dukeofdelridge urgent.monkey.mice 2,451 Posts
edited April 2009 in Strut Central
Spring is semi-sprung, it's time for bikes again. I will ride a bike to work today (greatest benefit: avoiding Opening Day Mariners' traffic). I want you all to get on a bike in the next few days. Bike path, dirt trail, trip to the bar, whatever. Pop a wheelie if you can (ayo). Thanks.
But mariners = seattle. Close enough.
Bikes are fun. everyone should have one.
And if you think you are too broke to buy one, you can seriously find nice 10-20 yearold road bikes at thrift stores for under $50.
Dont be a hump.
Go for a ride.
bike fairy out
Any bay urry famalam that needs bike advice, hollerate.
gonna sell a bunch at the clark park flea market this weekend and buy a $500 bike trailer with the proceeds.
I'm on a one speed cruiser mountain bike w/ 29" tires. Seem to be the popular thing to have anymore.
only pic i got...an old beater that unfortunately got stolen. that basket was real handy.
damn tony, you gots some big nuts.
The local trails open up tomorrow (there'll be sneaux up high, but we'll see), and I'm ready to get radical. Totally radical. Bros. I just rallied the neighborhood and I'm ready for beasting on some shit.
I'll put the big double racks on the back of my bike path jobbie this weekend...
"get on yer bikes and ride!"
Current messenger here. This winter was murderous to say the least.I peddle a total of 36 hours a week.
This site -> http://www.retrobike.co.uk is like the strut for bike raers.
The current gang:
1998 Bontrager, complete rebuild with red ano, inc. red ano Maguras. Red ano is the truth:
Bontrager paint (black metalflake - jyeah!):
Cannotdale in commuter form:
Cannotdale in attack form (3M reflective decals baby):
Mad 5-man bike I rode the London > Brighton on:
Newest addition (needs rebuild, with purple ano. Purple ano is also the truth):
29" Singlespeed I will do next.
This thread from last summer may be of interest.
I have a bike, but it hasn't seen the light of day in a minute.
I think I just need to get it tuned up to be road ready again, been thinking about it more and more lately. The weather is finally starting to get nice so maybe I'll finally get aroundtoit
Yeah, this winter must have been a bitch.
My last summer on the job we had 39 days over a hundred degrees, and the last winter I rode we had almost 6' of snow (at once). I rode through all that shit.
Too wimpy for that now, though.
I knew about the "vintage bmx" scene, but early mountain bikes? Man I got a solid ass rigid trek 950 in some basement somewhere...
That last year thread is awesome. Seattle dudes- did you ever get down there to race? I know a bunch of old dudes who are into BMX with their kids...it's rad for sure...
Skateboarding beat bmx for me, but now I have more fun pretending to be a BMXer on a MTB than I do old-man-styles at the skatepark on a useless wooden toy...
my current stable has no true road bikes:
got a beastly commuter in the back there, that's for going to work and riding around...
the yellow schwinn is for buying records and beer and bike path and sunny...
newest insane-O mega doctorbike MTB is well: dude: I cannot have more fun on two wheels...I can pretend to be my BMX friends (sort of) while coming up short on every jump...don't worry, I got the hookup on that one.
oh yeah seattle:
Chris Martindale Edit from MACNEIL BMX on Vimeo.
ps: I see a bmx-for-nico gomez ritual in my future, for real...OHHHHHHHHH
bikes are so hot right now!!!
...the only acceptable use, from what I can see, of add-on bar ends...
what's the feeling on bar-ends in the retro MTB scene? I freak out on cyclocommuters when I see them...I hate bar ends and helmet-mounted rearveiw dentist mirrors more than even fixiekids...
In my mild northern california climate, I can ride 80 percent of the time, including to the lush yard weekend yard sales.
As for the quad bikes pictured above. Humboldt has a race for constructed large people-powered bikes (covered w/ sculptures) called the Kinetic grand championship. No joke, folks build automobile sized (and bigger) two-six-person buggies, cover them with art, and then race -- through water (each one has to float), down a sandy cliff, and over miles of highway.
It isn't uncommon to see people just driving around the frames on nice days.
May 23 the race kicks off -- come on up & see the 3-day party, and perhaps dig for some records.
Giant Trance X2 (full-suspension)
Redline Monocog single-speed 29'er (pictured here with H-Bars and Brooks saddle)
Oh my damn!
Not fun and still have weird lingering issues...pretty frustrating to get in an accident over something so preventable. But with this weather these days, it's hard to say no to riding, it's perfect for cruises!
ahhhh, the best thing for that ass. I just put a honey brown one on my UNO pista a few months back, best investment I ever made.
(dont forget to proofride it overnight, huuuuuge difference)
kill em all
so whats the deal with brooks seats? i have some old ones that i dont really mess with. if they start splaying out are they remediable? wassso good about em?
i love bikes but i am far from a connosooor of parts and doodads and pimp my bike stuff. i buy em at flea markets, fix brakes, deraaiuulers, bottom brackets, etc, and ride into the sunset
no bouncing off walls and shit. but props to those who can do all that
if taken care of properly, a brooks will last a lifetime and only an idiot would part with it. Ones that have not been cared for will dry out and crack, or disintegrate if you try to refresh them.
they get a bad rep for being to hard, but like all good things in life, you gotta work for it. If you break them in properly with proofride (tallow,beeswax,citronella,fish oil) if basic keeps he leather from drying out and displaces water so they last forever and get as soft as glove leather.
As you break them in, the saddle will start to naturally give where it needs to (bony butts) and stay firm where you need it. If you spend a lot of time in the saddle, they custom mold to your ass. great for touring, casual riding, kinda heavy for most racers.
DO NOT RIDE A BROOKS WITH A WALLET IN YOUR BACK POCKET UNLESS YOU PLAN ON DOING SO FOR THE REST OF YOUR DAYS. Trust me.
They have been making this saddle for almost 150 years, so they got it down.
I havent bounced offwalls in ages, esp not with my carbon fiber knuckle,
Tony, will a brooks fit your vegan lifestyle?