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Old 05-15-18, 08:26 AM
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Picked this up locally after someone else was a no-show for it. Around a 1986 Trek 1000, SunTour 2x6 gearing, skinny wheels so 25 width tires will be the max. I had the saddle and the 700-23 tires in my spare parts. Weighs about 22.2pounds as it sits. Seat tube is a hair tall, but the top tube works for me so close enough.

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Old 05-15-18, 06:30 PM
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Pretty nice looking ride treebound. Nice stroke of luck there.
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Old 05-16-18, 08:57 AM
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Pretty nice looking ride treebound. Nice stroke of luck there.
Thank you. After I get a few hundred miles on it, this one may bump another bike from the stable.
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Old 05-20-18, 04:16 PM
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Old 05-21-18, 12:21 PM
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I forget to post a pic of my new bike. It's a 2018 Lynskey Helix Pro. Got it about 2 weeks ago.

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Old 05-22-18, 10:49 AM
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All though the years most of my bikes have been steel, a few aluminum. I've never been in love with the carbon/flat black/disc fad. But I've always wondered how they really ride. So when the price of this Podium went down to $1125 with a corporate discount plus another 25% off I couldn't pass it up. Pretty amazing ride. It's the same frameset being raced in the World Tour but it's as comfortable as an endurance bike. One that handles like a Ferarri. Even has room for 32's.

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Old 05-22-18, 11:01 AM
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Another pic of the '74 Motobecane Grand Touring I've been riding lately...

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Old 05-22-18, 04:43 PM
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My Bianchi Via Nirone 7. Alloy frame with carbon/kevlar forks and full Campagnolo Centaur group set. Campagnolo Proton wheels, Fizik saddle, FSA compact 'bars and stem and flat pedals with short toe clips. I keep looking at the latest exotic and expensive bikes but then I go for a ride on this one and decide "it's a keeper"!

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Old 05-28-18, 06:00 PM
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Old 05-28-18, 06:11 PM
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Ive always liked English 3 speeds, so...

a tribute?
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Old 05-29-18, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Shp4man View Post
Ive always liked English 3 speeds, so...

a tribute?
Very nicely done!

But what's that dangly thing hanging from the rear axle, all tangled up in the chain? Proper English 3-speeds use a Sturmey Archer hub you know...

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Old 05-30-18, 04:59 PM
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1993 Bridgestone XO 2

This is one of my favorite bikes. Grant Peterson called this a fire road bike, today we'd call it a gravel bike. The combo of road geometry and fat 26 inch tires (i'm running 26 x 1.75 pasela protite tires) makes for a plush ride that can handle most any kind of surface well. I took it out today on a 53 mile ride:
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Old 05-31-18, 08:58 PM
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Old 05-31-18, 09:17 PM
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This:


And this:


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Old 05-31-18, 11:32 PM
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OK, I also have an 1989 KHS Montana Summit, but no good pictures of it.
Besides, the trike is just so daRn handy for shopping, and is a blast to ride.
2017 Miami Sun 'Traditional', with optional seven speed (14-28) and rear disk brake.
Upgraded since this photo: Lower handlebar and replaced the 36 tooth chainring with a 28 tooth.
(I sometimes pull a 4 wheel garden/nursery cart/trailer (1,400 pound load capacity) with the trike. The 28/28 granny gear helps get up the hills with a heavy load in the trailer/cart.
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That's a sweet looking ride!
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What I ride

I ride a MARIN STEVIO ILL post a pic as soon as I can...need 9 more posts
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Old 06-03-18, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Shp4man View Post
Ive always liked English 3 speeds, so...

a tribute?
Must be a common thing. I always wanted one as a kid. Hereís my current take on one. Gotta admit, Iím probably better off with my 21 speed gearing around here.
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My winter build. Domane SLR9.
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There is an old expression - train heavy & hard, race light and smart.

TO that end, i've been riding the tandem as a single on occasional rides.
edit: No intention of racing anyone but myself, but a single sure seems light.

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My winter build. Domane SLR9.
Why tubeless instead of tubular on a 25mm tire?
How do you change it for summer build?
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Why tubeless instead of tubular on a 25mm tire?
How do you change it for summer build?
Sorry for the confusing. This bike was a winter project. I don't ride in winter, except my trainer. This bike has 28mm Pro One Tubless Tires as recommended by ENV which I really like!
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