What have you been riding lately?

Discussion in 'BIKE TALK' started by GuitarlCarl, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. GuitarlCarl

    GuitarlCarl

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    6,015
    Location:
    Bradley Illinoiz
    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]

    Sent from the edge of an alternate universe...
     
  2. ParkRNDL

    ParkRNDL

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2006
    Messages:
    751
    Location:
    southern PA
    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.

    20190620_195437.jpg

    As usual, we had a mixed bag this week.

    20190620_200905 (2).jpg 20190620_200717.jpg 20190620_210209.jpg

    And today I've been tinkering with this:

    20190622_171500.jpg 20190622_171519.jpg

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

    v1v2.jpg
     
    Chad T, Klunkruiser, Chuy and 4 others like this.
  3. GuitarlCarl

    GuitarlCarl

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    6,015
    Location:
    Bradley Illinoiz
    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]

    Sent from the edge of an alternate universe...
     
  4. GuitarlCarl

    GuitarlCarl

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    6,015
    Location:
    Bradley Illinoiz
    My old Cannondale. Put 25 miles on it today for mileage in the Great Cycle Challenge.

    Carl.[​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    ^^^ 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...
    [​IMG]

    Sent from the edge of an alternate universe...
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2019
    Chad T and RustyGold like this.
  5. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Messages:
    7,936
    Location:
    Roanoke Rapids, NC
    I ride this one most. Rode it a lot in Lancaster, PA last week.
    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  6. GuitarlCarl

    GuitarlCarl

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    6,015
    Location:
    Bradley Illinoiz
    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]


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


    Sent from the edge of an alternate universe...
     
    Klunkruiser, Chuy and RustyGold like this.
  7. GuitarlCarl

    GuitarlCarl

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    6,015
    Location:
    Bradley Illinoiz
    And today I had Harlequin out with family riding around my extended neighborhood...

    Carl.[​IMG][​IMG]
    ^^^ 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.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Sent from the edge of an alternate universe...
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2019
    Chad T, handyandy1100 and RustyGold like this.
  8. Duchess

    Duchess

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2015
    Messages:
    824
    Location:
    US occupied MA
    Went to Newburyport and had the bike back in the house less than 2 minutes before a thunderstorm hit.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    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.
    [​IMG]
     
    Chad T, RustyGold and GuitarlCarl like this.
  9. Duchess

    Duchess

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2015
    Messages:
    824
    Location:
    US occupied MA
    Took the 107-year-old bike out to find a quiet place to read.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. KJV

    KJV

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    3,506
    Location:
    Southern Ohio
  11. ParkRNDL

    ParkRNDL

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2006
    Messages:
    751
    Location:
    southern PA
    My campus green '72 Collegiate has been my go-to for the last few weeks; I took it on last week's Thursday evening Retro-Ride and then on Saturday morning I took it to Caledonia State Park.
    20190723_174005.jpg 20190718_203105.jpg 20190720_100440.jpg
    20190720_095331.jpg
    Turned out to be the wrong bike to take: I thought there would be paved or hard dirt paths, but once you got away from the picnic area there were lots of roots and stones to navigate. I felt kinda like this guy, only less confident.


    I've also been logging some miles on my build-off bike, which I am calling a Murray JetCruiser. I really like how solid it is, except for the rear wheel; I need a decent hub to replace the Falcon junker that's on there.
    20190721_094826.jpg 20190721_085937-EFFECTS.jpg 20190723_154318.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2019
    GuitarlCarl, RustyGold and Bart52 like this.
  12. Klunkruiser

    Klunkruiser

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2019
    Messages:
    567
    A hand brake?
    Like this maybe?:nerd: 7372900.jpg
     
    GuitarlCarl likes this.
  13. GuitarlCarl

    GuitarlCarl

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    6,015
    Location:
    Bradley Illinoiz
    Hand brakes that make you take your hands off the bars , on a bike with raked steering, are just plain suicidal (hence the name suicide brakes) and I won't do it. But...
    I was using a disc caliper from a minibike... as soon as I put an actual bicycle caliper on there, the hand grip I had worked fine. Who'd have thought...

    Carl.
     
  14. Dr. Tankenstein

    Dr. Tankenstein

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    5,926
    Location:
    Marietta, GA
    Well, I moved to much flatter area in Savannah about 6 weeks ago.
    Been riding my strandie about 5 days a week around here. My other bikes are hanging in the shed....for now....
    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  15. KJV

    KJV

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    3,506
    Location:
    Southern Ohio
  16. Sphinx

    Sphinx

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2012
    Messages:
    1,563
    Location:
    Davenport, Iowa
    I got this beauty in the Spring . It's a 2017 SE OM Duro
     

    Attached Files:

  17. Speed King

    Speed King

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2013
    Messages:
    128
  18. Retro Flutter

    Retro Flutter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2018
    Messages:
    8
    Been riding my restomod Fleetwing, as of late. This was taken at a local car show a couple weeks ago.


    P_20190714_120819.jpg
     
    Klunkruiser, Skipton, Chad T and 4 others like this.
  19. ParkRNDL

    ParkRNDL

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2006
    Messages:
    751
    Location:
    southern PA
    The missus has been talking about getting in shape for a while now. I keep offering to clean up a bike for her so we can do laps around the block together. She finally took me up on it. She actually tried a few days ago on a ladies' '77 Collegiate that I have around here, but she wasn't a fan of figuring out friction shifters and old derailleurs and never left second gear. So today I pulled out this old Free Spirit and puffed it up with a seat I knew she'd like, and off we went. I had her shifting down to 1st for the uphills and up to 3rd for cruising in no time.
    20190801_104851.jpg 20190801_104942.jpg
    We only did a couple of laps, but she said she already likes it better than the Collegiate. Hopefully it'll stick...
     
  20. KJV

    KJV

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    3,506
    Location:
    Southern Ohio

Share This Page