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Old 01-02-18, 10:50 AM
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What does your bike say about you?


Watch the video and then post pics of your bike and describe what it says about you.
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Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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Old 01-02-18, 11:13 AM
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That I'm a fastidious person. All parts must be meticulously matched, fitted and finished. That my bikes are kept spotless goes without saying. Have you ever cleaned your tires?


Many people think my bikes are new, even though they have thousands of miles on 'em, and some are even ridden in poor weather. Yes, it's an obsession. Even my 13 year old car looks near new.


Nice video!

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Old 01-02-18, 11:41 AM
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You sound a lot like me. And yes, I do clean my tires.

Had my hydraulics serviced a couple of weeks ago. Guy said the bike was like brand new. It's a 2005.
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Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
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Old 01-02-18, 11:51 AM
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If my bike could talk, I'd be ruined.
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It probably says, "Get the f__k off me you fat f__k!"

What does it say behind my back? Bad things. Very bad things.
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My recumbents say that I am intelligent, dont like pain, and couldnt care less what other people think is a "real" bike.
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That i'm a pain in the ass.
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My recumbents say that I am intelligent, dont like pain, and couldnt care less what other people think is a "real" bike.
Your posts say other things about you.
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Old 01-02-18, 12:42 PM
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Which bike ? :-)

it's probably saying: "he's with his other girlfriend..." :-)
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It usually says, in a low, gravelly* voice, "You suck! You really f-- suck!"



* Well, it is a gravel bike, after all. (My other ones don't talk.)
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What does your bike(s) say about you?

They don't tell me so I'm not sure I want to know. (Suspiciously, they always go to total silence when I show up.)

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My bikes say "Shops the $200 and under section on craigslist."
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"ouch, gawwwd mannnn wtf, again......fine" that's what it'd say if my fatrear wasn't suffocating it's creaks & moans.
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Comfortably worn. Used hard, but not abused. Shows the scars we get with age.

Those descriptions fit both the bike and the owner!

Or I could also say that we are lovingly maintained with old parts. Some used more than others...


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My bikes say "Shops the $200 and under section on craigslist."
HA....my limit is $80
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
You sound a lot like me. And yes, I do clean my tires.

Had my hydraulics serviced a couple of weeks ago. Guy said the bike was like brand new. It's a 2005.
I clean the tires after almost every ride. I thought I was the only one. I clean under the
fork crown just above the tire, and, under the rear brake bridge. And that underneath part of the brakes. And the braking surface on the wheels and the surface of the pads. Uh ....I guess I just should say that I clean the bikes after almost every ride.

I have 14 bikes I guess what that says about me is---- I'm Sybil.
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Well, I was hoping to see pictures of bikes...


Fine, I'll go first, I guess.

I don't really know what mine would say about me...maybe, that I'm ever searching for comfort. That I like pretty, bright, shiny, matching, and clean (to a point, I've been dragging out the frames deep cleaning since I got it lol). Modern & vintage. I really like simple, too - not a lot of accessories. And of course, I like pink & almost always wear pink while riding.
Maybe it says something completely different though...

No updated, nice clear photos. Too cold out to take any now lol.
How she was when I got her, through changes, to how she was last I took a pic (June).
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All my bikes scream Personalization.

My Hybrid

this is a how I bought it, and what I ended up with.
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stages of my SS road bike,

My simple side....
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My old road bike
How I rode it, It had the Mavics that are on my hybrid for ever then it had the RS81 C35's. then How I sold it. Stock wheels stock chain rings.

Probably what it says about me is how I keep my stuff clean. This synapse has 10,000 plus something miles on it.
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Your posts say other things about you.
Such as-------------do tell.
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I'm like a teenager, " I dislike you but secretly seek your approval".
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They probably say I'm a cheap-ass who enjoys getting the maximum value out of minimalist expenditure. They definitely don't say I'm fast or enjoy high tech.



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I'm like a teenager, " I dislike you but secretly seek your approval".
Sexy bike. I regret not buying one of those when I had the chance a few months back, always loved that color

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My recumbents say that I am intelligent, dont like pain, and couldnt care less what other people think is a "real" bike.
I'd argue they also say you are quite evangelical and judgmental of others, even with nothing else offered up as proof than that statement.

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All my bikes scream Personalization.

My Hybrid

this is a how I bought it, and what I ended up with.

Win! I like your SST also.

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Such as-------------do tell.

It seems you may have a secret admirer!
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I'm like a teenager, " I dislike you but secretly seek your approval".

Close ups of the crazy bars please!
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