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Old 06-26-10, 05:32 PM   #1
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My new Spec HR is now set up!!

All set up the way I like it except for the lights, which I can't mount because of the beveled and different sized bars. Have to figure that out.

Computer, bar ends, stand, frame pump, new saddle, rear blinkie, took the knobbies off and replaced with 1.75 x 26 Vittoria adventure, rack, panniers, bell, wedge, water bottle holders and water bottles. May put toe clips on from my old bike, may not.

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Old 06-26-10, 09:27 PM   #2
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Wow! Now that is eye candy.
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Old 06-26-10, 09:43 PM   #3
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You should be able to put a Magic Shine on those bars with the "O"ring that is supplied.

I have some platform pedals on my hybrid that also allows use of SPD cleats. If you are accustomed to riding clipless, you might like those better than adding toe clips. I can ride the hybrid with regular shoes.

Thanks for sharing the photo.
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Old 06-26-10, 10:18 PM   #4
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You should be able to put a Magic Shine on those bars with the "O"ring that is supplied.

I have some platform pedals on my hybrid that also allows use of SPD cleats. If you are accustomed to riding clipless, you might like those better than adding toe clips. I can ride the hybrid with regular shoes.

Thanks for sharing the photo.
I have clipless on my Lemond, with toe clips on my WindsorLeeds and pedals on my Peugeot. So, I seem to ride everything. This bike is for jumping on with no thought and effort - like going to the grocery store, running errands.

The only thing I would use the toe clips for is to hold my foot in place - I sort of like that. Generally, I would ride this this with tennis shoes. I enjoy having a variety of bikes with different characteristics and setups. But,I have no desire or need to have clipless on this bike.

I already have lights. I just need to figure out how to mount them with the mounts they came with, or adapt.

Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 06-27-10, 08:57 AM   #5
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You have a very versatile and practical set-up.

One problem I have with my headlight is an interference with the signal to my Vetta wireless; so , I avoid mounting it on the bars. I was thinking about a helmet mount. Fortunately it doesn't bother my Garmin. I guess I am to much of a techie having 2 cycle computers.
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Old 06-27-10, 09:02 AM   #6
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Good to see that the bike is working out for you. I like seeing someone who knows what he wants from a bike setting it up the way he wants it.

FWIW, my favorite solution for a bike I want to be able to ride with street shoes but I want my feet to not wander out of position (my feet tend to slide too far forward if nothing holds them in place) is semi-clips like these from Nashbar.
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Very nice combination of attractive and practical. I like toes cages for what Bluesdawg says, just jump on the bike for a run to the post office, coffee shop or an hour in the glade.
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Old 06-27-10, 11:16 AM   #8
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FWIW, my favorite solution for a bike I want to be able to ride with street shoes but I want my feet to not wander out of position (my feet tend to slide too far forward if nothing holds them in place) is semi-clips like these from Nashbar.
Good suggestion. I will check it out.
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All set up the way I like it except for the lights, which I can't mount because of the beveled and different sized bars. Have to figure that out.
Nice set-up.

You might find some help by looking at the Cateye website. They have all kinds of different mounts, clips and brackets for their lights -- you might find something that works.
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Well now, ain't 'dat cool! I've always liked looking at bikes that were fitted out to perfectly match the owner's vision. This is a wonderful example.

So I've got to know - did you do the work yourself or pay somebody else to do it for you?

FWIW, I used a pair of Shimano SPD/platform double sided pedals on my beater bike. I loved that combination.
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Well now, ain't 'dat cool! I've always liked looking at bikes that were fitted out to perfectly match the owner's vision. This is a wonderful example.

So I've got to know - did you do the work yourself or pay somebody else to do it for you?

FWIW, I used a pair of Shimano SPD/platform double sided pedals on my beater bike. I loved that combination.

I did it all myself. But, I do not consider bolting on accessories to be "mechanicing."
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Old 06-27-10, 06:54 PM   #12
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Very nice.
BTW - I had not seen a post from you in awhile and was getting worried.
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Very nice.
BTW - I had not seen a post from you in awhile and was getting worried.
I needed a little break - I felt I was partly to blame for whatever was upsetting the forum.
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I needed a little break - I felt I was partly to blame for whatever was upsetting the forum.
I don't think so - as I see it there was an influx of new blood with a return of some bad blood but all seems to have calmed down and things seem better than they have been in quite some time. We need to convince Lenny to come back though - I will work on him.
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I don't think so - as I see it there was an influx of new blood with a return of some bad blood but all seems to have calmed down and things seem better than they have been in quite some time. We need to convince Lenny to come back though - I will work on him.
Yes, he has the best ride reports I have ever read. Please convince him to come back - a thoroughly enjoyable person! Tell him I said so
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Talked to the LBS owner today. I am going to have a different stem with a higher angle put on. The seat being high is putting too much pressure on my hands, causing numbness, even with the bar ends. I hope that will fix it.
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Talked to the LBS owner today. I am going to have a different stem with a higher angle put on. The seat being high is putting too much pressure on my hands, causing numbness, even with the bar ends. I hope that will fix it.
It should. BTW, nice job. That rig looks like a go anywhere kind of ride.
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Nice looking bike, way to set it up the way you want it.

Question about the pedals, do those platforms have little pegs on them or teeth. I have Sun Ringle http://www.sun-ringle.com/contentpag...ponents.php5on my mtb and they have prgs and wearing rubber sole sneekers do not slip at all.
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Man, reminds me of my old college ride. Retro baby retro
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Why the shocked fork on a bike that looks set up for commuting? Just wondering. The bike looks great though.
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Why the shocked fork on a bike that looks set up for commuting? Just wondering. The bike looks great though.
The shock fork just sort of came with the bike. I think it is hard to get one without a shock?? No commuting - just a chore bike - grocery store, ride with wife to keep me slower, etc.
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The shock fork just sort of came with the bike. I think it is hard to get one without a shock?? No commuting - just a chore bike - grocery store, ride with wife to keep me slower, etc.
Tres cool might start a trend in chore bikes. It would be great around town with as bad as roads are getting these days we all might need shock forks. Can you lock it out if you want?
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Tres cool might start a trend in chore bikes. It would be great around town with as bad as roads are getting these days we all might need shock forks. Can you lock it out if you want?
Yes, it is locked out now.
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Yes, it is locked out now.
I'm liking it even more. Makes a big change with the smoother tires eh?
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Very nice. Not my type of bike but for your riding I can sure understand the appeal. About the only change I would make is minor, put on reflective sidewalls for next set of rubbers. If you're using lights, they could come in handle at those few intersections you breeze thru.
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