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Old 02-20-09, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by garysol1
Fenders are your friend...
Fixed that for ya.
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Old 02-20-09, 06:10 PM
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You guys need to live down here nothing sticks to the bike except you and your sweat, it's supposed to be 100.4 this morning. last night it was still 84.5 at 11pm.
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Old 02-20-09, 06:14 PM
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Dub tee eff? What is all that stuff?
Says the Californian...
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News flash: if you ride all winter in the northern U.S., then, at times, any bike you own can become a beater bike. 'Beater bike'? Get a grip you poser hosers. That's why you buy them. To ride them. Not to stare at their beauty on some bike rack in your stupid family room. This new Cervelo looks more like a prop from Blade Runner. I think it looks better with some grime on it. It's a J. Lunchpail friggin racing bike, not some foo foo friggin Colnago Campy *** Freewheeler.

The drivetrain? I'm riding the bike again over the weekend, if the drivetrain is gritty I'll pull the freewheel off, and clean the cassette, chain and pulleys. It's a messy 30 minute job that I have to do on all my road bikes a few times each season.

Get off my lawn.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
News flash: if you ride all winter in the northern U.S., then, at times, any bike you own can become a beater bike. 'Beater bike'? Get a grip you poser hosers. That's why you buy them. To ride them. Not to stare at their beauty on some bike rack in your stupid family room. This new Cervelo looks more like a prop from Blade Runner. I think it looks better with some grime on it. It's a J. Lunchpail friggin racing bike, not some foo foo friggin Colnago Campy *** Freewheeler.

The drivetrain? I'm riding the bike again over the weekend, if the drivetrain is gritty I'll pull the freewheel off, and clean the cassette, chain and pulleys. It's a messy 30 minute job that I have to do on all my road bikes a few times each season.

Get off my lawn.
It snowed again last night, I can't even SEE my lawn.
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Old 02-20-09, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by patentcad
I can't even SEE my lawn.
By the way, that means you can't see the Sammy Land Mines, so if you come to boost the Cervelo, bear this in mind. And that is the real Inside Poop.

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Old 02-20-09, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by patentcad
News flash: if you ride all winter in the northern U.S., then, at times, any bike you own can become a beater bike. 'Beater bike'? Get a grip you poser hosers. That's why you buy them. To ride them. Not to stare at their beauty on some bike rack in your stupid family room. This new Cervelo looks more like a prop from Blade Runner. I think it looks better with some grime on it. It's a J. Lunchpail friggin racing bike, not some foo foo friggin Colnago Campy *** Freewheeler.

The drivetrain? I'm riding the bike again over the weekend, if the drivetrain is gritty I'll pull the freewheel off, and clean the cassette, chain and pulleys. It's a messy 30 minute job that I have to do on all my road bikes a few times each season.

Get off my lawn.
You have a heated garage, don't you?
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Old 02-20-09, 07:08 PM
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Pcad, I know it is a "hardcore's" badge of honor to get your new bike dirty and all, but with other nice bikes to ride in your stable, why not just save the S2 for a nicer day?

Yeah yeah yeah, bikes aren't jewelry and are tools etc, but I was just commenting to someone today that when I watch the Tour of California and see these guys take spills on $6-10k bikes and they just hop back on them and get replacements as needed, but if you or I took a spill and took a junk out of our carbon chainstays, we'd go insane.

Seems better to preserve the newer one until you know the roads are clean just in case you take a spill but do what you got to do.
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Originally Posted by BarryJo
You have a heated garage, don't you?
No, but it is attached to the house, it is insulated, it only gets below freezing in there when it's very cold outside (say below 10F for extended periods). Even then I have a space heater I use to keep it above freezing, or for when I'm out there F-ing around with the bicycles or the motorcycle in the winter. Most of the time in the winter it's 40-50F.
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Old 02-20-09, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by patentcad
This is the bike I usually ride in those conditions. Please note the front and rear fenders.



Again, the roads were dry. The bike path (the only bicycle route in Orange County that's flat and wind sheltered, I was on it today for 12 miles of a 25 mile ride) had light snow accumulations in the shady spots.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go and re-detail the Cervelo.
Those aren't fenders you sack of poop.
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Old 02-20-09, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Cue
Those aren't fenders you sack of poop.
If were stupid enough to call somebody a 'sack of poop' instead of a 'sack of ****' in NY, they would beat you to death just for improper terminology. Those plastic fenders come on and off in about 20 seconds. Real fenders are far too involved.

I saw a guy on a fixed gear on the Nyack ride with real fenders on his fixed gear, and they were made of wood. They were the coolest looking things I've ever seen. And he had them, of course, on a Fixie. It was the most profound Poser Bike Ever. But I'd say it was worth it.
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Old 02-20-09, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Cue
Those aren't fenders you sack of poop.
Now these are fenders: https://www.wallbike.com/berthoud/fenders.html
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Old 02-20-09, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by halfspeed
Exactly. These are fenders. The sorry POS Pcad has isn't fenders.

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Old 02-20-09, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Cue
Exactly. These are fenders. The sorry POS Pcad has isn't fenders.

What kind of staggering bike weenie moron would spend 3 hours installing those on a perfectly good road bike when you can put the plastic ones on in about 75 seconds?
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Old 02-20-09, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by patentcad
What kind of staggering bike weenie moron would spend 3 hours installing those on a perfectly good road bike when you can put the plastic ones on in about 75 seconds?
The last fender set I installed took less than 5 minutes. You suck at putting things together.
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Originally Posted by Cue
The last fender set I installed took less than 5 minutes. You suck at putting things together.
Ironically, as long as I excel at blowing things apart, my future on BF is assured.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
What kind of staggering bike weenie moron would spend 3 hours installing those on a perfectly good road bike when you can put the plastic ones on in about 75 seconds?
They're CF. What other explanation do you need?
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Originally Posted by halfspeed
They're CF. What other explanation do you need?
Good point. This guy on the Nyack Ride had these retro WOOD fenders (or they looked just like wood). Very cool looking, even if they were a bit uber-Poseur for words.
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Old 02-20-09, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by patentcad








You actually ride them ?
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Old 02-20-09, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
You actually ride them ?
Every freezing, slushy, salty, wind driven, frigid, unrelentingly ball busting cold day. At this point 45F would feel like a Bermuda Beach.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
Every freezing, slushy, salty, wind driven, frigid, unrelentingly ball busting cold day. At this point 45F would feel like a Bermuda Beach.
That is a lot more than many are doing right now... including me.
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Originally Posted by North of You
Do you really think riding a bicycle is wasting money? I disagree.

The Wussy Factor here is just unfathomable.
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Riding a bike, or buying parts is in no way a waste of money. I just spent 2 hours and $150 and I didn't even get anything for it. (Bike fitting) But to do THAT that to one of man greatest creations is just beyond me. Sniff..... It hurts my soul seeing that kind of abuse.
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Old 02-20-09, 10:43 PM
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pcad be carefull with 7900 teaam cervelo switched all bikes to 7800 because of cable routing and bad weather 7900 freezes up, and can't shift, also got nice pic for you of thor's bike S3 and all the other S2 b ikes as i went to TT today and got to go into team motorhome and talk with team, will get so pic's later
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