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Old 10-26-10, 11:57 AM   #376
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Old 10-26-10, 11:59 AM   #377
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i like geared bikes

my race bike (which has mostly different stuff on it now)


my other-kind-of-racing bike


which replaced this:


(not to be confused with my other-other-kind-of-racing-bike)


and my get-groceries-and-get-muddy bike
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Old 10-26-10, 04:00 PM   #378
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Not mine, but here's a bike my wife built this past fall...mostly from stuff we had laying around. It's 1x7.





It's got some new parts on it since taking these (saddle, wheelset) but I don't have any current pics.
that's an interesting build(your wife's) what kind of groupset is she running?)
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Old 10-26-10, 04:09 PM   #379
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It's a FSA Vero crankset and some random low-end Shimano derailleur/stem shifter she dug out of our parts bin. It's a pretty rad bike.
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2010 Redline metro disc. when i bought it it had flatbars and shifters so i upgraded to tiagras in an attempt to make a poorman's trek portland. nothing special but i love it.
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Old 10-26-10, 04:38 PM   #381
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Sorry, I meant to type 70. And no need to get so defensive, I just don't really see the benefits of drinking beer in the middle of a 70mi ride in the middle of the summer, especially since you can a pretty large beer. It seems like doing so would actually have pretty negative effects unless you were stopping for like an hour, and even then.

IMO it just seemed like a really pointless thing that probably isn't worth the reward, especially since you could have waited until you got back. However, I may be biased because I don't drink, therefore I could be wrong about the negative effects a beer would have on a long ride.
UM i would like to chime in(rather late) and say in this man's defense that beer is delicious? and unlike most beer swelling American trash, we cyclists actually have the ability to burn such copious amounts of carbs. so drink on Johnny! if everyone else drank their beer in the middle of 70 mile rides this country might not be so fat and beer might not be seen as such a bad thing.
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Old 10-26-10, 04:41 PM   #382
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It's a FSA Vero crankset and some random low-end Shimano derailleur/stem shifter she dug out of our parts bin. It's a pretty rad bike.
I like it, the comfort of gears without losing the single speed style.
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Old 10-26-10, 04:46 PM   #383
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Roadies can run tempo all year as that's what humans were designed for. If you want to be a cheetah, lay around and lick your paws more.
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Old 10-26-10, 06:06 PM   #384
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im trying to think of something clever to say about a ridiculous bike looking like its powering a power strip, but im failing
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im trying to think of something clever to say about a ridiculous bike looking like its powering a power strip, but im failing
I'm chargin' up my Fabian Cancellara motor upgrade

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Old 10-26-10, 07:51 PM   #386
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Picture this except with different wheels and chorus 11 speed

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Old 10-27-10, 02:38 AM   #387
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Transition Bottlerocket for FR/DJ




Transition Blindside for DH/FR



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Old 10-27-10, 03:34 PM   #388
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*new*
700x47 conti tour rides
silver orbit hs
silver canti hanger w/ noodle
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Old 10-27-10, 09:17 PM   #390
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here are a couple of mine....

i have not rode these much at all since i got my fixed gears

the masi is a little big for me im going to look for a smaller frame to swap the parts on it has a campy victory group, real nice bike!

the centurion i got at the swap meet for $60, i rode it for a while, now my mom rides it till i get a rear wheel for her peugeot.

i have some others that i dont have pics of, i am also going to pick up soon a 70s motobecane le champion full campy nuovo record from a friend, but sadly i dont have as much fun on the multi speed bikes as i do on the fixed gears.
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Old 10-27-10, 09:21 PM   #391
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While i have been away from SS for a long time I peruse this forum a bit. Here is my race/training bike (has different wheels now):

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Old 10-28-10, 04:20 PM   #392
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This is " MY Other" Fuji. It's a SL1 RC 10 Record Campy.--- My Single Speed is a Fuji Obey Track Bike

This is my ' City Bike" Trek 7200
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Old 10-28-10, 11:16 PM   #393
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While i have been away from SS for a long time I peruse this forum a bit. Here is my race/training bike (has different wheels now):

are those microshift brifters I see? What do you think of them in terms of performance? What are they comparable to?
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Fatties!
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Old 10-29-10, 02:19 PM   #395
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My Motobecane
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Old 10-29-10, 07:12 PM   #396
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Fatties!
they fit fine!!

...and i still got 1/2" to move the rear wheel back in the dropouts!...!
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Imagine the possibilities with an LHT.
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i rocked 700x50 schwalbe marathon supremes for awhile...the xcheck is an overall faster bike than the lht...if i was doing longer touring, i'd consider one..
the longest ride i've ever done on this is ~140 miles.
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Your bike actually inspired mine alot. It a '10 Pake C'mute with a Surly LHT fork. I just put a Brooks Imperial on it so I'll post it after I get a photo with that on.

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awesome man...thanks alot.
these conti's are huuuuuge!...and suuuuuuuuper comfy...as 45psi these babies are a cloud....
best tire i've had on it so far...

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