ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Fluff > Sports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 509 votes, 4.94 average. Display Modes
Old 11-03-2009, 07:40 AM   #12556
Gummee!
That's MR. Toothless
 
Gummee!'s Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: NoVA for now...
Oddometer: 28,821
Quote:
Originally Posted by Askel
Yeah, but only dorks like me brag about being a cheap bastard.

(4th place in last weekend's CX race on my oh-so unfashionable aluminum CX bike with a Sora 3x8 drivetrain. Now 3rd in the championship.)
Congrats! It just goes to prove its the RIDER not the bike that wins! Lookit Sean Kelly winning all them races on a noodly Vitus!





M
__________________
I'm a cyclist that rides motos, not a moto rider that rides bicycles.
Gummee! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2009, 12:33 PM   #12557
Javarilla
Escapee
 
Joined: Mar 2002
Location: 1...
Oddometer: 23,456
Quote:
Originally Posted by Perry
Have any of you guys tried the electric Dura Ace set yet?

It's an amazingly high end piece of engineering. Way too rich for my blood but something tells me this tech will trickle down into a very common comp group on the avg high end bike in the next 5 years.

I only tried it in an LBS parking lot, but damnnnnn!!!!!!!

Yeah. Got to try it a few months back.

Marvelous. Simply marvelous. Ground up a steep hill under full bottom bracket breakin' power and ripped that unit up and down the range - worked like magic. Nary a misshift, nor a chain rub, even when totally crossed up.

But I live in Seattle.

And I'm primarily a long distance commuter/rando rider.

I don't really NEED cybernetics...

Besides, until I see one them them survive the monsoon season it's mechanicals for me.
Javarilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2009, 12:55 PM   #12558
DoctorIt
vrooom!
 
DoctorIt's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Springfield, MA
Oddometer: 5,679
Quote:
Originally Posted by ImaPoser
Can they wire it directly to my brain?
Funny you should mention that - just had lunch with a friend in the biomechanics department and just that was the topic or chat: what would it take to map the brainwaves for "shift up" and "shift down"... the rest would be easy.
__________________
Erik
Professor for hire.
DoctorIt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2009, 01:09 PM   #12559
ImaPoser
adventure imposter
 
ImaPoser's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2002
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Oddometer: 15,932
Quote:
Originally Posted by DoctorIt
Funny you should mention that - just had lunch with a friend in the biomechanics department and just that was the topic or chat: what would it take to map the brainwaves for "shift up" and "shift down"... the rest would be easy.



Once they do that, have them start on electric pulses to the leg muscles for more power. I could use some for the standard cranks. I shoulda got a compact.
__________________
ImaPoser

Save 20% when you open your own smugmug account. Just go here...
ImaPoser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2009, 03:30 PM   #12560
vfr700
172S
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Phoenix, Az
Oddometer: 570
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gummee!
Congrats! It just goes to prove its the RIDER not the bike that wins! Lookit Sean Kelly winning all them races on a noodly Vitus!





M
I still have one of those....in rose pink.
__________________
Phoenix, Az
vfr700 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 04:34 PM   #12561
Askel
Perma-n00b
 
Askel's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2005
Location: Da UP, eh.
Oddometer: 10,481
4000 entrants. This oughtta be good.

http://iceman.com/


Then I try my hand at A class cyclocross the next day.

I should be good and ready for work come Monday.
Askel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2009, 07:01 AM   #12562
RogueClimber
"Tacticool"
 
RogueClimber's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Oddometer: 952
Quote:
Originally Posted by Askel

I should be good and ready for work come Monday.
You can always call in dead!

Good Luck on your rides this weekend
__________________
"To the everlasting glory of the Infantry!"
Diligentia -- Vis -- Celeritas
Rob

Save $5 on SmugMug-- zpTBLRFvcME2c
RogueClimber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 12:53 PM   #12563
Javarilla
Escapee
 
Joined: Mar 2002
Location: 1...
Oddometer: 23,456
Dudes, just a good word here for Schmidt Hubs and Schmidt Edelux lights.

Slapped one on the Fargo!

Holy Cow!

Anyone needs superior night lighting - it's the freakin' solution!

I ride in the daylight when it's pitchblack.
Javarilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 01:01 PM   #12564
DoctorIt
vrooom!
 
DoctorIt's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Springfield, MA
Oddometer: 5,679
Quote:
Originally Posted by Javarilla
Dudes, just a good word here for Schmidt Hubs and Schmidt Edelux lights.

Slapped one on the Fargo!

Holy Cow!

Anyone needs superior night lighting - it's the freakin' solution!

I ride in the daylight when it's pitchblack.
You saying superior night-lighting in terms of hub-powered? I have a hard time believing anything hub-powered is brighter than my NiteRider mini-Newt.

Do tell...
__________________
Erik
Professor for hire.
DoctorIt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 04:47 PM   #12565
Bimble
In giro in moto
 
Bimble's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Apple Valley, MN
Oddometer: 8,350
Quote:
Originally Posted by Javarilla
Dudes, just a good word here for Schmidt Hubs and Schmidt Edelux lights.

Slapped one on the Fargo!

Holy Cow!

Anyone needs superior night lighting - it's the freakin' solution!

I ride in the daylight when it's pitchblack.
Tell us more rando-monkey. I have a NiteRider Mini Newt, also. I would not mind being freed from recharging a battery pack.
__________________
Siamo tra qui e lì.
Bimble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 04:51 PM   #12566
DoctorIt
vrooom!
 
DoctorIt's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Springfield, MA
Oddometer: 5,679
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bimble
Tell us more rando-monkey. I have a NiteRider Mini Newt, also. I would not mind being freed from recharging a battery pack.
do you have the USB version? Hard to beat that little package, bright as all get out, charges fast and on any old USB-miniUSB cable.
__________________
Erik
Professor for hire.
DoctorIt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 05:22 PM   #12567
Bimble
In giro in moto
 
Bimble's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Apple Valley, MN
Oddometer: 8,350
Quote:
Originally Posted by DoctorIt
do you have the USB version? Hard to beat that little package, bright as all get out, charges fast and on any old USB-miniUSB cable.
No, I have the standard wall-socket charger.
__________________
Siamo tra qui e lì.
Bimble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 06:57 PM   #12568
Askel
Perma-n00b
 
Askel's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2005
Location: Da UP, eh.
Oddometer: 10,481
Holy fuckballs.


"Largest Single Day Mountain Bike Race in North America".....


And they're all fuckining SLOW and stuck in front of ME!


28 miles of passing people like crazy....

Tomorrow I do A class cyclocross racing just to be that poor schmuck in over his head that I spent all morning dodging today.
Askel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 08:02 AM   #12569
flip18436572
Broke ex-YMCA employee
 
flip18436572's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2005
Location: Red Oak, IA
Oddometer: 3,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by Askel
Holy fuckballs.


"Largest Single Day Mountain Bike Race in North America".....


And they're all fuckining SLOW and stuck in front of ME!


28 miles of passing people like crazy....

Tomorrow I do A class cyclocross racing just to be that poor schmuck in over his head that I spent all morning dodging today.
Pictures????? You usually have pictures and of course good reports.
__________________
Do you like bicycles, running, triathlons, marathons, etc........ Go to http://www.friedquads.com and thank BALDY!!!!!
flip18436572 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 03:47 PM   #12570
thencamebronson
Takin' a trip?
 
thencamebronson's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: Oh great, I landed in Barstow!
Oddometer: 737
What a day! 4 (four) flats!! All on the rear. I must be doing something wrong. I installed new tires last night (Michelin Speedium 700x23) These are foldable but shouldn't be any big deal right? Take off this morning, after about 3 miles flat, stop pull out new tube, install air up, on the way. 4 miles later, flat again. Call the wife to come get me. Patch both tubes, decide to take the pump off another bike so I don't have to use up any more $3 CO2 carts.

This afternoon reinstall, and off I go. Just as I am thinking, sweet got it fixed. FLAT. Pull out my last new unpatched tube and install. Again, after three miles or so, PSSSSSHHH. All of the holes have been at random spots on the inside (next to the wheel) of the tube. All have also been slightly elongated, and about 1-2mm in length. I have felt and inspected the rim and there is nothing that would cause a puncture. Nothing inside the tire either.

Am I "pinching" the tube, I am not using tire levers, just hands.
As you can imagine the frustration is maddening. Just as an aside, I also had to replace the front tube because as I was testing to see if I could get to 110 PSI with the small pump the valve broke off the front tube. The metal part.
Front has gone without flatting after the repair.

Any insight is appreciated.
thencamebronson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015