Bicycle thread

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

  1. 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

  2. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    Tires?
  3. 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
  4. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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  5. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    North Central Cyclery always has a bunch.

    [​IMG]
  6. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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






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  7. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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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
  8. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    I resent your pathetic attempt at humor.











    I upload to Strava from my Garmin via a laptop. :hide
  9. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    I've never seen ANY weight spec published on ANY Specialized bike.
  10. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    fixt

    They probably built the 'lightest evar!' bike up with some uber fancy carbon wheels. The bike you rode probably had more pedestrian stuff on it. :nod

    M
  11. inyang

    inyang 5secs away

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    Got an email 2 days ago about an MTB race, promptly registered for it. Now I have to work to avoid being a passenger in the sweep vehicle!

    Race is on 17/18 November.

    I do about 2-3 days on the road bike every week, total of 450km last month.

    Plan to increase endurance for race is;

    Mon 2 hours of easy spin
    Tue 1 hour of intervals
    Wed Rest
    Thurs 2 hours, mix riding - intervals if I can, tempo otherwise
    Fri Rest
    Sat 3-4hrs of riding, endurance
    Sun Rest

    I took one week of riding from last week and will resume this Saturday AM

    I have an MTB but never went proper riding with it, no riding places close by.

    Course for race is muddy, with roots and a 150m/1km climb thrown in.
    Day 1 is 34km
    Day 2 is 50km
    Chance of rain
    Temps 30-35 deg C


    Any suggestions (for world domination or just finishing the race)?
  12. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    So do I, but I might hold out for ski resorts renting them out.
  13. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Just go out and get a feel for it. That'll give you a better idea of how to prep for the next one.
  14. OBD

    OBD Other Brother

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  15. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Buddy of mine came over yesterday to finish up building his new Gin and Trombones. Got it mostly done and we went for a ride. Took him down the 4 stretches of dirt roads round the house. [​IMG] Basically, dirt roads = interval session for me. Hammerzeit!

    HIS bike ran like a top. MY bike had issues the whole time. [​IMG] Threw the chain a few times. Flatted. Noisy. [​IMG] Oh well. At least one of us had a quiet, nice-shifting bike!

    What felt best was I was dropping him like a bad habit when I opened up. He's usually the one leaving me in the dust on our rides. I'm hoping he finally realizes that when I'm out with him, I've usually done something hard the day before and the sprints up the hills kill me. I'll start holding my breath now.

    M
  16. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Well, my light came in, and holy COW that thing is bright! I knew what all the reviews I found said, but actually turning it on the first time I laughed like a little kid. I was amazed! Now to attache the base to my helmet, and next week I'll get to try it out on the trails.

    MagicShine MJ-808E if anyone is interested. I'll give an initial impression from a MTB noob once I get a ride or two in.
  17. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Mine's not here yet. :bluduh S'OK I don't need it till Wed.

    Oh, one more thing... if you feel something rubbing down there don't keep riding for another few hours. :nono Things are *ahem* a bit raw in spots. :baldy Its gonna STING when I shower up here in a few min. :eek1

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  18. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    mine is still somewhere in China Post between Shenzhen and here...
  19. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    You'll love it once it gets to you!
  20. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    Hopefully, it's not on the proverbial "slow boat".


    4 hrs. on the MTB today. The ride leader/organizer decided to lay the smack down on a couple of big-talking n00bs. Needless to say, there was some climbing to be had. :twitch