Bicycle thread

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

  1. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Yabbutt... ugly is forever.

    :augie

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  2. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    not when there are no mirrors around. or other kind souls like Gerry.
  3. k7

    k7 Long pockets, short arms

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  4. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    You want some nice riding clincher tires that last a long time?
    Try a set of these in 27C: http://www.competitivecyclist.com/v...ferralID=f7b4337c-f527-11e6-b294-0050569406b5

    The rear Open Pave just started showing it's first sign of thread yesterday at 4100 miles. Only 1 flat which occurred at 1600 miles due to a rusty spring which would have punctured any tire. I've never had a tire last anywhere near this long or ride this comfy. At 75-80psi it really smoothes out the bumps. It may not be the lightest tire out there, but you can still hang with the fast crowd and set KOMs with it. At least, that has been my experience. For $26 it is a steal. It is THE most impressive tire I've tried in 17,800 miles on the Roubaix.
  5. Maritimer

    Maritimer Bikeless Adventurer

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    That a lot of tire for the money.
  6. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I try to avoid mirrors and cameras too

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  7. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Too nice of a day not to play hooky. These 27.5x4.5 tires have an impressive amount of momentum and traction on the downhills. I set a PR on this loop today - when things are smooth this thing is noticeably faster than my Yeti :ricky

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  8. disconnected

    disconnected brap

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    two days ago I was riding bundled up in snow flurries-

    today Shorts and Sun! what a change
  9. Mr. Ray

    Mr. Ray Chemically Enhanced

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    Went out and rode some sweet Pisgah ST for my birthday gift to myself. Hit Pilot Rock, a two mile hike, to Laurel Mountain, a 7 mile technical descent. It was a great ride. I am lucky to live in paradise.

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  10. Ridge

    Ridge Mischevious Disruptor

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    I need to make it back out to Pisgah
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  11. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Never been. How is it?

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  12. Ridge

    Ridge Mischevious Disruptor

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    In one word; primal. Pisgah is about as technical as it gets... oh, there's trails out there but don't expect some nice, groomed, flowy berms to zone out on... no, you better bring your A game, and be good at rocky "features". It is serene, beautiful, and about as isolated as I have ever felt on this side of the Mississippi.
  13. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    :nod
  14. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    So not a real good place for the rigid SS or the rigid Superfly then, huh?

    I'll have to wander down with the Top Fuel. At least it'll have 4" of travel.

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  15. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    One of these might be a better choice...

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  16. Ridge

    Ridge Mischevious Disruptor

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    If Neko can do it, you can do it... just, maybe not quite as cleanly.

  17. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    That guy skids his rear wheel way too much. Tears up the trails

    :bluduh

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  18. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    You're kidding,right?
  19. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Nope. Skidding tears up trails and gets riding areas shut down.

    I've seen it

    You can slow down faster if you don't skid that tire. He's doing it for the camera. ...which makes it worse cause now kids are going to see that and say 'hey! look how kewl that looks! I'll skid around the corners too!'

    :bluduh

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  20. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    So I can't ride my dirt bike there?