Bicycle thread

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

  1. gambrinus

    gambrinus http://www.shrinershq.org

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    I stopped in and checked these guys out today...

    www.davincitandems.com

    Since they're only about 5 miles from my house, the visit was LONG overdue. All I can say is WOW!!!! First class operation that does some very impressive custom work.

    The single rig that I looked at was Ti with S/S couplers... oh baby, oh baby..

    Now to figure out how to shit nickles.... :lol3
  2. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    You'd better learn to shit dollar coins. Quicker!

    :razor

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  3. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    I am a true mesomorph
  4. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Moved further away from the new bike last night. The pfig ate another stick coil. This makes five so far. Of course "far" is pretty far, but not as far as I'd expect from a coil. (139,000 miles and counting)...

    These things are now up to a bit north of $122 each. You'd think the damn things were made by Campy.:huh

    Probably made in China since there is no stamp or anything to indicate where or who.

    Stick Coil:
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  5. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    bummer dood

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  6. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    It got worse. $280 once the dust settled for two.

    Ouch! That is almost twice what i paid for the first replacement pair three years ago. (within a month of being exactly three anyway).

    Ah, well. I'd have just worn out the pushbike sooner anyway..
  7. thencamebronson

    thencamebronson Takin' a trip?

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    Being kinda new to SoCal and wanting to get the real answer and not the MTBR trail review, what are some of the best singletrack trails around. Since I am in beautiful Ft Irwin, Big Bear is about the closest but I am not opposed to going all the way to the coast.

    So, what's you favorite?
  8. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    I like Chino Hills State Park a lot, but it's not that pretty this time if year. Aliso Woods is nice, tough but nice.
    There are these "Frank O" maps,
    Frank O

    Those are available at most book stores and bicycle shops.

    I've ridden Whiting Ranch, it was tough, but I was fatter then. I still think it would be tough. I also ride a lot at Skyline drive out of Corona and that goes up on top and is roads mostly and lots of them, with some places where there is single track.
  9. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Talk to (IIRC) Riceless for MC trails... I :dunno about bicycling trails. Big Bear is great for both. :nod

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  10. sixer

    sixer I suffer from Ainrofilac

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    Check out http://www.socaltrailriders.org/forum/
  11. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Boulder Daily Camera
    :clap
    Very cool to see the children of people I knew back-in-the-day, (when they were kids:lol3 ) come good.
    I saw an interview once of him and he sounded much like his mom and dad, very down to earth and together.
  12. VespaFitz

    VespaFitz No-good-son-of-a-bitch

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    So I noted on my little odometer thing that I've ridden 300 miles in the last six weeks.

    Yeah, yeah, I know, you Lance Armstrong types do 300 miles on your day off. Whatever.

    I've ridden 300 miles on a crappy 15 year old mountian bike in plaid shorts and Chuck Taylors.

    So screw you.
  13. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Pics, we need pics :deal
  14. Zodiac

    Zodiac loosely portrayed

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    For that I commend you.
  15. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    This is a motorcycle fourm right? I'm loading up the Trek Fuel on the back of the Pacific Coast for a little bike and bike adventure in Northern Michigan the next few days. Anyone want'a ride along. MsLiz? I hope the skeeters aint too bad.:D
  16. Bimble

    Bimble In giro in moto

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    you earned that for sure.

    :thumb
  17. Bimble

    Bimble In giro in moto

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    It all started with someone stuffing a motor in a bicycle. :clap
  18. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    Da UP, eh.

    Northern northern MI, or northern southern MI? :ear
  19. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    You got the wrong impression of us. If yer doing 50mi/week on that, yer a MUCH better man than the rest of us. :bow No shorts, no clipless pedals and shoes, no road bike (efficient), etc.

    Nope. My hat's off to ya.

    Now, if you'd go to PBS and get ye some bicycle shorts to go under the plaid jobbies, and maybe some pedals and cleats, THEN we'd :razor

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  20. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    No!

    No pictures of the plaid shorts.
    :rofl

    old mountain bike sure...:clap