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Old 09-07-2009, 11:28 AM   #12061
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Now, home, my lovely campy super record seat post is stuck in my frame. It also allows the seat to slowly rotate the nose up, over the course of fifty odd miles.
By all means, treat yourself to a new ride....

But, as for the stuck seat post, if all else fails hack it, split it, extract it and then ream the seat tube: begin again with a new post. Been there done that...

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/stuck-seatposts.html
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:39 PM   #12062
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Why doesn't my motorcycle rust after being ridden in the rain?

They do, my most recent bike started rusting 3 months into having it, riding in rain and cold on all the fasteners and discs.

-you soccer ball head
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:47 PM   #12063
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They do, my most recent bike started rusting 3 months into having it, riding in rain and cold on all the fasteners and discs.

-you soccer ball head
DrIT must be right, I guess I have a magic motorcycle. Not a trace of rust.
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:16 PM   #12064
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Rode my first Century...

I'm an unexpected bicyclist...two years ago, I'd moved from Virginia to an apartment in Savannah with just what I could carry on my KLR (!). Did lots of dumpster diving for furniture and rode quite a bit around the city on the KLR...then the motor blew...so I bought an $80 dollar Schwinn from Target...rode it 1200 miles in about a year and then threw down a few hundred bucks on a Craigslist Trek.

Suddenly, I found that bicycling and motorcycling have lots in common!

I rode the Trek about 1500 miles last year (was gone nearly 6 months though) and have rode around 1900 miles so far this year (gone 2 months total so far this year).

I've decided to get in the best shape of my Life and the bicycle is the tool I've chosen. I signed up for the Savannah Century and completed it yesterday.



Two years ago, I though dudes (and dudettes) who rode that far on a bike were crazy, .

I had a great time and felt I was well trained for it. I was hoping for a 17mph average but only managed 16.2mph. The rear tire cut a sidewall at the 60 mile mark (brand new Conti and new tube!) and the SAG fella said I probably would not finish on that tire..but it held up!

If I drop a few more pounds, I think I'll average 17mph for sure next time...I'm already signed up for an 80 mile ride next month and the Double Pump in December.

If you're on the fence about trying a Century...do it! It was such a huge accomplishment for me that I nearly cried when I finished...103 miles.

Now if I could just learn to swim better...
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:25 PM   #12065
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Congratulations


Things will only get better and faster from now on

good luck
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:14 PM   #12066
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Ow.

Fuck.

That hurt.


So, touring is fun, right? And mountain bike racing is fun too, right?

You see where this is going, don't you?

Yeah. Logged about 180 mixed dirt and pavement miles to go do one of the most technical, but still brutally fast MTB races of the year.

Rode back home with a wheel majorly out of true, a very warped brake disc, and a knee swelled up like a grapefruit.

I'm self medicating now.
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:15 PM   #12067
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Anybody have a Salsa Fargo? Seems like a good do it all bike.
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:19 PM   #12068
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Anybody have a Salsa Fargo? Seems like a good do it all bike.

Never heard of it.
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:21 PM   #12069
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Oh man, I was maybe 10 places behind these guys. I wussed out and ran it. I hit my crash quota already.

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Old 09-07-2009, 03:22 PM   #12070
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Anybody have a Salsa Fargo? Seems like a good do it all bike.

Paging Javarilla, paging Javarilla....

Please pick up the "fun guy green" courtesy phone.
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:26 PM   #12071
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This, is why I'm a wuss.

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Old 09-07-2009, 03:52 PM   #12072
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Been there done that before
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:16 PM   #12073
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oh yeah, got the scars and screws to prove it
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:44 PM   #12074
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Paging Javarilla, paging Javarilla....

Please pick up the "fun guy green" courtesy phone.
Javarilla where are you? What can you tell me bout dat Fargo?
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:29 PM   #12075
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Why do presta valves exist?

Less durable, leaky, can't fill them up at a gas station, can't find a replacement at the drugstore, etc....

Why?
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