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Old 06-04-2012, 02:33 PM   #24151
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Typically, if it sounds too good to be true, it generally is.

Other than that, I haven't heard of that company.

Did 2:30 today. Despite the mouth breathers in the thread I linked to above, there were no idiots on the road. Some rolly hills, lots of wind, and the realization that carrying water bottles in yer jersey pockets sucks.

...but the Full Tilt Boogie is still a rocketship!

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Good onya for keeping up the fight, Gummee.

I can only handle so much and just reading a few posts in those kinds of threads has me clicking the 'back' button.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:39 PM   #24152
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Good onya for keeping up the fight, Gummee.

I can only handle so much and just reading a few posts in those kinds of threads has me clicking the 'back' button.
I know I'm beating a dead horse 'cause their minds are made up and nothing but nothing I'M going to say is going to change it.

...but I'm tenacious enough to think 'maybe just this once...'

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Old 06-04-2012, 02:49 PM   #24153
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I know I'm beating a dead horse 'cause their minds are made up and nothing but nothing I'M going to say is going to change it.

...but I'm tenacious enough to think 'maybe just this once...'

M


On the plus side, now that YakSprout is 3 mos old, my wife is getting back on her bike and we did ~24mi this weekend. We even linked up with my mom and rode about 4-5 mi with her on the paths near her place. I'm going to have to work out some mid-week 'interval commutes', though, if my weekend rides will be spent bringing other folks up to speed.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:50 PM   #24154
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On the plus side, now that YakSprout is 3 mos old, my wife is getting back on her bike and we did ~24mi this weekend. We even linked up with my mom and rode about 4-5 mi with her on the paths near her place. I'm going to have to work out some mid-week 'interval commutes', though, if my weekend rides will be spent bringing other folks up to speed.
Sounds good! Next step: Burley trailer!



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Old 06-04-2012, 03:45 PM   #24155
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Sounds good! Next step: Burley trailer!



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As soon as he can hold his head up with a helmet on, I'll dust off the '86 ('87?) cro-mo DB Ascent EX and mount the trailer up.

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Old 06-04-2012, 04:56 PM   #24156
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is something like this available commercially?



one lever working both brake cables
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:39 PM   #24157
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I need a new saddle for spirited commuting on fairly aggressive riding position.

101 mm seat bones.

And my ass hurts now.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:55 PM   #24158
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is something like this available commercially?



one lever working both brake cables
This?

http://www.paulcomp.com/duplexlever.html



Why?
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:26 AM   #24159
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is something like this available commercially?



one lever working both brake cables
those were used for rim and drum brake combos, like were sometimes used on tandems, not for front+back wheel, eeek!
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:41 AM   #24160
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those were used for rim and drum brake combos, like were sometimes used on tandems, not for front+back wheel, eeek!
Had a teammate with Terminal Limb Syndrome (short right arm, hand was just a paw) who used the old road bike version and then went to a cable splitter so he could run an STI lever and a barcon. I don't recall him doing much roadracing, but he was a 2 on the track.

It seemed it worked a lot better with old flexibrakes like Modolos than with those dual pivot thingies.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:09 AM   #24161
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I know I'm beating a dead horse 'cause their minds are made up and nothing but nothing I'M going to say is going to change it.

...but I'm tenacious enough to think 'maybe just this once...'

M
I'm gonna be pissed if you push that thing over 100 pages. My old thread at 100 pages was the gold standard until it got punted to Head Explody.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:47 AM   #24162
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thank you. was curious if it was being done.


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those were used for rim and drum brake combos, like were sometimes used on tandems, not for front+back wheel, eeek!
how come eeek?
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:10 AM   #24163
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thank you. was curious if it was being done.




how come eeek?

Moderately terrifying not being able to modulate the front and rear brake independently, especially on a mountain bike.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:42 AM   #24164
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Moderately terrifying not being able to modulate the front and rear brake independently, especially on a mountain bike.
Meh, what could possibly go wrong?

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Old 06-06-2012, 09:31 AM   #24165
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Got home last night and after walking over to the local polling place and back got out for a peddle.

I'd walked almost 3 miles at lunch so my back was a little sore. The cycling put that to rest.

Big headwind on the way out. so it was easy to keep my speed below 15 mph.
Just as i dropped down to the the river at the park I caught up to a big motor plodding along in the big ring. I jumped on this wheel and stuck close to the bridge, where I was done with spinning 19 mph.

Just as I got into the Esses/curves I take a bee hit at my left temple. After I get stung I mashed the bugger, stopping to clear out the debris at the side of the trail. Damn! that hurt. Still does. Half my face is sore from it. Only a slight swelling and no stinger left behind. I continued on my way to turn around about 45 minutes as the sun was dropping out of the sky.

I hammered for hoem and made a point to stop for more water at the park. I was surprised that I could dance up the hill to the street to wait on the light my legs were not so much fresh but not weighed down feeling. Finally the strength is slowly returning. Maybe by the holiday I'll be riding the hills again.
My version of a 4th of July celebration for sure.

This morning the back is a little tight where the disk problem is but doesn't seem too bad. I'm taking every other day off at this point and still not going too hard. Walking seems to bother it more than riding though.

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