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Old 11-07-06, 10:03 PM   #1026
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Yep...

The SS wheelset are Ritchey Girder wheels...32 spoke and seem to be fairly bombproof, which is nice.

All in all, a fairly fruitful couple of days of shopping with the Swapmeet on Sunday.
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Old 11-07-06, 10:11 PM   #1027
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Re: My Jamis Dakar I picked up at the swap meet...it looks like the sellers just recently either built it up from parts or it was beaten up in its former life. The rear wheel needs to be trued...it's at least 1/2" outta whack. The rear hydraulic brake hose or tube or whatever is about 6" too long...probably robbed from a larger bike. The front caliper is way too tight, and I don't know squat about adjusting disc calipers. The rear caliper is way too loose, and I think I need to re-bleed the brakes...which I don't know how to do. Both derailleurs are terribly maladjusted.

Other than that, it's a fantastic bike.

Theoretically, I should have known this, but when I was checking it out, it only had the front tire on it, and that was flat. The rear was still in the back of the truck...so I couldn't test ride it. I figured I could fix whatever was wrong with it.
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Old 11-07-06, 10:52 PM   #1028
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There's a Bell X-Ray helmet on Steep and Cheap right now...
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Old 11-07-06, 10:55 PM   #1029
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Are you buying? I thought you needed a Toupe.
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Old 11-07-06, 10:57 PM   #1030
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Are you buying? I thought you needed a Toupe.
Nope. I don't need a helmet.

I'm on a saddle mission right now, as everyone knows. I exchanged yet another saddle today. Between this new one, and a couple of others that I'm borrowing, I'm bound to hit the jackpot sooner or later!
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Old 11-07-06, 11:06 PM   #1031
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Nope. I don't need a helmet.

I'm on a saddle mission right now, as everyone knows. I exchanged yet another saddle today. Between this new one, and a couple of others that I'm borrowing, I'm bound to hit the jackpot sooner or later!
Someone loan you a Toupe?
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Old 11-07-06, 11:08 PM   #1032
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No, not a Toupe...
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Old 11-07-06, 11:08 PM   #1033
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picked up a Castelli Lancelot L/S Jersey. very nice!
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Old 11-07-06, 11:09 PM   #1034
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A lee us?
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Old 11-07-06, 11:11 PM   #1035
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Oh too bad, so sorry.
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Old 11-07-06, 11:15 PM   #1036
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Markdown Madness sale at Performance starts thursday. Yahoo, what do I want next? I need a XT chain and XTR cassette for my Yeti, and a front derailer cable.
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Old 11-07-06, 11:17 PM   #1037
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Markdown Madness sale at Performance starts thursday. Yahoo, what do I want next? I need a XT chain and XTR cassette for my Yeti, and a front derailer cable.
haha yup that starts thursday. at the Torrance store, we also have 15% off lowest marked price on all bikes over $749. thats till this Sunday. im not sure about the other stores tho.
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Old 11-07-06, 11:24 PM   #1038
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A lee us?
That one didn't come in wide width. I exchanged for an Avatar today. This will be the last Specialized saddle I'll try. I think my rear-end is telling me it needs a different brand.
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Old 11-07-06, 11:25 PM   #1039
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You be nice.
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Old 11-07-06, 11:25 PM   #1040
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That one didn't come in wide width. I exchanged for an Avatar today. This will be the last Specialized saddle I'll try. I think my rear-end is telling me it needs a different brand.
They didn't stock the Alias in 155? I have the 143 Avatar. Maybe you just need narrower?
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Old 11-07-06, 11:26 PM   #1041
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I am being nice, I told you, you could sit on my Toupe.
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Old 11-07-06, 11:27 PM   #1042
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Hey, get your own material!
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Old 11-07-06, 11:30 PM   #1043
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They didn't stock the Alias in 155? I have the 143 Avatar. Maybe you just need narrower?
It didn't even show that 155 was available in the Alias in the catalog they had. I see it's available on the Specialized website though. Any narrower and my sit bones won't be supported.
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Old 11-07-06, 11:30 PM   #1044
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That one didn't come in wide width. I exchanged for an Avatar today. This will be the last Specialized saddle I'll try. I think my rear-end is telling me it needs a different brand.
Try Fizik next...I think you'll be pleased...and the Arione comes in colors!!
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Old 11-07-06, 11:31 PM   #1046
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You may end up liking the Avatar anyway. Mine is fine.

Did you get the newer model without the stitching?
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Old 11-07-06, 11:35 PM   #1047
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Thanks Herb. Those have been recommended on more than one occasion.
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You may end up liking the Avatar anyway. Mine is fine.

Did you get the newer model without the stitching?
No. That's one concern I have by just looking at it. I think the seams may be a problem...
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The Avatar came stock on my bike, and I love it.
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I just bought the same one! At Performance, as well. Blue even, but white shoulders.
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