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Scoot Sold
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Location: NYS
Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:57 am quote
Curious, how many here Still ride a (non-motorized) bicycle, or own one?

I still have and ride (occasionally) my:
1964 "3 Speed" from Sears and a
1972 "10 Speed" Panasonic Sport

EDIT: Added pics
I love my 3 speed...sweet ride though stock seat hurts my bum Notice the plastic caps I use on kickstands....don't want to scratch my shiney garage floor

1963 Sears 3 Speed (pic 2).JPG
1964 Sears Label (Raleigh built) 3 Spd

1972 Panasonic Sport 10 Speed.JPG
1972 Panasonic Sport 10 Spd



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2:6
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Posts: 7468
Location: San Francisco
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:02 am quote
I have a '40s skiptooth BF Goodrich but I don't ride it. Just hung it up last weekend to get it out of the way.
Hooked
Joined: 03 Apr 2010
Posts: 141
Location: Utah, USA
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:08 am quote
Oh yeah do I ever, my first passion. Road Race, bit of mtb and cross. Cruiser as well. Can't get enough of two wheels!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'00 Helix TARDIS
Joined: 30 Jan 2007
Posts: 7249
Location: the Vortex
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:15 am quote
I have a cheap Chinese-knock-off 7-speed cruiser, but I'm working on tricking it out to some extent.
Gobshite Shiva
Kymco Downtown 300i the 'Dolphin Noise'
Joined: 16 Mar 2007
Posts: 14959
Location: London UK
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:19 am quote
funny you should ask two pushbikes, no cars.

i have a gorgeous Pashley Tube rider, and just today bought a Brompton M3L on the 'ride to work' scheme, which allows you to pay for the bike via automatic deductions from your pay, at a saving of roughly 40% off of MSRP.



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GTS250
Joined: 26 Jan 2009
Posts: 2959

Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:21 am quote
I have a fixie I put together from a wonderful mid 80's Japanese steel frame.

Total beater. Buffed out the rust and then clear coated the slightly discolored steel to keep the rust off but removed the "steal it" quality.

And I have a club bike, which I have done everything from Criterium races to Centuries (100 mile rides) on.

http://ingliscycles.com/

Worth mentioning his site as he stole the Lambretta Man for his current logo.
Molto Verboso
Joined: 10 Feb 2008
Posts: 1104
Location: Midwest
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:24 am quote
I got an el- cheapo box store Schwinn comfort bike.The kicker is I admit to cheating on my pedaling since adding a motorized pusher.Although its a load of 30 mph fun.

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El Macho
KTM Super Duke 1290, Vespa GTS 300
Joined: 27 Oct 2006
Posts: 9021
Location: Belfast Metropolitan Area
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:56 am quote
And I've just ordered one. Tax deductible. Similar to Genie's. Wanted one of these but very pricey....



So ordered this instead

Ossessionato
2010 GTS 300 Super "Yukihime" 2013 BV350 "TBD"
Joined: 10 Nov 2008
Posts: 2493
Location: South SF Bay Area
Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:05 am quote
I have 4 bikes:
Vintage steel frame road bike, I think it's a Trek, but I am forgetting the model. I keep meaning to sell it on craiglist.
Canondale m400 'hybrid' mountain bike (hard-tail) which is 14 years old. Took it to Burning Man in '08.
My roadie, an aluminum and carbon fiber Specialized Sequoia Elite


My commute bike, a Trek 7.0, which has front and rear disk brakes.

I would probably have more, but my garden shed is getting full.

My first bike was a '74 Schwinn Stingray in yellow, with a flowered banana seat, and a front basket. No gears, and a foot break. I used to do tricks like seat stands and stuff, with my AM transistor radio in the basket providing music. God, I miss that bike!

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GTS Super 300ie
Joined: 17 Mar 2010
Posts: 44
Location: Finland
Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:10 am quote
Some years ago, I built a tandem from miscellanious pile of bicycle parts. Rode it once of twice with my wife but now it's gathering dust, maybe waiting for the kids to grow up.

Since I realized then that I don't get company for riding too often, I built a short wheelbase recumbent instead. It's a real head-turner but a little too tedious to ride. Gathering dust like the above mentioned one.

Apart from that, I have had a Marin Palisades Trail since 1994. Since we moved to the countryside, the usage is practically nil (pubs and friends are too far away)
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A fracking cage sadly
Joined: 22 Jul 2009
Posts: 4000
Location: Seattle
Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:55 am quote
I still ride a recumbent on our local trails. It's pretty comfortable and is funny because it's handlebars are a bit like ape-hangers on a HD.
Banned
Joined: 31 Mar 2010
Posts: 49

Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:58 am quote
mine is an alluminium american made cannondale
mtb come highbred, I have had it for 18 years, it has had many alterations over many kms of touring, Europe, North America and NZ and in the last 10 years, since having an odometer I have clocked 34,000 kms. I like to think I ride 25kms a day but that is wishful thinnking, I do try to get out several times a week although even that has been a little less these days for some reason, the bike I loved the most though was a folding three speed raleigh that looked a lot like the one Genie just bought, that thing was so much fun to ride around town and would fit in a cockpit locker. These days I am lusting over a road bike, a carbon fibre one.
Ossessionato
GTS 250 "Audrey"
Joined: 31 May 2008
Posts: 2117
Location: New Harbor, Maine
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:03 pm quote
Still riding. I had Peter Mooney from Boston build one for me in 1987. I raced road/crits in those days. Now it's just fitness and fun. It still has a freewheel, grouped with Campy Chorus and Record. I've considered something new, but this just fits and feels too good. Friction shifting is the best.
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125 ET4
Joined: 14 Apr 2010
Posts: 39
Location: London
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:14 pm quote
Yep - Got a Boardman Road Bike.

Is the nuts - goes like the clappers!

Boardman[1].jpg

Ossessionato
2005 Genuine Stella 150, 2008 Genuine Buddy, 2013 Piaggio BV 350, 2014 Piaggio Fly 150 3v
Joined: 30 Aug 2006
Posts: 3836
Location: Cleveland, Ohio US of A
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:16 pm quote
I still ride the Phillips' English 3-Speed I bought at age 12 in 1971. Only the tires, tubes and master link are non-original. I parted out my 1976 Soma Competition (chromoly, Shimano 600 stuff) 10 speed just last year.

I also ride one of these (Kona Smoke) just not often enough!



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Hooked
in July - Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie
Joined: 11 Mar 2010
Posts: 116
Location: Leesburg VA
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:27 pm quote
heres my baby, specialized 2003 hardrock comp

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Addicted
GTS250ie, F800GT
Joined: 21 Oct 2008
Posts: 515
Location: Orange County, CA
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:34 pm quote
I still have and sometimes use a Fuji 83 Club. In its day it was a top racing machine at 20lbs!
Nowadays, I ride an 05 Giant TCR carbon bike, which I put more miles per year than on my Vespa, in spite of commuting on my GTS.
Enthusiast
1997 125 ET4
Joined: 07 Apr 2010
Posts: 63
Location: Norwich England
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:47 pm quote
This is my off road fun bike

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Addicted
GTS 300
Joined: 02 Jun 2009
Posts: 810
Location: Pac NW
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:50 pm quote
As a matter of fact...
I am very into cycling.
I have a Merckx, Somec, Gunnar commuter, Coppi, Gary Fischer hardtail, and a Trek tandem.

I think that being an experienced cyclist makes me a far better scooterist.
Molto Verboso
GTS 250
Joined: 23 Nov 2007
Posts: 1518
Location: Utah, USA
Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:16 pm quote
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Hooked
GTS, GTV
Joined: 06 Mar 2010
Posts: 106
Location: Loveland, OH
Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:38 pm quote
Absolutely!! I rock a Marin Rift Zone from my ex-Mt. biking days.... I have a extra set of road slicks for my 100+ miles tours....
Enthusiast
2007 gts250ie
Joined: 04 Aug 2009
Posts: 63
Location: Walnut creek ca
Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:46 pm quote
I ride a 'ridley damocles' that I got from my friends foundation. It's a super sweet ride, that he rode in the tour de France....
Hooked
black GTS250 and Suzuki V-Strom
Joined: 07 May 2007
Posts: 373
Location: San Jose, CA
Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:50 pm quote
own a bicycle?
Bikes were my first love.

I sold my mountain bike (Gary Fisher Sugar full-suspension). I can't bring myself to part with my road bike (Giant OCRC3, full carbon frame). But lately, I am loving my Tour Easy recumbent bike and my Rans Fusion semi-recumbent.

toureasy.jpg

Molto Verboso
'07 LX150
Joined: 13 Sep 2006
Posts: 1293
Location: Sartell Minnesota
Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:19 pm quote
OCR 3
Raleigh Superbe (72)
Giant Boulder I'm selling

dreams of Pashley mmmmmm

Harv
Ossessionato
2010 GTS 300 Super "Yukihime" 2013 BV350 "TBD"
Joined: 10 Nov 2008
Posts: 2493
Location: South SF Bay Area
Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:27 pm quote
Re: own a bicycle?
Quig wrote:
Bikes were my first love.

I sold my mountain bike (Gary Fisher Sugar full-suspension). I can't bring myself to part with my road bike (Giant OCRC3, full carbon frame). But lately, I am loving my Tour Easy recumbent bike and my Rans Fusion semi-recumbent.
Dude, I think I've seen you rolling around our local SJ/Silicon Valley bi-ways.
Ossessionato
Chetak
Joined: 13 Aug 2008
Posts: 2033
Location: New Mexico
Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:47 pm quote
Scootover wrote:
I got an el- cheapo box store Schwinn comfort bike.The kicker is I admit to cheating on my pedaling since adding a motorized pusher.Although its a load of 30 mph fun.
Am I the only one who thinks this is a Crazy set up. And there are so many different and to me at least strange different types and styles of bike. Very interesting. R
Addicted
MP3 250, BV250
Joined: 21 Sep 2007
Posts: 530
Location: Thomson, GA
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:05 pm quote
Got a couple. See my current avatar for 1. But the one below is what I've averaged about 100 miles a month for the past year on.
Hooked
black GTS250 and Suzuki V-Strom
Joined: 07 May 2007
Posts: 373
Location: San Jose, CA
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:48 pm quote
Re: own a bicycle?
BleuBelle wrote:
Quig wrote:
Bikes were my first love.

I sold my mountain bike (Gary Fisher Sugar full-suspension). I can't bring myself to part with my road bike (Giant OCRC3, full carbon frame). But lately, I am loving my Tour Easy recumbent bike and my Rans Fusion semi-recumbent.
Dude, I think I've seen you rolling around our local SJ/Silicon Valley bi-ways.
Yeah, Leia, that's because we're neighbors!
Hooked
2010 LX150
Joined: 20 Feb 2010
Posts: 149
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:57 pm quote
Re: Got a Bicycle?
MySkyMizer wrote:
Curious as to how many here Still ride a (non-motorized) bicycle, or own one

I still own/ride (when I was able to last year) my:
1963 "3 Speed" from Sears and
1972 "10 Speed" Panasonic Sport
Just had tires changes out on 3 speed, rest is all original on both.
I've got an Orbea road bike, a 1970 Schwinn Paramount(erstwhile commuter), a Bianchi San Jose fixed gear, and on the wall are hanging the following frames to be built up: '87 Fuso, '85 Pinarello Treviso, '91 Colnago Master, '80's Gardin, '82 John Howard(Dave Tesch).

I bought my wife a Trek 7.5FX and built her a Peugeot mixte singlespeed. Then there's the granddaughter's fleet of bikes.

Hardly any room for the Vespa.





Since I've got the Vespa six weeks ago, I've ridden 300 miles on my bicycles and 600 miles on the scooter.

Me just before the start of an alleycat race. I won.
Enthusiast
GTS 300 'Albert'
Joined: 01 Mar 2010
Posts: 52
Location: White Rock Canada
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:59 pm quote
I ride the original Electra Straight 8. A year or so after I bought it they changed the front fork design. I like mine better. I love the bike, great fun to ride and still try to ride at least twice a week to work. It's sometimes difficult to choose in the morning which to ride. Work is only a 5 minute ride on the scooter.
Ossessionato
2016 Vespa GTS 300 i.e. ABS, 2010 Vespa GTS 300 ie Super (sold) & 2003 Honda Shadow VT750 ACE (sold) & 2006 Vespa LX150 (sold)
Joined: 18 Oct 2009
Posts: 3058
Location: Toronto (formerly Montreal)
Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:09 pm quote
I've got a Norco touring bike hanging in the garage. I don't ride it much since I get my pedalled kicks on Montreal's phenomenal BIXI public bike system bikes.

Last summer I did over 600kms on BIXI bikes.

This year the Vespa is going to chew seriously into the BIXI riding.

Check out BIXI here: http://montreal.bixi.com/rolling-with-bixi/how-it-works

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Ossessionato
Baart-less
Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 4499
Location: 5658'34.49"N x 11129'38.40"W
Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:12 pm quote
I've had my eye on a Dahon Mu XL folder for the last couple of weeks. 8 speed hub - I don't like deraileurs! Built in lighting generator on the front hub. When it's folded can be used as a seat on transit trains etc.

The only problem is I want a new guitar too.... it's one or the other and I can't make up my mind.






Dave
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Baart-less
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Location: 5658'34.49"N x 11129'38.40"W
Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:14 pm quote
Scootover wrote:
I got an el- cheapo box store Schwinn comfort bike.The kicker is I admit to cheating on my pedaling since adding a motorized pusher.Although its a load of 30 mph fun.
Details on the pusher please. I've never seen one of those.

Dave
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Baart-less
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Location: 5658'34.49"N x 11129'38.40"W
Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:29 pm quote
Chetwynder wrote:
Scootover wrote:
I got an el- cheapo box store Schwinn comfort bike.The kicker is I admit to cheating on my pedaling since adding a motorized pusher.Although its a load of 30 mph fun.
Details on the pusher please. I've never seen one of those.

Dave
Answered my own question:

http://www.dragnfly.org
Veni, Vidi, Posti
'80 P200E, '76 Primavera 125 ET3. '59 Vespa 150
Joined: 30 Apr 2007
Posts: 6851
Location: GT, Texas
Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:35 pm quote
This one still get some play when I'm not on the Vespa.

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2009 Graphite Black lx150
Joined: 10 Jan 2010
Posts: 27
Location: Vancouver Washington
Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:54 pm quote
Me too i just bought a MTB bike form my boss to keep me getting in better shape, its a Scott full carbon frame full suspension i know is sounds pretentious. But is was such a great deal i couldn't turn it down.
Ossessionato
'07 GTS-250ie "Silver"
Joined: 23 Aug 2007
Posts: 2021
Location: the Queen City of the West, aka Porkopolis
Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:56 pm quote
A 1963 "Famous James." It's really a Raleigh.

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Molto Verboso
2007 LX150 Dragon Red & 2009 H-D FLHRC
Joined: 05 Dec 2007
Posts: 1773
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:08 pm quote
I love my Trek Drift 3 because the pedals are designed for bare feet. Perfect for beach cruising.
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Several - see sig
Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 3030
Location: Avon, Ohio (25 miles west of Cleveland)
Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:21 pm quote
Here are mine:

1992 Bridgestone RB-T I bought new




1997 KHS Summit X that I converted into an Xtracycle





And a unicycle Dad made about 50+ years ago




Lots more photos and bikes in the "Leaning Against the Wall" gallery

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GTS 250ie - SHINY YELLOW
Joined: 04 Oct 2009
Posts: 3101
Location: Sunny Southern California
Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:29 pm quote
I own 2 bikes
My 1973 Continental 27" wheels in powder blue

My 1970 slingshot Recumbent three wheel trike, there's two 17" wheels up front with a 24" wheel in back. It's about eight feet long with a leather harnass you lay back in and stretch your legs out in front to peddle. There are 5 speeds to it. It's a beast and very rare.


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