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Old 01-25-18, 01:12 PM
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No I don't! I have a cat!
Are you at home right now?
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Old 01-25-18, 02:01 PM
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What does your bike say about you?


Nothing. It can't talk.
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Old 01-25-18, 03:10 PM
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My Felt Z85, well used, most OEM parts long gone, frequently dirty (with a clean drivetrain) says this guy likes to ride a lot!
My super simple State 4130 raw steel Montecore track bike says this guy likes classic lines and is a little bit of a hipster.
My Novara steel rebuild with modern gear says this guy appreciates the classics, but likes to keep moving on.
My current project bright green Serotta Colorado with Zipp 404s, 105s, Easton cockpit and selle italia saddle says this guy has great taste and likes to go fast (sometimes!)
My soon to be purchased Cannondale SuperSix Evo DI2 says this guy is middle aged and has more money than sense, and likes to go fast (sometimes!)
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Old 01-26-18, 06:29 PM
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Mine says: "Why does he always fart on me?"
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Old 01-27-18, 10:38 AM
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My bike is a badly converted Fixie with wobley wheels - dangerously unstable and usually ends badly for the people that ride it... Couldn't be a better fit 🙄🙄
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Old 01-27-18, 11:41 AM
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Mine says I'm cheap and easy.
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Old 01-27-18, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by SiuBlueWind View Post
...post pics of your bike and describe what it says about you.
I have a Specialized S-Works, a Specialized Diverge Elite, and a Cannondale Mountain Bike, and I have posted
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…I'm very happy with my Specialized S-Works for dry weather riding, but my Cannondale Mountain bike was pretty heavy and cumbersome as a Wet/Winter beater. So I recently bought a Specialized Diverge Elite aluminum bike as a wet weather beater, and it rides nearly as nicely as the S-Works, so I'm very happy with the Diverge.

Now… my riding needs are completely met. I liken my three bikes to a Lamborghini, a Humvee, and a Lexus.
So I guess my bikes say about me, what those car models say about their owners.
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Old 03-22-18, 11:00 AM
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Mine would say "he's a tightwad that is old and crotchety and doesn't see spending huge amounts of money on high tech new bikes when old school works for him".
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Old 03-22-18, 01:52 PM
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weekend ride was on the Trek

weekday afternoon ride was on the Dawes.

I have no idea what they say about me, But the guys in the work truck at the round about, are probably shaking their heads. So they over took me right before the round about, then almost stop at yield sign and none was around. I am yelling Go Go!!!! and roll up along side them. guy rolls down the window, and is like what? I'm like you have a motor, STEP ON IT!!! GO! LOL don't slow me down man! No gears, it's full throttle or nothing.
Had I known they were going straight I would have passed them in the round about.
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Old 03-26-18, 06:52 PM
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Mine would say "he's a tightwad that is old and crotchety and doesn't see spending huge amounts of money on high tech new bikes when old school works for him".
My thoughts exactly! My primary bike is 44 years old, and my NEWEST (road) bike is already 32 years old! Friction-shift only, lugged steel only...

{cue the Jimmy Buffett**
Yes, I am a Luddite,
40 years too late...
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Old 03-26-18, 08:44 PM
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That's my "orange crush" Turner, and the couple is Dave Turner and his wife, Christina.


Pretty good company to be riding with
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Old 03-26-18, 09:06 PM
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Welll ---- I have a lot of bikes , each would have something different to say I'll try to keep it to the ones that get somewhat regular use

The mountain bikes ----- I would imagine these would suggest i'm a fun loving guy who likes to shred the big mountain on occasion, but afterwards enjoy some serious beers at the camp site with other members of the Yeti Tribe (both are mine --- a buddy is riding the full DH sled though --- its nice to bring a newer rider out and let them have the big travel scoot while you follow at a reduced pace on the 29'er )



The OM flyer would suggest that , although i'm 46 years old, I refuse to grow up ---- are Vans still cool ? LOL



My daily driver road bike says I like to go fast sometimes, but road riding is not my focus, so I don't mind having a budget oriented machine for it ---- The carbon 105 equipped synapse is a nice blend of performance and frugality





I speak with an Italian accent just like the dude in Breaking Away when I'm riding my vintage rigs -- and I have too many to to picture, -- Ciao Bella! -- Love the vintage bike hobby --- love to ride them occasionally too





Last but not least --- the track bikes --- These would suggest i'm addicted to speed and pain -- at the same time



The new trackie is also a dead giveaway that I'm an older guy and have a larger than ideal belly ---- as it has a long headtube and a huge headset --




This one says --- "I'm too darn tired to pedal anything today !"




I think collectively, a trip through my garage would suggest i'm a guy who truly loves cycling, but don't try to pigeonhole myself into any one single genre, ----
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Old 03-26-18, 10:19 PM
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I think collectively, a trip through my garage would suggest i'm a guy who truly loves cycling, but don't try to pigeonhole myself into any one single genre, ----
I'll pigeonhole you...
you like nice stuff. Well played, well played!
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Old 03-26-18, 10:53 PM
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I'll pigeonhole you...
you like nice stuff. Well played, well played!

Yes-- its kind of starting to be a problem though
I DO NOT want to be the type of dude that the "American Pickers" crew from 2050 or so is crawling through a wasteland of warehouses full of neglected bicycle and motorcycle junk and lowballing my nephew

I used to try to concentrate on some specific goals, --- but the harsh reality of my career as a travelling catastrophe insurance adjuster means all too often when it comes time for my "grail race" or ride of the year -- I'm at a disaster site somewhere (last year H'cane Harvey and Irma interfered with me going to Mammoth -- had the plane tickets and cabin reservations and everything --- life gets that way at times though )

Its all good though ---- I strive to maintain enough competency that if someone wants to road trip to the big mountains, the nearest track, or for a fun weekend hitting some local singletrack -- i'm down



Looks like your a cannondale guy too ---- love that bike --- Kind of funny -- I had an overnight visitor a month or so ago, and we were bench racing and he asked -- "Whats the deal with the Synapse? " (As everything else road oriented is older Campy or dura Ace stuff ) ----- I told him I got a decent deal on the bike, and was prepared to swap out the build kit if I detected any weakness, ----- But -- after installing some better cables and getting my mechanic to put a mojo tune on it --- The little 105 Cannondale has no weaknesses!!
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Old 03-26-18, 11:25 PM
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The little 105 Cannondale has no weaknesses!!
I really regret selling my alloy 2013 105 synapse. It was bullet proof. and the 105 10s stuff didn't rattle... lol
Oh well the Supersix is about 3 + lbs lighter. haha
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Old 03-27-18, 08:37 AM
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are Vans still cool
According to my teenage son, yes, very much so.
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