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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction LXXVII

Old 04-01-20, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Oh yes - it would be a delicious old-man bike to embarrass people with.
I don't know, I think it looks pretty sharp. It also seems really cheap, $4k for an Ultegra bike? Made to order ti?
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Interesting. My kids would like it, but I’m not sure if I’m ready to pedal for four...

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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I don't know, I think it looks pretty sharp. It also seems really cheap, $4k for an Ultegra bike? Made to order ti?
I agree it looks awesome. Titanium and steel have a reputation as old-man frame materials. The two can both be true.

Edit: and 4k is for the frame. Adding Ultegra mech almost doubles that.

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Old 04-01-20, 06:07 PM
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We also paid extra for a metal head badge instead of a boring decal.
I did the same for my IF.
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Old 04-01-20, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
First proper ride on my new MTB.

Steel is definitely real
Looks like it's ready for a real thrashing! I've read about Canfield bikes being built for very aggressive type riders. There are other framebuilders who use their suspension designs.
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Old 04-01-20, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I have done Cycle Oregon four times. Between that and some other large events, I have seen a decent number of Co-Mo tandems. The one thing I have never seen is an blah one, much less an ugly one. Sometimes I think they must refuse to agree to bad pain scheme requests by customers.

Best paint jobs I have ever seen. Photos don't do them justice.

Edit: Heh. I was su busy looking at the bike that I totally missed the vagrant sleeping on the bench.
I have a Co Motion case for my coupled bike.
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Old 04-01-20, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I agree it looks awesome. Titanium and steel have a reputation as old-man frame materials. The two can both be true.

Edit: and 4k is for the frame. Adding Ultegra mech almost doubles that.
OK, I read it wrong. I didn't see the + next to the $3998.

In 2006 when I bought my Gunnar I called it my "old man bike". Triple crank, nice, comfortable ride. Once in a while I still take it out for a ride. I got the Seven in 2012 when I was even older.
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Ooooh - do you think that my mom was lying about being Filipino? She is a tricky one.
I tell people that all the time.
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Officially deferred to next year's Chattanooga 70.3. Don't want to deal with the amount of disruption from this year.
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Old 04-01-20, 07:14 PM
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One of the things that I love about long ride days -



I'm gonna walk to the store for some cheesecake.
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Old 04-01-20, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
One of the things that I love about long ride days -



I'm gonna walk to the store for some cheesecake.
Nice. With the walk and the cheesecake, you may hit a 6K deficit.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Old 04-01-20, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
First proper ride on my new MTB.

Steel is definitely real
That looks fun. I may trade my road bike for a steel MTB.
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Old 04-01-20, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I don't know, I think it looks pretty sharp. It also seems really cheap, $4k for an Ultegra bike? Made to order ti?
Frame price is $4K.
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Ooooh - do you think that my mom was lying about being Filipino? She is a tricky one.
I believe WhyFi's mom.
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BTW she lives in a senior citizen apartment building in north Jersey, I believe 4 people in her building already sick and 2 of them died. Not fake news. She is ok but understandably scared.
Oh ****.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Frame price is $4K.
bah humbug already corrected me. It did sound too cheap.
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
Interesting. My kids would like it, but I’m not sure if I’m ready to pedal for four...

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Old 04-01-20, 08:09 PM
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Took my steel with a periscope out to the desert today. Took some trails I hadn't taken before, a couple of them petered out... I really need to place that order with a new chain in the cart. My pooor rear deraillleur

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Originally Posted by big john View Post
bah humbug already corrected me. It did sound too cheap.
Lynskey is the value proposition of the group.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Nice. With the walk and the cheesecake, you may hit a 6K deficit.
Ha. Well, to clarify, this is my total budget if I want to maintain a 750 calories deficit. I just haven't logged any food today - I knew that I was going to go out for a long-ish ride and I that I couldn't possibly exceed my budget unless I tried really, really hard to do so (I didn't).
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
One of the guys on our team decided it was time for a new road racing bike. Wanted the Tarmac, but non-disc. This is nearly impossible. He's in the same boat as you.

Fortunately, he doesn't ride one of the common sizes. So, we were able to get a rim brake S-Works Tarmac frameset and do a custom build.
What about your ti bike?
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What about your ti bike?
I've got time.
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Yes, you do.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Ooooh - do you think that my mom was lying about being Filipino? She is a tricky one.
Just looking at your low-quality avatar pictures it didn't occur to me that you're Asian.
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Nice. With the walk and the cheesecake, you may hit a 6K deficit.
You must have had some childhood trauma with cheesecake.
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