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Old 02-22-2012, 10:50 AM   #23116
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Who was it lookin for a Fargo?

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Old 02-22-2012, 11:55 AM   #23117
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Anyone looking for a Fargo frameset in the Minneapolis area shoot me an message.
I've got a version 1 in Large that has seen limited use and will be looking for a new home this spring.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:04 PM   #23118
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Speaking of winds, we had some nuking winds Monday (opening doors inside the school were I work) and Tuesday. The trails are nuked . Instead of biking, we will be hiking with saws. The shade is great in the summer.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:10 AM   #23119
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Just went out on the Roubaix for the first time in months.

Nice riding bike.

Found a good power position.

Too bad its for sale!

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Old 02-23-2012, 08:16 AM   #23120
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Just went out on the Roubaix for the first time in months.

Nice riding bike.

Found a good power position.

Too bad its for sale!

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Sell it and buy another one with the proceeds!
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:05 AM   #23121
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80 minutes. South-blowing wind on my northbound leg which stayed a southbound wind on my southbound leg.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:37 PM   #23122
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Got out for a little while after work today. It is still cold on the bike and the trail has some snow and slush left. Still nice to get out this early in the year.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:25 AM   #23123
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I took my son out onto the single track mtb trails yesterday. The poor kid crashed 6 times on the advanced loop. He kept losing the front and face planting in spectacular fashion.:loll The boy took it like a man, but I was glad to get out of there before any bones were broken after about 5 miles. He did pretty well considering he hasn't ridden the advanced loop and he's only 7.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:02 AM   #23124
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I took my son out onto the single track mtb trails yesterday. The poor kid crashed 6 times on the advanced loop. He kept losing the front and face planting in spectacular fashion.:loll The boy took it like a man, but I was glad to get out of there before any bones were broken after about 5 miles. He did pretty well considering he hasn't ridden the advanced loop and he's only 7.
Tire pressures OK?

Everybody, whom I've ridden with, that continually lost the frontend had too high tire pressures.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:40 AM   #23125
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Tire pressures OK?

Everybody, whom I've ridden with, that continually lost the frontend had too high tire pressures.
The front is a little low, but not dangerously so. The fork is stiff with virtually no travel for a rider who is 60 lbs. He needs to figure out that turning the bars with the front wheel off the ground is a bad idea. Also, his wet leaves avoidance skills need sharpening.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:52 AM   #23126
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The front is a little low, but not dangerously so. The fork is stiff with virtually no travel for a rider who is 60 lbs. He needs to figure out that turning the bars with the front wheel off the ground is a bad idea. Also, his wet leaves avoidance skills need sharpening.
Ahhh, he's got plenty of time, to learn. You're fortunate in that he's wanting to be out there riding.
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:01 AM   #23127
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HEY GUMMEE

Seen this?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...WWR_story.html

"Group plans cycling track at D.C.s Buzzard Point
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By Jonathan O'Connell, Published: February 23

A new nonprofit organization plans to build a velodrome or track cycling arena on Buzzard Point in Southwest Washington that organizers say will host competitive races and offer free classes for adults and children beginning this summer.

The group, DC Velodrome, has leased a parking lot on V Street SW, just off South Capitol Street, and plans to erect a 166-meter-long, oval-shaped wooden track with 48-degree banked turns."
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:24 PM   #23128
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Anyone know if mid 90's Schwinn Paramount R30 mtn bikes are any good or worth having?
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:33 PM   #23129
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Anyone know if mid 90's Schwinn Paramount R30 mtn bikes are any good or worth having?
a $700 (new in 1993) steel hard tail ? meh. forks from the 90s weren't very good compared with today's Fox Float and similar... looks like that bike has a load of Suntour XC 3x8 speed stuff, cantilever brakes, etc.

nothing special. its certainly not its namesake, the Schwinn Paramount road bikes of the 1970s were top line hand made-in-USA silver-brazed lugged cro-moly bikes which were comparable to Europe's best of the era.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:07 AM   #23130
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