Pictures of your bike(s)

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fossala
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby fossala » 12 Dec 2018, 4:35pm

Plan on doing a SR next year on this. First time I've got a custom frame built.
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hondated
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Show us your bikes !

Postby hondated » 17 Dec 2018, 9:45am

Having a deep interested in all things cycling and to a lesser degree motorcycling I love to read any topic about either and even more so look at photos of either. Particularly when it comes to bikes the cock pit area. So much so I have several favourites save of some of them. Ok I admit I am sad.

Here are four of mine.
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby rjb » 17 Dec 2018, 2:46pm

fossala wrote:Plan on doing a SR next year on this. First time I've got a custom frame built.
That's a nice looking machine there. BTW how did you attach the light fitting to your saddle rail :?:
At the last count:- Focus Variado, Peugeot 531 pro, Dawes Discovery Tandem, Dawes Kingpin, Raleigh 20, Falcon K2 MTB dropped bar tourer, Longstaff trike conversion on a Falcon corsa. :D

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby fossala » 17 Dec 2018, 3:38pm

rjb wrote:That's a nice looking machine there. BTW how did you attach the light fitting to your saddle rail :?:

Thank you. It's a Cateye RM-1 mount. https://www.cateye.com/intl/products/parts/5446510/ I've got short legs so never have much seatpost showing, they work a lot better for me than seatpost mounts.

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby slowster » 17 Dec 2018, 3:47pm

fossala wrote:Plan on doing a SR next year on this. First time I've got a custom frame built.

That's very nice indeed. May I ask what tubeset(s) did you choose, and what make/model are brake levers?

The only thing I would do differently is to fit silver mudguards, and I would use Secuclips on the rear mudguard as well because I find it helps when removing the rear wheel in the event of a puncture.

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby fossala » 17 Dec 2018, 3:59pm

slowster wrote:
fossala wrote:Plan on doing a SR next year on this. First time I've got a custom frame built.

That's very nice indeed. May I ask what tubeset(s) did you choose, and what make/model are brake levers?

The only thing I would do differently is to fit silver mudguards, and I would use Secuclips on the rear mudguard as well because I find it helps when removing the rear wheel in the event of a puncture.

It's 631 main with upgraded 725 rear triangle. 631 forks. The levers are Dura-Ace 7402. I prefer black mudguards as they are more hidden and I've got a spare set of secuclips if I ever get enough punctures for it to bother me. :)

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby hondated » 18 Dec 2018, 7:53pm

fossala wrote:Plan on doing a SR next year on this. First time I've got a custom frame built.
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Nice bike fossala Looking at that gearing I wish I had your legs.
Why did they ever stop using the Quill stems as they were so convenient to adjust whenever a higher handlebar level was required.

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby fossala » 18 Dec 2018, 8:23pm

hondated wrote:Nice bike fossala Looking at that gearing I wish I had your legs.
Why did they ever stop using the Quill stems as they were so convenient to adjust whenever a higher handlebar level was required.

It's only 72", nothing massive. I spin out at around 30mph, need to work on that.
I think ahead forks are better from an mechanical stand point but I'm always drawn in by the beauty of a quill stem.

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby geomannie » 11 Jan 2019, 11:12am

Here is my newish (2018) steed, a custom Dave Yates 631 frame with a 9 speed non-indexed bar-end shifters, a beatiful bike IMHO and very comfortable and relaxing to ride. Exactly what this aging rider wanted. It was as fun selecting the components and building it as its nice to ride.

The first picture is taken on a clear spell on top of Green Lowther Hill (732m), the highest paved road in Scotland which. The second is by the radar dome on the slightly lower Lowther Hill
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby BREL » 22 Jan 2019, 5:55pm

My Carrera vengeance on Cannock chase in the summer
27.5 wheels with 2.1 tyres 18" frame
the pannier had some sandwiches and an extra bottle of water plus a map in case the phone died and I could not use google maps
there are two bottle cages fitted 1 for the water bottle and one for the tool bottle with the pump mounted to the seat stay bottle cage mount.
I do most of my servicing and if I buckle a wheel then I take the wheel to my local bike shop, fixing wheels is a black art to me apart from looking after the wheel bearings
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby jamesfuller » 3 Mar 2019, 8:10pm

My current go-to bike. A mix of old and new stuff.

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McMahon Titanium frame (one of the old bits)
Shimano M9000 XTR 1x11 gears
Magura HS33 brakes with Kooka levers/master cylinders
S-works bars and saddle, Hope stem and seatpost.
Winter wheels/tyres Mavic Crossride radial laced.
Summer Wheels XTR M950 hubs, Mavic 517 SUP rims, DT Competition spokes.
Marzocchi progressive coil/oil forks.

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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby belgiangoth » 5 May 2019, 1:08pm

fossala wrote:Plan on doing a SR next year on this. First time I've got a custom frame built.

That's lovely that is! What size tyres can you fit? Why did you go for a custom build?
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby belgiangoth » 5 May 2019, 1:15pm

Latest picture of the bike I use 99% of the time
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It's the Mark I Pompino, so 135 spacing at the back and 11+ years old. Nitto Rando bars, Arione VS saddle, Longboard fenders and Hutchinson Override tubless 38s. Son + BM lights. Flat pedals with a powergrip on the RHS.

The track bike with mkII crudcatchers and 700C tyres
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and with 650b tyres
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... yes, I know the stem looks better on the 700C, but I need more rise.
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby fossala » 16 May 2019, 6:32am

belgiangoth wrote:
fossala wrote:Plan on doing a SR next year on this. First time I've got a custom frame built.

That's lovely that is! What size tyres can you fit? Why did you go for a custom build?

25mm with guards, 30mm without. I went custom because there aren't many options for fixed bikes that can take two brakes, 2 bottle cages and mudguards. I was tempted by the condor tempo but they ended up around the same price for the frameset.

Edit: here it is in Audax mode. It will be with me on a 409k this weekend.
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Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Postby rich.hr6 » 30 Jun 2019, 3:51pm

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" only good for commuting " my foot !!

Here's mine exploring off road down the bottom of the garden. Great fun.

Fancy RTW next ....................Round the Wirral.


And back in time for tea.