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    I discovered yesterday that the ubiquitous white area at the bottom of the rear fender of English bicycles had been a wartime blackout requirement.


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    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post


    Moulton TSR 2 with belt drive.
    ...the Belt on my Moulton was worn and failed. I decided not to replace it and took the opportunity to upgrade my two gear moulton with a "Schlumpf speed drive" to a 4 gear bike:

    Moulton TSR2 upgrade with Schlumpf Speed Drive to TSR4 von -c_m_z-

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    Haven't been here much in recent times. Forgot about this thread and my new bike.

    Pivot Trail 429. Put a decent number of miles on it this year, wet and dry.


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    Default Re: Let's see your bicycle

    Have I misunderstood the title of this thread?

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    Oh, sorry, it should read "Let's see your bicycles".

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    Impressive stuff you got there.

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    I am a fan of walking. Been a long time since I owned a bycicle.
    However, I must admit I do like some very specific styles, like Shinola's



    However, it's priced as luxury item and therefore not for me. All of my bycicles have, sooner or later, ended in a sad state of disrepair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquafox View Post
    ...However, I must admit I do like some very specific styles, like Shinola's...However, it's priced as luxury item and therefore not for me....
    That's what Montblanc did over three decades ago to fountain pens. Are there Shinola boutiques in our futures with watches, jewelry, bicycles and <gasp!> pens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquafox View Post
    I am a fan of walking. Been a long time since I owned a bycicle.
    However, I must admit I do like some very specific styles, like Shinola's



    However, it's priced as luxury item and therefore not for me. All of my bycicles have, sooner or later, ended in a sad state of disrepair.
    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aquafox View Post
    ...However, I must admit I do like some very specific styles, like Shinola's...However, it's priced as luxury item and therefore not for me....
    That's what Montblanc did over three decades ago to fountain pens. Are there Shinola boutiques in our futures with watches, jewelry, bicycles and <gasp!> pens?
    Minus the bicycles and pens the boutiques already exist. There are several of them in the shopping malls around metro Detroit. Can't argue pricing. They are expensive, but the quality does appear to be there. I've handled plenty of their watches. I wouldn't pay that much for a quartz watch when I can have a similar quality auto for the same money, but that's just the talk of someone admittedly snobbish about watches. Their leather goods are actually pretty impressive. I was in the market for a new leather messenger / laptop bag. I didn't like the overall layout / features of the Shinola bag, but the leather did feel the most supple of anything I held. Probably a better quality / price ratio than anything from Coach or LV. Their leather wallets, gloves, and notebook covers are similarly nice. Expensive, but nice.

    Can't speak to the bicycles, but the rest of their items are mostly hand made. I'm sure they have sewing machines to stitch the leather bags together, but it's still a single person making each one. Watch parts are purchased, but each watch is assembled by a single person. When you buy a product you'll usually find a business card inside with the name of the person who made it. Mostly meaningless to the rest of us, but a little piece of pride for the downtrodden folks in downtown Detroit who find jobs at Shinola and are allowed to put their name on something nice.

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    Supposedly Shinola is using Waterford brand frames (good frames made in Wisconsin). They won't be cheap. You can still find Raleigh and Schwinn type utility bikes on the used market for a reasonable amount. I'd be inclined to buy and upgrade an old Raleigh (Nottingham era) or Schwinn (Chicago era) before spending the big bucks like that.

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    Default Re: Let's see your bicycle

    Gios Compact Pro, circa late 90s. Still going strong year after year. Black and white pics is newer - no seat post bag, yellow grip tape, and several lights for day street riding.




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    I also row this every day. My wife hops on every day also, which is nice.


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    Cool! I have a Concept 2 - Model C, as well as a Schwinn AirDyne, but I still much prefer to see scenery passing by on my bicycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85AKbN View Post
    Gios Compact Pro, circa late 90s. Still going strong year after year. Black and white pics is newer - no seat post bag, yellow grip tape, and several lights for day street riding.



    Ah, nice. I like steel bikes.
    Those classic stems! A 3ttt 2002?

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    Classic one, for commuting: Bernard Dangre circa 1968, mixte style, dressed for the city





    And then, the modern one for leisure, a Rose DX ciclocross, changed to 1x10, I use it for gravel and soft MTB


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    Quote Originally Posted by aremesal View Post
    Classic one, for commuting: Bernard Dangre circa 1968, mixte style, dressed for the city....
    My wife had a mixte frame from Raleigh, and it was quite attractive. Alas, it hangs from the rafters of my niece's garage gathering dust, waiting to be ridden again.

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    Since recreational activities are limited, the kids discovered biking in the woods. I have no MTB, but quickly adapted my Moulton TSR to a all terrain bike. It's fun to ride!





    A Sturmey Archer Kick Shift combined with a Schlumpf Speed Drive gives 4 gears!



    C.

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    Got out for the first bike ride of the season, and the first ride in 7 months. Trails were in great shape, and it felt great to get out of the house for a mental health break. This is my well loved Surly Moonlander.
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