If FEMA had the bicycles, would it fund Hustler's manlet bib? - Page 69 - 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 03-13-2014, 02:51 PM   #1361
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (3)
 
emilio700's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 4,537
Total Cats: 840
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by doward View Post
Discuss.

I did a circuit race there in 2002. Field of 60 or so 35+ masters. Attacked going up the hill from T6 with about 4 laps to go. Brought 2 with me. 2 more bridged across IIRC. I knew I was the weakest sprinter but strongest on hill and solo TT so I attacked solo with 2 to go. 2 strongest bridged across to me about 1k before line. Sat up and didn't take another pull. Made them work. Beat one of them to finish second I think.
emilio700 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2014, 03:10 PM   #1362
Tour de Franzia
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 28,968
Total Cats: 327
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
I did a circuit race there in 2002. Field of 60 or so 35+ masters. Attacked going up the hill from T6 with about 4 laps to go. Brought 2 with me. 2 more bridged across IIRC. I knew I was the weakest sprinter but strongest on hill and solo TT so I attacked solo with 2 to go. 2 strongest bridged across to me about 1k before line. Sat up and didn't take another pull. Made them work. Beat one of them to finish second I think.
Emilio Cervantes:

949 Racing Corvette Team
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2014, 05:38 PM   #1363
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (31)
 
Savington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 13,387
Total Cats: 820
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler View Post
Emilio Cervantes:
Savington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2014, 06:10 PM   #1364
Tour de Franzia
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 28,968
Total Cats: 327
Default

Look at Sparticus' stem, what a man!
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 09:09 AM   #1365
Elite Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 2,631
Total Cats: 60
Default

He just bought the wrong size bike needing a long *** stem. lol.


found myself a wheelset that im going to try to get (used). its a decent drive to get though, so I hope they don't sell it before next weekend.
shlammed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 10:20 AM   #1366
Elite Member
 
DNMakinson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Seneca, SC
Posts: 1,786
Total Cats: 159
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shlammed View Post
He just bought the wrong size bike needing a long *** stem. lol.


found myself a wheelset that im going to try to get (used). its a decent drive to get though, so I hope they don't sell it before next weekend.
As disc brakes become popular on road bikes, I suspect there will be a lot of used high end wheelsets on the market.
DNMakinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 11:02 AM   #1367
Elite Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 2,631
Total Cats: 60
Default

Not too worried about it being High end specifically. I just cant justify spending money on something now that I know I wont be happy with. (cheap wheelset being out of place and the obvious upgrade on a carbon bike being the primary thing.)

Either way, its a 38mm carbon tubular wheelset with tubs, pads and skewers. Its priced well enough that I'm fine with it to be on a nice weather bike as long as they aren't worn out/fubar'd.

Using this wheelset and the pieces I have already picked up the bike looks like it will be about 7.0kg (15.5lbs) I may be off on some things though like the weight of pedals since I haven't picked a system yet (the gym uses 2 bolt clipless cleats for spin class so that almost makes sense to use) and the weight of the cables.

That's not a really big deal to me if its a few grams heavier as long as it functions... just fun to play with. Im by no means spending $ to try and be a WW. cables, pedals, bar tape -who cares the weight as long as they aren't made of lead and work well-for a long time.
shlammed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 03:16 PM   #1368
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 358
Total Cats: -2
Default

Stages - 2014 Chico Stage Race

Looking forward to racing on the Thunderhill race course. Hopefully I don't get Zirbel-ed too badly.

This comes to mind:

Last edited by 3rdCarMX5; 03-14-2014 at 03:36 PM.
3rdCarMX5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 04:45 PM   #1369
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (31)
 
Savington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 13,387
Total Cats: 820
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shlammed View Post
tubular wheelset
You're aware of what you're getting yourself into WRT gluing/taping tires, flats, etc?
Savington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 07:25 PM   #1370
Elite Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 2,631
Total Cats: 60
Default

Yep. Ive spent a few hours researching, reading, youtubbing. seems like something im willing to do. if not, i can easily sell the wheelset for what I buy it for.


Here is where my bike sits as of todays postal deliveries.

Giant TCR Advanced 0 Overall March 14 by Shlammed, on Flickr


Giant TCR Advanced 0 Components by Shlammed, on Flickr


Giant TCR Advanced 0 Components by Shlammed, on Flickr


Giant TCR Advanced 0 Components by Shlammed, on Flickr


Trying to ball on a budget takes time, lol.
Waiting for the stem to come in (who knows if it will... something odd happened on eBay). Need to go get the wheels and then I need to find levers, get a chain and cables, bar wrap and bottle cages.
Attached Thumbnails
If FEMA had the bicycles, would it fund Hustler's manlet bib?-13155493423_7112fa4d75_c.jpg   If FEMA had the bicycles, would it fund Hustler's manlet bib?-13155649894_6915277e4a_c.jpg   If FEMA had the bicycles, would it fund Hustler's manlet bib?-13155649594_51790a203b_c.jpg   If FEMA had the bicycles, would it fund Hustler's manlet bib?-13155491463_714ffe59fc_c.jpg  
shlammed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 07:40 PM   #1371
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (31)
 
Savington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 13,387
Total Cats: 820
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shlammed View Post
Trying to ball on a budget takes time, lol.
Waiting for the stem to come in (who knows if it will... something odd happened on eBay). Need to go get the wheels and then I need to find levers, get a chain and cables, bar wrap and bottle cages.
I love the simplicity of bikes. I'm putting together another VVT swap car right now and it's such a striking distinction.
Savington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 08:08 PM   #1372
Elite Member
 
DNMakinson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Seneca, SC
Posts: 1,786
Total Cats: 159
Default

Ran sew-ups ( old school for tubulars) for quite a whole years ago. For training, it is (was) possible to get reasonable priced Clements that wear well. You can also save up flats and send them off to have them repaired by folks that are proficient at it. $5-10 charge I think.
DNMakinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2014, 10:22 AM   #1373
Tour de Franzia
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 28,968
Total Cats: 327
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Savington View Post
I love the simplicity of bikes. I'm putting together another VVT swap car right now and it's such a striking distinction.
This.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2014, 01:58 PM   #1374
Tour de Franzia
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 28,968
Total Cats: 327
Default

I learned to put my weight on the outside foot and inside hand when cornering the bicycle. How did I go this long trying to balance on the saddle in a corner?
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2014, 06:30 PM   #1375
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Aliso Viejo, CA
Posts: 556
Total Cats: 86
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler View Post
I learned to put my weight on the outside foot and inside hand when cornering the bicycle. How did I go this long trying to balance on the saddle in a corner?
Did you not ride dirtbikes or anything as a kid in Texas?
doward is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2014, 06:33 PM   #1376
Tour de Franzia
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 28,968
Total Cats: 327
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by doward View Post
Did you not ride dirtbikes or anything as a kid in Texas?
Yes but never put that to the bicycle. Yes, I'm an idiot.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2014, 09:28 PM   #1377
Elite Member
iTrader: (6)
 
TorqueZombie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lebanon, TN
Posts: 1,611
Total Cats: 62
Default

Off topic, but speaking of dirtbikes. Does it drive anyone else mad watching guys put their foot down at speed in corners? What small moment in the lack of physics is that a good idea, or become popular. Two feet on pegs and more throttle. Sliding a dirt bike at thirty and putting your foot down does what? Break a foot, ankle, or leg? Does no one teach new riders to balance on the pegs? Okay at damn near stopped and 90deg turn MAYBE it can be used. Spent my teens in the desert, and nothing good ever came of putting a foot down vs. keeping them on the pegs and maneuvering the bike. Sorry, but keeping feet on the pegs has helped immensely going from dirt bikes to street bikes to the now fat out of shape mountain biking I attempt. There is just way more control to be had on the machine than half off.
TorqueZombie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 02:51 AM   #1378
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (3)
 
emilio700's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 4,537
Total Cats: 840
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TorqueZombie View Post
Off topic, but speaking of dirtbikes. Does it drive anyone else mad watching guys put their foot down at speed in corners? What small moment in the lack of physics is that a good idea, or become popular. Two feet on pegs and more throttle. Sliding a dirt bike at thirty and putting your foot down does what? Break a foot, ankle, or leg? Does no one teach new riders to balance on the pegs? Okay at damn near stopped and 90deg turn MAYBE it can be used. Spent my teens in the desert, and nothing good ever came of putting a foot down vs. keeping them on the pegs and maneuvering the bike. Sorry, but keeping feet on the pegs has helped immensely going from dirt bikes to street bikes to the now fat out of shape mountain biking I attempt. There is just way more control to be had on the machine than half off.
Sticking a leg out increase the yaw moment, stabilizing the bike. Ill do it if I over cook a turn or I think a tire is breaking loose abruptly.

The road racers do it for two reason:
Aero drag helps turn the bike.
Stability
emilio700 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 03:26 AM   #1379
Elite Member
iTrader: (6)
 
TorqueZombie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lebanon, TN
Posts: 1,611
Total Cats: 62
Default

I'll give you those, ish. I'm talking motorcycles, and I admit a small thread jack. Aero I can sorta see, stability on track maybe. On the street/dirt I'll keep my legs on the pegs. I find it far easier to re-position the bike being able to force weight into the pegs in certain directions with both on the pegs. To me it's better than going Octo-Dad with a legs hanging out when things get squirly at speed. Should add I'vew watched a couple guys get yanked off, or hurt, on their dirt bikes getting their foot caught on something doing the leg out slide turn.

I guess I've just transferred those ideas to mountain biking. keeping on the pegs lets me throw it around under me.
TorqueZombie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2014, 07:33 PM   #1380
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 610
Total Cats: 33
Default

stupid:




@torquezombie- I get a foot out all the time on my MTB. I come from DH racing and flat pedals, but in rough/off camber turns I can go way faster leg out than try and stay feet up. But- going 20mph on a MTB is a lot different than going 50mph on a 200lb dirt bike. Desert riding a dirt bike- keep your feet up.
Attached Thumbnails
If FEMA had the bicycles, would it fund Hustler's manlet bib?-p4pb10716687.jpg  
dcamp2 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Generation Wuss sixshooter Current Events, News, Politics 647 Today 02:32 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 11:58 PM.