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Old 05-07-2009, 02:28 PM   #10756
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wtf are those lumpy things in the seat stays and forks??
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:33 PM   #10757
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wtf are those lumpy things in the chain stays and forks??
rubber baby buggy bumpers.

Call em Zertz inserts. Sposed to kill vibrations. Specialized developed this bike for the Northern Classics in EUR. Cobbles, etc. Was designed to let the rider save energy 'cause he's not bein bounced around as much.

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Old 05-07-2009, 02:41 PM   #10758
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Two grand just for the FRAME?!

Hi, have we met?
For an Indy.....that's cheap.

as high end frames go it's cheap.

I paid 2300 for just my System 6 frame (but it did come with a BB, full CF crank, stem, and fork), and that was a year leftover....

One day I'm gonna get me an Indy in Brown, with break down frame for packing.....
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:46 PM   #10759
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Two grand just for the FRAME?!

Hi, have we met?


Ditch the V8. Get a REAL vehicle.

And they'll make it fit you so well, you'll NEVER complain again.

For that, I'LL pitch in $20 bucks.
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:46 PM   #10760
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Probably Urathane, rather than rubber. Maybe even silicone. They are basically dampers that damp the vibrations from the road to the rider interfaces at the bars and seat.

Fit is my number one priority for a bicycle. Second are good wheels. I can deal with the rest.

Paying to have a bicycle fit to you by knowlegable folks is worth every cent. Not doing so, will result in pain as the miles pile up and length of time in the saddle increases.

There is a good book by Andy Pruitt on fit. He is a good guy who knows his stuff. He fit my bike to me and taught me a lot about position.
This after I blew things up a bit. Cost me two months off the bike, but I got better.
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Old 05-07-2009, 03:13 PM   #10761
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Today's "let's see what we can put together with random bits laying around the shop" result is this:

Unknown make carbon TT frame, carbon fork, carbon MTB bars, old Thompson stem.... its a quick and twitchy zip around town bike.

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Old 05-07-2009, 03:55 PM   #10762
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You guys understand my last car was $1500 and that I get my books from the dump, right?

Holy Christ.
I paid $1.00 for mine.

But, I'll buy books.

Someone has to support the arts.
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:07 PM   #10763
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you say that like it's a bad thing
That looks like a modern Highwheel. Can you please tell me where I can find one?
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:11 PM   #10764
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Two grand just for the FRAME?!

Hi, have we met?
my Palmeres frame was $5 G's and a lot of DH frames are around $3 G's
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:20 PM   #10765
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That looks like a modern Highwheel. Can you please tell me where I can find one?
Yeah. That's pretty cool!
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:58 PM   #10766
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Yeah. That's pretty cool!
it's coker wheelman
coker tire used to sell them
i've found found two of these on craigslist
they also had(might still sell)
a beach crusier bike that used the 36" wheel front and back
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:02 PM   #10767
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Well, last Friday I got off work at a reasonable hour and home in a reasonable time so I took a short spin. 22 miles.
Then on Sunday afternoon managed to get in 37 miles that felt like a million and ended any hope of being productive the rest of the day.
Monday after work another ride of 27 miles. And again the same thing on Tuesday and then Wednesday I ran the pfig out of gas and took more than an hour to get gas, and another 45 minutes to get home.
So, tonight I managed another 27. For a grand total over the last seven days of 140 miles. All on my old 1983 team bike. With a six-speed friction shifters on the downtube.

No pictures since last Friday, I was too hot and sweaty and tired.

You ever try drafting off a ten-year old on a BMX bike? Those kids are all over the place. And of course I couldn't keep pace...

Rest day tomorrow, the bike needs some cleaning and I have new shifter cables.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:14 PM   #10768
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You guys understand my last car was $1500 and that I get my books from the dump, right?

Holy Christ.
Yo deadbeat - I'm workin' part time at a shop these days. If you can't find a hookup locally, pack up the family and come see me in Northampton. We'll set you up for under $1K, on something that doesn't squish yer junk and break your wrists.

I've got a nice John Deere motif flat-bar road bike that would be perfect for you.


PS. Bring granola.
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:32 PM   #10769
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My bike...



Scott Strike: carbon fibre frame, scandium swingarm, Reba forks, DT Swiss shock, Gravity Dropper, Egg Beaters and various other improbably expensive stuff. 26.5lbs with race tyres.
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Old 05-08-2009, 04:43 PM   #10770
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my Palmeres frame was $5 G's and a lot of DH frames are around $3 G's
My Fat Chance Ti frame was 2300 bucks. In '99. Quality doesn't come cheap.
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