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Old 12-14-07, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by cat0020 View Post
Nice bikes, I wonder if there is a significant differnece between the ride quality of the RANS and VOLAE? Does the trelis frame of the RANS really stiffen the ride? Answer. Not that much.

My GF and I both ride old-school Visions.. I'm looking to upgrade to a dual 26" wheel SWB setup..

The trelis frame on the RANS is mostly marketing. That being said the Force 5 is a nice bike. I think you will like the big wheels they do roll better.

Great smiles! One can see that you are enjoying the ride.
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Old 12-14-07, 06:40 PM
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Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to ride to any interesting places, as most of my riding is commuting to work/running errands. That coupled with a physically demanding job leaves me exhausted during the little time I have off from work. I want to take my Univega on a mini-tour in the Spring, assuming I have the energy.


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Old 12-14-07, 07:02 PM
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[QUOTE=botto;5768536]
How many tubes do you need botto. California, I always found has lots of debris on the road surface. You apparently need more tubes than water bottles. I have always been able to chuck at least two tubes in my wedge.
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Old 12-14-07, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Lamplight View Post
Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to ride to any interesting places, as most of my riding is commuting to work/running errands. That coupled with a physically demanding job leaves me exhausted during the little time I have off from work. I want to take my Univega on a mini-tour in the Spring, assuming I have the energy.
Very nice bicycle and photos! but the RD cable seems too short...
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Old 12-14-07, 09:22 PM
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why is botto riding a girls bike with such a slope????
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Originally Posted by Jake99 View Post


The roads were clear and this was really a pretty nice ride.

Looks like this is just outside of Morton ... this year or last ?
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Old 12-14-07, 10:58 PM
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[QUOTE=cyclezealot;5811442]
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How many tubes do you need botto. California, I always found has lots of debris on the road surface. You apparently need more tubes than water bottles. I have always been able to chuck at least two tubes in my wedge.
that's not a tube, that's an extra tire.
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Originally Posted by onkey View Post
why is botto riding a girls bike with such a slope????
Bikeforums... when it comes to idiotic questions, it never disappoints.
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Old 12-15-07, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeLD View Post
Looks like this is just outside of Morton ... this year or last ?
Almost exactly a year ago, West of Dillon, IL
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that's not a tube, that's an extra tire.
Botto. An extra tire. Were you doing some longer distance kind of riding? Nice bike. Looks like you climbed the the Sierra's on a double crank. You climbed the col d' Aubisque. Not too far from where we are hanging about. Ever get in the neighborhood, bring a bike.

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That's a good slogan. You should sell that to BF. It's got a nice ring to it. Are you in marketing?
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Old 12-18-07, 11:05 PM
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OK.. so it was rainy in los angeles today.. so what did i do.. get bored and try to take some pics...

all photos taken with a CANON POWERSHOT SD600...




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Old 12-19-07, 03:27 AM
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Top of 400 metre 20-25% gradient. Breathing out of my a*se, taking a picture of my mate. Surprised I got the camera so still, my hands were shaking like a sh*tting dog...
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Old 12-19-07, 03:27 AM
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Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
That's not my pic, but I've got a setting on my camera where it can isolate a color and turn everything else black & white. It's got another one that'll substitute any one color for another.


I love this effect. Great shot! The panelled Lemonds have to be one of my favorite looking bikes ever.

Here's an easy way to do it in photoshop with any image:
•SELECT>COLOR RANGE
•Use the eyedropper and select a color (click on the purest you can, for this I would have selected the orange frame), then play with the 'fuzziness' bar for sensitivity, hit OK
•Invert Selection
•Desaturate (dumb way) OR Create New Layer, Fill with pure black (filling the selection from before), set transperency to 'color', which will desaturate everything besides the color you selected.
•You can also add an adjustment layer, and mask it with this selection, to edit the color, b&w, or both.
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Old 12-19-07, 05:33 AM
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Pics of Kilkenny, Ireland and in the Pyrenees this Sept - Col d'Tourmalet and Col de Pyresourde pictured
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Old 12-21-07, 04:58 PM
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Old 12-21-07, 06:42 PM
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You would think they would have a better sign ^^
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Old 12-21-07, 09:53 PM
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It isn't that dangerous so I doubt they worry. You have to get a pass to ride some of the roads and they make you watch a video on what to do if you come up on unexploded munitions hehe
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Clearly he's not a man
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Not the best place to park a carbon frame!
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