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    Quote Originally Posted by njsteve View Post
    Inspire me to take some pictures

    2013 Raleigh Misceo 2.0

    Rack again

    I really like the rack. If you don't mind who makes it?
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    The Ergon's became GS1's instead of GP3's today and the Easton EC70 XC Monkeylites Risers will arrive next Wednesday...

    and the Cateye Enduro arrived by FedEx ...

    had OpenWater dive students today so nothing received any attention....

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    Soma Deco Rear Rack Matte Black

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    Quote Originally Posted by njsteve View Post
    Inspire me to take some pictures

    2013 Raleigh Misceo 2.0
    Did you have any issues fitting the rack with your discs? I like it a lot, but they have one that is specifically disc oriented, and this one has no info on it. I like it a lot though!
    Reserved for future awesomeness.

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    Got around to chopping down my bars last week, amazing what a difference 3/4" makes. think i will take off another 1/4 still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix 6.0 View Post
    Got around to chopping down my bars last week, amazing what a difference 3/4" makes. think i will take off another 1/4 still.



    yeah, I was amazed what a difference when I whacked an inch off each end of my formerly 600mm flat bar. I thought long and hard before I did it, tried riding a bit with my hands a good inch or so closer to the middle (even though that meant riding on the controls), and it all seemed to make sense.

    it also makes this one pedestrian bridge over the river much easier to negotiate... its quite narrow (supposed to be 'walk bikes only' but everyone rides it if its clear), and there's chainlink fence to several inches higher than typical bars.... at 550mm/21" the bars are just about as wide as my shoulders. I used to cross this bridge on a 'cruiser' that had big wide longhorns, hahahaah, that was nearly impossible to pass someone, I had to get off the bike, stand it up on its back wheel, and hang a bar over the side ;D

    https://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=h...00455&z=21
    (walkway is on the 'left' side of the railroad trestle in that view)

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    Quote Originally Posted by A224H View Post
    Did you have any issues fitting the rack with your discs? I like it a lot, but they have one that is specifically disc oriented, and this one has no info on it. I like it a lot though!
    bought here: http://www.amazon.com/Soma-Deco-Rear...ck+Matte+Black

    no issues with the discs, just had to spread the supports, but don't remember if it was just for discs. I reseach racks for awhile and thought this one look the best. Also it's very light. When the box arrived I thought it was empty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pierce View Post


    yeah, I was amazed what a difference when I whacked an inch off each end of my formerly 600mm flat bar. I thought long and hard before I did it, tried riding a bit with my hands a good inch or so closer to the middle (even though that meant riding on the controls), and it all seemed to make sense.

    it also makes this one pedestrian bridge over the river much easier to negotiate... its quite narrow (supposed to be 'walk bikes only' but everyone rides it if its clear), and there's chainlink fence to several inches higher than typical bars.... at 550mm/21" the bars are just about as wide as my shoulders. I used to cross this bridge on a 'cruiser' that had big wide longhorns, hahahaah, that was nearly impossible to pass someone, I had to get off the bike, stand it up on its back wheel, and hang a bar over the side ;D

    https://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=h...00455&z=21
    (walkway is on the 'left' side of the railroad trestle in that view)
    I've been trying this out too, riding with my hands about an inch from the end. Seems to be more comfortable though I haven't decided to cut the bars yet. Did you cut them yourself or take it in to the shop?

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    I wrapped the bar ends in 1" wide masking tape, and used a fine tooth hacksaw, cutting right along the edge of the tape. Then I dressed the ends with a medium 'bastard cut' and fine 'smooth cut' file. and dressed the inside edge oft he cut with a small half-round file too. came out looking like a pro had done it, slipped my Ergons back over it and no one is the wiser.

    I do recommend a decent 'high tension' hacksaw, they have a stronger frame, and hold the hacksaw blade straighter under quite a bit of tension. the old fashion plain hacksaws they sell nowdays are really crappy quality.

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    I used a tubing cutter, and finished it off with a file. Inside of the tube is still rough, but my GP5s don't care.

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    My knowledge of tools is fairly limited, so thank you for that post. Cutting with a tubing cutter seems doable, a visit to Home Depot to get a cutter and a length of tube to practice on may be in order.

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    Re: Trekking bars , Picture on pg1 the user is panic gripping them
    like they were flying down a mountain on singletrack..

    I OTOH, have mine angled flattish , so I lay my open palm on the side ,
    as i cruise down the nicely paved road,

    It also effectively Narrows the bar width.

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    Sadly I have to see this box in my bed-room. I have nowhere to hide it until Christmas. Knowing all my Cross Bike goodies are just a cardboard cutter away is killing me.

    Road Bike: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2+Carbon, Freekin' groovy Urban / Mountain Road Cruising Bike: 2007 CANNONDALE Bad Boy Disc, MTB: 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin 29er

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    You have been waiting for awhile. Sad that you got to look at that box every day before you go to bed and then when you get up. Only 6 weeks to go!

    I've been chomping at the bit for a while myself. I had planned for the 11 speed Alfine being on my Sawyer last time I was home and was promised the wheel build would be only a day...then it was extended to the weekend...then more excuses etc. Then I had to come back to work. Finally after 5 weeks, I come home tomorrow and hopefully get all the stuff installed before the weekend. I reckon it's not so bad since it sits in my bike stand 500 miles away from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHOFINE View Post
    You have been waiting for awhile. Sad that you got to look at that box every day before you go to bed and then when you get up. Only 6 weeks to go!

    I've been chomping at the bit for a while myself. I had planned for the 11 speed Alfine being on my Sawyer last time I was home and was promised the wheel build would be only a day...then it was extended to the weekend...then more excuses etc. Then I had to come back to work. Finally after 5 weeks, I come home tomorrow and hopefully get all the stuff installed before the weekend. I reckon it's not so bad since it sits in my bike stand 500 miles away from me.
    Woo woo, it'll be great for you to "throw a leg over" after 5 weeks.
    As you can see I have a new stem cap and rim tape on top of the box. Maybe I should hide them away too, as they add to my frustration. I had to order my box of goodies early because previously I've procrastinated over purchasing online, and missed the sale price. I got bargains this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Re: Trekking bars , Picture on pg1 the user is panic gripping them
    like they were flying down a mountain on singletrack..

    I OTOH, have mine angled flattish , so I lay my open palm on the side ,
    as i cruise down the nicely paved road,

    It also effectively Narrows the bar width.
    My vulcan death grip was due to the awkward way I was standing on the bike and holding the camera so it wouldn't move. That orange streak is from the sleeve on the arm that was holding the camera, so my handlebar hand was bearing most of my weight. Canon Powershots just weren't designed to be held by one hand.

    Well, that and the fact that my hands are skinny enough that my tendons stand out even at rest...

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    Finally got my wheel back yesterday. What my Sawyer looked likes when I started on it 9am...

    Good thing my brother picked the wheel up for me...I could go on and on about the ordeal of the builder....not black spokes!

    Just took it around the block and went through all 11 gears and am surprised it was so smooth!


    Got a few more odds and ends to do...happy with it for now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHOFINE View Post
    Finally got my wheel back yesterday. ...

    Got a few more odds and ends to do...happy with it for now!
    That is freekin' awesome. Congratulations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    That is freekin' awesome. Congratulations.
    Thanks! was amazed that I didn't leave the house the whole day to have to go get something. So glad I was able to run the shifter cable along the original route.

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    Nice ride.

    GO 'NOLES!!!!


    Got a few more odds and ends to do...happy with it for now![/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggity1968 View Post
    Nice ride.

    GO 'NOLES!!!!


    Got a few more odds and ends to do...happy with it for now!
    [/QUOTE]

    Thanks,....I just came in from 10 mile ride around town & neighborhood....never thought a bike could be so much fun! Just did 25mph down a small hill and too bad I had to come to a stop. I feel so much more comfortable going fast on this bike.

    GO NOLES!

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    Here's my latest attempt. Cannondale Quick 4.
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    I was thinking of adding drops but thought it would make bike look strange. Saddle is at max height for me and adding drops would make bars higher then saddle. Any suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elad63 View Post
    I was thinking of adding drops but thought it would make bike look strange. Saddle is at max height for me and adding drops would make bars higher then saddle. Any suggestions.
    If you want, you could probably put a smaller dust cap on the top of your headset so you can get the stem and drops lower. That's only if you feel you are more comfortable lower.
    Here's an extreme example... (not my pic)

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    This started out as a standard 2006 Trek FX7.3. Too many changes to list here.

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