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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.
I guess I have to google "hashing" now
Yeah, finding that bottle opener for a Fat Tire, is hard work isn't it.
uh no....I can use the one on the drive side of my 1x1 or if I'm too lazy to bend over I've found that metal bar ends work just fine
I was thinking of getting the Candy Eggbeaters because they have a semblence of a pedal and I wouldnt necessarily need to have bike shoes on for a quick squirt to the store or something.
However, it looks like i'm going to have to find shoes that are a comfortable fit first and formost, then buy the egg beaters/ clips that go with them.
By some weird setup I have four sets of Crank Brothers pedals on two bikes.
Egg Beaters- Not able to ride without being clipped in.
Smarty - Pretty small platform and not a good pedal to ride no clipped in. I imagine the Candy's are similar
Enduro - My favorite all-around. Ok to ride without clips, though I it depends on your shoes and the distance.
Mallet- Though they may look stupid on my Cyclocross bike they are my favorites. Big platforms works decently without being clipped in and when clipped in they have a big strong platform which is nice to just cruise on.
wanna ride Piermont tomorrow am?
Thanks for the invite but I am racing the Delaware Enduro tomorrow. It looks like an easy one
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If yer in LA, Helen's is supposed to be good. Performance is mostly entry-level stuff. Too bad you weren't lookin for this stuff a few years back 'cause Supergo was THE place to get stuff.
Somewhere bigger is better in this case
Helens is hot and cold...depends which one you go into...
I got to spend about 30 minutes on an electronic shift equipped roadrace bike.
I normally ride DuraAce and think it's pretty spiffy - this electronic system makes my bikes feel sloppy.
Instant push button shifts.
Uphill full stormin - shift the big rings, or the little rings. NOW. No hesitation.
Automatic trim adjust - you got the bike all crossed up, no problem, it'll sort it out for you.
Weighs something like 41 grams more than normal shift kit, but there's no weight anywhere except down in the center of the bike.
Apparently not on the market. Gonna be unobtanium for awhile.
Hincapie and Garmin will be racing it this season.
Cool beans for you techies.
Then again, I rode Mavic Zap and thought it was the bee's knees. That was, till the battery wore out! Good thing it turned into SS when that happened.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0PMSAMcEYE Edit: it seems this is now a duff link
Okay, okay. I posted this earlier in Fluff. But it's so good it's worth breaking the no-double-post rule.
Edit: Doh! I posted the wrong link. This one is much better. Doh! again.
I am the fucking 'Ziggy' of bicycling. I have my own personal storm cloud following my bicycle around.
Any droughts going on anywhere? Fly me and my bicycle in, my incredibly shitty luck will have the place flooded in no time.
P.S. Although the bicyclist metabolism is quite good, it can in no way keep up with that of a professional forester when it comes to beer consumption. With my IT background, I could outsprint him, but I'm lacking in that all day endurance.
I picked up an old steel-framed Centurion LeMans a few years ago, finally getting around to setting it up. It's got 700x20 tires on it; I'm guessing the previous owner was much lighter than me and/or planned to ride much faster. I'd like to put the widest tires it'll take. Are 700c rims fairly standard, i.e. should it be a major issue to swap in 700x32's or thereabouts? If an informed answer requires info I'm not passing along I'll apologize up front, I haven't been into non-motorized bikes for the last couple of decades.
700c rims are standard. You'll hafta see what dia tires are gonna fit yer bike. I'm betting it'll be somewhere near 28c tho.
Thought about what cassette/freewheel (FW) is goin on there? Typical 80s FWs useta be pretty small.
The late 80s trend of 20c tires thankfully died a quick death.
700c rims are standard, any tire should fit, *IF* it clears the frame, brakes, etc. 700x28 might be a good alternative.
I'm curious what sort of derailleurs, etc are on this LeMans... They were a good 'entry level' bike from the 70s, early 80s, probably made-in-japan tange tubing, nice lugwork.
Everything (derailleurs, brakes, downtube shifters, crank) looks to be Shimano Exage, which I honestly hadn't even heard of. It's a 12 speed with a Tange #2 frame. I had (and loved) a LeMans back in the day, and picked it up on eBay about 5 years ago for $100 or so in a fit of Miami Vice era nostalgia (it's got the old Centurion 2-tone frame, white and mauve). I literally just took it out of the box this weekend. I think I'll take it to my LBS and have them tune it up, everything seems to be in excellent shape given its age.
Edit: the frame is lugged. Not Rivendell-level or anything, but not bad.
Exage is decent enough stuff. Last a long time if you take care of it.
Change out the cables and housing and lube things up and you'll be OK.
Tange made some good tubesets.