Show us your bike(s) [as in bicycles]


#201

What wheel are those? They look awesome!


#202

One of the more controversial wheels in bike history: Spinergy Rev X.
In spite of bad stories of crushing on the fly, mine are 26" 2nd generation with upgraded axle/bearing design, and still go strong.
Simply don’t want to hang them on the wall yet.


#203

Ahhh yes, I’ve heard the stories of them almost chopping limbs off and exploding under power like everyone else, but damn they look great.


#204

Thanks @ericinformosa for bumping it! Those are sweet rides guys!

It was NBD for me 3 days ago and I also forgot to share.

Mine was also born in Miaoli/Taichung area. Roxycle does some work for Specialized and also sponsors Taiwan’s No.1 women rider, Ting Ying Huang, with her track bike.

This is the first bike where I got to play around with the parts I wanted so it took me around half a year to buy everything. Everything you see is second hand except for the frame/fork/seat post/saddle/handlebars. I think with the Taiwan market prices on these components, this bike would’ve easily cost me 140,000NT. Proud of myself for being able to put it together for well under 100K.

/subtle brag


#205

Very nice @ranlee, I’ve never heard of the brand but I haven’t had much experience with the local stuff just yet!

To be honest, components and full bikes are quite expensive in Taiwan, even compared to Australia - it always do well to look overseas to see if you can bring something in for cheaper. I’ve had a few upgrades to all 3 bikes in one way or the other via second hand. I feel the second hand market is more accessible in Australia as well via Facebook and whatnot, not sure if the same groups exist for Taipei?


Road Bike Accessories
#206

Nice ride indeed, well put together … like that.
Now go out and buy some decent bottles :slight_smile:


#207

Worst so far … to buy replacement triple chain-rings for the front, all the way in Germany, arriving with a big sign MADE IN TAIWAN on it …


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#210

I can’t really comment on what overseas prices are, but I was always lead to believe TW prices are cheaper because the base discount is 10% off. Depending on the shop, you either get discounts for future purchases or whatever you save with that 10% goes towards purchases on accessories.

One thing that surprised me the most was Shimano/Look cleats. I visited a friend who worked at a LBS back home in New Jersey and a set of cleats were 30-40USD. I can buy 2 sets for that price here in Taipei (from an authorized Shimano or Look dealer too!)

Yah, the one I have on there matched the old bike. Need to buy new ones to match the new bike. Ugh, I thought my spending had ended.


Road Bike Accessories
#211

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Road Bike Accessories
#212

Just found a couple of pic’s of a brace of Ridleys in my stable.


Bikes for Tall Folks
#213

I saw a bike that looked a lot like yours this morning on the river path. Did that happen to be you?


#214

I’m in Tainan. Didn’t ride a Ridley this morning.

If it was a 6’4" balding, ageing Brit, coulda been my doppelganger, I suppose. :wink:


#215

Sorry, that was directed at ericinformosa. I guess i need to figure out the proper method of quoting replies here. But nice looking bikes all the same!


#216

Those are some ridiculously huge head tubes @ColT

Were both of them bought in Taiwan?


#217

Not me, raining cats and dogs here this morning, enough reason to stay away from a bike.


#218

Surprisingly, yes. Didn’t find them in shops, directly, mind. Sourced through a couple of different local contacts after a bit of digging around. Got the wheels ‘at the factory gate’ through a Brit contact in Taizhong. One groupset from an American guy on here, the other second hand from a teammate.

All my other bikes/wheels/frames were bought in the UK.


#219

Can see you are a tall guy … beautiful bikes!


#220

It’s Thursday, this one isn’t mine, but my friend let me borrow this a few months ago while my bike was being maintenanced.

The frame set is great bang for your buck and these were the first time I had ever tried aero wheels.