Riding a motorcycle takes more effort than driving a car. Riding hard can be quite a workout so I think they’re fair game!
Well, all the bikes I’ve seen on here have been pretty cute, but how many of them are going to be roadworthy in 98 years ? My Raleigh Model F was made in 1919 and I can still comfortably turn in 120 km in a day. And don’t turn your noses up at it, it’s very up to date, three speed handlebar controlled transmission, two brakes, suspension …check the saddle…,and a quickly detatchable inflator for warding off insolent dogs.
You don’t get that on plastic bikes !
But the weight
What weight ? So far, since June actually, I’ve managed to get rid of 20 kilos and I’m now just overweight…not obese.
Do you mean the velo ? Actually this is a machine that was designed by Cyclists for Cycling. But you have to remember what Cycling was one hundred years ago. Completely different from today’s compartmentalised Cycling. Nowadays we have a specialised machine for every aspect of the sport/pastime/addiction. Not much wrong with that, I used to subscribe to it myself.
But there is a distinct charm to riding a well sorted old bike, perhaps the riding position, the extra crank length, the frame angles, even the weight/solidity itself ? And of course the reassuring fact that it’s absolutely bulletproof. As for climbing, I’ve yet to come across a hill that I can’t walk …regard that as cross training !
Bonne Route .
This is my new bike. Its a WorkCycle FR8 Clydesdale. I wanted a city bike I could use to travel to work and go shopping with. Sadly I live in Ohio and I got it delivered the end of October. So I have only been able to go out a couple of times. I hate snow. But I am looking forward to when it warms up and I can use it every day for going to and from work and some pleasure rides. Excited to add some activity to my diet.
It’s a Work of ART! Simply Beautiful! Snow Snow Go AWAY!
I chant this whenever I can.
Look at that head tube! How tall are you?
And that is a sweet whip right there!
I’m 6’4". Bikes for tall riders aren’t real sexy looking. Always thought wheels looked to small.
I’m impressed with that ! That looks like a bike that could replace a car in a lot of cities. I too detest snow or ice. Far too easy to come off and next thing you know you’re nursing a broken collar bone…not worth it. Just walk !
Who cares, you don’t see it when you’re riding it ! I think it looks the business.
That’s the goal. Whenever I am going somewhere in the city I plan to simply take the bike. I have a nice lock and will be fitting a basket to the bike.
Riding - I still think 4 wheels are better than two plus I like building them …
Never built a bike - might have to google it
This is my Gazelle Impala bought in Amsterdam twelve years ago. It was practically my sole means of transport in Glasgow for many a year. Here in France I use it for shopping and for the sheer pleasure of riding. The only thing I’ve done to it was fit a Sturmey Archer front hub brake to replace the woeful Shimano Roller Brake. Mind you, having lost so much weight recently it’s hardly necessary.
That’s titanium, isn’t it ? How does it ride ?