Bicycle thread

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

  1. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    I don't recall where I read it.
  2. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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  3. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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  4. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Just got back from 4ish hours on the bike. Flat. No headwind. Nope. :nah None at all.

    ...and if you believe that, I've got this great bridge!

    I'm tired.

    M
  5. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    If you're looking at a bike at the "thousands" price point, what are you looking at?
  6. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Spent 3 hours on the mtb trails today... with a Stihl chainsaw. Lugging that think around was like :lift. Now I feel like :knary. An external frame pack would have come in handy. Forearms and shoulders are shot.
  7. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    There's a backpack out there that has a chainsaw holder built into it. The brand slips me, at the moment.
  8. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Probably the most obvious reason they all look so similar is that decades of experimenting with different frames and suspension designs have taught engineers the basic 'formula' guaranteed to produce the best results. After that, it's just a matter of testing and refining it using sophisticated computer analysis. In any type of design, if you begin with a well known set of engineering criteria which everyone else is using, the results will necessarily be very similar. In some cases they may be so close as to appear identical.
  9. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    5.5 hrs in the saddle today for 100.4 mi. I had 95 mi. when I got to the house, so I rode around the neighborhood to make up the difference. Garbage miles, but I really wanted my first century.

    Everything from my navel to my knees is on strike. I'll be in my bunk. :twitch
  10. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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  11. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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  12. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    Does anyone else bemoan the loss of grease nipples? Fresh grease in from time to time pushes out dirty grease and provides a barrier from water and dust ingress

    [​IMG]
  13. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    maybe if your ENTIRE BB is full of grease, *AND* all the vent holes to the other frame tubes are plugged.

    and with modern sealed cartridge bearings? hah. would be useless.
  14. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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    I don't miss cottered cranks, either. :puke1
  15. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    :clap
  16. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Good job! :clap

    That's the one. :thumb
  17. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    I love it!!
  18. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    File this under WTF?!
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    165mm stem?! :eek1

    M
  19. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Didn't know such a critter existed.
  20. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Caption said 'custon made.'

    Uhh yeah. I'd say!

    M