Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 3 of 9 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 75 of 206

Thread: Bike checks

  1. #51
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    198
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Here are my 3 previous bikes, all leading up to my current bike, the Peugeot.

    It's been a transformation that moved along with my personal progress.

    90 miles

    359 miles

    maybe 20 miles

    Current bike with 112 miles. Photo take 10 minutes ago.

  2. #52
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Jacksonville Florida
    My Bikes
    Raleigh Glacier MTB/Commuter. Cannondale CAAD5, Windsor Timeline fixed gear
    Posts
    766
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What the heck size frame is that second bike!?
    Quote Originally Posted by M_S View Post
    ..... but at the end of the day we're all just dorks riding around on bicycles, right?

  3. #53
    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    On the road-USA
    My Bikes
    Giant Excursion, Raleigh Sports, Raleigh R.S.W. Compact, Motobecane? and about 20 more! OMG
    Posts
    16,277
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MyBikeGotStolen View Post
    What the heck size frame is that second bike!?
    Looks like a 23"/58cm range...they are kind of hard to find.

    Aaron
    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?"
    _krazygluon

  4. #54
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Jacksonville Florida
    My Bikes
    Raleigh Glacier MTB/Commuter. Cannondale CAAD5, Windsor Timeline fixed gear
    Posts
    766
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Its gotta be bigger then that. Mid 60's I'd say. But what do I know, I ride a 50-52
    Quote Originally Posted by M_S View Post
    ..... but at the end of the day we're all just dorks riding around on bicycles, right?

  5. #55
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    198
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yeah. It was a 63cm. The frame was way too big for me but the leg extension was great. I'd just cock it over to the side when I came to red lights. The last bike is a perfect fit in every aspect. Like I said, it's what I currently ride. All of the others have been sold off to better homes.

  6. #56
    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    On the road-USA
    My Bikes
    Giant Excursion, Raleigh Sports, Raleigh R.S.W. Compact, Motobecane? and about 20 more! OMG
    Posts
    16,277
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MyBikeGotStolen View Post
    Its gotta be bigger then that. Mid 60's I'd say. But what do I know, I ride a 50-52
    Ooooooooops I was looking at the third picture down For some reason the picture of the second bike didn't load...yep it is way bigger than a 58cm

    Aaron
    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?"
    _krazygluon

  7. #57
    put our Heads Together cerewa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    southeast pennsylvania
    My Bikes
    a mountain bike with a cargo box on the back and aero bars on the front. an old well-worn dahon folding bike
    Posts
    3,149
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    Electric bike... battery goes for ~45 miles at ~20mph with moderate pedaling.

    500watt "cyclone" motor.

    waterproof container on the back for battery, groceries, lunch, spare clothes, etc.
    Some awesome folks who are working to give Haitians the ability to manage their safety and their lives:
    Haiti Partners

  8. #58
    Instigator at best kjohnnytarr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Columbia, Missouri
    My Bikes
    Motobecane Jury
    Posts
    1,086
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cerewa View Post


    Electric bike... battery goes for ~45 miles at ~20mph with moderate pedaling.

    500watt "cyclone" motor.

    waterproof container on the back for battery, groceries, lunch, spare clothes, etc.
    That is a strange bike... not in a bad way.

    Homemade?
    Quote Originally Posted by JoshFrank View Post
    (By icing I mean puke and by cake I mean Lexus)
    Bikes: Flannigan, Finn Mac, Tim Finnegan, Nicholai Ivanich
    Words: Going Underground, Pedicabs After Dark, Thanksgiving Via The KATY Trail

  9. #59
    put our Heads Together cerewa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    southeast pennsylvania
    My Bikes
    a mountain bike with a cargo box on the back and aero bars on the front. an old well-worn dahon folding bike
    Posts
    3,149
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That is a strange bike... not in a bad way.

    Homemade?
    it's homemade in the sense that I assembled it and modified a couple parts. The box on the back is a 14-gallon rubbermaid style storage box. The frame+wheels were given to me and I bought the motor and battery separately. The handlebars are cruiser style bars which I chopped off really narrow and installed "backwards". The seat was a hole-in-the-middle seat with thick foam on top, but in a moment of inspiration and frustration with the seat I was using before (having long since decided the foam-top seat was unusable) I removed the foam and cloth from this seat to use the bare plastic part. Much more comfy.
    Some awesome folks who are working to give Haitians the ability to manage their safety and their lives:
    Haiti Partners

  10. #60
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    My Bikes
    Giant Alias
    Posts
    12
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My Commuter. (Atually, it is my "go everywhere" bike. )


  11. #61
    Infidel oldfool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Bayou Blue, La. but I ain't from around here
    My Bikes
    1976 step thru Schwin 10 speed with fenders, home made20" long bike, '73 Puegeot P-15, several beaters, kids bikes and projects
    Posts
    272
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not Carfree Yet
    My main mode of transportation around the local area. The homebuilt 20" long bike is my main ride. Its a real load carrier and very comfortable but slow. My first choice if cruising or browsing. Haven't tried it with the trailer yet.
    The '76 Schwinn is also comfortable and load carrier but at stops it's uncomfortable staying on top of it. It is currently down for modifications to alleviate that and to get a new set of pale yellow fenders. The only thing left on it that is Schwinn is the Frame, fork and seat post. If I had to go long distance anywhere, carry a load and/or pull the trailer this is the one.
    I carry the folder in my 20 year old car and when I go into the city I park the car and do my shopping on it. I have a basket and a messenger bag just for that. It's a cheap Chinese model but with care it will do all I will ever need a folder for. The bike is uncomfortable but it is slated for some changes to fix that somewhat. I feel sort of like a bear in the circus when I ride it.
    The Peugeot is a '73, Dame PX15 (I think) and it's new to me. I picked it up Friday at the Goodwill store and as you can see it is already being fitted for carrying stuff. If it can't do that then it is just a toy. This may or may not work out as the frame is a little tall for me. With the seat at the lowest possible setting it just fits and being a step through frame stand over height is not a problem but hoisting my big butt into the seat is an effort. Sitting on the seat at a stop is really iffy. Makes up for that by being fast and very nice quality. Somebody paid a lot of money for this when it was new. For fear of having a contract put out on me by someone in C&V I probably won't ever chop this one. (evil laugh)
    I have others and I love them all but these are the current mainstays.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Oldfool
    tinkerer, maker
    Aviator, retired - Mariner, retired
    www.oldfool.org
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  12. #62
    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
    My Bikes
    Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
    Posts
    21,575
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by oldfool View Post
    Somebody paid a lot of money for this when it was new. For fear of having a contract put out on me by someone in C&V I probably won't ever chop this one. (evil laugh)
    Not me! It's a sweet bike, though!

    East Hill
    ___________________________________________________
    TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...

  13. #63
    Senior Member PJones0012's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    My Bikes
    Motobecane Elite FS
    Posts
    183
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sammyboy! You rock dude!
    Quote Originally Posted by Sammyboy View Post
    Ok, you asked for it! Some of these are projects in progress, and this includes my g/f and sons bikes:






    I got 3 tail lights! You can't see 3 tail lights at night you blind SOB!!!

  14. #64
    Senior Member newbeat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Fairfax, VA
    My Bikes
    Surly Crosscheck, Schwinn Traveler, Trek Antelope
    Posts
    149
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)




    My schwinn traveler and surly crosscheck (just finished the surly)

    the schwinn used to be the workhorse but nowadays i ride the surly more often.
    For your DC area bike needs-

    Oasis Bikeworks Inc.

    -Quiet desperation ain't my scene

  15. #65
    i like mud discosaurus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Mighty City by the Mighty Mississippi
    My Bikes
    Trek 7.2 FX WSD, beaters
    Posts
    392
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ^^ the white crosscheck looks nice!

    I almost always see them in black, but the white ones are so pretty!

  16. #66
    Senior Member TheKingFiphtin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    My Bikes
    Jamis crosscountry single speed with slicks; Schwin Traveller fixed gear conversion
    Posts
    126
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sheba View Post
    I can't really play favorites with my bikes, they are all awesome in their own ways.

    The commuter.


    The singletrack speeder.


    The jumper.


    I have a winter beater too, just no pics right now.
    Hey Mags, where's the sekine? Doesn't that deserve a post too?

  17. #67
    aaa
    aaa is offline
    48/17 fixed; 42/15 fixed aaa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Fremont; Bianchi San Jose; GT Saddleback
    Posts
    83
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Bianchi Fremont 48/17 fixed (18 ss on flipflop hub) for good weather; Bianchi San Jose 42/15 fixed (16 ss on flipflop hub) for inclement.

  18. #68
    rolling forward hopefully Big2wheeler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    mid-Ohio
    My Bikes
    too many. 7 Raleighs, 2 Schwinns, a Swedish WW2 Army bike, Merlin roadbike, a tandem, BikeE recumbent...
    Posts
    5
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by aaa View Post
    Bianchi Fremont 48/17 fixed (18 ss on flipflop hub) for good weather; Bianchi San Jose 42/15 fixed (16 ss on flipflop hub) for inclement.
    the San Jose rocks. I don't have one (yet) but enjoyed a test ride a few months back. Did pick up a set of wheels off a San Jose via eBay, and putting them on an old Fuji tourer with horizontal drops that I'm converting to singlespeed. Chicago in the lake effect wind and snow is blustery even more than my own midwestern Cow-Lumbus. The knobbies on the San Jose look perfect for those conditions. Are you running fenders, it has the clearance!

  19. #69
    Hooligan Abneycat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Base of the Rocky Mountains, Canada. Wonderous things!
    My Bikes
    2010 Cannondale Hooligan 3
    Posts
    1,431
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    Just finished this today, it behaves much better than the last bike used with the 'X, and is a much better fit.

    Very happy with it!

  20. #70
    Instigator at best kjohnnytarr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Columbia, Missouri
    My Bikes
    Motobecane Jury
    Posts
    1,086
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Abneycat View Post


    Just finished this today, it behaves much better than the last bike used with the 'X, and is a much better fit.

    Very happy with it!
    Nice.
    Quote Originally Posted by JoshFrank View Post
    (By icing I mean puke and by cake I mean Lexus)
    Bikes: Flannigan, Finn Mac, Tim Finnegan, Nicholai Ivanich
    Words: Going Underground, Pedicabs After Dark, Thanksgiving Via The KATY Trail

  21. #71
    hyperactivist cycleric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    born and raised in Athens, OH
    My Bikes
    Norco Havoc, Planet X Zebdi, Actionbent Jetstream II, KMX trike, Univega and Schwinn road bikes, Fuji Cadenza, Bikes At Work 64" trailer
    Posts
    36
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    Reta: the Renewable Energy Transportation Alternative. She's a bike that thinks she's a car. With lights, mirrors, speedometer, cupholder, console, trunk, air horn, windshield, trailer hitch, and a comfy bucket seat, there's not much difference except for a motor, two extra wheels, and a couple thousand pounds of unnecessary steel.

  22. #72
    UltraViolet
    Guest
    an old picture of one of my pride and joys:


  23. #73
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    10
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by UltraViolet View Post
    an old picture of one of my pride and joys:
    Looks good, but I bet if you put an Avid Roll-a-majig on that rear deraileur your shifting would improve.

  24. #74
    Junior Member jeed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Nottingham, UK
    My Bikes
    old, old, saracen stripped-down hacker
    Posts
    14
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Early '90s Saracen Traverse MTB, fitted sweepy bars and some v-brakes so i can actually stop the damn thing when it's hauling the week's groceries. 7-speed with xt thumbs, racks from CETMA and a home-bodge job on the rear...

    Hauled furniture with this one
    Attached Images Attached Images

  25. #75
    Change=inevitable. ?=+/- JosephPaul86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Sugar Land, TX
    My Bikes
    MTB, 700c commuter, BMX
    Posts
    295
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    My daily ride and trailer. Scooter won't run so i think I'm going to petrol free for good.
    "And that's how the cookie crumbles."

Page 3 of 9 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •