Bicycle thread

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

  1. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    I finally gone and done it!

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    Rode to work this AM and then to lunch, about 15 miles so far.
    My legs are WORKED!

    weird new ride, the jury is still out.
  2. Zodiac

    Zodiac loosely portrayed

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    Cool,

    it get's a lot better, and more fun. It's all about strategy, especially with hills.

    Rhythm.....that's what it is for me.

    I have felt less tired on my fixed after a 60 miler then I have on some geared 60 milers.

    it'll grow on you.
  3. yater

    yater Long timer

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    I got SHELLED last weekend at the Copperas Cove road race in Tx. My team's plan was for me to ride like an asshole....attacking hills, pulling off the front, covering breaks, etc...in order to protect one of our guys who needs upgrade points. Well, the '08 New Mexico state RR champion (cat3) showed up for our 4/5 race. Needless to say, I was in over my head and was smoked by mile 35. It turns out he was sandbagging the race (obviously). He was off of the front for at least an hour. I flailed in the wind to reel him in (along with a few of my teammates). We caught him twice but he won the race. What is it with roadies and cheating?
  4. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Its only cheating if the officials say so.

    Sandbaggin's not kewl tho

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  5. yater

    yater Long timer

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    Dude's looking at a 1 year suspension. His usacycling license is cat3. He used an alias to register....we'll see.
  6. Javarilla

    Javarilla Escapee

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    Oh, here's my Christmas present to myself...

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    Got a couple fancy bits on it...

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    Some cool paint effects...
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    And, man, Durace and Phil Wood be da bomb...
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  7. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Ahh

    That IS cheating!

    :bluduh

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  8. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    SS AND geared?

    Very nifty!

    I've got :drif for a Salsa Cassaroll.

    M
  9. yater

    yater Long timer

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    Holy shitfire, that's hot!! Who did the fenders?
  10. DoctorIt

    DoctorIt vrooom!

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    that's gotta be the weirdest triple I've ever seen - or is that the latest trend, two tiny rings and one massive pie plate? :dunno

    Gorgeous bike, though. :nod

    Saw those fenders, with a custom pinstripe at the Hot Tubes shop yesterday. Toby was building up a gorgeous custom touring rig.

  11. Barnstormer

    Barnstormer Polar Bear Wrangler

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    MMMm delicious fenders.

    Honjo-Koken FTW.

    You can get them here.
  12. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    Did somebody say fenders?
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  13. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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  14. Elburrito

    Elburrito Donkey

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    1999/2000 GT Titanium.
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  15. AzB

    AzB Fattest thin man

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    That is quite beautiful. I think it may be a little to small for you. That stem hurts the eyes.

    Az
  16. gambrinus

    gambrinus http://www.shrinershq.org

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    Old Schwinn frame?
  17. flip18436572

    flip18436572 Broke ex-YMCA employee

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    I saw an Independent Fabrications bike at one of the LBS's in Omaha. They look well build, but way out of my price range.

    Your bike looks just the same. I hope you have fun with it.
  18. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    If you think Indy Fabs are spendy, try pricing out a Seven!

    :eek1

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  19. Elburrito

    Elburrito Donkey

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    Yah, that part is kinda ugly, the bike is a perfect fit, I got the forks for free and there just wasn't enough rise left to have a normal stem so I got this one as a substitute.

    ....that said, it's a sweet ride
  20. Javarilla

    Javarilla Escapee

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    Dude, when you weigh 275, live in a city of hills, are pushing fifty and have busted your knee more times than you can count, you do what you gotta do.

    I basically threw money at my favorite bike guys and told them I had to be able to diesel up Dravus.

    If you've seen Dravus, you'd understand.