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GeneO 08-28-16 08:23 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 19017595)

OK, I am sure this is a doh moment, but what in the heck are those?

Sy Reene 08-28-16 08:36 PM


Originally Posted by GeneO (Post 19017659)
OK, I am sure this is a doh moment, but what in the heck are those?

Not sure, but if you click on the photo you can order a calendar or christmas cards with them on the cover.

k_kibbler 08-28-16 08:46 PM

Valve caps maybe?

woodcraft 08-28-16 09:38 PM

Replacement pieces for cycling chess?

f4rrest 08-28-16 09:50 PM

bar ends?

GeneO 08-28-16 10:30 PM

Ok, you got to yell us or I am calling butt plugs.

HTupolev 08-28-16 10:41 PM

KCNC road bar-end plugs.

caloso 08-28-16 10:54 PM

Another cheap Chinese light.

noodle soup 08-29-16 12:06 AM


Originally Posted by HTupolev (Post 19017854)
KCNC road bar-end plugs.

Winner

rekmeyata 08-29-16 04:14 AM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 19017164)
lever placement is too high, and red tape rarely looks good. Black never looks bad, and white looks great if you can keep it clean.

Those bars look terrible, but if they work for you...

I agree, the bar tape doesn't match the bike, nor does the pedals but those will be mostly hidden by the shoes anyways. White stuff is easy to keep clean as long as you do so frequently, simple 409 works great.

cydewaze 08-29-16 07:54 AM

New groupset, as mentioned in another thread. Not pictured: FD, brakes, chain, shifters.

https://scontent-lga3-1.cdninstagram...NjI2Mw%3D%3D.2

f4rrest 08-29-16 08:10 AM


Originally Posted by caloso (Post 19017870)
Another cheap Chinese light.

Why.

These are like frustration in a box, as all of them that I've had develop intermittent problems.

caloso 08-29-16 11:23 AM

This particular one was recommended by a friend. It was only $22 and I have low expectations. If it lasts through the end of the year, I'll feel satisfied.

rfmarotti 08-29-16 12:31 PM

2 Attachment(s)
1990 Trek 750

Attachment 535766

Attachment 535767

sjanzeir 08-29-16 07:01 PM

The Phoenix girly bike I posted earlier:

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...i1soj57y_1.jpg

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...psmwb0sxrd.jpg

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...vi2obezx_1.jpg

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...zpdvzppo_1.jpg

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...6csuvewn_1.jpg

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...psqts5wcwj.jpg

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...mzovign8_1.jpg

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...vi2obezx_1.jpg

First, the why: I needed something that would be easy to maneuver while I accompanied my wife on her tricycling (is that even a word?) around the neighborhood, and any of my adult-sized Treks are just too big and cumbersome to handle at the rather low speeds she tends to run.

I considered getting a Trek Jet 20 to replace the earlier one that we gave away to our nephew, but that thing is knee-murderously slow (about 32 gear inches,) not to mention the fact that it would've needed a very long replacement seat post (and seat) and handlebar stem for me to be able to use it, both of which are very difficult, if not impossible, to obtain locally.

This, however, fits the bill just nicely, given its design and geometry. That said, the one that I really wanted was the Feida (see the post I linked to above,) but, to my dismay, I found that they had sold it already! :(

Of course, given the quality (or lack thereof) of the components on this thing, there was no way that it would work well and be rideable right out of the shop. So I loaded the thing into the trunk and drove straight from the toy shop to a small bike repair shop near my house run by an Indian dude.

First order of business: Replace the tubes. I had inflated the tires hard at the toy shop where I picked it up, but by the end of the short 10-minute drive to the repair shop, they were virtually completely deflated. The original tubes were made of cheap rubber so porous that they probably would've worked better as bug traps!

After rummaging through his pile of used parts, he dug out an unsold, brand new 12-incher and took off the cast-aluminum brake levers and side pull calipers, which we replaced the stamped-sheet-metal originals with.

We also found a bad rear axle, but with the clock approaching midnight (the law says he's supposed to shut down by 11:00 pm,) it was easier and faster just replace the entire rear wheel assembly and deal with the original axle later.

We also replaced the rubber pedals, which practically disintegrated in my hands while I was wrenching them off, with plastic-framed ones of reasonable quality, along with a longer seat post that put me a$$ a little too far backwards for optimal balance. That's about to be corrected soon with a longer but straighter post.

After riding it around the neighborhood a few times, I found that the brakes still were far from being up to snuff, so I cannibalized a set of old blocks from an old 16-incher we had lying around the house, which improved things a bit, but not much. Then I figured that the thicker, wider brake calipers' arms were pressing against the fenders, so I bent the fenders in a little with a pair of pliers. Slightly better. Then I found that the brake blocks were way out of alignment on each side, so I bent the caliper arms accordingly to bring them to be as opposite each other as possible. Much better, but still not as good as I'm hoping (i.e. as good as the brakes on the aforementioned Jet 20.) It's still a work in progress.

I also removed the spring-loaded stand (the type that raises the rear wheel off the ground.) Next, I'm going to strip off the fenders and the luggage rack to expose her inner beauty! :D

StarBiker 08-29-16 10:36 PM


Originally Posted by rfmarotti (Post 19018932)

I had a 91' that was NM and like a dumbass I sold it. I made good coin on it, but I should have kept it.

Nice bike. It will serve you well.

SpeshulEd 08-30-16 01:00 PM

I kind of bought two bikes yesterday

Carbon...
2017 Cannondale Supersix Evo HiMod Frame 54cm
Red eTAP Electronic Road Group (Shifters, Front/Rear D)
Supacaz - Super Sticky Kush - Neon Pink
Cannondale SISL Crankset
KMC X11SL Chain: 11-Speed 116 Links Ti Nitride Gold
SRAM XG-1190 11sp cassette, 11-28t
ENVE Compact Road Bar 31.8 x 42cm Black Logo
SRAM Red caliper brake set, F/R - black (eTAP)

Steel...
All City Mr Pink 55cm

bmohan55 08-30-16 01:07 PM

2 Attachment(s)
New Felt Z4

crazyravr 08-31-16 06:01 AM

All at Western Bike Works.
- Garmin 810
- Sensors
- Front and rear lights

After shipping and conversion about half of what all this would cost me in Canada.

sjanzeir 09-02-16 06:52 AM


Originally Posted by sjanzeir (Post 19019823)
the one that I really wanted was the Feida (see the post I linked to above,) but, to my dismay, I found that they had sold it already! :(

And I just located one yesterday (Thursday) evening! :)

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...pspsydsmsm.jpg

I spent the afternoon in Bab Makkah (literally: Makkah Gateway,) one of Jeddah Al-Balad's (Downtown Jeddah) commercial districts where the off-brand bike shops are. They pointed me towards one shop that might have had my Feida, and indeed, I bought their very last one (although I would've preferred it in yellow like the one I saw at the toy shop earlier.) I used the dact that it had a few scratches, a slightly bent fender, and a small tear in the saddle to haggle, and ended up getting it for 350 riyals (about $90) as opposed to the SAR429 price.

I also got a longer seat post for about 2.5 bucks to replace the original, which is too short.

I rode it the half-mile or so from the shop to where I parked my car, and then rode it again around the neighborhood this morning. The 20x1-3/8 tires certainly make for a harsh ride, but it feels a little smoother and more consistent than the Phoenix. The rear band-type drum brake works surprisingly well, but I haven't yet put it through an overheating test. Like the Phoenix, though, those brake levers certainly must go!

Oh, and I also learned that I probably was a little too hasty getting that Phoenix: I found a version of it in blue at the same shop! :mad::bang:

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...5oxit9wy_1.jpg

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...psco9s9ngc.jpg

ltxi 09-02-16 06:15 PM

BB bearing removal tool.

f4rrest 09-02-16 06:20 PM


Originally Posted by SpeshulEd (Post 19021375)
I kind of bought two bikes yesterday

Carbon...
2017 Cannondale Supersix Evo HiMod Frame 54cm
Red eTAP Electronic Road Group (Shifters, Front/Rear D)
Supacaz - Super Sticky Kush - Neon Pink
Cannondale SISL Crankset
KMC X11SL Chain: 11-Speed 116 Links Ti Nitride Gold
SRAM XG-1190 11sp cassette, 11-28t
ENVE Compact Road Bar 31.8 x 42cm Black Logo
SRAM Red caliper brake set, F/R - black (eTAP)

Steel...
All City Mr Pink 55cm

Dang. Merry Christmas!:thumb:

Airtorn 09-02-16 08:22 PM

new for the wife's tri bike

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/j...n/IMAG0366.jpg

jeffreythree 09-02-16 09:03 PM

We stopped in Academy tonight and found some $15 long sleeve Canari Flash jerseys and a $10 Microlyte jacket in my size while wandering around waiting for the others. Hopeful thinking on my part since it is still in the 90's here.

Grundee 09-02-16 11:14 PM

New helmet
http://i.imgur.com/GMVENhK.jpg
and one of these guys
http://i.imgur.com/jlE8fd1.jpg


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