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Old 03-25-2011, 05:55 AM   #19576
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No offense, here. I like to see what people got. If they didn't show it off, one would never get to see stuff they've never seen before. Likewise, with information and the sharing of knowledge. I like the new as well as the old.
Speaking of new and old... The replacement fork I found for my buddy showed up last nite.

Looks even better than his! Woot! I managed to luck out and find the exact fork I screwed up. Talk about a needle in a haystack!

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Old 03-25-2011, 06:00 AM   #19577
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Guess who doesn't have a sinus headache but prolly a sinus infection? Fever. Chills. The works.

Guess who was supposed to go race the Jefferson Cup this weekend? First race back since 05. Prolly not a truly bad thing cause the Jefferson Cup is all hills and I'm not a climber.



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Old 03-25-2011, 06:03 AM   #19578
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Guess who doesn't have a sinus headache but prolly a sinus infection? Fever. Chills. The works.

Guess who was supposed to go race the Jefferson Cup this weekend? First race back since 05. Prolly not a truly bad thing cause the Jefferson Cup is all hills and I'm not a climber.



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Supposed to be snow and highs in the 30's.... I was supposed to be in the 3/4 race as well, but looks like I might try for the Greenville crits instead this weekend.
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:23 AM   #19579
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Supposed to be snow and highs in the 30's.... I was supposed to be in the 3/4 race as well, but looks like I might try for the Greenville crits instead this weekend.
Good luck. I'd say 'take pics' but its hard when yer racing.

I'm a crit guy. Always have been.

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Old 03-25-2011, 06:49 AM   #19580
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Good luck. I'd say 'take pics' but its hard when yer racing.

I'm a crit guy. Always have been.

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Thanks! I love the fast pace of crits as well. Bonus for both of us, I just received an email stating the Jefferson cup has been moved to May 8th and all registrations transferred.
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:22 AM   #19581
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Back in the mid 70's I was going to Fullerton College here in Southern California. There was a small museum there near main street, (Harbor Boulevard). I stopped by one afternoon after class for a visit. They had a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian containing several bicycles. Shaft driven bikes all sorts. I really wish I had gone back with my camera. I had a 1951 Graflex Graphic View II, 4X5 monorail view camera. Armed with that and 10 film backs I could have spent an interesting and expensive afternoon there.
Back then pulling the trigger on a 4X5 slide cost about $8 round trip, and produced a 4X5 color slide.

Someday I hope to visit the Smithsonian and find whatever part of that exhibit they have on display.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:55 AM   #19582
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3 State Century only 6 weeks away

The annual 3 State 3 Mountain Challenge century is happening on May 7.
http://www.3state3mountainchallenge.com/index.html

If you're in the southeast and feel up for a challenge, this is not to be missed. Sag support is excellent and the local cops keep the route safe from cage intervention. I'm registered for this day of pain. Anybody else gonna do it?
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:34 PM   #19583
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The annual 3 State 3 Mountain Challenge century is happening on May 7.
http://www.3state3mountainchallenge.com/index.html

If you're in the southeast and feel up for a challenge, this is not to be missed. Sag support is excellent and the local cops keep the route safe from cage intervention. I'm registered for this day of pain. Anybody else gonna do it?
That ride has always been on my to-do list, but it's the same weekend as the Dilworth Crit. I am registered for BSG and Bridge-to-Bridge for the 3rd year in a row. Hoping to break the 6 hour mark on B2B this year. I would also like to do the Assault on Mt. Mitchell and 3 mountain madness someday as well.
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:08 PM   #19584
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Yay. I can still get dropped on the hills!



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Old 03-25-2011, 03:16 PM   #19585
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The annual 3 State 3 Mountain Challenge century is happening on May 7.
http://www.3state3mountainchallenge.com/index.html

If you're in the southeast and feel up for a challenge, this is not to be missed. Sag support is excellent and the local cops keep the route safe from cage intervention. I'm registered for this day of pain. Anybody else gonna do it?
As mentioned, Adam and I were going to do it. But, the thought of ~2,000 riders on the same roads ruins it for me. I'd rather go suffer on Brasstown Bald, that weekend. I may do that the week before. I'm off from Wed to the following Thurs. He and I'll be somewhere riding something that weekend.
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:49 PM   #19586
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Got my Red order in from QBP today. Roubaix is now all Red except for the Force front derailleur. Even the pros don't run Red f. der-s.

I think from now on tho, I'm gonna stick to Force. Seems to be a real good bang for the buck price/performance level. Also doesn't seem to be as big a jump quality-wise as D/A to Ultegra.

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Old 03-25-2011, 06:43 PM   #19587
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New Franco frame and fork arrived, with semi custom paint scheme!!

Now I can retire my 'cross bike from road bike duties!

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Old 03-25-2011, 08:33 PM   #19588
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Yay. I can still get dropped on the hills!
I know that feeling!!

Early on (Far right in red)...




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New Franco frame and fork arrived, with semi custom paint scheme!!

Now I can retire my 'cross bike from road bike duties!

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Franco Frame? My 24" Diamondback Reactor is labeled a Franco Frame with a body builder outline/silhouette on it. Way overbuilt and perfect for my carcass!!

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Old 03-26-2011, 06:45 AM   #19589
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Dwars door Flaandren is on in Italian.

Gotta love cyclingtorrentls.nl

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Old 03-26-2011, 08:14 AM   #19590
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Got my Red order in from QBP today. Roubaix is now all Red except for the Force front derailleur. Even the pros don't run Red f. der-s.

I think from now on tho, I'm gonna stick to Force. Seems to be a real good bang for the buck price/performance level. Also doesn't seem to be as big a jump quality-wise as D/A to Ultegra.

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is your SRAM drivetrain noisy? ive test ridden a few SRAM rival bikes, and the rear derailleur seemed much noisier than shimano. im wondering if the bikes im test riding are not adjusted properly? however, they seem to shift pretty good, so im surprised that they are noisy. ive read also that SRAM cassettes are notorious for being noisy, is that true?

most recently test rode a Cervelo RS...very smooth. it felt pretty good and absorbed the road buzz really well on my 10 mile test ride.
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