Bicycle thread

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

  1. VelvtRide

    VelvtRide i can haz a motrsykle?

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    Where do you find this stuff?! :lol3
  2. VelvtRide

    VelvtRide i can haz a motrsykle?

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    Pretty cool, eh? From here.
  3. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    and they *ALL* have racks, and most of them have fenders...
  4. VelvtRide

    VelvtRide i can haz a motrsykle?

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    :scratch
  5. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    I like the little one at the bottom.
  6. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    the vast majority of American bicycles have neither racks nor fenders, as they are used for recreation and/or exercise. In Europe you see very few full out road racing bikes OR mountain bikes, far more basic transportation bikes.
  7. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    When I was in college I carried the rack, (now installed on my mountain bike/truck, and these same bags full of engineering books) on my commute 26 miles form my home out by the foothills down the hill into Denver. And then I'd slide one of those kid seats on and take my oldest daughter for a spin when I needed more work in my legs.

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    My racing bike did not have lugs, (silly French bike:lol3), but that never stopped me from using it like a car. My earlier Mirage, had full lugs and cheesey components to match the stamped dropouts, and waterpipe frame tubes. (1080)...
  8. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    What does "lugged" mean?
  9. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    the screw holes for attaching racks, fenders.



    re: racks-n-fenders, my old Frenchie, a 1975 Motobecane Grand Record touring bike, nearly always had a blackburn rack, and I mounted fenders every winter (out on the left coast here, once it stops raining in late spring, it doesn't rain again until the following winter). But, I didn't own a car 'til I was nearly 30, I commuted by bicycle for years and years.
  10. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Where the racl attaches to the frame:
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  11. Oznerol

    Oznerol Motion Enthusiast

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    No. Those are eyelets.

    A lugged bike is one that's constructed by fitting the tubes into parts called 'lugs' that reinforce the joints and allow joining via brazing rather than welding. Here's a wikipedia article on it.
  12. goldan57

    goldan57 Bail Tossin Vet

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  13. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    thats true, but another definition of 'lug' is... an ear-like projection. And in electronics, a lug is a screwhole used to attach a terminal.
  14. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    OK, so there are lugs in there too. :lol3
  15. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Stem fixing,

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    Crack running across the internal clamp. Screw threads of the clamp bolt are stripped. There is a crack beginning on the stem itself but I'll have to get a picture of that in daylight.

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    All the parts in a pile,
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    And getting finished, ugly but it is going to work,
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    With the bar tape and a waterbottle the damages came to about $84. Not terrible. And it will work.
  16. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    I *het* that kinda clamp, the conical plug in the split tube. :patch the wedge block design (as on the right adapter) is much easier to deal with.

    yeah, I realize thats not the piece that cracked, rather, it was the part that clamped the bars.

    Whichever, totally slather on the grease on the part of the stem that goes into the steering tube :deal
  17. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    I'd love a Z5
  18. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    :lol3

    I'm going to ride 50 tomorrow and I know I'll be a full on carnivore afterwards.
  19. pilot

    pilot Slacker Moderator Super Moderator

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    I was bike shopping yesterday. Can someone tell me the advantages and disadvantages of 29s over 26s?
  20. jtemple

    jtemple Been here awhile

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    My new ride came in on Friday:

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    So far, I've only taken it out on a quick street ride. It was sort, but SWEET. I'm going to have fun with this bad boy.

    Tomorrow, I'll get it dirty.