Do you ride road bikes, mountain bikes or both?

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by TxCyclist, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Road Only

    7 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. Mountain Only

    3 vote(s)
    10.7%
  3. Road and Mountain

    18 vote(s)
    64.3%
  1. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    Curious what the make-up here is ...
     
  2. snowbird

    snowbird New Member

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    I voted both, but it's all one bike. A lightweight mtn. bike with 1.5" street tires. I'd like a little smaller tire but that's the smallest I could find for a 26" wheel.
    It's my "Urban Assault Vehicle" for bike paths, sidewalks & streets in SW Florida. Not too many mountains here, but the low gearing is good when I get off into soft sand. Also good for crawling over these 70' bridges when there's a 15 knot headwind. The bad news is that it has a 20 mph top speed.
     

  3. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    What about BMX and beach cruisers, for those well-rounded cyclists like myself?
     
  4. baj32161

    baj32161 American Expatriate Tavern Member

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    Road only, when I started riding, back in the stone age there was no such thing as a mountain bike.
     
  5. HandsomeRyan

    HandsomeRyan ♥'s Bicycles

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    I voted "both" although it's about 90% pavement riding and only 10% off road.
     
  6. dcswan

    dcswan New Member

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    Even when I had my mountain bike, most of the time was on pavement. So, I got a new bike more suited for pavement, plus got one hek of a deal and couldn't pass it up:)
     
  7. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    I'll say road, since my mtn bike only goes out about 3 times a year.
     
  8. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Around 1980, I was rocking a 1976 or '77 Schwinn Traveler on my favorite trails. Didn't get my first MTB until 1987.
     
  9. KC-Steve

    KC-Steve New Member

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    If you would have asked this question two weeks ago I would have answered road only. But I picked up a free Raleigh Tangent MTB last week and after looking it over carefully I think I will rebuild it into a hybrid, street and off-road. It has cantilever brakes, Shimano Deore LX 21-spd, and Rapid Fire shifters which I think I am gonna like A LOT!

    Although I plan to keep at least one road bike, at my age I think bending over into a racing position isn't as comfortable as riding upright again. :D

    Steve
     

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  10. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    ^^ Start with a chainring swap.
     
  11. KC-Steve

    KC-Steve New Member

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    Why do you say?

    Steve
     
  12. fleeter

    fleeter The Bearded Wonder

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    Road only, now, however I'm still on the lookout for my stolen MTB...
     
  13. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Does that sticker on the big ring say "Biopace"?
     
  14. KC-Steve

    KC-Steve New Member

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    Nope, it says Shimano SG C-48.
     
  15. KC-Steve

    KC-Steve New Member

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    Do you have any idea where the serial number is located? I was trying to find the date of manufacture. I'm guessing it was built around 1992. With all the rust it has I'll definitely need to replace some parts starting with the chain that is nearly rusted to the point of being one piece. :)

    Steve
     
  16. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    Mostly Road due to Commuting but fun is on the trails.
     
  17. Industry_Hack

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    Usually on the BB.
     
  18. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    Looks like it could use a chain too unless brown is the color it's supposed to be.
     
  19. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Some quick research places it circa 1990-91, but not 1992. And it retailed for about $400 new.
     
  20. fleeter

    fleeter The Bearded Wonder

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    Wait... now I'm really confused!:D