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This thread is about bikes

Postby evil temptress » Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:53 pm

My new one:

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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby joy » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:01 pm

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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby mountainz » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:03 am

I, too, am a fan of platform pedals.
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby norskagent » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:52 pm

current hi summer commuter - keeps my back bag free!
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby joy » Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:22 pm

norskagent wrote:current hi summer commuter - keeps my back bag free!

rack envy. I've been kicking around the idea of getting something like this: http://www.rei.com/product/697096. anyone have experience with these things? I don't feel like building a new commuter bike just because the current roadie isn't compatible with normal racks asdf.
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby norskagent » Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:30 pm

those racks are "okay".
The clamp will scratch your seatpost if you care about those things (I do).
They tend to be heavier than conventional racks.
Why can't you use a conventional rack, is your bike frame all carbon?
You can get thingys like this to fit a rack to a frame without eyelets, and not scratch your frame:
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby joy » Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:46 pm

norskagent wrote:those racks are "okay".
The clamp will scratch your seatpost if you care about those things (I do).
They tend to be heavier than conventional racks.
Why can't you use a conventional rack, is your bike frame all carbon?
You can get thingys like this to fit a rack to a frame without eyelets, and not scratch your frame:

Look closer at the pic of my bike, there's no eyelets, and it's carbon with steel lugs. The only other option I'd seen so far was what looked like the metal equivalent of sturdy zip ties. Any chance you can link that little thing to a product page and not just a jpg? haven't seen that before, looks like a decent option ...
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby ipoach » Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:49 pm

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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby norskagent » Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:59 pm

here:http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=146_240 at the bottom of the page.
I would be hesitant clamping stuff to carbon, too much torque and it cracks.
You may consider a seat mounted bag, like an acorn bag:
http://www.acornbags.com/medbag.html
Also, keep an eye and ear out on your carbon/steel lug frame, that design is known for occasionally disjointing . Not common but something to monitor.
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby skav » Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:20 am

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Made it rideable this morning. Managed to crossthread the BB with my awesome pedaling power on the way home from work though. Any of you (rye, norsk) seen a Mavic Magic BB around? There's one up on ebay for ~70 shipped, but fukkk.
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby Lox » Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:20 am

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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby mountainz » Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:57 pm

sheldon brown is dead.

get over it.

i rigged a GPS to my MTB stem. exploration MACHINE.
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby skav » Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:06 pm

w0w d00d ur so anti!
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby norskagent » Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:10 am

Maybe the threads could be retapped? There is at least one other threadless type bottom bracket but I can't remember the brand. I have the mavic type on my paramount, I was told I may never have to service it. Not sure why it was installed...
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby VTP » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:43 pm

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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby lerp » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:13 pm



no shit. a guy i know is dh racing on one. definitely a unique design (jackshaft...lol). i guess if your going to spend $4500 on a frame you probably don't mind having to buy two bottom brackets.

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or a transition blindside but i'm leaning toward a banshee.
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby evil temptress » Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:00 pm

Going to pick up the ball and chains new bike at UPS right now.
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby RockPharmer » Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:24 pm

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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby mountainz » Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:00 am

some kids never got the memo about flatland bmx.

talk about re-inventing the wheel... a weaker one.
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Re: This thread is about bikes

Postby wild beast » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:05 am

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