Bicycle Riders?

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    Hey,

    Indeed, a LOT of Dutchmen cycle to work instead of driving. It's cheap, reliable, healthy and you can cycle together which is nice. Banning the sale of combustion cars is not seriously considered, we just drive extremely economical cars:p. Electricity-powered vehicles are really popular though, Mitsubishi PHEV's and Tesla's are really popular.
     
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    Hoorah, congratulations amigo. I still have the acceptance letter from when I was accepted to Loyola Marymount University.

     
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    That banning ICEs was even considered, even if not seriously, is remarkable. I believe that eventually it will be seriously considered.

     
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    Selle anatomica is having a sale for the next 2 days on their saddles, any saddle for $99. Im going to order their nsx model tommorow, just have to decide on which color to get.

    Im thinking this one will do.
    https://selleanatomica.com/products/nsx-series
     

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    I got a Brooks B17-like saddle and it's pretty and all that but as a saddle it didn't work for me, too cruiser-ish, need something more athletic. There's a bunch of leather saddles on ebay, some more racy than a B17.

     
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    These are much narrower than the b17. If you don't like the saddle, you have 30 days to return it with no questions asked.
     
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    Just put in my order, now to get a set of winter gloves.

    Hope everyone had a good year this year, lets make 2017 even better !
     
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    Yes, they look narrower and racier.

     
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    Thank you and Happy New Year to you and to everyone.

     
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    New features went in yesterday at my local trail. Going to ride them today.
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    I also ordered a 4.5 inch tire for my front wheel this winter. I want a little more float on the snow. If I can clear it in the rear, I'll order one for that too. I got a Kenda juggernaut 4.5 pro, they are on ebay right now for $49.90.
     
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    My dad just got himself a new bike, a 2016 specialized s works stumpjumper 29er. Im not going to say what he paid, but he practically stole it from the guy. 25.6lbs, carbon frame, cranks and rims. Ill let you guys know how it rides soon!
     

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    Your dad is cool. $49 is cheap for a Kenda fatbike tire.
     
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    Yeah, and a folding bead at that.
     
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    I can't seem to find any accessories for trail riding my bike. Any ideas? (LOL)
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    I have always wanted to try one of those!
     
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    Haw! Is that really you and your bike?

     
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    Really me but not my bike. I worked at a museum and it is their bike. Tricky to learn, hence the motorcycle jacket, but so unbelievable once you get the hang of it!
     
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    Went a little fast on a fat bike the other day. The tires were way too loud.
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    Not many can say that they rode one of those. I had a chance to ride one but I was too chicken.

     
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    This area is out of my knowledge , and I think you guys may have some insight for me. I want to get a single speed road or cycle cross bike by the end of this school year. I will be bringing this to college with me in august (my fat bike will be coming also). I really don't want to spend more than $500. Bikes direct has this one that I like, kind of looks like a surly I saw. They have it listed for 499. I'd like to replace the bars with dirt drops on whatever bike I decide to go with. I wonder what the max tire size is for this bike (nevermnd, it states it on the site ). This is the Mercier Kilo WT, and has Reynolds tubing. So far, this is my top choice.

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/kilott-wt-fixie-wide-tire.htm

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    I also like the Nashbar single speed cycle cross bike. I know nothing about this type of bike. I guess the 46 -16 is a regular gearing on these bikes (I'm no stranger to working on single speed though, I had a rigid dirt jumper not too long ago)

    I really don't want a 30lb plus singlespeed. Anything under 25 is fine. The Nashbar comes stock at 24lbs, and I know I could shed some weight from that with a few carbon goodies.

    I also could find a older English road bike and build that up, but I don't come across too many good vintage road bikes.
     
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    The Mercier looks nice, the wheels are bomb proof.
     
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    Before.

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    Not quite the same as what you probably have in mind with the fixed gear, but similar. Never have weighed the bike, tho. It's certainly nothing fancy, so probably pretty heavy. Plenty fun to ride tho :)


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    That's really nice!
     
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    Thanks! I prefer to ride singletrack, but with two kiddos under 4, time is something of a precious commodity. This thing is great for just getting out and cruising around for an hour or so when I get a chance.


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    Looks great. You must be riding it fixed gear because it has no brakes.
     
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    I just upgraded to a Kona Rove AL. Can't wait for spring to get out and start riding more.
     
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    That's correct. Was not my original intention, but I got the wheelset second hand and it was already set up for fixed gear. Was in the process of figuring out which brakes would reach (frame was originally for 27" rims, not 700c), so just threw it together and rode it. It's worked well enough for what I use it for that I haven't been interested in getting brakes set up, although long term I would like to switch to a freewheel and brakes. It's nice having that option with the flip flop hub.


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    LOL! Fat bikes NEVER make sense but they sure can be fun to ride. :)

    I don't own one but my wife does and even though the frame is TINY I still take it out with the seatpost extended all the way. She runs about 4 psi which is pretty squishy for me but it sure is sure-footed in the snow. :D

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    It's 12º here and I'm soft because I'm old so it was trainer time in the basement for me.

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    Crit racers like going fast so I'd prefer this at 24+ mph to a fat bike ride at 8 or less most days. :)

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    We saw an all-terrain penny farthing down in Florida over the holidays. Can't say I wasn't more than a little tempted...

    My son wants one for some reason and I'm inclined to track one down for him. :)

    We also saw a guy cranking it up A1a on a 29'er UNICYCLE. He was hauling ass. LOL!

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    8 degrees here, finishing my coffee. Got 6" last night and I've got to pack down the trails.
     
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    Well I have a few goodies arriving today, and possibly another bike for the stable ,my dad's 2016 sworks stump jumper 29, which he got off pink bike for $2700. He practically stole it for that price, as retail is $9000. Everything is carbon and Sram xx1. He has a carbon roval sl wheelset, and a sworks carbon crank. The bike has the swat technology, which has a compartment in the frame for storage. It has a multi tool stored in the frame above the fox float, and the headset cap doubles as a chain breaker and quick link holder. The technology in this bike is awesome, and I couldn't think of a better person to have it than my dad.
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    I'm trying to find one of these top caps for my fatbike. They are $15.

    The selle saddle will be treated with sno seal when it arrives later. I also decided that I'm going to wait on the fixie until I find a nice vintage frame. Vintage bikes (especially lugged) have so much more character.
     
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    Make sure the lockring that holds the rear cog on is tight, tight, tight. My buddy had to coast through a red light because his fell off, scary.

     
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    They ARE fun to ride and what the heck do we ride for? I ride a no suspension 29+ with a super wide funky drop bar, it's a blast. The "serious" mountain bikers dismiss it but are they having more fun?

     
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    Hello!

    The East Fork of the San Gabriel is a great place for hiking and biking as are other areas in the Angeles range that have lots of historical places hidden away. Also Los Padres National Forest is good for both activities.

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    Vid of unicycle mountain biking in Santa Cruz, CA. These guys are freaking good, some have Plus size tires.



     
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    New goodies.

    4.5 juggernaut pro for the front, q tubes, and the selle anatomica nsx saddle (should have gotten black to match better, i personally like the brown). Also swapped the 27tpi nate with the 120 tpi snowshoe 4.5 in the rear.

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    Warmed back up to a nice balmy 25° yesterday after work. Lifted the back wheel up to give it a spin before I dressed to go for a ride and the wheel wobbled. 4th broken spoke since the end of summer, this one after a different shop loosened and retightened and trued the wheel. Looks like it's time to buy a new wheel and upgrade from the cheap factory wheel.

    Most of you seem to be mountain bike riders. Any suggestions for a 700c wheel for a rigid fork road going hybrid at reasonable cost with multi-day touring and heavy rider in mind? I don't care about being a weight weenie, I'll be hauling probably 40 pounds of gear over the rear wheel.
     
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    The wheels on my Motobecane 29+ are holding up fine. You'd think that with the wide hub that there would be no wheel problems as there is so little dish in the wheel.

    Look for a cheap set of 29er wheels with a WTB rims and Shimano hubs. Hybrids usually have 135mm rear spacing like MTBs.
     
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    Okay Do Bar end shifters have gold in them . I have a nice set of drop bars off my steam roller have Brake levers I thought Throw a set of bar end shifters on them and put them on my old mountain bike . I hate to pay more for the shifters than the bike:( there can't be that much in making a set of bar end friction shifters to justify $75 to $100+
    Okay end of rant thanks for listening
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    Are you having issues with the gravity dropper not working in the cold? I am. The pin won't seem to drop onto its divot fully and disengages often. Do you think it may be the grease getting stiff from the cold?

    Also the Kilo WT is tough to beat. I'ld go for that. At that price.


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    If there is nothing wrong with your hub just have the shop rebuild the wheel with a new rim. Four broken spokes means that rim is toast. You might spend as much (or more) than the cost of a set of new wheels but if it's built right.....and that's a crapshoot as a lot of shops don't have anyone who knows how to build wheels anymore.....it will, IMO, be far better and last longer than those inexpensive wheels.
     
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    A lot of older stuff like that seems to go for crazy prices these days. If you're patient and set up alerts on ebay you can find them for a lot less money.
     
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    I have a set of butterfly type handlebars on my Surly steamroller . I could use the original twist shifters on them. I am thinking of putting slicks on it and changing the bar
     
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