Bicycle thread

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

  1. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    I think I remember someone having a recumbent trike on here. I have a couple of questions.
    I am thinking of getting one for my Dad, his balance is not real great.
    How do you transport it?
    How is it on normal width bike paths, rail to trail type? Is it too wide? or the width an issue?
  2. 2whl-hoop

    2whl-hoop Long timer

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    First real ride on the Synapse today! We did a 30 mile loop that mostly followed the Mississippi.
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    Other than the saddle, I'm pretty happy with it. The riding position really suits me, no lower back pain and not too much weight on the wrists. :clap

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  3. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    :y0!

    I put it in the back of my F250. :lol3 Before that, I tied it (tires down) to the roof of the Taurus POS stationwagon we had. I haven't tried to stick it in my Honda Fit yet, but it's calling to me from the tarp I've got it wrapped in. I'll let you know how that goes. I need to get it out & ride it or sell it. I haven't touched in 18 months (too much fun with my CAAD9)

    Width is not typically an issue. It's not...exactly...doubletrack, but paved MUP's shouldn't be a problem at all. Two trikes riding side by side or passing one another gets a little close, but they steer remarkably straight so it's usually not a problem.

    If you get a tadpole config, warn your dad not to ride like a hooligan. You get a good head of steam going and yank the controls to one side and you *will* be up on two wheels. Ask me how I know. :evil Also, if in that good head of steam he grabs both brakes real hard he will discover the 'ejector seat' feature most tadpoles are equipped with.
  4. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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  5. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    Cool! Thanks for the info.
    "ejector seat".....:lol3
  6. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    thats gonna leave a mark.


    ouch :huh
  7. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    What's the consensus here on Nashbar bicycles? I'm thinking of recommending a complete bike for a mate.
  8. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    cheap chinese bikes for cheap. which beats cheap chinese bikes with a brand name for $$$$.

    edit: which is to say.... consider them a bicycle kit. I would want to true up the wheels, regrease all the bearings, etc etc. assuming that your friend can do that sort of wrenching, they are a good deal. catch-22 in that you can't try the frame sizes out for fit and feel.
  9. nomiles

    nomiles Sledge-o-matic

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    Looks like the whole front end broke off and he's still hanging onto the bars! Iiiiiiieeeeeeeeeee!

    Bad one. :D
  10. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    the guy in the red banadana is cringing :deal

    the guy crashing, his face is already deep imprinted on his front wheel :eek1
  11. nomiles

    nomiles Sledge-o-matic

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    I think that might be Goo Mee.
  12. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    waddaminute. the guy doing the tire plant isn't wearing a helmet. what kinda event /was/ this? I see spectators, so it must be some sort of event.
  13. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Probably made in the same factories everyone else's stuff is made in. :nod Performance is a big enough company to back it up.

    Try also: pricepoint's house brand, November, Performance (going to be same/same as Nashbar but with different decals)

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  14. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    how'd you like to have to shift like this:
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    Loosen the QR, move the rod that changes gears, retighten QR, try not to pull the wheel out of the dropouts, repeat as necessary

    :eek1


    From Campy's 80th Anniv page

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  15. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Thanks Gumme! That is awesome.

    I have a friend who basically has all the stuff from say late 60's through the early 90's. Full Colnogo funny bike full Campy. And a Campy 50th anny groupo to boot. I think that is on his Colnago America. Full set of Campy tools too. And the cork screw.

    Of course.

  16. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    You know where I'm at. :deal
  17. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    [Monster truck announcer]Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! [/MTA]
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    Don't forget! RVV is Sunday.

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  18. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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  19. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Finding all kinds of good stuff tonite:
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  20. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    This month's "Bicycling" has an excellent article on "The Passion of the Velodrome". It's worth a read.

    I've said it before - and my wife is well aware of my dream but if I were to come into a significant amount of money, the lottery for example, I'd build a velodrome and establish a program that would benefit both locals and visitors.