Bicycle thread

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

  1. Maritimer

    Maritimer Bikeless Adventurer

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    880
    Location:
    Windsor, Nova Scotia
    Home from VT for the weekend. Yesterday was NBD for Mrs. Maritimer. She picked up a 'shoulder-season- commuting-touring hybrid'. It was some NOS the local bike shop had kicking around. 2015 Specialized Sirrus. Cool little bike actually. Looks good in black on black.

    It was also FTP test day yesterday. The numbers came up from 6 weeks ago. 322 watts translates to about 3.6 W/kg. I'll take it!
  2. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Dubuque, Iowa
    Just joking, I'm sure the water is raging in Agate.

    I did this today...

    [​IMG]
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  3. SteelCityADV

    SteelCityADV Anti-Chrome

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    Location:
    Pittsburgh Area
    Got about 47 miles in today around the city with some nice climbs mixed in. Nice last day of winter ride.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  4. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Sorry to read about your work issues Gummee.
    Best wishes on your next adventure!

    :freaky
  5. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    NoVA for now...
    Despite the new guy being a New Yorker, he's at least got more'n one brain cell. That goes a long ways. It's his shop, despite it being a hobby for the moment (I aim to fix that!) he's 'invested' in a positive outcome. He's also in the black. The shop owes 1 distributor less than 5-figures, so we're in a good spot. Last shop owed lots of $ to lots of people.

    I really do hope they survive. The owner is a great guy

    M
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  6. Oznerol

    Oznerol Motion Enthusiast

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    Location:
    NorCal
    No riding this weekend; I'm "tapering" for next weekend's Hurricane road trip. I'd sorta wanted to do a road ride today, but between having MTB prep to do for next weekend and wanting to spend some time with the woman since we won't see much of each other for the next couple of weeks, I couldn't quite squeeze it in.

    On MTB prep: Since I went 1x a couple of years ago my handlebars and front derailleur cable guides have felt too empty, so today I installed a dropper seatpost.

    Ok, really I've meant to do this for a long time; MTB has tended to be tough on my knees because I kept the saddle an inch or two below optimal pedaling position so that it was less in the way when I was on something rough.

    I did specifically pick out a post where the remote was actuated by a derailleur cable, since that'd make for a clean install using the unused front derailleur cable guides. Ended up with a Specialized Blacklite. Getting the cable length right was slightly fussy, but other than that install was pretty easy. It felt really good on a test ride around the neighborhood.

    Also picked up some new pedals, and a tailgate pad for my pickup.
  7. KillerDyller

    KillerDyller Teabagged your drumset

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    Location:
    Indiana
    IMG_1614.JPG Hey guys, been lurking for awhile here. I enjoy this thread, very motivating. Actually took some pictures on today's ride.
  8. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    Morgan Hill Ca
    Guy came in the shop today with a wheel that the tire was flat. Wants me to tell him why. Tell him I can pull the inner tube out and inflate it to look for the hole. Break the bead and pull one side of the tire off and the tube is all wadded up from being rode while flat. Pull tube out and valve stem has been torn from tube and still in rim. Pull out the valve and set it on the work bench ( whole time the the guy is watching very closely ) feel the inside of tire for any thorns ( nothing in the tire), grab a new tube to install and the guy ask me WHY did it go flat !! I just said I have know idea , with a straight face.
  9. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Nice looking bike. Can't help but noticing that your saddle is pointed downhill?
  10. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I survived with only a single hugging of a juniper tree not on purpose.

    I legitimately exclaimed "Woohoo!" out loud 6 or 7 times this weekend... and countless times internally.

    Every time I ride this thing I get a little bit younger which was a great way to celebrate getting another year older. :ricky

    [​IMG]

    I can't wait to go back.
  11. KillerDyller

    KillerDyller Teabagged your drumset

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    Indiana
    Thanks. I just run it where it's comfortable.
  12. BeeCeeGS

    BeeCeeGS WeaponOfMassDestruction

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    I've run without a dropper for sometime now, and I've really missed it! Despite a rather dismal reliability record on many fronts, the new dropper from Crank Brothers has been getting good reviews. It was ridiculously easy to install, and cartridge replacement looks to be a job that can be handled in a few minutes. I'm looking forward to having a dropper again!
  13. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    well it was a painful three weeks but i got my Reign back with a new frame under warranty....its now the "top" model(Reign 1)for Aus frame rather than the Reign 2 frame.....most people around me prefer the new one.....must be my love of clashing colours :D

    only put 15kms on it on the weekend....made some adjustments as the shop didnt put it back as i had it
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    the old frame....cracked out of shape BB shell
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  14. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    The Ducati (it's for sale!) ST3 is on the battery charger 'cause the commute's gonna kill me if I can't get around the slowpokes on Rt 28. :nod

    The de facto speed limit is 55mph, but you ALWAYS run up on someone doing the actual speed limit of 45mph. :bluduh ...who won't move 'cause they're 'doing the speed limit.' :baldy

    Still have a Shimano account. We're Chris King dealers. Scott. Focus. and probably other stuff I haven't figured out in the 1 day I've been there.

    :clap

    M
  15. chasbo

    chasbo Long timer

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    So I finally broke down and put actual mtb tires on my Cutthroat. The bike rides insanely well with 40c tires on the road, but I was taking a beating when trails got technical. I am heading out tomorrow to find out how this setup works. Pace 2.1's.

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  16. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Duc fired up after being on the charger all day

    :clap

    No more PMS!

    :ricky

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  17. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    FYI

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  18. Serpy

    Serpy Adventurer

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    18
    Location:
    Western side of the Land Downunder
    Love mountain biking. Have a few in the shed.
    Signed up for this at the end of the year. http://capetocapemtb.com/
    10 year anniversary...should be good.. have there for the last 3 years.
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  19. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    Ahh that bike (Brown Enduro) brings back some memories !!! Great old bike!
  20. Serpy

    Serpy Adventurer

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    Yeah and it weighs a ton....I've given it to my boy. Help him build up his leg muscles....:lol3:jack