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Old 10-18-12, 07:43 AM   #4426
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Anyone try the Ergon pedals on their hybrid?



they are a bit pricy, but they look like a great alternative to the BMX pin pedals I've been using.
Hi Pierce,
Do you find that these Ergo pedals really hold your feet in place like the BMX pin pedals do?
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Old 10-18-12, 10:54 AM   #4427
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Do you find that these Ergo pedals really hold your feet in place like the BMX pin pedals do?
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I haven' tried them. Which is why I was asking.

I'm thnking they'd be good for a 'festival bike' that you're riding in flipflops or whatever, that the pin pedals chew up too much.
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Old 10-19-12, 10:27 PM   #4428
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I just saw those wheels in the QBP catalog, and looked them up online, and am VERY happy with the price ... The Pavement Series 5.1's... thinking of getting those for my hybrid (a Globe Vienna 02) and switching from 3x8 gearing to 2x9 or 2x10 using a 50:34 compact front, like a SRAM Apex crankset.

Been told by a couple folks who know, those Handspun wheels are VERY good for the price, you can't buy the parts that cheaply, and they are quite well made. Being an old school kinda rider, I like 36H. And I like how those Velocity rims are relatively unadorned with branding graphics (ditto, my Globe frame has no big ugly decals on the main tubes).

The cheap noname hub 32H alex rim wheelset on my Globe has already got some side-to-side funkies on the front wheel and I've only put about 50 miles on the bike. :-/
I'm really happy with these wheels, especially price/value. If Velocity and Handspun ( Owned by QBP ) can pay more attention to details when building these wheels, it will be absolutely perfect wheelset.
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Old 10-20-12, 02:08 PM   #4429
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2013 specialized sirrus
Got the same bike but in the green. Love mine...
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Old 10-20-12, 02:13 PM   #4430
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Well, after a couple weeks of having my new/old hybrid, my old man put me to task finding him one. Here's what I ended up with. It's a 1994 Specialized Crossroads Cruz. ALthough it's old, it is in great shape and needed very little adjustment and cleaning. It also came with the rack, a bag, and pump. For $165, it was a good package and will get him off his Big Box Store Schwinn.

I have the hardrock mtb same year, same color, same saddle, same handlebars. I love my bike but, I did get a hybrid this year the sirrus by specialized.. I love specialized..
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Old 10-21-12, 07:50 AM   #4431
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My converted Havnooian.

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Old 10-21-12, 02:43 PM   #4432
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hm interesting, why have the rear brake inside the rear triangle?
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Old 10-22-12, 06:12 AM   #4433
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hm interesting, why have the rear brake inside the rear triangle?
Harry thought that it stopped the bike better.
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Old 10-22-12, 07:38 AM   #4434
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Hey everybody, I'm new around here. This is my Ghost 5100 cross, which I've had for about 3 weeks. It's my main mode of transport since I got it, and it's been pretty awesome so far.
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Hey everybody, I'm new around here. This is my Ghost 5100 cross, which I've had for about 3 weeks. It's my main mode of transport since I got it, and it's been pretty awesome so far.
Because you ride a Ghost can I assume your from the UK? We don't see many of this brand on here which makes it nice to see and because its a nice bike also. Welcome to the forum too
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Old 10-22-12, 10:26 AM   #4436
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Because you ride a Ghost can I assume your from the UK? We don't see many of this brand on here which makes it nice to see and because its a nice bike also. Welcome to the forum too
Actually, I'm an American living in Germany. Thanks! I've been lurking here since I started looking into bikes, and this community is chock full of information and links. I'm excited to start taking part in it.
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This is my Personal Quit Smoking Reward.

New to this Forum. This is my Self-Built Soma Double Cross.



More pictures can be found at this Link HERE

It was a fun build and it's even funner to ride

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Old 10-25-12, 06:20 AM   #4438
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New to this Forum. This is my Self-Built Soma Double Cross.


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It was a fun build and it's even funner to ride
Congratulations on your effort and nice reward too.
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Old 10-25-12, 09:15 AM   #4439
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Congratulations on your effort and nice reward too.
Thanks. It was a well needed improvement in both catagories
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As of today, both my road and hybrid are complete with their upgrades. Just in time for the end of the season.

2012 Rapid Composite ML
White Aerospokes wheelset
Giant Contact SLR Carbon Stem 80mm
Giant SLR Carbon Flatbar
Ergon GS2 Carbon Grips
Selle Italia MaxFlite (up for sale, PM me if interested)
K-Edge Garmin Mount
Lavod MP3 speaker system (not in picture)
Blackburn Gloss White Carbon Water bottle holders



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Old 10-26-12, 07:31 AM   #4441
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DAYUM!!! Let us know how you like those aerospokes. What's their weight BTW?

Nice kiddie play mat there.

*edit* more info on the Lavod speaker system? I don't see it on their website.
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Old 10-26-12, 03:37 PM   #4442
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Here you go. Yes that's our play area for the kids. I have my bike there cause, well there's no other place to put it.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=r...&v=88HZUPoa4e0

The aerospokes are crazy heavy. One wheel weighs more then my zipp 303 wheelset. I bought them for aesthethics
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Old 10-27-12, 12:34 AM   #4443
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As of today, both my road and hybrid are complete with their upgrades. Just in time for the end of the season.

2012 Rapid Composite ML
White Aerospokes wheelset
Giant Contact SLR Carbon Stem 80mm
Giant SLR Carbon Flatbar
Ergon GS2 Carbon Grips
Selle Italia MaxFlite (up for sale, PM me if interested)
K-Edge Garmin Mount
Lavod MP3 speaker system (not in picture)
Blackburn Gloss White Carbon Water bottle holders



That's a beautiful looking bike!
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Old 10-28-12, 12:29 PM   #4444
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Updated my bike...


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I may change out the frame next year since this one is obviously too large.
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You guys should be brave and run these flat bar road bikes in the Hot or Not thread in the 41.

Before you do you must follow some very strict rules (for the 41)
Drive side shots only
Chain on large chain wheel and smallest cog on the cassette
Valve Stems on the bottom
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Slammed stem with either a 5mm spcer at the top or nothing at all.
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I like this very much. Just a swap of tyres and you're on the single tracks. Good one.
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Nice to see a SOMA on here. We get tons of Surlys but SOMA's seem to be much more rare. I look forward to getting home (and away from my employers internet filter) and taking a look at this bike. The Double Cross is on my short list of possible frames if I decide I need a new one.

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Nice to see a SOMA on here... I look forward to getting home (and away from my employers internet filter) and taking a look at this bike...
Your employers filter Bike Porn?
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