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Old 03-15-2007, 03:26 PM   #3016
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I just got my new fixie on the road. It's been about 5 years since I've had one and all I can say is a 46x16 is too big!

I'm loving my 48 x 17
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Old 03-15-2007, 03:26 PM   #3017
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Old 03-15-2007, 03:29 PM   #3018
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Old 03-15-2007, 04:17 PM   #3019
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Laugh Santa Cruz knows what their doing!

I went out this morning on the new blur, had to try it on some single track, lots of short steep climbs with lots of rocks, and damned if it didnt eventually loosen my lower back up which has been painfully stuck for about 3 months. Usually thats been the worst thing for it hammering up a climb. So im thrilled, new bike and my back feels better then it has in quite a while. and that Blur LT works great considering i havent tried to set the suspension up yet. It handles good and removes a lot of abuse on a rocky trail . Pretty cool bike.
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Old 03-15-2007, 07:19 PM   #3020
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Cool I just did my biggest fixed ride last wknd (36m) and I feel pretty good. It's amazing, my avg speed really hasn't suffered from when I rode gears.

Still haven't mastered trackstands, or skidstops (tires are expensive anyway). I'm doing the 5boro bike ride in May (I think it's the largest bike ride in the world) where they shut down half of NYC and the outer boro's to bicycles. Gonna take the Fixed this time (45mile course, approx.).

Fixed is fun.
I have track stands down now. I can ride backwards in a circle a few times...till I get dizzey and fall. Skid stops are kind of hard. I can't get my rear wheel to stop bouncing off the ground. Still have done whole rides not using my brakes. Riding fixed is fun. It's like learning to ride well for the first time again.
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Old 03-15-2007, 07:43 PM   #3021
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So Perry, since the fixie arrived how many days have the other bikes seen the light of day?
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Old 03-15-2007, 07:59 PM   #3022
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So Perry, since the fixie arrived how many days have the other bikes seen the light of day?
Well you probably missed (page 184 in thread) it but I posted that I took the BASSO apart completely, and will be putting those comps on a new Cannondale System Six frame (Which I put a deposit on at Sids), so no more roadie for now.

And I actually did a complete overhaul of the Klein, so it's good as new, did some single trak riding out in North Shore L.I. a few weeks back, and left it out there at the folks.

No room at the apt, since Traci got her new rig (Cannondale Synapse aluminum), trying to get her into it....

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Old 03-15-2007, 08:25 PM   #3023
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I'm loving my 48 x 17
Got hills?!

I rode a 42x17 around the DC area. Lemme tell ya! Them steep-ass little hills around Ffx and Alexandria are KILLERS if all ya gots is one gear.



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Old 03-15-2007, 08:29 PM   #3024
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Got hills?!

I rode a 42x17 around the DC area. Lemme tell ya! Them steep-ass little hills around Ffx and Alexandria are KILLERS if all ya gots is one gear.



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There's a few, nothing major, but I have to get out of saddle for em, and sometimes it ain't quick, or pretty, but I git em.

I'm thinking of swapping to an 18 or 19, but going downhill is the real killer, so I'd probably hate to be that high.
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:48 PM   #3025
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There's a few, nothing major, but I have to get out of saddle for em, and sometimes it ain't quick, or pretty, but I git em.

I'm thinking of swapping to an 18 or 19, but going downhill is the real killer, so I'd probably hate to be that high.
The idea of a FG is to learn 'the spin.' 90-110rpm at cruising speed is Less? More? Helps keep you smooooove when yer riding the geared bike again.

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Old 03-15-2007, 09:12 PM   #3026
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Portland, as you know, takes its bicycles very seriously - too seriously, IMHO. .
Knary, Portland is home to a builder who makes some of the sexiest shit around:

http://vanillabicycles.com/

Co-Motion isn't too shabby either...


If only I could figure out how to shit nickes, I'd have a custom RED Vanilla with Chrome lugs....


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Old 03-15-2007, 09:20 PM   #3027
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If only I could figure out how to shit nickles, I'd have a custom RED Vanilla with Chrome lugs....

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When you figure that out, lemme know. I'll send you a batch of homemade habenero salsa if you promise to shit the nickles and send me the $$.

(Please wash them first.)
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Old 03-15-2007, 10:00 PM   #3028
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Knary, Portland is home to a builder who makes some of the sexiest shit around:

http://vanillabicycles.com/

Co-Motion isn't too shabby either...


If only I could figure out how to shit nickes, I'd have a custom RED Vanilla with Chrome lugs....


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Vanilla is so very drool worthy. A couple folks I know have their bikes, including a neighbor that rides by on his beautiful Vanilla on beautiful spring days.
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Old 03-15-2007, 10:12 PM   #3029
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Old 03-15-2007, 10:23 PM   #3030
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Quick update:
Erin's shopping continues...
We're getting a little closer having gotten a better idea of what kind of geometry works for her. We've got a solid list of bikes and our price range. We're noticing that there are $600 basic bikes and $1400 nice bikes, but not a fairly limited selection between. There is that one Lemond but we're concerned that it might be a hair too big for her. Shortening an already short stem is less than appealing.

I just wish she hadn't noticed that the bikes with carbon stays ride smoother and that the 105 or better shifts better than the Tiagra options.
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