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Old 10-04-2006, 10:02 PM   #1546
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How long are the cross races? how many miles? how long does it take the winner to finish? how long did it take you to finish? (you don't have to share that if you don't want)
It usually takes me about 5 minuits.....to puke. Then after around 50 min or so, the agony is over. God I miss it!
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:09 PM   #1547
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I've never been a big fan of Cannondales, regardless of where they've been made.
Me neither since I owned one in the late 80s. More'n 90min and my nads went numb, back hurt, and things that shouldn't hurt did. ...and that was when I was 20!

Now? Gimme something less stiff, more comfy and lemme rack up the miles.

Tested a buddy's C-dale a few years ago. Traded off my S-Works for his C-dale. That lasted just a short while. Rode too stiff for my tastes.

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Old 10-04-2006, 10:10 PM   #1548
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What kind did you get?

And I'm glad you didn't get hurt worse during your flip.
Hey Ace!

How's things?



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Old 10-04-2006, 10:11 PM   #1549
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oh, a variety of reasons... I didn't like the geometry or the oddball monoshock forks of a loaned cannondale mountain bike I rode for a couple weeks ... didn't like the feel of the ride of a road bike that I rode for a couple days, it felt stiff and mushy at the same time, which is hard to explain... It seems like all their bikes use oddball sizes for everything, making it hard to fit parts onto them...

admittedly, this was about 12-15 years ago, but I havent' seen anything newer that impressed me.
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:23 PM   #1550
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Hi Mike!

Things are ok. Work(sucks) is slow and I gonna be work(sucks)ing 7 on/7 off. That'll be good I think. We'll see.

And you?

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Old 10-04-2006, 11:45 PM   #1551
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Hi Mike!

Things are ok. Work(sucks) is slow and I gonna be work(sucks)ing 7 on/7 off. That'll be good I think. We'll see.

And you?

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Not bad. Have an income now. That's good. Interferes with my social life. That's bad.

Fixin to do an externship in SF at the end of the month so I can FINALLY get on with the Phlebotomy thing.

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Old 10-05-2006, 04:45 AM   #1552
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oh, a variety of reasons... I didn't like the geometry or the oddball monoshock forks of a loaned cannondale mountain bike I rode for a couple weeks ... didn't like the feel of the ride of a road bike that I rode for a couple days, it felt stiff and mushy at the same time, which is hard to explain... It seems like all their bikes use oddball sizes for everything, making it hard to fit parts onto them...

admittedly, this was about 12-15 years ago, but I havent' seen anything newer that impressed me.
I've never owned one, they were always a bit funky in my eyes too. But I recentley test rode (twice) their new Systm 6. From what I understand, it's the first CF bike where they don't wrap the CF when molding it, instead it's laid flat, the full length of the tube. They say it's about 300 % stronger than their previous top model (six 13).

All I know is the ride felt superb. The humongous head tube/set felt like a motorcycle up front. smooth and firm ride, really impressed me.

I also like that they're not part of that Trek fold (they seem to own everything now), and their premum mods are made here (frames too, except synapse).

Take a look at it sometime. When I can afford it, it'll be my nxt bike.
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Old 10-05-2006, 10:48 AM   #1553
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I've never owned one, they were always a bit funky in my eyes too. But I recentley test rode (twice) their new Systm 6. From what I understand, it's the first CF bike where they don't wrap the CF when molding it, instead it's laid flat, the full length of the tube. They say it's about 300 % stronger than their previous top model (six 13).

All I know is the ride felt superb. The humongous head tube/set felt like a motorcycle up front. smooth and firm ride, really impressed me.

I also like that they're not part of that Trek fold (they seem to own everything now), and their premum mods are made here (frames too, except synapse).

Take a look at it sometime. When I can afford it, it'll be my nxt bike.


Cannondales haven't done it for me for a while now. I keep gravitating towards a Look frame or something a little more off-the-wall.

I like owning a bike that not everyone owns... That's why I bought a Bontrager Road Lite, a PDM Concorde, several Battaglins, etc. The exception is my S-Works fetish (to use the word lightly). They seem to be great all-round bikes even if Specialized is kind of an ass to work with at the shop level.

YMMV

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Old 10-05-2006, 08:54 PM   #1554
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I've never been a big fan of Cannondales, regardless of where they've been made.
They sure sprint nice!
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Old 10-05-2006, 08:58 PM   #1555
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They sure sprint nice!
They also make a damn good touring bike.
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Old 10-05-2006, 09:10 PM   #1556
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Old 10-05-2006, 09:20 PM   #1557
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Ragged out old F2000... not 3 miles from my house is a 17 mile mostly single track loop through a state park. Wonderful ride that I've done 1,000 times

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Old 10-05-2006, 09:22 PM   #1558
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Specialized that I keep down at the beach... not a bad bike but the Cannondale is MUCH better.

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Old 10-05-2006, 11:18 PM   #1559
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Specialized that I keep down at the beach... not a bad bike but the Cannondale is MUCH better.

If yer not posing, yer seat's too high. (I do believe I've pointed this out before...)

I enjoyed my F2000 too. Too bad it was a skotch too small. I like the idea of the Headshok but HATE the proprietary stem.

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Old 10-06-2006, 06:48 AM   #1560
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If yer not posing, yer seat's too high. (I do believe I've pointed this out before...)


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I saw this picture and immediate thought the same thing. Been doing this so long, the first thing I notice when I see someone ride, is their position and technique.
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