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

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      06-13-2011 08:49 PM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by tiptronic View Post
      Can I interest you to look at
      http://www.irtwheels.com/index.php
      seem to be cool wheelsets- but where's the real info. Doesn't give specifics or prices for sets... such a nice and clean site yet is missing all the essentials to their products. That makes me a tad skeptic to leave out so much info. loving their audi team car though

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      06-21-2011 09:54 AM #142
      Picked up a MINT 105 double for 30$ off ebay.

    3. 06-21-2011 02:04 PM #143
      I had the Lynskey professionally fitted a few days ago. I'd used the DIY Wrench Science way a few times, but it wasn't working. Knee pain and various numb spots after 75 minutes or more of sitting in the saddle.

      It's now $160 and a couple of hours later, and I have a 10mm shorter flipped (low) stem, dropped a couple of spacers from the steerer, cleats moved a couple of mm back, and my seat is a few mm lower and farther back.

      Before (I made a few adjustments after this picture, but it's close):



      After:


      I took it on a 50 mile ride last night, and while my knee pain and numbness were mostly gone, my lower back was killing me by mile 40 or so. The fitter did mention that I tend to hunch when I ride, and bending at the waist and keeping my back straight is the way to go... maybe that'll help, but 20 year old habits die hard. If it doesn't get better, I'll go get it adjusted.

      Oh, I also put on a second King SS bottle cage and rotated the tires.

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      06-21-2011 03:55 PM #144
      Wow that Lynskey is beautiful! How do you like Ti?

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      06-21-2011 04:19 PM #145
      not sure what to do other than pay $200 for a pro fit but the back of my neck is EXTREMELY tender at the top back of the skull. Is this an issue with my stem and reach? Idk but man my neck is sore

    6. 06-21-2011 04:53 PM #146
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0smurf View Post
      Wow that Lynskey is beautiful! How do you like Ti?
      Thanks! I love Ti. I test rode lots of carbon bikes and some aluminum bikes, and I just didn't like them all that much. Throw in questionable durability on those types of frames, and Ti was a no-brainer. I've had a Litespeed Pisgah (Ti MTB) frame since '00, and it's been flawless. Those Tennessee boys and girls know how to make a bike frame.

      MK4Jetta- I'd start with the Wrench Science fitting system. It might work well for you, as a lot of people seem to like it. If that doesn't work, then it might be worth the time and money to get your bike fitted by a professional. I'd just make sure that you go to somebody who knows what they're doing... it seems that a lot of places just throw your measurements at a machine that spits out some numbers, and that's not really ideal.

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      07-01-2011 02:46 AM #147
      I finally got around to installing a new crank on my zaskar.



      I used to have an old xtr crank on there (m952) but it's on its way out unfortunately.

    8. 07-01-2011 03:27 PM #148
      Finished it up for the most part!

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      07-07-2011 12:38 AM #149
      changed the tires. Noticed this weekend I was through to the threads on the rear tire and in checking the front saw that I had cut the sidewall pretty severely.

      Went with the same tire as I got 1200 miles out of the last Michelin. Decided to try some color




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      07-07-2011 12:45 PM #150
      i think white striped tires would look better- just at times too much blue? dont get me wrong- I evny your bike.. on the level that I cant really speak in comparison to my usa caad8. If you keep the blue tires, then black bar tape! Oh and Hutchinson makes GREAT long lasting tires. Performancebike.com has great deals on tires all the time.

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      07-26-2011 12:17 PM #151
      finally ordered some 105 pedals for my track bike and a new stem, carbon flat bars and egg beaters for the mountain bike. should arrive today.....so technically, i haven't done anything on my bike yet but i was excited

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      07-29-2011 02:06 AM #152
      Didnt really "do" anything, but had a customer come into my shop and hand me a full XTR m950 grouppo. Just gave it to me. Near done shat myself.
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      07-29-2011 11:47 AM #153
      Got a 2012 reba rlt with 15mm axle on my 29er. They made some nice improvements on the reba and its lighter than the last one. (Steerer length temporary)

      Expose your cracks and love will fill them.

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      07-29-2011 01:23 PM #154
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6JetPilot View Post
      finally ordered some 105 pedals for my track bike and a new stem, carbon flat bars and egg beaters for the mountain bike. should arrive today.....so technically, i haven't done anything on my bike yet but i was excited
      installed on the bikes...(need to adjust & clean up both bikes....rewrap bars & adjust seat on track bike, cut both steerers, etc). just took the specialized around the block and dang the 580mm bars are narrow! after years of using spd's, i need to get used to the egg beaters. will probably take the track bike to the velodrome next wednesday for open riding.


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      07-29-2011 02:50 PM #155
      Mag pedal time.


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      07-29-2011 05:24 PM #156
      just pulled the mirror off the end of my handlebar that the PO had put on. It was ok but never stayed in the right place and if I was riding in my drops i'd have to readjust.

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      07-29-2011 05:55 PM #157
      New seat (Fizik Arione CX), handlebars (FSA Wing Compact), tape (Zipp), pedals (Look Keo2MAX), shoes (Giro Factor), crank (170mm, 50/34 Compact), wheels (2011 Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL), tires (Continental Gran Prix 4000s) and an updated fit with a much more aggressive geometry.


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    18. 07-29-2011 11:42 PM #158
      ^bike looks good!

      Today I disassembled a loaner bike and packed it back in the box, replaced the cracked fork on the wrecked race bike, cut the new steer tube, and built up a new cross bike.
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      08-01-2011 12:10 AM #159
      I swapped the tires on my cross bike (panaracer firecross 700x45c). Since tomorrow is my day off this week I plan on taking it out for a longer trail ride.

      really dim cell phone pic

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      08-08-2011 03:19 PM #160
      A few changes to my Raleigh Cadent. Swapped out the stock 'ergo' style handebars with Nitto Noodlebars, installed a bell and a mirror.


      Swapped out the Ultegra stock deraileur for an XT reverse normal type


      Installed the kickstand from my BOB YAK.


      Swapped out the titanuum Brooks for the sprung Brooks, and put on the Nigel bag


      All this for my upcoming Mt Evans ride! I'm not too worried about speed going up a 14,000' mountain. Or weight, since this is an unsupported ride. I'll be happy if I can just maintain 8 mph!

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      08-08-2011 10:42 PM #161
      put some of my LiveStrong stickers on my rear chain stays- look as if they were there from factory. quite pleased with the outcome and realized my drive side will also act as a chain guard to boot

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      08-08-2011 11:07 PM #162
      Went from a stem with about 9 degrees of rise to a 0 degree rise stem on the Motobecane(also 10mm shorter to compensate for the rise change). The new fit is much lower feeling and was very comfortable on my way to work. Peaked at 36 mph on my way home, maintained it for about 2 minutes. I think I can at least partially attribute that to the change of shoulder and hip position because it didn't feel AS brutal as really high speeds in the old position did.
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      08-09-2011 01:32 AM #163
      I washed my land shark:




    24. 08-10-2011 02:12 AM #164
      Nothing to my bike but I have been tuning up a few bikes for a friend. One is complete garbage and one is an older Schwinn that cleaned up nice.

    25. 08-10-2011 02:15 AM #165
      Nice Land Shark.

      I bought my bikes a new friend:




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      08-10-2011 02:38 AM #166
      Thanks. I am interested to so how you will like your gunnar. I have been kicking around different ideas for a new mtb in the next year or two and they are very high on my list. Hopefully the next month will pass quickly for you.

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      08-10-2011 11:01 AM #167
      1: I put an order in for a custom frame by Tom Teesdale at TETcycles
      2: Put new pedals on the roadie.

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      08-10-2011 02:45 PM #168
      I cut up some rubber scraps and made a front mud flap that extends from the fender all the way down to road surface.

      Today's morning commute to work was rainy. What better time to to test the effectiveness... and I have to say it is the single most awesome bike accessory I have ever installed!

    29. 08-11-2011 01:38 AM #169
      Quote Originally Posted by fiatjeepdriver View Post
      Thanks. I am interested to so how you will like your gunnar. I have been kicking around different ideas for a new mtb in the next year or two and they are very high on my list. Hopefully the next month will pass quickly for you.
      I'm interested to see how I will like my Gunnar as well. I was back and forth between the Rockhound and the Lynskey Ridgeline, but the simple fact that I the Rockhound comes in red and the Lynskey doesn't sealed the deal.

      Quote Originally Posted by Couch View Post
      I put an order in for a custom frame by Tom Teesdale at TETcycles
      Cool. I'll look forward to seeing that.

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      08-11-2011 10:12 AM #170
      put mine up for sale...


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      08-11-2011 10:56 AM #171
      Finally able to mount a troublesome tubeless tire thanks to a newly acquired air compressor. Still need to swap the rear cog for a 20t, throw on a new chain, and add another scoop of Stans to the front to get her ready for her first trip to the mountains. Heading up to Dahlonega for Fools Gold next week. Can't wait.

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      08-18-2011 11:06 PM #172
      just got my new S1 professionally fitted. Seat went up a bit, back with a slightly forward drop. Stem is now at a 100mm with 7 deg. from 90mm and 6 deg. Also had it slightly adjusted/rolled down for while in the drops. Now ready to go on another ride to get re-aquianted with my rocket
      Last edited by MK4Jetta; 08-18-2011 at 11:09 PM.

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      08-22-2011 05:28 AM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by MK4Jetta View Post
      just got my new S1 professionally fitted. Seat went up a bit, back with a slightly forward drop. Stem is now at a 100mm with 7 deg. from 90mm and 6 deg. Also had it slightly adjusted/rolled down for while in the drops. Now ready to go on another ride to get re-aquianted with my rocket
      Could you report back after you've had a ride with the pro fit? very curious to the difference it makes.. thanks!

      Me changed the bar to a set of FSA Wing pro compact 400mm, totally changed the feel of the ride for the better, before I couldn't get down on the drops for longer than 10mins, it just didn't feel comfortable, and going downhill was simply dangerous. Now I can be in the drops for long periods of time and going downhill is awesome! and for some reason, it seems to absorb bumps better too..


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      09-18-2011 10:10 PM #174
      Converted my specialized rockhopper comp into a single speed. Have yet to take it on the trail and work the bugs out. Feeling a little under the weather.
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    35. 09-24-2011 06:58 PM #175
      Installed an Extralite ultrastar expander plug with a fiber lyte top cap for 40 grams of weight savings over the stock expander plug

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