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Old 08-15-09, 11:31 PM   #101
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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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Old 08-16-09, 12:21 AM   #102
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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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Old 08-16-09, 01:34 AM   #103
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Old 08-16-09, 05:02 AM   #104
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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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Old 08-16-09, 05:54 AM   #105
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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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Old 08-16-09, 05:58 AM   #106
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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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Old 08-16-09, 12:09 PM   #107
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Old 08-16-09, 01:05 PM   #108
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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.
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Old 08-16-09, 02:29 PM   #109
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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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Old 08-16-09, 02:37 PM   #110
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pimped dr. dew

This is my hybrid, a severely pimped dr.dew, i just love the color of the 2007 frame.
Weighs 10.2 kg First long ride will be to work tomorrow, can't wait...
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Old 08-16-09, 04:24 PM   #111
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I put drops on mine and mounted the rapid fires upside down. hey it works!
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Old 08-16-09, 04:25 PM   #112
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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.
This an 06 ? Novarra Fusion. It is faster than it looks.
One bag went missing and the front bags are in the Twilight Zone??
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Old 08-16-09, 06:34 PM   #114
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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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Old 08-16-09, 06:47 PM   #116
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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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Old 08-16-09, 06:49 PM   #117
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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.
Oh no, not the entire set up!
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Old 08-16-09, 07:07 PM   #118
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Old 08-16-09, 07:12 PM   #119
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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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Old 08-16-09, 07:24 PM   #120
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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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Old 08-16-09, 07:36 PM   #121
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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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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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