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Old 12-27-2011, 07:47 PM   #22426
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Its a W.F.O so its even cooler.
I thought so. I was looking at 'em, but, it was beyond my budget.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:51 PM   #22427
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I thought so. I was looking at 'em, but, it was beyond my budget.
Way beyond mine too. Especially with the hammerschmit cranks he has on it.
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:55 AM   #22428
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I've had exceedingly bad luck with my 45mm fenders over 35c tires in sticky mud. They pack up right quick. To the point you have to remove the wheel to fully clean them out.

I thought about maybe doing some kind of tire scraper before it can carry too much mud into the fender, but just decided to not run fenders in such conditions.
I used to run old aluminum specialized fenders on my 83 stumpjumperer with 26x2.125 tires at this same festival.... and I had those fenders set pretty close to the tires.... yeah, they'd pack up pretty fast if I ran through a bunch of deep mud. I'd stop at a water faucet a couple times a day and blast the worst of the mud out. mostly the ground there is hard pack, just wet on top, so the fenders generally work pretty well and make riding around camp a lot more comfortable.

I do seem to remember way way back when (early/mid 70s?), I used these tire scrapers on my road/touring bikes that were wire loops hanging off the brake bolts and had a little bent plastic tube that ever-so-lightly ran along the top of the tires... they'd knock glass bits and thorns out before they had a chance to go around and get jammed in. hugely cut down on glass and thorn flats in the days before kevlar walled tires. I do wonder if something couldn't be done at the back of the fenders to knock some of the worst of the mud off.

anyways, the Spring festival is Memorial Day Weekend... depending on the weather, if its anything like last spring, I'll be really happy I have fenders again.

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Old 12-28-2011, 03:41 AM   #22429
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Y'all Aussies eat some STRANGE stuff!
Thats a big call from the land of the epic meals.

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Old 12-28-2011, 03:45 AM   #22430
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Way beyond mine too. Especially with the hammerschmit cranks he has on it.

Love the idea - the hammerschmidt cranks. My front derailleur gets loaded up with sand & mud. unfortunately my bike is not compatible.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:04 AM   #22431
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Love the idea - the hammerschmidt cranks. My front derailleur gets loaded up with sand & mud. unfortunately my bike is not compatible.
I knew there was a d in there somewhere. The only thing I don't like about them is the noise they make. My mate was saying that with a 24t chainring the top gear is 38t.

Pity you need ISCG mounts to use them.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:46 AM   #22432
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I do seem to remember way way back when (early/mid 70s?), I used these tire scrapers on my road/touring bikes that were wire loops hanging off the brake bolts and had a little bent plastic tube that ever-so-lightly ran along the top of the tires... they'd knock glass bits and thorns out before they had a chance to go around and get jammed in. hugely cut down on glass and thorn flats in the days before kevlar walled tires.
Those were called "tire savers" and they're still available. If we ran through glass or debris, we drop a hand down on the tire and use our gloves to brush it off while moving. Never tried that on my mt bike.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:05 PM   #22433
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I got a run in Christmas morning, but got too cold for three laps, so stopped at one. .77 miles slow... I forgot to bring my gloves so my hands got cold enough to be numb in ten minutes.
The next day my aunt, uncle and a friend hiked Superstition for almost 6 miles. We saw a few mountain bikes and one big spider.

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Old 12-28-2011, 05:39 PM   #22434
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50 miles at just under 20-mph average. It was a beautiful day here. I started out with a short sleeve shirt under a long-sleeve shirt. At the 23 mile point, I stopped for snack and took off the top shirt. Later, I came up on another rider with pants, a jacket, gloves and a cap under his helmet. I guess he was cold....I mean the windchill was probably down to 70F.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:44 PM   #22435
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50 miles at just under 20-mph average. It was a beautiful day here. I started out with a short sleeve shirt under a long-sleeve shirt. At the 23 mile point, I stopped for snack and took off the top shirt. Later, I came up on another rider with pants, a jacket, gloves and a cap under his helmet. I guess he was cold....I mean the windchill was probably down to 70F.
Good lord.

I didn't ride in anything ABOVE 65 degrees this year.
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:40 AM   #22436
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Good lord.

I didn't ride in anything ABOVE 65 degrees this year.
It got a little chilly yesterday here in NoVA. Windy too! I mean it musta been down around 42deg! Still managed to overdress.

I got some PRO Tarmac overbooties for Crimmus. Wore em for the first time yesterday. Light yet windproof. Warm enough that my toes didn't complain but not too warm where they got soaked in sweat. Wool socks under any bootie seems the way to go tho.

My little brother is (hopefully) coming to UW Hockey tonite. Hope he has a good time.

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Old 12-29-2011, 09:35 AM   #22437
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Christmas Day ride:



36degF start temp at 7am. Finished about 8:45 at 47degF. Had to test a new jacket from YakWife, but forgot the shoe covers. Numb toes at the end.

Yesterday's ride was much warmer at 58degF, but we didn't start until 9:15. It was nearly 70degF when we finished at 11:15.

I'm hoping for another 75mi before the end of the week, but that'll depend on work/pregnant wife...
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:35 AM   #22438
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:31 PM   #22439
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Just finished off my year of riding with my biggest week and biggest month.

405kms for the week.

799kms for the month.

6007kms for the year.

I am hoping to ride more next year.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:49 PM   #22440
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Went to REI for their used gear sale and managed to find a brand new pair of Pearl Izumi X-Alp Seek IV, in my size, for $14 and a nice Novara jersey for $4.

Is there anyone here that has old clip in pedals they no longer use and wish to sell to me cheap? I'm looking for the SPD type that are flat on one side and clip in on the other.

Got the shoes, need the pedals - then I'm completely done setting up my new bike!
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