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Old 02-27-20, 03:32 AM
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Whats your favorite bike?

I personally am in love with the Schwinn Cruisers, right now i own a Teal 1998 Schwinn Cruiser how about you??
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Old 02-27-20, 06:59 AM
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You'll find that many here see this question differently than you do...

in that we have owned several dozens of bikes over the years. Asking which is my favorite would be akin to asking which kitchen utensil is my favorite in the drawer.

But in the spirit of question asked, I enjoyed a 1977 Centurion Semi Pro that had Phil hubs and half-step gearing, rode wonderfully. I sold it.

I also liked a 1982 Fuji Team that I had. It fit perfectly and had a responsive, fun feel that's hard to otherwise describe. Sold that, too.

Currently, I have a 1979 Peugeot PXN-10LE with tubulars. The ride is pretty delightful, and definitely different than other bikes. At 21 lbs with light wheels, it accelerates nicely and corners well, too.

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Old 02-27-20, 07:06 AM
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Generally, whichever one I am riding at the moment.

Otherwise, my 2914 Workswell 066, with Ultegra running gear. Though I only use it for about half my rides, it is (by a few ounces) the lightest, and it is the most responsive (not the most comfortable .... but good enough.) My Fuji is also my favorite bike. I use ti for almost half my rides. It can do anything on the road and a little off, and can haul a pretty big load, yet unladen, is still quick enough and plenty fun. But I have different bikes for different tasks and moods ... and when I finally find and fix a few nagging issues with my Workswell 093 and my Raleigh Olympian, they will also be my favorite bikes.

If I had more time and money I would have more favorite bikes.
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Old 02-27-20, 07:26 AM
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My tastes have evolved to really appreciate vintage bikes with respect to craftsmanship, quality and aesthetics.
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Old 02-27-20, 08:11 AM
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After decades of estrangement, I am now deeply in love with drop bar bikes.
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Old 02-27-20, 08:53 AM
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My favorite bike is not a constant. I have 8 bikes, all road type. At this moment, 6 of them are operable. One is de-constructed, down to frame, for a total maintenance/overhaul service. The other is a frame/fork and components that still needs to be built. I purchased a NIB Soma Smoothie, Tange Prestige frame, with new Smoothie CF fork. I am using all new components/parts for the build. including a Shimano 105 7000 group set that I have on order. Once I get that bike built, it is likely that it will be my latest favorite for a spell.

I absolutely love retro/modern steel framed bicycles!

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Old 02-27-20, 09:31 AM
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As of the last couple of years, I'd say my Wabi Special fixed gear. After getting an inexpensive FG bike about 4-5 years ago, I really started to like the experience. So I decided to step up and get the fancy Wabi a year later. It always amazes me how nice it rides, and especially how even when riding hills and rolling terrain that I would have normally shifted gears on, it comes out just as fast or sometimes even faster than the geared bike.

My Nashbar AL-1 was converted to a 1x9 system that has been dialed in precisely to my needs, and is also becoming one of my favorites.
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Old 02-27-20, 11:03 AM
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Absolutely love my new bike, 2020 Giant Defy Advanced 1 (upgraded to di2). Comfortable, fast, and the di2 is fantastic!




Still have a soft spot for my first bike, 2018 Fuji Transonic, the one that got me hooked on cycling.

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Old 02-27-20, 11:15 AM
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Each one of you is wrong. Your favorite bike is my bike.

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Old 02-27-20, 11:58 AM
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I fell in love with a Giant Escape , 2015 model year the frame geometry and the blue/green color scheme was gorgeous. I loved that bike, even if a tad too tall for me, I bought it used, and I recently sold it. I've gotten into fixed gear lately, so I'm still looking, thinking about a build in my head, nothing crazy just a basic frame with better components to see if I really want to fully invest that route.

Just sold my Kestrel Rubicon Comp , gorgeous bike but not my thing.

My current favorite is my Nashbar Sport RX , I love the sleek look and the black paint, but sadly I'm going to sell it because I never ride it and I live in Florida which is super flat so I don't need a bike with gearing. I know I'll regret it but I'd rather sell it to someone who will enjoy it and actually use it.
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Old 02-27-20, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Each one of you is wrong. Your favorite bike is my bike.

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Oh gosh. You're going to hate me. Here goes...

I don't really like the look of your bike. There I said it. I've thought it for a long time.

And I know that you post it with great pride, and fairly often. I'm sorry that it simply doesn't do anything for me. I'm sure that you like it a lot. Good for you. Really.
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Old 02-27-20, 12:12 PM
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Old 02-27-20, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
Oh gosh. You're going to hate me. Here goes...

I don't really like the look of your bike. There I said it. I've thought it for a long time.

And I know that you post it with great pride, and fairly often. I'm sorry that it simply doesn't do anything for me. I'm sure that you like it a lot. Good for you. Really.
There is no accounting for taste, or lack thereof.

BTW...At the rate he's going, Rides4Beer is going to surpass my bike photo posting record in short order, which is even more amazing when you consider that posts of my photo posts were made in jest.

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Old 02-27-20, 12:39 PM
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Maybe a 1979 UniVega. Loved that bike...
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Old 02-27-20, 03:21 PM
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I live in a constant state of conflict. I love my Masi Gran Criterium S and my Guru Sidero (steel), and my Colnago World Cup CX and, most recently, my CAAD 12.
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Old 02-27-20, 03:48 PM
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Between the 9 bikes I have, I have to choose just one?
That's like trying to pick your favorite child when you love all of them....
But...kids are brats and bikes do exactly what I tell them!

So probably, my favorite would be my Optima Baron lowracer recumbent. It's fast, fun, and very comfortable. But, that's not saying I give it more love than others. I give equal time to each except for the two garage queens.
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Old 02-27-20, 04:48 PM
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1972 fixed gear Schwinn Pea Picker. Thought I was Evil Kenevil setting up ramps to launch off of at 8 y/o.
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Old 02-27-20, 06:17 PM
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Toss up between a 1979 Raleigh Professional and my 2001 JMG (hobby frame builder, namely, me) Both bikes are pure joyfulness when ridden, and very different bikes. The Pro is a race bred machine, very quick to steer, the JMG is the perfect all day rider. Either way, it is pure bliss and love when rolling down the road.
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Old 02-27-20, 06:41 PM
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I like different bikes for different situations. Where there is sand or mud, it's the fat bike. For rides on good surfaces, it's a regular mountain bike. I have another bike with a rack on the back, for when I want to carry things.
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Old 02-27-20, 06:43 PM
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Both my bikes are low end. One is a basic aluminum framed commuter type with an 8 speed internal gear hub. A really nice bike for the likes of me, it rides nice, and does what it's supposed to do well.

Yet, my even lower end Schwinn single speed just calls to me. The longish frame, the fit, the slower handling. I swear if I ever lose this bike I'll have to get a replacement that's similar in layout. If I had more money to blow, I'd probably get a Pashley Guv'nor. That type of bike speaks to me equally well, I imagine it would ride the way I prefer.

Funny thing is when I think of slow handling bikes, they all are quicker handling compared to any motorcycle I've ever owned or ridden. It's probably only a few more ounces of lean to turn my slow handling bicycle compared to my quicker handling bicycle.

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Another multi bike owner for “ whichever bike I am riding at the time”! I love them all for different reasons. Joe
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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
Absolutely love my new bike, 2020 Giant Defy Advanced 1 (upgraded to di2). Comfortable, fast, and the di2 is fantastic!




Still have a soft spot for my first bike, 2018 Fuji Transonic, the one that got me hooked on cycling.

love it
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2013 Fuji Altimira 1.1


Owned this bike for 1 year 2 months and have logged 9,125 miles. Do I like it? Yes I do!
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Old 02-28-20, 09:37 AM
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Rides like a souped up Cadillac.
Gun to my Head, out of the four I have, it has to be my '86 Centurion Ironman Classic.
It was built to go 10 to 112 miles ftom point A to point B and possibly back to point A with no drafting as fast as your fitness level will allow you. The Gripshift allows me to stay in the Aero position while shifting the Dura Ace front and rear derailleurs. The Dura Ace HS, BB, and hubs keep me spinning smoothly. Rounded off with Shimano 600 crankset, brakeset, and aero seatpost.
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Old 02-28-20, 11:02 AM
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My favorite bike is one I saw a picture of a few years ago- it was a 65cm Tom Ritchey handbuilt fillet brazed frame from 1981(about the last year he did personally road frames for a long time).
My size, my birth year, and fillet brazed by him.

Throw a modern wheelset and r7000 ultegra on that- about the coolest bike I can imagine.
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