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Offline MarquisDeSade

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #625: June 21, 2012, 03:18:21 PM »
Think I'll be picking up another bottle cage before the rubber hits the road this evening...

I'm going to add another two to the wheels of steel for Saturday's mega ride.  Just too damn hot.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #626: June 21, 2012, 09:55:26 PM »
Not too bad tonight...hills are brutal in this kind of stagnant air, but when you are actually moving you create your own breeze. 

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #627: June 22, 2012, 09:15:53 AM »
I create my own breeze after I eat chili.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #628: June 22, 2012, 12:39:53 PM »
Isn't that more of a Santa Ana wind?
I create my own breeze after I eat chili.


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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #629: June 23, 2012, 11:19:45 AM »
Just did 20 miles from the Danger Zone to Nats Park to Georgetown and back in a little under 90 minutes of riding. Phil Wood and Velocity just gained a customer for life.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #630: June 23, 2012, 12:37:17 PM »
You got the big-boy wheel built, huh?

Just did 20 miles from the Danger Zone to Nats Park to Georgetown and back in a little under 90 minutes of riding. Phil Wood and Velocity just gained a customer for life.


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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #631: June 23, 2012, 01:20:08 PM »
Oh yeah, totally getting the front wheel made once I get my quarterly bonus. Heres the CC hanging out by the park this morning:


Close-up of the Velocity-Phil Wood masterpiece:

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #632: June 23, 2012, 02:23:34 PM »
The wheel may be the star of that show, but the saddle looks nagin'.

Oh yeah, totally getting the front wheel made once I get my quarterly bonus. Heres the CC hanging out by the park this morning:
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Close-up of the Velocity-Phil Wood masterpiece:
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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #633: June 23, 2012, 02:30:50 PM »
It's still not broken in but it's nothing but Brooks saddles for me from now on.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #634: June 23, 2012, 02:32:45 PM »
And for the love of all that is good and holy... lock that wheel up tight.
It's still not broken in but it's nothing but Brooks saddles for me from now on.


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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #635: June 23, 2012, 03:56:30 PM »
Does that say "Fatties Fit Fine"?

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #636: June 23, 2012, 06:05:31 PM »
I laughed when I first saw that.

Does that say "Fatties Fit Fine"?


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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #637: June 23, 2012, 06:14:18 PM »
Does that say "Fatties Fit Fine"?

It does. That implies that you can use "balloon" style (i.e. fatties) tires. I run road slicks that are larger but can be inflated up to 120psi, "fatties" usually only go to around 85psi.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #638: June 23, 2012, 06:19:37 PM »
And for the love of all that is good and holy... lock that wheel up tight.


I currently have this which I can lock through the frame and the wheel and would require a hydraulic jack or a powered grinder to cut through:



I'm considering getting this which I could lock through the frame and wheel and knock heads if necessary:


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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #639: June 24, 2012, 12:07:57 PM »
That front wheel has enough of an inferiority complex without the shop reflector...that's like making an 11 year old boy wear a sailor suit to school.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #640: June 24, 2012, 08:33:29 PM »
Go ahead and give it a spin since bike frames are, to say the least, not standard due to differences in geometries.  I'm 6'3" and have found that I fit comfortably on 56cm, 60cm, 55cm, 61cm, and 59cm frames some by the same manufacturers.  You'll know it's too big the second you try to straddle the top tube.

Just got back from a test ride.  It's big, though not as bad as I thought it'd be, but when I'm on the bike, it's fine.  They are going to put it on Craigslist if I don't take it and would ask 800 for it but it sounds like they'd sell it to me for $600.  I think it would be tough to find anything at that price for this quality. 

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #641: June 24, 2012, 08:45:57 PM »
It'd have to fit me close to perfectly for me to spend $600. For that money, you can get a bike with decent, durable (although not top-of-the-line) components and reasonably good wheels. I mean, is this your primary means of transport, or something you'll ride a few hours on the weekend?

Just got back from a test ride.  It's big, though not as bad as I thought it'd be, but when I'm on the bike, it's fine.  They are going to put it on Craigslist if I don't take it and would ask 800 for it but it sounds like they'd sell it to me for $600.  I think it would be tough to find anything at that price for this quality. 


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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #642: June 24, 2012, 08:57:21 PM »
No, I don't expect it to be my main mode of transport, though it will be used some for that.  Lincoln has  a really nice system of paved trails through town so the plan will be to do more for fitness riding. 

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #643: June 24, 2012, 08:59:57 PM »
Did 20 miles yesterday and just did another 11 tonight including a quick roll around Hains Point. Totally owning the KOM in all categories for the 3650lb men's group and climbing the ladder for the general men's on the 14th Street Bridge.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #644: June 24, 2012, 09:16:44 PM »
It's nice when cities think of that. Can you comfortably straddle the top tube? Because it's not adjustable. :)

No, I don't expect it to be my main mode of transport, though it will be used some for that.  Lincoln has  a really nice system of paved trails through town so the plan will be to do more for fitness riding. 


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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #645: June 24, 2012, 09:20:43 PM »
It's a little tight.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #646: June 24, 2012, 09:26:12 PM »
Well, I rode like that for years on a road bike. But I'd think really hard. At some point, you will come off that seat accidentally.
It's a little tight.


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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #647: June 24, 2012, 09:31:10 PM »
Maybe I'll do this.  I'll stick to my original budget of $400 and tell them to try and get their $800 on craigslist.  If they can, great, if not, well, there you go.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #648: June 25, 2012, 11:19:44 AM »
Right, then turn around and sell it on craigslist for $600 and spend more on a right-sized bike. :)

Kidding. I know you wouldn't do that.
Maybe I'll do this.  I'll stick to my original budget of $400 and tell them to try and get their $800 on craigslist.  If they can, great, if not, well, there you go.


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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2012 Edition
« Reply #649: June 29, 2012, 07:42:48 AM »
On the 15 Day disabled list. freaking ear infection. Here's my next ride (~20 miles) once my ear clears: