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Old 02-07-23, 10:21 AM
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My friend had an Amp fork on a Litespeed hardtail. He had the lightest and most expensive mtb of anyone I knew back then. I think the fork only had like 63mm of travel. Maybe less.
initially planned to go with an Amp fork on my Litespeed Obed FS - but then switched gears and went with a Judy SL
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I had a Girvin fork on a K2 bike. Took a big hit pretty well and had a stiff, flex free chassis, but didn't like small bumps and the geometry did weird things when it compressed. When the little shock blew out I put a Manitou on which improved the ride.
my odd ball fork thing started in the early 70’s with this bike

Steen X-100 with a leading link fork

that little bike was a rocket
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Definitely favorable:

"Used correctly, caffeine can help you lift more, run faster and cycle farther."

"Whether consumed via coffee, a workout supplement or an energy drink, caffeine tends to improve performance by an average of 2 to 5 percent, said Brad Schoenfeld, a professor of exercise science at the Lehman College in the Bronx and director of the schoolís human performance and fitness program. While caffeine moderately improves anaerobic activities (intense, shorter workouts), like weight lifting, sprinting and high-intensity interval training, it appears to show the most benefit with aerobic efforts (less intense, longer exercises),
like swimming, cycling and jogging
."

For a 150 lb person, 2 cups of coffee taken an hour before exercise produces optimum results.

So 6 cups should mean even better performance. Right?
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
They claim 18.2 pounds for this one with 45mm tires. The same model with a rigid fork is only 45 grams lighter.
I can't help with the ugliness.

One of the chicks on our Race team has a gravel bike with this fork. I donít get muddy, so I donít understand the attraction.
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my odd ball fork thing started in the early 70ís with this bike

Steen X-100 with a leading link fork

that little bike was a rocket
Nice! I wasn't even familiar with those. Love the BMWs with the Earles Forks.

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As I reported last week on 2/2 that I fell on ice while walking my bike. No problem;em to me or my Colnago. That was Thursday and I ride Fri, Sat, Sun with no problems. Yesterday, Monday, I started aching on the left side of my chest like a bruised rib or something. By 7 PM, I could hardly move with out a stabbing pain and still can't.

Talk about a delay, no pain whatsoever and now can't move, cough, etc. Anyone ever experience something like this. No pain for four days and then,Bam!
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As I reported last week on 2/2 that I fell on ice while walking my bike. No problem;em to me or my Colnago. That was Thursday and I ride Fri, Sat, Sun with no problems. Yesterday, Monday, I started aching on the left side of my chest like a bruised rib or something. By 7 PM, I could hardly move with out a stabbing pain and still can't.

Talk about a delay, no pain whatsoever and now can't move, cough, etc. Anyone ever experience something like this. No pain for four days and then,Bam!
Oh man, that sucks!

It's always been the next morning for me - "Owwww, what did I do to myself this time?"
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
As I reported last week on 2/2 that I fell on ice while walking my bike. No problem;em to me or my Colnago. That was Thursday and I ride Fri, Sat, Sun with no problems. Yesterday, Monday, I started aching on the left side of my chest like a bruised rib or something. By 7 PM, I could hardly move with out a stabbing pain and still can't.

Talk about a delay, no pain whatsoever and now can't move, cough, etc. Anyone ever experience something like this. No pain for four days and then,Bam!

I think you need to send me the emonda stat. The end is near.











I hope you feel better. Bruised rib maybe? Cracked Rib?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
So 6 cups should mean even better performance. Right?
Any thing worth doing is worth overdoing.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Anyone ever experience something like this. No pain for four days and then,Bam!
Not that clear cut.

There have been times I went "running" and two or even several days later my knee started hurting a bit. It seems the running must have triggered it, but the lag time is curious.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I think you need to send me the emonda stat. The end is near.



I hope you feel better. Bruised rib maybe? Cracked Rib?
Hope thatís all it is. No discoloration or swelling but seriously, I canít hardly move. Itís on my left side and I had a lot of serious damage on that side over the years so Iím always a little cautious when stuff hurts there.
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I just got some junk email from my local Trek store. They advertise they have "Fully Custom" Trek bikes available.

To my mind, a "Fully Custom" bike means custom geometry, which I am confident they do NOT offer. Should I call them and harass them for false advertising?
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I just got some junk email from my local Trek store. They advertise they have "Fully Custom" Trek bikes available.

To my mind, a "Fully Custom" bike means custom geometry, which I am confident they do NOT offer. Should I call them and harass them for false advertising?
Why call and harass them? Start a class action suit and make bank off them for very little of your time.
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I actually would not mind a custom geometry Crabon Fiber bike someday, but I don't have 10+ large lying around.
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I actually would not mind a custom geometry Crabon Fiber bike someday, but I don't have 10+ large lying around.
You could get there with a class action lawsuit. The lead plaintiff gets the pot of gold while all the class members get coupons.
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You could get there with a class action lawsuit. The lead plaintiff gets the pot of gold while all the class members get coupons.

Sign me up. Mojo you gunna represent us?
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I just got some junk email from my local Trek store. They advertise they have "Fully Custom" Trek bikes available.

To my mind, a "Fully Custom" bike means custom geometry, which I am confident they do NOT offer. Should I call them and harass them for false advertising?
Pfft. Why settle for just custom geometry of OTS crabon? You should be insisting on a one-of-one CF cloth design and resin chemistry.
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To my mind, a "Fully Custom" bike means custom geometry
Maybe datlas' mind is wrong?
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Maybe datlas' mind is wrong?
Not this time
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You could get there with a class action lawsuit. The lead plaintiff gets the pot of gold while all the class members get coupons.
Win a class action lawsuit for Trek overpromising, and use the money to buy something better. I was just looking at the new Officina Battaglin Portofino R. Custom built to your measurements. Only Ä8000!

Mind you, that's just the frame.
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Not this time
Yes, but you would say that, woudn't you?
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Yes, but you would say that, woudn't you?
Your Jedi mind tricks won't work on me.

Do you beat your wife often?
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Your Jedi mind tricks won't work on me.

Do you beat your wife often?
The better question is have you stopped beating your wife?
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Your Jedi mind tricks won't work on me.

Do you beat your wife often?
What, do you mean often - frequently? Or orphan - a child who has lost his parents?
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