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Old 12-18-2012, 05:16 PM   #55171
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went to UT CO and ID, been living in asheville NC last couple months, great rides down here
I'll have to pick your brain sometime about your adventures. Those are all places I've thought about relocating to someday. I haven't ridden yet in ID or Asheville, but they are on my short list.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:21 PM   #55172
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:23 PM   #55173
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this thing was fast down and up, way over what i pay for a bike but it was trick, guessing around $8000+
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:23 PM   #55174
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I was told by the doc this summer that my knee was OK to resume my usual abuse, and that the repetitive motion of cycling would help to wear down the tear. Supposedly after it wears down, or tears off completely, I'll have less pain. I'm still waiting. Maybe I should get a fixie so I pedal all the time.

If you have bad knees the last thing you should ride is a fixed gear bicycle, road or pavement.

If you want to ear those knees in, ride in lower gears spinning easy as much as possible. The Ortho had me doing 20-30 minutes a day on an exercise bike with zero tension. As OhioPT said, make sure your bike fits, too low a seat will kill your patella and too high will tear up the back of your knee.

Go to www.wrenchscience.com and sign up for the using the bike fit calculator (fit system). Have someone measure your pieces parts and it will spit back some dimensions to adjust your bike to. If you need some different stems to make the reach work, let me know, I have boxes of vintage to new stuff.

In fact, if anyone needs some misc parts, there is a chance I may have one say like a Girvin Vector Fork, Symetric shifters, quill stems, bearings, canti brakes, bars, cranks and pedals. I even have some XR style brush guards that bolt to Deore XT levers
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:29 PM   #55175
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:55 PM   #55176
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went to UT CO and ID, been living in asheville NC last couple months, great rides down here
I am working on an apartment project in Asheville on New Leicester Hwy. I am hoping to bring the Vstrom down in the spring for a "site visit".
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:57 PM   #55177
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That pic is a blast from the past. Looks like the Christmas classic in around 1992 or so....
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:57 PM   #55178
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If you have bad knees the last thing you should ride is a fixed gear bicycle, road or pavement.

If you want to ear those knees in, ride in lower gears spinning easy as much as possible. The Ortho had me doing 20-30 minutes a day on an exercise bike with zero tension. As OhioPT said, make sure your bike fits, too low a seat will kill your patella and too high will tear up the back of your knee.

Go to www.wrenchscience.com and sign up for the using the bike fit calculator (fit system). Have someone measure your pieces parts and it will spit back some dimensions to adjust your bike to. If you need some different stems to make the reach work, let me know, I have boxes of vintage to new stuff.

In fact, if anyone needs some misc parts, there is a chance I may have one say like a Girvin Vector Fork, Symetric shifters, quill stems, bearings, canti brakes, bars, cranks and pedals. I even have some XR style brush guards that bolt to Deore XT levers
I thought a fixie hybrid would be OK on the towpath, since it's basically dead flat. Thanks for setting me straight.

Maybe next year when you're retired, and have nothing to do, I'll take you up on you spare parts bin offer. I'm not sure how much will fit my vintage 80's MTB though.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:00 AM   #55179
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I I'll take you up on you spare parts bin offer. I'm not sure how much will fit my vintage 80's MTB though.
that's why they're in a bin, that's the era they are from
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:00 AM   #55180
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I just picked this bad boy up. I think it will be good for Mohican...

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Old 12-19-2012, 04:04 AM   #55181
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That pic is a blast from the past. Looks like the Christmas classic in around 1992 or so....
Correct or so. It was the year the UCI had the 3 lap Pro MTB races. There were a few slots left so they let Stump and I enter.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:29 AM   #55182
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Asheville/Brevard is nice, I was going down a few times a year. I have some good friends that live there.




Fixed is definitely harder on knees. I think the down hills feel the worst to me.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:15 AM   #55183
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heading to brevard in a 1 hour, love that area
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:19 AM   #55184
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I just picked this bad boy up. I think it will be good for Mohican...

It's built tough enough for it, that's for sure. Cool old Schwinn tho, I have a Columbia from about the same era I'm cleaning up.

Saw a dude riding a Unicycle at Alum this spring....so anything's possible.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:20 AM   #55185
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just sold my SS bike, on a steel hard tail 26 1x10 at the moment,
the SS got around this summer
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