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Old 07-11-2006, 08:05 AM   #31
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That's what I was told, that changing what already is a great MTN bike into a road is silly because of the ergos. My Klein is a really small frame (like 16") already.

Thanks (RE THE tall bike, but I'm 5'8".... ).


Basically I'll be riding pretty straight, no traffic as it will only be in the Park circuits or the riverside bike paths around city.
It's a little silly. If it meets your needs it's cool. Mechanically, running a 22/32/52 is crap. Shifting from your 32 to your 52 will be a bitch.

Bianchi, Lemond, and Redline (and others) all make a good aluminum cyclocross bike for around $1000. I like this idea because you can ride with your hands on the tops or brake hoods and look for trouble OR put your hands down on the hooks and crank it up to 40 mph. One can also run fatter tires which will roll on broken pavement.

Also, (GODDAMMIT) get a decent tire pump and put proper pressure in your tires before you ride. I get so sick of seeing all manner of NYC characters riding around with 5 lbs of pressure in their tires. [/rant]

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Old 07-11-2006, 08:19 AM   #32
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nobody else does, why should you.



how was the best man thing?
Went real well, my speach turned out great, was smooth and right on the money.

Got drunk as hell afterwards too......
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:21 AM   #33
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That's gotta hurt.

We used to have a term in college for one of our resident perv's - "klinko"

A klinko would run around campus smelling warm bicycle seats, this adds new meaning to that.
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:21 AM   #34
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:21 AM   #35
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Went real well, my speach turned out great, was smooth and right on the money.

Got drunk as hell afterwards too......




any hot brides maids?
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:21 AM   #36
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Also, (GODDAMMIT) get a decent tire pump and put proper pressure in your tires before you ride. I get so sick of seeing all manner of NYC characters riding around with 5 lbs of pressure in their tires. [/rant]

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Hey, there's a few of us NYC types who are actually mecahnically inclined...I always carry a spare bag and a pump, and tire levers...
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:24 AM   #37
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any hot brides maids?
Nope, all married.

But CHRIST! there was a few young gals in the reception I tried REAL hard not to stare at too long


I think one is still burned into my memory banks...long thin brunette, tan, long legs and smoldering eyes.....

No pics -
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:25 AM   #38
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:26 AM   #39
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I don't get your gearing problem. I regularly ride my Trek mtn bike (hardtail, with slicks) in DC. When I'm in the top gear, I'm hitting close to 30 mph, which needless to say, is rare. This is with the stock Shimano 27 speed drivetrain.


Anyway, I find the mountain bike to be much mo' betta for the riding I do in the city than my road bike. The front fork sucks up the curbs, potholes, and tourists. Compared to my road bike, the upright position of the mountain bike is more comfy and gives me a great view and a lot of control when splitting traffic, etc.

All for what it's worth, of course...
A lot of truth to what you posted, but if you went from an MTB to a full on road bike, you would feel a huge difference in responsiveness and pedaling ease. 40 MPH top speeds on a good road bike aren't too difficult for most reasonably well conditioned cyclists.

Glad I could cloud the issue for you Perry.
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:32 AM   #40
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:42 AM   #41
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Just passed 2K miles, I'm upgrading the entire drivetrain as it's pretty worn.

BTW, I'm 39 and in the best shape of my life.
All aspects of my life have improved by exercising regularly.
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:44 AM   #42
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go look at a few stores. http://togabikes.com/index.cfm http://www.bikeride.com/links/bikeshops.asp?id=NY
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Old 07-11-2006, 09:07 AM   #43
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The cyclo-cross bike is an idea although a road bike with 23-25mm clincher road tyres on good 32-36 spoke rims will also take a hell of a beating and be as maneuverable.

Don't be one of those dicks wobbling all over a bike track with your arms stretched out on aero/tri bars @ 20mph. Those bars aren't stable or safe in that environment. You don't need that crap unless your damn fit and strong anyway.

I still think those low spoke count (20-24) wheels are a BS gimmick and not as tough as the above mentioned 32 spokers on a good Mavic Open Pro (or equivalent) rim. I have no time for fancy gram shaving crap that makes hardly any difference and needs constant maintenance. I got an alloy Trek with Ultegra Shimano which is all you need for anything this side of the le Tour, but there's any number of bikes equal or better that I'd happily ride also.
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Old 07-11-2006, 09:19 AM   #44
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All aspects of my life have improved by exercising regularly.
so i should wait till i am 39 'fore i start with the regular exercise thing?
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Old 07-11-2006, 09:23 AM   #45
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so i should wait till i am 39 'fore i start with the regular exercise thing?
Hell, yeah. Why do today what you can put off 'till tomorrow.



Here's the one I keep coming back to.
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