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Omi 07-26-2007 10:57 AM

[quote=krampus]Re-read my post...quote]
Sorry, I was a little PUI last night.

RobZim 07-26-2007 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by knary
:lol3



I've decided a new seat is definitely in order. :bluduh


http://www.cyclesportandfitness.com/images/RX-921a2.jpg


It's a Serfas RX and I experience no discomfort on a century ride. It's the most comfortable seat I've ever ridden and no numbness. I got mine out of the sale bin at the LBS for $9.

http://www.cyclesportandfitness.com/bike_seats.htm


Now, if I could just work out some of the foot and hand pain and numbness I could ride forever. I'm going to invest in some gel gloves and try some Spenco inserts for the bike shoes. Someone actually recommended sandals but I'm a little hesitant. My feet get extremely hot. (Might have something to do with the ambient temp.)

zippy 07-26-2007 02:54 PM

serfas rx good stuff as well. Have one of those on my mountain bike.

RLCanon 07-26-2007 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Somebody
+1

Lots of the randonneur types swear by them, so I decided to give one a try. It took a while for it to break in (and for me to adjust to it), but saddle pain is basically a non-issue for me, now. I tried going back to the stock saddle at one point, and was in more discomfort after 30 miles than I would be after 100, on the Brooks.

The Brooks weighs a ton, though, and the "light" Ti versions are really pricey.

Brooks all the way. I had a Ideale back in the day (French Brooks basically), went plastic when they became the rage, struggled to find a comfortable saddle for years, went back to Brooks and haven't looked back. I have three of the damn things in case they stop making them!

Queen 07-26-2007 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by OMI1150GS
I just got back from a great ride. My usual group "The Horribles" were out racing, so my friend Gabe told me about another ride. This dude Fryburger was having one of his "Ride for Satan" rides. Fryburger (His real name) is a special person. He is a big Alaskin stoner, with crazy hair, and playes in a satanic death metal band. Anyway...Nobody told me the ride was down the street from my house. I rode 10 miles out of the way to another location. Still got to the ride on time despite my 20 mile error. 15 miles and 3 safty breaks later, we arrived at the Dead Babie's pad. It was a sweet setup. A nice little shop that they use to weld up their tall bikes they race drunk downhill. They even had a garage full of motorcycles. I saw a R90/6 in there. Me and my 20 new friends sat on the lawn and watched Rambo projected onto the concrete wall out back. After the movie, and many, many beers, we rode the 10 miles home. Oh, but not before stopping at 2 bakeries, and a school to go dumpster diving.(I diden't partake. I don't eat out of the trash.) I love Seattle!

Omar, your life sounds like a blast!! :clap

pierce 07-26-2007 03:30 PM

AFAIK, all Santa Cruz Mtn Bike frames are still made here in Santa Cruz. Sadly, many other local makers such as Felt (high end triathlon bikes) have gone to overseas(china) frame fabrication.

The thing is, 'made in china' can mean ANYthing now from pure junk to quite high quality stuff. Generic noname stuff from random chinese factories is likely crap, but companies that build their own factories in China and manage them carefully tend to get very high quality stuff for good prices (while putting their formerly American manufacturing work force out of a job, sigh)

Oznerol 07-26-2007 05:06 PM

Cannondale MTBs?
 
Anybody have any opinions on Cannondale MTBs? Particularly on the funky HeadShok suspension forks?

I'm helping my gf shop for a bike, and today we loooked at a Cdale F400. It was a leftover 2005, so the price was good, and the fit seemed okay. But that proprietary front suspension bothers me. Seems like the fatter steering tube would limit the choice of stems, headsets, forks, etc. Other than stems, nothing that she's likely to want to change any time soon, but it's annoying nonetheless.

RobZim 07-26-2007 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Somebody
Anybody have any opinions on Cannondale MTBs? Particularly on the funky HeadShok suspension forks?

I'm helping my gf shop for a bike, and today we loooked at a Cdale F400. It was a leftover 2005, so the price was good, and the fit seemed okay. But that proprietary front suspension bothers me. Seems like the fatter steering tube would limit the choice of stems, headsets, forks, etc. Other than stems, nothing that she's likely to want to change any time soon, but it's annoying nonetheless.


I'm not impressed with the standard fork. The Fatty ain't bad. The oil in the standard fork tends to get aerated and has to be replaced on a fairly regular basis. The process is a pain in the behind.

Now, you can get an adaptor and use any standard MTB fork.

pierce 07-26-2007 07:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Somebody
Anybody have any opinions on Cannondale MTBs? Particularly on the funky HeadShok suspension forks?

I'm helping my gf shop for a bike, and today we loooked at a Cdale F400. It was a leftover 2005, so the price was good, and the fit seemed okay. But that proprietary front suspension bothers me. Seems like the fatter steering tube would limit the choice of stems, headsets, forks, etc. Other than stems, nothing that she's likely to want to change any time soon, but it's annoying nonetheless.

I'll take anything with Fox Float forks over that...

RobZim 07-26-2007 10:43 PM

100K MTB Race
 
Hummmm October 13, 2007 in Juarez, Chihuahua, MX. I may have to do this.

http://www.chupacabras100km.com/index.html

Omi 07-26-2007 11:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Queen
Omar, your life sounds like a blast!! :clap

Thanks. I like to have a good time. :1drink

RobZim 07-27-2007 09:50 PM

Just finished a 315 mile week. Read and weep.... :evil My lawn is 4' high, all my motorcycles are in need of maintenance, my boss is asking for a sign that I'm still an employee, and my wife is divorcing me, but hell..... You've got to have priorities....:evil

flip18436572 07-28-2007 06:32 AM

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Originally Posted by RobZim
Just finished a 315 mile week. Read and weep.... :evil My lawn is 4' high, all my motorcycles are in need of maintenance, my boss is asking for a sign that I'm still an employee, and my wife is divorcing me, but hell..... You've got to have priorities....:evil

I can tell my bike priorities are not like yours, because I can't even get in 100 miles in a week, let alont 315. I will bet a month for me won't be over 300 with the free time I have. I wonder if I could still walk if I got in a 300+ mile week.

:clap :clap Good Job!!!

Askel 07-28-2007 06:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RobZim
my boss is asking for a sign that I'm still an employee,


Show up at work in bike shorts. Nobody misses your presence then. :lol3

Zodiac 07-28-2007 07:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RobZim
Just finished a 315 mile week. Read and weep.... :evil My lawn is 4' high, all my motorcycles are in need of maintenance, my boss is asking for a sign that I'm still an employee, and my wife is divorcing me, but hell..... You've got to have priorities....:evil

Damn man, I'm so jealous. I think I'd do so much more riding if I didn't live in this congested hole.
PS -My GS sit's on the city streets, haven't used it 1/2 as much this yr since turning back into a cranky.

I have to squeeze all my cranking into wknds because of work schedule. I can only avg. 80 to 100 per wknd.

Woke up, turned the TDF on, cleaned and lubed 2 bikes, and itching to go for a good rain ride on the fixie with fenders......


:1drink


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