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Re: Whatcha ridin'?

Postby yo » June 8th, 2015, 11:22 am

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that is exactly why I asked!

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Postby Mr-914 » June 8th, 2015, 12:00 pm

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Re: Whatcha ridin'?

Postby iab » June 8th, 2015, 1:46 pm


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yo wrote:that is exactly why I asked!


If you are looking for a knock-around-town bike, I like State for fixed gear, Linus and Public for gears. If you are going to spend Biomega money, I'd get a Shinola instead, but I find both to be spendy.

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Postby yo » June 8th, 2015, 3:31 pm

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I've had my eye on the Linus bikes. I wouldn't do a fixed but probably a single speed. I have one hill to get into town...

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Postby bepster » June 9th, 2015, 11:26 am

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Anybody have any opinions about Tokyobike?
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Re: Whatcha ridin'?

Postby iab » June 9th, 2015, 12:42 pm


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bepster wrote:Anybody have any opinions about Tokyobike?


Cool bike. Not too terrible of a price. Long wheelbase, meant for plooting around town with comfort, not speed. I like it.

Although the 650C wheels are an odd choice. They want a smaller wheel, fine. But 650C is traditionally used for tri or time trial bikes. And your tire choices will reflect that, they will be narrow, hard and not for comfort. For city riding I recommend a minimum of a 28mm tire and ideally a 32mm. This bike comes with a 25mm tire. Less air to adsorb city road potholes and such. If they wanted a smaller wheel (700C is on most bikes out there), I would have gone with a 650B. Slightly larger than the 650C but a wheel traditionally for touring/randonneuring which translates well for city riding and great tire choices.

It looks like there may be enough clearance to swap to 650B but then you have the added expense of wheels and different fenders. I would also be sure to ask a dealer if there is clearance for the 650B,

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Postby bngi » June 9th, 2015, 3:44 pm

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bepster wrote: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.



I was looking at the propel-series for such a long while, before getting my current bianchi oltre.
Heard nothing but great testimonials of it, but please do share your experience!

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The jury is still out on if can afford new wheels or not this summer.

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Postby bepster » June 10th, 2015, 3:47 am

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bngi wrote:My whip:
The jury is still out on if can afford new wheels or not this summer.

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Wow! The Oltre is sweet. I looked at that one too but thought it was a little too pricy for me.

Sure thing, I'll report back once I had my first more serious ride.

Re: Whatcha ridin'?

Postby NURB » June 10th, 2015, 8:10 am

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iab wrote:
yo wrote:that is exactly why I asked!


If you are looking for a knock-around-town bike, I like State for fixed gear, Linus and Public for gears. If you are going to spend Biomega money, I'd get a Shinola instead, but I find both to be spendy.


Seconding Shinola (for the money)
Adding Handsome as another option. www.handsomecycles.com
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Postby footloosegups » June 14th, 2015, 5:08 am


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Hello,

This is my first post here so allow me to introduce myself. My name is Aniruddha Gupte and I'm a Masters Candidate in Industrial Design at The Designskolen Kolding, Denmark. I'm also currently an Intern in a small ID studio called VE2 in Aarhus.

I originally hail from Mumbai, India and I've previously completed a diploma in Product Design in Bangalore.
I'm a rather slow learner and have a long, long way to go as a designer, so much so that I'm still a bit intimidated to post my work here after a year of silent stalking. So let me start with something I'm familiar with. I'll move to doodles soon and then hopefully grow a pair and share some projects for critique.

I got this Frankenstein bike second-hand in Aarhus to ride to work. I have no idea what make the frame is. The components are a combination of old Campagnolo and budget Shimano. The drop bar and downtube shifters were replaced by the last owner.

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Postby jacob fleisher » June 17th, 2015, 1:34 pm


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I only have one (I know, I know: the pain! the suffering!), so it has to fill the role of commuter, weekend destroyer and errand-runner. I love me some 26" wheels and a frame that I can throw around, bunny hop with, and abuse without worry. I've had this for about a year, and really like it: Airborne Lucky Strike w city commuter changes: skinny pavement tires, narrow, low bars, fenders, solid fork and hardtail ('natch). Fun bike, handles killah, climbs well, great brakes (stoppies at will)! Between commuting and weekend rides I do about 90 miles a week.
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Re: Whatcha ridin'?

Postby iab » June 17th, 2015, 4:46 pm


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jacob fleisher wrote:skinny pavement tires


Compass is going to have 26" fat pavement tires in July/August.

https://janheine.wordpress.com/2015/06/ ... big-tires/

Re: Whatcha ridin'?

Postby j2cervin » June 18th, 2015, 6:47 am


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Not very interesting, but works well for me. I use this to commute to work when I dont have a 12 hour day. I use a Revelate Viscacha saddle bag to pack clothes and lunch for the day. Looks odd, but carries what I need without having to modify the bike or worry about the carbon. Please ignore the bottle cages, those were just temporary.
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Re: Whatcha ridin'?

Postby Bbarn » June 22nd, 2015, 11:57 am

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Heres my ride before I put some new Ksyrium wheels on
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Re: Whatcha ridin'?

Postby yo » June 22nd, 2015, 12:40 pm

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those tubes are sweet.

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