Bicycle thread

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

  1. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    My daughter and I went for a MC ride yesterday to do some leaf peeping. A park at the end of my normal route was taped off for some kind of race. Turns out there was a cyclocross race in town. :cry If I had known, I think I would have given it a try. Does not really matter though, because I talked myself into trying one next weekend a bit north of where my daughter is going to college.

    Sold my dirtbike and am hoping that some kind of bicycle racing will replace that. Maybe it is cyclocross. :dunno

    Find out next weekend.
  2. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    In about ten days it'll be six months since my first op.

    The past two odd months on my feet have not exactly been pleasant. Hang in there. It'll get better.

    At least that's what they keep telling me.... :lol3
  3. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    I had one outpatient operation on said foot, where they installed pins and screws, Surgery was on Aug. 1...

    [​IMG]

    been walking on it without crutches about a week and a half (was 2-3 weeks with 1 crutch, putting partial wait on it in an ortho boot), but only the past 4 days without the boot at all.
  4. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    See my advice to Ridge. Its a lot of fun and a lot of hurt at the same time.

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  5. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    yep hurts so good. You will be asking yourself why am I doing this during the race. But all is made well and pain is forgotten over the after race beer.:freaky

    looks like they are having one in St Pete next month, will have to participate
  6. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I know around these parts, there's pretty much a race a weekend till mid-Dec.

    I just signed up for Hyattsville. Still gonna get my rear end handed to me in the 3/4 field cause I don't wanna get up, drive, get ready for the 35+ 3/4 race. :nah

    M
  7. Slimie

    Slimie Long timer

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    What do you folks do for a warm up if riding isn't an option?

    I live in a valley, the sea is at the end and eff off hills surround us, there's no where to ride a bike gently for two minutes let alone ten to get the muscles warm and the rhythm going!

    Jump on, clip in and after 400 yards pedal hard up a Cat 3 climb :eek1

    Any suggestions from the collective?

    Thanks,

    -Simon
  8. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Do like the pros do and warm up on a trainer :dunno
  9. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    start the hill spinning easy in granny gear ? :dunno
  10. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    Anybody recommend a good 700 rear wheel? Baltimore ate mine. :bluduh
  11. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    Continental Gatorskins are really tough. go up a size for better durability (28c instead of 25c, or whatever). for 700c hybrid tires, I like the Specialized Nimbus in sizes like 35 or 38.

    edit: oh wait, you said wheel. not tire. hahahaah. I've heard very good things about Velocity's wheels, and am thinking of getting a set for my bike. for durability and strength, go 36 spoke.
  12. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    Fulcrum Racing 7 CX. They've survived bouncing along the dirt trails carrying 210 lbs. of yours truly with no issues. They won't break the bank, either.
  13. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    speaking of.... whats the skinniest rim I can reasonably run fatty tires like 700x35 on ? I'd like to get wheels I could use anything from like a 28 to a 35 on.

    what tire sizes to cx riders run? ah,k, the fulcrom 7 cx says up to 35c.


    and, hmm. do the decals come off those fulcrum wheels or is the logo etched/screened on ?
  14. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I may have a deal for ya

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  15. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    No pics of me (that I saw) but here's what Applecross looked like

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  16. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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  17. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    You didn't say what type of gearing (modern or threaded cassette) you have, but, these are fairly inexpensive:

    Black Velocity 36H

    Silver Velocity36H

    Black Mavic 36H

    Silver Mavic 36H

    Fulcrum Racing 7 at $249

    Velocity Chukker are really strong, but, mostly SS.

    I'd say 15mm.

    High-end, racing wheels will be ~13mm. Cyclocross and commuter wheels will be 15-18mm. 29er MTB wheels will be ~20mm.

    I've run 40mm, on my Tricross (16mm). But, I've seen a 50mm, 29er MTB tire on a Tricross, too.
  18. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    Thanks for the tips - I apologize for not providing more data. I was ticked off when I wrote that last night. This is for my daily commuter, a 2010 Specialized Sirrus. 700c, 32h, 8 gears inna back. Need something double-walled and durable.
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    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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  20. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    hmmm. the CX appropriate rims on velocity were like 21-24mm wide. 29er blunts were like 35mm wide or something.

    re: the OP, any wheels in the $100 a pair range are going to be the same cheap junk that came on your Cirrus and will die the same way. my Globe has those same cheap 1" wide 700c hybrid wheels on it. if/when mine sproing, I'm looking to upgrade to something like cross wheels. I'm running 35m tires now, but if I get my weight down, I'll probably drop to 32 or even 28 so I wanted to be sure I could get away with that range.