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my (huge) bike collection (lots of bikes!)

LONO100

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hi all, i have always been a bike head, from BMX, to mountain bikes, to fixies and single speeds, to now road bikes, ive collected them all. ive taken old beat up road bikes and have restored them for a small profit through the years, in fact most of the money i use to buy my bikes, ive made by buying, restoring and selling old bikes. i love to recycle and use as many used parts as i can. here is some of my collection...

this is my current MTB. i love this bike! its a scott scale 940.
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this is a kona muni-mula i brought back to life.
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this is my gf's first mtb. also brought back from the dead
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this is my classic robinson racing BMX BIKE. fully restored to the year it was made in 1997. the SF skyline is in the background
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some of the builds ive done for others

here is a denver bronco themed bike i built for a friend last year.
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my GF is a die hard SF giants fan, so i converted a 70s nishiki into a giants themed cruiser for her. its her favorite bike, it now has orange cranks
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here's my own nishiki, its one of my personal favorites. this is when i first built it, it now has a white saddle and stem.
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this is a carbon fiber track bike we converted to fixie, we did a niner theme to it. one of my favorites
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this is a full carbon trek i built for my borther. it weighs 14 lbs with the pump attached!
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this is another bike i built for a friend, its a motobecane. we named it "the magician".
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this isnt mine, but i thought it was pretty damn cool. its a wright bros bicycle that was kept with their plane at the natl aerospace and science museum. i visited last may and thought it was an awesome place
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im partial to bianchi bikes, here are a few of mine
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this is my bianchi strada i converted to fixie. i did an subtle italian theme to it resembling the flag
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this is my bianchi eros, made in italy. im still a little sad i sold this one last month.
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this is my daily commuter ride. ride this thing to work everyday. 16lbs with a carbon fork. comes in handy when loading it on and off trains.
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this is my fancy road bike. i love taking this thing on a 50 miler on a sunday morning.
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here are a few pics from east bay bike party. we love our bikes here in the bay area!
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ceasar chavez park, berkeley marina
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super mario bros night in uptown oakland

thats a bullet bill that i made. it chased me around all night!
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bike party!
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this guy built a trailer that pulled two kegs of lagunitas. the tap was made out of handlebars, and the beer was free as long as you didnt litter.
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a guy actually rides this on every bike party through 17 miles of hills in the bay area. thats my buddy lamar having a sip
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its literally a couple thousand people taking over the streets for one night a month. its not critical mass, this ride is all about love, sharing, and music. in all the times ive went, ive never seen one fight, people are always helping other people with repairs, everyone is sharing drinks, food, and snacks, and everyone from all walks of life come out to ride in harmony for one night a month.
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riding around lake tahoe
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i love this pic. its at my work right before bike party a few months ago
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putting the trac to work!
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i didnt even put the pics of the custom lowriders ive built or my bmx freestyle bikes. hope you guys enjoyed the post! i hope this gets people to get out and ride more, its a great way to stay in shape, conserve gas, save money, and have fun. i drive a gas guzzling truck, it saves me tons of money riding my bike to work, back and forth to the gym, to visiting friends in town, to going to the store. not to mention it helps the environment.that way, i have extra cash for taking the trac out to the mountains and camping trips. hope you guys enjoyed the pics, i ll try to post more as i find all of my other pics.
 


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Tbars4

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This certainly deserves a thread of its own..:biggthump
 




LONO100

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thanks tbars, here is my latest aquisition. it looks pretty finished, but i got someone who wants to do a purple theme to it, so im throwing a purple aerospoke on the front and doing some accent parts to it.

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LONO100

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updates! here are a few pics of some new projects ive been working on:

this is my crown jewel, my bianchi super pista. i spared no expense in building it, and it took up a lot of my time and money that iwould have otherwise put into my trac. now that its done, i can get back on trac (pun intended)
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earlier in this thread i posted this bike stock. here is how it sits today. her owner is really happy with how it came out. thats a custom painted aerospoke with a glow in the dark clear coat. all done by me.
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this is the last bike i built, its for my buddy's girlfriend. she goes to sacramento state (my alma mater) and she will be using it to commute to school.
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more to come, im building a carbon trek single speed conversion for a friend of mine that is a fellow bike commuter.
 




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These are awesome.

Do you paint them yourself? How do you get the logos right and such?
 




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