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Old 02-05-2014, 03:44 PM   #32566
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Pinarello Montello '85

[QUOTE=Mr Head;23384502]Sold the Pinarello.

[IMG]2012-10-01 14.12.24[/IMG]


I still have my '85 Montello, not ridden in many years last time was in 2007, in need of paint, this is - was the best handling bike I rode, short wheelbase, front wheel touches toes. It was great for descending the canyons, one can see that the fork has a steep angle, it had a great turn in into corners.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:09 PM   #32567
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Great final lap video from the CX Worlds




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Old 02-05-2014, 10:03 PM   #32568
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Uh Gummee, isn't there a Playmobil thread in Shiny Things?
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:50 AM   #32569
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Uh Gummee, isn't there a Playmobil thread in Shiny Things?
Probably.

...but this took talent and lots of time so I thought it was worth a watch

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Old 02-08-2014, 05:27 AM   #32570
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Ritchey came in Wed. Picked it up yesterday. No pics yet.

S-Works got built up yesterday. As it sat? 16# Xoz. Not bad for a 12 year old AL frame and carbon fork with a metal steerer and a heavy set of wheels on it. No pics of that yet either.

Did a trail run for 1:02 last nite. Felt pretty good except I can't run for shit. Aah well.

I tell you what. Motivating yourself to go exercise after spending 10hrs on your feet is tough. Felt better for having gone, but getting out the door was tough.

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Old 02-08-2014, 07:46 AM   #32571
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I tell you what. Motivating yourself to go exercise after spending 10hrs on your feet is tough. Felt better for having gone, but getting out the door was tough.
Do it in the morning and ride the endorphins the rest of the day.
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Old 02-08-2014, 02:03 PM   #32572
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Here is a very well edited video from our local IMBA epic trail called Raccoon Mountain.

http://vimeo.com/63134593
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:06 PM   #32573
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Shipped the Pinarello this morning, then came home and pulled the Roubaix down from the ceiling and went for a ride.
Going to see the doc next Friday about the lame knee. Doesn't bother me much to ride so I rode.


Wasn't fast, but I didn't die either so I count it as a good one. Our warm dry winter is going to turn into a hot dry Spring I'm afraid. Of course the all but immeasurable sprinkles we had the last few days flooded the bike path underpass.
So I had to use the crosswalk.

And... yep woman runs the light just as I'm about to step out into crosswalk with the little man walking on the sign.
I stopped at the curb and yelled about a foot from her window. Never even looked up from her fucking phone.

I should have had the GoPro on.

Weather is incredible. Perfect light breeze and mid to upper 60's. Just chilly for the first eight miles or so in short jersey and shorts.

TIme for me to rest up a bit then run over to the store for some bananas so my legs don't cramp too bad tonight.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:11 PM   #32574
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Nice. That looks like a lot of fun.
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Here is a very well edited video from our local IMBA epic trail called Raccoon Mountain.

http://vimeo.com/63134593
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:15 PM   #32575
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Very nice. Mine is no longer mine.
But, I'm fine with it. I got $$$ in my PP account now for junk I'll need for and before RAGBRAI
Shoes helmet, tires chain, shorts, jersey... And on and on, and on...

Oh and a CPR intake for the nine-ninedy.

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Sold the Pinarello.

[IMG][/IMG]


I still have my '85 Montello, not ridden in many years last time was in 2007, in need of paint, this is - was the best handling bike I rode, short wheelbase, front wheel touches toes. It was great for descending the canyons, one can see that the fork has a steep angle, it had a great turn in into corners.
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:36 PM   #32576
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Here is a very well edited video from our local IMBA epic trail called Raccoon Mountain.

http://vimeo.com/63134593
He did a nice job, with that. I sure wish Chattanooga had about 10* warmer winters.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:58 AM   #32577
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So I got a text from one of my riding buddies: Leaving from D's house in 30min

Got the text at 0953, so I figured he meant 1030.

Evidently not 'cause when I rode past D's house, no one was there.

Ahh well. I'm dressed. I'm on my 'new-to-me-again' E5 S-Works. Eff it! I'm gonna keep going. 2:37 and a few hills later I'm back. Left with the sun out. Dressed for that. Sky clouded over and I ended up just to the cool side of comfortable for 90% of the ride. Oh well.

Spring can spring fast enough for THIS olde pharte.

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Old 02-09-2014, 12:08 PM   #32578
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Took the Mukluk north on a family trip and managed to get a couple rides in even though it was pretty darn cold. Rode on a frozen lake, bike trail cum snowmobile trail, and some forest roads. About 7.5 miles yesterday and 14.5 today. Bike was definitely in its element. A little warmer would've been nice though...








*Edit-Here's the Strava stuff. It shows both days as one ride because I couldn't download my Garmin until after I returned home...


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Old 02-09-2014, 02:10 PM   #32579
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Been off the bike for a while but my wife and kids are kinda bringing me back. Seems they took pity on my old bike sitting with a worn out Judy DH fork and got me a new fork for my birthday this week. The Judy was old enough (1996) that I was using it with old, high profile, heavy spring XT cantilevers. The new fork will run either V-Brakes or what is apparently called a 'post mount' disc.

I'd like to step all the way forward into the 21st century with a hydraulic disc up front, but I'm wondering about what I can do to make the lever as HIGH-effort as possible. Can one mix and match master cylinders and calipers toward this end?

I'm an old gorilla, used to a heavy feel at the lever, like old Campy single pivots on the road bike, or pre-SLR cantis on the mountain bike. I appreciate that modern brakes are all about the stopping, but I have a heckuva time modulating them when I just want to slow down.
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:36 PM   #32580
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Just a video of the "Tour" boys up in Dubai after the 4th stage. The interesting part comes at 1:14 when they show the local police cars. Pretty funny what the local cops drive.



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