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Old 10-04-2008, 07:17 PM   #9031
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Thanks for the comments on the Karate Monkey. I finally got it out for a second ride today, and had a blast. We went out to Great Brook Farm, the same place in the snowy photo I posted before.

There's a particular 1-mile length of trail there with a lot of rock gardens (some natural, some the remnants of half-fallen stone walls) that I had to mostly walk when I was first starting to mountain bike. Back then I would have considered that trail unrideable by anybody, except that a couple of more experienced riders came by and easily pedaled the part I was walking. Today I finally cleaned it from beginning to end for the first time.

I like the Fargo's concept, but I can't get into the color and styling; It's just really ugly to my eye. The Singular Peregrine is the fat-tire drop-bar bike currently haunting my dreams:



Fortunately it's not available in the US (I think), so I'm safe for now.
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Old 10-04-2008, 07:51 PM   #9032
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Salsa Fargo
Complete build: $1865 (available in February 09)

Oh thank god, safely out of my price range.


Unless I can somehow convince my sponsoring bike shop to let me use my "race bike" discount on it.

"C'mon guys! I, uh, get really thirsty racing. I *need* this bike..."
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:14 PM   #9033
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phew, that has a LOT of rake and trail
(draw an imaginary line down the headset, then a horizontal line to the front axle).

maybe its just an illusion from the photo, I dunno, but I can't help but think that would make it steer like a cruiser.
Doesn't look to be all the much different from my Jake's geometry. Although that sloping top tube makes it look goofy as hell.

2.2" of rake according to Salsa. Not too far off the 1.8" on my Jake, and that'd be a little steep loaded up with gear riding offroad.
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:36 PM   #9034
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I got my new one this week too. It's not as intense as you young fellers' bikes.

It's an Electra Townie 7 speed. It's a crank-forward -style bike - alumininium frame.

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Old 10-05-2008, 05:31 AM   #9035
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Remember, a bicycle is a vehicle under any states revised code ... even though the masses think otherwise.

Catch those idiots with your helmet cam going over that double yellow to pass you and you will never have to experience a move like that from the driver caught on film again.

After filming the driver, let your next bicycle ride cover that district's school board meeting with a special showing of your new movie ... and make sure it is in color.
I had not thought of that. It could get some attention. I need to post a big sign, your driving actions are being recorded and will be forwarded to the proper authorities, Please Drive Safely. It could work.
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:18 PM   #9036
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Remember, a bicycle is a vehicle under any states revised code ... even though the masses think otherwise.
yes in fact they are and the laws that those same bicyclists think they can and do break every day is countless
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:42 PM   #9037
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yes in fact they are and the laws that those same bicyclists think they can and do break every day is countless
the "same" bicyclists?? You're gonna make a lot of friends in this group!

In case you haven't noticed, this thread isn't full of 14 year old BMX rats who terrorize the sidewalks. We're those guys commuting on bikes who get harassed daily by fat guys in pickup trucks, cab drivers, and bus drivers who think they own the road and guys in lycra belong in some red light district.
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:33 PM   #9038
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rthuey is a dick so don't mind him. Though he is a friend and much bigger person than most people so I won't call him one to his face. Unless I think i can outrun him

Seriously I ride my bicycle almost everyday and live in NYC. The recklessness of so many cyclists out there is scary. We are hated because of the action of many cyclists. Imagine you lived in a city full of loud pipe, wheeling law breaking stuntaz how would you feel about motorcycles?

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Old 10-07-2008, 07:39 PM   #9039
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yes in fact they are and the laws that those same bicyclists think they can and do break every day is countless

that's it, I think I lost your spare helmet Roy.....



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Old 10-07-2008, 07:48 PM   #9040
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In case you haven't noticed, this thread isn't full of 14 year old BMX rats who terrorize the sidewalks.
Stunt'as Unite!


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Old 10-07-2008, 09:32 PM   #9041
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I'm in love.
http://www.fyxomatosis.com/gallery.php?gal=15#6
http://www.fyxomatosis.com/gallery.php?gal=15#11

(click through the rest of gallery, some fantastic photography)
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Old 10-11-2008, 06:52 AM   #9042
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Shave or Shim?

Lately my Time Atac pedals have not been releasing consistantly. My initial thought was that the cleats were getting a bit worn so I purchased a new pair. Well after getting them home and comparing them to my cleats, I don't see a signifigant difference. I know too that Speedgoat sells "modified" cleats that are essentially just that, worn cleats.

While I was inspecting everything I think I may have found the culprit but I'm not sure what the best way to go about correcting it is. The soles of my Shimano shoes have relatively soft, rubber cleats and I think they are getting hung up on the pedals. So now I'm wondering, do I shave some of the rubber down or shim the cleat up?

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Old 10-11-2008, 08:24 AM   #9043
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Lately my Time Atac pedals have not been releasing consistantly. My initial thought was that the cleats were getting a bit worn so I purchased a new pair. Well after getting them home and comparing them to my cleats, I don't see a signifigant difference. I know too that Speedgoat sells "modified" cleats that are essentially just that, worn cleats.

While I was inspecting everything I think I may have found the culprit but I'm not sure what the best way to go about correcting it is. The soles of my Shimano shoes have relatively soft, rubber cleats and I think they are getting hung up on the pedals. So now I'm wondering, do I shave some of the rubber down or shim the cleat up?

Pics help...

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Old 10-11-2008, 10:46 AM   #9044
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Is anyone in this thread interested in an Eddy Merckx Alu-Cross bike? It is a 58 but fints like a 59+ so it probably only work if you are 6'+

Located in Socal.
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:03 AM   #9045
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Is anyone in this thread interested in an Eddy Merckx Alu-Cross bike? It is a 58 but fints like a 59+ so it probably only work if you are 6'+

Located in Socal.
Give me the specs and I'd be happy to spread the word locally. I just shipped my Felt up to CT from GA after selling it on roadbikereview.com.

http://classifieds.roadbikereview.com/showcat.php/cat/4
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