this bike actually has a name, even though, as a rule, I don't usually name them....
here is Phoenix...
Nice Bianchi. I'd be great to see it in person soon :)
been lurking for a bit, so i thought i'd post:
i'm sure you are all familiar with this view
new to the sport, came in from riding a motorbike
i now ride everyday to/from work and i haven't bought a gallon of gas in about 3 months.
so i say "Hello" and thanks to all who post,
you make my day at work that much more bearable
Welcome, Artichoke. Going gas-less is liberating. Hope to see you on a ride sometime soon.
the way you took that picture is such a tease. looks kinda like half nekid :) in the dark.
any detailed shots? the bike **** in me just kicked in.
I had to do some digging, but I found some pictures I took right after I built it up. It has temporary pedals, a ridiculous stem, and various other inaccuracies, but here you go:
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/7...2766vz4.th.jpg http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/5...2760kq2.th.jpg http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/4...2778vx3.th.jpg http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/2...2792ug6.th.jpg
Bye bye Swift. Hello Bike Friday.
A new folder enters the stable...
msincredible, how's the unicycle riding going?
I can mount, dismount and ride around fine as long as I have a hand on a wall. But I don't dare let go for more than a second.
Haven't had that much time to practice, between travel, being swamped with work, and a twisted knee (seems to be all better now).
Latest disposition of my beloved Redline Cyclocross bike:
I thought the frame was salvageable but nay. I had the frame alignment checked and it was bent to the left by 1/4". Since the rear drop outs were in perfect alignment, I'd guess the front triangle is bent. Forks were definitely bent and wheels are not fixable. The hubs seem OK so I'm having them rebuilt with DT Swiss R1.2 rims. Now to find a suitable replacement cross bike by autumn.
I do have the other parts that were salvageable too... 105 STI shifters, stem, black 105 cranks, Dura Ace Octalink BB, XTR med-cage RD, LX cantis, American Classic seatpost, etc.
I was doing maintenance on my boyfriend's motorcycle and stupidly managed to drop it on myself, sandwiching myself between his bike and my bike (which fortunately didn't fall over). For a minute I thought I had broken my leg. :rolleyes:
Good thing you're into bikes instead of cars... otherwise we'd be visiting you in the hospital wearing Henry's plastic vest! Doh!
Glad you are doing okay though!
Here's my Rivendell frame which I got back today from the painter. It had developed a crack in the joint between the seatpost & one of the seat stays which had to be re-brazed, so it was a good opportunity for a bit of other minor work on hte frame & a new paint job. I stayed with the original color, it's really nice.
It's now being built up at Robinson Wheelworks.
Rick at D&D did a fabulous paint job, the picture doesn't do it justice. I'll try to get better photos when it's built up.
I'm so psyched! :D