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Old 07-07-2009, 09:42 AM   #11521
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who needs fancy mountain bikes with your back shock absorbers and your proper frames!






My Kona Hoss is basically a dirt jumping bike with more cross-countryish geometry. It's like a big BMX bike. Hellacious fun. I really should get something more race oriented, but I just can't give it up.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:50 AM   #11522
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don't think I can get any coverage where I am
who needs TV coverage?

http://www.versus.com/tourdefrancelive
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:50 AM   #11523
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The Singulator is made by surly and replaces your rear derailleur to run SS. Go to your LBS and see if they have any old stock kicking around in the basement-you might find some gems?
I have the Singleator on my single speed and it works great. It's a bit pricey though. Performance has a much cheaper kit ($29) that includes a singleator knock off and the spacers to make any cassette hub into a SS.
http://www.performancebike.com/webap...07_20000_37503


Shit, just noticed they have a pretty sweet SS on their site, only $269 for the whole bike.... http://www.performancebike.com/webap...http:ClickInfo

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Old 07-07-2009, 02:00 PM   #11524
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First post in this thread.
I didn't know Felt made folding bikes.
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:24 PM   #11525
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I didn't know Felt made folding bikes.
All bikes fold, at least once.
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:41 PM   #11526
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I like the retro/traditional look offered by Rivendell and others (i.e. Fuji Cambridge). What do you mean by Grant Peterson kool aide? Is he full of shit?
Full of shit is kind of an overstatement of what I think is the issue. Yeah, retro's good, but there's a point where new is good too.

Progress for the sake of progress is what he's bitching about.

Me? I LIKE brifters. I raced with em and without em and MUCH prefer with em.

Threadless HSs aren't nearly as pretty as the old quill stems, they're more finicky to adjust, etc but they allow quick and easy changes/upgrades, are usually as light, and certainly are MUCH stiffer.

etc

He's selling bikes, so I wouldn't mind one if it fell in my lap...

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Old 07-07-2009, 04:53 PM   #11527
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For those that can't see le Tour

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Old 07-07-2009, 05:05 PM   #11528
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I have the Singleator on my single speed and it works great. It's a bit pricey though. Performance has a much cheaper kit ($29) that includes a singleator knock off and the spacers to make any cassette hub into a SS.
http://www.performancebike.com/webap...07_20000_37503


Shit, just noticed they have a pretty sweet SS on their site, only $269 for the whole bike.... http://www.performancebike.com/webap...http:ClickInfo


I hear ya, but then again I am a Surly fan.

Thanks for the Tour links guys
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:40 PM   #11529
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I think i might be looking at buying a chinese carbon fiber frame online from ebay for around 400$, alot of people on bikeforums.com seem to think they are just as good as the brand name ones.

Anyone on this site have on and care to share?
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:46 PM   #11530
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I think i might be looking at buying a chinese carbon fiber frame online from ebay for around 400$, alot of people on bikeforums.com seem to think they are just as good as the brand name ones.

Anyone on this site have on and care to share?

i hear they're made from melamine.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:18 PM   #11531
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I thought I'd share some pictures from the last couple of rides with my SO. There's miles of single track yet to be ridden.

















Waiting for my slow ass to catch up.







I think its time she got a proper mountain bike. Any input from a smaller woman rider? She's 5'0. playNzmud? My budget is going to be around the $1000 mark.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:31 PM   #11532
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I think i might be looking at buying a chinese carbon fiber frame online from ebay for around 400$, alot of people on bikeforums.com seem to think they are just as good as the brand name ones.

Anyone on this site have on and care to share?
I'd buy one. Seems to be where everyone but the top Italian companies are going with their production facilities. Pedal Force and Token are the two I know best. I don't own one, but I haven't heard anything bad about em.

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Old 07-07-2009, 09:33 PM   #11533
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I have been working on hardwood floors, so I haven't had a chance to even hear about the tdf. I just got home from announcing my daughter's high school softball game and turned on the TV and found Astana winning the Team Time Trial. That is all I got out of it, other than Lance is not 0.00 behind the yellow jersey and some of the big boys are minutes behind the leaders.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:35 PM   #11534
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I thought I'd share some pictures from the last couple of rides with my SO. There's miles of single track yet to be ridden

I think its time she got a proper mountain bike. Any input from a smaller woman rider? She's 5'0. playNzmud? My budget is going to be around the $1000 mark.
I like the big S bikes. Trek makes some good female specific frames too.

The mid-level FSRs (or whatever they call the wimmen's version) have been perennial favorites.

Oh, and Giant makes some good dual squishy bikes too.

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Old 07-07-2009, 09:36 PM   #11535
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I have been working on hardwood floors, so I haven't had a chance to even hear about the tdf. I just got home from announcing my daughter's high school softball game and turned on the TV and found Astana winning the Team Time Trial. That is all I got out of it, other than Lance is not 0.00 behind the yellow jersey and some of the big boys are minutes behind the leaders.
You missed the good stuff over the last few days. Go hit up Velonews.com or cyclingnews.com for all the skinny

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