Bicycle thread

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

  1. Lewy

    Lewy Minus the LC8

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    I saw my first Pedersen bike today.

    Very different.

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  2. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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  3. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    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.
  4. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Carbon Salsa Beargrease, coming soon!

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  5. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    There is a funny story behind that.... According to Quali.... er, I mean Salsa. There is no market for that bike.:lol3
    Then some little company called Minneapolis Bicycle Company showed this and all of the sudden... POOF! There IS a market afterall.

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    Story here: MPLS Murphy

    There is more, but I will save you the drama. Let me just say Q is NOT happy....
  6. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    That's a cool bike.

    Well, I hope QBP doesn't do something stupid like the Specialized/Volagi debacle.
  7. vfr700

    vfr700 172S

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    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....
  8. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    I just love this picture!

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  9. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    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.
  10. 2whl-hoop

    2whl-hoop Long timer

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    I'm not convinced on fat-bikes, but Freewheel had some custom Krampus' that looked fun...

    29+ may be what I look for next.
  11. nomiles

    nomiles Sledge-o-matic

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    Lot's of them in Copenhagen

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  12. zouch

    zouch part-time wanderer

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    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... :D )

  13. zouch

    zouch part-time wanderer

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    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.
  14. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    What's the deal with the jock strap that runs from the seat to the head tube?:lol3
  15. vfr700

    vfr700 172S

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    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.
  16. zouch

    zouch part-time wanderer

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    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:
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  17. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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  18. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    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.:lol3

    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.
  19. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    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.
    http://www.blueskycycling.com/product6176_44_-Wellgo-LU-A52-Platform-Pedals-Sealed-Bearing.htm
  20. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    I love riding in the desert. It's humbling and somewhat spiritual to me.