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Interesting pics of your bicycle

Old 12-08-07, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by MIN View Post

I think I've said this every time this picture comes up, but you should really be wearing a helmet.
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Old 12-08-07, 09:15 PM
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My old bike is clearly missing something....
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Old 12-08-07, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Most of them were taken with a disposable camera (but not the Eiffel tower one) ... plus it tends to rain a lot when I ride, so it's often overcast on the verge of raining when I take the photos.
That makes sense -- the beach one, especially, looks like an old family Polaroid or something like that.

I messed with the saturation and whatnot on this one, and it started to look like it was taken with Kodachrome film. Not completely, but more so than the original:

(parked by my building's chiller unit)
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Old 12-08-07, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by roy5000x2 View Post


My old bike is clearly missing something....

...and you're smiling about it. Go on, tell us the story!
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Old 12-08-07, 09:35 PM
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I had a closer look at the beach one, and it was taken with real film and a $14 camera, plus I hauled that film around in my panniers for about 1.5 months while I was on that tour ... probably not the best storage conditions. Then, when the picture was developed, I scanned it.
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Old 12-08-07, 10:36 PM
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chipotle is the way to go for a post-ride meal
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Old 12-08-07, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Yeah, I know we've got a bicycle pics thread, but I thought maybe some of us might have some shots of our bicycles in interesting places ... away from the white garage door.

Like these maybe ...

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Great photos!
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Old 12-08-07, 11:19 PM
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talk about hills...
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Old 12-08-07, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by fly:yes/land:no View Post
my fixie looking over cincy from clifton:



my gf took the pics. she is cooler than me.
Wow, I think I have made up my mind about my next bike. Anything I should know about this bike, and do you recommend buying the complete?
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Old 12-08-07, 11:41 PM
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Not me or my bike, but...


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Old 12-09-07, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Sirrobinofcoxly View Post
I think I've said this every time this picture comes up, but you should really be wearing a helmet.
"wild college years"
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Old 12-09-07, 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by 2wheeled View Post
...and you're smiling about it. Go on, tell us the story!
+1 come on roy5000, we're waiting.

Usually photo's like that are followed by horror stories.
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Old 12-09-07, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by rollin View Post
+1 come on roy5000, we're waiting.

Usually photo's like that are followed by horror stories.


Alright

This took place on the boarder of New York and Connecticut, about 5 days before the end of a cross country bike trip. I was riding in a group consisting of 5 other riders, and we were about 6 miles away from meeting a police escort to take us into a Marriott Hotel. That's when disaster struck. As we were riding, a truck hit a bump in the road, and a floor heater fell out of the back of the truck, into the middle of the road. Of course, this is NY. The people care more about not hitting the heater than not hitting us. As we were screaming profanities and making sure we didn't get run over, I forgot to look at the road in front of me.



Went right through that. I couldn't really find a picture that does justice for how deep the hole really was (5-6 inches). As soon as I hit the hole, I went flying. I got up about a minute later, picked up my bike, then realized that my front fork and wheel were missing. They were about 10 feet in front of me. I thought it was the funniest thing in the world. Of course, later on I was pissed since I wasn't really riding my bike all the way across the country (had to borrow a friends for a few days) and that insurance didn't cover it.

Oh well. In the end, I got a sweet discount on a 08 Madone 5.2 Pro, so I'm not going to complain too much
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Geez, count yourself lucky that you didn't get badly hurt.
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Originally Posted by roy5000x2 View Post


My old bike is clearly missing something....
Love that pic! the genuine smile makes it!
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Old 12-09-07, 05:19 PM
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I was really lucky I didn't break anything. My wrist hurt and I had a huge bruise on my right leg. That was it.
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Originally Posted by Sirrobinofcoxly View Post
I think I've said this every time this picture comes up, but you should really be wearing a helmet.
At least he has eye protection....
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Old 12-09-07, 08:30 PM
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A few pics from of my old bike.


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My snowbiking days!

I don't have time to have that much fun anymore.

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Originally Posted by toucci View Post
Wow, I think I have made up my mind about my next bike. Anything I should know about this bike, and do you recommend buying the complete?
so far, so good. the saddle that came on mine broke down pretty quickly, but they have a different one for the new models, and i have another felt saddle identical to the one that broke that has thousands of miles on it, so it may be a rare thing. my only complaint is the somewhat crappy trackends on the frame which were fixed on the new model. the wheels are nice, bombproof, but not too high performance. prety solid track bike. i used it for commuting last year, but am now making it a track only bike. (i think i am one of the few people that converted their commuter to a track bike instead of the other way around) it's a fun one. rest of the pics here: http://velospace.org/node/3679

oh yeah, i forgot. the wheels that came on the bike were not really machined at all. the previous year, both the front and rear were machined. as you can see in the pics, i just sort of wore through the surface down to the rim, and it stops a lot better now. just something to think about if you are going with the stock wheels.
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Old 12-09-07, 09:13 PM
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August 2007, my Bike Friday NWT by Huskie the Muskie, Kenora Ontario.

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Not my bike, but this was a stretch of the road from Moyogalpa to Altagracia in Nicaragua. No way my bikes would have made it. For those who don't read Spanish, the sign in the second pic reads "Bus Stop"



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Old 12-09-07, 09:34 PM
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Toronto Island, Lake Ontario, with my soon-to-be-stolen Bazooka Dakar folder, 2005.


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Old 12-09-07, 09:45 PM
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This was taken on my Sunday morning ride. A fresh dusting of snow made for a beautiful ride.
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