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    Which is your favourite bicycle in terms of comfort and handling?

    Mine is my Peugeot Demi-Course. But I haven't ridden many good bicycles.

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    Mine is the one I'm presently riding -- '05 Jamis Dakar XLT, custom parts pick.

    It's sturdy enough to handle my 235+, and riding it is synergistic; "we" are like a team, rather than rider and machine.

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    That would be a RANS V3 (steel)

    RANS V3 (steel), RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer

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    An HPVelo StreetMachine-
    sort of has a regal feel pedaling along taking in the scenery.

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    My favorite is a Trek 7.5 fx hybrid bike. It is very comfortable, upright position, and wide enough rims and tires for the lousy roads.

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    I have three bicycles I ride. A 3-spd. from 1973-ish PUCH. A custom PUCH racer from 1982 I built. A fully customized Trek 7.5 FX frame/fork I really went to town on. All were stripped to the frames and built up with my choice of components - including saddles. All three are very, very comfortable and handle beautifully.

    If they didn't, I'd keep working on them until they were.
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    Specialized Roubaix Comp or higher. I had a 2006 Comp model and really, really liked the bike. I sold it because I wanted a bike that could do everything from commuting, touring, off-road, road rides and could handle fenders. So I sold it. Idiot.
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    This is a trick question. I have 8 bikes and it depends on what kind of riding I am doing as to whether a particular bike is the most comfortable or best handling. Obviously, handling and comfort aren't necessarily related either. My freeride bike is the most comfortable and handles the best on ski-lift accessed downhill runs, but it would be really uncomfortable to ride on normal trails or on the road because it is such a pig (40lbs and 7 inches of suspension front and rear). My road bike handles great on the road, but sucks in the dirt. My cyclocross bike is more comfortable than my road bike because of the lower pressure tires, but it doesn't handle as well on pavement. The tables turn as soon as I go off road. And so on...

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    Probably my GT Timberline. I pretty much turned it into a hybrid with 26" wheels, then sold it to get something I could actually use for mountain biking. I do miss that bike.

    Out of the bikes I have now, I'd say either my Trek 8000 (What replaced the GT) or my Sears 3-speed.

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    My Hybridized Alpine Monitor Pass MTB. Dispite the 1.5 inch wide tires it has a really plush ride.
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    Depends on the type of riding, and where I am going. I have 3-4 go to bikes, only one has drop bars and is used for longer distances (>50 miles). I prefer an upright position on most of my bikes. If I had to choose one it probably would be my 1972 Raleigh Superbe.

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    "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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    My Trek 7000 Hybrid tops the list of nine. I love that bike so much that if I were ever to have a child, I would call it Trek. Ha! Just kidding.
    Two Wheels One Love

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    My 2007 Tarmac Expert.

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    MY Worksman PAV trike and My Schwinn World Tourist city bike. NO drops for this old man!!!!
    My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
    I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

    Originally Posted by krazygluon
    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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    My Easy Racer recumbents have taken me thousands of miles in extraordinary comfort. I'm going to sell off 4 of my uprights- they're just not getting ridden. My wife likes hers, too- take a look at her expression:



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    That'd be my M5 Carbon HighRacer. It's the comfiest chair I own, and it has pedals!


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    My Azor Opa

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    The workhorse....



    ...since that pic I've swapped out the saddle for a Brooks B17

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    The best I've ever owned in the described terms of comfort and handling is the Cinelli Supercorsa.

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    I normally ride my tourer bikes.. Being that most of my rides are errand oriented... I like my Surly, but it's clunky compared to a road bike.......so, Yesterday , I felt a need to take out my Klein race bike.. It's response, and my position. I actually felt like taking up the cadence... Now, I remember why I bought it.. Felt great...
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    My 2008 Norco Storm mtb. It's equipped to tour and its taken me on tours of B.C, PEI,Quebec, Washington DC, Idaho and it's heading by FedEx to Florida in Feb for a month and then in May to the Katy Trail. Equipped with front shocks, geared with a 11-34 cassette and granny of 24 it's a pleasure to ride.

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    Rivendell Samuel Hillborne bike (60 cm, 700 X 35 tires); Selle-AnAtomica, Titanico, Clydesdale saddle; Phil Wood Hubs, Mavic A119 rims and DT Swiss spokes. The rake on the fork makes it handle like a dream, and my butt believes the ride is dreamy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    That would be a RANS V3 (steel)

    +1^^ I'm lovin' mine, too.
    Namaste, Engyo
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