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What road bike do you have?

Old 05-30-07, 11:09 AM
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That nerd disc needs to go!
That pump is a bit excessive, but hey it is your choice. Have fun on your bike.
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That's not the most practical place to store your frisbee.
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Originally Posted by lvleph
That nerd disc needs to go!
That pump is a bit excessive, but hey it is your choice. Have fun on your bike.
I'll lose the dork disk as soon as I figure out how.

What do you mean the pump is excessive? Should I just man up and walk home if I get a flat?
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Originally Posted by Mo'Phat
That's not the most practical place to store your frisbee.
...and frisbees don't like grease either.
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Old 05-30-07, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Jay Gloab
I'll lose the dork disk as soon as I figure out how.

What do you mean the pump is excessive? Should I just man up and walk home if I get a flat?

I guess he thinks a frame pump (which is what you have, as opposed to a mini pump or a CO2 inflator) is excessive...which is certainly isn't. I'd rather have a frame pump, but can't find one I like enough to replace my CO2 system. It's a pump, fer cryin' out loud...and it looks good on your bike.

The dork disk is so bike shops, who don't have the time or desire to pull a bike from the box and give it a full tune up, can put the brand new bike on the rack for test rides without fear of having prospective buyers throw the chain into spokes.

A dork disk becomes irrelevant with a decent derailleur adjustment. To remove it, either take it to the bike shop and ask them to remove it for you, or buy a cassette lockring removal adaptor socket and a chain whip and do it yourself. Or, you could just carve away at it with a Dremel or tin snips until you can break it off.
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at last

My new baby, its my first proper road bike as I've been riding fixed for the last 3 years...I just keep having to remind myself I don't have to pedal



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^^^hott
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Originally Posted by Jay Gloab
^^^hott
Ill second that!
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^^^Jay gloab i dont see anything wrong with the pump! it's sensible if you ask me. glad you're enjoying your bike so much
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That ciocc is just wow!
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Originally Posted by Jay Gloab
I'll lose the dork disk as soon as I figure out how.

What do you mean the pump is excessive? Should I just man up and walk home if I get a flat?
Nah, I just think it is big. But hey if you don't mind carrying it then that is all that matters.
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Originally Posted by lvleph
Nah, I just think it is big. But hey if you don't mind carrying it then that is all that matters.
It actually seems lighter than the mini frame pump I have strapped to my MTB, so it's all good.
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Originally Posted by Jay Gloab
I'll lose the dork disk as soon as I figure out how.

What do you mean the pump is excessive? Should I just man up and walk home if I get a flat?
Pump & disk are both just fine.
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Originally Posted by Jay Gloab
Another new Felt owner here.

This is the third thread I've posted this pic in, but hey -- it's my first road bike and I'm excited about it.

Have you ever used that pump? Try it out before you need it, because it should be awful. I've got the same thing and it sucks the big one, I just went to CO2, no regrets.
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21
Have you ever used that pump? Try it out before you need it, because it should be awful. I've got the same thing and it sucks the big one, I just went to CO2, no regrets.
I actually have used the pump. I don't have much to compare it to, but it seemed fine. What was the matter with yours?
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Old 05-30-07, 10:38 PM
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I am new into road biking.

I originally had a Murray X12 that I rode for about a week, then my friend found me a 1987 Schwinn LeTour.

That is what I ride now and I have been riding it for about a week and a half or so. I love it, it is a great starter bike and I figure I will keep it when I buy a new bike for next season.
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My trusty steed.

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My trusty steed.
Dont you go numb with that seat angle?
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Originally Posted by djbowen1
Dont you go numb with that seat angle?
I think it's the angle of the picture. It's not as bad as it looks.
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Originally Posted by Jay Gloab
I actually have used the pump. I don't have much to compare it to, but it seemed fine. What was the matter with yours?
Ditto. I've had to use mine several times, and it's been a breeze. Far superior to compact designs. I ride a steel La Raza, so I don't much care for OCPness.

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Commuter Bike Rack for Softride?

I'm looking to get a pannier/rack installed on my Softride (650cc). I've seen one a Softride with a rack, but I'm not sure which racks are compatible with the Softride frame design. (Obviously, the seatpost racks aren't going to work.) Any Softride owners have a rack on there bike? I'm trying to get one, but I'm not sure which to get. I'd like to start commuting with it, and not have to carry everything on my back.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Jay Gloab
I actually have used the pump. I don't have much to compare it to, but it seemed fine. What was the matter with yours?
I couldn't get the psi to a rideable pressure, and it was near impossible to get air pumped in. Plus, it's HUGE!
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I have not had a road bike in 2 seasons......today I picked up a Lemond Reno. Not the level I used to ride, but it just felt comfortable.
 
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Originally Posted by dungstar
I'm looking to get a pannier/rack installed on my Softride (650cc). I've seen one a Softride with a rack, but I'm not sure which racks are compatible with the Softride frame design. (Obviously, the seatpost racks aren't going to work.) Any Softride owners have a rack on there bike? I'm trying to get one, but I'm not sure which to get. I'd like to start commuting with it, and not have to carry everything on my back.

Thanks!
it'd be best to start a new thread for this question, you'll likely not get much feedback in this one
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