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bianchi10 10-23-12 05:32 PM

Finally got my chainring bolts out. Had to drill them out but it got the job done since they were completely stripped out.

Luckily I already had my aerozine chainring bolts aside for when I got my chainrings. Went with a 52/36 mid compact. never had an all black chainring so it is going to take some getting used to appearance wise.

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...023_154144.jpg

X-LinkedRider 10-23-12 08:29 PM


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 14873102)
Finally got my chainring bolts out. Had to drill them out but it got the job done since they were completely stripped out.

Luckily I already had my aerozine chainring bolts aside for when I got my chainrings. Went with a 52/36 mid compact. never had an all black chainring so it is going to take some getting used to appearance wise.

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...023_154144.jpg

Drill is always the easiest way if you have access to the exit point so you can drill through. That BB section is looking pretty damn hot there bianchi. Good work with the Bolts though, sometimes things like that can be very frustrating.

Adrianinkc 10-23-12 09:27 PM


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 14873102)
Finally got my chainring bolts out. Had to drill them out but it got the job done since they were completely stripped out.

Luckily I already had my aerozine chainring bolts aside for when I got my chainrings. Went with a 52/36 mid compact. never had an all black chainring so it is going to take some getting used to appearance wise.

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...023_154144.jpg

Those rings look so much better on that crank.

bianchi10 10-23-12 09:48 PM

thanks guys! I have now taken them off and back on 3 times lol!!! First time i realized I put the small ring on backwards. Put them back on and then realized I i didn't line up the small ring with the big ring like I should have. put them back on and all looks good. Anyone need their chainrings put on?? I totally know how to do it efficiantly now HAHAHA!!

I really wasn't sure about the all black at first. I stepped back and looked at it and was like..."ehhhhh.....not diggin it." now that I have stared at it several times through the night, it has really grown on me.

Mike F 10-23-12 09:53 PM

^ looks great here :)

Soloist Assassin 10-24-12 06:15 AM

Agreed! Looks great Bianchi. Can't go wrong with Praxis. Good to see the mid compacts are available now. I'll have to order a set.

primov8 10-24-12 09:35 AM

Nice upgrade! When I switched over to SR11, I didn't want to give up the Rotor 3D+ crankset. The guys over at Praxis guaranteed their chainrings would work perfectly with my SR11/Rotor mix and they were right on the money. Now I'm just waiting for them to release the Campy specific chainrings so I can get rid of the grey chainrings on the chorus crankset.

X-LinkedRider 10-24-12 10:10 AM


Originally Posted by primov8 (Post 14875116)
Nice upgrade! When I switched over to SR11, I didn't want to give up the Rotor 3D+ crankset. The guys over at Praxis guaranteed their chainrings would work perfectly with my SR11/Rotor mix and they were right on the money. Now I'm just waiting for them to release the Campy specific chainrings so I can get rid of the grey chainrings on the chorus crankset.

no pics? This I am interested in. Don't see a lot of SR11 outside of stock setups.

primov8 10-24-12 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider (Post 14875252)
no pics? This I am interested in. Don't see a lot of SR11 outside of stock setups.

I've got a couple pics over in the "HOT or NOT", "Show me your white bike", and "What bike do you have" threads. :)

NRZ 10-25-12 06:42 AM

Two new Schwalbe Durano's in 25mm width and new cleats for my shoes, they were wayyyyyy past replacing.

I am excited to try the 25mm tires though. I've run through the stock Vittoria Rubino Pro slicks, Schwalbe Ultremo ZX's, Vittoria Zaffaro Pros for winter duty and most recently a set of Michelin Pro4's (3 technically after picking up a screw in the front and needing to replace the tire). They were all 23mm and I've read lots of good things about the 25mm tire with me being around 200 pounds. First ride will be Saturday, wish me luck.

I will say I throuoghly enjoyed the Pro4's. For a race tire they were bulletproof and I maybe had one flat besides the screw incident.

cvall91 10-25-12 07:24 AM

I "bought" a bike clean and lube from the shop as my white bike was black after a century. Went ahead and bought new bar tape and decided to try out the green color. I picked it up yesterday and I'm afraid to report, I now own a hipster bike :(. But at least she looks clean.

rekmeyata 10-25-12 07:32 AM


Originally Posted by NRZ (Post 14878150)
They were all 23mm and I've read lots of good things about the 25mm tire with me being around 200 pounds. First ride will be Saturday, wish me luck.

I will say I throuoghly enjoyed the Pro4's. For a race tire they were bulletproof and I maybe had one flat besides the screw incident.

The new trend in pro racing is going toward 25's anyways, plus with the additional weight the bike will be carrying you'll be more than fine.

How did you like the Vitt's Rubino Pro Slicks? I bought a set last year on closeout and just put them on last month and they seem pretty good to me, no flats yet, great handling, smooth riding, but I only have maybe 500 miles on them. What was your opinion of longevity and problems?

I have several bike using Kenda Konstrictors and those tires were great, the one set that wore out had 4200 miles with only 1 flat during that whole time period and only two small cuts. I'm not too brand specific though, I buy whatever I can find on the deepest sale price with high reviews, I can't bring myself to justify spending more than $35 for a tire when I can get $50 to $65 tires for under $35 on sale. I got the Kendas on a closeout sale from $45 to just $19 a piece, and I paid $24 each for the Vitt's.

Gjc985 10-25-12 08:20 AM

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NRZ 10-25-12 08:33 AM


Originally Posted by rekmeyata (Post 14878282)
The new trend in pro racing is going toward 25's anyways, plus with the additional weight the bike will be carrying you'll be more than fine.

How did you like the Vitt's Rubino Pro Slicks? I bought a set last year on closeout and just put them on last month and they seem pretty good to me, no flats yet, great handling, smooth riding, but I only have maybe 500 miles on them. What was your opinion of longevity and problems?

I have several bike using Kenda Konstrictors and those tires were great, the one set that wore out had 4200 miles with only 1 flat during that whole time period and only two small cuts. I'm not too brand specific though, I buy whatever I can find on the deepest sale price with high reviews, I can't bring myself to justify spending more than $35 for a tire when I can get $50 to $65 tires for under $35 on sale. I got the Kendas on a closeout sale from $45 to just $19 a piece, and I paid $24 each for the Vitt's.

I loved the Rubino Pro Slicks. I had little to no problems with them. Minimal flats and when I got them they were easy to change (some tires are horrible to get off the rim). I just like trying new things, especially tires. I want to say I got about 2500 out of them before changing them and I was 235lbs when I started riding so the cuts became the cause for replacement. If I get 2500 miles out of set of tires I'm estactic.

I usually look online, but the LBS is where my best friend works so while I probably paid more I had instant gratifaction and supported a local business. The 25mm was also a spur of the moment decision.

st3venb 10-25-12 03:09 PM

And... 105 5700 hollowtech II cranks / CK bb installed. Pictures here.

The crank spins much more freely and nice... can't wait to get out and ride it. :)

LuMax 10-25-12 06:30 PM

http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a.../streamers.jpg

Rimmer 10-25-12 07:29 PM


Originally Posted by NRZ (Post 14878150)
Two new Schwalbe Durano's in 25mm width and new cleats for my shoes, they were wayyyyyy past replacing.

I am excited to try the 25mm tires though. I've run through the stock Vittoria Rubino Pro slicks, Schwalbe Ultremo ZX's, Vittoria Zaffaro Pros for winter duty and most recently a set of Michelin Pro4's (3 technically after picking up a screw in the front and needing to replace the tire). They were all 23mm and I've read lots of good things about the 25mm tire with me being around 200 pounds. First ride will be Saturday, wish me luck.

I will say I throuoghly enjoyed the Pro4's. For a race tire they were bulletproof and I maybe had one flat besides the screw incident.

So far I've put 1200 miles on my Durano tire and no flats so far and still in good shape. I have plenty of rocks and glass on commutes, too.

Crash716 10-25-12 08:13 PM

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it's the wave of the future..so, I am drinking the cool aid…plus it will go well with the new bike..

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Netdewt 10-25-12 08:20 PM

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Twin Six Argyle jersey. Too bad it snowed here today...

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jbrow1 10-25-12 09:09 PM

Gels this afternoon, forgot to get a chain so back tomorrow.

HBxRider 10-26-12 12:37 AM

It's only partly for cycling. I bought an iPod Touch, listen to tunes on the trail, and to snap pics, and video clip. This thing is ridiculously light.


http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3d2c5097.jpg



Luvin the panoramic photo feature:



http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/...e/IMG_0035.jpg

cvall91 10-26-12 08:57 AM


Originally Posted by HBxRider (Post 14881443)
It's only partly for cycling. I bought an iPod Touch, listen to tunes on the trail, and to snap pics, and video clip. This thing is ridiculously light.


http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3d2c5097.jpg



Luvin the panoramic photo feature:


I switched from my iPhone 4 to a Galaxy S3. I'm a techy guy so I think both phones are fantastic and each have their advantages. But the one thing I immediately miss about my iPhone was the music. Apple has hands down the best music management software and ease of use. I would def buy this touch just to not use my phones music player. The new generation looks fantastic

NWS Alpine 10-26-12 09:07 AM


Originally Posted by Crash716 (Post 14880943)
it's the wave of the future..so, I am drinking the cool aid…plus it will go well with the new bike..

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=280482

Looks nice. Let us know how the 386 works out.

RedLeg 10-26-12 09:07 AM

Rotor Q-Rings, semi compact (52x36).

Genaro 10-26-12 04:56 PM

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I'm not too excited about these, but we'll see. Coudln't fork out the 100+ on GP's or gatorskins and needed something quickly as my current wheels were falling apart. Picked these up at my local performance. Was sold on the "Armor Clad Technology. :rolleyes: We'll see. Who knows, maybe they'll work for me
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