Bicycle thread

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

  1. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    Oh my Christ. When I saw that I don't know what I said or did, but Laurie said I sounded like a girl on one of the commercials she's seen recently. That doesn't even look real, and the befuddled look on the paramedic's faces is priceless.
  2. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    I like your spirit bro! You don't know Klay do you?
  3. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    Well then when he realizes he made a mistake then he can hang the worthwhile parts on a good frame and not be out any more green than he would have been if he had started with a good frame. What he learns in the process will one day find him shaking his head at some hard headed kid hellbent on learning something the hard way.
  4. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    What is winter?
  5. bogieboy

    bogieboy Long timer

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    agreed.... i am still running on an old set of GT magnesium bmx pedals from the early 90s on my mtb...nubs are worn, and i cant replace em, but i am thinking about drilling and studding them, since they have held up so long...LOL
  6. bogieboy

    bogieboy Long timer

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    no, at least not yet....LOL i will be doing week six of this ride--> www.seatosea.org , the iowa city to grand rapids leg...:evil on a department store framed frankenbike... :huh YES...i am probably insane.....LOL
  7. bogieboy

    bogieboy Long timer

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    i agree...LOL everything thats going into it is industry standard... english BB (via a conversion set) threadless stem and headset (i would need a different headset for a different frame...big woop at $35) fork would cross over with correct headset, all shifters and such will swap right over along with derailleurs.... i think gummee is just jealous of my awesome vinyls on the bike and doesnt want that much awesomeness out in the world....LOL:rofl:rofl

    and i dont think this is really the hard way....its just not the NORMAL way....its not any harder or easier...shoot i had a HARD time finding a decent shock for my trek fuel....NO ONE has 6.5" eye to eye shocks for sale used that arent fubared...went thru 3 bad ones before finding the one thats on it now...
  8. nomiles

    nomiles Sledge-o-matic

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    Yeah, my daughter lives there, Pederson bikes aren't cheap but nothing is cheap in Denmark.

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    Lot's of bikes there.

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    Hi cyclist you're the 5098th bike to go by today.

    That's at 1:35pm on a one way bike path it was a slow morning being Summer and people are on vacation.

    I used to see a Pederson bike around Berkeley, probably still around.

    http://www.pedersen-bike.dk/pedersenbikes.htm
  9. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Just like that scene from Thelma & Louise when the Rastafarian rides up to the cop car.:evil
  10. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    SUN!! Yay for sun and warm-ish.

    Gonna go get muddy again this PM with a buddy. Riding dirt roads around The Plains should be fun.

    M
  11. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    It's the opposite to summer when all you smarmy fuckers will be indoors because of the heat and humidity outside.

    I'll take my winter over your summer ANY day....
  12. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    :rofl :norton
  13. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Goes back to that 'wisdom' and 'intelligence' post I made above.

    Another case in point: my buddy asked me to help him re-rim a front wheel. He thought he did a good thing by un-building the front wheel and handing me a pile of spokes, a hub, and a rim.

    WhyTF did you do that?!

    I was bored at the bike shop...

    :baldy

    Instead of doing things the easy way and taping the new rim to the old rim, now we gotta go re-lace everything. :norton

    You didn't tell me not to un-build the wheel.

    :baldy

    So instead of 20min of transferring spokes, it was a few hours of lacing, re-lacing, and finally moving spokes around that he hadn't crossed right. :bluduh

    I'll admit, part of that is my fault for not telling to leave the old front wheel alone. ...but its still :baldy If he'd asked 'hey, do you want me to un-build the front wheel?' I would have told him 'NO!'

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  14. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Quoted for when you're bitching about the heat and humidity in summer.
  15. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    From Reddit. Bike racing categories:

    Cat 5: I have no idea what I'm doing but think bike racing might be fun. I ran/swam/rowed in college, so this can't be that different, right?
    Cat 4: I have no idea what I'm doing, but my carbon wheels help me crash at higher speeds. During races, I find it helps to verbalize my every action. Safety of the pack (though I'd call it a peleton) is ensured by yelling "Hold your line!" in every corner. I have seen Breaking Away.
    Cat 3: I won a few races as a 4, so I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious. I cracked my carbon wheels as a 4, so I'm back on aluminum hoops. I can beat up most of the guys on the group ride, unless I annoy one of the 1/2s and they make me beg for mommy. I have seen American Flyers.
    Cat 2: I'm a legit road racer now. My first P/1/2 race nearly broke my will to live, but since quitting my full time job and moving in with my girlfriend, I'm getting faster. Every upgrade point is celebrated like a birth in the family. I rub elbows with the pros in certain races, and while I try not to show them I'm impressed, I tell all my friends about it after the fact. The weekly local training race is now used as a recovery day. I have seen Deux Secondes
    Cat I: After breaking up with my girlfriend, getting kicked out of my parents basement, and sleeping in my car for the last 6 months, I finally got my 1 upgrade. I'm a demi-god who can take all the shit the pros can throw at me, though I'm acutely aware of how little I can throw back. I can't imagine getting much faster than this, but I really don't have much else to be doing with my life so I continue to train. I have been in the background of a photo on Cyclingnews
    Domestic Pro: I can finally afford indoor plumbing again. Most of us understand this is as good as it's going to get, so we spend most of our time partying, but only after the training is done. I have raced with someone who has doped. I show up to the occasional local crit and spend 90 minutes mother ducking the entire field around. Then I win the field sprint and head out to finish my century for the day.
    Euro Pro: I am half human.
  16. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    I guess that would make me Cat 6 :lol3
  17. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    Fortunately I tolerate heat very well.
  18. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Aaaaah much better today! 50-ish and sunny vs. 40-ish and sleeting on me.

    I went sssllloooowww-ly. :nod The goal was to not break a sweat and I pretty well managed it. :thumb

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  19. Oznerol

    Oznerol Motion Enthusiast

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    Humidity? What's that?

    Oh, wait, I'm kinda remembering, now. I'm also remembering that there is plenty of it in a New England summer.

    Peak summertime temperatures in Boston are only about 10 degrees cooler than where I grew up in Florida. But wintertime highs are about 30 degrees cooler. There's just a greater seasonal variation in New England than in the southeast, and a dramatically greater variation than where I am in Cali these days.

    But IMO, that variation isn't a bad thing. I mean, this is Adventure Rider, right? And the New England seasons are a bit of an adventure, and the contrast between the extremes makes both of them more interesting.
  20. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    Two gold medals/world champion rainbow jerseys :clap:clap:clap:clap


    won both the individual pursuit and omnium at the track world championships

    she was the only american riding there :huh