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Re: Bicycles
« Reply #555 on: May 06, 2020, 05:33:00 pm »
Thought I better start using mine.....

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« Reply #556 on: May 06, 2020, 05:46:37 pm »
Nice ride, Giles. I miss my touring bike that had bar end shifters like those.


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« Reply #557 on: May 06, 2020, 05:47:44 pm »
Does this count?  :D

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« Reply #558 on: May 06, 2020, 06:04:08 pm »
Nice ride, Giles. I miss my touring bike that had bar end shifters like those.


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I had that frame custom built about 40 years ago. It moved with me from place to place over the years and never got made into a bike.  About 3 years ago, I built up to be a modern interpretation of a touring bike from the 70's/80's....
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« Reply #559 on: May 06, 2020, 06:08:41 pm »
Beautiful! Mine was a Miyata from c. 1981 that I scored at a thrift store, and rode all the years I lived in San Francisco. Broke my heart selling it when I moved to Mexico.


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« Reply #560 on: May 06, 2020, 06:28:38 pm »
Cycling during COVID has been pretty awesome I must say.  Roads are mostly empty which makes riding around the city and exploring roads I otherwise would avoid possible.

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Re: Bicycles
« Reply #561 on: May 08, 2020, 04:30:47 pm »
That is a bike and a half.....

Upgraded my saddle and bunged on some bottle holders.....

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Re: Bicycles
« Reply #562 on: May 08, 2020, 06:35:52 pm »
It's an incredibly fun but unforgiving bike to ride.  Super fast.

The bottle cages on that frame are perfect.

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Re: Bicycles
« Reply #563 on: July 31, 2020, 08:18:44 pm »
Surly Midnight Special - My road / touring / gravel ride

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Santa Cruz Chameleon - My MTB / bike-packing ride

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Vintage Gary Fisher MTB - My commuter ride

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Re: Bicycles
« Reply #564 on: August 01, 2020, 10:37:28 pm »
Hmmm, maybe my Gary Fisher is 'vintage'. It's certainly old and knackered.  :D

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Re: Bicycles
« Reply #565 on: August 03, 2020, 06:30:27 pm »
I threw my white suede saddle on the commuter to see how it would react to raw denim.

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Re: Bicycles
« Reply #566 on: August 04, 2020, 12:21:17 am »
Love it!


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Re: Bicycles
« Reply #567 on: August 04, 2020, 10:21:33 am »
@__Nicholas Nice Chameleon! I have mine in the car ready for a ride this afternoon. Some tasty upgrades you got there, Im going to switch from the XT to NX as well,  or potentially now that all the 2020 SRAM components have started dropping in price I might even treat myself to a XX1. Are they TRPs you're running there?
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« Reply #568 on: August 04, 2020, 05:44:08 pm »
It's all Sram for me on the Chameleon. Running NX drivetrain and Level T brakes. I was contemplating some upgrades for the Chameleon -- XX1, Guide brakes, longer fork .. But I think I'm going to keep it as is and buy a full suspension for the gnarlier stuff. Looking at either an SC Bronson or a Transition Scout. I'll keep the Chameleon for the more mellow trails and for bike-packing.

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« Reply #569 on: August 05, 2020, 03:40:07 pm »
Lockdown has led me to entirely rebuilding my new/old steel lugged L'eroica ride. Its 1982 era, so largely serviceable which I've taken great enjoyment doing in the evenings. Fitted some much needed tubular tyres, some period correct Benotto bar tape, new cables/housings and a ball race / bearing service throughout, including both F&R hubs, BB, headset and pedals.

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