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Old 07-12-2006, 06:18 AM   #91
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I had a chainring bolt get loose one day. Damn near went INSANE...creak CREAK creak CREAK creak CREAK...coast......CREAK creak CREAK...coast... Sounded like bottom bracket but not quite. I thought I had torqued them all but apparently not. Ever pedalled funny to minimize creak?



I've got a Marin Tiburon that's my century and Monday-night-ride bike. Not too harsh, not particularly efficient (long chainstays) but one of those ride-and-forget low-maintenance everyday bikes. I'm gonna rehab on my FS bike but I'm gonna try to move to that one pretty quickly. I've got a shot of me getting my ass rained on during the Bridge-to-Bridge up Grandfather mountain. That bike was great.

My favorite bike has been, oddly enough, my muttbike singlespeed, an old Schwinn Mesa GS that's been turned into a grocery-getter and all-around beater. When me and SWMBO have those discussions about "which bike would you grab if the house was on fire?" (yes, we do have those kind of discussions) the Schwingle tends to find its way to the top of the list.


So Photog, do you reccomend steel or AL?
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Old 07-12-2006, 06:22 AM   #92
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So Photog, do you reccomend steel or AL?
I'll get this for ya, Photog.


One of each.


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Old 07-12-2006, 06:24 AM   #93
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One of each.



I guess it's steel, since my Klein's an AL

I had a Bianchi roady when I was younger, really sweet bike, and it was steel....(then they were actually made in Italy too), how are they now?/?
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Old 07-12-2006, 06:34 AM   #94
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I guess it's steel, since my Klein's an AL

I had a Bianchi roady when I was younger, really sweet bike, and it was steel....(then they were actually made in Italy too), how are they now?/?
Odd.



Not sure where the frames are made, though.
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:28 AM   #95
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I think this is so hot.

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Old 07-12-2006, 10:29 AM   #96
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I think this is so hot.

Who needs brakes.
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:40 AM   #97
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One of each.




Um, Perry, he's right.



My weakness is singlespeeds. Steel frame fixies. They look GREAT. Like the Bianchi you posted. I'd kill myseklf on one but I'd look good doing it.

I saw this critter when I was out and about a while ago:

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Old 07-12-2006, 10:53 AM   #98
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I think this is so hot.

You're gonna put an eye out with that thing.
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:53 AM   #99
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Um, Perry, he's right.



My weakness is singlespeeds. Steel frame fixies. They look GREAT. Like the Bianchi you posted. I'd kill myseklf on one but I'd look good doing it.

I saw this critter when I was out and about a while ago:



That's hot, no matter which way I go I'll opt for those style handlebars. That's why I was looking at TT bikes.
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Old 07-12-2006, 11:10 AM   #100
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Old 07-12-2006, 11:17 AM   #101
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Wachu talkin' bout Willis? Wool Good. Steel Good. Leather Good. Kool Aid Good. Grant Good.
Kool Aide! The whole 'ya gotta ride like this thing kills me.

Granted (get it?!) some of what he sez is good stuff, but not all of it.



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Old 07-12-2006, 11:24 AM   #102
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I hear the sound of every steel bottom bracket I've ever had creaking like hell under my 60 RPM grind.

I've coveted an aluminum bike for so damn long I don't think I could seriously consider steel for my next bike. Maybe the one after that, but I'm 90% certain the next one is gonna be Al.
Try an S-Works AL frame... Mine rides better than my steel Bontrager Road Lite did! Mmmmmmm smmmmooooottttthhhhh

Rode a buddy's Cannondale for a stretch. VERY stiff-riding bike even now.

The frame that intrigues me at the moment is the Pedal Force ZX3. Looks exactly like the Litespeed somethingoranother carbon frame...

I really, really miss my SL Battaglin. Smmmmmooooottttthhhhh was the word. Great for all day rides. Sucked misery goats for sprinting! I could watch the BB area swayin and sashayin around when I was stomping on them pedals. That's the bike that I had all Sachs New Success on. Great stuff.

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Old 07-12-2006, 11:24 AM   #103
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Kool Aide! The whole 'ya gotta ride like this thing kills me.

Granted (get it?!) some of what he sez is good stuff, but not all of it.



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Hey, Grant never, never said, "'ya gotta ride like this". He simply has a different philosophy about appropriate gear and he isn't shy about it. I don't agree with him about everything, like I think he's missed the boat on STI, but much of what he advocates makes more sense than the typical main stream marketing BS.

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Um, Perry, he's right.



My weakness is singlespeeds. Steel frame fixies. They look GREAT. Like the Bianchi you posted. I'd kill myseklf on one but I'd look good doing it.

I saw this critter when I was out and about a while ago:

Double pink straps!! Holy cow! I thought those died in the 80s!

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