General Bike Thread (Desiderata, questions, porn)

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

  1. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    I had no idea this hobby would turn out to be so flipping expensive.

    For instance, a list of necessary/recommended/suggested accessories:

    Lance Armstrong book
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    Maybe for you guys. A cherished item from 1990:

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    Detailed in other threads (and this one, too) . . . a Rivendell (Waterford built A. Homer Hilson model frame).

    That's really swell. Love it.


    - B
     
  2. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    that would be me, and i like that pair! where did you get them? i haven't tried five ten bike shoes before but an all mountain riding friend of mine swears by them and claims they are quite sticky.

    Ah, thanks AcidicBoy.

    I haven't bought these yet. They are the Guide model. But I know that REI carries them (on-line at least) and I found them on another site too, but I can't remember which now.

    The sticky feeling must be because, at least for this pair, they seem to be designed for light climbing also--they are meant to be a general all-around shoe: minor climbing, hiking, scrambling, running around, biking, etc.

    b
     
  3. aragon765

    aragon765 Senior member

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    Here's my road and MTBs. Both pretty old frames, but they've held up well.

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    and my S&S coupled Indy Fab travel bike, it breaks in half and goes into a airline case. Off to Colorado in a few weeks.

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    That Indy Fab is really cool. I have thought about building something similar for a long time, but it always fell off the list as other fancy baubles were purchased instead (I will post up my own bikes in a separate post...)

    Looking at your S&S IF, I see the Paul cranks, levers and brakes, Thomson post, King HS, Nokon housing (all very nicely spec'ed, btw), but am wondering what the wheels are (a flip-flop hub of some variety - also Paul?)? Also, what is with the bullhorns? and is the stem an IF custom, or something else? What is the final weight?

    In any event, very nice stuff. I like the Stella Azzura cranks on the road bike as well - one rarely sees those in real life!!
     
  4. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So yesterday morning, I shellaced the handlebars on my bike, took my daughters to the park to learn how to ride while it was drying (incremental success - my older daughter got to ride upright for a bit, but she kept panicking and stopped) and then went for a ride myself - wheee!!!! I went hunting for my camera with no success so no pics yet. I really wanted to show off some of the beautiful paintwork like contrast cream in cutouts in random, semi-hidden lugs. And mine is a stock frame. I can only imagine how nice are the custom ones. Instead, how is this? A stock photo of the brakes used -- custom designed long-reach sidepull than can handle tire widths from 27 to 35: [​IMG]
     
  5. kronik

    kronik Senior member

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    Maybe for you guys. A cherished item from 1990: [​IMG] That's really swell. Love it. - B
    Awesome. I haven't read any cycling books though Joe Friel's Cyclist's Training Bible is on the to-read list. Ironically, I'm one of the few people that has (recently) gotten into cycling that knows absolutely nothing about Lancestrong. I've never watched a TDF, or Giro though I've read about some this time around.. what about Pedro Horrillo, holy shit. Those weren't my recommendations, just a sampling of what I've seen on webpages. I do think people should be honest detailing the hidden costs of purchasing a bicycle - I had no idea I'd have to buy as much as I have and I'm not done. Spares, floor pump, frame pump, shoes, pedals, first aid kit, tubes, saddle, probably carbon fork/seatpost/handlebars though I'm not there yet, and so on. Granted, I also can't do anything small, ever. Just ordered Sidi Ergo 2 + stainless Speedplay Zeroes for my bike. Whee.
     
  6. aragon765

    aragon765 Senior member

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    I have posted these up in various other places around here, but here is a part of my current stable of bikes:

    MTB: 2008 Trek Fuel EX 9

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    Frame
    Trek Fuel EX 9\t
    Fork
    Fox Float 32
    Rear Shock
    Fox RP23
    Rims
    Stans ZTR Race
    Hubs
    Chris King ISO (green)
    Spokes
    DT Swiss Revolution
    Tires
    Schwalbe Racing Ralph
    Pedals
    Time ATAC Ti-Carbon
    Crank
    Shimano XT
    Chain Ring
    Shimano XT
    Chain
    Shimano XT
    Rear Cogs
    Shimano XTR 11-32
    Bottom Bracket
    Shimano XT
    Front Derailleur
    Shimano XT
    Rear Derailleur
    SRAM X.O.
    Shifters
    SRAM X.O.
    Handlebar
    Easton Monkeylite SL
    Grips
    Oury Lock-on
    Stem
    Thomson X4
    Headset
    Chris King
    Brake Set
    Avid Juicy
    Brake Levers
    Avid Juicy
    Saddle
    Selle Italia SLR XC
    Seat Post
    Thomson Elite
    Skewers
    Salsa Ti
    Cages
    Bontrager Racelite

    Road: 2008 Cervelo R3

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    Frame
    Cervelo R3
    Fork
    Easton EC90 SLX\t
    Wheels
    Easton Circuit
    Tires
    Vittoria Corsa CX 700x23 (CSC Spec. Ed.)\t
    Pedals
    Speedplay Ti "Tyler Hamilton" Yellow
    Crank
    FSA SL-K Light
    Chain Ring
    FSA SL-K Light (53-39)
    Chain
    Shimano Dura-Ace\t
    Rear Cogs
    Shimano Dura-Ace\t
    Bottom Bracket
    FSA SL-K Light
    Front Derailleur
    Shimano Dura-Ace\t
    Rear Derailleur
    Shimano Dura-Ace\t
    Shifters
    Shimano Dura-Ace
    Handlebar
    3T Ergosum TEAM\t
    Bartape
    Bontrager Race Lite (Red)\t
    Stem
    3T ARX Team
    Headset
    FSA Integrated\t
    Brake Set
    Shimano Dura-Ace
    Brake Levers
    Shimano Dura-Ace\t
    Saddle
    Selle San Marco Magma MgC\t
    Seat Post
    FSA SL-K
    Skewers
    Easton Circuit\t
    Cages
    Bontrager Race Lite (white)

    I also have a track bike for city commuting, and an older Kona JTS for cyclocross/touring/wet weather commuting...
     
  7. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    zippyh Senior member

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    Awesome. I haven't read any cycling books though Joe Friel's Cyclist's Training Bible is on the to-read list.

    Read A Dog in a Hat by Joe Parkin.
    It's by an American who spent a few years racing in Europe back in the pre-Lance days.
     
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    jaydc7 Senior member

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    Nice bikes, I can't wait to get back from travelling to take the Yeti out again. Aragon - Any reason why the seat post is up so high? Did you get a deal on the frame? I just don't find that riding position comfortable, so just wondering.
     
  11. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    Ah, thanks AcidicBoy.

    I haven't bought these yet. They are the Guide model. But I know that REI carries them (on-line at least) and I found them on another site too, but I can't remember which now.

    The sticky feeling must be because, at least for this pair, they seem to be designed for light climbing also--they are meant to be a general all-around shoe: minor climbing, hiking, scrambling, running around, biking, etc.

    b


    thanks, i'm gonna look that up. 5.10 shoes use stealth rubber for their soles, i don't know how that compares to plain old rubber soles or even vibrams though.
     
  12. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    thanks, i'm gonna look that up. 5.10 shoes use stealth rubber for their soles, i don't know how that compares to plain old rubber soles or even vibrams though.

    If there stealth rubber is the same as on their stealth climbing shoes (I still have an old pair) then it's seriously seriously sticky. Rock climbing sticky. But I don't know if they're the same.

    edit: I just looked at both Stealth's and 5.10's websites and they are different kinds of rubber. But I'll still bet it's pretty sticky.


    b
     
  13. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Mounted a fender on my bike last night. Just one - the front. Didn't have time to do both, and I realized I need to cut the fender stays as there is too much tire clearance towards the rear of the front wheel, meaning not a whole lot of toe clearance for feet. I may have to buy a bolt cutter to cut the stays, as I don't really feel like using a hacksaw. I don't even know my hacksaw made it to the suburbs.
     
  14. jqbomb

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    Here's a pic I snapped on my ride yesterday crossing the Memorial Bridge. http://twitpic.com/5gic9 I'm currently riding an '06 Jamis Eclipse. The frame is 853 Reynolds Steel + Carbon with a full Campy Centaur Group and Ksyrium Equipe wheels. Bought it from a friend who's a Jamis dealer who snagged it off their closeout list for me. I'll post some more detailed pics later. I've had it about a month and really like it. It replaces an '07 Cannondale Synapse that suffered a frame crack after a car wreck.
     
  15. rdawson808

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