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Ed702 06-19-13 12:20 PM

Replaced the OE pedals on my Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc with a pair of black and silver MKS Sylvan Touring pedals, and finished building a stand to work in conjunction with a vehicle bike rack for easier maintenance.

ikaika777 06-20-13 10:28 AM

Put on new brake pads, Kool-Stop "salmons", now my brakes squeal louder than a fat girl when you take her cake away! I tried washing my rims with Dawn soap mixed with Simple Green then when that didn't work I used rubbing alcohol, nothing. I'm embarrassed to ride my bike especially since I ride late at night in residential neighborhoods. I could sneak up on the ancient Berserkers and scare the heck out of them. I toed the pads in but nothing helps.:bang:

bikeguyinvenice 06-20-13 10:35 AM

I just mounted a set of 700x28 Armadillos to replace the 700x38 Kendras that came on it. Pressure difference is silly, 85 for the Kendras vs 115-125 for the Arms, not sure if it's a good thing or not, the last bike I had that had high pressure tires like that broke spokes more often than not. I was told it was a problem during the time period that the bile would have been built, I was told that it was due to a whole batch of bad spokes out of china. We'll see what happens.

jbchybridrider 06-21-13 06:31 AM

Just did some rare LBS shopping :D apposed to using the net.
Lovely new shoes & cleats, now I can use my new Ritchey SPD's I've had for a while. These will be used on all my Hybrid/MTB's from now on :thumb:

http://imageshack.us/a/img706/6636/7ej.png

giantcfr1 06-21-13 07:01 AM


Originally Posted by ikaika777 (Post 15758016)
.., amazing what a little color can do. :thumb:

Love the blingy bits :thumb:

ikaika777 06-21-13 07:20 AM


Originally Posted by giantcfr1 (Post 15766982)
Love the blingy bits :thumb:

Thanks!:ride:

bikeguyinvenice 06-21-13 08:48 AM


Originally Posted by jbchybridrider (Post 15766902)
Just did some rare LBS shopping :D apposed to using the net.
Lovely new shoes & cleats, now I can use my new Ritchey SPD's I've had for a while. These will be used on all my Hybrid/MTB's from now on :thumb:

Those are some serious off road shoes. Mine are considered MTB shoes too, but mine don't have such an aggressive tread.

giantcfr1 06-22-13 03:09 AM

I may have the chance to buy cheap some 26" mavic disc wheels for my Hybrid.

Today I put my daughter's 26" x 1.75 wheels on my Hybrid to get an idea what it would look like. Basically everything is 1 cm shorter on all measurements. What do you think? Ok or not? BTW this 2007 model Cannondale badboy was initially designed to swap 700s and 26".

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...pscc160bba.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...ps32d8d5fd.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...ps0915a037.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...ps5142969e.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...ps44585105.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...ps4a72968f.jpg


http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...ps33188ff0.jpg

jbchybridrider 06-22-13 09:17 AM

Dude your bike looks made for those wheels and seem like a good option to have in your components stash. I say if you can get them for the right price then go for it.

giantcfr1 06-23-13 10:06 PM


Originally Posted by jbchybridrider (Post 15770904)
Dude your bike looks made for those wheels and seem like a good option to have in your components stash. I say if you can get them for the right price then go for it.

Couldn't get a straight answer on the price. He was drinking beer at the time and started telling me about how the tyres cost $70 each and then asking me to make an offer. The hubs were XT and rims Mavic Disc. I had no idea what to offer as to not insult him as they were in next to new condition. I don't need the wheels but thought they'd be hand to have around.
I senced the beer talking and gave up.

xoxoxoxoLive 06-24-13 05:08 PM


Originally Posted by giantcfr1 (Post 15775628)
Couldn't get a straight answer on the price. He was drinking beer at the time and started telling me about how the tyres cost $70 each and then asking me to make an offer. The hubs were XT and rims Mavic Disc. I had no idea what to offer as to not insult him as they were in next to new condition. I don't need the wheels but thought they'd be hand to have around.
I senced the beer talking and gave up.

350.00

xoxoxoxoLive 06-24-13 05:13 PM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoxoLive (Post 15778772)
350.00

http://www.pricepoint.com/Brand/Mavi...FVEV7Aodk1sAIw

ShirazSun 06-25-13 01:44 PM

Sticky pedals; new hitch rack
 
Replaced stock pedals (toe clips) with DMR V12 pedals. Goal: 100% verticality.
Also hung it on a new Kuat Beta 2 hitch rack. This is one elegantly-designed rack. Bike loves it!

Notgrownup 06-25-13 03:45 PM

Rode it 5 miles before going to work...T-sroms tonight so it's napping.

MrCjolsen 06-25-13 03:50 PM

Uh, I completely rebuilt it from the frame up - wheelset, tires, bottom bracket, headset, shifters, cranks, drivetrain. Went from 21 speeds to 24 speeds. Trigger shifters on the right and friction on the left.

Kept the brakes, levers, and handlebars. Spent about $75 because I had most of the parts laying around in my garage.

ikaika777 06-30-13 02:55 AM

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I bought Panaracer RibMo tires for my Giant Escape 2, 700x32c. They inflate to 100psi. My short little test ride of them was that these are fast. They're also pointy shaped.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=326318http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=326320http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=326324

martinus 06-30-13 07:06 AM

Aired up tires, went to farmers market, then work ...

MikeRides 06-30-13 03:48 PM

Took it out for a 35 mile ride. Returned home and gave it a well-deserved bath since I did ride it through a few muddy/recently flooded areas. After washing, lubed it up and have it looking like new for another ride in a couple days.

alexaschwanden 07-01-13 11:13 AM

I turned my road bike in to a flatbar hybrid bike, enjoy.
Before
http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/...en/null-39.jpg

After
http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/...en/null-44.jpg
http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/...en/null-43.jpg
http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/...en/null-41.jpg

ikaika777 07-01-13 07:12 PM

Sweet! How is the handling compared to the drop bars?

i_wanna_giraffe 07-01-13 07:15 PM

I ordered it, hope to be assembling it soon.
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/rover3.htm

alexaschwanden 07-02-13 01:57 PM

the handling is a bit more comfortable but the frame still feels stretch out, so i am going to change it back and return it to performance bikes where i got it. the dimensions of the frame are 50cm seat tube and 54cm top tube, i am 5'8 , i should somewhat fit but it feels like i am riding stretch limo. i rode it a total of 170 miles with 4 different stems, explored the full range of the saddle rails, different riding positions.

Reynolds 07-07-13 11:57 AM

Continued my DIY trailer project inspired on the Carry Freedom trailer. Welded some 1" square tubing, my welding skills are better now after some practice:

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...ps9b1ccc2d.jpg

themishmosh 07-07-13 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by alexaschwanden (Post 15807293)
the handling is a bit more comfortable but the frame still feels stretch out, so i am going to change it back and return it to performance bikes where i got it. the dimensions of the frame are 50cm seat tube and 54cm top tube, i am 5'8 , i should somewhat fit but it feels like i am riding stretch limo. i rode it a total of 170 miles with 4 different stems, explored the full range of the saddle rails, different riding positions.

Did any of those stems include a short one? I have the same problem with one of my bikes. The frame is a little too big for me and I feel stretched out. With the seat forward and going with a 70mm stem, I am comfortable. Interestingly, 60mm interferes with my standing pedal. Bike came with a 140mm stem.

Notgrownup 07-07-13 12:28 PM


Originally Posted by i_wanna_giraffe (Post 15804277)
I ordered it, hope to be assembling it soon.
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/rover3.htm

See you bit the bullet....that is a nice bike...Let us know how well it arrive, assemble and rides when you get it. Congrats.


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