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for all my friends · January 2010

January 2010

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sj bound.

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rollin’ with ben and 7-8 sjfixed guys.  718ft max elevation.  highway 35 and a couple mountain-ish roads.  haven’t done much south bay riding, stoked.

first big ride on the cdale track.  pictures tonight.

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wsup sf.

twin peaks:

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presidio:1-30_presidiogood looking out, san francisco.

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the rain is gone.  I think it’s time.

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loop_to_end_allpista concept days, richmond district days.  mission, market, wiggle back to 7th, the start of the loop.  counter-clockwise for the most part:  twin peaks, cut through mission district, cortland, 3rd, embarcadero, marina, crissy, lincoln, legion, skyline, merced, skyline, golden gate park, panhandle, wiggle, home.  now just waiting for the concrete to completely dry.

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atanzzippgtb

carbon clinchers to boot.  minus the pedals, I approve.  thx to rai for linking me.

the real g-spot on the bike is kcnc ti seatpost to selle italia slr.  and the staggered zipps, 24/16.  he did it so well…damn.

gt gtb on velospace

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don’t give up.

as said best by tom vu

1-28_morningsan francisco, lost in the fog.  shoutout to travis and connor from freewheel hayes heading out in the morning.  hope you guys had a safe raid.

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wed.

mid-week sucks.  hump day can have at commuters.  I was dealing with a bit of water on the road today, the water was quite high:

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water.  a lot of it:

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it was actually starting to warm up.  about 10 minutes after this, it was cold as shit.  ALL the way home.

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needless to say, I’m tired.  4 bananas deep…but still with a horribly dirty bike and kit.  can’t wait to wake up tomorrow morning and hit the headlands.  who knows, I might even have it in me to crush presidio tonight.

chargin’ ma laser, baaaaaaaahhhhh.

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do it.

1-25_rainmangalpal isn’t afraid to ride to work.  that’s what’s up.

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I only say that because it’s not “new bike day”.

technically.

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everything has come down to this bike.  a lot of people have been asking, why a cannondale track over the samson?  well, it’s more opportunity than anything – a 54cm cannondale track popped up on ebay.  the geometry is pretty much what you’d expect the caad road bikes to have, just with an extended seat tube and tighter angles.  however, I will say it is, HANDS DOWN, the best handling track bike I’ve ridden yet.

why a woundup fork?  I can tell it’s a pretty sacrilegious to swap out the original steel fork and superbe pro headset…but srsly, I bought the woundup the first time around for the samson, and it was a 1″ threadless with a carbon fiber steerer.  long story short, it cracked through and through where the stem clamped the fork.  there is NO aluminum sleeve inside the steerer like there is for the 1 1/8″ steerers.  anyway, freewheel hayes sent the fork back requesting a steel steerer.  but while the samson did have the threadless setup, it was by far the lightest and stiffest I’ve ever felt the bike.  the carbon dampened the perfect amount, especially on a city-ridden track bike.

this bike is ridiculously stiff in all the right places, cannondale knew what they were doing.  the last time I rode aluminum was on my pista concept…agh, those were the days.

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haven’t been able to squeeze in any big rides with the cdale track yet, but I do want to hit up marin when the rain goes away.  on presidio loops and stretches the bike just spins up like you wouldn’t believe.  I moved back to 48×17, the tried and true setup I had on the pista concept.  also brought back the sugino zen racing chainring, my F*CKING FAV.  rigid, smooth, shiny….nasty.

weight is unknown.  I’m not overly concerned with bike weight, considering it’s going to be ridden daily, rain or shine through the city.  the wheels are pretty solid…hold on, I’ll rephrase – velocity knew what they were doing when they came out with the b43.  just a bomb proof wheel that can take anything.  it’s definitely the heaviest part of the bike.  you KNOW when you’re going because that wheel carries so much momentum which makes me think of rear aerospoke track wheels.  1500g of plasti-MOMENTUM, haha.  I’d say around 15lbs.  I wish dustin never mentioned the titanium axle kit phil wood has for the rear hub.

at least the cartridge bearings will keep the muck out.

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wait.

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more rain?

not tight.

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fs!

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for sale, 700c track wheelset – tubular

front

suntour superbe pro high flange, 32h hub

hoshi bladed 1x spokes

araya super aero 2 rim

rear

suntour superbe pro high flange, 32h hub

hoshi bladed 2x spokes

araya super aero 2 rim

14t cog and lockring

$350

local sf sale only.  tires should be replaced before riding on.  if interested e-mail me – domsalbatera @ gmail dot com

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