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    Quote Originally Posted by Igo View Post
    I don't know about spokes but I know about basic physical properties. I could be wrong but if they are so far out that you can actually hear them seating then my guess is they won't seat. Anyway, my guess is that if they are seating them you wouldn't hear any more than one tiny "tink" per spoke if you heard anything at all. And against an inflated tube against a rim liner it would be almost impossible to hear one seat if they have a detente to fall into at all. And again, you would hear more than a couple dozen "tinks" before the "tink" noises went away.
    Boingo/Igo, I dont want to derail this thread do I'll reply via PM. Thanks!
    Evidnetly you need 50 posts to PM :-/
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    Specialized sirrus limited with a few upgrades..

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    Quote Originally Posted by grasse View Post
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    Specialized sirrus limited with a few upgrades..
    Wicked looking machine!! Now tell me, the cassette you have on the bike, that is not the STOCK unit is it?? Something slick looking like your bike usually comes with a tiny 12-25 or 26 cassette!! ENJOY!
    Take care, RIDE SAFE, have FUN!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjjoondo View Post
    Wicked looking machine!! Now tell me, the cassette you have on the bike, that is not the STOCK unit is it?? Something slick looking like your bike usually comes with a tiny 12-25 or 26 cassette!! ENJOY!
    Cassette is actually stock: SRAM PG1050 11-32T but I didn't like the SL-700 shifter. What's there are SRAM doubletaps.

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    Ready for this past Saturday night's group ride, now with dual black bottle cages instead of the single shiny blue one.

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    Here is my new 2013 Trek 8.4 DS! I've added a few things already - trying to make it as heavy as possible I guess.

    Water bottle cage, bike computer, and rack. I also have some clipless petals to add, but the red petals are so pretty.

    There's also a comparison of my other bike - my first adult bike. A 1996 or 97 Specialized Hardrock Sport FS.
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    That's my older MT Bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgraham111 View Post
    Here is my new 2013 Trek 8.4 DS! I've added a few things already - trying to make it as heavy as possible I guess.

    Water bottle cage, bike computer, and rack. I also have some clipless petals to add, but the red petals are so pretty.

    There's also a comparison of my other bike - my first adult bike. A 1996 or 97 Specialized Hardrock Sport FS.
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    That's my older MT Bike.

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    Nice bike. I do wish that Trek didn't kill off the Gary Fisher name like they did though...
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    There's a big old GF in the second picture. The 2012 had a bigger Gary Fisher note - but it's still (sorta) there on the frame. Actually - I thought I saw the GF someplace else as well... I'll have to look it over later.
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    Yeah for Hybrids. My wonderful all-rounder....















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    And so it begins!!! I have a 1999 GT Outpost that I used in college and have recently started riding again. After realizing that I won't be riding offroad, I decided to start modifying the bike for city/paved trail use. Here's a couple shots of the start. I am trying to figure out what else to add and adjust to make it more rider friendly.




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    New to the forum. But here's a Crappy picture of my 2012 giant rapid composite. My white aerospokes will be on by the weekend, to go with a giant carbon flat bar and maybe Giant slr carbon stem.

    Upgraded seat to a selle italia max gel
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    Quote Originally Posted by clarkbre View Post
    And so it begins!!! I have a 1999 GT Outpost that I used in college and have recently started riding again. After realizing that I won't be riding offroad, I decided to start modifying the bike for city/paved trail use. Here's a couple shots of the start. I am trying to figure out what else to add and adjust to make it more rider friendly.
    Change out that fork, hopefully it's 1 1/8" threadless, and put on a different stem. Tires already look somewhat smooth.

    How much does the bike weigh? If you have a bathroom scale, weigh yourself first, then weigh yourself while holding the bike, and subtract the two to find the bike's weight.

    Although I'm starting to wish now I would have just left my KHS alone and put the money towards an actual road bike or flat-bar road bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    Change out that fork, hopefully it's 1 1/8" threadless, and put on a different stem. Tires already look somewhat smooth.

    How much does the bike weigh? If you have a bathroom scale, weigh yourself first, then weigh yourself while holding the bike, and subtract the two to find the bike's weight.

    Although I'm starting to wish now I would have just left my KHS alone and put the money towards an actual road bike or flat-bar road bike.
    The tires were the first to change. So far, they have really improved the ride and handling. The fork is next on the list of changes. Even set to it's stiffest point, it's still too squishy. I took it apart lastnight and it appears to be a 1 1/8" threaded with a 120mm steerer and 25mm of thread on top of that.

    I'm not sure what the bike weighs. I will have to measure that at some point. Right now I am just enjoying being back on a bike and riding again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHOFINE View Post
    Just when I thought I was about done with my Kona I saw a something a few weeks ago and figured I had to try it. I been having to put my seat back as far as possible before but thanks to this forum I found the Velo Orange Grand Cru Seat Post. Now I can set it in the middle of the rails. I just got back from a little ride south of town from my parents place. Grapes are just starting to get ripe.



    What is that rack? I love it.

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    Finally I manage to convert the Seek to 1x9 setup (I use Superstar Components XCR chainguard and FSA SS 36T chainring)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ottawa_adam View Post
    What is that rack? I love it.
    It's a Sunlite Gold Tec Disc Rack....got from Niagara Cycle Works http://www.niagaracycle.com/advanced...c+Rack&x=7&y=2

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    Quote Originally Posted by rise000 View Post
    Finally I manage to convert the Seek to 1x9 setup (I use Superstar Components XCR chainguard and FSA SS 36T chainring)...

    11.7kg

    Looks great. I weighed mine last week. 11.36kg. You could reduce yours a little more by changing your seat post clamp to a non-quick release unless you need it. My tyres are Kenda 32mm smallblock 8's which are also pretty light.
    BTW, your levers are facing straight down. Is that comfortable for you? I set mine to about 45 deg and it feels good (for me).
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    Looks great. I weighed mine last week. 11.36kg. You could reduce yours a little more by changing your seat post clamp to a non-quick release unless you need it. My tyres are Kenda 32mm smallblock 8's which are also pretty light.
    BTW, your levers are facing straight down. Is that comfortable for you? I set mine to about 45 deg and it feels good (for me).
    Thnx

    It's XL frame...the M is 11.2 stated by Giant... nevermind, it easier to put of 2kg of body mass then to make bike lighter

    I do not have QR's...not for wheels and not for seat post... Levers are looking a little bit strange on this picture
    But they fit my hands perfectly....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rise000 View Post
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    I do not have QR's...not for wheels and not for seat post... ....
    My mistake. I mistook your blinky light for a lever.

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    Giantcfr1, your bike is beautiful, man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noize4 View Post
    Giantcfr1, your bike is beautiful, man!
    Thank you very much. It`s a great bike to ride too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    Yeah for Hybrids. My wonderful all-rounder....]

    She is a thing of beauty. Who makes the pedals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirty tiger View Post
    She is a thing of beauty. Who makes the pedals?
    Thanks for your kind words.
    The pedals are very cheap and a little heavy, but the grip is perfect for court / tennis / skateboard shoes. They are an old style BMX Beartrap pedal made by VP Pedals. I use this bike for commuting and around the streets (occationally I take it into the mounatins) These pedals allow me the freedom to wear whatever shoes I'm using on the day. Surprisingly, I've never slipped off them and skinned my shins. Kinda happy about that.
    http://www.planetbmx.com/shop/bike-c.../prod_223.html

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    Thank you for the link. I had beartraps on a MTB as a kid, haven't really seen them since then...

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    First grocery store trip. Carried about 20lbs or so. Luckily it's all downhill about 3 miles back to my house.
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