Bicycle thread

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

  1. CatfishRacing

    CatfishRacing Just a rider.

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    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.
  2. CatfishRacing

    CatfishRacing Just a rider.

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    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.
    YEA!!!
  3. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    NC 181. Upper Creek trails and Raspberry Ridge.
  4. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    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.

    M
  5. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

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    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.
  6. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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  7. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    Near Rutherfordton? I grew up in Hickory and went to Gaston College.
  8. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    Just north of Morganton about half way up the hill to the Parkway.
  9. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    Nice! Watch out for the locals in Burke county! :lol3
  10. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    Anybody out there running Campagnolo groupsets? I am seriously pondering a wicked deal on an Athena gruppo, but i have no experience with Campy. :ear
  11. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    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?
  12. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    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

    M
  13. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    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.
  14. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    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.
  15. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    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.:clap
  16. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    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.:cry

    Oh well, at least there are other adventures out there.
  17. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    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.
  18. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    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.

    :ricky

    M
  19. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    I've got a drive train of athena from the late 90's. I wanted sti type shifters .I liked the hard crisp click of Campy. I've sense returned to Shimano DA stuff. The Campy stuff I've got works great,never a problem. I've got a riding bud he likes his stuff He's got late 90's Record & Choris (or how ever it's spelled). The Bearing groups of Campy are great.
  20. DoctorIt

    DoctorIt vrooom!

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    That's sort of like asking "Ford or Chevy or Ram?" ...depends on who you ask.

    I personally have run nothing but Campy (on my road bikes) for the last 15 years. I love the positive feel and the ability to trim the front derailleur (not possible on the last Shimano group I rode).