What bike did you ride today?

Discussion in 'General Discussion About Old Bicycles' started by rustjunkie, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. #1 Posted Aug 21, 2014

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    Let's see 'em!
    A couple of rules though, please:
    Must include new picture(s) taken just before, during, or just after the ride.
    Keep it fresh: no recycled, old, or duplicate pictures.
    Maybe include a description of the bike and the trip?

    Dropped the car off at the shop yesterday, but forgot to get some laminating pouches needed to finish a project. Aired up the Conti Ultra Sports and took the ~5mile roundtrip to Office Depot on the ~1947 CroMo Continental w/ Sturmey cartridge bearing drum, Sachs 2spd kicker, SKF cartridge bb, Sachs/Campagnolo crank. Just got back, this bike is always fun to ride:

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  2. #2 Posted Aug 21, 2014

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Wish I could ride

    My back is out. Even out of work for 2 weeks. I'll spend my time doing research and track down the parts I need for the motobike I just got. Sucks.
     
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  3. #3 Posted Aug 21, 2014

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    kool beans man,rode the airdyne this morning to try and loosed my back muscles but pics dont turn out in the cave sorry bout that
     
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  4. #4 Posted Aug 21, 2014

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Love that bc!

    Great bike for any ride.
     
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  6. #6 Posted Aug 21, 2014

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    My daily rider... cause it's lightweight..sorta
     
  7. #7 Posted Aug 21, 2014

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I took the beast to the store today. It holds a twelve pack and the mini fridge was empty. Not sure where the exhaust went yet. I will get back to you on that one.


    It wasn't me I swear.
     
  8. #8 Posted Aug 22, 2014

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    ride?

    I rode the blue 04 Honda Shadow spirit VT1100 to and from work with my lunchbox bungied to the rack; then I went out just to cruise a bike around. securedownload-8.jpg securedownload-7.jpg securedownload-5.jpg

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  9. #9 Posted Aug 22, 2014

    I live for the CABE

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    Not the usual cup of tea here but this old school BMX came through the door at the bike shop yesterday. I wanted to shoot this guy a serious offer on the spot, but when he said his parents had bought him the bike back in the 80's I knew there was no prying it away from him. I rode it though!!! :D

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  10. #10 Posted Aug 24, 2014

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    This..... tank is a coming. ....
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  11. #11 Posted Aug 24, 2014

    I live for the CABE

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    Here's what I was on ...

    The day started early for me with needing to ride something for our local bicycle / motorcycle swap meet in Long Beach at Vets Stadium ... I decided to pull out my vintage 1980 Bassett 26" BMX cruiser since it was close to the front door & easy to load in the van ... Got to the Swapmeet @ 7:15am .... Rolled around .. Found a couple smalls ... Ran into my buddy David on his 26" Powerlite 3 bar BMX around 10am ... He asked if I was up for a ride & where .. We decided to do a Newport to Huntington Beach ride along the strand ... We parked on Balboa Island .. Took the ferry to Newport peninsula & rode to lunch on HB Main Street ... We grabbed a bite then rode back to Newport & enjoyed the "local scenery" and mid 70s weather ... After we got back to Newport I loaded up the car & took Pacific Coast Highway to Crystal Cove State Beach and I couldn't resist to unload the bike again & go for a short ride again with the great weather ... These are my pics from Crystal Cove ... I hope everyone else had a good ride today ... Ride Vintage - Frank image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg

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  12. #12 Posted Aug 25, 2014

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    Im on vacation so my wife wants to walk to breakfast; so I rode my 2 speed in low gear at walk speed to Corner Bakery about 1.5 miles away.
    Great for slow and easy.
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  13. #13 Posted Aug 25, 2014

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    39 Crusader

    I mounted these tires I picked up at Vets swap meet Sunday. They ride really smooth. securedownload-11.jpg securedownload-10.jpg

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  14. #14 Posted Aug 25, 2014

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    P1010030.jpg Well yesterday

    Schoodic point, Acadia national park, Maine. Riding around the grounds & old carriage trails on Mount desert island. Good times & Lahbstah. That's lobster, for anyone not from Maine.
     
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  15. #15 Posted Aug 26, 2014

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    Took the 1990s rat Monark to Velocipedist to p/u some handlebars, thanks Steve!
    Campagnolo Mirox rims, Wheelsmith 15g spokes, alloy nipples, Continental Top Touring 2000, Sachs kicker, Dura-Ace chain, terrible pic :D

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  16. #16 Posted Aug 26, 2014

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Freakin cool bike

    That's got to be an awesome rider. Rob.
     
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  17. #17 Posted Aug 27, 2014

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    Yesterday

    WE went on a ride. My wife went with me for a 20+ mile cruise with several stops along the way.
    Im riding 36 Electric with locking truss fork, OG black and Ivory b/c fenders, awesome rack I bought from Scott(Thanks again),best T.10 pedals, rebuilt triple drop rims, skip tooth 22 to 10 ratio(easy cruiser), fender bomb,...I could go on...
    My wife's rider is a Raleigh Retroglide with Hot pink rims, hand-made padded seat cover and basket liner to match, custom options just for her...etc.
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  18. #18 Posted Aug 27, 2014

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    Finished this Snyder Motobike bike up late yesterday. I got the frame from a friend, badly cratered headtube, primered. Popped the cups out and the tube was still good, so cleaned and polished the frame with steel wool, flitz, finished with wax. Assembled from orphan parts around the shop, recovered the seat, headbadge screws are broken off in the headtube, so I slapped a badge I made onto it with some 3m tape. Rims from Dan, stainless double-butted spokes, 1930s ND D with resurfaced discs and new bearings, NOS Atom aluminum front hub, Columbia Superb tires, NOS stainless fenders, grips from rideahiggins. Just took it a few blocks to Troy Donuts for a snack. Rides great, but brake was squealing like Mike's tires at 5pm on a Friday. ;)
    Gave it a few hard brakes and now it's nice and quiet, stops on a dime :cool:

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  19. #19 Posted Aug 27, 2014

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    Dang that came out great!!! Love how the large badge blends into the crusty headtube. Hardly even notice it! Another great bike back on the road:cool:
     
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  20. #20 Posted Aug 27, 2014

    I live for the CABE

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