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Paradaz 07-03-15 06:40 PM

Doe!

Ajh800 07-11-15 08:36 AM

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Time for some routine maintenance on the Chris King R45 disc hubs (front today).

Axle removed, next job is to remove the spring clip/weather seal to expose the bearings.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=463794

Have a look in there!!! Bit awkward to do, but knew that micro Leatherman would come in handy one day. Erdinger helped too.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=463795

Cleaned and lubed the bearings, greased the axle and reassembled. I think the recommended periods for servicing the CK hubs is a bit of an overkill, more people are likely to knacker the spring clip or seal, than lack of lube or excessive dirt in the bearings.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=463796


Also chopped the width of the handlebars, now 580mm wide, lowered the angle of the stem and put 28/11 cassette back on.

Have ordered some Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 SPD-SL Clipless Pedals & new shoes


http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=463797
plus a medium caged 105 rear mech. The shoes and pedals should be a massive improvement to the 520 spd's and old mountain bike shoes. This bike is nearly sorted.

heysmellthis 07-12-15 10:06 PM

Is that the comp carbon or expert?? Anyway beautiful bike! I roll the elite my first bike since a kid and have been planning to save up for one of the carbon models

edsta74 07-13-15 02:03 PM

added a rack and a seat bag. fenders will prob be next on the list.
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/b...psoxjydqiz.jpg

edsta74 07-15-15 02:01 PM

had the LBS fit it with Planet Bike fenders..
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/b...psu1o8iygo.jpg

Ajh800 07-24-15 01:50 PM


Originally Posted by heysmellthis (Post 17974336)
Is that the comp carbon or expert?? Anyway beautiful bike! I roll the elite my first bike since a kid and have been planning to save up for one of the carbon models

Thank you, it's the comp - and a very underestimated bike.

Fitted Shimano A600 pedals instead of the dura ace carbon ones as planned. The shoes that arrived didn't fit as good or feel much stiffer than my mtb spd shoes. The A600 platform feels better than the 520's, being one sided clip in is an easy habit to adapt to. A decent weight aswell.

Anyhow, the Tektro brakes annoyed me as the levers rattled. XTR brakes are now fitted, cost an arm & a leg - but they are the dogs bollox. One finger braking.

Doctor Morbius 07-29-15 05:45 PM

Today I swapped out the wheels and tires on my 2011 Roam 2. Also, adjusted the brakes to suite the narrower rims.

Had a set of stock Roam 2 wheels with Kenda Kwest 700x32 tires on it. Decided to see what some narrower tires would feel like so I grabbed an old set of Alex rims and put a set of Conti Ultra 2000 700x28 tires on them. Removed the cassette from the Roam rims and put on the Alex rims. Adjusted brakes.

I plan on riding tomorrow, but may just head out this evening too.

travbikeman 07-30-15 12:20 PM

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Decided to paint my son's Rotors a color he's been wanting to add to his bike. I'm planning on painting mine red this weekend!

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=468049

lost_in_endicot 08-01-15 06:38 PM

I replaced the suspension seat post and saddle on my Fuji Crosstown with an Origin8 seat post, and a Planet Bike ARS saddle. I rode it to work Friday, and it rides nice. Looks weird to me, but I'm used to seeing it with the original saddle.

TQ2Q 08-01-15 10:25 PM

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S Works 24mm tires and CG-R seatpost.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=468536

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Ajh800 08-02-15 12:45 PM


Originally Posted by TQ2Q (Post 18035715)
S Works 24mm tires and CG-R seatpost.



http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=468537

What tyres were on before? Great seatpost, have you noticed much difference?

TQ2Q 08-02-15 02:26 PM


Originally Posted by Ajh800 (Post 18036951)
What tyres were on before? Great seatpost, have you noticed much difference?

had the stock 700c30 tires on axis classic wheels then switched to Crux axis classic spec wheels with the s works turbo 24. This thing is fast now!

awesome seatpost and switched to it anticipating a harsher ride with new tires. Way comfy compared to alloy post, might also get the romin pro seats.

travbikeman 08-05-15 08:30 AM

Painted my disc rotors red. Added Cyglolite Metro 400 light set since I start biking around 5:30am now. We're losing daylight and found I needed some lights. I've also purchased a new Transit D1 rack and trunk bag. Haven't installed those yet. http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/h...ps2qkpakyv.jpg

quicktrigger 08-08-15 09:42 PM

New Gatorskin rubbers to replace oem tires. Took them for a long ride this morning, and not sure Im going to keep them. Was sloooowwwww the whole ride. Felt like in sand the whole time. Will try again with higher pressure in a couple days.

QT

Duvall408w 08-10-15 10:09 AM

I had the same thoughts on the gatorskins. I run 85# in them still fill slower than the oem tire. I got about 2k miles on them will be switching back till i find a different set.

kielwb 08-11-15 04:46 PM

Added some Fiks:Reflective tape to the wheels and frame to make it a little more visible at nighttime:

http://i.imgur.com/T2v9xHR.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/4qv33HE.jpg

OrangeOtto 08-11-15 07:43 PM

Replaced Sonoma Gel saddle with Fizik Aliante VSX Kium on my 2009 Sirrus Elite.

quicktrigger 08-11-15 09:30 PM


Originally Posted by Duvall408w (Post 18061773)
I had the same thoughts on the gatorskins. I run 85# in them still fill slower than the oem tire. I got about 2k miles on them will be switching back till i find a different set.

I was using the rec 85# pressure as well. Going to try 90-95# next time. Max is supposed to be 102.

TQ2Q 08-12-15 09:42 AM

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Specialized Romin Pro on CG-R post.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=470752

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Naota 08-19-15 10:53 AM


Originally Posted by travbikeman (Post 18046483)
Painted my disc rotors red. Added Cyglolite Metro 400 light set since I start biking around 5:30am now. We're losing daylight and found I needed some lights. I've also purchased a new Transit D1 rack and trunk bag. Haven't installed those yet. http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/h...ps2qkpakyv.jpg

Looking good! Is the paint holding up well?

travbikeman 08-19-15 11:19 AM


Originally Posted by Naota (Post 18089663)
Looking good! Is the paint holding up well?

So far it is. I haven't gotten the bike muddy yet since painting these. Hopefully it will hold up well.

Maverick 13330 08-25-15 01:03 PM

So fed up on my FD shifter.. Sometimes it dont react immediately when trying to go to the bigger chain ring when i want to go fast. Adjusting the HIs and LOWs scres almost every other week, that even during long biking i have to bring a screw driver in case the chain guide comes in contact with the chain.
So last weekend, I did this..
http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/y...psfshq8grk.jpg
Looks neat and simple I supposed
http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps7bdgqzif.jpg
And next year, im hoping not to have this kind of mud anymore on my chain..
http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/y...pslfyde2wg.png
Shedding them off.. I lose 700grams on my bike's weight.

kgilby 09-02-15 08:25 PM

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First real ride with the Trek 8.3 DS today, an 18 miler on Chicago's Lakefront Trail. Felt pretty good.

Added a Sigma wireless computer, Bontrager rear rack, Cygolites front and back, and a bottle cage.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=474868http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=474869http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=474870

kgilby 09-02-15 08:57 PM


Originally Posted by Paradaz (Post 17948963)
I hit a deer yesterday at 20mph (or deer hit me should I say), veered into the kerb and dismounted over the top of my handlebars! Front wheel pretty much folded in half on impact with the kerb. I've just ordered an Aksium Disc wheelset so should have them on the bike hopefully next week. I treated myself to a broken ankle......Result! :)

Sorry about your broken ankle. This May, after 44 years of driving, I hit a deer with the truck (well, the deer actually hit the truck) while doing 75mph (the truck, not the deer). No one was hurt, save the deer, and the truck suffered about $5,500 damage. Pretty scary stuff. 'Coulda been worse' certainly holds true...

ikaika777 09-09-15 10:34 PM

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I got new QR skewers to replace my rusty ones. Aluminum ends this time.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=476321http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=476322

SHOFINE 09-10-15 03:10 AM

Converted the threaded fork on my boat bike to a threadless one I had from a old Trek 4300. Pressed in a new Cane Creek Headset. Rigid fork will be coming later.

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/c...pseiqdcc1m.jpg

MMLC 10-01-15 11:35 AM

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Took my Sirrus out of storage a couple weeks ago.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=480268

Now to chase down some parts, hope to have it rolling this month.

lost_in_endicot 10-01-15 03:19 PM

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Added Stuart.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=480328

He went with me to work today.

NerdLord 10-05-15 05:27 PM

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I've been prepping mine to try my hand at touring, I picked it up in nov 2010 (new) but had a motorcycle accident jan 2011 and it's been in storage since do to my mangled knee...I've taken it to a local shop, had it gone over, added a spacer to the Rt pedal to accommodate my disability, wider mtx pedals (even if I can't use clips anymore), added heavier planet bike koko rack, front low-rider nashbar rack, front/rear nashbar panniers, lights and general gear (lighter, smaller packing camping and riding).

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=480995

lost_in_endicot 10-06-15 03:48 PM


Originally Posted by NerdLord (Post 18219809)
I've been prepping mine to try my hand at touring, I picked it up in nov 2010 (new) but had a motorcycle accident jan 2011 and it's been in storage since do to my mangled knee...I've taken it to a local shop, had it gone over, added a spacer to the Rt pedal to accommodate my disability, wider mtx pedals (even if I can't use clips anymore), added heavier planet bike koko rack, front low-rider nashbar rack, front/rear nashbar panniers, lights and general gear (lighter, smaller packing camping and riding).

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=480995

Looks pretty nice!


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