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Alea iacta est
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While I haven’t taken any pics, the Sunday Scout got a tire trade. I swapped the Odyssey 2.50” tires for the 1.95” that were on the back of her trike. Now I don’t feel like it’s a fat tire bike.



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Posts: 4010 | Location: Staring down at you with disdain, from the spooky mountaintop castle.  | Registered: November 20, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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This is my current ride. A 2022 BMC Roadmachine THREE that I purchased in 08/22. I've recently added the Scribe 50mm-deep wheels. The bike came with the latest Shimano Ultegra Di2 components (electronic shifting). It is a 2x12 setup with 50/34 in front and 11-34 on the back. I also recently added some new accessories including customized stem cap, bar end plugs, headset spacers, valve stem caps and nuts, and name stickers. I then added the Supacaz bar tape and the water bottle cages for the extra color pop. I went with a Swiss theme since BMC is headquartered in Switzerland and I'm a big fan of Oesch's die Dritten.

Here it is naked:




and here it is as ridden:




Here are the customizations, clockwise from the upper left:
1. Stem cap. It is a song title and translates as, "Now we're gonna have fun."
2. Bar end plugs. Another song title that says, "Yodeling is cool."
3. Headset spacers
4. Name stickers on each side of the downtube. Another song title. There is also a smaller version where the top tube meets the seat tube.

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Posts: 557 | Location: Middle Tennessee | Registered: May 16, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Nice BMC! One of my buddies at the local bike shop has a carbon BMC road bike that he raves about constantly. I couldn’t believe the pace he was maintaining on it. I was on my first homebuilt e-bike and struggled to keep up with him.

With that big chainring I bet that thing flies!! I’m used to 38T chainrings and full suspension bikes that have the ground clearance but cannot really maintain a good pace on anything but a long downhill section of trail. Big Grin


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Posts: 21016 | Location: North Carolina  | Registered: April 16, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Very nice BMC.
I haven't ridden on the road in a long time.

139 week streak on the Peloton, and the convenience of getting a ride in without leaving home [especially with our sweltering summer this year] is too appealing.




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Thanks! The bike was originally all black with a few white accents. I felt that it needed some color but wasn't sure which direction to go. My decision was based on the fact that BMC is headquartered in Switzerland and I'm a big fan of Oesch's die Dritten (see my cut and avatar). That's the reasoning behind the red and white additions. I have edited my original post to include the customizations.


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Nice BMC! One of my buddies at the local bike shop has a carbon BMC road bike that he raves about constantly. I couldn’t believe the pace he was maintaining on it. I was on my first homebuilt e-bike and struggled to keep up with him.



It's not too shabby. Unfortunately, I'm not able to wring everything out of it but I do enjoy riding it. I'm not a natural cyclist; I don't have a great V02 max. I'm just a 61-year-old, regular guy that likes to ride. I do my best but I have to say that this is the all-round best and fastest bike I've owned. With pedals but without the bags, computer, and radar, it weighs about 17.5-17.75 pounds.



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Very nice BMC.
I haven't ridden on the road in a long time.
139 week streak on the Peloton, and the convenience of getting a ride in without leaving home [especially with our sweltering summer this year] is too appealing.



I'm the opposite. I love riding outdoors, especially here in Tennessee. Even when it's hot, it's beautiful. I have a smart trainer and use Zwift for the Winter and the bad days during the year. I don't like riding inside unless I have to.
 
Posts: 557 | Location: Middle Tennessee | Registered: May 16, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I prefer outdoor roo, just a bit tougher with a 3yr old Razz




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first was some banana seat type single speed that was found in my Aunts back yard,

police had not idea who the owner was, no reporst of it stolen,

next, a Sear free spirit 10 spd

fast foward maybe 10 yrs and a Schwinn Le Tour Luxe, then a Specialized Rock Hopper that I still have and stopped riding 20 yrs ago or more,

need to get it tuned up and back on it



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I prefer outdoor roo, just a bit tougher with a 3yr old Razz


Well you could take your three year old along for the ride. Big Grin



My littlest is 3 and she LOVES going for bike rides over to our local park.

Believe it or not my mother bought me that kid carrier. When I was that age my mom had a similar rig and biked me all over the air station at Hawaii (Barbers Point). It might be why I love bikes and motorcycles so much. Cool


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Posts: 21016 | Location: North Carolina  | Registered: April 16, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Like most cyclists today, I ride carbon fiber. But I've been around a while, and have had a lot of bikes over four decades of often very serious riding. I have several bikes now, but some of the ones I no longer have are more interesting.

1992 Merlin FS, with an original Manitou suspension fork. This project bike sought to use 100% American boutique parts. With the exception of the German tires and the Shimano shifters, I think I was pretty much there with it. The Paul's derailleurs were gorgeous. Titanium spokes too. If I recall correctly, it was sub-20 pounds. Superb for climbing crazy steep woodland trails in Western PA. Back then, we were just scrubbing deer trails. There were no groomed trails in my area then.





 
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I was never a cyclist, but I put many miles on my 1977 Takara 10-speed riding to and from football and soccer practice in Oklahoma and West Germany and delivering newspapers at Travis AFB, California. It's the only bike I've had that I remember actually buying new. After many years of use, it was stolen on the base.

This is not mine but looks exactly like it.




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Posts: 2101 | Location: Semmes, Alabama | Registered: June 15, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Working at my local bike shop defiantly has its perks.

I got to test ride a $6,800 Pivot Trail 429 with the SRAM GX Eagle Transmission AXS drivetrain that shifts instantly.



Whoa buddy! Talk about an amazing drivetrain. It shifts so smoothly even under full pedaling (while seated) and makes a neat mechanical whirling sound when it shifts that is addictive. Big Grin


I definitely think one of these drivetrains will end up on at least one of my bikes in the near future. The wireless set up is pretty cool on its own but the way it shifts and the speed at which it responds to shift inputs is just awesome. Cool



Another wonderful perk of working at the local bike shop is the almost $1000 discount I got on my 2023 Scott Genius 920. Scott isn’t changing the colors for 2024 and my LBS had one with a clear coat over a forged carbon frame.

It basically looks like a Scott Spark with longer travel and able to withstand MUCH harder hits. You can’t really see the forged carbon on the online pics but it looks amazing in person. It corrects the only flaw I found with my Spark. The Spark is a cross country race bike where this is more of an all mountain true trail bike.



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Albeit 60 years ago it was pretty much this sans the white bag and it did not have white walls, 3-speed:
 
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Just picked up a Serotta Classique with 105 group, had to upgrade some of the components to Ultegra 6700 10 speed, shes a sweet ride.
 
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Spring is slowly approaching, so I figured it was time to get the bikes ready to ride. Started off with tires for my wife’s trike. Some chain lube, cable maintenance and we are almost done. Just need to find her some good grips.

I picked up some Maxxis Holy Rollers. Put those on. Finally a narrow 1.75” tire! I cut down my bars by 3”. The downside is they are tapered bars. I need to move the brake lever up, so I tried to taper the lever mount with a step bit. Major failure. So I ended up upgrading the brakes to Odyssey Evo 2.5. Picked up some super soft ODI grips. Locally they were only available in red. So after those went on, I decided the bike needed some more red. So I pained the forks and crank arms. When I took the forks off, the bearings were in multiple pieces. Again, go local and order a headset. It’ll be here in a week. I added some chain tensioners so I can keep my back wheel perfectly centered.

I also built a wheelie machine. It’s just a contraption to hold your bike so you can practice manuals (wheelies). So you start off with the chain on the bike. Practice an hour a day for a week, then take the chain off the bike. It allows you to practice balance and pivot points of your hips and knees, the bike, etc. I feel like Stickman will have one built and in use this evening.

Anyways, here are the only pics I have taken so far…





Wheelie machine:




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Albeit 60 years ago it was pretty much this sans the white bag and it did not have white walls, 3-speed:


sm, that is really cool!




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One of my all time favorite BMX/dirt jumper bikes from when I was in high school was the Standard STA ( S tronger T han A ll) 500.

USA designed and built out of oversized and reinforced chromoly steel. Old school bomb proof cool….

I finally found a bike I’ve been wanting since the summer of 1999!

I checked and this baby is still being made domestically and is going on 25 years of production. Nothing against Taiwan production but I do wish more brands could find a way to stay here in America while remaining competitive as far as pricing and quality of product etc.








(Perk of working at my local bicycle shop)
I got to test ride a 2021 Pivot Switchblade that came in for service. Having to take an extended test ride after cleaning, greasing and reassembling the micro spline in an effort to simulate trail riding was quite fun.

I became an instant fan of the rowdy all mountain Switchblade even when riding one two sizes larger than I normally ride. What a bike. Climbing, descending and jumping the bike feels excellent!! This thing is nimble, light and plush with the long travel full suspension makes for a confidence inspiring bike that is down for anything and packed with top shelf parts.

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Posts: 21016 | Location: North Carolina  | Registered: April 16, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Specialized Carbon Camber. I think they don't make this model anymore, replaced by Stumpjumper (?). I have been toying with going tubeless for about 10 years. I think I might finally do it though.

Funny thing is it was riding poorly, lots of pedal strikes, had me questioning life. Then I started doing the math on the last time I added air to the suspension. Duh. Led to a round of overall bike maintenance.

Love this bike. Had it probably 10 years.
 
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The paint has had a week to harden. Headset came in, finally. Everything was reassembled. Took it for a ride, it was quite fantastic.






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Nice looking bike!

The paint job is very similar to my 2016 Marin Pine Mountain 1. Big Grin



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I have decided I am going to build my grail bike, from the ground up. So many decisions. I would like to start with a custom built frame from Standard. Debating between a custom, one off frame to my specs, or one of many really nice frames out there. Some of it will come down to price. I also have to figure out if I want an aluminum or 4130 frame. Once that is decided, then the rest gets easy.



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