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Green Lantern 06-15-2008 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Javarilla
I'm considering Salsa's ElMariachi and RetroTec's Classic.

Here's the RetroTec Classic...
http://ingliscycles.com/i/r_c_fade/r_c_fade1.jpg

I just need to convince my wife it'll
a) Get me out of the house so she doesn't have to put up with me...
b) Make my dick harder because of all the cardio...
c) Ultimately cost less than destroying my 525 every two months...

That green one's fuggin bad ass. I'm lookin at intense cycles. 5.5 evp.

notmike 06-16-2008 05:35 PM

Here's how my ride ended on Saturday.
http://notmike.smugmug.com/photos/314437919_C2MUv-M.jpg

Wrecked: XTR Der. Sram PC90 chain, Mavic Crossmax wheel and one seriously bent der. hanger. Ouch!

Gummee! 06-16-2008 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by notmike
Here's how my ride ended on Saturday.
http://notmike.smugmug.com/photos/314437919_C2MUv-M.jpg

Wrecked: XTR Der. Sram PC90 chain, Mavic Crossmax wheel and one seriously bent der. hanger. Ouch!

BTDT

The wheel you can fix. The rest is a write off.

M

pierce 06-16-2008 07:10 PM

years and years of pounding on old school reynolds 531 steel frames w campy dropouts, and I /never/ broke a derailleur hanger.... I swear the bikes they are making today are much more fragile and breakable than any of the old school stuff.

yater 06-16-2008 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by pierce
years and years of pounding on old school reynolds 531 steel frames w campy dropouts, and I /never/ broke a derailleur hanger.... I swear the bikes they are making today are much more fragile and breakable than any of the old school stuff.

I bent a hanger when my xtr (970) derailleur grenaded. The hanger was $11 and bolted up in 10 seconds. I don't have a problem with that every 5 years or so. My bike also weighs 23 lbs with about 4" of travel front and rear. It's a compromise I'm willing to make.

Dranrab Luap 06-17-2008 09:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yater
I'm racing pro/cat1. The classes have been restructured this year. The old beginner class is now cat3, sport is cat 2, expert is cat 1...then there's pro/cat 1. I raced this past season in expert 19-29 (now cat 1). I have enough expert podiums to race in the pro class this fall (a little more laid back than spring). Also, my expert times were competitive with the top half of the pro class this spring...so I'm going to dabble in pro class for the fall and race cat 1 (expert) again next spring.

Damn, you go boy.:clap

notmike 06-17-2008 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierce
years and years of pounding on old school reynolds 531 steel frames w campy dropouts, and I /never/ broke a derailleur hanger.... I swear the bikes they are making today are much more fragile and breakable than any of the old school stuff.

It's actually a 6/4 Ti dropout. Pretty tough stuff generally!

DoctorIt 06-20-2008 03:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by notmike
Here's how my ride ended on Saturday.

Wrecked: XTR Der. Sram PC90 chain, Mavic Crossmax wheel and one seriously bent der. hanger. Ouch!

I can't believe it bent that far without snapping - Ti isn't really all that maleable! wow! :eek1


I've done that before, that munching sound is horrible.

nachtflug 06-22-2008 04:01 AM

watch for chris reeve.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eomeW_Sm8Nk

gambrinus 06-22-2008 07:00 PM

Local Hotness
 
Here's some local pron for the masses. Check the guy's prices!!! VERY fair for a custom build.

http://www.primusmootry.com/


RW

TEXASYETI 06-22-2008 07:40 PM

I finally got mine out after a few years of holding the wall up. You can see how long looking at the tires pre-ride. Still rides as nice as ever!

http://Careerstdnt.smugmug.com/photo...77_BGLZE-M.jpg

I love me some Yeti!

gambrinus 06-23-2008 02:05 PM

take that thing out and ride it!

Nice looking Yeti..


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notmike 06-23-2008 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by TEXASYETI
I finally got mine out after a few years of holding the wall up. You can see how long looking at the tires pre-ride. Still rides as nice as ever!

http://Careerstdnt.smugmug.com/photo...77_BGLZE-M.jpg

I love me some Yeti!


Is that a double up front? Looks like a road set up. You may be my new hero! Cool bike.

gambrinus 06-23-2008 04:23 PM

You don't need a granny gear to ride from the dining room to the living room.


RW

RichBeBe 06-23-2008 06:08 PM

Back in the saddle again...
I have been working hard to lose weight by dieting but not exercising enough. Last week i decided to add some cycling into the mix and added some air to my old mountain bike, did a quick tune and started riding. It is an old Pro-Flex with a Noleen fork and not the perfect city bike, but I have been having fun.
A few years ago I thought about buying a cyclocross bike but never did. I looked at some last week and wasn't sure if I wanted to commit the $$$'s or riding position so I started looking at hybrids and I liked the Trek FX line though I was thinking I might have wanted steel. Doing some research I came across a few ideas and then I saw a Trek 7.3FX for sale on CL. It has a lower group of components than I used to buy but for the price I jumped on it. I'll ride it for a while and if I get really into it I will sell it and buy something better. But in the mean time I now I have a city, commuter bike that I can put some miles on and see if I can reach my goal of losing 48 pounds this year. I am half way there now.







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