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Old 03-01-2012, 07:43 AM   #196
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You probably also didn't spend 20 years as a heavy powertrain Tech, didn't have a lift fail and a car fall on you, don't have an abdomen made of mesh, don't have the severity and quantity of arthritis, and aren't partially permanently disabled
Scott Rigsby called. He said to stop whining.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:55 AM   #197
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I may be getting old, but the memories of feeling like I got gaped because I just finished a 40 mile ride on my trek will never fade. I can try to fight the facts and pretend im still young and in good shape, or I can embrace middle age and be comfortable.

Lots of long paved bike paths around me, so I'm not quite as worried about the visibility issues of trikes.
for clarity - is that "gaped" "gapped" or "raped"

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:02 AM   #198
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for clarity - is that "gaped" "gapped" or "raped"

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Old 03-01-2012, 12:41 PM   #199
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You probably also didn't spend 20 years as a heavy powertrain Tech, didn't have a lift fail and a car fall on you, don't have an abdomen made of mesh, don't have the severity and quantity of arthritis, and aren't partially permanently disabled
Nope. Sounds like you're a perfect match for a 'bent.

I only did 2hrs today. Its gotten to 70ish. Working on my tan lines already!

Hey Bueller: check yer PMs here in a bit. Got an engine question for ya.

I've ridden a few of em around. VERY fast... till you hit a hill.

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Old 03-01-2012, 04:01 PM   #200
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Isn't there a tread for 'bents? Not that there's anything WRONG with them...

My Masi:



Less than 200 miles on it. Tiagra 9spd. Nothing fancy, but a nice riding steelie. Depending on circumstances, you might see it in the flea market soon.
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:03 PM   #201
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Scott Rigsby called. He said to stop whining.
Not whining, just pointing out the playing field isn't always level. The fact that someone came from a level worse than mine is irrelevant.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:58 PM   #202
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for clarity - is that "gaped" "gapped" or "raped"


Choose whichever you like. In this case they all mean the same thing. That was my point
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:15 PM   #203
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Depending on circumstances, you might see it in the flea market soon.
Ping me with details, when you get ready.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:06 AM   #204
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So Dave how is the riding going?
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The weather is suppossed to start getting nice here by Wed. Haven't been out on mine either. Haven't bought the Vaya yet but soon
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:38 PM   #205
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Today I looked at the bike in the garage and thought about going for a ride.

But instead I came to my senses and kicked that motherfucker half way across the driveway. Then I ran it over with a large

heavy piece of 1960's made in fucking america automobile with a great big V-8 engine to finish it off.

I'm now crushing a large T-bone, baked potato, and a slab of cheesecake.

Next I'm moving out to the back patio for a cuban and a gin & tonic.

I love exercise weather.

For those of you who can ride farther than 200 feet without a motor, go fuck yourselves.

The only reason you waste your energy like that is because you can't get laid
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:42 AM   #206
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:28 AM   #207
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Bah, a steel bike can last a lifetime - unlike aluminum or carbon frames. All this talk of the price of new ones when an old and comfortable one can be had, fixed up to run, and used hard, for much less money.

Here's the road bike I've been running for 15 years now, built and a frame and fork made years before I bought it and put components on it:



Edit: other than harshness, I don't know what the advantages and disadvantages of y straight steel fork are... but it looks different.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:46 AM   #208
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Bah, a steel bike can last a lifetime - unlike aluminum or carbon frames. All this talk of the price of new ones when an old and comfortable one can be had, fixed up to run, and used hard, for much less money.

Here's the road bike I've been running for 15 years now, built and a frame and fork made years before I bought it and put components on it:
I'm still riding a 1996 vintage Allez A-1.

...and a Y2K Quattro Assi with a carbon rear end.

As a counterpoint, the Bontrager Road Lite I owned was one of the worst-riding POSes I've owned.

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Old 03-08-2012, 11:28 AM   #209
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I'm still riding a 1996 vintage Allez A-1.

...and a Y2K Quattro Assi with a carbon rear end.

As a counterpoint, the Bontrager Road Lite I owned was one of the worst-riding POSes I've owned.

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Fine, I take that back about overbuilt ( or well built) Carbon. I've had a light aluminum frame crack and break beneath me, so while some may think they're still riding a good thing, you won't catch me on an old aluminum. Actually, due to the ride quality you probably wouldn't catch me on an aluminum ever again unless it's my mountain bike (full suspension).
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:29 PM   #210
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Fine, I take that back about overbuilt ( or well built) Carbon. I've had a light aluminum frame crack and break beneath me, so while some may think they're still riding a good thing, you won't catch me on an old aluminum. Actually, due to the ride quality you probably wouldn't catch me on an aluminum ever again unless it's my mountain bike (full suspension).
...and I'll disagree with that too!

Same time as I had a Bontrager Road Lite I had a Specialized E-5 S-Works. BEST riding bike I think I've ever owned.

Back on topic (sorta)


I'm thinking about selling my Crosshairs frame and fork. Need the $$ and the Roubaix just doesn't seem to be gathering interest. I had to rape this bike for the shifters/derailleur for the Roubaix rebuild.

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