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Old 07-13-2009, 07:10 PM   #11596
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(long seattle bike shop diatribe deleted)

omg, thats fuggin awesome. that should be in 24 pt helvetica on 19x36 white posterboard in every single gaddamn decent LBS in this country.
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:27 PM   #11597
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Sure, send me your address...I'll drop it in the mail. It's a good read.
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:30 PM   #11598
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Keep an eye on yer lugs. If there's white 'worm tracks' in/on em, start REALLY lookin at em cause you've got some galvanic corrosion going on.

In that bike, galvanic corrosion = bike falls apart. Doesn't ALWAYS happen... I've seen some pristine carbon Treks and I've seen em with a serious case of rot.

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Old 07-13-2009, 08:28 PM   #11599
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Keep an eye on yer lugs. If there's white 'worm tracks' in/on em, start REALLY lookin at em cause you've got some galvanic corrosion going on.

In that bike, galvanic corrosion = bike falls apart. Doesn't ALWAYS happen... I've seen some pristine carbon Treks and I've seen em with a serious case of rot.

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You say "lugs", does that mean the carbon/aluminum junctions?

If so, they appear clean. Except for the running gear, the rest of the bike appears excellent (as quoted by the LBS). Thanks for the info..I'll keep an eye out for the "worm tracks".
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:30 PM   #11600
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I have broken one such TREK aluminum/carbon frame, they replaced it with an OCLV frame and I broke that one, too.. never again do I ride TREK..
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Old 07-14-2009, 02:10 AM   #11601
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You guys have bird issues in the UP? Lots of folks in Brisbane would dress up their helmets like that to discourage swooping birds (usuall magpies) during nesting season. Those little f'ers don't mess around, swooping was a daily event.

Bats maybe.

Actually, I used a bunch of zip ties to secure my light to helmet and just left them all uncut to be weird (you know, better mind ray reception and all that...)

First time I took a lap through the mine, there's a couple low spots where you have to get off your bike. I could hear the zip ties scraping before anything more substantial hit. Hey wow, silly looking and functional!

The blood came from a sharp right through a doorway in an old building foundation. I decided to take a break and lean up against it for a second. Or maybe crash into it.

Very, very cool race. Lots more pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7748942...7621225166675/
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Old 07-14-2009, 02:14 AM   #11602
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The bottom line is that getting into bicycling can be cheap but once you really get into it, there will be some expense.
I've lost nearly 100lbs and managed to keep it off through bicycling and skiing. People often ask me how I did it.

I tell them to head down to the bike/ski shop and just empty out their wallet on the counter. Maybe hand over a credit card or two as well.
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Old 07-14-2009, 02:34 AM   #11603
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chick: "coming around"
me (pissed): "not this time....."

In almost every race I do, I end up getting mixed in with a pack of top 10 class female racers. Generally, I try to take every opportunity to stay the hell out of their way as I'm not going to win anything. Besides, the scenery is usually better from behind than in front..

Still, I had one poor girl stuck behind me at one race on a swoopy fast section I knew really well. She'd holler out to pass just as a I dropped down into something, she'd catch up just for the same thing to happen again... Must've happened four times before things leveled out and I let her by. Man, was she pissed.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:31 AM   #11604
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You say "lugs", does that mean the carbon/aluminum junctions?


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If so, they appear clean. Except for the running gear, the rest of the bike appears excellent (as quoted by the LBS). Thanks for the info..I'll keep an eye out for the "worm tracks".
Get a stand, some degreaser, and some rags. Clean that bike every other weekend. Help keep things workin better between 'real' tuneups. Park tools has great DIY hints/tips/instructions

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Old 07-14-2009, 08:57 AM   #11605
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I've lost nearly 100lbs and managed to keep it off through bicycling and skiing. People often ask me how I did it.
This gives me hope. Good on ya!
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:32 AM   #11606
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This gives me hope. Good on ya!
I lost 60 (since gained back 15 ) and cycling was THE best way for me to get the weight off - I was doing a ton of swimming prior to getting a bike but my shoulders weren't keen on 5 miles a week.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:33 PM   #11607
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Shameless plug:

The blog for my bike shop, written by one of the kids that works for me.

Just cause. He knows his bike stuff, too!

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Old 07-14-2009, 08:38 PM   #11608
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Whereabouts in the Fort are y'all?

We're (Stick and I) are headed yer way end of next month

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Old 07-14-2009, 10:50 PM   #11609
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Whereabouts in the Fort are y'all?

We're (Stick and I) are headed yer way end of next month

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We are :

Velox Cycles
636 S. College Ave
Ft Collins, co

We are just north of campus, right next to The Screaming Peach, the waxing salon.
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:25 AM   #11610
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We are :

Velox Cycles
636 S. College Ave
Ft Collins, co

We are just north of campus, right next to The Screaming Peach, the waxing salon.


Stick's gonna be in town at the end of the month. WE are gonna be there end of next month.

We'll hafta stop in

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