Bicycle thread

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

  1. fz6kd7

    fz6kd7 Long timer

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    I need a better paying job.
    1k $ wow but since its really only 999.00 $
    Carbon fiber frame with titanium cranks and I would still suck on climbs.
    There is alot of innovative bicycle stuff out there, one of the simplest contraptions ever invented and with the materials we have now
    We can make it a light strong and expensive contraption.
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  2. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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  3. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    I wonder how long a CF bike lasts.
    I think I'm going to try and find out.

    I need to find one of those bands women use to tie their hair in a ponytail. And I need to learn how to use it.
    Who says old guys can't learn new stuff.
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  4. chasbo

    chasbo Long timer

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    Here I am thinking about finding myself one of those Ti Fargo frames pretty much everyday and then these cranks pop up and suddenly there is a "vision".
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  5. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    Da UP, eh.

    Does it come in a triple?

    :wave

    Time to start thinking about bikes again.

    And by "thinking", I mean "mindlessly obsessing over every possible technical detail and trip planning nuance while I wait for the snow to melt".
  6. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    I know a guy with over 40k miles on his carbon BMC race or Team Machine. Can’t remember which model because it is his backup bike. He has ridden and raced the shit out of it with many podiums under his belt. Still brings it on group rides when he feels nostalgic. Another Cat2 guy has a Simplon with well over 30k miles on it. My 2011 Roubaix has 26k and it is still going strong.
  7. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    i have a 2004 Giant NRS1 Composite(Carbon with Alu bits)..... i really dont know how it hasn't cracked up or broken all together as yet.....once i put new DU bushes in the shock its going back to regular duty
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  8. Ridge

    Ridge Outlier Extraordinaire

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    What is this "snow" you speak of? :hide
  9. yeroc40

    yeroc40 Long timer

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    It's even worse than it looks. This is from Sunday.
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  10. Ridge

    Ridge Outlier Extraordinaire

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    @yeroc40 Yeah, I received a pissy angry text this morning from my buddy in upstate NY. He's trying to train for an Ironman and Winter has not been cooperating. He then responded with asking me to look for jobs near me that he could apply for. :lol3
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  11. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    What kind of trip? I’m doing ragbrai again with some local friends, the only question is if I’ll do it totally self supported or not this time.
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  12. expatbrit

    expatbrit Still pretty much a n00b.

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    Definitely didn’t see much of that here this year!! Now we just have the spring winds. I tell myself it’s like extra gradient, but all that does is make me grumpy!!!!

    Yoga last night; therapeutic class with a PT that happened to focus largely on hips. Nice to be able to get back to that — though it did trump bicycling. Is mid-May and the Bianchi here yet?????
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  13. expatbrit

    expatbrit Still pretty much a n00b.

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    I do this to a friend in MPLS regularly every winter. He just locks his motorcycles away — actually flew down here this year to borrow mine to get his fix in :)
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  14. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    Only two years out of all the years I lived in Denver did I store my motorcycle for a month or so when it was stupid cold and snowy.
    Once I got out of school and we were living 7 miles from my office I was able when the planets aligned to ride my bicycle to work when it was too cold and slippy to ride the motorcycle.
    That eventually developed into riding the bicycle when I didn't have to drive a car. The motorcycle would accumulate mostly bicycle racing mileage rather than commuting or even travel.

    Need to decide how cold I think it is and gear up for a ride today. Tomorrow will be broken up into picking up Lois from the airport and some errands, so no riding. I'll have to see how I feel about riding today. The stairs are making my legs tell me I've been using the muscles a bit more than usual.

    I do not miss snow. Not one little bit.
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  15. DirtyRoadie

    DirtyRoadie Been here awhile

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    Well, 38 degrees, wind chill in the 20's, spitting snow and chunks of rain, perfect mid winter day (in April) to grab a quick 32 miles on the old single speed. Well not that quick, 18.4mph average. DSCF8074.JPG DSCF8075.JPG
  16. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    ...or you could get a haircut. :nod

    It's in the mid- to upper-40s again today. :bluduh The couch monster was fought off long enough to go spin for 1:47, but now it has me again.

    I can't wait for spring to finally spring. ...but something tells me we're going from winter to summer again. :nod Straight from 40s to 90s and 90%+ humidity here we come!

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  17. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Put a set of full fenders on that thing. Mo bettah than those strap-on jobs you have on there now

    M
  18. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    Hear ya go @MrHead [​IMG] :hide :jack
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  19. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    Group ride tonight ,I'm listening to the wind while typing this, it sounds like another windy as ______ ride again. I'm gettin' tired of wind. It hasn't killed me yet ,I must be getting stronger.:gdog
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  20. Green Stainz

    Green Stainz Long timer

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    How do you like your Cutthroat ? Pros/cons? You have some nice trails!