If FEMA had the bicycles, would it fund Hustler's manlet bib? - Page 50 - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-30-2014, 12:02 PM   #981
Elite Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 2,631
Total Cats: 60
Default

In hopes of not cluttering the thread to oblivion... what kind of kit are we talking here to add battery and electric power to something?

would love this for my commute. the speeds on the commute are about 30mph tops. a cheap bike on kijiji with enough stopping force (discs) with 1" tires is what I would love to ride.
shlammed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 12:05 PM   #982
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,638
Total Cats: 1,562
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kotomile View Post
EDIT - You're absolutely right Joe. It's just funny. "For a mere $6k, you can have this Specialized Turbo which will do 20 MPH and travel a dozen miles before needing a recharge. It's revolutionary!"
Right now, factory-made ebikes are very much a niche market. Production volume is low, and they're targeting people who are early-adopters of gadgets, the kind of folks who buy things out of the Sharper Image catalog and always have the latest and greatest Apple iThing. I don't like it, but I can understand why that market segment is attractive to manufacturers.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 12:28 PM   #983
Tour de Franzia
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 28,962
Total Cats: 327
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kotomile View Post
Poverty is a $500 29er MTB with a $700 battery velcroed to it.

lol

EDIT - You're absolutely right Joe. It's just funny. "For a mere $6k, you can have this Specialized Turbo which will do 20 MPH and travel a dozen miles before needing a recharge. It's revolutionary!"
brb, emailing Specialized legal team for use of the word "turbo" on this forum.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 12:33 PM   #984
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
kotomile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 7,578
Total Cats: 40
Default

Yeah. I'm not buying anything else Specialized.
kotomile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 12:42 PM   #985
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,638
Total Cats: 1,562
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shlammed View Post
In hopes of not cluttering the thread to oblivion... what kind of kit are we talking here to add battery and electric power to something?
Lots of stuff here, including both of my builds: The e-bike thread.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 03:57 PM   #986
Elite Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 2,631
Total Cats: 60
Default

thanks
shlammed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2014, 12:21 AM   #987
Tour de Franzia
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 28,962
Total Cats: 327
Default

Will ride tomorrow:
Attached Thumbnails
If FEMA had the bicycles, would it fund Hustler's manlet bib?-dwq7ufk.jpg   If FEMA had the bicycles, would it fund Hustler's manlet bib?-dwq7ufk.jpg   If FEMA had the bicycles, would it fund Hustler's manlet bib?-h1wiggl.jpg  
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2014, 09:02 AM   #988
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
kotomile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 7,578
Total Cats: 40
Default

Digging the Vader look.

Goes without saying, and I know you do, but dress reflectively. Holy **** people walk around my neighborhood here in Fayetteville, dressed head-to-toe in dark colors and there aren't many streetlights. Then they walk three abreast on the side of the street and if you didn't see them in time, then you're the *******.

We've talked about this already Trey and I know you wear several bright items.. but I guess I needed to vent.
kotomile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2014, 10:58 AM   #989
Tour de Franzia
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 28,962
Total Cats: 327
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kotomile View Post
Digging the Vader look.

Goes without saying, and I know you do, but dress reflectively. Holy **** people walk around my neighborhood here in Fayetteville, dressed head-to-toe in dark colors and there aren't many streetlights. Then they walk three abreast on the side of the street and if you didn't see them in time, then you're the *******.

We've talked about this already Trey and I know you wear several bright items.. but I guess I needed to vent.
Thanks. It wasn't my first choice but it's all that was offered and its a fairly rare color since it was only offered one year on the DA bikes. I wanted the satin black with anthracite on the stays and white lettering. That would have matched my PRO cockpit and post perfectly. However, that's hardly unique around here and I've never seen this frame's color scheme in the wild.

Unfortunately, this bike weighs 18+lb right now. Fortunately, I just found a set of 6700 dark gray brakes to match my crank for $60 shipped. That ugly rear derailleur is staying until I switch to 11-speed in a few years, unless a DA RD falls out of the sky.

When I rode at night I had a "crossing-guard" X that goes over my back, lflashy light on the helmet, flashy light on the post, hi-viz gloves, 700 lumen headlight, but I'm not sure that I'll ride at night again for a while. During the day I usually wear black kit with a single white stripe and always a flashing light on the post.

For anyone looking at a CAAD10, the new brake cable routing is awful unless you're an Aussie.

I'm finishing-up breakfast, going to put down the mud, and then go for a 50-mile ride on my Texas climbing route through the country.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2014, 11:27 AM   #990
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (3)
 
emilio700's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 4,532
Total Cats: 839
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler View Post
For anyone looking at a CAAD10, the new brake cable routing is awful unless you're an Aussie.
The cable routing is as god intended. All the euros run rear brake on the left. I do because of my motorcycle background, front brake on the right.
emilio700 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2014, 11:37 AM   #991
Tour de Franzia
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 28,962
Total Cats: 327
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
The cable routing is as god intended. All the euros run rear brake on the left. I do because of my motorcycle background, front brake on the right.
"Presentground" considering you still adventure ride the dirtbike. I would do the same if I were in your shoes. I kind of want to switch now as an anti-theft measure.

I went and rode dirtbikes one weekend with the TX crew and when I got back on the bicycle things were very sketchy.

Whenever the bars turn more than 60* or so, the housing kinks, so I left it long as hell and it looks like ****. Good thing everything is all black and it's hard to see.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2014, 11:57 AM   #992
Tour de Franzia
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 28,962
Total Cats: 327
Default

Okay, real talk. Do I want to keep the red wheel stickers, switch to black/dark gray, or switch to green since it's a Cannondale?
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2014, 04:43 PM   #993
Tour de Franzia
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 28,962
Total Cats: 327
Default

Better pics of my new ride:
Trey's CAAD10, son. - Imgur
Here is a small image for you, because I know everyone wants to see this majestic steed:
Attached Thumbnails
If FEMA had the bicycles, would it fund Hustler's manlet bib?-wn77t21.jpg  
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2014, 07:55 PM   #994
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 605
Total Cats: 32
Default

Looks nice and classy... black is the best color for everything.

18 lbs isn't bad- a few pounds won't matter, except for in the wheels.
dcamp2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2014, 11:38 PM   #995
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 357
Total Cats: -2
Default

Attached Thumbnails
If FEMA had the bicycles, would it fund Hustler's manlet bib?-cam00219%25257e2.jpg  
3rdCarMX5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2014, 02:10 AM   #996
Tour de Franzia
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 28,962
Total Cats: 327
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3rdCarMX5 View Post
Crazy *** drop from saddle to bars on an "endurance" bike. I guess you have ape arms?
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2014, 08:24 PM   #997
Tour de Franzia
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 28,962
Total Cats: 327
Default

This is the crack I asked the city to fix, which motivated the city manager's office to laugh in my face:
Attached Thumbnails
If FEMA had the bicycles, would it fund Hustler's manlet bib?-20140131_105441.jpg   If FEMA had the bicycles, would it fund Hustler's manlet bib?-20140131_105512.jpg   If FEMA had the bicycles, would it fund Hustler's manlet bib?-20140131_105507.jpg  
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 07:19 PM   #998
Tour de Franzia
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 28,962
Total Cats: 327
Default

This thread should never be so serious that people are deleting posts. Please, come on. It sounds to me like someone is upset because they're not riding a CAAD10.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 07:30 PM   #999
Tour de Franzia
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 28,962
Total Cats: 327
Default

Women get all the great colors:
Attached Thumbnails
If FEMA had the bicycles, would it fund Hustler's manlet bib?-cannondale-caad10-5-105-womens-196354-11.jpg  
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 07:33 PM   #1000
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Leafy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: woosta, ma
Posts: 8,596
Total Cats: 91
Default

Looks like a mens bike to me. It still has the ---- killer bar, womens bikes dont have the ---- killer bar, like so.



This bike is approved by Joe Perez and the committee for Joe Perez for bike czar.
Attached Thumbnails
If FEMA had the bicycles, would it fund Hustler's manlet bib?-0002891456612_500x500.jpg  

Last edited by Leafy; 02-03-2014 at 07:34 PM. Reason: Since when does this site have a swear filter pussy ------ cunts.
Leafy is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Generation Wuss sixshooter Current Events, News, Politics 627 11-29-2016 12:19 PM
New (4) 15x9 Gen 4 Tungsten 6UL's and (8) Black Alloy 949Racing Valve Stems $750 TurboTim Miata parts for sale/trade 4 10-05-2016 05:00 PM
15 Months & Counting - '92 Mariner Blue 1.8 Turbo Build OGWar Build Threads 53 09-14-2016 12:32 PM
WTB- 1.6L Jackson Racing Header Cxracer WTB 7 05-01-2016 10:40 AM


Tags
'gnolo > *, 3k bicycle 2k miata, beer hand up, carbonlust, crossbike > *, douche pedestrians, fenders, fit assholes, prostate cancer, sur la plaque, virgin engineers

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:17 PM.