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Re: OT: Cycling ... as in... riding bikes... as in... bicycles

Post by bosonHavoc » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:53 pm

8O wrote:
zalo wrote:also, riding in one gear on a multigear and riding a singlespeed not fixed is nowhere near the same
Oddly enough, I've experienced the same. Prefer gears (and a freewheel) though. :)
zalo wrote:the lack of derailers eases up the power train and all the sudden you have all this new stamina, you also dont have to worry about, am i in the right gear, it takes all thought off the bike
Maybe, but all the top places at the European Cycle Messenger Championships went to dérailleur-ed riders... I was watching carefully... :D
i have to say i really really really want a single speed 29'er (not fixie)
2 wheel sets
one for trails and one for street

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Post by 8O » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:09 pm

Oh, and on that Berlin route I discovered a bizarre little corner of the world called Neu Venedig (= New Venice). It's where the river splits up into lots of little deltas and they've built houses on the little islands. Apparently it's where some of DDR officials used to have their weekend Datscha, back in the day...

It was all very surreal...

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Post by zalo » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:40 am

Tone Deft wrote:ahh bullshit. you do it or you don't, you don't. knowing someone that does 30 miles on a fixie and doing it yourself are completely different things, we all know people.

congrats on your junkyard bicycle, you're so cool. :roll:

that's a bullshit zen riding philosophy. 'new stamina' my ass, you're just limiting yourself and are going to blow out your knees. there's less stamina, you can never stop pedaling on a fixie.

$80 bike, my tires cost more than that. for the third time in this thread:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn29DvMITu4

props to Pepe for keeping it topical.
bull shit that i could work up to 30+ a day? could you ride 30+ the first time you got on a bike? people gain stamina for longer rides

i dont understand why you are so angry about people riding fixed, im not upset with you riding geared, i firmly believe what ever gets a person on a bike is great, i enjoy riding fixed more than geared, or singlespeed

and you didnt read my post correctly
also, riding in one gear on a multigear and riding a singlespeed not fixed is nowhere near the same
and you can stop pedaling on a fixie, your feet keep moving but you stop pedalling

and by the way, my tires cost more than my bike too

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Post by Tone Deft » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:19 am

OK, time out...
1. I'd rather have a beer with a cyclist than anyone else. ;)
2. it's Monday, I hate mondays, dom needs to block my IP on mondays.
3. there's a big hipster culture culture in my town that go on and on about their fixies. I took their bullshit and projected it onto you. that 'performance' video shows this culture clash pretty very well.

no, not bullshit that you couldn't do 30 miles a day. I would never say that to someone I would only hope to encourage them to go for it. it was the whole 'extra stamina' thing. there's nothing about a fixie that's good for a long ride. sorry, that's the kinds of things I hear from hipsters, this Zen state of riding a fixie.

"I firmly believe what ever gets a person on a bike is great."
I couldn't agree more. I like your attitude. :D

hey, is it true that Italians are born with clipless feet?




@$#%$ I broke my chain riding tonight. sucks to walk in SPDs trying to find a cab in the outskirts of town. gonna try a Connex chain, anyone have experience with one?

8O wrote:Oh, and on that Berlin route I discovered a bizarre little corner of the world called Neu Venedig (= New Venice). It's where the river splits up into lots of little deltas and they've built houses on the little islands. Apparently it's where some of DDR officials used to have their weekend Datscha, back in the day...

It was all very surreal...
I found a similar spot in SF, on Mission Creek, just upstream from the baseball stadium. not nearly as scenic but a random find. soon they'll be surrounded by multi-story condos.
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bosonHavoc wrote:i have to say i really really really want a single speed 29'er (not fixie) 2 wheel sets one for trails and one for street
that's a great way to go. I did that and now I'm doing something I never thought I'd do, buy a road bike. then I'll want to up the components on my commuter to be a better mountain bike. ultimately it leads to a whole quiver of bikes for every occasion. and we thought Live updates were expensive. :?
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Re: OT: Cycling ... as in... riding bikes... as in... bicycles

Post by bosonHavoc » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:43 am

Tone Deft wrote:
hey, is it true that Italians are born with clipless feet?
lol!
Tone Deft wrote: ultimately it leads to a whole quiver of bikes for every occasion. and we thought Live updates were expensive. :?
no shit lol

gear and bikes man thats all i really want.. o and this thermos

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Post by nimbledoe » Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:12 am

Here's some from my stable...

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This is my Single Speed , Tange Infinity Frame , Under 9KG speed machine !


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This is my Fixed , 1949 Malvern Star '4 Star' Frame.

I was hesitant at first to build up this one...accidently tried to coast a couple of times in the beginning and nearly got thrown.

Now i'm finding Fixed very addictive.


I've been building bikes from old parts for about 3 or 4 years.

If anyone needs any bike mechanic help , message me. I am happy to give some advice...


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Post by pepezabala » Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:27 am

I am riding a junkyard single gear not fixed bike. everything else gets stolen in this city. I got three mountainbikes stolen in three years. Two of them were decent. The last one was shit, and I had it locked on the street for a year. Then I got the single gear bike, took off the lock from the old mountainbike, went around the corner and in five minutes the old mountain bike was stolen!

Now that the beig heat is over I have to get a good bike for doing some rides. Thank you all that have posted here, it made me hungry for a god bike and some beautiful rides through those hills behind town. I probably won't get a fixie, though.

:-)

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Post by 8O » Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:03 am

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Post by zalo » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:51 pm

i forgot what i wanted to say earlier

1 town away is new college of florida, and they have a student run bike shop near the dorms, they are non profit, the student volunteer there, and its great because its like bike maintenance class

they have all the tools that you need to use in the shop without having to spend the outrageous money on bike tools (how many uses are you going to get out of a crown race puller for 100+ dollars) anyway

and the people who volunteer there teach you how to fix your own bike,

they also used to have local bands play free shows there every month which was always cool, that got stopped by the school though because too many people were coming on to campus at night

found their website,

http://www.ncf.edu/campus-directory/stu ... ike-shoppe

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Post by contakt321 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:57 pm

More bike pr0n of my baby:

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Post by zalo » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:01 pm

oh and its all cool tone, i keep forgetting youre from SF

MashSF is fun to watch but im sure they are all assholes

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Post by 8O » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:07 pm

contakt321 wrote:More bike pr0n of my baby:

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Yeah - more photos please...
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Post by contakt321 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:37 pm

Only other one I have:

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Post by Obvious Alias » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:04 pm

Some of the bikes in this thread are sweet! Here is my whip, spinnin' 26's.

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I've had this one for a while, and it is a great ride, very predictable on the trails, good nimble feel, and just a lot of fun to ride. I am eventually going to upgrade to a bike with disc brakes, and maybe a little more travel, but those things aren't critical right now as I just don't have enough time to ride regularly. If anyone ever comes down to the eastern TN or western NC areas, shoot me a PM and I will definitely be down to meet up to ride. There are some great places to ride in this area. Tsali is a short drive away from Chattanooga, and is always a BLAST!!!

I don't really get the whole fixed-gear thing, but I *do* want a single speed 29'er at some point.
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Post by barstu » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:14 pm

I did a 3 day ride a couple of weeks ago in the lake district, UK. It's called the coast to coast (C2C) from Workington to Tynemouth, Newcastle. Did it on a Felt hard tail mountain bike. There's some killer climbs in the middle of the trip, had a great time. I'm also always cycling around London.

Cycling and Ableton rocks!!

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