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Who rides bicycles and what are you riding

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

  1. BetweenRides

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    As you might be able to tell from my nick and avatar, Cycling is my first passion, so I'm going to do this one at a time. This is my main roadie, a Merlin Cyrene custom Ti. I had this built up in the Fall of 2004, so I'm now entering my ninth season with this bike. As of yesterday, 35, 241.2 miles on the frame and the Brooks saddle. I'm on my third set of wheels and second set of shifters.
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    Merlin really established the standard for Titanium many years ago. Unfortunately they were bought out by American Bicycle Group (ABG) and run into the ground. The brand was shut down about 4 years ago and sold to Competitive Cyclist 2 years ago. CC has just this week re-released the Merlin Extralight. I am hoping it is a resounding success and that they bring back the Cyrene, which is one of the most beautiful bikes ever made, IMHO. What made the Cyrene unique was the engraving used instead of decals and paint. It is the ultimate low maintenance ride, never rusts and a wash and quick rubdown with a Scotchbrite pad will bring it back to near new and perfect condition. Here's a few closeups of the engraving and my avatar when the bike was new:
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    The Cyrene is the single most expensive thing I have ever bought for myself and it took a lot of brownie points and convincing before the wife signed off on it. It's been a great investment. I never grow tired of riding it and it is literally like new. I expect it will last for many years to come.
     
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  2. aphex2k

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    Merlin make excellent frames. Very jealous! Lovely saddle too. Must be a dream to ride. Are the forks ti too? Love the head tube where it oversizes. Mmmm....
     
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  3. Zargon

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    I ride a schwin le-tour lux
     
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    I am getting older, traded in the mountain bike foe something more comfortable:

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    Trek 7300 Hybrid by D Julian, on Flickr
     
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    A :censored: mongoose mountain bike from walmart. Can't complain though, have over 3000 miles on it and the only things it ever needs are breaks (well, and two rims because mine are slightly bent, but i dont have the money for that :) )
     
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  6. BetweenRides

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    Thank you! Rides like butta. The fork is carbon fiber.
     
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    Merida Matts Trail 100-D.
    Not top of the range, but tough as nails. I've got some scars from bad falls and the paint isn't even scratched...
     
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  8. plumberroy

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    Today I paid for my "Grail bike" It is still at the local bike shop getting the goodies I wanted extra. It is a new bike built on a new frame they had setting for a couple seasons . This allowed me to get a deal on it and get it in the color I like best. It is a steel frame bike. Pictures to follow when it gets here
    Roy
     
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    I ride a Republic Bikes fixed gear around in Madison. I think they're more fun for some reason.
     
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  10. velotech

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    My primary bike right now is a Niner EMD. I love this bike! Right now set up with 2.4 Panaracers for winter riding.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
     
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    Rode a Haro nyquist for years until I took a face plant off a hand rail. Yeah I was one of those teenagers I still have that bike hanging in the shed along with my old gt performer. Now I have a Scott I can't remember the model as a road/trail cruiser. I wanna get a full suspension bike and try some downhill.

    sent from my fancy dancy phone that'll soon be outdated or broken
     
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    Just sold the Specialized FSR Comp. Now I'm rockin my old Cannondale M400. Tough as nails.
     
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    I had this, Zaskar LE - full XTR.

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    And turned it into this, Yeti ASR SL - full XTR

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    I have a project 346 basman regular 7 speed in matte black

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    I ride a 2012 Giant Trance X4 mountain bike and for commuting a 2009 Giant Defy 3! Both really great bikes but my trance is my favourite, i love a bit of off road! Will try and post pics!

    Cheers, Neil!
     
  16. BetweenRides

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    This is my steel frame touring/climbing bike with the Dura Ace Triple.
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    Close up of the Brooks Saddle:
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  17. plumberroy

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    I put a lot of miles on a workmans industrial trike we had them in a factory I worked in for 8 years