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Fixed Bike, Biking and Photography -- Pics and Two Questions!

 
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Jul 03, 2011 03:49 |  #331

samueli wrote in post #12696092 (external link)
I have an old school huffy just like yours, Tony. I still keep it maintained and ride it sometimes when I visit my mom. I think it was a silver gray color when I first received it (as a teenager...), but I had stripped and repainted it a metallic green and upgraded forks and handlebars when it was a couple of years old. Pretty much the same bike as yours though. Thanks for the memory trip! I rode that bike hard back in the day.

Heh! It's something when you end up with something so "old" that keeps working:)! I'm happy with the mode of biking that this provides for me, so I'm not Jonesin' for a fancy new one, and I'm building up my capabilities to pack "serious" camera gear!!!


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Jul 05, 2011 13:53 |  #332

Hey gang!

I made it out yesterday to the Fourth of July festivities, but have no pics from it yet, so I' not posting this on the photo sharing thread...

But two things: first, I actually used my big photo backpack (see the beginning of this thread) and I packed my 5DC, the 70-200 f/2.8 IS, the 24-105, and my Manfrotto monopod -- my biggest load yet! I admit I felt a little less steady, but still made it through the afternoon...

But, at the end of the day my 5D mirror fell off! This is a "known problem" and they have offered a free fix for it, but it was still disturbing and also I have no experience with packing and shipping things free or not -- any tips?

Anyway, at some point I'll have photos for the photo sharing thread and save any chat for this thread:)!


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Jul 06, 2011 06:49 |  #333

I boxed mine up with bubble wrap and took it to FedEx Office. When the gal saw the amount I listed for insurance, she decided my pack job was insufficient. She repacked/re-boxed it for a small price.

I figured she had some idea of the kinds of abuse the packages take, so I took her advice.

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BTW Tony, I sent mine in when I knew I could afford to be without it for a week. I wanted to avoid exactly what happened to you - failure during use, even if just a biking outing.


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Jul 06, 2011 13:42 |  #334

Thanks, Kevin, for the info!

I've gotten email from Canon and now from UPS (I guess that's the preferred shipper) with a shipping label and such. Now it's just a question of whether I have enough packing materials and a sufficient box or whether to just pay the UPS store to package it. Ah, the adventure of it all:)!


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Jul 06, 2011 21:05 |  #335

Well, gang, whoever still checks this thread, I had the sad task of dropping my 5D off to go in for the mirror repair today.

My trusty bike did the honor of transporting us:

IMAGE: http://www.pbase.com/tonylong/image/136205375/original.jpg

I didn't only have the 5D, of course -- my trusty old 30D came along to memorialize the occasion, mounted with my 16-35:

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And then we moved close to get some portraits:

IMAGE: http://www.pbase.com/tonylong/image/136205377/original.jpg

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And then it was over -- the poor guy was stripped of a lens, battery, card, and even a strap in the end. He now awaits tomorrow's wrapping and shipping.

So my bike and I decided to do some happier memories at a crafts store where I have bought framing supplies -- they also have a free service where I have bought big frames and matting and have had several 11x14 prints framed/matted for about $50 each:

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PS -- it drives me kinda nuts when buildings have lines going different ways from the ground and each other!

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Nov 29, 2011 01:59 |  #336

My friends rebuilt an old cruiser bike on Sunday when we were supposed to ride. I made a short video and followup video of us finishing the build. Have a look if you're interested.

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Dec 02, 2011 23:13 |  #337

Flowrider, nice to see a contribution to this thread!


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Dec 04, 2011 09:27 |  #338

Cool thread. I love to use my bike when I am exploring a location. I use a crank forward bike that puts the seat closer to the ground so I am able to stand straddling the bike and shoot. For these excursions I prefer a sling bag so I can get out my camera with out taking of my pack. I have also been known to use velcro straps to lash a mono or tripod to the top tube. In my frame bag lives the essential phone, CO2 pump, patches, tools, etc.

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Dec 04, 2011 19:02 |  #339

Hey, for those who are seeing this thread for the first time, be sure to check out and chime into the thread that this one "spawned":

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1060180


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Sep 10, 2014 22:52 |  #340

Well, wow, my memory got stirred to look back at this thread, a "trip down memory lane", especially since the "Bikography" thread that this thread inspired is still active:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1060180


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Dec 25, 2016 22:34 |  #341

Hey, I'm bumping this "old" thread because people have popped up on our Bikography/Biking Photographer thread, and asking "What's this all about?"

Well, for those who haven't checked this fun and inspirational thread or that "Sharing" thread, hey, it's fun stuff!:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1060180


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