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The forecast says tomorrow, and of course it should melt by the weekend. But the long-range forecast shows more on the way next week...

Time to dust off the archives and post some other photos of my steel bikes, just to keep us all entertained. Now, I've noticed some really beautiful high-end bikes on this forum, Rivendells, Surlys and some custom stuff that is really exceptional.

I don't have any bikes like that. I try to make the best of second-and-third tier production bikes that I can obtain economically, sometimes even for free. Many of you do much the same thing, I'm sure. So without further ado, here are some shots from my last couple years of bike mania:


Peugeot Versailles (HLE steel frame) in silhouette atop Picnic Hill near Schaar's Bluff, Hastings, MN.


Same bike, on the way to the photo, above. This is really a wonderful trail.


Raysport "Light Roadster" at the start of last year's Lake Pepin 3-Speed Tour. Red Wing, MN


Detail shot of a very sporty Dunelt at the same event/location. "Before the off", as the Brits say.



My Ross Aristocrat (Ishiwata 024 frame, Shimano 600 Arabesque) at Indian Mounds Park, St. Paul, MN.



Same bike, artsy shot.

I may post more later in the day, but just now I've had a visit from my Technocrat Overlord who requested that I get back to work, dammit!  [rolleyes]





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Yes, keep the photos coming, they are all nice!
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April 3rd... It's supposed to be Spring, right?



WTF is THIS?!

Sorry, feeling a little (a LOT) depressed this evening. So many bikes, yet no place to ride them... [confused]

I need to move someplace warm.


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Okay, let's try more photos... maybe that will cheer me up?


My 1994 Barracuda A2B winter bike. Yeah, I know, but it had the best paint finish to protect against rust - and I filled it full of Frame Saver.

It works well in shallow snow, as long as the studs can cut into an ice or pavement layer. But it's certainly not as nice to ride as my other warm-weather bikes. And it is still worthless in deep snow.



Still, it is a Quality steel bike, made in Colorado by a bunch of MTB enthusiasts, and I think I am going to give it a pair of Panaracer T-servs for the warm riding season so I don't just leave it rusting in the garage. Because you know that's what they do if you don't ride them.



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Wow. Those are some awesome pics, and you have so many amazing bikes! Love that Cuda. And that snow is just a light dusting. Check out my driveway a few days ago. I've got 5 feet of snow in my yard out in the open areas! And it's snowing here right now.

Olympic in driveway.jpg

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