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    I couldn't possibly just settle on one of my loves.

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    Does it have to be a boutique vintage artsy photo collection, or can we just slap a picture of our bike on here?

    Speaking of which, I've always wanted to take some epic black and white studio style photography of a beat up old walmart bike.


    ...That being said, I am obviously jealous of your bike collection and your camera. I have 4 bikes that aren't worth very much and this is the one I ride to work.
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    Crescent Wrench Love

    I love `em too!

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    Nice pics, BTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    Speaking of which, I've always wanted to take some epic black and white studio style photography of a beat up old walmart bike.
    Not quite as artsy as what you're talking about, but a few years ago I did a quick photoshoot of my department store schwinn after it survived its first winter:













    I'd try an ultra-pretentious photoshoot if I still had the bike.

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    OOOhhhh, nice.

    let me help.
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    Here's one of my own favorite shots of my high performance machine
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    I think my digicam has a max aperature of like f9, so no depth of field play.
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    Wait! Does this count?
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    ^^ Your pictures really are good man, no offense meant. This thread turned out cool though

    rodar - absolutely. The B&W is just the ticket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    I think my digicam has a max aperature of like f9, so no depth of field play.
    it may have a max aperteture of that when zoomed out in tele but you can probably go much lower in wide angle, like f 2.8, 3.9 or 4.1 or something, need to keep an eye on the different angles/change of perspective then, but still. play with the manual modes and iso, never let the camera deciede this for you since it will gladly deciede both iso and f based on the available light. compact cameras (non slr) are pretty much useless over 2-400 iso anyway regarding noise since the have such small sensors and hence smaller lenses (diameter) and that results in the sensor getting hit with exponentially fewer photons and that inevitbly results in the gain of the sensor being cranked up to max, maximizing noise.

    sorry for the off topic
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post


    Here's one of my own favorite shots of my high performance machine
    Epic commuter!

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    Commuterboy, that Surly looks like the perfect "If I could only have one..." type bike.

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    So artistic views of bike parts?







    A rider's view:

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    I totally forgot that I'd taken this one, but just for CB:


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    Mmmm, Schwinn

    Are all of those your own pics, Brian? I recognize your wheel trellis and remember that you have a cool of Sugino crank on something, but can`t say for sure if the one here is the same as what you posted before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Are all of those your own pics, Brian? I recognize your wheel trellis and remember that you have a cool of Sugino crank on something, but can`t say for sure if the one here is the same as what you posted before.
    Three different cell phone cameras photos and the Drift camera's view= in the video.

    1, Taken with the Sanyo which had a Macro setting. Not posted before. It is the Duchess with the teardrop end of the seat stay cut to allow the 10 speed Centaur cluster get chain clearance. Since then, cables were rerouted and the powder coating, new cables shifters, lights, and brass fenders. It is a neat shot of the Campy dropout's ''window' and the teardrop ending on the chain stay.

    2, Taken with my old flip open Sanyo in lower resolution. Posted before but not this Siena version. '70's Campy pedals on modified 70's Sugino crank. Good parts and good servicing equals long life.

    3. Love of gardening and bicycle fusion. This picture not posted. Year 1 was. This is year 3 and a much better growth on the Mexican Wedding Vine. Not shown is the use of old stainless cables in the back that were left over after converting to brifters, Crossed over they stabilize the trellis in the wind. SKS fender hardware worked to Clamp the cables.

    4. Drift Innovations Stealth HD camera in 760 25 fps mode, + 2 exposure. Shows 45 degree out angle (day mode) home made headlights. Beams are so narrow and considerate that in the day they can't be seen from the side, My solution seems to work.

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    I'll play as well as I can with an automatic camera. Just got the studs mounted on the new bike.
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    Love gone bad...
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    The horror!

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    The Rider's View



    Extracted from video.

    Easier than the video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMc View Post
    This is year 3 and a much better growth on the Mexican Wedding Vine.
    Hey, I know a cool story about Mexican Wedding Vine.

    A long, long time ago, the Virgen de Guadalupe went to a wedding with her son Jesus. After the mass, the whole crew was hanging out at the reception and really putting away some tequila. In fact, they put down so much of it that it that the bottles all ran dry before the birria was ready to serve, and they people all said "Carray, ya se acabó el tequila! Qué mala honda " But Lupita had a novel idea. She asked Jesus to see what he could turn up down at Gigante. Ah, but Gigante was closed! So he had to think fast- he found an old barrel of vine that was stashed away for the mules (people don`t usually drink that stuff in Mexico, ya know), and he had the waiter fill up the empty tequila bottles with vine from the barril. Then they served it... but it had turned into tequila- the awesomest tequila that anybody remembered ever slugging! So, it should have turned out very happy ending, but people just aren`t always so easily pleased. They gathered around jesus and said "Oye, buey! Doan chu know that you suppose to serve the Patron first, and THEN the Kirkland Tequila? Why you did it backwards, imbécil?" Sometimes you just can`t win!
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    Its become

    my go 2 bike
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    I like the seatstays, only thing better (sexier) is snakestays, and those are rarely seen these days.
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    My 1984 Paris Sport

    Has become my every day to and from work bike. Gets heaps of coments. The fixed carrier is kind of cool. Used it to tow my young fella along the boardwalk the other day. Waiting for new decals and guards to finish it off.
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    Very nice bike man

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    awesome photos!

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    My "Love" Commuter

    Pashley Roadster 26 that I've ridden for the past 3 years. Spring, summer and fall only, I like this bike too much to trash it in the winter, and besides, I don't think it would cope too well with ice and snow. My winter beater isn't fit for this thread.
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    my commuter ride

    Takes a while for it to thaw out, but it is great fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm View Post

    Very nice bike man
    Thanks, jrm. She definitely holds a special place in my heart.

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    Commuter Love-imageuploadedbytapatalk1358213692.694651.jpg

    Another day

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    More love gone bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjohnson View Post
    Takes a while for it to thaw out, but it is great fun.
    I'm guessing that your shifting performance is somewhat reduced.

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    Love Of My Light/Life

    The Duchess burns holes in the dark.

    Current set up on high (Close to 2300 lumens in the two headlights plus helmet light and 400 lumens in 5 tail lights (one on the helmet on the saddle), no camera flash :



    A bit o' flash:



    Misleading. In front of head lights, the deep vees, polished brass fenders, gold bottle and cages show better than the light weights on the spokes.

    Beams from side, helmet on saddle, not at my head height, nor aimed:



    Rear beam (Helmet Turbo rear light not in this and Nite Flux at 60 lux steady not 200 flashing:



    You can see how i would light up signs behind me on the other side of the road.

    The Cygolite Hotshot dominates the center 30 degrees, the homemade and Nite FLux and about the same until about 60 degrees from the centerline, where my DIY's have it.

    Front beam as I ride it. I fill in above and farther out with the helmet beam (narrower).as an aim able high beam:



    It has a bit of spill to be seen by, but I have to rotate them to 45 degrees each side in the day or cross traffic can't see them.

    Can you see us now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMc View Post
    The Duchess burns holes in the dark.
    She certainly does
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    Does it have to be a boutique vintage artsy photo collection

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    Well the Op set the stage. There is the Post your Commuter thread and it is a stickie.

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