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  1. Thread: Wheel upgrades

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    +1 to the above post I'm cyclesdale, so OEM...

    +1 to the above post

    I'm cyclesdale, so OEM wheels on my bikes never lasted long. Tried to "upgrade" it by buying wheel set for around $100 ( paid by Specialized)...That lasted little longer than...
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    Just keep it clean, oiled where needed, and just...

    Just keep it clean, oiled where needed, and just ride it.
    Typical, good quality hybrid with aluminum frame and stainless steel components and parts don't need too much attention, unless you ride in...
  3. Check Specialized Ariel. My wife love it. Frame...

    Check Specialized Ariel. My wife love it. Frame have everything you need to add racks and fenders. Specialized Bicycle Components
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    Well done. It's a very nice looking bike!

    Well done. It's a very nice looking bike!
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    Most shops in my area thinks that customers are...

    Most shops in my area thinks that customers are stupid. Their prices are at MSRP and sometimes even higher. That's why you getting all the "FREE" tuneups... Never pay MSRP... Regular tuneups are...
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    7.0 FX 7.0 FX - Trek Bicycle...

    7.0 FX 7.0 FX - Trek Bicycle

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    7.2 FX Disc 7.2 FX Disc - Trek Bicycle

    $180 price difference between these two. With FX Disc, you will get disc brakes, little better components, and...
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    All the grit, sand and wetness will reduce...

    All the grit, sand and wetness will reduce braking performance with rim brakes. But my point is that disc brakes works great in any type of environment, and will last forever comparing to replacing...
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    The rear looks terrible, but it's amazing it...

    The rear looks terrible, but it's amazing it lasted for that long lol . I have same luck with Vittoria Rubinos (28 @115PSI), carrying over 300lbs of total weight. They are around $25-$30. They are...
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    Crosstrail for all terrain but mountain. Sirrus...

    Crosstrail for all terrain but mountain. Sirrus for hard packed or paved trails/roads. That would be my choice. Also make sure you buy the right size...it sounds like a no brainer, but it's pretty...
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    Go with disc brakes...You will save big in a long...

    Go with disc brakes...You will save big in a long run, and also stopping performance should be much better. Didn't check Trek or Giant website, but I'm sure they have higher trim with disc brakes.
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    They are OEM on some Specialized bikes. If I...

    They are OEM on some Specialized bikes. If I remember correctly, Sirrus is one of them. I think they are made by WTB.
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    Shimano pads were removing pieces of aluminum...

    Shimano pads were removing pieces of aluminum from the braking surface. Some ended up in the pad itself, damaging the rim even more with each stop. The surface of the rim was looking like someone...
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    Brake pads rubbing after new installation is...

    Brake pads rubbing after new installation is never a good thing. I just installed Koolstop pads for the first time. I also like them a lot. Very good stopping power, front is lound from time to time,...
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    +1. I don't like to have a minimum clearance...

    +1.

    I don't like to have a minimum clearance on my v brakes. It will rub with every muddy, sandy, wet ride. You may also have some tiny bump on the rim where two ends are connected/welded...
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    lol

    lol
  16. I'm in a dead center of Oakland County. Close to...

    I'm in a dead center of Oakland County. Close to many great trails, and paved/unpaved country roads.
  17. My pick would be Specialized. You can't go wrong...

    My pick would be Specialized. You can't go wrong with Shimano components, little better rear gearing for hills. Specialized also offers lifetime warranty on their frames. You still need to ride both...
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    Another set of Vittoria Rubino III tires, new...

    Another set of Vittoria Rubino III tires, new triple crankset, my very first floor pump, koolstop brake pads, and a bunch of fresh tubes.
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    I had a very bad luck/many flats with Specialized...

    I had a very bad luck/many flats with Specialized Armadillo tires. Switched to Vittoria Rubino and these are sweet. I run 28mm, and they last a long time. I ride off road, rocks, limestone, asphalt,...
  20. 7/12-7/13 MICHIGANDER 2 DAY RIDE. Looking for transportation if anyone is going there

    Hi. This ride looks great, but my wife takes our "bike mobile" that weekend. Looking for transportation. Will pay half for gas / unless you drive a semi truck ;-) /
    Here is some info about the...
  21. Happened to me also, but I got similar sound from...

    Happened to me also, but I got similar sound from my shoe hitting the end of the derailer cable, and then bouncing and hitting the frame.
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    Very annoying pop up

    Nothing takes it away from the screen, and it blocks the whole page until you click on the x to close it. It's back few seconds later...
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    My very first floor pump. Very nice and well done...

    My very first floor pump. Very nice and well done comparing to other brand names in the store. Plus you get lifetime warranty on it...you just can't go wrong.
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    Spin Doctor Pro HP...
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    +1 .
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    It is a problem...It's a new bike. Your...

    It is a problem...It's a new bike. Your drivetrain should be very quiet and should work perfectly.
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