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General Bike Thread (Desiderata, questions, porn)

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

  1. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Please don't keep a saddle bag on a bike like that, Ian. Nice Rapha bibshorts too.
     
  2. aragon765

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    $7,000 for a bike and no car rack?? C'mon!! :foo:
     
  3. ianGP

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    Thanks :D:D:D
    Yeah, I've met alot of cyclists that fall outside of what is supposedly inside the range of max potential power/position, ie: some like to be more stretched out, higher saddle than their normalcy, etc.


    Thanks man :thumbs-up: very keen eyes you have! I've tried Assos, Cantarelli, etc ... Rapha just fits me best so almost my entire cycling gear is of theirs. Not to mention their returns/repair policy is great! Prices, not so much... paying to play is the game ;)

    No....they gave me a bell though.... might actually put it on during trail rides... I hate passing people that are in the MIDDLE of the trail with headphones on...:brick:
     
  4. ianGP

    ianGP Senior member

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    Got to take some pics this afternoon! Enjoy!
    -I just realized that Selle Italia saddle is short compared to my San Marco's and Arione.... definitely swapping it out as soon as my new Arione CX comes in.. (Italia is 275mm vs Arione 300mm)
    Also, I'm definitely going up in degrees, stem-wise... -12 or -6..... maybe -12, Zipp has a nice one for it.

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  5. ianGP

    ianGP Senior member

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    long shot -- but would someone try to photochop 80mm carbon wheels for me? And also a 60mm ?
    Curious to see what it would look like... purty puhleeze :smarmy:

    I'll probably end up with the 60mm though since I'm very light, I'll get beat up by cross-winds all day with 80mm's
     
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  6. rdawson808

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    Just got this today (haven't uploaded my own photos yet). 2011 Specialized Camber Expert. It was an early birthday present from my wife. :D

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  7. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    ^ noice! wish my wife would do that to me too! happy trail squishing, meng!
     
  8. otc

    otc Senior member

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    True bike lovers let the bike ride in the car :)
     
  9. LawrenceMD

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    if you have an SUV/Hatchback or car that has seats that fold down so you can lay the bike flat its a great way to bring the bike. But propping it up in the back seat brings in all sorts of problems like bent derailleur hangers ect from squirming the bike into the back.

    bent derailleur hangers can be catastrophic because you don't really know its bent until you shift into the largest/smallest cog and then you have to deal with the locked back wheel (smallest cog jam), or "unintentional fixie" (largest cog jam) situations during the ride.
     
  10. ianGP

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    I have a Saris 3 rack but only use it for short distances. For longer distance, especially in dense traffic, I prefer to put it in the rear seats... my 7series is the Li version... fits the bike PLUS a person in the back comfortably :D

    I do know/experienced what you are talking about though... bent RD's ruin ride days :( i'm careful how I position my bike inside the car so no worries :D
     
  11. rdawson808

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    How do you have that Garmin attached to your stem/bars? I could use a new way to attach given a short stem.

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    ianGP Senior member

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    aragon got it - it's a black K-edge attached to my bar next to the stem.

    Let me know if you want me to take pics of certain angles but it's pretty much mountable only one way.
     
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  15. otc

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    or you can go with a barfly.


    kind of overpriced for a piece of plastic but they are super light.
     
  16. rdawson808

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    Thanks guys. Unfortunately I don't have a Garmin so this won't work for me. But I didn't know this sort of mount existed at all, so I'll keep my eyes out for them.

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  17. Fang66

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    Get a hard case for whatever device you have, glue case to handlebar flashlight mount slidy-iny thing, attach to handlebars, profit.
     
  18. otc

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    Its a shame you don't have a garmin...because I know where you could get a barfly

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  19. ianGP

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    uh... whoa lol
    stocked up good there eh?

    What I like about the Barfly vs. the K-Edge is the plastic mounting for your device. The K-Edge is aluminum and the first few times you put on or take off your device, it nicks off some of the rubber stuff on the mounting of the device. After a while it's very miniscule but I just wonder about life-span of that rubber mount with constant taking on and off.
     
  20. rdawson808

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    Went out today for my first ride on the mtn bike. Fucking awesome.

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