Lets see your new build, ride photo's, collection etc...etc... B)
Here's some courtesy of TR who donated them to start off our Cool and interesting bikes gallery… which I keep forgetting to start although I have now. You can see a load more here http://road.cc/category/image-galleries/bikes/cool-and-interesting-bikes and if you see any on your travels send us in a pic and we will add them to the gallery. We also want to start a Reader's bikes gallery so stick 'em on here and that'll be a start.
Thanks for the nudge matrs1
Principia RSL from 2000 with Campag Centaur and open pro wheels built by Mercian Cycles:
My 'newly barred' orbea ora and my brand new, just recieved felt ar4 will be photographed and online soon!
These are my bikes....first off is my orbea tt/tri bike with mavic cosmic carbone clinchers and pro missile bars
second is my felt ar4
third is my felt z90
Here's my MTB based crosser-similar in principle and quality to my Univega RTB, only modified for winter and off-road fun. Heavily disguised under acres of inner tube and with 11-19 straight through block it makes for a surprisingly nimble and exciting ride through both town and trail. Better still, the entire build only cost £120!
Outclassed in sporting terms by my pure cross bikes,the design brief was to build a fun working bike that wasn't too nice to ride. Based around a race frame, the chainstays are too short for panniers but a trailer takes care of the big stuff.
Here's its more glamorous sibling....
Another machine doubling as a crosser is this old, slightly battle weary, yet characterful 531st tourer I spotted at a cross meet last November.
By contrast, here's my beloved road bike from 1991 aka "the teenage dream". Quaint by modern standards, this photo was taken prior to refinishing.
A cursory glance suggests nothing unusual but get closer and you might be surprised...
people say, "you can't possibly ride them all!".
Here are some of my current favourites.
Here's my beloved Ilpompino-crudely a crosser with track ends and 120mm rear spacing. 700X38c tyres, cro-moly rack, dual sided (look and spd pedals) plenty of Waxoyl sloshing about the tubes and a little bit of carbon for good measure. In many regards a modern take on the Road Path concept.
Here's those pedals in more detail
Nice Il Pompino, what a classic bike - great colour too.
Got a question for Flo, what's the orange bike? Looks like a crosser (those tyres) but there doesn't look like there is a vast amount of mud clearance and that looks like a canti brake on the front
Whilst not particularly retro (unlike the ill fated and
doomed Massi :-[) or particulary "bling" it is my first
real foray back into roadieing after a 20 or so year
lay off !!!!!
Here’s a curious looking mount I spotted while in the seamier parts of Southend On Sea… It’s a cro moly Muddy Fox with Manitou fork complete with chopper seat….
here possibly if i get the link right,,,,, is a pic of my full suspension single speed.. ( I know )
i have been riding single speed mountain bikes since 1999 ,, my first rigid was an old marin alumiium frame which i welded horizontal drop outs on ,, lent it to Dave Hemming who won the uk championships at cheddar that year,,
i then built a full suspension mount vision which i raced at the worlds in 2001 finishing 111th i then used and abused this bike through a number of 24 and 6 hour events,, until this year i was given a whyte ptreston jw4 now i already have on of these with gears so i thought i would build it up into a ss
sadly it meant the end to my old faithfull mount vision but everything swapped over and a 24 inch front wheel on the preston we seem to be ready for my 2nd decade of single speed riding ,, and will be looking forward to another new bike in 2018
ade - that is an extraordinary beast. and in this climate of 29ers it's nice to see someone bucking the trend and fitting smaller wheels to their mtb. why is that, btw?
i found that there was not enough weight on the front on a standard preston ,, it's difficult to change the riding postion much as the forks hit a lower stem ,, so on dh bikes I have dropped the forks in the yokes to get more weight on the front giving more grip,
due to the forks on the preston you cant drop the ride height without getting entirly on the virtical part of the fork travel so the best solution was a 24 inch front wheel,, which meant sadly switching away from v brakes
my older preston has had a 24 inch front wheel since 2001
the bike now turns in and stays on line less inclined to lift the front wheel while climbing the only downside is the lack of xc lightweight tyres for a 24 inch wheel
3 of my current bikes,have a CX and a winter roadie, but no photies as yet..
Santa Cruz Heckler
Loving the Merak
That Cove's a cool colour too
ade, loving the jaws graphics on the whyte front suspension unit. Looks like an awesome machine.
heres two thirds of my lot..the red Argos is the real thing, 853 throughout, with Ultegra, and Easton bits etc, the Green fixed wheel is my winter training bike, old Raleigh 531C re sprayed/converted by Argos. the blue one, and old Orbit 531 Touring bike is my get to work bike, again colour by Argos, track ends by me and my dad this time.. and finally the Kona, my old MTB, now a child and trailer utility job.
two more frames in the loft..old unbranded track frame and a Raleigh touring bike, one day im gonna get myself a Litespeed Archon.
My beasties... all fun, all different!
All time fav chariot :-]
You gonna talk us through 'your beasties' then Morgan?
And what about you therevokid why is the Maxlight your fav chariot?
The kinesis looks like its seen some fun times.
I've got a maxlight XC:2, cracking bike. replaced a Kona which was quite literally a cracking bike
the maxlight goes where the trek fears to roll,
even if it does so on "monster truck" tyres :-]
Beasties... back to front:
DMR Trailstar, with 24" DMR wheels, single speed and as simple as I could make it. 1980's Peugeot Roadie... single-speed again, flat bars, BMX seat, pedals and grips... Fastest commuter ever! A gift from my cycling buddies christmas just gone - I love this bike! 90's S&M Dirtbike, set up for flatland. No cranks doesn't make any odds, as I use pegs to balance on... Plus, the recession means no money for parts!
All are cool, and unique... just the way I like 'em!
Can't do pics at the moment - they are both dirty.
Road: Dolan built Cougar in Mapei Colnago C40 paint job; built up with ultegra/DA mix
Mucky stuff: Pace RC200f8, anodised grey with XTR, middleburns, lots of USE etc