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Old 06-08-13, 10:07 AM
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^Nice, clean bike
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Old 06-08-13, 12:29 PM
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I tightened my brake cables.
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Old 06-08-13, 07:18 PM
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Eliminated the shifting issue.



It shifts crisp, clean, & fast. Both front and rear. more money.. But the end result is awesome.
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Old 06-08-13, 08:52 PM
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lubed chain & inflate tires .
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Old 06-09-13, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by xoxoxoxoLive View Post


It shifts crisp, clean, & fast. Both front and rear. more money.. But the end result is awesome.
So much for waiting on the LBS to correct the shifters, decided to have another LBS install a Triple SLX crankset & SLX front derailleur. Now I have an all Deore 10 speed drivetrain, (30 speed total) and still weighs in at the same. Plus has realistic gearing for me, 11-26 10 speed rear, 44-32-22 front, super fine tune shifting, with plenty of low gearing for hills. And if I ever need more than a 44 x 11 gear, with 175mm crank arms. Time for a full on road bike. I did test ride a Specialized Sirrus Elite with Disc, http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik...irruselitedisc & lets just say. The 7.6 FX rode like a full suspension MTB compared to it. And the Sirrus weighed a hefty 7 pounds more, I'm so glad I stayed with the FX. This bike now is a light weight, tricked out rocket ship.

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Old 06-09-13, 08:34 AM
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I guess that means that I don't get the 7.6 for 2 bills, huh********** Butttttt, why the baby rings on the crank, in Florida? Maybe a 50-40-30.....

Friday, and yesterday, I spent tuning, cleaning, adjusting, fixing, my son and daughter in laws' Expeditions. Yes, of course, I did the grandchildrens' first....... his Marin, and her Absolute 2.0. (The kids go faster)
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Old 06-09-13, 05:02 PM
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Great, its raining here. Cleaned & oiled the chain. oh, and checked the tire pressure.
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Old 06-09-13, 05:14 PM
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Prepped her for my upcomng 600km ride. New shifters, luggage system, saddle, tires, grips, and bar ends.
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Old 06-09-13, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
I guess that means that I don't get the 7.6 for 2 bills, huh********** Butttttt, why the baby rings on the crank, in Florida? Maybe a 50-40-30.....

Friday, and yesterday, I spent tuning, cleaning, adjusting, fixing, my son and daughter in laws' Expeditions. Yes, of course, I did the grandchildrens' first....... his Marin, and her Absolute 2.0. (The kids go faster)
Sorry I didn't see the part about why the baby rings, truth is that I've really been looking at gearing etc.. I am never going to need a 50 x 11 (just wasted gears) 15 MPH puts me right in the middle of the cassette, on the middle chain ring. and 20 mph puts me right in the middle of the cassette on the big chain ring. That's at 80-85 rpm's. There is plenty of gearing both high & low with this set up. (for me). And some granny gearing for bridges etc.. Like the mechanic at the LBS said, that gear I'm looking for is always there. No huge gaps so to speak.
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Old 06-09-13, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by xoxoxoxoLive View Post
Sorry I didn't see the part about why the baby rings, truth is that I've really been looking at gearing etc.. I am never going to need a 50 x 11 (just wasted gears) 15 MPH puts me right in the middle of the cassette, on the middle chain ring. and 20 mph puts me right in the middle of the cassette on the big chain ring. That's at 80-85 rpm's. There is plenty of gearing both high & low with this set up. (for me). And some granny gearing for bridges etc.. Like the mechanic at the LBS said, that gear I'm looking for is always there. No huge gaps so to speak.
And with this SLX MTB set up, plus the Deore MTB shifter's.. Shifts are lighting fast, & smooth under all conditions. Plus the stiffer chain rings, seem to be delivering more power. You would have to ride it to understand, even the mechanic that put it together was impressed. I can shift the front as fast (almost) as some can the rear cassette
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Originally Posted by krobinson103 View Post


Prepped her for my upcomng 600km ride. New shifters, luggage system, saddle, tires, grips, and bar ends.
Sweet Looking...
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Old 06-09-13, 09:03 PM
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Finally pulled the trigger and bought a Selle SMP TRK saddle tonight to replace the stock Avenir on my Misceo 2.0 - should have it delivered and on the bike by Wednesday
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Old 06-09-13, 09:33 PM
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I started putting one together. A 2006-7 Miele frame. A few new parts, a bunch of stuff left over from old projects.

Got a wheel set, tires, tubes, and some brakes on the way. Maybe wrap it up next weekend.
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As part of my learning to weld, I made a trailer hitch attachment out of metal scraps I had liying around. Not the prettiest welds in the world
but I hope it will hold...
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Old 06-15-13, 07:21 PM
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For "Fathers Day"

For Fathers Day treated myself to some new pedals. Crank Brothers 5050 x2



There really an improvement over my plastic Wellgo's.

Also another surprise, was waiting for me in the mail box. A Bike CONSOLE UNIVERSAL 4.8, it was sent to me by "Bike2Power.com" for a review. Just reading over the box, and looking at it. This appears to be a really quality product. I'm excited to try out on my smartphone. Who knows it might replace the Garmin.
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Old 06-15-13, 09:01 PM
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Started my "Add bling to my bike" project. Will post pics when done.
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Old 06-15-13, 09:51 PM
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Rode 21.5 miles (a new distance best for me as I'm just getting back onto 2 wheels) and then knocked the dust off it.
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Wrote about it on my new blog here!!

Or....you can just read here...I to my bike to my LBS to have its 30 inspection/tune-up, then I took her on a 4 mile run to make sure they fixed some minor shifting issues.

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Old 06-16-13, 10:43 AM
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Not the prettiest welds in the world but I hope it will hold...
The welds are big enough so should hold, they sure are ugly though
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Old 06-16-13, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by xoxoxoxoLive View Post
For Fathers Day treated myself to some new pedals. Crank Brothers 5050 x2



There really an improvement over my plastic Wellgo's.
They look very space age
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
They look very space age
They do look a little funky but they are awesome to ride.
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
They look very space age
Jbc you have great taste in bikes, what platforms would you install ? I still can return these to REI. They work awesome, but do look funny.. LOL
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They look good and suit "your" bike which is why you bought them right!
I also like the ones Rise000 fitted to his bike > http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/9130/88401116.jpg

I have on my 29er the cheap and nasty Wellgo's I'm to 'ed to show but I have some awesome Ritchey SPD's I'm not using yet because I don't have the shoe's yet.
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Old 06-18-13, 09:29 PM
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Ok, I pretty much finished my "Add color to my Bike" project. Since my Giant Escape 2 is grey and black I decided to go with gold accents. I got gold Wellgo pedals, Origin 8 seatpost, tire valves, and a gold origin 8 stem cap, here's some pics.



The yellow tape is not part of the project, it's reflective tape because I ride mostly at night. I'm just waiting for my Panaracer Ribmo tires to come in the mail. I think I'm going to get a couple of gold 5mm spacers too. My future buy is to get Ergon GP 5 grips/bar ends. I feel like I got a new bike, amazing what a little color can do.
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