aero145
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Let's See Your Bicycle!

Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:31 am

As the last two bike threads were two years ago and six years ago, I thought it was time for a new thread...

http://airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/815934/

http://airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/108458

Please post a picture of your bike with information about it...
We'll start with moi:

2005 - 18" Trek 6700 WSD
27 speed
80mm Rock Shox Pilot SL front suspension
Hayes HFX-9 hydraulic brakes
Hayes V8 rotors


My example.


Stock photo.


Looking forward to seeing your ones.  Wink


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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:28 am



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walter747
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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:41 am



A beauty isn't she. I ride her round town all day long. Got my homies by my side. You know.

[Edited 2007-04-03 03:48:31]
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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:45 am

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y248/BaylorAirBear/IMG_3902.jpg

BAB Big grin
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CastleIsland
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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:54 am

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)  Wink 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.
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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:34 am

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 1):
Signed,
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BURN!!!!!!!

I will post my new Kona when I get it later this week!  Smile

Cheers
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aero145
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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:22 pm

Good boy, Carson, Konas are amazing machines!

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airfoilsguy
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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:33 pm

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 3):
BAB

That dog looks hungry

Big version: Width: 1476 Height: 988 File size: 238kb
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CaptOveur
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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:42 am

Bikes become less fun when you get stuck on them for 8 hours in bad weather.. or anytime in San Antonio in the Summer.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/matt45223/P1010121.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/matt45223/P1010119.jpg

Had a friend snap these in the parking lot during bike training.. it was a comfortable 95 degrees that lovely October day.
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airfoilsguy
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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:56 am

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 8):
Bikes become less fun when you get stuck on them for 8 hours in bad weather.. or anytime in San Antonio in the Summer.

In this day and age making officers use a bike without full suspension is grounds for a grievance.  Angry
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EMA747
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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:29 am

Focus Cayo

Frame: Renner Carbon
Fork: Carbon racing
Grounpset: Shimano Ultegra
Wheels: Mavic Aksium

Both pics from an online review.


Looks the part eh?

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e312/thegreek2213/focus_cayo_logos_hi.jpg
All that lovely carbon!

I also have a Trek MTB but its not a really expensive one.

Come on roadie show us those racers.

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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:38 am

http://www.railbike.com/images/DoublePrototype.jpg

 Wink  Wink  Wink
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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:14 am

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.


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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:14 am


with additional front and rear roller brakes and internal 7-speed trans.. doing about 4000km/year.
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airfoilsguy
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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:44 am

Quoting EMA747 (Reply 10):
Both pics from an online review.

Must be hard to ride with out pedals  Smile
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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:45 am



Here's my most recent build:

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I also have a Klein Q-Carbon Team with Dura-Ace and Bontrager Race X-Lite wheels. Next will be a carbon Lemond.


2H4


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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:21 am

I ride it every night.

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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:28 am

I bounce around the hills on my 2000 GT Taquesta hardtail, upgraded to 2003 Shimano LX components, the bike has never failed me.

Latest ride last week - 26 mile Journey in Chino Hills State Park

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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:08 am

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 15):
Here's my most recent build:

Uggh. Not another single gearer!  Smile

I don't have a picture of mine, but here is an illustration of it. Ironhorse Warrior Elite.

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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:29 am

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 17):
Shimano LX

That should be Shimano XT, but who gives a flying f*ck anyway!
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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:56 am

I NEVER want to ride a bike again. Just came back from a 4 day cycling journey across Bali, Indonesia. It was terrible hilly and we had to do 200km.

Damnit I hate bikes now.
 
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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:29 pm

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 6):
Good boy, Carson, Konas are amazing machines!

 checkmark  Absolutely!

Quoting Graphic (Reply 16):
I ride it every night.

But somehow, I think Graphic here has a better ride than any of us!  Wink
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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:49 pm

2005 Merida Matts Speed

http://www.mbike.ru/bikes2005/images2005/big/matts_speed_v.jpg
 
CaptOveur
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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:36 pm

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.
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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:45 pm

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 3):

BAB, what is your bike doing on top of your kitchen cupboards?  Smile

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 23):
Saying that means someone will certainly post a picture of a police bike, with a full suspension that is actually in service somewhere.

http://www.prosserpd.org/bike.jpg

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airfoilsguy
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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:09 pm

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 23):
I can't think of any police bikes I have seen with a rear suspension

I am not sure of other bikes but on mine you can lock both the front and rear shocks if you so chose.
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CaptOveur
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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:56 pm

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 25):

I am not sure of other bikes but on mine you can lock both the front and rear shocks if you so chose.

Smith and Wesson's aren't that fancy, its a miracle we even get the silent hub, rapid fire shifters, and front disc brake... Most police departments are just too cheap to buy better bikes, especially given the constant thrashing the bikes go through.

Locking the shocks is one feature I would give anything for, that would be far easier than convincing my inner ear that I am not about to go over the handlebars.
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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:46 am

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 26):
Smith and Wesson's

When did they start making bikes?
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Leezyjet
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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:54 am

Here's mine :-

2004 Scott Yecora.



This bike cost brand new, the same as what my first ever mountain bike cost in the late 80's (that was a Saracen TuffTrax in yellow). Got a good deal on it from Evan's Cycles. Bought it as a previous season model. They have some great deals on those bikes, mine was over £100 off list price !!.

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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:11 am




Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 23):
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.



Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 26):
Locking the shocks is one feature I would give anything for, that would be far easier than convincing my inner ear that I am not about to go over the handlebars.

The problem isn't that the bike has front and rear suspension. The problem is that the suspension isn't set up (or capable of being set up) for you.

Suspension that is A) properly designed, and B) properly set up for your body weight would provide you with a surefooted, comfortable ride that doesn't hold you back on stairs or pavement.

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 27):
When did they start making bikes?

If I'm not mistaken, they simply found an inexpensive Asian manufacturer to build bikes for them, and placed their logo on them....


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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:42 am



Its basically the same as that, my bike is

A 2006 Gary Fisher Marlin in Blue and silver
Front and rear disk brakes
Front adjustble strength suspension
27 gears
front and rear bontrager mountain tyres

Thats about it.

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CaptOveur
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RE: Let's See Your Bicycle!

Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:26 am

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 27):
When did they start making bikes?

They don't, but they stick their names on something someone else probably couldn't sell. They should have stuck to guns

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 29):
If I'm not mistaken, they simply found an inexpensive Asian manufacturer to build bikes for them, and placed their logo on them....

Exactly... This strategy seemed to have worked. Just about every department with bikes around here has Smith and Wessons. SAPD has a bit of everything, but I see quite a few Smith and Wessons running around downtown.
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