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Old 12-11-10, 07:26 PM
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Kurt Kinetic trainer. Gave my old one to one of my sons. The new one will handle the tandem.
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Old 12-11-10, 08:08 PM
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Jagwire barrel adjusters -- the ones that plug into the cable exit of Shimano brifters. Quite possibly the last purely functional piece I needed for my BMC that I built this summer.
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Old 12-11-10, 08:18 PM
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Bought a Dura-Ace 7900 chain yesterday because I didn't want to spend money on a SRAM 1070 to replace my 1091R, which was out of stock at my usual LBS. Piece of junk, it broke on its first ride climbing an 18% grade and left me to spin out on that grade. It was nice and quiet up until then.

Cut my ride short at 30 miles, went to different LBS and picked up a 1091R. Won't buy a DA again.
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Old 12-11-10, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by mchacon01
Just got these babies...

Ciamillo Zero Gravity Brakes.




Little dusty from my ride. Inspired by UMD.
Report? Also, it looks like the front brake needs a toe adjustment (or is it camera angle?). What did you have before?
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Old 12-11-10, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by robncircus
Report? Also, it looks like the front brake needs a toe adjustment (or is it camera angle?). What did you have before?
You're quite right. The first pic was before I adjusted it (that's why it's still clean). I had 2007 SRAM Rival brakes before and they always worked great. I was looking for lighter brakes hence the Ciamillos.

Report: The Ciamillo brakes work very well. Responsive. I was a little worried as this was my first brake installation and I have a 800 foot descent before I level off. So I was a bit apprehensive at first. But I soon was able to feel them out. No issues. Felt light but stopped pretty quickly. Never felt like I would loose control at any point. The rear needed minor adjustment when I got home but very pleased at this point.
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Old 12-12-10, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Forza
Bought a Dura-Ace 7900 chain yesterday because I didn't want to spend money on a SRAM 1070 to replace my 1091R, which was out of stock at my usual LBS. Piece of junk, it broke on its first ride climbing an 18% grade and left me to spin out on that grade. It was nice and quiet up until then.

Cut my ride short at 30 miles, went to different LBS and picked up a 1091R. Won't buy a DA again.


who installed the chain?
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Old 12-12-10, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by slynkie


who installed the chain?
I did. I wrenched at a shop for years, and have installed hundreds if not thousands of chains. FWIW, it didn't break at the pin, it was defective. Keep smoking!
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Old 12-12-10, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Forza
I did. I wrenched at a shop for years, and have installed hundreds if not thousands of chains. FWIW, it didn't break at the pin, it was defective. Keep smoking!
ok.

i'm not saying yours wasn't defective. or that you shouldn't stick to sram chains. i'm just sayin', plenty of people incl. pros ride DA w/o issue. not me, but that's besides the point.
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Old 12-12-10, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by slynkie
ok.

i'm not saying yours wasn't defective. or that you shouldn't stick to sram chains. i'm just sayin', plenty of people incl. pros ride DA w/o issue. not me, but that's besides the point.
Correct. I was just venting and I took your reply as more accusatory and assump-tious.

Peace.
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Old 12-12-10, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by mzeffex
I prodealed them at the shop where I work. Should be in in the next couple weeks..

Sexy.

Sexier than Assaults. Not as sexy as these new Strikes though:



Of course, it's cold and rainy so I'm not taking them out for the maiden voyage today like I wanted to.
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Old 12-12-10, 02:58 PM
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Old 12-12-10, 03:45 PM
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^ Thats hot
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Old 12-14-10, 09:52 AM
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Been a lot of these for me, lately...Pedros Third hand, Northern Tool Bike stand (due to arrive today, in fact), Topeak rack, PB fenders and light for a commuter/bar bike/CalTrain bike that I'm setting up...will probably pick up some other random stuff some time this week...as you can see, my crack habit is in high gear!
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Old 12-14-10, 10:29 AM
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So that I can mount a light to this rack:
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Old 12-14-10, 12:29 PM
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Old 12-15-10, 10:17 AM
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Old 12-15-10, 11:43 AM
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Been waffling between getting these and building a set of 23mm rims w CX-rays, but my C50's pretty much cinched the deal; they're so cush and slicker than owl$#it.
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Old 12-15-10, 07:57 PM
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Old 12-16-10, 02:28 PM
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Old 12-16-10, 03:34 PM
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Old 12-16-10, 03:56 PM
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Old 12-16-10, 04:09 PM
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Nasbhar MTN 9spd der
Cane Creek S3
Tektro RL520s
Shimano Barcon 9spd
Shimano LX cranks using my XT chainrings (not pictured)
Nashbar 9spd chain
Nashbar Bar Tape
Nashbar Comfort Road Tire (not pictured)
Nashbar MTN brake lines (Jagwire)
Shimano SIS shift cables
Vassago Fisticuff 50cm (not pictured, has not arrived )

Building a go anywhere bike
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