ADVrider

ADVrider (http://www.advrider.com/forums/index.php)
-   Sports (http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=72)
-   -   Bicycle thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=150964)

pierce 11-13-2011 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HOT DAMN! (Post 17298768)
How do you folks properly secure your rigs when out and about in the city and what is your choice of lock/chain/cable?

:ear

I ride a funky older urban ratbike, locked with a simple cable lock next to the most expensive shiny carbon fiber I can find. :deal

Mr Head 11-13-2011 08:13 PM

I use my ugly hand.
Quote:

Originally Posted by pierce (Post 17298930)
I ride a funky older urban ratbike, locked with a simple cable lock next to the most expensive shiny carbon fiber I can find. :deal


Chisenhallw 11-14-2011 05:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HOT DAMN! (Post 17298768)
How do you folks properly secure your rigs when out and about in the city and what is your choice of lock/chain/cable?

:ear

Seeing as how I'm an urban cyclist in Baltimore, I feel I am uniquely qualified to answer this question. :lol3
Don't use a chain.
For sure don't use a cable.
Get a u-lock, and lock your bike like this.

<img src="http://www.urbanangel.net/wp-content/uploads/bicycle%20ulock.jpg">

Be sure to put it through the frame and your front wheel. Don't get an extra-long u-lock that someone can get a lever or a jack in to pop it.

Zodiac 11-14-2011 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 17298068)
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...19035267_n.jpg
Its coming.... Ole Man Winter's on his way. :cry

M

That poor bike!


Nice photo - but at that stage I'd rather just go hiking in mud.

ducnut 11-14-2011 01:49 PM

Stumbled onto this and thought it was interesting.

http://cdn.schwinnbikes.com/catalog/...VEST_FLX_4.jpg

k7 11-14-2011 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ducnut (Post 17298025)
:clap Did you do this on the Vaya?

No.

I had planned on riding the Fargo on Ragbrai...no joy....sold it months ago. I realized that my neck was never gonna let me ride a diamond-frame bike so I switched to a recumbent ...a Bacchetta Giro ATT with 700c tires. The bad news is that I'm slow as shit uphill. The good news is that no one has ever passed me on a downhill unless I slowed on purpose. That was a shock to many on Ragbrai but I suspect bad roads limited their speed when I was running 32mm tires that were bulletproof.

If things go well and I continue to improve, I'll look at a carbon recumbent late next year or early 2013. By improve, I want to do 200 miles a day and I have a long ways to go before I get there.

ducnut 11-14-2011 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k7 (Post 17304831)
No.

I had planned on riding the Fargo on Ragbrai...no joy....sold it months ago. I realized that my neck was never gonna let me ride a diamond-frame bike so I switched to a recumbent.

I guess I'm thinking of a different inmate. Either way, still a great accomplishment. Keep cranking!

zippy 11-15-2011 03:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ducnut (Post 17303212)
Stumbled onto this and thought it was interesting.


very cool ! Way to go Schwinn

Gummee! 11-15-2011 09:50 AM

This is towards the end of the race when I was starting to fade some:
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...96657212_n.jpg
I wasn't running up the stairs any more at this point. I was just trying to make my legs move.

M

Spicy McHaggis 11-15-2011 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 17309058)
This is towards the end of the race when I was starting to fade some:
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...96657212_n.jpg
I wasn't running up the stairs any more at this point. I was just trying to make my legs move.

M

Specialized kit...Van Dessel frame...he's so confused! :evil

Gummee! 11-15-2011 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spicy McHaggis (Post 17310802)
Specialized kit...Van Dessel frame...he's so confused! :evil

I'm the 'team mechanic' for the mid-atlantic/VA Van Dessel team, so I got the 'bro deal' on the frame. It caused quite the stir with the guy running the U-Neak designs team lemme tell ya!

I'm thinking about a Crux as a backup bike instead of the Gunnar Crosshairs I have now. Appeasement as it were. (I MAY and I stress may have a carbon Crux next fall and the FTB will be backup. We'll see.)

M

HOT DAMN! 11-15-2011 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 17309058)
I wasn't running up the stairs any more at this point. I was just trying to make my legs move.

Most people have never pushed to that point, I don't give a fuck what anyone says, you are balls to the wall right there. :bow

pierce 11-15-2011 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HOT DAMN! (Post 17312983)
Most people have never pushed to that point, I don't give a fuck what anyone says, you are balls to the wall right there. :bow

i've been there, where my legs are so wobbly I have to do S-turns to climb a grade in granny gear and walking would be faster, except standing up straight is too hard.

Gummee! 11-16-2011 05:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HOT DAMN! (Post 17312983)
Most people have never pushed to that point, I don't give a fuck what anyone says, you are balls to the wall right there. :bow

What you see is the top of a 'ride to the top of the hill, dismount, turn 180deg, run back down the hill, turn 180deg, and run back up the hill, remount on an off-camber' section of the course.

Once I got on the bike, I could make em go round again. It was the hopping off and running down, then up the hill that was the tough part.

...the 3:20 on the bike the day before certainly didn't help!

M

xr400r 11-16-2011 06:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ducnut (Post 17303212)

Greenest bike ever made???? Can you recycle carbon fiber?


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015