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TheYeti 11-10-2010 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!

I love Umbrella Girls. Always dressed in skimper outfits then podiom girls:evil :evil

RLK 11-10-2010 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by TheNedster
Izzat a Timberline? I have one (the same color even!) that I bought new nearly 20 years ago. It's still alive, too. I commuted on it last year and now my dad uses it to poke around on some of the local trails. Those early 90's GT frames are bombproof. Good onya! :thumb

I bought that thing for $75 at a pawn shop in about '96. It was subjected to my first motorized bike experiment with a Riobi trimmer motor and a home made jackshaft. More trouble than it was worth. Its original bars were moved to the red 10 speed that was stolen. Now i've stolen bars and wheels from another bike and it works great. Much lighter than the BCA Workhorse.

Steverino 11-10-2010 05:08 PM

1.5 hours of night riding. Fun times...

Running bar and helmet lights. There are a ton of deer out there.

trailer Rails 11-10-2010 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Jeffy
Ok, that's, I'll check that out.

Also whoever said to cross the brakeline, I did just that. Now it has a nice arch and pulls more linear. I'll have to remember that when I do the derailleurs.:thumb

Ok, it looks like the bottom bracket needs to be 35-50 NM, the plastic cap is .7-1.5 NM and the allen bolts are 12-15NM

VertigoCycles 11-10-2010 07:12 PM

Some trail in the Frederick watershed from my trip in June.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vertigocycles/4770285172/" title="Frederick Watershed by VertigoCycles, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4770285172_2171609b79_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="Frederick Watershed" /></a>

Jeffy 11-10-2010 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by trailer Rails
Ok, it looks like the bottom bracket needs to be 35-50 NM, the plastic cap is .7-1.5 NM and the allen bolts are 12-15NM

That's for checking. What's the difference between 'Normal Type' (Band / Bracket) & Chain Case?

I'm gonna guess I would go with the Normal Band Type.

TheNedster 11-10-2010 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by TheYeti
Riding wasn't bad,I like riding at night. The Little light is good for a nice spot of light about 20' in front of the bike,nice and peaceful, maybe too peaceful. When I got away from the streetlights. It was peaceful and DARK. Then I started thinking the cars see me, so that's not a problem......DEER :eek1 Hell it's Mating season. So I started thinking: I'm riding along and scare a doe or two, The doe is gonna run in front of me,followed closely the Buck. My Luck he'd think I was threat,and gore me. And I'm gonna see em 5' before I hit em or they hit me. This little senario went through my mind for about 6 miles. until I got to streetlights again. Gotta get a brighter light then I'll see 25' before I hit em:rofl :rofl I'm probaby just stick to neighbohood next time.:D

I did kinda the same thing the other night. I strapped the NiteRider MiNewt USB (the old style) that I got at a bike swap a few weeks back onto my helmet and went for a MTB ride on a local trail. It was way cool, the light on the helmet is waaayyyy better than just a light on the bars. But like Gummee said, judging the height/depth of trail obstacles is tough w/out both. I got launched unexpectedly off a few whoops that didn't look as tall as they were!:eek1 Anyhoo, it was all very quiet and peaceful and (outside of the throw of the light) DARK! I started thinking about all the critters that I might come across/suprise/run over. Possums turned to racoons turned to deer turned to black bear, etc. I turned around when every manzanita bush started to look like a mountain lion.:yikes

Lewy 11-11-2010 01:21 AM

Its also hard to judge how wide trees are:D

From back in the days when HID and LED lights didn't exist.

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Gummee! 11-11-2010 06:33 AM

@Lewy: BTDT

:augie

I've ridden on nite rides with others where my light died partway thru the ride. I've gotten pretty good at riding fairly close behind someone and using their light to ride by. NOT recommended, but hey! ya gotta do whatcha gotta do.

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trailer Rails 11-11-2010 06:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Jeffy
That's for checking. What's the difference between 'Normal Type' (Band / Bracket) & Chain Case?

I'm gonna guess I would go with the Normal Band Type.

I think you might be referring to the front derailuer. In that case you have a normal. The other type is a e-type, that uses the bottom bracket as it's mounting point.

zippy 11-11-2010 07:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Brek81
I'm running the Nite rider Mynewt 150, not sure its cheap, but its comfy on a night gravel ride.


+1 this is what I use for commuting and night rides. Very bright !

Mr Head 11-11-2010 07:33 AM

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Originally Posted by zippy
+1 this is what I use for commuting and night rides. Very bright !

I bought these:
Though mine are the older, less powerful models. the new ones are 700 lumens
http://niterider.com/images/MiNewt700d583.jpg
not cheap, but they light up the wildlife along the river trail. No way would I be up the hill on dirt. I've seen the big cat prints and bobcats too, I don't need to be darting around in the dark like a catnip-filled mouse with a yarn tail.:eek1

Sasquatch 11-11-2010 08:34 AM

2.5 miles. I am stoked. My legs are jello, but it is a big jump for me. I would like to get to 10 miles by next summer (semi-flat, paved). Is that an unreasonable goal?

Jeffy 11-11-2010 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by trailer Rails
I think you might be referring to the front derailuer. In that case you have a normal. The other type is a e-type, that uses the bottom bracket as it's mounting point.

Ok, that makes sense. It was on the instructions I found on Shimano's site. It doesn't really way what it was about. I was guessing the derailleur but wasn't really sure.

Brek81 11-11-2010 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Sasquatch
2.5 miles. I am stoked. My legs are jello, but it is a big jump for me. I would like to get to 10 miles by next summer (semi-flat, paved). Is that an unreasonable goal?

should be quite reasonable if you ride regularly. i was riding 8 to 15 mile days when i started this spring. we rode 138 miles on a Sunday about 4 weeks ago.


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