Bicycle thread

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

  1. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    No. It is just an inertia valve, a well tuned one though.
    It is patented, and we all now how specialized is about their patents.:eek1 They sued Stratos out of existence over "the brain".....
  2. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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  3. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    With some trepidation I took the carbon hacksaw blade to the seatmast of my Giant.

    Chopped off 5mm and :fingerscrossed have the seat height right.

    It measures out, but...

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  4. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Reminds me of: "I've cut it off threee times and it's still too short.":lol3

    :cry

  5. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Yeah, that's what I'm skeered of.

    ...but...

    I've got the shortest saddle (top to bottom) I own on there now and I have spacers coming. If anything, I think its still a mm or so high, but I'm pretty sure I can live with that.

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  6. vfr700

    vfr700 172S

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    As much as I'd like to, I can't hang with the integrated seat post.
  7. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    My first car cost $3,200 or so after the dust settled. I paid the two year note off in 8 months.
    My first real racing bicycle was the Pinarello. the retail on the frame and fork were about $1,400.
    I didn't spend that much on the complete bike. (team deals).
    The Roubaix was $3,300 before taxes. But, the last used car for the wife was almost ten times that.
    I sure like to be able to afford to drop thirty grand on a bicycle. But, I'm pretty sure that ain't in the cards.:lol3

    I got a test spin on a full zoot S-Works stumpie once. Yikes!
    I still don't get the whole 29'er thing.

    QUOTE=Aurelius;20670936]I've heard it's all about the rider, not the bike. :augie :amazon

    :nod My first car cost me about $7800, brand new. I just can't see spending thousands more than that on a bicycle, no matter how nice it is.[/QUOTE]
  8. championsound

    championsound It's nacho cheese Coral. Nacho. Cheese.

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    1mm =

    [​IMG]

    Just go slow cause you can take off a lot of material accidentally.
  9. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    This is my first.

    We'll see.

    re that one mm: tell that to my legs. If I wear different socks things feel strange. :norton

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  10. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    1mm = 0.03937 in. or about ten hairs-worth. give or take.:lol3
  11. zouch

    zouch part-time wanderer

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    (psst! it's 'Thomson', actually,...)

    one of the strongest for their weight; in part because of the elliptical internal profile that leaves them strong where they need to be without any extra weight where it isn't needed, and the integrated head.
    and, they're not made in Asia,...

    that, and their customer support is first-rate in my experience; i once had one of the pivot bolts break, and a phone call put 4 new ones in my mail box for free. (story went that they had a supplier issue on a small batch with that part years ago.)



  12. zouch

    zouch part-time wanderer

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    wow; glad none of my Syncros seatposts ever read those comments,... :lol3
    for example, i've got a long Ti post that i've had on the main trail bike for over a decade, and it survived being thrown away on the trail bike that i had before that back when i was first learning Trials.
    but i've had mine since they were new, and made in Canada.


  13. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    My seatpost was so smart, it warned me that it might break, and to put it out to pasture... :deal :lol3
  14. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    File under: whoops! Well... THAT wasn't so smart!

    So I talked my buddy into going for 'a coupla hours' down to Summerduck and back.

    Weeeellll I may have miscalculated a wee bit. What *I* thought was going to be a 3hr ride turned into a 4hr ride with the last 45min or so in the dark. :norton HE thought it was gonna be a 2hr ride.

    :augie

    Good thing it was sorta cloudy and we both kept our blinky lights on the backs of our bikes! I had on the Halo band I wear on the Wed ride. ...but neither of us had headlights. Hindsight being what it is... :norton

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  15. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    We are getting pounded by snow right now! Sunday is going to be awesome for X country Skiing!!!!!
  16. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    I did this today. Oooof. My legs are toast.

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  17. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    56 mi. in 3:20 on the road today. Did the Oak Run loop clockwise for the first time. Strong cross and headwinds made for much cursing and gnashing of teeth.
  18. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    Does synchros make the 'giant connect' seat post that came on my reign? I'm a big guy, and the idea of my post breaking makes me cringe.
  19. zouch

    zouch part-time wanderer

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    (pssst! it's 'Syncros', actually,...)

    Syncros hasn't really been what it started out to be since the late '90s, and has been owned by several different groups since then (including Tom Ritchey, GT/Schwinn, and most recently, Scott).

    no telling who made the post on your Giant; they're one of the largest manufacturers in the world, and make bikes for many other companies as well. these days it's probably not impossible that Giant made the posts labelled Syncros. :rofl


  20. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    Thieves have made off with all 16 of Team Garmin-Sharp's Cervelos. Apparently they cleaned out the trailer taking all the wheels and tools too. The team has pulled out of the Mediterranean Tour even after other teams offered to lend them bikes and equipment.

    Seems like a hard thing to fence in France where cycling is so mainstream.

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