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My Richard Sachs Signature on the Gold Rush Randonnee this year.
Also sitting in the garage - 2010 Speedvagen, Carl Strong, Salsa El Mariachi, Surly Moonlander, Masi Gran Criterium, Masi Nuova Strada, Andy Gilmour, Alex Mead, Schwinn Home Grown, and a Trek of some unknown variety.

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No pics, but I ride a lowly Schwinn Searcher Hybrid. Knees are shot so biking is the next best thing. 21 speeds, but hills still kick my butt.
 

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I'm thinking of getting a nicer bicycle. There's nothing wrong with my Schwinn single speed, I just want something nicer, and not as brutal to go up hill or across non paved terrain. It doesn't have to be a super serious mountain bike or Tour de France rig.

What's up with Shimano hardware? My wife and I had two different bikes with Shimano hardware. They were both junk. The Shimano shifters were junk. They skipped, didn't shift smoothly and made a lot of noise. We couldn't even get the bikes to pedal in each gear. Total crap. We tried tuning them up by the directions and by watching how to videos on You Tube.

I see some of these supposedly nicer bikes, and they have Shimano hardware. Some of it looks identical to what we had. Im hesitant to buy something supposedly nice when it has the same parts that were troublesome on two different makes of bicycle.
 

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My Richard Sachs Signature on the Gold Rush Randonnee this year.
Also sitting in the garage - 2010 Speedvagen, Carl Strong, Salsa El Mariachi, Surly Moonlander, Masi Gran Criterium, Masi Nuova Strada, Andy Gilmour, Alex Mead, Schwinn Home Grown, and a Trek of some unknown variety.
You have a Moonlander?! That's awesome. I rode one last summer, now I really want a fatbike. My buddy has a Pugsly Po.I'd like to see a picture of the Masi. Is it decked out in Campy Record?
 

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You have a Moonlander?! That's awesome. I rode one last summer, now I really want a fatbike. My buddy has a Pugsly Po.I'd like to see a picture of the Masi. Is it decked out in Campy Record?
I had a Pugsley, but it died from a seat stay crack and I upgraded to a Moonie - the bike is a blast and it is getting ready for its annual test at the Arrowhead 135. Fatbikes rock!

The Masi was all Campy Super Record at one time, but now it is in its second life as a fixed gear.
 

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Here's mine. It's a Madone 5.5 with all SRAM Force and I put Neuvation wheels on it.

For some reason, a local shop was selling these for an absolute steal a couple years ago. By coincidence, someone stole my Trek 1000 right before these went on sale, so win-win.

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I'm thinking of getting a nicer bicycle. There's nothing wrong with my Schwinn single speed, I just want something nicer, and not as brutal to go up hill or across non paved terrain. It doesn't have to be a super serious mountain bike or Tour de France rig.

What's up with Shimano hardware? My wife and I had two different bikes with Shimano hardware. They were both junk. The Shimano shifters were junk. They skipped, didn't shift smoothly and made a lot of noise. We couldn't even get the bikes to pedal in each gear. Total crap. We tried tuning them up by the directions and by watching how to videos on You Tube.

I see some of these supposedly nicer bikes, and they have Shimano hardware. Some of it looks identical to what we had. Im hesitant to buy something supposedly nice when it has the same parts that were troublesome on two different makes of bicycle.
Shimano makes different levels of quality. I have a cylco cross bike with shimano hardware and it shifts great everytime. This bike is perfect for the riding you describe and is the type of riding I do.
 

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My Richard Sachs Signature on the Gold Rush Randonnee this year.
Also sitting in the garage - 2010 Speedvagen, Carl Strong, Salsa El Mariachi, Surly Moonlander, Masi Gran Criterium, Masi Nuova Strada, Andy Gilmour, Alex Mead, Schwinn Home Grown, and a Trek of some unknown variety.
Nice stable, I have been doing carl's website for a while now... How do you like it? Carl does amazing work IMO.

Own an ibis tranny, alliance townie-cross-thing and Curt Goodrich rando myself. Still need to build up the Goodrich, lacking cash for a wheelset.
 

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This is my beast: a 1996 Cannondale M200 SE.

It sucks that it weighs more than 25lbs and isn't geared for long hills.

On the plus side, it's virtually indestructible because it was built for trail riding.

I'm impatiently waiting for March, when I can get out and ride it again.

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This is my old Junior High / High School bike: 1987 Bianchi Campione Del Mondo. My parents found it in storage. I'm hoping to get it dusted off and tuned-up for riding this summer.

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no gears. 24" park and bmx bike. my old neighbor who used to race MTB (Mike Suit) turned me on to MTB so when and if i ever strike it rich, i'll check out a santa cruz tallboy or somethin'
 

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My Nishiki montour I purchased 2 years ago. I have since changed out the seat, got pedals that are both clipped and standard and installed a kick stand (blasphemy right?) I never understood tossing err..placing a bike on the ground.
Its mainly used on the trail system the county has been putting in along our rivers. Because its the first bike I have not gotten from a big box store (although it be Dick's) it is the first one that was sized for me and the difference is amazing.
 

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Nice stable, I have been doing carl's website for a while now... How do you like it? Carl does amazing work IMO.

Own an ibis tranny, alliance townie-cross-thing and Curt Goodrich rando myself. Still need to build up the Goodrich, lacking cash for a wheelset.
Carl does great work. I was in a bind and needed a new frameset pronto and Carl delivered a great one. I actually crashed it on a rainy 600K and bent the rear triangle. Back to Carl for a quick fix and it is back in my garage as my secondary brevet bike.
 

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Here's mine. It's a Madone 5.5 with all SRAM Force and I put Neuvation wheels on it.

For some reason, a local shop was selling these for an absolute steal a couple years ago. By coincidence, someone stole my Trek 1000 right before these went on sale, so win-win.
That's a beautiful bike.
 

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Besides a lot of walking and hiking with the dogs I lost 40# and treated myself to a new ride. So here ya go...



 

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This is my old Junior High / High School bike: 1987 Bianchi Campione Del Mondo. My parents found it in storage. I'm hoping to get it dusted off and tuned-up for riding this summer.
Steel is real; I bet is rides like a dream!
 

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1992 Mountain Cycle San Andreas

1999 Dekerf Team ST

1999 Schwinn Homegrown 4 Banger

2009 Yeti AS-R

2009 Weightweenie

Plus an old Mongoose and Jamis. Then Kona/GT/Fisher/Balfa in bits and pieces.
Sweet San Andreas with the old school discs. That was my first dream bike in the 90's.
 

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Deleted. I replied to this necrothread when it was new and I still ride the same bike and have the same picture.
 

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How do y'all sit on those seats? I've a Bell memory foam, and still want something more cush. I've tried the oval butt shaped comfort seats. Meh. Just can't get right on them. What's a good seat? The bike is an Astral K2 1.0. Nothing as high end as some of these in here, but I like it.
 
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