What have you been riding lately?

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  1. Klunkruiser

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    I had already taken the wheels off before I got a pic, so I don't know if it qualifies.
     
  2. irideiam

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    Fathers Day spin on the lightweights, my '76 Speedster and my 16 yr old son's '71 Racer he brought back to life himself.
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  4. GuitarlCarl

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    So I've not been working on build off bikes so much this past week. I pulled out an incomplete build from the last muscle bike build off. I just had to put it down for a while. But now it's been the one I've put the most into, rebuilding, rewelding, reimagining. I'm on a mission, it's got to be quick and it's kind of a tank. Muscle Spasm revisited. No long rides yet as it has no brakes ( waiting on cables ) but I've put at least a mile or so on it in test runs and hehe, it's quick for a tank.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  5. ParkRNDL

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    For this past Thursday's Retro-Ride I dragged out the Apollo. For some reason, people LOVE this thing. It is a mongrel in every sense of the word. I got the frame/forks/seatpost from the junk pile at the local LBS, I spent a few bucks buying the wrong-year shifter for it online because it looks so darn cool, and the rest is just parts I scrounged. NOTHING is "correct" on this thing, but it's a pretty nice rider and it gets tons of attention.

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    As usual, we had a mixed bag this week.

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    And today I've been tinkering with this:

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    I like it better this way than the previous two configurations:

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  6. GuitarlCarl

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    I've always loved Apollos myself. Enough in fact to edit a post on my class one buildoff.

    Which I was out riding last night in it's latest configuration.[​IMG]

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  7. GuitarlCarl

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    My old Cannondale. Put 25 miles on it today for mileage in the Great Cycle Challenge.

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    ^^^ it always makes me laugh to park whatever I'm riding in the rental bike rack and take a picture. That's my sister on her recumbent trike in the background...
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  8. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    I ride this one most. Rode it a lot in Lancaster, PA last week.
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  9. GuitarlCarl

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    I had Muscle Spasm out for a while today. Brakes suck I think I need a different handbrake to go with the manual disc caliper...[​IMG]


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    Light up skateboard wheel for my idler. I got it cooking with a hand grinder!
    Carl.


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    And today I had Harlequin out with family riding around my extended neighborhood...

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    ^^^ my daughter on her Schwinn hybrid that we've been modifying since she before she began her college days, not quite a mixte but still pretty cool. My brother-in-law on his recumbent and my sister on her recumbent trike.
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  11. Duchess

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    Went to Newburyport and had the bike back in the house less than 2 minutes before a thunderstorm hit.

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    I really like the bronze and white of one of the boats down there. I'm making about a half-dozen models of the boat I'm building, so I think I'll paint one in that scheme. Real one will probably end up light blue or emerald green, though.
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  12. Duchess

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    Took the 107-year-old bike out to find a quiet place to read.

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