Eurobike 2009 on Flickr

I ran a search on Flickr for “Eurobike 2009″ and came up with 1,375 photos (see above). It’s a random and eclectic mix with too much carbon bling, but there are some interesting tidbits in there, including some nice close-ups of the new Electra Ticino.

11 Responses to “Eurobike 2009 on Flickr”

  • Rick Steele says:

    Thanks for posting the Flickr set. I agree that there’s just too much carbon. Was happy to see a few classic bikes. Love lugs! The bicycle business is so overwhelmed with carbon road bikes that I find attending shows less and less interesting in the past few years.

    Gold Country Cyclery

  • Larey says:

    I’m not even a little bit tempted by the carbon bikes. Even if I spent a ton-o-money on one, the same guys would pass me and I wouldn’t be able to mutter “younger guy, better bike” as they go by.

  • Frits B says:

    I particularly liked the comments Henry Cutler made over on his Workcycles blog ( Hauls you straight back into the real world.

  • ToddBS says:

    I’ve found Soma bikes to have a classic look to them. I recently ordered a Stanyan frameset and intend to make it my “training” bike. By training I mean riding around for exercise and in preparation for the brevet riding I want to pursue next year. It will also be my brevet bike once I get to that point. I wanted a Speedster – which the Stanyan replaced – but they are unavailable outside of eBay, and the ones on eBay are fetching more than what a new Stanyan costs. Oh well, “slick black” it is. The polished stainless lugs do look quite nice on black though…

  • Erkki says:

    Hi! I was there, again, third year in a row at business trip. It was big event again and there was one new hall, last year there was also one new. So, 14 hall’s and open air grounds…

    Yes, I have to admit that the carbon is quite pop at the roadracing and mountain bikes. I personally like high-end trekking bikes and mountain bikes, but one manufacturer did it again with the classic. Last year it was Skeppshult and this year it was Pashley, yes, I am talking about Brooks-booth and it’s showbike which is pimped every year with Brooks-stuff.

  • David says:

    Very cool slide show. A little bit of carbon over load poisoning for my taste.

    When I bought our 2003 Santana triplet I was offered a carbon fiber fork for the bike at $300 with a $300 instant rebate. AKA free.

    Considering I would be carrying my children and myself on this machine I turned down this free offer. The idea of being crash test dummys wasn’t quite my cup of tea.

    What really caught my eye in the slide show? It was the Eddy Merckx road bike with the full Campy Nuevo Record Groupo.

  • DeltaTrike says:

    Well, there’s any number of bikes in the selection that I would love to have, but I have to agree with Larey on this, they’ld still pass me like I was standing still AND I’d be uncomftable. I’ll stick to upright, slow, utilitarian, and comfortable.

  • Random Ray says:

    LOL , I stick with comfortable too . I’m the slow guy on the ride that has all the band aids and tools . Not that I mind seeing somebody else zip by on a cutting edge ride .

  • David says:

    Back in August of 2005 when my oldest daughter was just 12 years old, we rode to the tip of Cape Cod and back on our tandem. 234 meandering miles in 5 days. Panniers front and back, lights, tools, gear and clothes we were just riding along.

    Out side of Truro MA we hit yet another big hill and this guy on a Titainium road bike flies by us like we are standing still.
    My daughter with a voice of dismay says “we are really slow, aren’t we?” I tell her that the guy who just flew by us is at least 100 lbs lighter than I am and is riding a Titanium road bike with no panniers, lights, batteries, tools. I told her that we are putting out way more effort but have way more to push so in effect we are way faster just covering less ground in a given time…..(-;

    She knows I’m full of it and I get her laughing.

  • Random Ray says:

    David : Like that locomotive pulling a long train .

  • David says:

    Random Ray says:
    David : Like that locomotive pulling a long train .

    Yea, that’s it. I think I can, I think I can……. LOL

    You should of seen us when we rode the tandem with a Piccolo trail a bike pulling a Burley deLite trailer. We were 14 1/2′ long.

    Here we are in our most recent incarnation though the picture was taken 2 1/2 years ago.

    We are in the top row, third from the left.

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