Bicycle thread

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

  1. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2010
    Oddometer:
    5,299
    Location:
    Southern Maine
    I don't have any plans or desire to do fancy trainer workouts. I used to use the trainer for interval training in the winter until I blew up my bad knee. Now, I use it for MAF training and/or a warmup for PT exercises. I just need HR so I know I'm at MAF and cadence would be nice to help me keep the revs high to avoid aggravating my knee.
    Christine94 likes this.
  2. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    Oddometer:
    25,985
    Location:
    chico,just below rag dump(nor-cal)
    [​IMG]November 2nd.
    chasbo likes this.
  3. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Oddometer:
    7,787
    Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
    My teammate Bandito drove over to my house yesterday afternoon and said there was a police presence on the hill less than half a mile away. As we pedaled out towards the main road, we spotted two county deputies in full tactical gear walking with a bloodhound on the street behind mine. I asked them, “Are y’all looking for someone?” to which they replied, “Nope, just walking the dog.” That response immediately set off my bullshit detector. Later on last night I found out there was a shooting on the hill and there was more to it than walking the dog. Anyway, We had a great ride. My front tire picked up a large shard of glass with 1.5 miles to go. Bandito drove down past the roundabout and gave me a lift home.
    B71AA7B3-9E22-4DAF-A00F-A0082266F755.jpeg
  4. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie Supporter

    Joined:
    May 30, 2009
    Oddometer:
    11,576
    Location:
    s.e. mass
    like duh.
    fullmonte and Foot dragger like this.
  5. Major Taylor

    Major Taylor Adventurer Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2020
    Oddometer:
    68
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Mike Varley sold out of this frame this spring and it's doubtful he will order anymore as he has moved on in his designing modern frames. I post my Road V.3 here for your viewing pleasure and for it's archival worth. The bike was designed around Rivendell's 33.3 Jack Brown tire as well as cyclecross influences.

    P1020842.JPG
    High quality thin double butted 4130 affording a springy responsive ride good on and off road, but by no means a gravel bike, nor meant to be. I like it as it's the kind of bike that encourages you to stay out just about when you think you need to head home for chores.

    P1020848.JPG
    I fitted it with a low range drive train to assist my 74 year old body up through the high (for me) roads I ride; crank is a Velo Orange 46/30 with a 10 spd Shimano 11-34 cassette...I'm not keen on 10 spd cassettes, it's the widest range I had in my garage when I built this bike. I do like the crank.

    P1020844.JPG

    The rim brakes actually work, I have nothing against disc brakes and enjoy them on my gravel bike. Rim brakes just look better, or another way of saying this, rim brakes make it look more bicycle, but I'm an old fashion kind of guy. Hope you like this. Oh, Mr. Varley intended the color to be a tribute to Team Molteni and how can you not go with that.

    P1020846.JPG
  6. chasbo

    chasbo Long timer Supporter

    Joined:
    May 8, 2005
    Oddometer:
    3,404
    Location:
    Prescott Valley, Arizona
    I love that. For me, it is the perfect road bike. What more do you really need?
    CA_Strom and Major Taylor like this.
  7. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Oddometer:
    16,223
    Location:
    Dubuque, Iowa
    Downtube shifters:rilla
    mf13368, Askel and chasbo like this.
  8. Major Taylor

    Major Taylor Adventurer Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2020
    Oddometer:
    68
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    There is a lot of goodness found in friction shifters on the downtube. My gravel bike has bar end friction shifters, also recommended.
    chasbo and cjbiker like this.
  9. Small-bore

    Small-bore Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2020
    Oddometer:
    50
    Location:
    CA
    An older 10-speed... DSC02042.JPG DSC02041.JPG
    slugsmasher, Schlug and Major Taylor like this.
  10. Ridge

    Ridge Faster than farm equipment. Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Oddometer:
    10,452
    Location:
    cackalacky
    Shifters are optional but it is a very nice bike @Major Taylor ... :deal
    Major Taylor likes this.
  11. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie Supporter

    Joined:
    May 30, 2009
    Oddometer:
    11,576
    Location:
    s.e. mass
    I'm not a smart person, so can one of you explain to me how a bike with 3 front chain rings can be a 10spd?
    Maritimer likes this.
  12. Major Taylor

    Major Taylor Adventurer Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2020
    Oddometer:
    68
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    If this is directed to my post I was speaking to the cassette as having 10 speeds or gears, the crank has two gears, which in the parlance would make it a 20 speed bike. If this wasn't directed my way I apologize for the assumption.
  13. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie Supporter

    Joined:
    May 30, 2009
    Oddometer:
    11,576
    Location:
    s.e. mass
    it was not.
  14. Maritimer

    Maritimer Bikeless Adventurer

    Joined:
    May 4, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,524
    Location:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    It does look more like a 15 (or maybe 18) speed.
  15. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2010
    Oddometer:
    5,299
    Location:
    Southern Maine
    3.333333333 cogs in the back.
  16. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2005
    Oddometer:
    12,523
    Location:
    Da UP, eh.
    Tuned by Askel(TM)

    10 speeds is just the average number of speeds. :lol3

    Wrapping up a 2.5 month commutestreak, more or less- I think there's one day in there I drove to work. Next week I'll be working from home and goddam my poor bicycle needs some TLC. It's pretty easy to let some small issues grow to big ones when you can get used to them 7 miles at a time.
  17. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    Oddometer:
    38,297
    Location:
    NoVA for now...
    I'm trying really hard to order a pair of those. No one's answering the phone to tell me why the hubs I ordered a month or so ago aren't here.

    :bluduh

    M
  18. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2006
    Oddometer:
    12,531
    Location:
    put something on and stay in that position.
    You need to be old enough to remember when every bicycle configured like that was called a ten speed. Like Kleenex or Chapstick.
  19. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    Oddometer:
    38,297
    Location:
    NoVA for now...
    The same way a 1x can be an 'eleven speed,' 'twelve speed,' or 'thirteen speed' and so can a 2x system and a 3x system. Once you get to a certain quality level, it's about the gears in the back

    Ran around Lake Accotink this afternoon. A bit too wet in spots, but Accotink is probably the dryest spot for trail running that's on my way home.

    M
  20. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    Oddometer:
    38,297
    Location:
    NoVA for now...
    Remind me to take pics of my Giordana

    M