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Old 07-10-18, 08:20 AM
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I added some bar ends to the interior of my handlebars for an alternate grip option. $7 from Nashbar...can't go wrong. Though I may need to add some bar tape for softness because I'm delicate.

I also made a bracket that bolts up to the standard size screw holes on the bottom of my saddle to give my Cygolite Hotrod 50 a more streamlined factory original look. (This is combined with a Hotshot 150 mounted to the rear rack for maximum visibility. The Hotrod 50 by itself is insufficient in the day time. It makes a good supplement to the Hotshot 150 in the daytime and it's enough by itself at night.)
Looks great!
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Old 07-10-18, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Skipjacks View Post
I added some bar ends to the interior of my handlebars for an alternate grip option. $7 from Nashbar...can't go wrong. Though I may need to add some bar tape for softness because I'm delicate.

I also made a bracket that bolts up to the standard size screw holes on the bottom of my saddle to give my Cygolite Hotrod 50 a more streamlined factory original look. (This is combined with a Hotshot 150 mounted to the rear rack for maximum visibility. The Hotrod 50 by itself is insufficient in the day time. It makes a good supplement to the Hotshot 150 in the daytime and it's enough by itself at night.)

Looks good. I'm really liking the idea of inner bar ends.
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Old 07-10-18, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by finch204 View Post
Looks good. I'm really liking the idea of inner bar ends.
It's nice. I don't need them fro climbing hills so much. I just need an alternate place to hold the bar to prevent stiffness/soreness

Outer bar ends works just as well for the hands, but the inner bar ends reposition my arms as well. So ion a long ride it gives my hands, arms, and shoulders all a different position for some relief.

Plus, if you need to get back to the brakes or the shifters quickly it's just a matter of sliding your hand over because you're already on the correct side of the upright bars. You don't have to go around them.

Double plus, there's no chance of snagging a low hanging tree branch/vine/other rider like you have with the uprights out on the ends.

I had tried these on the ends of the bars first and I liked them, but once I tried them inside it was a no brainier for me. I like this way more.

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Old 07-10-18, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Skipjacks View Post
It's nice. I don't need them fro climbing hills so much. I just need an alternate place to hold the bar to prevent stiffness/soreness

Outer bar ends works just as well for the hands, but the inner bar ends reposition my arms as well. So ion a long ride it gives my hands, arms, and shoulders all a different position for some relief.

Plus, if you need to get back to the brakes or the shifters quickly it's just a matter of sliding your hand over because you're already on the correct ride of the upright bars. You don't have to go around them.

Double plus, there's no chance of snagging a low hanging tree branch/vine/other rider like you have with the uprights out on the ends.

I had tried these on the ends of the bars first and I liked them, but once I tried them inside it was a no brainier for me. I like this way more.
I like how far apart they are positioned. How wide is your bar and what's the distance between the bar ends?
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Old 07-15-18, 07:13 PM
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I noticed yesterday my Roam-2 had a flat rear tire. Only 30 miles on the bike this summer and it already has a flat. So today I replaced the rear tube and tire and trued the wheel a bit as the brake pad was rubbing against the rim. I'll patch the tube another day. I tossed the tire as it was old and had some dry rot and there were 2 cuts on it. Not worth patching.

When I was finished I pumped up the tires to full pressure and rode it about a mile just for kicks and to test it out.
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Old 07-19-18, 08:17 PM
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Today I officially retired my hybridized MTB for the Summer. The bike officially has 3,000 miles now - at least the frame and fork does as that's all that is still original (Theseus's Paradox?) - so I thought it a good time to remove the chain for an uber-cleaning and clean the bike via a good top-to-bottom wipe down. I don't need to strip it down to clean it and build it back up as I did that at 2,500 miles. It's been a freakin' awesome bike that has brought much happiness.

So as of now the Roam-2 is my main bike.

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Old 07-20-18, 07:46 PM
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Rotated, lubed and cleaned chains today. Nothing major.
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Old 07-23-18, 01:33 AM
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Nothing. I worked on one of my road bikes today.
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Old 07-28-18, 04:44 PM
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Mmmmmm clean bike, chain and cassette. Something about tearing a bike down and cleaning it. Almost 4500 miles on the chain and cassette too !

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Old 07-29-18, 06:29 PM
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Cleaned/lubed chain and cleaned the drivetrain for the first time since buying the bike. Also cleaned the whole bike, but I do that all the time.
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Old 07-29-18, 06:50 PM
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Lubed the chains of mine and my wife’s bike. Doesn’t sound like much, but it was much needed.
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Old 07-30-18, 07:41 AM
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I'm a little embarrassed to say that after owning my bikes for a number of years already, I only purchased chain lube for the first time last Saturday. I was getting some squeaking on my flatbar Madone which the chain lube seems to have taken care of. Still need to do a real ride on it. But yeah, I purchased chain lube and lubed my bikes.
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Old 07-30-18, 03:27 PM
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Been doing a street ride with a local club the last couple weekends. Saturday I rode the first 6 miles with a small group of moderately fast riders on road bikes. That kicked my butt. Today I mounted some 28c Continental Grandsports to see if it makes it a bit easier. I can already see a big difference on a short ride this afternoon.


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Old 07-30-18, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Tikaani View Post
Been doing a street ride with a local club the last couple weekends. Saturday I rode the first 6 miles with a small group of moderately fast riders on road bikes. That kicked my butt. Today I mounted some 28c Continental Grandsports to see if it makes it a bit easier. I can already see a big difference on a short ride this afternoon.


I noticed a nice difference when I switched to larger platform pedals.


This may be more than you want to spend, but the Shimano Deore XT PD-M8040 pedals(in large) are fantastic.


110mm x 115mm of goodness, and definitely put in the longer "spikes"(included in the package), as the shorter ones that come installed by default are useless.
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Old 07-31-18, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
I noticed a nice difference when I switched to larger platform pedals.
This may be more than you want to spend, but the Shimano Deore XT PD-M8040 pedals(in large) are fantastic.
110mm x 115mm of goodness, and definitely put in the longer "spikes"(included in the package), as the shorter ones that come installed by default are useless.
Thanks for the tip. Been eyeballin' some pedals, hadn't thought about them helping out with the street riding though.
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Old 07-31-18, 07:11 AM
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I noticed a nice difference when I switched to larger platform pedals.

This may be more than you want to spend, but the Shimano Deore XT PD-M8040 pedals(in large) are fantastic.

110mm x 115mm of goodness, and definitely put in the longer "spikes"(included in the package), as the shorter ones that come installed by default are useless.
I also appreciate the tip. If I was to upgrade pedals in the future, I was going to get a larger one. These at 110x115 are even bigger than the Velo Orange Grand Cru Sabot pedals. If it could accept reflectors, it would be perfect, but still worthy of a consideration for me.
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Originally Posted by finch204 View Post
I also appreciate the tip. If I was to upgrade pedals in the future, I was going to get a larger one. These at 110x115 are even bigger than the Velo Orange Grand Cru Sabot pedals. If it could accept reflectors, it would be perfect, but still worthy of a consideration for me.
Shimano lists the weight of a two pedal set as being 514grams for the larger of the two sizes, so when I got my set and weighed it, I was worried that each pedal was under 240grams, thus a total weight of 475 to 480grams, as I thought maybe they sent me the smaller size instead.

But my tape measure put my mind at rest, shortly after.

I bought a second set of these pedals in the larger size and they too, also weigh 475 - 480 grams for the set of two pedals.

Also once I put in the longer studs/spikes, my foot has not slipped off my pedal in the 3 or so months that I have had them, and my footwear alternates between some cheap sandals and Brooks Addiction Walkers, when I ride my bike.
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Old 07-31-18, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
Shimano lists the weight of a two pedal set as being 514grams for the larger of the two sizes, so when I got my set and weighed it, I was worried that each pedal was under 240grams, thus a total weight of 475 to 480grams, as I thought maybe they sent me the smaller size instead.

But my tape measure put my mind at rest, shortly after.

I bought a second set of these pedals in the larger size and they too, also weigh 475 - 480 grams for the set of two pedals.

Also once I put in the longer studs/spikes, my foot has not slipped off my pedal in the 3 or so months that I have had them, and my footwear alternates between some cheap sandals and Brooks Addiction Walkers, when I ride my bike.
Sounds good! If I get this one, this would be going on the Roam.
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Originally Posted by Tikaani View Post
Been doing a street ride with a local club the last couple weekends. Saturday I rode the first 6 miles with a small group of moderately fast riders on road bikes. That kicked my butt. Today I mounted some 28c Continental Grandsports to see if it makes it a bit easier. I can already see a big difference on a short ride this afternoon.

Nice! I also have a set of those tires in 700x32 for use on a hybrid, but I haven't ridden on them yet. I'll probably install them in September.
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Old 08-01-18, 08:13 PM
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I washed my Trek DS 2 and lubricated the chain. The crushed limestone MUP is very dusty until it rains again and the bike will be dusty after two minutes on the trail tomorrow. Call me Sisyphus.
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Old 08-04-18, 04:49 PM
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Does making a truing stand out of an old bed frame count?
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Seatpost maintenance. Good to do at least once in a year.


Found a small crack. Have to see how bad is it. Technically it shouldn't be that bad but we'll see..
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-Adjusted FD since it was starting to rub
-Adjusted garbage V-brakes to get rid of squeal (and just did overall adjustments for both front and rear)
-Raised saddle height about 1.5" to match my road bike now that I've had a pro fitting on that
-Cleaned/detailed
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Made a bike rack for the truck, copied a rack from a YouTube video by Patrick Parson. Gave it the Mick Jagger treatment, need to let it dry a day or so before putting it to use.
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Made a bike rack for the truck, copied a rack from a YouTube video by Patrick Parson. Gave it the Mick Jagger treatment, need to let it dry a day or so before putting it to use.
That is really cool!
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