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Old 11-04-2010, 12:41 PM   #17881
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Nicely done. You have it set-up fixed or free? First Fixed?
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I'm guessing you have it set-up fixed due to no brake. Put at least a front brake on, unless you were a messenger before or summat. if thats the case I'll shut up now. Nice bike.
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:45 PM   #17882
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It has a brake on now. I was just so excited to get it, that I took it for a spin right away. It came setup for fixed, and I am going to keep it that way.
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:40 PM   #17883
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Nice bike! Back in law school, my buddy bought a Surly fixed gear for more than double that price. For a nice commuter, that thing looks like a steal!

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Old 11-04-2010, 01:43 PM   #17884
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Nice style...

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Old 11-04-2010, 01:46 PM   #17885
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It has a brake on now. I was just so excited to get it, that I took it for a spin right away. It came setup for fixed, and I am going to keep it that way.
Good for you man. If your anything like me, your geared bikes will pine away, covered in dust.
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Old 11-04-2010, 03:34 PM   #17886
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steamboat scores a finish & a start (the only city to do so) in the quizno's pro challenge...the best road bike race every to be held in the usa.

http://www.steamboatpilot.com/news/2...allenge-stage/
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:33 PM   #17887
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Nice style...

interesting that you put the frame pump along the top tube. We always put them along the seat tube, so you could lift the bike by the top tube and not be mashing the pump. also when your head tube is a little longer than that one above, the obtuse angle there won't keep the pump in place, while the seat tube has acute angles at both ends (and, we never needed any velcro straps)
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:03 PM   #17888
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Little kids on bikes!
Back in the day,

My oldest, a long time ago,


A bit later in her life, learning about bicycle racing from the saddle,


She also rode along on the back of dad's motorcycle and learned how long and boring and tiring working a bicycle race can be.
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Old 11-05-2010, 04:02 AM   #17889
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interesting that you put the frame pump along the top tube. We always put them along the seat tube, so you could lift the bike by the top tube and not be mashing the pump. also when your head tube is a little longer than that one above, the obtuse angle there won't keep the pump in place, while the seat tube has acute angles at both ends (and, we never needed any velcro straps)
The down tube on that bike is the only water bottle braze ons, and I like to drink...

The pump stays on fine without the straps, but I have to walk it over my shoulder 4 flights of stairs any time I use it (tight old city stairs), so that keeps it on.
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:55 AM   #17890
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for sale!?!?

PM for details... Make offer! Need it gone!!











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Old 11-05-2010, 07:01 AM   #17891
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Please excuse this question from a total bike noob. But why? What is this bike's purpose? Pedaling equivalent of a trials bike?
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:03 AM   #17892
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Please excuse this question from a total bike noob. But why? What is this bike's purpose? Pedaling equivalent of a trials bike?
Exactly.

Check this "trials" riding out (if you haven't seen it):






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Old 11-05-2010, 07:18 AM   #17893
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Exactly.

Check this "trials" riding out (if you haven't seen it):






Ryan
Yes, I have seen that one before, and it blows me away every time. My ultimate reward when I hit 200 lbs of weight loss is a Beta or Gas Gas trials bike.

But a couple of observations about that video:

1. I am way too old for that crap.
2. If they can build wheels that hold up to that abuse, why do I have to be so careful of the rims on my mountain bike? I want a set of those.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:35 AM   #17894
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2. His bike has 24 inch wheels that are probably designed for strength. Since I started riding with disc brakes 4 years ago, I'm not that easy on my mtb wheels and don't worry too much about them being perfectly true. Full suspension and a "light" riding style probably also help me out.

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Yes, I have seen that one before, and it blows me away every time. My ultimate reward when I hit 200 lbs of weight loss is a Beta or Gas Gas trials bike.

But a couple of observations about that video:

1. I am way too old for that crap.
2. If they can build wheels that hold up to that abuse, why do I have to be so careful of the rims on my mountain bike? I want a set of those.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:15 AM   #17895
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I watch that video every time it gets linked some place. I sit here in front of my monitor in full slack-jawed wonder.
I too am way too old for that nonsense, but that doesn't make it any less cool, and doesn't stop me from thinking to myself that I might be able to ride along a curb without falling off.

I had a goal of dropping 20 pounds of the 60 that have grown around me since I got married. That didn't happen despite three years of pretty good riding and changes to my diet. So this summer I gave up and bought the new bicycle. I'm loving it. Decided if not now, when?

The old bicycle is likely not going to get sold as I'd originally thought about. Instead it is going to, for the time being live here in the PNWet cause I love these trails up here. I wish I could afford a full squish bike for up here for off road use. Though most of the off road I've been shown scares me.

Can't wait for Thanksgiving I'll be in Mesa and taking the Roubaix out for some long rides.
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