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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.
I'm getting the urge to build.
Conditions were the muddiest I've seen on the middle loop today.
Remnants of snow, which is quite rare around these parts.
I take a right at the Y just past the tree upon which the bike is leaning. I have not been able to work up the nerve to try the kink at the halfway point on this log. Some day. A guy on a big $$$ carbon full susser ate it just before this pic was taken. I debated whether to snap pics or ask if he was alright... chose the latter.
I have SPD's on my Calfee but I've been putting Candy's on everything else and Mallet's on my commuter.
I dig them and will probably change over the Calfee this season.
I have a 1983 Redline PL-20 Carrera and a 1984 Redline PL-24 cruiser from my BMX racing days.
Not positive on the years but it's pretty close.
They're not worth enough to sell so I figure I'll keep them for my 5 year old to ride when he fits on them if he wants.
BTW I've finally reached the end of this thread so I'm current now.
NC 181. Upper Creek trails and Raspberry Ridge.
3.15 on the bicycle today with a group of friends. Dropped off the Roubaix with a buddy 'cause he wants to buy it. Then went and played 1.15 of UW Hockey.
I'm effing beat.
Today, first time outside in a LONG time. Felt great. Need to make an adjustment to my drop bars (fiddled with them over the winter and do not like the change). Ah, real wind and real gears...great to be back.
Near Rutherfordton? I grew up in Hickory and went to Gaston College.
Just north of Morganton about half way up the hill to the Parkway.
Nice! Watch out for the locals in Burke county!
Anybody out there running Campagnolo groupsets? I am seriously pondering a wicked deal on an Athena gruppo, but i have no experience with Campy.
That's a cool setup. Is there some kind of gap where the two meet? What happens if you start to tip over? Where do you put your foot?
I don't have a whole lot of experience with Campy stuff, but do know that consumables like chains and cassettes can be pricey. Great stuff otherwise.
Gotchas include a different diameter head on the shifter cables. You can make the Shimano/SRAM stuff work with a little filing. AMHIK
All my Campy stuff is ancient, so doesn't translate to today I am betting.
My old Super Record and C-Record stuff is wonderful to look at use and adjust. I recall Campy cables back in the day were larger diameter than all the others so didn't really ever stretch. The wheel bearings, heads, and bottom brackets adjust once and perfect. Shimano and back then Suntour seemed to need fiddling and were always either a snick too tight or too loose.
The new Shimano stuff I've got reminds me of those days, just set it and ride.
The new campy stuff that is the top end is real pretty looking. I don't know anything about the lower priced Campy stuff.
Personally I'd go for the Shimano or SRAM stuff. near the top level seems to work really well.
Funny thing, the rear brake on my old mountain bike is a budget level V-brake from Performance, it is as good feeling as the front XT.
my Campy stuff is from the mid 70s, classic N.R. and early S.R. At the time, it was vastly superior to the Simplex and Huret alternatives, but a few years later Suntour and later Shimano kicked its ass for usability and price.
As Mr Head says, real purdy. I recall the campy cables were braided, not just thicker.
I think I'd stick with Shimano or SRAM on anything new, too. Unless you LIKE burning money.
I think it is two trees linked together, although I wimp out before the juncture, so I can't be certain. Will take a look see next time. If I feel like I'm going overboard, I just bunnyhop off the log for a cushy two wheel touchdown and keep pedaling. No sense in trying to be a hero. The under 30 crowd can lay claim to unceremonious dismounts. I'll try to stop and take some more pix of it tomorrow. Picked up a wagon wheeler tonight.
Well, after a lot of fiddling and mulling things over I decided I can't do the RAGBRAI. Too much work and other commitments, so something gets kicked to the curb.
The bicycle ride gets the call.
Oh well, at least there are other adventures out there.
I feel like I whore out these guys, but, they're straight-up and local to me. They stock, sell, and ride all component brands and will give a fair comparison. You may check their pricing compared to what you're looking at. As mentioned, they stock it all, multiples of it all. I've never seen so many component sets, or wheels.
Just found their Athena set, here.
2.43 into a headwind 3/4 of the way. That last 1/4 of the ride was fun! Haulin ass and not tryin real hard to do it.