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Old 05-24-2009, 01:46 PM   #10981
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The money budgeted for the Campy derailleur had to be used to buy the starter for the bigger bike.
Then I got to do this today instead of riding,

A few more trips to the hardware store should finish part of this project, until I tear out the counter and re-finish the cabinets.

What does this have to do with bicycles?

Money my friends, money. That faucet is ringing the register at about $280 so far, including bits I have replaced.

Buys me some slack in the budget too.
Yesterday I did some surfing for parts. Found out the old C-record 135mm ring mounts can be an issue. No 34, for the inner, but I can find a 50.

Hmm, so no compact.

Oh, well. That means, crank, then wheels, then derailleurs then new frame, and then go nuts... Or, just blow the budget after I refinish the bathroom cabinets and replace the while tile floor with something less 80's...


Probably do pedals and shoes first though tilework sucks.

The new vogue 23mm tires don't fit into my rear triangle when filled with air. Lovely. I take this to indicate that new bikes are stiffer than my old steel is real handmade Italian stallion couch cushion.
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:02 PM   #10982
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Bicycling 101

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i am coming at it from the opposite side, having been bicycling all my life (well at least 50 of 57 years) and only recently started motorcycling. I have done many triathlons and 4 Ironmans. My advice is stay away from time trial bikes unless you like pain. The riding position is so uncompromisingly "aero" on them that you will stop before you start. I would get a good standard road bike, with emphasis on getting the right frame size and a good quality "groupo", like Shimano Ultegra or Campy Athena. My two cents worth.
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:41 PM   #10983
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What does this have to do with bicycles?

Money my friends, money. That faucet is ringing the register at about $280 so far, including bits I have replaced.


So many toys, so little money. One day I may have to even get a real job. As a rep last year I got so many bikes that I owed my boss $3500 at the end of the year.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:20 PM   #10984
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I ordered up some new bling for my Monocog 29er. Crank Brothers Candy SL pedals and Sette Element MTB shoes. Should help alot with climbing. I know riding with clipless pedals is going to be a learning (painful) experience. I also ordered a few little things I needed, nice light nylon tire "irons", little compact pump, and a extra 29er tube. I should be set for trail side repairs now.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:58 PM   #10985
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From those of us that live in a desert, I'd LOVE to see corn growing!

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I will see if the weather holds out. I may ride tomorrow morning before my volunteer work starts. If so, I will see if I can post up some dirt and baby corn plants.
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:55 AM   #10986
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this is fun... more to follow later....
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:39 AM   #10987
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Perry
i am coming at it from the opposite side, having been bicycling all my life (well at least 50 of 57 years) and only recently started motorcycling. I have done many triathlons and 4 Ironmans. My advice is stay away from time trial bikes unless you like pain. The riding position is so uncompromisingly "aero" on them that you will stop before you start. I would get a good standard road bike, with emphasis on getting the right frame size and a good quality "groupo", like Shimano Ultegra or Campy Athena. My two cents worth.

Thanks, I learned alot, this thread was started almost 3 yrs ago, and it helped me greatly to get back into bicycling. I've had around 4 bikes since it started, but down to 3 again.

One good roadie - Cannodale System 6 full Dura Ace
One good fixie - Surley Steamroller full Phil Wood, Brooks, etc.
One decent CX - Raleigh w fenders and rack.


I'm hitting a really hilly road in about an hour, and got a nice hilly 40 miler in on Saturday...Been riding sparce this season, but trying to get back into it.
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:14 PM   #10988
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Can't believe it took me till post 57 to find this thread! I'm slipping!



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Old 05-25-2009, 12:15 PM   #10989
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this is fun... more to follow later....
Nice wheels!



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Old 05-25-2009, 12:30 PM   #10990
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Guess what I am putting together??








this is fun... more to follow later....

a tiny bike
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:00 PM   #10991
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I took the old Colnago out for a spin this morning, and then went for a spin in the new GTI I picked up two days ago. Not that anyone really gives a shit, but I've been smiling all day.
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:45 PM   #10992
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I took the old Colnago out for a spin this morning, and then went for a spin in the new GTI I picked up two days ago. Not that anyone really gives a shit, but I've been smiling all day.

What yr? I have an 09 and love it. But the 2010 is a nice design too, looks a little sharper, more Audi, more adult.
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Old 05-25-2009, 03:37 PM   #10993
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What yr? I have an 09 and love it. But the 2010 is a nice design too, looks a little sharper, more Audi, more adult.
It's an 09, with the six speed, 2 door. I considered the DSG, but I really like shifting; and I don't commute in it. The 2010 does look sharp, but I've been putting this off long enough; and didn't want to wait any longer.
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Old 05-25-2009, 05:33 PM   #10994
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Good weekend of riding and playing.
Did by far the toughest road climb of my life on my mountain bike. I was up near New Paltz, NY to camp, climb, hike, bike, motorcycle ride, repeat. I parked at the bottom of the hill on 44/55 and rode to the top, then around the carriage road, and back down the other side.
Not sure of the mileage but I can say that for me that climb was a commitment.
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:04 PM   #10995
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It's an 09, with the six speed, 2 door. I considered the DSG, but I really like shifting; and I don't commute in it. The 2010 does look sharp, but I've been putting this off long enough; and didn't want to wait any longer.
I only got the DSG because I was commuting to Boston weekly in it when I got it, and stick was not an option in bumper to bumper.

I love it, got the 19" wheels, sunroof, pac but stayed with the cloth seats and happy I did, very comfy and nice classic VW GTI pattern stiched.

If I ever trade in for the 10 I might get the stick since I no longer commute (too much anyway) in it.
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