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New Ride Focus Izalco Expert Pics!!!

Old 08-21-10, 05:28 PM
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New Ride Focus Izalco Expert Pics!!!


I just picked it up I'll post more pics later! It's a 2010 focus Izalco Expert full ultegra with fulcrum 3 wheels!
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Old 08-21-10, 05:43 PM
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how well does it ride with no front wheel? just kidding
Great looking bike looks really nice.
Congrats
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Old 08-21-10, 05:54 PM
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That pics doesn't look like it was taken by an expert. Is this a new photography trend I didn't know about?
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Old 08-21-10, 10:56 PM
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I just took a quick pic I'll take more tomorrow!
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Old 08-21-10, 11:00 PM
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Nice looking bike, get some more pics asap.
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Looks like a nice bike. Definitely need to see what it looks like all together and against a garage door though!
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Old 08-21-10, 11:11 PM
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Gotta love Performance, carbon frame, what looks like Ultegra, 3T components, and two huge reflectors and the biggest dork disc you've ever seen.
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Old 08-21-10, 11:58 PM
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i love these bikes. totally sexy
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Old 08-22-10, 05:15 PM
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and the biggest dork disc you've ever seen.[/QUOTE]
What's a dork disc?
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Old 08-22-10, 05:55 PM
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I still haven't taken the reflectors off yet haven't had time!
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Originally Posted by redneck47441 View Post
What's a dork disc?
It's that black Pizza pan stuffed between your rear wheel and cassette.
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Originally Posted by Blackdays View Post
It's that black Pizza pan stuffed between your rear wheel and cassette.
Which to add is totally unnecessary if you or your shop knows how to adjust a derailleur.
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Originally Posted by fauxto nick View Post
Which to add is totally unnecessary if you or your shop knows how to adjust a derailleur.
i don't think they added it. it comes shipped from the factory with it on.
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Originally Posted by enjoi07 View Post
i don't think they added it. it comes shipped from the factory with it on.
Correct.
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As cool as wires in the tubes are, I would like to see some quality drivetrain photos outside instead!
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Someone once told me, maybe from BF, that transporting the bike with the handlebars at a 90 degree angle like that will cause the cables to stretch.
Fact or fiction?
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Old 08-22-10, 06:26 PM
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BTW - I totally love the look of that bike.
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Originally Posted by BarryJo View Post
Someone once told me, maybe from BF, that transporting the bike with the handlebars at a 90 degree angle like that will cause the cables to stretch.
Fact or fiction?
I hope not.

That's how I transport my bike.
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Originally Posted by BarryJo View Post
Someone once told me, maybe from BF, that transporting the bike with the handlebars at a 90 degree angle like that will cause the cables to stretch.
Fact or fiction?
Housing is supposed to be cut to length so that you can go to that angle, so I think fiction. Unless your housing is too short.
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Needs a white saddle.
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Enjoy your new bike.



Shut up, Nick, you buzzkill.
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Originally Posted by Blackdays View Post
I hope not.

That's how I transport my bike.
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Housing is supposed to be cut to length so that you can go to that angle, so I think fiction. Unless your housing is too short.

Thanks... I'm still suspect, but when in a pinch and I need to put the bike in the back of the car I'm no longer going to worry about it.
That much.
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So if I take the dork disc off will I need to make any adjustments? You say If a person knows how to adjust a derailer? Thanks all for the compliments! The only trouble Im having is mounting the sensor for my wireless strada computer with cadance to mount without hitting the spokes!
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Old 08-22-10, 10:29 PM
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Nice looking bike. I love black and white.

On the "dork" disc - a good rule of thumb - if you don't know what it's for or how to remove it without using brute force then leave it on.

It's basically there to stop the rear derailleur hitting the spokes (not a pretty sight). If you know how to adjust the derailleur limiting screws then this should not be a problem.

You won't have to make adjustments because you removed it, you will need to be more careful about the adjustments when it isn't there.

Get signed up for a basic bicycle maintenance course or at the very least buy Zinn's book on road bicycle maintenance.

Ride safe.
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