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hmai18 07-27-10 04:08 PM

I give both drivetrains some OCD TLC on Sundays after a week's worth of riding: the chains get wiped down with a degreaser-soaked rag and the cassette on the 'Dale also gets a good scrubbing with a nylon brush to get rid of any grit that's built up on the teeth so it doesn't get back into the chain. Both chains have quick links so I'll take them off and scrub them separately about once a month.

I lube using Progold on Sunday evening, let it soak in overnight and do a good job of wiping off the excess before another week's worth of riding so that the chains don't attract too much more road grime.

hmai18 07-27-10 09:59 PM

I'll try and take some close up photos tomorrow, but I'd say my cassette is clean enough to eat off of.

pruveit 07-28-10 08:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by torob (Post 11185215)
Yeah. I use it as I can't afford a bike computer right now. Eventually I'll probably purchase the PedalBrain that is, if the company ever releases it!

It's not as accurate as a dedicated unit (as it relies on GPS) but it suits me fine. I use it with RunKeeper.

http://imgur.com/Qb0RIs.jpghttp://imgur.com/xKU5Gs.jpg

http://imgur.com/QvVVml.jpg

That seems to work awesome! Don't worry about trying to get something better for now. I have a GARMIN and it works primarily off of GPS too. You also may want to check out http://mapmyride.com They have an awesome application, and I use their downloadable routes all the time - works well with the Garmin too.

JP

aznfunkyflip 07-28-10 09:16 AM

First post here, but I've been lurking around before I even got my bike and gathered some good info on the forum :)

I picked up my very first road bike about 3 weeks ago from CL. It's a 2003 Specialized Allez Comp 18. It's pretty much stock right now. I just had the bar re-taped and got the shaman pd-a530 pedals.

The stem used to be flipped, but I re-flipped it because my body is just not used to flexing yet. Lol

Here's the pic.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...flip/allez.jpg

kandyredcoi 07-28-10 10:38 AM

welcome, nice bike, im also FLIP :)

hmai18 07-28-10 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by torob (Post 11185215)
Yeah. I use it as I can't afford a bike computer right now.

I don't know about you, but the thought of trashing my iPhone and having to replace it because of a spill or having it ejected from the mount is a lot more than a basic Cateye Strada or similar.

But, to each his own.

VA_Esquire 07-28-10 03:23 PM

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...0_20000_400023

$20 plus shipping.

Triguy 07-28-10 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hmai18 (Post 11190979)
I don't know about you, but the thought of trashing my iPhone and having to replace it because of a spill or having it ejected from the mount is a lot more than a basic Cateye Strada or similar.

But, to each his own.

If you can afford a $1200 bike and a $200 phone, you can afford a $20 computer.:twitchy:

torob 07-28-10 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hmai18 (Post 11190979)
I don't know about you, but the thought of trashing my iPhone and having to replace it because of a spill or having it ejected from the mount is a lot more than a basic Cateye Strada or similar.
But, to each his own.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Triguy (Post 11192040)
If you can afford a $1200 bike and a $200 phone, you can afford a $20 computer.:twitchy:

Good points, of course. Here's my defence:

Money:
- The bike itself was a graduation gift from my wonderful, wonderful, wonderful parents. I myself purchased only the helmet, shoes (found some for $80CAD!), accessories. A very lucky position to be in, and I don't for one minute take it for granted.
- Insane, soul-crushing law school debt + not having started work yet = crazy penny pinching
- Although I know I could pick up a cheap computer like that Cat Eye — or something similarly priced from WalMart — I'd rather save a bit more so I may also get cadence + HR through the same accessory.

Stability:
- If I crash, it's true I can't say whether it would survive. But as for being ejected, the DIY mount I've created is — surprisingly — very secure. I've been riding like this for just over a month without incident. Last two days I rode this amazing downhill where I hit 72KM/hr over very bumpy pavement and it didn't budge. I've hit railroad tracks where I thought for sure I'd flatted, dropped from curbs, and the like and it's never come close to falling off. The old leather cell phone case beneath it plus the elastic bands (thank you broccoli bunches!) offer sufficient shock absorption and security.

garysol1 07-28-10 07:35 PM

That bar position is hurting my eyes!!! :eek: Stem up is fine if it works for you but if you must have the bars tilted up that far then something else is "off" with your fit somewhere.....


Quote:

Originally Posted by aznfunkyflip (Post 11189108)
The stem used to be flipped, but I re-flipped it because my body is just not used to flexing yet. Lol

Here's the pic.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...flip/allez.jpg


motrheadsroadie 07-28-10 08:18 PM

i think i worked on that zebra allez a few weeks ago. did you bring that into cycleworld in northridge? i bet you did!

thegunner 07-28-10 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by motrheadsroadie (Post 11192836)
i think i worked on that zebra allez a few weeks ago. did you bring that into cycleworld in northridge? i bet you did!

and you left the bars like that?

mzeffex 07-28-10 08:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thegunner (Post 11192919)
and you left the bars like that?

You don't change anything on a bike unless the customer asks you to do so.

TMonk 07-28-10 11:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hmai18 (Post 11185676)
Updating the rides for this summer:

Track frame of unknown vintage/origin:

Caad 8:

You sir have excellent taste imo.

aznfunkyflip 07-28-10 11:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by garysol1 (Post 11192613)
That bar position is hurting my eyes!!! :eek: Stem up is fine if it works for you but if you must have the bars tilted up that far then something else is "off" with your fit somewhere.....

I bought the bike from CL and didn't get it fit professionally. So I'm still doing trial and error.

Quote:

Originally Posted by motrheadsroadie (Post 11192836)
i think i worked on that zebra allez a few weeks ago. did you bring that into cycleworld in northridge? i bet you did!

Yes I did! Crazy small world. That shop is walking distance to my house. You gotta hook me up next time! Lol
Quote:

Originally Posted by thegunner (Post 11192919)
and you left the bars like that?

To add on his defense, the bar wasn't like that when I brought it to the shop.

thegunner 07-29-10 01:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mzeffex (Post 11192947)
You don't change anything on a bike unless the customer asks you to do so.

true, but there should also be some sense of obligation to fix what's clearly poor fit.

kandyredcoi 07-29-10 01:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thegunner (Post 11193879)
true, but there should also be some sense of obligation to fix what's clearly poor fit.

Quote:

Originally Posted by aznfunkyflip (Post 11193671)
To add on his defense, the bar wasn't like that when I brought it to the shop.


read above post ... doih

thegunner 07-29-10 01:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kandyredcoi (Post 11193883)



read above post ... doih

general statement. doih. ;)

kandyredcoi 07-29-10 02:58 AM

^hehehe

just sold this
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._3026962_n.jpg
got it for my sis, but it ended up being a bit big, dont worry about the slammed seat, thats before i adjusted it for her...

adriano 07-29-10 04:55 AM

am i a fred?

i have front and rear lights on a mountain helmet and a lever actuated bell.

[video]http://tinypic.com/r/16jj7n8/3[/video]

Covalent Jello 07-29-10 07:42 AM

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cmschmie 07-29-10 01:32 PM

How far up do you brake cable go? Can you spare a few feet for me?

Covalent Jello 07-29-10 05:29 PM

To the moooooooooon!!!!!!! LOL!

wxduff 07-29-10 06:26 PM

Just found this thread. I've been cycling for almost 2 months now. I commute, ride distance, and have been spending lots of time in the clyde forum (although I'm 10 pounds from being an outsider there. Got my bike off Craigslist.

2008 Caad 9 6 Frame. Previous owner upgraded to ultegra rear derailleur, brakes, crank, and wheelset; 105 shifters, front derailleur. Specialized Saddle, Richey Pro Stem, Bontager Seatpost, and Conti UltraSports. Cost me 700 flat.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._5971328_n.jpg

After this picture was taken I added a Polar CS200.

Soon to upgrade:
New Bar Tape: Obliterated my old tape is a nasty slideout not to long ago.
Cassette: Going to get the full 11-28t Ultegra cassette for the hilly rides.
Tires: The Conti's are pretty awful, going to get ultra race or 4000.
Bottle Cage #2: 1 is not enough.


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