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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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Metal Mania replied to ktache | 3 years ago
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No such luck I'm afraid, similar but different injuries.

Broken Femur, Tib & Fib, Radius, Pisiform, Finger and 12 Ribs. I learnt lots of exciting new terms like ORIF, IM nail, and degloved. I have some complications and need more surgery.

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carlosdsanchez replied to ktache | 3 years ago
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They don't die quickly enough.... The bike this one is replacing was my first road bike which has now been retired to strictly summer riding. That's done over 36k miles and could do with a new groupset really. My primary bike does have carbon wheels and di2, but the 3T discus wheels it came with are shit - every problem I've had with that bike has been those wheels (oh and a leaking seal on the front brake caliper). The freewheel keeps coming loose and you have to take the disc and the cassette off to get to the nut that holds it on, the aluminum nipples keep on splitting and within the first month of owneship one of the spokes broke. The shop told me "sometimes spokes just break"

Hopefully this bike will be a bit more reliable and give me a chance to repair the other two.

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srchar replied to srchar | 3 years ago
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Still not sure about celeste bar tape.

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quiff replied to Durianrider1 | 3 years ago
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Is that a thing? I thought generally the advice was that you need some steerer above the stem clamp. Ok, it doesn't look that neat having loads of spacers above, but does it make failure more likely?   

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Judge dreadful replied to Recoveryride | 3 years ago
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Recoveryride wrote:

Oooh. That is a lovely bike. And with Campy...

Chapeau.

I can't have an Italian bike with anything other than Campag. It's like having a bacon butty with no ketchup.

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brooksby replied to Boatsie | 4 years ago
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Boatsie wrote:

Brooksby, just cheap bikes here dude, different roads, weather. Paid via usage of petrol budget to get to work (basically)

I hear you there, Boatsie.

My household has my wife's aluminium-framed BSO, my kids have each got a low-budget BMX style BSO (none of them have actually been ridden anywhere in the last year), and I've got an eight year old aluminium hybrid workhorse (a Mongoose) and a steel-framed Dawes city/hybrid (a 'Street Life' from c.1992).

My wife's BSO and the Moose (my workhorse, with Carradice panniers) were both full priced, but not exactly expensive, and my in-laws bought the kids' bikes (so that's not real money spent).

The Dawes was GBP10 from a friend of my wife who was clearing out their garage yes

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brooksby replied to Oldfatgit | 4 years ago
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Oldfatgit wrote:
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Oldfatgit wrote:

The top image is of my Raleigh Revenio, August last year.

The bottom image is the same bike, 5 minutes later (although the image was take a week on ...)

Yeesh.  How was the rider?

11 broken ribs 3 fractured vertebrae Bleeding in to lungs Bleeding in chest cavity Left ulna broken - pinned and plated, and a scar that runs from elbow to wrist Left patella smashed in to 4 pieces - pinned and wired Full thickness tear of left PCL Bone damage within the knee Amnesia - I have lost the time from a few mins before impact on the Friday evening through to around the following Monday afternoon. A week in HDU, a week on the orthopedic ward. 5 months of not being able to lift anything heavier than a cup of tea and not being able to bend my knee

Christ! I hope you're getting better, now...?

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Oldfatgit replied to Doug.F. | 4 years ago
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Doug.F. wrote:
Oldfatgit wrote:
Doug.F. wrote:

Hope you continue to improve.

 Trust I am not being insensitive,but what hapened ?

 

Best wishes.

 

Doug.

Thanks for your good wishes Doug, much appreciated. I was doing 30mph down hill and a car turned right, across my path. He hit me, and apparently I was airborne for a while and landed through his windscreen. Thankfully, there was a paramedic unit 5 or 6 cars behind me who stopped, got my heart restarted a couple of times, and arranged for assistance and an airlift to A & E

 

 

 What a dreadful experience ,

All my best wishes for a complete recovery.

 

Yours

 

Doug.

 

 I hope the car driver will be prosecuted.

 

Thanks Doug.

Because he admitted guilt at the scene, it was a fixed penalty Careless Driving ... didn't go to court.

 

Although, as an octogenarian, he might find getting insurance a bit harder.

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ktache replied to Metal Mania | 3 years ago
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May your recovery be speedy, and the fear leave you soon.

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ktache replied to srchar | 3 years ago
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SuperCaz have matched the shade perfectly though.

Looks great whilst still clean.

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Oldfatgit replied to brooksby | 4 years ago
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brooksby wrote:
Oldfatgit wrote:
brooksby wrote:
Oldfatgit wrote:

The top image is of my Raleigh Revenio, August last year.

The bottom image is the same bike, 5 minutes later (although the image was take a week on ...)

Yeesh.  How was the rider?

11 broken ribs 3 fractured vertebrae Bleeding in to lungs Bleeding in chest cavity Left ulna broken - pinned and plated, and a scar that runs from elbow to wrist Left patella smashed in to 4 pieces - pinned and wired Full thickness tear of left PCL Bone damage within the knee Amnesia - I have lost the time from a few mins before impact on the Friday evening through to around the following Monday afternoon. A week in HDU, a week on the orthopedic ward. 5 months of not being able to lift anything heavier than a cup of tea and not being able to bend my knee

Christ! I hope you're getting better, now...?

 

Most of it has healed without further issue ... but the knee is the problem.

I've limited walking ability - gradients hurt, and I live at the top of a hill - and I've got about 20 - 25 miles of cycling before my knee gets too painful.

I'm a club cyclist (which is great as since the accident my solo confidence is shot), and I don't have the distance for a club ride.

I'm not letting this beat me though... LBS has a Paralane E2 e-road bike coming in soon to test - and I'm looking forwards to it  1

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Metal Mania replied to ktache | 3 years ago
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Thanks, the Corona virus might delay the surgery, I'd imagine I won't be out until next year. The metal problem may be leaving the brakes alone if a see a car facing me with it's indicator on to turn across me.

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Simon E replied to Oldfatgit | 4 years ago
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Oldfatgit wrote:

I'm not letting this beat me though... LBS has a Paralane E2 e-road bike coming in soon to test - and I'm looking forwards to it  1

Sorry to read about your crash.

Yesterday I bumped into a clubmate in his 70s who is recovering from a serious illness and can't ride his bike for long or keep up with a group any more. He looked at the Ribble e-bike but decided to buy a Paralane2 from the LBS (red, 105 groupset) and is very impressed. He said it feels not so different from his Trek Madone. Hope you enjoy it.

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Oldfatgit replied to Simon E | 4 years ago
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Simon E wrote:
Oldfatgit wrote:

I'm not letting this beat me though... LBS has a Paralane E2 e-road bike coming in soon to test - and I'm looking forwards to it  1

Sorry to read about your crash.

Yesterday I bumped into a clubmate in his 70s who is recovering from a serious illness and can't ride his bike for long or keep up with a group any more. He looked at the Ribble e-bike but decided to buy a Paralane2 from the LBS (red, 105 groupset) and is very impressed. He said it feels not so different from his Trek Madone. Hope you enjoy it.

Thank you Simon.

I was looking at the Orbea Gain and the Ribble, but discounted them as you can't remove the battery for charging.

I've no power or heat in the bike store, and concerned over battery life being reduced by the cold.

Although ... if I can't get the funds for the Paralane, the missus might have to lump a Ribble in the hallway  1

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Boatsie replied to Oldfatgit | 4 years ago
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Oldfatgit wrote:
Simon E wrote:
Oldfatgit wrote:

I'm not letting this beat me though... LBS has a Paralane E2 e-road bike coming in soon to test - and I'm looking forwards to it  1

Sorry to read about your crash.

Yesterday I bumped into a clubmate in his 70s who is recovering from a serious illness and can't ride his bike for long or keep up with a group any more. He looked at the Ribble e-bike but decided to buy a Paralane2 from the LBS (red, 105 groupset) and is very impressed. He said it feels not so different from his Trek Madone. Hope you enjoy it.

Thank you Simon.

I was looking at the Orbea Gain and the Ribble, but discounted them as you can't remove the battery for charging.

I've no power or heat in the bike store, and concerned over battery life being reduced by the cold.

Although ... if I can't get the funds for the Paralane, the missus might have to lump a Ribble in the hallway  1

Wishing you well.
I was thinking of electric. Both Avanti blades have bottle screw holes on seat tube and both above and below angle beam of frame.
Eg a low mount of battery if converted. Pictured bike is hub gearbox and front guard isn't installed, hasn't been washed since last year and is ridden during storms.
I was thinking of whatever that crank drive unit is, comes as single wheel or double chain wheel.
Quality bikes. They sell cheap used down here. Add $1000Aus to assist torque electrically.
Just in case such suits you with something to do during recovery.
I changed my mind.. Happy without. Although the double chainwheel will probably go back to a triple when I can be bothered. The parts I have should work.

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Keesvant replied to Oldfatgit | 2 years ago
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Awefull ! Hope you make a full recovery.
All the best

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Metal Mania replied to Oldfatgit | 4 years ago
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Your tale brings it all back. Can I ask did the car turn right from a side road, or was he facing you and turned into the side road. Mine was the latter.

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quiff replied to ktache | 3 years ago
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I'm coming round to this way of thinking - my leisure riding is less frequent than I'd like now, but I ride to work at least 4 days a week, so maybe I should upgrade my commuter. That said, there's a certain satisfaction in having a decent, relatively cheap, low maintenance bike that I can neglect without feeling too guilty (Genesis Day One Disc).       

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Eddy9635 replied to viktorapo | 3 years ago
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This looks much similar to the $600 Electric bike on Geekwake .

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Keesvant replied to carlosdsanchez | 2 years ago
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Ow that is a shame , to be hounest i have a set of the same wheels..
Not the best i've owned im affraid.
Hope they work better for you !

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r.glancy | 5 years ago
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Canyon Endurace CF SLX 8.0 Di2

Absolute black chainrings

Speedplay pedals

Pirelli velo 28mm tyres and latex tubes

Dura ace rotors (didnt like the silver ultegra ones) 

Fabric bar tape

Fizik Aliante R1 saddle

Shimano climb shifters under the bar tape on the tops

Wahoo bolt

Carbon cages

blah blah

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bigrob020660 | 4 years ago
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My Trek Domane Ultegra sporting Strada Wheels Big Fella Deluxe wheelset. 3000 mile down and never laid a spoke key on them.

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mjagr | 4 years ago
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My new (and first) gravel bike, a Raleigh Amelia 1  Just waiting for the snow to melt!

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cjluo | 4 years ago
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This is my Noah RS

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Craigus Farticus | 4 years ago
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Hello all,

Long time no posting here. Sorry.

I've recently bought a Vitus 979 road bike. I'm in awe of the beauty of its design but need help getting her uo and running at full chat. 

I'm looking to completed the Suntour Cyclone 7000 set buy tracking down 7000 brakes and pedals. I've bought a nice torquise leather saddle and will accent the bar tape etc to match.

I'll retain the Ambrosio 19 rims but may change the hubs to Suntour 7000 if I can find them. 

Advice on tracking down the Suntour kit welcomed. Relying on eBay atm and most of the nice Suntour kit is in the US it seems.....

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skin | 4 years ago
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Hi All

Thought you might like to have a look at my brand new, made to measure hand built steel road bike by Argos Cycles of Bristol using Reynolds oversized 853 tubing, flam red with silver graphics, through axles and handbuilt  bombproof 32 spoke wheels.

Designed to be ridden hard year round in all conditions it's taken 8 months to get it and if there is interest I will put a more thorough build article up on the forum.

 

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skin | 4 years ago
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Without the grinning oaf

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phebeM | 4 years ago
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mike c | 4 years ago
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this is my bike

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stucky | 4 years ago
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I'm not a great photographer but here's my Tarmac with a brand new wheelset

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