Dem bicicletas, doe

Health, fitness, and nutrition freaks, lets see those gainz.
User avatar
Zillon
Trollistrator
Trollistrator
Posts: 22503
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:11 pm
Drives: 2016 Portapotty
Location: Dirty JerZ

Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:14 pm

dubshow wrote:
Zillon wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:29 pm
That kind of riding is always fun - riding the rollers through swampland. Very roller coaster like, and no big climbs.
yeah, compared to actual mountain climbs, we got nothing. It is pretty flowy with a few quick STEEP hills to get up and over.

Ordered my repair parts for Kuat rack. thanks :doge:
Yeah, we got elevation. Yesterday’s ride:

Image
Zildor the Magnificent
Mazderp Dillerman Extraordinaire
Garage: 2016 Heep | 2009 Meata

User avatar
Johnny_P
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Posts: 33623
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:52 am
Drives: Burble
Location: Blowin' fat stacks in Philly

Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:18 pm

Zillon wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:11 pm
Johnny_P wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:54 pm


My definition of gravel or yours? :mahman:
No chunky singletrack, plz. But 38s with some tread will get me to places I couldn't before.
Word. Yeah I could come up with a 25-40 miler with some light/moderate singletrack and one or two sketchy short downhills thrown in.

User avatar
Johnny_P
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Posts: 33623
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:52 am
Drives: Burble
Location: Blowin' fat stacks in Philly

Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:19 pm

I should ride today. Pioneers belmont challenge. Ride the most / biggest loop in Belmont without circling back or riding anything twice. So far the front runner has 13 and change miles. I think I can do 14.5.

User avatar
dubshow
Senior Master Sirloin
Senior Master Sirloin
Posts: 9196
Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:18 am
Drives: All of them

Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:31 pm

Zillon wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:14 pm
dubshow wrote:
yeah, compared to actual mountain climbs, we got nothing. It is pretty flowy with a few quick STEEP hills to get up and over.

Ordered my repair parts for Kuat rack. thanks :doge:
Yeah, we got elevation. Yesterday’s ride:

Image
:lolol:

yeah...
Elevation Gain:
85 feet
This post is illegal in the European Union.

User avatar
Zillon
Trollistrator
Trollistrator
Posts: 22503
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:11 pm
Drives: 2016 Portapotty
Location: Dirty JerZ

Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:35 pm

Johnny_P wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:19 pm
I should ride today. Pioneers belmont challenge. Ride the most / biggest loop in Belmont without circling back or riding anything twice. So far the front runner has 13 and change miles. I think I can do 14.5.
:doit:
Zildor the Magnificent
Mazderp Dillerman Extraordinaire
Garage: 2016 Heep | 2009 Meata

User avatar
D Griff
Chief Master Sirloin
Chief Master Sirloin
Posts: 12241
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:49 am
Drives: AARPurple Brub Tub

Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:37 pm

I want to ride... missed out this morning before work to sleep. Hopefully Friyay I can hit Sherman Branch.

User avatar
MexicanYarisTK
First Sirloin
First Sirloin
Posts: 6209
Joined: Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:14 am
Drives: a car w/ an auschwitz dipstick
Location: 23 miles from the White Haus

Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:39 pm

D Griff wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:37 pm
I want to ride... missed out this morning before work to sleep. Hopefully Friyay I can hit Sherman Branch.
I haven't been back on the bike for months and I've found some new trails not far from my new place :notsure:
Zillon wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:46 pm
Honesty is the best :alpo: policy.
check my yarii fools @tkmk777

User avatar
Zillon
Trollistrator
Trollistrator
Posts: 22503
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:11 pm
Drives: 2016 Portapotty
Location: Dirty JerZ

Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:45 pm

D Griff wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:37 pm
I want to ride... missed out this morning before work to sleep. Hopefully Friyay I can hit Sherman Branch.
I went and got re-fit on my CAAD yesterday (saddle was too low by 1.5 CM, which is yuge in cycling fitment) - I've been riding this whole season with my saddle too low on everything. :doomed:

I then went out for a 46 mile test ride yesterday afternoon to see how things felt. Pedal stroke felt smoother, but since I'm not used to the higher position, everything feels a bit too high. I'll get used to it.

Also blew some :troywax: on new MTB/Gravel shoes, tubes, and a saddlebag for Sunday's 120 mile Gravelgasm. 38C Maxxis Rambler tires arrived today courtesy of the Facetube marketplace, cranks should arrive tomorrow, express shipped from Commiefornia. Tomorrow night I need to transfer over the new fit measurements and swap cranks and install the gravel tires on the Sacklist.

And then I just need to head out to Lewisburg at about 1PM on Saturday and get my head in the game.
Zildor the Magnificent
Mazderp Dillerman Extraordinaire
Garage: 2016 Heep | 2009 Meata

User avatar
D Griff
Chief Master Sirloin
Chief Master Sirloin
Posts: 12241
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:49 am
Drives: AARPurple Brub Tub

Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:59 pm

Zillon wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:45 pm
D Griff wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:37 pm
I want to ride... missed out this morning before work to sleep. Hopefully Friyay I can hit Sherman Branch.
I went and got re-fit on my CAAD yesterday (saddle was too low by 1.5 CM, which is yuge in cycling fitment) - I've been riding this whole season with my saddle too low on everything. :doomed:

I then went out for a 46 mile test ride yesterday afternoon to see how things felt. Pedal stroke felt smoother, but since I'm not used to the higher position, everything feels a bit too high. I'll get used to it.

Also blew some :troywax: on new MTB/Gravel shoes, tubes, and a saddlebag for Sunday's 120 mile Gravelgasm. 38C Maxxis Rambler tires arrived today courtesy of the Facetube marketplace, cranks should arrive tomorrow, express shipped from Commiefornia. Tomorrow night I need to transfer over the new fit measurements and swap cranks and install the gravel tires on the Sacklist.

And then I just need to head out to Lewisburg at about 1PM on Saturday and get my head in the game.
Do you not clip in on the MTB? I've been contemplating some shoes.

User avatar
Zillon
Trollistrator
Trollistrator
Posts: 22503
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:11 pm
Drives: 2016 Portapotty
Location: Dirty JerZ

Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:49 pm

D Griff wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:59 pm
Zillon wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:45 pm


I went and got re-fit on my CAAD yesterday (saddle was too low by 1.5 CM, which is yuge in cycling fitment) - I've been riding this whole season with my saddle too low on everything. :doomed:

I then went out for a 46 mile test ride yesterday afternoon to see how things felt. Pedal stroke felt smoother, but since I'm not used to the higher position, everything feels a bit too high. I'll get used to it.

Also blew some :troywax: on new MTB/Gravel shoes, tubes, and a saddlebag for Sunday's 120 mile Gravelgasm. 38C Maxxis Rambler tires arrived today courtesy of the Facetube marketplace, cranks should arrive tomorrow, express shipped from Commiefornia. Tomorrow night I need to transfer over the new fit measurements and swap cranks and install the gravel tires on the Sacklist.

And then I just need to head out to Lewisburg at about 1PM on Saturday and get my head in the game.
Do you not clip in on the MTB? I've been contemplating some shoes.
No, I do - I've been clipping into my bikes since 2007.

Picked these up at the local shop: https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/product/ ... ME400.html
Zildor the Magnificent
Mazderp Dillerman Extraordinaire
Garage: 2016 Heep | 2009 Meata

User avatar
Apex
Command Chief Master Sirloin
Command Chief Master Sirloin
Posts: 24903
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:36 pm
Drives: CookieMonster
Location: NJ

Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:50 pm

Zillon wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:45 pm
D Griff wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:37 pm
I want to ride... missed out this morning before work to sleep. Hopefully Friyay I can hit Sherman Branch.
I went and got re-fit on my CAAD yesterday (saddle was too low by 1.5 CM, which is yuge in cycling fitment) - I've been riding this whole season with my saddle too low on everything. :doomed:

I then went out for a 46 mile test ride yesterday afternoon to see how things felt. Pedal stroke felt smoother, but since I'm not used to the higher position, everything feels a bit too high. I'll get used to it.

Also blew some :troywax: on new MTB/Gravel shoes, tubes, and a saddlebag for Sunday's 120 mile Gravelgasm. 38C Maxxis Rambler tires arrived today courtesy of the Facetube marketplace, cranks should arrive tomorrow, express shipped from Commiefornia. Tomorrow night I need to transfer over the new fit measurements and swap cranks and install the gravel tires on the Sacklist.

And then I just need to head out to Lewisburg at about 1PM on Saturday and get my head in the game.
Damn, too late to get a :neek: kit made up.

Kick some ass!

User avatar
Zillon
Trollistrator
Trollistrator
Posts: 22503
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:11 pm
Drives: 2016 Portapotty
Location: Dirty JerZ

Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:00 pm

Apex wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:50 pm
Zillon wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:45 pm


I went and got re-fit on my CAAD yesterday (saddle was too low by 1.5 CM, which is yuge in cycling fitment) - I've been riding this whole season with my saddle too low on everything. :doomed:

I then went out for a 46 mile test ride yesterday afternoon to see how things felt. Pedal stroke felt smoother, but since I'm not used to the higher position, everything feels a bit too high. I'll get used to it.

Also blew some :troywax: on new MTB/Gravel shoes, tubes, and a saddlebag for Sunday's 120 mile Gravelgasm. 38C Maxxis Rambler tires arrived today courtesy of the Facetube marketplace, cranks should arrive tomorrow, express shipped from Commiefornia. Tomorrow night I need to transfer over the new fit measurements and swap cranks and install the gravel tires on the Sacklist.

And then I just need to head out to Lewisburg at about 1PM on Saturday and get my head in the game.
Damn, too late to get a :neek: kit made up.

Kick some ass!
Nah, rockin' the Blacklist kit.

Image
Zildor the Magnificent
Mazderp Dillerman Extraordinaire
Garage: 2016 Heep | 2009 Meata

User avatar
Apex
Command Chief Master Sirloin
Command Chief Master Sirloin
Posts: 24903
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:36 pm
Drives: CookieMonster
Location: NJ

Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:03 pm

Zillon wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:00 pm
Apex wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:50 pm


Damn, too late to get a :neek: kit made up.

Kick some ass!
Nah, rockin' the Blacklist kit.

Image
:like: no reason not to rock it.

User avatar
Zillon
Trollistrator
Trollistrator
Posts: 22503
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:11 pm
Drives: 2016 Portapotty
Location: Dirty JerZ

Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:08 pm

I underestimated the sheer scale of this event.

900+ entrants. The 120 miler field is 300 deep.

Enough people for the pre-race meeting to fill the Lewisburg downtown theatre twice.

Tomorrow is gonna be epic.

Image

Image

Image

Image
Zildor the Magnificent
Mazderp Dillerman Extraordinaire
Garage: 2016 Heep | 2009 Meata

User avatar
Tarspin
Senior Master Sirloin
Senior Master Sirloin
Posts: 8571
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:06 pm
Drives: mk7 :gorf:
Location: Toronto, Canada

Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:04 am

Hey guys, I am looking at buying used one of the following, which do you think is the better buy:

1.) TREK FX3 mint condition - 9 months old for $400 (loonies)
-isozone gel grips
-rack
-alum frame with FX carbon forks
-bontrager tubeless ready disk 32h
-formula DC22 alloy rear hub
-formula alloy 6 bolt 12mm thru axle, 32h
-shimano acera
-shimano Alivio T4000 9 SPDR
-acera front crank

2.) Cannondale CX 1 near mint condition - 2 yrs old for $600
Also considerably equipped, I can pull stats..

Both bikes have hydraulic disk brakes, and all the usual medium grade goodies, they are probably 1k new +/-

Are these basically same shit/different color where the lower price is the key factor is one the better buy? This is the top of my buying range and I'm looking for casual riding on multi-terrain trails and roads with a reasonably composed road/mountain hybrid bike.

Time sensitive on the trek, I'm leaning towards :scrooge: but know little about bikes. Also resale might play into the equation in case I off it for something different in the future.

User avatar
Johnny_P
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Posts: 33623
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:52 am
Drives: Burble
Location: Blowin' fat stacks in Philly

Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:17 am

Tarspin wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:04 am
Hey guys, I am looking at buying used one of the following, which do you think is the better buy:

1.) TREK FX3 mint condition - 9 months old for $400 (loonies)
-isozone gel grips
-rack
-alum frame with FX carbon forks
-bontrager tubeless ready disk 32h
-formula DC22 alloy rear hub
-formula alloy 6 bolt 12mm thru axle, 32h
-shimano acera
-shimano Alivio T4000 9 SPDR
-acera front crank

2.) Cannondale CX 1 near mint condition - 2 yrs old for $600
Also considerably equipped, I can pull stats..

Both bikes have hydraulic disk brakes, and all the usual medium grade goodies, they are probably 1k new +/-

Are these basically same shit/different color where the lower price is the key factor is one the better buy? This is the top of my buying range and I'm looking for casual riding on multi-terrain trails and roads with a reasonably composed road/mountain hybrid bike.

Time sensitive on the trek, I'm leaning towards :scrooge: but know little about bikes. Also resale might play into the equation in case I off it for something different in the future.
Honestly I'd base this on condition and how they ride. If one rides smoother, go for it. If one has a rusted chain and fraying tires and isn't shifting correctly.... it'll cost money to get it to a rideable condition. Look for dented frames, scrapes are fine.

Both of these bikes are excellent picks for light path and cruiser type duty.

User avatar
Tarspin
Senior Master Sirloin
Senior Master Sirloin
Posts: 8571
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:06 pm
Drives: mk7 :gorf:
Location: Toronto, Canada

Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:34 am

Johnny_P wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:17 am
Tarspin wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:04 am
Hey guys, I am looking at buying used one of the following, which do you think is the better buy:

1.) TREK FX3 mint condition - 9 months old for $400 (loonies)
-isozone gel grips
-rack
-alum frame with FX carbon forks
-bontrager tubeless ready disk 32h
-formula DC22 alloy rear hub
-formula alloy 6 bolt 12mm thru axle, 32h
-shimano acera
-shimano Alivio T4000 9 SPDR
-acera front crank

2.) Cannondale CX 1 near mint condition - 2 yrs old for $600
Also considerably equipped, I can pull stats..

Both bikes have hydraulic disk brakes, and all the usual medium grade goodies, they are probably 1k new +/-

Are these basically same shit/different color where the lower price is the key factor is one the better buy? This is the top of my buying range and I'm looking for casual riding on multi-terrain trails and roads with a reasonably composed road/mountain hybrid bike.

Time sensitive on the trek, I'm leaning towards :scrooge: but know little about bikes. Also resale might play into the equation in case I off it for something different in the future.
Honestly I'd base this on condition and how they ride. If one rides smoother, go for it. If one has a rusted chain and fraying tires and isn't shifting correctly.... it'll cost money to get it to a rideable condition. Look for dented frames, scrapes are fine.

Both of these bikes are excellent picks for light path and cruiser type duty.
Ok awesome, I'm going to look at the Cannondale first. I guess if it's in good shape i might just grab it. The trek is a bit of a drive away but obviously worth the effort to save $200.

:excited:

User avatar
Tarspin
Senior Master Sirloin
Senior Master Sirloin
Posts: 8571
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:06 pm
Drives: mk7 :gorf:
Location: Toronto, Canada

Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:03 pm

I grabbed the cannondale, the condition of it is good/great and was used for light duty one year by the lady that owned it. She dropped the price to 575 and included a hatch mount bike rack that holds two bikes, the pump which itself looks pretty neat, a back rack that comes with a storage bag, two matching water bottle holders and bottles, and a lock.

All in all a pretty good :dill:

The back tar has a little more wear then the front, gears shift smoothly and are crisp, I'll probably get a new chain :notsure: if it needs one, but at least a good cleaning since the grease has collected some dust. It has a kickstand :whocares:

Pretty pumped, now I need to find one in good condition used for Nicole.

Thanks :wasteful: , appreciate the input. 👍

User avatar
Johnny_P
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Posts: 33623
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:52 am
Drives: Burble
Location: Blowin' fat stacks in Philly

Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:15 pm

Tarspin wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:03 pm
I grabbed the cannondale, the condition of it is good/great and was used for light duty one year by the lady that owned it. She dropped the price to 575 and included a hatch mount bike rack that holds two bikes, the pump which itself looks pretty neat, a back rack that comes with a storage bag, two matching water bottle holders and bottles, and a lock.

All in all a pretty good :dill:

The back tar has a little more wear then the front, gears shift smoothly and are crisp, I'll probably get a new chain :notsure: if it needs one, but at least a good cleaning since the grease has collected some dust. It has a kickstand :whocares:

Pretty pumped, now I need to find one in good condition used for Nicole.

Thanks :wasteful: , appreciate the input. 👍
Yeah that's an extra few hundo of crap. Nice!
If you clean the chain, use a degreaser of any type, and then apply chain lube. Don't re-lube anything on the bike with WD-40, that's a solvent and will purge grease out.

User avatar
troyguitar
Chief Master Sirloin
Chief Master Sirloin
Posts: 14701
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:15 am
Drives: Hot Rod Lincoln
Location: Hoth

Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:11 pm

I almost bought an FX3 when I started this summer and kind of wish I'd just bought it and not learned anything else about bikes. It was comfy and priced OK even new. :derp:

I'm still not at all comfortable on the drop bar bike but gave into the hype that it's the only way to ride. Add in the stupid :fancy: shoes and pedals and I'm feeling all :butwhy: when the original goal was merely to get in shape.

User avatar
Tarspin
Senior Master Sirloin
Senior Master Sirloin
Posts: 8571
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:06 pm
Drives: mk7 :gorf:
Location: Toronto, Canada

Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:39 pm

troyguitar wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:11 pm
I almost bought an FX3 when I started this summer and kind of wish I'd just bought it and not learned anything else about bikes. It was comfy and priced OK even new. :derp:

I'm still not at all comfortable on the drop bar bike but gave into the hype that it's the only way to ride. Add in the stupid :fancy: shoes and pedals and I'm feeling all :butwhy: when the original goal was merely to get in shape.
I'm taking the blue pill here, not going to think about how other bikes could have been a better buy or better suited. The bike I got is a pretty good all around, and will do light trails and road just the same. I may regret not having :fancy: shoes when I smash my shins but for now good enough is good enough.. if I ever get more serious I guess I can always sell and buy something else used or whatever. The only thing :notsure: are the tires, they seem a little thin for off road use but they claim to be up to the task as long as I don't do anything too bold.

User avatar
troyguitar
Chief Master Sirloin
Chief Master Sirloin
Posts: 14701
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:15 am
Drives: Hot Rod Lincoln
Location: Hoth

Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:41 pm

Tarz are cheap, like $60 a pair on amazon for decent stuff and easy to change on your own.

User avatar
Johnny_P
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Chief Master Sirloin of the Wasteful Steak
Posts: 33623
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:52 am
Drives: Burble
Location: Blowin' fat stacks in Philly

Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:43 pm

Tarspin wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:39 pm
troyguitar wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:11 pm
I almost bought an FX3 when I started this summer and kind of wish I'd just bought it and not learned anything else about bikes. It was comfy and priced OK even new. :derp:

I'm still not at all comfortable on the drop bar bike but gave into the hype that it's the only way to ride. Add in the stupid :fancy: shoes and pedals and I'm feeling all :butwhy: when the original goal was merely to get in shape.
I'm taking the blue pill here, not going to think about how other bikes could have been a better buy or better suited. The bike I got is a pretty good all around, and will do light trails and road just the same. I may regret not having :fancy: shoes when I smash my shins but for now good enough is good enough.. if I ever get more serious I guess I can always sell and buy something else used or whatever. The only thing :notsure: are the tires, they seem a little thin for off road use but they claim to be up to the task as long as I don't do anything too bold.
Packed gravel trails and easy dirt roads are about as far as I'd take this bike.

User avatar
Tarspin
Senior Master Sirloin
Senior Master Sirloin
Posts: 8571
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:06 pm
Drives: mk7 :gorf:
Location: Toronto, Canada

Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:24 pm

I took it for a spin to the beach and around town, the gear sets are better then anything I've experienced to date, all of it really. I'm :fuckyeah: about the purchase! Good :dill: is good.

I don't think I'll do much more then it's designed for and have tons of groomed trails to my disposal, so this seems like the best fit. Going to eat a late lunch and :scoot: back to the city. :like:

User avatar
troyguitar
Chief Master Sirloin
Chief Master Sirloin
Posts: 14701
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:15 am
Drives: Hot Rod Lincoln
Location: Hoth

Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:30 pm

Tarspin wrote:I took it for a spin to the beach and around town, the gear sets are better then anything I've experienced to date, all of it really. I'm :fuckyeah: about the purchase! Good :dill: is good.

I don't think I'll do much more then it's designed for and have tons of groomed trails to my disposal, so this seems like the best fit. Going to eat a late lunch and :scoot: back to the city. :like:
I'm impressed that you are riding up there. It's cold. I put my bike away for the winter and am setting it up on the indoor trainer as soon as I get the last few pieces delivered.

Post Reply
  • Information
  • Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest