Bikes Are Cool

We all know that cyclists are super-cool but so, too, are the bikes we ride. So let’s celebrate and share those beauties!  Below are a collection of pictures taken of bikes that have caught my attention for one reason or another.  Enjoy…

New bike day! Nate’s Specialized FSR Enduro. Kinda fantastic

 

Anne’s custom painted Niner ‘cross bike. Custom fork has H2O bosses for multi-day riding. Ultegra Di2, 1×11, hydraulic disc brakes, tubeless.

 

2017 Giant Trance Advanced 1. Took this sexy little number out for a rip on Squamish trails. SO much fun! Gotta get me one.

 

Whistler local, Chomag, representin’ at the 2017 Nimby 50 in Pemberton, BC.

 

Alessandro’s Campy spec’ed Colnago Tecnos. Classic. Exquisite. Spotted in Squamish, BC.

 

knobberaijin

The Squirrel’s titanium Kona Raijin single-speed with Whisky carbon fork. Spotted somewhere in the hills of Chaffee Cty, CO

 

JohnsNorcoSightLECarbon

John’s 2014 Norco Sight Carbon LE. So sweet. In Toronto, ON

 

TaylorsGiantTCRAdvancedPro

Taylor’s Giant TCR Advanced Pro. Damn. At Sweet Pete’s in Toronto, ON

 

SilkRobe

Looking like a silk robe, this whip totally caught my eye. Spotted on Bloor St, Toronto, ON

 

Jims??

Jim’s commuter, a KHS Aero Track. Not to be confused with his other steel fixed gear….

JimsAllCity

…the white-grey All City. So pretty. At Sweet Pete’s, Toronto.

 

TristenNiner

Tristen and his gorgeous steel Niner. At Sweet Pete’s Bike Shop, Toronto, ON

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Three-wheeled karaoke bike at the 2016 Terlingua St Patrick’s Day Parade

EarlErikson

Earl and his custom titanium Kent Eriksen. Sooo sexy…and the bike’s pretty nice too. Spotted in Big Bend, TX

AlansP650b4spd

Alan’s Ritchey P-650b. Chris King SS rear hub with 4 cogs, a thumbie and an Ultegra rear der. Spotted in Big Bend, TX

RorysComotion

Rory’s custom Co-motion touring bike. He is 3/4’s the way done riding around the continental US. Damn his setup was heavy! Spotted in Terlingua, TX

LeonardsChumba

Leonard’s Chumba, a made in Austin, Texas bike-packing specific frame company. Spotted in Big Bend.

TeresaGravel

Teresa and her bike, she groans when you call it a gravel-grinder. Specialized carbon with disc brakes, 42c tubeless knobbies. All fun in the sun. Spotted in Big Bend

RexLinsky

Rex’s Helix Pro Lynsky with all sorts of red accents. Great bike, wonderful person. Spotted in Big Bend.

TrueBeltDriveSS

Austin, Texas True Fabrications belt drive, steel, skin wall tires, King headset and hubs. Beautiful. Spotted in Terlingua, TX

AlexsDemoScottGenius

My bike for a day: Scott Genius full carbon, full susp, with three position trigger lever, dropper post etc etc. So much fun and versatile. Spotted under my butt in Big Bend

SurleyVeryMetal

Beardo’s Surly Krampus “Very Metal.” Simple is sweet. Spotted in Big Bend

Kunsting

German-made Kunsting with 5 speed internal rear coaster hub, generator lights, awesomeness. Spotted in Bloomfield

Sachs Torpedo Pentacross

Double chains of the Sachs Torpedo Pentacross 5 speed internal hub.

Taco

The regrettable lot that is the city bike.

RedYellowBlueFixed

It’s like if Wonder Woman or Super Man rode a fixie. But then, why the helmet?

AHomerWilsonColour

A Homer Wilson. Isn’t it though. Financial District, Toronto.

wtfgreen

Leah’s 10-4. Hand-made bike-messenger specific from Poland. Worked on at Sweet Pete’s in Toronto.

DiscoBall

A boy brings a girl flowers by bike. Spotted in Northumberland County, ON

SantaCruzV10c

Santa Cruz V10c. Toronto, ON

GipemmeSnail

So, you say you haven’t ridden your bike in a while?

ClaudeButler

Claude Butler head-badge

KimberlyRemedy

Kimberly and her brand new Trek Remedy. From triathlons to single-track! Toronto, ON

Rampar

Rampar. Top-tube is actually just a bent piece of thin steel. A couple days later a motor-vehicle had backed into it, ruining the frame and rear wheel. Spotted in Toronto, ON

 

Tim1983Battaglin

Timothy’s 1983 Battaglin

TrikeTandem

Home-made tandem-trike. Reminds me of when I was a kid, bolting forks to chain-stays to make three-wheeled tandems. Spotted in Toronto, ON

JorgKiss

Jorg and his custom-made Kiss BMX race bike. Check the home-made pedal cages. In Toronto, ON

MariposaCherryBomb

Oh so pretty Mariposa. Adorns the wall at local coffee shop, Cherry Bomb, Toronto

PhillipsHeadbadge

Phillips head badge

PinkBianchi

Pink steel Bianchi with Bianchi Premier rear derailleur and Ofmega front derailleur and shifters. In Toronto, ON

PinkMarinoni

Full Campy equipped 650c Marinoni. Resurrected as a city commuter in Toronto, ON

BoatTrailer

How else to you get your boat to the Lake when you live in the City?

Bowcycle

Bowcycle! That yellow panel folds down to reveal a little storage compartment. aka built-in touring bag.

Brent68cmFuji

Brent’s 68[!] cm fuji.

ChairHug

Chair brand hubs, from Japan.

DawesHeadbadge

Dawes headbadge

JasonsHenley

Jason’s Henley. Made in Picton, Prince Edward County. Spotted in Bloomfield, Prince Edward County

SchwinnParamount

Early 90’s Schwinn Paramount with full 7spd Shimano 600 drivetrain. Immaculate condition, dreamy. Spotted in Austin, Texas

 

MariahsCoastKing

Mariah’s Coast King. Spotted in Salida, CO

somasidecar

Soma with side-car. Spotted in Salida, CO

 

EdsMondiaSuper

Swiss-made Mondia “Special” road racing bike w contemporary tires, saddle and pedals. 2×5 Campy[Nuovo Record?] on Mavic rims. Don’t think it is the original paint, however. Digs those lugs! Spotted in Salida, CO

kevinburleytandem

Kevin’s Burley tandem-to-cargo-bike conversion. Check out the custom “floating” section of chain on the non-drive side. Spotted in Salida, CO

 

 

AaronCanfieldBros

Aaron’s Canfield Bros. Check the bb/chain-stay cluster. Way short chain-stays! Spotted in Salida, CO

SCSuperlight29

Always liked Santa Cruz bikes…especially when equipped with a Brooks saddle. Spotted in Salida, CO.

Bianchi

A beautiful all-original Bianchi mtb. Spotted in Salida, CO

bmctownie

Full carbon belt-drive BMC townie. Spotted on the back of the BMC Racing Team bus at the USA Pro Challenge on Monarch Mountain, CO

calfee

Such a beautiful example of Calfee’s work. Spotted at the USA Pro Challenge on Monarch Mountain, CO

Adrien&Ferris

Adrien’s touring set-up, replete with trailer for Ferris. Spotted in Terlingua, TX

BeckysRans

Rans recumbent; allows Becky to ride in comfort despite back troubles. Spotted in Salida, CO.

CruzBike

This bike is not cool, it is the the most awkward, and thus dangerous, bike I have ever ridden. Stay away from the Cruz Bike! Spotted in Bloomfield, ON

Freddie

Very pretty Freddie in suspension. Spotted in Salida, CO

FullSuspensionLeopard

Full suspension leopard. Spotted(no pun intended) in Salida, CO

GTLTSThermoplastic

GT LTS Thermoplastic. Back in the day, this was THE bike. Spotted in Salida, CO

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Tiny bike with all the gold trimmings…including lock. Spotted in Salida, CO

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Really dig these Fairdales and their colour schemes. Spotted in Salida, CO

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Probably the smallest pedal-bike I have ever seen. About as tall as my knee. Spotted in Salida, CO

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Not a bike, but certainly one of the earliest production suspension forks. Spotted in Salida, CO

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Mike and Crystal’s custom Ventana mtb tandem. Spotted in Terlingua, TX

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Hunqapillar off-road touring bike. Spotted in Terlingua, TX

 

UHallCalfee

Mark and Heather’s Calfee tandem….damn they are fast on this beautiful rig!  Spotted in Terlingua, TX

Vitus

Vitus…always remind me of a certain bike shop owner in Ottawa. Spotted in Salida, CO

Swans24whlSpecd

Chris’ 24″ Specialized dirt-jumper. 40+ years flying through the air like a bird. Spotted in Salida, CO

SportCompact

Carbon fibre Sport Compact tadpole recumbent. Spotted in Salida, CO

Seven

Joe Carroll’s Seven. Spotted in Salida, CO

SERacingToronto

SE Racing 26″ cruiser in downtown Toronto, ON

PimpCruiser

Oh so pretty cruiser in one of Toronto, ON’s most elite neighbourhoods

RolandsKona

Roland getting his Kona together for his Divide Ride. Spotted in Cotopaxi, CO

RoyalLion

Royal Lion….dig the raw finish. Spotted in Salida, CO

SageYetiARC

Super-fast collegiate racer Sage and her Yeti ARC. Spotted in Salida, CO

PennyFarthing

One of the several Salida, CO penny-farthings

Osacar&RockyMountain

 

Nomad

Nomad set-up for big time touring. Spotted in Salida, CO

MichaelsBurningManBike

Michael’s 2013 edition Burning Man bike. Pimp in pink! Spotted in Salida, CO

MariahsGuaranty

Mariah’s Guaranty Cycles. Spotted in Salida, CO

LeaderTrike

Rusted-out Leader trike. Spotted at Fixaco in Cherry Valley, ON

Kish

Kish. Slick. Spotted in Salida, CO

Kimberly's Columbine

Kimberly’s Columbine. Loved, stolen, recovered, loved again. Spotted in Salida, CO