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Old 02-23-2013, 02:44 PM   #27541
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Awww ain't that true love...

I've made the mistake BB is making. I understand why too. ...but in the end, I had an expensive, hoopty, POS that didn't ride nearly as well, work nearly as well, or last nearly as long as if I'd started with something nicer. By nicer I don't mean $thousands I mean $hundreds.

A pricepoint mtn frame (~$100) with bad boy style wheels (cheap 29er disc wheels) on it will be a better starting spot than a department store bike with 27" wheels on it.

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Well then when he realizes he made a mistake then he can hang the worthwhile parts on a good frame and not be out any more green than he would have been if he had started with a good frame. What he learns in the process will one day find him shaking his head at some hard headed kid hellbent on learning something the hard way.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:46 PM   #27542
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When's winter gonna be over?!

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Old 02-23-2013, 02:55 PM   #27543
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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
agreed.... i am still running on an old set of GT magnesium bmx pedals from the early 90s on my mtb...nubs are worn, and i cant replace em, but i am thinking about drilling and studding them, since they have held up so long...LOL
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:57 PM   #27544
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I like your spirit bro! You don't know Klay do you?
no, at least not yet....LOL i will be doing week six of this ride--> www.seatosea.org , the iowa city to grand rapids leg... on a department store framed frankenbike... YES...i am probably insane.....LOL
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:05 PM   #27545
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Well then when he realizes he made a mistake then he can hang the worthwhile parts on a good frame and not be out any more green than he would have been if he had started with a good frame. What he learns in the process will one day find him shaking his head at some hard headed kid hellbent on learning something the hard way.
i agree...LOL everything thats going into it is industry standard... english BB (via a conversion set) threadless stem and headset (i would need a different headset for a different frame...big woop at $35) fork would cross over with correct headset, all shifters and such will swap right over along with derailleurs.... i think gummee is just jealous of my awesome vinyls on the bike and doesnt want that much awesomeness out in the world....LOL

and i dont think this is really the hard way....its just not the NORMAL way....its not any harder or easier...shoot i had a HARD time finding a decent shock for my trek fuel....NO ONE has 6.5" eye to eye shocks for sale used that arent fubared...went thru 3 bad ones before finding the one thats on it now...
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:55 PM   #27546
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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).
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in no small part because they're currently made in Copenhagen's hippy central, Christiania.
Yeah, my daughter lives there, Pederson bikes aren't cheap but nothing is cheap in Denmark.





Lot's of bikes there.


Hi cyclist you're the 5098th bike to go by today.

That's at 1:35pm on a one way bike path it was a slow morning being Summer and people are on vacation.

I used to see a Pederson bike around Berkeley, probably still around.

http://www.pedersen-bike.dk/pedersenbikes.htm
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:37 PM   #27547
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I love riding in the desert. It's humbling and somewhat spiritual to me.
Just like that scene from Thelma & Louise when the Rastafarian rides up to the cop car.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:52 AM   #27548
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SUN!! Yay for sun and warm-ish.

Gonna go get muddy again this PM with a buddy. Riding dirt roads around The Plains should be fun.

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Old 02-24-2013, 06:58 AM   #27549
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What is winter?
It's the opposite to summer when all you smarmy fuckers will be indoors because of the heat and humidity outside.

I'll take my winter over your summer ANY day....
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:33 AM   #27550
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It's the opposite to summer when all you smarmy fuckers will be indoors because of the heat and humidity outside.

I'll take my winter over your summer ANY day....
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:52 AM   #27551
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What he learns in the process will one day find him shaking his head at some hard headed kid hellbent on learning something the hard way.
Goes back to that 'wisdom' and 'intelligence' post I made above.

Another case in point: my buddy asked me to help him re-rim a front wheel. He thought he did a good thing by un-building the front wheel and handing me a pile of spokes, a hub, and a rim.

WhyTF did you do that?!

I was bored at the bike shop...



Instead of doing things the easy way and taping the new rim to the old rim, now we gotta go re-lace everything.

You didn't tell me not to un-build the wheel.



So instead of 20min of transferring spokes, it was a few hours of lacing, re-lacing, and finally moving spokes around that he hadn't crossed right.

I'll admit, part of that is my fault for not telling to leave the old front wheel alone. ...but its still If he'd asked 'hey, do you want me to un-build the front wheel?' I would have told him 'NO!'

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Old 02-24-2013, 07:52 AM   #27552
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Quoted for when you're bitching about the heat and humidity in summer.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:58 AM   #27553
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From Reddit. Bike racing categories:

Cat 5: I have no idea what I'm doing but think bike racing might be fun. I ran/swam/rowed in college, so this can't be that different, right?
Cat 4: I have no idea what I'm doing, but my carbon wheels help me crash at higher speeds. During races, I find it helps to verbalize my every action. Safety of the pack (though I'd call it a peleton) is ensured by yelling "Hold your line!" in every corner. I have seen Breaking Away.
Cat 3: I won a few races as a 4, so I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious. I cracked my carbon wheels as a 4, so I'm back on aluminum hoops. I can beat up most of the guys on the group ride, unless I annoy one of the 1/2s and they make me beg for mommy. I have seen American Flyers.
Cat 2: I'm a legit road racer now. My first P/1/2 race nearly broke my will to live, but since quitting my full time job and moving in with my girlfriend, I'm getting faster. Every upgrade point is celebrated like a birth in the family. I rub elbows with the pros in certain races, and while I try not to show them I'm impressed, I tell all my friends about it after the fact. The weekly local training race is now used as a recovery day. I have seen Deux Secondes
Cat I: After breaking up with my girlfriend, getting kicked out of my parents basement, and sleeping in my car for the last 6 months, I finally got my 1 upgrade. I'm a demi-god who can take all the shit the pros can throw at me, though I'm acutely aware of how little I can throw back. I can't imagine getting much faster than this, but I really don't have much else to be doing with my life so I continue to train. I have been in the background of a photo on Cyclingnews
Domestic Pro: I can finally afford indoor plumbing again. Most of us understand this is as good as it's going to get, so we spend most of our time partying, but only after the training is done. I have raced with someone who has doped. I show up to the occasional local crit and spend 90 minutes mother ducking the entire field around. Then I win the field sprint and head out to finish my century for the day.
Euro Pro: I am half human.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:18 AM   #27554
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I guess that would make me Cat 6
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:48 AM   #27555
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It's the opposite to summer when all you smarmy fuckers will be indoors because of the heat and humidity outside.

I'll take my winter over your summer ANY day....
Fortunately I tolerate heat very well.
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