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The Official MS Bike Talk Thread - motors need not apply

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Sunday Urban at 10AM it is. Gonna be a creaky one, as it's the first ride of the season for me (and the bike, heh.)

Meet at the same school as last time, or somewhere else?



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Prolly can't make it. My car is totaled and probably not to safe to drive...
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Sunday Urban at 10AM it is. Gonna be a creaky one, as it's the first ride of the season for me (and the bike, heh.)

Meet at the same school as last time, or somewhere else?


Let's meet at Payson Park. More parking, and it makes for a shorter ride post beer. Park in the lot closest to Alan Ave.

Chris- if you're close to portland, this is a pretty central location.

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Chris- if you're close to portland, this is a pretty central location.


And, depending on where you live, I may be able to shuttle you to/from the ride. I'd hate to think your crazy car woes would get in the way of you blowing off some steam.

PM me if interested.


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As for Novare Res - Dogfish Head 90 minute, here I come ;)

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As for Novare Res - Dogfish Head 90 minute, here I come ;)


Is that the place you told me aboot with a beer menu like 3 pages long?
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And, depending on where you live, I may be able to shuttle you to/from the ride. I'd hate to think your crazy car woes would get in the way of you blowing off some steam.

PM me if interested.

Thanks for the offer. Right now I'm in Bremen though... A good hour and half from Portland. Good news is, my car can be fixed though ;)
My family will actually be gone this weekend, so that leaves me with a '99 outback, chevy truck, and my car... So if I'm free... I can make it. (and if the frisbee game doesn't go on this sunday... because if it does, I love frisbee :(:()
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Ty - yeah. Novare Res. It's awesome. You free to join us?

Chris - here's a link to the parking lot we'll meet in:

http://maps.google.c...3ee958b7459d08a

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10 AM at payson. Sweet. I might be in. I guess I should put some air in the tires.

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Ty - yeah. Novare Res. It's awesome. You free to join us?

Chris - here's a link to the parking lot we'll meet in:

http://maps.google.c...3ee958b7459d08a

Cool, thanks for the invite. MS people are all so nice :o
Unfortunately I have a frisbee game going on this Sunday though. Which I'm happy about, because I love playing frisbee, but sad I can't make it to this meet.
But I'm sure there will be more throughout the summer which I can attend :)
My bike needs some work anyway... like.. umm... brakes...
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I'm out for the bike ride, since i'll be really hung over, but next week i'll be getting my bike and myself in riding shape again.

Sunday I'll be at Novare Res though, it's the day after I get my chalice and the head brewers from Cantillon and De la senne will be there :) SOOOO AWESOME!:mod::o:cool:

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So to start it off,

Ok I have a '96 Fisher Aquila that is now a singlespeed with a RockShox Psylo and a deore front disk.

But my new project is a "73 Schwinn SuperSport sunburst orange

I am looking to completely revamp this thing. I have always wanted a road bike. And this being a handbuilt fram and retro makes it much cooler 8)


So I am very extremely new to the whole Roadie thing. I need some guidance in the componentry.


Mike, you're the guy with the know how in here. school me on roadie stuff
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My current list:

2006 Giant TCR C2 road
2005 Merckx AXM road frame (needs to be built)
2004 Specialized Allez Comp road - mommas
2001 Trek X1 Cyclocross - converted to my commuter
2000 TST Titanium (aka Mongoose DX10.9 frame) mtb, RockShox SID, the hawtness - Custom built
2000 TST Titanium (aka Mongoose DX10.9 frame) mtb -same as mine, different components - custom built, mommas
1994 Schwinn HighTimber SS chromoly MTB - in process of becoming my singlespeed

Previous...

1994 Specialized HardRock Comp mtb
1995 Diamond Back beater mtb
1997 Diamond Back Vertex mtb
1999 Specialized cheap-o road bike
2000 Specialized S-Works M4 mtb dualie
2001 Specialized S-Works M4 road



Pedro - if you're looking to revamp the old skool schwinn, you have a couple options...

1) Restore to retro state
2) Upgrade to more recent stuff

The easiest would be to just restore the retro stuff but, honestly, friction shifters suck and old brakes suck.... If you're serious about road riding, then you can get the parts you need to make the bike more modern. You'll have issues with the width of the chainstays to get new gearing on it, wheelsets, etc. If you're really really serious about doing the roadie thing, best bet is to go to a shop and get fitted for a bike. You spend a lot of time in the saddle of a road bike so fit is crucial. MTB's you can get away with something that's too big or too small cuz you're out of the saddle, etc.

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I would be looking to upgrade, I love chro-mo frames. I have always felt awkward on Al road and MTB frames for some reason.

I was fitted when I was in college, and all I need on this frame is a correct length crank (I will have to dig out the measurements.

I used to do 20mile rides on the MTB, sometimes even longer on the road. so basically I want to have a little better on road ride, with a retro frame.
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Is it just me, or is Mikes current list of bikes seem a bit long?

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Is it just me, or is Mikes current list of bikes seem a bit long?


So I guess his username is quite fitting huh? :D

I have two, one MTB and one BMX. Looking to get a road biek or a 24'' BMX bike. Haven't decided which yet...

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It's fun to ride them all at the same time.

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Stacked one on top of the other.

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They're called Tall Bikes...

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*push*
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If you need someone to ride with I'd be down for some road riding as that's all i've been doing lately.

I've got a couple bikes

2004 DBR Expert (Road Bike)
2000 Klein Mantra (Big Squishy MTB)
1995 Gary Fisher HooKooEKoo (Hardtail MTB)

Are there any good MTB trails around down here? I used to ride daily up in Orono on some of the sickest singletrack a few of my friends built.





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