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Old 08-26-2012, 02:48 PM   #25066
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Old 08-26-2012, 03:31 PM   #25067
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Nice downhill video

I like the way he slows down and waits for the others to catch up....nice perspective:

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Old 08-26-2012, 04:11 PM   #25068
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I like the way he slows down and waits for the others to catch up....nice perspective:

They were haulin' the mail for sure, but it would've been nice if they hadn't crossed the centerline. It didn't look like oncoming traffic would be able to see them in time to evade.
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:18 PM   #25069
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They were haulin' the mail for sure, but it would've been nice if they hadn't crossed the centerline. It didn't look like oncoming traffic would be able to see them in time to evade.
... not to mention the stop signs they blew through
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:54 PM   #25070
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I've been thinking about building up a budget road bike so that my Scott 'cross bike doesn't have to pull double duty anymore. The plan is to swap out the Ultegra shifters and derailleurs on the Scott for Rival or Force (11-32 would be mo' bettah for the steeper trails). The Ultegra stuff and my set of road wheels would end up on the road frame. Appropriate crankset, bars, stem, etc. would be purchased to round out the build.

I'd prefer a steel frame and have been considering the Soma Smoothie with a carbon fork, but I'm not opposed to a carbon frame, either. I don't have anything against aluminium, but my 'cross bike and MTB are Al and I'd like something different for the road. Any recommendations for frames I should be looking at in the $500 range?
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:08 PM   #25071
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I'd prefer a steel frame and have been considering the Soma Smoothie with a carbon fork, but I'm not opposed to a carbon frame, either. I don't have anything against aluminium, but my 'cross bike and MTB are Al and I'd like something different for the road. Any recommendations for frames I should be looking at in the $500 range?
find and restore a classic lugged reynolds 531 or columbus or one of the better japanese touring frames? :)
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:35 PM   #25072
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They were haulin' the mail for sure, but it would've been nice if they hadn't crossed the centerline. It didn't look like oncoming traffic would be able to see them in time to evade.
Prep.... Those were all left-handlers - the kind where you can easily see well beyond the turns, Look at it a little more closely.

I'll do that exact same manuvour to cut the corner and not think a thing about it. When I was younger, I passed cars doing that on Clingman's Dome Rd between Clingman's Dome and Newfound Gap and on the road coming off of Cadillac Mountain outside of Bar Harbor. Recently, I've done it on South Mt....but didn't pass anyone.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:37 PM   #25073
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... not to mention the stop signs they blew through
Saw that also. What can I say? I suspect they had enough of a view to see there was no traffic.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:42 PM   #25074
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Couple towns over from me. doG what a waste. There are so many fucking asshole drivers out there. Maybe those tools in the other threads about cyclists would like to comment on this - of course, we all know, it would be the cyclist's fault.

RIP.
That thread's slipped to p2, so no comments so far.



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Old 08-26-2012, 05:46 PM   #25075
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I've been thinking about building up a budget road bike so that my Scott 'cross bike doesn't have to pull double duty anymore. The plan is to swap out the Ultegra shifters and derailleurs on the Scott for Rival or Force (11-32 would be mo' bettah for the steeper trails). The Ultegra stuff and my set of road wheels would end up on the road frame. Appropriate crankset, bars, stem, etc. would be purchased to round out the build.

I'd prefer a steel frame and have been considering the Soma Smoothie with a carbon fork, but I'm not opposed to a carbon frame, either. I don't have anything against aluminium, but my 'cross bike and MTB are Al and I'd like something different for the road. Any recommendations for frames I should be looking at in the $500 range?
Check out velobuild.com for ideas.

Used top of the line stuff from a few years ago is a good bet too. IF you're a 56cm kinda guy AND the guy that wanted me to go grab the Allez frame hanging in the garage decides he don't want it, I have a 56cm Allez frame for ya. 1" headset tho, so you'd have to source your own fork (Serotta still makes em. So does Ritchey) Its in so-so shape, but looks straight and not cracked. I got it for free, so IF the dude that wanted me to grab it don't want it, that's the price you'll pay too.

(its AL tho )

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Old 08-26-2012, 05:52 PM   #25076
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There's some hypocritical bastages in CO lemme tell ya!

Course, the people going out to watch the race in/near Boulder probably aren't the ones kvetching about all the cyclists in/around the area. I can tell you from having ridden there that there's a nasty undercurrent of hatred for cyclists from Boulder up to Lyons and over to almost the interstate.

...till a big race comes thru!



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Old 08-26-2012, 06:01 PM   #25077
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:11 PM   #25078
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Check out velobuild.com for ideas.

Used top of the line stuff from a few years ago is a good bet too. IF you're a 56cm kinda guy AND the guy that wanted me to go grab the Allez frame hanging in the garage decides he don't want it, I have a 56cm Allez frame for ya. 1" headset tho, so you'd have to source your own fork (Serotta still makes em. So does Ritchey) Its in so-so shape, but looks straight and not cracked. I got it for free, so IF the dude that wanted me to grab it don't want it, that's the price you'll pay too.

(its AL tho )

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For free, I think I could suck it up and keep riding AL. Alas, I take at least a 58cm. Thanks for the offer!
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:16 PM   #25079
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For free, I think I could suck it up and keep riding AL. Alas, I take at least a 58cm. Thanks for the offer!
2cm can be made up with a longer stem and putting the seat a bit farther back in the seatpost clamp.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:48 AM   #25080
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