Bumper mount bike rack. Stylish bicycle helmet
Bumper Mount Bike Rack
- The stand that holds bicycles in place in the transition area so a competitor can quickly get on his / her bike.
- An automobile's bumper is the front-most or rear-most part, ostensibly designed to allow the car to sustain an impact without damage to the vehicle's safety systems.
- A horizontal bar fixed across the front or back of a motor vehicle to reduce damage in a collision or as a trim
- a glass filled to the brim (especially as a toast); "we quaffed a bumper of ale"
- A generous glassful of an alcoholic drink, typically one drunk as a toast
- a mechanical device consisting of bars at either end of a vehicle to absorb shock and prevent serious damage
- A backing or setting on which a photograph, gem, or work of art is set for display
- A clear plastic or paper sleeve used to display a postage stamp
- climb: the act of climbing something; "it was a difficult climb to the top"
- A glass microscope slide for securing a specimen to be viewed
- saddle horse: a lightweight horse kept for riding only
- attach to a support; "They mounted the aerator on a floating"
Civia Hyland 54cm
My Civia Hyland in it's first incarnation - front light not yet mounted, steerer still waiting for the final cut. Seen with Civia original aluminium fenders, a set of Planet Bike Cascadia ready as backup. Built as a fast and rugged bike for all year everyday commuting use in Oslo, Norway - with steep hills and crappy weather. In case you wondered: The basket is stuffed with a Helsport Rondane 4 tent - on my way to the post office to ship it to the factory for a repair... Frame: Civia Hyland 54 cm Fork: Civia steel Wheelset: Shimano Alfine WH-S501 Tires: Panaracer T-Serv 700/32 Crankset: Race Face Turbine LP 42t BB: SKF BXC 600 ISIS Brakes: Magura Julie 180/160mm (yeah, the rear disc is an Avid ;-) Handlebar: Ragley Carnegie’s 685mm Stem: Syncros AM 100mm/12 deg Seatpost: SR Suntour SP8-NCX 50mm Saddle: WTB Pure V Pedals: Crank Brothers 5050 Rear light: Planet Bike SuperFlash Stealth Front light: B&M IQ Cyo RN Plus Front rack: Racktime TopIt Rear rack: Tubus Vega Basket: Wald 137 Medium Grips: ODI Rogue Lock-On A few comments on component choices: > > SR Suntour suspension seat post: I love suspension posts for urban riding – they totally transform your ride across cobblestones, tram lines and rough street surfaces. I have used a lot of different suspension posts, but have to say this one is the comfort king: The parallellogram linkage secures minimum friction and a natural travel path, while the internal steel coil spring takes care of the bumps in a way the rubber/polyurethan materials cannot match. The flip side? Weight. A bit more than 700 grams seems like an anchor on paper, but I never think of it while riding. A Cane Creek Thudbuster Short Travel would save almost 300 grams, but the suspension rubber bumper would stiffen up in cold weather - which happen to be the default weather setting in Norway... > > Civia aluminium fenders: Looks great in matching colors, front fender longer than most securing very decent coverage – but I have no idea how robust these fenders really are, and if they will take my Schwalbe Marathon Winter 700/40 tires…. > > Planet Bike SuperFlash light: Have a couple of these in the white/red model, and have to say this is the brightest light in it’s class I’ve ever come across. This one is the Stealth version, with a more discrete housing – but with the same powerful red LED-lights inside. > > Racktime AddIt front rack: I struggled a bit with the decision on which front rack to get. Basically I just needed a simple platform for a basket, as I find a light wire basket super handy up front. I ended up with the Racktime, but wish it was a bit lower. Apparently it is made for forks with eyelets further down on the fork leg. The German brand Racktime is actually a sub-brand of the legendary Tubus carrier brand – Racktime offer cheaper aluminium racks more suited to the lifestyle, urban market with lots of snap-on bags and baskets, while Tubus caters for the die-hard load carrying folks with their pure steel/titanium products. > > Ragley Carnegie’s handlebars: Used to ride the very nice On-One Mary handlebars also designed by Brant Richards before he moved on and started his own Ragley brand – and I really love the Carnegie’s for their more generous width and less sweep. These bars have a 25 degree backwards sweep, compared to the Mary’s 40 or so. The Carnegie’s feels just right instantly. I actually consider bying another one for my Trek 69er mountain bike. It should be added that Civia also make a handlebar with the same degree of sweep - the Colfax - but at 620mm it turns out a bit narrow for me. I like the extra leverage on the steepest hills, as well as the more stable overall feel. > > Race Face Turbine LP cranks: This crankset might be a rather silly spec on an everyday bicycle, I know – but I had it lying on my shelf and I love the super reliable, Swedish SKF ISIS bottom bracket that goes with it… Besides, I needed a slightly lower gearing than the standard Alfine 45t crankset – and had an old 42t Race Face chainring waiting for some use as well. Mounted the ring inside out, of course, to avoid too many visible Race Face logos… ;-) > > Panaracer T-Serv tires: Can’t say enough good about these tires: Reliable with a few internal touches for puncture resistance, nice grip, rolls pretty well – and keep me riding with no worries. Civia specs 28mm on their standard bike, I choose 32mm for a more all-round capability on various road surfaces. Have a pair of 35mm, too, but like the slightly more snappy ride of the lighter and narrower 32mm.
Oliver Frame - Back View
The Oliver's frame is custom made from aluminum, so it will not rust and it is much lighter weight than the typical steel. It features an extensible tongue that can telescope forward to lower the tongue weight on the to tow vehicle. This will also allow for more space for the tongue-mounted generator basket we are having attached, and it will hopefully allow for enough clearance so that we can continue to mount our bike rack on the back of our Jeep. On the right side, the retractable trailer step is built right into the frame. In the back, the rear bumper is hinged and it opens downward to reveal a storage area. This custom frame meshes perfectly with the Oliver's fiberglass shell, and it will allow the long and flat fresh and grey water tanks to sit low nestled right in the bottom, giving the trailer a low center of gravity. Our Oliver has the now-standard 4" axel lift, aluminum wheels, and 15" tires - an upgrade from the 14" tires on the earliest Olivers. This extra ground clearance will come in very handy for heading off road.