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    the lemond ones I saw at Eyefloaters work are listed I believe thats what I saw yesterday
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    Wow the ITT shook **** up today.
    Just makes me wanna go fast somewhere today. After I clean up .... maybe.
    Jet... good on you, a new ride...wooohoooo!!!

    Nice to meet some new faces yesterday. My wife was so relieved to hear I'd seen the end of the stage elsewhere and that there would be no bike racing that evening at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STEEKER
    Because I don't trust Carbo on a Bike, I am 250+ pounds and I saw carbon fail on a bike/ NASTY/ I trust Carbon in a plane not on a bike ,, besides have you seen what a little squirrel can do to Carbon forks
    I have broken 2 steel and 1 aluminum fork steerer in the past. I have been on various carbon fork's for the last 4 year's and have not had a problem yet. Most equipment break's due to fatigue and abuse not the material itself. Also chances are the steerer (really the abused part of the fork) will probably be alu and not carbon. As it is a cross bike the fork will be extra beefy as well. There are some big boys that race cross and kick the snot out of their bikes and have no probs with carbon forks. I think you will lose out on the lightness and comfort of a carbon fork due to some unfounded concern over durability.
    So you will go on aa airplane that has carbon but not for yer bike? For the record airplane part failure is more likely to f**k yer $hit up than a bike.

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    Well I believe that qualifies as having been schooled by an expert. I'll take your opinion seriously on this. Thanks man. So my fear of carbon is unfounded?

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    carbon is pretty much the strongest and can be the most stiff frame material out there, It takes a lot more force to break a carbon frame then a steel or aluminum frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    Well I believe that qualifies as having been schooled by an expert. I'll take your opinion seriously on this. Thanks man. So my fear of carbon is unfounded?
    Nothing is bombproof. I would not suggest Steeker go out and put a 350 gm Look HSC fork on his bike, but a carbon cross fork is more than strong enough to support a man of his....how should I put this.... somewhat stout carriage. Another overlooked factor is riding style. Some folks ride very quietly and smooth....others ride like a sack o potatoes. Very early on I bent all kinds of fork steerers on my early mountain bikes. This was a result of my flying off staircases and landing with both wheels at the same time. Resulting splay of the forks showed me the error of my ways. Any good quality fork from a reputable manufacturer will be fine for all but the most brutish riders.

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    Noooooooooooooo you can't make me use a carbon fork, ( I saw one fail on a hill spooky and gross) and i Have a parashute in the plane
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    ^^^
    You saw one fail in the city?

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    http://www.circusorange.com/tricycle.html

    From an email from a friend

    "Hello Everyone,
    I wanted to let you all know I'm in a big show with Circus Orange next weekend in Toronto. The show is called "Tricycle" and is part of Celebrate Toronto! Street Festival. The show takes place on Friday July 7th and Saturday July 8th at Yonge-Dundas Square. Both shows begin at 9:30pm and they're free to the public. This is a super fun show with lots of characters and a ton of fire and pyrotechnics!! I'm sure you've all heard me talking about this one...it's my favourite. If you want to check out some photos of the show go to www.circusorange.com (I'm the one in the wheel). "

    Looks fun .... off to Saigon for dinner and then to the show tonight.
    Have a good one all.

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    looks cool, maybe I'll head over there later and watch.

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    Somna,

    Remember that site you told me about where the guy was "trading up" from a paper clip? Take a look at what he ended up with.

    PS. Walked in the door, 2 slices of pizza. Ten minutes later, burrito party. 30 minutes later, bag of chips and a bowl of cereal. Mmm, stuffed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    http://www.circusorange.com/tricycle.html

    From an email from a friend

    "Hello Everyone,
    I wanted to let you all know I'm in a big show with Circus Orange next weekend in Toronto. The show is called "Tricycle" and is part of Celebrate Toronto! Street Festival. The show takes place on Friday July 7th and Saturday July 8th at Yonge-Dundas Square. Both shows begin at 9:30pm and they're free to the public. This is a super fun show with lots of characters and a ton of fire and pyrotechnics!! I'm sure you've all heard me talking about this one...it's my favourite. If you want to check out some photos of the show go to www.circusorange.com (I'm the one in the wheel). "

    Looks fun .... off to Saigon for dinner and then to the show tonight.
    Have a good one all.
    I was there watching them start the set up for that while I was waiting for someone whom did'nt appear for a ride ! I saw the giant bike it was pretty cool looking
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyefloater
    Somna,

    Remember that site you told me about where the guy was "trading up" from a paper clip? Take a look at what he ended up with.

    PS. Walked in the door, 2 slices of pizza. Ten minutes later, burrito party. 30 minutes later, bag of chips and a bowl of cereal. Mmm, stuffed.
    Yeah, I saw that this morning. Paperclip ... House. wtf.

    sweet sweet food. I ate big burrito as well. Steaky!

    (edit: fixed my incoherent "just woke up" typing)
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    EXCELLENT beak away and finish today in the Tour that guy ruled !
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    From 76th to 34th, something like that. Awesome ride, and a Frenchman to boot )
    This is what happens after the ITT and the "positions" before the mountains are somewhat set.
    He was no threat to the GC. Good on im though his first line win as well. my coffee to him.

    The tricycle thing was pretty cool I gotta say.

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    OK I had a wierd surprise when I woke up , I changed the tires on my Cargo bike to touring tires to make it faster to get to trailer camp sites I also redid the the trailer wheels cause the were rusting all to sh*t I cleaned them and used the new tremclad rust paint ,any how I came down and found the valve blown right out of the rim? I did not over inflate the tire I did'nt even get to ride it what would cause that ?
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    rediculous bicycle accident montage?

    http://www.collegehumor.com/movies/1698160/

    (ps. I'm never ever spelling rEdiculous correctly here ever again, thanks to Operator)
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    Well spent about the last hour riding up and down my street(only time on the bike this great weekend)laying some skids but mostly trying to do backwards circles not as easy as it looks (only seen one dude do it well). Practice, practice, practice.

    Home mecís buy a copy of park tool big blue book headsets covered. Itís a great book.
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by STEEKER
    OK I had a wierd surprise when I woke up , I changed the tires on my Cargo bike to touring tires to make it faster to get to trailer camp sites I also redid the the trailer wheels cause the were rusting all to sh*t I cleaned them and used the new tremclad rust paint ,any how I came down and found the valve blown right out of the rim? I did not over inflate the tire I did'nt even get to ride it what would cause that ?

    STEEKER
    The flat ferry seems to be sitting on your left & right shoulder waving a wand at random. Not good maybe call Satan & arrange to have them killed.
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweep242
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    The flat ferry seems to be sitting on your left & right shoulder waving a wand at random. Not good maybe call Satan & arrange to have them killed.
    Cheers
    it was a valve and I firgured out the other bike slipped and that causedthe valve to get bent right over
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    Mike, was that you yelling at me from the Big Fat Burrito the other day?

    *end random interruption of discussion*

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    I think I creeped out Kaibot yesterday. I'm good at that.

    ps. mmmm.. burritos..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 32flavours
    Mike, was that you yelling at me from the Big Fat Burrito the other day?

    *end random interruption of discussion*
    Oui. Edit: Man, I have got to hold the title for best incoherent hollering at other forum members.

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    Here is my GT looking very utilitarian with the lights and fender. I haven't yet decided if I am going to cut the steerer and I stole the rear fender from my mountain bike as it is pretty wet out today....I'll slap some road fenders on it soon enough as I think this bike is going to be used during the winter/spring quite a bit. The bike rides nicely and isn't as stiff as I had anticipated, maybe because of the carbon fibre fork and seatpost. So far I love it and the gearing is fine for me (52X16) but I am going to have to learn to skid differently now. Questions? Comments?




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    52x16 brakeless... I like! You're insane though for running clips with no straps... Just because those wheels are made of gold doesn't mean you are. I like the stance of that bike but I would throw on a metal fork personally; it looks like it wants to be thrashed around more than carbon can take... In fact I'd probably put on some different wheels (no matter how sweet they may be) just for peace of mind tearing around in the rain sleet and snow. And just a personal form vs. function thing: unless you're running unwrapped bars you don't really need a top tube protector bulge. Great bike overall though.

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