Pictures of your bike(s)

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby Audax67 » 3 Oct 2016, 1:17pm

Me old Ti warhorse halfway up a hill in the middle of the 1870 Froeschwiller battlefield:

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Have we got time for another cuppa?

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby freiston » 3 Oct 2016, 6:09pm

Audax67 wrote:Me old Ti warhorse halfway up a hill in the middle of the 1870 Froeschwiller battlefield:

http://www.pbase.com/image/164200321.jpg


Lovely bike and lovely photo :)
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby blackbike » 3 Oct 2016, 10:15pm

Yes. Nice bike.

Halfway up a battlefield hill?

Are you a descendant of the grand old duke of York?

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby Feek » 5 Oct 2016, 2:18pm

mercalia wrote:I think you should return the bike back to the shop as it has a dent in the top tube, rather big one, am surprised you and shop didnt notice it :lol: that and the other tube looks like it been in a crash?

Oh don't start, it's already been swapped once ;)

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby Makk11 » 9 Oct 2016, 6:20pm

My hybrid/trekking bike. It's had a few modifications, notably the Humpert Ergotec AHS handlebars. The horrible suspension forks are next in line to be swapped. I don't like the look of the bulky gel padded saddle cover but on long rides it's a godsend and my butt loves it.

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby Phil_Chadwick » 15 Oct 2016, 4:22pm

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Fixed winter weapon of choice

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Moulton in the Cotswolds

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby mercalia » 17 Oct 2016, 10:52am

what and where is the little cave/hole in the side of the hill? a good place to stay a night?

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby Phil_Chadwick » 17 Oct 2016, 1:09pm

mercalia wrote:what and where is the little cave/hole in the side of the hill? a good place to stay a night?


Belas Knap longbarrow near Cleve Hill in Gloucestershire

http://www.britainexpress.com/counties/glouces/Belas_Knap.htm

Might be a bit spooky at night...

A chambered tomb dating from about 3800 BC. Thirty one skeletons were discovered in the tomb

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby SimonCelsa » 18 Oct 2016, 9:27am

Finally got around to converting from straight bars.

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I wish I'd done this sooner, it really has transformed the ride.

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Feel like a teenager again with the first set of 'cowhorns'.

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I must admit the 'splay' of these bars was a bit more than originally anticipated but it lends itself to plenty of different hand positions.

Next year I'll change the forks & it will truly be Triggers Broom!

It's a bit of a frankenbike but is extremely versatile & well strong enough for the remote Highland trails,

All the best, Simon

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby Makk11 » 19 Oct 2016, 7:22pm

Interesting set up Simon but if it's comfortable and works for you then great. Straight bars with just one hand position can get very uncomfortable. My old bike had road style drop bars and rigid forks but after it was stolen my Dad very kindly bought me a new hybrid one. I'm slowly adapting it on a budget but the straight bars were the first thing to go. After a lot of consideration, drop bars with all the hassle of new brake levers and shifters, simple adding bar ends or butterfly trekking bars I opted for these...

The brakes and shifters are in exactly the same place as with the original straight bars, the new ones are quite a bit wider so holding the outer edges makes it feel a bit like steering wheelbarrow but on the other hand it makes for extra leverage on uphill climbs out of the saddle. If I reach forward to the front of the bars I can bend my elbows and adopt a more aerodynamic position into headwinds.

Purists might not like what I've done but hey, it works for me and I really like them.

Good luck with replacing the forks. Mine are far too bouncy, non adjustable, making the front end shudder and vibrate. Instead of acting like a damper to smooth out bumps they exaggerate any uneven terrain.
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby mercalia » 23 Oct 2016, 5:56pm

Phil_Chadwick wrote:
mercalia wrote:what and where is the little cave/hole in the side of the hill? a good place to stay a night?


Belas Knap longbarrow near Cleve Hill in Gloucestershire

http://www.britainexpress.com/counties/glouces/Belas_Knap.htm

Might be a bit spooky at night...

A chambered tomb dating from about 3800 BC. Thirty one skeletons were discovered in the tomb


well the I have 72 spooks on my bike's wheels so am used to them by now :lol:

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby djnotts » 10 Nov 2016, 5:01pm

Phil_Chadwick wrote:IMAG4888.jpg

Fixed winter weapon of choice



As classy as ever, Phil!

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby Phil_Chadwick » 10 Nov 2016, 5:49pm

djnotts wrote:
Phil_Chadwick wrote:IMAG4888.jpg

Fixed winter weapon of choice



As classy as ever, Phil!


got your old Brooks saddle on it, Dave :)

Finally broken in...ish

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby djnotts » 11 Nov 2016, 9:52am

"...got your old Brooks saddle on it, Dave "

As always a better memory than I!

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby Kapalasa » 11 Nov 2016, 12:44pm

My old horse, pictured in the Valley of a 1,000 Hills in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
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