Brooklyn - That bike is nice man. Are you happy w/ it thus far?
yeah im pretty happy with it so far but to be honest i havent rode it much yet, plannin on takin it out a few times within the next week. there is a problem with it in that it doesnt seem to go into the lowest gear.. the guy told me about it but being that i dont really know much about gears on bikes i overlooked it. i hope its a simple fix, but even if not i dont notice it anyway. i think the seat looks a little g@y tho, so i might change that along with the handles and pedals, or would it be better to keep the originals?
That Schwinn is tight Deuces, I've got a couple of old bikes from that era that are similar (a Puegeot and Fuji). They color schemes (like yours) are beautiful.
I'd get some new bar tape though if I were you.
That is a sweet roadie. LOoks like a Brooks saddle in excellent condition too!
Originally Posted by MarloStanfield
Cannonball my Uber V retailed for 2,500 but I bought it like 3 years ago for 700. It is one of the best high suspension rides and literally like a child of mine. Before I went full suspension I'd ride a hard tailed Kona and a Specialized Rock Hopper. You can get great deals of used mountain bikes if you know what you are looking for.
Marlo, the pic just shows a stock one, but an Uber V is a Super V that has a Jekyll rear triangle and a slightly larger than stock (7.5" x 2.0") rear shock which increases the rear travel from 4.75 to about 6". Is that what you have?
If so, that is even cooler!
I sold my Super V to the guy that invented the Uber V. He lives in upstate NY and has started a website devoted to Uber V's:
Not super common, but not highly unusual. The main reasons they wouldn't are 1) because you wouldn't want to regularly expose it to water if you ride in the mud or rain, 2) they are a bit wide if you have to try to get behind it on steep descents and 3) they are bit bit on the heavy side.
I don't often ride in the rain here in CA and I can lower it on steep descents if I want so it works for me. Very comfortable saddle so I am OK with the weight.
Here's a shot of my son last summer at Big Bear:
and my daughter who races road bikes:
I raised her proper as a mountain biker, but once she got to college (UCSB), she went to the dark side ;~)
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I don't mountain, but I put about 30-35 miles a week commuting on my roadie. Here's my other ride: 1965 Schwinn Twinn Deluxe that I pimped out with chrome motorcycle speakers and a battery powered amp to hook up to an iPod or portable radio.