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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 LXXVIII

Old 05-27-20, 03:16 PM
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Your dirty is cleaner than my clean.
I can’t remember the last time it rained. It’s all exposed rock, and sand.
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Old 05-27-20, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
We got a little dirty today
Looks fast. What did you ride before?
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Old 05-27-20, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Looks fast. What did you ride before?
How far back do you want me to go?

“The list is long, but distinguished”
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Old 05-27-20, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
How far back do you want me to go?

“The list is long, but distinguished”
Most recently, a Salsa Fargo with a Fox 100mm travel fork.

A friend loaned me the bike to train for the Divide Tour.
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Old 05-27-20, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
for christmas I want^
I’ll tell you how to get 10% off.

it doesn’t sound like much, but that’ll cover the cost of a helmet, pedals, and shoes.
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Old 05-27-20, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
How far back do you want me to go?

“The list is long, but distinguished”
I was wondering if you had ridden modern mountain bikes before. I had hardtails, then a K2 which broke in half after 10 years, then a cheap KHS aluminum 100mm bike which I rode for 10 more years. I mostly ride road but in 2018 I bought a KHS 6600, a 160/150 enduro style bike with 27.5x2.8 tires. It's the only bike I've ridden from the last decade.
I like it a lot but I had no idea what to get. My friend is a KHS dealer so that helped sway me.
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Yokohamas are certainly quieter than the previous tires ever were. They also take bumps with more grace - do the Japanese have a word for 'souplesse'?
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
I’ll tell you how to get 10% off.

it doesn’t sound like much, but that’ll cover the cost of a helmet, pedals, and shoes.

You would become public enemy number one to my wife, if I told her this.
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Old 05-27-20, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I was wondering if you had ridden modern mountain bikes before. I had hardtails, then a K2 which broke in half after 10 years, then a cheap KHS aluminum 100mm bike which I rode for 10 more years. I mostly ride road but in 2018 I bought a KHS 6600, a 160/150 enduro style bike with 27.5x2.8 tires. It's the only bike I've ridden from the last decade.
I like it a lot but I had no idea what to get. My friend is a KHS dealer so that helped sway me.
is a 26” wheeled Santa Cruz Nomad a modern bike?

That’s the last full squish bike I’ve owned.
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You would become public enemy number one to my wife, if I told her this.
I swear we’ve never met.

I can take that heat.
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Old 05-27-20, 05:18 PM
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You would become public enemy number one to my wife, if I told her this.
You don't necessarily have to tell her
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I swear we’ve never met.

I can take that heat.

Im hoping in the fall some “gently” used mountain bikes pop for sale on craigslist.
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Old 05-27-20, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
is a 26” wheeled Santa Cruz Nomad a modern bike?

That’s the last full squish bike I’ve owned.
A nice bike for sure but around 2017 bikes started getting longer reach, steeper seat tubes, slacker head tubes, reduced offset forks and sometimes shorter chainstays.

I wish I could ride a bunch of them to see what the differences are but I am pretty happy with the way my KHS works in the rough stuff. It's very stable and forgiving even though it doesn't feature all of the geometry changes some do. It also has what I think is a knockoff DW Link rear end. Maybe they licensed it, I don't know.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Yokohamas are certainly quieter than the previous tires ever were. They also take bumps with more grace - do the Japanese have a word for 'souplesse'?
Did you put in sealant?
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Sourdough success.



I would hit that.
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Old 05-27-20, 05:48 PM
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Yokohamas are certainly quieter than the previous tires ever were. They also take bumps with more grace - do the Japanese have a word for 'souplesse'?
Do people replace all four tires, now, when one of them gets a flat? Or is there something else going on here?
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Do people replace all four tires, now, when one of them gets a flat? Or is there something else going on here?
They were original to the car and were near the end of their tread life; we intended to replace them after the season, regardless.
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Did you put in sealant?
That would add too much rotational weight.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
A nice bike for sure but around 2017 bikes started getting longer reach, steeper seat tubes, slacker head tubes, reduced offset forks and sometimes shorter chainstays.

I wish I could ride a bunch of them to see what the differences are but I am pretty happy with the way my KHS works in the rough stuff. It's very stable and forgiving even though it doesn't feature all of the geometry changes some do. It also has what I think is a knockoff DW Link rear end. Maybe they licensed it, I don't know.
This bike is definitely different. 140m-150mm of travel, and it's highest gear is a 32x11. It's not a bike for flatland offroad. It climbs well for 30+lb bike, but when things slope downhill it's dreamy.

My old SC Nomad was a few pounds lighter, but it cost almost $6k 10 years ago. This complete bike cost a little more than that frame.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Im hoping in the fall some “gently” used mountain bikes pop for sale on craigslist.
what road bike do you own, and how much do you think you can get away with spending on a mountain bike?
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what road bike do you own, and how much do you think you can get away with spending on a mountain bike?

cervelo c2. hoping to spend less than 500 on one used.
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It's really not that heavy (actual weight unavailable).
Don't you have a scale?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
They should make CF trumpets
But, of course.

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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
cervelo c2. hoping to spend less than 500 on one used.
Good luck. The forks on this bike cost more than that.

If you are cautious, and have the "experts" here look it over first, you could probably get a nice hardtail for about $1k.

People over value their 2 year old bike they bought for $1500, and think it's still worth $1200. Don't let them get away with that.
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But, of course.

https://dacarbo.us/
This is a real thing? I'd not seen much about these. I have seen plastic trumpets discussed. Very lightweight!

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