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What road bike do you have?

Old 12-24-08, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by blickblocks
Maybe my bike belongs here instead of there:





Err...maybe not.
i think this bike deserves another picture on this post! its freakn awesome. Nice touch of personality

love the fixed front and gearing in the rear

ps. what kind of handle bars are those?

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Old 12-24-08, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by blickblocks
If I remove the gears, how will I get anywhere?
Grow massive guads....duh.
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Old 12-24-08, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by VuONG
i think this bike deserves another picture on this post! its freakn awesome. Nice touch of personally

love the fixed front and gearing in the rear

ps. what kind of handle bars are those?
Thanks! The bars are Syntace bullhorns that I cut down for easier access to the bar end shifter. I wanted to build something simple and fun that I could gear down for riding to the grocery store and stuff (unlike my track bike, which is a more intense workout). It's basically just a very quick townie bike.

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Originally Posted by c0lnago
To Super 11 + Lightweights...just under 15lbs.
Wow, only just under 15lbs. Where is the weight in that beauty? Looks like a pretty small frame too.

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And my other ride is a Moots...just under 14lbs.
Another great ride and even lighter with than the first. You are one lucky person!
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Old 12-24-08, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by psuaero
Wow, only just under 15lbs. Where is the weight in that beauty? Looks like a pretty small frame too.


Another great ride and even lighter with than the first. You are one lucky person!
Thanks! It's been a few years since the Moots build and I didn't weigh each component so I can't compare...I'm not breaking it down to weigh tho.
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My geared stable





Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-25-08, 09:23 AM
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Is that fuji steel? I would have sworn it was a fixie if If I only saw the front half.
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07 BMC SSX streetfire & I Have a 08 Cannondale badboy
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Winter beater is complete. Has some issues but hopefully C&V can help with this matter. This was taken this morning before I rode out to Nyack. Now it's very dirty
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Old 12-25-08, 02:24 PM
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Wish that was my "beater"
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Old 12-25-08, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by phoenix
My geared stable





Merry Christmas!

I have to be honest with you, I wish my Waterford looked like this
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Originally Posted by YungBurke
Wish that was my "beater"
Word
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Here is mine; traded a MTB in on it and became a Newbie Roadie ;Sept 2008
2008 Specialized Tarmac Expert Rival--Blue and white
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That's a pretty nice bike for a first bike. Hope you enjoy it!
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Old 12-25-08, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by some other people
irony
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
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Originally Posted by HastyDeparture
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
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irony
n. pl. ironies
The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning.
A literary style employing such contrasts for humorous or rhetorical effect. See Synonyms at wit1.
Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs: "Hyde noted the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated" (Richard Kain).
An occurrence, result, or circumstance notable for such incongruity. See Usage Note at ironic.
Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs: "Hyde noted the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated" (Richard Kain).
An occurrence, result, or circumstance notable for such incongruity. See Usage Note at ironic.
Dramatic irony.
Socratic irony.
My bike is ironic because it appears to be fixed gear, but is actually an Ultegra/DA road bike. It's ok if you don't get it, it's not that funny.
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My IF Ti Crown Jewel, '08. Pleasantly surprised by the Edge fork, which they are using now instead of Reynolds.

Bike is set up for climbing and long solo rides-- light weight (15.5 lbs w/pedals) with a long wheelbase and relaxed front geometry.




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Originally Posted by HastyDeparture
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
a reference to the movie "princess bride?"
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Old 12-26-08, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Daverino
My IF Ti Crown Jewel, '08. Pleasantly surprised by the Edge fork, which they are using now instead of Reynolds.

Bike is set up for climbing and long solo rides-- light weight (15.5 lbs w/pedals) with a long wheelbase and relaxed front geometry.
That is a NICE bike.
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Old 12-26-08, 04:16 PM
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can finally post pics of bike since i got a new digi camera.........



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Originally Posted by phoenix


Merry Christmas!
Hi,

Very cool, a Medici. I kind of wish that I never sold the one I bought in 1980.
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Okay...so I've always been a bit "afraid" to post my bike...but finally got the gusto after I got some new gear for her... I havent seen alot of these bikes around the forums but she definitely is a great little ride for me. My first was a 92 cannondale r300...but I wanted something with brifters but couldnt drop alot of dough..so I found this lil girl on CL...so...here ya go....

K2 Mach 1
Shimano Sora Group (that's the next upgrade..)
Just put new wheelset, cassette and seat on (christmas present)
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Originally Posted by uctke283
a reference to the movie "princess bride?"

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Old 12-27-08, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by blickblocks
My bike is ironic because it appears to be fixed gear, but is actually an Ultegra/DA road bike. It's ok if you don't get it, it's not that funny.
My comment wasn't directed specifically at you; it was more of a general statement, as a large portion of people who claim that their bike is "ironic" aren't using the word appropriately. That said, I applaud your steadfast defense of your use of the word. Looking back at your post, I have to say that your bike is pretty cool (even if it does resemble a fixie hipster bike).

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a reference to the movie "princess bride?"
I am not left-handed.
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Old 12-27-08, 04:52 PM
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that is so strange because i saw this guy on 23rd and 9 ave today in the city!!
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