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Old 02-23-2011, 04:09 PM   #1
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Yeah bicycles. Pics and details, whatchu got?
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2002 giant rainier


Not actual photo of mine, but same model/color
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Mine before the refresh
Just got new, fork, wheels, tires, seat, seatpost, bars, stem, tape, hudz, pedals, chain, cassettee, brake cables...I think that's all
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Also just picked this up, needs a couple upgrades soon...
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Technically, I shouldn't be responding since the question asked was "Anyone ride bikes?" not "Anyone own bikes?" but here goes anyway.

Several years ago I had a Dekerf Team SL 853 hardtail with XTR bits (no pic), and a Landshark filet-brazed roadie with Dura-Ace stuff. John Slawta's filet-brazing is gorgeous:

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Briefly picked up a Kona Paddy Wagon, sold it within a few weeks.

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Reason I resold the Kona was that I lucked into a stupidly good deal on a Primus Mootry fixie/ss:

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And more recently, I picked up an old-school GT Zaskar (for me) and a Jamis something-or-other (for the wife), but both need a good overhaul and I haven't gotten around to it. Might let the bike shop do it if I can save a little cash. The Zaskar:

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Mine before the refresh
Just got new, fork, wheels, tires, seat, seatpost, bars, stem, tape, hudz, pedals, chain, cassettee, brake cables...I think that's all
So you're saying you kept the frame....
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Pixie I built for goofing off/bar crawling. Mild steel wheelie bar w/ skateboard wheels...a necessity as my *** is behind the rear axle when seated.

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Cervelo R3, Bianchi Axis and a Specialized FSR XC
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Last August 8500 ft up / BC across from Panorama Ski hill. One of our best rides ever to the mountains!
Oops thats got a motor in it !!!! Wah.

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Human powered: snow or shine.

Old race hardtail
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Winter riding - still clipless (little sketchy on ice) and homemade studded tires (since upgraded to Nokians), tights, hand muffs - whatever it takes to stay warm. Lights with water bottle battery (real water bottle would freeze closed)
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So you're saying you kept the frame....
the frame and the dura ace groupset....everything else is brandy new and being put on within the next few weeks
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Last August 8500 ft up / BC across from Panorama Ski hill. One of our best rides ever to the mountains!
Oops thats got a motor in it !!!! Wah.



Human powered: snow or shine.

Old race hardtail


Winter riding - still clipless (little sketchy on ice) and homemade studded tires (since upgraded to Nokians), tights, hand muffs - whatever it takes to stay warm. Lights with water bottle battery (real water bottle would freeze closed)

AHHH that looks like a ton of fun
I wish I had somewhere to ride a dirt bike around here in suburbia
and winter riding in Canada looks intense
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To dirt bike I have to drive about 6 hours to get to that BC location and 3.5 to get to our other favorite area in Cadomin AB. I just bought an acreage (12 acres)and this year want to build my own track, though I'm getting older now and dont like big doubles. Making the jump from Mountain bikes to motorized can be tough, you need a storage spot, a trailer, a hauler vehicle at least a helmet and boots, then a place to ride legally. I've taken friends out and as much as they love it has big startup costs. Its like track driving all day and then some, you can go as fast as you want and stunt as much as you want all day without legal issues!! Mountains and motorcross tracks included. Ive been fortunate enough to race both MTB and MX bikes - both of them I'm slow at but it's still fun to get right into it. I still make a goal of 1 race at least a year of Motocross.

By bicycle 2 years ago I commuted 7km each way in -28C once just to say I did it. My feet started to get cold but not frozen, another 15min could have been putting them in the danger zone. 2 pairs of gloves under the handlebar mits, 3 layers of pants, 2 pairs of socks with winter clipless boots, and a toque under a balaclava. The drivetrain does not like to rotate freely plus with all the gear its like going up constant slight grade. Shifting is slow and sometimes not responsive. Still feels good to pull into your destination and say you made it!

I'm trying to find a picture of the frozen droplets that accumulate on your eyelashes. The problem with doing it when its so cold is that every other winter day doesnt seem as exciting (though we stil did it a lot one year) ..... It would be like driving a Miata without a Turbo on the street......

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Thank you for letting me write my novel, ahh drivel........

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My old tri bike. I just ride my road Giant OCR2 aluminum frame road bike now. I was able to fit a 32mm treaded tire on it, so it pretty much goes anywhere but single tracks.

I actually had a n00b moment earlier this week. I was speaking with a friend who happens to be a past state champion and national ranked collegiate cyclist. I was asked if I change my own tires...so my obvious reaction was "yes, of course I do, you don't!?!?" And then I was informed of the 200psi competition tires that she was referring to...I had no idea and felt like an idiot.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:59 PM   #15
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Currently riding this 97' Proflex 857 as my daily MTB...

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And have this 94' Raleigh Dyna-Tech Diablo as a training bike...

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Got another couple of frames and bits kicking about which will eventually get built up, just not enough time to get them sorted anytime soon.
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Raleigh in Canada is the low low end of the bike spectrum but in other countires they are higher end models. They have a bad name up here because they decided to do price point bikes and spec them reallt bad with heavy steel frames. Just like CCM in Canada.

I like the thumbies, Grivin and Magura Hydro's on the ProFlex - classic
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Yeah, raleigh UK has a similar reputation for putting out low-end bikes, but in the 90's Raleigh Special Products Division (RSP) built some nice bonded frames using titanium, aluminium and cro-moly steel, they had a big team in the UK racing scene with riders like David Baker on board. Raleigh USA also put out some nice bikes around that time too.
Just a shame the brand as a whole has been tarnished with the image of churning out cheap mass-produced steel framed crap.
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Bumping because I've got a couple new bikes in the stable.

Custom Curtlo steel cyclocross frame, built up as a townie. Bought this for more leisurely fun rides with the wife who hasn't ridden bikes in years.



And a new project. 1994 Bridgestone RB-1. The Bridgestone bike company was run by Grant Peterson (who later went on to found Rivendell bikes). Japanese Tange steel built with classic Italian geometry. Lugged joints. Unexpected craftsmanship for a production road bike. The components are mostly Shimano 8-spd 105 STI, which is just old enough to be a bit clunky but not old enough to be classic, so I'm planning to gradually rebuild the frame with some newer Shimano stuff.

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what would you guys suggest for someone trying to get a bike. I find it hard to pay 350~400 for a bike. (Yet I can dump 100's on running shoes no problem). I am looking at something that I can take and ride on trails at State. Parks when I go hiking/camping. I would like a fixed gear (not to be Hipster, but because I believe in K.I.S.S., plus with my running I think I can muscle some hills. Especially when I get back in good running shape.)

I have looked around the used market but I dont really know what I am looking for.
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Would recommend SS over fixie. If you get something with a flipflop rear hub you can switch just by turning the rear wheel around.
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