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

  1. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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  2. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    And I get off work at 1530 :D As soon as rugby season's done it's lap intervals at Druid Hill Park for me!

    Hey, what's everybody's favorite windproof outer layer?
  3. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    My Volvo.

    :freaky
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    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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  5. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    when I was a all weather rider, if it was windy or cold I wore leggings with my bike shorts and a gortex windbreaker that had armpit vents, and a PVC+Nylon rain suit with rain pants if it was raining hard. I ran fenders on my road and mtn bikes and commuted with one or another year around.

    in the 70s, those leggings were black wool. I'm sure they have something microfleece now.
  6. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    1. In the nasties, fenders rawk
    2. PVC has been replaced by Gore Tex
    3. Wool (merino specifically) is making a huge comeback. Most of my cycling socks are now merino. Got some new arm and knee warmers that're merino but haven't worn em yet.

    I'm one of those guys that likes knickers and knee warmers over tights and leg warmers. I just get too hot too quickly. S'why I hardly wear my Assos 851 jacket. With just a base layer, its good to go to the :vardy range.

    Missed a ride yesterday. At the time I was getting motivated, my little brother sez he needs a ride to the airport. :bluduh Oh well. The up side is that I found my Castelli gloves that I thought I'd driven off, leaving em on top of the car. :thumb Only paid $20 for em, but that's $40-50 I didn't have to spend to replace em.

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  7. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    Nope. I wear <a href="http://www.smartwool.com/mens/m-s-midweight-bottom-16.html">these</a>, and something similar on the top.
  8. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    I've been wearing Craft ski wear, over Craft winter cycling gear. I usually put a windbreaker over all that, with a neoprene balaclava up top. Wool socks are all that I wear. I use Craft outer gloves over Pearl Izumi liners. Our winds are extremely harsh, in the flats of central IL. We get a jetstream, out of the NW, from IA, NE, and the Dakotas. Even with all the layers, on windy days, I freeze. I hate it, here.

    Some of the Great Divide racers run Mont-Bell products.


    That's awesome! :lol3
  9. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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  10. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    I seriously thought about going with the chinese version. I ordered a MJ-808E from a US dealer though. It cost more, but some guys I ride with some talked me into going with the US version. That said, I am excited to be able to keep riding during the "winter". It really isn't that cold here, but getting dark by 6 PM, when I can not get to the trail before 5:30 would other wise end my riding until the spring.

    Oh, I ordered mine on Tuesday from some place in Illinois. The tracking number says it should be here tomorrow :D

  11. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    note, I said, the MJ-808 is ALSO a Chinese lamp. Magicshine is a Shenzhen company.

    Shenzhen MINJUN Electronic Co.,Ltd
    Add: 3/F, Building D, Huali Industrial Zone, 28 Baoan District, Shenzhen, China

    from http://www.magicshine.hk/Contact.aspx

    So these amazon lamps are Chinese copies fo a chinese lamp :lol3
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    Aurelius Long timer

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    Last weekend I got a test ride on Specialized's $10,000 S-Works Epic Carbon XTR. They claim it's the lightest production full suspension 29er in the world today. When I asked for specifics, I was told it weighs 18.9 lbs. But when one was weighed, it tipped the scales at 23 lbs, without pedals:

    http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/07/16...ntain-bikes-complete-overview-actual-weights/

    Where did the extra 4.1 lbs come from? :huh
  13. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Yeah, I wasn't clear on that... I meant that I was counseled (talked into) buying from an American vendor vs Chinese. Mainly for any issues that come up it would be easier to get in touch with someone for help. Either way, I hope my light lives up to expectations, as I hope the same for you and your new light :freaky

  14. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    Tires?
  15. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    Fat bike season is approaching.......:evil




    And I don't own one........:cry




    And I WANT one!!!!!:nod
  16. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    North Central Cyclery always has a bunch.

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    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Imagine all the new SPADRL records you could set with that bike.:evil






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  19. ducnut

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    You were told wrong, plain and simple. Factories/dealers can claim whatever, but, they're almost always optimistic.

    I can't say that I've ever seen a FS 29er below 20lbs. I think the Cannondale Scalpel 29er Carbon Ultimate is probably about the lightest out there. It's only $11K. :huh
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    I resent your pathetic attempt at humor.











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