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I am 6'6", so these are all big bikes. Like me eating potato chips I couldn't stop at just one. Like tallbikeman ,180mm cranks are the sweet spot for me, so all of these bikes are 180's.






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I am 6'6", so these are all big bikes. Like me eating potato chips I couldn't stop at just one. Like tallbikeman ,180mm cranks are the sweet spot for me, so all of these bikes are 180's.






Sweet bikes, all of them! And that last one is BIG!
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Sweet bikes, all of them! And that last one is BIG!
Thanks Matt! Yea it's big at 68cm, it's an vintage Specialized Expedition that I rescued last year. I wish I had found one earlier because it ended up as being almost identical to my custom Clockwork.
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Originally Posted by Kobe View Post
I am 6'6", so these are all big bikes. Like me eating potato chips I couldn't stop at just one. Like tallbikeman ,180mm cranks are the sweet spot for me, so all of these bikes are 180's.






Nice set of bikes
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I built an older Nishiki Sebring in the 67cm frame size using a 180mm RaceFace MTB crank. This bike has a lower bottom bracket, haven't measured it, and this crank will strike the ground when pedaling in a corner. I struck a couple times and haven't had a strike since. I completely agree with your shorter crank arms assessment. 180mm makes my pedaling much happier. Shorter cranks limit my legs. I'm 6'5" tall.

Those pedals are close to the ground. However this bike is my fastest bike and since I don't race criteriums I don't need to pedal in the corners.
Hopefully a better picture of above bike today.
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Rivendell Hunqapillar with 40 hole Phil woods. Pretty much bulletproof.

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Rivendell Hunqapillar with 40 hole Phil woods. Pretty much bulletproof.
Prettiest mountain bike, or hillbike in Rivendell speak, ever made.
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Here is my 2011 Fuji Absolute - my primary ride. My wife bought it for me used (after I test rode it) in 2017 and I've put 6,924 miles on it since then. (as of 3/31/2022)



Here is my backup bike, a 1997 Trek 830. I bought it used in 2017 also, from a guy who claimed he bought it new in '97 or '98 and had only put about 1,000 miles on it. I've put 2,109 miles on it, so far.



It was stock when I bought it, but I converted it to hybrid by changing out the tires and handlebars, and adding a rack, rack bag, mirror, kickstand and speedometer/odometer.

I ride mostly on the road, so I always run at least two bright tail lights. When it's cloudy, or near or after dark, I run a headlight too, of course.

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I haven't got a photo of mine but here's a promo shot. It's a Chinese made XDS, apparently they make frames for several different companies but started shipping under their own name a while ago. They aren't very good at marketing though and there is very little information about them on the web, which is why I'm also having a heap of trouble finding out anything about the wheels and their specs.
It's a 29er, triple butted X6 ali frame, internal cabling, a 9 speed microSHIFT Advent rear cassette, Prowheel 36/22T crankset, Tektro Auriga brake system, KMC X9 chain, 32H Alloy XDS rims with 14G spokes and brass nipples and Kenrda A/T 2.10 tyres.

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Nice bikes
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6'2" 245 she can take a pounding.
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6'2" 245 she can take a pounding.
All stout looking tubes, but that fork is impressive! It’s BMX-***-roadie!

EDIT: Haha! So Latin is forbidden?!
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Miyata Triple Cross with 48 spoke rear wheel
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Rivendell Hunqapillar with 40 hole Phil woods. Pretty much bulletproof.

gorgeous!!!
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I'd posted previously in this thread but the bike I was riding then had a frame failure so now this one is the primary and only ride. It's a practical bike and it spent this past winter earning its' keep on the roads.




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Cleaning the dust off this bike I built about 10 years ago.

As my kids are at a good age (11 & 9) to start riding some distances, we are all getting excited for cycling again.

Specs: 2012 54cm Surly Pacer in Sparkleboogie Blue. At the time, the kitted Pacers came with Shimano Tiagra components. This one was built using Shimano 105 and Ultegra with a 52/42/30 and 9 speed 12/27 cassette.

Time to put some miles on!
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After 10 years of serious fully loaded trips, I cleaned up my Hunqapillar and had it powdercoated so I could quit stressing about the finish.

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After 10 years of serious fully loaded trips, I cleaned up my Hunqapillar and had it powdercoated so I could quit stressing about the finish.

As soon as I get a bicycle or build a bicycle the paint starts failing in so many little ways. I repaint every ten years or so. I'm going to try powder coating the next time I have to repaint. Even though Rivendells have gorgeous paint jobs I would have scrapes, dings, scratches all over it in just a few years. Your powdercoat job should be more real world durable and last a bit longer because of it.
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Originally Posted by bikecopp View Post
Rivendell Hunqapillar with 40 hole Phil woods. Pretty much bulletproof.


You are serious about a real world Clyde bike. Good to see the thought given wheel components. I believe the frame and fork are marketed as basically mountain bike grade so they are plenty strong. I have no problem with good quality rim brakes. Over 60 years of riding on rim brake equipped bicycles and not once was I not able to stop in time enough to avoid death or injury. This includes in the rain. Really nice job on this bike.
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Behold! Pallbearer, the goth clyde bike. Debadged Surly Straggler.

This is my year-round commuter/all-road/go-anywhere/soon-to-be light touring bike. The rear drive side spokes all started cracking through the rim after only 1000 miles; Peter White sorted me out with double butted spokes and a Velocity Cliffhanger rim (not pictured) using my existing 32-hole hub. I only have about 10 miles on the new wheel but it's wicked tight and wicked true so I'm happy with it so far.




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Not many concessions to Clyde-dom here -- but its a Litespeed Team with 32h eyeleted rims - and the bars are a wide set of comfy Salsa 'cross bars --
I will change out to a set of Specialized Hovers if/when i get around to it though so i can get more rise without resorting to a stem that makes me cry to look at



Also may not at first glance look like a Clyde bike -- but those Enve wheels are the Enduro spec versions and if they can survive the junk those guys' can throw at it -- they'll be fine for my largesse. Got a 40mm stem on it so i dont have to reach very far, and 203 rotors front and back in case i need to stop in a hurry



This one is much more deliberately "Clyde" in build -- custom track bike (note the aggressaive track geometry) - however the tubing is tandem spec for rigidity and the headtube is longer than one would associate for a 53c track bike -- burly mountain bike head tube as well;

I can put a negative rise stem on it with some aggressive bars and its ready for the velodrome again, -- or leave it like this for tooling about in town

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Behold! Pallbearer, the goth clyde bike. Debadged Surly Straggler.

Love the copper accents !
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Love the copper accents !
Thanks. It started with the B17 special and worked out nicely in the end I think. I had to paint those MKS pedal bodies black, which makes for some fun "beausage" as that wears off on the parts where my feet touch.
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Hit one of my intermediate weight loss goals (40#) and a milestone for me (100 days in a row riding) so I treated myself to some new wheels...
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Nothing fancy, two vintage bikes I was fortunate enough to have help from a family friend in acquiring. I'm6'3 so these are big frames but I am getting used to the size of them - I'm averaging 100km a week on the road bike and 35-40km of commuting on the Peugeot. All great fun and helping me with getting back to a healthy life style.




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