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Old 02-24-06, 09:24 PM
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1984 ***vega commuter to combat the high cost of petrol, Kramer Barretta (for 80's butt-rock), Fender Strat (for "Play some Skynyrd, man!") and a 2005 Scott Cr1 Pro for going as fast as I can.

Extremely bored today during spring cleaning!
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How did you know I had a guitar? It's an Ibanez acoustic. Since I've been riding I haven't really been playing...well, in all honesty, I wasn't playing it much before then either. It's more of a hobby than anything...and one I'm not very good at.
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You've seen my torelli...and I don't have a camera handy...no guitars, but a 9pc Tama Birch Custom drum kit is downstairs.
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i lived in vegas for a while and it's funny, you can tell it's where it is just from the backyard shot. rocks and cinderblock wall.
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Originally Posted by Surferbruce
i lived in vegas for a while and it's funny, you can tell it's where it is just from the backyard shot. rocks and cinderblock wall.


Vegas...or Baghdad.
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Originally Posted by Jakey
Vegas...or Baghdad.


baghdad doesn't have any more trees. sins got a rain forest next door compared to baghdad.
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Jesus, your moniker is hilarious! Oh how the scotch speaks to me.....

BTW, no guitar, I have a bike though.
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Originally Posted by Jesus Christ
baghdad doesn't have any more trees. sins got a rain forest next door compared to baghdad.

Good point.
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Hey, if you can cable up a bike, you can string a guitar right? I thought so last night when I replaced the strings on my son's Fender Squier for the first time. It took awhile but I got the hang of it - even put one wire about 1/2" deep into my finger. Still better than jamming my knuckles on the spokes when changing a tire (right Jakey?) or into the chainring when tightening the bolts. Ouch.

Nice pics - I miss the desert sometimes.

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Here's my beater fixed gear I keep at my place of work for running errands. It's a Bianchi Pista.
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[QUOTE=55/Rad]Hey, if you can cable up a bike, you can string a guitar right? I thought so last night when I replaced the strings on my son's Fender Squier for the first time. It took awhile but I got the hang of it - even put one wire about 1/2" deep into my finger. Still better than jamming my knuckles on the spokes when changing a tire (right Jakey?) or into the chainring when tightening the bolts. Ouch.

Nice pics - I miss the desert sometimes.

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even put one wire about 1/2" deep into my finger
Ha! Good one!

I've only done that about 200 times in 25 years...hurts like hell doesn't it?

A cool thing to have is a string winder adapter that you can stick on the end of your cordless screwdriver...you can whip on a set of new strings in about 5 minutes.

BTW, make sure sonny gives the neck a quick wipe-off after he plays - those new strings will last 5x longer (perspiration is amazingly acidic).

Nice ride today in Red Rock Canyon - it was like God's country...lot's of wild burros.
Going to even warmer at 72 degrees tommorow.
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i have six guitars, a bass and a stupid recording studio that i never use though. pictured is my "club" rig ... $199 strat, ampeg 35w non-master volume, thd hot plate and line 6 pedals. oh, the bike is a lemond. you can tell i just started cycling. i don't nearly have the same collection ...



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Ahhhhh, I don't have any Guitars so I borrowed some pics instead.
Ibanez Paul Stanley

Les Paul Ace Frehley

Beater (GiantCFR1)

Roadie (ORBEA Mitis2 + Carbon)
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My beater:




My roadie:



Sorry, don't have a guitar anymore.
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55/Rad.
Everytime I see your bike I wanna cry with awe. That's more like a show bike, something that you would treat like a '46 Ford, you just bring it to the Dairy Queen on summer nights to show it off but don't drive it on a regular basis. It's just to good looking.
That thing is b-u-ti-full......
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Beater #1


Beater #2


Roadie


Sorry I too sold the guitar years ago.

but never missing an opport***ty to post photos of my bikes....priceless.
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Here you go. Sorry, no beater bike though. My beater bike is a hardtail mtb (8 year old Trek 930) and I didn't feel like getting it down from the garage...that sucker is heavy!

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Originally Posted by SDRider
Here you go. Sorry, no beater bike though. My beater bike is a hardtail mtb (8 year old Trek 930) and I didn't feel like getting it down from the garage...that sucker is heavy! ]
good to see someone with 'proper' bars, and in the 'proper' position
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Originally Posted by Sincitycycler
2005 Scott Cr1 Pro
I know I missed this. When did you get the Scott?

Edit: I don't own or play guitar but if I had my druthers I'd buy one of these (50th Anniversary 1954 Fender Stratocaster)


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Originally Posted by The Fixer
Here's my beater fixed gear I keep at my place of work for running errands. It's a Bianchi Pista.
Augh. Your "beater" fixie is the fixie I drool over. Sheesh, how unfair.

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No camera handy, but my combination is:

Beater: Mid-'80's Jaco steel touring bike from Sweden (Suntour drivetrain, downtube shifters, Brooks saddle, very old school)

Guitars: 1981 cream-colored Fender strat (more beat up than the touring bike), late '70's Yamaha acoustic, 1983 black Yamaha BB300 bass

Roadie: 2006 Madone 5.9 SL (DA, Chris King, Truvativ compact, Speedplays) that I got about a week ago and have only ridden once so far because of all the snow on the roads! Pics of the road bike here:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=175448
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Sincity, you once started a thread with the title "Test road a Scott Cr1 today. Not impressed." You also regularly posted about the superiority of steel over carbon fiber in general. And now you own one of these bikes. Gee, I wonder why nobody takes you seriously?
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'84 Bronze Trek 520 shown as received...I have added fenders and clipless pedals.
'80s Silver Panasonic (front shown)
'90s Red Norco Bigfoot (sold)
other family bikes not shown
2005 Epiphone Les Paul standard (left of 3)
'74 Mann/Ibanez "lawsuit" custom telecaster (centre of 3)
'84 Ibanez Roadstar II RS-530 (right of 3)
'70s Morris acoustic (blonde)
'76 Guild D25M acoustic (dark)
'70s Teisco (?) department store electric
Also have a junk electirc bass...not shown
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Guitar.....I don't play guitar....

Let me go grab the digicam....and before I get "your pics suck", it's a POS Nikon Coolpix 2500, and has this dumbass "party/indoor" setting for when you need to take flash pics, so it sorta blurs the pics a bit with the flash to give it that "looks like a chick pic at a college party" aura to it. I need a new digicam.

Here's my setup - Ibanez s470 guitar, Marshall 120w cab, crappy Sovtek 100H tube head (****er is really loud), power conditioner w/ pull out lights, Rocktron Prophesy, T.C. Electronics M-One, and an Aphex Aural Exciter (that doesn't seem to work. Running Monster cables all around...



Here's a shot of my 2100 on the CycleOps.....right next to me on my left (that you can't see) is where my TV is for the trainer.



And last, is my 5200 sitting next to a big pile of hardwood flooring waiting to get put in.....at the rate I work, it might happen in the next year or two.....


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hmm, no guitar, but I got drums!

my beater at the moment (well its an older friend MTB that he hasnt been riding so he let me borrow it for a while)


here is my roadie (currently in the shop for its yearly everything I call it. Pretty much a tune up)




Now my kit... the first pic is how I set it up at first, but the second pic is how it currently is...

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