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#51 1 year ago

Cool thread! Nice to see a lot of us into cycling. I have 4 bikes: A new Cannondale Scapel for mountain biking (orange bike), a Felt Cross bike that I modified to use on the endless miles of gravel roads in SE Michigan (blue bike), and a KHS carbon fiber fat bike for winter riding and other soft, wet, and messy conditions (the black bike with a guy on it that looks suspiciously like me).

The fourth bike is a Trek 5000 carbon fiber road bike that I bought back in 2006. I used it for 4 or 5 seasons and put a lot of road miles on it, and did several organized century (100 mile) rides. However, as 2010 or 2011 approached, it seemed like the amount of distracted and/or careless drivers started to skyrocket, which probably ties in with the increase in cell phone use within vehicles. All my cycling friends started getting hit by vehicles and/or having really close calls (luckily nobody died). That's when I stopped riding paved roads and turned my attention to single track dirt trails and gravel roads (which have a lot less, and slower traffic in general). I probably should sell my road bike, but I hold onto in in hopes of participating in more large organized group rides in the future, as there feels like there's more safety in numbers on the road.

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#52 1 year ago
Quoted from Rum-Z:

However, as 2010 or 2011 approached, it seemed like the amount of distracted and/or careless drivers started to skyrocket, which probably ties in with the increase in cell phone use within vehicles. All my cycling friends started getting hit by vehicles and/or having really close calls (luckily nobody died). That's when I stopped riding paved roads and turned my attention to single track dirt trails and gravel roads

Same here. I basically quit riding on the road around 2014 or 2015 after too many people were getting hit or killed. We had a group riding here in Kzoo several years ago where like 7 or 8 were killed from a guy in a pick-up truck. That pretty much sealed road cycling for me.

Have you ever done the ODRAM? That was one awesome ride in Michigan. Muskegon to Bay City in one day. IIRC, it was right around 150 miles.

#53 1 year ago

Love being on a bike almost as much as playing/working on pins. I have four in the stable currently. A Giant Defy, Cannondale Quick 6 and these two beauties. Cannondale Slice and the Dogma F10. Never have too many bikes OR pins!

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#54 1 year ago
Quoted from schudel5:

Same here. I basically quit riding on the road around 2014 or 2015 after too many people were getting hit or killed. We had a group riding here in Kzoo several years ago where like 7 or 8 were killed from a guy in a pick-up truck. That pretty much sealed road cycling for me.
Have you ever done the ODRAM? That was one awesome ride in Michigan. Muskegon to Bay City in one day. IIRC, it was right around 150 miles.

Man, sorry about losing those local people due to that guy that hit them in that pick-up truck. I remember that well, and it made me ill and furious. Horrible thing. I'm still upset about it to this day, and I suppose I always will be.

I did not ever participate in the ODRAM. It's something I'd like to do someday, but will I ever? I don't know. 100 miles is pretty tough on me. The best I ever did was 100 miles in 6 hours flat averaging 16.666mph, and that was when I was probably 40 years old. Now I'm 50. I was blown out at the end of that century too, LOL. I would probably surely be slower now, but that's probably a good idea. Pace myself and hope that I could finish those 150 miles in 10 to 12 hours.

#55 1 year ago

Awesome!!!!!

#56 1 year ago

its for sale too but i love the stealth look

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#57 1 year ago

this is my fav at the moment

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#58 1 year ago

my current project

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#59 1 year ago
Quoted from ralphcousman:

my current project

Wow, KILLER paint job!!

#60 1 year ago
Quoted from Rum-Z:

Wow, KILLER paint job!!

thanks, im thinking of selling it to fund a new pin..... its a brand new fuji d6 frame (old stock they don't make them anymore)

#61 1 year ago

Love this thread!

This Salsa Timberjack is my current ride. She's rigged up pretty heavy here - I rode the XWA last summer (La Push, WA to Coeur D'Alene, ID).

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#62 1 year ago

My grandfather in front of his Schwinn dealership, sometime in the early sixties.
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#63 1 year ago

Actually, if anybody can help me date this picture.

That's a Schwinn Hollywood or Fiesta in the window.
It's a color picture....when did that start?
My mom says 1957, but I think its later than that.

Thanks!!!!

Eric

#64 1 year ago
Quoted from electricsquirrel:

Actually, if anybody can help me date this picture.
That's a Schwinn Hollywood or Fiesta in the window.
It's a color picture....when did that start?
My mom says 1957, but I think its later than that.
Thanks!!!!
Eric

Schwinn catalogs are all on line. The Collectable Antique Bicycle Exchange (Cabe) is like pinside. You could post that picture in the right category and start a thread. You will most likely find your answer and hear a story or two about the store. Awesome picture.

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#65 1 year ago

Carefree on a fat bike.

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#66 1 year ago

October has been nothing but perfect ride days, so far. Loving my new bike.

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#67 1 year ago
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#68 1 year ago

Brings back memories. Grew up with Gary Pollack, Large Ray, Mark Eaton and Kevin Jones. We rode together for years. Spent the summer of 1990 touring the Northeast in a van with a trailer and quarter pipe in tow. Good times.

#69 1 year ago

I ride several times per week from long road rides, trails and countryside. My current 3 to get any type of ride done
Cool thread.

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#70 1 year ago

I bought this Italian made Puch back in 1989 with all the money I had in the bank and more. (And yes, I know Puch is an Austrian company. I guess early bicycles were made in Italy) It has Columbus SLX tubing, fully lugged frame and a Campagnolo seat post! Back then this bike was impressive and super light!
About 15 years ago when everybody in LA was riding a fixie I made it a single speed with a flip flop hub. I saved all the original Shimano 105 components in a box. Of course, now I’m probably too old to ride it as a single speed. I thought about selling it recently but it just looks so cool hanging on the wall. (I know, I know. It should be ridden!)

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#71 12 months ago

Get out and ride

#72 12 months ago

It was -10 the last two mornings.

Trainer time.

#73 12 months ago
Quoted from guitarded:

It was -10 the last two mornings.
Trainer time.

It’s a motto for bikers around here promoting bike riding. I’m not trying to be smart

#74 11 months ago
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#75 11 months ago

Diamondback Venom X circa 1999 it along with 3 other bmx bikes were shoved in my parents attic. Sent my dad new tires and tubes and he fixed it up. Pick it up next week.
Will try to not embarrass myself...
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#76 11 months ago

Circa 2000 GT

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#77 11 months ago

My newest addition Trek Pro Caliber 8

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#78 11 months ago

Here's my two Colnago road bikes, one for the hills and one for the flat.
I live near some great road riding and love to get out early for bunch riding. Makes the beer drinking far more enjoyable.

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#79 11 months ago
Quoted from Green-Machine:

Circa 2000 GT
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Nice to see the I-Drives; another circa 2000 GT (single-owner).

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#80 11 months ago
Quoted from RockfordReplay:

Nice to see the I-Drives; another circa 2000 GT (single-owner).[quoted image]

Nice! I ordered mine new too. Great bike

#81 11 months ago

My son’s bikes from his scoot bike beginner to his BMX racing bike.

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#82 11 months ago

My Transition Trans Am hardtail 26”

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#83 11 months ago

My Specialized Roll Sport.
A few months in and I’m very happy. Very comfy and great around the neighborhood etc.

Also, my Rogue Echo Bike. I just got it. I saw Chris H had one so I thought I would share.

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#84 11 months ago

This was a project last spring. If you have too much time on your hands and some extra hardwood lying around, it's an easy way to kill two months, haha!

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#85 11 months ago
Quoted from mac2444:

This was a project last spring. If you have too much time on your hands and some extra hardwood lying around, it's an easy way to kill two months, haha!
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That is awesome!

#86 11 months ago

Very cool!

#87 11 months ago

My first love. Then Pinball, then my Wife. We have biked everywhere and raced for many years in the past. So many miles and places we were able to ride!
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#88 11 months ago

Wow, Slingshots, forgot those ever existed!

#89 11 months ago

Crazy bike no doubt. They lasted for a long time. Good times!

#90 11 months ago

Thanks, it was a fun build.

#91 11 months ago

This thing is my dream bike. 1984 specialized stump jumper, bi-plane fork, lugged. I added off road spec drops with friction bar end shifters, sprung saddle, 2.3 tires and various bag/ rack set ups.

My girlfriend and I regularly load our bar bags up with beer and food and spend the day exploring dirt roads, trails, and ancient/abandoned class IV right of ways. The thing is a mountain goat and can get up or down just about anything I’m willing to try.

I actually found the bike while playing pinball. It was tucked between games in a basement that houses an amazing pinball collection. It was the collector’s father’s, original owner and hardly ridden. I’ve given it more adventure in the past two years than it’d had in its entire previous 30.
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#92 11 months ago

I love this thread. It's good to see so many cyclists on here. I'll keep it going...

My two current rides.

Gravel Bike - Spot Rallye SS Belt Drive

Mountain Bike - Spot Rollik 150

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#93 11 months ago

Took some pics at the trails today. A little cold and windy but otherwise a nice day for a ride.

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#94 11 months ago

More pics, these are the John Muir trails about 10 minutes from my house.

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#95 11 months ago

My latest conversion to e bike is a 1997 harley-davidson. Granddaughter and I rode to the beach for breakfast.

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#96 11 months ago

Not I often I get the chance to ride November. But it looks like this week will allow for a few extra days of good riding weather.

2020 isn't ALL bad.

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#97 11 months ago

I'm trying to level the playing field between my cruising speed and my wife's. So today I ordered her an e-bike with pedal assist. It can maintain a cruising speed up to 20MPH and I'm looking forward to trying to keep up with her. It's a Pace 350 by Aventon. I'll report back after we take a few rides.

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#98 11 months ago
Quoted from electricsquirrel:

My grandfather in front of his Schwinn dealership, sometime in the early sixties.
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There was nothing better as a kid, than walking through a Schwinn store...remember that smell?

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#99 11 months ago

For whatever reason, my dad decided he wanted to build a tandem. He designed and built a frame fixture, bought a bunch of chrome-moly tubing, got his tanks filled and went at it. This is the end result.
Picture was taken sometime in 1977. That's him with the bike!

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#100 11 months ago

Sweet rides (make me want to ride!)!

Fleet:

1983 Fuji Touring Series IV (original)
1985 Fuji Race (upgraded componentry)
1992 Mountain Cycle San Andrea (original)
1987 Fuji Titanium (original - sold)

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