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Old 08-10-17, 08:14 AM
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Old 08-13-17, 08:12 PM
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After my ride this morning I had to clean her. Looks great.

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Old 08-14-17, 07:29 AM
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When I see an old guy riding a bike, I'll let you know what they ride. But at 61, this is what I'm riding at the moment... LOL! that can change though...
Well, I've been riding road bikes since my first one around 14 years old. It was a Raleigh... I've done lots of long distance and some local amateur races though the years. A few years back, I wanted something different so I got a Bacchetta recumbent. Never got used to it.... but I still wanted something different and comfortable. So I found a nice used 2011 RANS Alterra 700 crank forward. Very nice.. so far I like it. Its comfortable. Who knows, I'll likely get something else soon. I usually do. Ha!
This one isn't stock.
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Old 08-14-17, 07:51 AM
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Named, "Chrome Crusader"

3 Month old, 26 Inch Custom Built Chrome Cruiser Low Rider.

Mirrors
Driving Lights
60 MPH Speedometer
12 Inch Chandelier
Hard Shell Saddle Bags
Stick Shifter
Nato Mount for my Phone or 10.5 Inch Tab,
1600 Watt Stereo System
12 Volt Motorcycle Battery
Springer Fork...

Near future mods--- LED Lights Under Fenders and Saddle Bags and Alligator Leather Accents for Seat, Shifter Area and Saddle Bags...

Total amount invested so far... $1500 plus change
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Old 08-14-17, 08:03 PM
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Straight from the shop. I'm just giddy over Di2 and my new bike weighs just under 17 lbs

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Old 08-14-17, 09:18 PM
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How much does it weigh with pedals? Because I can't consider it a bicycle if it doesn't have them.
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Old 08-15-17, 09:16 AM
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I rode this 50 miles on Saturday and the second one 45 miles on Sunday. I'm an equal opportunity upright/bent rider.

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Old 08-15-17, 10:31 AM
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Old 08-15-17, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Chrome Crusader View Post
Named, "Chrome Crusader"

3 Month old, 26 Inch Custom Built Chrome Cruiser Low Rider.

Mirrors
Driving Lights
60 MPH Speedometer
12 Inch Chandelier
Hard Shell Saddle Bags
Stick Shifter
Nato Mount for my Phone or 10.5 Inch Tab,
1600 Watt Stereo System
12 Volt Motorcycle Battery
Springer Fork...

Near future mods--- LED Lights Under Fenders and Saddle Bags and Alligator Leather Accents for Seat, Shifter Area and Saddle Bags...

Total amount invested so far... $1500 plus change
Wow! Seriously nice! The chandelier is a very nice touch.
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Old 08-15-17, 05:44 PM
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This is my main beast - Cannondale Killer V-500. I had posted pics of this a couple years ago but photobucket is doing that thing...

First pic is some home-brew panniers I made a few years ago. Second pic is the updated version with Arkel Orca 45 panniers, new bars, new saddle, and Schwalbe Marathon tires.





I also have a Brodie that's being rebuilt, so no pics of that at this time.
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Old 08-15-17, 05:55 PM
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How in the world does someone ride this?

I'm not trying to challenge or put it down but am fascinated and would love to try it.

It looks super uncomfortable especially in the drops but my guess is that I'm wrong because it exists and you love it.


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Old 08-15-17, 07:09 PM
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I probably have one of the most, er, unique bicycles here!

I bought it on Craigslist for $70, put another $70 worth of mods on it, then added a few accessories: econo speedometer, headlight, tail light and rack bag. All total I've got about $195 in it. Luckily for me the original owner had put Bontrager 1.5 inch hybrid tires on it that were like new when I got it. It came with the rear rack already installed. It had straight bars, and I switched out the handlebars because I need to ride more upright.



I bought it in June to get started riding again, and so far I am loving it! It fits me well, and I've put over 475 miles on it already in less than two months.
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Old 08-15-17, 07:21 PM
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^^That thing is great!
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Old 08-15-17, 07:40 PM
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Thanks, TimothyH. I expected to get a comment or two, but "That thing is great!" wasn't one of them.

It definitely works for me, though, and I'm thankful to have found something that does for such a reasonable price: +/- $200 - including mods and accessories.

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^^That thing is great!
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Wow! Seriously nice! The chandelier is a very nice touch.
Thank you.... I just had to do it!
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How in the world does someone ride this?

I'm not trying to challenge or put it down but am fascinated and would love to try it.

It looks super uncomfortable especially in the drops but my guess is that I'm wrong because it exists and you love it.


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LOL!! Tim, I know it looks weird and I'll admit I had my own reservations about it when I first saw it. But I can honestly say it's the most comfortable bike I've owned. The way it's designed, there isn't any pressure on your sit bones.... you kind of lean back with some but not all your weight in the saddle. Even in the drops which these bikes didn't come with... I added that.
Very hard to explain.... if you were close to me, I'd love to let you try it out. You'd see what I mean.
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LOL!! Tim, I know it looks weird and I'll admit I had my own reservations about it when I first saw it. But I can honestly say it's the most comfortable bike I've owned. The way it's designed, there isn't any pressure on your sit bones.... you kind of lean back with some but not all your weight in the saddle. Even in the drops which these bikes didn't come with... I added that.
Very hard to explain.... if you were close to me, I'd love to let you try it out. You'd see what I mean.
I'll take your word for it. Looked at a few on youtube and didn't see any with drops.


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Thanks, TimothyH. I expected to get a comment or two, but "That thing is great!" wasn't one of them.

It definitely works for me, though, and I'm thankful to have found something that does for such a reasonable price: +/- $200 - including mods and accessories.
Post it in the "Lets see some of your geared bikes" thread in the Singlespeed forum. Those guys love stuff like that.

I'd ride alongside you and ask about the bike if I saw you riding it.

Clean too. The silver/yellow is on point and I love how the saddle matches. Totally needs yellow grips.


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Old 08-15-17, 11:09 PM
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Been riding this for 14 years now 50 miles today 3250 miles so far this year.


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Old 08-18-17, 02:37 PM
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Lunchtime ride close to the turn around point. 12.8 miles in an hour lunch.
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That might be the coolest thing I've seen all year.
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Old 08-18-17, 03:42 PM
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The Tass, equipped with more road friendly tires, new platforms, and a fancy new wagon.


The Wagon Rider gets all the breaks.
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Trek 520

I love this bike.

Everything is level. Even the Brooks saddle is level. The pump is perfectly centered... the GoPro is perfectly upright...

It is very calming to look at all those perfectly level parts.

This bike is awesome.


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Old 08-19-17, 05:43 PM
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No pic, I haven't even taken a pc of my very basic, entry level bike...

As you would see from my specs, I am currently riding a Raleigh Venture 4.0. If I took a picture there would be those that would say "Hey, that's a Venture 3.0, not a 4.0.". Well I didn't decide to get a bike until late June this year. Our LBS didn't have a 4.0 in my size (XL) on hand so they were going to order one. However, it was too late in the season and there were none left. So they took a 3.0 frame they had on hand and built it with 4.0 components.

So far it is doing the job - "job" being defined as giving me exercise and getting me turning the pedals. How long it will be before I want something more (enough to do something about it) remains to be seen.
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