Most of the problems occured with the MTB version.
Recently of course there have been some bad accidents because as they haven't been made for many years, and it became trendy for the fixie riders around the world to buy them. Trouble is, they buy them second hand through auction etc. and beat the crap out of them. If bought new and used correctly (like all carbon wheels) there shouldn't be problems. As you are aware the road version were only for racing, nothing else.
Many people believe they were banned by the UCI because of accidents. The truth is that ALL one piece carbon wheels were banned from mass start races.
In saying all that, now I use Mavic Open Pro, DT Swiss, Shimano....yummmmmy.
I wanted black hubs, and at the time Ultegra only came in alloy colour, hence the black 105s. Still, they are lovely to ride on.
Just picked up my 2011 Kona Dew Deluxe in matte black :) I thought I share a few pics.
[QUOTE=nismo604;12817745]Just picked up my 2011 Kona Dew Deluxe :) I thought I share a few pics.
A very classy ride. :thumb:
Really nice bike and nice pics too ... now go and get it dirty and get us a picture of it in some nature surroundings :)
Hey check out my Topeak DXP system! I love this thing. Check the review: http://randomstreamoc.blogspot.com/2...ag-review.html
Nismo604 that kona is beautiful! I am now jealous and wondering how I can convince my husband I need another bike.
Edited to ask what fenders are those?
Just got my Louis Garneau Mini stream Saddle Bag from Nashbar along with a pair of Nashbar Isolation shorts and Louis Garneau Rex Gel gloves, so I could finally wear bike shorts, so my hands wouldn't go numb on long rides and to eliminate a backpack.
This isn't actually my bike, but it's the exact same model. I have different bar ends, and I have frame pump mounts on my seat tube, and a bottle cage on my down tube. Also I don't have fenders, and I have red Crank Bros Candy pedals, and a Panasonic RibMo tire on my rear wheel. I have two cycle computers (one for kph, one for cadence + mph), and a small saddle bag to which a rear light is clipped. I guess I should just take a snap of my bike one day.
Yeah, I wouldn't have to go hunting for nice backgrounds if I lived in a place like that. :D
Could use a little tidying up though. :p
Nice bike, very well equipped. :thumb:
Did the bell come with? I notice a Kona logo.
Just got my locks and security chain from Amazon. So much cheaper than getting them locally here in Vancouver. I also got some pinhead locking skewers and a cover for good measure. I don't want to risk having her in the "secured" communal bike cage, who knows how many bikes have been stolen from it. Let me know what you think of my lock job and if I can improve it. I'm on the ground floor but elevated about a full floor and with lots of trees and hedges so from the street you really can't see the bike at all. I know all locks and chains can be defeated so hopefully what I have done will deter any would be thief enough to look for easier pray.
Kryptonite New-York Fahgettaboutit U-lock and Fahgettaboutit Chain & Disc lock both weigh a ton. The silver chain is pewag chain locked together with a shrouded pad lock, ultra tough with a square profile, I had enough cut so I can wrap it around the pillar and use it as anchor for the Kryptonite chain.
Chain around the rear wheel and locked against the frame.
U-locked front tire to frame.
pinhead locking skewerhttp://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l2...e/IMG_1626.jpg
covered, almost looks like a BBQ
A view from the inside, if it's missing I will know right away.
Do not leave your loved one out in the cold. No No No Please! You will lose it,.
Bought new from Evans Cycles in London in 2005 - my first non-mountain bike. The make is Ridgeback and the model a Genesis Day 00. 56cm, which I think is a smidge big for me.
Doing about 50 mi/week on it right now, mostly commuting into DC. It's been also to Australia, all trips via standard cardboard bike boxes. :D
Still has the original front tire; rear tire has been changed twice (first to a red Panaracer T-serv messenger and then to a Panasonic RibMo) and bar ends were added when purchased (as was some red electrical tape...). Pedals are Candy C from Crank Brothers. You can just barely make out where I mount my frame pump. The ugly Blackburn saddle bag is probably 15 years old. Blackburn lights too, but much more recently purchased. Only the rear one is on most days.
And yes I have two bike computers, one for cadence + mileage/mph, and the other is time + kms/kph. I also have the rear brake controlled by the left lever, as standard in the UK/Australia.
Otherwise it looks you've done all you can to secure your bike outside. :thumb:
Back to riding after more than 5 years away. Picked this Giant Cypress ST up on a special at the LBS, rode it about 10 minutes today and was :D all over the place. Don't think I'll get much done tomorrow.