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Mr. Thompson 02-12-14 08:41 PM

Wonderful Acorn bags to enhance the Wabi's Fred Factor.

bianchi10 02-12-14 09:04 PM

DA 9000 Brake/Shifting cables

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...212_185336.jpg

RPK79 02-13-14 08:30 AM


Originally Posted by MonkeyBiker (Post 16491284)
How is nashbar brand quality compares with other popular brands?

I'm going to concur with MagicHour. Their stuff is a solid value. The ascent carbon seatpost isn't any lighter than an alloy seatpost, but I wanted to try it out and see if it cuts road buzz any. I also just kind of wanted the carbon look to tie in my fork, seatpost, stem, and spacers.

My order was placed yesterday morning and I got the shipment confirmation last night and it's scheduled for delivery this Saturday. Not bad for free shipping! Sadly, I won't be there to get it on Saturday and my apartment office is closed so it will likely get delivered Monday to the office. Not that it matters since the other package from Ribble will arrive some time next week US Mail and will end up at the post office waiting for pickup which can't happen until Saturday since I have a job.

Dunbar 02-13-14 11:45 AM


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 16491560)
DA 9000 Brake/Shifting cables

Nice, let us know how you like them. They really transformed my 5700 105's shift quality.

BTW, I think I paid $110 for a complete set of inner/outer shift and brake cables at my LBS.

bianchi10 02-13-14 12:10 PM


Originally Posted by Dunbar (Post 16492857)
Nice, let us know how you like them. They really transformed my 5700 105's shift quality.

BTW, I think I paid $110 for a complete set of inner/outer shift and brake cables at my LBS.

I got all my cables at cost. Good to know people in high places

Ricanfred 02-13-14 12:46 PM


Originally Posted by Dunbar (Post 16492857)
Nice, let us know how you like them. They really transformed my 5700 105's shift quality.

BTW, I think I paid $110 for a complete set of inner/outer shift and brake cables at my LBS.

Really; how so? I have 5700 on mine and was planning on changing the cables and housing soon.

gc3 02-13-14 01:04 PM


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 16491560)

so after all the pondering, you bought OEM anyhow?

gc3 02-13-14 01:10 PM


Originally Posted by Mr. Thompson (Post 16491515)
Wonderful Acorn bags to enhance the Wabi's Fred Factor.

heh heh...he said acorn bag....

http://img0.etsystatic.com/000/0/542....275273994.jpg

SpeshulEd 02-13-14 01:35 PM


Originally Posted by gc3 (Post 16493092)

I'm a fan of the hairy monkey myself...
http://www.buzzfeed.com/juliegerstei...ust-in-time-fo

bianchi10 02-13-14 01:42 PM


Originally Posted by gc3 (Post 16493066)
so after all the pondering, you bought OEM anyhow?

Well my plans were to go with DA 9000 cables partnered with alligator ilink housing. primov8 had offered me his set he had laying around, but when packing it together realized he didn't have the liners. Fairwheel is out of stock on the brake liners, so I will keep the ilinks in my drawer until I'm able to get my hands on some liners. I hear the DA 9000 cables are a little fragile? Of this is the case, I may wait a couple months before doing it all again so I don't have to purchase the cables again so quickly. We will see. As for now,unless I'm able to fond someone who has some liners laying around, I will use the OEM cable housing. Not what I wanted but I don't have the money right now to buy a full set.

Dunbar 02-13-14 02:06 PM


Originally Posted by Ricanfred (Post 16493012)
Really; how so? I have 5700 on mine and was planning on changing the cables and housing soon.

Smoother shifting and no skipping or stuttering. You might try the 6800 cables to save some money (they weren't available when I got my 9000 cables.) The 6800 cables are the same design and have the same coating on the inner cables so I'm planning to try them the next time around. I should mention that my bike has internal cable routing. I read in another thread someone installed 9000 cables on a bike with external cable routing and wasn't that impressed with them.

j814wong 02-13-14 11:56 PM

I bought Zinn's book for road bike maintenance.

RPK79 02-15-14 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 16489482)
So, just placed the orders at Nashbar and Ribble to build up this frame.

From Nashbar

1 Nashbar CF-135 Carbon/Alloy Stem
1 Ascent Carbon Fiber Seatpost
1 FSA Energy New Ergo Road Handlebar
1 Nashbar FR1 Saddle - BLACK/RED
2 Continental Ultra Race Wire Road Tire
1 Nashbar Integrated BB Tool
1 Loaded Precision X-Lite Seatpost Collar
1 Nashbar Carbon Fiber Headset Spacers

From Ribble

1 M Part Sport Headset 1" Threadless Black
1 Shimano 105 (5700) Black 10 Spd Double Groupset

I'm going to buy some bar tape locally and I'm planning to buy a threaded rod, some washers, and a couple nuts to build a DIY headset press. I'm using my Vuelta Corsa Pro wheelset.

Total build cost $953.80 + bar tape (not counting tool costs)

Edit: I'm also swapping over my pedals from my current ride (which I'm selling).

Nashbar order arrived today:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=364534

OldsCOOL 02-15-14 07:06 PM

Vuelta wheelset.

Pirkaus 02-15-14 07:09 PM

Picked up a Kinetic Rock N Roll, and riser off Craigslist for $175.
Had tried the Road Machine at spin classes, but this thing is awesome.
Pirk

RPK79 02-15-14 07:21 PM

Oh, I also stopped at the LBS and purchased 3 specialized tubes, park tools crank wrench, chain tool, and some red lizardskin bar tape. They were out of cable cutters...

MagicHour 02-15-14 07:24 PM

Nice. Have fun building! That post is pretty nice for the money, right ? Mine weighed in a bit lighter than specs, at 242 gms on my postal scale. I did notice a slightly smoother ride too on my bike -aluminum frame w carbon seatstays.

bianchi10 02-15-14 08:16 PM


Originally Posted by gc3 (Post 16493066)
so after all the pondering, you bought OEM anyhow?


Well, looks like I lucked out! Ordered some shift line liners from fairwheel and a guy on another forum saw that I was needing brake liners so he is sending me some liners he had laying around.

I couldn't believe how much lighter the ilink cable housing was over the OEM housing!

kleng 02-15-14 09:20 PM


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 16499353)
Well, looks like I lucked out! Ordered some shift line liners from fairwheel and a guy on another forum saw that I was needing brake liners so he is sending me some liners he had laying around.

I couldn't believe how much lighter the ilink cable housing was over the OEM housing!

Maybe you could use powercordz and it's liners to go even lighter ?

http://fairwheelbikes.com/power-cord...em-p-5927.html

bianchi10 02-15-14 10:19 PM


Originally Posted by kleng (Post 16499486)
Maybe you could use powercordz and it's liners to go even lighter ?

http://fairwheelbikes.com/power-cord...em-p-5927.html

Primov8 already sent me the ilink cable housing, so the only thing I was missing was the liners. A guy from another forum knew that I was in search of brake liners and mentioned he had some extra jagwire liners that also fit the ilink that he could send me. I ordered shift liners from fairwheel yesterday so I should be able to get it all built back up by next weekend.

Singlespeed92 02-15-14 10:53 PM

12 days ago (UPS is running slow it seems,due no doubt to weather in some parts of the land,sigh) ordered a new Surly Troll frame/fork,this past week picked my son up a new helmet,gloves (and a pair for me),a Saris hitch rack (and a Curt hitch ordered for my Jeep...it counts,I don't own a trailer of any kind so it's just for bike hauling :thumb:),and as he's 12 in a couple of months and has well outgrown his Scott 20"er mini-mtn bike,picked him up a size small Giant Revel 4 for his next bike (FINALLY,he's on a "full size bike",so let the trickle down of upgrades from his to mine commence-read,I can upgrade mine,and since his bike is entry level,all of my parts are an upgrade to his ;) Yup...thought that through :p:roflmao2:).

No pics of the rack,hitch (hasn't arrived yet),helmet or gloves (other than that he has his on in these),but here's his new bike :D

http://i722.photobucket.com/albums/w...psa30d7675.jpg
http://i722.photobucket.com/albums/w...psa4ea1f59.jpg
http://i722.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps9b9cdc5b.jpg
http://i722.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps4f4e75da.jpg

I'll get a pic of the Troll frame/fork when it finally arrives,and sometime next week throw the hitch rack on the Wife's car (it already had a hitch) to shoot one of it,but it's nothing special,just a hitch rack,LOL :p

bianchi10 02-15-14 11:01 PM

fantastic! hope he enjoys it.

(Seat looks pretty low for him. you may have already done some adjustments though)

rekmeyata 02-15-14 11:01 PM

UPS running slow? Say it's not true! I ordered a painting and 3 weeks later we still don't have it, UPS says they know where it's at and it's on it's way. What happen to UPS? they use to be so good, I guess it's time to use Fedex all the time from now on.

Jakedatc 02-16-14 08:26 AM


Originally Posted by rekmeyata (Post 16499653)
UPS running slow? Say it's not true! I ordered a painting and 3 weeks later we still don't have it, UPS says they know where it's at and it's on it's way. What happen to UPS? they use to be so good, I guess it's time to use Fedex all the time from now on.

When a hub gets hit by snow the whole system gets backed up. If planes can't fly and trailers get stuck in traffic jams then you don't have movement. There is an insane amount of volume compared to years ago.

want to give it a shot? ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...g?t=1392560771

rekmeyata 02-16-14 08:37 AM


Originally Posted by Jakedatc (Post 16500062)
When a hub gets hit by snow the whole system gets backed up. If planes can't fly and trailers get stuck in traffic jams then you don't have movement. There is an insane amount of volume compared to years ago.

want to give it a shot? ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...g?t=1392560771

I understand, but Christmas has been over with for a month and a half. But I've got something I ordered and mailed from Fedex and it arrived on time.


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