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It's weird...and I like it!

Old 07-14-18, 12:26 PM
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It's weird...and I like it!

I love how so much of cycle culture seems to be transforming something over time until it slowly starts to fit exactly the role you need filled. So many of us seem to have a totally weird/unique ride.
I think my cycling motto is "yeah, it's weird...but that's the way (uh-huh uh-huh) i like it."
show your weird, but everyday bikes!
this is my 89 peugeot fitted with a taller stem, dutch bars, slightly wider tires (28mm) and a single chainring, 5-speed setup.
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Old 07-14-18, 01:06 PM
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i like the t1000 color/look.
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I don't think my bikes so weird. I have become weird. Started out with a hybrid then worked my way through a series of road bikes all on faster and bigger hills. After I rode my first and only century I wasn't as happy as I thought I should be. I quit cycling for awhile. Then I bought a full size folder just to roll to the park, lake, river, town or landmarks. I suddenly started seeing! Now it's me wearing Grateful Dead jerseys and my Weird Montague doing the slow roll to be in
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Old 07-14-18, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by VictorVran View Post
I love how so much of cycle culture seems to be transforming something over time until it slowly starts to fit exactly the role you need filled. So many of us seem to have a totally weird/unique ride.
I think my cycling motto is "yeah, it's weird...but that's the way (uh-huh uh-huh) i like it."
show your weird, but everyday bikes!
this is my 89 peugeot fitted with a taller stem, dutch bars, slightly wider tires (28mm) and a single chainring, 5-speed setup.

Do you hold the grips from the bottom?
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Old 07-14-18, 01:44 PM
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Do you hold the grips from the bottom?
Nope, weird eh?
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Old 07-14-18, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by VictorVran View Post
Nope, weird eh?
Well I mean they're already way above your saddle and they're pointing upwards. Trying to picture How you can grip them while seated. Odd.
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Old 07-14-18, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
Well I mean they're already way above your saddle and they're pointing upwards. Trying to picture How you can grip them while seated. Odd.
Elbows akimbo!
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Old 07-14-18, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
Well I mean they're already way above your saddle and they're pointing upwards. Trying to picture How you can grip them while seated. Odd.
yeah i don't know. Whenever they're perpendicular with the top tube they feel too low. Maybe i have really short arms.
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You had me until the K.C. And The Sunshine Band bit.
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Old 07-14-18, 09:25 PM
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All of my bikes are weird. The 'Tandem' is the old ten-speed, with flat bars and a tag-a-long. It gets most of the attention for being 10 feet long, and having 3 wheels.
The bike itself is pretty normal, unless you count the cast-aluminum Bridgestone frame.


The Softride is a pretty conventional road bike, other than the weirdo frame and beam. It often takes a 2nd look before people realize what's different about it.



The Cannondale F-1000 that's become my commuter is total freak-sticks; CX knobbies, Headshok, rack, lights, and aero bars.
It gets an instant WTF? as soon as the garage door goes up.

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Old 07-14-18, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Ironfish653 View Post
AThe Cannondale F-1000 that's become my commuter is total freak-sticks; CX knobbies, Headshok, rack, lights, and aero bars.
It gets an instant WTF? as soon as the garage door goes up.

I'm sorry but a straight-bar MTB-based commuter with an aero bar is not weird unless you add inboard bar-ends in addition, as I have on my #2 commuter (and snow bike when I add studded tires).
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Old 07-15-18, 03:48 PM
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OK, I'll admit my bike is not as weird looking as yours. I'm not even sure how I'd use those 'in-board bar-ends.' With the lights, and the aero bars on there though, it's a mass of tubes, brackets and cables that's still hard to look at.

But, the best bikes are the ones that get ridden, so carry on!
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Old 07-15-18, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Ironfish653 View Post
OK, I'll admit my bike is not as weird looking as yours. I'm not even sure how I'd use those 'in-board bar-ends.' With the lights, and the aero bars on there though, it's a mass of tubes, brackets and cables that's still hard to look at.

But, the best bikes are the ones that get ridden, so carry on!
I't kinda like riding on the hoods, but not quite. My other two bikes have drop-bars, and the older I get (56) the less well I do with straight bars. It's not worth the cost yet to either swap bars and shifters, etc, or just buy another bike. On the other hand, the wide straight-bars are great in icy, rutted winter streets.
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