Bicycle thread

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

  1. Bimble

    Bimble In giro in moto

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    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.
  2. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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  3. VespaFitz

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

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    I'm teasing you guys. :lol3

    This thread is a must-see for me every day.

    With new kids and big girls to drop off at school, I haven't been riding to work the way I was last year, but I do try to at least go out for a 10+ mile ride at lunch, at least four days a week.

    It's all hills around here. Yesterday was a tough one, but it was a beautiful ride. I'd sure like another bike, but I just can't afford it right now, and I've certainly made good use of the bike I have.

    Katie's out of school now, so I may start riding back and forth a couple of days a week again, too.
  4. Bimble

    Bimble In giro in moto

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    :rofl

    Yer going to kick some ass after doing all those hills. All the guys doing level rides are going to wonder what just blew by them.

    "I swear to God, all I saw was a flash of horn-rims, plaid, and mutton-chops!"

    :lol3

    I have to search 'em out or do real short loops to get that kind of work-out but it is totally worth the effort.
  5. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Hills definitely kick my ass, but they are good for me. Tomorrow will be a 35 miler with some long, steep climbs. I have to lose a few lbs so my Vanson zipper doesn't derail.:1drink
  6. flip18436572

    flip18436572 Broke ex-YMCA employee

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    Going to play music on the Wabash Trace bicycle rail trail this afternoon and then play again for the people raising money to keep it going in the evening. Was supposed to be at softball all day, but that didn't workout because of the rain north of us.

    Maybe I will take the camera and get some pictures. Probably not.
  7. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Did I tell y'all that I got my box o' fun in from VA? Well, I did. Rival shifters and generic brakes = working bicycle again. Now all I gotta do is put Rival on in place of D/A and I'll be happier again. Yeah, I know... D/A coming off and Rival going on?! :norton Well, it'll make it easier in the long run if all the parts match. Seems that if I sell, people don't quite understand 'mechanics' specials.' :nono

    I'm haring the hash today AND tomorrow PM, as well as having a Camaro that needs a fuel pump replaced. I'm lucky to get in short runs, much less rides right now. Next week, that *should* change. :nod

    As a note to y'all that have F-Bodies: the fuel pump does go bad and you hafta drop the rear axle, remove the exhaust, etc. to get the tank out to get to the top of it, where the stuff lives. :norton Who ever designed THAT POS needs to be shot!

    M
  8. vfr700

    vfr700 172S

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    Are you going to replace the pump yourself? That sounds like a good weekend project.....although ample amounts of beer would help move things along.
  9. Vance

    Vance On my meds...

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  10. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Yeah, don't have a choice. Don't have the $$ to pay someone to do it. :nah Its SPEN-DEE to get the rear end off, etc. Lots of hours.

    Got a buddy coming over Mon to help me. Hopefully, we'll have her buttoned back up Mon afternoon/evening. :thumb

    M
  11. soewe812

    soewe812 Wag more Bark less

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    Figger out where the port in the top of the tank is and just cut a hole in the floor pan under the seat. Wont even hafta drain the tank then. There might even be an access port like Honda does if yer lucky.
  12. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Access port. Yeah right! :razor Don't think so! :nono

    If it was MY car, I'd be all over that access port cutting thing. Problem is, its HER car... :nono has been said to cutting the floor.

    Oh well. May hafta find someone to weld up the exhaust when I'm done. :nod

    M
  13. DieselTwin

    DieselTwin Been here awhile

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    Any good web site ?:earShoping for bike.Thanx bois
  14. Oznerol

    Oznerol Motion Enthusiast

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    So we spent the weekend at Kingdom Trails in East Burke, VT, and had a great time. The weather was perfect and the trails were mostly dry. I felt like I got in more time on the trails on this trip than on any of my previous trips up there, hit every trail that I'd learned to love on previous trips (some multiple times), and learned to love some new ones, as well.

    7-8 hours on the bike yesterday, about 3 today, my legs feel like rubber bands. And I still wish I'd hit a few more singletrack loops before we stopped, today.
  15. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    You wouldn't think haring a trail for 2-ish miles 2 days straight isn't that bad, but bowy howdy do my legs ache! Between the scouting, the haring, and etc. I'm done running for a few days. :nod

    I have my 'new' bike built up, so maybe I'll spin easy tomorrow.

    M
  16. Bimble

    Bimble In giro in moto

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    www.mtbr.com has lots of reviews if you are looking for a mountain bike.

    Too actually buy a bike, I'd go to your local shop.
  17. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    hey, drifting sideways... a friend mentioned in an email that he has a 3-speed internal hub folder, and the shifting chain is broken... the -only- three speed hubs I can seem to find online (sheldonbrown) are sturmey archer, all the others are 4 speed, 7 speed, etc. does anyone know if that little shifter chain is one size fits all? its been a long long LONG time since I've worked on one of those, and I'd like to try and fix his bike this weekend...
  18. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    IIRC they're same same, but I'm not positive

    if you have yer LBS check QBP and/or J&B, they should be able to get something that'll work. J&B is prolly a better bet.

    M
  19. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    Perry hooked me up :clap

    bought some shoes today so I'll see if the two wheeled torture device is a little more fun with clippy things


    thanks again Perry


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    bought a pair of shoes to go with the pedals

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    anyone wanna put an over/under on how many miles before I tip my big fat ass over
  20. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Yer gonna fall.

    Everyone ALWAYS does.

    Usually at a standstill. In traffic. At the time when there's a cute blonde in a convertible right next to ya.

    :razor

    M