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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by kbasa, Mar 15, 2009.
sorry, pretty yes; but i can't help but think "Ribbed for his/her (riding) pleasure"?
Totally unreal.. I picked his bike up and my heart literally stopped for a second..
It was like holding unobtanium. So foreign and beyond words, like how is this so light and yet feels so solid..
One of the coolest things I've ever seen or touched..every bit equivalent to a million dollar car... but more pure in it's simplicity as a Bike..
I'll get pictures of his actual bike and post back.. Weird our fondness to Two Wheels...something in the symmetry, balance and function...It's why we're riders.
Lightest bike I own right now is 15.6#* with the light wheels on it. Giant TCR Advanced SL with a mix of Red and Rival on it. I *could* make it lighter, but I've still got a roll round my middle.
Easier to save # off of me than it is off the bike.
* The other 2 are 17.X# (Full Tilt Boogie) and 22-ish# (Gunnar Crosshairs)
When I built up my Litespeed nine or ten years ago it was 16.5 with my race wheels.
I tried really hard to get over 200 to race my local Clydesdale class and no matter what I ate I couldn't put on that extra 5 pounds
Woohoo! Speaking of Ti...look what the cat dragged in! :)
Needs a little love...
Who does that to such a bike? :huh
That is the very first thing that came to mind.
the most extreme example of that sensation i've personally experienced was with a Calfee tandem. imagine picking up a bike the size of a tandem that was built to deal with the forces applied to it be 2 people, yet still weighs less than many singles; kinda' mind-bending.
can't agree; it's *so* much easier to write a check,... hence all the fat old guys rolling around on wunderbikes.
My MTB weighs in at about 31-32 pounds
I don't care, I could stand to loose 40! That would be like having a zero gravity bike if I lost all that weight
a very sick person, with much bigger fish to fry. It is, after all, just a bike. A Tom Kellogg spec'd Merlin-welded, titanium-cranked, internally-cable-routed, butted titanium feather of a bike.
My hardtail 29er weighs 29 pounds. It's the lighest MTB I've owned in a long time. I rode 40+ pound bikes for years! So to me, a 29 pound bike feels light! It would make a lot more sense for me to drop 40 pounds, then to try and make my bikes lighter...and it would be cheaper!
My 24" Mongoose BMX feels like a feather compared to my MTB! And my kids racing BMX weighs about 13 pounds, it's crazy light.
I saw a roadbike in the shop a few months back, all carbon, electronic shifting, etc. It was 13 pounds too, but also $13,000. No thanks.
May be what I have, or at least very similar. I have a Trek Marlin; its a hard-tail 29er.
Friend of a neighbor of mine. Rode the snot out of his Litespeed. Never bothered to clean it. :eek1
Sad. Very sad. That poor bike picked the wrong owner.
Me? I'm not quite 'break out the q-tip and clean it every ride' kind of guy, but cleaner = lasts longer and works better. I'll go thru mine every other week or so unless its been wet/muddy. The bike gets cleaned and re-lubed EVERY wet/muddy ride.
My first mtn bike (87 Rockhopper) was 27# before I put the Manitou 2 on it. Went up to 30# after that. ...but man oh man! was that inch of travel worth it!
Looks like a nice beater to me.
Nothing a few sheets of scotch brite and a rag full of pledge won't fix. That's going to clean up to a nice ride!
My Kona Tanuki just after I got it last summer. My first full suspension bike and I really like it so far. I might splurge and get a dropper post this season.
Follow this link to my MS web page.
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Done. Throw this up in Inmates and the Bicycle Thread in Sports, too, and you might get more traffic.
I rode the MS150 in SoCal a few years ago and it was a wonderful experience.
I've done the MS150 in Oregon several times. Super fun event.
Well since he did it....LOL i am gonna be riding for poverty this summer, the ride info is here: www.seatosea.org and my personal donation page is here: http://tinyurl.com/bogieboy01
I am gearing up for a 450mi week the end of july, from iowa city IA to grand rapids MI....
Any donations would be appreciated...