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Mik 09-04-2007 09:05 AM

No cycling for 5 days!
 
Didn't miss it at all!! :wings

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...S/IMG_0001.jpg

:1drink

Gummee! 09-04-2007 07:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by knary
Lastly, I would never buy a knock off brand frame off the internet based on a few rough measurements compared to some brand's fit chart. But that's me. Some do it all the time. :D

Ride more different bikes. After awhile you get a damn good idea what is and is not gonna work for you angle and size-wise.

Like I said somewhere above: I fit between 53.5cm TTs on the short end and 55cm TTs on the long end. I do really well with a 73-74 degree seat angle (and any angles between). Too slack a seat angle? (Aegis, others) Pass. :nod Too steep (Gios, others)? Pass The rest is fine tuning the ride for what I want. These numbers have been honed to a pretty find degree over the last 20 years of riding. I know what happens when I stray too far from em :eek1

M

knary 09-05-2007 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
Ride more different bikes. After awhile you get a damn good idea what is and is not gonna work for you angle and size-wise.

Like I said somewhere above: I fit between 53.5cm TTs on the short end and 55cm TTs on the long end. I do really well with a 73-74 degree seat angle (and any angles between). Too slack a seat angle? (Aegis, others) Pass. :nod Too steep (Gios, others)? Pass The rest is fine tuning the ride for what I want. These numbers have been honed to a pretty find degree over the last 20 years of riding. I know what happens when I stray too far from em :eek1

M

Lastly, I would never buy a knock off brand frame off the internet based on a few rough measurements compared to some brand's fit chart. But that's me. Some do it all the time. :D

Gummee! 09-05-2007 08:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by knary
Lastly, I would never buy a knock off brand frame off the internet based on a few rough measurements compared to some brand's fit chart. But that's me. Some do it all the time. :D

Motobecane ain't makin bikes in France no more. :nah So, in that sense, the whole brand is knockoff.

Personally, I've had GREAT luck with off-brands. Tommasso, Scapin, Battaglin, Leader, and a few more.

Stick with the 'big name' off-brands and they're prolly making the 'name brand' frames right alongside theirs. :nod FWI have been told, there's only a few big factories making EVERYBODY'S bikes. :dunno With China jumpin in the game, there's more now, but the idea's the same. Same Asian doods and doodettes making Brand X are makin the big Italian names' bikes too. Heck! I don't think Specialized is making their carbon bikes in the US anymore. :confused I could be wrong tho..

IMO the pluses to getting a bike either used or off the internet outweigh the risks: you get a MUCH nicer bike than you would off the LB$ floor, and if you don't like it, you can prolly sell it for about what you paid for it and try something else.

YMMV

M

Uncle Pollo 09-05-2007 08:43 AM

Damn you healthy people!

My bike is all ready to go but I aint.

Gummee! 09-05-2007 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Don_Alejo
Damn you healthy people!

My bike is all ready to go but I aint.

Well dumass, if you hadn't crashed during the summer, YOU'D be riding too!

As it is, you have a few months to 'Cross season... :augie

:clap More COWBELL!!

Hey. You healin all right? :ear

M

zippy 09-05-2007 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by knary
Lastly, I would never buy a knock off brand frame off the internet based on a few rough measurements compared to some brand's fit chart. But that's me. Some do it all the time. :D






I would never impregnate my SO and fill the house full of children. But that's me. Some do it all the time . :norton

knary 09-05-2007 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
IMO the pluses to getting a bike either used or off the internet outweigh the risks: you get a MUCH nicer bike than you would off the LB$ floor, and if you don't like it, you can prolly sell it for about what you paid for it and try something else.

YMMV

M

:dunno

We've had this conversation before. The used bikes out there often reflect the higher prices bikes with similar components used to be - but then come with older less developed versions of those components. IF you have the time to scour ebay and craigslist and accumulate your own mini-warehouse of bits and pieces to build a bike that's then a little bit less than a brand new one (never mind the price of your time or all those bits that you didn't end up using), go for it. I and most of the people I know have neither the time nor the interest. :dunno

Uncle Pollo 09-05-2007 09:02 AM

Go fixed gear and stop worrying about components

Gummee! 09-05-2007 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by knary
I and most of the people I know have neither the time nor the interest. :dunno

Yer hangin with the wrong crowd then cowboy!

:razor

:D

As an update: I've got a rebuild kit for the SID on the new frame, an S-3 headset in it, the Ritchey Pro stem on it, the Syncros post in the frame with a Flite in it. Out less than $300 (retail) so far. Found a NIB XTR derailleur at cost-ish that I'm about to buy that'll bring me up to appx $400. Cranks and BB are gonna be the spendy bits!

:ricky

M

Zodiac 09-05-2007 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Don_Alejo
Go fixed gear and stop worrying about components


No way, ya can't ride those poseur cycles when they have flats.

knary 09-05-2007 09:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Perry
No way, ya can't ride those poseur cycles when they have flats.

:photog
:lol3

schwarzeradler 09-05-2007 09:11 AM

Hi,
I just posted this http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263704 over in the flea market. It's my 20" Kona Dawg Supreme for sale. I figured this thread wouldn't mind knowing about it.

Thanks!

Askel 09-05-2007 09:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by schwarzeradler
Hi,
I just posted this http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263704 over in the flea market. It's my 20" Kona Dawg Supreme for sale. I figured this thread wouldn't mind knowing about it.

Thanks!


Aww crap. If only it was a little bit smaller. That's right down the road. :cry

InsuredDisaster 09-05-2007 10:03 AM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r/DSC_3363.jpg
Got stolen but until that point, It was the best bicycle I'd ever owned.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r/DSC_9588.jpg
First motorcycle, I have to admit, this just lovely.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...aster/hell.jpg
Had a bit too much fun with it and this was the result.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r/DSC_3107.jpg
The General Lee after I finished it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...er/Sidecar.jpg
I intended to put the sidecar on the right, but it wasn't till I wheeled it out of the garage that I realized my mistake. It tended to just head out of control when you got it over 15 mph. I took out a bush actually when the rig left the road.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r/Voyage1M.jpg
Handled abit better but overall, it was pretty junky. What we did to the sidecar rig.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r/P4020003.jpg
First tall bike modified into a Super Tall Bike.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r/P3130006.jpg
First tall bike.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r/P1130012.jpg
Ill fated tandem attempt. Though rideable, it didn't remain that way for long.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r/DSC_2455.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r/100_0443.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...r/100_0554.jpg
Kinda goofy looking. Three versions of the same bike.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...09-25-0059.jpg
Always did like motorcycles more.


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