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Old 05-13-2007, 05:20 PM   #4036
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So I'm heading off for a night ride through Central Park later, best time to be there, around 9ish. You're smack in the middle of it all, dodging horse & carriages, the few runners, some good lighted skyline when you're riding past the reservoir.

Very few cyclists there at that time, so I'll make my own pace, break down some of this heavy pasta dinner I just ate (proscuttio in red sauce), and go to work on Monday morning knowing I pushed myself good this wknd.
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Old 05-13-2007, 08:14 PM   #4037
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So I'm heading off for a night ride through Central Park later, best time to be there, around 9ish. You're smack in the middle of it all, dodging horse & carriages, the few runners, some good lighted skyline when you're riding past the reservoir.

Very few cyclists there at that time, so I'll make my own pace, break down some of this heavy pasta dinner I just ate (proscuttio in red sauce), and go to work on Monday morning knowing I pushed myself good this wknd.
The park is really is great at night and a totally different experience, especially not having to dodge rollerbladers and strollers.

I didn't get a chance to ask you how it was doing the Five Boro tour on the fixie. How did it go? Many other fixies? See many crashes?
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Old 05-13-2007, 08:28 PM   #4038
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The park is really is great at night and a totally different experience, especially not having to dodge rollerbladers and strollers.

I didn't get a chance to ask you how it was doing the Five Boro tour on the fixie. How did it go? Many other fixies? See many crashes?

Well after the first lap tonight the trucks - pulled in uptown area to re pave it, had to be a dozen loads of asphalt, etc, ride cut short.

5 Boros was kinda funny. Way too slow, too many hold ups/stops and it was 46 degrees in the morning, 2 hours at the start. Too many people (42k). Mileage was super easy, don't think I ever broke a sweat.

Not too many fixies really, very few. Lotsa over kitted racer types, fat guys on 5k roadies all worked up going 10 mph behind some dad from Staten Island on a huffy with a kid in the rear basket seat.....

One really sick crash on the Pulaski bridge, I'll tell you about it at Matchless if you feel like coming out tomorrow night
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Old 05-13-2007, 09:45 PM   #4039
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Speedplay Frogs? any opinions?
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Old 05-13-2007, 11:23 PM   #4040
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Speedplay Frogs? any opinions?
Grind off the inner stop and you've got an updated version of the Magnums I know and love.



It'll feel a bit on the funky side for about 2 weeks, then yer feet/legs find a 'natural spot' and you stop noticing em. Least that's what happened to me. YMMV Some people can't get over the loosey goosey feeling. The only reason I stopped riding em is I was also racing on clips and straps at the track and just didn't wanna deal with two kinds of pedal feels. Right after I bought some SPD-Rs, Speedplay comes out with the Zero. Timing's everything

I still have a pair of Magnums in my bin o' parts somewhere. Getting cleats for em is gonna be a trick!

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Old 05-14-2007, 10:10 AM   #4041
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Craigslist is wonderful...

Found a couple here locally that wants to switch their 1A towers for my Q-Towers.

That means no buying and/or selling on Fleabay!



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Old 05-14-2007, 01:10 PM   #4042
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Bag Balm........?


Or any other suggestions for my crotch area besides good shorts?
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Old 05-14-2007, 01:37 PM   #4043
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Or any other suggestions for my crotch area besides good shorts?
Chamois Butt'r is good stuff. I did 30 miles in my old, crappy shorts and ended up with some pretty serious chafing about 3 days before the 49mi City of Angels ride. I wore my newer shorts and used a little Butt'r before the ride and didn't have any problems during the ride.
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Old 05-14-2007, 01:39 PM   #4044
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Chamois Butt'r is good stuff. I did 30 miles in my old, crappy shorts and ended up with some pretty serious chafing about 3 days before the 49mi City of Angels ride. I wore my newer shorts and used a little Butt'r before the ride and didn't have any problems during the ride.
Where would I get it?

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Old 05-14-2007, 01:43 PM   #4045
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Where would I get it?

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They had it at my LBS, but I'm sure it's sold online, too.

Yup, Google turns up a BUNCH of shops selling it online:

http://www.pacelineproducts.com/products/chamois.html
http://www.athletegift.com/products/chamoisbuttr.htm
http://www.bicycletires.com/tek9.asp...cific=jsfrqpq0

I haven't seen/heard of any downsides to using this stuff, but I do recommend washing it out of your shorts asap.
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Old 05-14-2007, 02:04 PM   #4046
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Bag Balm works.
Udder Balm Works
Nivea Moisturizing Cream works
Assos makes a kick ass chamois cream, but its spendy.

etc.

Can't really go too wrong 'cause all the stuff's doing is preventing chafing.

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Old 05-14-2007, 02:12 PM   #4047
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Where would I get it?

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Udder Balm

I have bought it at Ace Hardware.
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Old 05-15-2007, 05:21 AM   #4048
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Got my new seat yesterday, it looks like it's just one allen bolt to swap it out...could it really be that simple??
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Old 05-15-2007, 05:49 AM   #4049
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Got my new seat yesterday, it looks like it's just one allen bolt to swap it out...could it really be that simple??
It's that simple. In fact most bicycle wrenching is easy. I can't build Legos, but I can wrench a bicycle!!!
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Old 05-15-2007, 05:53 AM   #4050
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It's that simple. In fact most bicycle wrenching is easy. I can't build Legos, but I can wrench a bicycle!!!

A real man can true his own wheels.....
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