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dcv
11-04-2012, 07:23 AM
I'm better at spotting bikes than riders on the trails. Riding glasses and helmets are like superhero disguises, they befuddle me. What do you ride?

dcv
11-04-2012, 07:39 AM
I've had my LeMond the longest. Bought the frame on eBay in 2002 and it's still my favorite.

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/LeMond/IMG_20120114_161449.jpg

jabberwocky
11-04-2012, 08:09 AM
The collection:

Ibis Mojo HD:
http://imageshack.us/a/img88/2786/simg2401.jpg

Wily custom SS:
http://imageshack.us/a/img28/699/wily.jpg

Evil DOC:
http://imageshack.us/a/img685/884/evildoc.jpg

Turner Highline:
http://imageshack.us/a/img72/7056/highline.jpg

jabberwocky
11-04-2012, 08:10 AM
Ibis Silk SL:
http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/3919/simg2441.jpg

Soma Saga:
http://imageshack.us/a/img34/5807/somasaga.jpg

Milwaukee Orange One fixie:
http://imageshack.us/a/img683/7880/milwaukee.jpg

Lotus Legend fixie:
http://imageshack.us/a/img195/6537/lotusy.jpg

jabberwocky
11-04-2012, 08:11 AM
Lemond Poprad Disc:
http://imageshack.us/a/img13/6634/lemondpoprad.jpg

creadinger
11-04-2012, 08:19 AM
How the heck do you choose what to ride?? For what I do, I think 3 bikes would be ideal (have 2 now still), but 9? Wow. You also definitely do not live in a 2-bedroom apartment in the city. :)

dcv
11-04-2012, 08:30 AM
most impressive jabberwocky, I covet the Ibis (no tape yet?) and Poprad most. Haven't seen any of your bikes on the road (or off road) yet.

jabberwocky
11-04-2012, 08:58 AM
How the heck do you choose what to ride?? For what I do, I think 3 bikes would be ideal (have 2 now still), but 9? Wow. You also definitely do not live in a 2-bedroom apartment in the city. :)98% of my riding is on either the Mojo (for MTB) or the Silk (for road). The others are either for a very specific purpose (like the dirt jumper or DH bike) or are sort of "when I'm in the mood" bikes (like the fixies and singlespeeds).

I fortunately live in a townhouse, and the finished basement is basically a bike room. Good thing, because in addition to those 9 I also have another FS mtb (a Giant Trance) and an Electra cruiser for my girlfriend. :D


most impressive jabberwocky, I covet the Ibis (no tape yet?) and Poprad most. Haven't seen any of your bikes on the road (or off road) yet.
I took that pic the day I built it, before tape. It has a few thousand miles on it now. :)

rcannon100
11-04-2012, 09:29 AM
1977

Now has Blackbeard's flag on the stern. The picture is from Ocracoke, the summer.... and final... resting place of Sir Edward Teach (Blackbeard). I have a different Pirate Flag which I may soon attach - but I need to figer out how

I believe I noticed that Dirt's machine is sporting a flag as well.

dcv
11-04-2012, 10:16 AM
Nice, bad boy? Pirates are cool

rcannon100
11-04-2012, 11:27 AM
Yup. Used. Last year built in USA. XL. Thing is huge. Almost big enuf for me.

Steve
11-05-2012, 07:36 AM
'87 Cannondale S/T (Commuter)
1988


'10 Cervelo S1 (Pretending I'm faster than I am)
1987

Tim Kelley
11-05-2012, 08:33 AM
The only one of mine worth sharing:

1989
Custom Paint, 2012 Felt B12

(Rest of the photos here. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/timkelley/sets/72157628801086311/))

DaveK
11-05-2012, 09:14 AM
My Cannondale Six13 built with SRAM Force and my wife's tiny Giant (ha!) OCR2

1990

Cannondale CAADX in fighting trim...

1992

...and for grocery-getting...

1993

Vassago Bandersnatch 1x9 (frame soon to be replaced - anyone got a tool to press a headset in?)

1991

ShawnoftheDread
11-05-2012, 11:13 AM
It would be way too embarrassing to respond to this post.

dcv
11-05-2012, 12:10 PM
'87 Cannondale S/T (Commuter)
1988
i've always loved the older cannondale frames



The only one of mine worth sharing:
1989
Custom Paint, 2012 Felt B12
(Rest of the photos here. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/timkelley/sets/72157628801086311/))
beauty, although i usually spot you by your bikearlington jersey and super height



My Cannondale Six13 built with SRAM Force and my wife's tiny Giant (ha!) OCR2
1990
nice shot, i think my wife's bike may be smaller:
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/little%20bikes/IMG_20110709_171508.jpg



It would be way too embarrassing to respond to this post.
post your ride! this isn't a bike porn thread, i'd like to see all types of bikes

vvill
11-05-2012, 12:21 PM
...I'm having problems scrolling past the LeMond. Niiice.



I don't have pictures of all my bikes yet. This is probably the only interesting one anyway:
http://assets0.ridewithgps.com/photos/medium/83163.jpg
Swift Folder, 1x9 Tiagra shifter with Capreo hub/cassette giving a Bill Killing 36-103 gear inches (though it's 26lbs). Could use a chain retention device.

This is the one I first started commuting regularly on in London and DC. Frame's bit big for me though.
http://assets0.ridewithgps.com/photos/medium/29261.jpg
I still like the stuff this company puts out. http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/

This is the first nice bike I ever owned. Commuted on it a fair bit when I lived in Brisbane, and did the odd off-road excursion in Sydney:
http://assets1.ridewithgps.com/photos/medium/97671.jpg
It currently lives in a basement in Australia gathering dust. It may be too big for me.

The first non-Kmart/garage sale/etc bike I owned (until stolen) was a black Diamondback Outlook (early 90s, rigid, and I think steel) bought from a LBS. I loved it, and I wish I still had it: it'd make a nice beater-commuter! I saw one on Craigslist once and was tempted. Not my bike, but I think this was the model. (http://i.oodleimg.com/item/3062353815u_2x424x360f?1338851068)

My other bikes are a GT GTR Series 1 (http://www.performancebike.com/reviews/performance/power/pwr/product-reviews/Bikes-Frames/Road-Bikes/Racing/GT/p/30__2405-2010-GT-GTR-Series-1-Road-Bike-U-S-Exclusive.html), Kona Jake (http://www.konaworld.com/bike.cfm?content=jake) and a rusty GT Avalanche 3.0 (http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?Year=2005&Brand=GT&Model=Avalanche+3.0&Type=bike). They're mostly stock. I just noticed all my bikes are aluminum. I guess I need a nice steel SS/FG.

culimerc
11-05-2012, 01:09 PM
I guess I need a nice steel SS/FG.

yup.

TwoWheelsDC
11-05-2012, 01:14 PM
I don't have any real glamour shots...but here is what I call my "commuter", a 2012 Bianchi Volpe. I just swapped out the tires for Michelin Citys though.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/As5VjXMCEAEOnsx.jpg:large

And this is the road bike. A 2003 Cannondale R400 that I picked up off CL. It has actually served me extremely well, and I've used it for I think 4 century rides this season, plus I use it for commuting on nicer days. This is a somewhat older photo, as I've since swapped out the saddle and bottle cages:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/AysC7xjCIAARVXC.jpg:large

KelOnWheels
11-05-2012, 02:05 PM
35 POUNDS of STEEL, baby!

1994

Yes, I know this picture is taken from the wrong side.

Don't worry, you aren't missing anything by not being able to see the awesomeness of the drivetrain.

Really, you aren't. :D

Oh, and because I know you all have been waiting breathlessly to find out, this is a 1993 Giant Rincon, which I believe was the first model year of this fine, fine steed. Its sleek 18" frame is TIG welded from the finest cro-moly steel, while the fork was lovingly hand-crafted by skilled artisans from "Giant steel". The paint job is best described as "black with pink sparkles".

dcv
11-05-2012, 02:18 PM
Vassago Bandersnatch 1x9 (frame soon to be replaced - anyone got a tool to press a headset in?)
1991

Dave, I've used bolts, nuts & washers from home depot - it works, you just need to make sure you get big enough washers for the headset.
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/Fuji%20Tiara/IMG_20111218_165747.jpg

Bilsko
11-05-2012, 02:41 PM
Its not the best shot, but the road bike is taken apart and too lazy to take separate pictures of the other two.

From Left to Right:
Coppi 7005 Aluminum "Yellow Star",
Surly Disc Trucker - 4130 Steel,
'78 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 (also 4130 steel, IIRC)
http://bikearlingtonforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1995

americancyclo
11-05-2012, 02:43 PM
What's big and purple?

Grimace
1996

Bilsko
11-05-2012, 02:49 PM
What's big and purple?

Needs MORE PURPLE (http://prollyisnotprobably.com/2012/11/purple-label-projects-paul-components-touring-cantis-and-moon-units-in-stock/)

PeteD
11-05-2012, 03:45 PM
1997
My first bike as an adult. Just your standard Trek 7300. In just a few more weeks the 50 lbs goal will result in finding it a Roadie mate.

jrenaut
11-05-2012, 03:49 PM
My bike, a 2011 Giant Defy 3
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8062/8159105879_5158c40c5d_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/8159105879/)
2012-11-05 16.32.39 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/8159105879/) by thetejon (http://www.flickr.com/people/thetejon/)

And in its home on the ceiling.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8479/8159106081_a5e16c200f_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/8159106081/)
2012-11-05 16.36.28 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/8159106081/) by thetejon (http://www.flickr.com/people/thetejon/)

Amalitza
11-05-2012, 07:01 PM
Red bike
1999


Blue bike
2000

Rod Smith
11-05-2012, 07:18 PM
Current work horse.
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/trailer/DSC03031.jpg

dcv
11-05-2012, 07:44 PM
I don't have pictures of all my bikes yet. This is probably the only interesting one anyway:
http://assets0.ridewithgps.com/photos/medium/83163.jpg
Swift Folder, 1x9 Tiagra shifter with Capreo hub/cassette giving a Bill Killing 36-103 gear inches (though it's 26lbs). Could use a chain retention device.


folding bikes always intrigue me, is it set up with same reach and saddle/bar drop as your road bike? if you close your eyes does it ride just like a road bike? the little wheels must spin supersonic, need discs. nice.

dcv
11-05-2012, 07:46 PM
35 POUNDS of STEEL, baby!

1994

Yes, I know this picture is taken from the wrong side.

Don't worry, you aren't missing anything by not being able to see the awesomeness of the drivetrain.

Really, you aren't. :D

love that you know about NDS picts, respect. (you still have a dork disc though)

eminva
11-05-2012, 07:55 PM
dcv is already familiar with this, my main commuter, but in case any others want to be on the lookout:

2001

On Tuesdays, you can find me on this:

2002

(Yes, it is a silly picture -- I was showing a friend how much stuff I could fit on the rack. The kid in the background is four years older and we got rid of that car because we didn't need it anymore with all my bike commuting.)

If we get ice or snow this year, maybe the following:

2003

And for knocking about town or riding to the metro:

2004

I want to point out that technically I only own three bikes -- the mountain bike is my husband's. We have a total of seven bikes for three people. Is that bad?

Liz

dcv
11-05-2012, 07:59 PM
And for knocking about town or riding to the metro:
2004
I want to point out that technically I only own three bikes -- the mountain bike is my husband's. We have a total of seven bikes for three people. Is that bad?
Liz

n+1 bikes, you can never have too many. I'm dying to help you convert your Corsaro to SS / FG. please?

dcv
11-05-2012, 08:06 PM
speaking of, i found this jewel of a frame on CL for $65, built it up as a SS.

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/Fuji%20Tiara/IMG_20120905_150329.jpg

my second fastest bike (i'm faster SS than fixed, all that coasting)

Rod Smith
11-05-2012, 08:09 PM
A single speed is better than none at all!

eminva
11-05-2012, 08:51 PM
n+1 bikes, you can never have too many. I'm dying to help you convert your Corsaro to SS / FG. please?

Ha ha, I should, considering it is nigh on impossible to shift anyway. Getting off topic, but the bike has its limitations -- the tires are SOLID, so the wheels can't be trued, so braking is an iffy proposition. I would need new wheels/tires if I were contemplating riding it much. But I guess I'd need at least a new rear wheel if I converted it anyway, huh?

dcv
11-05-2012, 09:17 PM
Ha ha, I should, considering it is nigh on impossible to shift anyway. Getting off topic, but the bike has its limitations -- the tires are SOLID, so the wheels can't be trued, so braking is an iffy proposition. I would need new wheels/tires if I were contemplating riding it much. But I guess I'd need at least a new rear wheel if I converted it anyway, huh?

solid wheels are ridiculous! if you want to go fixed the safe way would be a new rear wheel with cog & lockring, i would not recommend a suicide hub. if you go ss you might be able to replace the cassette with a single cog and spacers, or just keep the cassette and only use one of the cogs (have to check the chainline). you could replace the brakes and levers, there are lots of inexpensive parts on CL. let me know if you want to try, i can help.

also check out Sheldon Brown on the web, he's the fountain of all bike knowledge.

Tim Kelley
11-06-2012, 07:42 AM
Current work horse.
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/trailer/DSC03031.jpg

Tell us more about your flatbed trailer...

DismalScientist
11-06-2012, 07:52 AM
Here is my fleet. I potentially commute with all of them, but not at the same time.

The first is a 1984 Trek 620, on which I rode the TransAmerica trail in 1990.

2005

My "racing" commuter is a mid '70s Mizutani Super Seraphe, which I picked up on ebay for a ridiculously cheap price.

2006

Next is a 2011 Nashbar Touring bike, which I got because I needed 700 C wheel to put on studded tires. And then, it never even snowed last year.

2007

Last is a 1990 GT Karakorum, which I figured I would make into an ice bike for really bad conditions. I broke a number of tire levers just changing tires, so I guess the studded tires are permanently mounted.:rolleyes:


2008

jrenaut
11-06-2012, 08:12 AM
I potentially commute with all of them, but not at the same time.
Where is your sense of adventure?

Dirt
11-06-2012, 08:41 AM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7134/8159744140_0a4182ed74_b.jpg
Loaded up and ready to ride to Lights for Bikes.

Bike plus stuff was probably in the 200 pound range.

bluerider
11-06-2012, 08:46 AM
My 2012 Blue Norcross EX

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o43/rsigworth/IMG_0049.jpg

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o43/rsigworth/photo2-4.jpg

I run errands and what not on:

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o43/rsigworth/5653764032_dd563d9b44.jpg

culimerc
11-06-2012, 08:50 AM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7134/8159744140_0a4182ed74_b.jpg
Loaded up and ready to ride to Lights for Bikes.

Bike plus stuff was probably in the 200 pound range.

You know you'd probably be faster if you got rid of that BMW grill. Its just screwing up the aero dynamics of the whole thing.

TwoWheelsDC
11-06-2012, 08:55 AM
Loaded up and ready to ride to Lights for Bikes.

Bike plus stuff was probably in the 200 pound range.

You should put a carbon seat post on that thing. It'd probably save you 20-30 grams...

DaveK
11-06-2012, 09:22 AM
You know you'd probably be faster if you got rid of that BMW grill. Its just screwing up the aero dynamics of the whole thing.

Nonsense! He needs two - can't just have one kidney grille.

OneEighth
11-06-2012, 09:40 AM
Nonsense! He needs two - can't just have one kidney grille.
Mark might know where he could get the missing grill.

vvill
11-06-2012, 09:44 AM
folding bikes always intrigue me, is it set up with same reach and saddle/bar drop as your road bike? if you close your eyes does it ride just like a road bike? the little wheels must spin supersonic, need discs. nice.

Roughly the same stack/reach, yes, but the wheelbase is longer. It doesn't quite feel like a road bike though, and I can't ride it no handed (unlike CX/road bike) - that could be because of the short stem though. On turns and if you climb/sprint out of the saddle it feels considerably different because of the small wheels (and I assume different center of gravity?) - can't lean over quite as much (or at least I don't dare to), and you end up using your arms less. Also, small wheels = bumps feel harsher. Doesn't mean you can't go fast though.

I would imagine folding bikes all handle differently though depending on which model you have.

OneEighth
11-06-2012, 01:25 PM
Thing One (48x16):

2019

Thing Two (48x15):

2020

Sabine (48x20):

2021

Thing One and Sabine are both Surly Steamrollers (different frame sizes). All three have SRAM Omnium cranksets but with different crankarm lengths.
Thing One is my crap/any conditions bike and sometimes ends up with cx tires.
Thing Two still hasn't forgiven Dirt for the time he made me ride it through the sprinklers at Hains.
Sabine is my ride-to-the-market/school bike. The rack is from Lane at CETMA. Handlebar, brake/lever, and brown bits from Velo-Orange. Dorky fun.

dcv
11-06-2012, 01:42 PM
Thing One (48x16):

2019

Thing Two (48x15):

2020

Sabine (48x20):

2021

Thing One and Sabine are both Surly Steamrollers (different frame sizes). All three have SRAM Omnium cranksets but with different crankarm lengths.
Thing One is my crap/any conditions bike and sometimes ends up with cx tires.
Thing Two still hasn't forgiven Dirt for the time he made me ride it through the sprinklers at Hains.
Sabine is my ride-to-the-market/school bike. The rack is from Lane at CETMA. Handlebar, brake/lever, and brown bits from Velo-Orange. Dorky fun.

the pictures are too small, even when i click on the link. please post bigger pics!

i've only spotted you on thing 1, even noticed when you switched from bullhorns to track drops and we haven't even met in person yet. your saddle to bar drop on thing 1&2 is insane. sabine would've been perfect for the tweed ride.

DaveK
11-06-2012, 02:08 PM
Sabine (48x20):

2021

Sooooo nice. I need a build like this.

dcv
11-06-2012, 06:17 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7134/8159744140_0a4182ed74_b.jpg
Loaded up and ready to ride to Lights for Bikes.

Bike plus stuff was probably in the 200 pound range.

after i left i was wondering where the bikearlington crew parked the van. who needs a van?

Rod Smith
11-06-2012, 06:33 PM
Tell us more about your flatbed trailer...

Bikes@Work 64A (http://www.bikesatwork.com/bike-trailers/specifications)

Dirt
11-06-2012, 06:43 PM
You know you'd probably be faster if you got rid of that BMW grill. Its just screwing up the aero dynamics of the whole thing.
Bling bling!

dcv
11-06-2012, 06:44 PM
My 2012 Blue Norcross EX
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o43/rsigworth/IMG_0049.jpg


so nice! i'm a bluerider too, last month i broke down and bought this off CL after 5-1/2 years sans gears.
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/Blue/IMG_20120930_100907.jpg
my fastest bike, gears make you go faster - who knew?
(i feel like i'm cheating on OneEighth, sorry)

bluerider
11-06-2012, 06:48 PM
so nice! i'm a bluerider too, last month i broke down and bought this off CL after 5-1/2 years sans gears.
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/Blue/IMG_20120930_100907.jpg
my fastest bike, gears make you go faster - who knew?
(i feel like i'm cheating on OneEighth, sorry)

I love the Blue bikes.

Rod Smith
11-06-2012, 06:52 PM
My other work bike
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/bike/DSC09197.jpg

Weekend ride
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/bike/DSC02946.jpg

OneEighth
11-06-2012, 06:52 PM
the pictures are too small, even when i click on the link. please post bigger pics!

i've only spotted you on thing 1, even noticed when you switched from bullhorns to track drops and we haven't even met in person yet. your saddle to bar drop on thing 1&2 is insane. sabine would've been perfect for the tweed ride.

Having technical problems. May have to re-take the pix. The drop isn't too bad even when I'm in the drops. The next frame size up would be too long.

dcv
11-06-2012, 06:58 PM
Having technical problems. May have to re-take the pix. The drop isn't too bad even when I'm in the drops. The next frame size up would be too long.
sorry i wasn't being critical, i wish i was flexible enough for that much drop. more drop = good (at least to me)

bluerider
11-06-2012, 07:10 PM
Hey dcv,
How do you like your Blue? Which model is that?

dcv
11-06-2012, 08:00 PM
Hey dcv,
How do you like your Blue? Which model is that?
Like it alot, it's a 2008 RC6AL with full rival. quality Al frame, carbon fiber wishbone and fork, like the full matched grouppo. it feels quick

dcv
11-07-2012, 05:39 AM
My other work bike
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/bike/DSC09197.jpg


I love bikes that show wear and tear of everyday use

dcv
11-07-2012, 05:54 AM
Its not the best shot, but the road bike is taken apart and too lazy to take separate pictures of the other two.

From Left to Right:
Coppi 7005 Aluminum "Yellow Star",
Surly Disc Trucker - 4130 Steel,
'78 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 (also 4130 steel, IIRC)
http://bikearlingtonforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1995

that Schwinn - for the win, love it
Are the stem and brake cable not finished in this pic?

eminva
11-07-2012, 06:45 AM
I love bikes that show wear and tear of everyday use

I used to have one of those, and believe it or not, that is the bike that got stolen -- they hacked right through a U-lock for it. Go figure.

Liz

vvill
11-07-2012, 09:30 AM
Since one of the original points of this thread was to be able to recognize others on the trail, here's my road bike/nice-enough weather commuter:
2023
Most distinctive thing is the "tailpipe" mounted pump which gets a few questions/comments.

And what will probably become my main commuter:
2022
Still dialing in this one. Wouldn't mind if I could shave just 3-4 lbs off the weight.

Tim Kelley
11-07-2012, 09:32 AM
Wouldn't mind if I could shave just 3-4 lbs off the weight.

Eat less cookies?

Dirt
11-07-2012, 09:34 AM
Wouldn't mind if I could shave just 3-4 lbs off the weight.
Hmmmmm.... Shave 3-4 pounds of weight. I've got a good set of clippers. ;)

Totally joking! Don't go changin', sir!

vvill
11-07-2012, 02:35 PM
Hmmmmm.... Shave 3-4 pounds of weight. I've got a good set of clippers. ;)

Don't think I haven't thought about it! I'm supposed to be an usher at a wedding soon, so some trimming is inevitable.

I'm not giving up cookies though.


Mostly I just want to be able to lift/carry the bike easier.

5555624
11-07-2012, 04:21 PM
The workhorse for around all my commuting and errands requiring me to carry stuff, a Giant Yukon:

2028

The Dahon Matrix which handles the occasional quick dash here and there:

2029
(I probably should have folded it around a sign post for the picture.)

I don't have pictures of:

- The Surly Cross-Check, but it looks like a black Surly Cross-Check.

- The Pashley PDQ, which is in storage (and I should probably sell).

- The stable of beaters (4) garaged elsewhere in Arlington. This winter they'll be cannibalized into a single beater using a frame that's hanging above Yukon. (At home, not in this picture from work.)

dcv
11-07-2012, 07:44 PM
The workhorse for around all my commuting and errands requiring me to carry stuff, a Giant Yukon:
2028


what tires? reflective sidewall?

Bilsko
11-07-2012, 08:10 PM
that Schwinn - for the win, love it
Are the stem and brake cable not finished in this pic?

Correct.
When I took that, I had just put the bars on to test. I was also still waiting for my Paul Comp. brake lever to show up. Now its running a single brake for the front wheel and some very poorly wrapped bar tape.

Funny enough, I saw someone on the Custis a couple weeks back with a Chrome Schwinn - he was going the other way so the only thing I saw was the big red head badge and a glint of chrome in the setting sun. I was on the Surly, so I actually freaked out for a second and thought that someone had broken into my house and stolen my Schwinn off the wall.

sjclaeys
11-07-2012, 09:01 PM
2031
Here is my Surly Long Haul Trucker in full commuter mode, a svelte 50 lbs with the garment bag pannier.

5555624
11-08-2012, 04:05 AM
what tires? reflective sidewall?

Marathon Plus Tour HS 404 (http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/marathon_plus_tour)

americancyclo
11-08-2012, 07:24 AM
Mostly I just want to be able to lift/carry the bike easier. I've been curious about how you like the Jake. I was looking at them online yesterday.

culimerc
11-08-2012, 08:16 AM
2031
Here is my Surly Long Haul Trucker in full commuter mode, a svelte 50 lbs with the garment bag pannier.

Do you come out of Vienna on the WOD going towards DC??

Dirt
11-08-2012, 08:31 AM
I forgot how much fun it is to ride a 75 pound cargo bike with this sign on the back...
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7125/8166659801_5b307ea69a_b.jpg
This morning awoman that I'd just passed on a hill called up to me, "I wish I had a horn!"

vvill
11-08-2012, 10:21 AM
I've been curious about how you like the Jake. I was looking at them online yesterday.

I'm very happy with it but this is only the second (non-folding) drop bar bike I've ridden so I don't have a lot to compare with. Certainly less racy than my road bike, but I haven't yet tried it with slicker tires. Some reasons I went with the Kona: availability for test rides, lifetime frame warranty, they have a great relationship with the LBS (Bikenetic), and also - I plan to get at least one other wheelset for the bike and I really wanted 135mm rear spacing (or at least 132.5mm) so I could use MTB hubs. The Jamis Nova Race for example has 130mm rear spacing (not listed in their specs online, but I emailed them and that was their reply). I also considered Redline's Metro Classic (even more commuter centric; couldn't test ride easily) and a build based around the Soma Doublecross DC (frame warranty is not lifetime; probably more expensive to build up).

I do wish Kona had a more race-ready disc brake CX bike out of the box: I felt the stock disc brakes were inadequate (rode on them for about a week) so I had those upgraded to BB7s. I also don't particularly like triples so I had that changed to a cyclocross crankset (46/36) which then meant I needed to change the left shifter - so I ended up upgrading both to 105 to avoid having the shift cables jutting out. The fork is aluminum which may not be to some people's taste, but I would assume it's at least fairly light. I figure I can upgrade it later if/when full carbon disc forks become reasonably priced.

sjclaeys
11-08-2012, 11:29 AM
Do you come out of Vienna on the WOD going towards DC??

No, I get on the WOD in Arlington near the East Falls Church Metro. I'd like to put fenders on it. It is also my ride to the Westover Beer Garden every now and then.

dcv
11-08-2012, 08:27 PM
My son's Specialized Tricross, we spent time cleaning it up and swapping parts (another CL score). He's learning how to wrench.
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/little%20bikes/IMG_20121013_151433.jpg

My Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, this bike gets all the hand-me-down parts from my other bikes.
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/motobecane/IMG_20121027_095736.jpg

Dirt
11-09-2012, 10:40 AM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8350/8169675876_08bac77913_b.jpg
New Fixie

OneEighth
11-09-2012, 10:45 AM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8350/8169675876_08bac77913_b.jpg
New Fixie

Dingle!

Dirt
11-09-2012, 10:48 AM
Dingle!
Dixie, to be accurate. It barely fits in there. Fitting a 44t inner ring on this frame is pretty tight. 46/44 up front. 17/19 in back. 46x17 and 44x19 use the same chain length, so the vertical dropouts make gear changes pretty easy.

dcv
11-09-2012, 11:26 AM
Dixie, to be accurate. It barely fits in there. Fitting a 44t inner ring on this frame is pretty tight. 46/44 up front. 17/19 in back. 46x17 and 44x19 use the same chain length, so the vertical dropouts make gear changes pretty easy.

love it, vertical or semi horizontal dropouts? if vert how did you get the right chain tension? magic gearing? i'm intrigued

wait a minute, is that an eccentric bottom bracket?

OneEighth
11-09-2012, 01:12 PM
Trying this again, dcv...

Sabine:

2035

Thing 1 (also available with orange chukkers and white cx tires in more fun weather):

2037

Thing 2:

2036

The seat to handlebar drop is approx 6 1/2 inches on Things 1 & 2. Plenty comfortable as long as I'm not in the drops---but then, once you get in the drops, you aren't supposed to be focused on comfort anymore anyway, right?

Dirt
11-09-2012, 02:00 PM
you aren't supposed to be focused on comfort anymore anyway, right?
It is hard to cause others discomfort when you're comfy yourself?

My saddle/bar drop is about 3.5". I had the bars lower, but found I used the drops a lot less.

I love your bicycles, sir.

Dirt

Dirt
11-09-2012, 02:02 PM
love it, vertical or semi horizontal dropouts? if vert how did you get the right chain tension? magic gearing? i'm intrigued

wait a minute, is that an eccentric bottom bracket?
Good eye. It has vertical dropouts so that I can run the fenders pretty close to the tires. The frame has an EBB to take up the chain slack. It is the only way that I'm able to run a 44t inner ring. The EBB needs to be turned down and away from the rear triangle or the chain ring rubs the frame.

OneEighth
11-09-2012, 02:16 PM
It is hard to cause others discomfort when you're comfy yourself?

My saddle/bar drop is about 3.5". I had the bars lower, but found I used the drops a lot less.

I love your bicycles, sir.

Dirt

I have fit issues. Clearly, I need to spring for a hand-built, lugged track frame. Clearly. Just don't tell my wife.
Please.

Dirt
11-09-2012, 02:31 PM
I have fit issues. Clearly, I need to spring for a hand-built, lugged track frame. Clearly. Just don't tell my wife.
Please.
Oh I've got similar issues. I deal with them differently. I'm actually contemplaing dropping a size on my steamroller because the fit isn't perfect... run more post out and keep the stem slammed. It still won't be as low as yours, but it will give me a little more flexibility.

dcv
11-09-2012, 02:36 PM
Trying this again, dcv...

Sabine:

2035

Thing 1 (also available with orange chukkers and white cx tires in more fun weather):

2037

Thing 2:

2036

The seat to handlebar drop is approx 6 1/2 inches on Things 1 & 2. Plenty comfortable as long as I'm not in the drops---but then, once you get in the drops, you aren't supposed to be focused on comfort anymore anyway, right?

thanks for re-posting, much better pics. I love your bikes, understated and nice attention to detail. your langster s-works is amazing, love the wheels. Do you use the brake with such high gearing? 48X15 is a BIG gear.

when are they going to open the DC Velodrome?

dcv
11-09-2012, 02:39 PM
Oh I've got similar issues. I deal with them differently. I'm actually contemplaing dropping a size on my steamroller because the fit isn't perfect... run more post out and keep the stem slammed. It still won't be as low as yours, but it will give me a little more flexibility.

+1, lately i've been thinking the same. doesn't help seeing 1/8th's bikes.

OneEighth
11-09-2012, 02:50 PM
The gearing definitely makes me rely on the brake more than I would otherwise. Do my best to adjust my riding so that I don't find myself in situations that require sudden braking.
The fork, front wheel and handlebar all got replaced after my February crash. I stuck with the Easton handlebar, but upgraded to the more aero fork. Had Bill Mould at Spokes lace a new rim onto the front hub (that man does NICE work).
Now I just have to actually grow some legs...

Dirt
11-09-2012, 02:53 PM
+1, lately i've been thinking the same. doesn't help seeing 1/8th's bikes.
It is all in how you ride your bike and what is comfortable. I spend a LOT of time in the drops when I'm doing training rides. With as much saddle/bar drop as he's got, and the deep drop track bars, I couldn't spend more than 10 minutes per hour on a bike set up like that. I need to set my bikes up so that I can ride 30-40 minutes per hour in the drops, if not longer.

The track bar conversation brings up another point.... I don't use them. I do enough out of the saddle climbing that I want roadie width bars for climbing. From rides that we've done together, 1/8 and I tend to climb at similar pace, but we do it in very different ways. He powers up stuff in the saddle. I tend to get out of the saddle and hammer up. End result is similar, but we get there in different ways.

That said, his bikes are devastatingly beautiful. Decades of injuries will likely prevent me from ever having the physiology to use that kind of riding position. I will say, however, that the more high mileage years I get in my legs, the more flexible I am to really use aggressive positioning. I figure I'll be comfortable for hours with positioning like those on 1/8ths bikes by the time I'm 220 years old. ;)

Dirt
11-09-2012, 02:56 PM
48X15 is a BIG gear.
I've been jumping back and forth between 48x16 and 50x16 this season. They're both pretty tall, but for endurance stuff, it really works. Now that I'm back to endurance training, rather than actual events, I've gone back to 48x16 and will stay there through the winter.

dcv
11-09-2012, 03:35 PM
Had Bill Mould at Spokes lace a new rim onto the front hub (that man does NICE work)
agreed, he's built strong wheels for me


The track bar conversation brings up another point.... I don't use them. I do enough out of the saddle climbing that I want roadie width bars for climbing.
+1, i've made the move to compact roads drops


...1/8 and I tend to climb at similar pace, but we do it in very different ways. He powers up stuff in the saddle.
climbing with 48x15 (84 gi) seated, that's scary

OneEighth
11-09-2012, 04:34 PM
Those climbs were most likely either 48x16 or 48x17.

vvill
11-09-2012, 05:07 PM
Interesting discussion on track drops vs compact drops. I've loved my compact drops since I've had them (Ritchey Logic II series) but never quite been sure what width is correct. With the smaller frame/longest seatpost/slammed stem trend I do have frames in the smaller side of my fit range, and accordingly by default my road bike came with a 40cm. My CX bike has a 42cm and now I've gotten used to it I wonder if it's more suitable - it does seem a little less twitchy for climbing. I set up my folding bike with 40cm compact bars and now wonder if that width was a mistake (too narrow). I had more traditional drop Origin8 bars it on originally but discovered I prefer compact bars. When I first had a road bike it took me several months to get used to the drops but I would say I generally prefer riding in them, esp. if you are comfortable enough with your saddle to rotate your hips down properly. I even recently dropped my road bike down by two spacers and had no issues adjusting.

dcv and OneEighth both have some very covet worthy bikes. That Sabine is awesome. I do have a leather saddle sitting around. I just need about 15-20 more parts. :D


I do wish Kona had a more race-ready disc brake CX bike out of the box: I felt the stock disc brakes were inadequate (rode on them for about a week) so I had those upgraded to BB7s. I also don't particularly like triples so I had that changed to a cyclocross crankset (46/36) which then meant I needed to change the left shifter - so I ended up upgrading both to 105 to avoid having the shift cables jutting out. The fork is aluminum which may not be to some people's taste, but I would assume it's at least fairly light. I figure I can upgrade it later if/when full carbon disc forks become reasonably priced.

Oh also, the headtube is NOT tapered. Not a big deal normally except it seems like a lot of race CX bikes have a 1.5 to 1.125 headtube taper and full carbon forks are made accordingly - I assume for chunkiness aka strength with light weight. So I don't know if I'll ever get a full carbon fork for this thing. Ideally I would get another race CX bike anyway and this could be my pit bike :D


I've been jumping back and forth between 48x16 and 50x16 this season. They're both pretty tall, but for endurance stuff, it really works. Now that I'm back to endurance training, rather than actual events, I've gone back to 48x16 and will stay there through the winter.

What cadence?? I want to buy you a GSC-10 for your (one of your) fixie(s).

dcv
11-09-2012, 06:29 PM
Maybe it's a FG thing but i love narrow bars, 36cm compact drops on my Cinelli Mash:
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/Cinelli/IMG_20120318_143828.jpg
48x17, 4-3/4" saddle/bar drop (most out of all my bikes), not much seatpost. Seems like i only get spotted on this bike, no one sees me on any of my other bikes.

Dirt
11-09-2012, 07:59 PM
Maybe it's a FG thing but i love narrow bars, 36cm compact drops on my Cinelli Mash:
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/Cinelli/IMG_20120318_143828.jpg
48x17, 4-3/4" saddle/bar drop (most out of all my bikes), not much seatpost. Seems like i only get spotted on this bike, no one sees me on any of my other bikes.
I've seen you twice on that bike. I'm usually staring at it and wondering if someone's talking to me as I completely ignore every word out of your mouth. ;) (I like your Cinelli)

As for gearing... The three biggest endurance rides this season (158, 165 and 178 miles) were all done 48x16.

Cadence: I haven't put a cadence sensor on my fixies in a while. Some of the downhills have been pretty scary fast on Big Pink. It's all fun and games until you're trying to chase down a group at 40+ mph clipped in.

Dirt
11-09-2012, 08:02 PM
I'm not surprised that you human-sized people like a little more narrow handlebar. I rode them very well on a velodrome, but on the road I want as much leverage as I can get. I'm kind of the opposite of petite. I kinda feel like bars are best that way too. :D

OneEighth
11-09-2012, 08:16 PM
I've found that 38 is my favorite width. Especially since every now and then I find myself having to go through Georgetown as quickly as I can during the height of rush hour.
With 48x16, my cadence is usually somewhere between 85 and 95.
Love the Cinelli.

OneEighth
11-09-2012, 08:18 PM
I'm kind of the opposite of petite.
And yet...fluffy...

Bilsko
11-09-2012, 09:15 PM
@dcv
I'm a really big fan of the Cinelli-Mash collaborations - Ive got my eye on the SSCX bike they just released this year for my next purchase. What has your experience with your build been?

dcv
11-09-2012, 10:23 PM
@dcv
I'm a really big fan of the Cinelli-Mash collaborations - Ive got my eye on the SSCX bike they just released this year for my next purchase. What has your experience with your build been?

I love the design of the frame, geometry and graphics. The frame, crankset and wheels make it feel stiff laterally, can't sense any flex at all during out-of-saddle climbs or sprints. Some things that could be better are the welds, the drivetrain is louder than my steel bikes (think it's the aluminum) and the aluminum is thin-walled. I have a dent on the top tube from barswing. This bike definitely catches people's eyes, it's gotten catcalls on M street a couple of times. The Mash SSCX is sweet, I think you should get it. Definitely.

ShawnoftheDread
11-11-2012, 03:49 PM
My 12-year-old Giant hybrid, ODB.
2044

dcv
11-11-2012, 04:34 PM
My 12-year-old Giant hybrid, ODB.
2044
nice commuter rig, proper driveside pic

Dirt
11-12-2012, 08:49 AM
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-aTrZwVF58LA/UKBYHPfLRxI/AAAAAAAA-6M/T0-eyw2MrFo/s720/P1030669.JPG
I keep hoping my face will stick like that.

dcv
11-12-2012, 10:43 AM
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-aTrZwVF58LA/UKBYHPfLRxI/AAAAAAAA-6M/T0-eyw2MrFo/s720/P1030669.JPG
I keep hoping my face will stick like that.

I first met you on the trail because I spotted your troll / pugsley - very disctinctive ride, love it.
Where is this? Looks like fun.

jabberwocky
11-12-2012, 10:56 AM
Where is this? Looks like fun.Fountainhead Regional Park, down on the occoquan reservoir.

Dirt
11-12-2012, 11:01 AM
I first met you on the trail because I spotted your troll / pugsley - very disctinctive ride, love it.
Where is this? Looks like fun.

I can't begin to tell you how much fun that bike is. Having a tire that big up front on a fixie is an absolutely brilliant set-up. I wish I could claim that I came up with the idea. Every turn of the pedals on that bike puts a huge grin on my face.

Those are the new trails at Fountainhead. They are a BLAST on the fixie. Lots of swoopy stuff, but still some good climbs, rocks and roots in the old section. It required more energy than I had yesterday. Tough weekend plus getting to the fountainhead trailhead after 60 miles of riding was not a recipe for a great lap time. The first half is soooooooo much fun that it is hard to do anything but go full gas. Interestingly it was my arms and shoulders that tired out before my legs did. Got to one of the tough climbs on the old sections of trail, got half way up and my arms made the "Game over" noise from Ms. Pacman. The rest of the lap was fun, but at a bit more of a relaxed pace. Fixie offroading for a long ride like this definitely works the whole body.

The cool side was that I rode trails in at least 6 different parks in Fairfax County. Super Cool that DaveK gave me a lift home.

Hope y'all are having a good extended weekend. Work is blissfully quiet.

dcv
11-12-2012, 11:14 AM
I can't begin to tell you how much fun that bike is. Having a tire that big up front on a fixie is an absolutely brilliant set-up. I wish I could claim that I came up with the idea. Every turn of the pedals on that bike puts a huge grin on my face.

Those are the new trails at Fountainhead. They are a BLAST on the fixie. Lots of swoopy stuff, but still some good climbs, rocks and roots in the old section. It required more energy than I had yesterday. Tough weekend plus getting to the fountainhead trailhead after 60 miles of riding was not a recipe for a great lap time. The first half is soooooooo much fun that it is hard to do anything but go full gas. Interestingly it was my arms and shoulders that tired out before my legs did. Got to one of the tough climbs on the old sections of trail, got half way up and my arms made the "Game over" noise from Ms. Pacman. The rest of the lap was fun, but at a bit more of a relaxed pace. Fixie offroading for a long ride like this definitely works the whole body.

The cool side was that I rode trails in at least 6 different parks in Fairfax County. Super Cool that DaveK gave me a lift home.

Hope y'all are having a good extended weekend. Work is blissfully quiet.

I will definitely have to try the new trails. I've tried fixed off road in the past but could never get the pedals in the right position to go over obstacles, have been riding SSCX especially for the dismounts / mounts. This looks like a good place to train for the Capital Cross Classic race coming up on 12/2.

vvill
11-12-2012, 11:41 AM
This is why when people ask me if I have a MTB I say "no":
2045

I will probably un-Franken this bike a bit over winter so I can use it in public, with studded tires. I have a 26" wheelset with Nokians waiting. I rode this bike today for the second time since January.
The lowest "MEGARANGE" gear is amazing, never calculated the GI but it's 32-34 or something crazy like that, on 26" slicks. I don't own cable cutters so I never trimmed the front brake Jagwire when I installed the BB7. The rear fender kept falling off during my ride - a bolt came out when I went over a speed bump.


The thing next to the stream said "Science Experiment - Please do not touch". It didn't come out on my point-and-shoot.


And earlier I took my getting-close-to-2 year old on her longest bike ride ever, a trailblazing 6.66mi:
2046

dcv
11-12-2012, 11:59 AM
2045This is why when people ask me if I have a MTB I say "no":


Wow, those bar ends. Those fenders, and is the pump tied to the frame? I would definitely remember seeing this bike. does the bar setup feel like mustache bars?

vvill
11-12-2012, 12:17 PM
Yeah the pump has a reflective velcro leg strap keeping it attached to the frame. The bike doesn't have fender mounts so the rear one is bolted into various cavities around the drop outs with washers/spacers... I think that fender might be for a 700c bike too. I've never ridden mustache bars - but I quite like the extra positions the upside down bar ends give you (and I can brake from them thanks to some of these (http://www.ebay.com/itm/BIKE-BICYCLE-Brake-Lever-Extensions-MTB-Bar-Ends-Silver-/120766660927) I've had laying around for years). If I bothered to put some bartape on the bar ends it would help a lot too.

I've managed ~200mi on this bike since last August or so but most of those were when I was starting out riding again after breaking my arm. It's also my "lock-up-at-metro" bike for those days. When my wife and I lived in a 1 bedroom apt, I stored this on a balcony exposed to the elements, so I like tinkering/figuring out stuff on this bike - no risk of screwing up anything expensive. I've considered putting some Woodchippers on this bike for the hell of it but don't think I can quite justify a drop conversion given how little I ride it.

Dirt
11-12-2012, 12:42 PM
I will definitely have to try the new trails. I've tried fixed off road in the past but could never get the pedals in the right position to go over obstacles, have been riding SSCX especially for the dismounts / mounts. This looks like a good place to train for the Capital Cross Classic race coming up on 12/2.
Laurel Hill is much better for cross riding. The back half of Fountainhead is very rocky and rooty. It can be ridden well on a cross bike, but you need to definitely take care of your tires. I definitely get good use out of the 4" front tire on that bike.

Greenbelt
11-12-2012, 12:50 PM
2047

My workhorse -- still missing that front fender.

Dirt
11-12-2012, 01:15 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8200/8177250842_d7781ab54e_b.jpg
I need to go on a diet.

ronwalf
11-12-2012, 01:50 PM
If you catch me going to work, it looks like this:
2048

But otherwise, there tends to be a large bulbous attachment to the handlebars:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8051/8083733481_aea5462780.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/certifried/8083733481/)
(photo by our own certifried (http://www.flickr.com/people/certifried/))

dcv
11-12-2012, 07:08 PM
2047
My workhorse -- still missing that front fender.
nice, seeing more disc brakes lately. what's the white tape on the frame?


If you catch me going to work, it looks like this:
2048
But otherwise, there tends to be a large bulbous attachment to the handlebars:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8051/8083733481_aea5462780.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/certifried/8083733481/)
(photo by our own certifried (http://www.flickr.com/people/certifried/))
love the mustache bars and leather saddle. bulbous attachment not very aero.

bluerider
11-12-2012, 07:11 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8200/8177250842_d7781ab54e_b.jpg
I need to go on a diet.

I forgot, you are hilarious.

Greenbelt
11-12-2012, 08:22 PM
nice, seeing more disc brakes lately. what's the white tape on the frame?

Just some excess reflective tape we had.

Certifried
11-12-2012, 09:17 PM
Here's my "fun bike"

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8287/7865275708_ee4ec20ab5_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/certifried/7865275708/)
26AUG12 004 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/certifried/7865275708/) by certifried (http://www.flickr.com/people/certifried/), on Flickr

And my commuter. It's no coincidence that it looks like Greenbelt's. He let me ride his, and I was immediately impressed enough to buy one. Proteus made me a great deal, too, so if you're looking for a commuter bike make sure to head up to see them ;) (had to get the plug in lol)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8342/8180938525_642765e641_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/certifried/8180938525/)
004 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/certifried/8180938525/) by certifried (http://www.flickr.com/people/certifried/), on Flickr

Tim Kelley
11-13-2012, 01:35 PM
I'm actually contemplaing dropping a size on my steamroller because the fit isn't perfect...

Let me know if you end up selling your oversized frame real cheap!

Dirt
11-13-2012, 01:45 PM
Let me know if you end up selling your oversized frame real cheap!
I will. I was thinking of getting it painted and having extra water bottle braze-ons added and building it up again. I do love that bike. You certainly will be welcome to use it any time when I finish that project.

Tim Kelley
11-13-2012, 02:05 PM
And earlier I took my getting-close-to-2 year old on her longest bike ride ever, a trailblazing 6.66mi:

Funny--666 is Pete's phone number.

DaveK
11-13-2012, 02:13 PM
Let me know if you end up selling your oversized frame real cheap!

You already have a singlespeed!

vvill
11-13-2012, 05:05 PM
Funny--666 is Pete's phone number.

I let my daughter play with the phone the other day and when I took it from her to prevent actually dialling, it read "666". This was the day before the 6.66mi ride.

Bilsko
11-13-2012, 08:05 PM
I love the design of the frame, geometry and graphics. The frame, crankset and wheels make it feel stiff laterally, can't sense any flex at all during out-of-saddle climbs or sprints. Some things that could be better are the welds, the drivetrain is louder than my steel bikes (think it's the aluminum) and the aluminum is thin-walled. I have a dent on the top tube from barswing. This bike definitely catches people's eyes, it's gotten catcalls on M street a couple of times. The Mash SSCX is sweet, I think you should get it. Definitely.

I'm on it, boss. Will report back once I've successfully completed my mission.

vvill
11-14-2012, 11:45 AM
So instead of a SS CX, I could just ride a hybrid? Same cachet right? :D

It's been getting a bit too cold for father-daughter rides so I jettisoned the child seat for now, and put on my spare wheels. Amazing how much nicer the bike looks when it doesn't have 32 spoke wheels with reflectors. I do have a spare dropbar laying around too so it probably wouldn't be too hard to actually convert this into a "SS CX". The frame fits up to 32s, maybe 33s. Only issue is the frame is a bit too big for me. I can shorten the reach with a different stem but I don't want it to be too twitchy either.
2050

dcv
11-14-2012, 12:07 PM
So instead of a SS CX, I could just ride a hybrid? Same cachet right? :D

It's been getting a bit too cold for father-daughter rides so I jettisoned the child seat for now, and put on my spare wheels. Amazing how much nicer the bike looks when it doesn't have 32 spoke wheels with reflectors. I do have a spare dropbar laying around too so it probably wouldn't be too hard to actually convert this into a "SS CX". The frame fits up to 32s, maybe 33s. Only issue is the frame is a bit too big for me. I can shorten the reach with a different stem but I don't want it to be too twitchy either.
2050

i always get the itch to tinker, what are you missing in your fleet? methinks a singlespeed or fixed gear.

OneEighth
11-14-2012, 12:30 PM
Twitchiness makes riding fun.

vvill
11-14-2012, 12:48 PM
i always get the itch to tinker, what are you missing in your fleet? methinks a singlespeed or fixed gear.

yep, definitely missing a SS/FG
also:
29er, 650b MTB, any decent MTB really
aero road bike,
BMX/trials,
touring bike, cargo bike, fatbike
IGH with belt drive, front dynamo hub
carbon, steel, titanium, bamboo
SRAM, Campy, Microshift
etc.

Lots more needed. I never said recumbent though.

I'm constantly tinkering. I moved a quite few doodads around over the last few days - as well as un-babying the hybrid, I have my road bike on my trainer (and who wants to waste a Gatorskin on that), and I restored my 26" MTB to closer to its original build (rode it yesterday).

dasgeh
11-14-2012, 01:08 PM
It's been getting a bit too cold for father-daughter rides so I jettisoned the child seat for now, and put on my spare wheels.

That's why I love the BoBike Mini -- the windscreen! Keeps the kid (and rider) out of the wind, extending the season. Especially when she's got some tough Norwegian blood.

DismalScientist
11-14-2012, 02:01 PM
That's why I love the BoBike Mini -- the windscreen! Keeps the kid (and rider) out of the wind, extending the season. Especially when she's got some tough Norwegian blood.

Rule #5 applies to kids as well.

ShawnoftheDread
11-14-2012, 02:19 PM
Rule #5 applies to kids as well.

I'm always telling my six-year-old to cowgirl-up, with varying results.

TwoWheelsDC
11-17-2012, 06:59 PM
So this happened..2013 Cervelo R3. ZOMG this thing is amazing! And working with FreshBikes was a fantastic experience, as well...I totally understand why they're so popular. The 54 fit me like a glove and my fitting with Clovis took just a few minutes. The only real change is that he moved me from a 100mm stem to a 90mm.

I'll take some better photos tomorrow, but I had to ride it home in the dark tonight, so I only got this one in the store. Glad I brought lights to the shop with me!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wHdgyBlaDIw/UKgyVxOS8CI/AAAAAAAAAVs/I-oOYk0_YGk/s1600/IMAG0148+%5B1024x768%5D.jpg

dcv
11-17-2012, 07:03 PM
So this happened..2013 Cervelo R3. ZOMG this thing is amazing! And working with FreshBikes was a fantastic experience, as well...I totally understand why they're so popular. The 54 fit me like a glove and my fitting with Clovis took just a few minutes. The only real change is that he moved me from a 100mm stem to a 90mm.

I'll take some better photos tomorrow, but I had to ride it home in the dark tonight, so I only got this one in the store. Glad I brought lights to the shop with me!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wHdgyBlaDIw/UKgyVxOS8CI/AAAAAAAAAVs/I-oOYk0_YGk/s1600/IMAG0148+%5B1024x768%5D.jpg

beautiful, congrats

vvill
11-18-2012, 06:45 PM
Slam that stem :D Also - will you be commuting on it? Where, and when? A 54 with 90mm stem happens to fit me just right...

Congrats! New bikes always make me faster.

TwoWheelsDC
11-19-2012, 08:46 AM
Slam that stem :D

I'm not flexible enough to slam it, but I totally flipped it...it's a 0 degree stem, so it didn't change anything, but I flipped it anyway, just to be cool.


will you be commuting on it? Where, and when? A 54 with 90mm stem happens to fit me just right...

I've been debating this. Security isn't really an issue, so I figure I might as well commute on it, at least on dry days. No point in letting it sit when I could be doing climbing practice after work. But maybe now I'll have to change up my route...don't want to get vvill-jacked!

Dirt
11-19-2012, 09:03 AM
So this happened..2013 Cervelo R3. ZOMG this thing is amazing! And working with FreshBikes was a fantastic experience, as well...I totally understand why they're so popular. The 54 fit me like a glove and my fitting with Clovis took just a few minutes. The only real change is that he moved me from a 100mm stem to a 90mm.

I'll take some better photos tomorrow, but I had to ride it home in the dark tonight, so I only got this one in the store. Glad I brought lights to the shop with me!

Congrats on the new bike! You're gonna have fun with that. :D

Dirt
11-19-2012, 09:05 AM
Snugglebikes at Violet's Lock on the C&O yesterday morning.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8339/8198426412_4041fd37e2_b.jpg

dcv
11-19-2012, 11:45 AM
Snugglebikes at Violet's Lock on the C&O yesterday morning.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8339/8198426412_4041fd37e2_b.jpg

I like the rear wheel color-matched to the chainstay on the gin & trombones

Dirt
11-19-2012, 11:53 AM
I like the rear wheel color-matched to the chainstay on the gin & trombones
Thanks! It was a hard choice for the front. Black looks like I just have a mismatched set of wheels. I may have to put a yellow one on the front. Red front and rear looks awesome too.

I've always liked that bike, but I'm appreciating it more and more as Gravel Grinder season kicks in. Yesterday's ride really hurt, but the bike was FLAWLESS. I asked a lot of it and it delivered perfectly.

culimerc
11-20-2012, 08:20 AM
Most weekdays you'll see on this, sorry for the poor picture quality

2085

The USS Great Pumpkin

dcv
11-20-2012, 09:38 AM
Most weekdays you'll see on this, sorry for the poor picture quality

2085

The USS Great Pumpkin

So that's what your bike looks like standing still, it's usually a blur at 35 mph closing speeds. nice!

Rod Smith
11-20-2012, 04:23 PM
A better picture of mine. :p
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/DSC03085.jpg

dcv
11-20-2012, 04:44 PM
A better picture of mine. :p
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/DSC03085.jpg
You're giving Pete a run for his money

Rod Smith
11-20-2012, 05:09 PM
Thanks, but I'm not in his league. I can carry bigger stuff than he can, but only because he doesn't have a huge trailer.

Dirt
11-20-2012, 05:18 PM
Thanks, but I'm not in his league. I can carry bigger stuff than he can, but only because he doesn't have a huge trailer.
You're at it a lot more often than I am, sir. My cargo bike gets used a fair amount, but not near to the potential to the stuff you do regularly. Mine gets ridden around relatively empty a fair amount.

Rod Smith
11-20-2012, 05:36 PM
Yeah well it's my job. I ride in empty and I deadhead a lot (ride empty to a pickup across town). I get groceries and cat food on the way home.

Dirt
11-20-2012, 05:40 PM
Yeah well it's my job. I ride in empty and I deadhead a lot (ride empty to a pickup across town). I get groceries and cat food on the way home.
Yup! I'd say that puts you in a whole other league than me. :D I messengered for 18 months in Denver. Loved it and hated it. Rock on, sir!

dcv
11-20-2012, 07:28 PM
My lightest, Scott CR-1 pro conversion. Shares wheelset with the LeMond.
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/Scott%20CR1%20Pro/IMG_20120318_144215.jpg
14.17 lbs as pictured (not quite 12 lbs, Pete)

vvill
11-20-2012, 08:37 PM
How much does that front brake + lever weigh? :D

I spy an eccentric rear hub.

dcv
11-20-2012, 09:04 PM
How much does that front brake + lever weigh? :D

I spy an eccentric rear hub.

I'm pretty sure it would drop into high 13's without the brake. Good eye, ENO eccentric hub is the key to converting any road bike.

GuyContinental
11-21-2012, 11:57 AM
My cross bike is staring at me from my office corner... it says "Pssst! You are going to eat for the next three days straight... leave now and earn your turkey..."

2090

"...oh and fix my hoods, that's just embarrassing"


Number Five is Allliveee!!!

TwoWheelsDC
11-21-2012, 12:06 PM
Number Five is Allliveee!!!

I didn't even notice this part of the post until well after I thought to myself "that bike is Johnny Five!"

Greenbelt
11-21-2012, 09:10 PM
A better picture of mine. :p
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/DSC03085.jpg

Rod and I had a weigh-off of our work bikes at potluck a couple weeks back. Minus the trailers and crates and panniers, of course, but including my tool bag and pump.

He "won" by a mile! His bike was well over 40 pounds if I remember right -- mine was like 35 or something.

Mine equipped for apple pie delivery today:

2092

dcv
11-22-2012, 06:30 AM
My cross bike is staring at me from my office corner... it says "Pssst! You are going to eat for the next three days straight... leave now and earn your turkey..."

2090

"...oh and fix my hoods, that's just embarrassing"


Number Five is Allliveee!!!

Hilarious.
Did your bike come with canti rear brakes and direct pull V brakes up front? Also is the front a mini-v brake? I didn't think integrated brake/shifters worked with long pull V brakes.

The reason I'm asking is I'm planning a drop bar conversion on a bike with V-brakes and about to order mini-V's to work with Tiagara shifters.

dcv
11-22-2012, 06:33 AM
Rod and I had a weigh-off of our work bikes at potluck a couple weeks back. Minus the trailers and crates and panniers, of course, but including my tool bag and pump.

He "won" by a mile! His bike was well over 40 pounds if I remember right -- mine was like 35 or something.

Mine equipped for apple pie delivery today:

2092

That's awesome. So Rod is in the lead with 40lbs, I think Pete can beat that.

Rod Smith
11-22-2012, 08:53 AM
A most dubious distinction. For the record it's sub 40! :mad:

I'm putting on a rigid fork, the stock shock is cooked. I'm hoping that will take a few pounds off.

crysb
11-23-2012, 10:02 PM
Tiny-framed new Cross Check, about a month and a half old with 600 miles on it. This photo is from a ride around Burke Lake today. Gorgeous weather!

2101

dcv
11-24-2012, 07:02 AM
Tiny-framed new Cross Check, about a month and a half old with 600 miles on it. This photo is from a ride around Burke Lake today. Gorgeous weather!

2101
Nice bike. I like Burke Lake, especially in the winter months when there's less people on the trail.

culimerc
11-24-2012, 01:38 PM
not exactly my bikes, but.......
2102
Riding for the Glory of DC and NoVa bike advocacy.

vvill
11-24-2012, 03:12 PM
not exactly my bikes, but.......
2102
Riding for the Glory of DC and NoVa bike advocacy.

Did you get those at The Bike Lane? Revolution?

jrenaut
11-25-2012, 09:33 AM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8058/8217266880_6bbbbe9541_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/8217266880/)
Farmington Canal Heritage Trail (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/8217266880/) by thetejon (http://www.flickr.com/people/thetejon/), on Flickr

Doing a little riding while up in Connecticut for Thanksgiving. The trail was a little disappointing - the website talks about this 80 mile rail trail, but then you realize that most of that is in the "design" stage, and what you actually have is 4 miles full of stop signs. Still, nice to get out.

Also, I realized how lucky we are in this area - Southington, CT, is far from bike-friendly. The 30MPH road we stayed on had no shoulder (or even sidewalks for the most part) and the cars were doing much more than 30. I got buzzed a few times on a 25mph road with no traffic in the opposite direction. Drivers here may be crazy, but at least we have some options.

culimerc
11-26-2012, 07:32 AM
Did you get those at The Bike Lane? Revolution?

The Bike Arl. one is from Revolution in Clarendon, WABA was via the mail/interwebs (I believe, both were gifts)

dbb
11-26-2012, 07:56 AM
Did you get those at The Bike Lane? Revolution?

Revolution generally has the BikeArlington jersey in stock. Remember that your WABA card will get you a discount on a BA jersey!

vvill
11-26-2012, 08:36 AM
Thanks folks. I think I need to get one of those sometime.

GuyContinental
11-26-2012, 08:39 AM
Hilarious.
Did your bike come with canti rear brakes and direct pull V brakes up front? Also is the front a mini-v brake? I didn't think integrated brake/shifters worked with long pull V brakes.

The reason I'm asking is I'm planning a drop bar conversion on a bike with V-brakes and about to order mini-V's to work with Tiagara shifters.

Johnny is an old Lemond Poprad- when I acquired him he had dual Avid shorty canti's... I couldn't stand them up front (Link to thread (http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?2467-Crossbikes-Let-s-talk-brakes&highlight=minimoto)) and settled on a set of Paul Mini-moto linear (short) pull fronts. I now have about 1500 miles on them and am still really jazzed about their performance. Adding the interrupter levers was a great move as well. However, just this morning I found some sort of special slime on Difficult Run trail that lubed up my rim so badly that I lost 95% of my braking power and shot into the trees. Meanwhile, my buddy on his Avid mechanicals merrily went on his way right through the goo. If I could (and felt like spending the money) I'd rebuild that front with a disc but I don't think that the frame has enough life left to justify a new fork.

Only other issue with the Paul (besides cost) is that it takes some fiddling and a 15mm wrench to get it dialed in after a wheelset change (I switch back and forth between a set of commuter slicks and the CX tires). It's not a huge deal but like most Paul products, the documentation is well-neigh nonexistent so some trial and error is in order.

The other huge improvement I recently made was switching from high pressure CX (Hutch Piranha @ 80psi) to low pressure tubeless CX (Michelin Mud2 @ 38-40psi)- off road handling is a TON better at the lower pressures even if my on-piste performance is a bit slower. Also- no more evil pinch flats...

dcv
11-26-2012, 09:00 PM
Johnny is an old Lemond Poprad- when I acquired him he had dual Avid shorty canti's... I couldn't stand them up front (Link to thread (http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?2467-Crossbikes-Let-s-talk-brakes&highlight=minimoto)) and settled on a set of Paul Mini-moto linear (short) pull fronts. I now have about 1500 miles on them and am still really jazzed about their performance. Adding the interrupter levers was a great move as well. However, just this morning I found some sort of special slime on Difficult Run trail that lubed up my rim so badly that I lost 95% of my braking power and shot into the trees. Meanwhile, my buddy on his Avid mechanicals merrily went on his way right through the goo. If I could (and felt like spending the money) I'd rebuild that front with a disc but I don't think that the frame has enough life left to justify a new fork.

Only other issue with the Paul (besides cost) is that it takes some fiddling and a 15mm wrench to get it dialed in after a wheelset change (I switch back and forth between a set of commuter slicks and the CX tires). It's not a huge deal but like most Paul products, the documentation is well-neigh nonexistent so some trial and error is in order.

The other huge improvement I recently made was switching from high pressure CX (Hutch Piranha @ 80psi) to low pressure tubeless CX (Michelin Mud2 @ 38-40psi)- off road handling is a TON better at the lower pressures even if my on-piste performance is a bit slower. Also- no more evil pinch flats...

Thx, I was going to convert a bad boy for my wife but the top tube was too long for drop bar setup. I recently switched to kool stops on my CX, haven't noticed problems w braking. Cantis are a pain to keep adjusted properly.

Rod Smith
11-26-2012, 09:06 PM
I put a new fork on mine.
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/trailer/DSC03135.jpg

dcv
11-26-2012, 09:14 PM
I put a new fork on mine.
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/trailer/DSC03135.jpg

Holy tire clearance! Are you running 26" MTB wheels on a 29'er fork?
Your trailer tires looks overloaded or low on air, what are you hauling?

Rod Smith
11-27-2012, 05:43 PM
Holy tire clearance! Are you running 26" MTB wheels on a 29'er fork?
Your trailer tires looks overloaded or low on air, what are you hauling?

I'm embarrassed. I'd been meaning to pump up those trailer tires. There's maybe 20 psi in that one. Scwalbe Marathons are very stout and forgiving of such errors.

Yes it's a 29er fork on a 26er bike. The new fork matches the stock (100 mm travel) shock's axle to crown measurement. Perhaps I should have accounted for an inch of sag? I didn't think about that. The bars do feel kind of high, but I can lower them. The subtle changes in handling that a change of a degree or two of seat tube/head tube angles are probably lost on me. I doubt I could tell the difference. Which is another reason maybe I should have sourced a slightly shorter fork. It looks a liitle odd but I like it. The old fork was starting to move back and forth like it had (double jointed) knees.

There are times I notice and miss the cushion but for the riding I do, I don't think suspension is worth the weight.

I was hauling cardboard boxes. :p

dcv
12-06-2012, 10:02 AM
I love shopping for me, just got my PFB jersey delivered. Pete, we can be twinsies

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/IMG_20121206_105522.jpg

Will get the BikeArlington and WABA jerseys next, like culimerc

dasgeh
12-07-2012, 09:51 AM
I love PFB's logo! I've been dying to find a poster with the logo but to no avail. Any suggestions?

Oh, and nice jersey.

dcv
12-07-2012, 11:43 AM
I love PFB's logo! I've been dying to find a poster with the logo but to no avail. Any suggestions?

Oh, and nice jersey.

thx, i love this poster - chainring marks are hot

http://annabrones.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/bike-to-work-week.jpg

dcv
12-07-2012, 11:46 AM
more...

http://www.templeadlib.com/files/2011/03/people-for-bikes-signature-poster_2.jpg

sorry don't know where to buy

dcv
12-07-2012, 02:21 PM
not mine but i think i need one of these

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/IMG_20121115_122506.jpg

Bilsko
12-07-2012, 03:20 PM
not mine but i think i need one of these

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/IMG_20121115_122506.jpg

That's kind of like this, right?
http://deblogs.depaul.edu/JessicaBurgwald/Documents/2382087874_498dc60759.jpg

Dirt
12-07-2012, 04:35 PM
That's kind of like this, right?
http://deblogs.depaul.edu/JessicaBurgwald/Documents/2382087874_498dc60759.jpg
I can relate.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8338/8232749162_7feae7cc1f_b.jpg

Bilsko
12-07-2012, 05:32 PM
I can relate.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8338/8232749162_7feae7cc1f_b.jpg

I bet if you ride the fixed gear really fast at a super high cadence, the Doppler effect will cancel out the checks on the right foot so it looks solid black.

/I need to stop reading Randall Munroe's new "What If" blog...

Also, I LOVE me some Vans.

Dirt
12-07-2012, 05:45 PM
Also, I LOVE me some Vans.
It took a few days before anyone at work noticed I was wearing 2 different shoes.

Vicegrip
12-08-2012, 03:37 PM
2133A bike, some free time and an open road.

DaveK
12-10-2012, 08:50 AM
2133A bike, some free time and an open road.

Now that looks familiar...

2138

I was up there on Saturday as well, but this pic is older.

KayakCyndi
12-12-2012, 10:54 AM
Here are my main two rides (for now .... n+1)

2150
2151

Tim Kelley
12-12-2012, 11:15 AM
Here are my main two rides (for now .... n+1)

2150
2151

The pizza boxes would be great to draft behind on longer rides!

TwoWheelsDC
12-12-2012, 12:15 PM
Posting again...don't judge me. This was during the CX races out at Lake FFX.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8339/8266713485_63ea283350.jpg

ejwillis62
12-12-2012, 01:37 PM
2154

My new bike, her name is Grace. Rode her home from Spokes etc. she is awesome.

LIZ

TwoWheelsDC
12-12-2012, 01:55 PM
2154

My new bike, her name is Grace. Rode her home from Spokes etc. she is awesome.

LIZ

Nice. Is that a compact double crank? I can't remember ever seeing a flat-bar with a double...That's waaaay more ELITE than a triple!*

*I own 2 bikes with triples, so I'm not so ELITE

Tim Kelley
12-12-2012, 01:57 PM
*I own 2 bikes with triples, so I'm not so ELITE

I'm sorry, your Strava membership has just been revoked.

ejwillis62
12-12-2012, 01:59 PM
I have no idea I just read your sentence and it was greek to me. I just bought it. It is a 2013 7.6 WSD, I wanted the flat bar instead of the bar that is usually on the road bike. I road home with a total grin on my face it was like it was made for me. I was looking for a new bike and I love purple so I bought her. I couldn't believe I paid what I did for it but I love love love it. I think when you reach 50 you should spoil yourself. :) She is my christmas present. This summer I WILL do my first century ride. Oxon Hill Bike Club here I come.

mstone
12-12-2012, 02:00 PM
Nice. Is that a compact double crank? I can't remember ever seeing a flat-bar with a double...That's waaaay more ELITE than a triple!*

*I own 2 bikes with triples, so I'm not so ELITE

Hmm. I vaguely remember seeing a lot of bikes before triples were even invented. :p

TwoWheelsDC
12-12-2012, 02:05 PM
I'm sorry, your Strava membership has just been revoked.

No no, I got a waiver...see post 184.

Tim Kelley
12-12-2012, 02:09 PM
No no, I got a waiver...see post 184.

Then you should have used the fancy bike on 11th Street (http://app.strava.com/segments/2605142)!

TwoWheelsDC
12-12-2012, 02:13 PM
Then you should have used the fancy bike on 11th Street (http://app.strava.com/segments/2605142)!

It's fancy, not magic...

DismalScientist
12-12-2012, 04:48 PM
I'm on your tail on that hill with my double (but not compact). Of course my bike is from before they invented triples.

dcv
12-16-2012, 10:25 AM
My karma bike, Felt Breed SS CX
I've been posting CL finds on the forum, found this but kept it secret and bought it for myself. Fell off the bike the very next day and broke my leg.
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/Breed/IMG_20121209_095910.jpg

Greenbelt
12-16-2012, 12:46 PM
Merry Christmas to me! This bike has a story. I was waiting all year for it to go on sale, but somebody whose bike was stolen bought it at half off during the Thanksgiving sale. But then, the police recovered his first bike, and it miraculously came back and I was able to buy it from him after all! I'm not quite finished customizing it -- I'm thinking yellow pedals, a collapseable wire basket on the back and maybe a (small) dog basket on the front?
2163

KLizotte
12-16-2012, 01:09 PM
That's a beautiful bike dcv. So sorry about the broken leg; that's gotta hurt. Hope it is feeling better. I say play the sympathy card and get as many Xmas/Hannukah gifts you can milk out of the situation.

jrenaut
12-16-2012, 01:33 PM
My karma bike, Felt Breed SS CX
I've been posting CL finds on the forum, found this but kept it secret and bought it for myself. Fell off the bike the very next day and broke my leg.

It's not unkind to buy a bike you want when you saw it first. You must have been doing something else to cause the broken leg.

dcv
12-16-2012, 02:59 PM
Merry Christmas to me! This bike has a story. I was waiting all year for it to go on sale, but somebody whose bike was stolen bought it at half off during the Thanksgiving sale. But then, the police recovered his first bike, and it miraculously came back and I was able to buy it from him after all! I'm not quite finished customizing it -- I'm thinking yellow pedals, a collapseable wire basket on the back and maybe a (small) dog basket on the front?
2163

What is that? Can't find it with my google-fu.

dcv
12-16-2012, 03:03 PM
That's a beautiful bike dcv. So sorry about the broken leg; that's gotta hurt. Hope it is feeling better. I say play the sympathy card and get as many Xmas/Hannukah gifts you can milk out of the situation.

Thanks, already all over that.


It's not unkind to buy a bike you want when you saw it first. You must have been doing something else to cause the broken leg.

Probably because I know I'll do that again on the next CL find i want to keep, so selfish.

jopamora
12-16-2012, 03:07 PM
What is that? Can't find it with my google-fu.


I think it is a Kona Humu (http://2k12.konaworld.com/asphalt_simplicity.cfm?content=humu).

Greenbelt
12-16-2012, 03:10 PM
I think it is a Kona Humu (http://2k12.konaworld.com/asphalt_simplicity.cfm?content=humu).

Yep, just your standard no suspension drop bar single speed MTB with a rack and fenders, kickstand and folding grocery basket attachment that's also suitable for dog carriage.

2164
2165

Dirt
12-16-2012, 05:04 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8064/8278352799_3f9f6c1079_b.jpg
Tank certified bridge. Canadian bike with American flag.

dcv
12-18-2012, 09:45 AM
So hard to focus on work when I just keep ordering bike stuff for myself. Maybe I can try to convince CL sellers to make deliveries...

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/IMG_20121218_101445.jpg

krazygl00
12-18-2012, 12:42 PM
So hard to focus on work when I just keep ordering bike stuff for myself. Maybe I can try to convince CL sellers to make deliveries...


Darn nice bars :-) I have a set of those myself in white (the aluminum version) waiting to get installed.

Vicegrip
12-18-2012, 04:20 PM
Hope you get rid of the silver bar set soon!

Dirt
12-19-2012, 06:02 PM
We never think about the feelings of our household appliances. They must have dreams and aspirations, but we never notice. This really hit home with me today. The vacuum cleaner looked so lonely. It really bugged me that I never do anything for it, yet it does so much for me and my family. I can't believe how selfishly I've behaved over the years. I cried about this for 10 minutes... then decided to man-up and do the right thing.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8081/8289701198_1fb816696a_b.jpg
I took it for a bike ride. I've never seen it so happy. :D

Taking a vacuum cleaner for a bike is actually quite a bit of work... I got tired in the middle of the ride.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8492/8288641879_cf227b3e83_b.jpg
Fortunately there was a couch available for a Bike Power Nap. :D

The world I live in is a happy place.

Hugs and kisses,

Dirt.

Dirt
12-19-2012, 06:03 PM
That sofa was FREAKIN' COMFY! I may hook up the trailer and go back for that thing later.

dcv
12-19-2012, 06:11 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8492/8288641879_cf227b3e83_b.jpg
Fortunately there was a couch available for a Bike Power Nap. :D


You should publish a coffee table book of your power nap series, I'd buy it.

Dirt
12-19-2012, 06:16 PM
You should publish a coffee table book of your power nap series, I'd buy it.
Dkeg is the king of that group. His photos are really the best of the best.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1783301@N21/

Dirt
12-19-2012, 06:18 PM
Dkeg is the king of that group. His photos are really the best of the best.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1783301@N21/
Although the photo that Mark got of the bench collapsing under Sean and I while we were Bike Power Napping was pretty damn amazing.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8060/8238542741_c201f0f301_b.jpg

dcv
12-19-2012, 06:27 PM
Dkeg is the king of that group. His photos are really the best of the best.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1783301@N21/

this is so awesome, why doesn't this have it's own thread?

Dirt
12-19-2012, 06:36 PM
this is so awesome, why doesn't this have it's own thread?
It flies under the radar on Flickr... Every now and then a few people discover it and the awesome comments explode. I contribute to at least 2 dozen different photo groups and this is pretty much my fave.

Dirt
12-19-2012, 06:38 PM
this is so awesome, why doesn't this have it's own thread?
I almost died a horrible death on the first attempt at getting this one:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7156/6533292341_b349ee2c1b_b.jpg
Thus the wimp-out photo of me sleeping in front of the truck.

Bilsko
12-19-2012, 07:31 PM
You should publish a coffee table book of your power nap series, I'd buy it.
Couch looks like it could use some vacuuming.

KLizotte
12-19-2012, 08:58 PM
That sofa was FREAKIN' COMFY! I may hook up the trailer and go back for that thing later.

Umm, I don't want to rain on your parade but a lot of those couches, beds, etc. are on the curb because of bed bugs (ekkkk!). In case you haven't seen the news reports over the past few years, there is a bed bug epidemic. I got bitten in a Paris hotel and it was most definitely *not* pleasant (fortunately none of the little buggers flew home with me).

Dirt
12-20-2012, 04:30 AM
Umm, I don't want to rain on your parade but a lot of those couches, beds, etc. are on the curb because of bed bugs (ekkkk!). In case you haven't seen the news reports over the past few years, there is a bed bug epidemic. I got bitten in a Paris hotel and it was most definitely *not* pleasant (fortunately none of the little buggers flew home with me).
What is art if you don't have to suffer for it? Actually I think the dog urine kinda helps with the bed bugs. :D

consularrider
12-20-2012, 06:13 AM
I almost died a horrible death on the first attempt at getting this one:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7156/6533292341_b349ee2c1b_b.jpg
Thus the wimp-out photo of me sleeping in front of the truck.
Nice socks!

Bilsko
12-20-2012, 08:14 AM
We never think about the feelings of our household appliances. They must have dreams and aspirations, but we never notice. This really hit home with me today. The vacuum cleaner looked so lonely. It really bugged me that I never do anything for it, yet it does so much for me and my family. I can't believe how selfishly I've behaved over the years. I cried about this for 10 minutes... then decided to man-up and do the right thing.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8081/8289701198_1fb816696a_b.jpg
I took it for a bike ride. I've never seen it so happy. :D

Taking a vacuum cleaner for a bike is actually quite a bit of work... I got tired in the middle of the ride.
The world I live in is a happy place.

Hugs and kisses,

Dirt.

I think the vacuum cleaner needs company. Next, potted plants. (http://www.etsy.com/listing/112524693/bike-planter-in-black-a-planter-for-your)
http://img3.etsystatic.com/006/1/6170339/il_570xN.395162875_47dq.jpg

PeteD
12-20-2012, 02:26 PM
You're not in traffic, you *are* traffic:

http://www.denitto.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/bike.jpg

jrenaut
12-22-2012, 04:12 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8357/8298505270_05bf59cc91.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/8298505270/)
New bike (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/8298505270/) by thetejon (http://www.flickr.com/people/thetejon/), on Flickr

ShawnoftheDread
12-22-2012, 04:43 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8357/8298505270_05bf59cc91.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/8298505270/)
New bike (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/8298505270/) by thetejon (http://www.flickr.com/people/thetejon/), on Flickr

Nice. But tell us more about those maple syrup old bay biscuits.

jrenaut
12-22-2012, 04:44 PM
Nice. But tell us more about those maple syrup old bay biscuits.
They weren't very maple sugary, but they were awesome. You can make some, they're not hard (http://www.complainthub.com/blog/maple-syrup-old-bay-biscuits).

Greenbelt
12-23-2012, 06:19 PM
Now fully equipped (and fueling up at Potbelly's)
2189
(and first grocery run)
2190
(OK, maybe one more... Can you tell I like this bike?)
2191

KayakCyndi
01-05-2013, 01:15 PM
N+1 has arrived. Volagi Viaje -- steel frame, carbon forks, and disc brakes! Rides so smooth and stops so well. Love it!

2218

dcv
01-05-2013, 05:03 PM
N+1 has arrived. Volagi Viaje -- steel frame, carbon forks, and disc brakes! Rides so smooth and stops so well. Love it!

2218

Sweet, is that a 650 front wheel or an optical illusion? You'll be easy to spot on that bike.

KayakCyndi
01-05-2013, 06:20 PM
Optical illusion. It's 700cc front and back.

rpiretti
01-12-2013, 07:57 AM
My '83 Fuji, Del Rey. :) Couldn't figure out how to do a full picture.

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vvill
01-12-2013, 10:04 AM
My '83 Fuji, Del Rey. :) Couldn't figure out how to do a full picture.
Full pictures need to be hosted somewhere first so you can embed them. Though once you upload them to the forum (as an attachment) you can embed them afterwards. e.g.:

http://bikearlingtonforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2266&d=1357998442

vvill
01-12-2013, 10:07 AM
My newest bike, an Australian resident. Comfort/endurance road bike, although with a shorter wheelbase than my main road bike. Full Sora 2013 groupset.
http://www.pedalroom.com/p/polygon-helios-c30-8933_1.jpg

Sorry for the non driveside pic. This is cropped from a larger image.

dcv
01-12-2013, 12:06 PM
My newest bike, an Australian resident. Comfort/endurance road bike, although with a shorter wheelbase than my main road bike. Full Sora 2013 groupset.
http://www.pedalroom.com/p/polygon-helios-c30-8933_1.jpg

Sorry for the non driveside pic. This is cropped from a larger image.

You have a pretty high S number

TwoWheelsDC
01-12-2013, 03:32 PM
Heading out to Naked Mountain. The cows either really disliked me, or really disliked my bike. I'm guessing it was me.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8219/8374500582_891273b017_z.jpg

dcv
01-12-2013, 06:58 PM
new compact drops. guess where this is
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/Breed/IMG_20130108_133624.jpg

bluerider
01-12-2013, 07:08 PM
new compact drops. guess where this is
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/Breed/IMG_20130108_133624.jpg

I really love that Felt. I wish I would have seen that on CL.

Dirt
01-12-2013, 07:26 PM
new compact drops. guess where this is
I can see where the new bars are. They are at the end of your stem. ;)

Great photo. Looks like you had a good ride on the CCT today. I'll be out on it tomorrow. Falls Church to Lorton, Laurel Hill, Fountainhead and Meadowood. Should be a great day for it.

Dirt
01-13-2013, 06:39 PM
Weird day to be out riding today. Lovely ride though. It was a lot of fun.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8213/8378456238_e9a78eb4e2_b.jpg

Vrede
01-16-2013, 04:00 PM
Schwinn Varsity Circa 1964
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8078/8388031490_b98ebc1c1e_z.jpg
Cannondale R1000 2005 Ultegra
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8082/8388031898_e7cb6b91cd_z.jpg
Gunnar Streetdog
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8365/8388031530_d056ebc5fe_z.jpg
Specialized Langster Seattle
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8368/8386945643_dac044289f_z.jpg

Vrede
01-16-2013, 04:01 PM
Cannondale CAAD9 2010 Sram Red
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8468/8386966325_cb9e010f18_z.jpg
Cannondale Caffeine F4 XTR
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8351/8386945499_94fe7caf43_z.jpg
Cannondale Flash Sram XO and Hayes
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8076/8386946063_27b463090a_z.jpg
Cannondale Hooligan
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8046/8388031960_ba08e73c2d_z.jpg

Vrede
01-16-2013, 04:02 PM
Cannondale SuperSix Sram Red
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8193/8388071712_8a676bb199_z.jpg
Dahon Uno
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8196/8388072200_c99ebf3557_z.jpg

KLizotte
01-16-2013, 04:32 PM
Holy cow! You own 10 bikes?! You must have a separate garage just for them.

Vrede
01-16-2013, 04:44 PM
I'm missing two more, haha. I have 10 of them in a one bedroom apartment!

dcv
01-16-2013, 07:08 PM
I'm missing two more, haha. I have 10 of them in a one bedroom apartment!
nice stable

vvill
01-16-2013, 07:59 PM
Very nice indeed. I like seeing the small wheels (Hooligan and the Dahon). The Gunnar is cool too. Your Cannondale 29er appears to have a flat front tire. :(

KLizotte
01-16-2013, 10:44 PM
I can't figure out the Hooligan. What kinda riding does one do on that kinda bike? Just curious.

Vrede
01-16-2013, 11:00 PM
Thanks Everyone. Yeah the mtb's don't get ridden much. I'm a roadie at heart. The hooligan is a mini velo with a strong, low clearance frame. Good for bombing through the city park and jumping up or off curbs.

dcv
01-19-2013, 02:33 PM
Weird day to be out riding today. Lovely ride though. It was a lot of fun.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8213/8378456238_e9a78eb4e2_b.jpg


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/Breed/IMG_20130119_094043.jpg

Hey Pete, your giant bike makes mine look like a kids bike. Look at the saddle height relative to the railing.

Dirt
01-23-2013, 08:35 AM
Hey Pete, your giant bike makes mine look like a kids bike. Look at the saddle height relative to the railing.
The difference is that you're human-sized.

Last night's ride at Wakefield:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8511/8407343454_2447dfe81e_b.jpg
It was cold out there. Fun ride though!

Dirt
01-23-2013, 08:43 AM
I can't figure out the Hooligan. What kinda riding does one do on that kinda bike? Just curious.
There's been a phenomena of mini velo, or "small bikes" for many years. They're big in Japan. Lots of people use them around town because they handle quickly, accelerate quickly and are really fun to ride. They also take up less rack space and are very easy to fit in elevators and carry up and down stairs. The wheels are light, but SUPER durable. They're great for people who live in an apartment and scoot around town.

The Hooligan is a very interesting take on the mini velo. Not sure if Cannondale intended them to be a true mini velo.. they look quite different. It has all the same elements though.

Dickie
01-24-2013, 02:50 PM
Finally getting around to posting my rides.

My favorite bike to ride is my 2004 Bianchi SL3, Aluminum frame, Carbon fork, Campy Centaur through-out, corners like a cat on carpet, but still pretty comfy... I call her Priscilla. She's the boss!

2323

I just purchased a cross bike for winter/crap weather riding, Cannondale Caadx6 with Tiagra. LOVE it... such a comfy ride, never been happier. His name is Ollie. Notice the Sandy Hook sticker on the top tube!

2326

And finally my get around town single speed Specialized Globe Daily 1 for weekend outings with my wife to Bayou bakery. He's so slow I have to dress in appropriate clothing. His name is Stratford.

2325

americancyclo
01-24-2013, 03:23 PM
I'm missing two more, haha. I have 10 of them in a one bedroom apartment!
If you need to get rid of the Uno to make room, let me know! Love the look of that folder.

DaveK
01-24-2013, 06:41 PM
I just purchased a cross bike for winter/crap weather riding, Cannondale Caadx6 with Tiagra. LOVE it... such a comfy ride, never been happier. His name is Ollie. Notice the Sandy Hook sticker on the top tube!

2326

Hi there, CaadX buddy!

Did you have any issues getting those fenders to mount to the fork? It looks like the large attachment points on the fenders won't actually fit snug up to the fork for most types of fender (Planet Bike, etc).