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Old 06-15-2009, 03:27 AM   #11191
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Askel Welcome to the club. What gearing are you running?

32x17 for now. Got the stock 18 rear cog with it as well.

Although, 32x17 worked great on our most single speed friendly trails. I was just flying with that gearing. I'm going to try some "real" hills tonight and see how it'll do.

Sounds like 32x16 is about the max for most people around here.
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:49 AM   #11192
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4th bah, there are some fast beotches up there... (thanks for asking though)

I have some work to do....







*ps, anybody got a job for me on here?? I just lost mine..... had "the call" last week (Friday, before my race) of lack of work for a week or two.. but now just heard it isn't looking good for future either....
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:12 AM   #11193
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Tour Divide is underway:

http://tourdivide.org/

Great Divide kicks off in a few more days:

http://greatdividerace.com/


Great Divide is on my short list of stupid ideas I might just follow through on, but the Tour is easier to follow from my cushy office chair.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:21 PM   #11194
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bah,




Good show, playz. I understand the competitive streak, I really do. Velodromes and hill climbs. Knock 'em dead.


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*ps, anybody got a job for me on here?? I just lost mine..... had "the call" last week (Friday, before my race) of lack of work for a week or two.. but now just heard it isn't looking good for future either....


Poo. Best of luck to you.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:51 PM   #11195
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You check out Andy Pruitt's office? He's big-time into cycling: fitting, sports med, etc. IIRC he's in Boulder.

Good luck with the rest of it! (again)

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Old 06-15-2009, 06:46 PM   #11196
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32x17 for now. Got the stock 18 rear cog with it as well.

Although, 32x17 worked great on our most single speed friendly trails. I was just flying with that gearing. I'm going to try some "real" hills tonight and see how it'll do.

Sounds like 32x16 is about the max for most people around here.
I'm running 32x20. It came stock. I'd like to try a 17 or 18.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:45 AM   #11197
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Congrats-4th is nothing to sneeze at! Good luck on the job hunt too.
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:17 AM   #11198
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Good job on the 4th place finish.

I am done working for others as of about 3 weeks ago also. I am starting my own Home Improvement business.
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:24 AM   #11199
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Good job on the 4th place finish.

I am done working for others as of about 3 weeks ago also. I am starting my own Home Improvement business.
Its both a good and bad time to be in that bidness...

Good cause people are fixing insteada moving. Bad cause there's a lot of belt-tightening going on.

Good luck!

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Old 06-16-2009, 11:39 AM   #11200
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You check out Andy Pruitt's office? He's big-time into cycling: fitting, sports med, etc. IIRC he's in Boulder.

Good luck with the rest of it! (again)

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Andy Pruitt is back in a Boulder office? When he checked my hammered knee, it was in Denver some place. Made me faint with one finger applied to my knee...

"Does that hurt?"

Uh, yep...

Got me fixed up after some time off the bike and some repositioning I was good as new. Well for an old guy with a real bad knee.

Then I killed the knee real good. Required a lot of knife work and then never to race again. Took a year to recover so I could ride at all, and never got back to real racing strength.
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:26 PM   #11201
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Andy Pruitt is back in a Boulder office? When he checked my hammered knee, it was in Denver some place. Made me faint with one finger applied to my knee...

"Does that hurt?"

Uh, yep...

Got me fixed up after some time off the bike and some repositioning I was good as new. Well for an old guy with a real bad knee.

Then I killed the knee real good. Required a lot of knife work and then never to race again. Took a year to recover so I could ride at all, and never got back to real racing strength.
All I know is he's in 'that area.'

How's that Pinarello coming? Gotten any new pieces?



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Old 06-16-2009, 05:41 PM   #11202
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steel bike frames are made from very thin wall high alloy (cr moly, etc) steel tubing, and are generally built with lugs and brazing, not welded.
Maybe if you are living in the 80's or early 90's you still use lugs and brazing but a modern lightweight steel frame uses welding. Most steel frame tubing is designed to be welded.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:38 PM   #11203
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Maybe if you are living in the 80's or early 90's you still use lugs and brazing but a modern lightweight steel frame uses welding. Most steel frame tubing is designed to be welded.

Lighter, and easier to build than a hand filed custom lugged work of art. They each have their place. I like EL-OS in a lugged frame myself.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:43 PM   #11204
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Lighter, and easier to build than a hand filed custom lugged work of art. They each have their place. I like EL-OS in a lugged frame myself.


(shame about the Ultegra, but no one's perfect)

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Old 06-16-2009, 08:54 PM   #11205
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The Italian bike is hanging up for now. Damn that Colano looks nice.
I need to get me used to the mtb again for Iowa. I figure I'll go comfort over speed. Besides I got new tires,


Took off from work after my last meeting, after ten hours in that saddle.

And split my way home to the bicycle. Loaded up the camel-bak with fresh go-juice and took off down the hill heading out to Coal Canyon. I have not been on dirt for quite a while. In fact last time I "customized" my wheels a bit.

These new wheels and tires are nice.
The Captain on the up side,


Of course there was time to stop and smell the flowers,


About 45 minutes in I got to here and called it a day. I am out of shape a bit. I can ride for a long time with y heart in my mouth, but once I get to the sand, I just bog after that third grind. Whew!


So, I turned tail and ran back down the hill, I am way, way out of practice for this stuff, I felt like an old woman on ice and a walker,


All in all it was good. Now, I need to repeat this a few more times this week, then head over to Chino Hills State Park come Saturday and have some fun.
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