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YakSpout 07-28-2008 03:18 PM

Hey, Gummee, have you seen this yet?

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/....marathon.kmsb

Gummee! 07-28-2008 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YakSpout
Hey, Gummee, have you seen this yet?

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/....marathon.kmsb

:dunno

All I get is a black box.

:confused

M

gambrinus 07-28-2008 08:37 PM

http://www.slipstreamsports.com/


woooo hooooo


The local boys did quite well for themselves.


RW

YakSpout 07-28-2008 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
:dunno

All I get is a black box.

:confused

M

Ahh, sorry man. The link works from my house and from work. It took some time to load, though.

Video about the Hash House Harriers in Tuscon. :evil

scorpion 07-29-2008 12:24 AM

I went to buy a coupla c02 cartridges and I came back with my first single speed.

just clicked over 200 miles of commuting and I can't see a reason for going back to gears :rayof here it is in it's natural habitat

http://www.vallihi.com/casserolle2.jpg

gambrinus 07-29-2008 06:33 AM

VERY nice Salsa!!!

I test rode a Salsa "La Cruz" cross bike the other day at the shop up the street. Bastards have one IN STOCK and IN MY SIZE:huh

Depending upon the results of my interview today, it could end up in the collection.


RW

Askel 07-29-2008 07:43 AM

I :raabia the La Cruz. Steel and disc brakes? Pretty much the perfect bike for me. This week, anyway. :lol3

On the subject of cyclocross brakes, I redid the canti brakes on my Jake with new pads and it's getting there. At least on par with the 105 road brakes on my road bike. Still not 100% happy with them yet though. I think I've got it narrowed down to cable stretch under hard braking being the culprit. It just feels mushy. Not sure if fixing this would actually improve my stopping ability, but I think I'd like the feel a little better. Welcoming any ideas on things to try...

clevishook 07-29-2008 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Askel
I :raabia the La Cruz. Steel and disc brakes? Pretty much the perfect bike for me. This week, anyway. :lol3

On the subject of cyclocross brakes, I redid the canti brakes on my Jake with new pads and it's getting there. At least on par with the 105 road brakes on my road bike. Still not 100% happy with them yet though. I think I've got it narrowed down to cable stretch under hard braking being the culprit. It just feels mushy. Not sure if fixing this would actually improve my stopping ability, but I think I'd like the feel a little better. Welcoming any ideas on things to try...

Did you try toeing them in a little? Makes them seat better against the rim.

Dranrab Luap 07-29-2008 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eyeball Kid
If any of you guys or gals are in the Bloomington, IN area and have not riden the trails in the Brown County State Park you should. I would say they are some of the nicest trails in the midwest. Going to pick up my new Madone 4.7 tomorrow:clap

I can think of better trail bikes than the Madone.

scorpion 07-29-2008 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Askel

Did you go up or down that on the cross bike?
I'm feeling spry on my salsa and youre inspiring me to test the limits of a ridgid frame and 35c cross tires.

gambrinus 07-29-2008 10:58 AM

Askel, Look into upgrading to the aftermarket housing. It has less "squish" to it and thus has a bit of an effect on your braking.


RW

ps another cool blog for those who are ummm on the "husky" side of the size scale

http://www.fatcyclist.com/

Gummee! 07-29-2008 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YakSpout
Ahh, sorry man. The link works from my house and from work. It took some time to load, though.

Video about the Hash House Harriers in Tuscon. :evil

Stick Me is a jHavelina. She gets stuff like that. I don't usually.

M

Gummee! 07-29-2008 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Askel
I :raabia the La Cruz. Steel and disc brakes? Pretty much the perfect bike for me. This week, anyway. :lol3

On the subject of cyclocross brakes, I redid the canti brakes on my Jake with new pads and it's getting there. At least on par with the 105 road brakes on my road bike. Still not 100% happy with them yet though. I think I've got it narrowed down to cable stretch under hard braking being the culprit. It just feels mushy. Not sure if fixing this would actually improve my stopping ability, but I think I'd like the feel a little better. Welcoming any ideas on things to try...

Hope this helps

There's basically two skools of thought: lotsa modulation and less strenght, or more strength and less modulation. All depends on how far out you run the brakes. Shimano-style cantis are generally supposed to be run so that the straddle wire is at about a 90deg angle at the place where it attaches to the brake cable (depending on setup). More than this = stronger w. less modulation. Less = more modulation & less strength.

There's other permutations, so fiddle with it.

Toe in is critical on cantis. More so than v-brakes. :nod The Eagle Claw pads have a built-in tip that helps. Folded over business card is about right too.

Good luck!

M

gambrinus 07-29-2008 08:44 PM

Great article from our friends in the U.K.


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/spo...cle4407072.ece


Rw

McBike 07-29-2008 10:00 PM

330 miles of dirt, 41,000 feet of climbing, 50 hours
 
BC Bike Race, 7 day mountain bike stage race across British Columbia.

Completed this race 3 weeks ago. Great experience, incredibly difficult, wonderful scenery.

Here is our blog from the race www.bcbikerace2008.blogspot.com

And the web stie for the race www.bcbikerace.com


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