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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    It throws the entire brake set up off and if you think they work well now... try reversing the spacers and re-positioning the pads.

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    If they worked any better - they'd throw me up and over the handlebars. As stands - they are buttery-smooth, silent, and as powerful as I'd dare. Trying to get me killed? I'm from New England. Maybe you've heard one of our expressions:

    If it 'taint broke, don't fix it.

    It sure has turned into a pretty Summer up around here. The sudden influx of some clouds captured my imagination.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by avmanansala View Post
    My Cannondale "fitness bike": 2006 Road Warrior 500.

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    This is 1 of the nicest pictures so far. I love the look of the Cannondale but not only that the photo composition only adds to the bicycle's striking appearance

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    Quote Originally Posted by TamaraEden View Post
    Is the bird a squeezie horn? Is it real? I can't quite tell.

    It's a squeezie horn - I just couldn't resist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droobieinop View Post
    I'd imagine the parrot has something to do with margaritas and fruitcakes...
    Magaritas? nope
    Fruitcake? ...well, maybe

    Mainly the parrot horn is a joke 'cause I'm a vet tech at a bird hospital.

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    Gary Fisher Presidio Cyclocross bike converted to flatbar equiped urban assault hybrid vehicle. UAHV for short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conurejade View Post
    Magaritas? nope
    Fruitcake? ...well, maybe

    Mainly the parrot horn is a joke 'cause I'm a vet tech at a bird hospital.
    And here I'd mistaken you for a parrothead who would have gotten the Buffet Margaritaville and Fruitcakes references. Fruitcakes, is likeky my abfav song from buffet.
    "change is the only constant"

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    @lesmcluffalot: nice ride! My next project will be based on a cyclocross frame as well, but don't know which one yet ...

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    pimped dr. dew

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    I put drops on mine and mounted the rapid fires upside down. hey it works!
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    Here's my 2006 Cannondale Bad Boy, sadly it was stolen last year.

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    Red face

    Geez, that was a good looking Bad Boy. I never really got the hang of using that Crank bros. pump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droobieinop View Post
    And here I'd mistaken you for a parrothead who would have gotten the Buffet Margaritaville and Fruitcakes references.

    I did get the reference - that's just not what the parrot horn was for.

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    The only reason it's standing there is because you nailed it there! It's a Norwegian Blue - pining away for the fjords.
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    My '07 Sirrus:


    And my 1988 Alpine Monitor Pass ATB:



    Which just goes to show you that "Hybrid" can encompass a wide range of frame types. The '07 Sirrus is a flat barred road bike. (I suspect it would make a good touring bike as well with conversion to drop bars) The Alpine started life as a MTB, but with narrower tires and fenders makes an awesome commuter that still trail capable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    It throws the entire brake set up off and if you think they work well now... try reversing the spacers and re-positioning the pads.
    Oh no, not the entire set up!

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    I also design large-scale extraction and distillation devices for highly toxic and unstable chemicals.....Run! Run! Run for your lives!
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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    Oh no, not the entire set up!
    Yes.

    The entire setup.

    Panthers did say that it was impossible for him to get his brakes oriented properly because of the fork / wheel combination... I'd still like to see a close up of those brakes.

    Any decent mechanic would look at this and say the same thing and since I am usually a helpful guy (and a damn fine mechanic), I had to point it out.

    Perhaps other people will see that and take a look at their own bikes as many bikes leave the shop without being properly set up because their is a shortage of skilled bicycle mechanics out there.

    This really manifests itself with entry level bikes as many shops will not spend as much time checking them over and the senior mechanics will usually be working on higher end bikes and handling more challenging repair work.

    One of our members' husband has a brand new Specialized hybrid and I was looking it over the other day (because they are local) and noted the brakes were off... not because of improper setup bit because the rear wheel was not dished properly.

    As always... I hope you are learning stuff here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Yes.

    The entire setup.

    Panthers did say that it was impossible for him to get his brakes oriented properly because of the fork / wheel combination... I'd still like to see a close up of those brakes.

    Any decent mechanic would look at this and say the same thing and since I am usually a helpful guy (and a damn fine mechanic), I had to point it out.

    Perhaps other people will see that and take a look at their own bikes as many bikes leave the shop without being properly set up because their is a shortage of skilled bicycle mechanics out there.

    This really manifests itself with entry level bikes as many shops will not spend as much time checking them over and the senior mechanics will usually be working on higher end bikes and handling more challenging repair work.

    One of our members' husband has a brand new Specialized hybrid and I was looking it over the other day (because they are local) and noted the brakes were off... not because of improper setup bit because the rear wheel was not dished properly.

    As always... I hope you are learning stuff here.
    And he fixed my bike for me Rides like a dream and doesn't scare me to death now with its self shifting

    We're still going to get to Bikeworks to get his wheel fixed too hopefully soon. He is out of town again tomorrow.
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    I am waiting to post in this thread until I take some NICE pics
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    Them good pics are coming in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Yes.

    The entire setup.

    Panthers did say that it was impossible for him to get his brakes oriented properly because of the fork / wheel combination... I'd still like to see a close up of those brakes.

    Any decent mechanic would look at this and say the same thing and since I am usually a helpful guy (and a damn fine mechanic), I had to point it out.

    Perhaps other people will see that and take a look at their own bikes as many bikes leave the shop without being properly set up because their is a shortage of skilled bicycle mechanics out there.

    This really manifests itself with entry level bikes as many shops will not spend as much time checking them over and the senior mechanics will usually be working on higher end bikes and handling more challenging repair work.

    One of our members' husband has a brand new Specialized hybrid and I was looking it over the other day (because they are local) and noted the brakes were off... not because of improper setup bit because the rear wheel was not dished properly.

    As always... I hope you are learning stuff here.
    Oh yeah, I'm learning "stuff" alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    Oh yeah, I'm learning "stuff" alright.
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