Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Cleveland, OH
    My Bikes
    2004 Trek 4600, 1980's Univega Supra Sport, 2006 Lemond Reno
    Posts
    2,287
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    My bike is tuned, I'm ready to rock

    I have been working for about 2-3 weeks to get my bike in an excellent state of tune. I got my bearings all overhauled, straightened my bent derailleur hanger, cleaned and overhauled my brakes. I am so giddy and eager to get out and ride, especially since the weather is warming up.

    I know many of you are the same way, and spring is a tough time for mountain bikers in my area, because the trails are sloppy and the urge to ride is so strong. Please, please for the sake of our sport wait until the trails are dry and mud free to ride. People who ride on wet, sloppy trails give all of us a bad name, which leads to a snowball effect that can close trails. It has been a plague on Cleveland MTBers for a long time. So, remeber, GOOD THINGS TO THOSE WHO WAIT!!

  2. #2
    Flatland hack Flak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Nowhere near the mountains :/
    Posts
    3,229
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's partly why im waiting a little bit longer to pick up my bike. The temptation would kill me!

    Where abouts in cleveland are you?

  3. #3
    Throw the stick!!!! LowCel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Charleston, WV
    My Bikes
    GMC Denali
    Posts
    17,591
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by trekkie820
    I know many of you are the same way, and spring is a tough time for mountain bikers in my area, because the trails are sloppy and the urge to ride is so strong. Please, please for the sake of our sport wait until the trails are dry and mud free to ride. People who ride on wet, sloppy trails give all of us a bad name, which leads to a snowball effect that can close trails. It has been a plague on Cleveland MTBers for a long time. So, remeber, GOOD THINGS TO THOSE WHO WAIT!!
    Yup, another reason to own a roadie. Either that or throw some slicks on the mountain bike. Once the trails dry up there will be plenty of time to ride plus you will have a bunch of base miles in so you won't be exhausted 30 minutes into the ride.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Cleveland, OH
    My Bikes
    2004 Trek 4600, 1980's Univega Supra Sport, 2006 Lemond Reno
    Posts
    2,287
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Flak
    That's partly why im waiting a little bit longer to pick up my bike. The temptation would kill me!

    Where abouts in cleveland are you?
    East side, Mentor.

    I threw some slicks on my MTB, but with a 32x18 I can only average 13 mph on the road. A little frustrating, but not nearly as frustrating as watching TV

  5. #5
    Custom User never's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    T0L0K0
    Posts
    3,739
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by trekkie820
    straightened my bent derailleur hanger

    If you're riding SS, why did you have to straighten that?

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Sunny Tampa, Florida
    Posts
    952
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by trekkie820
    East side, Mentor.

    I threw some slicks on my MTB, but with a 32x18 I can only average 13 mph on the road. A little frustrating, but not nearly as frustrating as watching TV
    Dang, homie, I grew up there.

    Lived on Meister Rd near the Headlands.

    We didn't have mountain bikes back then. We had to ride what we could get. blah, blah, old guy mumbling....

    Ron

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Cleveland, OH
    My Bikes
    2004 Trek 4600, 1980's Univega Supra Sport, 2006 Lemond Reno
    Posts
    2,287
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Never, I have an SS conversion. Ronsonic, my brother bid for a house on Meister, right at the end of the street. Didn't get it, but my family and I live real close to that, on West Heisley.

  8. #8
    Flatland hack Flak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Nowhere near the mountains :/
    Posts
    3,229
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ah im a west sider. Lakewood. So not too far west i spose.

  9. #9
    Senior Member vw addict's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    East coast
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tarmac Expert, Cannondale R700, Specialized Langster, Iron Horse Hollowpoint Team, Schwinn Homegrown
    Posts
    2,678
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Muddy trails is why I'm glad the trails are still frozen here...........for now.

  10. #10
    Why Be Normal? Gorsar's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Cary, NC
    My Bikes
    2005 Trek 4300
    Posts
    205
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You guys are from Cleveland and are daydreaming about dry trails? I'm in NC and daydreaming about Phil Savage's latest acquisitions come September!!

    Then, maybe me being in NC where the trails aren't sloppy right now helps.

  11. #11
    Flatland hack Flak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Nowhere near the mountains :/
    Posts
    3,229
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cant think passed baseball season.

    Lower feild box seats behind the indians dugout here

  12. #12
    Why Be Normal? Gorsar's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Cary, NC
    My Bikes
    2005 Trek 4300
    Posts
    205
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Flak
    Cant think passed baseball season.

    Lower feild box seats behind the indians dugout here
    I can see that. I'm pretty pumped for the Tribe season this year too. With 2005's last week collapse I've been looking forward to '06 to see if they can't finish the job. I'm by far a bigger Browns fan, but I have Indians season and biking to get me thru to the NFL and hunting season.

  13. #13
    Flatland hack Flak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Nowhere near the mountains :/
    Posts
    3,229
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cant get into American football....too much AFL and rugby growing up. Baseball however, i love. Im quite the fanatic. Opening day tickets are on my fridge

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •