Bicycle thread

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

  1. CA_Strom

    CA_Strom Cunning Linguist

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    I have the Singleator on my single speed and it works great. It's a bit pricey though. Performance has a much cheaper kit ($29) that includes a singleator knock off and the spacers to make any cassette hub into a SS.
    http://www.performancebike.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10052_10551_1031512_-1_36007_20000_37503


    Shit, just noticed they have a pretty sweet SS on their site, only $269 for the whole bike.... http://www.performancebike.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10052&mpe_id=12754&intv_id=29000&partNumber=30-1191&evtype=CpgnClick&langId=-1&catalogId=10551&ddkey=http:ClickInfo

    :deal
  2. vfr700

    vfr700 172S

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    I didn't know Felt made folding bikes.
  3. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    All bikes fold, at least once.
  4. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Full of shit is kind of an overstatement of what I think is the issue. Yeah, retro's good, but there's a point where new is good too.

    Progress for the sake of progress is what he's bitching about.

    Me? I LIKE brifters. I raced with em and without em and MUCH prefer with em.

    Threadless HSs aren't nearly as pretty as the old quill stems, they're more finicky to adjust, etc but they allow quick and easy changes/upgrades, are usually as light, and certainly are MUCH stiffer.

    etc

    He's selling bikes, so :thumb I wouldn't mind one if it fell in my lap...

    M
  5. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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  6. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    I hear ya, but then again I am a Surly fan. :D

    Thanks for the Tour links guys:thumb
  7. scorch

    scorch Poser

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    I think i might be looking at buying a chinese carbon fiber frame online from ebay for around 400$, alot of people on bikeforums.com seem to think they are just as good as the brand name ones.

    Anyone on this site have on and care to share?
  8. Zodiac

    Zodiac loosely portrayed

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    i hear they're made from melamine.
  9. sixer

    sixer I suffer from Ainrofilac

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    I thought I'd share some pictures from the last couple of rides with my SO. There's miles of single track yet to be ridden.

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    I think its time she got a proper mountain bike. Any input from a smaller woman rider? She's 5'0. playNzmud? My budget is going to be around the $1000 mark.
  10. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I'd buy one. Seems to be where everyone but the top Italian companies are going with their production facilities. Pedal Force and Token are the two I know best. I don't own one, but I haven't heard anything bad about em.

    HTH

    M
  11. flip18436572

    flip18436572 Broke ex-YMCA employee

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    I have been working on hardwood floors, so I haven't had a chance to even hear about the tdf. I just got home from announcing my daughter's high school softball game and turned on the TV and found Astana winning the Team Time Trial. That is all I got out of it, other than Lance is not 0.00 behind the yellow jersey and some of the big boys are minutes behind the leaders.
  12. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I like the big S bikes. Trek makes some good female specific frames too.

    The mid-level FSRs (or whatever they call the wimmen's version) have been perennial favorites.

    Oh, and Giant makes some good dual squishy bikes too.

    M
  13. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    You missed the good stuff over the last few days. Go hit up Velonews.com or cyclingnews.com for all the skinny

    M
  14. Oznerol

    Oznerol Motion Enthusiast

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    Look at the Myka hardtails from Specialized. My girlfriend is a hair under 5'0", and found that the Mykas had the best fit of anything she tried this past spring. She was shopping for (and bought) the full-suspension version of the bike, but the hardtails run a bit smaller and will easily fit within your budget.

    BTW, (more) great pics.
  15. sixer

    sixer I suffer from Ainrofilac

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    She likes the Specialized bikes. It's all really going to come down to what fit her the best. Thanks for the suggestions.

    Thanks for the input. She's been eyeing the Myka ever since I said I'd buy her another bike. She asked me if she needed the full-suspension and I wasn't sure what to tell her since I love my rigid MTB. I just want her to be happy.

    I'm really going to miss all this amazing single track here in Prescott.
  16. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I like hardtails, but that's cause I've never ridden a decent dual squishy bike on trails.

    I started riding way back before there was such a thing as suspension. You learned to pick yer lines. DS bikes tend to encourage willy-nilly bash over anything and let the suspension soak it up riding that you just couldn't get away with back then.

    I think she'd be happier with an XC type DS bike to take the beating outta riding. Since she's not big, lighter = better. Try last year's Giant Anthems (there's a 14" on ebay) too

    M
  17. DoctorIt

    DoctorIt vrooom!

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    Any of you tall dudes out there looking for a full-suspension bike? A friend has a 2007 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp for sale, size XL, heck of a deal - it's just too big for him (trade for smaller??). PM me if you're interested, I'm not gonna spam this thread with a link to his sale.
  18. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    ooof. XL is too big. I have a '02 FSR Disc Medium that I'd love to trade for a Large. I've upgraded my Mantilou forks with heftier springs, too (stock was setup for someone about 130 lbs, I swear).
  19. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Yeah, that M is WAY too small for you.

    Just about right for me tho!

    Send it to Gummee! XXXX Gatehinge Ct Tucson, AZ :D

    M
  20. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    Great thread! I've recently started commuting on an older Raleigh M5000 full-suspension MTB. I did swap out the knobbies for a set of Serfas Drifter city tires (which aren't half bad for light off-road duty, BTW), but I feel like too much of my pedaling effort is being lost to movement of the suspension.

    So, I'm going to return my early 90's vintage GT Timberline to duty as a commuter/hybrid. Can't beat that CroMo Triple-Triangle frame!

    My dad has used it sparingly over the years, but mostly it has laid in state for the last 10 years. It's been kept indoors, so no worries there. Should I be thinking about getting into the headset and bottom bracket for cleaning and regreasing? Also, the rear derailleur will only shift up. It's a Shimano Exage 500LX with the indexing shifters that have two thumb levers rather than the modern thumb and forefinger setup. I think the shifter itself is broken and they seem to be in short supply on the Interwebs. Could I used something like an Shimano Alivio shifter as a replacement? Just trying to keep the costs to a minimum. Any other suggestions for this little project would be welcome.