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Kind of know that cycling and coffee have many similarities. Road Cyclists visit coffee shops for coffee and cake on rides and are also obsessive when it comes to bikes and anything new or old or bike related.

 

So what do you ride? All bikes of all denomination can be added. Old and new! Am sure there will be some interesting posts here.

 

I’ll start with my NOW bike and the SOON bikes will be added if the post gains traction.

 

Coffee Forums UK Cycling Club or STRAVA club maybe??

 

Pic is of a 2012 Pinarello Dogma 60.1 Think 1 running Miche 38-50 Carbon Wheels/ Campagnolo Super Record Groupset/ Rotor Cranks/ Deda Bars and Stem/ Selle Flite Saddle. Soon to be replaced by an older Titanium build as am looking for something different than the norm! Also have a custom single speed.

 

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Oooh, bike tarting! Be rude not to: Tripster AT with two wheelsets for road, offroad, allroad, etc. In offroad/allroad mode: And in winter road warrior mode. Super comfortable and keep

My custom Trek Emonda ALR from Sigma Sports - took advantage of the change to cycle to work rules to allow frame sets - shame I haven’t had the chance to ride it all that much.  Next step is a new tur

Ah, whilst this is more about "what do we ride", I thought I'd add a nostalgic pic of last time I went gravel riding - feels like ages ago.  

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I have a giant anthem X3 29er and a giant defy 3. Only rode the defy a few times. One trip was doing the coast to coast though so had some awesome saddle arse!

 

The anthem is a beast. I used to ride a lot of DH and jump bike park stuff but injuries put a stop to it all, so the anthem makes me feel better about not riding as well as I used to.

 

The best bike I owned was a 2011 giant Bowery fixie. Should never have sold that

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Joey24 - chapeau for the fixie. May build a track bike at some point but free is easier. Fixed are great for training and spinning practice - especially at 150 RPM downhill bouncing out of the saddle!! Madness!! ;).

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nice one @MildredM :good:

few from last years..

while working in Copenhagen, I had an old Favorit special, made in Czechoslovakia, unfortunately it smashed into a car with me :p but it was definitely drawing some nice reactions from people

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then I had an even older one, rather comfy for city cruising

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and for "normal" touring I have a Cube, I'm certainly not a power rider, more like 'Hey that looks nice I'll stop and take a picture' one :)

but it is also quite comfy and it can carry all the camping equipment, here at Læsø, Denmark

 

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Bikes n coffee! Who would have thought!! Any more??

 

Nice bikes referred to as porn; similar to coffee machines! Mmmm - there’s another forum topic - am sure it’s been done!! Posting pics of bikes n machines either separately or at same time in same place!!

 

Barrymckenna - pashley; something about pashley, great looking things.

 

As for a Strava club - will investigate and post at some point unless someone beats me to it?

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Joey24 - chapeau for the fixie. May build a track bike at some point but free is easier. Fixed are great for training and spinning practice - especially at 150 RPM downhill bouncing out of the saddle!! Madness!! ;).

 

Haha yes! I went for a ride out with my mate once, he was on his geared bike and I was on the fixie. Came to a climb and he cogged down right in front of me and sat at a slow pace. I think I had to maintain 15 mph just to keep the pedals turning so I was not happy.

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Haha yes! I went for a ride out with my mate once, he was on his geared bike and I was on the fixie. Came to a climb and he cogged down right in front of me and sat at a slow pace. I think I had to maintain 15 mph just to keep the pedals turning so I was not happy.
Beat a lycra clad roadie up Putney Hill on a cheap rigid MTB wearing jeans & a leather jacket back when I was a teenager. Apparently I was 'either a cyclist in disguise or on something'. The funny thing was my gears were screwed so I had no option but to power up the hill in top gear so my cadence didn't drop! :D

 

Now have a 2007 Kona The King that'll be getting back on the trails once I get around to replacing the bushes & servicing the shocks.

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I'm another mountain biker. Not ridden since about November which is both driving me a bit nuts and contributing to a terrible lack of fitness. I ride a mishmash of bikes:

Cotic Hemlock I've had 10 years but it's still a very capable 6 inch travel bike and barely any of mine is more than half that age anyway.

Cotic Soul 26 run singlespeed with an asymmetric rear axle for chain tension.

My road bike is a very functional 2007 Focus but it looks nice since I had the frame powdercoated sky blue and fitted tan leather tape and saddle. I'll see if I can dig out a photo, it's perhaps worthy of a place on this thread.

Most often recently I've been doing an hour here or there on the road on my genesis day one. With hydro discs I reckon short of a fixie I've minimised moving parts and therefore maintenance on that and in fact in 3 years so far I've done nothing to it but ride it.

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LukeT - Cotic Soul = PORN! ;)

 

Used to MTB - Santa Cruz SL in orange with usual bits and Pace 120 forks. Ditched and built a Dialled Steel hardtail single with middleburns/ EBB 717s and Fox F120. Would love another MTB but - it’s too messy and I get me Lycra dirty!! ;)

 

Who’s on Strava then? Off out up north and will look at Strava later. Just had me first ground coffee experience pre work! It’s addictive this coffee life!!

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LukeT - Cotic Soul = PORN! ;)

 

Used to MTB - Santa Cruz SL in orange with usual bits and Pace 120 forks. Ditched and built a Dialled Steel hardtail single with middleburns/ EBB 717s and Fox F120. Would love another MTB but - it’s too messy and I get me Lycra dirty!! ;)

 

Who’s on Strava then? Off out up north and will look at Strava later. Just had me first ground coffee experience pre work! It’s addictive this coffee life!!

 

I've not been in strava for a while but I'm on there. Where abouts up north?

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Here is my Mason Definition, not put many miles on it as I've been quite ill, hopefully be able to ride again in Feb and I cannot wait.

 

This is my third road bike, I had a Giant Defy first and it was a lovely bike, a planet x that was nice to look at but shook me to bits and now the Mason.

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I can't find any more of my old bikes - exept for this contraption. A Raybeck invalid trike built for a chap who lost his legs in the 1st WW. It is amazing but far too scary to ride these days!!

 

 

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We got into proper bikes about 7 years ago.

 

My giant MTB - I've got wellies on! We went somewhere we had to bike through fairly deep water and I always ended up having wet feet!

 

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Ian had a Santa Cruz 5010 but I can't find a photo of that.

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Eddie Mercx for the road.

 

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We haven't been out for a couple of years now and I expect we will get around to selling all four bikes one of these days.

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I've had the 1988 Cannondale ST800 since about 1990. Damn thing weighs more than my full susser! USA built, with the old "Station house" logo, not the Big C of today. Proper vintage, even down to the Mint Sauce stickers I got out of the magazine back in the day. Suntour Rollercam rear brake, Flexstem, 24" rear wheel (yep- that's how they came; just try finding decent 'adult' 24" tyres now!), XT thumb shift (6spd) with XTR short cage mech. You could change down even pumping up a hill, great gears. My big regret is 'lending' a mate the original rigid fork when I put early Rockshox Indy Cs on it. At the time it was just my daily ride, in the mud at weekends and to work all week. It's been used and abused but keeps going. The Mavic cartridge hubs have been through rivers and off jumps, was even hit by a big car and never once needed attention! In hindsight I almost wish I'd pampered it as a museum piece, and I would now put it back to the original rigid fork if I could - but bikes are for riding.

 

Current ride is a pimped Jekyll, CrossMax SL tubeless wheels are ace. Lefty always gets looks and comments. (Usually "oí mate yer forks are broken hur hur!") Very light for a 5" travel 'all-mountain'.

 

Road steed - ancient Giant TCR Composite with Record grupo. 827cdcf87757bbadb79ecdec572edeca.jpge679d3f373993f5df458e44ecd1a0c36.jpga0224cf18d0ec6e58fa31cac25e44a91.jpg

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Gazelle orange+ here. 8 speed Shimano nexus hub gears, massive panniers, and a trailer full of small people. Bought solely to be able to cycle towards cake... At approximately 3.5mph.

 

Hubby has been mocking me mercilessly for my super heavy meerkat position bike.

 

Until Friday when he nipped home to grab his bike and cycle to town for a meeting. He returned after about 5 minutes to get the car, even with winter tyres on the ice was too bad for his useless slippery bike. 13818042cff5d88cb8c625e2882b512d.jpg817396a89ee258ce32be2719ca0720cb.jpg

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Beat a lycra clad roadie up Putney Hill on a cheap rigid MTB wearing jeans & a leather jacket back when I was a teenager. Apparently I was 'either a cyclist in disguise or on something'.

Hahaha ! I love it when that happens! Since when has a bloke on a bike been 'a cyclist "in disguise"'?! I remember going out for a ride with the local MAMILs and as it was my first ride with them I was trying to be sociable. I was chatting with a guy as we went up a steep hill, and he turned round and puffed "a word of advice young man - talk less pedal more!" I apologised, did as he asked and left him at the bottom of the hill! In fairness, that would be me at the back now though. On the old Cannondale in my post, I used to blast up the steep hill in Bushey Heath on my way to work in Stanmore, and would go hell for leather to keep the cadence up - even used to chase the 142 bus to try for a bit of slipstream! I met one of the erstwhile passengers of the bus at work many years later - he was like "I know you - you're the nutter that chases buses!"

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