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Old 06-20-11, 07:03 PM   #2501
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Watch out with those spinergy wheels there ... I've heard many reports that they can't take too much of a beating since they were designed for track use and apparently they abrubtly fail sometimes causing serious injuries.
Check the spots where the carbon spokes are attached to the rim for little cracks from time to time.
I do check them and yes these stories have been going around for years. I used for 10 years and raced on these wheels for 4 years with no problems.
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.

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Old 06-21-11, 01:59 AM   #2502
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My first hybrid bike

Just picked up my 2011 Kona Dew Deluxe in matte black I thought I share a few pics.







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Just picked up my 2011 Kona Dew Deluxe I thought I share a few pics....
Everything about that bike is perfect. It'll be a pity to get it dirty.
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[QUOTE=nismo604;12817745]Just picked up my 2011 Kona Dew Deluxe I thought I share a few pics.

A very classy ride.
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Really nice bike and nice pics too ... now go and get it dirty and get us a picture of it in some nature surroundings
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Hey check out my Topeak DXP system! I love this thing. Check the review: http://randomstreamoc.blogspot.com/2...ag-review.html
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Old 06-21-11, 03:15 PM   #2507
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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?
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Thanks all for the compliments.

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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?
The fenders I have are planet bike - hardcore hybrid.
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Your bike has come together nicely but as you've been on here for two months now, it's time to ask for you to take the pictures from the drive-side. We don't need a white rollerdoor though, your beautiful usual background pics are perfect.
Alright. Here's a picture of my bike from the drivetrain side in high gear.
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.



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Alright. Here's a picture of my bike from the drivetrain side in high gear.
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.

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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.

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Just picked up my 2011 Kona Dew Deluxe I thought I share a few pics.






I like your apartment or whatever. Bike's nice too
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Yeah, I wouldn't have to go hunting for nice backgrounds if I lived in a place like that.

Could use a little tidying up though.

Nice bike, very well equipped.

Did the bell come with? I notice a Kona logo.
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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.

Whose bike is it? Make/model? I can almost read the brand name. I hope yours doesn't have the saddle all the way back on it's rails and tilted at such a jaunty angle.
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Yeah, I wouldn't have to go hunting for nice backgrounds if I lived in a place like that.

Could use a little tidying up though.

Nice bike, very well equipped.

haha thanks and yes the bell is standard from Kona.

Did the bell come with? I notice a Kona logo.
Haha yes it could use a little cleaning, and the bike is out of the condo now so it should be easy. yes that bell is standard from Kona.
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Got my anti-theft kit

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.



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covered, almost looks like a BBQ



A view from the inside, if it's missing I will know right away.

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Do not leave your loved one out in the cold. No No No Please! You will lose it,.
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Do not leave your loved one out in the cold. No No No Please! You will lose it,.
storing it inside the condo isn't an option. It's either the patio or the bike cage. I think the patio will be a lot more secure as I can see it while I'm at home.
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My first pics for BF...

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.


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.
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...Let me know what you think of my lock job and if I can improve it...
In keeping with the Kryptonite theme, a cleaner look than the chain wrapped around the pillar would be provided by one of these (click on pic for link):



Otherwise it looks you've done all you can to secure your bike outside.
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...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....
Holy-doolies!!! You would laugh at my lock.
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I'm Riding Again

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 all over the place. Don't think I'll get much done tomorrow.

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In keeping with the Kryptonite theme, a cleaner look than the chain wrapped around the pillar would be provided by one of these (click on pic for link):



Otherwise it looks you've done all you can to secure your bike outside.
I would have love to use that but the patio is only made concrete tile about an inch thick which you can just pick up of the ground.
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Holy-doolies!!! You would laugh at my lock.
ah but you my friend looks like you are located in japan. The crime in japan is so low, in fact I heard there was no looting after the earthquake hit. Here while my area is pretty good, they looted because we lost a hockey game.
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This is my Trek 7.3 FX I picked up about a month ago now...






The cockpit for now.

My new Planet Bike water bottle cages along with my new 24oz. Polar insulated bottles that I tested tonight instead of my pack. Keep beverages cold for quite awhile. Was out for about an hour and had plenty of ice left when got home.

My Osprey Manta 20 hydration pack which I was using primarily for water prior to my bottle cages and bottles. I highly recommend Osprey if you are in the market for a good hydration pack. Much more comfortable than Camelbak IMO.

And of course my furry child....who might feel left out if she doesn't get shown too.

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