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Old 01-16-20, 07:08 PM
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Is he taking the Slauson Cutoff?
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Originally Posted by santa fe 2926
Here’s one of my heroes Ian Hunter in his Mott the Hoople days...



THE young dude.
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Originally Posted by Vintage_Cyclist
I did not know that!
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Old 01-16-20, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by merziac
ALL the young dudes.
fify

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Old 01-16-20, 09:55 PM
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Well, he's a celebrity in my world - Tim Commerford, bass player with Rage Against The Machine. It's (un)common knowledge that he's knows his way around a MTB trail*, but apparently he's also au fait with leaning on road bikes**. Couldn't bear to part with the baggies though!



* He thanked all his mountain bikes in the liner notes to 1996's Evil Empire.
** Sorry, not C&V, but this is where I hang out.
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Old 01-16-20, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by P!N20
Couldn't bear to part with the baggies though!
I ride my road bike in baggies too, yea, I'm self conscious, sue me!
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Old 01-17-20, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Jeff Wills
I can't find a photo, but here's a link to a story about Neil Peart:
https://www.cleveland.com/popmusic/2...es_a_ride.html
Cyclist, motorcyclist, world traveler, and 3 or 4 of the top ten drummers of all time.

Rest In Peace.
RIP, Neil. 😭 I didn’t “get it” earlier, that he had passed (from brain cancer). He was definitely a force of nature, and will be missed. Rush fan since ‘75-ish.
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Old 01-17-20, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1
Guess Who....
Best, Ben
Any designers/architects on the site?
O.K. it's Le Corbusier.
Ben

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Old 01-17-20, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1
Guess Who....
Best, Ben
What does his crank say?

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Old 01-17-20, 01:06 PM
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^^^^^^
Sorry, I can't tell but Mies might know!
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Hercules perhaps? The bike appears to be English.
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Originally Posted by dweenk
Hercules perhaps? The bike appears to be English.
I thought I saw those letters there too, but the longer I looked at it the less it looked like it said 'Hercules". Maybe someone recognizes the pattern on the rest of the chainring and can confirm if it is a Hercules?
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Indeed, we were all the young dudes years ago!

In the mail today....

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Old 01-17-20, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by jackbombay
I thought I saw those letters there too, but the longer I looked at it the less it looked like it said 'Hercules". Maybe someone recognizes the pattern on the rest of the chainring and can confirm if it is a Hercules?



This should be fair use.

Oh yeah

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Originally Posted by xiaoman1
Any designers/architects on the site?
O.K. it's Le Corbusier.
Ben
I thought it was him for a minute, then I talked myself out of it.
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott

This should be fair use.
Now I really know who it is!!
Ben

Oh yeah

Hercules, Yes!
Got it,
Originally Posted by P!N20
I thought it was him for a minute, then I talked myself out of it.
Always go with your first instinct!
Ben

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Old 01-17-20, 06:13 PM
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Always go with your first instinct!

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Old 01-17-20, 07:56 PM
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^^ Richard Nixon. ^^
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Originally Posted by Vintage_Cyclist
Danica!
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I would think that she knows that her helmet only works if she puts it on her head.
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Danica!
What's the story on the bike she's riding? It almost looks like it has an engine or gear box?
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Originally Posted by Ballenxj
What's the story on the bike she's riding? It almost looks like it has an engine or gear box?
I recall seeing a Honda advertisement for an e-bike about 5-10 years ago, but I've never seen one in the wild.
I only remember the Motocompo from the 80s, but it looked like a box with wheels.
If Honda still makes them, maybe they don't market them strongly in the continental US?
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Originally Posted by Ballenxj
What's the story on the bike she's riding? It almost looks like it has an engine or gear box?
https://www.electricbike.com/auto/

Honda’s Raccoon bottom-bracket mid-drive has been a popular bike drive line in Japan. The Honda Step uses a refined version of the Raccoon, with the 24V / 10-Ah battery mounted just above it, and it can fold small enough to fit in a trunk. Honda designed the Step in 2003 and made a small number of them in order to test them in the Japanese market. For some reason Honda then Stepped out of the electric bike business…and hasn’t peeped a word about it since.

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Originally Posted by cb400bill
https://www.electricbike.com/auto/

Honda’s Raccoon bottom-bracket mid-drive has been a popular bike drive line in Japan. The Honda Step uses a refined version of the Raccoon, with the 24V / 10-Ah battery mounted just above it, and it can fold small enough to fit in a trunk. Honda designed the Step in 2003 and made a small number of them in order to test them in the Japanese market. For some reason Honda then Stepped out of the electric bike business…and hasn’t peeped a word about it since.
Thanks! So not a current offering.
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