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Clydes/Athenas, show us your bikes!

Old 03-08-17, 01:25 PM
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Clydes/Athenas, show us your bikes!

I want to see what everyone is riding. Might help newbies like myself and others find a ride.
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Old 03-08-17, 03:19 PM
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My beloved Trek 1.2 ... in her winter habitat, i.e., my office. Kind of hard to make an excuse not to ride when you're staring at the bike all day long.
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Old 03-08-17, 03:57 PM
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Here is my steed! Cannondale CaadX
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Old 03-08-17, 04:20 PM
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2012 Salsa Casseroll. Now discontinued, but lots of other bikes like this on the market now. I took this picture the day I rode it home almost 5 years ago.
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My primary bike. I can lock it up nicely and people don't notice it because of the generic name.

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Road bike and commuter:
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Clydesdale = 200+ pounds?

I'm right about 203 at 5',10+" so I guess I fit the bill.

edited to add: I just took a shower and weighed in at 200 even, so I might not be a Clydesdale for too much longer


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Old 03-09-17, 09:38 AM
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I collect and restore vintage bikes and like having an assortment of modern bikes.

I added a 2016 Raleigh Roker Comp after deciding that a comfortable and capable gravel bike was needed. I live near St Louis and gravel events are frequent and provide a chance to get away from the suburbs for a day.

The 2016 Roker comes equipped with Shimano hydraulic brakes, 2x11 Shimano drivetrain, thru axles and a tubeless ready wheelset. I could not get a better deal at anywhere near the price found at corp.raleigh. I've immediately changed the crankset to a 46 & 33 and I'll use alternative tires, but the bike is well equipped for demanding gravel roads.

The 60cm frame size complete bike weighed 21.3 lbs with stock tires and pedals but without accessories.

FRAME Carbon fiber, Tapered head tube, English thread bottom bracket, 12mm thru-axle, Internal routed cables, Clearance for 42mm tires

FORK Carbon fiber, 12mm thru-axle

HEADSET Tapered headset

CRANKSET Generic, 46/34T chainrings

CASSETTE Shimano 105 5800 11-speed, 11-32T

SHIFTERS Shimano STRS-785 2x11-speed

FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano 105 5800

REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano 105 5800L, 11-speed

BRAKES Shimano hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors front/rear

TIRES : 700x40c Clement MSO, now fitted with 700x36 tubeless MSO











The OE crankset has been replaced with a Shimano CX50. The 36 inner chainring on the CX50 has been replaced with a TA 33t. The 11-32 cassette has been replaced with a Sram PG-1130 11-36. I was able to change the chainring and cassette without any other modifications.



My oldest bike is this 1971 Peugeot PX10. I purchased it in dilapidated condition, see the first picture below. It was acquired as a frameset with brakes, handlebars, stem and seatpost. The wheelset in the picture wasn't included. However, it was structurally solid and dent free and ready for a new life.

The fork had lost much of it's paint. It's not unusual for a part that's been chromed to lose paint. I considered repainting just the fork, but I was concerned that the new paint would contrast with the old paint on the frame. Fortunately the Chicago area has a great bike painter and I decided to have the entire frame painted. The color match was very good and the painter took great care to preserve the seat-tube decals and the headbadge. Only the down-tube decal is new.

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Old 03-09-17, 01:44 PM
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2014 BMC GF02 by 1nterceptor, on Flickr

But lately, I've only been riding my Brompton folder:
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more bike pics is exactly what i needed, here is my torpado. pretty much original, or replaced with parts similar to original. I run tubies. I use this for commuting and running errands because it is a blast to ride


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Nashbar 105. Bar tape changed to red now.
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Someday I will get a camera.
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My 2013 Orbea Orca with a few upgrades...

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My custom Nashbar Cyclocross bike:

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I originally built this last year but re-built it this year. Running 27.5 x 2.0 Panaracer Comets which just fit. I am ~360lbs and I can't see myself moving away from 27.5/650b for a while (until I lose weight that is).
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How is the 1x on road? Do you end up with huge gear jumps or wind up spinning out?
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An old picture...stem is now flipped, but not slammed, and I also use SPD-SL pedals
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Nice bike, I got the same one....only I got a fat guy wheel in the back!


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An old picture...stem is now flipped, but not slammed, and I also use SPD-SL pedals
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My two main rides, a '12 Breezer Venturi roadie , and my winter/gravel bike, a '15 Kinesis UK Racelight 4S:



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a BMC Time Machine.... also, not pictured - a BMC Team Machine, a BMC Gran Fondo and a BMC Time Machine TT haha
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2014 trek crossrip. Older photo and have since changed saddles to the b17 imperial and changed out the handlebars to something a bit wider, heavy duty rear wheel with alpine spokes, and different pedals as well.
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Hey folks! Here is what I ride as a 185lb Athena. A 2014 Specialized Tarmac Expert. I get concerned about some creaks and knocks the carbon frame makes, but I figure I'll ride it till it's done since I got it on clearance in 2016.
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How is the 1x on road? Do you end up with huge gear jumps or wind up spinning out?
No, I was very careful choosing the gearing so as to mimic my old 2x setup. Works great. I probably wouldn't use it if I was constantly doing 20+ mph pacelining, but for everything else, I feel it is an improvement.
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