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#1 Nickhlx

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 08:52 PM

As we are now nearer to this summer than last summer, I was wondering what bikes people on here ride and what type of riding do you like ? ( Commuting, weekend or evening outings, long days or endurance, touring UK / Europe ? )


In this household we have four at the moment - my FJR and Fazer FZS600, son's SV650 and daughter's GS500, although she wants to sell that and take over the Fazer as she is going to France in March and on to Spain and finds the Fazer more comfortable..


I like long days and far-away places, but "anything I can get" will do - hopefully off to Scotland in August, as only done the North East corner, but want to tour around the NW side, across the top and down the East coast again - but the aim is to get back to Spain again really Posted Image


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:05 PM

Dahon espresso..
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:08 PM

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:13 PM

Marin B17 and Norco Bigfoot! :rolleyes:
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:17 PM

Used to have Royal Enfield Bullet 500, Piaggio Hexagon GTX 250..
Now nothing. No money. Just a pedal cycle and a Suzuki Wagon R
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:19 PM

1972 Triumph T120R Bonneville 650 (now registered - tax free - as an 'Historic Vehicle'! :D )
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:33 PM

Hi all

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:37 PM

At home I have a 1960's handbuilt Carlton Road Sprint racing bike, with Hetchins type lugs (only real bikeys will know what they are) On the boat I use a five speed Brompton.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:48 PM

MZ Skorpion and a 2nd gen 1200 Bandit. The Skorpion's such a good bike to ride the Bandits getting sorely neglected.Having strange longings for a Ural outfit at the moment but that may pass by spring.

Prefer long distance riding where possible but it's all good.Rode around the coast of Spain/Portugal a few years ago on an ancient R80, biking heaven, especially the Picos de Europas and the mountains north of Marbella. Done a lot of riding in the alps and in 2009 rode the Tranfagarasan Highway over the Carpathian mountains.

If you go to Scotland there are some roads not to be missed- the A82 between Fort William and Glasgow, the A830 from Fort William to Mallaig, the A87 to the Kyle of Lochalsh and best of all the Beleach na Baa on the north coast of Loch Carron leading to Applecross. Campsite with wild deer wandering between tents, views of Skye and possibly the best pub in Britain in the village.

Or to maintain the theme: a rust covered Regal with Sturmey-Archer gears.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:49 PM

Commuting - Peugeot PH10 Tourmalet - single speed, Mavic open sport rims, record rear hub, sram dyno hub with custom lights.
Quick Bike - Peugeot PH10 Tourmalet - Campagnolo Veloce
Audax Bike - Ribble Audax - Campagnolo Chorus
Tandem - Motobecane (I own half!)

Would love a Peugeot PX10 (as ridden by Tom Simpson & Eddie Merckx )and a curley Hetchins MO (real bike porn!). A Pinarello Dogma (as ridden by Cav & wiggo would be rather nice). I'm a roadie and I've ridden on a velodrome once or twice. Unfortunately life gets in the way and the days of week long tours are in the past.

Link to hetchins MO http://www.hetchins.org/504mo-09.htm

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:50 PM

Honda magna 700 v twin ,(U.S import) 27 year old and still going strong. :cheers:
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:52 PM

As we are now nearer to this summer than last summer, I was wondering what bikes people on here ride and what type of riding do you like ? ( Commuting, weekend or evening outings, long days or endurance, touring UK / Europe ? )

In this household we have four at the moment - my FJR and Fazer FZS600, son's SV650 and daughter's GS500, although she wants to sell that and take over the Fazer as she is going to France in March and on to Spain and finds the Fazer more comfortable..

I like long days and far-away places, but "anything I can get" will do - hopefully off to Scotland in August, as only done the North East corner, but want to tour around the NW side, across the top and down the East coast again - but the aim is to get back to Spain again really Posted Image

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i started riding bikes almost 50 years ago and havn't got a clue what a FAZER, FJR, SV650 OR A GS 500 is. do they have names these days ?.
now if you said C15, CSR, A65L, T10, TIGER 90, TZ 350,TR500 i would know.:rolleyes:

anyway i hope you enjoy your trips and have a trouble free season.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:02 PM

Commuting - Peugeot PH10 Tourmalet - single speed, Mavic open sport rims, record rear hub, sram dyno hub with custom lights.
Quick Bike - Peugeot PH10 Tourmalet - Campagnolo Veloce
Audax Bike - Ribble Audax - Campagnolo Chorus
Tandem - Motobecane (I own half!)

Would love a Peugeot PX10 (as ridden by Tom Simpson & Eddie Merckx )and a curley Hetchins MO (real bike porn!). A Pinarello Dogma (as ridden by Cav & wiggo would be rather nice). I'm a roadie and I've ridden on a velodrome once or twice. Unfortunately life gets in the way and the days of week long tours are in the past.

Link to hetchins MO http://www.hetchins.org/504mo-09.htm

My bike is not a Hetchins frame, but a Carlton. These photos are not of my bike, but it is the same style of frame, with the same lugs. My frame is not those garish colurs, but simple black and white:-

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:06 PM

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:10 PM

My last motorised 2 wheeled vehicles were a BMW K 75 RT on which I used to tour, and for shorter distances I had a Honda 250 Spazio scooter, I think they're called Helix in the UK, super reliable and a very relaxed sitting position.

As I often travel around in the U.K. where I like to visit the canals, if possible by boat, and if not by following the towpaths, as you're not allowed to drive motorised vehicles there, I sold the bike (with regrets) 2 years ago, and now put the bicycle in my small VW-Caddy Van, that I can park wherever I fancy, and cycle on the towpaths.

My bike days are over, there are too many dangerous people on the roads, lots of speedfreaks on bikes, and more and more car drivers that never look in their mirrors, and don't seem to know how to make their indicators work, I must have done about 400.000kms of biking over the years, (and more then 2.000.000kms of mainly cars, but also trucks and busses) and never had an accident, but the year I sold the bike, I had 5 some very, very close nearly accidents that made me think about life.

Now I feel (maybe wrongly) safer in my car, there is a bit more protection around me than my bike gear, but am still sometimes jealously looking at nice tourbikes.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:12 PM

07 RockHopper, air toras, pov spec juicy3's on 208mm rotors, non matching mavic crossrides....

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(....sorry OP, I'll round up the other non motorised ones and get my coat...)

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:12 PM

BMW R100GS 1988, upto 2010 i was doing 30,000 miles a year, i rode year round, nearly every day, but now due to a change of circumstance, i only ride to the occasional rally, usually GB&I based.

I do miss the daily jaunt though :o

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:14 PM

07 RockHopper....

(sorry OP, I'll round up the other non motorised ones and get my coat...)

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Never got my head round the mountain bike. If you go off road you use a Land Rover.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:17 PM

Pushbikes are cool, I think anybody riding a (non motorised) bike in modern traffic gets my respect. I was just thinking that maybe, just maybe to reduce the cross channel interference and surrealism somebody might like to start a thread relating to pushbikes?
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:19 PM

Never got my head round the mountain bike. If you go off road you use a Land Rover.

Oh contraire. If you go on the road, you use a car! If you go down technical single track your landrover will get stuck and generally wont fit so you need a suitable bike!

[snip]maybe to reduce the cross channel interference and surrealism somebody might like to start a thread relating to pushbikes?

That would be far more boring!
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