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VelvtRide 09-17-2010 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
So the answer is warm up before they get there. :nod

M

One is already here.... I'm just gonna make em go slow for the first 2 or 3 miles. :lol3

Maybe next week I'll do a 30 minute Wii workout before hand. :deal

Steverino 09-17-2010 09:00 PM

The Brown Santa dropped off a new to me 29r full suspension frame today. Need a new front der., some cable ends and caps, and it will be ready to ride. Already switched all the parts.

Too bad I work all weekend teaching. Monday is coming.

ducnut 09-18-2010 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steverino
The Brown Santa dropped off a new to me 29r full suspension frame today. Need a new front der., some cable ends and caps, and it will be ready to ride. Already switched all the parts.

Too bad I work all weekend teaching. Monday is coming.

Did you already post up what you snagged?


I've sold my '08 Giant Anthem 1 to my MTB partner's son. My '07 Giant Trinity is going up on eBay, this weekend. Argh, my new bike can't get here soon enough.

volbeat22 09-18-2010 03:11 PM

FS - Crank Brothers Mallet 1 Pedals
 
I've been cleaning out the garage and found a pair of these in Blue.

I used them once and went back to my old pedals.

Advrider good buddy price - $50, plus shipping.

http://cycletofitness.com/images/large/PD8640.jpg

Steverino 09-18-2010 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ducnut
Did you already post up what you snagged?


I've sold my '08 Giant Anthem 1 to my MTB partner's son. My '07 Giant Trinity is going up on eBay, this weekend. Argh, my new bike can't get here soon enough.

it is a GT Marathon. Shock is a Rock Shox Monarch. It will get me started and the price was right.

Off to the LBS to get the rest of the parts I need to get it running tonight.

jocflier 09-18-2010 03:59 PM

52.2 today.:clap I am toast...:snore First time I have ever broke the 50 mile mark. Sloooooowly coming around.

Joc

pilot 09-18-2010 05:48 PM

So why did you post that right before I post that I did 11.3? :fitz

I did some of the single track, though, so that should count for something.

jocflier 09-18-2010 05:58 PM

I'm Sorry. Hang in there you are doing great. Once I get my weight off and get my legs under me. I see a Mt bike in my future.

joc:D

Quote:

Originally Posted by pilot
So why did you post that right before I post that I did 11.3? :fitz

I did some of the single track, though, so that should count for something.


ducnut 09-18-2010 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jocflier
52.2 today.:clap I am toast...:snore First time I have ever broke the 50 mile mark. Sloooooowly coming around.

Joc

^^^ Keep at it. Cali ain't exactly flat.


So, today was my GF's birthday. I got her a new-used ride. Found it on eBay. Hadn't been ridden but a few times and was fairly local. Paid about 55% of new, so I couldn't pass on it. It's a '10 Specialized Tricross Expert in a 49cm. This bike fits her so much better than her oversized, 54cm Specialized Dolce.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...s/IMG_1380.jpg

The only real negative of the Expert model is the 46T/36T chainrings on a 130mm BC. It makes for a close ratio drivetrain on the racecourse, but, not quite low enough with a standard road cassette.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...s/IMG_1381.jpg

This bike came with a Rival groupset, but, the PO didn't like the SRAM shifting method. So, her husband swapped the levers and RD for Shimano 105. I pulled that stuff, sold it to an inmate's friend, and picked up SRAM Apex derailleurs, 12-36 cassette, levers, and a PG1091 chain; all off eBay. With the 36T small 'ring and 36T cassette, she'll have plenty low enough gear. I swapped the OEM knobbies for the OEM Burroughs off my Tricross and snagged myself a set of Continentals; also off eBay.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...s/IMG_1382.jpg

The PO put on a stupid-expensive FSA OS115 stem with 6 degree rise/drop that I sold on eBay. I wanted the bars much higher. So, I snagged this 70mm, 125 degree Dimension piece; also, off eBay. The top of the steerer is just barely above the stem, with the spacers in this configuration. So, this is where the stem will have to be. Carbon headset looks sweet in the setting sun.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...s/IMG_1383.jpg

I pulled the aerobars off her Dolce and put them on this bike (their position isn't dialed in, yet). The computer is a Cateye V2c; also off eBay. Wrapped everything in Fizik bar tape; also off eBay.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...s/IMG_1384.jpg

This was an interesting and fun project. I used eBay as much as possible to help control costs. I didn't want to spend new money for the bike or retail for the parts. With selling the takeoff stuff, I ended up at about 2/3 of what this bike would've cost new OTD with no extras.

TheNedster 09-18-2010 07:09 PM

Reduced to lurking for the next few weeks. Stuck in Cleveland with nothing to ride except the Life Cycles @ the Bally's across the freeway.

meh. :bluduh

k7 09-18-2010 07:22 PM

We were up at 0500 and took Kimble for a 2-mile walk. The only riding I did was to the gym - 1/2 mile each way but I did move a little weight today and felt pretty good. I'm working out one way or the other from Saturday through Wednesday. Thursdays and Fridays are my days off.

It was almost 110F here today and it'll be only slightly cooler tomorrow. If I can get up early, I'll try to put in 10-12 miles - most of it will be the same single/dual track that I did last Sunday.

VelvtRide 09-18-2010 07:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ducnut

So, today was my GF's birthday. I got her a new-used ride. Found it on eBay. Hadn't been ridden but a few times and was fairly local. Paid about 55% of new, so I couldn't pass on it. It's a '10 Specialized Tricross Expert in a 49cm. This bike fits her so much better than her oversized, 54cm Specialized Dolce.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...s/IMG_1380.jpg

Sweet present! You're quite an awesome dood to have put it all together for her like that. :raabia

Gummee! 09-18-2010 09:54 PM

I was out for a 3-hr ride today. Put the Ritchey Pro wheels on for the first time since I've been here. :thumb I'd put a 23t cassette on it. I found out that I'm not *quite* strong enough for the 39-23t combo around here just yet. :baldy Oh well.

...at about the furthest point away from home, my right knee is suddenly sore. Every time I try and stand up, there's pain at the 11 o'clock position (looking from the front) and when I try and put some power down, its still hurting. :bluduh Spin easy and I'm OK. Push on it and it hurts. My first thought was 'well THIS certainly sucks!' and right after that 'this don't bode well for 'cross season!'

I've moved my right cleat around. Evidently it was close, but obviously there was no cigar. I was off maybe a mm in fore aft positioning and a little less side-side. Riding easy for an hour here or there didn't bother it, but now that I'm back to doing longer rides, I guess that extra little bit is makin itself known. :huh

I cut the ride short by about 30min. I'm thinking about trying a short ride tomorrow AM before UW Hockey to see if the cleat adjustments make a difference. If I thought I could get a ride back from Lakewood, I'd ride down to UW Hockey. Get in a workout before the workout... 'Course, that'd prolly mean I played UW Hockey for shit. :bluduh Oh well. Mebbe it ain't such a good idea.

M

pierce 09-18-2010 09:58 PM

further adventures of...
Backstory: I got my college kid a old steel Trek road bike, a 1977 TX300 frame in very nice condition with a mix of old shimano 600 and new deore(!) parts. frame was meant for 120mm rear. deore hub is 135mm. :eek1
Update: I bought a vintage set of wheels today. DuraAce 6-speed. old 36h Mavic Module-E2 rims, straight DT spokes. spokes are all in a happy tune, rim is in great shape. got some ultragatorskin 25c to put on them.

now, this is probably one for gummee mostly, cuz i Dunno how many of the rest of you know 80s parts......

the duraace hubs have a chrome knurled locknuts. they have dull gold dust seals... the dustcap on the rear drive side is attached to the freewheel, and the hole in it is smaller than the flange on the locknut. I can't tell if this is a uniglide or threadon cluster. did they make a freewheel that had a dustcap attached to the cluster? or is that definately a UG ?

JohnBryer 09-18-2010 09:59 PM

33 mile ride today, with 4500 feet of elevation gain.

Afterwards, I ordered a new bike! :clap

2010 Cannondale Super6 with SRAM Red components.


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