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Old 06-24-2009, 09:50 PM   #121
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That is damn cool ^^
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Hell, I want a square box one for when I am walking so people stay away from me.
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Hell, I want a square box one for when I am walking so people stay away from me.
I want my own bubble.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:25 PM   #124
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I'd put one of those lane things on my commuter bike. About the only thing I don't like is it seems like the boundary is uncomfortably close to the cyclist.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:27 PM   #126
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Aluminum Frame, dont know too much about it, I think its from the early 90's maybe late 80's. My dad just brought it home one day, it was just sitting in the garage.

Took it for a 10 mile ride this morning, held up well.

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My bikes. Sorry about the quality of the pics.

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Old 06-25-2009, 01:36 AM   #128
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God I can't get over how hot CF bike frames look. So smooth, so sleek! I saw a TCR at my LBS the other day and I just drooled at the sight of it
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God I can't get over how hot CF bike frames look. So smooth, so sleek! I saw a TCR at my LBS the other day and I just drooled at the sight of it
I like it too. I'm a little hesitant moving to a CF mtb. I'd be too worried about it damaging if I take a spill.
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Pretty awesome. If they can make it a little more stable on the ground and a tad bit brighter (it seems to get washed out in headlights and street lights) they may have a gold mine there...
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:32 PM   #132
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I used to do a shit load of bike riding...until i got my drivers permit. I have my own mountain bike but I use my brothers now days because his is a lot better and he barely uses it himself. All I know is that its a Giant.



I see videos of "freestyle urban biking" heres an example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zF...e=channel_page

Now I'm not trying to do backflips off trees going 30 mph, but the way he gets so much air and holding wheelies like he does...do you need a specially made bike which in my guess is lighter and more durable to the abuse he puts it through? Does anybody on the forum mess around doing tricks like this or mainly just mountain/road riding?
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:39 PM   #133
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:43 PM   #134
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Couple vids here boyz. 1st one is some crazy ass bastards in France flyin' down a mountain on a MTB, dude's wearing a helmet cam:
http://www.flixxy.com/downhill-mountain-biking.htm

The 2nd one is how they build a CF frame at Trek, herbalist, you won't need to worry about hurting CF frame, believe me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nVbmcnsXXs

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Old 06-25-2009, 06:30 PM   #136
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Couple vids here boyz. 1st one is some crazy ass bastards in France flyin' down a mountain on a MTB, dude's wearing a helmet cam:
http://www.flixxy.com/downhill-mountain-biking.htm

The 2nd one is how they build a CF frame at Trek, herbalist, you won't need to worry about hurting CF frame, believe me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nVbmcnsXXs

Cool vids Chief.

I have no worries about my CF road bike. My concern with a CF mtb is damaging the frame if I crash or if the bike takes a tumble down a rocky descent. I would be worried that a direct impact to the frame (from a big rock) that would cause a crack and possible failure down the road.

I've never had a carbon bike part fail on me but the closest comparison I can make is to hockey sticks. I play hockey and have been using CF/composite hockey sticks for some time now and I can confidently say that taking a forceful impact to the stick (ie. a slash) dramatically increases the chances of the stick breaking later on.

This probably isn't the best comparison but I think in general CF is more likely to crack from impact where as a metal (aluminum) will dent. If money were no object and I never fell of my mtb it would be CF all the way.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:40 PM   #137
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Here are mine...
Missing from the pic is my older Jamis road bike...I keep that one at my mom's place in case I feel like riding key biscayne.
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03 sugar 02+ Gary Fisher for Markham, Oleeta, and Amelia
0? Specialized for the roads (yellow)
07 Specialized Crossroads for riding around town

I had a 07 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert but sold it due to what I thought was a back injury. Turned out to be a crappy mattress. When I went to rebuy a bike, I was a little more conservative with how much I spent! ($550 used rather than a $3000 new bike)



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Old 06-25-2009, 11:14 PM   #138
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^ Nice bikes. All these full suspensions are giving me crazy thoughts. I do have a big freelance check on the way...
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:44 PM   #139
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Thanks man...
Yeah...sometimes I think I could have gotten a better hardtail with better components but as one wise dude told me at the trails (he had a 1997 Stumpjumper FSR and money to burn if he so chose)...it's all about the arrow, not the indian.

Mine's beat up...and I'd rather have a 140mm fork with air rebound rather than spring but hey...it takes what I throw at it and my bike DEFINITELY looks like it gets ridden!
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Thanks man...
Yeah...sometimes I think I could have gotten a better hardtail with better components but as one wise dude told me at the trails (he had a 1997 Stumpjumper FSR and money to burn if he so chose)...it's all about the arrow, not the indian.

Mine's beat up...and I'd rather have a 140mm fork with air rebound rather than spring but hey...it takes what I throw at it and my bike DEFINITELY looks like it gets ridden!
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ha ha...
the guy said it in spanish, but it was something along the lines of the bike not making a good rider...it was the skill of the rider that made a good rider.

Ok...how about it's the indian, not the arrow...
motion in the ocean, no wait, it's gotta be your bull...ok...I give up!

PS...guy with the single speed with the front white wheel...that thing look friggin COOL!
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PS...guy with the single speed with the front white wheel...that thing look friggin COOL!
I can't believe that seat is positioned comfortably, though.....
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Old 06-27-2009, 02:10 AM   #143
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you guys ever heard of these?

http://feetbelts.com/store.html

I've been looking at other straps, something a little more comfortable and versatile for different shoes. are those straps durable?
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Old 06-27-2009, 02:54 AM   #144
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my road bike, picking up from a tune up tomorrow, witha subsequent 20ish mi ride

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you guys ever heard of these?

http://feetbelts.com/store.html

I've been looking at other straps, something a little more comfortable and versatile for different shoes. are those straps durable?
I remember seeing advertisements for a similar product in mtb magazines back in the day. Never tried them.

On a similar note, check this out. Not something I would ever buy but I don't think it's that bad of an idea.
http://www.ezridemavic.com/en/
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Well I went to the bike store today to see about fixing the front wheel of my Trek 6000 mountain bike, and came home with a Trek 7200 hybrid bike.

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...h/hybrid/7200/

It rides really nice and I can now easily do roads/paved paths as well as some light off road/dirt paths. I liked my mountain bike, but it was heavy and I don't really do much hardcore off road stuff anymore, so this was a good choice for me. I gave the old bike to my boyfriend, who wants to go mountain biking, so this works out pretty well anyway. And now that we have 2 bikes, we can ride together.

I haven't ridden a bike in about 4 years and have been wanting to get back into it. I like my new bike.
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Well I went to the bike store today to see about fixing the front wheel of my Trek 6000 mountain bike, and came home with a Trek 7200 hybrid bike.

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...h/hybrid/7200/

It rides really nice and I can now easily do roads/paved paths as well as some light off road/dirt paths. I liked my mountain bike, but it was heavy and I don't really do much hardcore off road stuff anymore, so this was a good choice for me. I gave the old bike to my boyfriend, who wants to go mountain biking, so this works out pretty well anyway. And now that we have 2 bikes, we can ride together.

I haven't ridden a bike in about 4 years and have been wanting to get back into it. I like my new bike.
Congrats! I almost did the same thing. Went down to Balitmore to visit and friend and mountain bike in Patapsco State Park. Make a long story short, decided I wanted a shorter stem went to the local bike shop and almost walked out with a new bike. I stayed strong though and only got the stem.
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While at the store, we were talking to this guy who I think is the owner. My dad is friendly with him since he buys all of his gear there (he's an avid cyclist and belongs to the local bike club). The owner said that he's building a $10,000 bike for this guy who isn't event that great of a cyclist. He's putting Zipp wheels on the guy's bike that cost $4200!! Now, my dad has either 1 or 2 pairs of Zipp wheels also, but not custom built with extra stuff like this guy's wheels. Can you imagine $4200 for 2 bike rims?
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some of the shifter positions in this thread make my head hurt.
rolled over 5500kms so far this year yesterday. It's a good season, I'm stronger than I've ever been
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couple of mine, couple of my roommates..

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My friend Dave, the Champion of Florida and fastest man around.
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^ I see a 24 hour (or should I say 12 hour) SS race plate. I heard the race described as a 1000 man gang rape of the Albion trails.
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Astro, where's your Roubaix?
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Robb. Nice room.

Although I wouldn't leave that many expensive bikes in view of windows.

I especially like the Acurazine decal on the Bianchi.
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rolled over 5500kms so far this year yesterday. It's a good season, I'm stronger than I've ever been


Jeezus Robb, I thought I was doing pretty well with 2100 miles so far this year. Nice work and like you, I'm stronger than I've been in a long time too.
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^ I see a 24 hour (or should I say 12 hour) SS race plate. I heard the race described as a 1000 man gang rape of the Albion trails.
Good Eye dude!

The race was an adventure like no other. The trails of Albion will likely never be the same. I empathize with Chico and his crew, tough decisions.

We won our cat though, so I got a Jersey. Was nice to finally win after 3 second place finishes and a pair of 3rds as well.
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Roubaix? I never owned one
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Although I wouldn't leave that many expensive bikes in view of windows.

I especially like the Acurazine decal on the Bianchi.
I live in it's all good

Good eye catching the 'Zine decal, gotta represent. I pretty much NEVER leave my house without some AcuraZine branding visible on me.
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Thought you did. My mistake.
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Good Eye dude!

The race was an adventure like no other. The trails of Albion will likely never be the same. I empathize with Chico and his crew, tough decisions.

We won our cat though, so I got a Jersey. Was nice to finally win after 3 second place finishes and a pair of 3rds as well.
Chico had a re-build day this past weekend. Apparently the trails are or will be better than ever. Good on them for doing so. Albion has taken a beating this year if you add in o-cup #2 which was another shit show.

BTW congrats on the W.
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