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Let's See Your Bicycle Next To Your VW!

Old 09-21-19, 06:47 PM
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Old 09-21-19, 07:02 PM
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Better pic of the bike.


Better pic of the car.

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A 72 Raleigh Super Course with the 2015 VW Passat TDI. It's a pleasure to ride/drive either one.
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Nice posts, everyone! Keep 'em coming!
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I knew @GlennR wouldn't disappoint. Will take a picture with mine when it's not dark and rainy.
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Send a VW over here, you won't be disappointed. Would like a Thing.
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Glenn,

I like your Trek, especially all black with those wheels. But your VW always steals the show. Do you ever get it dirty because all your pictures has it spotless. Really beautiful.

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Better pic of the bike.


Better pic of the car.

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Glenn,

I like your Trek, especially all black with those wheels. But your VW always steals the show. Do you ever get it dirty because all your pictures has it spotless. Really beautiful.
Yes, that Trek looks to have the same colour scheme as my PlanetX - gloss black decals on a matte black frame. PlanetX call it 'Dark Knight'.
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Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
Glenn,

I like your Trek, especially all black with those wheels. But your VW always steals the show. Do you ever get it dirty because all your pictures has it spotless. Really beautiful.
After 24 years of daily driven and never garaged.
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Originally Posted by jgwilliams View Post
Yes, that Trek looks to have the same colour scheme as my PlanetX - gloss black decals on a matte black frame. PlanetX call it 'Dark Knight'.
Actually both are a satin finish with tone on tone black. From 5 feet away it looks one color.

I refer to it as my Rattle Can paint job.
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Crank fire is a waste on a 1776 with dual Kads.

I'm currentky building a 2017 stroker with CB Gen 4 FI and crankfire.

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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
Actually both are a satin finish with tone on tone black. From 5 feet away it looks one color.

I refer to it as my Rattle Can paint job.
Either way it's very attractive. On mine, too, the decals are almost invisible at a few feet away.

I'd quite fancy decals that are black or gray in daylight but fluoresce at night. Don't know if anyone does such a scheme.
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Old 09-24-19, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by jgwilliams View Post
I'd quite fancy decals that are black or gray in daylight but fluoresce at night. Don't know if anyone does such a scheme.
That would be awesome.... night visibility is a plus. When I ride at night, I have a 1200 lumens headlight and a rather bright rear strobe. I also ride during the day with a 100 lumens front strobe and the read both on.
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Originally Posted by jgwilliams View Post
Either way it's very attractive. On mine, too, the decals are almost invisible at a few feet away.

I'd quite fancy decals that are black or gray in daylight but fluoresce at night. Don't know if anyone does such a scheme.
You can get the film, black in daylight but reflects white when lights hit it, so it's just a case of getting them cut to your chosen font.
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That would be awesome.... night visibility is a plus. When I ride at night, I have a 1200 lumens headlight and a rather bright rear strobe. I also ride during the day with a 100 lumens front strobe and the read both on.
That pretty much echoes my setup. 1200 lumen Exposure Strada RS front light and 2 x Cateye Rapid x2 rear lights, one flashing and one steady.
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My bug is in the shop, but she's all ready! Going to take Ruby (my bike) down to the VW dealer to pick up Clara (my bug). She's got the bike rack in the back to get Ruby home.
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'Crank fire is a waste on a 1776 with dual Kads.' It's only a 'waste' to you! I like to tinker.

Here's my 1776 good for ~100hp but who's counting! I'd bet this 1200 engine for my '57 Bug makes over 36hp! lol I balanced it at 8K rpm but it'll never see that in 'real life'. Runs like a fine watch. It even has a Judson 'magneto' as they were called.



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