Bicycle thread

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

  1. Omi

    Omi FYYFF

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    Yeah, and I have a 36 inseam, so that probably amplifies it.
  2. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded

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    I just ordered a new gravel frame to build up.
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  3. Wadester

    Wadester Rides a dirty bike

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    I set up my last bike with the steerer uncut - and tried the stem at various locations (with quite the stack of spacers). After finally liking one specific location, I was ready to cut to length. Took me quite a while to get around to it, and I still left it a wee bit long - just in case.
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  4. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    That's my usual strategy. With this new fork, I'd poke my eyes out if I didn't cut it. Fortunately, I've been riding the bike it's going on for a while, so I know roughly how long it needs to be. I'll leave some extra length for future plans, though.
  5. Ridge

    Ridge Faster than farm equipment. Supporter

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    Its on the short list but those are even more vaporware than the Ripley
  6. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    My Kona,they called it a large/Medium, and it looks like a medium really, pretty compact. But somehow it fit me at 6' tall just right. Im at 33 and 3/4 inseam. Lots of seatpost showing on it.

    Might take some fiddling to make the Intense fit.
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  7. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    Out with the dogs, nice to get a little rain. 5B466EB7-5E46-4843-B01F-2B0301EB00A9.jpeg 6FB6D1DC-A220-472D-86CE-E256BB86E76D.jpeg 5C4D8476-E5B4-4EF4-84D6-7E3652101470.jpeg
  8. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    Lbs didn’t have tubeless 28c for the rear of my road bike so I did the little 28 mile shop ride on an old trek i bought around 15 years ago. Did 15 miles solo after I got dropped from a pace around 25 mph. The heck the bike doesn’t make a difference. At least to this old fart.

    The shop ended up putting on a 30c rear tire on my regular bike and the front is still a 28. I might not be the most observant fellow, because I really couldn’t tell the difference looking at the bike. Dunno if it will make a difference riding.

    Anyway, I’m tired. Probably riding too much.
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  9. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    3+ hours crunching leaves on the hardtail Krampus. After riding the Lowside and 1x1 exclusively for the last few weeks, this rig feels like driving a school bus. In a demolition derby. I love it.

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  10. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    That would be fun.
  11. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    :ear

    Got out with J this morning up his way. It's good to ride different areas if I'm already there. Don't want to drive to go riding tho.

    M
  12. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    While my legs don't/didn't like the super slack 72/73deg seat angles, the 74deg angle on the bike in the picture is crit bike steep. I'd need a 20mm setback post to get to where my legs like it.

    M
  13. 10K

    10K Trail Runner

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    Jammin the Bombtrack Hook. Got it for gravel riding and bike packing.

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  14. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    Don't even think about a modern trail/all mountain/Enduro bike. They're all 77-78° STA. Madness.
  15. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    yeah, the pendulum has swung too far

    It'll come back at some point

    M
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  16. DeepSea

    DeepSea electronically challenged

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    Any suggestions for an ultrasonic cleaner? I'm looking to buy one for home use and only for bicycle parts. Using the one at my shop has gotten inconvenient. :doh
    Steve
  17. Ridge

    Ridge Faster than farm equipment. Supporter

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    I hear you, and I thought the same but, when pushing it hard through the tight stuff and especially seated climbing; it all connects and works really, really well. I was really skeptical of the long reach, slack HT, and steep ST, but that thing rails through the twisties without a care nor worry. The tires definitely helped and saved my ass a time or two when I pushed it really hard while heeled over, but it never ever left me feeling like I’d pushed a little too hard. I still need to dial a few tweaks on the fit and ergos, but I am legitimately impressed.
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  18. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Fitz cycle---new frame day!
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  19. Ridge

    Ridge Faster than farm equipment. Supporter

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    I’m on 3+ years with this one and zero complaints.

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  20. DeepSea

    DeepSea electronically challenged

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    Thanks :thumb
    I'll have it on Tuesday.
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