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Old 02-17-2009, 05:54 PM   #9706
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I wish i did not have to work...
Off all week and hurt my shoulder so no skiing, or rock climbing. But cycling doesn't seem to hurt it.
Today up at 7:30 drove to mountain bike trails and rode for two hours until it started to get soft and I got tired. Came home showered and lounged around.
Had some errands to do and plotted out the ride and took my CX bike on the errands which ended up being about 13 miles.
Not an insanely long at all, but a nice way to spend a February day.

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Old 02-19-2009, 09:06 AM   #9707
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Ran into ( not literally ) PlayzInMud yesterday at the track. I was just coming off the track after an hour of having my testicles handed to me, and she was just coming in... "Hey how about riding with us for an hour" she says with a smile on her face... Funny girl, that Jenn. I guess she didn't notice that my tongue was dragging behind me leaving a trail like a beaten slug.

Seriously, it was a good workout and I'm finally starting to see some improvement in my riding.


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Old 02-19-2009, 11:59 AM   #9708
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Inside Ride

came home from work late last night and my Inside ride rollers were delivered.(http://www.insideride.com/index.php?...d=15&Itemid=36)

I was beat from work but broke them out and gave them a test ride. First impression was they're a well made product, high end fabrication, and lighter than expected.

They were a little strange at first for an old school type roller rider, but were very stable and quiet. It was really strange to be able to get out of the saddle and crank an uphill, even had the front wheel hit the bumpers a few times, no off.....I kept worrying that I was going to jump out (like you would with regualr rollers) but it never happened. Within 5 minutes I almost went no hands but decided I would ride them a few more days before tempting fate.
The rocking back & forth motion is definitely diferent, funky sensation, but I imagine I'll get used to them.

Now all I need is a fan and a rubber mat...


I'm gonna bet that we have a sudden and quick Spring as I bought these things for the months of bad weather we've had so far, that's my luck..
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:59 PM   #9709
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I've contacted most of my "local" (most of the Redline dealers in AZ) bike shops but no one stocks Redlines Monocog 29er. Looks like I might have to go into this blind (other then size). Am I going to hate this bike? I've only read good reviews on the bike. I'm fat and outta shape. 5'10 240lbs. I'm young and I really want to get back into shape and have a blast while I'm doing it. I plan on starting out nice and easy, then working my way up from there. No big epic hill's in my future. I'd love to commute on it if possible. What do y'all say?
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:06 PM   #9710
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I've contacted most of my "local" (most of the Redline dealers in AZ) bike shops but no one stocks Redlines Monocog 29er. Looks like I might have to go into this blind (other then size). Am I going to hate this bike? I've only read good reviews on the bike. I'm fat and outta shape. 5'10 240lbs. I'm young and I really want to get back into shape and have a blast while I'm doing it. I plan on starting out nice and easy, then working my way up from there. No big epic hill's in my future. I'd love to commute on it if possible. What do y'all say?
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:27 PM   #9711
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Ran into ( not literally ) PlayzInMud yesterday at the track. I was just coming off the track after an hour of having my testicles handed to me, and she was just coming in... "Hey how about riding with us for an hour" she says with a smile on her face... Funny girl, that Jenn. I guess she didn't notice that my tongue was dragging behind me leaving a trail like a beaten slug.

Seriously, it was a good workout and I'm finally starting to see some improvement in my riding.


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nice to meet ya!! I actually rode for 2 hours!!! You should have seen who came out for the 2nd hour - let's just say.... they were hauling ass!
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:54 PM   #9712
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I've contacted most of my "local" (most of the Redline dealers in AZ) bike shops but no one stocks Redlines Monocog 29er. Looks like I might have to go into this blind (other then size). Am I going to hate this bike? I've only read good reviews on the bike. I'm fat and outta shape. 5'10 240lbs. I'm young and I really want to get back into shape and have a blast while I'm doing it. I plan on starting out nice and easy, then working my way up from there. No big epic hill's in my future. I'd love to commute on it if possible. What do y'all say?
My first piece of advice is start with something geared. SS and FG are for 'more advanced' riders. They're difficult 'cause you've only got one gear. Better pick it right!

5'10" means yer an 18". 17" at the smallest end. 19" at the biggest end.

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Old 02-19-2009, 09:22 PM   #9713
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My first piece of advice is start with something geared. SS and FG are for 'more advanced' riders. They're difficult 'cause you've only got one gear. Better pick it right!

5'10" means yer an 18". 17" at the smallest end. 19" at the biggest end.

Here's one in Phx

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Thanks for the advice (again). I've been watching CL, I don't want to rush anything I'm just really looking forward to getting back out there. I used to be really into mountain biking a couple of years ago. I like the D440.
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Old 02-20-2009, 04:33 AM   #9714
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Cervelo anyone?

Howdy,
I don't hang out in jo momma much but I have run across this thread and read it occasionally. It seems more like a mountain bike thread but I wanted to pass some info along in the event there are any road riders.
My LBS has discontiuned carrying Cervelos and I have 10 - new 2008 bikes that I am selling at near wholesale just to get them off the floor. Its a great deal for anyone who wants a new 2008 Cervelo orad or TT bike.

As for off road bike stuff, I have a new Easton EC90X full carbon cyclecross fork that I mounted on a hybrid road bike and quickly removed it. Seems Easton Carbon V brake forks and Carbon Zipp wheels are not very compatable and the brakes squeal like a pig. I have tried several Carbon specific pads with no luck and I can't live with it. The local cyclecross guys say it is a coomon problem.
Since I only ride on the road my braking noise sends sheer panic through the ride group so I am scraping it. Steering tube has only been cut about 1/2" and the remaining tube length is 285mm. I have ridden it about 500 miles. I'm going back to the OEM fork. The retail is about $500.00 and I will sell it for $250.00 plus shipping. The fork will be shipped in the original box with all the paper work and parts.

I would post this in the flea market but does anyone really look for bike stuff there?

Thanks, PM me if interested in the fork or the Cervelos. Detailed photos available.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:26 AM   #9715
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I'm gonna bet that we have a sudden and quick Spring as I bought these things for the months of bad weather we've had so far, that's my luck..
thank you!!!



It would be gauranteed 60 degrees out tomorrow if I made a big "winter" purchase like that!
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:30 AM   #9716
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thank you!!!



It would be gauranteed 60 degrees out tomorrow if I made a big "winter" purchase like that!

Kinda works out like that don't it.....

Took another spin last night this time on the fixie, was able to go handless for the first time ever on rollers.....well for about a minute or 2 and then the front end went all wobbly.

Those rollerblade wheels actually work too, knock the wheel right back in to postion.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:13 PM   #9717
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nice to meet ya!! I actually rode for 2 hours!!! You should have seen who came out for the 2nd hour - let's just say.... they were hauling ass!
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:53 PM   #9718
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So I went to the bike shop today.

Nah, I didn't spend any money, although I sure wanted to.


This was the same bike shop where 4 years ago, I got fitted for a bike. Last time was a rookie, this time I got a pro. And the results are totally different.

The bike I got 4 years ago is completely wrong for me. Waaay too small. I'm only 5'9", but I'm all legs. They old fitting was for essentially a 54 cm bike. Now, it's a 58cm.

I'd recently started riding again. The old bike's been sitting in the garage. I'm really enjoying it, but now have to upgrade bikes.

Anybody have a 58 road bike they want to get rid of? Cheap?

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Old 02-20-2009, 08:54 PM   #9719
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:09 PM   #9720
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A couple of questions ...

Lobby, hi!

If you don't mind me asking, what are you looking for in a top tube length? Oh and what is the make and model of your old bike? Are you looking for something similar or just a frame?

Just out of curiosity, what's your inseam?

Thanks,


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So I went to the bike shop today.

Nah, I didn't spend any money, although I sure wanted to.


This was the same bike shop where 4 years ago, I got fitted for a bike. Last time was a rookie, this time I got a pro. And the results are totally different.

The bike I got 4 years ago is completely wrong for me. Waaay too small. I'm only 5'9", but I'm all legs. They old fitting was for essentially a 54 cm bike. Now, it's a 58cm.

I'd recently started riding again. The old bike's been sitting in the garage. I'm really enjoying it, but now have to upgrade bikes.

Anybody have a 58 road bike they want to get rid of? Cheap?

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