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Old 08-26-2012, 05:37 PM   #24961
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... not to mention the stop signs they blew through
Saw that also. What can I say? I suspect they had enough of a view to see there was no traffic.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:42 PM   #24962
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Couple towns over from me. doG what a waste. There are so many fucking asshole drivers out there. Maybe those tools in the other threads about cyclists would like to comment on this - of course, we all know, it would be the cyclist's fault.

RIP.
That thread's slipped to p2, so no comments so far.



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Old 08-26-2012, 05:46 PM   #24963
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I've been thinking about building up a budget road bike so that my Scott 'cross bike doesn't have to pull double duty anymore. The plan is to swap out the Ultegra shifters and derailleurs on the Scott for Rival or Force (11-32 would be mo' bettah for the steeper trails). The Ultegra stuff and my set of road wheels would end up on the road frame. Appropriate crankset, bars, stem, etc. would be purchased to round out the build.

I'd prefer a steel frame and have been considering the Soma Smoothie with a carbon fork, but I'm not opposed to a carbon frame, either. I don't have anything against aluminium, but my 'cross bike and MTB are Al and I'd like something different for the road. Any recommendations for frames I should be looking at in the $500 range?
Check out velobuild.com for ideas.

Used top of the line stuff from a few years ago is a good bet too. IF you're a 56cm kinda guy AND the guy that wanted me to go grab the Allez frame hanging in the garage decides he don't want it, I have a 56cm Allez frame for ya. 1" headset tho, so you'd have to source your own fork (Serotta still makes em. So does Ritchey) Its in so-so shape, but looks straight and not cracked. I got it for free, so IF the dude that wanted me to grab it don't want it, that's the price you'll pay too.

(its AL tho )

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Old 08-26-2012, 05:52 PM   #24964
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There's some hypocritical bastages in CO lemme tell ya!

Course, the people going out to watch the race in/near Boulder probably aren't the ones kvetching about all the cyclists in/around the area. I can tell you from having ridden there that there's a nasty undercurrent of hatred for cyclists from Boulder up to Lyons and over to almost the interstate.

...till a big race comes thru!



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Old 08-26-2012, 06:01 PM   #24965
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:11 PM   #24966
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Check out velobuild.com for ideas.

Used top of the line stuff from a few years ago is a good bet too. IF you're a 56cm kinda guy AND the guy that wanted me to go grab the Allez frame hanging in the garage decides he don't want it, I have a 56cm Allez frame for ya. 1" headset tho, so you'd have to source your own fork (Serotta still makes em. So does Ritchey) Its in so-so shape, but looks straight and not cracked. I got it for free, so IF the dude that wanted me to grab it don't want it, that's the price you'll pay too.

(its AL tho )

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For free, I think I could suck it up and keep riding AL. Alas, I take at least a 58cm. Thanks for the offer!
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:16 PM   #24967
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For free, I think I could suck it up and keep riding AL. Alas, I take at least a 58cm. Thanks for the offer!
2cm can be made up with a longer stem and putting the seat a bit farther back in the seatpost clamp.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:48 AM   #24968
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see post #25028 page 1669
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:13 AM   #24969
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Any recommendations for frames I should be looking at in the $500 range?
All the Surly stuff MSRPs at ~$500. Salsa is about the same.

New Salsa Casserolls on eBay at $335. Canti brakes will allow any tire up to ~38mm.

Qbike searches most of the popular internet sites.

New carbon on eBay.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:30 AM   #24970
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:21 AM   #24971
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I like the way he slows down and waits for the others to catch up....nice perspective:

The rider, by the way is known as "Fast" Freddy Markham - some of y'all may recognize that name since he was an Olympic team member (76-80) and holds or has held several records in the streamlined HPV category. He's pretty active on one of the recumbent forums that I visit, BROL.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:30 AM   #24972
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So, due to an odd circumstance (my daughter got trapped IN her bike ) I need to replace the rear brake. The pads and the whatever it is called (single pivot side pull maybe ) need replacing. Where do I get the parts though? This is a kids WalMart bike, so I do not need high end components that the LBS sells, just something that will work and get her to a stop.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:15 AM   #24973
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So, due to an odd circumstance (my daughter got trapped IN her bike ) I need to replace the rear brake. The pads and the whatever it is called (single pivot side pull maybe ) need replacing. Where do I get the parts though? This is a kids WalMart bike, so I do not need high end components that the LBS sells, just something that will work and get her to a stop.
Go to your LBS that orders from J&B. They have lots of 'kids bike' level stuff.

Wally world *may* have some extra stuff too, but you'd have to go check.

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Old 08-27-2012, 11:27 AM   #24974
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So, due to an odd circumstance (my daughter got trapped IN her bike ) I need to replace the rear brake. The pads and the whatever it is called (single pivot side pull maybe ) need replacing. Where do I get the parts though? This is a kids WalMart bike, so I do not need high end components that the LBS sells, just something that will work and get her to a stop.
If there's a bike co-op in your area, check there. They take in donated bikes and usually have tons of take-off parts.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:33 PM   #24975
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So, due to an odd circumstance (my daughter got trapped IN her bike ) I need to replace the rear brake. The pads and the whatever it is called (single pivot side pull maybe ) need replacing. Where do I get the parts though? This is a kids WalMart bike, so I do not need high end components that the LBS sells, just something that will work and get her to a stop.
the cheapest grade shimano brakes should be just fine, find the local store thats got BMX and stuff, they'd be more likely to have old fashion sidepull, as the roadies are all dual pivot now, and the mountain folks are mostly cantilever, V brake and disc.
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