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Old 03-14-2008, 10:29 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Next question: what's your plan for this bike? Are you going somewhere with it? Or is it just your SUB? (Sport Utility Bike)

Next next question: how's the seat? Looks like a carnival ride - don't you bounce around a lot while pedalling?

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Old 03-14-2008, 02:49 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:14 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Next question: what's your plan for this bike? Are you going somewhere with it? Or is it just your SUB? (Sport Utility Bike)
One of my employees has a Fisher/ExtraCycle conversion. He rides to work everyday, and swings buy grocery on his way home. He can also pile two of his kids on bike and make a trip to the market. Pretty darn versitile. Once it get's going, it rolls pretty good. But those short hills can be tough with only a 1x9 setup. A triple sound more comforting.
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Next question: what's your plan for this bike? Are you going somewhere with it? Or is it just your SUB? (Sport Utility Bike)
It's just my SUB for now. It's pretty great for those trips to the grocery store and such. The biggest load I've hauled so far was my wife. She sat on the back for a little spin around the block.
With the weight of a whole nother person on the back, it really wasn't that bad in terms of handling. My old bike handled about the same with only ~90lbs on the rear rack. And with the new bike I don't have to worry about pinch flats with all the extra load.

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Next next question: how's the seat? Looks like a carnival ride - don't you bounce around a lot while pedalling?
You seem to be quite enthralled with the seat.

It's not really noticeably bouncy unless you go over a big bump or something. The springs in Brooks saddles are really quite stiff, they just take the edge of the big jolts.
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It's just that my dad has one of those bendy bikes (foldable) with springs in the seat, and a certain pedal RPM seems to hit the natural frequency of the springs and all hell breaks loose! You start bouncing up & down, feet flying off pedals, life flashing before eyes...

I guess his springs are worn out or too soft.
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