Join Date: Sep 2008
Bikes: LHT, Trek 930, Spot Longboard 9
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Well the Spot has gotten some trial miles in and the first race of the season.
I love this bike!
I changed the 34 front chain ring to a surly 32. These is the perfect combo for me and the grade for this area. One complaint I have is that when I changed the ring out I discovered the chain was already about worn out.
The remote lockout is finally working well after much tinkering. It took a while to get the spring tension correct so that the switch would spring into action.
The stem was way too high and made the bike handle like a penny farthing, so I cut it. I like the spot stem/spacer setup, but it was a pain to trim up, so I swapped it for traditional spacers and a Thomson.
I read negative reviews about the wheel set and brakes, but after a few adjustments and truings I haven't had any trouble with them.
I took the Spot to the Big bear classic, where I road the clydesdale class, and the bike handled very well. And survived the beating of a 250lbs crazed fatty.
The only other change I have planned is a Stans kit. I have flatted more than I ever have on this bike, so I am going to try out tubeless.
Last edited by alanthealan; 04-20-10 at 06:12 PM.