What have you been riding lately?

Discussion in 'BIKE TALK' started by GuitarlCarl, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. Starnger

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    Pre 2008 frames had a gusset between top tube and seat tube, post 2008 had curved head tube already. Great score! Are you planning to leave the bike the way it is or customize it?
     
  2. handyandy1100

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    Starnger, the stance screams "bobber motorcycle" at me. On the way to get it, I had envisioned making some frame mods and painting it flat black. After I got it, I decided I like the factory paint (it nearly matches my car) so the frame mods and repaint are out the window. And especially so if this is a one year only frame.
    I'll just swap out or bolt on any changes to accent the bobber styling. Thanks for the frame info.

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  3. Starnger

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    Good idea keeping frame as it is, especially considering this is aluminium, and it is capricious to weld. I like your plan to make a bobber!
    Electra made some nice accessories for Townie back in the days, some are still available to purchase online. For example those bags: orange or red.
     
  4. GuitarlCarl

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    My truck is down with a broken timing belt so I'm two wheeling it. Lucky for me we've unseasonably warm weather and all my destinations are close. So I get out the trekeater, my old Cannondale.[​IMG]
     
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  5. Hammerhead

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    Been riding the Jaguar. All serviced and cleaned. Just messing with the tires. IMG_20181226_161142528_HDR.jpg IMG_20181223_160700090_HDR.jpg
     
  6. Bart52

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    Just did a little overnight camping trip (S240) on this Surly Orge.
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    Trying to figure out how to use this for easy overnight getaways. Any ideas for luggage?

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  7. GuitarlCarl

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    Well what good is a sissy bar if ya can't strap a sleeping bag on it? Ala' Easy Rider.

    Carl.
     
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  8. Bart52

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    Yep, have a bedroll made up. I still have to figure out carrying food (we're old friends).
     
  9. UniK

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    1949 DX
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  10. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Great stable there @UniK


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  11. Dizzle Problems

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    Over the weekend-

    Saturday

    ‘62 Schwinn
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    Mind ‘90s Mongoose Expert Pro 24”
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    Sunday

    2003 Kona unit
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  12. deorman

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    70 deg F today!
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  13. KJV

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  14. GuitarlCarl

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    If you've got a bike in a buildoff ya gotta ride it. That's why them upside-down handlebar seat slammed pedal scrapers annoy me so much. I'll concede to their artful vision, but if you can only dream about riding it, what good is it? Built to ride is my style...[​IMG]

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  16. ParkRNDL

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    For my first ride back out with the group this season, I took my faux Scrambler:
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    Lots of Fastbacks (or Fastback-inspired builds) for this ride, along with some BMX stuff. (I missed a couple, they made the group shot.)
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    Feels good to be back out riding. Waiting for spring seems like forever.
     
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  17. K_50

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    1996 Sunn Vertik

    As found
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    Now (it still need some work done, and a few different parts, but it rides very well)
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  18. Bullyboy

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    I'm riding to stay fit, but might as well take the fur kid with me. I bought a new Kona Dr Dew, and we went with a vintage feel to the sidecar.
    that extra 80 or so lbs is working the legs this spring. I would like a vintage bike to go with the sidecar, but I need som gear changes to keep us moving and the crank spinning.
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  19. GuitarlCarl

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    I still think that little bus needs to be two tone... but it's gotta be one of the best side cars I've ever seen. You know you can drop a modern drive train into just about any old frame. Even a 60's - 70's three speed is a great improvement over a single speed.

    Carl.
     
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  20. Bullyboy

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    I had full intentions of doing the 2 tone, until I tried to mask the body and couldn't get a good tape line. Then i pulled it off and shot the whole thing in orange pearl.
     
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