Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Here's a place for the group to discuss their other brands of bikes, hobbies, and personal interests not related to Ural & Dnepr Sidecar rigs. But not politics...
Forum rules
Here's the place to chat about off-topic stuff, hobbies, and other toys you got. No political posts, they will be deleted and the poster warned. We're not always "politically correct", but the Steeds site is apolitical.
User avatar
cheeseheadmike
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2021
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2021
Posts: 759
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:03 pm
Location: Elburn, IL 60119

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by cheeseheadmike » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:40 pm

Little update on my sisters’ crash recovery. She made it through surgery and has added five titanium screws to herself. Beats me by two. She is on crutches and doing PT now, three times a week. Although she says she is now able to get into her car and take herself to PT if necessary, our 85 year old father insists on carting her back and forth. Gives him something to do.

She says that this is the most rest she has had since she left home forty some years ago and she’s kind of liking it. Looks like she’ll miss the Birkie a second time in two years, though.
cheeseheadmike

1973 Velosolex 3800-slow, 1977 Velosolex 4600-really slow
1979 Honda CX500-not slow at all
Various bicycles from 1947 to 2018-slow to fast, depending on my mood
2007 Ural Gear Up

User avatar
Desantnik-VDV
Order of Lenin
Order of Lenin
Posts: 1958
Joined: Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:21 pm
Location: Los Angeles

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by Desantnik-VDV » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:12 pm

Speedy recovery and to have full pedaling force! 👍
Alex
2007 camo GearUp - BMD (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMD-3)
40 idle/130 main/ 1.5 shim (0.8 mm washer)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The rest is just history... 4 previous Urals with telescopic front ends, BMW airheads, bigger Hondas, bigger sidecars...

User avatar
sidecarmike
Comrade
Comrade
Posts: 35
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:41 pm
Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by sidecarmike » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:44 pm

Barb and I have Day 6 bikes. Kind of a semi-recumbent. Not racers, but very comfortable. Even for an old fat guy with tin knees and a bad back.
73420323_10157349896696335_8855821599090147328_o.jpg
75486025_10157349910381335_3529738118242500608_o.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
1999 Ural RS
1994 Goldwing SE
2006 Honda Aero

User avatar
cheeseheadmike
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2021
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2021
Posts: 759
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:03 pm
Location: Elburn, IL 60119

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by cheeseheadmike » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:37 pm

Those are different.
cheeseheadmike

1973 Velosolex 3800-slow, 1977 Velosolex 4600-really slow
1979 Honda CX500-not slow at all
Various bicycles from 1947 to 2018-slow to fast, depending on my mood
2007 Ural Gear Up

User avatar
chaos2
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2021
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2021
Posts: 5810
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:58 am
Location: sw ohio

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by chaos2 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:36 pm

switched out the 32mm semi slicks on my gravel bike for 40mm Kendas for winter riding. Feels like I'm riding a monster truck! :D
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Past afflictions include limey cars and motorbikes, an R60/2, R65ls, & a Citroen.
Now a couple of bicycles, a worn out '87 K75s,
and a rusty 2012 GU bought new
Dual K&N cones on homemade PVC intake, 40/137.5
Raceway needles, Modtop pipes, E starter delete
$29 VW Hydraulic steering dampener

User avatar
sidecarmike
Comrade
Comrade
Posts: 35
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:41 pm
Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by sidecarmike » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:41 pm

cheeseheadmike wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:37 pm
Those are different.
My son bought me a recumbent Rans Wave, but I just couldn't get used to it. These are about half way between that and a regular bike. They are actually set up to convert to electric, but we are happy as they set. https://day6bikes.com/
1999 Ural RS
1994 Goldwing SE
2006 Honda Aero

User avatar
cheeseheadmike
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2021
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2021
Posts: 759
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:03 pm
Location: Elburn, IL 60119

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by cheeseheadmike » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:19 am

Time to put away the pricey bike.
Image

And bring out the less pricey winter bike.
Image

Sidecarmike-I see you are a cheesehead from Menomenee. I'm originally from Eau Claire.
cheeseheadmike

1973 Velosolex 3800-slow, 1977 Velosolex 4600-really slow
1979 Honda CX500-not slow at all
Various bicycles from 1947 to 2018-slow to fast, depending on my mood
2007 Ural Gear Up

User avatar
tgtrotter
Commissar
Commissar
Posts: 1254
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:41 pm
Location: Southside of The Grapevine, 91384

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by tgtrotter » Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:43 pm

cheeseheadmike wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:40 pm
Little update on my sisters’ crash recovery. She made it through surgery and has added five titanium screws to herself. Beats me by two.....
Thanks for the update. Sounds like good health, bones, longevity and accident prone runs in the genes. I'm 3 of 4.
Glad she's gonna be ok.
2007 Woodland Green Patrol :foilhead:
Powertrain OEM
2004 FLTRI :machinegun:
1992 Trek 830 :P

User avatar
cheeseheadmike
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2021
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2021
Posts: 759
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:03 pm
Location: Elburn, IL 60119

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by cheeseheadmike » Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:41 pm

tgtrotter wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:43 pm
cheeseheadmike wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:40 pm
Little update on my sisters’ crash recovery. She made it through surgery and has added five titanium screws to herself. Beats me by two.....
Thanks for the update. Sounds like good health, bones, longevity and accident prone runs in the genes. I'm 3 of 4.
Glad she's gonna be ok.
We may be 4 for 4 in our family. Every one of the siblings has been in the ER at one time or another. My own Guardian Angel has been suspended several times for stepping out for a smoke break just before I have an 'Oops' or a 'Hold my beer...' moment.
cheeseheadmike

1973 Velosolex 3800-slow, 1977 Velosolex 4600-really slow
1979 Honda CX500-not slow at all
Various bicycles from 1947 to 2018-slow to fast, depending on my mood
2007 Ural Gear Up

User avatar
sidecarmike
Comrade
Comrade
Posts: 35
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:41 pm
Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by sidecarmike » Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:37 pm

cheeseheadmike wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:19 am


Sidecarmike-I see you are a cheesehead from Menomenee. I'm originally from Eau Claire.
Whatever possessed you to move from God's Country to Illinoid?

avoid-the-noid.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
1999 Ural RS
1994 Goldwing SE
2006 Honda Aero

User avatar
cheeseheadmike
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2021
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2021
Posts: 759
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:03 pm
Location: Elburn, IL 60119

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by cheeseheadmike » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:07 pm

You mean Illannoy? :wink:
My Dad got hired on to AMC in 1958, so we moved to Kenosha County. First job out of high school took me to Illannoy in 74 and left me there in 97. Current job is still in Illannoy but I work from home in the sticks now. For one more year. There are actually two Illanoys, Chicago and the Land of Lincoln. Kind of like Madison is 25 square miles surrounded by reality. The Land of Lincoln part is actually quite nice even if my Dad still calls me a FIB.

The Oakwood Mall in Eau Claire is built on our family farm. That farm was a great place to be a kid.
cheeseheadmike

1973 Velosolex 3800-slow, 1977 Velosolex 4600-really slow
1979 Honda CX500-not slow at all
Various bicycles from 1947 to 2018-slow to fast, depending on my mood
2007 Ural Gear Up

User avatar
inline_four
New Member
New Member
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:08 pm
Location: NY, USA

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by inline_four » Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:30 pm

I've done a couple of bicycle tours from New York City to New York capital region. Super fun. The bike is a late 1980s or early 1990s Raleigh Technium, primary duty as a city office commuter. Here's a few pictures from the first time I did trip:

1. first stop beyond city limits after climbing a killer hill in Yonkers
2. stopping early for the day, feels good to shower and change
3. finish line by a lake, the swim felt incredible
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
2007/2011 Ural Gearup
2002 Suzuki Bandit 1200S
1998 Honda RS125R
2014 Vespa LX150

User avatar
cheeseheadmike
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2021
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2021
Posts: 759
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:03 pm
Location: Elburn, IL 60119

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by cheeseheadmike » Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:17 am

I'd like me a 'Screwed and Glued' Technium. MY LBS will let me know when they take one for a trade in.
cheeseheadmike

1973 Velosolex 3800-slow, 1977 Velosolex 4600-really slow
1979 Honda CX500-not slow at all
Various bicycles from 1947 to 2018-slow to fast, depending on my mood
2007 Ural Gear Up

User avatar
cheeseheadmike
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2021
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2021
Posts: 759
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:03 pm
Location: Elburn, IL 60119

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by cheeseheadmike » Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:15 pm

I thought about taking the Fat Bike out for a ride yesterday morning. Saw the outside temp was 19F so I grabbed a cup of coffee and sat down until the feeling passed.
cheeseheadmike

1973 Velosolex 3800-slow, 1977 Velosolex 4600-really slow
1979 Honda CX500-not slow at all
Various bicycles from 1947 to 2018-slow to fast, depending on my mood
2007 Ural Gear Up

retrowagen
New Member
New Member
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:53 pm

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by retrowagen » Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:54 pm

I myself have a 2012 BMC Team Elite MTB, a superlative hardtail mountain bike that weighs about 17 pounds, a 2011 BMC Team Machine SLR01 road bike (15 pounds), and a 2004 Santa Cruz Superlight full-suspension mountain bike (24 pounds). All three were custom builds, spec’ed and assembled by me. I have enjoyed building high-end bikes since the late 1980’s, and I typically produce one or two a year.

All of my current bicycles cost me more than my 2005 Ural!

Post Reply