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Kamala 03-03-2012 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 18120853)
Pedals off = 6mm allen, or a 8mm allen, or a 15mm open-end wrench. Turn towards the back of the bike *on both sides*

Unfortunately the pedals on her bike use a TORX pattern rather than the allens. I was surprised and was sure it was an SAE size rather than metric. Close examination (and pulling out some dirt) showed them me the splines. I'll have her bikes ready to rack before dark. Now we just need the 1st snow of the year to vacate. We make it all winter long with a few flurries and on March 1st get slammed with snow and ice. Snowing out here right now actually.

TheNedster 03-03-2012 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 18120853)
55mi in 3:21 over 4500' of climbing. Not stopping and smelling the roses!

M

Y'all were haulin' the mail for sure! :thumb

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Originally Posted by ducnut (Post 18125911)
Sweet! And, 2X10 does rock. :thumb

+2. My new MTB is 2x10 and I'm never going back to a triple.

Picked up a Garmin Edge 500 from my LBS the other day for the "bro price". Now I can "reliably and accurately capture all my performance metrics in order to develop an effective custom training program." At least, that's how I justified the purchase to TheWifester. :deal

Gummee! 03-03-2012 09:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Kamala (Post 18126108)
Unfortunately the pedals on her bike use a TORX pattern rather than the allens. I was surprised and was sure it was an SAE size rather than metric. Close examination (and pulling out some dirt) showed them me the splines. I'll have her bikes ready to rack before dark. Now we just need the 1st snow of the year to vacate. We make it all winter long with a few flurries and on March 1st get slammed with snow and ice. Snowing out here right now actually.

ATACs right?

Old = 6mm allen
New = 8mm allen

I've got both old and new ATACs

If they're not ATACs, ignore me

M

Aurelius 03-03-2012 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by ducnut (Post 18125911)
It's definitely more intense than road riding.

'Intense' is putting it mildly. Unlike a road bike, you can't relax and just coast a while to recover; you have to pedal constantly or the bike will roll to a stop in just a few feet. Going through sand and deep grass was like riding through glue, and the slower you go, the more energy it seems to consume. :knary

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I never eat, before getting on the MTB. I did it once and was :puke2 , a couple miles in.
But if you don't eat before a ride, how do you replenish all those calories you're burning up?

Oh, did I mention that the frame cracked? I'm thinking this may be a sign from God that I should stick to road bikes.

ducnut 03-03-2012 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Aurelius (Post 18127790)
But if you don't eat before a ride, how do you replenish all those calories you're burning up?

I usually eat a small bowl of cereal, a couple hours before I hit the trail. Also, riding on an empty stomach (fasting) is good for burning fat stores. Otherwise, I'll just snack on a Kashi bar.

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Originally Posted by Aurelius (Post 18127790)
Oh, did I mention that the frame cracked? I'm thinking this may be a sign from God that I should stick to road bikes.

Means you need that new bike. :evil

k7 03-03-2012 06:44 PM

:evil

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Originally Posted by Aurelius (Post 18127790)

Oh, did I mention that the frame cracked? I'm thinking this may be a sign from God that I should try a recumbent


Aurelius 03-03-2012 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by ducnut (Post 18129130)
Means you need that new bike. :evil

Strange, that's just what the salesman at the bike store said. :lol3

Garthe 03-03-2012 09:36 PM

Win.
 
http://garthe.smugmug.com/Other/BM-S...DSC02650-L.jpg

ducnut 03-04-2012 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Garthe (Post 18131156)

Good job!

Gummee! 03-04-2012 11:58 AM

2:45 on the bike with 3000' of climbing (or so) Lots of rolly. Not too much just 'up.'

Gonna play UW Hockey later too, so thankfully there were a coupla slow doods with us.

M

pierce 03-04-2012 12:18 PM

heh. this is a kid my son went to k-12 with...

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[I muted the soundtrack when I watched]

it takes a minute or so to get out of the jump parks and phase into the trail riding....

Aurelius 03-05-2012 05:18 AM

So yesterday I went back to the bike store to pick up some spare inner tubes and a tire patch kit. What I didn't realize at the time was that a Trek X-Caliber would be followed me home. :clap

http://ridewithgps.com/photos/full/37934.jpg

Thanks to all those on this thread who helped narrow down my search - and to the honest salesman who convinced me that buying a $5000 CF mountain bike made no sense in my case. :thumb

Askel 03-05-2012 06:03 AM

I haz trophy.

http://adamjoon.smugmug.com/Events/2...3DSC5064-L.jpg

http://www.rjcyclotron.com/

(Only my third one after almost 6 years of bike racing!)

Gummee! 03-05-2012 06:04 AM

Quite honestly, a $5k mtn bike don't make in pretty much anyone's situation UNLESS you're racing FOR THE WIN. JRA and racing outside the possibility of winning? :nah

Oh, and that Epic S-Works 29er my buddy has: $6k+ is what he's looking for. He's ridden it maybe 4x in the almost year he's had it. :norton

Congrats there Askel! Awesome job!

M

rob feature 03-05-2012 06:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Aurelius (Post 18139812)
So yesterday I went back to the bike store to pick up some spare inner tubes and a tire patch kit. What I didn't realize at the time was that a Trek X-Caliber would be followed me home. :clap

Thanks to all those on this thread who helped narrow down my search - and to the honest salesman who convinced me that buying a $5000 CF mountain bike made no sense in my case. :thumb


I rode one of those while out bike shopping last week. Nice ride.


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