Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Just went out on the Roubaix for the first time in months.

    Nice riding bike.

    Found a good power position. :clap

    Too bad its for sale!

    M
  2. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Sell it and buy another one with the proceeds! :deal
  3. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    80 minutes. South-blowing wind on my northbound leg :bluduh which stayed a southbound wind on my southbound leg. :clap
  4. blackfriar

    blackfriar Been here awhile

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    Got out for a little while after work today. It is still cold on the bike and the trail has some snow and slush left. Still nice to get out this early in the year.
  5. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    I took my son out onto the single track mtb trails yesterday. The poor kid crashed 6 times on the advanced loop. He kept losing the front and face planting in spectacular fashion.:loll The boy took it like a man, but I was glad to get out of there before any bones were broken after about 5 miles. He did pretty well considering he hasn't ridden the advanced loop and he's only 7.
  6. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Tire pressures OK?

    Everybody, whom I've ridden with, that continually lost the frontend had too high tire pressures.
  7. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    The front is a little low, but not dangerously so. The fork is stiff with virtually no travel for a rider who is 60 lbs. He needs to figure out that turning the bars with the front wheel off the ground is a bad idea.:D Also, his wet leaves avoidance skills need sharpening.:wink:
  8. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Ahhh, he's got plenty of time, to learn. You're fortunate in that he's wanting to be out there riding.
  9. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    HEY GUMMEE

    Seen this?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local...uzzard-point/2012/02/23/gIQAAgJWWR_story.html

    "Group plans cycling track at D.C.’s Buzzard Point
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    By Jonathan O'Connell, Published: February 23

    A new nonprofit organization plans to build a velodrome — or track cycling arena — on Buzzard Point in Southwest Washington that organizers say will host competitive races and offer free classes for adults and children beginning this summer.

    The group, DC Velodrome, has leased a parking lot on V Street SW, just off South Capitol Street, and plans to erect a 166-meter-long, oval-shaped wooden track with 48-degree banked turns."
  10. soewe812

    soewe812 Wag more Bark less

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    Anyone know if mid 90's Schwinn Paramount R30 mtn bikes are any good or worth having?
  11. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    a $700 (new in 1993) steel hard tail ? meh. forks from the 90s weren't very good compared with today's Fox Float and similar... looks like that bike has a load of Suntour XC 3x8 speed stuff, cantilever brakes, etc.

    nothing special. its certainly not its namesake, the Schwinn Paramount road bikes of the 1970s were top line hand made-in-USA silver-brazed lugged cro-moly bikes which were comparable to Europe's best of the era.
  12. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Nuff said

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  13. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    Is it a 93? It is actually a pretty cool bike. Not as high end as some from that era, but it is a lugged steel MTB. Parts for the Suntour stuff can be a little tricky to find, but with the help of ebay, not so bad.

    This one? R30

    Not really collectible, if that is what you are asking. Only buy if it is really cheap.
  14. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    indeed, it was the bottom end of that line-up, with the R50 and up using Deore components. probably be best as a hybrid city-bike, as it doesn't even have a suspension fork (except, I prefer 700c on my city-bike, rather than 26' slicks)
  15. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    I'm really, really, really, enjoying the new MTB. It absolutely smokes my old one in every respect.:clap
    I tried out a new section of trail on today's ride that was just opened late last week. There was still lots of straw on the trail that some corners interesting, but the fast, rolling decent at the end was worth the price of admission (a loose, steep-ass climb)!

    Did I mention that I love my new mountain bike?

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  16. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    Tour of Toms Creek today. We didn't get the earliest start.

    Kitty ate a bad bird the other morning, so he is not feeling his best. Hang in there, buddy.

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    Weather conditions today were nice. We did both loops on the east side of 221 counter clockwise.

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    The MST or McDowell trails people have been hard at work. They have buggered up a bunch of the creek crossings so a pedestrian can cross them with dry feet. They have also made the switchbacks more difficult by forcing you to go ALL the way to the end. They are getting a bit carried away, methinks.


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    We had a triple pit bull encounter on Huskins Branch Road. Not so fun. Luckily the owners were pulling out in their car, so they got on the dogs. Phew!

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    Hooray for Woodlawn! A very nice place to ride a bicycle. :clap
  17. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    Nice! I grew up in Newton. :norton
  18. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I just got in from an easy hour on the bike. The goal was to not break a sweat. Mostly accomplished that. I went a little hard in one spot, but not too bad. Legs feel better than they did before I started out. :nod


    :ricky

    M
  19. gearguywb

    gearguywb Been here awhile

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    Amazing how much better an easy ride will make you feel. I typically go hard (for me anyway) on the weekends and then do an easy 1 hour spin on Monday's.
  20. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    Nedster, what did you get?