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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.
I am kind of excited to see this one....
Yeah, their Trans-Con videos are intriguing. I'd like to get a new bike for '14 and really wanted a Fargo. But, this thing came along. Then, I keep thinking of just getting a Lynskey frameset and disc wheels and swap my Tricross components over. But, there's the Raleigh Tamland, too. Argh!
I LOVE my Fargo. It fits what I use it for perfectly. I tend to be the pack mule when my family goes for a ride and I can pretty much ride it anywhere and it does it really well. I like the new gravel bikes but I need (for now) full rack braze-ons, especially for lowriders.
I can't say it was muddy out there this PM but it was certainly slimy. Trails got wet, froze, then started to thaw today. Made for some 'interesting' moments as the 3 of us slip-slid our way around Lake Fairfax.
what sort of flat pedals are you using? have you tried modern bmx/mountain 'pin platform' pedals? with the right shoes (I use sturdy low top hiking shoes with a spring shank in the sole), they stick your feet on the pedals just great, you can even sweep the top/bottom of the stroke when you're spinning, yet its instant foot out to kick off a stump, and instant plant to get back to pedaling.
something like these,
I picked up a very nice pair of mtb pin pedals from a friend who owns a bicycle shop. They were ordered for a customer who never came by to pay for them, so he let me have them at his cost. They're lightweight and very thin to avoid pedal strikes. They came in very handy on a dangerous expert level trail at Chuck Lennon mtb park yesterday. I made it through without incident, but I wouldn't even want to attempt a trail like that while clipped in. One of the guys I rode with went down hard several times. He finally went back to his car and swapped out his clipless pedals for flats.
Some family came to town for Thanksgiving. Luckily the Obama administration used stimulus money to dumb this trail down so anyone can ride it.
Well... that went. MABRA CX Championships were today. While there were some high points, there was one low point and a few other mental errors.
...AND... my legs just didn't wanna work. Musta been the whole 15min of warmup I got.
It was a slippy, sloppy, 'soil froze then the top layer melted and got slicker'n snot' kind of day. I was smiling and laughing thru the flatter/muddier bits 'cause I love that kind of stuff. Always have. Mud tires came in handy today. We don't get too many MUD days, so while it seems like a luxury to have mud wheels, there's a race/two per year that you NEED em. Today was one such day. PDX in the front like usual, Dugast mud tire in the back.
The extra bike had a Limus in the back with another PDX on the front. If something'd happened to the Fuji, I was still ready to rock-n-roll.
Luckily, the one fall I had nothing happened to the derailleur/hanger. hew
Did I mention SLICK?!
Ok - challenge for the bikie folks: I need a set of pogies/bar mitts/hippo hands that will fit:
a) A Ninja 250 commuter
b) An mtb with trigger shifters and Groovy Luv bars
Note - they don't have to fit all that well... I only MTB 2-3x per week (most of my riding is on the road), and my commute is only 10 miles r/t 5 days per week.
But yeah, I'm cheap and don't want to buy two sets. What ideas have you got for me?
If it had a shorter head tube, it'd be a Tarmac.
I love my Allez - it's 90% of my Extreme Power at 1/8th the price.
they made a few otherwise Roubaixes with Tarmac length HTs for the pros. I want one of those. I loved the ride of the Roubaix, but despite the 8mm top cap and a -17 stem, I was still too high.
I have a '96 Allez. Still rides nicely all these years later. Once I get my '02 S-Works back (don't ask) I'll build that up and ride it too. I'd like to get my M2 Road Pro back, but that's long gone.
That long headtube is a big part of what makes the Roubaix work for me. I've got unusual geometry myself -- long legs, short torso. On most road bikes, when I place the seat high enough to get my leg extension right, the drop to the bars is too large.
With the Roubaix, I can get the seat-bar drop right, giving me a range of very usable positions. I ride in the drops for a significant portion of my time on it, whereas on other road bikes I've ridden, it took a really strong headwind to make the discomfort of being in the drops worthwhile.
My local bike shop has a set of pogies that are $35. They are basic, but just like my Finish ones that were twice that. They are no where near as nice as these though.
As you can see the prices range....
Look through this and see if there are any that would work.
...and I'm the exact opposite: short legs longer torso. I need short and long (the Gaulzetti 51cm? )
2 x 20min at one of my local parks just now. Ugh.
Last week of CX season. I'm hoping to go out with a decent placing.
Describes me as well and my Roubaix fits like a glove. It blew my mind that I could actually use the drops and be comfortable. I hadn't had that experience on my first roadie.
60+ deg out
6" of snow (HEAVY snow) and 30 degrees. At least I have a fat bike.
It's been raining all day here in Madison. Warmish at least, I kept pulling my gloves off after ten minutes of riding. We'll see if it freezes tonight. Mounted the Nokians a couple days ago, so I'm set.