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    j5 - sorry to hear about the lip incident. on st patricks day you are supposed to kiss blarney stone, not bumpers. but at least you didn't get hurt. every time you can escape from bike vs. car with only surface damage to the body - its a good outcome. now if only bike could have survived. just curious, was it singlespeed and were you running brakes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoogerBike
    Question: How does one figure out the length of a good stem for themselves?

    So many options
    trial and error
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    Quote Originally Posted by spud
    trial and error
    Thats all good and stuff, but what is about normal? What do you guys/gals ride?

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    try 100
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    i am 6 ft tall... and i am using a 110 mm stem. with a 10 degree drop =D
    ME LOVE TEH DC STREET PIRATES... YARRRRR!!!!

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    me love teh Richmond Street Pirates! Yarrr!

    I use a 110. It's cuz i like a shorter top tube. so the stem makes up a little bit.

    ps- i rode on the las vegas strip this AM. and i ain't in the clink. maybe nobody noticed, or maybe all that talk was just that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoogerBike
    Question: How does one figure out the length of a good stem for themselves?

    So many options
    Uhhh. I find that your stem length in mm divided by 1.95 should give you a good idea of what you want on your bike.
    For example, i rock (haha) a 130mm stem. hehe
    Last edited by MDRawk; 03-20-06 at 07:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDRawk
    Uhhh. I find that your stem length in mm divided by 1.95 should give you a good idea of what you want on your bike.
    For ecample, i rock (haha) a 130mm stem. hehe

    GOsh, this is SOOOOOO.... gay...

    J5, glad you are going to be ok , sorry to hear about the bike. We should hold a Viking funeral for Iago, but can't figure how. Screw it, lets just go drink and polish off some perk's

    So
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    1 wreck

    do I hear a nickname coming for someone?

    speaking of wrecks, did anyone know how gnidir peek is doing?
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    photo documentation of bike devastation and personal pain:

    www.flickr.com/photos/jonny5/115581809/

    also, stem length: ideally, bars are in such a position that when are sitting comfortably on the bike the the bars obstruct your view of the front hub. Whatever size stem does this is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5
    photo documentation of bike devastation and personal pain:

    www.flickr.com/photos/jonny5/115581809/
    aww, that is so sad...makes me want a brake even more.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5
    also, stem length: ideally, bars are in such a position that when are sitting comfortably on the bike the the bars obstruct your view of the front hub. Whatever size stem does this is good.
    what he really means is that if you are lucky, your stem (hehe) will obstruct your view of the front hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poopncow
    So
    2 tickets
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    do I hear a nickname coming for someone?
    youre talking about 3 people...

    Quote Originally Posted by poopn******
    speaking of wrecks, did anyone know how gnidir peek is doing?
    i wouldnt call her a wreck. shes doing ok, no more crutch and shes started physical therapy for her arm, no surgery will be needed; she should be riding again in April.
    also Chelsea should be riding again now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoogerBike
    Question: How does one figure out the length of a good stem for themselves?

    So many options
    This depends on your bike frame, your arm lenght, your upper body lenght, your flexibility, ....

    I got good results with the measurements from the sizing system on this website:
    wrenchscience.com

    In the end it gives you, among other measurements, your approximate overall reach. Substract your effective (horizontal) top tube lenght from that overall reach and you get a relatively good approximate stem lenght.
    TH 1.81 (133kg*62)

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    The whole stem blocking front hub thing is more like getting the right sized frame.

    The stem should be between 100 and 130 for a roadies w relatively normal riding position. It is really a reach and angle of your back decision. Best start w 110 and play from there. Don't think there is really a formular that is right for everyone. Although it is a humanfactor thing, not every human has the same preferrences.

    If it is a 1 1/8 threadless, I have a couple of stems you can barrow to try until you find the right one
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    thanks for all the input

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    Quote Originally Posted by chimblysweep
    me love teh Richmond Street Pirates! Yarrr!
    =D Thanks...

    OOOH... BTW J5, and i think CHimbly... im pretty sure you guys have the same sort of clipless system. I am currently riding SPD because they were used and cheap, so i figured hey 50 dollars is a good price for my first clipless system. It inclueded cleats, pedals, and shoes. But to the point... what sort of pedals are you two riding, and what do the cleats for them look like, they seemed easier to get in and out of, and i see more people rocking those on fixie than i do SPD. So if you could simply give me the name of the style, i would appreciate it. I am used to clipless now and i would like to obtain a new set.
    ME LOVE TEH DC STREET PIRATES... YARRRRR!!!!

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    theyre using ATACs, a lot of pirates use eggbeaters or other Crank Bros pedal; a few are still loyal to the cheap SPD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VCURFCwinger14 -- WTF does this mean?
    im pretty sure you guys have the same sort of clipless system...
    Indeed: Time ATACs. I dig the old aluminum model, cause it's cheaper, burlier, and available in blingy colors. The new version costs twice as much and is dark grey, and the last thing i need is more stuff the color of old dog crap. Check ebay for models around $50.
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    Egg beaters Rule!

    Performance has a clearance sale on egg beater chromo (blue only) and the "candy" in yum yum yellow. 49.99 complete!

    however, the brasss cleats do wear out faster than the harden steel cleats on other systems.
    If you are not having any fun, it's all your fault

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    You guys have got to see what I managed to pull together with my spares kit this weekend. It is blinding!
    If you are not having any fun, it's all your fault

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    Whats the deal with tonight?

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    Anybody wanna ride down to park police HQ at Hains Point and take a photo of me paying my $10 fine? We could squeeze in a few laps first...around 6:30...
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    CB using brass is intentional. its much cheaper to build (and buy) a non-moving cleat than it is to build a pedal, hence the cleat is very replaceable and wears out faster than the pedal. that said the CB cleats will still last quite a while.
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    What's going on tonight as far as polo is concerned? I don't know if I'm gonna be coming out, so someone needs to come get the equiptment from me if you're gonna play.

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    Hey Susan, Happy St Paddy Birthday, right? Double Happy.

    What is the spring line-up of bdays, anyway? and when's that bday bender spud mentioned? where is spring... [miffed.]

    I'm being lazy and wussing out on tonight. so poopncow, no need to lug that Vietnam book, although I would like to borrow it eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elbeekay
    bday bender spud mentioned?
    What:
    bday bender is a multi day ride, drink, party, ride, drink, pass-out, drink, ride, drink, and ride o'thon

    When:
    ?????

    Why:
    Lots of bdays coming up and also to say goodbye to J5 and Chim for they are leaving our fair waters

    Who:
    Pirates O'course

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