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Old 02-16-2010, 07:34 AM   #13426
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The global picture is very cold.

Global warming is total bullshit to steal your money!!!

But hey.... some global warming sure would be nice right now for a good old bicycle ride!!

dude its a bicycle thread in the sports forum, lets keep our political opinions to ourselves ok?
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:04 AM   #13427
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The global picture is very cold.

Global warming is total bullshit to steal your money!!!

But hey.... some global warming sure would be nice right now for a good old bicycle ride!!

Please shut the fucking politics up, thanks.

Try CSM next time.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:12 AM   #13428
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Please shut the fucking politics up, thanks.

Try CSM next time.

no kidding.

besides global warming is a fact and due to people using carbon, aluminum and titanium instead of steel framed road bikes. DUH!



ok seriously, it will cost too much to change my bianchi over to 105 from the awesome 10yo veloce 9 speed groupo that i have now.

so ill start saving for a nice new bike. id love to have an 853 frame and 105 components. i should have gotten shimano to begin with, but that was akin to sacrilege. the euro bottom bracket seems to have jumped the shark.
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:17 PM   #13429
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:37 PM   #13430
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Ever get shocked by your bicycle?

30 years ago, I remember parking under the hi-voltage lines that come out of Plant Hatch - a nuclear power plant down in Baxley GA. If my bicycle was on top of the car, I could hold my keys close to the rack and draw a small arc when the plant was making power.

Yesterday, as I rode parallel to some power lines, I felt a mild shock on my left hand. I thought maybe a bee was stuck in my gloves but I realized I was touching part of the handlebar down near the front brake handle that isn't quite covered by tape.

I could easily repeat the effect by moving my hand close and then back away. Interesting. Maybe I'll dig out my Fluke, bicycle back to the same area and see if I can get a reading on the voltage.
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:52 AM   #13431
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30 years ago, I remember parking under the hi-voltage lines that come out of Plant Hatch - a nuclear power plant down in Baxley GA. If my bicycle was on top of the car, I could hold my keys close to the rack and draw a small arc when the plant was making power.

Yesterday, as I rode parallel to some power lines, I felt a mild shock on my left hand. I thought maybe a bee was stuck in my gloves but I realized I was touching part of the handlebar down near the front brake handle that isn't quite covered by tape.

I could easily repeat the effect by moving my hand close and then back away. Interesting. Maybe I'll dig out my Fluke, bicycle back to the same area and see if I can get a reading on the voltage.
Let us know what it shows. I'm curious. I ride under powerlines adjacent to a coal-fired plant all the time, but, have never been shocked. My Trinity is an Alliance (carbon/aluminum hybrid). I wonder why I don't get zapped. Hmmm.
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:58 AM   #13432
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Friend of mine up here won 1st place with this movie "Fat Bike" at the Boston Bike Film Festival this last Fall.

His name is Carl Battreall and here's an intro to the movie. Have fun, Mark H.
Got my DVD, yesterday. I really enjoyed it. It was interesting to see the origins of the fat bike. IDK that I could handle living there with the extremes.

What do you guy wear for gear? What the video shows is awfully lightweight looking. I need to gear up with different stuff, as layers of cycle clothing isn't quite getting it. I don't have a ski shop anywhere close, so I'll have to internet order if that's what you guys use.
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:04 AM   #13433
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I've found that a few lighter layers is mo bettah than a few big ones.

No matter what the synthetic folks say, I like Merino wool mo bettah than most of my synthetic base layers.

Lightweight LS base
Midweight insul layer
Mid- to Heavyweight jersey
Windbreaker jacket
(+ tights, etc)

Was all I needed down into the teens to 20s regardless of the windchill once I got warmed up. Iffen I was goin mtn biking, I'd need less.

I can't think that you'd need much more riding wherever else in the country 'cause well, riding = heat.



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Old 02-18-2010, 06:46 AM   #13434
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I've found that a few lighter layers is mo bettah than a few big ones.

No matter what the synthetic folks say, I like Merino wool mo bettah than most of my synthetic base layers.

Lightweight LS base
Midweight insul layer
Mid- to Heavyweight jersey
Windbreaker jacket
(+ tights, etc)

Was all I needed down into the teens to 20s regardless of the windchill once I got warmed up. Iffen I was goin mtn biking, I'd need less.

I can't think that you'd need much more riding wherever else in the country 'cause well, riding = heat.



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We have brutal winds, due to minimal windbreaks (trees). Flat farmland presents something more than just what the thermometer shows. Wind just cuts right through gear. I'm good down to around 32-34, but, was looking for more options for colder yet.
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Old 02-18-2010, 07:16 AM   #13435
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damn you fargonians

I will be jumping in and buying a fargo soon. I know there at least three members currently riding them. My question - what size did you go with ?

I am 5'10" with a 32" inseam. I was thinking large ?

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Old 02-18-2010, 08:26 AM   #13436
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I will be jumping in and buying a fargo soon. I know there at least three members currently riding them. My question - what size did you go with ?

I am 5'10" with a 32" inseam. I was thinking large ?
Is 32" your pants-size inseam, or your accurately-measured taint-to-floor inseam?

I'm your height and wear 32" inseam pants, but my actual inseam is a bit over 34 inches. I was debating between medium and large. Salsa's sizing advice is that you should choose the same size for a Fargo frame that you would for one of their recent mountain frames (e.g. if you'd ride a medium El Mariachi, you'll fit best on a medium Fargo). Going with that approach, the medium was the clear choice for me.

That said: I haven't actually ridden my Fargo, yet. The frame just came a few days ago and I need to get it into the shop to be prepped before I can build the bike. I'm planning to leave the steerer tube pretty long at first so that I've got a lot of room to experiment with bar position.
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:08 AM   #13437
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32 = pant size inseam.

My most recent purchase was a Salsa Pistola in 51cm or what they say is 58cm traditional. It fits perfectly.
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:56 AM   #13438
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32 = pant size inseam.

My most recent purchase was a Salsa Pistola in 51cm or what they say is 58cm traditional. It fits perfectly.
Uh, what?? how does 51 = 58???

No way you're 5'10" and riding a "traditional" 58. Maybe if you have weird proportions you could be riding something with a 58 top tube, but I just don't get your math.
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:39 PM   #13439
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I will be jumping in and buying a fargo soon. I know there at least three members currently riding them. My question - what size did you go with ?

I am 5'10" with a 32" inseam. I was thinking large ?

thanks
I'd say medium. I'm the same height and medium or 54-55cm seems to fit me best.



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32 = pant size inseam.

My most recent purchase was a Salsa Pistola in 51cm or what they say is 58cm traditional. It fits perfectly.
That's some weird sizing going on there. They show 575mm traditional top tube length for a 51cm frame. At 5'10", I know I'm not comfortable with that much length.
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:44 PM   #13440
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Uh, what?? how does 51 = 58???

No way you're 5'10" and riding a "traditional" 58. Maybe if you have weird proportions you could be riding something with a 58 top tube, but I just don't get your math.
I didn't make it up. Go to salsas website and checkout the geometry for the pistola. ? The pistola is in no way traditional geometry, it has quite the sloping top tube. But that is indeed what my "go fast" road bicycle is. I rode a metric century in just over 3 hours and experienced no back, neck , arm or other pains. I am somewhat of a freak though
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