The Bicycle Thread

bike21bike21 Major grinsPosts: 806Registered Users Major grins
edited August 11, 2017 in Other Cool Shots
Wanted to start a thread on bikes that everyone is invited to contribute to. I know we have a fair amount of riders on here, so I'm sure this should be a good one! Thought about putting it in the 'sports' forum but I want any and all bike related posts. Artistic, action, adventure, commuter - whatever you like! I'll get the ball rolling...

Jens Voigt last year at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge during the Boulder stage. Nikon P7000 hand held as I was screaming 'shut up legs!'

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  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,229Administrators moderator
    edited September 1, 2013
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    From a recent ride.

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    My Santa Cruz Nomad on the beach.

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    My old Santa Cruz Blur. Riding on Mt. Hamilton.
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  • bike21bike21 Major grins Posts: 806Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 1, 2013
    ian408 wrote: »
    From a recent ride.

    Nice Ian! GoPro capture? What bike?
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2013
    bike21 wrote: »
    Wanted to start a thread on bikes that everyone is invited to contribute to.
    Fun idea Nick - thanks for starting it off.
    ian408 wrote: »
    My Santa Cruz Nomad on the beach.
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    Sweet spot Ian! Great place to ride - but what a patch of sand! mwink.gif
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • bike21bike21 Major grins Posts: 806Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2013
    Ah, nice SC Ian! Here is mine that is for sale, bittersweet but my new ride makes this one a bit superfluous.

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  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,229Administrators moderator
    edited September 2, 2013
    bike21 wrote: »
    Nice Ian! GoPro capture? What bike?

    I set the GoPro in TL mode and let it click away. Mounted to the seat post and checked with the iPhone app. I'm riding my Nomad (v2).
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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2013
    My '07 Stumpy, riding at Lower Otay Lake.
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    Mech repairs at night present unique challenges.
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    Seasonal pond - standing/running water is rare here... the cougar tracks in the mud made me nervous that morning - I was alone.
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    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • silvio000silvio000 Major grins Posts: 170Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2013
    Just a custom, lazy and slow bike :-)

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  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,229Administrators moderator
    edited September 2, 2013
    Earache wrote: »
    Sweet spot Ian! Great place to ride - but what a patch of sand! mwink.gif

    Laughing.gif. I just hopped down the cliff to hang on the beach. I was riding at a place called Wilder Ranch in Santa Cruz.
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  • bike21bike21 Major grins Posts: 806Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2013
  • GSPePGSPeP Major grins Steendorp, BelgiumPosts: 2,400Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 3, 2013
    Bicycle race for juniors in my hometown. They held it for the 4th time this year. I was able to take pictures every year:

    http://www.steendorp.info/Sports/Wielrennen


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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 4, 2013
    silvio000 wrote: »
    Just a custom, lazy and slow bike :-)
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    Cool looking bike Silvio... thumb.gif I can see me on that - I'm headed to the beach today...:ivar
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 2,957Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 4, 2013
    OK I'll play. This is not new, so you may have seen it before.
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  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 2,957Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 4, 2013
    bike21 wrote: »
    El Salvador

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    This is great!
  • silvio000silvio000 Major grins Posts: 170Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 4, 2013
    Thanks Eric, i used to race on downhill challenges but after a couple of accidents on my knees i had to lay back on big efforts.
  • bike21bike21 Major grins Posts: 806Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 4, 2013
    New ride is fully complete! Got a few rides on it last week with my other wheels, but now she is ready to really rock!

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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 6, 2013
    bike21 wrote: »
    New ride is fully complete! Got a few rides on it last week with my other wheels, but now she is ready to really rock!
    Congrats on that fine-looking machine Nick.... I am, of course, turquoise with envy.
    I read the specs/reviews and it looks like a great choice in a 29er - interesting geometry... I'm gonna check one out if I can find locally.
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,229Administrators moderator
    edited September 6, 2013
    Nice looking Yeti!
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  • bike21bike21 Major grins Posts: 806Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 7, 2013
    Thanks guys, absolutely loving the new ride. I was previously riding a 6" Tracer and a fully rigid Santa Cruz 29'er that were obviously opposite ends of the spectrum. I built this up to be in the middle of those two as much as possible. Goal realized! It is efficient yet playful with the slack geometry and short'ish wheelbase for a 29'er. I had a 70mm stem on it which was way fun, but changed it to a 90mm for more comfort for longer rides. I don't like that either, so an 80mm stem is on the way which should suit me fine. After about a half dozen rides I think I finally have it dialed in really sweet now. Too bad I'm sitting in LAX right now and can't ride!

    Another pic...

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  • bike21bike21 Major grins Posts: 806Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 7, 2013
    Juano wrote: »
    OK I'll play. This is not new, so you may have seen it before.

    Nice capture! That isn't an easy feat, even for someone with good back handling skills!
  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,229Administrators moderator
    edited September 7, 2013
    bike21 wrote: »
    Too bad I'm sitting in LAX right now and can't ride!
    Where's today's trip taking you? Any place cool?
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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 7, 2013
    GSPeP wrote: »
    Bicycle race for juniors in my hometown. They held it for the 4th time this year. I was able to take pictures every year:

    http://www.steendorp.info/Sports/Wielrennen




    Good looking action shots Peter - crisp, colorful, and the lighting was very even.
    One of the nice things about (these) Junior Athletes is - I hope and assume - none of them are "jucied-up".
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • bike21bike21 Major grins Posts: 806Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 7, 2013
    ian408 wrote: »
    Where's today's trip taking you? Any place cool?

    Just up to Portland and back then back to the hotel. Works for me as I've been working on launching my project of abstract images from the Pima Air Museum all morning. Finally ready to go 'live'!
  • bike21bike21 Major grins Posts: 806Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 7, 2013
    Back on track, I think I've shared this one before somewhere but can't remember. One of my personal faves...

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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 6, 2013
    Where Sea Salt comes from...
    San Diego Bay

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    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,229Administrators moderator
    edited October 6, 2013
    We have a couple of those plants in the area too. Huge piles of salt.

    Great spot to be riding bikes too!
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  • bike21bike21 Major grins Posts: 806Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 12, 2013
  • EyefulEyeful getting brighter Posts: 389Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 13, 2013
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  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,229Administrators moderator
    edited October 13, 2013
    Can't see your image Eyeful. Might need to check the privacy settings or URL.
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  • ToshidoToshido Major grins Posts: 759Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 20, 2013
    Well my son is finally living up to my legacy. he finally broke his cheap department store bike mid season, up to now they have been squeaking by the season. He also discovered the fun that is riding a bike in a skate park.
    So 8 years old we got him a good bike. This is a 2008/9 Hoffman Mantra 18" wheel bike. Far as I can tell everything on it is original.

    Overall shot with the bike leaning against the wheel he broke on his cheap bike. He crshed the bearings in the hub, then still rode it for at least a week before I discovered it :)
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    Incredible condition considering the age.
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    Even the tires are incredible, unfortunately the front tire has a nice bulge in it now so I guess we are looking at new tires this winter.
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    Need to upload some of him riding it and add a couple of the bike I picked up so I can ride with him at the park.
  • bike21bike21 Major grins Posts: 806Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 28, 2013
    Killer Hoffman! Makes want another 20" ride although my back would disagree!
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