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Old 10-28-2011, 04:39 PM   #22126
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:31 PM   #22127
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This was my first night ride since last winter, and I've arrived at a single, undeniable conclusion: I NEED MORE LIGHT! The pattern of my existing light is way to narrow. It's like looking at the trail from one end of a two foot sewer pipe. I've been looking at the 1000 lumen Magicshine light from GeoManGear right here. Anyone have any experience with these lights or a good alternative? I'd like to keep the price less than $150.
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:21 PM   #22128
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Having ridden a 24 spoke rear wheel at 260, I can say it's doable if you're handy with a spoke wrench, but maybe a little frustrating.

Shouldn't have to go all the way to a tandem wheel. A well built 32 spoke wheel with a quality rim should suffice. Jamis has a tendency to build some sweet race bikes with 32 spoke wheels.

Just to play devil's advocate here, sure- a touring bike will give you lots of trouble free service. But if the frumpy practicality of it doesn't inspire you to get out and ride, it's not doing much good. Realize that it may cost you a lot more than just the initial purchase price, but if it's a race bike that gets you out riding, buy the race bike.
Thanks for the encouragement....My main bike is a TREK SOHO S , I have been riding that for 2 years without any problems, original wheelset. I have zero desire to go back to a steel framed heavy bike. (Not saying they are all heavy, just have some MT Bikes and Cruisers already in my collection ) I was after an under $1000 road bike here. I like the made in USA and also like to buy on ADV, helping an inmate over my LBS.
here is info on my Trek Soho S, Its been a great bike.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eILuAysgBSc
AND I just bought the 58cm Cannondale six13 as seen in FM, was a great deal and it should do fine, I am riding the Trek mainly but will be thinner this Spring before riding the cannondale.

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Old 10-28-2011, 06:30 PM   #22129
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proper double butted quality steel frames really aren't that heavy, and they have a certain springiness to the ride that's impossible to replicate with aluminum, only carbon fiber comes close.

my son's very tall late 70s vintage steel frame Trek weighs in at just a hair over 20 lbs, and its a relatively long wheelbase touring frame, with 36 spoke wheels, etc.
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:31 PM   #22130
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Enjoy the new bike. If you need help with wheels, these guys have been good to me:

http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com/

I have some 32 (double-butted) spoke Mavic A319 rims laced to 105 hubs that they built for me. Has carried my 210lb ass+full touring load over a couple thousand miles along with commuting, gravel road racing, etc. I only had to take the spoke wrench to them once within the first couple hundred miles...
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Old 10-29-2011, 01:48 AM   #22131
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Thursday night's ride:

This was my first night ride since last winter, and I've arrived at a single, undeniable conclusion: I NEED MORE LIGHT! The pattern of my existing light is way to narrow. It's like looking at the trail from one end of a two foot sewer pipe. I've been looking at the 1000 lumen Magicshine light from GeoManGear right here. Anyone have any experience with these lights or a good alternative? I'd like to keep the price less than $150.
I love the Magicshine so much I have three! Get the tailight that goes with it an the "y" connector. Geomangear is great to deal with as well. I will use one on the bars with a tailight on the seatpost, and another on my helmet with a taillight on my backpack when commuting to work ( I work graves ).
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:56 AM   #22132
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I just bought the 58cm Cannondale six13 as seen in FM.
That's a really nice bike; irreplaceable in my eyes, as they no longer make them and nothing they do compares. It was too big for me and I'm not sitting on a wad of cash, anyway.

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proper double butted quality steel frames really aren't that heavy.
Agreed. I think the weight stigma comes from the fact that most steel bikes are budget builds in one's product line. When someone encounters those models, it sets a biased tone for future encounters. There are many sub-20lb steel bikes on the market. Because a bike is carbon or aluminum, doesn't mean it's going to be light. Component spec has a huge influence.
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:44 PM   #22133
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On road. Off road. Whatever. Nicest bicycle I have ever owned.

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Old 10-30-2011, 04:22 PM   #22134
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This thread is dead, today.

A few weeks back, I posted a pic showing some of my LBS's Zipp offerings. Here are a couple more.

This is some of their Campy and SRAM inventory. There's a lot more.


Some of their Brooks offerings. If you look through the shelving, into the next room, you can see another shelf unit with more Brooks on it.


They must have 300 wheelsets and 100 framesets in stock, too. Tires hanging and stacked everywhere.
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:46 PM   #22135
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This thread is dead, today.

A few weeks back, I posted a pic showing some of my LBS's Zipp offerings. Here are a couple more.

This is some of their Campy and SRAM inventory. There's a lot more.


Some of their Brooks offerings. If you look through the shelving, into the next room, you can see another shelf unit with more Brooks on it.


They must have 300 wheelsets and 100 framesets in stock, too. Tires hanging and stacked everywhere.
But I was out riding! 28 mi. cross ride in 2:10. I replaced the Rocket Rons that came on the Scott with the Small Block Eights from the old Norco. Much mo' bettah ride on the powdery, rocky trails we have out here. Once it starts raining and the hero dirt returns, I'll give the Schwalbes a shot again.

I like the pic of the San Marco and Brooks saddles; lots of numbness with the Scott saddle. It's gotta go. My LBS has some San Marcos that I'm going to test out.
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:53 PM   #22136
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But I was out riding! 28 mi. cross ride in 2:10.
Good for you!

It's in the 40's and raining off and on. I winterized her SV. That's it.
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:49 PM   #22137
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Mmmm Brooks..You're lucky to have a so well rounded shop in your area. seems like they cater to ALL bikers,not just the racer wanabes.
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:38 PM   #22138
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Argh. Why does racing have to be so bloody expensive?

I've got a 1986 Medici Pro Strada hanging on my wall right now, bone stock, in *amazing* shape. Shimano Dura-Ace components (from 1986). It's a great bike. I love it. It was given to me by a very dear friend. I spent a season racing on it as it was, doing things like crits and TT's. Had a great time, and did everything on it from finish 2nd in a TT to dead last in a crit when my front der cable went (I said screw it and finished anyway).

I'd really like to update the drivetrain to, oh, I dunno, anything from this millennium. Moving the shifters off the downtoube and up onto the bars would be spectacular. To do that new would put me out in the street. Not to mention I don't even have clipless pedals and shoes..

Whining will now cease.
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:56 PM   #22139
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Argh. Why does racing have to be so bloody expensive?

I've got a 1986 Medici Pro Strada hanging on my wall right now, bone stock, in *amazing* shape. Shimano Dura-Ace components (from 1986). It's a great bike. I love it. It was given to me by a very dear friend. I spent a season racing on it as it was, doing things like crits and TT's. Had a great time, and did everything on it from finish 2nd in a TT to dead last in a crit when my front der cable went (I said screw it and finished anyway).

I'd really like to update the drivetrain to, oh, I dunno, anything from this millennium. Moving the shifters off the downtoube and up onto the bars would be spectacular. To do that new would put me out in the street. Not to mention I don't even have clipless pedals and shoes..

Whining will now cease.
Keep it stock ,buy something newer than the Jurrasic era. I've got a cannondale from that era I changed the the rear drive to Campy chorus 8 speed, it costs more than the bike was worth in 1996.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:47 PM   #22140
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Keep it stock ,buy something newer than the Jurrasic era. I've got a cannondale from that era I changed the the rear drive to Campy chorus 8 speed, it costs more than the bike was worth in 1996.
Can't afford to buy something newer, brother.
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