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Zodiac 10-11-2007 07:29 PM

Why is it you need a handful of bicycles anway....?

I've got the good roadie, got a good MTN bike (which I only use like 3 times a yr nowadays), and have a good fixie.

I'm probably gonna keep the fixie in Boston, see if it gets any use up here.

But lately I'm wondering how cool it would be to have a Cross bike for winter hauling. It would definitely have disc brakes and it would be my bad weather/fender bike, which could handle the ice patches, etc.


I could take the Surley Steamroller and put cross tires on it too, but If it's for 50 milers and up in the winter, I want to have the gear options, and better braking capability (fixie only has a front brake).

Am I crazy...

I don't know where I'm gonna keep all these bikes anymore:lol3

Gummee! 10-11-2007 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Perry
Why is it you need a handful of bicycles anway....?

I've got the good roadie, got a good MTN bike (which I only use like 3 times a yr nowadays), and have a good fixie.

I'm probably gonna keep the fixie in Boston, see if it gets any use up here.

But lately I'm wondering how cool it would be to have a Cross bike for winter hauling. It would definitely have disc brakes and it would be my bad weather/fender bike, which could handle the ice patches, etc.


I could take the Surley Steamroller and put cross tires on it too, but If it's for 50 milers and up in the winter, I want to have the gear options, and better braking capability (fixie only has a front brake).

Am I crazy...

I don't know where I'm gonna keep all these bikes anymore:lol3

If you can only have one...

Get the cross bike.

VERY versatile critter. :nod I've been riding mine like a road bike lately. Now that its cross season, I'm fixin to put the knobbies back on and go get dirty. My Crosshairs is light enough to race crits, stable enough to put bags on and do light touring, and rides good enough to do multi-hour rides on it.

HIGHLY recommended!

Oh, and the racing's a hoot too!

M

More cowbell!! I'm hopin that there's more'n just Gunnison races this weekend...

Zodiac 10-11-2007 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by KiLeR650
I've been thinking how cool a an internal geared hub would be for winter riding. Something like the shimano nexus8, with roller brakes.

Something like this (its not even that expensive) http://bikesfortransportyeah.wordpre...ike-merida-i8/

http://www.advancetraders.com.au/ima...s/prod1267.jpg


That's pretty cheap too, but I'd want road sized wheels to have the option to switch tires from bike to bike if necessary (does that have them?)

It would also have to have drop bars, and shifter brakes. I also like that cross bikes now come with the dual lever brakes, nice if you're wearing heavy gloves on winter rides.

That looks like a great townie though.

DoctorIt 10-11-2007 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by KiLeR650
I've been thinking how cool a an internal geared hub would be for winter riding. Something like the shimano nexus8, with roller brakes.

Something like this (its not even that expensive) http://bikesfortransportyeah.wordpre...ike-merida-i8/

I really wish I had seen this bike before I bought my current commuter! I left my custom bikes (road and cross) home in the US and just bought a sub 1000k LeMond down here. Merida is huge here in Oz too, just about every shop is chock full of 'em, I totally should have this for the inner-Brisbane commute!

jazzmans 10-12-2007 12:27 AM

http://www.bicycling.com/article/1,6...4628-1,00.html

that novarra transfer is my daily driver if I don't ride my moto.

I love the beast. Great for in town, and can handle dirt roads just fine.

having no derailler kicks ass. The seven speed internel hub is good, but I'd like the eight speed to be honest.


REI carries them, and usually has last years model on sale.

jaz

Askel 10-12-2007 04:19 AM

I really dig Shimano's new Alfine hub shifting group. Supposedly a little upscale from Nexus and accomodates disk brakes too. Almost makes we want to move into town so I have an excuse to buy a bike with it. :lol3


Oh yeah, Somebody joined our local cyclocross practice last night. Sadly, I was in rare form last night and not a total klutz on the bike. He totally missed out on my "hop on your right foot with your bike still attached to your left and then fall on your face" dismount technique. :D

Flaco 10-12-2007 04:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Askel
I really dig Shimano's new Alfine hub shifting group. Supposedly a little upscale from Nexus and accomodates disk brakes too. Almost makes we want to move into town so I have an excuse to buy a bike with it. :lol3


Oh yeah, Somebody joined our local cyclocross practice last night. Sadly, I was in rare form last night and not a total klutz on the bike. He totally missed out on my "hop on your right foot with your bike still attached to your left and then fall on your face" dismount technique. :D

I love that move.

I'm also partial to the 'can't get my foot out as I approach the barrier on a downhill, going too fast and hit the barrier full speed while half on and half off the bike'.

f.

ThomD 10-12-2007 04:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Cat0020
I have a couple of questions about the Furnace Creek 508..

What is the percentage of participant that rode recumbent bikes?

How well did the recumbent riders finish in comparison to regular bike riders?

The complete history of results is here, including records, % finish etc

http://www.the508.com/results.html

zippy 10-12-2007 04:49 AM

alley cat ?
 
anybody here ever ridden/raced an alley cat . I am invited and think I will ride one tomorrow.

Cat0020 10-12-2007 05:19 AM

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Originally Posted by zippy
anybody here ever ridden/raced an alley cat . I am invited and think I will ride one tomorrow.

One of these?

http://common.csnstores.com/common/p.../AAA1007_a.jpg

zippy 10-12-2007 05:24 AM

Man I hope not :rofl :rofl :rofl

http://www.66fixed.com/news/E20071008110739/index.html



from what I gather , at the start racers are given a checkpoint - get there as fast as possible to get the next checkpoint and so on total about 15 miles

Oznerol 10-12-2007 06:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Askel
Oh yeah, Somebody joined our local cyclocross practice last night. Sadly, I was in rare form last night and not a total klutz on the bike. He totally missed out on my "hop on your right foot with your bike still attached to your left and then fall on your face" dismount technique. :D

:lol3

I think I did that move once or twice. But it was towards the end when I was dragging badly, so I didn't have an audience.

I've already managed to mostly suppress the memory of being barely able to stand up at the end, but remember the fun, so I think I'm going to have to do more of this...

Cat0020 10-12-2007 06:56 AM

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Originally Posted by ThomD
The complete history of results is here, including records, % finish etc

http://www.the508.com/results.html

508-mile event with 35,000 feet of total elevation gain:

Mens' 40+, Kenny Fast Truck Gecko Souza, '05, 27:15:21 (Overall Solo Record).

Women's 30+, Seana Hoopoe Hogan, '95, 28:46:34 (Overall Women's Record).

Men's 40+ Recumbent (Superstock Category), Timothy Werewolf Woudenberg, '06, 31:50:35 (Overall Recumbent Record).

Men's Fixed Gear 50+, Sam Seal Beal, '06, 36:37:27 (Overall Men's Fixed Gear Record).

Men's Tandem, (30+ or 40+?) Tandem Wolves, Wolfgang Erhart and Franz Kasserer, '98, 29:58:18 (Overall Tandem Record).

Longest ride I've ever done was he Longest Day in NJ, some 223 miles in 13 some hours.. I don't know if I want to ride a bicycle for that long ever again.. maybe a recumbent would be more comfortable with full back and neck support.


zippy 10-12-2007 07:10 AM

cool neat to see Kenny Souza still spinning !

Queen 10-12-2007 07:16 AM

Am I the only one spastically checking out friedquads.com?? :lol3


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