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Offline EllsRider

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Whats next for you?
« on: April 10, 2007, 07:19:46 PM »
Whose buying what for their bikes or biking experience?

I am planning on getting some ZTR rims and the stans no tube kit
then I would like to get to some
road pedals and road shoes and some carbon handlebars for the all carbon road bike.

Anyone spending any dollahs for some mo hollahs?   ;D
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Re: Whats next for you?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2007, 08:36:13 PM »
After riding a year and half in this state I can't wait to get my hand on a single speed mtb either a Salsa or Surly, maybe a Bianchi ;).

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Re: Whats next for you?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2007, 08:53:00 PM »
I think that my next step, once I am back of of the pavement and in the dirt will be to put  my Panaracer's back on the bike (LOL).

Seriously though I want to look into adding a road bike to my stable. Not that I am going to the dark side, but now that I am off the cookies and couch diet ( I lost 16 pounds) I want to add another dimension to my riding (too fat). 

If anyone has any recommendations, I am thinking of entry level bike in the 800 to 1000 dollar range. I am 5'10" with a 30 inch inseam. I really don't know how the sizes translate into centimeters.


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Re: Whats next for you?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2007, 09:06:36 PM »
Buy used .the wear and tare is so minimal on a road bike why pay retail!

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Re: Whats next for you?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2007, 10:06:41 PM »
Good Idea! I have spent some time on Ebay looking around. My problem is the sizing though? Any idea, I ride and 18 inch Kona. How would that size translate?

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Re: Whats next for you?
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2007, 02:34:09 PM »
Gregg,
   I'm 5'11" and am riding a 52 centimeter Lemond frame on both my road and cyclocross bike. Chainwheel drive did the fit for me and they seem to fit well. You'll find your riding characteristics will change alittle from the mountain bike to the road bike. You need to concentrate on your cadence, breathing, and spinning more perfect circles with your knees tucked in toward the top tube alittle more. Back straighter and bending at the waist to releive pressure on your lungs to ease breathing and to keep your arms bent at the elbows. I guarantee you'll enjoy a road bike even if our true love is on the mountain bike. It's great for endurance training and there  are some pretty nice paved traiols out there.
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Re: Whats next for you?
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2007, 10:05:55 PM »
I rotate what I spend money on each month between my bike and my Jeep.

This month I have two saddles and some tires that should be in the mail. They should be showing up this week, or at least early next week. I'm trying out both saddles, keeping one, and sending the other back. BlueSkyCycling said this was fine so long as there are no marks on the saddles. The tires are WTB Weirwolf 2.1 UST. I have the tubed version on the Warrior and like them so much that I'm putting them on the Rush.

Then next month I'm spending money on my Jeep (fix the AC!), so nothing for the bike.

In June I want to get a Thompson Masterpiece seatpost.

July will be replacing the windshield on the Jeep.

August might be a carbon fiber handlebar and new grips.

September... hmmm... redo the headliner?

I'm trying to make the bike lighter and the Jeep comfortable and safe.
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Re: Whats next for you?
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2007, 10:28:28 PM »
Ken,

What size frame is your mountain bike?

What is your inseam? (nothing personal really)

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Re: Whats next for you?
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2007, 09:21:19 AM »
just bough a rode bike,nothing fancy,im doing a transition from mtb,i think it will help me with the endurance.
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Re: Whats next for you?
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2007, 07:34:33 PM »
A lot of roadies around here lately! If I can do the ellijay trip  next week, we are bringing the road bikes also. I don't know if I can handle those mountain roads yet. The climbs and the speed going downhill. One small twitch with the handle bars and it could all be over. Crikey!
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Re: Whats next for you?
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2007, 09:28:28 PM »
Next on my list is a new frame and probably a build kit. I'm just looking for the right price and parts.
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Re: Whats next for you?
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2007, 10:28:33 PM »
That fire mountain frame is indestructable.

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Re: Whats next for you?
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2007, 04:38:53 PM »
Pretty much yeah, its a sick little frame. I'm planning on keeping it and just sticking the old fork back on. You really feel it on the fast tight stuff like Flatwoods. It just feels like I'm riding on top and that I'm goina tip over now, which I do now everyonce and a while. I would be more then willing to toss it in to take a few bucks off a bike.
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Re: Whats next for you?
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2007, 10:51:39 PM »

July will be replacing the windshield on the Jeep.

Florida law states that your windshield gets replaced at no cost or deductible through your auto insurance.  :-)

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Re: Whats next for you?
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2007, 11:02:11 AM »
I am planning on getting some ZTR rims and the stans no tube kit
EllsRider,
You will want to talk to Bob and Art on this.  I am sure you know all about it.  After seeing what Bob and Art went trhough on the recent SWAMP trip, I am not sure I would want to do what they did with tube tires but go tubeless with stans on it.  The saving in grams you get over a very light tire and very light tube may not be enough for me to outweight the pain of having to deal with the Stans to seat in.

I think it was the way Bob went about putting on the Stans I guess.  For starters, make sure you shake that bottle when is close.  And don't do it inside AJ;s shop just in case you get that white stuff all over their walls.  LOL....

 

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