Bicycle thread

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

  1. Zodiac

    Zodiac loosely portrayed

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    I took some pics of it this morning, but my powerbook(almost 7 rs old) is on the fritz, waiting on new battery and powercord. Maybe I'll download em onto GF's tomorrow.

    Yeah, the bike techs were circling the Basso, everyone there was eyeing it, seemed like they were psyched to give it new life.
  2. Zodiac

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    It's packed with the T shirt Mules......:D








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  3. Zodiac

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    Dude, you got some sick collection there...damnn:wink:

    I gotta try yer fixed gear rides.....Is tomorrow family day?:evil

    If not lets do a GS clean in crooklyn and go pose at a great coffee shop i used to know in Park Slope...:1drink
  4. Zodiac

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    When I was a kid we used to do the 5 Boro Bike Ride, which is supposedly the largest cycling event in the US. He still does it every year w his club, so I'll probably tag along on the nxt one.:1drink
  5. Mulekick

    Mulekick 2.7 on Fu Man Chu

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    yer mean........:cry

    Heres my latest.....

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    I used to ride a Klien Rascal back in the early 90's till it was stolen.After that I kinda lost interest in riding.I miss that rigid little bike....*sigh*

    My new Giant impresses me more everyday though.It's such a great package for the money.Everything works and works well.It's anything but light and it isn't the sleekest but damn what great little town pounder!...:ricky
  6. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    That's why I haven't bothered... :nah I know better!

    I'm waiting for the Force gruppo to come out! :nod

    :thumb

    'Course, when I'm JRA, I shift my 9sp D/A just like I did my 7sp D/A... :confused The two-tooth jump is 'just right' for my legs. Racing? Its nice to have that one-tooth gap so you can hopefully find the 'right' gear for conditions.

    M
  7. Zodiac

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    The BASSO before tune up.

    And the good old Klein -

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  8. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    In hot pink, I presume? I had one of those, my first "real mountain bike". What a tank.
  9. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    Ahh, Sedona Orange. I used to have an Adept that color. I ended up giving it to a friend when I got my Stinky Dee. As nice as the Klein was, my still relatively fresh busted foot couldn't handle the short travel.
  10. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Just found this thread, because I was trying to go cold turkey and stay out of JoMomma and quit wasting time. Oh well, lasted about two weeks.

    In my youth I was an USCF Cat II roadie and raced Italian steel, which were the bikes of the day. I also had a Raliegh track bike that I rode early season. Very harsh and light, for a steel bike. I finally put a front brake on mine too.

    Only bike I have now, is my Ritchey Cross bike. It's very hilly around here and the lower gearing comes in handy, since my fitness level is at about 2 out of 10. I refuse to buy a triple, I still have my big racer ego to protect.

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    I did have a trike for about a month, but sold it, because it was just too
    slow uphill. (And it had a triple on it).

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  11. MaddBrit

    MaddBrit Now officially a Yank.

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    Nice!

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    Thats the schnizel!
  12. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Nice garage!

    I have a Gunnar Crosshairs (steel) cross bike. Nice ride!

    I've always wanted a Ritchey road bike but never have afforded one...

    M
  13. Bender

    Bender I can pass this guy..

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    I pick up my first trike this week!!
  14. Zodiac

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    Those recumbs are bad ass.
  15. dlew

    dlew Daypass Adventurer

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    Hey Perry,

    You are one lucky guy--not just to get the Basso for a dinner (a $2K value I bet) but that it fits you, or at least it sure looks it's your size.

    It looks like it's set up for some hills, too, with the triple and the big freewheel. You ought to get another freewheel for park riding.

    Didn't see your post until the end of the day. Went to Harriman but for WORK. Honest. Wash and posing another day.

    dlew
  16. Zodiac

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    It's the right fit for my 5'8" greek god frame:lol3

    I noticed you're a leather saddle brooks type of rider, do you reccomend them?

    Re- the freewheel, we need to chat after I try one of yer steeds out..:D
  17. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I've never ridden a Brooks, but the guys I hear with em love em. They take some extra care and feeding tho. Not to mention breaking yer ass in!

    Hey! Any of y'all wanna trade a Ritchey WCS/Pro (or similar) 27.2 x350mm seatpost for either a Thomson or Syncros no offset SP? I've determined that I wanna move my saddle back again and the Thomson I have on the bike now ain't got enough room.

    :ear

    I also have a 26.8 D/A seatpost for sale/trade if someone's riding old skool bikes and needs a very new (NIB) very light, very kewl D/A seatpost.

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  18. Zodiac

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    They seem pricey though, guess they last a good long time. I would think since they're so slippery, you'd have less friction i.e wear on yer ass...:1drink (?)
  19. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    :nono the biggest draw to the Brooks is that it molds itself to yer ass after a few thousand miles of riding it. Got funky dimples on one side? Brooks'll compensate by stretching 'right there.'

    Too bad they're boat anchors!

    M
  20. dlew

    dlew Daypass Adventurer

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    You are right on all counts, Perry.

    The slippery aspect is an interesting one and I think it's really true. Any of those softer saddles with supposed padding really grab you and work you over, IMO. The Brooks is not about padding. It's hard but it's comfortable after broken in.

    There are big fans of Brooks and some not so big fans....