Bicycle thread

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

  1. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Gorgeous....
  2. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    Cheers! Its the 25" ctt frame that is the appeal. Sure its ugly but the extra steel on the frame is probably only an extra pound or so over a one with a good pedigree. I've got 3-4 other source bikes and am going to scour them for various bits to just run it around town. A shimano 3 speed hub on a 27" rim is looking good. The ratty look has a certain appeal to it.
  3. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    uhhh yeah

    I'll get right on that

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  4. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Resistance is futile. :evil
  5. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    It ensures that it won't be stolen. :D
  6. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    My big question becomes 'why let your opponents know how fast (or how slow) you're going?!

    I'll stick with another software package that let's me keep that private, thanks.

    ...and I'm not fixin to brag about 'winning the training ride' any time soon. :nono

    M
  7. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Maybe you should use it to your advantage by uploading slower runs than you're actually capable of. :deal
  8. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    yeah, there is that

    You're a tricksy hobbit...

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  9. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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  10. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Piss off. This is my personal blog don'tcha know?!

    :mrskbasa

    :D

    1st ride with the new Edge. 1st ride in 17 years with an HRM. I got UP to 105bpm. Tried to keep it down 90-95 bpm, but a headwind into a slight rise got me going.

    No jacket. No booties. No heavy gloves. No beanie under my helmet. This is Jan?! :confused

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    yes, I'm kidding you!
  11. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    My heart rate goes above 105 if I look at my bike. I think I'm at about 90 right now at my desk.

    :lol3
  12. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Looks like I'll be spending the weekend practicing some of this:

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Hp_jDNN6XfQ?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    :D
  13. SeaBass

    SeaBass Long timer

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    Triathletes on a hill...

    http://youtu.be/EcqIgCJNjto

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  14. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Thanks, guys! :thumb

    That's a gearing problem; not a triathlete problem. :deal
  15. melville

    melville Long timer

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    Pulled the Vitus out from the back of the shop, pumped up the tires and lubed the chain. Ready for another year!

    Did the annual battery replacement in the Avocet--only 165 miles last year :huh Most of that riding with the younger boy to school. Looking to do a bit more this year.
  16. championsound

    championsound Adventurer

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    Really curious where you got this image from because it looks strangely familiar. I'm thinking it's a Mercian with a custom barbor pole paint job and Vigorelli lugs...
  17. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    A local Niner dealer has one in the box that he offered to me for $1400. Retail price on these is $2400. Should I buy it? :ear

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  18. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    Yes.
  19. Crocodile Tears

    Crocodile Tears Anti-Semantic

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    So I picked up a set of nashbar PVC parabolic rollers for use during the icy winters here, which of course caused a heat wave melting the snow, but thats besides the point.

    Never did ride rollers before, and man do I have to say these things are a real sonovabitch. I can get up using the wall for a support, but to just do a freestanding start is nearly impossible. Any tips? I will say once you get moving they are much better than any resistance trainer ive used, and wear you out trying to maintain speed to help your stability.

    The nashbar units appear to be of decent quality, though the rollers scuff easilly. For $150, I cant complain and would reccomend them for anyone tired of dodging snowflakes. I havent even massively ate shit off them yet (although it sure felt like I was trying for the first day)
  20. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    If you have an unfinished basement use them there if it's not too dank and has headroom. You can grip over head.

    Or two boxes one each side. .
    Low gears toi begin your spin and balance.
    Proper set up of the wheelbase match to the roller spacing will help a lot.

    Don't watch TV at first. If you're indoors you'll need a fan. If the rollers have plain bearings with some good drag you won't need big gears.
    Rollers reward smooth pedal strokes, i.e.pedaling squares.

    I gave mine away and told the guy they were free if he promised to never bring them back. I'd rather ride on ice. :lol3