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Old 02-23-2013, 09:43 AM   #27526
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I just love this picture!

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Old 02-23-2013, 09:49 AM   #27527
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We're back to elevated chainstays eh? I'm gonna re introduce the roller cam brake, and friction shifting. I have nothing against elevated stays, they give vertical compliance and horizontal stiffness, or is it horizontal compliance and vertical stiffness, or no stiffness, or....
It allows you to run a standard BB width, I think it is 73mm.
Carbon allows the frame to be stiffer than the old elevated stay bikes of the days gone by.
It rides really nice and I run about 195lb, I was riding a size small though.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:03 AM   #27528
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I'm not convinced on fat-bikes, but Freewheel had some custom Krampus' that looked fun...

29+ may be what I look for next.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:53 AM   #27529
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I saw my first Pedersen bike today.

Very different.

Lot's of them in Copenhagen



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Old 02-23-2013, 11:03 AM   #27530
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looks like what we used to think of as the definition of a real cyclist; a bike that's worth multiples of the car hauling it.
(used to be what most every Cat 2 racers setup looked like... )

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Old 02-23-2013, 11:11 AM   #27531
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I've seen those, or something very similar. all thin stay sized tubing. looked a little whippy to me, I dunno. but I didn't ride it, for all I know, its really stiff. the one I saw had a more normal handlebar on it.
they're said to be quite rigid in the right places because of the space-frame design (similar to the Alex Moulton design).


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Lot's of them in Copenhagen
in no small part because they're currently made in Copenhagen's hippy central, Christiania.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:28 PM   #27532
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they're said to be quite rigid in the right places because of the space-frame design (similar to the Alex Moulton design).
What's the deal with the jock strap that runs from the seat to the head tube?
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:00 PM   #27533
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I just love this picture!

That's a great pic. Reminds me of heading up to the Redlands Classic in an 83 Rabbit, running on 3 cylinders, no reverse, & a bike rack made from 2x4's lashed with old hubs hose champed for fork mounts. It was my teammate's car, he had a Serotta w/ Super Record, I had a Bilato made Lemond w/ Mavic SSC, and the other teammate had a Klein W/ Dura Ace.

Blew a head gasket in Palm Springs on the way home, my car is now worth more than my bike...I may be a Fred.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:08 PM   #27534
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that's the saddle support; a leather belt that can be adjusted via the buckle.
(there's no Top Tube as we'd know if from a diamond frame.)

you can kinda' get a better idea of how the seat sling is set up from this angle:


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What's the deal with the jock strap that runs from the seat to the head tube?
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:14 PM   #27535
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The price and specs looks almost too good to be true:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AEST-PDA07Ti...20983148279%26


When I wanted a semi light good quality platform pedal, I bought these and have been delighted with them.

http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc...orm-Pedals.htm
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:29 PM   #27536
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My ride yesterday had a humbling moment. I am by no means an expert rider, and I am not that fast either. But, I have a ton of fun on the trails and I am getting faster/smoother the more I ride.

Yesterday there were these two kids at the start of the trail needing help with the rear hub on one of their single speed MTBs (they both were on singles). I lent them my Allen wrenches and stayed around in case they needed help. Well, they finally got the hub aligned, so I took off on the trail while they talked a few more minutes.

Well, about 2 miles into the ride they come blasting past me, radio blaring, both singing at the top of their lungs, "I wear my sunglasses at night!" Talk about having fun! I tried to keep up, but these kids were flying on their single speeds and I was already huffing and puffing so keeping up was a loosing effort!

Lessons of the day: 1) Ride more 2) Have even more fun 3) Loose weight.

Overall, even though my legs were shot from the beginning, it was still fun to be out on the trail.

Great story! Last summer I fulfilled a lifelong dream and rode my bicycle in the mountains of CO. I am 50 and look pretty fit. I'm in OK bicycling shape. My typical ride down here below sea level in NOLA is 20-30 miles at about a 17MPH pace. I decided to tackle Independence Pass. I knew enough about my below sea level lungs to know that I really had to pace myself. Nevertheless as I was just a few curves from the summit I was starting to feel pretty good about myself. About that time a 60 something year old lady came blasting past me like I was sitting still.

I shelved my pride some time ago and do it just for the fun of it. My sole goal when I go out pedaling is to have fun. Well that and I try not to get run over.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:29 PM   #27537
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When I wanted a semi light good quality platform pedal, I bought these and have been delighted with them.

http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc...orm-Pedals.htm
those look like they would get seriously mangled first time you clipped a rock or curb or something with the outside edge of the pedal.

this style seems more robust to me.
http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc...ed-Bearing.htm
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:31 PM   #27538
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Haven't touched a bike in 9-months due to my son being born, and all the preparation happing for his arrival (nursery, guest house) and many other "old house" problems. So yesterday I finally found some time go get out and enjoy some dirt.

72 degrees and sunny! 11.2 miles and it felt like I rode 80. Technical chops still there, but endurance was dust in the wind. Still, ended with a big smile on my face.


I love riding in the desert. It's humbling and somewhat spiritual to me.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:36 PM   #27539
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I used to visit my grandparents in Tucson and I remember those Jumping Chollas.



The barbs must have hooks in them because it hurts like hell to pull them out.

Oh my Christ. When I saw that I don't know what I said or did, but Laurie said I sounded like a girl on one of the commercials she's seen recently. That doesn't even look real, and the befuddled look on the paramedic's faces is priceless.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:39 PM   #27540
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and the kicker is i will be taking it on a 450 mi trip this july too....LOL one week of riding, and tenting... only support is a is a gear truck so i dont have to run panniers...
I like your spirit bro! You don't know Klay do you?
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