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Old 10-29-08, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by chris175 View Post
40 mph on a 48x15 huh? i'd like to see that. tell ya what, post a vid w/speedometer and i will fedex you a case of beer.
If I owned a video camera I absolutely would. My riding buddy hits 47mph on that descent on his tarmac. He also keeps going for another 24 miles after I head home. Riding with someone that much faster than me makes me push my comfort zone a bit, and probably makes me better if I don't die.

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Old 10-29-08, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by mugatu View Post
If I owned a video camera I absolutely would. My riding buddy hits 47mph on that descent on his tarmac. He also keeps going for another 24 miles after I head home. Riding with someone that much faster than me makes me push my comfort zone a bit, and probably makes me better if I don't die.
well, thats pretty fast for that gear.
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Old 10-29-08, 09:37 AM
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seriously, you leave your straps in a way that allows you to get your foot in and out easily?

and the point of double straps is. . .
easily? ... not having any straps would be easy. they are as wide as the wide part of the shoe (which is where they fit around)...and only that wide. nothing more. so YES i can put my foot into the cage, with the aide of reaching down to the straps and pulling them back around my foot. is there vertical lift between the sole of my foot and the pedal on my "pull up" ... it's miniscule...
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Old 10-29-08, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by jdms mvp View Post
easily? ... not having any straps would be easy. they are as wide as the wide part of the shoe (which is where they fit around)...and only that wide. nothing more. so YES i can put my foot into the cage, with the aide of reaching down to the straps and pulling them back around my foot. is there vertical lift between the sole of my foot and the pedal on my "pull up" ... it's miniscule...
Wow... you my friend are sorely mistaken, if you are slipping your feet in and out with no cinching you difference will be noticeable, I'm not saying you should be cinching them tight but if you are not then I guess I don't really see what benefit you get from toshi's? Saying the difference is minuscule is like saying that you can't feel much difference between sambas and carbon soled spds...
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Old 10-29-08, 11:28 AM
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no more talkytalky about double straps please. more bikes please.
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Old 10-29-08, 12:13 PM
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shhh.
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Old 10-29-08, 12:28 PM
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Mad (Columbus) Max Interceptor

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So hot.
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Old 10-29-08, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by mugatu View Post
If I owned a video camera I absolutely would. My riding buddy hits 47mph on that descent on his tarmac. He also keeps going for another 24 miles after I head home. Riding with someone that much faster than me makes me push my comfort zone a bit, and probably makes me better if I don't die.
40mph would be like 180rpm's. 210rpm for your buddy, assuming he's running the same ratio.

I'd like to see that video too.
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Old 10-29-08, 01:16 PM
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i call bs.
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Old 10-29-08, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by sake bomb View Post
40mph would be like 180rpm's. 210rpm for your buddy, assuming he's running the same ratio.

I'd like to see that video too.

yeah, thats what i am driving at. doesn't seem possible, to put it lightly.
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Old 10-29-08, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by sake bomb View Post
40mph would be like 180rpm's. 210rpm for your buddy, assuming he's running the same ratio.

I'd like to see that video too.
The Specialized Tarmac is a road bike.....


actually it would be 160rpm for me according to the calculator at 84.1 gear inches

It's not like I'm riding to the bar in jeans like that. Like I said it's the top speed I reach at the bottom of the fastest descent. I rock full roadie gear and clipless when I do this ride. I'm kind of surprised this is so shocking to people, because I'm pretty positive there are lots of people on here who are stronger riders than me.
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Old 10-29-08, 02:43 PM
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47 downhill on a road bike = very doable.
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Old 10-29-08, 06:43 PM
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Old 10-29-08, 06:56 PM
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Conversion...let the roasting commence


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Old 10-29-08, 07:07 PM
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Those levers look like they could kill.
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Old 10-29-08, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by dougland89 View Post
wut bullhorns are those? ^
They are the original bars that I flipped and snipped
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Old 10-29-08, 07:09 PM
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Those levers look like they could kill.
Ha. Ya I got those at a local bike swap for 15 dollars. They are time trial brake levers, hence the "arrowness"
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Old 10-29-08, 07:37 PM
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roasting? conversions are mad legit! more legit that a lot of bikes on here anyways.
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Old 10-29-08, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Redline927 View Post
The Zebra

I like the black, brown and red. Classy looking build, tell us more about it.
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Old 10-29-08, 09:32 PM
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i like the miele - one thing, though, why not get bar-end brakes with internal routing?
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Originally Posted by mrwhite View Post
Mad (Columbus) Max Interceptor

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didn't notice the click for more at first. gorgeous bike.
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Old 10-29-08, 10:02 PM
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i like the miele - one thing, though, why not get bar-end brakes with internal routing?
I was originally going to do this, but me being stupid, I pulled out the old cable housing from the inside of the bars. There is not a fixed route inside the bars for the cables to go through, which in turn makes it very hard to get the cables back through the holes. So now I have to live with it....
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Old 10-29-08, 10:36 PM
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I like the black, brown and red. Classy looking build, tell us more about it.
Thank you.

Picked it up from a garage sale last spring. Its a Zebrakenko from the late 70's/early 80's maybe? I repainted it. I put Vuelta Pro V's on it a few days ago (wrapped with Michelin Oriums). The bars are chopped and flopped, with amber shellac to match the honey brooks b17. Andel 165mm cranks (46t, 17t cog.) That's pretty much it. I love the bike but it's a tiny bit too small for me ( I think its ~50cm), so I just ordered a 53cm Kilo frame and I plan to transfer all the parts over to that.
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Old 10-31-08, 01:43 AM
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shhh.
I really,really like this.
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