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Old 04-16-20, 08:10 AM
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For my grand daughter's bike, I bought her a 24" wheel MTB. At 9 years old she had outgrown her BMX type bike. And will outgrow this in a year. I have a bike shop Scwhinn hybrid that she will be ready for then.

But the bike I bought for the interim, I serviced out of the box. Everything needed grease or adjusting. And the wheels were not true. And she loves it. With this she learns to shift, brake and take care of her bike.
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Old 04-16-20, 08:11 AM
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For my grand daughter's bike, I bought her a 24" wheel MTB. At 9 years old she had outgrown her BMX type bike. And will outgrow this in a year. I have a bike shop Scwhinn hybrid that she will be ready for then.

But the bike I bought for the interim, I serviced out of the box. Everything needed grease or adjusting. And I had the wheels trued. And she loves it. With this she learns to shift, brake and take care of her bike.
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Old 04-16-20, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by sdmc530 View Post
Its a shame people bike shame.....if it is dependable, and you like riding it that is a good ride. Looks like a nice set up to me. I didn't know what it was with all the decals off and painted up nice.

nice bike!!
Thanks... the only thing I did was debadge it. That's the original paint. The only sticker left on is the little GM sticker at the top of the seat tube.
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While these kinds of things get replaced on other bikes, they are usually replaced because of want, rather than need...
Fair point. I did indeed replace the BB because the original was starting to fail.

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Old 04-18-20, 07:02 PM
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My normal go to road bike frame size is 23". Presently have bikes other than the threeI 'm going to share pictures of, but because I'm downsizing presently, these are the only three I'm keeping... and actually very on the fence about keeping the Raleigh as "Steel is Real" is definitely a noticeable reality where the ride feel is concerned on it.

Main bike is this '92 GT Passage - Just put the pictured rear rack on it earlier this month. Not happy with the angling at all, not a fault of the rack, rather the frame geometry is so different from the norm that, well, let me just say modifications had to be made the the rack's downtube stay attachment arms to get it on the way it did mount. It'll work for the time being, but will


This bike is over two hundred miles away at a relatives house, I've not seen it in nineteen months because of financial woes preventing traveling. This is a 1980-something Giant Excursion touring bike. Which I should note I bought used local to the area it's still at and fixed up between visits.


And lastly my Raliegh Technium 400, which presently has a broken front derailleur I've yet to get around to replacing. Kinda like the black car behind it, which is broken down, except I can't even afford parts for that right now.

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Old 04-21-20, 06:56 PM
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building a stable of clyde bikes during this pandemic. LOL. Here is my latest addition. 1980 Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 Chrome. This thing is remarkably original and nice. So far just have 30 minutes in cleaning and a rim/tire swap with a set on site and had it out for a 10 mile ride and it shifted and rode like new.

I since ordered a honey brooks saddle, going with red tape, recable in red, brown lever hoods and and brown leather straps for the toe clips. This might be my favorite bike of all time, all the cool kids had chrome Schwinn Predators when I was growing up. I might be 40 years late but this thing is going to be sweet!


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Old 04-23-20, 01:11 PM
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Either my 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring or my 2013 Fuji Absolute hybrid. Both great rides for me at 53 years old and 225 pounds.


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Old 05-02-20, 03:23 AM
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2016 Bianchi Volpe. I am now using MKS pedals with toeclips and straps for more flexibility. Note the old school tire savers to flick off glass or sharp objects from the tire tread.

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Old 05-02-20, 03:04 PM
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2016 Bianchi Volpe. I am now using MKS pedals with toeclips and straps for more flexibility. Note the old school tire savers to flick off glass or sharp objects from the tire tread.


I say super nice because its a nice ride and its not the terrible green, I hate that "celest"!
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Thanks, sdmc530.

I like the black, but would prefer a glossy color black. Satin or matte paint is hard to tough up. However, I have these reflective stick on tape dots that match the paint color and finish perfectly. You do not see them in the daylight, but at night they are great.

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Old 05-04-20, 03:53 PM
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picture of a bike on the BDB
The River Trail and the BDB, such a great add to central Arkansas and the SE trail system! The trail certainly helped me get back to health. At my heaviest I was 265 and am now rapidly leaving the Clydesdale classification. My bikes have been on it for years. The 2007 has been retired, a good bike but it was time. Here's my new riding joy.


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Old 05-04-20, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by cybirr View Post
The River Trail and the BDB, such a great add to central Arkansas and the SE trail system! The trail certainly helped me get back to health. At my heaviest I was 265 and am now rapidly leaving the Clydesdale classification. My bikes have been on it for years. The 2007 has been retired, a good bike but it was time. Here's my new riding joy.


nice bike. I have a similar story. Started riding the trail two years ago could barely make it up the BDB. Now ride 1-3 times per week plus my local route and try to do 20-35 mile rides from time to time.

Look for the chrome Schwinn and say hello!
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Here's mine, Rivendell Appaloosa 62cm.

my dream come true...
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Old 05-06-20, 06:28 PM
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Got to ride with my grandkids last night. 22" 1990 Trek 7000. Fun to ride and wayyyyyyy out of my comfort range for the first drop on this bmx track...
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Just picked up my first new bike in 12 years. It replaced my trusty Tarmac that has served me faithfully for over a decade. But it was time to retire it and move on to something current. Honestly buying this bike was one of the best cycling decisions I've made.


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Here's the new love of my life (recreationally speaking, anyway).


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I just added a Brooks B17 and microfiber bar tape to the '76 Motobecane Grand Touring. The nice thing about being 225 pounds is that the break in time for the saddle is sped along!

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My new Trek Stache 7, this bike is amazing.
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TK LP Showing my age and preferences I love this Gunnar with the older style triple cranks best. This is a giant bike which I could fit just fine
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camjr this is one of the older bikes if not the oldest in these posts. Is that a French made frame and fork? I see all the old Japanese components which were looked down upon at the time but worked better than almost everything coming out of Europe. Especially the rear derailleurs. Is it a 27" wheel or 700c. Clincher 700c were rare in 1976. Tubular sewups are nominally 700c in size and racing bikes came with them but 700c clinchers were just starting to make an appearance in the USA. All in all a very nice bicycle.
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Webfootfreak there is a bunch of these GMC Denali road bikes being ridden in my town of West Sacramento CA. I wondered where they were from and it makes sense that Walmart is the source. If yours is any indication of durability that speaks to why I see so many being ridden. I guess they are durable enough. Keep riding and enjoying.
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Did 20 miles yesterday with my wife on a local trail we had never been to. It was beautiful.

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