The Bicycling Thread • Page 2

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by ChiliTacos, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. ChiliTacos

    bud's beards Prestigious

    Slacked on riding this Summer up until a few weeks ago, now I can't get enough. Did a nice 25 mile ride on Saturday.
     
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  2. That's awesome. Wish I could ride more this time of year. Unfortunately, it's pretty much a death wish in AZ hah.
     
  3. SmithBerryCrunch

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    I need to get out and bike more.

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  4. coleslawed

    Eat Pizza

    hello bike thread. I have a single speed/fixie that I barely ride, but picked up a cross bike to get me outside more this summer. got lost trying to get to a nearby park saturday, went on a successful ride there today.
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  5. ChiliTacos

    bud's beards Prestigious

    Been biking a ton this Summer, almost every day. I still love my hybrid but it's time for a road bike. I love going fast and it kills me when I go out with my dad and he passes me seemingly coasting while I'm pedaling for my life. I've built up a shit ton of credit card points over the past couple years because I've been working as a contractor and put all my business expenses on my own cards, so I'm thinking of pulling the trigger. Not sure what to get, I have a Specialized now and really like it so I wouldn't mind sticking with that brand.

    I've also lost 20 pounds this summer and I owe it all to my bike!
     
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  6. Nick

    @fangclubb Supporter

    I got a road bike a couple on months ago. Absolutely love it.

    Actually just got clipless pedals and a pair of shoes delivered today.
     
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  7. ChiliTacos

    bud's beards Prestigious

    You can't say you got a new bike and not post a pic!

    I tried my dad's clipless pedals a couple weeks ago, and I almost fell off when I came to a stop sign haha. Takes a bit of getting used to but man it's so much better.
     
  8. Nick

    @fangclubb Supporter

    Hah I’ve been meaning to take a photo for ages. It’s dirty now though.

    It’s a trek domane al 3. The geometry is a bit more relaxed but it's a lot faster and easier to control than my hybrid. Much more fun to cycle. Every time I hop on the hybrid I feel like something is wrong.

    Yeah I'm not looking forward to the first couple of falls :crylaugh:
     
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  9. CarpetElf

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  10. Randall Mentzos

    Fred's still my favorite Prestigious

    I’m buying a fucking $1050 Jamis Sequel

    Was just, far and away the best bike I tried. It was both more of a mountain bike than their DTX hybrid AND more efficient on the road. Looks cool as fuck too.
     
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  11. Randall Mentzos

    Fred's still my favorite Prestigious

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    In love with the big ass wheels and “desert storm” color. Gears, suspension, brakes, handlebars were all way better and smoother than the 3 $600ish bikes I tried
     
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  12. ChiliTacos

    bud's beards Prestigious

    That's a beaut man. That'll be a joy to ride.
     
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  13. Nick

    @fangclubb Supporter

    Installing my clipless pedals today. I got some pedal plates so I can keep cycling in normal shoes for my commute / till I get used to them
     
  14. coleslawed

    Eat Pizza

    that thing looks sick.
     
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  15. coleslawed

    Eat Pizza

    can't commit to clipless, but I'm looking into getting some BMX/fixie-style straps to put on both bikes.
     
  16. ChiliTacos

    bud's beards Prestigious

    Did an organized ride thing this morning in my area. I hesitate to call it a race because it wasn't timed or anything. It's called Bike to the Beat and they have stops along the way with live music and food. Tons of fun!

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  17. Nick

    @fangclubb Supporter

    Nice. I'm still fairly unfit so haven't had the balls to do anything of that distance. Planning to do a 30km ride the next couple of days though.
     
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  18. coleslawed

    Eat Pizza

    did my first bit of trail riding today. crazy how different 10 miles of singletrack feels compared to on pavement.
     
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  19. ChiliTacos

    bud's beards Prestigious

    I tried singletrack once and freaked out when I came to a banked turn lol.
     
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  20. Nick

    @fangclubb Supporter

    Tried clipless first time today. Just to try and get used to it.

    Didn't die. I'll take that as a win.
     
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  21. ChiliTacos

    bud's beards Prestigious

    Did it make a pretty big difference in your power?
     
  22. Nick

    @fangclubb Supporter

    I've only really just gone around nearby roads to try get used to clipping in and out.

    Went out again to try and fell :tear:

    I'm going for a proper cycle tomorrow, I'll let you know after that.
     
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  23. coleslawed

    Eat Pizza

    I got over-confident out of the gate and totally ate it on my first big drop. went like 5mph tops after that
     
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  24. Nick

    @fangclubb Supporter

    So I just went out on a longer ride, the equivalent of going to my parents. Only 12k or so but I’m starting out small to get used to them.

    In a word, yes. I felt so much more in control, it was easier to hit my normal average speed and I got my highest speed so far on flat ground. I also didn’t fall so that was successful. I can see why people say they feel closer to the bike.

    I need to get a proper fitting done though.
     
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  25. colorlesscliche

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    Just did one this weekend as well! Was nice to be out there all morning riding.


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