Bicycle thread

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

  1. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    The rack can be willed to your kids... They'll probably be able to will it to theirs. It ain't like they wear out

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  2. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    Yeah, but the way the wheel size wars are going, we'll be back on 72" high-wheelers by then, and they won't fit on the rack.
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  3. Bullseye

    Bullseye Mr. Bad Example

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    I just got a Kuat Sherpa. Great rack. Rock solid. And a little less costly than the other Kuats.
  4. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    From the Kuat website:

    The all new aluminum Sherpa 2.0 resets the standard for user-friendly adventure. Folding tire cradles create an abundance of clearance while our foot-activated pivot lever lets you bask in the glory of carrying a bike or eating a breakfast burrito while unfolding your rack at the same time. With features designed around your lifestyle, this lightweight rack is as easy to take off as it is to leave on.

    They understand their demographic, I'd say. :lol3
  5. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    It must have a built in bottle opener, right? I mean that's just basic stuff.
  6. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    The NVs come with one but it isn't built in. :nah

    AMHIK

    :augie

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  7. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    Vet called today to say Tyler's red blood cell count is low.
    Will be back there tomorrow to figure out a course of action.
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  8. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    @dogsslober I have no idea what that means in dogs. Hoping for the best though.

    I got our for a ride. had to wait a bit after I got back from our morning walk as I was soaking, no make that dripping wet in sweat. Humidity was sticky. I had to get a towel to wipe my eyes from the sweat running into them while attempting to pump up the tires.
    I had swapped the saddles this morning to have the light black one on the Roubaix. Looks better on there and the white Roubaix OEM looks better on the Rocky.
    A slight adjustment tweak out on the ride was all I needed. Of course that was after a misstep and bouncing my bum off the nose knocking it down.
    Found some shade and made the change. Tightened it to a more manly torque setting. :-)

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    Stopped later at Capistrano Beach because the water was beautiful. I had to grab a photo.

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    This photo illustrates why it is hard to put my head down and hammer that stretch through the parking lot along the shore. When the ocean looks like that I simply want to roll along and admire it. :clap
    A short ride with some wind work and seat fiddled.
    27 miles, 1:52 and a 1,000 feet of climbing. So, a flat spinner ride.
    I did ride the gravel bits. And successfully avoided getting hit by the Sheriff SUV on narrowest and only blind corner on the river bike trail. :scratch
  9. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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  10. Ridge

    Ridge Outlier Extraordinaire

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    Hopefully just an iron deficiency or something simple. :thumb
  11. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    Looking at my bike's profile I hate the stem. :puke2
    That thing needs to get flattened. I measured it as best I could and found it was like 33 degrees. That is nuts. I will have to do some thinking. I sort of like the white because of the seat post. Not a big deal right now. Higher priority is riding, working on the kids house and prepping the 990 for my trip. For that I decided to buy new TKC80's and ignore buying tires on the road. TKC80's are a whopping $125 or so less than the Golden Tyre 723's I've been running. That'll buy some cheap gas.:clap

    I've been considering replacing the bars too. Want to get something with flatter tops for my forearms when I'm resting.

    Watching GCN Tech show, they have a segment on bicycle photos of old stuff. Nice. But, need better photos.
    From the show they report on a laser measurement and sizing system that a shop could use to do that near perfect fit first time out of the box. Pretty cool tech.
  12. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    What he said. :nod

    Went out for a trail 'run.' 36min of trying to breathe thru a straw. It went, but it wasn't pretty.

    My legs are already sore :bluduh

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  13. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Got out for a 52mile ride today. I haven’t ridden that route since about 1993. Today was much faster. Just after taking a sip from the bottle at the 46 minute mark, the Garmin went blank. After my brother’s friend dropped off my wheel, I had no idea how many miles or minutes we had left. Once the cramps set in I hammered all the way back to the parking lot. It was very similar to my last road race, but solo. The Vaginya mountain roads are excellent race training.
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  14. expatbrit

    expatbrit Still pretty much a n00b.

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    Here’s to it being minor and him just needing a few good steaks :)
  15. Ridge

    Ridge Outlier Extraordinaire

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  16. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    We'll be hoping it's simple. they're our FurBabies after all.
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  17. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    I liked the Shinko's for my 950 The 808/805 they only last about 4k but they're cheap I think I paid $300 for the pair that included mounting.
  18. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    I'm taking a rest day today. It is supposed to get hot and we have stuff to get done that isn't bicycle.
    HR was still up in the middle of the night. Neck, back, shoulder and leg muscles all sore with kinks here and there.
    Of course I'm watching TDF this morning, then I need to sort a roll over thing. Then groceries, and some woodwork.

    Just saw Specialized E-bike commercial with Sagan and a grandmother on a hill in SF. "World's Fastest Electric Bike".
    Just exactly what we don't need.

    MotoGP weekend so some viewing of practices later.

    @TheYeti
    The TKC80 roll for about 8,000 miles for me on the 990. On the 1150 I managed 10,000 on German made tires. They cost $227 shipped and I prefer mounting and balancing my own tires. They are better on pavement than any other knobbie tires I've tried, Golden Tyre 723, Dunlop 908 Rally Raid. My second choice would be Pirelli Scorpion MT90. I may go that was instead because of all of the pavement between me and anywhere else. Slightly more expensive at about $255 shipped.
    I got a week or so to decide. :lol3
  19. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    Da UP, eh.

    Haha, wasn't us- honest! (none of them were wearing stretchy bicycle pants and safety vests- dead giveaway)

    We always take care of the Casey's folks because they take care of us.

    I'm honestly impressed by how friendly and courteous the staff are, despite dealing with hordes of dirty baggers.
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  20. expatbrit

    expatbrit Still pretty much a n00b.

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    Hm.

    I seem to have put myself out. Pain behind my left shoulder blade and then the hip flexors or hip itself; right where the Doc says I’ll feel the damage, though.

    Pretty sure the latter is from too much too hard out of the saddle climbing yesterday. It was a bit rough when I got off the bike and isn’t much better today. That’s worrying in and of itself, since it doesn’t point to muscle soreness.

    No idea about the shoulder. Feels like a popped rib. Bloody miserable, regardless.