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Old 04-06-19, 05:33 PM
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Is that a 1X or is there a smaller ring hiding in there??
1x is the only way!!!
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Old 04-06-19, 05:38 PM
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A box of tacks worked in the Saturday morning cartoons.
#Sportsmanship
That's what smudgepot driving people from Wyoming do on our TT course up north.
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Old 04-06-19, 05:43 PM
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Is that a 1X or is there a smaller ring hiding in there??
No front derailleur. Just a chain guide. interesting hoods to saddle drop.
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Old 04-06-19, 05:53 PM
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Boulder ******* Roubaix. Roadies don't belong on dirt, and that's that. I am quite happy I survived, the Focus is a bad ass bike, and dirt is stupid.
Fixed it for you. As a confirmed roadie, bought my first MTB in 37 years of road riding. Three rides in three months and one broken rib. Sold that bastid today.

@seedsbelize My divorced mountain bike had 27.5” wheels.
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Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
No front derailleur. Just a chain guide. interesting hoods to saddle drop.
He channeling his inner TimTak
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Old 04-06-19, 05:56 PM
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He channeling his inner TimTak
I was wondering if he and TimTak had ever exchanged notes.
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Old 04-06-19, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Pirkaus View Post

He channeling his inner TimTak
Must be !

I want to see the 70 - 11 bike, finished or not.
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Here's footage of the bike in action. He seemed pretty comfortable starting out. I think even in the big cog in back, I'd try to press on that pedal and just fall over

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Old 04-06-19, 06:25 PM
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Looks like I have another shot at the Addiction podium again this week.

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Addiction is all about class.
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Old 04-06-19, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
1x is the only way!!!
I figured it was the bike of the FUTURE but then I saw the rim brakes. Sad!
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Went out on dawn patrol today. The desert is so awesome in the morning. While out riding I was thinking "This is so awesome. I gotta stay up all day today so that it's easy to rise with the sun tomorrow, also." But nope. I was overcome by sweet, sweet naptime.
Out looking for Mrs. RNS I assume. thanks for the effort. Did you find her? She should be calling me soon, I'll ask her if she saw you.
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Old 04-06-19, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Fixed it for you. As a confirmed roadie, bought my first MTB in 37 years of road riding. Three rides in three months and one broken rib. Sold that bastid today.
@seedsbelize My divorced mountain bike had 27.5” wheels.
Roadie is the way to go.
Look at Pcad, he got a MTB and hasn't been seen since. Eaten by a bear or ran into a tree and got killed. Either way they'll prolly find his rotting corpse up in the mountains this summer. Sad.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Looks like I have another shot at the Addiction podium again this week.

I'd have been in with a shot if both of my charity rides for this weekend hadn't been rained out by the apocalypse. Three hours on the trainer today, two hours tomorrow. Never signing up for spring or fall rides again before day-of.
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Old 04-06-19, 07:13 PM
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Yep, have to agree. The three-star crew are wonderful with their thoughts and policies, led by Siu.
Thank you, that will earn you 5 look-the-other-ways.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Roadie is the way to go.
Look at Pcad, he got a MTB and hasn't been seen since. Eaten by a bear or ran into a tree and got killed. Either way they'll prolly find his rotting corpse up in the mountains this summer. Sad.
Excellent point.
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Out looking for Mrs. RNS I assume. thanks for the effort. Did you find her? She should be calling me soon, I'll ask her if she saw you.
I think she might have been in that balloon.
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Old 04-06-19, 07:50 PM
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What exactly is a 27.5" wheel?
Your question contains the answer.
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Good and valid question.
3 reasons in no particular order:
1. I have the need for speed
2. I am stubborn
3. I am stupid
What is this, "at your age and fitness level" comment? Should I feel insulted? See #3 above.
#IAmAUte
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Seeds was totally calling you ancient.
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Old 04-06-19, 08:18 PM
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Having done some preliminary research, I see that a 50 year old male can indeed benefit from a power meter, if he has a need for speed, and is stubborn. Question redacted.
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one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
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Are you calling him a box head?
No. That wouldn't be nice.
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Looks like I have another shot at the Addiction podium again this week.

You also find yourself at the top position of the post count podium.
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one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post

Also not dead yet.
He does that a lot.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post

Slow afternoon, everyone must be gathering pollen on their bike ride.
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No pollen here yet. Very few buds even.
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No. That wouldn't be nice.
Wouldn't it be nice?
RIP Brian Wilson
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