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Old 05-13-20, 12:58 PM
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What type of handlebars do you use? Are the aero bars included or are they attached?
The flat bars are stock Syncros with lock on grips.
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Old 05-14-20, 07:59 AM
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I'm slowly transitioning from my Hybrid to my Road bike which means I have a little down time with the Hybrid which means it's getting it's Spring Cleaning today. This is a deep cleaning. Everything but the BB and Headset are coming apart and getting cleaned.
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Old 05-26-20, 05:56 PM
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More carbon goodness. Used my Dremel with a thin cut-off disc to shorten the bar to the appropriate length. My LBS kindly gave me just enough carbon assembly paste to complete the job.




Also, made the decision last week to de-badge the Fulcrum wheels.
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Old 05-27-20, 03:06 AM
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Also, made the decision last week to de-badge the Fulcrum wheels.
I'd say that was the right decision - looks much better with the stealthy frame.
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Old 05-27-20, 04:47 PM
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I'd say that was the right decision - looks much better with the stealthy frame.
Thanks for the vote of reassurance. I wasn't sure at first but knew immediately that it was the right call after the first couple of decals came off..and believe me it was not a pleasant task as the residue that they left behind was arduously stubborn. A heat gun on low in combination with a soft plastic trim remover/scraper, a rag dampened with Goo Gone and a bit of elbow grease worked quite well in removing all twelve stickers with the exception of the red stylized F logos.
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Old 05-31-20, 06:40 PM
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I cut my handlebars down and then rode it.. and made it a little dirty.
Still waiting on my bar ends to come in so I can put those on.
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Old 06-02-20, 07:19 PM
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91 specialized Hardrock Hybrid

Added another cage Kool Stop Salmon pads and new pedal w/toe straps
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Old 06-02-20, 07:21 PM
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Gotta love the Kool Stop pads...they really grab !
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Old 06-03-20, 07:40 PM
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Put a new Black Brooks B17 saddle on the FX. Loving it. Feels great right out of the box. I haven't had one in about 40 years and I'm wondering why I waited so long to get another.
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Old 06-05-20, 11:30 AM
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Installed new Ergon GP5 bar ends.

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Old 06-06-20, 05:46 PM
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Few weekends ago, I was finally able to have my Rockshox Paragon installed. Was thinking of upgrading to a 1x11 drivetrain......but I'm not really sold on spending $300 for an entire new drivetrain. Nothing really wrong with the Alivio/Altus setup, so may just keep it for now till it breaks and then replace the whole set. I am definetly not sold on my top tube bag. Shopping for a better bag, either on the handlebar or something more streamlined on the top tube. Suggestions are welcomed!

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Old 06-06-20, 07:14 PM
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This morning I ordered a Jones H bar and grips for my Specialized Roll: https://www.jonesbikes.com/jones-h-b...aluminum-loop/

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Old 06-06-20, 08:24 PM
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Not a biggy, but I bought a new water bottle cage for the new Trek FX1 disc, pictures of the new ride will be forthcoming soon...

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Old 06-08-20, 08:50 PM
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A new derailleur is being installed by the LBS. I will pick the bike up tomorrow morning.
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Old 06-11-20, 10:11 AM
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I recently installed a F3 Cycling FormMount as well as an add-on light/camera adapter to the stem of my Metrix. Both items were purchased together on clearance and I suspect that they might have been old stock or perhaps a result of a return. Depending on one's stem configuration, the kit includes two different lengths of bolts with spacers along with attachments for Garmin and Wahoo bike computers. The F3 FormMount can be fitted to virtually any 4-bolt bike stem in either upper or lower bolt holes via its rotating arms. You could even install the mount rearward so that it sits over the stem. For now, I've opted to position it on the upper location as it provides great access to Garmin's lower keys and also allows adequate clearance between the bike light and cables. The only minor setback is that since it is fixed it cannot be tilted up. Not ideal if you have a negative rise stem.

The light/camera add-on mount is sold separately and simply bolts to the bottom of the base mount. Overall, Im quite pleased with the FormMount. Its sturdy, robust, versatile and best of all it declutters the bar.



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Old 06-11-20, 11:47 AM
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I recently installed a F3 Cycling FormMount as well as an add-on light/camera adapter to the stem of my Metrix. Both items were purchased together on clearance and I suspect that they might have been old stock or perhaps a result of a return. Depending on one's stem configuration, the kit includes two different lengths of bolts with spacers along with attachments for Garmin and Wahoo bike computers. The F3 FormMount can be fitted to virtually any 4-bolt bike stem in either upper or lower bolt holes via its rotating arms. You could even install the mount rearward so that it sits over the stem. For now, I've opted to position it on the upper location as it provides great access to Garmin's lower keys and also allows adequate clearance between the bike light and cables. The only minor setback is that since it is fixed it cannot be tilted up. Not ideal if you have a negative rise stem.

The light/camera add-on mount is sold separately and simply bolts to the bottom of the base mount. Overall, Im quite pleased with the FormMount. Its sturdy, robust, versatile and best of all it declutters the bar.



Nice looking set up
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Old 06-13-20, 03:49 PM
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Nice looking set up
Thanks. I took it along for a ride yesterday and the mount was solid. Also, placing it at the upper bolt location appears to be the ideal spot for me.
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Old 06-21-20, 12:00 PM
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I pumped up the tires and dusted off the Norco. It's been a long winter and this virus has been draining. If the weather co-operates I'll be going for a ride this wknd......
I absolutely love this color. Its muted (which I like) but is much more interesting than black (which I have).
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Old 06-21-20, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Batstar View Post
Thanks for the vote of reassurance. I wasn't sure at first but knew immediately that it was the right call after the first couple of decals came off..and believe me it was not a pleasant task as the residue that they left behind was arduously stubborn. A heat gun on low in combination with a soft plastic trim remover/scraper, a rag dampened with Goo Gone and a bit of elbow grease worked quite well in removing all twelve stickers with the exception of the red stylized F logos.
I second this. I actually quite liked the decals on it, but when I saw the bike with them removed it is a much cleaner look. And I like that you left the red F on. Very nice.
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Old 06-24-20, 06:04 PM
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Just bought a 2021 Trek FX Sport Carbon 4 - in the last two weeks, I've changed the saddle, seatpost, handlebars, and today, replaced the stem........I've got another full carbon saddle on the way.......
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Old 06-28-20, 01:42 AM
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Not mine, but I enjoyed working on it. Girlfriend found this Batavus Comanche in her attic; it's supposedly her brother's who lived in the house before relocating abroad.
I gave it a good cleaning, pumped up the tires, flushed the shifters which had gunked up, adjusted the brakes, the headset, handlebar tilt and brake lever/shifter angle, and now it is ready to serve as a bike fod house guests should they need one. Turned out to be a nice bike, lugged Cro-Mo frame, full Shimano STX groupset in great condition, riveted Rigida rims etc. If the frame weren't too small for me, I'd want to take it out for a longer ride than a 5 km test ride, since it rides real nice.

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Old 06-30-20, 04:01 AM
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For some reason it wouldn't allow me add the pic, so I resized it and it seems to do the trick. So here's Batavus Comanche, mid 90's I would think.
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That old STX groupset is nice. It looks like it may be STX-RC, which was 8 speed. I have regular STX on my Trek 750 (7 speed) and, with modern shifters, it indexes as well as any other derailleur out there. It's also got a right firm spring in it...it doesn't flop around like some of Shimano's later derailleurs do. That Batavus is a nice bike!
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That old STX groupset is nice. It looks like it may be STX-RC, which was 8 speed. I have regular STX on my Trek 750 (7 speed) and, with modern shifters, it indexes as well as any other derailleur out there. It's also got a right firm spring in it...it doesn't flop around like some of Shimano's later derailleurs do. That Batavus is a nice bike!
It's STX-SE (MC31), 3x7. And yes, it shifts flawlessly. Only the gear indicator for the front shifter doesn't work but that's a non issue in my view, it's kind of hard to not know on which chainring you are.
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Old 07-02-20, 12:58 PM
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Put on my Race Face Atlas pedals, contour grips, and some Xpel film on the front tube to keep the brake hose from rubbing.

More goodies coming next week.

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