Bicycle thread

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

  1. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    if you don't mind me asking what salsa model was that ?
  2. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    Salsa Casserolle

    Ironic, they had a recall on the matching stem a few years ago.
    Beautiful stem that they said may crack.
  3. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    If it is THAT potholed you could get a front suspension.

    Just saying.
  4. PMC

    PMC riding rider

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    WOW on that fork. I know they built the casserolle fork to be road only but come on! It also doesn't look like you were trying to moto that thing either. I am not suprised they quietly took care of you but that shouldn't ever happen.

    Saying that
    I do like the Salsa guys and even work with the wife of one of them. It's cool seeing them 'testing' new stuff on the trails out my back door as I've seen some of the new stuff before it was anywhere near production.
  5. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    :scratch I suggested nothing of the sort. Read the post(s) above mine: I was referring to the damage done to the bumper of a Prius in a link someone posted.
  6. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    You're nuts. :rofl I'd never ride the hilly part of Laurel simply because the pavement is so bad, nevermind the traffic. Beverly Glen is on my usual commute and it's bad enough.
  7. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    if you broke a steel fork, don't even THINK of carbon fiber. if you do, inspect it very closely every few weeks for microcracks.
  8. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    I hate casseroles so much that I keep a second one as back up :wink

    Looking at the Salsa Vaya ti for a custom build, maybe time for discs.
    Hard to get a ti frame and yet still have a steel fork.

    Maybe ill just stop kidding myself and get a seven expat...it IS my car. Atleast I can sell it to the wife that way!
  9. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    heh. reading the 'new bike' packet that came with this floor model 2010 Specialized Globe Vienna 2 (a 700x35c hybrid, with an alloy frame, steel forks), and it says, 100kg maximum rider weight for most Specialized bikes. :huh

    I'm a nickle over that. what are really big guys supposed to do?

    [this is purely rhetorical, I'm sure this bike will be fine, and I hope to use it to get under 100kg, target is 80kg.]
  10. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    [Word up, the cracks that break that plastic fork will never be seen until you're looking at the pieces through a bloody face.
    NDI, aka x-ray is the onyl way to see it before you experience it.
    QUOTE=pierce;19330020]if you broke a steel fork, don't even THINK of carbon fiber. if you do, inspect it very closely every few weeks for microcracks.[/QUOTE]
  11. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    I don't know. Things happen. *shrug*

    Salsa seem to be a good group of people, by their blog. :thumb
  12. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Got back last night from our trip. We went from Southern Vt into Mass, and rode around Mass for a while before heading back to VT through New Hampshire. A lot of hills. No decent pics as usual. 3 days, 249 miles, with 13,531 ft. of climbing. We rode the last 25 miles yesterday through a freakin' Monsoon! Thunder, lightning. The whole nine yds! That was pretty crazy. A couple of flats. Overall, a great time.
  13. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Sounds like a great trip - glad that you guys had a good, safe trip!
  14. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Scheduled: 4hrs with 2 x 20min over/unders (2min zone 5/2min zone 4/repeat)

    Actually ridden: 1:13 easy. :dunno Between going to bed late, having the dog freak out during a t-storm at 0200, and getting up early, just didn't have legs today.

    I'll do the remaining 2:45 and efforts tomorrow.

    Next week: rest week :clap

    M
  15. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Another Saturday, another ride with the Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club. 43 miles, little bit of climbing at around 1,000 ft. My powermeter says I briefly touched 695 watts and goldencheetah indicates xpower of 148 watts. I didn't try to blow by everyone as in the past - this was a fairly complicated route and twice, while ahead, I missed turns and had to backtrack. I held back until the last few miles and me and another guy pretty much dropped the rest.

    Last week there were 90+ riders. I think the heat, which was near 100 towards the end of the ride, kept the count below 60.
  16. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    woke up this morning with time to kill .... and a rocket in my ass

    went to my ride with my fuji roubaix with a "make it hurt for an hour plan" and swam into the pain head first. i havent done that since 2009. next time i wll leave at 0700 instead ... the group riders hogging the path got testy and gave chase after i wedged myself between them in order to pass them. about 30 of them ... someone yelled something at me but i could not hear because my headphones. the largest of them kinda blocked me and i rocketed forward. a couple minutes later the whole gang of middle age bandits was in clear pursuit. i took the east diversion path to washington street and so did they crested over the bridge crossing i40 and looked again and 4 or 5 were chasing hard; but lost sight of the rest. then a big rolling hill comes and made my legs scream down and up. looked back and those few were on the drops coming down the hill. i turned west on indian school and bombed down towards old town ... all the way to the staarbux on central and i 40.

    it was just like any other motorcycle ride and coming into a pack of slow rolling middle age harley riders.

    :hide
  17. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    so a hair under 20 miles in an hour.
  18. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    100 mile race tomorrow, as stated earlier.

    In prep I'm heading to my neighbours for a barbecue with wine and beer.

    I'm super smart.
  19. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    Don't kill yourself man.....Monday morning we're going back out there :deal
  20. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Sounds like good fun!!!:lol3