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Askel 06-10-2008 03:27 AM

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Originally Posted by ImaPoser
I'm thinking all spandex all the time. :ilmostro

:nod

Congrats on the new bike.

Just a few words of warning: It only took me a year to go from spandex posing to "sponsored" spandex posing. Although I'm still not sure who's sponsoring who yet. :lol3

http://www.feep.org/gallery/albums/h...0226.sized.jpg

Zodiac 06-10-2008 06:38 AM

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Originally Posted by ImaPoser
I'm now a bicycle poser! :clap :clap

After my failed attempt at buying a hybrid style bike to do both family riding and solo fitness riding, I went and rethought the whole what one bike can do it all idea. I decided that one bike can't do it all, so I went and dug my old mountain bike out of the barn and got it ride able again. I figured that would take care of the little bit of off road riding I will do with poserson, and the slow family park trail rides. .Then I focused my new bike search on a road bike, but not a race bike. I ended up finding a good deal on a used Jamis Ventura in my size. To my surprise, it is plenty comfy to be used on family rides at the blazing 7mph pace they like to ride.
Now it's time to buy all the poser bicycle riding gear. I'm thinking all spandex all the time. :ilmostro


Winter spandex is the best, check out my hot winter boots and dickhead helmet cover....:lol3

http://CDPerry.smugmug.com/photos/310358013_RQp4Z-M.jpg


spandex rules.

FPGT72 06-10-2008 07:48 AM

I have been looking at bikes since my surgery....to try to get back into shape. I have tried several different "normal" bikes, Trek, Giant, Standard just to name a few. They where all a little rough on my lower back even on a short test ride. While at the bike shop I discovered the world of recumbant bikes and have tried a few out, some pretty expensive others at the low end of the scale.

I am looking at this bike, it is at the lower end of the scale but I liked the way it rode the best, anyone out there have any real world experence with them. I know they are a little heavy but other then that I can't find many drawbacks to this.

http://www.sunbicycles.com/sun/ezSportcx.htm

Javarilla 06-10-2008 07:51 AM

Hey 29'ers...
 
I'm looking at a single speed 29er...

Somebody parked their Redline Flight 29 Monocog outside a bar, and I walked out and fell in love with it...

Here's the deal - I could get the Monocog, or I could support my local bike shop and have 'em build up a Salsa El Mariachi frame with some sweet mid-to-high components.

I'm one of those big older guys - ex-weight lifter dude - who'se gonna look ridiculous splurging on a bike like the Salsa, but, the money isn't a problem, and I'd rather sink it into a local bike shop.

So, here's my question. If one of those whiney little real peddlar dudes gets his nose bent outta shape because some big old dude is on and wastin' his dream ride, can I pick him up, helicopter him, then toss his scrawny carcass down the mountainside?

InfoManiac 06-10-2008 08:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Javarilla
So, here's my question. If one of those whiney little real peddlar dudes gets his nose bent outta shape because some big old dude is on and wastin' his dream ride, can I pick him up, helicopter him, then toss his scrawny carcass down the mountainside?




Oh hell yeah. I can't believe you even felt the need to ask this question.

Clydesdales Reprazent!!!

:lol3

Bimble 06-10-2008 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Perry
Winter spandex is the best, check out my hot winter boots and dickhead helmet cover....:lol3

How about some more on those boots. I can't find shoe covers that fit without a wrestling match so boots it is this winter.

:ear

Zodiac 06-10-2008 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Bimble
How about some more on those boots. I can't find shoe covers that fit without a wrestling match so boots it is this winter.

:ear


http://www.lakecycling.com/ProductIn...oductid=CXZ302

Askel 06-10-2008 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Perry
Winter spandex is the best, check out my hot winter boots and dickhead helmet cover....:lol3

http://CDPerry.smugmug.com/photos/310358013_RQp4Z-M.jpg


spandex rules.


Winter?

Dude, that's not winter. There's no snow.

That looks like June commuter gear for my locale though.

40 degrees and foggy this morning. I was dressed like this, minus the sun glasses:

http://www.feep.org/gallery/albums/X...1405.sized.jpg

Flaco 06-10-2008 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Turbocelica
If you think i'm having a problem picking out a fork you should see me trying to choose between the full suspension bikes. I read one article & that sounds pretty good,, I read another and that one sounds good. Once I buy it I expect to keep it for awhile so I want to try to make a good decision. Maybe I'm over analyzing it?

Too many damn choices, that's on reason I was thinking of going the hardtail route again for awhile. Maybe try renting various bikes that are available in the area??

Justin

It's a bike, not a lifelong commitment.

Renting is a good idea to get an idea of what's out there. Many shops will credit the cost of the rental toward your purchase.

For the most part magazine articles are not that good of a source of advice, they are trying to sell ads. I've developed my taste in bikes by finding people who enjoy the same style (distance, terrain, etc) of riding and sought their advice.

What are the shop rats in your area riding?

Flaco

Dranrab Luap 06-10-2008 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Turbocelica
The info for the frame says all measurements taken using a 80mm fork. So I'm figuring I should keep with that. On the Fox's that really narrows it down.

More Background:
In 2000 or 2001 I bought a Kona Chute size M(19"). I've come to the conclusion it's too small for me being 6'1" tall. At the time I guess I got talked into the smaller frame because that was either the trend at the time (to go a little smaller) or I was thinking I was going to be getting really crazy. The Kona came with a Marzocchi fork using a QR20 front axle that I hated. So I took that off and put a rigid fork on there which included getting another wheel for the traditional axle. That's how it sits now

So now I'd like to get a new bike and was figuring on getting a full suspension setup. I'd like to stick with XT level componentry which gets me darn close to the $3000 price range. I'm having an even harder time determining which full suspension bike to get. So I've decided to put off the full suspension bike for the time being and just get a new frame & fork that fits me properly. I've located the following frame which is cheap enough to justify a decent set of forks. http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=3020
Even though it went up $20 over the weekend.

If I do this refreshening of my current bike it will let me keep riding in better comfort while I mull over the full suspension decision.

Thanks for the thoughts,
Justin

All I can say is just ride. Ride whatever you have and enjoy it. It's not about the bike it's about the ride.

Bimble 06-10-2008 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Perry

:thumb

LBS carries them. :clap

Gummee! 06-10-2008 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Perry
Winter spandex is the best, check out my hot winter boots and dickhead helmet cover....:lol3

http://CDPerry.smugmug.com/photos/310358013_RQp4Z-M.jpg


spandex rules.

Perry: What size is that TT? Looks a bit short from this angle...

AFA the Access frame: I'm riding one now. GREAT frame. My all XTR with a SID fork is right at 23#. Rides nice. Cheep. :nod :ricky

AFA FS mtn bikes: Me? I'm gonna vote either FSR (Specialized) or Anthem (Giant). Ask Yater about his Anthem that weighs about what my HT weighs! Big S has the 4-bar thing down... If yer gonna go FS, don't skimp. :nono If yer on a budget, get the nicest frame/shocks you can and go low on the parts. Parts you can replace. :nod Shitty frames/suspension designs are forever. :nod

Gonna go ride my potential route to work tomorrow on my day off to see how long its gonna take me. I'm betting right at 2hrs on a bicycle. Lotsa hills and some REAL narrow roads thru Clifton. Before and once thru there, there's a wide shoulder and/or bike path next to the road. :ricky Getting there's gonna be a :ricky ride. Home? Draggin ass! Old and out of shape is NO way to go thru life (and get ready for CROSS SEASON BAY-Bee!)

M

Gummee! 06-10-2008 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Bimble
How about some more on those boots. I can't find shoe covers that fit without a wrestling match so boots it is this winter.

:ear

Sidi makes some too, BTW

I keep lookin at em, but it just don't get *quite* cold enuf for me to spring for $300 winter-specific cycling shoes.

M

Zodiac 06-10-2008 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Bimble
:thumb

LBS carries them. :clap


My feet still freeze in them, so I put the heat pads in them (disposable) and they worked better.

Gummee! 06-10-2008 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by JKnowledge
Oh hell yeah. I can't believe you even felt the need to ask this question.

Clydesdales Reprazent!!!

:lol3

Hey J! when we gonna go ridin? Either throttle or pedal?

M


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