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Bikerdude222 03-04-14 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by slvoid (Post 446554)
They're 1" long strips of 3M white reflective tape. Some people like a quarter of their wheel covered by it so it flashes as the wheel spins. I had extra time so I just covered the whole inner rim. Makes for two nice glowing rings of light in front of cars, it looks pretty cool.
As you can see though, the spoke reflectors don't work for squat. The reflective stuff though works good, under regular lighting without the flash the stickers are so filthy they're actually a dull gray. Which reminds me, I better wipe them down right now!

I like tape, but after a long search and plenty of testing, found a product called Reflect-All. It's a new spray that you can put on almost anything. I'll try and get a night photo - but it's amazing how well it works.
You can tape off your ride for nice effects too.
Not sure where to pick it up, ordered mine from reflectallaz.com

gus6464 03-04-14 07:32 PM

Mine

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...0Muirwoods.jpg


My wife's

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ra%20Linda.jpg

noglider 03-04-14 10:48 PM

I love this thread, because so much thought goes into these bikes.

bikerdude222, what a great idea. I might try it. You may want to try masking with liquid latex. It's a little hard to find. You can apply it with a very fine brush. When you're done painting, rub the latex off with your fingers. I'm using it to mask the chrome lugs on a frame I'm painting.

noglider 03-04-14 10:49 PM

gus6464, the head angle on your bike looks steep. Is it?

Medic Zero 03-04-14 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 (Post 16526214)
Since this pic I have moved the stem up one spacer, but flipped it down. Looks much better, I think. Also it will be getting a rack and (hopefully) trunk bag fairly soon. Already have the seat post clamp sitting at the LBS with rack attachments on it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ps5b2c06a8.jpg

You should repost this in the "hot or not" thread. Although that isn't usually my taste, I'd say this ride is hot! :thumb:

gus6464 03-05-14 03:53 AM

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Originally Posted by noglider (Post 16549261)
gus6464, the head angle on your bike looks steep. Is it?

The head angle is 72.5.

PatrickGSR94 03-07-14 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Medic Zero (Post 16549300)
You should repost this in the "hot or not" thread. Although that isn't usually my taste, I'd say this ride is hot! :thumb:

Yeah I did before, but I might again. I want to take another pic of it with the fenders mounted and the flipped stem. I may wait until I get a Topeak rack mounted up on there. Already have a Problem Solvers seat post binder installed with the threaded holes for the rack stays.

jrickards 03-07-14 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 (Post 16526214)
Since this pic I have moved the stem up one spacer, but flipped it down. Looks much better, I think. Also it will be getting a rack and (hopefully) trunk bag fairly soon. Already have the seat post clamp sitting at the LBS with rack attachments on it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ps5b2c06a8.jpg

Is that a pump under your top tube or are you just happy to ride? :lol:

PatrickGSR94 03-07-14 01:02 PM

well I'm always happy to ride! :P But yeah I carry a Topeak Road Morph G pump.

cali_axela 03-07-14 01:29 PM

Put some LIT ultra-reflective sidewall tires on the commuter. They are indeed astoundingly reflective, from almost every angle. Ride really nice, too. I'm very very happy with them so far.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--...304_184250.jpg

mstraus 03-07-14 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by gus6464 (Post 16548799)

Is that a Marin Muirwoods? 29er or 26? I have the Muirwoods on my short list of N+1 bikes for a round town bike.

gus6464 03-07-14 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by mstraus (Post 16557841)
Is that a Marin Muirwoods? 29er or 26? I have the Muirwoods on my short list of N+1 bikes for a round town bike.

Yeah it's the Muirwoods 29er and I absolutely love it. It's such a tank but I can get some nice speed on it. You can get a 2013 on ebay right now for cheap too. I paid $449 for mine shipped but you can take a stab at auctions and I've seen it go for as low as $300 shipped.

AdamDZ 03-07-14 03:04 PM

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This is what I ride these days.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=367641http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=367642http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=367643http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=367644

mstraus 03-07-14 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by gus6464 (Post 16557964)
Yeah it's the Muirwoods 29er and I absolutely love it. It's such a tank but I can get some nice speed on it. You can get a 2013 on ebay right now for cheap too. I paid $449 for mine shipped but you can take a stab at auctions and I've seen it go for as low as $300 shipped.

Yea, seems like a steal at that price. Much cheaper then at the Marin Factory store in SF even. I am tempted to pull the trigger, but my wife would not be so happy if I got another bike right now, so maybe will be able to find a deal on the 2014's when they come on sale :)

Terry66 03-07-14 08:33 PM

I've posted pics of my Salsa before. I built the bike back in 2011 using a combination of new and used parts from a donor bike. I decided to do some upgrades over the winter. I added a new Ultegra rear der, Salsa Cowbell bars, Salsa seat post, Blvd Pedals, Ultegra BB, red Chris King headset, Salsa red liplock seat clamp and a set of SKS 50 Longboard fenders. Those fenders are huge. I took it out for a shakedown run tonight. No major issues....Here are a few pics....
http://www.watsonfx.com/svu2.jpg
http://www.watsonfx.com/svu5.jpg
http://www.watsonfx.com/svu6.jpg
http://www.watsonfx.com/svu7.jpg

Terry66 03-07-14 08:38 PM

Nice disc Trucker! My two touring buddies ride Truckers. One has a disc and the other isn't, but they are both awesome riding bikes.

Scrockern8r 03-07-14 09:14 PM

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New commuter build. Moved some of the good parts from the old commuter and moved them to the new one.
`1985 Trek 830
-New 2.0 Bontrager triple flat protection tires
-New Fenders
I am really liking the ride of the 2.0 balloon tires with 65PSI. Feels about the same as the old 27x1 1/4s on the old ten-speed.
Also getting to really like the lower gearing on this Trek. That Schwinn gearing was definitely taller.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=367690

Rudz 03-07-14 09:20 PM

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/l...307_132224.jpg

Here's my baby

Rudz 03-07-14 09:21 PM

Yeah my seat looks weird. But it's comfortable

md_device 03-07-14 09:21 PM

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Giant Escape 1 Hybrid, stock, white, Picked it up today. I will turn this into a commuter and light touring bike. It is my only bike. Will be putting on fenders. Looking for a rear rack & bag.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=367691

AdamDZ 03-07-14 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Terry66 (Post 16559024)
Nice disc Trucker! My two touring buddies ride Truckers. One has a disc and the other isn't, but they are both awesome riding bikes.

Thank you :) It's an incredibly comfortable bike indeed. I just wish I could fulfill its destiny by going on along tour.

Ravenhog 03-07-14 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by AdamDZ (Post 16558080)

Nice trucker and stem cap clock. Might be the next addition to my Ogre.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7...o/IMAG0870.jpg

Rudz 03-07-14 09:58 PM

What bag is that on the truckers bars? Does it get in the way of the light?

AdamDZ 03-08-14 06:04 AM

It's a Topeak Tour Guide bag. Yes, it does get in the way of the light but not by much. It's already mounted low with a Thorn accessory bar. I may try lowering it even further. I tried mounting the light below but it's inconvenient.

I like this bag because it has lots of pockets: two on sides, one up front, and two in the cover with mesh divider and lots of little pockets meant for credit cards and the like but I use them for alcohol wipes and Wet Ones. The main compartment is padded and has an adjustable padded divider for a phone fits iPhone 5 and will fit a much larger phone too plus another pocket. Lots of places to stash stuff and keep little things from getting mixed up. The only negative is that it sags somewhat when heavy.

And the clock is Stem Captain.

Edit: sorry, I confused the Tour Guide bag with Topeak Super Tourist rear rack. The bag is called Tour Guide.


http://topeak.com/products/bags/TourGuideHandlebarBag

Rudz 03-08-14 10:46 AM

Thanks


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