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kbasa 06-13-2010 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by pierce
huh, vintage large flange hubs (are they campi?) with modern 700c rims?!?

It's awfully pretty, isn't it?

2whlrcr 06-13-2010 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by kbasa
It's awfully pretty, isn't it?

So is it fixed gear, or freewheel?

Dahveed 06-13-2010 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by ducnut
Geez! They're sitting on a lot of stuff. That's not good, for them.

Bicycles Inc. has 4 or 5 locations. So its just not 1 little store. Plus they might have purchased this stuff from other shops that have closed.

FlagRS 06-13-2010 06:50 PM

RAAM in AZ
 
RAAM was in AZ today. We rode our regular weekend twisty ride today from Flag down 89a through Sedona and over Mingus Mt. south to Skull Valley and back. Lots of RAAM riders coming north on the route. Gave em all the :thumbup most replied. On the way back I slowed and gave words of support to one gal on her own. We stopped to fuel and briefly talked with a support guy and he was with a team of 8, he said they leap frog every 10-20-30 miles non-stop. They left CA yesterday - final destination Annapolis MD.

I used to ride lots before I stared motorbiking about six years ago. Ironically this week for the first time in 5 or 6 years I logged 60 miles on my Klein road bike. It feels really good to get back on the bicycle.

EvilGenius 06-13-2010 07:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Dahveed
Bicycles Inc. has 4 or 5 locations. So its just not 1 little store. Plus they might have purchased this stuff from other shops that have closed.

That's true, I didn't think that it mightve been the closeout list for all of their stores.

zippy 06-14-2010 04:51 AM

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Originally Posted by pierce
huh, vintage large flange hubs (are they campi?) with modern 700c rims?!?




they look like origin 8 hubs to me. Many new hubs have the cool high flange now.

skibum69 06-14-2010 06:02 AM

a little trail ride in Newfoundland
 
here's some footage from yesterday, only my second ride of the season but it feels good to be out....

<object width="400" height="300"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=12540575&amp;server=vimeo.co m&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_port rait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" /><embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=12540575&amp;server=vimeo.co m&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_port rait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="400" height="300"></embed></object><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/12540575">South Side Hills Tom Foolery</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user2299717">mike buhler</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

Rad 06-14-2010 06:12 AM

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Originally Posted by kbasa
I keep my wallet and phone in the right pocket, food and Nuun tablets in the left and any articles of clothing in the big center pocket

I have a two pocket jersey, too and always miss the big center pocket.


The two pocket one is the one you wear to your weekly OCD support group:lol3

ducnut 06-14-2010 07:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Dahveed
Bicycles Inc. has 4 or 5 locations. So its just not 1 little store. Plus they might have purchased this stuff from other shops that have closed.

WOW! We don't have places like that around here. Everything is mom-and-pop. And, that's not a bad thing. It's just that the selection is limited, on some stuff.

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Originally Posted by FlagRS
RAAM was in AZ today.

I totally forgot about them, this year. Looks like they'll be coming through here, starting tomorrow and over the next few days. The organizers must not know any other way across IL, as they've travelled the same route in years past.

EvilGenius 06-14-2010 07:51 AM

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Originally Posted by ducnut
WOW! We don't have places like that around here. Everything is mom-and-pop. And, that's not a bad thing. It's just that the selection is limited, on some stuff.

I bought a nice specialized BMX bIke from the closest one to me in high school.

This was before they changed locations and I was amazed how many bikes they fit in the old place. I liked it because it's just a little too big to be a mom & pop place, but it's still far away from any sort of large scale retail business.

The salespeople are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They weren't pushy at all either.

Gummee! 06-14-2010 08:25 AM

The trails around here are gonna be a mess for a bit. :nod Went hiking with Stick and the dog yesterday up at the Lincoln Monument.
http://www.presidentsusa.net/lincolnwy.jpg
He certainly looks ticked off don't he?! Well right behind him are a series of trails for XC skiing/mtn biking. That's where we went hiking. There's also LOTS of dirt roads that are GS-able. :ricky Too bad its still in Tucson! :bluduh

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Dahveed 06-14-2010 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by ducnut
WOW! We don't have places like that around here. Everything is mom-and-pop. And, that's not a bad thing. It's just that the selection is limited, on some stuff.

It seems the Mom and Pop stores are getting fewer and fewer around here. We have the Richardson Bike Mart which has a couple of locations now and is pretty large. They were the shop that furnished Lance Armstrong his stuff when he was in HS and competing in triathlons. He grew up in Plano (or was it Richardson), both of which are suburbs north of Dallas. Bicycle Inc. is the larger store on the west side of the Dallas Fort Worth metro mess. Both are still locally owned, but just larger. RBM has got some very high end stuff. If you see Dallasites peddling some pricey Italian frames and such, they more than likely got it from the RBM.

I'm amazed anybody even sells mountain bike stuff here since the nearest "mountains" are in the Glen Rose area (very pretty). Their are some MB trails sprinkled around here, but not too many. Over here on the Fort Worth side you'll see people riding horses on some of the dirt trails. Apparently horses don't like bicycles...

Dahveed 06-14-2010 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
The trails around here are gonna be a mess for a bit. :nod Went hiking with Stick and the dog yesterday up at the Lincoln Monument.
http://www.presidentsusa.net/lincolnwy.jpg
He certainly looks ticked off don't he?! Well right behind him are a series of trails for XC skiing/mtn biking. That's where we went hiking. There's also LOTS of dirt roads that are GS-able. :ricky Too bad its still in Tucson! :bluduh

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He's probably just suffering from the heat. Go back in winter and see if he looks happier... :lol3

Gummee! 06-14-2010 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Dahveed
He's probably just suffering from the heat. Go back in winter and see if he looks happier... :lol3

if you call low 40s and sorta spitting snow in the rain a heat wave...

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kbasa 06-14-2010 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Rad
The two pocket one is the one you wear to your weekly OCD support group:lol3


:lol3

Actually, it helps me remember to bring the right stuff.

I've got similar OCD for my gear bag. :hide


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