Bicycle thread

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

  1. Dranrab Luap

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  2. Zodiac

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    So when you say singlespeed, that means I can stop pedaling i.e. coast?

    Then when if I switch to fixed gear I will not be able to coast.

    I agree, I'd never remove the front brake, especially in city. I guess I'd rather flip on myself than slam into a cab anyday:evil
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  3. Zodiac

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    Good advice, thanks Paul.
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  5. Jarvis

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    I don't get your gearing problem. I regularly ride my Trek mtn bike (hardtail, with slicks) in DC. When I'm in the top gear, I'm hitting close to 30 mph, which needless to say, is rare. This is with the stock Shimano 27 speed drivetrain. :dunno


    Anyway, I find the mountain bike to be much mo' betta for the riding I do in the city than my road bike. The front fork sucks up the curbs, potholes, and tourists. Compared to my road bike, the upright position of the mountain bike is more comfy and gives me a great view and a lot of control when splitting traffic, etc.

    All for what it's worth, of course... :1drink
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  6. Zodiac

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    That's what I was told, that changing what already is a great MTN bike into a road is silly because of the ergos. My Klein is a really small frame (like 16") already.

    Thanks (RE THE tall bike, but I'm 5'8"....:D ).


    Basically I'll be riding pretty straight, no traffic as it will only be in the Park circuits or the riverside bike paths around city.
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  7. Zodiac

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    I dunno, I rode my MTN bike on saturday, and I had it in the highest gears, and was pedaling way too much, like I was a gerbil on a treadmill. I have a 40 somethin large chainring.

    I just want a road bike for cardio in the park at night, no commuting/city roads type riding. That I'll keep the MTN bike for (which I never do anyway since you can't lock one up here):huh :lol3
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  8. Zodiac

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    F. U Andy, just for that I'm not paying my dentist...:evil
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  9. Medicine Creek

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    nobody else does, why should you.



    how was the best man thing?
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  10. reorx

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    Cyclocross bikes are the GS of the bicycle world... they're built tough and can handle just about anything you can throw at it. Its not the optimum choice for a road race or a serious trail ride but it can handle anything in between.

    My personal suggestion would be to go for a steel frame (a little more forgiving) and get a good saddle. I picked up a steel Soma Fabrications for my wife this spring and she loves it.
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  11. Flaco

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    It's a little silly. If it meets your needs it's cool. Mechanically, running a 22/32/52 is crap. Shifting from your 32 to your 52 will be a bitch.

    Bianchi, Lemond, and Redline (and others) all make a good aluminum cyclocross bike for around $1000. I like this idea because you can ride with your hands on the tops or brake hoods and look for trouble OR put your hands down on the hooks and crank it up to 40 mph. One can also run fatter tires which will roll on broken pavement.

    Also, (GODDAMMIT) get a decent tire pump and put proper pressure in your tires before you ride. I get so sick of seeing all manner of NYC characters riding around with 5 lbs of pressure in their tires. [/rant]

    Flaco
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  12. Zodiac

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    :D Went real well, my speach turned out great, was smooth and right on the money.

    Got drunk as hell afterwards too......:1drink
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    That's gotta hurt.

    We used to have a term in college for one of our resident perv's - "klinko"

    A klinko would run around campus smelling warm bicycle seats, this adds new meaning to that.
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    :thumb


    any hot brides maids?
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    Hey, there's a few of us NYC types who are actually mecahnically inclined...I always carry a spare bag and a pump, and tire levers...:1drink
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  17. Zodiac

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    Nope, all married.

    But CHRIST! there was a few young gals in the reception I tried REAL hard not to stare at too long:huh


    I think one is still burned into my memory banks...long thin brunette, tan, long legs and smoldering eyes.....

    No pics -:lol3
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    KATERINA!!!!:1drink
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  19. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    A lot of truth to what you posted, but if you went from an MTB to a full on road bike, you would feel a huge difference in responsiveness and pedaling ease. 40 MPH top speeds on a good road bike aren't too difficult for most reasonably well conditioned cyclists.

    Glad I could cloud the issue for you Perry.
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