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Askel 07-20-2008 04:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
Brakes are fixable. Cantis CAN be strong and modulatable set up right. They feel like poo if they're not tho.

:nod I killed the stock brake pads on the Jake in less than a year. Just picked up a new set, so I'll be re-doing the brakes my way. That way it'll be wrong, but at least it'll be my fault. :lol3


Finally did my first century yesterday. Wasn't really planning on it, but the weather was good and I felt up to it. And it made for a great excuse to stop by and visit the brothers and load up on rum-infused baked goods. http://www.societystjohn.com/jampot.jp :dg

And in my continuing chronicles of "Bicycle Shit Askel Has Broken"- seems the fork on the MTB has gone totally soft no matter how much I crank up the preload adjusters. I'm hoping I can just add some oil to the fork to fix this problem, but it seems the manual has no useful information on this process.

Oznerol 07-20-2008 06:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Askel
Finally did my first century yesterday. Wasn't really planning on it, but the weather was good and I felt up to it. And it made for a great excuse to stop by and visit the brothers and load up on rum-infused baked goods. http://www.societystjohn.com/jampot.jp :dg

Congrats on the century, dude. It's a good milestone. Was this an organized thing or a solo effort?

Either way, now you can go make the non-cycling folks you know think you're crazy by telling them about it.

As for the busted fork, I'm sure if you cogitate on it a bit, you can come up with a rationale for why this means you need a new full-squish bike. :D (I shouldn't say stuff like that -- it's pretty bad karma since I'm in deep spending control mode now.)

inkdwheels 07-20-2008 07:01 AM

Action Pics.
 
Do you guys have pictuers of yourselves riding your bikes?? If so post'em up. No more pics of your bike leaning on the wall. :D

Here's 1 from the other day.


http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h2...s/100_0914.jpg

Gummee! 07-20-2008 07:22 AM

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Originally Posted by inkdwheels
Do you guys have pictuers of yourselves riding your bikes?? If so post'em up. No more pics of your bike leaning on the wall. :D

Here's 1 from the other day.


Its hard when yer out in outer BFE riding solo... All I have are a few of me at the track where there's people watching. Lemme see if I can't find one or two.

M

Askel 07-20-2008 07:59 AM

One of my teammates has a habit of stopping and staging pictures every now and then.

That's me in the lead, I think this might have been take #3. :lol3

http://www.feep.org/gallery/albums/b...on_Hills_1.jpg

Askel 07-20-2008 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Oznerol
Congrats on the century, dude. It's a good milestone. Was this an organized thing or a solo effort?

Either way, now you can go make the non-cycling folks you know think you're crazy by telling them about it.

As for the busted fork, I'm sure if you cogitate on it a bit, you can come up with a rationale for why this means you need a new full-squish bike. :D (I shouldn't say stuff like that -- it's pretty bad karma since I'm in deep spending control mode now.)


Oh rest assured, even some of my cycling friends think I'm crazy. :D

Yesterday's ride was a solo effort, but with 4 bike shops along the route and eleventy billion other cyclists out riding or en route to various riding areas, I was hardly far from help if I needed it.

Full squish is still safely out my price range this year (damn car payments...), but it makes an excellent argument in favor of rigid SS 29ers. Ain't much to break on those.

inkdwheels 07-20-2008 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Askel
One of my teammates has a habit of stopping and staging pictures every now and then.

That's me in the lead, I think this might have been take #3. :lol3

http://www.feep.org/gallery/albums/b...on_Hills_1.jpg


Thats a sweet shot!! I've got a head on shot that I think i posted before, but I was on a century ride and looked nowhere near as cool.

Javarilla 07-21-2008 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by inkdwheels
Do you guys have pictuers of yourselves riding your bikes??

Ride a bike? Are you kidding?

Gummee! 07-21-2008 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Javarilla
Ride a bike? Are you kidding?

Did you ever do another hare scrambles on the Adv? :ear THAT means you've got bigger stones than I do!

AFA riding... Did 2 hrs today. Headwind 3/4 of the ride. The parts with the tailwind were 40kph sections. INTO the wind? 26-27 kph. Ugh. :baldy

M

Javarilla 07-22-2008 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
Did you ever do another hare scrambles on the Adv? :ear THAT means you've got bigger stones than I do!

AFA riding... Did 2 hrs today. Headwind 3/4 of the ride. The parts with the tailwind were 40kph sections. INTO the wind? 26-27 kph. Ugh. :baldy

M

Re: On the ADV...
Nah. Failure's too freakin' painful on 500+ lb machines. I ride a 525 on those types of adventures, now. Unfortunately, riding a 525 makes the impossible pretty routine, so there's not much to write home about these days.

Re: Riding...
I ride fixed wheel. I pretty much max out at 20mph with 48/20 gearing (Seattle has hills, dammit!) Don't know what that converts to in commie-metrics, but it's about 5 mph too unpleasant for me.

Gummee! 07-22-2008 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Javarilla
Re: On the ADV...
Nah. Failure's too freakin' painful on 500+ lb machines. I ride a 525 on those types of adventures, now. Unfortunately, riding a 525 makes the impossible pretty routine, so there's not much to write home about these days.

Re: Riding...
I ride fixed wheel. I pretty much max out at 20mph with 48/20 gearing (Seattle has hills, dammit!) Don't know what that converts to in commie-metrics, but it's about 5 mph too unpleasant for me.

I useta ride pretty much everywhere in a 42x17. Good all-round ratio. Not too fast, not too slow. (what yer riding is a lot like a 51x17 combo... 1 tooth in the back is about 3 in the front) I useta race on a 50x15 or 49x15 at the track depending. Its ALL about the leg speed, not overall power when yer on a fixie.

re: motorized things: I'm deciding between DS-able bikes. I'm a WY resident (till we either settle in AZ or AK, then things'll change) so plating a dirt bike ain't too tough. :nah I'm leanin towards a KTM 400-450 'cause I hear the 525's a handful off-road for beginners. I've been riding bicycles off-road for eons, but bikes with motors are slightly different! :confused

M

Gummee! 07-22-2008 03:03 PM

Did an hour today. 'Round the block' so to speak. Woke up to a heck of a thunderstorm, so I'd written off riding for the day. :bluduh Got nice around 1100, so I got dressed and off I went.

Easy hour to loosen up the legs 'cause here in the next day or so, I'm planning another ride out to Thoroughfare Gap and back. That's 2.5-3hrs of mostly hills. Prolly all headwind too!

M

gatling 07-22-2008 04:06 PM

Steel Frame Bianchi
 
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Originally Posted by Gummee!
:earPics?
M

Okay, here ya go. Like I said earlier, it's a steel frame Bianchi, 55cm. I bought the frame in Claremont, CA, a couple of years ago and built it up with a few items I had in the garage and the rest purchased new. I read too many magazine articles and stuff on the Internet, and I convinced myself I couldn't live without a steel frame. It's nice, but I don't really need it any more.

The frame came off a new bike in a shop and it had been on display there for a few years before I bought it. The wheels are off a Giant (they're Xero wheels). Tires are Continentals. 105 controls are new; 105 rear and Tiagra front came off a Giant I had. Very slick shifting. New Shimano chain. New Shimano 105 crank. I was surprised to see I had put 518 miles on this bike (I thought I had only done about 300 hundred on it). Seat is a BG, bought new. It's never been dropped. It has a few very minor paint chips from being banged around in the shop while it was on display (around the seat clamp and I think, one or two on the chain stays).

Overall, this is a pretty nice rig. I have three other bikes and I really only ride one of those, so I thought I might sell this. I have well over $1,000 in it, but I am a realist. Any interest? I'll listen to reasonable offers.

http://www.motofoto.cc/Bianchi1.jpg

http://www.motofoto.cc/Bianchi2.jpg

http://www.motofoto.cc/Bianchi3.jpg

http://www.motofoto.cc/Bianchi4.jpg

http://www.motofoto.cc/Bianchi5.jpg

http://www.motofoto.cc/Bianchi6.jpg

http://www.motofoto.cc/Bianchi7.jpg

http://www.motofoto.cc/Bianchi8.jpg

http://www.motofoto.cc/Bianchi9.jpg

http://www.motofoto.cc/Bianchi10.jpg

http://www.motofoto.cc/Bianchi11.jpg

I want to keep the pedals, the seat bag, and the speedo. If you're hard over on getting the above with the bike, let's talk.

Gummee! 07-22-2008 04:50 PM

I was hopin it was something else. Fits, but I have lust for a 928 so I'll wait. :tb

Tried CL?

M

gatling 07-22-2008 05:00 PM

Nope, not yet. I was thinking maybe e-bay, but perhaps CL would work better.

Isn't the 928 a carbon fiber bike? I have a L'Una (stunning bicycle), and I think that is a 928 model.


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