Bicycle thread

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

  1. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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  2. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Agreed

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  3. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Neither of these shops are pushing the SRAM 1x11 setup. Most people these days seem to be running a 2x10. Local racers seem to favor a 1x10. My 3x10 always suffered from cross-chaining, but never as badly as it does when climbing very steep hills. Many times I found myself on the trail fiddling with the barrel adjusters to try and fix it, but it never goes away completely, and the fix is at best a temporary one. Another problem with my Superfly 100 is that it simply refuses to switch into the smallest gear in back when I'm out there riding it. It will when the bike is up on a stand, but not when it's being ridden. One of the techs tells me that it has to do with how the cable is routed, which causes it to go slack when the rear suspension is compressed. I'll be glad to see all this, and other more minor problems go away once the 1x11 system is installed. :1drink
  4. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Damned straight! 75F today and through the weekend. Can't wait to do all the red trails at Santos again. :clap

    I've already got people lining up to test ride my bike once it has the XX1 system installed, including a couple of racers. Apparently mine will be the first bike in the area to have it. The local Trek and Niner dealer has asked me if I'd be willing to lend it to them for an evaluation. Right, it's not like I'm going to be riding it or anything. :rofl
  5. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    I never said it would. Like some others here, you seem intent on arguing against claims I never made. :dunno
  6. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Jesus H Christ - let it go will ya :deal

    Why did you even post that you were rich enough to splash out on some super duper components if you didn't want feedback from guys in this thread who clearly have more experience than you ?

    My God you take the joy right of cycling sometimes...
  7. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Hence the dogpile

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  8. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    ...yup. :norton
  9. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    You should realize my post was just an attempt to dangle that $1K brake system in front of a certain inmate to improve his "lap times", thus improving his KOM status.:evil With the extra speed that's gonna come with the XX1, he's gonna need better brakes, right?:deal
  10. ducnut

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    My GF's first road bike has a Shimano triple on it. No amount of fiddling will get it to run clean and quiet. That bike has been relegated to the trainer, anyway. Her MTB had a SRAM triple on it. I pulled the big ring and installed a bash guard. Triple or not, that bike always shifts clean and runs quiet. I can remember riding a Specialized Roubaix with SRAM Rival, for the first time. It was a revelation, compared to all my Shimano stuff. I no longer own anything with Shimano. The aforementioned road bike and her tri bike are the only bikes she has with Shimano. I can't justify switching them over, for no more than they get ridden.

    To get the rear derailluer to shift to the smallest cog, it would need to be slack/no tension. Maybe, he meant the cable gets pulled, when the suspension compresses. Also, when a drivetrain is loaded, it'll many times react differently than on the stand. My first road bike was that way (Shimano-go figure). Hopefully, this will all work out for you. :thumb
  11. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Does anyone know how to embed a Strava summary of a ride like some people were doing here in the past? I have never done it, and unless I ride something truly outrageous I am not going to. I do have one story I want to share though...
  12. Mr Head

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    In the Strava "Activity Feed" window, click the "more" button after the Facebook and Twitter symbols.
    Select "embed in blog"
    Copy all the goofy looking text that pops up in the little window.

    Here in ADV, in the Reply window, click the A/A in the white square in the upper right corner, above the Smilies group.
    Paste what you copied from Strava here to adv and it's in.

    It ends up displaying like this when done,

    <iframe height='405' width='590' frameborder='0' allowtransparency='true' scrolling='no' src='http://app.strava.com/activities/37858942/embed/838251fc365342061e3079333d1d193f9352c0d5'></iframe>

    no KOM, a buddy tells me I run at a fast walk. :rofl

  13. ducnut

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    At least, you're out there doing something. I've been walking 6mi, every decent day I can. The dogs like it, too.
  14. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Thanks! I hit every button except the A/A, I didn't even see it until I started looking for that specifically. About to go to a meeting, but in a bit I will post a ride in which I was 91st out of 91 people :deal
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    zouch part-time wanderer

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    i didn't say you "claimed" that; i was merely pointing out the poor justification you made for upgrading based on the better performance you get from better wheels. <sigh>


    perhaps when you learn enough to listen and aren't looking for an argument (about something you're just beginning to learn about?!) it won't seem like you find an argument everywhere. in the meantime, you just make people sorry they tried to help you, and you get to make all the mistakes yourself.
    it might be funny, if it weren't so sad.


  16. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    <iframe height='405' width='590' frameborder='0' allowtransparency='true' scrolling='no' src='http://app.strava.com/activities/38609587/embed/fb21b9d213fa535f641a8a90a50200a7759f786e'></iframe>

    This is the ride that got me back into riding a MTB. And it almost killed me.

    Nevermind the two crashes, one of which I still have a scar on my shoulder from. It was, well, it was everything. First, I was much too out of shape for this ride. I had been running for about a year prior to this trip, and had it not been for that I do not know what would have happened on the trail. Even though, my legs and my lungs were not up for this task. I live at about 400 feet ASL, this trailhead is at 10K feet! And goes up 1,000 feet more right at the start! Second, water management. The ride was 20 miles, at altitude, in summer; I had 1,500 mL of water. Looking at the topo maps we did not realize how rough this trail was going to be. That first 1,000 foot climb didn't look that bad when we were planning the trip :lol3 But it was, and it drained me before we ever really started. Oh yeah, summer. It was about 68 degrees when we started the ride, but when we were on the descent into Taos it was 95 :eek1

    So, without embellishing the story, I very easily could have died up there that day. And I loved every minute of it :deal

    South Boundary Trail between Angle Fire and Taos if anyone is interested. Good fun, and I would ride it again, maybe at the end of summer once I have had time to get my legs back in shape :p3rry
  17. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    "There are no achievements on this ride."

    I guess you need to try harder....:deal

    JK...good job :clap
  18. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Nope, that was max effort :1drink :lol3
  19. Mr Head

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    That's great mileage.
    I've about come up with a new longer route here from the hotel since I heard the other day I will be here longer than I thought. :cry
    I plan on going walking and my version of running as I can. This past week has been a recovery from some cold/flu-like fun and working way too long of days.

  20. Mr Head

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    Nice one! And sticking with it is great.:thumb

    Next trip home that I have time I'm going to get on the old mtb and see how far up the dirt I can get before I puke.:lol3
    My next trip home though I have to do a load of maintenance on the big Adventure since that thing is going to get put back under my butt come mid-March.