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EvilGenius 06-09-2010 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierce
dat be an honest-to-gawd HORNY TOAD!

:nono

Alligator snapper:

http://scrubmuncher.files.wordpress....snapturtle.jpg

:deal


This one was only about 1.5" across though.

pierce 06-09-2010 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EvilGenius
:nono

Alligator snapper:

http://scrubmuncher.files.wordpress....snapturtle.jpg

:deal


This one was only about 1.5" across though.

O.

EvilGenius 06-09-2010 10:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierce
O.


The first one Ive ever seen in the wild.

Supposedly they're pretty common down here, but I've only ever seen them in aquarium settings.

UnderNewOwnership 06-10-2010 12:25 AM

Those are very common in the Netherlands.

http://www.gazelle.nl/nl/collectie/f...-bakfiets.html

I've even seen a guy riding around on one here, and we're the Alabama of Europe.

rajflyboy 06-10-2010 08:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UnderNewOwnership
Those are very common in the Netherlands.

http://www.gazelle.nl/nl/collectie/f...-bakfiets.html

I've even seen a guy riding around on one here, and we're the Alabama of Europe.

There is nothing wrong with the "Great" state of Alabama and its people!

kbasa 06-10-2010 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by EvilGenius
$150 7speed schwinn



700X35C

Tshirt, shorts, "trainning shoes", ball cap.

I bought it at target.



I'm 6' 220lbs and last week was the first time I rode a bike any appreciable distance since highschool.

I usually ride about 10 miles.

Seat height is such that you reach ALMOST full leg extension at the bottom of each crank? Seat is positioned so that dent on the inside of your knee is over the ball of your foot?

kbasa 06-10-2010 09:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EvilGenius
The first one Ive ever seen in the wild.

Supposedly they're pretty common down here, but I've only ever seen them in aquarium settings.

We used to see them pretty regularly in GA. They'd just get out on the road and lay there in the sun. :lol3

Dukeryder 06-10-2010 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by ducnut
I think everybody here is built like something other than a cyclist. Otherwise, we'd be doing that professionally, instead of sitting here talking about it.

Yeah ain't that the truth!

I'm up in the air about the 30mm knobbies I got on the bike, thinking about going down to a 28mm touring tire.

Oznerol 06-10-2010 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Dukeryder
I'm up in the air about the 30mm knobbies I got on the bike, thinking about going down to a 28mm touring tire.

Unless you really want to treat this as a 50/50 road/dirt bike, dump the knobbies and get some skinnier and lighter slicks. I know it's a cyclocross bike, but going to some lightweight slicks will really perk it up on the road.

My first nice bike was a sort of cyclocrossish all-rounder. It came stock with some heavy 32mm knobbies. I was planning to use the bike mainly for commuting on pavement, so I had the shop swap out the stock tires for some 28mm slicks. Absolutely transformed the bike.

If you are planning to do double-duty with this bike, consider adding a second wheelset so that you can have one set up for pure pavement rides and one for those that will involve significant dirt.

Askel 06-10-2010 10:05 AM

Of course, you could split the difference. Run some 35c touring tires. I use Panaracer Paselas. Absolutely love them for everything from dirt to pavement. they work pretty well up until you start riding in mud or on wet grass. Nice and comfy and only marginally slower than 25c gatorskins (like maybe 1mph as close as I can measure.)

EvilGenius 06-10-2010 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbasa
Seat height is such that you reach ALMOST full leg extension at the bottom of each crank? Seat is positioned so that dent on the inside of your knee is over the ball of your foot?

Almost, I jacked it up another inch yesterday and it felt better, but a little high.

I might go down half an inch.

EvilGenius 06-10-2010 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbasa
We used to see them pretty regularly in GA. They'd just get out on the road and lay there in the sun. :lol3

:eek1

That'd do some damage.

Mr Head 06-10-2010 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by EvilGenius
Almost, I jacked it up another inch yesterday and it felt better, but a little high.

I might go down half an inch.

Rule of "thumb"...
Put your thumb between your sit bone and the saddle.
Lock you knee out at the bottom of the stroke.

If your butt raises off your thumb a lot the seat post is too low. If no pressure is taken off, the seat is too high. You should just take the pressure off your thumb.

Plumb across the front of the knee cap should hit the center of the pedal pivot with the cranks at 3/9. That is adjusted by fore and aft position of the saddle.

EvilGenius 06-10-2010 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Head
Rule of "thumb"...
Put your thumb between your sit bone and the saddle.
Lock you knee out at the bottom of the stroke.

If your butt raises off your thumb a lot the seat post is too low. If no pressure is taken off, the seat is too high. You should just take the pressure off your thumb.

Plumb across the front of the knee cap should hit the center of the pedal pivot with the cranks at 3/9. That is adjusted by fore and aft position of the saddle.

Won't that hurt when I go over bumps?

Mr Head 06-10-2010 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by EvilGenius
Won't that hurt when I go over bumps?

:rofl:rofl

Do this in the comfort of you own garage/home/mancave/basement/cubical...
Static... Riding could get ugly... Explaining to the ER folks how your broken thumb got rammed up your ass...:lol3

No, really I was just trying to adjust the seat on my bike!

BTW, Andy Pruitt taught this to us back in the day...


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