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The 40-50 midlife crisis breakdown thread.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Matic, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Aug 16, 2014 at 3:10 PM
    mach1man001

    mach1man001 eh whatever

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  2. Aug 16, 2014 at 3:20 PM
    RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    Looks like a nice bike. Out of all the bikes I've owned, I've only had one Trek. I would recommend also pinkbike.com and check out buying a nice used one on there. You'll need to do a little research on what you would might like but it's a lot cheaper than paying full retail. I think TenBeers has a really nice bike for sale on there so you might get in touch with him if he hasn't already sold it.

    I just ordered a full Shimano Saint Groupset for my DH. It should be in sometime this week. That will finish out this one.

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  3. Aug 16, 2014 at 3:31 PM
    mach1man001

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    Thanks for the heads up and I don't ride DH but that bike looks awesome. I have heard the Saint set up works great! I was also looking at a Giant, the Trance 27.5 1. http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/bikes/model/trance.27.5.1/14833/66290/
     
  4. Aug 16, 2014 at 4:40 PM
    DoorDing

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    Platform took longer than I thought, but it turned out great. Photos after dinner.
    :confused: What group is on it now?
     
  5. Aug 16, 2014 at 4:54 PM
    RearViewMirror

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  6. Aug 16, 2014 at 4:56 PM
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    :confused: What's wrong with the group that's on it now?
     
  7. Aug 16, 2014 at 4:57 PM
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    I'm updating the TomTom I gave Dad when he bought his car four years ago. He asked if updating it would make it work better, and mentioned that it'd never been updated. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Aug 16, 2014 at 5:09 PM
    mach1man001

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    You could update that Tom Tom by getting him a Garmin. :)
     
  9. Aug 16, 2014 at 5:14 PM
    DoorDing

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    I bought him this one because it had free lifetime map updates. If he wants something nicer, he should start by dumping his flip phone, but that would mean using something like a COMPUTER, and we can't have that.
     
  10. Aug 16, 2014 at 5:19 PM
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    I want the best :)
     
  11. Aug 16, 2014 at 5:21 PM
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    :confused: Then why didn't you buy a Yeti?



































    :rimshot:
     
  12. Aug 16, 2014 at 5:28 PM
    RearViewMirror

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    $1200 for the groupset opposed to $6000. I want one believe me but 2 bikes (one maxed out) and the other will be for less than $6000. I'll eventually get one just not now.
     
  13. Aug 16, 2014 at 5:31 PM
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I hope you didn't get the thumb shifters........:laughing:
     
  14. Aug 16, 2014 at 5:36 PM
    DoorDing

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    Just messing with you. I learned about the stupid end of bike pricing in the '80s when a friend was building up a Colnago. Iirc, he got the bike to under 16 lbs, and that was before carbon and titanium were in general use. He also spent untold amounts of time and money making it a work of art.
     
  15. Aug 16, 2014 at 5:47 PM
    RearViewMirror

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    Yeah it's easy to do. The Yeti might be a retirement gift to myself. But, the law of diminishing return comes into play pretty much around the $3000 mark unless you're racing. The Ridley weighs in at 18 lbs and there really isn't anything I can do to make it better. I'm in love with it. The DH weighs in around 36lbs and I might knock a 1/2 lb off with the Saint groupset. But... the DH is geared so low that it really isn't too hard on the trails. Not a Cross Country bike by any means but it wasn't built for that.

    When I was racing was the only time I didn't mind spending the extra money. A lot of that was offset by the company I was riding for.
     
  16. Aug 16, 2014 at 6:57 PM
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    OOOOOOOOooooooooooohhhhhhh!

    Right in the COMPONENTS!
     
  17. Aug 16, 2014 at 6:59 PM
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    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH!

    Right in the thumbgina!
     
  18. Aug 16, 2014 at 6:59 PM
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    BAM!

    Right in the GRUPPO! :D
     
  19. Aug 16, 2014 at 7:10 PM
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    We need a Groucho smiley.

    :groucho:
     
  20. Aug 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM
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    Not finished, but ready for use. Great materials from the private yard. Two sheets of A-C grade, true 3/4" plywood for $60, and a spruce 2"x8" that was perfect. The 1" material was from Lowe's, and other than the damn staples all over the edges, it was good, too. Side compartments for the Ziploc containers, and the 5' jack will fit in the center as soon as I trim it a little. The center support structure runs the entire length of the bed, under the crossmembers. The platform is very solid.

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