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Old 09-04-2009, 06:40 AM   #12151
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Nice, I have put approx. 800mi. 07 Reign since new (as pictured)



.. it's a trusty steed. I had 24 in. rear wheel for DH runs.
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:59 AM   #12152
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If anyone needs parts ,I am the head mechanic/sales person at a shop so just PM me.
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Old 09-04-2009, 07:09 AM   #12153
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If anyone needs parts ,I am the head mechanic/sales person at a shop so just PM me.
I need a pair of these:



hook a brotha' up
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Old 09-04-2009, 07:20 AM   #12154
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I need a pair of these:


hook a brotha' up

Do you want those with a Shimano or Campy free hub? What frame size are you?...I will throw the wheel set on a Colnago Ferrari edition bike for you..They need a proper wheel price to bike price ratio to make them complete....
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Old 09-04-2009, 08:01 AM   #12155
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Do you want those with a Shimano or Campy free hub? What frame size are you?...I will throw the wheel set on a Colnago Ferrari edition bike for you..They need a proper wheel price to bike price ratio to make them complete....
Either drivetrain would be ok, just need the wheels.. maybe a pair of TUFOs.
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:33 PM   #12156
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Kingdom Trails Day 1

This won't be too coherent. I'm fried and suffering from permagrin.

The trails and scenery are as spectacular as I remember. I broke down and bought a lot of gel packets to bring along, and though they feel like a ripoff, they sure are convenient and effective. I felt like I could pedal forever today as long as I kept pouring sugary goop down my throat at regular intervals. Perfect weather helped too -- sunny, low humidity, cool but not so much so that long sleeves were in order.

The high point of the day came right at the end, when my girlfriend was done riding and I was close to stopping as well. I asked her to go ahead and drive down the hill to the town and meet me there, so I could take one particular short-and-sweet route down, known as Kitchel Run. The Kitchel Run I rode in the spring and in years past is fast, smooth, and curvy, with small quasi-natural berms that help you maintain speed. It's my favorite way to end a day at KT. But it's not hugely different from any of a dozen other trails there except for those small berms and the fact that it's marked one way.

So I started down it today, flew around the first few turns and then OH MY GOD WHAT HAPPENED HERE?!?!? The bottom half of the trail had been completely rebuilt since I visited 3 months ago. Curves and S-curves with huge, smooth, beautifully built berms. Table tops and doubles. It was the sort of trail that I've previously only seen on YouTube. It was amazing, and the fact that I wasn't expecting it made it all the better.
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Old 09-06-2009, 03:12 PM   #12157
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Dood. My Dura Ace stuff does that if you don't lube it up right away. It ain't he machine, its the mechanic!



Now go lube up yer shit and quitcherbitchin!

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Why doesn't my motorcycle rust after being ridden in the rain?
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Old 09-06-2009, 06:38 PM   #12158
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Got back in the saddle a week or so ago after a long layoff with broken ribs then a vacation... With healing ribs.

We rode to the beach for coffee, 64 miles round trip.


Sat at Kean Coffee in Newport Beach and enjoyed the company of a couple of ADV'rs.

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.

If I can't free the seat post, I'm going to spend a ton of money and buy a new bike.

What a pain. But the ride was great. Started out warm and humid at about 7 and got very hot and humid. Sitting on the patio at Kean Coffee there was an amazing sea breeze.
When I got home, I weighed myself. I had not dropped a pound.
I guess I have to work even harder.
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:23 AM   #12159
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Why doesn't my motorcycle rust after being ridden in the rain?
You must have a magic motorcycle.

Leave it out in the rain, then let it sit for a day or two, you'll see rust in your fastener heads and any unpainted/treated parts as well. Shaft drives are enclosed, so maybe you just don't remember that your older motos had orange chains too after days in the rain. True, it may take more time, bigger moto chains hold more oil/lube, and for a bit longer than a tiny bicycle chain which is jumping cog to cog about a thousand times each ride.
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:29 AM   #12160
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You must have a magic motorcycle.

Leave it out in the rain, then let it sit for a day or two, you'll see rust in your fastener heads and any unpainted/treated parts as well. Shaft drives are enclosed, so maybe you just don't remember that your older motos had orange chains too after days in the rain. True, it may take more time, bigger moto chains hold more oil/lube, and for a bit longer than a tiny bicycle chain which is jumping cog to cog about a thousand times each ride.
The motorcycle gets wet, I park it indoors, 8 years and zero rust.

I ride the bicycle in the rain once, park it inside, give it a brief wipe down, rust the next day.

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Old 09-07-2009, 12:28 PM   #12161
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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, 01:39 PM   #12162
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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, 01:47 PM   #12163
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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, 02:16 PM   #12164
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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, 02:25 PM   #12165
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Congratulations


Things will only get better and faster from now on

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