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What bike do you ride most of the time? Be honest

Old 03-31-13, 01:47 AM
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What bike do you ride most of the time? Be honest

Just curious to see what kind of bikes my C&V brethren ride most of the time.I ride a 78 schwinn world fixed conversion rattle canned flat black
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For the remainder of 2013, this one (it's the only bike available to me out here):



However, when I had access to my entire collection, I did most of my miles on this:



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NICE!!! Both are beautiful rides
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Thank you; do you get out on the Gitane GSDL, too?

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On our streets, country roads and extensive bike paths my much loved Chris Kvale comes off the hook as a first choice almost every time.

To be truthful, it usually makes me wonder why I own any other road bicycles.

Just for grins, I ordered a set of Challenge Parigi Roubaixs to run on this bicycle.

No complaints about the Veloflex Masters, just trying other options.



Off road, it has to be my Salsa Fargo. If I would have known how much fun this bicycle was, I would have ordered one a few years ago when they came onto the market.

It is unbelievably versatile and I have logged just over 1,300 miles since I picked it up in December.

Bring on the fire roads.

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Yeah DD I ride the gitane about once a week .Today I rode my fuji sagres on a 40 miler really like how that valite frame rides.
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This one, heavily customized 1986 World Sport, my commuter and grocery getter. Home after the evening commute. I recently reconfigured the Campy Mirage crankset to 49/39/26.


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Right now my Dahon Classic III is getting the most use, followed by my Raleigh Twenty.

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I ride the trails the most, so my Lynskey Pro 29er gets the most saddle time. It does have modified Shimano XTR 960 road cranks.



For C&V purposes, my Pug gets the most road time, as I usually ride the road when the Trails are too wet. It's kind of my winter beater and is so fun to ride.

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[QUOTE=Vonruden;15450584]I ride the trails the most, so my Lynskey Pro 29er gets the most saddle time. It does have modified Shimano XTR 960 road cranks.




Love your Lynskey.

That's sizzlin hot.
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No brainer. It's always ready, always in tune, and it always delivers. A guy asked me the other day, "why do you have an aero seatpost when you hang bag right behind it and destroy the aero?" I just smiled and said "chicks dig it." Let him figure that one out.

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I ride my modern bike or a stationary bike most of the time. The biggest reason is road salt, gear ratios, pedals and leather saddles. I like seeing the bikes with close ratio gears, I like vintage pedals on my bike but don't have many suitable shoes and it's cold and hilly here. If it starts to rain the old bike is instantly off the road.

I beat myself on the new junk and the old bikes are for pure pleasure. Ill bet if I bought some of those furry Rivat shoes things might be different.
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For vintage bikes, it's the trusty 88 Nishiki Ariel mountain bike, the bike that got me back into cycling. I use it 90% of the time I ride MUPS and far more often than any of the other vintage rides. But for pure single track mountain biking, I ride a late model Stumpjumper and for road biking a late model Giant carbon.
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Super Mondia, even though I have a good selection of road and touring style bikes, and a nice vintage TREK MTB.

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My '83 Lotus Eclair. I've looked at brand new bikes, but have decided to stick with this one.

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This one gets ridden at least 2-3 times a week on errand runs and whenever the roads are wet. My Univega Alpina gets used most often when I don't need a rack or trailer hitch, but I try to mix up the rotation a little bit when not doing errands to justify keeping the keepers








actually, i was just thinking about it and i probably put in the most saddle time on a pedicab

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My favourite rider is my 1991 Giannella SL. Outfitted with the OEM Dura-Ace 7400 series, it's a nice balance of vintage and modern. I really like STI and dual pivot brakes and having 8 cogs is increasingly beneficial with the ever weakening legs. I've got carbon fibre and aluminum Pinarello frames from the past decade with Campagnolo Chorus 10 speed. If I was still racing, I'd probably be using them a lot more, as they truly are superior in that application, but I find the resonation of the drive train noises to be annoying when I'm out for a relaxing ride or commmuting, which is what I do these days. I find the Dura-Ace to be superior to the modern Campgnolo Chorus 10 speed. It's also better than the C-Record and Superbe Pro on my two other circa 1991 bicycles.

I'm currently rebuilding a 1990 Rocky Mountain Hammer with street tires, fenders, rear racks and a lighting system. It will become my commuter.

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My Marin (winter) MTB is by FAR the bike I ride the most.
All of my other bikes share the road equally.

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[QUOTE=gomango;15450607]
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I ride the trails the most, so my Lynskey Pro 29er gets the most saddle time. It does have modified Shimano XTR 960 road cranks.





Love your Lynskey.

That's sizzlin hot.
thanks Grady, tha Kvale is smoking and love the Fargo set up.
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If it's the bike I ride most frequently, then likely it's my '71 Raleigh International, my year-round commuter:



As far as which bike I put the most mileage on, I don't know for sure, but my Wes Mason has served me very well for long rides the last few years:

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My commute and around town bike is my Schwinn Cutter



For any miles my '81 Bianchi Limited

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Lately it has been my Salsa since it has the best ride and gearing of my bikes

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