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Old 07-12-11, 03:41 PM   #2626
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I just returned my new saddle and put my old one back on . I liked the saddle, except that it was expensive and caused me pain.



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And I taped my barends yesterday for the first time. How did I do?





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Old 07-12-11, 03:56 PM   #2627
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Nice way to complement the color of the frame.
If you use them a lot it makes sense to tape them indeed.
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Old 07-12-11, 04:04 PM   #2628
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Nice way to complement the color of the frame.
If you use them a lot it makes sense to tape them indeed.
Thank you. I use them 75% of the time, so I think it was a good idea. I was going to get black bar tape, but they didn't have it made by Bontrager (which was the cheapest), so I got blue.
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I've got the black gel bontrager bartape for my TT bike ... very comfy.
I like your blue bartape better with your bike though.
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I just returned my new saddle and put my old one back on . I liked the saddle, except that it was expensive and caused me pain.


All looks good.
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Old 07-14-11, 04:15 PM   #2631
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Here's where I'm at with the custom carbon hybrid. It needs a little more eye candy though... I'm thinking maybe red nipples, and a red spacer on the fork. Oh, and the word "hybrid" on the top tube in reflective red! I thought about doing a brown seat and cork ergon handgrips, but I'm not sure that would go well with the red accents.



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Looking good Mike!

Claiming hybrid with that one is kinda pushing the line between hybrid and 29er and I'm all for pushing that line! You have a very nice collection of bikes. A dedicated rider of hybrids!

All that glitters is not gold. My Marin Mill Valley at the laundromat.
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Looking good Mike!

Claiming hybrid with that one is kinda pushing the line between hybrid and 29er and I'm all for pushing that line! You have a very nice collection of bikes. A dedicated rider of hybrids!

All that glitters is not gold. My Marin Mill Valley at the laundromat.
Man, those XYZ barends look nice. How much did those run you?
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[QUOTE=mikeschn;12929563]Here's where I'm at with the custom carbon hybrid. It needs a little more eye candy though... I'm thinking maybe red nipples, and a red spacer on the fork. Oh, and the word "hybrid" on the top tube in reflective red! I thought about doing a brown seat and cork ergon handgrips, but I'm not sure that would go well with the red accents.

G,day Mikey I,m sure I remember complimenting your build somewhere before and nice it is.
There's loads of bling bits to look at on ebay like colored nuts bolts and jockey wheels thats where I got mine.


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Here's where I'm at with the custom carbon hybrid. It needs a little more eye candy though... I'm thinking maybe red nipples, and a red spacer on the fork. Oh, and the word "hybrid" on the top tube in reflective red! I thought about doing a brown seat and cork ergon handgrips, but I'm not sure that would go well with the red accents. ...
Wow, that's pretty freekin hot. I was going to suggest a blue thrown in, but noticed you have already on your forks.
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I'm jealous. I want to get one red and one white jocky wheel.
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...All that glitters is not gold. My Marin Mill Valley at the laundromat....
Yep THAT IS GOLD!
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Old 07-15-11, 07:56 AM   #2639
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I only have a pic with us on the bike with the way it is now


Here it is without the trailabike

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Many here (in Kyoto) have been bagging me about my saddle on the Cannondale so I gave in and swapped it with my Orbea's.

Both saddles feel equal to me and I guess the swap may look better. (sorry for the road bike image)



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You groovers look great. I love the matching green helmet with the seat.
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Old 07-15-11, 09:40 AM   #2642
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Many here (in Kyoto) have been bagging me about my saddle on the Cannondale so I gave in and swapped it with my Orbea's.


giantcfr1,

Both of your bikes look good. The hybrid needs red nipples though. So when are you going to rebuild your wheels?

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Isn't that seat-thing in front obstructing your legs from pedalling properly?
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Many here (in Kyoto) have been bagging me about my saddle on the Cannondale so I gave in and swapped it with my Orbea's.
Both are nice bikes there giantcfr1 and I too feel the saddles are perfect as they are on the pictures ... it just feels right
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yeah thats a good fit giant. to bad the tioga didnt work out for you, i thought it was a good look
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Can't seem to go to sleep, so might as well post a couple of pics. This is my 21 speed 1994 Raleigh CT400, and I'm the original owner. Been a great bike so far, though I keep thinking about replacing it with something more modern like a Jamis Coda Comp/Elite or something in that quality range.







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That looks like fast bike Blacktails, it would be a shame to let go of that. Great condition too.
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yeah thats a good fit giant. to bad the tioga didnt work out for you, i thought it was a good look
It was a good saddle during winter but during summer (no long johns) it was starting to get uncomfortable.
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Can't seem to go to sleep, so might as well post a couple of pics. This is my 21 speed 1994 Raleigh CT400, and I'm the original owner. Been a great bike so far, though I keep thinking about replacing it with something more modern like a Jamis Coda Comp/Elite or something in that quality range.
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I hope replacing doesn't mean selling. You can't do that. Concider the regret factor.
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That's why I've held on to it so long. I've experienced seller's remorse after selling a couple of meaningful (to me) things in the past, and years later still regret having made the sale.
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