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    Thread: It's been less than a day... and I think I screwed something up....and the itch to mod begins...

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      10-10-2012 11:49 PM #1
      with the front brakes of the Tektro CR-520, trying to adjust the straddle cable carrier (triangle), trying to tighten up the levers, which Cannondale did a poor job in the first place....which I jacked up the cable.... (frayed)

      and this plastic tube covering the RD cable


      And I don't like the feel of the Cannondale suede tape..

      So, already I'm thinking

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      Jagwire Racer kits for brake & derailleur....
      for the most part black.... except for the cable housing for the rear derailleur.... since I have leftover Ripcord Derailleur housing, in red, maybe throw in a little more red back there.

      I hope my LBS can order more the sealing liner that comes with the Ripcord kit.... I wouldn't mind using it to seal up the derailleur cables and I have some leftover sealing liner that should be perfect for the rear brake cable, that goes over the top tube.

      And top it off with Spec Roubaix tape. (since I like the feel of it on my road bike).

      And... the Schwalbe Sammy Slicks aren't gonna cut it in the mud....

      Already got today... Spec Captain CX pro tires

      Yes, Crank Brothers Candy 1 on it already (and my mountain bike now gets Candy 2)
      2008 Passat wagon, 2.0T 6MT with mods
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      - 2013 Cannondale CAADX-6
      - 2010 Specialized Secteur Elite
      - 2009 Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29-er

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      10-11-2012 07:47 AM #2
      The new bike looks great! Two local guys are running the cx Captains and they absolutely love them. I think I may order a set of those as well once the 2Bliss version becomes available again.

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      10-11-2012 09:40 AM #3
      I have Captains 2Bliss on my MTB (front tire)....

      when I eventually get a tubeless wheelset built up.... CX Captains 2Bliss are going on it...
      2008 Passat wagon, 2.0T 6MT with mods
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      - 2010 Specialized Secteur Elite
      - 2009 Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29-er

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      10-12-2012 12:35 PM #4
      as a member of the vortex community... I just ordered parts:

      sram PG-1050 11-32t
      shimano SLX shadow 9-speed
      shimano CX-70 brakes
      jagwire racer cable kit (white)
      2008 Passat wagon, 2.0T 6MT with mods
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      - 2013 Cannondale CAADX-6
      - 2010 Specialized Secteur Elite
      - 2009 Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29-er

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      10-12-2012 10:36 PM #5
      As a member I'd the Vortex community I have to say:

      Needs moar lower.

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      10-13-2012 06:55 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by A1an View Post
      As a member I'd the Vortex community I have to say:

      Needs moar lower.
      As a member I'd the Vortex community I have to say:

      Needs moar dirty!
      ... you're not a hipster. But you definitely have hipster tendencies. Stay vigilant... like diabetes, you can manage this.
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      This thread sucks -Quattro Krant

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      10-13-2012 11:13 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by merckx56 View Post
      As a member I'd the Vortex community I have to say:

      Needs moar dirty!
      Once I get my lazy ass out of bed... I'm hitting the twisty singletracks
      2008 Passat wagon, 2.0T 6MT with mods
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      - 2010 Specialized Secteur Elite
      - 2009 Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29-er

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      10-13-2012 02:37 PM #8
      tektro pads suck!!!!



      makes you rethink your lines
      2008 Passat wagon, 2.0T 6MT with mods
      Other Rides:
      - 2013 Cannondale CAADX-6
      - 2010 Specialized Secteur Elite
      - 2009 Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29-er

    9. 10-22-2012 09:16 AM #9
      yeah, i think so, The new bike looks great! Two local guys are running the cx Captains and they absolutely love them.

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