Post up what you pedal

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Here is my randonneuring rig, Crust Lightning Bolt, at the top of Col de la Croix de Fer last year.
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Here is my Ridley Helium above Lake Ashi in Japan
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And here is my Soma Smoothie tooling around near Seattle
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There seems to be more bikers on here than I thought. Post up your bikes. Here are my two:
I do not normally ride with the seat that low, I was riding a little downhill earlier.:D
Manitou black fork, LX shifters and front deraileur, XT rear, Bontrager wheels and hubs(hoping to get a new set soon), Hayes 9 brakes.

The little bell dude on my handle bars:cool:

My roadbike.
 

blackohio

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The current fleet.
Evil Chamois Hagar (which is for sale for $3500 BTW)
Pivot Shuttle.
I recently sold my YT Jeffsy + Evil Wreckoning for the Pivot as I recover from MCL / ACL Reconstruction, Meniscus Repair

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65swb45

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Added another touring bike to the fleet last week, and apparently just in time.

I have been a road junkie for most of my adult life, but always preferred the touring geometry. My buddies and I have started heading back into the mountains for some more serious climbing/ training, and I discovered on a long decent a few weeks ago that I was getting tingling and numbness through my wrists from working the rim brakes. Not good for someone who makes his living with his hands. 😥

I’d been chatting with @Kofoed about picking up something new for a couple of months; now I just moved disc brakes up to the top of the spec sheet. With all the focus on full road racers and MTBs, touring bikes with discs are not a wildly popular sub-species. Surly quickly rose to the top of the heep, but their best offering only came in a horrid pea green color. I wrote them to ask when they were planning their next color change! They actually replied: no target date.

Hearing all the stories about wiped out inventory, I was shocked to see that REI had this CO OP in an XL available for delivery in 3 days! 30 speed 48/36/26 (as opposed to my true road triple 52/42/32 on the Bianchi) with a 10 speed 11/34 cassette in the rear, pannier racks already installed. I ordered one almost on a dare, expecting a backorder email for all 3 days. Instead, I got an ’its here’ email on time, a week ago Friday.

Sold without pedals, I had actually ordered a spare set of Eggbeaters two months ago, so I threaded those in a week ago when they finally released the bike to me (they insisted on assembling it) I could tell as soon as I walked up to it a longer stem would be needed, so I have one coming.
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65swb45

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The rear bag is fittingly a 25 year old Novarra (also REI house brand) from my touring tandem. :)

The ’just in time’ reference earlier?

I discovered the day after I got the new bike, as I was comparing it side by side with my trusty old Bianchi, that the downtube on the Bianchi is no longer straight, and has a pretty substantial dent/divert/buckle in the underside. Now I have to decide if or how I can/will brace the tube. This will be my second major repair, since I already tore the lugged seat tube out of the bottom bracket!
 
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