CastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2371 times:
Well, all my pictures are in hard copy, and I cannot find any on the interwebby thang.
I've got an ugly battle-axe Guerciotti circa 1979 or 1980. Patched-up champagne in color with yellow lettering. Noone would ever want to steal this thing, but it's tough as a nuclear submarine. Been in three wrecks that I know of; two of which involved me.
I once had to bend the derailleur fork to accept a new one (Suntour Superbe Pro) after I ripped mine off putting that thing down in a turn. Previously, I was cut off by a bunch of Vermont hicks while leading a paceline (damn copper-colored 1974 Novas) Did more damage to the bike than I did to me. Learn how to fall...Broke my toe kicking the guardrail and screaming "how can you be so fucking stupid?" I thought that would be better than beating the driver over the head with my hand pump, as I had a helmet on and she didn't. :p
Oh the memories...nowadays I drink scotch and smoke ciggies and remember how much fun it was.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11253 posts, RR: 63 Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2243 times:
Haven't been out on it for a few months now, but I'm looking forwards to some good rides over the summer! My bike is a 2005 Saracen AWOL, full suspension which is good for your bum, but not so good for acceleration.
This picture was taken on top of the highest point in Cornwall, after a good ride across Bodmin Moor to reach it. So far it's done about 1000 miles in the saddle, both in the UK and Spain.
CaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2069 times:
Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 9): In this day and age making officers use a bike without full suspension is grounds for a grievance.
As much as I do agree from a comfort point of view, there are times for the sake of maneuvering I wish I didn't even have the front suspension, it does save your arms some going down stairs and whatnot but no matter how tight i make it, it feels likes its trying to flip me after landing a jump or coming off a curb at high speeds.
I can't think of any police bikes I have seen with a rear suspension, Its just compromising too much in the way of capabilities for comfort. Granted, in the hands of a truly capable rider it wouldn't make a difference, but it takes years to reach that level.. After many months I am just getting to where I can go tearing down steps without stopping to look at them first.
Saying that means someone will certainly post a picture of a police bike, with a full suspension that is actually in service somewhere.