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Old 08-09-16, 06:23 PM
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"necessary evil" made me just say pfft irl.
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Old 08-09-16, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
I don't like it any more than you do, but its a necessary evil at the moment.
Hydration bladder FTW.

Before this happened , I got a nice pack with 100oz capacity for $20.
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Old 08-09-16, 08:52 PM
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Today I sold my road bike. I'm contemplating another in the future, I really dig the Wraith Hustle -- but that'll have to wait a bit.
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Old 08-09-16, 11:02 PM
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Some good information here on bottle mounts for those of us interested. Those that are not don't have to read the thread.

Today at work, I was questioned by the new guy, low man on the totem pole. He might have been at the top at his previous job, but with us, he is the FNG. On my shift, I am at the top. Will be 20 years here in October. Dude has been with us for like 20 minutes. Keep gunning for it sonny boy, keep gunning.
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Old 08-09-16, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
fun fact: athletes back in the day used to specifically not drink water during races, it was basically cheating
And now low-level track racers at my local Velodrome sleep in overpriced oxygen tents because they really want to take their little league-equivalent racing to the next level.
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Old 08-09-16, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
And now low-level track racers at my local Velodrome sleep in overpriced oxygen tents because they really want to take their little league-equivalent racing to the next level.
Oh, I should definitely get one of those. Does RG have any in stock?
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Old 08-09-16, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Oh, I should definitely get one of those. Does RG have any in stock?
Yeah, no. It's getting to be a pretty sore subject here in SD.
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Old 08-09-16, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Yeah, no. It's getting to be a pretty sore subject here in SD.
Hahaha, you should write to city council and try to have them outlawed.
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Old 08-09-16, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
And now low-level track racers at my local Velodrome sleep in overpriced oxygen tents because they really want to take their little league-equivalent racing to the next level.
I've seen people out here riding around with those dumb oxygen masks, it's pretty rare though, we don't have quite the roadie scene that SD does.

I carry my water bottle in a hip pouch that I have when I ride dirt/long distance, if the bottle is anywhere near your bike it's just going to get covered in dirt/mud anyways.
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Old 08-10-16, 12:13 AM
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I have bottle cages on my bike. I have a timer on my garmin to remind me to drink water every 15 min or else I don't drink until it's way too late.
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Old 08-10-16, 12:14 AM
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Also the bay area has a huge roadie scene, but oxygen masks and altitude tents haven't caught on yet, thank god
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Old 08-10-16, 04:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
And now low-level track racers at my local Velodrome sleep in overpriced oxygen tents because they really want to take their little league-equivalent racing to the next level.
where have all the real men gone? the dos equis guy is like the last one
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Old 08-10-16, 06:54 AM
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Why didn't you grind some of the welds down before PC'ing? Coulda used a dremel or something

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Today I got my frame from the powder coater.

Yeah, aluminum welds are ugly.

Now I can stop playing with with wheel bearings and build this thing so it can get back on the road.










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Old 08-10-16, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Unkle Rico View Post
Why didn't you grind some of the welds down before PC'ing? Coulda used a dremel or something
Too much work. I'm too lazy.

The stiff aluminum frame isn't worth that kind of work anyway and probably wasn't worth the cost of powder coating as it is.
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Old 08-10-16, 08:31 AM
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And now low-level track racers at my local Velodrome sleep in overpriced oxygen tents because they really want to take their little league-equivalent racing to the next level.
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Old 08-10-16, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post

I carry my water bottle in a hip pouch

What type/brand etc? Does it work well etc? I'm looking for a solution for my old bikes without bosses. Wearing the Camelbak gets old on my neck and shoulders.
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Old 08-10-16, 10:45 AM
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twofish quick cage
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Old 08-10-16, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by motrheadsroadie View Post
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I don't do strap ons.



But seriously, I don't do strap on accessories. Too OCD about precise tight fit. I wish I wasn't, but I am.
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Old 08-10-16, 11:26 AM
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because water bottles hanging off the seat rails of converted beach cruisers arent strap on accessories either.
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Old 08-10-16, 02:03 PM
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Bought this frame for my gf off Ebay. We've been taking classes on the SD Velodrome (she's been talking about it for as long as we've been dating), and she really loves playing bicycle Nascar for some reason. I was on the fence about getting my own track bike (I hardly have enough time to ride the wonderful roads here in Carlsbad), but I suppose now I'll have to do it eventually.



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Old 08-10-16, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by calamarichris View Post
Bought this frame for my gf off Ebay. We've been taking classes on the SD Velodrome (she's been talking about it for as long as we've been dating), and she really loves playing bicycle Nascar for some reason. I was on the fence about getting my own track bike (I hardly have enough time to ride the wonderful roads here in Carlsbad), but I suppose now I'll have to do it eventually.

Looks nice

Hope she's tall!
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Old 08-10-16, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by motrheadsroadie View Post
because water bottles hanging off the seat rails of converted beach cruisers arent strap on accessories either.

They'd be bolted on with metal brackets. Just my preference for stability. Not a fashion thing.

What does the type of bike have to do with anything?

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Old 08-10-16, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by calamarichris View Post
Bought this frame for my gf off Ebay. We've been taking classes on the SD Velodrome (she's been talking about it for as long as we've been dating), and she really loves playing bicycle Nascar for some reason. I was on the fence about getting my own track bike (I hardly have enough time to ride the wonderful roads here in Carlsbad), but I suppose now I'll have to do it eventually.

is that a repaint or is actually in that good of condition? It looks NEW.
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Old 08-10-16, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
Looks nice

Hope she's tall!
The paint appears to be original, as the seller claims the bike is NOS that's never seen road nor track.
Will post pics of the build's progress. This whole bike-Nascar thing is new to me, so it's going to be a learning experience.
And yeah, she's 5'11" standing in one sock.
Might have to order one for Waterford for myself as I'm 6'2" and can't find a used frame in my size to save my life.
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Old 08-10-16, 09:15 PM
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Your girlfriend is tall!

Excellent find! I second the "like new" motion! The paint on those track ends look unadultered in any manner!
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