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There's barely any deals ever. For black friday all they offered was a bottle opener, sweat shirt and a water bottle with a rack purchase.

It's worth the money though. Plus, they have an awesome wall mount.
Guess I better jump on this - any chance you could pick it up?

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bop ... 13603.html
It's 45+ minutes west of me with traffic - no time on a lunch break. Maybe they can drop it here?

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Throw in a hill or two to build some muscle. Mountain biking requires a good bit of muscle power, as it tends to be short bursts of power whereas road biking is more constant even power.
My lifting program is pretty heavy on squats so I should hopefully be okay lol
Diesel is my thing... :notsure:

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My lifting program is pretty heavy on squats so I should hopefully be okay lol
Diesel is my thing... :notsure:
1500 RPM all day every day.
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Guess I better jump on this - any chance you could pick it up?

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bop ... 13603.html
It's 45+ minutes west of me with traffic - no time on a lunch break. Maybe they can drop it here?
I'll inquire.
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Diesel is my thing... :notsure:
1500 RPM all day every day.
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1500 RPM all day every day.
:dat:
You'd be a good guy to hide behind in a paceline on the road. :lolol:

Need to get you on the road for some endurance building.
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1500 RPM all day every day.
:dat:
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:dat:
You'd be a good guy to hide behind in a paceline on the road. :lolol:

Need to get you on the road for some endurance building.
Yeah, getting some road miles would be a good idea I think.

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Damn.

I just wish they weren't as heavy as alloy bikes.

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You'd be a good guy to hide behind in a paceline on the road. :lolol:

Need to get you on the road for some endurance building.
Yeah, getting some road miles would be a good idea I think.
What's your inseam? If you pick up a pair of shoes, I could probably put you on the Schwinn - it's rated for burly dudes like yourself.
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Damn.

I just wish they weren't as heavy as alloy bikes.
That leaded carbon fiber tho. Their alloy bikes are like 2 lbs heavier than their cf ones too :yikes:

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Yeah, getting some road miles would be a good idea I think.
What's your inseam? If you pick up a pair of shoes, I could probably put you on the Schwinn - it's rated for burly dudes like yourself.
30" inseam IIRC.

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What's your inseam? If you pick up a pair of shoes, I could probably put you on the Schwinn - it's rated for burly dudes like yourself.
30" inseam IIRC.
Hm, might be too big. Damn. Next time you're over I'll have you straddle it. :hue:
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Hai guise. It was a nice 52 or so this morning so I went on a pre-work ride at the US National Whitewater Center here in Charlotte. Really :fuckyeah: that that place is on the way to my orifice. Road about 12 miles on the trails there, over 50 miles total. Good shit.

Also... for the experts. I am thinking about buying the gf a bike. Budget of under $500 (preferably well under), new or used, would be for light road, greenways, derping, no long rides or difficult trail stuff at all. Any recomendations? She seems to like beach cruiser style stuff, but those are lame, I'd likel something that isn't 100 pounds. Some kind of hybrid thing would be neat, I know little about bikes.
https://www.linusbike.com/products/rover-3

Something like this.

Honestly, best bet is going to the LBS to see what they have. Find something old stock or whatever.

Or
https://charlotte.craigslist.org/bik/d/ ... 16508.html

Whatever fits her right though. Ask her what style she would like. Anything is fine on paths.
Thanks man. I probably won't bite the bullet until spring. That Rover is pretty :waxer: for something that will only be casually ridden. I'll have to just search the local CL when the time comes... That road bike looks pretty decent though, but I'm concerned she won't be as comfortable on something like that with skinny, high PSI tars, although it would really make more sense.

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Got the mount on and a test fit with the bike. Just waiting on the fairing to show up later today. Will be taking it out for a ride tomorrow.

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Sick dude, also sweet casa, looks like you have some nice views there. I actually might end up with a roof rack setup, curious to hear your impressions. I didn't really love the one I had on my Civic back in college, but the car was also so under-powered, the extra wind resistance really made a difference.

Where are you riding at Myrtle Beach, is there anything cool down there? It's only like three hours from here but never really thought about heading East to ride, we have some allegedly great stuff up towards the mountains.

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Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:10 pm
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30" inseam IIRC.
Hm, might be too big. Damn. Next time you're over I'll have you straddle it. :hue:
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Zillon wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:10 pm
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30" inseam IIRC.
Hm, might be too big. Damn. Next time you're over I'll have you straddle it. :hue:
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D Griff wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:24 pm
dtraill27 wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:21 pm
Got the mount on and a test fit with the bike. Just waiting on the fairing to show up later today. Will be taking it out for a ride tomorrow.

Ignore the Johnny P level of filth on the car

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Sick dude, also sweet casa, looks like you have some nice views there. I actually might end up with a roof rack setup, curious to hear your impressions. I didn't really love the one I had on my Civic back in college, but the car was also so under-powered, the extra wind resistance really made a difference.

Where are you riding at Myrtle Beach, is there anything cool down there? It's only like three hours from here but never really thought about heading East to ride, we have some allegedly great stuff up towards the mountains.
Yeah the Appalachian trail runs on the top of the ridge you can see from my backyard it's pretty nice. Overall I like the rack but I won't be keeping it on the car when not in use. The wind noise is pretty loud especially before I got the fairing but I'm also seeing a pretty big impact on mpg.

As far as Myrtle goes I only know of the one place my brother in law goes https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7002890/the-hulk

There is a lot of video on it on YouTube

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dtraill27 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:12 pm
D Griff wrote:
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Sick dude, also sweet casa, looks like you have some nice views there. I actually might end up with a roof rack setup, curious to hear your impressions. I didn't really love the one I had on my Civic back in college, but the car was also so under-powered, the extra wind resistance really made a difference.

Where are you riding at Myrtle Beach, is there anything cool down there? It's only like three hours from here but never really thought about heading East to ride, we have some allegedly great stuff up towards the mountains.
Yeah the Appalachian trail runs on the top of the ridge you can see from my backyard it's pretty nice. Overall I like the rack but I won't be keeping it on the car when not in use. The wind noise is pretty loud especially before I got the fairing but I'm also seeing a pretty big impact on mpg.

As far as Myrtle goes I only know of the one place my brother in law goes https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7002890/the-hulk

There is a lot of video on it on YouTube
:word:

I found the mileage hit to be insane in my Civic, like cut in half.

That looks like a fun spot, crazy how different that trail is from the stuff here being only a few hours away, the coastal geography is nothing like the Piedmont. Should be manageable though, not too much elevation change out there!

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D Griff wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:30 pm
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Yeah the Appalachian trail runs on the top of the ridge you can see from my backyard it's pretty nice. Overall I like the rack but I won't be keeping it on the car when not in use. The wind noise is pretty loud especially before I got the fairing but I'm also seeing a pretty big impact on mpg.

As far as Myrtle goes I only know of the one place my brother in law goes https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7002890/the-hulk

There is a lot of video on it on YouTube
:word:

I found the mileage hit to be insane in my Civic, like cut in half.

That looks like a fun spot, crazy how different that trail is from the stuff here being only a few hours away, the coastal geography is nothing like the Piedmont. Should be manageable though, not too much elevation change out there!
Yeah mine has been about a 5mpg hit so far. Tank is averaging 31 right now instead of 36

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Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:39 pm

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Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:33 pm
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:word:

I found the mileage hit to be insane in my Civic, like cut in half.

That looks like a fun spot, crazy how different that trail is from the stuff here being only a few hours away, the coastal geography is nothing like the Piedmont. Should be manageable though, not too much elevation change out there!
Yeah mine has been about a 5mpg hit so far. Tank is averaging 31 right now instead of 36
Yeah I lose about the same when I have mine on. Did you go with the square bars?

Whispbars are supposed to be quiet but if I remember right they were way more than OEM and a bit more than Thules.
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D Griff wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:30 pm
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:12 pm


Yeah the Appalachian trail runs on the top of the ridge you can see from my backyard it's pretty nice. Overall I like the rack but I won't be keeping it on the car when not in use. The wind noise is pretty loud especially before I got the fairing but I'm also seeing a pretty big impact on mpg.

As far as Myrtle goes I only know of the one place my brother in law goes https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7002890/the-hulk

There is a lot of video on it on YouTube
:word:

I found the mileage hit to be insane in my Civic, like cut in half.

That looks like a fun spot, crazy how different that trail is from the stuff here being only a few hours away, the coastal geography is nothing like the Piedmont. Should be manageable though, not too much elevation change out there!
OMG my car would be in the teens 😦

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Johnny_P wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:40 pm
D Griff wrote:
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:word:

I found the mileage hit to be insane in my Civic, like cut in half.

That looks like a fun spot, crazy how different that trail is from the stuff here being only a few hours away, the coastal geography is nothing like the Piedmont. Should be manageable though, not too much elevation change out there!
OMG my car would be in the teens 😦
You already are in the teens. You'd be single digits with a rack. :lol:
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Yeah mine has been about a 5mpg hit so far. Tank is averaging 31 right now instead of 36
Yeah I lose about the same when I have mine on. Did you go with the square bars?

Whispbars are supposed to be quiet but if I remember right they were way more than OEM and a bit more than Thules.
I have the yakima core bars. Which is their mid grade between round and whatever they call their quietest. Based on reviews they didn't seem worth the extra $50

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