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Old 03-31-2009, 08:14 PM   #91
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gawd damn what a bunch of esoterica riding bike dorks you people are


ok


so I bought a fucking pushbike of my own

I stopped by a sporting goods store on the way home and just got it (damn I miss Galyans, Dicks sucks ass)

I know, I should have gone to a bikeshop, got one that fits, get a bike that suits the type of riding I plan to do and all that happy bullshit

whatever dude, I liked the silver one

so I bought the silver one

now what do I do with it




yeah, I know the bottoms of the kayaks are awful smooth - we just got them last fall so back off

I'll scuff 'em up proper this summer

first I gotta take that damn kickstand off my new bike

what the hell is a 29'er anyway?

can you put gin and tonic in one of those water bottle thingies

and fuck presta valves, I had to go four places to find those damn little adapters
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:22 PM   #92
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and fuck presta valves, I had to go four places to find those damn little adapters
What do you need adaptors for? Real men blow up presta valves with their mouths, no adaptors necessary

Nice bike, btw, its amazing what great stuff you can get for not much moolah these days.
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:26 PM   #93
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What do you need adaptors for? Real men blow up presta valves with their mouths, no adaptors necessary

Nice bike, btw, its amazing what great stuff you can get for not much moolah these days.
my brother has a bike he dropped easily twice as much coin six or seven years ago and this thing has equal or nicer components, slicker shifting and the fork is adjustable

the forks on my motorcycle are not adjustable

welds liked stacked dimes, alum frame

I am stunned at what you get for not a fuckton of money

now I just have to figure out to pedal the damn thing for more than 10 minutes without passing out
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:32 PM   #94
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now I just have to figure out to pedal the damn thing for more than 10 minutes without passing out

I thought passing out was the fun part.
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:24 AM   #95
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That is bomb-diggity.

Why the two different shifter styles? Weight savings, or parts bin build up?

I think it's time for me to get a steel cross bike.

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2003 Surly Cross Check. This sub-$400 steel frame has a better road feel than many an exotic unobtanium.

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Old 04-02-2009, 11:12 AM   #96
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That is bomb-diggity.

Why the two different shifter styles? Weight savings, or parts bin build up?

I think it's time for me to get a steel cross bike.
I really, really like my Gunnar. 853 and American made.

I've got a Reynolds fork on it that I think needs to be retired. Getting lots of fork chatter. Maybe an Easton?

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Old 04-02-2009, 01:22 PM   #97
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I really, really like my Gunnar. 853 and American made.

I've got a Reynolds fork on it that I think needs to be retired. Getting lots of fork chatter. Maybe an Easton?

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I'm being talked into a sporty touring bike now, like maybe a long-haul trucker.
(I've got a thing for surlys.)

Also thinking of looking at what Soma has to offer, and got a recommendation for the Felt Z class bikes.

I just want something that's a little more relaxed than my bianchi SL so I can do some longish lazy miles. And maybe start commuting again, if I can get into shape...
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:51 AM   #98
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I'm being talked into a sporty touring bike now, like maybe a long-haul trucker.
(I've got a thing for surlys.)

Also thinking of looking at what Soma has to offer, and got a recommendation for the Felt Z class bikes.

I just want something that's a little more relaxed than my bianchi SL so I can do some longish lazy miles. And maybe start commuting again, if I can get into shape...
Pretty much ANY cyclocross bike will do that too.

Ditto with Bruce Gordon's stuff.

IF makes a fan-farging-tastic bike.

Chris King.

...and the list goes on... Go look at the pics from the NAHBS from recently. LOTS of eye candy

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Old 04-03-2009, 10:54 AM   #99
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That is bomb-diggity.

Why the two different shifter styles? Weight savings, or parts bin build up?

I think it's time for me to get a steel cross bike.
It's because of the disk brake caliper. STI levers don't pull enough cable for it to work effectively. You can use STI levers, but you need those travel adapter things for it to work effectively. I originally had barcons on both sides, but hit my knee too many times on the right side which caused me to shift into my highest gear while climbing. Cantilevers offer the best clearance for mud, but that's rarely an issue in my locale.
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:02 PM   #100
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Are Surlys not made in the US?

I just went to one of the local shops website - they carry Surly and the long haul truck and the cross-check are about a grand a piece.

I might mosey on in there this weekend, but I should probably leave my credit card at home...

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I really, really like my Gunnar. 853 and American made.

I've got a Reynolds fork on it that I think needs to be retired. Getting lots of fork chatter. Maybe an Easton?

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Old 04-03-2009, 08:00 PM   #101
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Are Surlys not made in the US?

I just went to one of the local shops website - they carry Surly and the long haul truck and the cross-check are about a grand a piece.

I might mosey on in there this weekend, but I should probably leave my credit card at home...
Oh, I forgot my personal favorite: the Salsa Casseroll



Gears for me tho.

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Old 04-03-2009, 08:40 PM   #102
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A lot of roadies in this thread, this is my JM bike.....



She's been with me for quite some time, and has been updated since this pic. I'll add updated pic soon. I don't like to pedal.
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:16 PM   #103
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That head tube is a little long for my tastes.

My hipster friends have nothing but praise for Soma stuff




I used to have a roommate who's best friend is the man behind Vanilla bicycles:


BEEEyouTEEful stuff, but a bit out of my price range, and I hear he's usually backordered pretty good. (Super nice guy too.)

But I've had a crush on the whole surly motif for so many years, I'm really leaning that way.




The question is - what's going to fit my wants the best?


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Oh, I forgot my personal favorite: the Salsa Casseroll



Gears for me tho.

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Old 04-04-2009, 12:49 AM   #104
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My fixie and my cyclocross bikes are in Miami, but here in NY I have my franken-tri bike.

It started its life as a Cannondale R700. The first thing to get swapped out was the saddle - first to a Forte job with the cutout, later to a Arione Tri 2. It stayed this way, pretty much unchanged, for a long time.

Then the Cyclocross bike came in, which, in 700x23 trim, became the 'weapon of choice' even for purely road events as it just plain fit me better. As the stem and handlebar from the Cannonball were a better fit than the stock ones on the 'cross bike, they got swapped. This relegated the Cannon to wallbracket-queen status, and for the LONGEST time I thought I should sell it but never came 'round to it.

The next phase was when I decided I needed proper aerobars for my triathlonning. So I took off the handlebar and brifters, replacing them with tt-style bars, complete with bar-end brakes and shifters. Of course, this meant coupling an 8-speed derailleur with a 10-speed shifter - so the derailleur got swapped out for 10-speed hawtness, which also meant I needed to get a new cassette... which the bike shop somehow 'accidentally' put on Reynolds Attack wheels As a consequence, the brake shoes got swapped to accomodate the pads specific to the CF wheels.

While I was at it, I threw a Fizik Arione Tri 2 saddle on.

Then, the fork got damaged in shipping. And the tech who installed the replacement fork noticed the headset had become pretty gritty as a result of the exposure to Miami sand/salt, so that got replaced too.

So, in the end, the only stock components on the bike anymore are the frame, the bottom bracket, the crankset and the front derailleur. Oh, and the seatpost, which is about to get replaced in the quest for moving the saddle juuuuust a bit further forward.

And no, I haven't seen anyone else with a 105/Dura Ace mix

I'll snap pics tomorrow
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:30 AM   #105
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And no, I haven't seen anyone else with a 105/Dura Ace mix


Stick Me's bike has D/A 9sp (mostly) with 105 brifters. Works fine hanging there on the wall!

Been out on the Crosshairs lately. Bout an hour a shot. Loop thru the neighborhood on the other side of the freeway. Lately its been BIG tailwind the whole way out, and BIG headwind the whole way back. Can't go the other way 'cause that way's Tucson proper!

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