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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #330 on: October 12, 2011, 09:26:24 AM »
Are all the spokes true? If one's slightly out it'll put a lot more load on it's neighbours :-\
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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #331 on: October 12, 2011, 12:37:08 PM »
i had same issue , years back ..im abt 65kg back then ::)..
could be needing checks on spoke tensioning ..it was a mavc517xc rim, handmade installer at local bike shop... one time problem of spoke broke under load during uphill.
redo tension ..all is well after that..
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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #332 on: October 12, 2011, 04:47:37 PM »
Are all the spokes true? If one's slightly out it'll put a lot more load on it's neighbours :-\

The spokes may not have been true the first time but they were true the following times as I had just picked it up from the shop. 

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« Reply #333 on: October 12, 2011, 06:03:32 PM »
the shop might have loosened some of them too much so they are easily coming undone?
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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #334 on: October 13, 2011, 12:23:57 AM »
I checked them and they all seemed to be tight.  Perhaps I need to just go and buy a new rim.  If not, I think I am going to get a new bike sometime soon anyway.  I'm looking at the Madone series but there is a part of me that wants to throw my hat in the singlespeed ring. 

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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #335 on: October 13, 2011, 09:48:37 AM »
I checked them and they all seemed to be tight.  Perhaps I need to just go and buy a new rim.  If not, I think I am going to get a new bike sometime soon anyway.  I'm looking at the Madone series but there is a part of me that wants to throw my hat in the singlespeed ring.
I pity your poor knees already mate :D
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« Reply #336 on: October 13, 2011, 10:05:19 AM »
I checked them and they all seemed to be tight.  Perhaps I need to just go and buy a new rim.  If not, I think I am going to get a new bike sometime soon anyway.  I'm looking at the Madone series but there is a part of me that wants to throw my hat in the singlespeed ring.
I pity your poor knees already mate :D

The reason i stopped riding SS and fixed gears was my knees, i do like SS though as a basic bike, but due to pulling the kids in the trailer i stick with gears these days plus when very tired after a bad night shift the granny gear comes in handy on a steep hill going home  :D
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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #337 on: October 13, 2011, 06:42:17 PM »
Strange enough, the hills that I climb around here I climb in a higher gear on my 7.2 than I would climb on a singlespeed.  There are not many climbs around here that are greater than a mile in length.  I do understand the purpose of having a granny gear though.     

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« Reply #338 on: October 11, 2012, 03:42:19 PM »
Just paid for one of these and pick it up tomorrow.
http://m.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/category/bikes/mountain/product/review-voodoo-hoodoo-12-46194

I have not rid a bike in 20 years so should be fun.
My trouble is i never show initiative, but that's only because no one has told me to.

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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #339 on: October 11, 2012, 04:23:47 PM »
Just paid for one of these and pick it up tomorrow.
http://m.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/category/bikes/mountain/product/review-voodoo-hoodoo-12-46194

I have not rid a bike in 20 years so should be fun.

I like that chip and anything with joe murray on is good in my book as i rode konas for years including my old explosive, so a good choice  :salute:
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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #340 on: October 11, 2012, 05:00:54 PM »
Just paid for one of these and pick it up tomorrow.
http://m.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/category/bikes/mountain/product/review-voodoo-hoodoo-12-46194

I have not rid a bike in 20 years so should be fun.

looks like a nice bike!
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« Reply #341 on: October 11, 2012, 11:49:24 PM »
Zed, Ryan thanks, I hope it is as good as the reviews say.
I have not ridden a bike since in my teens and mountain bikes have come a long way since then.
More like oversized BMXs  than road bikes with chunky tyres and straight bars as I remember them.

Reason behind my purchase is I have not been able to run for 6 or so weeks due to a knee injury that does not seem to want to heal.
So I  plan to use the bike knee permitting to keep my fitness up and hopefully the exercise may even help my knee recover.

My trouble is i never show initiative, but that's only because no one has told me to.

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« Reply #342 on: October 12, 2012, 12:05:37 AM »
Good luck chip just make sure you set the bike up right and don't push too big gear ,I've a bad knee so feel your pain mate .
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« Reply #343 on: October 16, 2012, 06:02:18 AM »
As I am new to MT.O still, I'm discovering new areas and stopped to check out this thread. I'd like to get in on the discussion as well. I have an Orbea Aqua 2011 that I got in March, Since then I've put over 800 miles on it. I have been cycling on and off during my career and got into it more since retiring. I started a thread on Cycling EDC in the Gadget Freak/EDC Forum last week. Any of you guys/ gals that cycle have ideas and haven't been there to post and would like to please feel free. I'm always looking into new ways to improve what I carry and do while cycling.

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« Reply #344 on: December 15, 2012, 06:31:20 PM »


This made me laugh.
My trouble is i never show initiative, but that's only because no one has told me to.

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« Reply #345 on: December 16, 2012, 01:17:09 PM »
As I am new to MT.O still, I'm discovering new areas and stopped to check out this thread. I'd like to get in on the discussion as well. I have an Orbea Aqua 2011 that I got in March, Since then I've put over 800 miles on it. I have been cycling on and off during my career and got into it more since retiring. I started a thread on Cycling EDC in the Gadget Freak/EDC Forum last week. Any of you guys/ gals that cycle have ideas and haven't been there to post and would like to please feel free. I'm always looking into new ways to improve what I carry and do while cycling.

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i haven't seen that brand over here

one thing i read to try for training is if you have clip in shoes try too cycle just on one leg for a few minutes then alternate can be hard work sometimes!
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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #346 on: December 17, 2012, 06:03:38 PM »
Living in the Netherlands, a lot of just A to B transport is done by bike. So, I've got one of these:  :)
A knife-carrying guide for the international traveller. : http://forum.multitool.or...ex.php/topic,47532.0.html

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« Reply #347 on: December 17, 2012, 06:10:07 PM »
I love Gazelles!

Lovely practical bicycles :)

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« Reply #348 on: December 17, 2012, 07:22:38 PM »
Love.love, LOVE that Gazelle!¡!
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« Reply #349 on: December 19, 2012, 11:56:18 PM »
So here's my road bike, which sees most of my mileage.



I also have a track bike, touring bike, and mountain bike, but no recent pictures of them.

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« Reply #350 on: December 20, 2012, 12:03:19 AM »
Nice bike. A ten speeder? I used to have one of those. Those things are FAST on the road.

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« Reply #351 on: December 23, 2012, 05:04:12 PM »
Very nice mate  :tu: very classic loolking and looks like the bikes i raced on back in the 90's thanks for sharing  :tu:
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« Reply #352 on: December 23, 2012, 07:46:08 PM »
That does look quick! :)

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« Reply #353 on: December 24, 2012, 03:33:24 AM »
Cheers guys. I love this bike.

Very nice mate  :tu: very classic loolking and looks like the bikes i raced on back in the 90's thanks for sharing  :tu:

I love mid-to-late 90's era road bikes. Simple, beautiful machines.

The new carbon fiber bikes with huge tubes and garish logos are mind blowingly ugly to me.

I'd love to see some of your old bikes if you have any photos!

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« Reply #354 on: December 24, 2012, 04:43:25 AM »
I put almost 3000 commuting miles on my baby this year.

Salsa Vaya3 upgraded to Retroshift CX2 brakes and shifters. Freakin' awesome bike. Great for long range commuting, light touring and gravel grinding.




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« Reply #355 on: December 24, 2012, 06:43:21 AM »
Very cool bike buzz!¡! I really am keen to the two-tone handle bar tape.


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« Reply #356 on: December 24, 2012, 11:03:32 AM »
I need a new bike :( I loved my Brompton, but I've got a real hunger for a Dawes Nomad!

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« Reply #357 on: January 02, 2013, 05:14:24 PM »
Here's my Sillgey green Mini-Velo polo bike. I have a purple one, too, with Samurai warrior masks all over it.


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« Reply #358 on: January 02, 2013, 07:30:29 PM »
Now that's a mad sport!!! :)

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Here's my Sillgey green Mini-Velo polo bike. I have a purple one, too, with Samurai warrior masks all over it.

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