: Mountainbikes..lets see yours



ABCF
04-11-08, 10:34 PM
Post up your rides, this is my Bullit...

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g282/xtrememtbkr/transredbullit.jpg

Spyder
04-12-08, 12:14 AM
Huh...I've been through a couple of Specialized bikes but I can't find one big enough for me for any sort of reasonable price anymore. I've got a Trek that is ALMOST big enough...

Coma
04-12-08, 12:21 AM
I don't have a pic of mine as it's in storage, but here is an image I pulled off the web of the exact model and year I have:
http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/9801/ihwe2006xs3.jpg
2006 Iron Horse Warrior

It's not very expensive but a great bike. I did switch rims though because one was very bent in an accident.

EcSTSatic
04-12-08, 03:39 PM
What's a mountain :hmm:
I still have the road bike I bought while I was stationed in Japan 33 years ago. It still serves me well.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
04-12-08, 06:30 PM
What's a mountain :hmm:
I still have the road bike I bought while I was stationed in Japan 33 years ago. It still serves me well.

Ditto. Had a few mountain bikes when I was smaller, but now my bike is more for transportation than fun so now I have a road bike.

Coma
04-13-08, 10:15 AM
There's nothing like finding some good trails in the woods to ride!

dkozloski
04-13-08, 05:01 PM
A bike has a motor on it. A bicycle has pedals.

Coma
04-13-08, 06:15 PM
Technically, a 'mountain bike' is a bicycle. So your definition is not accurate.

EcSTSatic
04-13-08, 07:43 PM
A bike has a motor on it. A bicycle has pedals.

That would be a motorcycle

geesh, bike/bicycle - they are synonymous, plain and simple

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary
Main Entry: mountain bike Function:noun Date:1983 : an all-terrain bicycle with wide knobby tires, straight handlebars, and typically 18 to 21 gears
— mountain bike intransitive verb
— mountain biker noun

dkozloski
04-13-08, 07:49 PM
That would be a motorcycle

geesh, bike/bicycle - they are synonymous, plain and simple

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary
Main Entry: mountain bike Function:noun Date:1983 : an all-terrain bicycle with wide knobby tires, straight handlebars, and typically 18 to 21 gears
— mountain bike intransitive verb
— mountain biker noun
A biker wouldn't be caught dead on a bicycle.

dkozloski
04-13-08, 08:03 PM
Don't mind me. I'm just having fun. George W. Bush is a mountain biker now that his knees have given out. His doctor claims that Bush has the body conditioning of a good athlete.

ABCF
04-13-08, 08:08 PM
A biker wouldn't be caught dead on a bicycle.

:lies:

Really? that is interesting, as i do both.....freeriding/dh/xc is just as fun a motocross,xc moto racing or street riding.

But hey at your age i can see your point :) :Poke: :)

ABCF
04-13-08, 08:26 PM
Don't mind me. I'm just having fun. George W. Bush is a mountain biker now that his knees have given out. His doctor claims that Bush has the body conditioning of a good athlete.

That doesn't surprise me at all, cycling is a great way to stay active. I know more than a few 50ish mountain bikers that can spank most younger people fitness wise.

dkozloski
04-13-08, 08:33 PM
I have heard from several sources that bicycles as an exercise device can be counterproductive because they emphasize the use of muscles that are not used in everyday life. The big plus is the low impact. The cardio is good.

dkozloski
04-13-08, 09:00 PM
:lies:

Really? that is interesting, as i do both.....freeriding/dh/xc is just as fun a motocross,xc moto racing or street riding.

But hey at your age i can see your point :) :Poke: :)
I subscribe to the Neil Armstrong theory of physical fitness. Man is only allotted so many heartbeats during his time on earth and I'm not going to waste a goddam one exercising.

Coma
04-13-08, 11:02 PM
I would never consider biking (bicycle) exercising.

ABCF
04-13-08, 11:17 PM
I would never consider biking (bicycle) exercising.

try a 2 hour grind up the side of a mountain on a narrow singletrack trail and you will change your mind fast.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
04-14-08, 12:54 AM
try a 2 hour grind up the side of a mountain on a narrow singletrack trail and you will change your mind fast.

Or, I could just hop on the ATV or dirt bike and save a lot of time and effort. :yup:

Jesda
04-14-08, 01:01 AM
Mine was a $20 Craigslist deal. Someone was moving and let me have it cheap. Three out of 21 speeds are working, and its just fine!

http://www.q45.org/gallery2/d/6600-1/SSPX0403.jpg

http://www.q45.org/gallery2/d/4684-2/SSPX0323.jpg

http://www.q45.org/gallery2/d/4633-2/SSPX0296.jpg

I've put quite a few miles on it so far. It was an easy fit in the Navigator, but in the convertible I toss it in the back seat.

ewill3rd
04-14-08, 06:55 AM
It is a fine line between a "biker" and a "cyclist"... actually not so fine since there is about a 400 lb difference between the vehicles. (on the low side)
I know "Cyclists" that take offense to being called "bikers".

I used to love bicycling, until I bought a motorcycle... now I can't even remember how to pedal!
I find plenty of ways to get excercise throughout the day. When I was young and cycling I had massive powerful legs from pedaling but was a wimpy pipsqueak of about 140 pound stature at 6' tall.
It actually looked pretty goofy.

I prefer motorcycling personally, but I don't knock anyone for doing what they like, wish some people would afford me that courtesy. ;)

I know one of those crazy guys that rides a unicycle in the mountains... I forget what they call that... "muni" or something?
He's really good at it.

dkozloski
04-14-08, 01:29 PM
You guys don't know the first goddam thing about trekking on a bike.

http://www.icebike.org/History/HistBroken.htm

Jesda
04-14-08, 03:25 PM
You guys don't know the first goddam thing about trekking on a bike.

http://www.icebike.org/History/HistBroken.htm

Thats not fun. Why would someone do that?

dkozloski
04-14-08, 05:27 PM
Thats not fun. Why would someone do that?
As strange as it may seem I know all kinds of people that did stuff far more rigororus than that for fun.

Jess Bachner and a buddy hauled ten tons of freight from Fairbanks to Livengood by relaying it on 200 lb. packs, ten to 20 miles at a time over the Livengood trail. It was forty below zero and they camped out on the trail. They did it for the fun of it and to break the boredom of a long winter.

My dad and his brother took ten tons of freight and supplies 100 miles up the Salcha River to Caribou Creek for Mert Atwood in a poling boat. They poled the boat in deep water, pulled it upstream with a rope while walking up the bank and portaged around shallows. They did it for expenses and the fun of it. It took them all summer for the trip.

In the gold rush of 1898 prospectors going from Skagway to Dawson over the Chilkoot trail had to carry 1000 lbs of supplies over Chilkoot Pass to show the Mounties before they would be allowed across the Canadian border. Thousands did it. Today anybody capable of what was considered then to be rather ordinary would today be considered to be a world class athlete.

Guys that today consider themselves to be in pretty good shape wouldn't have lasted an hour on a pick and shovel alongside the guys that built the Davidson Ditch.

http://www.gi.alaska.edu/ScienceForum/ASF6/622.html

Coma
04-14-08, 06:17 PM
try a 2 hour grind up the side of a mountain on a narrow singletrack trail and you will change your mind fast.

Well, you know what I'm trying to say.

dkozloski
04-14-08, 07:07 PM
Well, you know what I'm trying to say.
It's tough going.

Coma
06-23-08, 08:44 AM
I bought a new bike..

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/4913/17463928xe8.jpg
http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/4227/83664597up8.jpg
http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/705/72879811kr6.jpg

Loving it so far! If only there were better trails around Cleveland..

EcSTSatic
06-23-08, 09:52 AM
I have the urge for a new bike. I bought my road bike when I was stationed in Japan in 1975 and it still works fine.
I plan on riding to work again once the rainy season quits. I don't mind rain but there's no where to clean up at work. I can cruise at 20MPH on my road bike, would I be able to go as fast on a hybrid? My wife's Trek bike seems heavy compared to mine and mine is old technology.

AMGoff
06-23-08, 03:35 PM
If the Good Lord intended me to power two wheels with my own legs... he wouldn't have invented the V-Twin.

Eric Kahn
06-23-08, 04:00 PM
Last motobecane I saw had one gear, really slow and a 50cc engine, someone forgot the engine on that one

Coma
06-23-08, 04:41 PM
Last motobecane I saw had one gear, really slow and a 50cc engine, someone forgot the engine on that one

Haha.. some American company bought the name from the French company. Frame is made by Kinesis in Taiwan, components are Shimano, Sram, and FSA. A great bike at an amazing price.

Funny thing is, the emblem on the bike says "Motobècane - Circa 1923". I am contemplating ripping that seal right off the frame. It's just lies.

dkozloski
06-23-08, 05:18 PM
What the hell is the name of that old motorbike that had two pistons that shared one cylinder head and one combustion chamber? It had some kind of weird master and link connecting rod deal. I think it might have been German or Czech. It's been driving me crazy trying to remember. I've even been having dreams about it.

dkozloski
06-23-08, 10:33 PM
Got it! It was made by Puch in Austria and the layout is called a twingle. They were imported by Sears-Roebuck forty years ago.

fpmesiIII
06-24-08, 02:43 PM
I like this thread, someone should make a road bike picture thread. Here is my old Bianchi mountain bike. It's good for getting groceries at the local supermarket. I did race it on a technical single track course... never again haha i sure beat the crap out of that bike during the race, it also beat me up pretty good as well.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3073/2607546893_528a999547.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3167/2608378826_c0f2d9cff1.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3087/2608379172_087d2998b9.jpg

Coma
06-24-08, 02:53 PM
http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/8749/18326334cb5.jpg

Gets better gas mileage than the caddy, so I rode it to work. Also upgraded the rotors.

dkozloski
06-24-08, 03:39 PM
Nothing is quite so entertaining as watching a friend do an endo over the handlebars into the thorn bushes.

Coma
06-24-08, 04:48 PM
Haha, I was biking some local trails here in Cleveland with my friend, and he clipped a tree with his handlebars, flew right over them in an attempt to bail out, rolled a little bit down a hill, and then just started laughing. It was funny to watch, like a cartoon character. Luckily, nothing was broken.

dkozloski
06-24-08, 07:16 PM
A friend of mine lost the front wheel of his Raleigh Sport and did a genuine face plant. He's never looked the same since.