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    Thread: What Did You Do To Your Bicycle Today Thread.

    1. Member BattleRabbit's Avatar
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      03-29-2011 12:13 PM #71
      Polished the 20+ year old cranks on the Schwinn. They look pretty good now!
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      04-05-2011 07:01 PM #72
      *cellphone pictacularness*

      CROSS:
      Step one of build complete: Receive frame.
      Rock Lobster Team Scandium w/bb30 I'll be sure to post pics when its done.



      ROAD:
      New wheels- Edge 2.68/DT 240 laced by joe young, vittoria evo cx 23mm
      new kmc sl10-gold of course
      new s-wrap bar tape

    3. 04-05-2011 08:14 PM #73
      I started building another one.



      Now, 1x8/9, 3x8/9, or 1x1?

    4. 04-05-2011 09:57 PM #74
      slammed the stem and bought a new specialized prevail helmet

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      04-07-2011 12:43 AM #75
      Tore it down for tomorrow's rebuild with my new frame.



      That being done I just happened to have enough spares from upgrades, attics and such to rebuild the old frame into this clump of random parts.


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      04-07-2011 08:25 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by Samson View Post
      Now, 1x8/9, 3x8/9, or 1x1?
      I think you should try something different. 3x1 is the way to go.

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      04-07-2011 08:50 PM #77
      Threw the carbon wheels on the Ridley. Haven't ridden them in months. I'd forgotten how much faster they are than my standard wheels.

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      04-08-2011 11:44 AM #78
      changed from a 100 Giant stem to a 110 Giant contact SLR stem






    9. 04-08-2011 08:23 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by 251 View Post
      I think you should try something different. 3x1 is the way to go.
      I really want a good ~5 speed internally geared hub with a shaft drive hidden in the drive-side chainstay.

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      04-09-2011 10:27 AM #80
      Built up the new Inbred thurs night and took it for a shake down run. Love it. Going to play with stems and stuff on todays ride.


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      04-09-2011 07:09 PM #81
      Swapped out yellow Vittoria Zaffiro's for gray/black Michelin Krylions, (the yellow ones were WAY too bright, and too heavy)
      Changed stems on both road bikes (now the seat/handlebar distance is the same and both fit better)
      Got my Force front derailleur in the mail. It replaces the Rival currently on my LOOK. That is tomorrow's job. Life is good.

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      04-09-2011 10:34 PM #82
      Nice Giant, Nice bar tape job, and sweet E46 M3. i hate you.

      I have an E36 M3, want to trade? i will give you my bike too.
      NETL : Gas, Brake, Dip.
      MFTUNE : A cuddy indeed.

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      04-09-2011 10:43 PM #83
      I cut the steertube 1/2in on my EAI Bareknuckle

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      04-12-2011 02:44 AM #84
      received

      today.

      hopefully getting it installed tomorrow so I can wave goodbye to the suntour junker
      Last edited by mcgillis; 04-12-2011 at 02:50 AM.

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      04-12-2011 09:19 PM #85
      Upgraded my Schwinn from the basic CatEye computer to a 16gb, GPS enabled, wi-fi capable computer.




      In other words, I installed an iPod bracket. I'm keeping a proper bike computer on my good bike.
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    16. 04-19-2011 12:39 PM #86
      new wheels and saddle

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      04-19-2011 12:46 PM #87
      Just got an old Schwinn Traveler, spent the night cleaning and partially disassembling it.

      Needs bearings, cables, tires, tubes and a chain... then it should be rideable.
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      04-19-2011 03:53 PM #88
      Super cool to see there is a Rock Lobster and a Soulcraft cyclocross frames on the forum.

      I'm currently building up my 2nd DeSalvo cross bike. Got most of the parts, just waiting on the frame. The goal is for it to be a very classy race bike. Almost did disc brakes, but the whole system is just too heavy to justify. I hardly use the brakes on the singlespeed.
      If you can't measure it, you can't understand it; if you can't understand it, you can't control it.

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      04-20-2011 02:15 AM #89
      Bought a new middle chainring to replace the bent suntour junk.

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      04-20-2011 10:59 AM #90
      Built mine up, still waiting on some parts.



      Any suggestions on how to protect the frame fron the top clamp on the front fork? The screw extrusion hits before the rubber bump stop.. grrr.

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      04-20-2011 01:50 PM #91
      New rear v-brake pads. Because yesterdays 1000+ ft descent in traffic and rain w/o rear brakes was retarted

    22. 04-21-2011 02:11 AM #92
      Rebuilt the Reba for the second time in 6 months... hopefully the top of the motion control setup will not leak and that the rebuild kit o-rings will last a bit longer than what they sell at Ace.

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      04-22-2011 07:53 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by jdp211 View Post
      new wheels and saddle
      cut that steerer

    24. 04-22-2011 09:29 PM #94
      Ordered some goodies for the cross bike.

      Question: It's the SRAM chains that suck right? Would I be better off using a Shimano chain through a 1x10 Rival drivetrain?

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      04-25-2011 05:33 PM #95

      Put some new commuter swag on the Schwinn. Moved the tail light to the back of the rack so it's visible.


      Put "sponsor" decals on my Motobecane.
      Ok, so they're obviously not my sponsors, but I was looking at the stickers and realized they perfectly matched the blue trim on all the other decals on the bike.
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      04-25-2011 07:49 PM #96
      What year is that old schwinn Battle rabbit? I have a 78 Continental II I'm working on. I stripped it down to the frame. Worked on cleaning up the headset and relubing that yesterday. I want to get it back on the road soon. What are you using for wheels? I have the original chromed steel wheels for mine but may upgrade to something else.

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      04-25-2011 08:30 PM #97
      took the stock fast trak tire off the rear and replaced it with the captain control

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      04-25-2011 08:54 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by MYK View Post
      What year is that old schwinn Battle rabbit? I have a 78 Continental II I'm working on. I stripped it down to the frame. Worked on cleaning up the headset and relubing that yesterday. I want to get it back on the road soon. What are you using for wheels? I have the original chromed steel wheels for mine but may upgrade to something else.
      It's a 1981, it came with 27" wheels and center pull brakes, but I upgraded to 700c wheels off an old Bianchi I had lying around and some long reach caliper brakes. The rack is actually off an old Schwinn Traveler one of my aunts had from around the same time period.

      If you upgrade to 700c wheels you pretty much need long reach brakes. If you need help finding some I'd be happy to check the model number on the Tektros I bought for you.
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      04-25-2011 10:18 PM #99
      yah I've looked into it. I'm trying to get it back on the road soon, need to get riding again as I've put on a few lbs. I think the extra wheel weight will be good for training for now.

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      04-25-2011 10:39 PM #100
      Picked up some Easton Havoc AM's for my hardtail. Came in tonight so I mounted them up. Will take em out tomorrow to break em in. Build quality looks great. We will see how they ride.

    31. 04-26-2011 01:31 AM #101
      ordered some roadie bb5's for the monstercross build. Payed 50 shipped for two bnib setups. Looking for 3x9 sti's now.
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      04-26-2011 12:57 PM #102
      i sold it.....now i need to replace the old trek fuel.

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      04-26-2011 08:24 PM #103
      Last weekend I worked as Tech support for a training camp. Responsible for 17 bikes for 3 days...I was busy.

      This morning I repaired a front derailleur that was the subject of a dump shift under load. DON'T do that people. The cage got twisted and my ride partner was stuck in the big ring for the 2 hours in the hills. East German resistance training!

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      04-28-2011 09:35 AM #104
      Swapped out the 11-25 cassette for a 11-28 to help with hills on the LOOK with the regular double crank (all are SRAM red)

      Added a link to the chain to compensate for the extra teeth. The whole drivetrain only has a few hundred miles on it, so I figured it was safe.

      And, while I had it all apart, swapped the Rival front derailleur for a Force. Went out for a short ride up the hills to make sure everything works well (it does)

      Took the old 10 speed cassette and put it on my old set of road wheels.

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      04-28-2011 07:43 PM #105
      Cleaned the Jericho from this morning's storm ride. 2 hours in the rain and mud...

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