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

    1. Member ironmule's Avatar
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      02-19-2011 09:10 AM #26
      cane creek intergrated headset, (why did Giant use this design again?) installed it with dual crown shocks and i still have slop, i'll retry it later...

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      02-19-2011 01:13 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by ironmule View Post
      cane creek intergrated headset, (why did Giant use this design again?) installed it with dual crown shocks and i still have slop, i'll retry it later...
      its a great design, i think you might be doing something wrong or something is broken/out of spec
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      02-19-2011 07:48 PM #28
      Bought and installed on my road bike






      Ordered kmc chain and Jagwire ripcord for the mtb
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      02-19-2011 08:35 PM #29
      Cleaned the Motobecane, and did some work to the Schwinn project bike:


      From this a month or two ago(rode it as a fixie for about four months), to a state of disassembly. Today I got it to this point:



      The brakes have new cables on them, the rear derailleur works really well, new handlebar wraps, seat height reset to go with the new longer crankarms, and yes those are Dura-Ace bar end shifters on a 30 year old Schwinn. They only cost like $50, and I couldn't resist! If I ever get another bike without integrated shifters I'll probably move to bar ends, the friction shifters are FANTASTIC. I'm in love

      I can't get the front derailleur to pull quite right, the bike it came off of had a guide under the bottom bracket, this one doesn't. I got a clamp on cable-stop that I put on the seat tube. It looks like it should work but I seem to have adjusted it wrong. So I don't foul it up I'm taking it to my local shop on Monday(the Downtube in Albany, or CK Cycles over in Colonie. I haven't decided which yet as Downtube is walking distance, but pricier, and I know CK does good work, but I'd have to put the bike on the car to take it there and get back to school between classes).
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    5. 02-22-2011 10:35 PM #30
      I built a new work area to build up my yet-to-arrive road frame/work on my other bikes:


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      02-23-2011 05:28 PM #31
      Landshark: Installed a new rear d (ultegra sl), washed it, and cleaned and lubed drivetrain.

      On One & GT: Washed it and cleaned and lubed the drivetrain.

      Jamis: Reinstalled the rear d I borrowed for the landshark, cleaned and lubed the drivetrain.

      Specialized allez: Took off the pedals I wanted to keep and prepped the bike for sale.

      And now I am out of things to do so no more procrastinating, time to pack for an upcoming move. On the bright side in a little over 2 weeks I will live less than a block from mtb trails

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      02-27-2011 09:12 PM #32
      on the mountain bike:

      replaced the rotors
      replaced the brake pads
      cleaned the frame
      replaced the shift cables
      replaced the brake cables... though ran into a snag with the end caps not fitting properly on the Jagwire Ripcord housing....
      installed the SRAM X.7 shifters
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      02-28-2011 09:16 PM #33
      I put my Look KEO classics on my Felt. Put the cleats on my new PI shoes... maybe tomorrow I will put it on the trainer and see if I can DIY the cleat adjustment or if I should just spring the $50 for the LBS to set them for me...

    9. 03-01-2011 11:12 AM #34
      I fully cleaned the bike, replaced the disc brake pads, installed new Ergon grips, a new Thomson Seat post, and new tires, oh and rebuilt the rear hub…again.

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      03-01-2011 11:33 AM #35
      Changed out my front tire.
      Since my old one had a gnarly slice through it.

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      03-01-2011 11:47 AM #36
      carried it to my new apartment. have to look for a LBS to replace the tubes/tires.

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      03-02-2011 08:05 PM #37
      Dropped my on one off to have the fork serviced.

      Also replaced the brake cable on my zaskar (in the process trying out my new work stand)

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      03-03-2011 11:27 AM #38
      Finally cleaned about 55 miles of late winter grime off the Schwinn... It was nasty! Took about an hour to clean.
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      03-03-2011 10:52 PM #39
      back together with SRAM X.7 shifters and Jagwire Ripcords.

      now needs the derailleurs and brakes to be fine tuned

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      03-04-2011 05:43 PM #40
      I have got it ready for racing.

      New Helmet,

      the bike all ready for the track.

      and new cranks to replace the really heavy ones that came with it. I think I took off 2lbs.

    16. 03-04-2011 11:05 PM #41
      ridin' it !

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      03-05-2011 09:27 PM #42
      I built mine...




      Beefy BB junction...



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      03-07-2011 08:43 PM #43
      Found a Schwinn sprint in the trash Friday night, had no wheels, but did have front and rear derailleur, nasty ass rusted chain, seat post and saddle, handlebars, gear levers, fork, and brakes, stripped all the parts off it, and getting it ready for media blast and powder coat. Going to build it up as my bike to train in the park. Never ridden steel before, but it's a cool lugged steel frame, super excited for this build...

    19. 03-08-2011 12:37 AM #44
      bought some new gear for it !

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      03-08-2011 02:20 AM #45
      Well I started to move some to the new house. Also I put a saddle on the cross bike after I dropped them off. Now if we could finish the move so I could actually ride that would be nice.



      I guess I follow rule #25
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      The bikes on top of your car should be worth more than the car. Or at least be relatively more expensive. Basically, if you’re putting your Huffy on your Rolls, you’re in trouble, mister.

    21. 03-08-2011 09:03 AM #46
      Swapped out the crabon brake pads for the regular ones with hopes of actually riding some training miles this week


      Merckx, the new ridley looks lovely but its begging for a red group
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      03-08-2011 09:10 AM #47
      Swapped the wheels/tires out on my cross bike, swapped some parts on the singlespeed/fixed to get it ready to sell, and started building a dedicated steel touring bike. Can't wait to put some serious miles on these things!!!

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      03-09-2011 01:18 PM #48
      Removed this:



      Then removed all of these from my rear tire only:



      First flat in a LONG time, hoping they don't come in groups of three like usual
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      03-09-2011 05:21 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by benjaminobscene View Post

      Merckx, the new ridley looks lovely but its begging for a red group
      Yeah, that's the prevailing thought around here as well. It may have to wait until we move in a few months though. It's either going to get Red/Black or I'm going to completely sellout to PoserWorld and slap Di2 on it!

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      03-09-2011 06:00 PM #50
      Fitted a Garmin 500 over the weekend, a B'day present from my wife. She got the HR and Cadence sensors too but I haven't used them yet. I'm loving the 500 so far, I had heard only good things about it and I think it really helps keep my ADHD style mind happy while I'm out riding on my own.

      I do have wayyy too many options on the screen though, I think I average 7 metrics per screen so they're all tiny..

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