Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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I will be in sunny southern Arizona for at least a month.
You should start a thread "How many water bottles should I drink to watch a cyclist ride by at 115F?"
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I'm pretty sure the answer is "all of them".
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Stopped by Landis Cyclery to scope out potential Exile Bikes, while I was acclimitizing myself to the 115 degree heat.

Saw a roadie out on Scottsdale road at midday. That's harsh.
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Saw a roadie out on Scottsdale road at midday. That's harsh.
HTFU, Finger Lakes roadie.
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HTFU, Finger Lakes roadie.
I don't have a bike here.


Yet.
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I kind of got side tracked, when I was scoping out local bike shops earlier.

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Great job. . . and you've got a real steady hand for outlining the lugwork!
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a little tip for you jonsey. Here is what I have done on several occasions. Find a servicable bike at a pawn shop,( the larger chain type if possible) explain to the manager that you are visiting and will be leaving in x amount of time. would it be possible to return the bike for .5 of purchase price at that time? I have done this several times inmy travels for work.
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I'll check it out. Thanks for the tip ls01.

Wait. There are pawn shop chains? Who knew.
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I kind of got side tracked, when I was scoping out local bike shops earlier.

Awesome. I would have been side tracked by those as well.
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Today's stage of The Tour made me think of Velo Gator - a bridge was the climb.
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Very nice job.....Love the crankset
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This ring combo will require higher cadences than the 52/40 set it replaces.
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Here's one of the reasons I don't have a higher bike budget this year.

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That is exceptionally pretty. I like the lettering down the back of the stays, and the wheels are just icing.

Puts the '91 Sprint I'm [slowly] working on to shame.
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One good thing about being out here in AZ during The Tour is that I can watch the live coverage before work.

The downside is that it starts at 5am.
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This thread makes me want to redo my '89 World Sport collecting dust in my parent's garage. Unsure though if it can take modern shifters as it had stem mounted shifters. Also, not sure if modern 700c wheels can replace the factory 27 inchers?
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I replaced the original 27" wheels with 700c. You just need to make sure you have enough reach in the brake calipers. In my case, the stock brakes had 57mm of reach which was plenty. If you upgrade the brakes, make sure they are long reach.

I'm not sure about the shifters, but I'll bet you could search the C&V forum for a solution. I'll bet someone over there has done it before.
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So far, this has been my Exile Bike.



I miss my Schwinn.
*sigh*
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So far, this has been my Exile Bike.
I miss my Schwinn.
*sigh*

oooohhhh a 'bent.
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So far, this has been my Exile Bike.
It looks kind of heavy.

On the other hand, it is fairly aero.
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It's not very windy in the exercise room.
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The worst part of riding the stationary 'bent is having to watch the news the whole time.

Having a swim and chilling by the pool after is not bad though.
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The worst part of riding the stationary 'bent is having to watch the news the whole time.
That's brutal this week.

Did you know there is a movie called Mr. Jones?

As far as I know, there's no movie title with my last name.
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There is? Is it any good?
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