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tate 11-10-2009 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by RogueClimber
And they rock the mullet! :clap

i saw these at the LBS and instantly thought "jesus christ, a fanny pack for the hipsters"

Noreaster 11-10-2009 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by yater
This has never been a problem for me either. I've never even thought about it while riding.

Isn't a problem for me either, 99% of the time. I had to grab a hand-full yesterday and it was all back brake. Wound up low-siding under the front bumper of an SUV. No real damage other than a skinned knee and a blow to the ego. That was my fist panic stop on the bike and my first REAL panic stop on any two wheeler (I'm not nearly as much of a rider as I need to be). If I had to blow-a break grab I'd rather it be on the pedal-bike! I'm sure that I'll get more used to it over time.......

vfr700 11-10-2009 05:37 PM

I switched my coaster brake to the right side.

Noreaster 11-10-2009 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by vfr700
I switched my coaster brake to the right side.

Atta-boy! Damn with what looks cool!

thencamebronson 11-10-2009 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by yater
I'd check the rim strip....and check the tire for pokey stuff.


Just replaced the rim strip we'll see tomorrow morning.

dazdconfsd 11-10-2009 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by thencamebronson
What a day! 4 (four) flats!! All on the rear. I must be doing something wrong. I installed new tires last night (Michelin Speedium 700x23) These are foldable but shouldn't be any big deal right? Take off this morning, after about 3 miles flat, stop pull out new tube, install air up, on the way. 4 miles later, flat again. Call the wife to come get me. Patch both tubes, decide to take the pump off another bike so I don't have to use up any more $3 CO2 carts.

This afternoon reinstall, and off I go. Just as I am thinking, sweet got it fixed. FLAT. Pull out my last new unpatched tube and install. Again, after three miles or so, PSSSSSHHH. All of the holes have been at random spots on the inside (next to the wheel) of the tube. All have also been slightly elongated, and about 1-2mm in length. I have felt and inspected the rim and there is nothing that would cause a puncture. Nothing inside the tire either.

Am I "pinching" the tube, I am not using tire levers, just hands.
As you can imagine the frustration is maddening. Just as an aside, I also had to replace the front tube because as I was testing to see if I could get to 110 PSI with the small pump the valve broke off the front tube. The metal part.
Front has gone without flatting after the repair.

Any insight is appreciated.

I've always used tire irons. You could be pinching it I suppose. If I'm home I use corn starch as a lube. Been doing it for a long time and it helps to keep the pinch flats to a minimum. Just a thought :dunno

thencamebronson 11-12-2009 06:08 PM

New rim tape solved the prob. Thanks.

DoctorIt 11-13-2009 10:05 AM

My cycling existence is forever changed. I've been saying for something like 10 years that I should just buy winter cycling shoes. I finally did this week, and rode in them this morning (30 degrees-ish). Wow. Love them.

If you have been saying "I should," just do it already!

I'll never use safety pins to put on my busted up neoprene over-booties again!!
:clap

http://www.lakecycling.com/images/la...302_new_lg.JPG

Bimble 11-13-2009 10:28 AM

Schweet. Are they heavy?

Cat0020 11-13-2009 11:30 AM

Hope you got them in one size larger than normal shoe size.. LAKE tend to run small.. with wool socks they get really small.

Zodiac 11-13-2009 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by DoctorIt
My cycling existence is forever changed. I've been saying for something like 10 years that I should just buy winter cycling shoes. I finally did this week, and rode in them this morning (30 degrees-ish). Wow. Love them.

If you have been saying "I should," just do it already!

I'll never use safety pins to put on my busted up neoprene over-booties again!!
:clap

http://www.lakecycling.com/images/la...302_new_lg.JPG



Yep, been using them for 2 yrs now, work great with thin socks and a set of toe warmer inserts.

Boy they are heavy though.

Gummee! 11-13-2009 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by thencamebronson
New rim tape solved the prob. Thanks.

:getiton
M

Gummee! 11-13-2009 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by DoctorIt
My cycling existence is forever changed. I've been saying for something like 10 years that I should just buy winter cycling shoes. I finally did this week, and rode in them this morning (30 degrees-ish). Wow. Love them.

If you have been saying "I should," just do it already!

I'll never use safety pins to put on my busted up neoprene over-booties again!!
:clap

http://www.lakecycling.com/images/la...302_new_lg.JPG

I've been saying that for longer'n 10 years.

I'm in Tucson, so it'll keep for a bit.

M

surly357 11-13-2009 09:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
Congrats! It just goes to prove its the RIDER not the bike that wins! Lookit Sean Kelly winning all them races on a noodly Vitus!

http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/photos...x84-kelly2.jpg

:evil

M

thank goodness we have the benefit of living in the future. now every punk sales kid worth his minimum wage knows you can't sprint on that bike! and any certified bike fitter would quickly and confidently 'correct' his riding position :D

trailer Rails 11-14-2009 07:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DoctorIt
My cycling existence is forever changed. I've been saying for something like 10 years that I should just buy winter cycling shoes. I finally did this week, and rode in them this morning (30 degrees-ish). Wow. Love them.

If you have been saying "I should," just do it already!

I'll never use safety pins to put on my busted up neoprene over-booties again!!
:clap

http://www.lakecycling.com/images/la...302_new_lg.JPG

I love mine also, they are heavy but warm feet are worth it.


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