What do you ride?

  • stee99

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    Jun 22, 2008 4:44 AM GMT
    No, not that kind of ride.. lets hear about your wheels.. The general, the bling and the toys you've added.

    Mine; '07 BMC SL01 in matt grey/grey running full campag veloce with campag vento wheels (the current ones with the hot machined out hubs thanks to the dumbass who door'ed me couple months ago) shimano 105 pedals. have swapped the couchy selle italia tri-2 seat for 1/2 the weight (150gm) san marco aspide, looks comfy like razor wire to non riders
    bought in december and will be over 3000km on the odo next week..
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    Jun 22, 2008 2:16 PM GMT
    When I am not in my car, on a light rail/subway, etc I am on this

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    My Specialized Mountain Bike. Hardrock.
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    Jun 22, 2008 4:15 PM GMT
    My favorite bike is a Trek ten-speed that I've had since the early 80s. This great bike is like an old friend - we've been a lot of places together!
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    Jun 22, 2008 4:21 PM GMT
    I just ride some Trek crossover. It was great living in SF, but now I want something a bit more substantial. But god love my Boca Cruiser.
  • zakariahzol

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    Jun 22, 2008 4:46 PM GMT
    I have a small 660cc car (I wont name it here because nobody ourside Malaysia know it), a muscle motor (again a local production), a small 120cc motor and a a bicycle for execise purpose.
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    Jun 22, 2008 5:11 PM GMT
    My bikes are really such dinosaurs. I can't believe they're making even the brake levers out of carbon fiber now. But if I bought a new bike, I wouldn't have an excuse for being slow any more.

    Road: Schwinn 754 aluminum with Suntour componenents. Clean, except for a clip-on aero bar (I'm not that fast, but it's really windy here) and aftermarket pedals and saddle.

    Commuting: Voyaguer touring bike with front and back panniers, handlebar bag (that doubled as my briefcase) halogen dual beam headlights, lock bracket.

    Dirt: Finally sold the stumpjumper, 'cause I never used it any more.

    Motor: 1980 Honda CM400T. Not very big, but plenty for a trip to town in fair weather. (In college, I rode it rain or shine, and even a couple of times in the snow.) Had it stored in the barn for 15 years but almost back to cherry now. According to Craigslist, it's worth more now than when I bought it.

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    Jun 22, 2008 5:20 PM GMT
    Trek Madone 4.5 and a Felt Z70 (several years old, and used mostly in bad weather these days to keep my baby nice)
  • CSPYNY

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    Jun 22, 2008 10:53 PM GMT
    Raleigh M50DX, 2004. Great bike for what I paid. Only problem is the front shocks leak and I had to switch to transmission fluid in the shocks.
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    Jun 22, 2008 11:21 PM GMT
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    Jun 23, 2008 12:30 AM GMT
    Currently saving for a Giant TCR C1

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    Jun 23, 2008 1:04 AM GMT
    I've got three bikes now, two beat to hell off roaders and my newest addition is an Electra Straight 8 Cruiser.
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    Here is the actual thing stuck sitting in my dining room, along with the other ones...icon_redface.gif
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    Lets see...other toys?
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    My 2006 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
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    My beat to hell Yamaha GP760 Waverunner.
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    Jun 23, 2008 2:02 AM GMT
    The problem with the question is "what do you ride" doesn't cover it. Do you ride to commute? Do you off road ride? Do you race? Do you do long-distance road touring? Different bikes for different purposes. I do road rides, but often hear "oh you were part of the bike race..." I don't race, but try to beat my personal time. Much different than someone like Lance Armstrong who races...
  • CSPYNY

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    Jun 24, 2008 1:21 AM GMT
    smalltownboy saidI've got three bikes now, two beat to hell off roaders and my newest addition is an Electra Straight 8 Cruiser.

    Here is the actual thing stuck sitting in my dining room, along with the other ones...icon_redface.gif

    Lets see...other toys?

    My 2006 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

    My beat to hell Yamaha GP760 Waverunner.


    Liking the rubicon icon_biggrin.gif
  • calipally

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    Jun 24, 2008 1:30 AM GMT
    Pinarello FP5 Carbon

    2001 Honda S2000 (currently)
    2009 BMW M3 Convertible (in 2 months)
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    Jun 24, 2008 1:33 AM GMT
    No offense please, but I don't drive to show off what I got. I've settled, was forced into buying, a car that gets good gas mileage; although I've prefered walking, biking and public transportation for the better part of a decade now. I thank my corney gay child's icon of the 90's Captain Planet.

    But you're talking about bicycles. I don't know... let me see... an 18 speed Shimano I got for my birthday years ago... but it has saved me gas rides like a charm.
  • atxclimber

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    Jun 24, 2008 1:49 AM GMT
    I ride a Specialized Roubaix Elite, stock parts (Ultegra / 105 mix) and I love it so much. Thousands of miles on that bike, and it's only thrown me once (and it was just a flesh wound. icon_smile.gif )

    I've been trying to commute at least one a week on it, though it's a 15 mile ride each way straight through the center of downtown Austin so plenty of stoplights, traffic, etc. It's a commitment. Plus it was 101F out today, which is why I'm still at work at 8:50pm... waiting for it to cool down!! (uh, cooled all the way down to 92F right now. Pleh. :-P)
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    Jun 24, 2008 1:52 AM GMT
    My Ride was stolen 3 days from the time I moved to Seattle. I'm still crying over it a year and a half later.....icon_sad.gif
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    Jun 24, 2008 2:12 AM GMT
    Trek Madone 5.9 Lance Armstrong limited edition.
    My baby....

    Full Dura-Ace -> all original. Shimano Dura-Ace pedals, Fizik Aliante saddle w/ carbon rails, Polar CS200 computer, carbon bottle cages. He receives a weekly bath and tender care and maintenance. Whatever he needs!

    New chain every 2,500 - 3,000 miles. New cables once per year, but cleaned two or three times.

    I love my bike!

  • atxclimber

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    Jun 24, 2008 5:39 AM GMT
    2Wheels: is it true what they say, that Dura-Ace is lighter than Ultegra but also less durable? I don't really understand the weight thing with the bikes.

    I guess I see it with the tires, since that's rotational inertia and adding weight to the very outermost point of the wheel is the worst place to put it. But with pedals, derailleurs, levers, etc, that weight functions the same as your body weight.

    I had my bike at P. Terry's, a burger place in town, after riding up and down highway 360 a bit, and I had a milkshake and a burger and this guy walks up, kind of a bit of a paunch on him, and is looking all thoughtful-like at my bike and goes, "Ultegra-105, huh? You think of upgrading some of that to Dura-Ace?"

    And I was like "Dude, I hear it wears worse than ultegra... and if I really thought I needed those 9 grams back, I could just not drink this milkshake."

    And he kind of hemmed and hawed and walked off.

    But you're obviously hardcore about it, where he was just a total gear head. What is it you like about Dura-Ace? Is it just smoother action, or something? I've been explicitly advised to stay away from it and only upgrade as far as Ultegra, so now I'm curious.
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    Jun 24, 2008 5:45 AM GMT
    bantha and sand person

    But only when my tauntaun is in the shop.
  • atxclimber

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    Jun 24, 2008 5:48 AM GMT
    2Wheels: I just remembered, the Madone's the one I was ogling at Mellow Johnny's, Lance's new bike shop here in Austin, just yesterday. The new ones are just breathtakingly beautiful, those frames are gorgeous.

    And according to Google yours is a hair under 15 pounds.

    So out of curiosity I went to weigh mine; roughly 21lbs. Lighter than I thought, still.

    I'm jealous! My concern is that I put a few thousand miles on my bike every year but I still can't think of a justifiable reason I'd ever need to upgrade. So I go to the bike stores and ogle the pretty uber-high-end racing and triathlon bikes, but short of my bike getting destroyed somehow, can't imagine how I'd ever buy a better one.
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    Jun 24, 2008 6:00 AM GMT
    HUFFY 10 Santa Fe, man. Me and Santa Fe have had some times. she basically looks like this:
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    except someone converted mine into a mountain bike thing. She's helping me ride out these gas prices.
  • stee99

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    Jun 24, 2008 7:53 AM GMT
    think for most recreational/part time racer durace is deffo overkill, lot of it is marketing speel.. good way of getting more bike for your money is buying 'last years' model when the new ones come out, usually mid year over this way cause they've gotten so far ahead..
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    Jun 24, 2008 8:06 AM GMT
    Got rid of my bike as too many hills and the heat?

    Now I walk more.
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    Jun 26, 2008 11:48 AM GMT
    Trek 1000, I know it is not the best...but I love this bike. It is like the one bike in all. icon_biggrin.gif