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Actually, I've got two I REALLY LOVE.

My 2012 Brompton M6L, I love so much I started a group here on CL (http://www.thechainlink.org/group/brompton-riders-chicago),

and I've also named it "Winston", as it oozes enough character to me.

My 2010 Surly Long Haul Trucker, taken on many short tours, almost every grocery run, and simply a comfy joy to ride.

-Marcus

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Thanks Elliot. Glad you see the beauty of it!

w00t for Moot! 

:)

Elliot Bennett said:

Bill - beautiful bike. It is my dream to build my own frameset someday.

My bicycle soulmate is my Moots PsychloX. I race it for Cross season, I use it for all but the fastest of group rides, I have done gravel grinders, century's and gravel century's on it, and it is my daily commuter. Truly a do-everything bike.

all of the bags in this picture are handmade by me.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lovestar-Handmade-Cycling-Gear/55581...

Sigh. Just looking at this picture makes me want to go for a ride.

Marc, does that light cast a shadow from your tire?  


Marc A. Irwin said:

The woolly mammoth of bikes,  Rivendell Hunqapillar.  The goanywhereunderanyconditionsfullyloaded for big boys bike.



Apie (10.6) said:

Marc, does that light cast a shadow from your tire?  

No, the beam on that is very well designed and from that height on the handlebars it focuses beyond the front of the tire.


Marc A. Irwin said:

The woolly mammoth of bikes,  Rivendell Hunqapillar.  The goanywhereunderanyconditionsfullyloaded for big boys bike.

'12 Salsa Vaya

Forgot the newest steed, my soon-to-be all around commuter and winter commuter, 2013 Trek 3500 Disc.  For a base model I really like it, getting used to the brakes but that's from decades of rim brake usage.

Apie, what bars are those on there?  Look really comfy!

Apie (10.6) said:

'12 Salsa Vaya

Cowbell 2's, they are a bit narrow, and super short distance from top to the drops.

http://salsacycles.com/components/category/road_handlebars/cowbell_2

Long time lurker, baby poster. I'm Gene, originally from the Northwest side(Forest Glen REPRESENT), way into bikes (don't even ask me how many I own) currently in SF but moving back to Chicago. And yes, feel free to tell me how crazy I am for wanting to move back.

-My C'dale Supersix Hi-Mod Ultimate is my 3rd. I climb and descend WAY faster on this bike than any other bike I own.

-My Handsome XOXO is my 2nd fave. It's more or less a copy of the Bridgestone XO-1 (sans the lugs, Ishiwata tubing and being touched by Grant Peterson's very hands) but I kind of use it as my gravel/commuter bike. It's a tank. I'm currently running it with an Ultegra 6700 drivetrain but the STI shifting's kinda wonky with moustache bars. I tried my friend's setup with Campy 10 ergos + Moustache bars and it was AMAZEBALLS, so I'm going to swap to that once I move back.

-My absolute fave is a 2005 Airborne Manhattan Project. It took me MONTHS to find a cool titanium frame (on craigslist/peeBay) but I'm glad I waited for this one to come around. I always get complimented for it and it's super nimble.

This is my Spring project. An Unkown Bike Co LV2 frame.

Winter project was a 2005 Cannondale Optimo R3000. I just bought the frame on Ebay and everything else is new. Bike rides like honey.

I love my Chicago built Rambler from Legacy Frameworks in Bridgeport!


Gene, those are all really beautiful bikes!  And welcome back, NW sider myself, Jeff Park area and went to grade school right by Forest Glen, and spent a lot of time on BMX bikes back in the woods there.


Gene B said:

Long time lurker, baby poster. I'm Gene, originally from the Northwest side(Forest Glen REPRESENT), way into bikes (don't even ask me how many I own) currently in SF but moving back to Chicago. And yes, feel free to tell me how crazy I am for wanting to move back.

-My C'dale Supersix Hi-Mod Ultimate is my 3rd. I climb and descend WAY faster on this bike than any other bike I own.

-My Handsome XOXO is my 2nd fave. It's more or less a copy of the Bridgestone XO-1 (sans the lugs, Ishiwata tubing and being touched by Grant Peterson's very hands) but I kind of use it as my gravel/commuter bike. It's a tank. I'm currently running it with an Ultegra 6700 drivetrain but the STI shifting's kinda wonky with moustache bars. I tried my friend's setup with Campy 10 ergos + Moustache bars and it was AMAZEBALLS, so I'm going to swap to that once I move back.

-My absolute fave is a 2005 Airborne Manhattan Project. It took me MONTHS to find a cool titanium frame (on craigslist/peeBay) but I'm glad I waited for this one to come around. I always get complimented for it and it's super nimble.

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