Bicycle thread

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

  1. bogieboy

    bogieboy Long timer

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    Took the mtb out today for a good 15mi mixed road/mud ride...stayed off the bike trails, but did ride some horse trail...LOL

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  2. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Dick, here's the club site: http://www.pmbcaz.org/

    We meet at Kiwanis Park just off of Guadalupe in Tempe.
  3. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    thats the one.

    as I said, that lens will be a little loose with the stock o-ring... and the local hardware stores don't have one thats just right... I have one in there right now thats a little too thick, but its good enough.

    action was going to get some to fit the clone lights, dunno if they ever did. they told me I could cut a ring from a plastic milk jug or something and use that as a spacer too, but I never tried.
  4. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    yeah, exactly. 600-800 is way freekin bright, a car 9004 halogen low beam is about 700 lumens total, and these car lights have more light concentrated out front and less splash to the sides. I'd say its easily as bright as the stock H4 for my BMW...

    btw, the tail cap is a green/blue/red LED, hah. its green when its over 75% charge, blue if its over 50% and red below 30% and blinking red somewhere below that. I forget how many hours I got on its lower setting but it was like 10 hours before solid red. the light stays pretty much constant brightness.
  5. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    those cyclocross tires tend to have soft tread, if you do many miles of pavement they will wear down pretty fast til they are no good for offroad.
  6. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    In addition to the Conti Country Plus, I'd been looking at the Clement X'Plor MSO. But, I wanted to see 'em before I bought 'em.
  7. OHtard

    OHtard Been here awhile

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    Been running the griffo challenge xs tires, and really like them.
  8. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    Aaaaaannnd I'm spent... :twitch

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    Those look really nice, but I'm too lazy and cheap for tubulars. :D
  9. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I went for a little ride yesterday AM. 27mi. 4200'ish feet of climbing. 2:12 on the bike.

    Ugh. After Friday's ride my legs were dead. Last time I went up the long gravel climb I was spinning. This time? Pound pound pound at a lower cadence than I prefer to ride.

    Reed's Gap wasn't as bad as last year. The top section is still STEEP with a capital STEEP! I heard one rider saying her GPS was telling her 28-30% in sections. :eek1 Managed to get up all the hills without stopping (last year) or walking (lots of other people). :thumb

    If you come do DBB, remember short does NOT equal easy. :nono

    2:20ish today of Small Ring Sunday. Supposed to snow, so I went out early and missed the race. :cry Oh well. Its better for me to ride than sit on the couch eating bon-bons and reading a book. :nod

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  10. 2whl-hoop

    2whl-hoop Long timer

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    25 miles today. In the upper 20s and, trying to be positive, frozen mud rides pretty well as long as it's not too rutted, and it doesn't get the bike dirty...
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    Hopefully, next week this road will be an unridable mess.

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  11. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    :thumb

    Internal 3 speed w/drum brakes, ordered Wheelsmith spokes and nipples, which I'll lace up to some 26" DH hoops.

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  12. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    That be some climbing. :nod Also, never underestimate the curative powers of bon-bons. :dg
  13. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    The only reason I went on the 'blinky retrieval ride' was because I knew my buddy was wanting me to help score the ride yesterday. If I'd taken the day easier, I do think I could've gone faster up the hills.

    Maybe I'll talk Richard and/or Fred into showing me around down there sometime during the month. Since they keep gushing about the long route. I've never seen it. :dunno

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  14. El Guero

    El Guero V4 Whore

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    :tb

    I'm still new to bicycles, so I can't help but drool over any new parts :lol3
  15. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    Long time no see, hope all is well with you man. :thumb
  16. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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  17. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    So much for that!

    5"ish of snow last nite. :bluduh

    ...and its still coming down! :baldy

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  18. El Guero

    El Guero V4 Whore

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    It is good! Only problem is school keeps me so busy now that I've never made it back to Chi-town :cry
  19. El Guero

    El Guero V4 Whore

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    I rode around in the flurries yesterday and had a good time, was wondering if I could ride to work today. I assumed it would be too icy, but better yet when I looked out the window it had snowed again overnight! :bluduh
  20. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    I'm still on my search for a CX/Road bike... I haven't found a bike yet that I feel comfortable on. I came close this past weekend on a 61cm Kona Jake. The shop let me put a few miles on it, and about halfway through my loop, my back started screaming at me... I was way to hunched over and had too much weight on my hands. The shop had already cut the fork, I think with a few spacers and a more upright position I would have felt better, but I digress.

    With custom frames being out of the question budget wise, I'm looking at building up my old Rockhopper for around town instead. I'm thinking of getting a rigid fork for it, some skinnier tires, and maybe even going single speed. My living situation is changing soon to a more urban setting; and I don't feel comfortable with my Reign out of sight when around town...thinking the old rockhopper with some more road friendly components might be the ticket.