What bike did you ride today?


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SKPC

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 2, 2018
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Utah - United States
Killer klunker setup!
It is WAY fast(and stylish too). I may have a problem with this "bike thing" Anyone have an original paint 26" motobike straight-bar frame and truss fork laying around they wanna sell me? :D:hearteyes: I know ^^^^^T-3 has a 28-er Colson somewhere. Must not get another frame...must not get another..
 

Sevenhills1952

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 20, 2018
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rusty_apache

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 25, 2016
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Alamo city
I've always wanted to ride one. What's it like?... It seems like it would be really strange, center of gravity, handling, braking, etc.
Also approximate price?

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It is absolutely terrifying yet thrilling.

The tangentially laced wheel has less flex than the radial spokes on my original ordinaries. Pedaling forces the wheel in the opposite direction so you have to make an effort to pedal with an outward force to maintain a straight line making it a full body workout that you don’t get with a pneumatic safety. There are no brakes so you resist momentum with your legs. The diameter of the wheel greatly increases the gyroscopic effect over 28” wheels so it is more stable at lower speeds. For emergencies you jump straight off the back. For aggressive stopping you get back on the rear step and place your foot on top of the rear tire. They called the safety bikes that for a reason!

It was appropriately $3,000 without my modifications. It’s hard to acquire an original for that price and you don’t have to worry about hurting a 130 year old piece of vehicular history! The Excelsior model is much cheaper but has more modern looking components.
 

dnc1

I live for the CABE
Apr 1, 2016
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Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Out on 'Inconnu' on New Years Day.
10 miles and a bit on my second 'recce' ride for this years festival of cycling in Wallingford.
8 degrees Celsius, light drizzle, nice ride.
View from Caps Lane towards Wittenham Clumps, Oxfordshire.....
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Happy New Year and enjoy your rides.
 

SKPC

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 2, 2018
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I also rode today. Hawthorne Flyer. Windy but nice. Our planet Earth spins once more into another year around the sun.....

Palos Verde Peninsula/San Pedro shipping port in the background..
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Bolsa Chica Estuary jetty..
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parkrndl

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 4, 2016
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Chambersburg, PA
my 24" Speedster that I morphed into a cheap imitation wannabe Manta Ray
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we actually had a very nice little New Year's Day ride... it was in the mid 50s in Western Maryland, so we rode across town to eat at the Blue Moon Cafe.
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Just now looking at the pictures it occurred to me that we had a 20" Fastback in Sky Blue, a 24" knockoff Manta Ray in Sky Blue, a 20" BMX bike in black, and a 24" BMX bike in black. And of course the awesome red '39 Huffman. It should be noted that minutes after these group shots were taken, the owner of the Huffman offered to let me ride it around the parking lot... and I wasn't on it 30 seconds before the chain broke. Pretty sure I'll never live that one down. :p:tearsofjoy::sweatsmile:
 

tripple3

Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles
Sep 25, 2012
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I start work later than usual today so I got to Ride before work; "Moon-Rise Patrol"
Sorry for lousy pictures; it was dark.:p
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1939 Twinbar Rustjunkie Tiki Special
It is hard to see in my pics but that is the last sliver of the last moon of last month of last year; It's All New from Today.
Enjoy the Ride!
 
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nick1985

Look Ma, No Hands!
May 20, 2018
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Gold Coast, Australia
After living in London for 15 years I have recently moved back to Australia to be closer to my parents. While in London I had collected some bikes that I shipped over with me and they have finally arrived safe and sound (after 3 months at sea). I took my dad for a ride and it was the first bike ride he had been on in over 25 years

**Bikes are 1939 Elgin Curve bar and a '52 Higgins**

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