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Old 06-03-15, 08:03 PM
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Trued the rear wheel a skosh. Lubed the chain. Had a personal best hour on the Roam 2.

The other day I put this heavy duty chain stay protector on (formerly hand grips).

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Old 06-06-15, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Ajh800 View Post
7000 miles is impressive & without a puncture.

Fitted the 28mm Continental Grand Prix4000s II this morning, they look,,,,, big! And comfy! And weigh 258grams!



Is that a bike from your sig or a Roubaix with flat bars? Either way, looks great!
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Old 06-06-15, 09:08 AM
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Picked this up earlier today in a box, sorted the brakes/gears and treated it to a set of bar-ends......now for a test spin.


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Old 06-06-15, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Paradaz View Post
Picked this up earlier today in a box, sorted the brakes/gears and treated it to a set of bar-ends......now for a test spin.

Also, how are you guys getting large images.....it seems to insert a thumbnail by default when I insert an image?

larger pics - If you go to edit post, after submitting it, double click on your picture and a window opens enabling you to select larger sizes. Don't forget to save the changes.

Correct, my bike is a flat bar Roubaix - though officially a Sirrus Carbon Comp (same frame as Roubaix). A joy to ride, though I also like the Roubaix (need to test ride one).

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Old 06-06-15, 08:25 PM
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I took my old Cannondale out for a 20 mile ride on the local Rail Trails. Bought a new Trek DS 8.5 last night, so once it arrives in a few more days, I have a feeling my beloved Silk Path is going to be getting a bit of a rest.
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Originally Posted by dumans24 View Post
I took my old Cannondale out for a 20 mile ride on the local Rail Trails. Bought a new Trek DS 8.5 last night, so once it arrives in a few more days, I have a feeling my beloved Silk Path is going to be getting a bit of a rest.
I'm always interested in hearing the comparisons between old & new bikes.

Yes the new bike should be better, but by how much is what intrigues me.
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Old 06-14-15, 05:03 PM
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Over the past couple of days I took the cheap nylon pedals off my Roam 2, cleaned them and repacked the bearings. They're smooth as butter now. There was some grindage, which didn't surprise me when I removed the bearings and saw how bad things looked. It looked as though someone had lubed them with motor oil and there was nary any grease in them. All fixed now though. Buttery goodness.

So that's the hubs and pedals that have been given the full treatment in the last couple of weeks. The steering tube is probably next on the list.
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Old 06-14-15, 05:21 PM
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I let mine have the day off while I went out in the rain and hammered on my smooth tired mtb.
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Old 06-15-15, 04:20 PM
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I replaced the MKS GR-9 pedals on my Crosstown with wider GR-10's. I put the GR-9's on a road bike I want to use as a Saturday commuter. I cleaned up the Crosstown and the Liberty, and both are ready to ride to work this week.
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Old 06-18-15, 07:53 AM
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Upgraded my Jamis Allegro Sport to a Specialized Sirrus Comp. Should be here next week. Super Excited.
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Old 06-20-15, 06:43 AM
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Old 06-20-15, 05:12 PM
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I rode my Trek 48 miles today, first time in the rain. Still breaking it in after having it a few weeks ... don't have the shifters placed correctly yet. Need to move them further towards center stem, away from the grips. Guess my thumbs are too big. Otherwise no major complaints. Somebody should have thought about the remote lockout a long time ago ... that gets a lot of use.
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Old 06-23-15, 08:09 AM
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didn't do anything to the Hybrid, but I got something to transport it since I was having a hard time fitting it inside my Mazda 3...





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Old 06-28-15, 03:11 PM
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I did something bad to my hybrid today. After last week's dirty ride, I had taken the chain off to clean it and, as I found it out today during my ride (22 km into the ride), I had routed the chain incorrectly through the rear derailer when I had reinstalled it (I was sleepy and tired then). So today, during my ride, as the chain started making progressively more noise, I kept playing with the shifter cable adjuster, while on the go, but couldn't get it to improve. I looked down while pedaling and could see the RD vibrating quite strong as the chain was running through it. This is when I asked the group to stop so that I could take a look at what was going on. I happens that the chain had sawed a good 2-3 mm deep groove into one of the derailer cage tabs. See below.





So, I quickly removed the chain (temporarily lost one of the quick link pieces in the deep grass) and rerouted it properly. When I got home, I washed the bike, removed the chain, cleaned and lubed it and now it's all good again. From now on, I'll always double check that the chain is properly routed.

Since I rode with mountain bikers, I had to listen to some comments such as that my 105 RD is no good for trails and it will soon be destroyed. I'm actually very pleased with my 5600 RD. It has performed flawlessly since I installed it back in 2011 and seems to keep on going strong even after today's beating.
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Old 06-30-15, 11:54 AM
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Gave my bike a very necessary bath yesterday! The trail I rode on this past weekend was very muddy.


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Old 06-30-15, 12:30 PM
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...gave it a brand new Specialized Avatar saddle, so far the rider likes it just as much as the bike does...
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Put a new saddle on, SDG Bel Air RL. Other saddle was a SDG Bel Air 2.0, but was no where near as comfortable as a previous RL. My last ride highlighted moments of discomfort so ordered from Chain Reaction yesterday and the RL was here at 9a.m this morning, not bad for free postage.






Comparing the two the 'extra' padding is clearly visible, very noticeable when on the bike too.

Nice sunny day, 23C forecast, I'm off work so guess a few miles test ride is justified
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I hit a deer yesterday at 20mph (or deer hit me should I say), veered into the kerb and dismounted over the top of my handlebars! Front wheel pretty much folded in half on impact with the kerb. I've just ordered an Aksium Disc wheelset so should have them on the bike hopefully next week. I treated myself to a broken ankle......Result!
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Put on some custom decals.

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I hit a deer yesterday at 20mph (or deer hit me should I say), veered into the kerb and dismounted over the top of my handlebars! Front wheel pretty much folded in half on impact with the kerb. I've just ordered an Aksium Disc wheelset so should have them on the bike hopefully next week. I treated myself to a broken ankle......Result!
How do you even do to hit/get hit by a deer on a bike? Where were you riding?


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Put a new saddle on, SDG Bel Air RL. Other saddle was a SDG Bel Air 2.0, but was no where near as comfortable as a previous RL. My last ride highlighted moments of discomfort so ordered from Chain Reaction yesterday and the RL was here at 9a.m this morning, not bad for free postage.

Comparing the two the 'extra' padding is clearly visible, very noticeable when on the bike too.

Nice sunny day, 23C forecast, I'm off work so guess a few miles test ride is justified
So what's the verdict after the test ride? Btw you ride in some really nice scennery, I'm jealous.

Your seatpost also looks quite interesting. Does it absorb well the vibrations?
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Put on some custom decals.
Looking good. Just lose those red tie wraps, put some black ones and trim the edges carefully...
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Originally Posted by andrei_r View Post
How do you even do to hit/get hit by a deer on a bike? Where were you riding?
Richmond Park in the UK......it's a big grassy park with a road going around the perimeter (about 7 miles). Cars are allowed to drive around the park at a 20mph limit from about 0700hrs to 2100hrs in the summer so I went in the park to do a few laps after the 2100hrs when its a bit quieter in there. The trouble is that the wildlife, mainly rabbits and deer come out onto the road once there are no cars and they are about as 'tame' as you can get as they are used to the public walking around the park all day.

Some of the downhill sections you can reach 30-40mph easily and I was shouting at the animals as I approached to get out of the way, most of the time they did however some of them just looked at me as I sped past......apart from the one moment with a deer in the middle of the road and I decided to keep left....however it suddenly moved into me as I got within about 5 meters by which time it was too late. My fingers were already on the brake levers I just gave both of them a massive pull as the impact was imminent - I hit the deer, whilst trying to veer away from it and continued off-balance and into the kerb - at which point I was ejected from my SPDs and became airborne.

It must have looked a bit of a comedy and everyone that saw it came over and the first questions in most case was "do you think the deer will be OK?" lol. It must have been fine because it ran off looking quite pleased with itself.
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Looking good. Just lose those red tie wraps, put some black ones and trim the edges carefully...
Definitely on the to do list just as soon as I can remember to pick some up at the parts house.
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Richmond Park in the UK......it's a big grassy park with a road going around the perimeter (about 7 miles). Cars are allowed to drive around the park at a 20mph limit from about 0700hrs to 2100hrs in the summer so I went in the park to do a few laps after the 2100hrs when its a bit quieter in there. The trouble is that the wildlife, mainly rabbits and deer come out onto the road once there are no cars and they are about as 'tame' as you can get as they are used to the public walking around the park all day.

Some of the downhill sections you can reach 30-40mph easily and I was shouting at the animals as I approached to get out of the way, most of the time they did however some of them just looked at me as I sped past......apart from the one moment with a deer in the middle of the road and I decided to keep left....however it suddenly moved into me as I got within about 5 meters by which time it was too late. My fingers were already on the brake levers I just gave both of them a massive pull as the impact was imminent - I hit the deer, whilst trying to veer away from it and continued off-balance and into the kerb - at which point I was ejected from my SPDs and became airborne.

It must have looked a bit of a comedy and everyone that saw it came over and the first questions in most case was "do you think the deer will be OK?" lol. It must have been fine because it ran off looking quite pleased with itself.
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Originally Posted by Paradaz View Post
Richmond Park in the UK......it's a big grassy park with a road going around the perimeter (about 7 miles). Cars are allowed to drive around the park at a 20mph limit from about 0700hrs to 2100hrs in the summer so I went in the park to do a few laps after the 2100hrs when its a bit quieter in there. The trouble is that the wildlife, mainly rabbits and deer come out onto the road once there are no cars and they are about as 'tame' as you can get as they are used to the public walking around the park all day.

Some of the downhill sections you can reach 30-40mph easily and I was shouting at the animals as I approached to get out of the way, most of the time they did however some of them just looked at me as I sped past......apart from the one moment with a deer in the middle of the road and I decided to keep left....however it suddenly moved into me as I got within about 5 meters by which time it was too late. My fingers were already on the brake levers I just gave both of them a massive pull as the impact was imminent - I hit the deer, whilst trying to veer away from it and continued off-balance and into the kerb - at which point I was ejected from my SPDs and became airborne.

It must have looked a bit of a comedy and everyone that saw it came over and the first questions in most case was "do you think the deer will be OK?" lol. It must have been fine because it ran off looking quite pleased with itself.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3Mk6C4ZDDbWeVRDWTZDLTg3Tk0/view?usp=sharing
Good story to tell around a deer.... urgh... beer. I'm glad the deer was ok .
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