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Old 05-28-2009, 09:16 PM   #10936
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we probably only rode a dozen miles, but much of it was single track on the edge of Yosemite National Park.... cracked me up some, I was doing better on the more technical sections on this old beast than they were on their pogoframes... the guy's wife is a good rider, their kids and husband no so much so.
I get that on my cross bike a lot. Yer riding THAT where?!



Funny thing is, I like it better off-road than most mtn bikes I've ridden. Maybe its the tires, maybe its the geometry, maybe its just me.

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Old 05-28-2009, 09:21 PM   #10937
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When I lived in Colorado, it seemed to always be uphill and into the wind both ways.

I got used to it. Learned to spin to save my knees. And got strong.

Now? I'm a fat bastard who still rides uphill both ways into the damn wind.



At least I'm the guy "breaking wind"...
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:28 AM   #10938
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oh yes-uphill into the wind both ways. Nothing like staggering out of the bar at 4 am with an hour of uphill to get home
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:55 AM   #10939
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My single speed - IRO - geared 32x18, manitou minute 2.00 fork, XT crankset and avid discs. I have a full suspension Klein and a geared hardtail but once I started riding single speed I havent touched any other bike. My legs were never so strong riding a geared bike ! I'm thinking about building a 29" SS next

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Old 05-29-2009, 07:00 AM   #10940
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oh yes-uphill into the wind both ways. Nothing like staggering out of the bar at 4 am with an hour of uphill to get home


The cyclist's version of...

These stairs go on forever...

And the handrail is killing my back...

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Old 05-29-2009, 07:03 AM   #10941
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My legs were never so strong riding a geared bike ! I'm thinking about building a 29" SS next
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Old 05-29-2009, 07:05 AM   #10942
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OK folks, nice weather here this weekend so I need to get my bike on the road and so I need to know, 2 broke spokes = no chance to true a wheel so I need a new one or the guy at REI was a moron
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Old 05-29-2009, 07:31 AM   #10943
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OK folks, nice weather here this weekend so I need to get my bike on the road and so I need to know, 2 broke spokes = no chance to true a wheel so I need a new one or the guy at REI was a moron
Yeah, new spokes. Simple.

2 broken spokes in the 32 hole world = weak wheel.

One of the things I miss from the good old days are real pro-bike shops. Places that could thread a spoke to length for you, and usually just fixed the wheel instead of giving you the spokes because they were fast, and didn't trust you to mess with a wheel.

Nothing like a grumpy old racer working on your bike. Bitching about you hitting potholes instead of riding around them. Swearing at you in a thick Dutch accent...

Later, once he figures out you rode 40 miles to his shop on your way to a 120 mile workout, just to slobber over the campy SR toys behind the glass, he brings out the wooden rims he used to race on cobbled roads of Europe. Then the stories come, and an afternoon and way too much espresso passes your lips. A shop, where the smell of old metal, oil and grese mix with the creaks and groans of the aged hardwood floor. Most of the light is provided by skylights, filtered through dusty old racing bikes hung in the wooden truss rafters.
I have not found REI to be too full of old school know-how.
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Old 05-29-2009, 07:40 AM   #10944
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OK folks, nice weather here this weekend so I need to get my bike on the road and so I need to know, 2 broke spokes = no chance to true a wheel so I need a new one or the guy at REI was a moron
It ain't rocket science. You need 2 new spokes and a truing unless your not telling us the rim is the shape of a taco shell.

Any real bike shop (not REI Boston/Framingham) can do that for you. I think at my shop it would ring up about $25.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:08 AM   #10945
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It ain't rocket science. You need 2 new spokes and a truing unless your not telling us the rim is the shape of a taco shell.

Any real bike shop (not REI Boston/Framingham) can do that for you. I think at my shop it would ring up about $25.
I figured the guy was a moron.

I have been riding the bike on rollers all winter with it the shape it is, and with the 2 spokes missing I just don't fancy hitting the road in the shape it's currently in.

Thanks...time to go to the LBS.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:10 AM   #10946
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Yeah, new spokes. Simple.

2 broken spokes in the 32 hole world = weak wheel.

One of the things I miss from the good old days are real pro-bike shops. Places that could thread a spoke to length for you, and usually just fixed the wheel instead of giving you the spokes because they were fast, and didn't trust you to mess with a wheel.

Nothing like a grumpy old racer working on your bike. Bitching about you hitting potholes instead of riding around them. Swearing at you in a thick Dutch accent...

Later, once he figures out you rode 40 miles to his shop on your way to a 120 mile workout, just to slobber over the campy SR toys behind the glass, he brings out the wooden rims he used to race on cobbled roads of Europe. Then the stories come, and an afternoon and way too much espresso passes your lips. A shop, where the smell of old metal, oil and grese mix with the creaks and groans of the aged hardwood floor. Most of the light is provided by skylights, filtered through dusty old racing bikes hung in the wooden truss rafters.
I have not found REI to be too full of old school know-how.
This is my first dealings with them regarding doing any work on a bike. It is also my last.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:39 AM   #10947
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Yeah, new spokes. Simple.

2 broken spokes in the 32 hole world = weak wheel.

One of the things I miss from the good old days are real pro-bike shops. Places that could thread a spoke to length for you, and usually just fixed the wheel instead of giving you the spokes because they were fast, and didn't trust you to mess with a wheel.

Nothing like a grumpy old racer working on your bike. Bitching about you hitting potholes instead of riding around them. Swearing at you in a thick Dutch accent...

Later, once he figures out you rode 40 miles to his shop on your way to a 120 mile workout, just to slobber over the campy SR toys behind the glass, he brings out the wooden rims he used to race on cobbled roads of Europe. Then the stories come, and an afternoon and way too much espresso passes your lips. A shop, where the smell of old metal, oil and grese mix with the creaks and groans of the aged hardwood floor. Most of the light is provided by skylights, filtered through dusty old racing bikes hung in the wooden truss rafters.
I have not found REI to be too full of old school know-how.
Best wheel builder I've known worked with me at a PBS. MAN! Was that dood a wonder with a spoke wrench! Start to finish in appx 30-40 min with a perfectly true and round wheel at the end.

I've been trying to get like that since I met him.

Oh, and he was an artiste ON the bike too. Watched him clear some 3'+ tall logs without a thought.

Basically what I'm sayin is that the old LBSes aren't always the place to find good mechanics. Chain stores DO usually have their fair share of maroons tho.

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Old 05-29-2009, 08:54 AM   #10948
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Basically what I'm sayin is that the old LBSes aren't always the place to find good mechanics. Chain stores DO usually have their fair share of maroons tho.
Yeah, but there's probably a big difference between a bike-specific chain like Performance and an all-purpose outdoors store that also sells bikes like REI. I've never had any bad experiences with the bike folks at REI, but that may be because I go there for camping and climbing gear, and elsewhere for bike stuff.

Mercury: I can't remember if I've mentioned it before, but I've had good experiences with WheelWorks on Trapelo Rd. in Belmont, and it should be pretty easy to get to for someone coming from outside 128. There are lots of other bike shops in the area with good reputations too, but WW is the one that I have the most personal experience with.

(And I hope you're right about the good weather this weekend. Other than a couple hours toodling around the carriage roads in Acadia NP in Maine last weekend, I haven't gotten in a ride in the last 2 weeks, and it's really starting to affect my mood.)
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:57 AM   #10949
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Yeah, but there's probably a big difference between a bike-specific chain like Performance and an all-purpose outdoors store that also sells bikes like REI. I've never had any bad experiences with the bike folks at REI, but that may be because I go there for camping and climbing gear, and elsewhere for bike stuff.

Mercury: I can't remember if I've mentioned it before, but I've had good experiences with WheelWorks on Trapelo Rd. in Belmont, and it should be pretty easy to get to for someone coming from outside 128. There are lots of other bike shops in the area with good reputations too, but WW is the one that I have the most personal experience with.

(And I hope you're right about the good weather this weekend. Other than a couple hours toodling around the carriage roads in Acadia NP in Maine last weekend, I haven't gotten in a ride in the last 2 weeks, and it's really starting to affect my mood.)
Two werds: trail run.

Easier to get ready than riding, you can usually find some trails out the back door, AND you get tired a LOT faster than riding... A good workout may take an hour start to finish.

...or just ride a trainer. (I have 2 that are gathering dust in the garage.)

But I know whatcha mean about the mood. That seratonin boost every time ya exercise is a good thing m'kay.

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Old 05-29-2009, 09:04 AM   #10950
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Yeah, but there's probably a big difference between a bike-specific chain like Performance and an all-purpose outdoors store that also sells bikes like REI. I've never had any bad experiences with the bike folks at REI, but that may be because I go there for camping and climbing gear, and elsewhere for bike stuff.

Mercury: I can't remember if I've mentioned it before, but I've had good experiences with WheelWorks on Trapelo Rd. in Belmont, and it should be pretty easy to get to for someone coming from outside 128. There are lots of other bike shops in the area with good reputations too, but WW is the one that I have the most personal experience with.

(And I hope you're right about the good weather this weekend. Other than a couple hours toodling around the carriage roads in Acadia NP in Maine last weekend, I haven't gotten in a ride in the last 2 weeks, and it's really starting to affect my mood.)
Thanks.

Llandry's is the closest LBS to me - it's just in a PIA place (if you know where it is, you know what I mean) so I was going to take it there.
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