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Old 02-20-2012, 02:57 PM   #136
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I'm likin' this one a lot also
Despite the name of this thread, cross bikes (that aren't pure race bikes) are some of the most capable all-round bikes out there.

I LOVE the way my Gunnar Crosshairs rides.



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Old 02-20-2012, 04:34 PM   #137
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There's a 'show us your bicycles' thread in Shiny Things.

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Old 02-20-2012, 06:11 PM   #138
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You guys want me to post that HUGE pic of the Zipp stem to keep things equal over here too?

Like long cat only bicycle related!

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Old 02-20-2012, 07:05 PM   #139
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I'm going to go look at one of these today. Salsa Fargo 3


We sell these at my shop. They are a NICE touring rig. Like riding a couch. Not very zippy, but definitely up for the long haul.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:45 PM   #140
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:42 AM   #141
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What is this one? It is purdy...
Thanks. Built by Dave Kirk. Dave is an ex-Serotta guy that has a one man shop in Montana. Certainly a master at lugged construction.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:43 AM   #142
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We sell these at my shop. They are a NICE touring rig. Like riding a couch. Not very zippy, but definitely up for the long haul.
You're not far from me. How much? Send me a PM if you'd like.

Nevermind. I saw and rode one yesterday. Liked it a lot but I don't think it's going to work for what I want. I'm moving on to this.

Edit: Can't get the pic to load it's a Salsa Vaya2 Edit again, got it
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:29 AM   #143
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A couple of my rides.....



I just saw this bike for sale on Ebay, either you, or someone stole your photos?
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:44 PM   #144
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Took it for the first ride today

Mother of Christ riding a fucking bicycle sucks

I remembered why I quit doing it.

I went out to dinner with some friends Friday night and had gin and tonic, whiskey, a dry aged filet, baked potato and some creme brle. That was way more fun than riding a fucking bicycle.

Just a quick little 24:39 minute ride and my lungs nearly burst out of my fucking chest. Sucking 36 degree air fucking hurts.


Five little goddamn miles.

Shit.




Still a pretty nice bike.
Except that the seat everyone says is great when it breaks in feels like prison rape until it does.


All of you guys that can crank out mile after mile




Fuck you.

Yesterday I rode my new-to-me Schwinn (that's a steel bike, right?) Suburban to the local bike shop - maybe a mile an'a half away. Tough pedalling.
Today I rode ~five miles... need to look at getting a better seat.
...and stretching.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:15 PM   #145
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Yesterday I rode my new-to-me Schwinn (that's a steel bike, right?) Suburban to the local bike shop - maybe a mile an'a half away. Tough pedalling.
Today I rode ~five miles... need to look at getting a better seat.
...and stretching.
I have one of those. I have it on the trainer right now. I don't ride it much other than that. I have a Specialized Hardrock 29er for play.
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:53 PM   #146
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I have one of those. I have it on the trainer right now. I don't ride it much other than that. I have a Specialized Hardrock 29er for play.
Gotta' start somewheres... It was fun to ride today. Feelin' it in the calves though - and when I go up the stairs...
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:24 AM   #147
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I just saw this bike for sale on Ebay, either you, or someone stole your photos?
It's me. Can't quite get the fit that I want out of it with the painted stem. Seems like an abuse to not use it. No worries though, if it doesn't sell I will swap the stem and bars for something else and make it work!
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:31 AM   #148
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Gotta' start somewheres... It was fun to ride today. Feelin' it in the calves though - and when I go up the stairs...
Its what I started with about four years ago. It did well for me, too, for a year or so. After that, I needed higher gearing. And wanted a bike to chase the 15 year old around the woods on.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:38 AM   #149
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Question about lugs.

I've got a couple (four) female friends who are above 6' tall. Needless to say, there are no women's geometry bikes that big that I know of. If you know of a company making them that big stock (no custom builders), I'll point them to it & they might send you homebaked cookies. So I'm toying with the idea of dabbling in framebuilding, so that these ladies can have bikes that fit them properly.

Here's my question about lugs. I know that a women's specific geometry is going to change the angle of the tube as it goes into the lugs; does anybody make the lugs with the right angles?

I'm a decent home welder (vocational re-training FTW), and have grasped the theories behind brazing. I can put a bike together, but I've never done frame building.

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Old 02-27-2012, 10:11 AM   #150
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This should help you. This too. The bicycles intended purpose determines geometry not who's sitting on it. Sizing is different but that's where a custom build comes into play.

Are you locked into brazed lug construction? Personal preference or customer choice? Tig welded frames are every bit as good as lugged. If it's preference I understand. It's mine as well.
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