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Who rides bicycles and what are you riding

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by plumberroy, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. plumberroy

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    I have road on and off for years. Got away from riding when we moved down here . I road most of the summer in 2010 untill we got busy looking for a house to buy. I hadn't rode since. I decided about a month ago I'm going to get back to riding for my health . I just feel better and have a better mental attitude when I ride . I have an old raleigh C30 made in 1993 the first year they made the model bike ugly as sin but it rides good and is a cro-moly frame I upgraded to thumb shifters from the old twist shifter this year. I have an old concord freedom 12 early 80's road bike I made into a single speed . And this year I broke down and bought me a quality bike I got a surly steamroller. With the weather and such I am only riding 3-4 mile a day right now. But I am already starting to see less back pain and stiffness
    My ugly old raleigh, the stem riser was removed
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    My concord , I am still playing with what rear cog to use
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    And here is my new to me steamroller.
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    Roy
     
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    2008 Specialized Rockhopper with 2824 miles on the odometer :)
     
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    [quote="MatBlack, post: 1465771, member: specialized allez elite and a trek 6500
     
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    631 steel tubed mountain bike made by as company called Pipedream, built up myself with XT, Formula Ora disc brakes, Rockshox Revelation with upgraded spring. I love it. It's exactly what I need in a hardtail. I've built numerous bikes over the years but this is my favourite so far.

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    Started with a Bianchi Alloro WAY back when. Moved up to a Trek 2300 when I moved to the Bay Area in 1988. Finally upgraded to a Specialized Roubaix 2 years ago

    Loving it.
     
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    A (Wally World) Genesis V2100 mountain bike (if you will.) I take it to the lake and ride around the trails and such, which it seems to be doing pretty well. I know its pretty bad, but I wanted to try mountain biking for a little before buying a nice bike.[​IMG]

    I am also in the process of becoming the owner of an abandoned 2004 Specialized Big Hit Spec, which will need some TLC but will be worth it in the long run. It needs a new chain, rear derailleur, and seat. The good news is the fork, frame, and wheels are all in great condition. It will be my first mid end bike, which msrp'd at $880 in 04. I know its a downhill bike, so once I fix it I intend on trading/selling it and getting a nice bike.

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  7. Evilbunny

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    I do its good for you and because i cant drive.
     
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    ill have to post mine when i haul them out of the basement. big into cycling of all kinds.
     
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    Nice!
    I haven't drove since 2001. Living in Michigan makes winter riding interesting, but I get out about 4-5+ days a week on either my road bike or mountain bike. Riding keeps me in shape and makes me feel good....not to mention all the fun I have!

    Riding home with a backpack overfilled with heavy groceries sucks, but the money saved over the last 12 years had allowed me to live a much more simple, slower and relaxed lifestyle, and freed up funds for other things.
    Considering I grew up working in my Dads racecar shop for 10+ years and driving all sorts of sweet cars, the crossover was hard and I do miss driving at times.

    I ride an 2010 Giant TCR-2 Advanced and a Cannondale Rush "Lefty"
    When I get to my other computer I'll post some pics.
     
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    :( A dinky, local store brand beach cruiser.
     
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    2009 or 10, Specialized Langster Single Speed

    Sent from the Jungle.
     
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    I had a couple of sweet bikes but I can't ride anymore. Not till muh back gets better.
     
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    Stories? :D
     
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    i was born 13 years ago and havent been able to drive since. ;)
     
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    :rofl: I always assume everyone around here is older than me.
    I was kinda hoping for DUI stories or something but I guess not.
     
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    It's only logical. i am kidding.
     
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    I've got two I ride when its nice (Colorado). Raleigh old fart style bike for town and a sweet Gary Fisher mountain bike-both ORANGE! ;)
     
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    Specialized tricross
     
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    The only bike in the house is my son's. it's a Santa Cruz.


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    I commute on a fisher 29er, black/orange
     
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