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Postby bepster » June 1st, 2015, 4:31 pm

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I had a quick scan but didn't really find a recent thread about what the avid bikers on Core are zipping around on these days.
I think I remember there is quite the bike community here!

Since my move to Switzerland, I have become a total road biking nut for obvious reasons: mountains, lakes and empty roads.
While I have always been into biking, it was a lot more urban and of the downtown worrier variety.
Back in SF, I loved my Look KG 381 Laurent Jalabert Signature, frankensteined with a bunch of random XTR and XT components. Those Looks are fantastic, even when they have a few years on them.

I'll start this off with my latest commitment: The 2015 Advance Propel 1
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This is my first Giant. It's ordered and should arrive some time this week.
Any thoughts or experiences with this frame? I haven't ridden it for long.

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Postby Sain » June 1st, 2015, 5:24 pm

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Older photo, But looks exactly the same still. Some no-name aluminum frame I built up sophomore year of college. Has held up commuting in Boston, SF and Portland. Whole bike might retire soon as it needs a massive overhaul and might be easier to just start new again.

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Postby yo » June 1st, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Nice rides guys. I'm a little more vintage.
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Postby KenoLeon » June 1st, 2015, 8:23 pm

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Postby NURB » June 1st, 2015, 8:53 pm

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Dig the mustache bars, Michael! I've had to pare down considerably. Using a Surly Karate Monkey for an everything bike (kid hauler) at the moment.
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I'd really love one of these next, though.
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Or one of these:
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Postby rkuchinsky » June 1st, 2015, 11:19 pm

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I don't ride all that often, though have put it on my list to get back into to help with Marathon training. I have this beast. It's heavy, it's stiff, needs a tuneup, can't lock it anyplace, but it glows in the dark ;)

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Postby IDAL » June 2nd, 2015, 2:54 am

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I bought one like this a couple of months ago. It's uncomfortable, heavy and quite weak, but it takes me everywhere and I'm not afraid of just leaving it on the street for a day or two if needed. It was quite cheap as well.
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Postby bepster » June 2nd, 2015, 5:53 am

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Sain wrote:Older photo, But looks exactly the same still. Some no-name aluminum frame I built up sophomore year of college. Has held up commuting in Boston, SF and Portland. Whole bike might retire soon as it needs a massive overhaul and might be easier to just start new again.

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Nice!!
It looks like it's been through the wringer a bunch of times! :wink:

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Postby iab » June 2nd, 2015, 7:26 am


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I'm the n+1 in the crowd. In chronological order,

1933 Frejus Model A - same make and model as Gino Bartali's first team bike

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1948/49 Viscontea pista - possibly built by Faliero Masi

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1950ish Pecorari cambio corsa - a small builder out of Emilia Reggio

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1953ish Bianchi Selvino - "hot rodded", my Sunday-going-to-church bike

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1958/60 Cinelli Model B - same make and model as Viktor Kapitonov's 1960 gold medal for the road course bike

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2009 Cinelli Bootleg - my commuter, since converted to a fixed gear

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2009 Cinelli XCR - stainless steel goodness

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Postby NURB » June 2nd, 2015, 10:25 am

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Dang. Quite the drool worthy collection, iab.

Also, Richard, that bike rules. I've always wanted one.
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Postby Coffee87 » June 2nd, 2015, 12:12 pm


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Current bike with half parts the changed out from stock.
I mostly ride it in the trails and jumps though as a recreational activity to discharge stress and only occasionally for commuting.

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Postby iab » June 2nd, 2015, 12:14 pm


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Thank you NURB. We all have our silly hobbies, riding a bike is mine.

The irony is the worst bike, the aluminum-frame commuter, gets the most miles. M-F, maybe 125-175/week. Saturday is for the XCR, 40-80 miles and Sunday is vintage day, 30-60 miles. The pista only gets ridden at Northbrook and the Bianchi is for riding with the family.

I have mentioned before, I am in the process of designing a custom commuter, but have been on a break for a year. Only so much time in the day. I'm thinking either Ellis or Anderson makes the stainless frame for me. It will be the most expensive in the bunch, but why should I be cheap with the bike that gets the most saddle time?

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Postby yo » June 2nd, 2015, 12:26 pm

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iab. That 1933 Frejus is "off the chain" as they say.
Nice attention to detail ont he water bottles. What is going on down here behind the crank?
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Postby NURB » June 2nd, 2015, 1:53 pm

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