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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7305 posts, RR: 85
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 days ago) and read 3320 times:
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I'm peddling a 2005 frame Rocky Mountain ETSX 50. It's full suspension and has all upgraded Shimano XT parts. I rock Larsen TT 230c tires and have a Serfas Terrazo seat to ease the pain of rolling down a mountain side.



All girdled and saddled, waiting for me!



Fingering my girl.  bigthumbsup 

My road bike is a 2005 frame Cannondale R900. It's standard Shimano components. I traded in my red frame, and now have a blue one.



What are you rocking!?!?  Smile

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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3314 times:

Nope, the day after I learned how to ride one, I was out for a ride in my neighborhood, took a sharp turn a little too fast, fell off, broke my wrist, and have pretty much stayed away from bikes ever since...

Greg



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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7305 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3313 times:
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Greg,

That is a major bummer.

I remember the day I got the training wheels off my Huffy (I was six years old, don't laugh  Smile), I rolled outta the driveway into the street and almost said hello to the front end of a Suburban rolling down my street.

Do you drive a Hummer for the military? I want to fly a Warthog for the Air Force!


User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3084 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3307 times:

I ride a Colnago C40. Cmpy record parts and rolf carbon wheels....

NO Greg does not drive a hummer he just goes arround giving hummers to USAF serviceman...  Wink



GS



Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3305 times:

Nice bike FXramper... Rocky Mountain builds very nice bikes.

How much that set you back?



Faire du ciel le plus bel endroit de la terre.
User currently offlineJoness0154 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 667 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

I have one of Phonak cycling's BMC Team Machines


And I also ride an old mountain bike around campus here



[Edited 2005-12-05 02:16:27]


I don't have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem
User currently offlineFxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7305 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3282 times:
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Quoting Joness0154 (Reply 5):
I have one of Phonak cycling's BMC Team Machines

Very nice!!!

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 4):
How much that set you back?

I've got about $3400 into my mountain bike and about $2100 into my road bike.

Cheers!


User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3185 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3264 times:

Yes; which we like to run over tourists who stand in bicycle lanes.
 rotfl   rotfl 
Signed the residents of Amsterdam



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User currently offlineAMSGOT From Sweden, joined Jun 2005, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3262 times:

Quoting BNE (Reply 7):
Yes; which we like to run over tourists who stand in bicycle lanes.

Signed the residents of Amsterdam

+ the rest of The Netherlands!



Please remain seated!
User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3260 times:

Quoting FXramper (Thread starter):

Since Luxembourg is very hilly and always has crappy wet weather, I did not bring my bike with me. I use my car around this side of the continent. Not to mention Luxembourg isn't exactly the most bicycle friendly nation.

At home though, I have a mountainbike which I use to get around everywhere. I love using the bike to get around; it's good for the environment, and at least I get some excercise  Smile

Quoting BNE (Reply 7):
Yes; which we like to run over tourists who stand in bicycle lanes.

Signed the residents of Amsterdam

 bigthumbsup 



Not drinking, also isn't a solution!
User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3246 times:

I'm having real problems with my current bike



any suggestions for an upgrade?  Smile


User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3222 times:



My trusty bicycle. Built for comfort, not for speed. I cycle everyday to work or wherever I have to be within about 10 kilometres/6 miles - weather permitting.

Quoting BNE (Reply 7):
Yes; which we like to run over tourists who stand in bicycle lanes.

Not only tourists! There are a lot of very clueless 'inmates'.

Regards, Robert   

[Edited 2005-12-05 17:21:28]


Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3212 times:

I used to ride a Bicycle a lot in younger days,But Money & age got me upgraded on a Motorcycle & Car nowadays.But I still use a Bicycle when I can for recreation purposes  Smile
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3186 times:

Quoting Fxramper (Reply 6):
I've got about $3400 into my mountain bike and about $2100 into my road bike

For a bike ???? With no engine ????  Wow!



Breakfast in BHX, lunch in FAO, dinner in TIP, baggage in YYC.
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

As I wrote awhile back, I bought a bike and ride to and from work a couple days a week.

But I'm on hiatus right now because I've had the flu for the last several days. No doubt triggered at least in part from riding that far early in the morning in just a t-shirt and shorts.

So next week, I'll resume my two or three days a week.


User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

My bike: a Raleigh M-60 hardtail. It's a good commuter and it's fun off-road



KROC's bike:




"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3172 times:

Cyclists are a menace to the roads! They contribute nothing towords the upkeep of the roads like motorists. They jump red lights, often drive on the pavements and don't use lights at night. And what's all this fascination with Lycra?? Nowadays they ride all over the place in tight lycra suits? Is that a sexual thing??? In my day all we had were bicycle clips!

 Angry


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3168 times:

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 3):
I ride a Colnago C40. Cmpy record parts and rolf carbon wheels....

Nice ride...I have a 1980 Guerciotti that looks like hell, but is still tight as ever. It has mostly Campy Record, although the Suntour Superbe Pro derailleur that I ripped off in my second wreck got replaced by another identical to it. Now that I live in the city, I don't ride nearly as much as I did when I lived in Connecticut or more suburban Massachusetts.


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

Mine is a 1995 Diamondback Parkway, and looks somewhat like this:


It is a little more square and has thicker tires than displayed. It's a hybrid.



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 16):
Cyclists are a menace to the roads!

Cyclists don't even pay road tax, so they shouldn't use roads (I know I'll get flamed for that)


User currently offlineITA350 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3152 times:

Quoting Alcregular (Reply 19):
Cyclists don't even pay road tax, so they shouldn't use roads (I know I'll get flamed for that)

I think the same about horses.


User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3084 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3145 times:

Quoting Alcregular (Reply 19):
Cyclists don't even pay road tax, so they shouldn't use roads (I know I'll get flamed for that)

I own a car that i pay ins and registration on year round....Yet I chose not to drive in the summer....So yeah I do pay taxes and I to pay for the upkeep of the road that i use for 6 mos of the year....So I pay more than you and put less wear on the roads....So I will ride on the roads and I will take up a full lane if i so chose to..

GS



Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7305 posts, RR: 85
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3142 times:
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Quoting BHXFAOTIPYYC (Reply 13):
For a bike ???? With no engine ????

It's my team bike; full suspension cost alot.

Quoting Matt D (Reply 14):
I've had the flu for the last several days

Get well, and get back on that bike, it's great cardio!

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 15):
My bike: a Raleigh M-60 hardtail

Hardtails are rough on the sack.  Silly


User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3537 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3139 times:

I'll make a pic later but yes, I drive mine a lot when its above 20-25 degree celcius. I usually do about 1000-1300KM a year. My current bike I bought in 2001 has around 4500KM on the computer odometer (a must have!)


Support the beer and soda can industry, recycle old airplanes!
User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3084 posts, RR: 20
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3135 times:

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 23):
I bought in 2001 has around 4500KM on the computer odometer (a must have!)

Hello your a man......you are supposed to like technology......NO computer.....GO GPS...  Smile

I did a little over 11,000 km on the bike last year at an average speed of 35.76km/h...I did lots of flat riding cause I hate hills...

GS



Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
25 Logan22L : And I don't have kids and a good portion of my taxes goes to schools. Also, as someone with both a car and a bicycle, I pay just as much as anyone in
26 2H4 : I'm curious. How much did you pay for your car? No, they're not. Stupid and inattentive drivers are. We also contribute nothing towards the wear of t
27 SmithAir747 : Now, in my second year in London as a KCL student, I have taken up cycling to campus (the Guy's Hospital campus at London Bridge) all the way from Rus
28 Arsenal@LHR : I cycle as much as i can, i ride even more when the weather is moderate or good. Not only is it cheap and healthy, it is stress-free. I got fed up of
29 Post contains links and images Leezyjet : I have one of these :- http://www.rutlandcycling.com/ProductDetails/mcs/productID/169 I used to cycle alot until I ws 17, when I had just spent £300
30 Post contains images AsstChiefMark : I gave up bicycle riding permanently after the chain broke while riding up Fillmore Street in San Francisco a few years ago. God damn! That hurt for d
31 Redngold : Well, if we're talking gear, then... I don't really have anything special. I just have the mandatory lights plus a rack over the back tire. I used to
32 Post contains images HKGKaiTak : Really, who cares what you ride? Looking at bike p0rn may be fun sometimes but a bike has two wheels, cranks, handlebars, a saddle ... and you can hav
33 AC777LR : I have a Giant AC3 Full suspention Bike, I love it. I can think of no better way to spend my summer day then a nice long bike ride out in the Canadian
34 Post contains images Cxsjr : This is mine, albeit mine's orange and silver - fab machine!
35 Willo : I ride a yellow/black 2001 Specialised Hard Rock A1 FS. I used to do a lot of off-road but it caused big problems in my right elbow (RSI type pain) wh
36 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Cyclists, unlike horses don't sh!t all over the road either. I used to cycle around 15-20 miles every day, but since I moved to Birmingham for Univer
37 Post contains images ManuCH : To reply to the topic title - yes, I am *able* to ride a bike, but haven't done so for about 10 years. I simply can't find anything fun in it... but I
38 Texan : 1973 Peugot bike. During spring, summer, and fall I ride 80-100 miles per week; during winter it just depends on how cold it is. Uncle fixed the bike
39 Msllsmith : I have a 30-something year old Raleigh 10speed racing bike..... and have been an avid bike rider since my college days in NYC. The bike weighs a ton.
40 Flyingbronco05 : Riding a bike without training wheels is hard! Signed President GW Bush
41 Jush : Can you tell me why you can only get proper bicycles in Holland and almost in entire Germany? I've been to England and they only have these "Mountain
42 Post contains images FXramper : You got some sweet toys! In regards to the cost of my bike...Lance Armstrongs custom Trek road bikes cost clost to $10,000... The bike he used for ti
43 Post contains images 2H4 : Thanks! The Klein will be replaced by a Project One Madone 5.9 SL this spring, and I will probably opt for the WWII fighter-inspired "Flying Ace" pai
44 BHXFAOTIPYYC : Nothing. Not a bean. I imported it to Portugal on behalf of a client who's wife decided she wanted a 4 x 4 instead. So when I handed them the plates,
45 Greasespot : Wow we can drag GWB into any discussion.....At least it took until reply 40.. GS
46 Post contains images Fumanchewd : My daily rider is a Jamis Exile. It's not real high end but it has everything that I wanted. Disk brakes, solid front suspension (I don't like full su
47 Post contains images FXramper : What are you talking about limey? Wubba rocks it hard! I'd roll a mountain with him and I'm not even political! No Trek, go with Rocky Mountain
48 CanadianNorth : I've almost done that a few times eh... One thing tourists fail to understand is that when Im racing someone and im just givin er in high gear and th
49 2H4 : I've got a healthy respect for Rocky Mountain, but nobody makes better carbon than Trek, and I'm highly doubtful Rocky's R&D and testing procedures a
50 Post contains images Aviation : I would take a photo of my beast to give u but its currently in getting its first service Anyway, I ride Freeride and my current bike is a 2005 Norco
51 Post contains images Willo : It looks like his GWB's aides took him to the top of a hill and pushed him off. I think he's mouthing something like "Oh sh*t!".
52 Post contains images RobertNL070 : Interesting question. To tell you the truth, I wouldn't know. I have just taken a peek at the Raleigh UK website, and they do have a range of City Ur
53 Post contains links Willo : Raleigh is one of the oldest bicycle companies in the UK. I'm not sure it manufactures here any more though - I suspect it's done in the Far East. If
54 Post contains links and images Starship : I have an Inferno Red Cannondale 2.8 similar to the Cannondale pictured above, which has just been upgraded to 2005 Shimano Ultegra spec including Sh
55 Post contains links and images Jamesbuk : www.ImageShack.us" /> gary fisher marlin 500 GBP front and rear disc brakes stongest you can get believe me they stop you QUICK 27 gears a special com
56 Post contains links and images Aviation : Oh...Cable disc's how I hate them... Ohhh James... you have alot to learn.... Cheers,
57 MIA : Im not allowed. The last time I rode I got hit by a car and woke up in a hospital with bleeding on the surface of my brain...
58 Post contains links and images PMN : Nothing like a bit of arrogance. Here's my humble machine. Simple but it works. Paul
59 Post contains images Airdolomiti : Mine looks like this: ...only it is a lot older, it has a basket at the front, the paint is coming off and sometimes it makes a rattling sound Perfect
60 Post contains images 2H4 : I think you're mistaken. Unless you've added a carbon seatpost or handlebar, there are no carbon fiber composite materials on the Marlin. Avid cable-
61 Kevinl1011 : Had a Cannondale M400 for many years. Rode it hard and put it away wet. Good beginner Mtn. Bike. After about two years, I started to break chains more
62 2H4 : Kevin, what do you think your budget will be for your next mt. bike? 2H4
63 Post contains images Aviation : LOL mate But I am sorry to say the only thing I like on that bike is the letter...CBR Finally someone who understands.... Cheers,
64 Post contains links and images Aviation : This is what I dream for a Nicolia Nucleon probably the best downhill/freeride bike money can buy... Cheers,
65 Post contains images Kevinl1011 : I'm a recreational rider, nothing serious. I enjoy the downhill runs at the local ski resorts (Mt. Baldy only 20 min. away) and beach cruising Newpor
66 Post contains images 2H4 : I suppose if someone did, they'd be referring to something like this...only with Dura-Ace 9 speed components, Thomson post, Ritchey cockpit, Continen
67 Post contains images PMN : I didn't post the picture for your approval! The bike does exactly what I want it to do, and as biking isn't my main passion that's fine! I have othe
68 Post contains images Aviation : Cheers paul, Yeh sorry mate i am just a MTB fanatic...! Its like with aviation I see a bike and have to say something, when it comes to bikes dont ta
69 PMN : That's OK, I gathered bikes were kinda your thing! Paul
70 AFC_ajax00 : I've got a 2003 Pinarello Angliru; great bike did alot of miles on it, but I'm looking at an upgrade!
71 Post contains links and images Aviation : I would have to say that my favourite bike of all is the ledgendary Foes DHS Mono. A sweet penny one of these built Id say $12,000.00 - $18,000.00. Ch
72 Post contains images Aviation : Alright I have my bike back and here is some pics: Hayes 8HD's Stop you on a dime. The Holzfeller crankset How I demolished my old bike frame... Cheer
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