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HOT DAMN! 10-27-2011 09:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yater (Post 17169617)
Elaborate? I don't know what you're saying.

If that link is what you consider exciting, I wanna party with you! :lol3

The link man, the link is dead. :thumb

yater 10-27-2011 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Head (Post 17169649)
The links produces a list of videos. I'm assuming the Fatties flip fine is what you're after?

Fatties "fit fine" is a slogan for surly bike frames....meaning they can fit 2.2" tires, without rubbing the chainstays. Anything else?

Askel 10-27-2011 09:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yater (Post 17169494)
Save the doper talk, this was exciting!

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Fixt.

yater 10-27-2011 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HOT DAMN! (Post 17169659)
If that link is what you consider exciting, I wanna party with you! :lol3

The link man, the link is dead. :thumb

The link works for me...and I get that most are not cycling fans, but it's my passion.

Mr Head 10-27-2011 09:38 AM

On the Surly site there is a video of a guy flipping a fatty. The name of that video is "Fatty's Flip Fine"
The other slogun thing I know about from the chain stay.

Quote:

Originally Posted by yater (Post 17169676)
Fatties "fit fine" is a slogan for surly bike frames....meaning they can fit 2.2" tires, without rubbing the chainstays. Anything else?


HOT DAMN! 10-27-2011 09:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yater (Post 17169707)
The link works for me...and I get that most are not cycling fans, but it's my passion.

Help me out, I'm slow.

The link you posted, which produces this, has to do with bikes how?

http://hotdamn.smugmug.com/Other/Oth...0-27-at-XL.png

Askel 10-27-2011 09:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mud (Post 17161813)
I think I am coming down with a fatbike bug....:wink:

My wife would kill me.........

It gets worse when all your teammates are having a "Hey, everybody- let's buy fatbikes!" discussion via email. :bluduh


Having spent all my money on a kayak a few weeks ago, looks like I'll remain fatbike free this winter.

Which is OK, as it'll let me test my theory that 26x2.35s can handle 90% of what people ride fatbikes on.

And that last 10%? If conditions are that soft, fuck biking. It's time to ski. :D

ducnut 10-27-2011 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 17168199)
I'm trying to work up the motivation to go for a ride.

Its drizzly and 50-ish. The ride yesterday got cancelled, so its gotta happen today. 90min of riding with 4 x 90sec 'all out' intervals. Oh boy!

M

Quote:

Originally Posted by ducnut (Post 17168275)
Same here, 43 and drizzle. Ugh!

The drizzle let up, temp rose to 48, and I dug out the ski wear for a top layer. Managed 34 in massive winds. Headwind all the way back in.....ugh!

About 2 miles from my turnaround point, I meet a kid on a Wal-Mart bike in gym shorts and a hoody. I'm thinking "He's frozen". I catch him, as I'm coming back into town. It turns out the kids were out of school and he was riding to this town 17 miles away as part of his Eagle Scout project. His mom was to pick him up. However, when he called her she told him she was eating and wasn't coming to get him. So, he rode back to town in the headwind. I gave him huge props. He was cold, pissed, and feeling letdown by his mom. He needs new parents. A really sad deal.

TheYeti 10-27-2011 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ducnut (Post 17174070)
The drizzle let up, temp rose to 48, and I dug out the ski wear for a top layer. Managed 34 in massive winds. Headwind all the way back in.....ugh!

About 2 miles from my turnaround point, I meet a kid on a Wal-Mart bike in gym shorts and a hoody. I'm thinking "He's frozen". I catch him, as I'm coming back into town. It turns out the kids were out of school and he was riding to this town 17 miles away as part of his Eagle Scout project. His mom was to pick him up. However, when he called her she told him she was eating and wasn't coming to get him. So, he rode back to town in the headwind. I gave him huge props. He was cold, pissed, and feeling letdown by his mom. He needs new parents. A really sad deal.

Because she's eating? seriously!:eek1 Kid probably turned out alright though .Eagle Scout not an easy road,. Lots of time invested in that. Seeing as how his parents most likely not that involved.

Gummee! 10-28-2011 05:09 AM

Sunny and bright again today. Not warm by any stretch tho. :nah

Gonna do an easy hour sometime today. Hour + tomorrow as a 'pre-race leg opener' with some efforts. Race Sunday

Ridge raced all summer. I'ma gonna race all fall. :thumb

M

Mr Head 10-28-2011 07:37 AM

Work, weather and a flu shot have nailed my cycling for the week. I get home and lay down for an hour nap. Then get up and mess around making dinner, then bed. I'm finally feeling like I have some energy again this morning. The ride in on the motorcycle was cold. Not cool, cold. :vardy
Probably didn't help I'd forgotten to close the jacket vents.:lol3

I'd switched from the Rally3 jacket to my Drystar winter/wet jacket since the BMW jacket zipper pull broke off. I seem to recall there is a repair, just not handy.:huh

I think the weather is with me for the weekend so I'll get some riding in. I'm avoiding all other activity outside some motorcycle work.

If I'm up to it when I get home tonight I'll get at some disassembly of the old Pinarello. I need to get some real winter clearing out done this year.

YakSpout 10-28-2011 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Head (Post 17176952)
Work, weather and a flu shot have nailed my cycling for the week. I get home and lay down for an hour nap. Then get up and mess around making dinner, then bed. I'm finally feeling like I have some energy again this morning. The ride in on the motorcycle was cold. Not cool, cold. :vardy
Probably didn't help I'd forgotten to close the jacket vents.:lol3

I'd switched from the Rally3 jacket to my Drystar winter/wet jacket since the BMW jacket zipper pull broke off. I seem to recall there is a repair, just not handy.:huh

I think the weather is with me for the weekend so I'll get some riding in. I'm avoiding all other activity outside some motorcycle work.

If I'm up to it when I get home tonight I'll get at some disassembly of the old Pinarello. I need to get some real winter clearing out done this year.

It's coooold out there right now.

Back on the bike for the first time in 2 weeks. Temp on the computer said 48deg when I started at 7:30am and 60 when I got to work an hour later. Brrrr... Glad there's a hill climb at the start to warm me up. :puke1

Ricardo Kuhn 10-28-2011 04:39 PM

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TheNedster 10-28-2011 05:31 PM

Thursday night's ride:

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This was my first night ride since last winter, and I've arrived at a single, undeniable conclusion: I NEED MORE LIGHT! The pattern of my existing light is way to narrow. It's like looking at the trail from one end of a two foot sewer pipe. I've been looking at the 1000 lumen Magicshine light from GeoManGear right here. Anyone have any experience with these lights or a good alternative? I'd like to keep the price less than $150.

dougfromindy 10-28-2011 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Askel (Post 17160097)
Having ridden a 24 spoke rear wheel at 260, I can say it's doable if you're handy with a spoke wrench, but maybe a little frustrating.

Shouldn't have to go all the way to a tandem wheel. A well built 32 spoke wheel with a quality rim should suffice. Jamis has a tendency to build some sweet race bikes with 32 spoke wheels.

Just to play devil's advocate here, sure- a touring bike will give you lots of trouble free service. But if the frumpy practicality of it doesn't inspire you to get out and ride, it's not doing much good. Realize that it may cost you a lot more than just the initial purchase price, but if it's a race bike that gets you out riding, buy the race bike.

Thanks for the encouragement....My main bike is a TREK SOHO S , I have been riding that for 2 years without any problems, original wheelset. I have zero desire to go back to a steel framed heavy bike. (Not saying they are all heavy, just have some MT Bikes and Cruisers already in my collection ) I was after an under $1000 road bike here. I like the made in USA and also like to buy on ADV, helping an inmate over my LBS.
here is info on my Trek Soho S, Its been a great bike.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eILuAysgBSc
AND I just bought the 58cm Cannondale six13 as seen in FM, was a great deal and it should do fine, I am riding the Trek mainly but will be thinner this Spring before riding the cannondale.


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