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Old 10-07-11, 10:12 AM   #1276
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i reckon a large majority of folks have some kind of chain keeper even if they are diligent with preventative action.
I need one. I've dropped a chain on a hill climb before. Not fun.
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Old 10-07-11, 11:22 AM   #1277
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Do you have to do a lot of tweaking to get chain line right? Also, are bashguards required to prevent chain drop?
i just put my ring in the center position on a triple crank.. i still don't like running the lowest gear too long though since there is a lot of angle on the chain

you will need some kind of chain keeper to reliably keep your chain on the ring. I'm getting better at riding in ways which keep the chain from dropping but it still happens and sucks having to get your hands all greasy to put the chain back on. a old front derailleur can be used as a chain keeper
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Old 10-07-11, 11:27 AM   #1278
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Can you manage it with a double? Just put the ring on the inside and a guard on the outside?
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Old 10-07-11, 12:02 PM   #1279
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A double works just fine. A guard on the outside ring, a chain ring in the middle and a keeper on the seatstay. If anyone one needs a guard I have a few sitting in my parts bins. They are 130 BCD and for a 42 tooth ring. PM me.
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Forgot to post the new sled here. Coming home from my 40mi commute.
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Hnnnnnnnnnggggg. Jelly of your velo.
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Thanks, gents. See you tomorrow Jay. Woooo playin' bikes!
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Old 10-09-11, 02:42 PM   #1284
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cannondale by hwdxbassist, on Flickr

Im starting to like gears. its still feels weird not riding fixed. I find myself pedaling all the time-which is good! this frame is a little big on me though, so im going to sell it

Cannondale Crit 3.0 shimano 600 omega rims, campy aero seat post
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Old 10-09-11, 02:55 PM   #1285
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cannondale by hwdxbassist, on Flickr

Im starting to like gears. its still feels weird not riding fixed. I find myself pedaling all the time-which is good! this frame is a little big on me though, so im going to sell it

Cannondale Crit 3.0 shimano 600 omega rims, campy aero seat post
Jelly. I love old canondale aluminum frames.
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Old 10-09-11, 03:27 PM   #1286
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Old 10-09-11, 03:34 PM   #1287
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Looks great!
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Old 10-09-11, 03:48 PM   #1288
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Looks great!
Thanks... looks better when I don't take pictures in what was near dark.

The Blizzard is the most amazing bike... they are the only RM bikes that are still hand built to order here in Canada and I love the "Made in BC" decal. These bikes were designed for riding the north shore and makes light work of the single track we have here which has some nice challenges.

It is nice to get out on the trail and not have to worry about dodging cars and worry about dodging trees and rocks.

The '01 is Reynolds 725 and this is a stiff build... the bikes comes off the line like a rocket, changes direction at the speed of thought, and when you point it up it climbs like a goat on steroids.

Despite being steel the bike curbs out at 25 pounds with it's lighter racing tyres and gains a little when you put on the bigger boots (2.35 Kendas) for more intense riding and white knuckle descents where those fatties really shine.
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Old 10-09-11, 04:01 PM   #1289
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Inherited this Shogun from a family friend. This bike is wonderfully awesome. I know very little about what year it'from or anything, but it has Shimano 105 components on it. I added the cheap Tektro levers becuase the old ones were in bad shape. My guess is that it's from the late 80's to early 90's. Any info is appreciated.












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Old 10-09-11, 04:15 PM   #1290
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these bikes rule.

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Old 10-09-11, 04:24 PM   #1291
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Inherited this Shogun from a family friend. This bike is wonderfully awesome. I know very little about what year it'from or anything, but it has Shimano 105 components on it. I added the cheap Tektro levers becuase the old ones were in bad shape. My guess is that it's from the late 80's to early 90's. Any info is appreciated.
That is a nicely made Japanese road bike built on Tange Infinity tubes and the parts spec puts it into the middle to high end of their lineup.
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Old 10-09-11, 05:04 PM   #1292
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If you don't mind me asking, how much?
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mine.

I like your bike so much!
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Old 10-09-11, 05:23 PM   #1294
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I like your bike so much!
Me too. Straight up sexy.
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somebody get adriano in here. Dat stem...
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Old 10-09-11, 05:58 PM   #1296
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whats wrong with it? looks great!
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Old 10-09-11, 06:15 PM   #1297
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Everybody join the C'Dale club!

One day I'll build it back up... but not with those components... I still have quite a few things to hunt down before I get it setup. But there might just be another C'Dale in my future.
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id use doze black gr9s if you dont.
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I expect it to be a CAAD 10.
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these bikes rule.

mine.

Nice setup!! I love the colors. These bikes are suuuuper fun to ride.
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