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Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:02 am

I'm peddling a 2005 frame Rocky Mountain ETSX 50. It's full suspension and has all upgraded Shimano XT parts. I rock Larsen TT 230c tires and have a Serfas Terrazo seat to ease the pain of rolling down a mountain side.



All girdled and saddled, waiting for me!



Fingering my girl.  bigthumbsup 

My road bike is a 2005 frame Cannondale R900. It's standard Shimano components. I traded in my red frame, and now have a blue one.



What are you rocking!?!?  Smile
 
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:10 am

Nope, the day after I learned how to ride one, I was out for a ride in my neighborhood, took a sharp turn a little too fast, fell off, broke my wrist, and have pretty much stayed away from bikes ever since...

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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:15 am

Greg,

That is a major bummer.

I remember the day I got the training wheels off my Huffy (I was six years old, don't laugh  Smile), I rolled outta the driveway into the street and almost said hello to the front end of a Suburban rolling down my street.

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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:32 am

I ride a Colnago C40. Cmpy record parts and rolf carbon wheels....

NO Greg does not drive a hummer he just goes arround giving hummers to USAF serviceman...  Wink



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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:37 am

Nice bike FXramper... Rocky Mountain builds very nice bikes.

How much that set you back?
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:14 am

I have one of Phonak cycling's BMC Team Machines


And I also ride an old mountain bike around campus here



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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:44 am

Quoting Joness0154 (Reply 5):
I have one of Phonak cycling's BMC Team Machines

Very nice!!!

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 4):
How much that set you back?

I've got about $3400 into my mountain bike and about $2100 into my road bike.

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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:47 pm

Yes; which we like to run over tourists who stand in bicycle lanes.
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:51 pm

Quoting BNE (Reply 7):
Yes; which we like to run over tourists who stand in bicycle lanes.

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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:59 pm

Quoting FXramper (Thread starter):

Since Luxembourg is very hilly and always has crappy wet weather, I did not bring my bike with me. I use my car around this side of the continent. Not to mention Luxembourg isn't exactly the most bicycle friendly nation.

At home though, I have a mountainbike which I use to get around everywhere. I love using the bike to get around; it's good for the environment, and at least I get some excercise  Smile

Quoting BNE (Reply 7):
Yes; which we like to run over tourists who stand in bicycle lanes.

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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:55 pm

I'm having real problems with my current bike



any suggestions for an upgrade?  Smile
 
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:10 am



My trusty bicycle. Built for comfort, not for speed. I cycle everyday to work or wherever I have to be within about 10 kilometres/6 miles - weather permitting.

Quoting BNE (Reply 7):
Yes; which we like to run over tourists who stand in bicycle lanes.

Not only tourists! There are a lot of very clueless 'inmates'.

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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:43 am

I used to ride a Bicycle a lot in younger days,But Money & age got me upgraded on a Motorcycle & Car nowadays.But I still use a Bicycle when I can for recreation purposes  Smile
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:55 am

Quoting Fxramper (Reply 6):
I've got about $3400 into my mountain bike and about $2100 into my road bike

For a bike ???? With no engine ????  Wow!
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:59 am

As I wrote awhile back, I bought a bike and ride to and from work a couple days a week.

But I'm on hiatus right now because I've had the flu for the last several days. No doubt triggered at least in part from riding that far early in the morning in just a t-shirt and shorts.

So next week, I'll resume my two or three days a week.
 
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:04 am

My bike: a Raleigh M-60 hardtail. It's a good commuter and it's fun off-road



KROC's bike:

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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:23 am

Cyclists are a menace to the roads! They contribute nothing towords the upkeep of the roads like motorists. They jump red lights, often drive on the pavements and don't use lights at night. And what's all this fascination with Lycra?? Nowadays they ride all over the place in tight lycra suits? Is that a sexual thing??? In my day all we had were bicycle clips!

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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:24 am

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 3):
I ride a Colnago C40. Cmpy record parts and rolf carbon wheels....

Nice ride...I have a 1980 Guerciotti that looks like hell, but is still tight as ever. It has mostly Campy Record, although the Suntour Superbe Pro derailleur that I ripped off in my second wreck got replaced by another identical to it. Now that I live in the city, I don't ride nearly as much as I did when I lived in Connecticut or more suburban Massachusetts.
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:28 am

Mine is a 1995 Diamondback Parkway, and looks somewhat like this:


It is a little more square and has thicker tires than displayed. It's a hybrid.
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:29 am

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 16):
Cyclists are a menace to the roads!

Cyclists don't even pay road tax, so they shouldn't use roads (I know I'll get flamed for that)
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:05 am

Quoting Alcregular (Reply 19):
Cyclists don't even pay road tax, so they shouldn't use roads (I know I'll get flamed for that)

I think the same about horses.
 
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:34 am

Quoting Alcregular (Reply 19):
Cyclists don't even pay road tax, so they shouldn't use roads (I know I'll get flamed for that)

I own a car that i pay ins and registration on year round....Yet I chose not to drive in the summer....So yeah I do pay taxes and I to pay for the upkeep of the road that i use for 6 mos of the year....So I pay more than you and put less wear on the roads....So I will ride on the roads and I will take up a full lane if i so chose to..

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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:38 am

Quoting BHXFAOTIPYYC (Reply 13):
For a bike ???? With no engine ????

It's my team bike; full suspension cost alot.

Quoting Matt D (Reply 14):
I've had the flu for the last several days

Get well, and get back on that bike, it's great cardio!

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 15):
My bike: a Raleigh M-60 hardtail

Hardtails are rough on the sack.  Silly
 
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:45 am

I'll make a pic later but yes, I drive mine a lot when its above 20-25 degree celcius. I usually do about 1000-1300KM a year. My current bike I bought in 2001 has around 4500KM on the computer odometer (a must have!)
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:55 am

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 23):
I bought in 2001 has around 4500KM on the computer odometer (a must have!)

Hello your a man......you are supposed to like technology......NO computer.....GO GPS...  Smile

I did a little over 11,000 km on the bike last year at an average speed of 35.76km/h...I did lots of flat riding cause I hate hills...

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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:33 am

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 16):
They contribute nothing towords the upkeep of the roads like motorists.



Quoting Alcregular (Reply 19):
Cyclists don't even pay road tax, so they shouldn't use roads

And I don't have kids and a good portion of my taxes goes to schools.

Also, as someone with both a car and a bicycle, I pay just as much as anyone in road taxes, and cause less wear and tear if I ride my bike.
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:41 am




Quoting BHXFAOTIPYYC (Reply 13):
For a bike ???? With no engine ????



I'm curious. How much did you pay for your car?




Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 16):
Cyclists are a menace to the roads!



No, they're not. Stupid and inattentive drivers are.





Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 16):
They contribute nothing towords the upkeep of the roads like motorists.



We also contribute nothing towards the wear of the roads like motorists.





Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 16):
They jump red lights, often drive on the pavements and don't use lights at night.



For every "stupid cyclist" story you can generate, I can cite approximately one hundred examples of "stupid driver" stories.





Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 16):
And what's all this fascination with Lycra?? Nowadays they ride all over the place in tight lycra suits? Is that a sexual thing???



I challenge you to find a more comfortable, functional form of clothing in which to ride. You can't.





Quoting Alcregular (Reply 19):
Cyclists don't even pay road tax, so they shouldn't use roads



Wow...you really have no idea. By that rationale, people who don't own cars shouldn't be allowed to cross the roads on foot. Get a clue.





FXramper, I apologize for the idiocy that is plaguing your otherwise excellent thread. For what it's worth, here's what I ride:

Mt. Bike
Litespeed Obed
Kinesis rigid aluminum fork
Coda Magic crankset
Marinovative brakes
King/Mavic 517 ceramic wheelset


Road Bike
Klein Q-Carbon Team
Dura-Ace 9s
Bontrager Race X-Lite wheelset


Commuter Bike
Trek 8000 Series Frame
LX component group
Mustasche bars
Rigid steel fork




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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:48 am

Now, in my second year in London as a KCL student, I have taken up cycling to campus (the Guy's Hospital campus at London Bridge) all the way from Russell Square area.

Instead of putting up with the hassle of overcrowded (and often delayed) public transport, I decided before I came back from summer holiday in the US that I was going to get myself a good used bike here in London and pedal myself to campus every day.

A week after arriving here, I went to ReCycling, a used bike shop at Elephant & Castle station and bought myself, for only £195, a Sprint Verona comfort road bike that was actually small enough for me. I had looked all over London for a bike my size (I am quite small and skeletally thin), but bikes in my size are so rare. Most bikes are so big they tower over me. But I was lucky enough to find this particular bike--it fits me perfectly and has mudguards and a rack (for my vintage TWA bag that I use for carrying my books).

I love cycling--it gives me a workout and fresh cold air. (I just wish pedestrians wouldn't run across the street in front of me--that's why I now have a horn on my bike). Plus, it cuts my commute time sharply down from an average of 45 minutes by Tube (Russell Square to London Bridge with a train change and delays) to a maximum of 20 minutes.

At home in the USA, I have a bike that I got for my 15th birthday in 1990--and it STILL fits me to this day and works perfectly! I do quite a bit of cycling in my hometown during the summer when I'm home from school in London.

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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:57 am

I cycle as much as i can, i ride even more when the weather is moderate or good. Not only is it cheap and healthy, it is stress-free. I got fed up of wasting too many hours of my life stuck in traffic jams. I like the Dutch mentality, cycling on local trips and only using the car on essential long journeys.

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 16):
Cyclists are a menace to the roads!

It's the other way round, i've never heard of a cyclist knocking down a motorist, but motorists have knocked over and killed cyclists.

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 16):
They contribute nothing towords the upkeep of the roads like motorists

But should they really? If you take these into consideration it would quite unfair.

A) They take up less space
B) No noise
C) Cycling is not damaging the environment
D) It would improve the UK populations health if more people took up cycling as an alternative (nobody is saying you should give up the car). But unfortunately when the issue of cycling arises in the UK, all too often people start using every excuse in the book to stick to their cars.
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:27 am

I have one of these :-

http://www.rutlandcycling.com/productimages/fullsize/yecora-04.jpg
http://www.rutlandcycling.com/ProductDetails/mcs/productID/169

I used to cycle alot until I ws 17, when I had just spent £300 doing up my mountain bike only for some @$$ to steal it the weekend it was finished !!. By that time I had learnt to drive so never got another one until last year when I got the one above !!.

I've had all sorts of rbikes, from BMX's, to road bikes, to mountain bikes. I was also one of the few people to own a Raleigh Vector Complete with radio !!.

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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:48 am

I gave up bicycle riding permanently after the chain broke while riding up Fillmore Street in San Francisco a few years ago.

God damn! That hurt for days. I could bearly walk!



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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:13 am

Well, if we're talking gear, then... I don't really have anything special. I just have the mandatory lights plus a rack over the back tire. I used to have a pedal power generator for my front light, but it provided too much resistance.

Although I have a hybrid, I rarely go "off road." However, Cleveland streets are often "rough terrain!"
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:18 am

Really, who cares what you ride? Looking at bike p0rn may be fun sometimes but a bike has two wheels, cranks, handlebars, a saddle ... and you can have great fun on any bike, anywhere, whether it be commuting to work, riding to the local shops, a long backwoods ride, fast road ride ... (yes, I do all these)

Bikes I currently own:

Cannondale F700 hardtail
Bought this almost 6 years ago, now used as a road bike shod with Continental 26 x 1 slicks on both ends. The shock now no longer really works so the lockout is on always. Its odometer is now clicking past 26,000km. Very fast road bike, and it is red ...  Smile

Trek Fuel 90
My mountain bike now ... it actually has done far more miles as a road bike than as an MTB. Dual suspension makes it very comfortable and very forgiving, whilst not being slow at all, in fact, duallies are much faster than hardtails off road, even on climbs. Would give the 'Dale a run for its money on the road too had it got lockout shocks on both ends. I'm not much of a descender so I really appreciate good climbing performance and good acceleration etc. Handles on the road much better than the Cannondale does, surprisingly!

Shogun Trailbreaker 3
My first proper bike I got at age 15. Got el-cheapo mountain bike components and is a rigid, but I learned much about mountain biking AND road riding on this bike. Nowhere near as quick as either the Trek or the Cannondale, but is a good, conspicuous bike I ride to the shops on.

Kiddie bike
Everyone gotta have one of these ... a 20-inch wheeled BMX style kiddie bike, almost as heavy as the Cannondale. Back pedal brakes, really short cranks. Great fun to ride around the park or for stunts. Mine has go-fast slick tyres off an old recumbent ...  Smile
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:20 pm

I have a Giant AC3 Full suspention Bike, I love it. I can think of no better way to spend my summer day then a nice long bike ride out in the Canadian country side. Oh if you can top that, your full of shit.
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:47 pm

This is mine, albeit mine's orange and silver - fab machine!

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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:37 pm

I ride a yellow/black 2001 Specialised Hard Rock A1 FS. I used to do a lot of off-road but it caused big problems in my right elbow (RSI type pain) which needed treatment, so now I stick to roads or less rugged tracks.

Quoting ITA350 (Reply 20):
I think the same about horses.

Horses were using the roads long before you or I were even thought of. Horse riders themselves usually prefer not to be on the road but often it is necessary to do some roadwork to get to a bridlepath/open space. The problems horses have on the roads are 9 times out of 10 caused by inconsiderate car and van drivers. Equally, cyclists can help themselves and the horse rider by letting the rider know that they are there. My wife, who rides horses for a living, says there is nothing more frightening to the horse than a near silent bike (most are) approaching at speed from behind. A simple shout of "bike!" is enough to alert them.

I have found that drivers who also cycle tend to be far more considerate and aware of other cyclists on the road. This also seems to be true of drivers who ride motorcycles or horses.

Unfortunately, like with anything, there will always be a minority who give a pursuit a bad name, whether they be cyclists who jump red lights or plane spotters who go where they shouldn't.
 
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:58 pm

Quoting ITA350 (Reply 20):
I think the same about horses.

Cyclists, unlike horses don't sh!t all over the road either.

I used to cycle around 15-20 miles every day, but since I moved to Birmingham for University I haven't been out much, combination of there being no-where nice to cycle and some friends having been shot at with an air rifle whilst cycling into lectures. As soon as I get back home for the Christmas break though I shall be out on it again!

My bike is a Saracen Awol 2005 model, great to ride and after 600 miles, mostly over moorland, through rivers and on rough dirt tracks etc.. I have not had any problems with it. Don't have any images available and online of it, but it's the same as the one below;



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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:01 pm

To reply to the topic title - yes, I am *able* to ride a bike, but haven't done so for about 10 years. I simply can't find anything fun in it... but I'm not too much into sports anyway  Smile
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:16 pm

1973 Peugot bike. During spring, summer, and fall I ride 80-100 miles per week; during winter it just depends on how cold it is. Uncle fixed the bike up pretty well, though. It was originally my dad's bike (hence why the bike is nearly a decade older than I am) and had not been used in close to a decade when I received it. Brother took my bike, a mid-90s Trek Mountain Track, which he uses to the tune of 200-400 miles/week in Wisconsin, weather permitting.

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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:20 pm

I have a 30-something year old Raleigh 10speed racing bike..... and have been an avid bike rider since my college days in NYC. The bike weighs a ton. But I think it adds to the charm of it not to mention the excercise value. I find it very endorphine producing. I've given up on the bike messenger style kamikaze riding for the most part, (speed is great, but following the rules is as well. I guess I've become even more procedural as I get older) but still keep my heads up attitude for crappy drivers. In fact, as kind of a sidenote.... one of the bike skills I taught both of my sons in heavy city traffic.... to know when to ditch the bike if a driver is hell bent on killing you and you get lucky and see it coming. Typical motherly advice, "You can always get a new bike, but I'm too old to grow another son."

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 16):
And what's all this fascination with Lycra?? Nowadays they ride all over the place in tight lycra suits? Is that a sexual thing??? In my day all we had were bicycle clips!

As far as this goes, I also think Lycra is highly over rated. On too many riders it's nothing short of visual pollution.
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:45 pm

Riding a bike without training wheels is hard!

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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:03 am

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 11):

Can you tell me why you can only get proper bicycles in Holland and almost in entire Germany?
I've been to England and they only have these "Mountainbikes". Huge, wide, chunky tyres no lights no mudguard whatsoever. If you wanna have these utilites you need to buy them.
Why don't you only get nice Gazelle's, and Koga touring bikes in Holland and here?

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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:33 am

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 26):
FXramper, I apologize for the idiocy that is plaguing your otherwise excellent thread. For what it's worth, here's what I ride:

You got some sweet toys!

In regards to the cost of my bike...Lance Armstrongs custom Trek road bikes cost clost to $10,000...




The bike he used for time trials this past Tour, weighed around 12 lbs, and cost about $1,000 per lb!

 
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Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:20 am




Quoting FXramper (Reply 42):
You got some sweet toys!



Thanks! The Klein will be replaced by a Project One Madone 5.9 SL this spring, and I will probably opt for the WWII fighter-inspired "Flying Ace" paint scheme. In person, the paint looks exactly like tarnished aluminum. The front of the fork is painted black, and has yellow tips, reminiscent of a prop:









I'm still undecided on the mountain bike. Probably a Fuel EX 9.5, but we'll see. If I can dial the fit, it may be a two-niner, instead.


The Klein is a 55cm, and is available.....   




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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:56 am

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 26):
Quoting BHXFAOTIPYYC (Reply 13):
For a bike ???? With no engine ????


I'm curious. How much did you pay for your car?

Nothing. Not a bean. I imported it to Portugal on behalf of a client who's wife decided she wanted a 4 x 4 instead. So when I handed them the plates, they said "keep it." (Honda Legend, btw.)

Honestly 2H4, I never knew bikes could cost that much. My last push bike cost 50 euros and 10 tokens from my local Repsol garage. Then a week later I came home and the only thing left was the front wheel chained to the railing of my apartment. So the day after I left that out for the theifs too, and sure enough, it went.
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:00 am

Quoting Flyingbronco05 (Reply 40):
Riding a bike without training wheels is hard!

Signed President GW Bush

Wow we can drag GWB into any discussion.....At least it took until reply 40..

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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:34 am

My daily rider is a Jamis Exile. It's not real high end but it has everything that I wanted. Disk brakes, solid front suspension (I don't like full suspension riding on the street), and a steel Chromoly frame. I have broken many frames in the past from jumping curbs and running into fat pedestrians while drunk. The Exile frame is unbreakable and has a lifetime warranty. Yeah yeah!


I am going to start riding more centuries and am looking for a road bike in the $1500 range. Any suggestions?
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:46 pm

Quoting Flyingbronco05 (Reply 40):
Riding a bike without training wheels is hard!

Signed President GW Bush

What are you talking about limey? Wubba rocks it hard! I'd roll a mountain with him and I'm not even political!  Smile



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 43):
Fuel EX 9.5

No Trek, go with Rocky Mountain
 
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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:54 pm

Quoting BNE (Reply 7):
Yes; which we like to run over tourists who stand in bicycle lanes

I've almost done that a few times eh... One thing tourists fail to understand is that when Im racing someone and im just givin er in high gear and they are in my way I aint stopping.

Ride a 2005 Giant Boulder se by the way. Cheap to buy works great as a mountain bike handles the roads quite nicely and I've been riding the shit out of it all summer and yet to have a single part give me any trouble.

Does anyone have a name for their bike or am I just really weird by naming my bike?? (Savage Explorer, bit of a story to the name)



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RE: Do You Ride A Bicycle?

Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:00 pm




Quoting FXramper (Reply 47):
No Trek, go with Rocky Mountain



I've got a healthy respect for Rocky Mountain, but nobody makes better carbon than Trek, and I'm highly doubtful Rocky's R&D and testing procedures approach Trek's.




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