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Old April 13th, 2008, 06:58 AM   #1
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SPORTS CENTER: What we watch and what we play

I'm surprised we don't have a cycling thread yet.

Well its spring and many people are starting to take out their bicycles and storing their skis/snowboards away. It was 20c today, the warmest day of the year so far so I took out my bike hoping to ride for a couple hours, but my tires were flat so i ended up doing less.

I'm no bike expert, so what's the difference between a Hardtail and Softail MTB?

Is my bike a hardtail or softail?
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Old April 13th, 2008, 07:05 AM   #2
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yikes, I have phobia riding any two wheels.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 07:28 AM   #3
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I'm surprised we don't have a cycling thread yet.

Well its spring and many people are starting to take out their bicycles and storing their skis/snowboards away. It was 20c today, the warmest day of the year so far so I took out my bike hoping to ride for a couple hours, but my tires were flat so i ended up doing less.

I'm no bike expert, so what's the difference between a Hardtail and Softail MTB?

Is my bike a hardtail or softail?
yeah, i went to Mt. Diablo awhile ago and there are alot of bikers!
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Old April 13th, 2008, 10:32 AM   #4
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That's a hardtail bike you have there. If you don't have a rear suspension system, your bike has a hard tail. A lot of newer bikes have rear suspensions-- most of the time for downhill mountain biking. They're a little bit heavier than hardtail bikes since the suspension system weighs a little more.

I myself don't have a rear suspension on my bike since I like to roll old school. Mine is also configured for what's called cross country rather than freestyle/downhill riding. We have plenty of both styles of mountainbiking in my town.

edit: if you're looking for a bike with full suspension (front and rear), consider your uses for it. A rear suspension adds weight and also softens up the ride so you need to use more pedal power to get it going (due to its less stiff rear end) so it's only ever useful if you do downhill mountainbiking or do heavy trails. So they're not always practical, especially if your bike spends the majority of time on paved roads.
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Old April 14th, 2008, 02:44 AM   #5
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Well, since nobody's posting anything about bikes, I may as well. (part 1)

I'm an accidental cyclist. At one time I just wanted to ride my bike to get from point A to point B. But now, it seems like I can't get enough of them. When I was in college, I bought my first brand new bike (first one I purchased for myself-- my parents got me bikes when I was a kid). It was a Specialized Hard Rock GX from 1996/1997. It's pretty much like a stone-age bike by today's standards. I got it to go around the trails behind my college for light mountain biking. It was heavy and not really built for heavy mountain biking, but it did pretty well. I used it to do the 5-borough bike ride around New York City, where they closed down a bunch of roads all throughout the city and they let thousands of people through as if it were a tour. I also used it on a 100 mile Tour de Cure bike ride to raise money for diabetes. But it's not really a road bike so I was dying by the end of the day.

In grad school, I tried to take my old Specialized mountain biking but really decided that it wasn't made for real trail riding. I bought this:

It's a Schwinn Homegrown Special Comp. It's a great bike-- perfectly set up for cross-country style mountain biking on single track and some light downhill. I bought it from a woman who used to compete in mountainbike racing so it was really built for speed. It's about 20 pounds only, made of aluminum and has some pretty light components. Schwinn stopped making the bike at around 2000/2001 when they decided to concentrate on only mass market bikes so I'd have a hard time finding a replacement for the frame and the headset if they ever broke. But I really fell in love with biking and working on my bike.

Mountainbiking in Boulder, Colorado a couple of years ago (a friend on her bike-- I took the pics so nobody has a pic of me doing some boulder hopping):

Aspen forests in Winter Park, Colorado:
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Old April 14th, 2008, 03:15 AM   #6
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Here's my MTB group composed of students, and professionals - the Biking Gladiators - Davao del Norte.









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Old April 14th, 2008, 04:30 AM   #7
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Wow. that's great. May police escort pa!
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That's a hardtail bike you have there. If you don't have a rear suspension system, your bike has a hard tail. A lot of newer bikes have rear suspensions-- most of the time for downhill mountain biking. They're a little bit heavier than hardtail bikes since the suspension system weighs a little more.

I myself don't have a rear suspension on my bike since I like to roll old school. Mine is also configured for what's called cross country rather than freestyle/downhill riding. We have plenty of both styles of mountainbiking in my town.

edit: if you're looking for a bike with full suspension (front and rear), consider your uses for it. A rear suspension adds weight and also softens up the ride so you need to use more pedal power to get it going (due to its less stiff rear end) so it's only ever useful if you do downhill mountainbiking or do heavy trails. So they're not always practical, especially if your bike spends the majority of time on paved roads.
thanks Mike. I dont do any downhill biking, but do some cross country biking. I'm happy with my bike, its quite light and great on paved roads. BC has some great MTB trails, so I'm gonna check them out this summer. I'm not a MTB enthusiast just yet, but it looks like great fun. I'll see how my bike performs outside paved roads.

Nice pics, Ibex and Mike. Colorado is beautiful and very similar to BC.
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Old April 14th, 2008, 09:43 AM   #9
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I actually have not been mountainbiking in a while. I've been trying to build me efficiency pedaling on my road bike, which I got into shortly after I got into MTBing. After a bit of research, I bought my Bianchi. It's an all steel bike, which I prefer to aluminum bikes on pavement. They're so much smoother. Aluminum and Carbon Fiber are supposed to be more rigid and so while power transfer to the pedals is better, and they're much lighter, they're also not as gentle on the road. I got a Bianchi Veloce. I think this was a 2003 model-- the last year they made this model Bianchi in Italy. After this year, they shifted production to Taiwan and also changed the kind of steel they use. They only make the top of the line Bianchis in Italy now.



In the past year, I decided to take apart my original bike, the old Specialized MTB that was just taking up space in my garage, and did a bottom up rebuild. I wanted to turn it into a nice town bike. I took apart the derailleurs and converted it into a single speed bicycle that I can transform into a fixed gear bicycle if I ever feel like it. Part of this involved replacing the rear wheel and building it around what's called a flip-flop hub. Flip flop because it has a freewheel on one side for single speed riding and if I flip it around, it has a fixed gear (no freewheel).


So really, this bike only has one gear. I love the simplicity of it-- both in the mechanics and the aesthetics. Here's the hub I built:


But I haven't ever tried it as a fixed gear. I kind of like my freewheel.
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Old April 15th, 2008, 11:24 AM   #10
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sir sali po kayo sa firefly brigade. search nyo lang po sa google. cycling event po iyon. thanks!

post ko nalang po rin yung bike ko.. nasa hiraman pa e..
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Old April 16th, 2008, 02:07 AM   #11
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So I guess this is the soft-tail bike?


I bought this around six years ago when I was still in high school. I also brought it to college since our dorm is more than 1km away from the classrooms. Unfortunately, the university roads go up and down a couple of hills so you're panting and sweaty by the time you get to class. I gave up and rode the tricycle
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Old April 16th, 2008, 07:33 AM   #12
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looks identical with my cousin's bike.

here's my cycling buddy. i don't really like its brake system. pero ayos na rin...keysa wala. bought it almost 2 years ago.
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Old April 16th, 2008, 02:45 PM   #13
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So I guess this is the soft-tail bike?


I bought this around six years ago when I was still in high school. I also brought it to college since our dorm is more than 1km away from the classrooms. Unfortunately, the university roads go up and down a couple of hills so you're panting and sweaty by the time you get to class. I gave up and rode the tricycle
Also known as full suspension MTB. Mine was bought 5 years ago, its a hard tail bike GT frame & XTR groupings. I mellowed down after i broke my collar bone in one of our long rides. Our group usually go cross country on saturdays and once in a while go long rides usually 50kms or more. The longest was 118kms.
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Old June 12th, 2008, 09:44 AM   #14
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What Sports Do You Play (or watch a lot of)

Napansin ko lang parang walang thread about sports except NBA.

I'm currently into swimming and badminton, pang exercise lang. Nung High School, swimming at volleyball.

Gusto ko panoorin sa TV: Tennis (pag Grand Slam lang)
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Outdoor sports--
Snowboarding
Nordic Skiing
Alpine Skiing
Rock climbing/bouldering
Mountain biking
Road cycling

Also aikido and battle breakdancing
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Old June 12th, 2008, 09:58 AM   #16
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Old June 12th, 2008, 12:15 PM   #17
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im into badminton hehehe, wala nako alam na iba.
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am not a big fun of nba pero basketbol ang pinakahilig ko sa lahat na games,,,pangalawa valibol
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basketball and table tennis. i also like watching football, especially live.
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