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Old 01-08-18, 01:05 PM   #51
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To the average person, my bikes mumble, "I'm a bicycle" barely heard.


To a rider, my bikes say, "okay then..."


When I'm on one of them, my bike will say, "Let's go!"
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My bike sometimes makes sounds like a motorcycle.

Wait, maybe that is me. lol
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lose some more weight... LOL
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I ride 30 miles daily so don't have time to clean after every ride but I do take a
90 minutes a week to meticulously detail my cross bike. Clean tires is a must.
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Can't upload a pic? Has to be a URL? As with most cyclists, my photos aren't on the web.
How senseless.
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Old 01-09-18, 10:23 AM   #56
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Can't upload a pic? Has to be a URL? As with most cyclists, my photos aren't on the web.
How senseless.
Use the "manage attachments" under the "go advanced" tab towards the bottom of the page. In the old days, the forum server would be a database that the user could use to access their uploaded pictures. I'm not sure what 3rd party hosting site stores the pictures that are uploaded, but once you upload there is no telling where those pictures might end up.


edit, NM...I found it, but I can't access the attachment directly from an open reply box I don't think...

I had to open BF in another tab to access my stored attachments, which is under the "user cp", under "miscellaneous". This is a picture hosted by BF that I uploaded in another thread started by Siu... It would be nice to be able to view thumbnails...

That's my "orange crush" Turner, and the couple is Dave Turner and his wife, Christina.


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Old 01-09-18, 10:57 AM   #57
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I will try that thanks!
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Old 01-09-18, 03:40 PM   #58
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Fun video, but do people really need more encouragement to stereotype others based on their possessions?

There are many other more exotic bikes I might own if not for practicality and garage space, so does that mean people see me wrongly?

Same with the comment in the video about being "serious" vs. into fashion. Does owning a Madone 5.9 mean I'm enjoying the "zenful experience of riding a Trek"? Or that I'm a herd-following poseur?

I also have a 1996 Raleigh R-500 that people see more of (commuting, grocery-getting, or other things involving a public bike rack out in the open) which I've slightly modified. People probably don't notice and just figure I'm a cheapskate (the desired outcome: "This is not worth stealing.")... or else they know enough about bikes to notice the gearing changes and figure I'm a weakling who likes to go fast down hills.

No slight against modern Treks, but I'll always have a soft spot for bikes with colorful, metal-flake paint jobs.
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Old 01-09-18, 04:34 PM   #59
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my commuter

I think mine says simple and understated. What do you think?
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Old 01-09-18, 06:11 PM   #60
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There are many other more exotic bikes I might own if not for practicality and garage space, so does that mean people see me wrongly?
just buy the garage expansion already..... dare I say, I see you as being a cheapskate. lol
all in humor
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Old 01-10-18, 10:31 AM   #61
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Hopefully mine says, 'There's no telling where we'll go, but it's gonna be fun getting there.' It more likely says, 'Follows the rules.'

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I really don't know what my bike says about me. I'll let everyone else decide.

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I think mine says simple and understated. What do you think?
It says your knees are in MUCH better shape than mine! Slick looking ride, but I cringe when I look at the gearing.
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Old 01-10-18, 12:59 PM   #64
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I think mine says simple and understated. What do you think?
Very nice.
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I think mine says simple and understated. What do you think?
If you're gonna have a bike that beautiful and elegantly simple, slide at least one of your brake cable clamps so you have matching/symmetric spacing to the head/seat tubes. Maybe divide the top tube into perfect 3rds, but I think it would look best if the center run were longer, and matching smaller intervals on the outside. Like in photography, you never want the horizon to exactly bisect your picture.
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Old 01-10-18, 01:25 PM   #66
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Probably I spend to much money on bikes for a fat, MAMIL on a Felt....LOL....
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I think mine says simple and understated. What do you think?
I think it says Classy.
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Old 01-10-18, 01:40 PM   #68
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I think mine says simple and understated. What do you think?
I think it screams "Look at me!" NTTAWWT
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16x50 ratio
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If you're gonna have a bike that beautiful and elegantly simple, slide at least one of your brake cable clamps so you have matching/symmetric spacing to the head/seat tubes. Maybe divide the top tube into perfect 3rds, but I think it would look best if the center run were longer, and matching smaller intervals on the outside. Like in photography, you never want the horizon to exactly bisect your picture.
I've actually thought about this a lot. I took off the middle clamp (there are generally 3) because I thought it broke up the frame too much. Ultimately I would prefer internal routing for the back brake on that top tube. I hate cable clamps as they get caught on my pant legs then eventually get loose and slide around. I would prefer not having them at all, but then I also want brakes. #bikeworldproblems

Good point though.
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How about some (high-quality) black electrical tape? With a long piece, make one diagonal wrap around the top tube, one tight wrap around the cable, and one more wrap around the top tube. If executed neatly, trimmed, no slack etc, that could do the job and be very unobtrusive.
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Old 01-10-18, 03:31 PM   #72
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I really don't know what my bike says about me. I'll let everyone else decide.

Nice looking bike. Great color coordination, including the kit.
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Old 01-10-18, 10:44 PM   #73
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With 2 aluminium framed bikes and hopefully two steel framed bikes coming my way this year, it says that I don't know what I am doing.
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Quite frankly, I'm glad my bikes can't talk. If they did, they'd probably advise other bikes to stay away. Most recent photo of my stable:
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