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

    1. Member BattleRabbit's Avatar
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      04-29-2011 12:40 AM #106
      Cleaned out and re-lubed the freewheel(gunky)... searched for a rim to build my Shimano 600 hub up to.
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      04-29-2011 11:13 PM #107
      Got a new set of Easton EA50 Aeros and swapped cassettes over, I need new tubes though since the length of the presta valves aren't long enough.

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      04-30-2011 06:33 PM #108


      Here's the new wheelset, just got a ride in and they are far better than the Shimano WH-R550 Aero's that were on it before. I had nothing but issues with the R550s so hopefully they treat me better. It was between these and some reynolds, but I think I weigh too much for a 1500 gram low spoke count Solitude wheelset.

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      05-03-2011 06:24 PM #109
      Just dropped my forks and frame off at powdercoat. Should be cool when they are done. Then the wheels and hubs and crank arms next.
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      05-03-2011 07:19 PM #110


      Finished installing the fenders, took it for a ride and took this picture with my phone a few blocks from my dorm.
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      05-10-2011 06:35 PM #111
      I installed a new saddle and seat post on my land shark.



      The little bit of set back this post has really makes a difference (the frame was designed to use a seat post with a little offset)

    7. 05-11-2011 11:54 PM #112
      Installed a Fox F100 RL to replace my old dead Reba:


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      05-13-2011 10:02 PM #113
      Put some new bearing in my Surly hubs.
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      05-15-2011 02:53 AM #114
      Put together some 20" rims to 20mm hubs with 1.75" Marathons. Pretty standard setup.


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      05-15-2011 07:28 PM #115
      Rebuilt the '08 Reba (successfully), set back to 100mm travel, new dust/oil seals, 5w oil:


      Had the BB shell faced on the Gunnar, cleaned everything up and put the CX crankset back in:


      Went for a evening/night ride on the Eriksen:

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      05-16-2011 02:52 AM #116
      found the perfect retro EC MTB frame to build up! excuse the crappy cell pic...

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      05-16-2011 03:09 AM #117
      pulled some parts out of the bin and a frame off of the wall to make a new commuter/cruiser

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      05-17-2011 11:42 AM #118
      dropped off the haro extreme frame ^ at the fab shop, having them fab up a bracket for disc brakes.will post pics when i get it back.super excited!

    14. 05-18-2011 11:54 PM #119
      Dropped the chain and cassette into the Ultrasonic cleaner. A few minutes, nice and clean


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      05-19-2011 11:37 AM #120
      I scored a pair of new specialized pro carbon road shoes on ebay for only $86. So now I need to get pedals and I can stop riding my road bike with mountain shoes and pedals.
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      05-21-2011 12:59 AM #121
      ordered a set of Hayes stroker trail v6 brakes today!

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      05-21-2011 09:50 AM #122
      May be buying a Brooks saddle finally since they're on sale at REI

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      05-21-2011 11:29 AM #123
      Commuted to work for the first time =)

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      05-21-2011 01:11 PM #124
      Got my Brooks saddle. $54 all said and done. Also picked up a matching bottle holder and some random $9 camelback insulated bottle.

      Seat:


    20. 05-21-2011 05:52 PM #125
      Finished my cyclocross/commuter/training Surly Crosscheck build:





      Shifting still needs fine tuning, but loving the sram 1x10 so far

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      05-27-2011 09:30 AM #126
      Took the fork from this:


      Put it on this:


      And ended with this:



      Riding the monocog up in N GA for the Fools Gold 50 in August. Experimenting around to see if I want to run a suspension fork or not. Just ordered some 2.4 Specialized Purgatory tires and was advised the rear may not clear the chain stays. Too late to cancel the order. Guess I'll cross my fingers and hope for the best.

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      05-27-2011 11:15 AM #127
      Got my ultegra pedals yesterday, got them on the bike and set up my shoes. I am no longer in violation -

      Rule 34:
      Mountain bike shoes and pedals have their place. On a mountain bike.


      Specialized pro road shoes rule. The uppers are so comfy yet the sole is so stiff and perfectly shaped.
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      05-30-2011 09:11 PM #128
      I replaced the *five-year-old* FSA external BB on the Gunnar cyclocross bike yesterday. The old BB was is bad shape, and I really should have replaced it years ago. A new $20 Shimano 105 external BB replaced the FSA, and I don't think the FSA ever spun as freely as the Shimano.

      For reference, my FSA Megoexo Gossamer Compact Cross crank works with great with a Shimano 105/Tiagra/Sora (ESMFC4500B) BB:


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      06-08-2011 02:14 PM #129
      swapped out the 90mm stem on my specialized epic with a FSA OS115 70mm stem.

      i sold my old trek fuel because i wanted to go to a small sized frame but ended up buying the epic in a medium again. it felt pretty good on the test ride and i was a little hesitant to go to a small frame because my back was already hurting everytime i rode my track bike and wanted to avoid a really high seat position. but after 100 miles on the epic, i was feeling a little too stretched and i think the 70mm stem has made such a big difference.

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      06-08-2011 09:06 PM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by jdp211 View Post
      new wheels and saddle
      Im assuming you love and are loyal to Zipp's... however, what made you chose the Zipps over Renyolds and Williams wheelset's?? Im close to getting a set of Williams Carbon clincher 38's

    26. 06-09-2011 08:02 AM #131
      Drove it into a parking garage height warning thing and bent the fork. Good times.

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      06-09-2011 08:08 AM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by benjaminobscene View Post
      Drove it into a parking garage height warning thing and bent the fork. Good times.


      That's why I'm using the Thule hitch rack for the trip to Pa.
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      06-09-2011 08:57 AM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by benjaminobscene View Post
      Drove it into a parking garage height warning thing and bent the fork. Good times.

    29. 06-09-2011 09:42 AM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by merckx56 View Post


      That's why I'm using the Thule hitch rack for the trip to Pa.
      Ya, I was out visiting customers in NJ and wasn't thinking clearly I guess. Luckily a lbs was able to straighten the fork and save my afternoon ride. Big thanks to Cycles 54 in wall, nj!

      When's your PA trip kemosabe?

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      06-09-2011 01:01 PM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by benjaminobscene View Post
      Ya, I was out visiting customers in NJ and wasn't thinking clearly I guess. Luckily a lbs was able to straighten the fork and save my afternoon ride. Big thanks to Cycles 54 in wall, nj!

      When's your PA trip kemosabe?
      Cycles 54 is a good shop!

      I'm leaving Saturday morning. Staying in Garnet Valley for a few days, then in Chester Springs for a few.
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    31. 06-09-2011 06:38 PM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by MK4Jetta View Post
      Im assuming you love and are loyal to Zipp's... however, what made you chose the Zipps over Renyolds and Williams wheelset's?? Im close to getting a set of Williams Carbon clincher 38's
      I do really love my zipps. I chose them over something else because the shop I work at is a Zipp dealer and I get a really sweet deal on them, they're also one of if not the fastest wheels available.

    32. 06-09-2011 11:40 PM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by MK4Jetta View Post
      Im assuming you love and are loyal to Zipp's... however, what made you chose the Zipps over Renyolds and Williams wheelset's?? Im close to getting a set of Williams Carbon clincher 38's

      Can I interest you to look at
      http://www.irtwheels.com/index.php

    33. 06-10-2011 12:04 AM #138
      I moved the Fox F100, disc wheels and brakes, stem, bar, seat, etc. from the Litespeed and the x.9 drivetrain from the S-works over to the Turner. I then moved the Sid Race, rim brakes, wheels, stem, bar etc. from the S-works to the Litespeed.

      Why? The Litespeed seemed like a bit too much with the discs and the Fox fork. It's much better suited to the Sid Race and lighter wheels. The S-works is back to hanging in the garage.



      I then noticed that the front pads on the Turner somehow stopped working. I don't get it... no fork rebuild, no oil anywhere. They only have like 50 miles on them.

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      06-10-2011 12:30 AM #139
      Quote Originally Posted by 251 View Post
      Rebuilt the '08 Reba (successfully), set back to 100mm travel, new dust/oil seals, 5w oil:

      I just put a low mile Reba of similar vintage on my commuter and I love it compared to what was on it. How much was the kit? Was it difficult?
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      06-10-2011 12:57 AM #140
      Got the wheels powder coated and spokes installed. Converted to a single speed. Taking the frame in tomorrow for chain alignment.

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