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This forum has been like a morgue recently, so I thought it was time for a cryptic thread.

 

Post a cryptic description of where your bike’s been, and let others describe the photo; please quote the original description, as I fully anticipate there will be loads of challenges running in parallel.... then a week later, or sooner, or later, as you see fit, post the photo.

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Country road, take me home....

This is my life, in rural Lamphun

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19 minutes ago, rumak said:

Country road, take me home....

This is my life, in rural Lamphun

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Do you get much use out of the flat carriers?  I use my pannier bags and front basket, but I rarely remember to carry the bungee cords I need to tie stuff onto the flat carrier.

 

When I was much younger than I am today, 30+ years ago back in the old country, the flat carrier had a spring-loaded jaw that would hold stuff on completely ineffectually, and the only solution in the absence of panniers was a backpack

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4 hours ago, rumak said:

i have taken a photo of one of the first mountain bikes to ever hit the trails (on Mt.Tamalpais).

these were heavy Shwynn frames converted to gears and drum brakes !  even has the spring loaded jaw carrier !    sitting in my garage here now  :-)  These bikes were converted into "mountain bikes" by locals in Marin County before any were mass produced.  We especially liked riding up, and down, the horse trails.

Circa 1976 or thereabouts.  The rest is history.......and I'm not far behind   :passifier:

 

we just go for short trips nowadays.....but sometimes put a small cooler (bunjee cords needed) on the rack when picking up some groceries

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Lovely looking bikes; I was admiring some Schwann bikes in my local bike shop; “But who buys them? I never see them out on the street.”

”Collectors”; buying a bike and not riding it seems like buying Guinness to leave on the mantelpiece.

is that a combo nation gear hub / back-pedal brake on the back?

 

edit: OK, old port, not Guinness; Guinness would be like collecting my bike, (in that you would pick it up at the local pub)

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That Schwynn frame is at least 60 years old.  They only came with one speed and yes, back pedal brake.

We changed to a derailler and gears (only 5 at first) and drum brakes. The next updrade was alloy wheels and

caliper brakes which brought the weight down.  But that frame was all steel ! 

A guy named Cunningham lived down the street, and Fischer also started out in Marin County. They started the real revolution in light weight but strong mountain bikes.  I still remember going head over handlebars

when crossing a small stream on one of the trails.  Those were the days.....but we say that about thailand

30 years ago too, don't we. I DID bring my bike to Chiangmai way back then...a Stumpjumper it was called.

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Thanks for all the great photos; it's a pleasure to see people enjoying their cycling.

 

Back on the 'cryptic' topic of this thread, to try and jolt some life into this moribund forum:
On Cloud Nine....

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