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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2880 on: April 14, 2017, 08:32:17 PM »
    It looks like it's a one speed free wheel.  It could be that the video is breaking up but it looks like the crank is not spinning as fast or as smooth as a fixie would. 
 


I checked for that, but there are also no brake levers.
No gear levers either. It's a fixed gear. The cranks are turning as expected.

Indeed they're turning at the same rpm before and after he takes his feet out.

Also, he drags his feet on the rear wheel to brake before he puts his feet back in, I didn't notice that at first either.
No reason you couldn't do this stunt on a freewheel bike with brakes ... but it's a little more impressive on a track bike.

I think I've seen somebody do this on the Champs stage of the TdF... in between the champagne drinking and other antics.
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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2881 on: April 14, 2017, 08:55:02 PM »
The end was pretty funny.  :laugh:
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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2882 on: June 17, 2017, 06:44:29 PM »
First heat wave of the year...

Seems I tolerate it less every year too.  I was sapped after today's ride.
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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2883 on: June 17, 2017, 07:37:50 PM »
 We are in Indiana today on the first leg of a trip.  Brought the Trek mountain bike along and rode for the first time in like forever.




The straightness of the the roads and levelness of the terrain are so very different from North Georgia. I actually think I prefer them!

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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2884 on: June 18, 2017, 01:10:36 AM »
Been back on the bike for a few weeks now. It's "winter" here but very pleasant - short sleeves only needed.

Stopped to take a pic the other day of the river that runs through my town - this is about 15km downstream from home.



Today I managed 55km but hard work when unfit and overweight over rolling terrain. Fortunately it's a lovely place to ride.

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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2885 on: July 08, 2017, 07:13:40 PM »
Today I saw a dead squirrel being eaten by ants... more disturbing than it sounds.

And a coyote pup who was just learning to live on his own.

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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2886 on: July 13, 2017, 09:17:53 AM »
A cycling thread? Cool, I recently made a video of one of my favorite cycling routes. The weather here in the Netherlands has been so good in June that I've been through there a lot of times.

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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2887 on: August 16, 2017, 02:13:31 PM »
New lights time, any recommendations?

Also, SO needs a commuter bike, but is v smol. Suggestions?
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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2888 on: August 16, 2017, 05:57:02 PM »
Got a light budget and a bike budget?

Friend of mine just about drove his car into the low-height parking garage with his beloved bike on the roof rack this morning.  Catastrophe averted by the low-clearance sign that hit his brake hoods and made a noise.
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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2889 on: August 16, 2017, 06:11:13 PM »
Got a light budget and a bike budget?

Friend of mine just about drove his car into the low-height parking garage with his beloved bike on the roof rack this morning.  Catastrophe averted by the low-clearance sign that hit his brake hoods and made a noise.

Prolly $300-$500 for a bike, under $100 for lights?
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Re: The Cycling Thread
« Reply #2890 on: August 18, 2017, 12:32:21 PM »
For lights, the NiteRider Lumina series is really good.  I have two on the front, but I ride on really dark trail and even then one is usually enough... nice to have a redundant one and the batteries don't go dead at the same time.  They charge with USB and last a long time.  Should be able to get one and also some red blinkies for the rear for under $100.



Should be able to get a standard bike for someone as small as 5'.  Example Trek FX - a bike shop guy told me he sells tons of those.

If SO is so small that they won't fit on a bike with standard wheels, you could look at a folder.
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