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Old 03-25-2013, 09:47 AM   #27886
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I'm still on my search for a CX/Road bike... I haven't found a bike yet that I feel comfortable on. I came close this past weekend on a 61cm Kona Jake. The shop let me put a few miles on it, and about halfway through my loop, my back started screaming at me... I was way to hunched over and had too much weight on my hands. The shop had already cut the fork, I think with a few spacers and a more upright position I would have felt better, but I digress.

With custom frames being out of the question budget wise, I'm looking at building up my old Rockhopper for around town instead. I'm thinking of getting a rigid fork for it, some skinnier tires, and maybe even going single speed. My living situation is changing soon to a more urban setting; and I don't feel comfortable with my Reign out of sight when around town...thinking the old rockhopper with some more road friendly components might be the ticket.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:10 AM   #27887
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Thanks, I am heading back home in a couple of weeks and will have it figured out by then if I'm driving the big car back with room for my bikes.
My sinus infection is gone. I think at least I can breathe. I should only be a few emails away from knowing which end is up for summer.

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Dick, here's the club site: http://www.pmbcaz.org/

We meet at Kiwanis Park just off of Guadalupe in Tempe.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:30 AM   #27888
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I'm still on my search for a CX/Road bike... I haven't found a bike yet that I feel comfortable on. I came close this past weekend on a 61cm Kona Jake. The shop let me put a few miles on it, and about halfway through my loop, my back started screaming at me... I was way to hunched over and had too much weight on my hands. The shop had already cut the fork, I think with a few spacers and a more upright position I would have felt better, but I digress.
I absolutely Loved my Jake.
http://catfishracing.smugmug.com/Bic...5692&k=7k6nSnf

I sold it to buy this.
http://catfishracing.smugmug.com/Bic...5447&k=DwnmkK2

I put the Zipp's from this on it
http://catfishracing.smugmug.com/Bic...O/Scott-01.jpg
and have been using it as my skinny tire road bike also.

If I could sell that 56cm Scott above I'd probably buy this 54cm.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ighlight=Scott
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:41 AM   #27889
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I had a Jake the Snake. Great little bike. I sold it when I left Sandy Eggo. Kept the Gunnar Crosshairs as my only cross/mtn bike till I got settled a bit more.

@Catfish: there's a Scandium VooDoo here on CL DC that may fit you. Not too much $.

@Moodfart: check velobuild.com too. Lots of options in chinese carbon for you to see if you can't find a size that'll work.

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Old 03-25-2013, 10:51 AM   #27890
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I think I saw that.
I need another project like I need a smaller D!@K!!!
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:12 PM   #27891
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LA crit

Y'all might enjoy this. This rider is from FL and flew out to LA to do some riding. One of the guys took the rider to his Thursday night crit that's kind of a local thing.

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Here 's a video I took with my GoPro while riding the Los Angeles Thursday night crit a couple weeks ago. It was a cold & rainy night, so only about 40 riders showed up whereas usually there are 80+ including a lot of local Pros. There were a couple pros there that night, as well as many other excellent riders. What's interesting is bents are welcomed there- very nice folks!

In this one you ride for 50 minutes, then 5 more laps (there's a blinking light on top of a parked car that flashes when 50 minutes are up)
We need something like this in SW FL!



The video is pretty enjoyable. Two of the riders mentioned are Rahaan Bahati and another is Justin Williams.

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Old 03-25-2013, 06:36 PM   #27892
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The thing about SoCal is its easy to stay in pretty darn good shape year round. There's really no such thing as 'winter' so there's really no such thing as an 'off-season.' AMHIK

Its varying states of 'fast' or 'faster.'

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Old 03-25-2013, 06:55 PM   #27893
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Sounds like some people I know


Wonder if he's got a strava page?

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Old 03-25-2013, 07:14 PM   #27894
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Unless you work a lot of overtime with a long commute. Then it gets a bit harder.
I won't let that happen again. A slow crappy run tonight but it felt good.
Looking forward to some seat time on the ROubaix in the near future.
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The thing about SoCal is its easy to stay in pretty darn good shape year round. There's really no such thing as 'winter' so there's really no such thing as an 'off-season.' AMHIK

Its varying states of 'fast' or 'faster.'

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Old 03-25-2013, 07:59 PM   #27895
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Sounds like some people I know


Wonder if he's got a strava page?

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:14 PM   #27896
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The thing about SoCal is its easy to stay in pretty darn good shape year round. There's really no such thing as 'winter' so there's really no such thing as an 'off-season.' AMHIK

Its varying states of 'fast' or 'faster.'

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The rider who took the video is a damn fast rider. I'm sure *she* surprised a lot of guys at the crit.

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Old 03-26-2013, 05:26 AM   #27897
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Y'all might enjoy this. This rider is from FL and flew out to LA to do some riding. One of the guys took the rider to his Thursday night crit that's kind of a local thing.
Jeebus, that kind of racing is scary enough in broad daylight, let alone at night.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:40 AM   #27898
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Jeebus, that kind of racing is scary enough in broad daylight, let alone at night.
If you know what you're doing it isn't scary at all. Lots of fun actually.

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Old 03-26-2013, 06:07 AM   #27899
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Wow! An oldie!


From the first bike boom.

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Old 03-26-2013, 06:48 AM   #27900
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But perhaps most interesting is a queue jump, which is a signal specific for bikes, allowing them a head start to go in front of traffic. This will be installed at 15th and Lawrence and gives cyclists an opportunity to move from the left side to the right side of 15th Street.

From the Denver PostWonder how the mouth-breathing idiots are going to take this?

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