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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #75: January 14, 2013, 09:15:13 PM »
Kev, I assume you bike over to the W&OD from your house, eh?  Must be nice  (though the climb up B.ft. must set the heart a pumpin...)  Or do you prefer to get on the Fairfax County Connector and jump downed trees?

My only reasonably safe exit to a trail complex is out my neighborhood, past Fair Oaks Hospital to the Fairfax County Parkway and its decrepit potholed trail.  From there I can go anywhere but it's an ugly unmotivating ride. 

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #76: January 14, 2013, 09:17:11 PM »
Time for a new bike. Anyone looking for a 56cm Surly Cross Check I got one for sale for $800 OBO. Straight cash, homie.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #77: January 14, 2013, 09:22:31 PM »
Time for a new bike. Anyone looking for a 56cm Surly Cross Check I got one for sale for $800 OBO. Straight cash, homie.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #78: January 14, 2013, 09:22:59 PM »
Time for a new bike. Anyone looking for a 56cm Surly Cross Check I got one for sale for $800 OBO. Straight cash, homie.

Damn, you just got that one where you wanted it.  What's the deal?

By the way, I'm in the market for a bike, but pure road bike.  Wonder what Spokes has these days...

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #79: January 14, 2013, 09:25:22 PM »
Hey, looking ahead at a WNFF ride:

Sunday, March 24th.

Also, the Nats play the Barves on MASN at 1PM. So, we can start a ride in the AM from the Arlington/Alexandria area, go 20-25 miles and end up somewhere (BWW in Crystal City) having a beer and watching the Nats.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #80: January 14, 2013, 09:31:29 PM »
Damn, you just got that one where you wanted it.  What's the deal?

When I bought it back in March it was a little small but I was riding 100% upright due to my stomach. Now that I'm able to get into the drops/bend over it's just too small for me.  I'm actually just going to get the new version of the same frame, just a size up, and with SRAM shifters instead of the goddamn torture bar end shifters.

By the way, I'm in the market for a bike, but pure road bike.  Wonder what Spokes has these days...

You can never go wrong with a Specialized, the S-Works frames are totally bad ass. If you're looking for a pure road bike check out the Trek Madones or, if you've got the scratch, Felt Z1 Di2. :metal:

http://m.feltbicycles.com/productcatalog/product/1/33283

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #81: January 14, 2013, 09:36:00 PM »

You can never go wrong with a Specialized, the S-Works frames are totally bad ass. If you're looking for a pure road bike check out the Trek Madones or, if you've got the scratch, Felt Z1 Di2. :metal:

http://m.feltbicycles.com/productcatalog/product/1/33283


Appreciate suggestions.  I like the Madone a lot, but have barely started to look an anything.  I can't see spending over $2,500 though and would be perfectly content to spend under $1k if it would be a quality ride.  I'm not competing, just want something that will dampen vibrations, start and stop easily, and last.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #82: January 14, 2013, 09:36:52 PM »
I can't fathom dropping 10K on a bike...

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #83: January 14, 2013, 09:39:13 PM »
I can't fathom dropping 10K on a bike...

Why?  I ride my bike more than I drive my car, which I paid 10 times that for.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #84: January 14, 2013, 09:42:18 PM »
What's a car?
Why?  I ride my bike more than I drive my car, which I paid 10 times that for.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #85: January 14, 2013, 09:45:39 PM »
Sure...I'll be turning the corner, popping off the rear wheel, and throwing the rest in a dumpster  :lol:

Time for a new bike. Anyone looking for a 56cm Surly Cross Check I got one for sale for $800 OBO. Straight cash, homie.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #86: January 14, 2013, 09:48:10 PM »
Sure...I'll be turning the corner, popping off the rear wheel, and throwing the rest in a dumpster  :lol:

I'll be swapping the Phil Wood out before that has a chance to happen. ;)

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #87: January 14, 2013, 09:50:44 PM »
Boo!!

I'll be swapping the Phil Wood out before that has a chance to happen. ;)

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #88: January 14, 2013, 09:55:08 PM »
Why?  I ride my bike more than I drive my car, which I paid 10 times that for.

100k car?

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #89: January 14, 2013, 09:58:03 PM »
100k car?

Boss cut me a killer deal on his Maserati Quattroporte.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #90: January 14, 2013, 09:59:06 PM »
Why?  I ride my bike more than I drive my car, which I paid 10 times that for.
Well, I didn't pay 10K for my car either and won't be any time soon.  I might sing a different tune if would be commuting with it, but still, that's almost a financeable purchase, which I still can't fathom doing for a bike.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #91: January 14, 2013, 10:02:03 PM »
I figure I spent $5-10K every year on fast food and disposable junk when I was super fat so dropping $10K on something I enjoy and keeps me heading towards my ultimate goal of being healthy isn't a major deal.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #92: January 14, 2013, 10:03:40 PM »
I figure I spent $5-10K every year on fast food and disposable junk when I was super fat so dropping $10K on something I enjoy and keeps me heading towards my ultimate goal of being healthy isn't a major deal.
Makes sense.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #93: January 14, 2013, 10:07:36 PM »
Makes sense.

Keep in mind I haven't actually dropped $10K on a bike yet. I've got another 100lbs to drop before that kind of purchase makes any sense.  ;)

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #94: January 14, 2013, 10:09:20 PM »
Tom, I'll shoot you a PM.

MDS, what are you looking at? Tricross totally out of the picture?

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #95: January 14, 2013, 10:10:44 PM »
I figure I spent $5-10K every year on fast food and disposable junk when I was super fat so dropping $10K on something I enjoy and keeps me heading towards my ultimate goal of being healthy isn't a major deal.

Surprisingly sound thinking.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #96: January 14, 2013, 10:22:24 PM »
You can get a hell of a lot of bike for 1.5k these days.  There are some really nice bikes on sale for well under a thousand if one wants to go the mail order route. 

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #97: January 14, 2013, 10:27:27 PM »
MDS, what are you looking at? Tricross totally out of the picture?

I really like the Tricross (best bang for the buck) but until my weight starts with a 2 I'm staying away from aluminum (as dumb as that may sound) and sticking with steel.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #98: January 14, 2013, 10:31:20 PM »
Who is it here (Gburg?) who has a Bob Jackson touring frame with Reynolds 531 tubing?  That is one of the all-time classic steel bikes...sort of a two-wheeled Stradivarius.

I really like the Tricross (best bang for the buck) but until my weight starts with a 2 I'm staying away from aluminum (as dumb as that may sound) and sticking with steel.

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Re: The Cycling Thread - 2013 Edition
« Reply #99: January 15, 2013, 12:15:37 PM »
Yeah, that's mine. But I don't ride it anymore. It's too big for me. When I was young and nimble, I could handle that. Now, when I get off the seat, I don't want to slam what's left of my manhood into tubing, double-butted Reynolds 531 or not. :)

Who is it here (Gburg?) who has a Bob Jackson touring frame with Reynolds 531 tubing?  That is one of the all-time classic steel bikes...sort of a two-wheeled Stradivarius.