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Old 06-18-2009, 02:19 PM   #11266
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Stoopid bike n00btard question.


I broke the front brake cable on my bicycle. Is this a manufacturer only part or would a local bike shop be able to match it up for me?


It is some sort of a Trek mountain type thing.


For God's sake Man, Have you learned nothing? Don't even touch that front brake, yer gonna flip right over yer bars then you'll be in a hell of a fix!
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:21 PM   #11267
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Hmm, even my poor WVU education allows me to see a connection here!




Been a long month with my lead generator dood on vacation.

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That was cool feature on Independent Fab. Wouldn't mind having one myself.


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Old 06-18-2009, 02:27 PM   #11268
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I lived in southern WV (closer to Hokie country than Touchdown City) for 12 years. Great town and set up nicely for bicycling unlike Morgantown. I still get to BBurg once in a while on a work trip. I don't miss watching us lose to you guys in football, lol.

I'm going to start really searching out good bicycle friendly road routes in the area, I'm sure the LBS is the place to start.

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I weighed 155 when I graduated from Tech. Its a GOOD 30-45min of climbing to get back into town whichever way you went... I HATE climbing, but ya gotta do whatcha gotta do.

S'why I raced track for so many years. No hills at the velodrome!

Ya gotta be careful out in the sticks. BUT having said that, its the yuppies ya gotta watch for. USUALLY the 'rednecks' are some of the more polite people when they're passing (cause they drive tractors on that road?!) but there's exceptions to every rule. Every once in a while, I have a problem with some dood in a pickup, but the SUVs are the worst offenders.

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Old 06-18-2009, 02:28 PM   #11269
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... I'll have to order the fancy box to ship the bike in since shipping is cheaper than the airlines, and probably safer.
Ship it hell, ride the bike to Iowa then you'll be in shape for the RAG!

If you can fog a mirror and your heart don't explode walking out to the mail box you can do the ride.

Forward crank at 3:00, patella over the pedal axle, make sure the seat ain't too low!

What flavor cleats/pedals ya using?
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:33 PM   #11270
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... and now I have to count calories? Rats!

Yeah, I'm slowly sneaking toward 200 pounds.

I think the big fat-pills are:
1. wine
2. crackers/cheese
3. occational hamburger at the local cafe, (Mmmm so good with fresh diced onion, tomato, and pickles )
4. wine...
5. probably the single malt too...


And the big fat-pill is the TV + couch combo I tend to gravitate toward all too often...

During the four weeks I ratched up to my high mileage average of 140, I was slowly eeking away at the squishy bit around my middle.

I really need to drop 20 pounds and up the push-bike mileage. Well here goes. I'm holding out on my final decision on the Iowa thing until the last damn minute. I figure I have two more weeks to make the call either way. I'll have to order the fancy box to ship the bike in since shipping is cheaper than the airlines, and probably safer.
This weekend I'm going to try and do a couple of long hard rides. On the knobbies. I figure I can use the work. Tonight I am goin to tweak my riding position a bit. I noticed my seat was way the hell back from where it looked like it should be.
two and a hlf more hours of play time here then run home and get tired again.
Head down to the LBS and get a box from a bike that they're building. Get all the packing stuff free with it too. Add to that: pack yer spare clothing around it but bring shoes/pedals and helmet with you 'just in case.' You can get away with buying new shorts, etc but ya can't get away with tryin to set up cleats last min before a huge ride.

re: seat pos.: KOPS. Have someone help. (hint: if you don't know what KOPS is, google it) On a mtn bike, maybe a cm back is OK. Forward?

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Old 06-18-2009, 03:46 PM   #11271
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I have the front brake on the right lever

Exactly where god intended all front brake levers should be.
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:53 PM   #11272
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Dude, keep up!

Rutt's a good shot, for sure
Cool.

In Denver, I knew Rich Gangl, he did really nice lugged frames that were art, and nice to ride.
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:10 PM   #11273
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Dude, keep up!

Rutt's a good shot, for sure
I'm about as quick on a bicycle as I am in this thread.

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Old 06-18-2009, 04:47 PM   #11274
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I'll take it off and try to find a bike shop somewhere and just buy a new cable instead of a whole new bike
Bring the housing too - it might be the cause of your broken cable (just guessing). Even if you buy a new cable AND housing, you'll be out $10, so just do it anyway.

Or support your local LBS and buy a new bike, that's the spirit!
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:48 PM   #11275
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Hey Oznerol: you registered for D2R2 yet? you doing the 100k or the 100mi?

I don't think I'm in good enough shape for the big one.
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:29 PM   #11276
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It actually was the end of the housing that broke. The little doohickey that keeps the housing from sliding through the arm thing that moves the shoes.
doohickey and arm thing
my professional bike mechanic diagnosis: bring the whole thing into a shop!

not sure if by doohickey you mean the cable ferrule (silver cap on the housing) or the housing stop on the brake caliper itself? Either way, easy fix at a bike shop, and I definitely suggest getting new cable, housing, and a ferrule (still under $10).
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:27 PM   #11277
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Hey Oznerol: you registered for D2R2 yet? you doing the 100k or the 100mi?

I don't think I'm in good enough shape for the big one.
I think I was registered a few hours after I got the email announcing that registration was open.

I'm doing the 100k, same as last year. Last year I had a good time, but the ride was pretty near the limit of what I could do, and I'm no more fit this year and probably won't be in 2 months.
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:30 PM   #11278
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I think I was registered a few hours after I got the email announcing that registration was open.

I'm doing the 100k, same as last year. Last year I had a good time, but the ride was pretty near the limit of what I could do, and I'm no more fit this year and probably won't be in 2 months.
Sweet, we'll ride it together
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:11 PM   #11279
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I call 'em Gruppo Guys, Tri Geeks ........ or just fags

...them aero bars and the way they have the saddle adj. way forward, the fuckers never pull in a paceline either WTF!
I never draft if I'm on my aerobars...

And the saddle way forward makes it easier to run afterwards.

...say, where did I leave my glass of kool-aid?
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Old 06-19-2009, 04:22 AM   #11280
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I have the front brake on the right lever
Doesn't everybody?
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