Bicycle thread

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

  1. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    Been to Moab, wasn't on a MTB at that point, unfortunately. I'll be back with the reign eventually. Those trails made me drool..

    Yak, if it was me that bunched your panties, my bad. I actually follow this thread pretty closely, and wasn't looking to start a big hubbub (not that it was)
  2. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    Funny how what we like varies so much. :clap

    It is ALL good!
  3. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    'One man's meat is another man's poison,' as the saying goes. :deal

    This is the kind of riding I love: fast and flowing with lots of elevation changes, but not the kind that leave you exhausted.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1XQWaf7uRAo?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  4. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    Nobody bunched my panties. Pedal on. :D



    Peddle on! (for Gummee)
  5. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    :fyyff

    :D

    Gotta love the innerwebs. :nod Saw an ad for an NOS Sun Mistral/105 wheel on another forum. Since the ex- taco-ed one of mine for me, I've been wanting another wheel. Traded the guy a pair of SPD pedals for it.

    Came in the mail today. Yup. Brand spankin new. Never been ridden. :thumb Can't wait to tear it apart! I'm gonna put the lighter rim I have now on there. The heavier rim on the new wheel is going to make a new rear wheel so it'll hold up better.

    I think I know *just* the wheel... Its at the shop my buddy works at. Ultegra... Looks like poo, bearings are smooooooth.

    M
  6. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    Looks like a great place to ride and real fun. And I agree with you...whether its twisty roads for the street bike, or trails for the dirtbike or mountain bike, I like fast and flowing too. :thumb
  7. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    +1

    I *love* rolling hills on the recumbent. It's fun to haul ass up and down!
  8. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    yeah... but that mtn bike video, it all looked pretty darn flat to me. little bumps in the terrain aren't rolling hills.
  9. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Some of those 'little hills' can be steep little SOBs. Least round here.

    While its not the Demonstration Forest, its fun in its own way. :nod

    M
  10. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    :nono The camera is attached to your body (or some part of the bike) and doesn't move independently, so the terrain will appear flat regardless of whether you're going uphill or downhill.
  11. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    My tastes have changed a bit since I started riding. Several months ago, I would have said that tight, technical trails covered with roots and rocks were my favorites. Being able to negotiate challenging terrain like that made me feel invincible. But since then, I've gotten stronger and my endurance has increased, which enables me to ride some of the really fast trails at sustained high speeds. It's on those type of trails that my 29er XC bike really feels like it's in it's element. :clap
  12. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    I was just thinking the other day that I need to drag my trike out from under the house and do a few laps around a local park. Hmm, recumbent trike crits....:wink::lol3
  13. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Several of my riding buddies are trying to convince me I need one of these for my 29er. I'll admit it looks cool and all, but what would be the practical benefit to me? The entire system reportedly retails for $1,500, which is hardly pocket money.

    http://www.pinkbike.com/news/sram-xx1-ride-11-speed-2013.html

    I can see some sense in buying it if I were building a 29er from scratch, but I've already got a perfectly good set of gears, cranks, chain, derailleur, etc. Why replace all that hardware?
  14. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.:deal This would be like your riding bud insisting you replace all the farkles on your moto with Touratrinket stuff.
  15. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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  16. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I mean really! How can you expect to win all those strava races with only 9-10 gears in the back? ALL that extra weight?! Geez, just think how much faster you'd go if you didn't have to worry about all those extra grams, all that extra time spent shifting the front and shit.

    Yup. You definitely NEED XX1. :nod You ain't shit if you ain't going to 11!

    M
  17. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Well, I would consider it if it resulted in a very noticeable performance increase (it had better, for $1,500!), but I've seen nothing to suggest that it will. :dunno
  18. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Truth is, that was my ONLY reason for wanting it. :rofl
  19. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    There's an interesting article on Strava in the January, 2013 edition of Outdoor Yuppie Lifestyle (Outside) magazine.
  20. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    Because it is cool.
    That is the ONLY reason to replace a perfectly good drive train with XX1. Building from scratch is a different matter.

    I have a sneaking suspicion you have already made up your mind though....