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^^^^^ I love that color
side_shot. Cool

I was happy to see Marin continue the dirt colored paint job for another year on their Nicasio +.


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Posts: 21016 | Location: North Carolina  | Registered: April 16, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yes, that is me in the photo. It was my first bicycle. The photo is 60 years old. Don’t remember what kind of bicycle it is. Does anyone know?

Yes, I got the jacket at Yankee Stadium, and if memory serves me right, fans were allowed on the field after the game.



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That is the only bicycle I've ever had. I traveled all over Detroit on its excellent bus system for most of my time there.

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flashguy, in answer to this old post. Your remark about the DSR (Detroit Street Railways) reminded me of something. Went to a party with my girlfriend at the time (1969) near Cooley High.

I was the topic of discussion because I lived waaaay out in Farmington, had a car and drivers license.


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That is a great picture wingspar!

What kind of car is that in the background?


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This is a pic of my first bike (not the actual one) in the early 50's. A Huffy Flyer that my parents won in a drawing at the local grocery store.

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No pics handy but I have riden thousands of miles on various bicycles in my life, but don't own a single one at the moment.

BMX as a kid, from a cheap Huffy to a fancy Hutch Pro. Love old school classics like Haro Freestylers and PK Rippers, still.

Cross Country / Freeride / Downhill later, in my 20s and beyond, from an early hardtail Stumpjumper to various custom builds, some full suspension, several combos.

Road Bikes, from a used Schwinn 10-speed way back to a custom steel-frame racing bike w fancy parts, carbon hybrid wheels, all sorts of shit like that.

I'd like an E Bike and a Fat Tire bike next.
 
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wingspar, Is that a Studebaker Commander behind you?


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Here's a shot taken this morning of my Schwinn Sting-Ray Cotton Picker. I received this bicycle Christmas morning 1970. It's mostly original if not showing it's age.

 
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Nothing special as a kid, usual kids bikes, “Stingray”, and “10-speed” styles pre-driver’s license. Most of them came from Sears.

Bought a KHS “Zaca” in 2016 when I decided I needed to get more exercise. Not really needing a mountain bike as it was ridden on streets and paved urban trails, but being well north of 300 lbs I was afraid of breaking a “regular” bike



It got a fair amount of use in 2016, but once the cold weather set in I didn’t really get back into it like I should have in 2017.


This year I really changed my habits and started serious exercise routine. A lot of Peloton miles got me ready to ride a “real” bike again. Wasn’t really happy with the Zaca for riding around the area. VERY heavy, low gears I didn’t need and the highest gears weren’t enough to keep me happy. Big fat tires with lots of rolling resistance destroyed momentum as soon as I started an incline. To top it all off, it was a large frame when I should have been on a medium so everytime I had to stop there was an awkward balance/angle issue to deal with to avoid scrotal injuries.


After losing over 100 pounds I realized I didn’t have to worry about breaking a “regular” bike so in September I sold the Zaca and bought a Giant “Escape 2”. Double chainring up front and 8 speed cassette is much better gearing for riding urban area. Hydraulic disc brakes are even better than the cable discs that were on the Zaca. Proper frame size is a big improvement and I was shocked at how lightweight it is compared to the Zaca.

The day after I bought it I went 45 miles on it and loved the first 43 or so, was totally spent after that. With winter here I am back to getting all my miles from the Peloton, but can’t wait until spring so I can start riding outside again.







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That is a great picture wingspar!

What kind of car is that in the background?


Thanks. It is a Studebaker.


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wingspar, Is that a Studebaker Commander behind you?


It is a Studebaker, but I don’t know what model. My father had 2 or 3 Studebakers. The one in the photo was the last Studebaker he owned before he bought a Mercedes 190 SL for $10k brand new. He still had the 190 SL when I was in high school.


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A green Raliegh Chopper back in the early 70's.


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Oh if I could count the times this majestic steed took me to the ball park, to the comic book store, to the pharmacy where we all got an ice cream cone on those humid Boston Saturday afternoons...

...or into the woods where we had countless adventures as the weather got cold and the leaves turned color...

Yea. I loved this bike. My Good Buddy.
 
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A bicycle that looked like a motorcycle, complete with plastic engine with sound effects.

A Schwinn Apple Krate.

A Schwinn Continental.

A Schwinn Le Tour.

Another Schwinn Continental.

A Diamondback V-Link.

A Schwinn Prologue (still have).

A Ridley Helium SL (current ride).


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I took my plus size tire (2.8 in) bike out for an ice ride yesterday. Big Grin

The older model Marin Pine Mountain is such a cool bike. With a full 4130 chromoly frame, a rigid chromoly fork and dimensions that remind me more of a BMX bike than a mountain bike it’s a blast to ride.

Aired down to 15 psi the tubeless tires did pretty good in snow.







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My current ride. 2010 Cannondale Synapse carbon. SRAM Rival with Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheels. Want to upgrade to Campagnolo Chorus this year.

synapse by Kent Matthew, on Flickr


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Stingray, Pierce Arrow 10 speed, Motobecane, Gitane,Masi Prestige Vitus 942 and a Proflex 857.
 
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Really like that Synapse!
Only pedaling I've been doing is indoors on the Peloton.
Need to get the Romeo down for an outdoor spin.




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[QUOTE]Originally posted by 911Boss:
Nought a KHS “Zaca” in 2016 when I decided I needed to get more exercise. Not really needing a mountain bike as it was ridden on streets and paved urban trails, but being well north of 300 lbs I was afraid of breaking a “regular” bike





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My first quality bike was a KHS mountain bike I purchased at a bike shop in Roanoke,Va.
KHS is not a common brand in this region, I bought the bike , swayed by it's styling more than anything. This was in 1999 approx. Sadly I should have paid more attention to sizing, as the bike did not fit me even after many stem ,handlebar and seat post changes.
Rode it many , many miles, but it was never comfortable. Later in 2001, I bought a Giant NRS2, that I have today. I was fitted for the Giant (19.0" tube), it fits me perfectly and is a dream to ride.I later sold the KHS. KHS is a good bike brand.

KHS = "Knowledge Health Strength"


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I love that my daughter rides almost the exact same bike, a Powerlite P51, that is pretty close to the one I built and raced at Hampton Super track (Hampton Virginia). Cool

These “mid-school” bikes are beginning to really fetch interesting prices online.





Side_Shot,

My bike is copying your bikes style. Big Grin



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