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Old 02-05-18, 12:37 PM
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Adding another to the pile. I'll probably sell the Merckx to make room.
That is a cool color.
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Old 02-05-18, 01:13 PM
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I LOVED the salmon pads and regret buying a different brand. Are the black ones a similar compound? Similar stopping power? Still Koolstop right?
I've run the salmon pads before and they have been great. Mostly would change for aesthetics.
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Old 02-05-18, 01:30 PM
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Koolstop makes a dual compound pad.

Best of both worlds.

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Originally Posted by jtbadge View Post
I've run the salmon pads before and they have been great. Mostly would change for aesthetics.
Speaking of brake shoes.....

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Old 02-05-18, 03:05 PM
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youll need a bigger range in the back for some real climbing once you move out this way.
those salmon pads will probably not last very long either.
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Old 02-07-18, 10:23 AM
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youll need a bigger range in the back for some real climbing once you move out this way.
those salmon pads will probably not last very long either.
Lower range than 34x32? I guess I could get a RoadLink and an 11-36.

Also I am jonesing for a flat bar cross bike right now.
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Old 02-07-18, 11:14 AM
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it gets real steep out there. offroad anyway.
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Old 02-07-18, 11:54 AM
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Man! The Thrive and the Klein are both sweet looking bikes. The shift cables on the Klein are a little odd for my taste tho
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Old 02-07-18, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by jtbadge View Post
Lower range than 34x32? I guess I could get a RoadLink and an 11-36.

I'm running Shimano 50-34 cranks with a SRAM PG-1170 11-36 cassette and a GS mid cage derailleur. No RoadLink is used. Not saying it will work on any particular bike but lots of guys are doing this and it shifts perfectly fine on my bike. I cross chain the crud out of it.

What chain is on the Thrive?


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Old 02-08-18, 05:44 PM
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DSC_1459 by Thrive Cycles, on Flickr
so good!
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Old 02-14-18, 09:17 AM
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I didn't realize how crappy this photo was, but its the only one I have of the bike so far.

Cranks are temporary, I'm waiting on a set of crankarms to come in.

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Commuter:

I've since fixed that front tire btw. And I'm getting my old Cetma 5-rail back so I wont have to use this rack







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Old 02-16-18, 08:49 AM
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^^ My wife had one of those with the rear brake mounted underneath the chain stays. Yours is better.
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Originally Posted by jtbadge View Post
Adding another to the pile. I'll probably sell the Merckx to make room.


DSC_1459 by Thrive Cycles, on Flickr
Woah...how did I miss this? How/where did you get the purple Paul bits (the skewers especially.....)?
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Old 02-16-18, 01:15 PM
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What chain is on the Thrive?
KMC X11EL

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Woah...how did I miss this? How/where did you get the purple Paul bits (the skewers especially.....)?
They did a run of everything in purple in 2016. I've been sitting on them since then.
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Old 02-17-18, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
I didn't realize how crappy this photo was, but its the only one I have of the bike so far.

Cranks are temporary, I'm waiting on a set of crankarms to come in.

Ehhhh, there’s nothing remotely crappy about that photo and esp. anything in it!
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Old 03-05-18, 07:32 PM
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What is up with people and blue bikes using yellow tape? I have a friend who has used yellow tape for ages now and I bought him some new stuff and I have seen it on a few other bikes as well. I like the bike but yellow just isn't my tape color, maybe.
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Old 03-06-18, 09:14 AM
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matches the yellow graphics.
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Not a bike yet, but parts are coming in!
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Nice. Pump peg even.
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Not a bike yet, but parts are coming in!
Damn! Very very very nice bike!
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First ride on this thing today, and I'm lovin' it. Still need to get the steer tube cut and headset swapped, but it's done enough to have some fun on.

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cool bikes guys.
@Wspsux nice Waterford and great color choice!
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