General Bike Thread (Desiderata, questions, porn)

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by kronik, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    I've never bought anything from pricepoint... are they alright? I've only had good experiences with jenson, speedgoat and competitivecyclist.

    as an update: the only thing missing now are the shifters... my LBS told me they're working on it.


    No personal experience with pricepoint but I know others who have used them and been happy.
    I usually use probikekit.com in the UK but they're mostly road stuff.
     
  2. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    I thought he was suggesting pricepoint.com.

    Yeah, sorry. I should have been more explicit. Pricepoint.com. I've purchased from them before and had no problem.


    More than what you can afford on a government salary. [​IMG]

    (j/k)


    Someone hasn't been paying attention to the recent newspaper articles about how rich everyone in DC is. [Crackpots.]
     
  3. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    So...when is ceramic braking coming to MTBs?

    not for a while I guess. the new shimano xtr brakeset doesn't have ceramics, and sram/avid's new stuff hasn't really changed much in material use for their mtb brakes. I use formula brakes and I haven't heard of them bringing out ceramic brakes soon.
     
  4. Pilot

    Pilot Senior member

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    My 2010 pedal force qs3 for the road...
    [​IMG]

    I also have a 2004 Fuji Track Pro for the velodrome (this one is in pieces, finally getting some decent parts on it). I will get some pics of it soon. I miss the track.



    Don't know why this hasn't been said yet, but nice bike.
     
  5. JaeOne3345

    JaeOne3345 New Member

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    Thanks a lot, sir. I love it. My father and I are pretty into it. I can't get him on the velodrome though.
     
  6. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    here's an interesting article on dubya and his new bike


    http://reviews.mtbr.com/blog/niner-b...-presidential/

    [​IMG]

     
  7. il ciclista

    il ciclista Senior member

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    Go GW! Maybe i will see him riding around on the trails one day since he's from the area.
     
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    uhurit Senior member

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    Go GW! Maybe i will see him riding around on the trails one day since he's from the area.

    or: maybe the Secret Service agents would politely encourage you to get lost[​IMG]
     
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    il ciclista Senior member

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    i'm sure he'd talk to me, i'm a disabled vet...so i have some street cred so to speak lol
     
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  12. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    ^ well, guy sure looks like he knows his bikes

    [​IMG]

    not like the other dude...

    [​IMG]
     
  13. otc

    otc Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    It is so sad...there is a high end/custom shop in obama's former state senate office (literally 2 blocks down the street from his house) and yet he rides around on that thing looking like that. Shop could have put him in a nice commuter-ish or even dutch bike and given him some very SF approved wool riding gear.
     
  14. Shiny

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    here's an interesting article on dubya and his new bike


    http://reviews.mtbr.com/blog/niner-b...-presidential/

    [​IMG]


    As long as we're taking shots at Presidents, I've never seen W look so old.

    And, one of the problems with getting more people to ride bikes is the false assumption that you need to be tricked out in some spandex or a full kit. I think Obama's everyday clothing get up serves bicycling purposes just fine.
     
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    otc Senior member

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    Still gotta give W props for rolling with clipless pedals too [​IMG]

    Never noticed it about that obama photo before...but I am pretty sure I lived on that corner when the photo was taken (right behind where the photographer is standing). If I could find a wider crop, I could check for sure...why the eff did they crop out the kids in the carrier on the "obama bikes with family" photo?
     

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