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Old 03-09-2019, 05:41 PM
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Pothole.

I took my eyes off the road to look back at a car coming up behind me and nailed the fucker...
Yes it was the Seven, I'm thankful that it wasn't the Emonda.

Not too much damage. the left shifter is scraped up and the bar tape is shredded.

I am mostly OK. just a little road rash, (winter clothes really helped prevent that but it did shred them.) And a very sore groin muscle where the seat rammed into it.

And the great part is that I did it in the first 6 miles of my ride, but I then did another 58 miles after I crashed.
I really am not right in the head..
u prove, yet again, u r otherworldly lol. Hope u heal fast
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:39 PM
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Since I now only get 5 or so miles a day commuting on my new folding bike. I have started riding with a bunch of hammer heads at 4am

The nice thing is it is very peaceful on the roads, very few cars.

Done a a few rides with an avg of 20 mph we get anywhere from 30 to 45 miles in before we need to be home.
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:18 AM
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Sounds like a good time. I need to get back on the bike.

8 or so years ago, I was riding regularly with a local race team (got dropped a lot). Definitely a good way to bring up your pace, always chasing to hang on to the back.
I recall a Sunday ride that broke up into a few speed groups (about 50 people total), tagged on to the back of the race team (9-10 deep drafting) & held on for a bit over a mile at about 30mph, legs ran out of steam & I tagged on to the next group.
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Old 04-18-2019, 12:39 PM
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What's the wheel size on that thing?


Have you noticed any extra exertion of effort versus a traditional 700c road bike? (i mean obviously RPM would be different..right?)
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these are 451 wheels, (about 22")

this is a 1x11 so the gearing is pretty close to my road bikes so no extra exertion.

it handles pretty close to some of my bikes. not the emonda but maybe the endpoint.
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Old 04-18-2019, 03:25 PM
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That looks better than every single folding bike I have ever seen.
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Old 04-18-2019, 05:31 PM
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it wasn't cheap, but it is cheap compared to the rest of my bikes.

Tern Verge x11
https://www.ternbicycles.com/us/bikes/471/verge-x11

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Old 04-19-2019, 06:30 AM
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Congrats! She looks like fun
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Beelzebub View Post
these are 451 wheels, (about 22")

this is a 1x11 so the gearing is pretty close to my road bikes so no extra exertion.

it handles pretty close to some of my bikes. not the emonda but maybe the endpoint.
Thanks for the info!
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Old 04-24-2019, 12:29 PM
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From my 4am bike rides

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From my full strip and clean of my bike



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Old 05-10-2019, 08:25 AM
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Well, the new s works tarmac is sold and the custom geo steel stinner frame is paid for. Hopefully all components come in the next 2 weeks. Pics of the mile muncher to follow.

Build: dura ace mechanical. 160 f/140 r rotors. 50/34, 11-34. 3 bottle cages. Room for 32c tires. External wires and old fashioned English threaded bottom bracket. Zipp wheels, stem, seatpost, and bars
2.5 months late, but worth it! Still need to remove a spacer and cut steerer tube. Also have gunmetal bar tape w coral-colored plugs en route. 18.9lbs right now w pedals and 3 cages. Not bad for steel with disc brakes!
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Old 05-12-2019, 04:10 PM
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Nice bike
I do love steel.
I have an endpoint coffee grinder. I have 650b wheels with 48's on them.

I just did a race on that bike, but I did change it to 700c's with 28's on it.
It is 76 miles with almost 20 of it on dirt. and 5600' of climbing.

for not really training for a specific race, just riding with some hammers. I did pretty well. I bested my time last year by almost 30 minutes
I did the race in 4 hours and 8 minutes
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In 10 years of tracking mileage on Strava i have just passed 100,000 miles.

That is everything, Zwift, outside, commuting, the little bit of jogging...

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Congrats. That's a solid and very impressive number.

After a couple of close calls riding over the last year I've found myself spending more and more time on the trainer. Unless I can get out of the door at 6 on the weekend and hit the reverse commute beach route I'm probably going to get run over sooner rather than later. And the non stop rain the past six months hasn't helped with the early morning rides.
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Old 05-23-2019, 07:33 PM
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Yea I now wake up at 4am to do rides before work.

And today for my 50th BDay I did 50 miles in the morning. the last 19 in an utter downpour.
I was determined to do it..
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Aldi $25 bike work stand

https://www.aldi.co.uk/bikemate-bike...95970196813700

Bought this Bikemate work stand at Aldi, very nice construction and incredible price of $25.
Extremely recommended if you're looking for a stand.


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Originally Posted by Beelzebub View Post
In 10 years of tracking mileage on Strava i have just passed 100,000 miles.

That is everything, Zwift, outside, commuting, the little bit of jogging...

Just saw this... wow!

Time to change your timing belt!
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