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Old 01-30-18, 07:28 PM
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2018 Geared Bikes Photo Thread

I don't see a thread for this year's bikes-with-gears pics, so I might as well be the one to start it.


Here is my commuter/city bike, with recent changes. New this month are the handlebar and the Sturmey Archer internally geared hub.








Since picking up the frame for a song two years ago, Iíve completely reconfigured it at least three times. Itís had fixed gears, single speed, and now three speeds. Track drop bar, bullhorn, classic road drop, and now riser. No brakes, one brake, and two. Iíve tried two different seat posts and at least three seats. Itís not that I didnít like any of the previous setups, I just have trouble leaving stuff alone. Iím always looking to make it even better for its intended purpose (which varies according to my mood and changes in my overall bike collection). Each time I've made a big change, I liked it better than before.

If you look closely, youíll see I was not afraid to use a few hardware store parts on it. Most of the components are really good stuff, though. I especially like the PDW fenders and the cargo rack. Iím quite happy with my Brooks saddle, too.

My wife gave me the rear hub as a Christmas gift, and I built the wheel on it myself. Turned out pretty good for my first one.



I prefer to route the shift cable along the top tube and seat stay, instead of the more conventional down tube and chain stay. One reason is to prevent interference with my heel when the crank comes around to 9:00. It almost interferes with a pannier on the rack, but actually clears.





This bike is versatile, durable, and comfortableÖ but also heavy. Itís everything my Parallax is not.

Since I got it put together three weeks ago, Iíve ridden it more than all my other bikes combined. I keep a dedicated headlight, taillight, and tool pouch on it so itís always ready to go. I can honestly say I LOVE this bike.
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Rock Lobster AL road
-Dura-Ace 9000/Ultegra 6800 group
-White Industries T11 > H Plus Son Archetype > Panaracer Gravel King
-dabbled in silver cockpit, but abandoned as I am too lazy to get the headset swapped





Eddy Merckx MX Leader
-105 5800 group
-Bitex > H Plus Son Archetype > Vittoria Open Pave







All-City Macho Man
-SRAM Apex/X9 2x10 group (not pictured)
-Ultegra 6800 > DT R460 > WTB Nano 40c
-Now wears black cockpit


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@Broctoon, nice job on the Sturmey. I like to see how people make the cabling work on different frames.

Here's one just for fun, from Monday morning commute. There's a little shortcut that I can take along a gravel road. The whole road was sheet ice due to a January rainstorm and some minor flooding. So it was a good chance to try out my new Marathon Winters.

The bike is a Diamondback Haanjo Metro from 2016, purchased new. The only upgrades are a "FSA Metropolis" handlebar, which is comfy as all get out, and a rack. We now have 4 people in the house who wanted to ride this winter, so I had to figure out which bikes would accommodate studded tires, and this one joined the crew. My son got my old winter bike.
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Be still my heart. @jtbadge
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Be still my heart. @jtbadge
Want one?
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Old 01-30-18, 11:11 PM
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Want one?
I want your Eddy Merckx. I would ride the Dickens out of that thing!
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Want one?
Sure. Is your frame shrinking machine currently operational? If so, please adjust - 1 size. K thnx bai.
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stinner dripped in sram/chris king/american classic/thomson/enve/paul


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Gears? I can do that. '86 Peloton. Columbus SL/SP.
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Just to bring some MTB into the mix... this pic when using it as a commuter after 12+ inches...

2015 Raleigh Tokul 3
Race Face bottom bracket and cranks
1x10 setup with Race Face narrow-wide front chainring and Deore shadow/clutched rear derailleur
KS Eten dropper post
Kore ~750mm bar & 50mm Race Face stem
Rockshox XC 32 Solo Air 120mm fork
Front tire Continental X-King 2.4
Rear tire Maxxis Ardent Race 2.2
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That Schwinn Peloton is nice.

Not overdone. Super classy and very sporty.


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Gears? I can do that. '86 Peloton. Columbus SL/SP.
That bike's decals and paint look almost identical to my Letour before I re-painted it and converted to fixed gear. Nice bike!

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That bike's decals and paint look almost identical to my Letour before I re-painted it and converted to fixed gear. Nice bike!

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The coolest part?
That black paint on the stays isn't paint at all. Black chrome.
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Rivendell "dripped" in entry level Shimano, brooks, weinmann

Trek "dripped" in Shimano and oem parts.


Too add not only another mountain bike but another tokul




... I will have something sexy for you soon

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just scored this ‘86 b-stone


and here’s the latest build on my ‘horse


and my mr. pink
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Just finished up a repaint and rebuild on this 1998 Klein Navigator with the gf. It's got 27 gears. Spray.Bike was used.





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This bike looks awesome! What kind of bar tape?
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I can't say one bad thing about that Klein Navigator. That bar tape is is legit for that bike.
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This bike looks awesome! What kind of bar tape?
Serfas Ribbon. Thin EVA-backed. It's pretty new, along with their Woven line. Tons of patterns and colors.
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Serfas Ribbon. Thin EVA-backed. It's pretty new, along with their Woven line. Tons of patterns and colors.
Thanks, they do have some really cool designs. I might pick one up next time I need to rewrap.
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Adding another to the pile. I'll probably sell the Merckx to make room.


DSC_1459 by Thrive Cycles, on Flickr


DSC_1484 by Thrive Cycles, on Flickr


DSC_1481 by Thrive Cycles, on Flickr

Thrive Cycles fillet brazed cross bike
-Full internal cable routing for 2x
-ENVE tapered canti fork
-purple Paul Mini Motos + skewers
-Chris King headset/BB
-Ultegra 6800 groupset, compact + 11/32, R8000 front derailleur
-Wheels: White Industries T11 > Sapim Laser > H Plus Son Archetype > WTB Nano 40c
-Thomson Masterpiece seatpost
-Ritchey C260 stem (paint to match) and NeoClassic handlebars
-Brooks Cambium C13 saddle

I'll probably swap out the salmon pads for black ones, but other than that, I feel like this is pretty dialed.

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Adding another to the pile.
So much YES!!

Stoked on a lot of this page.

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I'll probably swap out the salmon pads for black ones, but other than that, I feel like this is pretty dialed.
I LOVED the salmon pads and regret buying a different brand. Are the black ones a similar compound? Similar stopping power? Still Koolstop right?
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So much YES!!

Stoked on a lot of this page.



I LOVED the salmon pads and regret buying a different brand. Are the black ones a similar compound? Similar stopping power? Still Koolstop right?
Different compound. Black is mainly for dry conditions, salmon for better wet braking. More here: Kool Stop International - High Performance Bicycle Brake Pads Since 1977
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