Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Zodiac, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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  2. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    Beard and aerobelly to follow, eh, Ricky?
  3. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Beluga wale in this case with variable surface shaping, but this time a little less (much less) graceful than a dolfin..
  4. "None"

    "None" n00b

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    I think it's the riding position that develop into higher brain function.
    Much less effort to maintain cruise at higher speed, allow more blood flow to brain... to think about bike geek stuff.
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  5. moron

    moron Pegging Insufferable-O-Meters at 11 since 2006

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    FYI tomorrow this year's Trans Am race begins in Astoria OR - these people are apparently from another universe or somewhere and it's fascinating to follow the dots.

    The contender's overall average speeds are in the 12-13 MPH range... fack.


    (the real spoiler occurred 3.31.2017: RIP Mike Hall)
  6. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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    So, i went to replace my 20 inch tires on my bike trailer along with 20 inch tubes. However. The 20 inch tubes I from Amazon were like 22 inch diameter. Red? Am I missing something?
  7. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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    Is this when fully pumped up before putting into the tire? Not uncommon with most size tubes. All you want is enough air to give them shape before the install. Or did they actually send you 22" tubes? Size should be printed/molded on the tube.
  8. moron

    moron Pegging Insufferable-O-Meters at 11 since 2006

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  9. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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    Good point. Yes, just enough air to give them shape. I compared them to the existing 20 inch tubes...and they are visibly larger/longer. Super frustrating. Well, off to the bike shop again.


  10. David_Moen

    David_Moen Long timer

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    After 2 flats in less thAan a kilometer when nobody else I was riding with had any, I made the switch to tubless tires - a Maxxis DHF 2.5 up front and a 2.3 Agressor on the rear. The stock tires weren't "Tubless Ready" WTF? I also switched out the handlebar to provide a bit more rise. The ride is a little easier on my neck, and I was able to get up a couple hills in the park I ride weekly that I haven't before!

    A windstorm last week knocked over a bunch of trees, made the ride a little more interesting. Nothing like coming around a fast corner to see one of these across the trail, no bunny-hopping that one! I'm pretty blessed though, this park is about 300 metres from my house, and the trails there connect to another trail that runs along the lakeshore 5KM or so to downtown where my business is.

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  11. ninjamunky

    ninjamunky Long timer

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    Tubeless is the way to go. :thumb
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  12. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    Thanks for the heads up. Reading about Lael Wilcox's race last year was fascinating.
  13. moron

    moron Pegging Insufferable-O-Meters at 11 since 2006

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  14. moron

    moron Pegging Insufferable-O-Meters at 11 since 2006

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    (For those of you who don't frequent The Basement I'll also post this here.)


    Jon Lester of Three Lakes WI this morning as he passed through Pueblo leading the Trans Am bike race: a bit over 8 days since the start in Astoria OR he's covered nearly 2100 miles and should reach the halfway point today; he slept in the Canon City post office overnight.

    After he refueled I paced him down Abriendo at 19 MPHish for a ways and it was like he could maintain that pace across the entire USofA... ;)

    a very humble guy with a great attitude. :nod

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    His improvised Stop The Wag aluminum strut (one on both sides)
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    and the Guardian Angel his niece gave him for the race - even if you're a skeptic it's difficult to argue with results. :lol3
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  15. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    I'm not a road cycling fan but after reading a bit more about that event, massive respect for that dude!
  16. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Long timer

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    Last summer I went to Pike's Peak. As we approached the summit there was somebody riding a bike up there. What impressed us was that he was maintaining speeds uphill as good or better than I could peak at on flat ground on a good day.
  17. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer

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    Electric?
  18. moron

    moron Pegging Insufferable-O-Meters at 11 since 2006

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    The price is right reflector:

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  19. skwidd

    skwidd where does this lead?

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    Did you crash into a tweaker?:lol3
  20. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Long timer

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    No. Guessing a pro rider doing training.