager; strong and able, but still looking for it's purpose and place. My Redline 9.2.5 is like heading out with a new girlfriend :: My Giant Excursion is like a good mother; always comfortable to be with and takes care of what needs to be done.

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    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
    _Nicodemus

    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
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    Allez means go. bengreen79's Avatar
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    I ride a Schwinn (Pacific) MTB so I guess that would make it a jester because some of you would laugh at me and then feed me to the lions for riding around a Pacific.

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    Recreation Ecologist
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    Mine is the village butcher, a bit heavyset and none too fetching yet redoubtable and a staple of the local economy (mine)

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    Oscar De La Hoya. Passed its prime, but still sharing the same route with the Cervelos.

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    Spin my crank rallykid's Avatar
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    Well I am a tall guy so I ride what looks like a large frame (19.5") when compared to the other people I ride with and it is flat black and dark gray so I guess it would be the skinny emo/goth kid in the corner.
    You've very successfully put 2 and 2 together and gotten a beaver. You're so far off the mark that you've left numbers altogether and entered addition with mammals.

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    Senior Member Indie's Avatar
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    Mine are... lepers. One has parts falling off and in need of replacement, and the other is just the kind that nobody wants to have around.

    Fortunately I'm learning how to put them back on. Instead of a kindly monk to take care of them at the leper colony, they've got a necromancer.

    Yes, I've been reading too much Brother Cadfael and playing too much Diablo II, shuddup.
    Sterling - 1976 Triumph Trafficmaster 20" folder

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    Strong with the Fred Big_e's Avatar
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    My hybrid would be some kind of lesser lord or noble. She rides really good and thinks she's a more expensive bike.
    My mtb would be a hair-brained Quixotic knight. Always tackling obstacles larger than itself, getting knocked down, keeps coming back for more and thinks it's a fast commuter bike.
    My poor old Schwinn would be the town fool. Nobody likes to be around him but people like to abuse him. Not my favorite bike but I keep taking her out to ride and make improvements. She is fast!
    Ernest
    I love pho long time.

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    My old schwinn ten speed is a grumpy old lady that lives in a bog somewhere and doesn't like other people messing with her (and especially seems to be punishing me for buying her and even thinking about fixing her up. Gah!).

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    My homemade recumbent is Frankenstein's monster. Cobbled together from at least 5 different bikes, a piece of exercise equipment, and my lawnmower. (I am not kidding).

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    Twilight Requiem AdrianFly's Avatar
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    I'll use nerdy D&D classification.

    Magician, Bard, Ranger and a couple Blacksmiths.

    The Bearded Fred: Only known cyclist left in the world to be 100% natural and completely free from performance enhancing drugs. Also known for self reliance, amazing talent for satisfying the women and great guitar riffs. Honestly, a full racing kit is absolutely the most ridiculous looking stuff you can wear short of a clown suit."

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    The "White Rabbit" and the "Dormouse" are self explaning. (sort of)....

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    My bike is the humble worker in the vineyard.
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    Senior Member Buglady's Avatar
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    I want to see the lawnmower bike!

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    I would consider mine as average serfs working out their entire lives in the field, doing the necessary daily tasks of life.
    Last edited by dynodonn; 09-07-08 at 09:54 AM.

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    Mine would be Marco Polo, traveling extreme distances, through hostile terranes, carrying all that is needed to stay alive.
    This space open

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    "Bloody peasant!"
    That which does not kill me has made a massive tactical blunder.
    Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen. Louis L'Amour
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    Here's my recumbent:

    The seat-back frame and the mesh back came from my lawnmower; it's the bagger assembly.

    There's a guy that was selling plans for a "no-weld" recumbent online; I looked at the image of the bike and figured out what he was doing.
    The first one I built was to his design; it worked but was very clumsy and heavy. So, I had a go at refining this to the extent that I could.

    Result is this; 38 pounds. Works well; gear ratios are about right across the range, comfortable, pretty easy to ride. Only one real flaw....Not too stable at high speed.

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