Bicycle thread

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

  1. flip18436572

    flip18436572 Broke ex-YMCA employee

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    But see, I think I would be very parched and would need to increase my fluid level quite a bit when I was done, and if there were some good tasting beer at the end of a run that was cold, I would consume way too much!!! I like some of the things that they are doing, I just know that I am trying to keep my beer consumption to only when doing certain things. I like some good dark beers, and since I am a clydesdale, I am trying to stay away from them.

    A once in a while hash could still be a good thing.
  2. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I'm about the same size...

    Hashing helps when you don't drink (much). Running with the dog helps more 'cause there's no beer waiting for ya at the end. Well, there is, but its more effort than pouring out of a keg.

    M
  3. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    I guess I have to google "hashing" now
  4. flip18436572

    flip18436572 Broke ex-YMCA employee

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    Yeah, finding that bottle opener for a Fat Tire, is hard work isn't it. :D
  5. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    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:lol3:lol3:lol3
  6. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    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.

    Thx though.
  7. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    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.
  8. Zodiac

    Zodiac loosely portrayed

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    wanna ride Piermont tomorrow am?
  9. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Thanks for the invite but I am racing the Delaware Enduro tomorrow. It looks like an easy one:evil
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  10. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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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

    M
  11. gambrinus

    gambrinus http://www.shrinershq.org

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    Helens is hot and cold...depends which one you go into...

    RW
  12. Javarilla

    Javarilla Escapee

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    Hey Guys...

    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.
  13. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Then again, I rode Mavic Zap and thought it was the bee's knees. That was, till the battery wore out! :baldy Good thing it turned into SS when that happened.

    M
  14. SpitfireTriple

    SpitfireTriple Seek Truth

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    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.
  15. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Campy fan!:D
  16. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    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. :lol3

    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. :freaky
  17. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    :ear

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  18. Ursa Major

    Ursa Major Bemused

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    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.
  19. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    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. :nod

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  20. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    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.