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Old 06-22-09, 11:14 PM
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Me now.

This is me rolling a hang-ten on the "unbike" - BALANCE DANIELSON!



Now, rolling a "forward steamroller" on my BMX. I'm too old to be riding little kids bikes.



My BMX (in present state):



My Fixed Gear, or what I like to call my "speedy" bike (new stem and seatpost not shown)



My SS/FG (flip-flop hub)



and finally, no bike collection is complete without a sick beach cruiser...



Custom Surly Pacer to be added soon! I had a Scattante CFR Race Bike but wanted something steel and a little more comfortable (realizing after the Strawberry Fields Forever Ride that I also need a triple - I know, I'm weaksauce.)

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Old 06-22-09, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Dion Rides
Me now.

This is me rolling a hang-ten on the "unbike" - BALANCE DANIELSON!

Ooh, I haven't seen one of these before. It's just a wheel with pegs and handlebars? Is that hard to ride? I'm trying to imagine if it would be easier or harder than a unicycle but my brain is having trouble deciding.
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Old 06-23-09, 07:46 AM
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Um, it's different than a unicycle. We used to build these back in the 80's and 90's when one wheel rolling tricks started to come into the scene. We believed that this would help us learn without having to faceplant everytime we attempted something.

You push it like a skateboard to get started, and the possibilities are there. My best trck is doing what you see, one-handed. My friends (who are better riders than me) can do no handed, turbine (spinning really fast ina circle) and other things.

Here's a vid of this guy named TJ Perry riding an unbike pretty damn well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KULjoBFx7Xw
 
Old 07-13-09, 05:53 PM
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Ok here are mine
my nishiki, commuter/utility purchased new from the off ramp in santa clara in '82, I completely rebuilt it 2 years ago, paint, the works, the frame and seat post are original...all else is new Great short commuter and for just throwing a leg over and going for errands




Miyata 1400 bought new from Spectrum bikes (cupertino?) in '89.

upgraded to triple ultegra last year

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Old 07-18-09, 05:34 AM
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Here's mine, the things in the background are what I really spend my bucks on

My Trek
Nice Trek!
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Old 07-21-09, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by squirtdad
Ok here are mine
my nishiki, commuter/utility purchased new from the off ramp in santa clara in '82, I completely rebuilt it 2 years ago, paint, the works, the frame and seat post are original...all else is new Great short commuter and for just throwing a leg over and going for errands


That chain looks seriously too short...
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Old 07-21-09, 01:32 AM
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Nice Trek!
No such thing.
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Old 07-21-09, 03:11 PM
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Here's a quick snap of my Trek 660 fixed gear conversion.



Yes, I know that's a ridiculous gear, but I had a 52t chain ring lying around and I thought, what the heck.
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Old 07-21-09, 04:31 PM
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Yes, I know that's a ridiculous gear, but I had a 52t chain ring lying around and I thought, what the heck.
As long as you stay in Sac... It's PERFECT!
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Old 07-21-09, 10:24 PM
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Old 07-21-09, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso
Yes, I know that's a ridiculous gear, but I had a 52t chain ring lying around and I thought, what the heck.
I rode around West Sacramento for a few months with a 52x16 gear, mostly for the same reason. It wasn't all that bad, really. Tree-trunk legs after not too long, too.

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Where in the world is this? Piet Mondrian's crypt?

Nice bike.
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I rode around West Sacramento for a few months with a 52x16 gear, mostly for the same reason. It wasn't all that bad, really. Tree-trunk legs after not too long, too.

Yeah. I'm probably going to have to buy new pants soon...

By the way, I love the Scorcher look. What handlebars are those?
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Thanks. The bars are Soma Major Taylors, with Velo Orange elkhide wrap.
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Old 07-22-09, 11:00 PM
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Sweet looking BMC.
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Sweet looking BMC.
As Dave Chappelle would say: "Worrrrrrrrrd!"

I'm guessing the Competitive Cyclist banner could no longer be ignored...
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my fixed gear
NDS pic fail!
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my new tarck bike. excuse the bars and wheels. they are just parts i had laying around. i have a murdered out veep to formula wheelset and an easton 31.8 stem and riser bar on the way
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Old 08-01-09, 02:24 AM
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You're tall!
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6'7" yeah i guess i am
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the roadie and my other track bike. same wheels.

i ordered a murdered out veep to formula wheelset for the keeeeelo
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63cm kilo tt



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