Bicycle thread

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

  1. Hueychief

    Hueychief FNG

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    One of the things I've done over the years is when I get new SPD cleats is to take a Dremel tool and deburr all the edges of cleats. If you take a look at your cleats you will notice really bad machine/stamp markings and nasty edges from the manufacturing process so if you deburr and smooth these out along with the pedals you will be amazed at how buttery smooth clipping in and out gets.
    Also check to make sure the spring tension in the pedals are equal from right to left.
  2. pierce

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    interesting idea, if I never go back to SPD, I'll have to give that a try...

    a note... I prefer using a hand file for that sort of deburring as a dremel can get jumpy. a small half-round file with a pointy tip does great on that sort of task.

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  3. Slimie

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    You suck.

    That is all.

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    (Pouring rain, floods and trees down on this side of the Atlantic :cry )
  4. ducnut

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  5. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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  6. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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  7. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    This is the nicer of the 2 I have. The Crosshairs isn't for sale. I'm not that desperate (yet)

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  8. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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  9. Aurelius

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    A 30-year-old man was tackled and received blows to the face, but he's no crime victim, Fort Lauderdale police say. Keith Kirk appeared in court Thursday with blackened, swollen eyes and stitches between the brows. He is accused of stealing a bicycle about noon Wednesday outside the One Stop Food Mart at 18 NW First Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The beatdown was delivered by the bike's owner, Calvin McDougal of Lauderhill, according to a police report. The two men got into a fight when McDougal chased after Kirk to retrieve his $600 bicycle. "I believe there was a little bit more than just a tackle," Broward County Judge John "Jay" Hurley said Thursday during Kirk's hearing in first appearance court. "Now, sir, you allegedly steal someone's bike and it looks like there was some street justice carried out."

    Read more: http://www.wptv.com//dpp/news/natio...-street-justice-bloody-beatdown#ixzz2DG8uD3QH

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  10. ducnut

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    That's awesome! :lol3
  11. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    One more climb from here and it should be a huge downhill to the car. No. Wait. The road shouldn't be dropping off of this side of the ridge, did I just feel a raindrop? Now my chain is bent.

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    We made it in time for dinner.
  12. pierce

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    on my Saturday ride (yesterday).... sorry, no pics of me or my bike, just the scenery I rode past.

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  13. BmoreBandit

    BmoreBandit nomo B

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    What's that, Steamers? Whoa...talk about crowded. Sure EC doesn't see nice, clean, good size swell all that often but it's never like that. Not even in the summer on an inlet point. Geez, man. And then they add sharks to the mix, too. No wonder CA is filled with territorial little pricks, every wave when not intimidating is a party one there.
  14. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    4:50 on the road today. 81 mi. and 6500' of climbing. It was a lot of work for a ham sandwich, but it was a pretty good sandwich.
  15. pierce

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    thats Cowells, which is the grom run inside of Steamers. Steamers is out around the point, to the right of my field of view.

    I shot that pic cuz I'd never seen so many clowns out there in glassy water like that.

    the waves are just a bit bigger out at Steamers, this was on thanksgiving day, late afternoon. was using an unfamiliar P&S camera so was having trouble with action pics.

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    a swell hits the outer reef, just about to crest
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  16. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    bike work stands...


    hey, what you bike wrenches (gummie, etc) think of this as a budget workstand? I'm thinking of attaching it to a telephone pole in my driveway, actually. its my outdoor workshop area.

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    these sell for like $50 or so as a 'workbench bicycle clamp', but I see no reason it can't be bolted to a vertical surface, given sufficiently hurkey lag bolts.
  17. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    ok, realizing that stand thing above is probably junk....


    park tools seems to ahve two different wall mount clamps.

    type da first...

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    type da second.

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    both of these, in wall mount confguration like that 2nd picture, are the same price. color me...confused?!? :ear
  18. Gummee!

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  19. ducnut

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    He's right. You don't want to confine yourself to working in one spot/position. Spend that bit extra and you'll have a nice stand that can be used anywhere.

    If you're feeling real giddy, the best of the bunch.
  20. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    The Pro Elite does have a few whiz bangs that my stand doesn't. The biggest is the ease of using the clamp.

    ...but mine's doing just fine. :nod I collapse it down and take it to races 'just in case.' :nod

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