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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:25 pm 
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Wow that sounds amazing! thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:33 pm 
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thats a really good idea.

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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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I got my combo platform and SPD pedals installed yesterday, spent an hour and a half this morning learning how to use them and then biked to Boston! So much fun! I fell three times while practicing but it was really surprisingly easy to switch to!

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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:26 pm 
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I am so. very. out of shape. Rode a relaxed 20 miles to the Science Museum and back along the Charles River and aaahhhh exhaustion. Amazing what taking a month off after having surgery does to you.

lillianp, I keep wondering if I ever pass you/you ever pass me biking. This is totally 100% not creepy.

Bike peoples, would it be crazy to turn around and sell the bike I just got in January in favour of a new one? It's a 52cm Fuji cross bike and since getting and riding the 49cm Specialized Tricross all summer I'm thinking it's a tiny bit too big for me and I'd be more comfortable on something a bit smaller framed and also a bit more commuting-inspired. Thoughts? I'd probably have to go new because finding tiny bikes on craigslist is hard without a car to go pick it up immediately. Being a short guy is a pain.

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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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I am so. very. out of shape. Rode a relaxed 20 miles to the Science Museum and back along the Charles River and aaahhhh exhaustion. Amazing what taking a month off after having surgery does to you.

lillianp, I keep wondering if I ever pass you/you ever pass me biking. This is totally 100% not creepy.

Bike peoples, would it be crazy to turn around and sell the bike I just got in January in favour of a new one? It's a 52cm Fuji cross bike and since getting and riding the 49cm Specialized Tricross all summer I'm thinking it's a tiny bit too big for me and I'd be more comfortable on something a bit smaller framed and also a bit more commuting-inspired. Thoughts? I'd probably have to go new because finding tiny bikes on craigslist is hard without a car to go pick it up immediately. Being a short guy is a pain.


I bet we have at some point or another! Though you probably passed me. I can be sloooooow. And it's not creepy at all. I don't know about selling your bike though. I don't know enough about that kind of thing!

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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:09 am 
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lillianp wrote:
I bet we have at some point or another! Though you probably passed me. I can be sloooooow. And it's not creepy at all. I don't know about selling your bike though. I don't know enough about that kind of thing!


You do realise that this means the rest of my rides this summer will involve wearing a sign that says "talk to me, I'm zwingtip", right?

Maybe not, but it's fun to think about meeting PPKers randomly on the street.

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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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I'm in the process of buying my first racer bike. I'm really excited to get serious with biking! My goal is to complete Vätternrundan (an annual 300 km race), and eventually I want to do an Ironman. I've been checking out a nice Trek bike, but it's veeeery expensive, 30 000 SEK (like 4250 US dollars). I guess I better keep looking.


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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i started commuting by bike a couple of weeks ago as it made total sense, but since it's only 4 miles each way and mostly/all on roads (depending on the route i take) i decided that neither my long travel HT MTB nor the 6" travel freeride FS MTB are really that well suited... so next month, i pick one of these tasty little devils up (but mine's bright orange!):

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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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never seen one of those before... but a SS steel bike with rack/fender mounts is ideal for commuting!

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it's made by a small(ish) northern english (mostly MTB/CX) bike company called Cotic. it ticks all the right boxes for me, including being about 30% off retail price!

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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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xherbivorex wrote:
it's made by a small(ish) northern english (mostly MTB/CX) bike company called Cotic. it ticks all the right boxes for me, including being about 30% off retail price!


nice! nothing wrong with a discout to boot!

My friends team set up a ~1.8mi cross course last weekend and I finally got it uploaded.
The music was picked by their team :)

Edit: I have no clue how to embed the video on here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qdHd3uIJjc

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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:36 pm 
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2:56 is cute!


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:34 am 
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6 days til i go pick up my roadrat and i can't wait.
commuting in autumn wind and rain in manchester on a long travel HT MTB isn't the easiest, but on the plus side it means i've been getting an hour a day of resistance work in!

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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:16 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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id have face paint dripping all over me after a century. looks like you all were having fun though!

i got to watch JPow crush everyone Saturday at Nittany Cross.

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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:17 am 
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ridley! yeah, i was freezing and didn't break a sweat and he was super sweaty when he was in the front and turned to talk to me i'd get hit with a cascade of sweat. I had never ridden that far on a tandem before so it was pretty excellent.


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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ridley! yeah, i was freezing and didn't break a sweat and he was super sweaty when he was in the front and turned to talk to me i'd get hit with a cascade of sweat. I had never ridden that far on a tandem before so it was pretty excellent.


haha. ive never ridden a tandem before... sounds a bit scarey though. i do want to watch the tandamania that they have on the track by us though.

quick video from last weekends double header. another double this weekend as well. hello cyclocross!

http://youtu.be/Q4wUukwBtzw

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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:19 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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Thanksss! It was quite the investment but is the most wonderful bike ever! Now I just need to get some weekend trips planned...


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:18 am 
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Sweet! How do you like the couplers? Ive never used any before.

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Eric. wrote:
Sweet! How do you like the couplers? Ive never used any before.


They're fantastic. I've only taken it apart once but it seems to work great- especially if you get the cable splitters.

I am kind of nervous about not having them tightened enough or tightening them too much but I guess we'll just see...


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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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yah ive always thought about them coming loose but never over tightening them. do they come with a torque spec and specialty wrench?

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 Post subject: Re: Bicycling Badazzes
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There are a couple of wrenches you can get that work with it. It doesn't come with. I got a wrench with a long arm because I'm not exactly a body builder and they mentioned that because I got that one I should not tighten it as tight as I absolutely could... I really have no idea though. I just check to make sure they're tight about once a week and so far they've been totally fine.


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