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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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Originally Posted by KH0456

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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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.

Originally Posted by TimothyH
^^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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Originally Posted by TimothyH
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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Old 08-15-17, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by KH0456
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.


Originally Posted by Rje58
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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Old 08-18-17, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by treebound
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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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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Old 08-19-17, 06:23 PM
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^

I want the oven.

Is it old or a reproduction of something?
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
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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Turn around point of the lunchtime workday bike ride route. One day I may bring a fly rod and do a little fishing, probably be late getting back to work if I ever do.
(Edited to swap image, forgot I already posted that one, probably already posted this one too, oh well)

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Originally Posted by treebound
Turn around point of the lunchtime workday bike ride route. One day I may bring a fly rod and do a little fishing, probably be late getting back to work if I ever do.
(Edited to swap image, forgot I already posted that one, probably already posted this one too, oh well)
That's OK, @treebound. Old Raleigh's like that are special, and yours is a fine example of the breed.

Have you seen this thread yet: "For the Love of English 3-Speeds"?

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...l#post19809470

Everything you ever wanted to know about these bikes can be found there.
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Yep, posted in that thread several times.
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Can't post pics but currently riding a nice Alchemy Helios SL.
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My Marin I bought last month.

I've extended the goose neck since the photo was taken.

I use the water bottle holder for a large can of wasp spray incase I get into trouble. Our public officials changed our city into a sanctuary city against our wishes and there's all kinds of trouble now!!

I transport it with el Camino..
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Old 08-23-17, 11:28 AM
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Old people ride old bikes, right? Here's mine:



1984 Trek 660, with some OG Look pedals. No adventures yet, just a few trail rides, but it'll do until I can afford something new.
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Over 70 - At My Age, Wife Only Allows 4 Bikes

Here's my Trek Madone 5.2, full Dura Ace with a PowerTap on a ride in Palm Beach FL. Better than sex. Well, almost.

Other bikes are a Cannondale 500, a Trek Singletrack and a 1976 Motobecane Grand Touring.

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