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Old 10-04-2011, 09:20 PM   #21796
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:41 PM   #21797
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Second in a series:


I hope you hose that bike down with WD40 to keep the salt water at bay.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:50 PM   #21798
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I hope you hose that bike down with WD40 to keep the salt water at bay.
Did anyone else see the guy smoking a 'pipe' in the beginning of the clip. Right hand side, before the checkered flag ?
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:01 PM   #21799
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WD 40, Salt Away, grease repacks, frame saver, immediate cleaning, repainting, frequent new bearings.

Nice eye on the pipe.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:59 AM   #21800
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Our first rains of the season are finally here. I managed to ride 23.5 mi. in 1:53 yesterday afternoon out in the muck and mud, finishing up in a torrential downpour. It was glorious.

Speaking of muck and mud...a thousand pardons if this has already been posted up (also for the "enthusiastic" commentary, you may want to turn down the volume if'n you're at work).

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Old 10-05-2011, 04:14 PM   #21801
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Went out again on the FTB. I think I got me a keeper here.

50-ish min with T. He was on a fixie and tried (and succeeded!) to rip my legs off. Was out yesterday and evidently I went harder than I thought. My legs were arguing all ride today. We were supposed to do skills practice in the yard after the dirt road ride, but that got nixed due to the sand in my vagina.

When we got back J asked how it was. He tried to kill me! T said 'those are POWER hills! You should be good at those.' My thought was 'I'm sorta OK at em, but trying to keep up with someone that I outweigh by 40# is still hard!'

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Old 10-06-2011, 04:13 AM   #21802
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Any of you guys know much about the TREK Rig?

The SS 29er bug is starting to bite again.
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:40 AM   #21803
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Well, I have gone and done it. I have quite a few spare parts laying around the house. I have been kicking around the idea of doing a build. Yesterday Nashbar did a free shipping promotion and lowered the price on a bunch of frames they have. I picked up two frames for 40 bucks apiece. They are both Scwinn Super Sport frames. These are aluminum hybrid type frames. I am going to build one for my girlfriend's son. I am going to build it into an 8 speed flat bar commuter. Gonna run a single chainring crank up front and an 8 speed in the back. I'll prolly mount some 700x38 tires I have laying around. It should be ideal for the level but rough roads around here.

I just have to figure out my chainline running the single chainring crank up front. I ordered a Shimano Alivio triple crank and will strip it of all but the largest rings. I like the clean looks and simplicity of a single up front. I also suck at adjusting front derailleurs. I found some unpainted aluminum forks for $29 bucks. I'll paint them to match if possible. I am looking forward to this!

I am going to hold off on the second build, but I am probably going to do something wild with it. Something different.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:25 AM   #21804
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Any of you guys know much about the TREK Rig?

The SS 29er bug is starting to bite again.
For that kind of money, I'd buy this and swap the cassette to SS and pull the two unused 'rings from the crank. They used to offer a SS version, but, I'm not seeing it on their site.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:53 AM   #21805
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Probably been posted before, but here ya go again:

Vive le tour! from Bear Thunder on Vimeo.



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Old 10-06-2011, 06:46 PM   #21806
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Man, take away the crowds, put some plastic helmets on those guys, and wallah- those guys are indistinguishable from midwest gravel road racers.


Speaking of....

Good idea: putting drop bars on and racing your mountain bike in a gravel road race.

Bad idea: leaving the single 32x17 gear on it.

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Old 10-06-2011, 06:59 PM   #21807
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For that kind of money, I'd buy this and swap the cassette to SS and pull the two unused 'rings from the crank. They used to offer a SS version, but, I'm not seeing it on their site.
Assuming you can overcome the stigma of owning a BD bike (cripes, even I'm not that cheap ), you're going to look like a total putz with a chain tensioner on your titanium frame to make it work as a singlespeed.


Gary Fisher bikes may be the greatest bikes ever, but I've seen enough anecdotal aluminum frame problems at this point that I just can't ever consider buying one.

Besides, there's just a ton of killer ~$500 steel SS 29er frames out there, no real reason to buy off the rack.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:23 PM   #21808
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Assuming you can overcome the stigma of owning a BD bike (cripes, even I'm not that cheap ), you're going to look like a total putz with a chain tensioner on your titanium frame to make it work as a singlespeed.


Gary Fisher bikes may be the greatest bikes ever, but I've seen enough anecdotal aluminum frame problems at this point that I just can't ever consider buying one.

Besides, there's just a ton of killer ~$500 steel SS 29er frames out there, no real reason to buy off the rack.
Plus I would have to get it to Aus. My first thoughts were to build one up from a steel frame. I broke my last Trek within 18 months of owning it. Was hoping they had fixed the problems.

May have to do some searching on the net. I should have done it when our $ was 1.07 not back to 97cents.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:21 AM   #21809
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Assuming you can overcome the stigma of owning a BD bike (cripes, even I'm not that cheap ), you're going to look like a total putz with a chain tensioner on your titanium frame to make it work as a singlespeed.
The only putz is the one trailing, eating dust, looking at nothing but asshole and elbows.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:40 AM   #21810
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The only putz is the one trailing, eating dust, looking at nothing but asshole and elbows.
You've been watching me race cross?

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