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What would you relate your bike/s to as far as motorized vehicles?

Old 11-13-21, 05:00 PM
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What would you relate your bike/s to as far as motorized vehicles?

I was pondering the other day my small stable of bikes. For whatever reason it popped into my head that the Giant Rincon is like a Jeep Wrangler, the Surly LHT is like a Buick, and the Schwinn Peloton is like a Corvette.

Which motorized vehicle would you say your bike/s equate to?
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Old 11-13-21, 05:11 PM
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I have one bike that is named Bessie the Planet Express freighter on account of it's tubing is usually reserved for tandems, it's super long wheel base, the Rohloff planetary gear set. It now even has a black Quarq power meter. It's powered by dark matter!
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They don't. IMO, as paleontologist Stephan Jay Gould put it in an entirely different context, "non-overlapping magesteria."
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I think my Higgins cruiser would most closely relate to my old Western flyer motorized cruiser.
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Originally Posted by Hasek View Post

Which motorized vehicle would you say your bike/s equate to?
Two of my bikes would equate to a 4x4 pick up truck and my third bike would equate to a subaru
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My bikes would be like a Pinto, Vega, Aztec and Yugo. No Ferraris. Can’t afford the upkeep.
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Since I don’t think any of my bikes has an original spec’d part, a 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT.

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My TiRush is like a Rolls Royce limo, and my Catrike is like a go-kart.
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I would say my Specialized roubaix is akin to a Subaru. Racey but not limited to pavement. And it gets thrashed in all kinds of weather

My salsa Fargo on the other hand is more of a unimog

And my trek remedy rides like a trophy truck
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My tandem is an oil tanker.
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Since I don’t think any of my bikes has an original spec’d part, a 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT.

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Hell yeah.

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I saw that truck in person during a tour.
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I saw that truck in person during a tour.
If you're comparing the cargo capacity of the bike to that, er, truck? -- then you obviously pack too much when you tour.

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WWII Army Jeep


Porsche Carrera


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The Homer was a sweet ride.

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Since I don’t think any of my bikes has an original spec’d part, a 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT.
John
That also is a sweet ride!

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I saw that truck in person during a tour.
My buddy's company makes carbon fiber friction discs for a variety of things. Their main focus is mining equipment. He sends me pics every now and again of some pretty jaw dropping equipment like that truck. Musta been pretty cool to check out.
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WWII Army Jeep


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Man, I'm digging that Nishiki.
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Man, I'm digging that Nishiki.
Thanks. It hasn't been getting as much riding time as it deserves.
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'fess up, who has this equivalent?
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My bike is the Cadillac of minivans. With off road tires.
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My buddy's company makes carbon fiber friction discs for a variety of things. Their main focus is mining equipment. He sends me pics every now and again of some pretty jaw dropping equipment like that truck. Musta been pretty cool to check out.
The truck is the largest one ever built and was used in the coal mining industry in Canada. It was retired a long time ago and has been on display in Sparwood, B.C. IIRC, the informational plaque claimed it is the most photographed truck in the world.

My traveling is 5' tall, to give you a sense of scale.




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My bike is the Cadillac of minivans. With off road tires.
Is that you, Chili Palmer?
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Is that you, Chili Palmer?
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