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Old 01-02-13, 08:50 AM   #4601
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I think he was talking about mine (^-^)/
Oh of course he was, that's obvious. Honestly, how could anyone not have realised that?
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Oh of course he was, that's obvious. Honestly, how could anyone not have realised that?
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Old 01-04-13, 03:15 PM   #4603
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My current ride at the Grand Canyon

Here is a pic of my soon to be replaced 95 Mongoose Crossway 850 on the Grand Canyon South Rim Greenway. Without a doubt this ride was the most scenic my wife and I had ever done in the 40 years we have been riding.




This is a better shot of the two of them on my new Kuat NV rack on the back of our smart car.

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Old 01-06-13, 05:30 AM   #4604
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Here is a pic of my soon to be replaced 95 Mongoose Crossway 850 on the Grand Canyon South Rim Greenway. Without a doubt this ride was the most scenic my wife and I had ever done in the 40 years we have been riding.


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During the week I did a ride to Osaka and almost died with the wind blowing against me. Unfortunately it turned against me on the way home. The bike though, felt fantastic with the recent changes (tyres, shorter stem and clipless pedals)
This is my pathetic effort...
http://app.strava.com/activities/35500543

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Old 01-06-13, 05:47 AM   #4606
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Unfortunately it turned against me on the way home.

I know how that feels, always seems to work out that way.
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I know how that feels, always seems to work out that way.
I was really sh1tty because on the way to Osaka I was imagining a TT all the way back to Kyoto to lift my average speed. Sadly it dropped lower.
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Old 01-07-13, 08:14 AM   #4608
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During the week I did a ride to Osaka and almost died with the wind blowing against me.
And it's a cold wind coming off the Yodogawa!
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Old 01-07-13, 07:53 PM   #4609
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which one??! there's 4600 posts in this thread.
I was referring to the Jamis with the butterfly bars. Sorry to offend.
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Old 01-08-13, 07:56 AM   #4610
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And it's a cold wind coming off the Yodogawa!
You are exactly right. lol
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Old 01-08-13, 11:38 AM   #4611
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Update Trek 7.5Fx

Fit a Tubus Fly on my Trek 7.5Fx today, 'cause I was tired of carrying the backpack every day.
Together with an Ortlieb bag it looks pretty good imo.
The Tubus Fly is extremely light and looks very well built. Definitely worth the price tag.


(Oh yea, these limited edition Ortlieb were significant cheaper dan the classic ones. Don't ask me which country I live in....)





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Old 01-08-13, 12:21 PM   #4612
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It's kind of hard to tell, but you may have that bag on backwards. If there is one corner of the bottom cut on an angle, it is usually meant to add some heel clearance to the front of the ba (the side toward the front of the bike). Your's appears to have the bevel facing backwards, which will serve no purpose (except maybe a slight reduction in aerodynamic drag at sub-sonic speeds). It may just be the strap is pulling the corner in and makes it look like the corner is cut at an angle, in which case, never mind

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Old 01-08-13, 12:27 PM   #4613
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It's kind of hard to tell, but you may have that bag on backwards. If there is one corner of the bottom cut on an angle, it is usually meant to add some heel clearance to the front of the ba (the side toward the front of the bike). Your's appears to have the bevel facing backwards, which will serve no purpose (except maybe a slight reduction in aerodynamic drag at sub-sonic speeds). It may just be the strap is pulling the corner in and makes it look like the corner is cut at an angle, in which case, never mind
That must be an optic illusion. The bag is completely symmetric.
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Old 01-09-13, 07:34 AM   #4614
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Fit a Tubus Fly on my Trek 7.5Fx today
It looks great and I must say I like the colour scheme of your FX.
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Old 01-09-13, 05:13 PM   #4615
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WOW! I just finished cruising through the entire thread and I have to say there are some great bikes here, but one thing struck me as a bit odd. About 1/3 of them are just flat bar roadies, so I looked up the 'Post your flat-bar road bikes' thread and was a little shocked. Unless your road bike has drop bars, your in for a verbal tongue lashing. The hate/disrespect/dislike (you pick one....or all for that matter) is either comical or sad, or depressing, depending on how you take it. As for me, I'll post pics of my flat-bar roadie/hybrid as soon as the weather clears. Until then, I'll steer clear of the road bike sections of BF and hang out with you guys.
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Old 01-09-13, 05:24 PM   #4616
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Old 01-09-13, 06:52 PM   #4617
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fyi, that 'flat bar road bike' thread started in Road Bikes, where most of those lashings occured, then the moderators moved it over here, and it promptly calmed down.
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Old 01-09-13, 10:21 PM   #4618
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Hybrids ride on 700C tires,some are slicks and some have threads.
my univega has threads and when i uprgraded to a traditional road bike i put them on my road bike. i feel it has more traction and if you hit loose gravel or anything it does better. but thats just my opinion
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Old 01-10-13, 12:26 PM   #4619
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My Trek 8.3 DS

Pics from the drive side. My apologies for not shooting from the ds in a previous post. I've since learned from looking through about 140 of the 185 pages in this thread. Now I need to figure out how high the resolution can be and still upload. My phone camera takes very good high resolution pics, but they're too large and I'm using a very low resolution setting to make it work. Any tips?
I'm really enjoying looking through all of the posts. Ya all have some incredible bikes and I'm amazed at the knowledge base, the creativity, and the willingness to share ideas. Well, the DS is 2 weeks old today and has no miles on it!!! Maybe this weekend I'll be able to get it out on the road. I've taken off reflectors (no night riding until I get lights) for a cleaner look and added cages/bottles. I'll be ordering clipless pedals and shoes next Friday. I would like to take the dork disks off for a cleaner look. Am I that much at risk for the chain jumping into spokes? I'm an old roadie. I've never had them and never had an isue. I don't plan on very rigorous off-roading. Please give opinions.

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I'd recomend 640x to 800x for web forum pictures. maybe as high as 1024x

you cna get away with somewhat larger pictures if they are hosted at a photo site that allows linking, like picasaweb.google.com or flickr or smugmug.com or whatever, then you just put the picture URL between [img] and [/img] ... those sites will automatically generate a range of sizes for you.
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Old 01-11-13, 05:12 AM   #4621
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During the week I did a ride to Osaka and almost died with the wind blowing against me. Unfortunately it turned against me on the way home. The bike though, felt fantastic with the recent changes (tyres, shorter stem and clipless pedals)
This is my pathetic effort...
http://app.strava.com/activities/35500543

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I can't tell you how many times I've had the wind turn around with me and continue to blow against me on the return ride. Somewhat off topic, but a couple years ago a buddy and I rode out about 35 miles and averaged 18 mph. I thought that was pretty good, all things considered; I was riding my Trek. It wasn't until we turned around that it dawned on us. We were riding with a pretty brutal tailwind. We had a hell of a 35 mile ride back.
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Old 01-12-13, 08:36 PM   #4622
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My new Giant Escape 2 Hybrid!
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Wow beautiful rig - do you have a pic of drive side?
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Old 01-13-13, 05:42 PM   #4624
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As of today, both my road and hybrid are complete with their upgrades. Just in time for the end of the season.

2012 Rapid Composite ML
White Aerospokes wheelset
Giant Contact SLR Carbon Stem 80mm
Giant SLR Carbon Flatbar
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Wow cool rig - do you have a pic of the drive side ?
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Just thought id let you all know you guys/gals have some beautiful bikes . I really don't know what category my bike is but here she is 2008 SE Racing STOUT 29er - only thing stock are frame and wheels . Its started out as a single speed flat bar to a BMX to a geared Trail bike . I just ordered a set of Contis 700x35 and Dirt Drop bars . All in all in heading into road/cross direction . My new iphone5 mount i modified for a complete onboard view .

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