I know it's not the most important question, what is important is to ride and use our legs… but it can be interesting…
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What bike(s) do you use?
posted 2011/10/04 00:25 Visibility: World
posted 2011/10/04 00:45 Visibility: World by reflets_de_vert
last edited on 2011/10/04 02:50 by reflets_de_vert
I use many bikes (too much, maybe…) and like all kind of bikes (except BSOs).
A vitus 787 race bike. It's an alloy bike, special and pleasant to ride. I have put triathlon bars on it. I have some work to modify this bike, for example to put a bar end shifter instead of the original brake-shift RX100 lever…
A mountain bike. Not a good one, but full suspended, rather high, and fun. It's alloy. Great and fun for snow. I must upgrade it, it's useful.
An old Motobécane (Reynolds 531 frame)… a good bike, but I have work with it.
An Optima baron 20-26 recumbent bike (alloy). It has thin tires (max 1.3 inch). It's my favorite bike. I like to use it for long travels. It's very comfortable and extremely fast, but doesn't like potholes.
A Rainbow Longo 20-20 recumbent bike, suspended, with a steel Cr-Mo frame. I use it for my work. It's slightly less comfortable than the baron, heavier, and much slower, but is very solid, pretty simple, and likes potholes (especially with the 1.75 inch tires it has for now). The center of gravity is near the rear wheel - it has its advantages.
posted 2011/10/04 01:53 Visibility: World
Dahon Expresso Foldable bike with a 26'' Wheel.
Small enough to be allowed in the public transportation but still too big =) Works very good for the bumps in the roads here in Lisbon.
posted 2011/10/04 10:23 Visibility: World
a road bike (b'twin) adapted for touring, that is, with rack and panniers, a larger tire (28mm) and with a shorter stem....
posted 2012/09/24 17:13 Visibility: World
1992 GT Zaskar … a heavyweight but reliable companion offroad as well as in the urban jungle of Berlin.
posted 2012/09/24 17:32 Visibility: World
I love to ride my old Müsing Mares equipped with campagnolo parts...onroad racer...but not the bike, you wanna use for shopping ;-}
apart from this one a have an old hardtail MTB from Gepida...its really heavy made of steel frame, but it has a baggage porter for my backrollers...
so the upper one is for fun and easy going and the lower one is for the use in the city...it never get's lost
posted 2012/09/24 18:26 Visibility: World
Anything steel/real or recycled...
Blue Colnago steel with campy ~'92 - took 3rd place in the Earth Day Road Race this year against truckloads of carbon fiber ridden by youngsters.
Giant MTB with front suspension and just about indestructable as our 13 year old son has proven time and time again.
Two steel hybrids with front suspension - from somewhere in Portugal - good for our volunteers and beer runs
Two mini cycles for the wee-ones, rusted, heavy as concrete and completely indestructable. Put the kids on bikes when they're young and they'll love them their entire life - Woohoo!
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posted 2012/09/26 22:43 Visibility: World by roelguldemond
last edited on 2013/01/28 18:56 by roelguldemond
I am dreaming to finish my custom built steel PiRiNi. Built by Pijnen Race Ossendrecht, Netherlands. Will be equipped with Rohloff-gear. Still have to choose and buy parts.
Actually my Anlan, Czech built MTB, customized as messenger bike (perfect for the cobble stones here in Lille near Roubaix).
Or: Peugeot '60, mixed frame, Swalbe marathon (cobble stones!) - BULLS Alu racer Raleigh Magnum '86, Sturmey Archer 7 speed - Galibier belgium '60 or older, woman - Mercier belgium '60 or older, woman - Be-One (Batavus) MTB - M5 recumbent '70, dutch built - Intercycle Batavus '70 foldable - '00E
When travelling: Dahon Vitesse SRAM 3V. A super comfortable foldable bike.
posted 2012/09/30 10:56 Visibility: World
Hello, I am new to the group.
In deed I am not a professional cyclist, usually have it in the house during the winter. About the bike:
Mine is just an ordinary KTM about ten years old - this season it brought me from Vienna to Budapest and the daily tours sum up 2200 km.
You can visit me on http://www.bikemap.net/user/drfreudsneighbour
posted 2013/01/28 15:52 Visibility: World
Anything, really anything. Last bike trip I did on a bike for kids. But it was only for a couple of days and because the other option was walking.
Usually I'm using any decent second hand bike. Easy to find anywhere (for example Phnom Penh, Ulaan Baatar, Bangkok) and I don't have to worry about the transport or if someone wanna steal it.
Also quite cheap. I always payed between USD 25 - 80.
posted 2013/01/30 23:34 Visibility: World
Hi everybody! I ride a Create fixed gear bike. Not really comfortable for riding in Rome, but really nice, colorful and "cheap" for a fixed gear! I love it!
posted 2013/02/01 02:00 Visibility: World
Uuuh - great thread! Intersting how many differnt styles of bikes we had already in it. Pictures would be very interesting. I will upload some when I have access to a camera. My favourite bike is build out of a '54 "Diamant"-frame and '50 hubs builded by Fichtel & Sachs. The rest is customized with rather modern, but not flashy parts. I love the combination and I don't want to change with anyone.
The second is a rather fancy tandem I was also building by myself out of a '84 Tandem Frame by Schauff - I removed the painting and brushed the steel (yes it would become rusty, when riding in the rain), Maillard hubs also from the eighties. The rest is customized with f.e. silver Nokons, Brooks-sattles and a mechanic dual-pull-brake-lever made by Magura :-)
@pablobd: Great you're riding anyway