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Pictures of your Bike

So, I figured that no bicycle forum would be complete without pictures of bikes! Post your photos here, no bike will be refused: Road TT Triathlon Cyclocross MTB BMX Shixie Fixie And anything else! Lovely bikes lovely, but everyday bikes interesting too. I won't post first, but I'm taking pictures right now.  1 I wanna see what bikes you're all riding!

If you're new please join in and if you have questions pop them below and the forum regulars will answer as best we can.

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ReflecToes | 3 months ago
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2008 Bianchi Eros

One of my first purchases after getting a job out of univiersity.  $650 new. Steel frame with carbon fork and campy components.  I've only replaced the chain and tires after thousands of miles commuting on it.  2 months ago it got its first major damage when I forgot about it on my hanging bike rack going into the garage.  Luckly only broke a shifter which I was able to fix with jb weld. 

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SamSeed | 2 months ago
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My 6KU, replaced everything but the front chainring over the past 5 years.

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David9694 | 2 months ago
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Frame built by my own fair hand, heavily supervised, at the former Downland Cycles a few years ago.  Cobalt blue by Argos. 

Managed to find some reasonably suitable steel forks to get this frame back up together.  Treated myself to another pair of Brand X carbon bars and seatpost from Condor. 

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Halx00 | 2 months ago
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First day out on my new build.

A Merlin Malt G2X frame and fork from Merlin cycles for £299. Great value.

Most of the other bits I already had.

Shimano 105 11 speed with a GRX chainset and TRP disc brakes.

Shimano RS171 wheelset with WTB Riddlers.

Very happy with it, rides very well with comfort.

Happy Days.

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Halx00 | 2 months ago
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better picture

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leelang229 | 1 month ago
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My Vitus Venon Evo RS.  The very last XXL framed fully built for sale before CRC went pop.  A lot of bike for the money.

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JLasTSR | 1 month ago
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Here we have my Carlton Corsa originally built 1973 first owned by me in 1978 bought second hand for my birthday. Rebuilt in 2012 a few things have changed since then as well. I still think it looks pretty good, but I am biased!

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flyingpitman | 1 month ago
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Reilly T325 out the box 

Campagnolo decals on chainstay and down tube  1 

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flyingpitman | 1 month ago
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On the road, most comfortable bike I have owned 

Reilly T325 campagnolo 12 speed,rim brakes so a collectors bike already  1 

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Spiny | 1 month ago
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My 2016 Canondale Synapse. All stock apart from the Fizik Arione saddle recommended by my bike fitter.

Could do with being able to fit wider tires with the washboard state of Cotswold lanes though.

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David9694 | 3 weeks ago
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Mystery frame and my most successful ever paint job. But, I'm out of space and this one will have to go.

Carlton was my best guess.  I've struggled to get flamboyant shades (translucent over silver) to work: this one has. The contrast panels aren't too bad either, but I'd take an unpaid stint at Argos to learn how to do it properly. 

The frame had been resprayed at Argos, or at least it had their decals. And the dropouts wouldn't spring either. There's a braze-on front mech hanger - a suitable front mech took a bit of finding. 

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ktache replied to jacetheace | 12 months ago
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I like the flat from above perspective.

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ktache replied to David9694 | 11 months ago
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If that's a quill, put a bolt in and give it a few taps with a suitable persuader.

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Jimmy Ray Will replied to KINGROLLO | 8 months ago
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I have this frame, although a different spec / manufacturer. Is the front brake fully internal on that fork? Would you ever look to go fully integrated with the rear as well? 

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ktache replied to jaymack | 5 months ago
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As long as the drivetrain is clean...

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matthewn5 replied to David9694 | 3 months ago
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David9694 wrote:

Orbit America c1990

Orbit bikes seem to be quite under-rated. A couple of years ago I got a very nice light Orbit bike with perfect Shimano 2x7 speed for £70, that served as commuter for a student friend.

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LordSandwich replied to LordSandwich | 3 months ago
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Here's a picture of it inside the car. I got the mounting bracket for the forks from ebay too!

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john_smith replied to Toad OTM | 3 months ago
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Very nice. The stem looks quite futuristic for 1983. Do you know if it's original?

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ktache replied to JLasTSR | 1 month ago
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That does look very nice.
The stem mounted shifters look to be easier to use than downtube.

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KINGROLLO replied to Jimmy Ray Will | 8 months ago
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no it isn't fully integrated.

I brought the framset only and got a local mechanic to swap all the stuff over from my broken bike. He advised against full integration as he says it puts hours of labour onto even simple jobs.

im pretty happy with how it looks anyway - don't want to look to slick as people will expect me to go fast !

Great bike though - best carbon bike Ive owned...by some distance.

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jaymack replied to ktache | 5 months ago
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...always!

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ktache replied to LordSandwich | 3 months ago
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That fork bracket makes a lot of sense.

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JLasTSR replied to ktache | 1 month ago
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They work well on the stem and are indexed so not very original. I have two other Carltons both with down tube friction shifters. The Corsa is the easiest to shift accurately though, down tube shifters were always a good reach when you planned a hill badly and needed a lower gear a bit sharpish.

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LordSandwich replied to ktache | 3 months ago
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Yeah, I thought the fork bracket was a brilliant idea when I first saw it, because I don't like lying the bike down. Also, Zafira B middle seats are kind of annoying because they don't lay down perfectly flat, so laying it down is a challenge. However they can slide forward, which allow me to mount it upright like in the picture with minimal wrestling to get it in!😂

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mark1a replied to LordSandwich | 3 months ago
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I tried something similar with some timber and a pair of Delta hitches, with (unlike yourself) limited success, and so for people like myself with minimal (zero) woodworking skills, the Vergo range from Minoura is an off the shelf alternative.

 

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andystow replied to mark1a | 3 months ago
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I couldn't get that to work.

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Rendel Harris replied to mark1a | 3 months ago
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You are Dave Brailsford and I claim my £5...is there anything cool in the bike line you haven't got?!

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mark1a replied to Rendel Harris | 3 months ago
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Rendel Harris wrote:

...is there anything cool in the bike line you haven't got?!

I hope not.

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LordSandwich replied to mark1a | 3 months ago
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Your setup is a lot tidier than mine, for sure! 😅

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Nat Jas Moe replied to jaymack | 3 months ago
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The dirt proves its used :)

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