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- Rode up to Chain of Rocks today and stopped mid bridge for the obligatory pictures. While I was stopped, there was a huge booming sound and the entire bridge shook. A few minutes later, there was a low level vibration that lasted for 20-30 seconds. A couple of tourists who were heading off the bridge said that was the 3rd or 4th boom they'd heard and felt since they'd been there. Is this common for Chain of Rocks, or should I call someone to check out the bridge?
FWIW, I wish I'd known the trail on the IL side was a gravel road. It was rideable gravel, but made all that smooth pavement, accurate signage, and rest stop facilities on the MO side look pretty sweet!
- Hey everyone,
I have my immaculate 2012 Giant XTC Carbon 29er hardtail frame for sale. There are absolutely ZERO chips or deep scratches to the frame. It has been an absolute rocket ship built up with XX1 and meaty 2.4 Continental X-King tires (21lb). While I will miss it for the dirt crits I have pulled the trigger on a full suspension finally. I debated and keeping the frame as I am absolutely impressed with the way it rides but I know that would lead me into a deeper money pit The bike has not been involved in any hard crashes (I am more of a Castlewood than Chubb type of rider)
The frame is a size large and I am 6ft tall. It currently has a SRAM GXP bottom bracket (rubber dust covers are in pic on yellow table) but I also have a Shimano bb (also in pic on table) that I will also include. Both spin freely and you won't have any trouble with either. With the frame I am including the seat post collar and complete headset assembly (almost brand new). It is a tapered headset and the seat tube size is 30.9. The rear will clear a 185mm rotor for reference.
Again, this frame is in excellent shape and your friends will be jealous of the massive square downtube and offset chainstays! Feel free to come and see it or ask questions. Please excuse the rain drops in the pictures from today.
Please call or text.
- USA Cycling announced Friday the 25-member cross-country and16-member downhill teams to compete at the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, which will run Sept. 2-7 in Hafjell, Norway.
- + and - of GoPro? thinking about camera for bike Helmet, , thanks so so much for anything on the subject, peace shawner
- Twelve athletes have been named to the team that will represent the United States at the Pan American Continental Track Cycling Championships.
- Alright, I have to do this...
Selling my 1st road bike. I bought this in January 2013, when I got it it was not what it is now...It had a mountain bike triple on it and didn't look like it had been "loved" in quite some time. It's not a new bike and I don't want to misrepresent anything in the description. It was converted to a compact double mostly 105/5600 series components, with an Ultegra 6700 R/D. The brakes are the original 105 set that were on it when I got it. The cassette is brand new and has about 3.6 miles on it, is a "new" take-off, Tiagra 12-30. The wheel set on it is an Alex Rims R-500, the rear wheel could stand to be trued but rotates smoothly and doesn't catch any pad as it is, front wheel to my eyes looks true and spins very freely. it has a set of "mis-matched" tires, but both are in good condition and have lots of life in them still. The headset has been replaced just about a month or so ago. I'm not the "tech"iest guy in the bike world so I can't get too much more detailed, but the bike will come as you see it here. Bottle cages and flat pedals included...
I've put some good miles on this bike and while it's not new, and shows a bit of it's age, there is still a ton of miles left in for the next person to get hooked...
Asking $475 or best reasonable offer. I'm in St. Charles very close to Page and 94 area...Thanks...
Ochowicz says the three young riders will gain valuable experience
Commonwealth Games silver medalist Rohan Dennis will begin competing for the BMC Racing Team Monday, after a rare, mid-season transfer agreement with Garmin-Sharp, his previous team.
Dennis received clearance from Team Garmin-Sharp and approval by the UCI and the Professional Cycling Council (PCC) to join the BMC Racing Team under a contract that extends into the 2015 season. Cooperation from all parties cleared the way for the 24-year-old Australian to make the switch between the two U.S.-registered WorldTour teams.
“Rohan is a great athlete, said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of Slipstream Sports and Garmin-Sharp. “He has been a solid team member and together we have achieved great success, including a stage win at [this] year’s Tour of California and the overall win of 2013 Tour of Alberta. However, we understood his desire to work again with his former director Allan Peiper, when he was given the opportunity to do so in 2015. Rather than prolong the inevitable, we came up with a rare transfer solution that works best for Rohan and both teams. We view this move as not only a good step for the athlete and teams, but as major progress in the way the sport of cycling handles rider transfers. We wish Rohan luck in his new team.”
BMC Racing Team President/General Manager Jim Ochowicz said Dennis will make an immediate impact. “This vastly improves our ability to be competitive in races that have prologues and time trials,” Ochowicz said. “Rohan will also play a leadership role in some one-day races and one-week stage races that fit his profile. We expect him to a big asset in grand tours and one-day races, too, where he will have a working role.”
Dennis said he was appreciative of Vaughters not only for his time at Garmin-Sharp but also for signing off on the new opportunity. “I want to thank Jonathan Vaughters, my teammates and the staff at Garmin-Sharp for all the opportunities they gave me the past year-and-a-half,” Dennis said. “I had a lot of success with Garmin-Sharp and I’m very thankful for that.”
Dennis said he is looking forward to working with Peiper again. “My first experience with professional teams was with him at the Tour Down Under when I went to Garmin-Sharp,” he said. “I think he is one of the best guys to look after me, and I am looking forward to working with him as part of another great team. I am very excited for my future at the BMC Racing Team.” In keeping with BMC Racing team policy, specific terms of his contract were not revealed.
While riding for Team Garmin-Sharp, Dennis won a stage of the Amgen Tour of California in May on the way to a runner-up finish overall. He was also runner-up overall at the Circuit de la Sarthe and finished second and third in time trials at Critérium International and the Tour de Suisse, respectively. In 2013, he won the inaugural edition of the Tour of Alberta in Canada. The second-year professional said one of his goals is to improve on his runner-up finish at the 2013 national time trial championships. “I would also like to start winning time trials in Europe and hopefully get on the podium for a tour in Europe, not just for a stage or a time trial,” Dennis said. “To get a good overall position at a stage race is a huge goal of mine.”
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- This has been my race stead for the past few years. Its been a great bike and i still do like it. New bikes this year so I am going to make this move.
The bike is full carbon frame along with the fork.
THIS LINK gives all the details from when I got it new.
http://archive.fujibikes.com/archivebikes.php?prodid=1478&prodname=Altamira CX 1.0
My selling details: Running a ONE x Ten on this bike
-It does not come with wheels.
-Thomson Elite seatpost
-Thomson Elite Stem
-Kore Elite Alum handlebars 44cm
-Sram Red cranks 175 cm
-Sram Red Right Shifter
-Sram Left brake lever
-Thorne 42 tooth chainring
-TRP Rev X cantilever brakes with carbon brake pads
-10 speed force rear derail
-Bash guard and chain checker on front chainring
I am looking to get $750 for the bike.
All you need is wheels. I have wheels for sale on stlbiking as well for cross.
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