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frogbs
May 5, 2004
Well well well

EvilJoven posted:

Ran into someone riding a hand built titanium MTB with a one of a kind suspension fork based off of something he saw on a motorcycle or something. It was wild.



gently caress, this rules. And square tubing too?! Awesome. Did he build it himself or say who did it for him?

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EvilJoven
Mar 18, 2005


Fun Shoe

He built it by hand. Has a parent on the fork, too.

bicievino
Feb 5, 2015



Shadowhand00 posted:

I saw a super nice panasonic randonneur bike a few years ago at NAHBS:

https://theradavist.com/2018/02/2018-nahbs-panasonic-randonneur-with-shimano-ultegra/

They make some really cool stuff.

Super jealous of that Motobecane . What an excellent find. Same with the Cinelli.

I liked that this bike had electronic shifting that didn't actually work at all, but they put on there for nahbs aesthetic.

Had a nice evening mtb ride after work today.

bicievino fucked around with this message at 05:45 on Apr 23, 2021

Unsinkabear
Jun 8, 2013

Ensign, raise the beariscope.







bicievino posted:

I liked that this bike had electronic shifting that didn't actually work at all, but they put on there for nahbs aesthetic.

Had a nice evening mtb ride after work today.


That is one fine-rear end bicycle.

e.pilot
Nov 20, 2011

MR.FUSION
#TEAMTRASHMILES


bicievino posted:

I liked that this bike had electronic shifting that didn't actually work at all, but they put on there for nahbs aesthetic.

Had a nice evening mtb ride after work today.


PolishPandaBear
Apr 10, 2009


@bici, that lilac is awesome.

Here's my Timberjack after a wet day on the trails. No rain the past few days, but there was still a ton of 6" deep pools on the trail and a lot of leaves holding in moisture.

bicievino
Feb 5, 2015



Raaad, your bike looks thirsty. Leaning over to sip from a stream.

I haven't experienced the joy of wet leaves on my mtb yet. We went straight from "snow on the ground/rainy every ride" to "holy poo poo it's dusty" here in Seattle.

PolishPandaBear
Apr 10, 2009


bicievino posted:

Raaad, your bike looks thirsty. Leaning over to sip from a stream.

I haven't experienced the joy of wet leaves on my mtb yet. We went straight from "snow on the ground/rainy every ride" to "holy poo poo it's dusty" here in Seattle.

Haha, I was the thirsty one. Dumb of me to go on a 4 hour ride with only one bottle, but at least it was a fairly cool day. One of the rivnuts on the downtube had loosened and I couldn't get the bolt out to add another cage. I was able to crimp it tighter after the ride.

Wet leaves are sketchy, tough to get traction when climbing over wet rocks and leaves.

Probably TMI, but I've been dealing with a Giardia infection that went undiagnosed for seven months and I was extra freaked out a bit by the water getting splashed everywhere. I ended up unscrewing the top of the bottle to drink in an attempt to avoid contact with raw groundwater or mud droplets. I should probably get a hydration pack.

I guess I'd prefer dusty right now.

Steve French
Sep 7, 2003



My tan wall senderos were getting pretty worn, and now that I have a hardtail I probably wont ride my gravel bike on quite as much rowdy terrain. So Ive swapped to something better for the pavement and hard pack I ride most of the time (and I basically never ride in the wet).

Went with the Venture, same size. Tan wall was not in stock, so its back in black:



And aforementioned hardtail which Ive just refreshed to loan for a ride to mr dick wood himself

Ropes4u
May 2, 2009



Steve French posted:

My tan wall senderos were getting pretty worn, and now that I have a hardtail I probably wont ride my gravel bike on quite as much rowdy terrain. So Ive swapped to something better for the pavement and hard pack I ride most of the time (and I basically never ride in the wet).

Went with the Venture, same size. Tan wall was not in stock, so its back in black:



And aforementioned hardtail which Ive just refreshed to loan for a ride to mr dick wood himself



I love that RLT

ExecuDork
Feb 25, 2007

We might be fucked, sir.

Fallen Rib


Get an orange collar for your dog, make it all match 100%.

Very nice bikes.

And a very fine doggo.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



ExecuDork posted:

Get an orange collar for your dog, make it all match 100%.

Very nice bikes.

And a very fine doggo.

Dog singular???

Biggus Duckus
Feb 13, 2012



Obligatory Cathedral Park shot

ExecuDork
Feb 25, 2007

We might be fucked, sir.

Fallen Rib

kimbo305 posted:

Dog singular???

Sneaky little doggo in the background! I didn't see you! Yes, all good doggos get bright orange! (and all doggos are good doggos, duh)

LoudPipesSaveLives
Apr 30, 2007

Make a shit-load of noise, not war.



My red bike has been on a slight diet this Autumn. I got some Mavic Heliums for it and also swapped out the (comfy) Selle Rolls saddle for a (very comfy) Fizik Arione. It's now 9.26kg which is heavy for a modern bike but I think light for a steel bike.

frogbs
May 5, 2004
Well well well

Biggus Duckus posted:

Obligatory Cathedral Park shot


Beautiful bike, and one of my favorite places in Portland!

cursedshitbox
May 20, 2012

Your rear-end wont survive my hammering.





Fun Shoe

Last day in this area of Mendocino




I rode these very trails in 17' the day of the night it caught fire. surreal.

bicievino
Feb 5, 2015



cursedshitbox posted:

Last day in this area of Mendocino




I rode these very trails in 17' the day of the night it caught fire. surreal.

drat, that's wild

tylertfb
Mar 3, 2004

Time.Space.Transmat.

cursedshitbox posted:

Last day in this area of Mendocino




I rode these very trails in 17' the day of the night it caught fire. surreal.

Did you just...confess to arson?

(Years ago there was a big fire in suburban north county San Diego. When I heard where all the fires were my first thought was wow, those fires are all along a regular riding route, maybe a cyclist started it. Turns out it was a disgruntled junior racer who did it!)

cursedshitbox
May 20, 2012

Your rear-end wont survive my hammering.





Fun Shoe

tylertfb posted:

Did you just...confess to arson?

(Years ago there was a big fire in suburban north county San Diego. When I heard where all the fires were my first thought was wow, those fires are all along a regular riding route, maybe a cyclist started it. Turns out it was a disgruntled junior racer who did it!)

nah wasn't me. That racer should have his head kicked in for that. Fire season in this state is bad enough without idiots making it worse. [insert pg&e joke]

Rode in on a moto*, had a flat on Bartlet Springs Road. Turned around and rode back out with the flat. spent the next several hours at a local tire shop getting the tire fixed(safety bead + new bike and lack of tools, etc). While that went down a fire had started on the backside of the mountain some miles from where we were. Due to the high winds that night several other fires started in the region impacting our ability to ride back home to the bay area. It was something else to ride home briskly with fires burning down the hills towards the roads and high winds belting us with limbs and debris at the same time.

I've not been back till a few days ago due to road closures and avoiding causing any trail damage with my equipment. Its good to see that natures doing its thing and recovering just fine.

*my motos run spark arresters and or stock exhausts. So does my truck/camper.

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Suck My Balls*~

Fun Shoe

A month ago I picked up a very beat up and neglected Bianchi off CL. Had been abused and then left in a garage for who know how many years and came with a 20t freewheel. Covered in oily soot and grime and scratched all over.

Disassembled everything and sanded then repainted the all-white portions of the frame and deep cleaned everything else. New Cinelli pepper bars, new stem, new 28c Gatorskins, new 18t shimano freewheel, and new blue chain to match the original spec. Was going to get a better saddle but the cheapo Endzone saddle is actually really comfortable.

Its got an aluminum frame a rad aero carbon fork. Running 48-18 which is perfect for the hills here. Great urban assault vehicle.


Chinatown fucked around with this message at 03:33 on May 8, 2021

BraveUlysses
Aug 7, 2002



Dat chain

looks good cspammer

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tylertfb
Mar 3, 2004

Time.Space.Transmat.

Chinatown posted:

A month ago I picked up a very beat up and neglected Bianchi off CL. Had been abused and then left in a garage for who know how many years and came with a 20t freewheel. Covered in oily soot and grime and scratched all over.

Disassembled everything and sanded then repainted the all-white portions of the frame and deep cleaned everything else. New Cinelli pepper bars, new stem, new 28c Gatorskins, new 18t shimano freewheel, and new blue chain to match the original spec. Was going to get a better saddle but the cheapo Endzone saddle is actually really comfortable.

Its got an aluminum frame a rad aero carbon fork. Running 48-18 which is perfect for the hills here. Great urban assault vehicle.




It's like 2005 all over again!

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