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Bicycle thread

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

  1. Christine94

    Christine94 Long timer

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    Lois spiriting away the things she hates to goodwill and does not tell you? :imaposer

    Yesterday morning we set out on three early laps with young riders. Motoslave also needs therapy to stay sane and when he arrived it became moto pace session. We all like that. 54km in 1:10.
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  2. Bovino

    Bovino Been here awhile

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    Day 7 was to be the 2nd rest day, 58 km into Hamburg, add another 25 - 30 bombing around town from Biergarten to Biergarten.

    In the morning we had a heavy tailwind, so the stretch to Hamburg was a piece of cake. That left plenty of time for ̶s̶̶i̶̶g̶̶h̶̶t̶̶s̶̶e̶̶e̶̶i̶̶n̶̶g̶̶ ̶̶a̶̶n̶̶d̶̶ beers.


    Pair of donkeys, they never asked for anything on the whole trip, not even air.

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    No beer before 11 AM in these parts.

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    Cool floating bar thingy, goes up and down with the tide.

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    It was just about 11 AM, so get in there!


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    Hamburg itself doesn't need an introduction, no better city in Germany. Here's the Alster in downtown Hamburg.

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    General port area

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    Strand Pauli is a cool eatery in St. Pauli. Cheap food, and right on the docks.

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  3. joebar

    joebar R.I.P. Richard & Fabrizio

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    From Sunday's ride. You don't see these Fisker Karma EVs everyday... They look pretty cool, in a Delorean kind of way...

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  4. edtheslowrider

    edtheslowrider Been here awhile Supporter

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    Ha Ha well you should have your wife talk to my wife.
    She has ambitions to leave for warmer climes.
    It's easy to brag on our environment here this time of year and I'm happy to do so.
    I struggle to supply enough enthusiasm in the dark of January and February to buoy the household.

    Rest assured the only bike related photos from here this winter will be of me crashing on my rollers as I
    continue my mastery of those god-forsaken things.
  5. edtheslowrider

    edtheslowrider Been here awhile Supporter

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    funny; my step-mom gave me some correspondence from my Dad's future employer as he shopped his services
    at the start of his carrier. The were presented to him upon retirement.
    There was only the employer side of the conversations preserved.
    It was well noted, as a Virginia boy, he was desiring a position somewhere it didn't get too cold.

    It only makes sense he ended up in Vermont :)

    btw he loved tiding his airhead out to Colorado too.
    A glam-per from way back

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  6. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie Supporter

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    It appears there’s some cleanup happening. I’ll stand down.
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  7. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    Sounds like I missed some internet drama by being outside... :lol3
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  8. Ridge

    Ridge Faster than farm equipment. Supporter

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    No, this is far more egregious than mechanically locking out the limit screws on a rear derailleur. This particular rider uses electronic trickery where he has the SRAM AXS wireless drivetrain, selects a gearing for whatever race course we're on, then pulls the battery from the rear derailleur to make it "singlespeed". I use air quotes for two reasons... for one, it's completely verboten in sanctioned USAC championship races for SS category. The bike must have one chain ring and one cog with no means to retroactively change the gearing. None of the traditional singlespeed racers can show up to a course and change the gear ratio on the fly. He can, technically, keep the battery in his pocket or on the bike, get a lead on the pack, slam the battery back in and have a geared bike within seconds with no one else on the course being the wiser. He weighs about 130 pounds soaking wet so there is no weight penalty to speak of.
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  9. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    That is borderline psychotic if hes doing that.
    Are there quite a few guys that sign up in the single speed class?
  10. Ridge

    Ridge Faster than farm equipment. Supporter

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    There's nearly always about 5 or 6 in the SS category and occasionally up to 10, depending on the race location and local popularity of the course.
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  11. Ridge

    Ridge Faster than farm equipment. Supporter

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    In other bike news; I picked up the Hayduke on Saturday with the new Box Components 1 x 11 group and the White Industries M30 crank set. Rather than stay with the White Ind. chainrings and spider; I opted to use the Wolftooth CAMO system since it's likely I will use an oval chain ring once they become available again.

    13 Kg as pictured

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  12. Christine94

    Christine94 Long timer

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    :thumb

    108km in 3:15 this morning. About 1800m climbed.

    10 hours of flying on the weekend. Gliders were grounded by weather and we fly warbirds and replicas...
  13. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    Wow. That is incredibly shitty. I get it if you want to lock out your derailer to try single speed- sure, go for it. But to do that and podium, especially since it's readily apparent he can afford a proper conversion kit.

    He'd get endlessly razzed for sandbagging here.
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  14. Christine94

    Christine94 Long timer

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    Unfair to the people who do race by the rules.

    We've discussed it before and even I could work out how to replace a cassette with a single gear. Derailleur for chain tensioner.
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  15. Ridge

    Ridge Faster than farm equipment. Supporter

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    I'm not going to say that I was the final straw that made him leave the SS category but last weekend, when they were announcing the podium places, the organizer called me and my buddy up for the 2nd and 3rd place positions, then called him up for 1st; he reached out his hand to us for a fist bump and neither gave it to him. He held out his fist, looked at me and asked for it. My reply "I only give those to people I respect". The organizer also told him he wasn't allowed to put his bike in front of the podium since it was geared.
  16. Maritimer

    Maritimer Bikeless Adventurer

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    OK, I’ll say it....

    That’s a fucking cool bike.

    (even if it has a goofy handlebar :hide )
  17. Ridge

    Ridge Faster than farm equipment. Supporter

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    Ha, thanks... though I think you could totally rock that handlebar for Rando and I'd love to see it on a PBP... :deal

    My next project for it is to build a dynamo front wheel to utilize that feature on the Cutthroat fork. Now that I have a reliable drivetrain; I need to get all the bags fitted and put an overnighter on the schedule to test the setup.
  18. Maritimer

    Maritimer Bikeless Adventurer

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    I’m trying to imagine that with a set of aerobars.
    That way, you can offend everyone’s sense of aesthetics
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  19. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    Da UP, eh.
    Thanks, this seems to be the best option all around. Skipping the tapered steering tube check box gives me lots of options.
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  20. Ridge

    Ridge Faster than farm equipment. Supporter

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    Oh... they already have one that is an equal opportunity offender. :lol3

    I give you; the Gnarwhal.

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