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Old 06-29-2009, 01:40 PM   #1326
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How the eff do you even ride that?! You are like 30 degrees below horizontal
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:41 PM   #1327
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How the eff do you even ride that?! You are like 30 degrees below horizontal
Eh, that bike is easier to ride than that fuji with the slip and slide seat angle. It's a track bike (or wannabe), that's a pretty normal drop for that kind of bike.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:44 PM   #1328
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that's a pretty normal drop for that kind of bike.
Ya if you're a yoga instructor. Maybe its just the picture but it looks painfully uncomfortable.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:44 PM   #1329
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Why no on the carbon seat post?
I've seen carbon handlebars as well. Are they prone to shattering or something?
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:48 PM   #1330
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Eh, that bike is easier to ride than that fuji with the slip and slide seat angle. It's a track bike (or wannabe), that's a pretty normal drop for that kind of bike.
Ha...I rode that fuji (fixie) in the Harbor to the Bay ride (Boston to Provincetown - 125 miles) last year. All my other bikes have a normal seat angle, but that one doesn't. I messed around with it a lot. Strangely, it's the best position when you are pedaling for 8 hours straight on a fixie.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:50 PM   #1331
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Ya if you're a yoga instructor. Maybe its just the picture but it looks painfully uncomfortable.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:52 PM   #1332
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Ha...I rode that fuji (fixie) in the Harbor to the Bay ride (Boston to Provincetown - 125 miles) last year. All my other bikes have a normal seat angle, but that one doesn't. I messed around with it a lot. Strangely, it's the best position when you are pedaling for 8 hours straight on a fixie.
Man more power to you but my hands and arms hurt just looking at your bike setup.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:54 PM   #1333
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Man more power to you but my hands and arms hurt just looking at your bike setup.
That's funny. You aren't the first person to say such things. I put so much freaking seat time on that bike and kept fiddling. It's strangely comfy that way.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:57 PM   #1334
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Man more power to you but my hands and arms hurt just looking at your bike setup.
That bike will be my project this winter. I'm going to enhance it's stylo with hipster regalia.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:58 PM   #1335
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Because they can?

<hipster voice> It's a purer cycling experience man, when there are bumps in the road I want to feel them in my soul man. It's like, trying to hear the world with ear muffs on, it just doesn't work for me, I'm all about the purity of the experience. </hipster voice>

Just another reason to laugh at fixed gear riders.


I never understood that either...especially in winter

But if you want to make riding as painful as possible, grip tape just wont work out. I think I'm one of the only fixed gear riders who actually even wears a helmet around here. (I also have grips and a brake.)

My other bike:


I've had it for about a month and a half and LOVE it. Got some advice from OT actually, rode it and decided to buy. <3
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:25 PM   #1336
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Why no on the carbon seat post?
I've seen carbon handlebars as well. Are they prone to shattering or something?
http://www.more-mtb.org/forum/showthread.php?t=15498







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Old 06-29-2009, 04:08 PM   #1337
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Oh Snap!
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:07 PM   #1338
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Carbon seatpost? No thanks!
Yes, carbon parts break rather than bend, but, most of the time failures like that are attributable to ham-fisted wrenching. You must use a torque wrench and the proper specifications when clamping carbon parts, and you need to be very careful with frame prep too. Inspect thoroghly and file any burrs that may be on the I.D. of the seattube, because a scratch from a burr, as you ram the seatpost into the frame, can easily be the beginnings of a stress fracture.

WTF is up with the blue tape that was obviously on that post before it broke. There's more to that story than meets the eye, and I wouldn't avoid carbon parts just based on that example alone.
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:12 PM   #1339
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WTF is up with the blue tape that was obviously on that post before it broke. There's more to that story than meets the eye, and I wouldn't avoid carbon parts just based on that example alone.
from reading the thread i got the following.... painters tape put on to prevent scratches from the rear taillight. tape was put on AFTER post was attached.
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:19 PM   #1340
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http://www.bustedcarbon.com/

Some good busted carbon bike parts in there. My Scalpel has carbon chainstays and fork tube. Hopefully I don't see them break any time soon.
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:26 PM   #1341
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from reading the thread i got the following.... painters tape put on to prevent scratches from the rear taillight. tape was put on AFTER post was attached.
I know what he said, but that really looks like it's under the clamp in the photos.
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:39 PM   #1342
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I know what he said, but that really looks like it's under the clamp in the photos.
I'm with you, it definitely looks pre-failure.
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:04 PM   #1343
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Are they prone to shattering or something?
on my old C'dale, I had a Kestrel carbon bar on it for years....bought in '95 or something. I had bar-ends on it - normally a 'no-no' but Kestrel molded their bar over inserts at the ends to allow for bar-ends. When climbing a long hill and holding on to the bar-ends many years later, I felt the carbon crack from the torque. I quickly switched to the normal grips and checked the bar at the top of the hill. The whole outer skin had delaminated
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:06 PM   #1344
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on another angle, any suggestions for a city/slick tire for 26"? Looking at Conti Travel Contact

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Old 06-29-2009, 11:11 PM   #1345
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on my old C'dale, I had a Kestrel carbon bar on it for years....bought in '95 or something. I had bar-ends on it - normally a 'no-no' but Kestrel molded their bar over inserts at the ends to allow for bar-ends. When climbing a long hill and holding on to the bar-ends many years later, I felt the carbon crack from the torque. I quickly switched to the normal grips and checked the bar at the top of the hill. The whole outer skin had delaminated
The "for years" is what got you there. Even aluminum bars should be replaced every few years. Carbon should be replaced after two seasons, tops.
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:15 PM   #1346
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so, all carbon parts (bikes too) have a 2yr lifespan? doubtful, but yes, it was old
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It just occurred to me that I have carbon bars on my Heckler. Damnit!
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:02 AM   #1348
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PGT: Schwalbe Big Apples for city riding on a bike with lots of clearance. Hybrid tires like the one you posted are pretty pointless. I have no idea what the knobs on the sides are going to do except make you wipe out on slick roads.
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:13 AM   #1349
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This is my favorite bicycle. I love it -

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Old 06-30-2009, 03:33 AM   #1350
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6 grand?
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