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skibum69 02-11-2010 03:31 AM

nice shot, bee 2 years since I was in AK

thencamebronson 02-11-2010 04:22 AM

[QUOTE=scorpion]I love my Brooks saddle
It's like seeing the city on a lazy boy recliner

QUOTE]

How about some more pics of the Salsa?

scorpion 02-11-2010 06:11 PM

OK only since you asked :wink:
No one in my meat space cares out bicycles so I never really talk about it.
I ride everyday to work, never for recreation only to work.
So my bikes are all workhorses

http://vallihi.smugmug.com/Other/Smu...76_R6amf-L.jpg

http://vallihi.smugmug.com/Other/Smu...80_GfRyY-L.jpg
Panaracer T-serve messengers wrapped around Mavic Open Pro
http://vallihi.smugmug.com/Other/Smu...78_cvi7i-L.jpg

http://vallihi.smugmug.com/Other/Smu...21_ruyph-L.jpg
Weird front rings, yes that 53. I tuned the gears for a specific route I take
http://vallihi.smugmug.com/Other/Smu...57_8Am8R-L.jpg
BTW, don;t put vintage parts on a daily rider
http://vallihi.smugmug.com/Other/Smu...16_4kerm-L.jpg

http://vallihi.smugmug.com/Other/Smu...68_wWJZU-L.jpg

Javarilla 02-11-2010 06:15 PM

Here's to workhorses...

http://javarilla.smugmug.com/Other/B...57_aLrvt-M.jpg

scorpion 02-11-2010 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Javarilla

Nice! I demo'ed one of them. A real stable ride. the GS of commuter bikes.
I'm not a big fan of disc brakes on commuters though. I had a BadBoy Ultra that I was ALWAYS adjusting the pads on.

pierce 02-11-2010 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scorpion
Nice! I demo'ed one of them. A real stable ride. the GS of commuter bikes.
I'm not a big fan of disc brakes on commuters though. I had a BadBoy Ultra that I was ALWAYS adjusting the pads on.

:dunno haven't had to adjust my shimano hydraulic discs yet.

Javarilla 02-11-2010 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scorpion
Nice! I demo'ed one of them. A real stable ride. the GS of commuter bikes.
I'm not a big fan of disc brakes on commuters though. I had a BadBoy Ultra that I was ALWAYS adjusting the pads on.

I weight 275, ride in the rain and crap, and can hit 38mph coasting downhill on that beast.

At a loaded weight of close to 325, OVERSIZED discs are the only thing I'll ride.

:lol3

Askel 02-12-2010 02:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierce
:dunno haven't had to adjust my shimano hydraulic discs yet.


Good luck getting those working with drop bars. :lol3

I gotta say I spend slightly less time futzing with my BB7s than I do my canti brakes. It's still an exercise in frustration most times though. :dunno

Gummee! 02-12-2010 06:12 AM

IME BB7s are pretty slick units once you have em set up right.

Whatcha doin wrong Askel?

M

skibum69 02-12-2010 08:06 AM

Hope-the only brakes to ride:D

skwidd 02-12-2010 10:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
I try and get KOPS with yer foot neutral AFA rotation.

If you can find an old shop with a pedal fitting system, it'll help. Speedplays pretty much negate any of the other stuff except for where on the shoe where you put the cleat.

M


Aside from a little adjustment on the mounting points, and some shims, pretty much right in the middle is it:

http://skwidd.smugmug.com/Sports/Ser...68_ideRo-L.jpg

bergermeister 02-12-2010 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scorpion

nice bike man. what are the benefits of the upright bars? I ask because I often feel like I'm putting too much weight on my hands and may need to switch something.

Gummee! 02-12-2010 02:42 PM

More upright = more thighs
More 'aero tuck' = more butt

AFA upright in traffic... Mo bettah to be able to see than to go as fast as you can. :nod

Oh, and the more upright yer sitting, the more pressure on yer ass. Make sure iffen yer bolt upright to get a comfy seat!

M

Gummee! 02-12-2010 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skwidd
Aside from a little adjustment on the mounting points, and some shims, pretty much right in the middle is it:

http://skwidd.smugmug.com/Sports/Ser...68_ideRo-L.jpg

When I'm fitting people, I get a marker and put a dot in the middle of the metatarsal that attaches the big toe to the rest of yer foot. That's the middle of the ball of yer foot. I line the centerline of the pedal/cleat system to that line.

There're people out there espousing lots of different stuff: pedals all the way to the arch of the foot, etc. I see that like I did Bio-pace... Works for some, not for all.

M

skwidd 02-12-2010 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
When I'm fitting people, I get a marker and put a dot in the middle of the metatarsal that attaches the big toe to the rest of yer foot. That's the middle of the ball of yer foot. I line the centerline of the pedal/cleat system to that line.

There're people out there espousing lots of different stuff: pedals all the way to the arch of the foot, etc. I see that like I did Bio-pace... Works for some, not for all.

M


Supposed to ride again in the morning, I'll slide the cleats all the way inboard to see where I feel the difference.

On the moto, especially offroad, I use my feet a lot to steer, so locking them down is wierd if I can't at least wiggle them a bit.


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