Bicycles

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by 1972Mach1, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Well, my legs and back aren't privy to jogging or running, and I walk on average about 10 miles a day on concrete and asphalt at work. So for my gettin' around exercise I ride bicycles. I started a few years ago when I got in a little bit of non legit legal trouble and had to ride everyday to get anywhere for a year until my court case got tossed finally....so during that time I figured I better get something I WANTED to ride. Ended up with a Micargi Puma stretch I did a few things I wanted to do to it, and been riding ever since. Got a Budweiser prize giveaway bike I traded $60 and chugged a tub of horseradish for from a friend of mine (I hate spicy/hot food, so he got a lot of joy from watching me do that). That is now the female's bike more or less as I don't like riding something that conventional, but we're going to start doing some stuff to it too. What do you guys that ride, ride? I know Joe has some cool stuff and one guy on here has a good collection of Stingrays, and a Pea-Picker is something I've always desired.....someday...... show us what you get around on if you do. The more classic the better, I don't care if it's a 10 speed or a bmx. I just find them cool and a still mechanical way to exercise and get around with style.

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    A little size reference for the stretch.
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  2. rogbo

    rogbo Gold Level Contributor

    All you need now is some baseball cards and clothespins. :D
     
  3. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    I might do some ace of hearts stuff to the red one :)
     
  4. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    I've been biking my whole life as well. My first restoration project was a 24" 5 speed, Sears spyder bike I bought for $12 when I was 12. I stripped it down, repainted in in blue metallic and managed to get it all back together. From there I progressed to taking my 66 GS apart when I was 15.
    I'm still riding a couple of times a week, but I prefer trails to roads. This one is unique and could be considered a classic in the mtb world. It's a Christini All Wheel Drive, somewhere around a 2001 model. It was owned by Mark Norstad of Paragon Machine Works, one of the pioneers of mtb'ing in Santa Cruz, Ca.... the birthplace of mtb'ing. I scored it on eBay 2 years ago. It uses ring/pinion gears on front and rear hubs.... the rear is the drive, power is transferred thru shafts up the rear triangle, thru the top tube, and down the fork to drive the front wheel. It's a great riding bike, the 2 wheel drive gives it uncanny traction over rocks, roots, logs and other slippery conditions.

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  5. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I got a rat rod type of deal I haven't finished 100% yet,..I'll post a pic tomorrow uncomfortable as hell to ride ha
     
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  6. 70staged

    70staged Well-Known Member

    Huffy from Walmart.
     
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  7. HeavensDevil

    HeavensDevil Well-Known Member

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    I pictured Deebo when you made this thread lol.
    Those are sweet cruisers.
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    I'm stubborn and getting way too old for my bmx. Building a frame and forks is on my bucket list, but wide to fit spoked street bike motorcycle wheels. I got the idea when I did it to my dirt bike, man that thing was rowdy and was the most fun you can have on 2 wheels. ..
     
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  8. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Proud Liberal

    TREK

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  9. exotec

    exotec Member

    I'm a bit bike addicted! :D

    one of my special ones it build by Dave Tiemayer, Estes Park CO
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  10. HeavensDevil

    HeavensDevil Well-Known Member

    Holy crap that must be fast, straight out of the velodrome..
     
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  11. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Walmart bike here too, I believe its a Huffy, front tire is flat:mad:
    We bike the canal towpath, its pretty cool:cool:
     
  12. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    28320F3F-E859-4CE1-92D9-FFAFC2B56F0B.jpeg I’ve been biking since I was a kid. Never stopped. I don’t like to run much anymore due to basketball ankle injuries and heel spurs. I bought this Trek cross rip 2 after I cracked the frame on my last Trek down at the crank. Guys at store said they had never seen that? How hard do I pedal! Funny. Trek had long warranty on the frame so I figured they would give me credit so I bought this bike. Nope. They gave me a new bike after I bought the other one. I wanted an upgrade anyway. I still like to go fast at 60 years old. I ended up selling the other bike and got this one as a year end discount to boot. Was a $1600 bike which which I ended up getting for $700 after all was done. I generally ride a lot of hills at least every other day. I ride typically 12-15 miles. The hotter the day the better. Just did a long day trip to Martha’s Vineyard I like to do at least twice a year. It requires getting up at 2:45 AM then long drive to catch ferry. I typically ride 50 miles that day but spend most of day at beach. Ride back to ferry after being out in the sun all day kicks the crap out of you. I love it though. Guys that are riding Walmart Specials I highly recommend trying a good bike at a bike store. There is a world of difference. Bottom line is for guys that get no exercise at all get out and try a bike. Avoid the upright position bikes. You think they would be more comfortable but they are not. They put too much weight on the seat and you can have trouble with your male parts. Not good.
     
  13. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    CE1FBCD5-99E9-421E-ACCE-71221611EA26.jpeg By the way great thread Mach1. Also consider a bike with disc brakes. They are awesome.
     
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  14. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    I’m afraid to ask$$$$?
     
  15. exotec

    exotec Member

    it's worth the money! my Olds 73 Omega and shipping to Austria wasn't as expensive :D
     
  16. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Crazy.
     
  17. Mart

    Mart '71 350 GS, almost stock

    Up north bikes, for guests....:D
     

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  18. rgs455

    rgs455 Well-Known Member

    When I retired 4 years ago, I took up cycling. Bought a Trek Cross Rip and then a Domane. I usually bike 15 miles on trails. I stay off of the roads because the drivers don’t care about cyclists.
     
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  19. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    That's funny, because when I got my bike a friend took a picture of me riding it and made this for me....I am Vanilla Debo!
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  20. exotec

    exotec Member

    My bikes are made on different continents and of different material

    the time trail bike abouve out of alloy, than Australian titanium road bike - used mainly for more than 1 day trips
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    steel cyclocross from Germany
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    designed in Spain, but produced in Asia (Taiwan) my roadbike for cycle marathons
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