Redd
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Show Us Your Ride! (Pedal Power)

Sun May 19, 2013 8:25 am

Hey everyone,

I'm a bit of a bike nut and I restore, build paint bikes (usually classics) in my spare time as a hobby.

The first bike is a single speed built on a Peugeot Competition 2000 frame with all new parts, this is my daily driver during the summer (above 0'C I usually don't drive a car) around the city centre of Warsaw. Get's about 40km a day on average. Great bike, very stiff and maneuverable frame. Currently taken apart as the frame is in the paint shop, will be powder coated Navy Blue Matt w/gold Peugeot decals.


The second one is a no-name frame built on Columbus tubes and full Shimano 600 gear (aside from the pedals which I am trying to source) This road bike is used for long distance rides.



The third one is my custom work from A-Z. It's my fixed gear track bike. Usually hangs on the wall and looks pretty but I'm currently using it as my daily driver as the Peugeot is in the paint shop.




Any other enthusiasts out there? Show us what you ride  
 
QFA380
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RE: Show Us Your Ride! (Pedal Power)

Sun May 19, 2013 9:56 am

Unfortunately I was hit by a car only 2 days ago. Here is my bike... Thankfully I came out largely intact.
Mostly just used it for riding around uni so nearly always less than 2km, about between 4 and 8 rides most days.



Now looking for something to replace it with. Wouldn't mind a fixie/single speed but don't want to spend too much money nor just buy something that is overpriced and don't know where to start in building it myself which I'd be perfectly happy to do.
 
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RE: Show Us Your Ride! (Pedal Power)

Sun May 19, 2013 2:46 pm

here's mine...
http://i39.tinypic.com/33k3oqu.jpg
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RE: Show Us Your Ride! (Pedal Power)

Mon May 20, 2013 10:16 am

I pedal on a cheap modern retro style bike. Don't want anything expensive as it might be stolen. I always take it if it's good weather and I have less than 15 km to go. Not my bike on the photo but it looks the same.

http://i41.tinypic.com/w2gf85.jpg
 
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RE: Show Us Your Ride! (Pedal Power)

Mon May 20, 2013 2:26 pm

OP, do you have any arm problems with them going numb or anything? The reason that I'm asking is that your seats are in a very nosem down position. This usually results in having too much weight on your hands because your arms are continually trying to keep your butt from sliding forward.
 
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RE: Show Us Your Ride! (Pedal Power)

Wed May 22, 2013 4:13 pm

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 1):
I was hit by a car only 2 days ago

Ouch, I'm glad you're ok. My friend was hit last year pretty bad and spent a few weeks in the hospital. Have to be careful out there.

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 1):
don't know where to start in building it myself which I'd be perfectly happy to do.

I've built quite a few of them so if you have any questions, just pm me.

Quoting planewasted (Reply 3):
Not my bike on the photo but it looks the same.

Nice   Brooks saddle?

Quoting johns624 (Reply 4):
he reason that I'm asking is that your seats are in a very nosem down position.

I have the nose slightly down because I need the seat high in two of the bikes as the frames are slightly to small for me. I keep the seat pointed down as not to 'crush' any of my private parts which it feels like I'm doing if the seat is purely horizontal.

I don't have any problems with my arms so I've never thought about the position being wrong, I think stomach muscles compensate for the position.
 
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RE: Show Us Your Ride! (Pedal Power)

Wed May 22, 2013 9:09 pm

Orbea Alma H10 29'er

http://www.pbase.com/kiwirob/image/146771535.jpg
 
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RE: Show Us Your Ride! (Pedal Power)

Thu May 23, 2013 4:20 am

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 1):
Now looking for something to replace it with. Wouldn't mind a fixie/single speed but don't want to spend too much money

Uh - is it not being paid for by the driver who hit you (or his/her insurance)?

  
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RE: Show Us Your Ride! (Pedal Power)

Thu May 23, 2013 6:41 am

Quoting kiwirob (Reply 6):
Orbea Alma H10 29'er

That's a Spanish bike (from the Basque country) and i believe its even built here.
 
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RE: Show Us Your Ride! (Pedal Power)

Thu May 23, 2013 8:02 am

I miss riding my bicycle back in San Francisco. Just about impossible to do here in Bangkok.
My bikes I still have back in the US is a Fuji Ecco road bike and a Trek hybrid mountain/road bike (sorry I have no photos).
The Trek hybrid is ideal for city use due to so many cracks, uneven pavements, street railway car tracks, ventilation for underground subway, potholes and such.
Can't say I've restored any bikes but I just fix things as they break. My Ecco has been through hell and back and the only thing original from the factory is the frame. Over the years it's had just about everything replaced but to original factory specs. The only modification I made was adding lower gears. Ideal for climbing steep hills.
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RE: Show Us Your Ride! (Pedal Power)

Thu May 23, 2013 8:55 am

Quoting mad99 (Reply 8):
That's a Spanish bike (from the Basque country) and i believe its even built here.

Yup sure is, the frame is made in Spain, it's a good bike.

29'ers are so much faster than a 26, I'll never ride a 26 again.
 
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RE: Show Us Your Ride! (Pedal Power)

Thu May 23, 2013 9:25 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 9):
Bangkok.

same here in madrid although just outside of the city we have loads of places to cycle.

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Quoting kiwirob (Reply 10):
I'll never ride a 26 again.

I've only used the 26" but before i buy a new bile i'll give the larger wheels a blast
 
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RE: Show Us Your Ride! (Pedal Power)

Thu May 23, 2013 6:50 pm

Quoting mad99 (Reply 11):
same here in madrid although just outside of the city we have loads of places to cycle.

Madrid has a better climate for cycling too. There are places to cycle on the outskirts of Bangkok but the problem is wild soi dogs and snakes, especially in the morning hours when it's not as hot. The is in the tropical zone so the suns rays are very direct and can very excruciating.
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