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Old 01-31-19, 02:45 PM
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I did a little more work on the Sirrus this afternoon. I'll post some pics of the final product in a couple of days.
  • Did the final setup on the brakes
  • Trued both wheels
  • Adjusted the rear derailleur
All that's needed is a computer, maybe a twist or two of the barrel connector to tweak the rear derailleur and some decent effin' weather.

Yesterday I installed brake pads, adjusted the brake cables and trued the rear wheel on my Supercourse.

EDIT: I just found out that the weather this Sunday is supposed to be mostly sunny and 57 degrees! Needless to say, I'll be taking the Sirrus out for her maiden post-modded voyage.

Can't wait!

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Old 01-31-19, 09:39 PM
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Yeah, I like the old 26ers myself but my era is the 90s because thats what I rode also.

Coincidentally Im currently working on a 99 Cannondale for the wife with SLX brakes and cranks, XT hubs and 717 rims. I am using Jagwire hydraulic hose adaptors for the top tube https://www.jensonusa.com/Jagwire-Cable-Grip. I still haven't figured out the seatstay portion yet.

I just did my rig with XT M8000 and honestly SLX M7000 looks nicer
Thanks for the link; those adaptors look just the thing!

That C'dale?
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Old 02-03-19, 02:22 PM
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I added a rack to my Redline Zander MTB to make it more usable for me as a "trip" bike (being able to carry food, water, clothes, daughter's inhaler, etc). I have set my Roam up as more of a road/path bike with fenders and Schwalbe commuter tires, and this Zander is for taking out in the woods on trails and creeks, etc. But I still want to be able to carry all my kit with me comfortably. So I needed a rack.

The frame has no rack mounts on the seat stays, so I used a seat post collar designed for mounting a rack. I also found some rack struts in a parts bin and cut them to the appropriate length. It works great and, because I have a Topeak MTX rack on both my Roam and my Zander, the bag and light go with me regardless of the bike I'm on that trip.

Seat post collar: Giant Seat Collar with Rack Mount
Rack: Topeak MTX Explorer Disc
Bag: Topeak MTX Trunkbag DXP
Light: Planet Bike Blinky 3


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Old 02-03-19, 08:19 PM
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After a few do it yourself Youtube video's, I have re packed the bearings in the wheels of my Crosstrail. The grease in them were really nasty looking. Planning on doing this annually rather than once every 4 years.
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Old 02-03-19, 08:19 PM
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@ hokiefyd Nice job! Looks good and as if it came stock that way.
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Old 02-03-19, 08:22 PM
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That is a really nice looking Cannondale!
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Old 02-12-19, 12:07 AM
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Here's the final product of my Sirrus upgrades/mods. Sorry for the overexposed pictures. I'm not a shutterbug and I don't have an eye for art.






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Old 02-12-19, 12:09 AM
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And a couple of more that wouldn't upload in the last post.



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Old 02-12-19, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
Thanks for the link; those adaptors look just the thing!

That C'dale?
Happy to help @ badger1. As you can see, from the other side 12 paces away, they are only moderately noticeable:


@ travbikeman, thank you. The F series always looked great to me. At the time I was on skinny steel hardtails and thought the jacked up front looked weird. Nowadays it doesn't look too out of place. I always wanted an air Headshok and am happy to build this for my wonderful wife.

Tried to set it up over the weekend but I couldn't find the rotors. Put new wheels and fat squishy semi-smooth tires for the streets. My main goal is a smooth, lightweight city and rural trail ride. Still not set on the handlebar but everything else is. I want to finish it up soon even though the Wife won't ride it until it warms up because I want to get another project started.

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Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius View Post
Here's the final product of my Sirrus upgrades/mods. Sorry for the overexposed pictures. I'm not a shutterbug and I don't have an eye for art.
That bike looks very smart indeed! Top work.
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Old 02-12-19, 09:50 AM
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And a couple of more that wouldn't upload in the last post.



Really nice; really clean ... classy!
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Old 02-12-19, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by DorkDisk View Post
Happy to help @ badger1. As you can see, from the other side 12 paces away, they are only moderately noticeable:


@ travbikeman, thank you. The F series always looked great to me. At the time I was on skinny steel hardtails and thought the jacked up front looked weird. Nowadays it doesn't look too out of place. I always wanted an air Headshok and am happy to build this for my wonderful wife.

Tried to set it up over the weekend but I couldn't find the rotors. Put new wheels and fat squishy semi-smooth tires for the streets. My main goal is a smooth, lightweight city and rural trail ride. Still not set on the handlebar but everything else is. I want to finish it up soon even though the Wife won't ride it until it warms up because I want to get another project started.
That (f1000) is going to be really nice! I too have always wanted a 'classic' C'Dale headshock hardtail; almost bought a new F600, I think it was, around '07/8, but didn't pull the trigger. Sad!
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Originally Posted by hokiefyd View Post
That bike looks very smart indeed! Top work.
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Really nice; really clean ... classy!
Thank you for the kind words. The Sirrus is going to be my new #1 displacing a modified 2011 Roam-2, which is currently affixed to a CycleOps Fluid 2 for trainer duty.
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Old 02-13-19, 01:40 PM
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Nice work!
Today I installed an Ass saver on my bike. Phew...look at me sweat!
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Old 02-20-19, 03:50 PM
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We took our sadly neglected Giant FastRoads out for a spin on the Gainesville Hawthorne State Trail yesterday. It's only the second time they have been out to play since we purchased our new Canyon RoadLites.

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We took our sadly neglected Giant FastRoads out for a spin on the Gainesville Hawthorne State Trail yesterday. It's only the second time they have been out to play since we purchased our new Canyon RoadLites.

Awesome bike! Looks like the Batmobile of bicycles!
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Old 03-01-19, 07:34 PM
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Hi all.. Well, the thing that I did for my hybrid today was testing the carrying strength of an old Blackburn rack
The cargo made it home w/o incident.. Nice day - about 38 degrees F, and no wind!

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Started receiving some of the upgrades for my Crosstrail. This is going to be a fun biking year on trails!

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Old 03-04-19, 07:03 AM
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Nice upgrades. I’m thinking of getting the Rockshox Paragon for my DS. Please let us know how you like it.
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You know they make smaller batteries now if you need to power a headlight or something, right?

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Old 03-04-19, 09:22 AM
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Nice upgrades. Iím thinking of getting the Rockshox Paragon for my DS. Please let us know how you like it.
Will do, might be a few weeks though since weather is not cooperative.
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Gave it a day off as I needed to stain the pool deck....Spring/Summer is right around the corner here in North Central Florida.
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Old 03-09-19, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by travbikeman View Post
Started receiving some of the upgrades for my Crosstrail. This is going to be a fun biking year on trails!


I too would much appreciate your thoughts on the Rockshox. Anxiously awaiting.
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Alright, got my bike put back together and ready for the riding season. Took the bike out for a 15 mile test ride today on the C&O and am very happy with the upgrades.

1. Had the RockShox Paragon installed at LBS, I don't have the tools and was actually cheaper to have them do it. I'm going to make a new post about this compared to the NEX
2. Installed the new Alivio shifters and they are nice. I like the way you can up shift by pressing the lever either way. They feel better than my Acera shifters I had. Worth the $38.
3. This bike rides so much easier now that I repacked the wheel bearings. Did not realize how little grease was left in the hubs until I opened them up. Worth the work!
4. First time riding the Selle Italia saddle on a trail. Only tested prior on the trainer. Nice to finally have a comfortable saddle that I don't have issues after a few miles.
5. New SRAM chain...it looks too shiny at moment.

BRING ON SPRING!!!!!! I'm ready for many many miles of trail riding this year to make up for all I missed last year!


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Installed some new Raceface Evolve handlebars. I did the work myself . Itís the first time Iíve done my own work. Feels pretty good. I have some new grips on order (Ergonomic GP1s). Iím still adjusting the position of the controls.

Also, new rack and bag, new top tube bag and new mirror.

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