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    Jim- I'm using DA 7900 DT's, so indexed on the back and friction for the front. Exactly what I needed, as it gives me much more control over the FD shifting and trims. Toyed with the idea of bar-ends but my simian-like arms have no problem reaching the DT's.

    Surprisingly, replacing the STI's with Tektro R200's have actually made the bike feel more stable on 35+MPH descents. I have no idea why.

    I've always been envious of local riders who have the time to drive out to Skyline for the day, but now that I'm retired...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyT View Post
    OK. I'm jealous. That looks like a great ride.
    It was nice, from a tourist perspective, a role which I was putting myself into intentionally. Lots of water views, and almost perfectly flat. And, it includes a big chunk of protected bike paths, and also a ferry ride from SD to Coronado. But it's not the kind of route I would do regularly... kinda like a lot of tourist destinations: you're really glad you saw them, but you don't feel the need to see them again. That said, there were some pretty damn cool views, many of which I never saw when I lived here, so it was all good. Passing by the massive Naval shipyards--like small industrial cities themselves--was neat, but access is tightly controlled and you can't get close to them:

    SD naval shipyards:


    Downtown SD and Petco Park, home of the Padres. The red trains shuttle between SD and Tijuana, Mexico:


    From the ferry to Coronado. Coronado-SD bridge, in the background, does not allow bike traffic:
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    @ Southpawboston- enjoyed your photos.

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    Hi all

    My name is Ilija, I'm from Croatia.
    I'll be 27 years in this July, and I really love bikes ^_^
    Usually I play videogames, ride, do some photography and web design in my spare time.
    My main 'job' is bike craftig, restauration etc. Made quite some work in the last 4-5 years
    I had several bike throught the past 10 years, but atm I have only one, my love, my fixed gear Spider-Man themed bike

    Here are some pics


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    Last edited by slipknot03; 05-12-14 at 05:38 AM. Reason: added pic

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    Welcome, @slipknot03! Cool bike. Cool picture too! I like the flip-flops.

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    Wow, that's quite creation, @slipknot03 !!

    Very cool details, that front wheel spoking is wild. I've seen some here during the Tour de Fat in Tempe, AZ, but not to this level.

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    Thank you ^_^
    Yeah, I wanted to make me something worth looking at

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    Quote Originally Posted by slipknot03 View Post
    Hi all

    My name is Ilija, I'm from Croatia.
    I'll be 27 years in this July, and I really love bikes ^_^
    Usually I play videogames, ride, do some photography and web design in my spare time.
    My main 'job' is bike craftig, restauration etc. Made quite some work in the last 4-5 years
    I had several bike throught the past 10 years, but atm I have only one, my love, my fixed gear Spider-Man themed bike

    Here are some pics


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    Welcome Ilija! Wicked spoking, can you still true the wheel when necessary? btw Did you flip the pic or is the crank mounted on the non-drive side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zieleman View Post
    Welcome Ilija! Wicked spoking, can you still true the wheel when necessary? btw Did you flip the pic or is the crank mounted on the non-drive side?

    Yeah, wheel is perfect, runs really good, and it can be trued perfectly if you know how.
    I tuned it only once in the last 1000km. I'll do it these days again, since I'm going for a longer ride

    And it's on the wrong side, I put it there for fun - and confusing people
    So far so good

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    Me, on my fixie, without my vintage bike(s):
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    One of my vintage bikes, without me:
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    ^^^ Very nice Hartman. I used to own a few Hartman lawn chairs, probably not the same company.
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    ^^^^^^
    coming or going?

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    cobrabyte, you are a serious-looking dude in that photo! That bike rig looks ready for some serious travel too. Enjoy the trip.

    From this past weekend, my sweetie and me:


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    aka: Dr. Cannondale rccardr's Avatar
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    Own it, Jim. Stylishly rakish, not crooked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
    Own it, Jim. Stylishly rakish, not crooked.
    Almost jaunty...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
    Own it, Jim. Stylishly rakish, not crooked.
    Quote Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
    Almost jaunty...
    It really expresses the level of attitude that this season's collection is meant to embody. I think what we're seeing here is clearly a strong partnership between designer and model, where Jim is really not just wearing the cap but expressing the cap, and through it, the designer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
    ^^^^^^
    coming or going?
    Quote Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
    cobrabyte, you are a serious-looking dude in that photo! That bike rig looks ready for some serious travel too. Enjoy the trip.
    That's my "all business" pose. Just got back from a week camping trip. Much fun was had. Even did some mountain biking on the bike above after taking off the luggage. Good times!

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    I'm in Colorado fir a short visit with my son. We got out yesterday for couple of hours of riding around Longmont and Lyons.

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    Nice bikes. You taught him well. Hope my son takes to the bike.

    [ZQUOTE=northbend;16766422]
    I'm in Colorado fir a short visit with my son. We got out yesterday for couple of hours of riding around Longmont and Lyons.[/QUOTE]

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    Thsnks highgear. Yes, I hope you can have the blessing of sharing a common passion as you kids reach adulthood. I was riding his Mercian Olympic. Nice bike. His collection includes a Pinarello Banesto tribute and a Fat Chance Yo Eddy. The Schwinn is his wifes bike.

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    Great picture of you on the Thunder Ridge ride from the site's photog. Sorry, but I didn't pay the $10 to get a copy....
    Quote Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
    Ah, looking much happier. 40 miles on Skyline Drive yesterday, something like 4500 feet of elevation. Now I know I can make it up Thunder Ridge on the 18th!

    Alert observers will note that I've gone to 10 speed DT shifters on the Century. STI's with a compact triple (50/34/24) was just too fiddly.


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    My good side, from the Storming of Thunder Ridge in Lynchburg, VA 5/18/2014. The other guy is one of rccardr's riding blokes.


    and the usual commercial charity ride photo.
    Last ride (sniff) of the '85 Merckx Corsa Extra by myself. sloar will be rockin' it from now on. 9sp DA with DT shifters.

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    Hi everyone. This bike is my companion of 25 years, and my only road bike during that period.
    A pic of yours truly after a recent mishap. Sorry for not smiling.
    I.C.

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    ^OUCH! Hope you are OK, sorry to read about the mishap. Beautiful Daccordi, I hope it wasn't involved in the mishap, and if so, may it be undamaged.
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