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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.
I saw my first Pedersen bike today.
Holicow that's crucial!
I've seen those, or something very similar. all thin stay sized tubing. looked a little whippy to me, I dunno. but I didn't ride it, for all I know, its really stiff. the one I saw had a more normal handlebar on it.
Carbon Salsa Beargrease, coming soon!
There is a funny story behind that.... According to Quali.... er, I mean Salsa. There is no market for that bike.
Then some little company called Minneapolis Bicycle Company showed this and all of the sudden... POOF! There IS a market afterall.
Story here: MPLS Murphy
There is more, but I will save you the drama. Let me just say Q is NOT happy....
That's a cool bike.
Well, I hope QBP doesn't do something stupid like the Specialized/Volagi debacle.
We're back to elevated chainstays eh? I'm gonna re introduce the roller cam brake, and friction shifting. I have nothing against elevated stays, they give vertical compliance and horizontal stiffness, or is it horizontal compliance and vertical stiffness, or no stiffness, or....
I just love this picture!
It allows you to run a standard BB width, I think it is 73mm.
Carbon allows the frame to be stiffer than the old elevated stay bikes of the days gone by.
It rides really nice and I run about 195lb, I was riding a size small though.
I'm not convinced on fat-bikes, but Freewheel had some custom Krampus' that looked fun...
29+ may be what I look for next.
Lot's of them in Copenhagen
looks like what we used to think of as the definition of a real cyclist; a bike that's worth multiples of the car hauling it.
(used to be what most every Cat 2 racers setup looked like... )
they're said to be quite rigid in the right places because of the space-frame design (similar to the Alex Moulton design).
in no small part because they're currently made in Copenhagen's hippy central, Christiania.
What's the deal with the jock strap that runs from the seat to the head tube?
That's a great pic. Reminds me of heading up to the Redlands Classic in an 83 Rabbit, running on 3 cylinders, no reverse, & a bike rack made from 2x4's lashed with old hubs hose champed for fork mounts. It was my teammate's car, he had a Serotta w/ Super Record, I had a Bilato made Lemond w/ Mavic SSC, and the other teammate had a Klein W/ Dura Ace.
Blew a head gasket in Palm Springs on the way home, my car is now worth more than my bike...I may be a Fred.
that's the saddle support; a leather belt that can be adjusted via the buckle.
(there's no Top Tube as we'd know if from a diamond frame.)
you can kinda' get a better idea of how the seat sling is set up from this angle:
When I wanted a semi light good quality platform pedal, I bought these and have been delighted with them.
Great story! Last summer I fulfilled a lifelong dream and rode my bicycle in the mountains of CO. I am 50 and look pretty fit. I'm in OK bicycling shape. My typical ride down here below sea level in NOLA is 20-30 miles at about a 17MPH pace. I decided to tackle Independence Pass. I knew enough about my below sea level lungs to know that I really had to pace myself. Nevertheless as I was just a few curves from the summit I was starting to feel pretty good about myself. About that time a 60 something year old lady came blasting past me like I was sitting still.
I shelved my pride some time ago and do it just for the fun of it. My sole goal when I go out pedaling is to have fun. Well that and I try not to get run over.
those look like they would get seriously mangled first time you clipped a rock or curb or something with the outside edge of the pedal.
this style seems more robust to me.
I love riding in the desert. It's humbling and somewhat spiritual to me.