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The Official Bicycle Thread.

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This is The Official Bicycle Thread.

Road bikes, mountain bikes, bmx bikes, tandem bikes, recumbent bikes, unicycles, and anything in between are welcome.

Post up nice pictures of your ride. Tell us what year, make, and model it is. Also tell us about modifications to your bike, mileage on the bike, and other interesting facts as well.

After posting pics, feel free to leave a link to more pictures too!

For the weight weenies, don't forget to mention a weight!
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That race face ring looks pretty slick! $40 is barely more than the ring I was looking at...

And I get 40% off Hayes stuff so I could prolly upgrade the front brakes and get that ring for barely more than $100 total. Get rid of my shimano multi lever, at least on the left side, then hopefully upgrade the back at a later time.
I went ahead and ordered the 34t race face ring. I don't climb much and figured the extra speed could be nice.

Also ordered some Hayes Prime comps to replace the clunky shimano XT multi levers. I'll keep the 6" rotors for now...
Nice, I bet you will dig it.

On a more random note, I can't find my shock pump, so I guess I'll be riding the hard tail tomorrow morning.
I have a click noise in my bottom bracket area..

I have replaced the bottom bracket, replaced my chain ring bolts and greased everything.

I think now the only thing left to do is jump of a bridge
tried that too...

its got me beat
Did the 1x9 conversion yesterday and so far it feels great! I'll post some pics up tonight. The chain line looks good and I got it nice and tight, no more chain slap! The new Hayes prime brakes up front feels great too, although the existing rotor I used seems a bit warped.

We rode our first casual downhill of the year Sunday and took it easy, but things felt good. Looking forward to heading out again on Saturday!
Here are a few before and after shots.

Clunky ass "Multi-levers", both brake and up-shift

A few miles on this crank...


The old XT's felt pretty good braking, but it's really nice having the adjustable throw on the Hayes!

Next I'll look to hopefully get a short cage rear derailleur setup and new shifters, then get a Hayes brake setup for the rear too!
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Don't throw those dual control XTs out! I could use a right side.
I won't throw anything out Ray!
saw this the other day. pretty cool idea
My new stead.. its sweet

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My 2013 Trek 1.5 Road bike

My recently acquired 2014 Trek EX-8

My recently restored 1999 Trek 8000 -- commuter duty

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So 3 years ago for my 30th I got my 85 c900. This year I decided to treat myself to a different kind of summer fun. Happy 33rd to me

Ironically the bike cost more than 2x what the 85 did.

Can't wait to get through mud season and tear it up on this bad boy!
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Wow! I'm so happy to see The Official Bicycle Thread is still going! I'll add some of my bikes soon.
cardio FTW !
Haven't been doing much pedaling, but I have been doing lots of riding down hill!

...and we use my buddy's Toyota to get us back up.

This is a local trail to me, a "flow trail" build last year buy some volunteers with a mini excavator. Awesome gravity fueled action!

And last week I made it to Highland Mtn Bike park ( Highland Mountain Bike Park | Northfield, NH ) for the first time. It's only about 30 minutes from me, and is world renowned as being the only Downhill/Freeride specific Mountain Bike park at least in the country. Pro's come from all over to train there and the place is an absolute mecca. I barely scratched the surface on the green trails and a tiny bit of blues. The level of talent that rides there is through the roof!
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