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Old 10-24-2012, 01:05 PM   #25666
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The tag on the tire says to run Max psi for my weight 178lbs, 116psi.
I highly encourage you to try less pressure.

BTW, do you always adhere to the number on speed limit signs?
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:17 PM   #25667
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on a skinny tire, just a few PSI less makes a fairly big difference in ride. my daughter is like 120 lbs, and rides a old roadie converted to a flatbar with 700x25c's, I keep hers around 100psi as she's so light, and maybe even 90psi in front. 120psi is way too harsh for her, especially with the radial spoked front some tard put on that bike.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:08 PM   #25668
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It looks like I'm planted here in Phoenix area for at least the rest of the year, maybe more. I'm thinking of bring one of my bicycles out but am in a muddle as to which one.
On one hand I'm thinking I'd like to get some mountian biking in on semi-technical trails. On the other hand I'm well and truely out of shape now with so many months of overtime and out of town work. So the road bike may be the way to go.

Thoughts?
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:29 PM   #25669
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It looks like I'm planted here in Phoenix area for at least the rest of the year, maybe more. I'm thinking of bring one of my bicycles out but am in a muddle as to which one.
On one hand I'm thinking I'd like to get some mountian biking in on semi-technical trails. On the other hand I'm well and truely out of shape now with so many months of overtime and out of town work. So the road bike may be the way to go.

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both?
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:35 PM   #25670
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It looks like I'm planted here in Phoenix area for at least the rest of the year, maybe more. I'm thinking of bring one of my bicycles out but am in a muddle as to which one.
On one hand I'm thinking I'd like to get some mountian biking in on semi-technical trails. On the other hand I'm well and truely out of shape now with so many months of overtime and out of town work. So the road bike may be the way to go.

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I have family in Tempe and they've said that road riding in the PHX area can be pretty dangerous as the drivers just aren't adjusted to sharing the roads. No experience there myself.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:54 PM   #25671
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It looks like I'm planted here in Phoenix area for at least the rest of the year, maybe more. I'm thinking of bring one of my bicycles out but am in a muddle as to which one.
On one hand I'm thinking I'd like to get some mountian biking in on semi-technical trails. On the other hand I'm well and truely out of shape now with so many months of overtime and out of town work. So the road bike may be the way to go.

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If you can find some nice, quiet scenic roads I vote road.

You could just get two sets of tires and tubes and use the mtb.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:59 PM   #25672
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On another note, my bottom bracket keeps coming loose. The thread in kind. Is it time for light grade thread lock? Maybe a different style?

Also, I can feel quite a difference after changing rear tire and swapping front. Going to rotate more frequently.

Also, I will try running 90/100 and see how it feels.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:50 PM   #25673
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I've noticed they aren't really aware driving around cars. Scares me to drive cars here. Up on this side of town I don't see too many bluehaired ninjas snowbirds but, it may be too early yet. They have yet to decide it is indeed cold in the north and that snow on the ground isn't decoration. Time to get on the bus and head south.

I may just go with the mtb. Or just go with the hotel treadmill for a while instead of dying out on some lonely trail.

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I have family in Tempe and they've said that road riding in the PHX area can be pretty dangerous as the drivers just aren't adjusted to sharing the roads. No experience there myself.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:15 PM   #25674
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and my new HG50-8 13-26 cassette arrived today ($11 on amazon!!), brought my back wheel down to my favorite LBS where they nicked me $5 to slap it onto the wheel on the spot (no complaints). took it for a brief spin, a mile or so down a side street and back. YES! my thoughts of a 2x9 or 10 upgrade are receeding. I do believe this will do the trick for quite some time with the crankset I have, my low is now a 28:26 which is plenty low enough, and my high is a 48:13 which is taller than I'm gonna be pulling on a flatbar bike any time soon. most important, ALL the gear steps are much closer. color me


hey, for laughs, I ordered one of these on fleabay... direct from China.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/261073771436...84.m1497.l2649



I looked up the tech specs on a Cree XM-L T6 bin... its not 1800 lumens except maybe down hill with a tail wind, but it IS capable of over 1000 lumens. thats about as much total light as a automobile halogen 9004 high beam. this should be fun. if the supplied li-ion pack is the 6400mAH 8.4V they claim, thats 54 watt-hours, which should keep it burning for 5+ hours on way-too-bright, and much longer on 'plenty-bright'.

I'll report back when I've got it and had some time to play with it. bonus, it has a headlight strap in addition to a handlebar clamp.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:24 AM   #25675
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^^^ I'm intrigued.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:35 AM   #25676
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I bought one of those ebay lights. Cost me AU$34 and is brighter than the HID I paid $800 for in 2005
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:00 AM   #25677
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I bought one of those ebay lights. Cost me AU$34 and is brighter than the HID I paid $800 for in 2005
I still have a stack of 6v halogen lights that I bought 'back when.' They're pretty well useless unless I can find an EE to re-work em with LEDs.

Rode the other nite with a NR 500 lumen light on my helmet and an LED flashlight on my bars. I didn't even have the helmet light turned all the way up and I could see fine.

Bars: flood beam
Helmet: spot beam

edited to add: for $40 I'll take a chance. Looks like the chinese are knocking off their own stuff already.

edited to add s'more: www.viewranger.com Free app for adding gps functiontionality to your smart phone

More editing to add: cycling apps

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Old 10-25-2012, 07:08 AM   #25678
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I found this article interesting.

Obviously, there's a lot of crap going on that we don't know about, as we're the public and don't live their life.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:20 AM   #25679
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"Gucci, which has partnered with bicycle maker Bianchi to produce a $14,000 urban and off-road bike."

Who here will be the first to own one?

http://www.thedaily.com/article/2012...iz-gucci-bike/

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Old 10-25-2012, 07:23 AM   #25680
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