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Old 02-09-12, 11:17 PM   #3501
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Well you have a new custom built (AWESOME) bike, seems like changing the boss's position is going to be a difficult job. Not to mention messing up the paint job. But I know it can be done for sure. Richard
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Old 02-10-12, 06:53 PM   #3502
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Schwinn searcher sport. Just picked it up from the LBS. Will be used to help me lose some weight, 18 lbs and counting.

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Old 02-10-12, 09:24 PM   #3503
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Schwinn searcher sport. Just picked it up from the LBS. Will be used to help me lose some weight, 18 lbs and counting.
Congratulations on your new bike, love the color. It looks like this one : http://www.schwinnbikes.com/bikes/hy...s-14492#/specs How does she ride ? Richard
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Old 02-10-12, 09:29 PM   #3504
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This is my new Diamondback Insight 1 (after adding a few things today). : )
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Old 02-10-12, 09:36 PM   #3505
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Congratulations on your new bike, love the color. It looks like this one : http://www.schwinnbikes.com/bikes/hy...s-14492#/specs How does she ride ? Richard
Yes that's the one. Only able to put one mile on it, love the way it rides.
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Old 02-10-12, 09:59 PM   #3506
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my winter beast, now with aerobar mod.






please excuse the crappy pic quality, i think the camera in my iphone is on its way out.
I hate to say it, but that looks ridiculous. However, if it works for you, go with it! Ride that thing hard (hehe that's what she said!... I'm soo immature).

Edit: From my electronics knowledge (I'm not only active on this forum, y'know! I have another favorite forum, where I have over 2,000 posts), I know why your iPhone camera performed so poorly. It is because you took the picture in a poorly lit area and the image sensor in the phone performs very poorly in low light situations.

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Old 02-10-12, 10:23 PM   #3507
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I hate to say it, but that looks ridiculous.

You probably missed it - It is winter set up. To ride a bike in snow is not very normal..right? How the bike can look normal for abnormal riding?

To me every detail and part of this bike is seems to be very logical.
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Old 02-10-12, 11:11 PM   #3508
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I hate to say it, but that looks ridiculous. However, if it works for you, go with it! Ride that thing hard (hehe that's what she said!... I'm soo immature).

Edit: From my electronics knowledge (I'm not only active on this forum, y'know! I have another favorite forum, where I have over 2,000 posts), I know why your iPhone camera performed so poorly. It is because you took the picture in a poorly lit area and the image sensor in the phone performs very poorly in low light situations.
You might get a Laugh out of this then.



Had to buy a new one a few weeks ago. LOL !
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Does it work now? When an electronic device comes in contact with water, you are supposed to make sure it's off and then put it in uncooked rice (it draws the moisture out) for 3-5 days. DO NOT attempt to turn it on after it comes into contact with water.
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Old 02-11-12, 12:43 AM   #3510
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Does it work now? When an electronic device comes in contact with water, you are supposed to make sure it's off and then put it in uncooked rice (it draws the moisture out) for 3-5 days. DO NOT attempt to turn it on after it comes into contact with water.

I just went to Apple and picked up a new one, they restored all my APPS, contacts, everything in just a few minutes, with ICLOUD back up. Didn't even know I was using it. Was there washing the mud off an MTB..
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Old 02-11-12, 08:39 AM   #3511
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my winter beast, now with aerobar mod.








please excuse the crappy pic quality, i think the camera in my iphone is on its way out.
I really like your winter bike set up, SWEET, but even I have to wonder how you use the "aero-bars" much, seems you'd need to keep your hands on the reg. bars in the snow and ice for max. control??
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Old 02-11-12, 08:57 AM   #3513
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Old 02-11-12, 09:41 AM   #3514
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Here is my Diamondback Insight 2 on the trail this morning!

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Old 02-11-12, 12:51 PM   #3516
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Here is my Diamondback Insight 2 on the trail this morning!

I know that trail! Nice bike. Bit cold this morning.
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Old 02-11-12, 12:59 PM   #3517
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Looks great!

One more concern: do you ever feel like you have too much pressure or numbness in you hands when riding?

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Same question to you, Jimbo - ever get numb hands or feel like there is too much weight on your hands when riding?
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It was 38* when I parked at Tobin Park this AM, but I was prepared, and I had a pretty good 22 mile ride all the way up into McAllister Park and back and tacked on a few more miles after that.

One thing about it, it wasn't very crowded for a Saturday morning!

LarDasse74, in answer to your question is no I don't, but that might be remedied in your case by trying to adjust your seat where it's either level or tilted slightly back to transfer your weight a little rearward.

On my old bike it didn't fit, and I had that problem, but when your fitted correctly to the bike it isn't a concern, so you need to tweek yours until you find a happy medium.

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My longest ride is a little over 10 miles, but I didn't have any numbness in my hands/arms then... nor any other time I've ridden. I really like the multiple different hand positions the drop bars offer, which was the reason I did the conversion, not for any speed/aero reasons.
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Here is my Diamondback Insight 2 on the trail this morning!

Good Looking Bike !
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Here is my Diamondback Insight 2 on the trail this morning!

Nice. I have a 2010 Insight 2 in Silver. Love it in black.
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I returned those godawful Forté Kōr barends. There was absolutely no padding and it was torture (I know this from riding on the trainer, not going on an actual ride ). I won a pair of Agogo ultralight bar ends on ebay. Buy it now price was $20, and there was no bid at 1:30 left in the auction. So I kept watching it, and at 10min before the end of the auction I put in my lowball bid of $0.99. I won the pair! I ended up paying $6 because of shipping, but I think I got a great deal! I taped them and installed them right when they arrived. I'll post a picture when I go for my next ride!
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had to buy a new one a few weeks ago. Lol !
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I really like your winter bike set up, SWEET, but even I have to wonder how you use the "aero-bars" much, seems you'd need to keep your hands on the reg. bars in the snow and ice for max. control??
the bike is my winter/foul weather bike. when riding through ice and snow i do stay up on the flat bar, but there are many days (the vast majority of this winter) between december and april when we don't have snow and ice on the roads, but we do have SAVAGE winds blowing in off of lake michigan (i ride directly along the lakeshore on my daily commutes) so aerobars to the rescue.
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