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10-28-07, 07:49 PM
I'm from Canada, and have been lurking for a while now. It's good to now be a member. :D
10-28-07, 07:50 PM
I bought this bike yesterday. $799.
10-28-07, 09:55 PM
Hi Jonah, let me guess--you're a mountain biker :D ? Congrats on the bike! Where are you doing your riding?
Welcome to BF!
11-03-07, 07:52 PM
For now, only to and from work. But, I'd like to do some offroad riding when summer comes.
11-03-07, 08:58 PM
What part of Canada are you in? That bike will give you loads of fun, but will be easier for commuting with thinner slick tires. How long is your ride to work and hows the traffic?
11-03-07, 09:03 PM
I may be up near the Great White North soon. Are the tires you show OK for ice and snow? Or what do you have planned for when conditions get bad?
11-06-07, 10:48 AM
nobbies are good for new fallen snow, but for dry roads with occassional patches of ice you want Nokian studded tires. I rode through many winters with regular road tires, but care is needed near traffic lights where cars tend to spin their wheels and polish any ice.
11-08-07, 09:57 AM
I was thinking of getting some studded tires. I live in Alberta. My ride to work is around 15 minutes. The traffic isn't too bad.
11-08-07, 09:59 AM
The only complaint I have about the bike is that the seat keeps slipping and I have to keep re-adjusting it. I intend to go to the bike shop this weekend and see what they can do.
11-08-07, 10:37 AM
The saddle itself, or the seat post?
11-10-07, 11:19 AM
The seat post. I just got back from the bike shop ten minutes ago, and he tightened a bolt, and it seems good for now. But, I would think that when I bought the bike exactly two weeks ago, he would've tightened that bolt then, too. The seat post started to slide after one week. I wonder if this will become an ongoing situation where I'm going to have to go in every two weeks to have it tightened. If so, that would be a pain in the neck. Here's a picture of the bolt he tightened.
11-10-07, 11:50 AM
Hmm, perhaps they raised or lowered it for you and forgot to tighten it? A cheap multi-tool will have the hex wrench size to tighten it:
Here's a variety of sizes, prices, etc.
11-10-07, 12:32 PM
Excellent, East Hill! Much appreciated. I love this forum! Have a great weekend!
11-10-07, 01:30 PM
I wonder if carbon assembly paste would help you here? Seat post slippage is such an issue for carbon bikes that someone came out with a viscous fine grit (like grease, but it's not) that your shop can apply to the seat post to help hold it in place.
Ask about it, and DON'T take my word for it.
11-11-07, 06:26 PM
Is this grit a whitish color?
11-12-07, 07:30 AM
Actually, you don't see the grit itself. The paste looks like a dark grease. I don't know what it's made out of. But its used to help hold seat posts in place. This may be a bad idea on a metal post. It might cause your post to seaze up, but if slippage is a problem you might ask the mech at your lbs.
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