Bicycle thread

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

  1. frazman

    frazman Post***ern Redneck.

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    Edit: f@ck it. If I can't say something nice, I won't bother saying anything at all...
  2. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    Way to ruin the bike thread aurelious
  3. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I'll say it again: if WE can't educate 'one of our own' who will?

    :ear

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  4. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    Sweet mother-of-pearl, Aurelius, you could ruin a wet fart. Go play on the other threads.
  5. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Aurelius is not here to be educated. He's made his mind up already....

    It's beyond belief someone who actively rides a bicycle would suggest hitting/nudging/whatever them with their bumpers. I'm sure he's joking but really, it was in very poor taste.
  6. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    Something felt a bit funny in the front end.....
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    I actually went bombing down a pot holed canyon rode with it like that.

    Salsa said I was out of warranty but quietly replaced it anyway. I figured the 6 year old frame had about 15k miles on it.
  7. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    :eek1

    Can't see the pics for some reason, but the link took me to your SmugMug.

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    Hopefully that works.

    Yikes! Glad it held during your bomb run.
  8. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    Thanks, Taptalk kinda sucky

    Came down laurel canyon (most screwed up road in LA) with it like that.

    I'm thinking Ti with a carbon fork in the future :wink:
  9. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    if you don't mind me asking what salsa model was that ?
  10. 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.
  11. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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

    Just saying.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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!
  17. 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.]
  18. 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]
  19. 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
  20. 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.