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Which type of bicycle are you riding?

Old 09-01-22, 08:10 AM
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Which type of bicycle are you riding?

Hello cyclists,
I have one question for you.
Which type of bicycle are you riding?
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You can only pick one?...
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All of the above
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6. IGH steel is real ROADSTER. My tour bike is also IGH Rohloff14.
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Originally Posted by Aleksa2
Which type of bicycle are you riding?
At this exact moment?

John
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Originally Posted by Aleksa2
I have one question for you.
If only.
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Classic steel road bike(s).
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A few of the options listed, plus a few that are not.
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Pssst! A gravel bike is just a poorly designed touring bike or a road bike that is being used where it shouldn’t be.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
If only.


Good one.
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Why do you ask?
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I held down the ctrl key to try to select them all, but, nope.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
Pssst! A gravel bike is just a poorly designed touring bike or a road bike that is being used where it shouldn’t be.
I've always thought that's pretty much true.

Take a road bike, enlarge the frame and fork openings to allow for bigger tires, throw on a wider gearing range and flared drop bar, and you've got yourself an all-road bike, gravel grinder, or some other stupid, made up category.

It's really just a slightly lighter and stiffer version of what we've had for decades and called "touring bike." Just that now there's only one or two chain rings instead of three, and perhaps fewer attachment points for luggage and fenders.

I'm donning my flame-proof suit now...
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO
At this exact moment?
5 wheel special with lumbar support?
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Originally Posted by RB1-luvr
I held down the ctrl key to try to select them all, but, nope.
The OP could have selected the option for allowing multiple responses.

I would have selected two types.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Why do you ask?
A need for attention, most likely rooted in inattentive and unloving parents.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
Pssst! A gravel bike is just a poorly designed touring bike or a road bike that is being used where it shouldn’t be.
Or maybe a road bike is just a poorly designed gravel bike.
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"Road Bike" has been usurped by the skinny tire/ CF racer crowd. aka Sports cars. Otherwise useless is correct. LOL.
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My new bike is so touring….the model name is Tourist!
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Bikes that are more than 20 years old........(Although I have one from 2009, and one from 2014 that will be for sale in the near future)
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Originally Posted by polaris obark
if only.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
Pssst! A gravel bike is just a poorly designed touring bike or a road bike that is being used where it shouldn’t be.
I have a spare one, I'd let you borrow so you won't be so negative all the time

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Originally Posted by Broctoon
I've always thought that's pretty much true.

Take a road bike, enlarge the frame and fork openings to allow for bigger tires, throw on a wider gearing range and flared drop bar, and you've got yourself an all-road bike, gravel grinder, or some other stupid, made up category.

It's really just a slightly lighter and stiffer version of what we've had for decades and called "touring bike." Just that now there's only one or two chain rings instead of three, and perhaps fewer attachment points for luggage and fenders.

I'm donning my flame-proof suit now...
I like having options to choose from. If it weren't for the influence of such fads as MTB, triathlons, CX, and gravel, we'd all be riding Eddie's bike. How would we know who's C&V?
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Currently riding a Trek FX Sport 6... Which I guess is part gravel bike and part fitness bike. It does well on both but only on the easy gravel stuff..

As far as the comment about Gravel bikes being a "poorly designed touring bike or a road bike that is being used where it shouldn’t be" all I have to say to that is ---->
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