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volbeat22 09-16-2008 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MountainMan
Which BMX track? Lake Fairfax?
I've been thinking of racing in a few next season..

The BMX track we raced at in the pic is the one next to the Prince William Cannons Baseball complex in Prince Willie County.

There's also a BMX track in Winchester and Hagerstown.

We may race at the State's in Richmond on Oct. 18th.

I need to work on my starts, as I was getting smoked out of the gate.

Gypsy 09-18-2008 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Javarilla
That's funny. Around here, geared bikes are sporting these...

One Less Fixie

:lol3 :lol3

Saw this one outside our favorite haunt the other day:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/17/21...c16650.jpg?v=0

TEXASYETI 09-18-2008 11:56 AM

Another Yeti video....
 
I will keep posting them to share the love!

From their website:

http://yeticycles.com/#/videovault/F...SC9SolSquared/

RichBeBe 09-18-2008 01:22 PM

So I went for a ride with my friend yesterday and her new Specialized. She has no idea what she is doing but she is insane and an animal. We rode into these trail and a simple loop then there were some branching trails to the side with "black diamonds" she is a skier so knew what they were. There was a pretty steep hill with some roots and rocks, not that gnarly but not that simple. The conversation goes like this.
"Rich, can we ride down that?"
"Yeah why not just take it easy and don't slide the rear wheel down"
"Should I use my front brake?"
"If you need to brake it has the power, but make sure your weight is back so you don't flip and be prepared to release it if the rear lifts of the front slides"
"Cool!" and not only did she roll down it she was peddling and bouncing. She got to the bottom and was laughing. I asked her if she was scared and didn't brake, and she said nope she wanted to go fast.
We then headed to the pump track and she wanted to learn how to jump.
In an hour she was riding black diamonds, bunny hopping maybe 8" logs, and going down the steepest hills with no fear.
Other than riding my ex-wife's bike around the paved park this was her first time on a bike in 8 years and her first time ever off road. I think I found a new riding partner.

Gummee! 09-19-2008 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RedRocket
I didn't think I'd ever have a reason to get into this thread, but I'm in the market for a new bicycle.
I just sold a nice, hardtail MTB due to a pinched nerve in my neck, and tendonitis in my shoulders.
I've looked at hybrids, and 'comfort' bikes. I seem drawn to the crank-forward style bikes like the Electra Townie, Giant Suede, etc.

http://rideonsports.com/images/libra...black_06_m.jpg


Some say the Townie is heavier than the others, but I wonder if there really is any appreciable difference.- I can't seem to find weight specs on any of these models.


Do any of y'all have some experience with these things? My riding these days consists of no more than 5 miles in a day, chasing my kid around the pavement.

Ain't none of em light, but I like the Suedes better'n the Townies. That and they're Giants. Mo bettah shop support...

Get the one with regular gears. :nod The internal gear stuff is HEA-VEE!

M

RedRocket 09-19-2008 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
Ain't none of em light, but I like the Suedes better'n the Townies. That and they're Giants. Mo bettah shop support...

Get the one with regular gears. :nod The internal gear stuff is HEA-VEE!

M


From what I've read on some bike forums they seem to frown on the Suede - the crankset is very low, and lacking in clearance, and the frame is flexy compared to the Townie. Do you think those 7 speeed internal geared hubs are reliable enough?

Gummee! 09-19-2008 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RedRocket
From what I've read on some bike forums they seem to frown on the Suede - the crankset is very low, and lacking in clearance, and the frame is flexy compared to the Townie. Do you think those 7 speeed internal geared hubs are reliable enough?

Oh, the internal gear hubs are reliable, just heavy.

AFA the clearance issue: they're basically cruisers. Not intended for 'serious' riding. :nah Clearance shouldn't be an issue if you remember to keep the inside pedal up.

M

RedRocket 09-19-2008 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
Oh, the internal gear hubs are reliable, just heavy.

AFA the clearance issue: they're basically cruisers. Not intended for 'serious' riding. :nah Clearance shouldn't be an issue if you remember to keep the inside pedal up.

M


Oh, and I'm guessing it's because it's model year changeover, but I can't find ANY of these C-F bikes, other than Townies. Nobody has a Trek, Giant, or any other brands in stock, only Electras.

ErrinV 09-20-2008 08:14 PM

New Bike Day!

Planning on doing some touring with a friend of mine so I just picked this up. It's the complete version with only the headset changed. Front rack is an Old Man Mountain and the rear rack is a Tubus. Panniers are from Arkel.

Rode it 18 miles last night for it's maiden voyage. After riding the fixed for so long it was pretty comical trying to shift this thing. It is almost fifteen pounds heavier than my Soma though so it's much slower and those gears come in handy.

http://errinv.smugmug.com/photos/376664226_gw9uA-L.jpg

http://errinv.smugmug.com/photos/376664478_di9p3-L.jpg

http://errinv.smugmug.com/photos/376666370_cCmNg-L.jpg

patch29 09-21-2008 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by KiLeR650
Surly is comming out with a frame in sept. called the 'big dummy', that has the xtracycle conversion built in. Prototype picture.

http://www.surlybikes.com/blogimages/bigdummy_sm.jpg

I dig it.


I would really like to try one out. I run into overloading issues with my current set up when I am running around town. I was looking at the xtracycle site and read about their TrayBien today. I've seen bicycles on motorcycles, now you can carry one or two on your bicycle. :clap I have always thought about touring (on a touring bike) and wanting a mountain bike for a side trip, now that can happen.

Quote:

The TrayBien forever changes the bike on bike landscape, allowing you to transport a bike, or two, on the back of your S.U.B.

pierce 09-21-2008 11:33 PM

re: the low rider/feet forward sitting position. probably fine for cruising the boardwalk at 7 mph, but would totally suck for any sort of hill climbing, can't get your weight on the pedals.

Gummee! 09-22-2008 12:26 AM

:ricky

Went for a ride today. :clap

Just for an hour. :cry Then came home and switched bars and stem on the Fetish, and repositioned the levers and leveled the bars on the Crosshairs. AMAZING what having directions does sometimes. :norton

The FSA Wing Pro Compact fixed my 'slightly too long thru the TT' problem on the Fetish. :clap All it cost me was a tuner we're not using at the house any more! :D As an added bonus, its got one of them constant radius drops that seems to fit pretty well in the few minutes I rode the bike. :nod

Don't think the Toupe is for me tho. I haven't 'ridden' it, but the coupla times I've been round the driveway haven't been reassuring. :nah I'll give it a real test here this week. Get it in the right spot, etc. and see.

Its almost time to go pokin people for blood. :wave

M

Dranrab Luap 09-22-2008 05:03 AM

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Originally Posted by RedRocket
Oh, and I'm guessing it's because it's model year changeover, but I can't find ANY of these C-F bikes, other than Townies. Nobody has a Trek, Giant, or any other brands in stock, only Electras.

I'd think the CF design would put a lot of pressure on your butt. That could be an issue if you are going to spend more than 30 minutes in the saddle. I like being able to easily stand on my pedals to get blood flowing in my butt. Even minor adjustments in position would be awkward with the CF design. Too, unless your streets are silky smooth, you'll appeciate being able to use your legs as shock absorbers. Just thinking out loud.

RedRocket 09-22-2008 08:28 AM

I did a fair bit of reading on some bike forums and riding uphill more involves the thigh muscles, and pulling from the bars. Yes, not the most efficient, but more 'different' than anything else.

The positioning is more 'sit up' but it doesn't seem to be so extreme. I have a bruised cocyx right now, and it doesn't hit it.

My riding now is just riding around with my daughter, and up to the store.
I still have a mountain bike for just in case.

I ended up ordering the 7 speed strippie. I'll let you know what I think.

http://www.intownbicycles.com/images...-08-silver.jpg

Askel 09-22-2008 09:40 AM

Wooo! First CX race of the season. I was hoping to stay on the lead lap through the whole race, but was overtaken just 50 yards or so from the finish line. It's still fun though.... :clap

http://www.feep.org/gallery/albums/b...4c_o.sized.jpg

http://www.feep.org/gallery/albums/b...bc_o.sized.jpg

http://www.feep.org/gallery/albums/b...0f_o.sized.jpg

C'mon, smile dude- aren't we having fun? :D

http://www.feep.org/gallery/albums/b...fe_o.sized.jpg


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