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Discussion in 'Travel' started by Evilbunny, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Evilbunny

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    I searched but couldn't find a thread on it I know quite alot of us ride bikes I NEED PICS! Motor or pedal I don't have pics of my dirtbikes :l but here is what I always ride. Sorry for large pictures [​IMG][​IMG]Cheap ebay computer.
     
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  2. flatblackcapo

    flatblackcapo EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    It is nice to see other people ride on here. Here is a old pic of one of my track bikes.Cannondale Capo @ 13.6 lbs
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  3. Evilbunny

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    I was debating on if I should camo my bike frame and such - woodland marpat or multicam thoughts?
     
  4. WillAdams

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    I've recently begun riding my daughter's bike (a Trek 820) to work --- did find a couple of threads on bicycling here --- search for ``bicycle''.

    Still debating on which accessories to get (starting w/ a small underseat bag --- want to get a rack so I don't have to wear a backpack though, and really should get a light and I'd like a trip computer....)
     
  5. Evilbunny

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    The cheap one I bought is terrible and I have spent more in batteries than I paid for it $10 $5 a battery. No english manual and such. Buy a decent one if your going to. I am putting a co2 pump on it and panniers soon. and a mount for my gps
     
  6. defuse kit

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    I have since changed a few things on it, removed the kickstand, changed the crankset, and changed the pedals, but here's mine.

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  7. flatblackcapo

    flatblackcapo EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I won't get all preachy on you but think about getting a helmet first. A $20 bell helmet will protect you just about as well as a $300 helmet they all have to pass the same tests. The more money you spend the lighter the helmet gets and the cooler your head stays. Ok I won't mention it again. Bike computers just drop the coin on a Cateye and you won't be sorry. They start around 20-25 bucks and they are all reliable and accurate if programed right (it is not hard just read the instructions)
    I say you make your own Evilbunny camo . A Evilbunny stencil and a few colors of your choice BAM! Evilbunny camo!
     
  8. graham_s
    • In Omnia Paratus

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    Here's mine.

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  9. sungame

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    I ride a Focus Black Forest 4.0 (?)

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    sykkel by thesungame, on Flickr (sorry about the horrible phone pic).

    Focus is a German brand that sell decent bikes at decent prices. This was the absolutely cheapest bike I could find with good disc brakes, a Shimano XT drivetrain and a decent suspension fork with lockout. Granted, the fork could have been even better, but since I weigh next to nothing, it works great for me.

    The Black Forest is a full fledged MTB / trail bike. However, as I cannot afford to own more than one bike, I use it for everything, from trail riding for fun to trips to the store. I guess I ride about 35% trail, 35% gravel and 25% tarmac.

    I have forsaken speed and comfort on tarmac for control on the trails, so I run with the Continental X-King tires that came with the bike. They are a bit slower and noisier on tarmac than the Maxxis Cross Mark i had on my previous bike, but way safer in mud or on wet roots and rocks.

    All in all, I think this is a fun little bike that also works OK for daily trips around my little rural community. In fact, I am taking it to the fish monger later today!
     
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  10. BSR

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    Here's my SUB (Sport Utility Bike). Bianchi Milano with an Xtracycle Free-Radical extension on the back. Grocery hauling, errand-running, and even used to take the kids to school (they're bigger now). Keeps me out of the SUV and more active.

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  11. sungame

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    Cool! Is the rear luggage rack made from an old skateboard, or does it just look that way? Anyway, it looks really nice!

    Personally, I use a bike trailer for transporting kids and groceries. That way, I can use the same bike for trail biking and running errands.
     
  12. BSR

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    It's sort of meant to look surfboard/skateboard-like, but that's the way it comes from Xtracycle. It has plastic hooks underneath that snap into the aluminum bars to keep the whole assembly rigid. They sell a cushion (not shown) for passengers, or even small strap-in seats for toddlers who might fall off. Or you can just strap stuff to the top.

    The Free-Radical is a kit that can be attached to any bike (they have 26" & 700c kits). I got this one second-hand off craigslist and have used it for several years. The nylon pannier-bags on the side are getting worn and have a few holes on the inside but still hold grocery bags just fine. Max load I ever put on it was close to 200lbs (not counting my 215) and that made it fairly challenging to ride around. This particular bike has an internal hub with 8 gears and works well for city biking.

    Last year I rigged up speakers on both sides (about 80lbs with batteries) and used it as a portable sound system for some night-time rides and block parties. It's a pretty versatile rig. If I ever have to replace it I will probably opt for a similar bike that's purpose-built like a Yuba Mundo -- it would end up being stiffer and more rugged than my current bike.
     
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    Ugh can't post pictures or a link but if you google bassman project 346 I have one of those in all matt black :)
     
  14. mbakes

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    I haven't been riding much since I started training for a Goruck Light:

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    You could experiment with camo tape first to see if you like it.

    Cheers, Ted
     
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    [​IMG] my road bike I bought this year. Felt f75
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    My mountain/race bike single speed vassago jabber wocky

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    How I got my bikes home from a friends house one day.


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    Here's my stable.
    1996 Scott Vertigo LSD - Bought it new, still a comfortable bike on the rocky trails. Rebuilt the Judy XC with speed springs and replaced the rear shock with an adjustable Fox Vanilla.
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    2009 Windsor Cliff 29'er - Had to try out a 29'er, and this was a nicely appointed bike for a reasonable price.
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    1995 Cannondale M500 w/Amp F3XC fork - Bought new and rode a few races back in the '90's. It's my street/rails to trails bike now. Just over 20#, it will always be my favorite. The horns have been removed :)
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    2009 Giant Reign X1-Fox 36r Shocks + more goodies
     
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