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Mik 09-12-2007 08:54 AM

I spend $$s on a TT GPS mount for my GS. I then spent $ on a Garmin bicycle mount. And you know, I got what I deserved last night at 41mph on the bicycle: bump!, GPS flew out of the mount and bounced a billion times on the asphalt. :baldy

The tough case took it and the unit functions but the menu button broke off and is lost. No scratches on the screen. Well I'll call Garmin and plead warranty, we'll see....

Use that lanyard.

Didn't really feel like the bump was all that hard, the Willier carbon fork and seat stay seem to soak em up good.

ThomD 09-12-2007 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mik
I spend $$s on a TT GPS mount for my GS. I then spent $ on a Garmin bicycle mount. And you know, I got what I deserved last night at 41mph on the bicycle: bump!, GPS flew out of the mount and bounced a billion times on the asphalt. :baldy

The tough case took it and the unit functions but the menu button broke off and is lost. No scratches on the screen. Well I'll call Garmin and plead warranty, we'll see....

Use that lanyard.

Didn't really feel like the bump was all that hard, the Willier carbon fork and seat stay seem to soak em up good.

WHAT?! More details please. Is this the locking TT mount for the Garmin 60?

Mik 09-12-2007 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThomD
WHAT?! More details please. Is this the locking TT mount for the Garmin 60?

It didn't eject from the TT (yes locking) mount, it jumped out of the plastic Garmin bicycle mount on the bicycle handlbar. The TT mount stays on the motorcycle-no problems with the TT mount.

Garmin is servicing the GPS under warranty :clap

I like Garmin. :nod

And, I'm thinking about getting a Garmin bicycle comp/GPS and leaving the 60CSx on the GS.

GPS is great but it's costing me (motorcycle and bicycle mounts, doubts about the durability of the bicycle mount....and do I buy another GPS dedicated for cycling?)

I don't want of course another "bicycle incident" with the 60CSx.

ThomD 09-12-2007 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mik
It didn't eject from the TT (yes locking) mount, it jumped out of the plastic Garmin bicycle mount on the bicycle handlbar. The TT mount stays on the motorcycle-no problems with the TT mount.

Ahhh. I feel much better. I've had the 60 jump out of the RAM plastic holder, that's why I moved up to the TT locking mount.

Incabiker 09-12-2007 12:04 PM

Damn man, I bought the $20 Garmin Handlebar mount for my 60cx and I go mountain biking with that thing. I jump, hit all kinds of roots going 30+ MPH, jars the hell out of me, etc.... And the only time I have ever had it fall off is when my dumbass wrecked like hell. I even used it on the motorcycle and it has never failed.

Gummee! 09-12-2007 07:21 PM

$66 pair of XTR cranks for the Dean that my GF appropriated so I can have my 172.5s back. She gets the 175s. Yes, I have short legs. :patch

Almost won an XTR front der. for $18-ish. Got another hour to go.

Still need:
bars
brakes/levers
wheels/tires
cassette/chain

M

Uncle Pollo 09-12-2007 08:58 PM

Today I went to lunch with Tricepilot.

We went to the bicycle store to pick a fixed gear hub for him to build a wheel.

I saw a 55 cm chrome pista sitting there, all alone.

" hey bob, that is the bike I wanted!"

He test rode it and bought it on the spot.

He probably saved money by buying the pista instead of building an old Peugeot frame, finding the BB's , headset, bits, wheels, hub, brake, etc.

:beer to Bob ... bicycle #13 on his fleet ...

A chrome pista!!

Post pics Bob! ... I know you lurk here! :deal

elchulopadre 09-12-2007 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Don_Alejo

:beer to Bob ... bicycle #13 on his fleet ...

A chrome pista!!

:puke1

:snore






:lol3 :freaky

tricepilot 09-13-2007 09:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Don_Alejo

Post pics Bob!

The Pista (Italian for track) isn't a bad fixed gear training bike. Relatively low price point.

I took it out for a spin this morning. I learned one thing - I have a lot to learn about riding fixed gear.

http://tricepilot.smugmug.com/photos/195196378-L.jpg

I added a pair of Crank Bros. Egg Beaters. Good pulling capability and easy to get into/out of.


http://tricepilot.smugmug.com/photos/195196502-L.jpg

Nice shape to the bars. Britton's threw in a free front brake.

http://tricepilot.smugmug.com/photos/195196663-L.jpg

From the website:

http://tricepilot.smugmug.com/photos/195153818-M.jpg

All in all, a great addition to the stable. :thumb

This bike below - Inspired Cycle Engineering's Trice XL, is the other "unusual" vehicle in the stable. Very fast, and I added a Schlumpf Speed Drive to make it even faster. Lots of complaints on the Hotter N Hell 100 a few years back as it didn't provide good drafting. :D I took it on RAGBRAI with the Air Force team in '02, '03, '04 and '05. Was probably the fastest on it in '02 when I was about 185. Hence the moniker "Tricepilot".


http://tricepilot.smugmug.com/photos/195153468-L.jpg

Alejo knows bikes. Thats for sure. :thumb

Bob

yater 09-13-2007 09:31 AM

I just got back on the bike yesterday after a 2 month layoff. I had a problem with my right knee at the end of the spring xc season and it wasn't getting better on the bike. I rode 25 easy miles on the mtb (with slicks on the road) and felt like a beginner again...ok, not THAT bad, but I felt the burning in my legs that I haven't felt in a couple of years. I'm starting over now and hope to be racing some marathon races this winter....then I'll be ready for the spring season (in feb).....if the knee holds up

Dranrab Luap 09-13-2007 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yater
I just got back on the bike yesterday after a 2 month layoff. I had a problem with my right knee at the end of the spring xc season and it wasn't getting better on the bike. I rode 25 easy miles on the mtb (with slicks on the road) and felt like a beginner again...ok, not THAT bad, but I felt the burning in my legs that I haven't felt in a couple of years. I'm starting over now and hope to be racing some marathon races this winter....then I'll be ready for the spring season (in feb).....if the knee holds up

What kind of pedals are you using?

Askel 09-13-2007 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yater
I just got back on the bike yesterday after a 2 month layoff. I had a problem with my right knee at the end of the spring xc season and it wasn't getting better on the bike. I rode 25 easy miles on the mtb (with slicks on the road) and felt like a beginner again...ok, not THAT bad, but I felt the burning in my legs that I haven't felt in a couple of years. I'm starting over now and hope to be racing some marathon races this winter....then I'll be ready for the spring season (in feb).....if the knee holds up


:thumb

My '08 MTB seasons doesn't start until June.

This year was a nice relaxed "let's go have fun!" year and "isn't it neat that the fat kid is out bike racing? Gold stars for everybody!"

Next year, I'm in it to win. :deal

Gotta survive cross country ski season first though....

gambrinus 09-13-2007 10:12 AM

Yater, Be sure to check that you didn't move your fore/aft location of your sadle. This will fuck with your knees big time. Speedplays or the egg beaters have nice float to them.. I have a bad knee that is super sensitive to things.


RW

Oznerol 09-13-2007 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tricepilot
The Pista (Italian for track) isn't a bad fixed gear training bike. Relatively low price point.

I think you're the third chrome Pista rider around here. This is mine:

http://ericlorenzo.smugmug.com/photos/163482358-L.jpg


I rode it to work today after a nearly 3-week layoff from bike commuting. (I was being lazy.)

tricepilot 09-13-2007 10:57 AM

I think I like your setup better. :nod The bars looke more to my liking here. Also need to add a cage like this.

Just got the Pista yesterday. I'm its owner, not its rider, yet. All I've done is sat on it and tried to pedal. Still getting used to it. Alejo says it will be fun. There is a gang that leaves out of Bikeworld on Broadway here in San Antonio on Saturday mornings at 7 am. Almost half that crowd brings fixed gear now.

http://tricepilot.smugmug.com/photos/195226406-L.jpg


I liked your post in your ride report:

"My first reaction, as I was sliding down the road, was "Whee!", and a sort of elation that my gear was finally earning its keep".

That has to be one of the best lines in a RR I've read.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=173377

Bob


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