Biking Anyone?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Aaron, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    What's with the aversion to padded shorts? My road bike has a hard, but extremely well shaped seat (oh man how that could be taken out of context quickly...). If I didn't wear padded shorts I don't think I'd be able to continue my family's lineage. A.
    I rather wear regular shorts and have a more padded seat than use padded bike shorts and have a stiff seat. And if you are expecting this forum to be mature enough not to take that completely out of context, you came to the wrong forum. [​IMG] Jon.
     


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    Garfieldthecat, I love Litespeeds! The workmanship is amazing. At one point in my life I would like to own a custom made Litespeed or Seven.

    A.


    I like it, but it doesn't fit quite right (but it is close). I drool over a custom Serotta, or maybe a custom Calfee, if I wanted CF.
     


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    Aaron Senior member

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    I like it, but it doesn't fit quite right (but it is close). I drool over a custom Serotta, or maybe a custom Calfee, if I wanted CF.
    I looked up Calfee, wow...a bamboo bike, that is sweet. I wonder what the ride on that would be like, more importantly what would happen if you crashed it.

    A.
     


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    Wow, I havne't been to Calfee's site in a while, I didn't realize they did bamboo now! [​IMG]

    I like the CF Tetra, if I were to go Calfee, or maybe a Serotta Legend Ti. Their Ottrott is just way too expensive (although all of the bikes I mentioned are way too expensive as well)[​IMG]
     


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    Yesterday I went riding in the wet with on and off rain, and I just realized how happy I am that my bike has disc breaks, the stopping power in the wet is unbelievable! I was riding my mountain bike on a golf course, in and out of the dunes and sand traps, and every time I need to make a sharp stop, the breaks worked flawlessly, delivering perfect stopping power.

    Jon.
     


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    I was riding my mountain bike on a golf course, in and out of the dunes and sand traps
    I hope you replaced any divots!
     


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    I hope you replaced any divots!

    I didn't leave any, it was very wet ground and I did not even leave tire marks.

    Jon.
     


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    Raked the traps, then?

    Sorry, as an ex-golfer, reading your post made me cringe a little.
     


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    Raked the traps, then?

    Sorry, as an ex-golfer, reading your post made me cringe a little.


    Listen, the damn golf course was fine. People drive golf carts on the golf course, and they weigh a lot more than my bike.

    Jon.
     


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    I've got a Cannondale mountain bike that I don't ride nearly enough.
     


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    I've got a Cannondale mountain bike that I don't ride nearly enough.

    Which one?

    Jon.
     


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    I ride (rode) a Mongoose Pro 7.2 hardtail (ancient now, I know) with Marzot shocks (shot now) and a hybrid XT/LX component system. I need a new bike... Am looking at some Cannondales I absolutely cannot afford...
     


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    I ride (rode) a Mongoose Pro 7.2 hardtail (ancient now, I know) with Marzot shocks (shot now) and a hybrid XT/LX component system. I need a new bike... Am looking at some Cannondales I absolutely cannot afford...

    Couple of questions:

    What is your bottom dollar amount? That is, the highest price you want to pay for the bike, period?

    What kind of biking do you want to do?

    Jon.
     


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    Couple of questions:

    What is your bottom dollar amount? That is, the highest price you want to pay for the bike, period?

    What kind of biking do you want to do?

    Jon.


    I think that 1K is the absolute highest I could pay in the foreseeable future, and I ride mountainbikes (which is good, because they are a whole lot cheaper than good road bikes.) I figure I might get a Rockhopper or something similar with a hybrid XT/LX system. Sturdy, reliable, and gets the job done. Sort of the APC New Standards of mountain bikes.
     


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    KLEIN Attitiude circa 1990 in flourescent green
     


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