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Old 02-06-20, 07:38 AM
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Let’s see your Clyde bikes.

So finally got my Giant Seek 1 sorted “again” to work for me with my current limitations from injury. Sider tires. Suspension seat post. And a lot of adjustment and did and readjustment lol. And maybe it just because I just happy with the bike, but I pretty happy with how it turned out.

Its comfy now still fast and easy to pedal when going gets tuff. Crazy gear range on this thing.

4 kms with easy rolling inclines and declines is still HARD work but weather permitting repeatable

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Except for the one in Tucson, they are all in there

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Hint: The ones with the taller saddles are mine.
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I will play I love showing and looking at bike pics!

this is my event only bike:


This is my daily rider:

I have a couple others but only these two are worth displaying lol
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I am guessing that some would not think of this as clyde bike....but is is my daily rider at 241 (down from 268 and riding this bike)

Steel frame and 32 spoke wheels

85 Team Miyata..... mavic open pro rims, ultegra 6800 hubs. 105 5800 group, brooks Swift saddle, nitto seatpost, stem and noodle bars, ride spd for commute, spd-sl for long weekend rides Currently on Conti GP5000 tires... lot's of cygolites for the commute and ride on un-lighted trail home

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2014 Specialized AWOL DLX

No longer in my fleet but what I rode when I was at my heaviest (238lb at 5'8"). At some point I changed the original FSA (?) chainset to a Sora triple. I did like that bike but we don't really have 'gravel' paths in the UK and when I did use it off-road the cable disc brakes weren't so hot.
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2018 allez sprint

dam!!!
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The tandem



I just like this one!


If you've never been on a tandem, try it, it's a blast (once you get the hang of it).




The Trek



The old Cannondale




Trek MTB




The one that I love! Well the one that broke on me that I will always call mine! Best ride I've had out of 13 bikes.



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dam!!!
lol, love it. That’s one of two I rode past on my commute back in the states.
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I've got a few more but these are the ones that I could find photos of.


Ritchey Road Logic, with hand built Clyde wheels . $14 saddle on this broke, so it's been replaced by an $11 saddle, that is black and blue.

Raleigh Grand Prix I found cheap. This is a Ritchey Breakaway bike, which means it can be broken in half and packed into a bag and flown. Came with Campagnolo drivetrain. Not light, but a really nice ride. Wheels are stock and amazingly have held up under my weight so far.


Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross. Gravel grinder geared for going up Appalachian fire roads (i.e. really low gearing!) Pure fun to ride.

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The Litespeed is my main road bike, the Colnago (my newest addition) is my Sunday, put the top down on the convertible fair weather cruiser, and the Fatbike is when I want to play in the dirt.



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Originally Posted by cyccommute
Except for the one in Tucson, they are all in thereHint: The ones with the taller saddles are mine.
that's a lot of bikes to maintain
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Originally Posted by jadocs
the Fatbike is when I want to play in the dirt.

I dig that setup how does it work for you?
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I dig that setup how does it work for you?
Thanks, it works great. The "old man mountain Sherpa rack" handles over 70lbs. You can also hang panniers on there, and the whole rack is easily removed. Believe it or not, the bike when loaded up is still very very nimble.
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Just a word of warning... don't ever leave me alone with that bike!
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
that's a lot of bikes to maintain
Every single one of them has sealed bearings for the headset, bottom bracket and hubs. There’s little to do on them for thousand of miles. Even the chains don’t require that much maintenance. The most common thing I have to do is pump up tires and fix the occasional flat. In fact, my bike requires so little maintenance that I have to volunteer at my local co-op to get my mechanics fix.

Here’s three that I use regularly

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Here’s my YBB doing one of the two things I built it for

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...well kinda built it for. I really built it for this

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during the summer but the lack of paint and the fact that the frame material is impervious to salt make for a great winter bike.
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Clyde ride... My first "real" adult bike. 1986 KHS Fiero, bought from a bike shop as a bare frame in 1989. I built it from "stuff" but rode the hell out of it.

This pic is from 1990, Honolulu Advertiser Century ride... I was on active duty Navy at the time, weighed about 225/230.


Same bike a few years ago, after a complete overhaul to include Shimano 105 5600 2x10 brifters and mech, FSA compact crankset. My weight in this pic is probably 350...


And present day... I weighed about 255 at that pic...



2006 Cannondale CAAD8, my reward for reaching 240 pounds. Nearly 140 pounds weight loss.

The Performance Access XCL 9r Monster Cross bike above is a true Clyde bike. I rode it without fear when the other bike bike seemed "small".

I'll edit later for more...

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My 2020 Trek Marlin 6:

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Great thread...keep them pics coming!
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For those days when I feel like I might have to run over a few curbs or bumps. My Rockhopper with 29x2.5” Maxxis Hookworms . Nice hill climber too.

EDIT: I added a picture of how my Rockhopper looks now . 700x40 Schwalbe Land Cruiser tires . Lowered the stem .



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