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Zodiac 07-12-2006 06:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Photog
:rofl I had a chainring bolt get loose one day. Damn near went INSANE...creak CREAK creak CREAK creak CREAK...coast...:scratch...CREAK creak CREAK...coast...:scratch Sounded like bottom bracket but not quite. I thought I had torqued them all but apparently not. Ever pedalled funny to minimize creak?



I've got a Marin Tiburon that's my century and Monday-night-ride bike. Not too harsh, not particularly efficient (long chainstays) but one of those ride-and-forget low-maintenance everyday bikes. I'm gonna rehab on my FS bike but I'm gonna try to move to that one pretty quickly. I've got a shot of me getting my ass rained on during the Bridge-to-Bridge up Grandfather mountain. That bike was great.

My favorite bike has been, oddly enough, my muttbike singlespeed, an old Schwinn Mesa GS that's been turned into a grocery-getter and all-around beater. When me and SWMBO have those :loaded discussions about "which bike would you grab if the house was on fire?" (yes, we do have those kind of discussions) the Schwingle tends to find its way to the top of the list. :lol3



So Photog, do you reccomend steel or AL?:ear

Caffeind 07-12-2006 06:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Perry
So Photog, do you reccomend steel or AL?:ear

I'll get this for ya, Photog.


One of each.


:ilmostro

Zodiac 07-12-2006 06:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Caffeind
I'll get this for ya, Photog.


One of each.


:ilmostro


I guess it's steel, since my Klein's an AL:1drink

I had a Bianchi roady when I was younger, really sweet bike, and it was steel....(then they were actually made in Italy too), how are they now?/?

Caffeind 07-12-2006 06:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Perry
I guess it's steel, since my Klein's an AL:1drink

I had a Bianchi roady when I was younger, really sweet bike, and it was steel....(then they were actually made in Italy too), how are they now?/?

Odd. :huh

http://www.bianchiusa.com/typo3temp/cec2181958.jpg

Not sure where the frames are made, though.

Zodiac 07-12-2006 10:28 AM

I think this is so hot.

http://cdperry.smugmug.com/photos/81253665-M.jpg

Bert 07-12-2006 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Perry

Who needs brakes.

Photog 07-12-2006 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Caffeind
I'll get this for ya, Photog.


One of each.


:ilmostro

:bluduh

Um, Perry, he's right.

:baldy

My weakness is singlespeeds. Steel frame fixies. They look GREAT. Like the Bianchi you posted. I'd kill myseklf on one but I'd look good doing it.

I saw this critter when I was out and about a while ago:

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...s/IMG_2968.jpg

Caffeind 07-12-2006 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Perry

You're gonna put an eye out with that thing.

Zodiac 07-12-2006 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Photog
:bluduh

Um, Perry, he's right.

:baldy

My weakness is singlespeeds. Steel frame fixies. They look GREAT. Like the Bianchi you posted. I'd kill myseklf on one but I'd look good doing it.

I saw this critter when I was out and about a while ago:

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...s/IMG_2968.jpg



That's hot, no matter which way I go I'll opt for those style handlebars. That's why I was looking at TT bikes.

Zodiac 07-12-2006 11:10 AM

http://cdperry.smugmug.com/photos/81259784-M.jpg

Gummee! 07-12-2006 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by ThomD
Wachu talkin' bout Willis? Wool Good. Steel Good. Leather Good. Kool Aid Good. Grant Good.

:nono Kool Aide! The whole 'ya gotta ride like this thing kills me.

Granted (get it?!) some of what he sez is good stuff, but not all of it.

:nah

M

Gummee! 07-12-2006 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Caffeind
I hear the sound of every steel bottom bracket I've ever had creaking like hell under my 60 RPM grind. :twitch

I've coveted an aluminum bike for so damn long I don't think I could seriously consider steel for my next bike. Maybe the one after that, but I'm 90% certain the next one is gonna be Al.

Try an S-Works AL frame... Mine rides better than my steel Bontrager Road Lite did! Mmmmmmm smmmmooooottttthhhhh :tb

Rode a buddy's Cannondale for a stretch. VERY stiff-riding bike even now.

The frame that intrigues me at the moment is the Pedal Force ZX3. Looks exactly like the Litespeed somethingoranother carbon frame...

I really, really miss my SL Battaglin. Smmmmmooooottttthhhhh was the word. Great for all day rides. Sucked misery goats for sprinting! I could watch the BB area swayin and sashayin around when I was stomping on them pedals. That's the bike that I had all Sachs New Success on. Great stuff. :nod

M

ThomD 07-12-2006 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
:nono Kool Aide! The whole 'ya gotta ride like this thing kills me.

Granted (get it?!) some of what he sez is good stuff, but not all of it.

:nah

M

Hey, Grant never, never said, "'ya gotta ride like this". He simply has a different philosophy about appropriate gear and he isn't shy about it. I don't agree with him about everything, like I think he's missed the boat on STI, but much of what he advocates makes more sense than the typical main stream marketing BS.

-T:beer

Gummee! 07-12-2006 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Photog
:bluduh

Um, Perry, he's right.

:baldy

My weakness is singlespeeds. Steel frame fixies. They look GREAT. Like the Bianchi you posted. I'd kill myseklf on one but I'd look good doing it.

I saw this critter when I was out and about a while ago:

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...s/IMG_2968.jpg

:eek1 Double pink straps!! Holy cow! I thought those died in the 80s!

M

Gummee! 07-12-2006 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Perry

:nono

http://shop.devercycles.co.uk/images/prod_1773.jpg

:nod

M


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