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Dranrab Luap 10-06-2007 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Charlie Brown
im going to the bike store for a new jersey, and then for a ncie ride. god willing it wont kill me.


charlie


never fucking mind that shite. my feets have grown, so now its shoes, jersey and then for a ride if i dont mame an employee first. grr. why must they actively try to fuck my shit up?

Charlie, aging is a beyotch, so I console myself with the fact that anything is better than nothing. And it really is. I could be sitting back making excuses, but I do what I can until my body tells me to ease up.

Get on and go for it bro. Have fun. Post pics.

Charlie Brown 10-06-2007 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Dranrab Luap
Charlie, aging is a beyotch, so I console myself with the fact that anything is better than nothing. And it really is. I could be sitting back making excuses, but I do what I can until my body tells me to ease up.

Get on and go for it bro. Have fun. Post pics.


thanks man, off to the store now. then to the trail. ill bring the camera for some fun pics of a fat man in spandex.

Dranrab Luap 10-06-2007 10:34 AM

OK, so here's what I'm thinking. I have 6 bikes in the garage. 3 are mine, 3 are the GF's. I need to pare down my stable a bit. I need (or try to justify the need for) a road bike, an XC bike, and an urban bike. I could justify the same need for the GF, but could actually make do just fine with one all purpose bike for her. I can barely move in the garage now, so something has to be done. I also have a house in NOLA that I would like to have a bike at. I have a pretty cool flat bar raod bike/urban bike that I have set up for commuting. It goes to NOLA. So that leaves me in need of an Urban bike for MS. I have a heavy all mountain full suspension mountain bike with nice disc wheels. It's too heavy for aggressive XC work. I yank the wheels off of it and buy this. It comes with 700cc wheels and road tires. Hub spacing on the pictured bike allows me to pop the above referenced MTB wheels on it. Two bikes with one stone. I could do the same for the GF. What say ye?

http://video.cannondale.com/images/0...ge/8BS_bbq.jpg

pierce 10-06-2007 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Dranrab Luap

  1. friends don't let friends ride cannonballs.
  2. those headtube shocks suck
  3. sure those disk brakes are compatible with your disk wheels??!

I'd say, sell the heavy old mtb with its disc wheels, get a nice light modern hardtail mtb, get a spare set of rims for said hardtail and mount some 1.5" high pressure slicks on the spare wheels for road work.
http://www.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/...Sat_Sliver.jpg
Specialized Stumpjumper Comp

I'd also want a thrasher bike for the around town stuff, something with conventional pedals, and really cheap, not worth stealing, and wont' care if it does get stolen. this one should be old enough that you don't care if you leave it outside. :ricky

Charlie Brown 10-06-2007 02:38 PM

http://charliebrown.smugmug.com/photos/204742851-L.jpg


got her loaded up and ready to go...


http://charliebrown.smugmug.com/photos/204743232-L.jpg


put some old shimano look style peals on from my racing days...


http://charliebrown.smugmug.com/photos/204743605-L.jpg


everytime i looked behind me she was there...


http://charliebrown.smugmug.com/photos/204743765-M.jpg


make sure you check the tension release of old pedals before using them again... DOH!!!


http://charliebrown.smugmug.com/photos/204743918-L.jpg


after my parking lot heorics, i went for a nice hour long ride on the silver comet trail. it runs from marietta/smyrna, ga to somewhere in Alabama.


http://charliebrown.smugmug.com/photos/204744167-L.jpg


your fearless hero.


http://charliebrown.smugmug.com/photos/204744786-M.jpg


and his new wound...



good news today is that i got a killer deal at performance bike on a pair of northwave shoes. $50, and my feet are happy again. also picked up the red full zip ersey you see for $24. not too bad.


now im gonna go have a beer.

Queen 10-06-2007 02:40 PM

Way to go Charlie!! :clap :clap :clap

Nice wound too. :thumb

Dranrab Luap 10-06-2007 02:47 PM

Charlie, congrats on a very sweet mount. I love that bike. I keep my tension in my pedals loose. I'm not much into coordination.:lol3

Oznerol 10-06-2007 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Dranrab Luap
I yank the wheels off of it and buy this. It comes with 700cc wheels and road tires. Hub spacing on the pictured bike allows me to pop the above referenced MTB wheels on it. Two bikes with one stone. I could do the same for the GF. What say ye?

The MTB wheels may fit on the new frame and work mechanically, but if the new frame's geometry is designed around 700c wheels, it may not handle well with 26" wheels; I think you'll have less trail, making it twitchy. It might work, but I wouldn't count on it.

I think you'll have better luck starting with an 'XC' bike and making it work for 'urban' riding than starting with an 'urban' bike and making it work for XC riding.

So I'd say look for a hardtail with 26" wheels, designed primarily for the kind of XC riding you have in mind; When you pick one out, tell the folks at the shop that you already have off-road tires for the bike, and would like to swap out the ones it comes with for some slicks that you can use when you're riding on pavement.

Gummee! 10-06-2007 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Perry
I'd love to try riding behind a Durney, but it would have to have that rear roller bumper just in case....


:D

Its actually not really needed. :nah Even on the track with no brakes!

:ricky

M

Zodiac 10-06-2007 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
Its actually not really needed. :nah Even on the track with no brakes!

:ricky

M

I'd like to know I could just look straight down and concentrate on spinning, what if they touch?

Zodiac 10-06-2007 03:49 PM

Saturday ride report, closed in on 68 miles today, even met up with Slash (/) for part of the ride.

It felt like July it was so hot, kicked my ass.

All was good except my back started going numb.


signed, wknd warrior....

Gummee! 10-06-2007 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Somebody
The MTB wheels may fit on the new frame and work mechanically, but if the new frame's geometry is designed around 700c wheels, it may not handle well with 26" wheels; I think you'll have less trail, making it twitchy. It might work, but I wouldn't count on it.

I think you'll have better luck starting with an 'XC' bike and making it work for 'urban' riding than starting with an 'urban' bike and making it work for XC riding.

So I'd say look for a hardtail with 26" wheels, designed primarily for the kind of XC riding you have in mind; When you pick one out, tell the folks at the shop that you already have off-road tires for the bike, and would like to swap out the ones it comes with for some slicks that you can use when you're riding on pavement.

:nah the outer diameter of mtn and road wheels isn't that much different. It may be slightly different, but not unsurmountable.

Disc brakes don't care what diameter the rim is, so switching back and forth ain't that bad.

For doing what the OP wants, the C-ball ain't a bad bet. The rigid forks mean you can run lighter weight wheels and not worry about independent fork movement. Put a Thudbuster/similar on it to smooth out the AL ride and you've got lots of :ricky

M

Gummee! 10-06-2007 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Perry
I'd like to know I could just look straight down and concentrate on spinning, what if they touch?

Just like riding in a pack, you look past the moto to see what's coming. I look down on occasion to get a good fix on the bike, but overall, yer lookin past the dood riding.

M

Shuffler 10-07-2007 02:04 PM

Built.
 
Finally got it built and took it out for a couple hours today. This bike is fantastic...major improvement over my previous 'cross steed. :clap

Now, to actually race it next weekend will be the true christening...

http://suggs.smugmug.com/photos/205089484-L.jpg

flip18436572 10-07-2007 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Shuffler


I know I don't have the bucks some of you spend on bikes, but you guys are making me want to spend money I don't have. Nice looking bike!!!!


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