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Cycling (Road Bike) Thread

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by DNG, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Apr 15, 2013 at 7:02 PM
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    Airun

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    Sounds reasonable for a 12
     
  2. Apr 15, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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    Airun

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    So whatcha selling? The Synapse you mentioned earlier in thread?
     
  3. Apr 15, 2013 at 7:29 PM
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    TeamSarcasm

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    Yeah, I love this bike but something more sporty is catching my eye :p

    I am looking at a caad8 w/105, another cannondale :)
     
  4. Apr 23, 2013 at 5:49 AM
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    MS150 this weekend!

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  5. Apr 23, 2013 at 7:04 AM
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    Cool shot. Been awhile since I've had that view of the capitol aboard a bike. Going this wknd but not for road ride...mtb.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2013 at 7:12 AM
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    Thanks. That's me 10594, brother took the pic. I heard the trails there are nice! What do you ride?
     
  7. Apr 23, 2013 at 7:19 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    Been ridin up there for decades off and on. Have a buddy out by Lago Vista so we use his house as base and go all over that area. This wknd will just be accross the lake (but 50 mile trip to get there) at Pace Bend off 71 out west of town.
     
  8. Apr 28, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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    Put in a laidback 30 miler yesterday. Took some pics of the bike for insurance purposes.

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    Here's a pic my transpo when I leave the tarmac.

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  9. Apr 28, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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    Airun

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    Sweet rides dexter! Dropper post FTW man. I live on the prairie and run one. So much fun-factor boost for those trips to the hills.
     
  10. May 15, 2013 at 8:07 PM
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    Rode my first event this past weekend, a 35 mile fundraiser. I have never ridden any kind of climbs, I have always ridden the local trail that is relatively flat. The route for the fundraiser had two climbs that were way more than anything I've ridden. One was about a mile long, and the other was about 2 to 3 miles of climbing. It kicked my ass, literally. Finished the course with the lead pack, was feeling good after the ride not too tired, but later that day I learned first hand what saddle sore is. It sucks is all I can say. I have put in more miles than what the fundraiser had, but while I was climbing I was shifting side to side on the saddle trying to keep my momentum going, and I would have to say that that is what caused it. Lesson learned.
     
  11. May 16, 2013 at 12:35 AM
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    Riding 62 miles (100km) on June 4th. Wish me luck! Going to ride my 42 year old Schwinn, my most comfortable bike.

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  12. May 16, 2013 at 1:34 AM
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    Ooh... a 1971 Schwinn Sports Tourer! :)

    (from the 1971 Schwinn Catalog)

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    I rode many happy miles on one of those. Today I ride a 39 year old Raleigh that I rebuilt.

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  13. May 16, 2013 at 6:28 AM
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    Good luck on the metric century Dave, and sweet bike man. I've seen pics where older rides have been updated with carbon forks and lighter wheels. That would be a fun project, but in my experience steel forks ride so awesome, even on aluminum frames.
     
  14. May 16, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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    Great Raleigh! My bike is a Super Sport, but I converted the old heavy solid steel crank into a newer Shimano 105 and added the Barcons. It's the same bike I delivered newspapers on when I was 14.
    I've got three old bikes now, all steel frames, a couple of mid 80's Treks and the Schwinn. All nice riding bikes, and probably have less invested in all three than one modern bike would cost! All made in the USA.

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  15. May 18, 2013 at 7:43 AM
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    Ah, the crank... that's what threw my guess. ;)

    Nice Trek! I'm old school, too... and enjoy the simple beauty of a classic steel horizontal top tube brazed lug road frame. :)
     
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  16. May 30, 2013 at 7:47 AM
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    Good luck my internet acquaintance :thumbsup:


    Does anyone else look at all the places you can fall into on the side of the toad where no one will ever know you're there? :p
     
  17. May 30, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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    Thanks, I'm climbing Mt. Greylock in MA tomorrow for a tune up, about 2500 ft of climbing, then a nice fun descent. The metric century is next saturday, so I hopefully will be good to go. I've done 50 miles a few times, so I think 62 will be OK, we'll see!
     
  18. Jun 6, 2013 at 6:35 PM
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    Adding air to my tires, getting ready to go on a ride this afternoon when as I took off the pump head from my rear tire valve, the valve stem broke in half! No leaks, it is holding the air. Tempted to ride on it until it gives, but don't want to risk getting a flat during a ride. What do you guys think, think it will hold the air well enough to ride, or slowly go flat?
     
  19. Jun 6, 2013 at 6:42 PM
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    Ride it around the neighbor hood a 5 or 6 times. if it isn't meaning go for it...at least I would and bring a tube for the inevitable. Look for bumps to go over. :p
     
  20. Jun 6, 2013 at 6:42 PM
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    Sorry, auto correct :mad:
     
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