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Old 07-02-20, 10:25 PM
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Replaced Sram Digit 7 brakes with a new set of TRP CX9's


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Old 07-04-20, 08:34 PM
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Old 07-05-20, 05:33 PM
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Specialized Roll Sport
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Old 07-10-20, 12:44 PM
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Decided a carbon bike needed some carbon parts.



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Old 07-16-20, 06:54 PM
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Old 07-25-20, 06:29 AM
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I snatched the pair of 700cx28 Vee Road Runners off of my hybridizaed Raleigh Flyer that's temporarily out of commission and - with some difficulty - swapped them in place of the stock 700cx25 Bontrager AW1's on my 17.5-inch 7.6FX.

The transformation in comfort and speed is amazing. I'm looking into getting a second pair for my 15-inch.

The only problem is that the valve stems of the 28mm-compatible tubes that I had lying around were too short, so I had to use the same 20-25mm tubes with 48mm stems that I had. I hope I can get away with that until I get around to buying some tubes!

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Old 07-27-20, 09:23 AM
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Gary Fisher Nirvana

Upgraded and tuned my 20 years old Gary Fisher - New rear derailleur, new chain and waxed, all new cables and housing, new grip shifter, new front wheel, overhauled brakes, new brake pads. new rear sprokets, new pedals, new seat post and new saddle.

Loving the ride and so smooth -
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Old 08-04-20, 09:27 PM
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I brought my Escape back to the LBS one more time to see if they could get the gears to work correctly. They had the bike for three hours. It seemed better when I rode it around the block at the store, but I'll see tomorrow if they got it right this time.
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Old 08-05-20, 02:24 AM
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I installed some MTB pedals on my Giant Escape - all by myself - after watching a few videos on YouTube. I really found the 'step on the wrench' technique very effective it getting the stock pedals off. Apart from that it was pretty easy.

Paid a little bit more than I wanted too at $50AUD, but prices for bikes and parts seem to be a bit distorted at the moment, and I didn't want to wait until COVID passes to get a new set of pedals.


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Old 08-05-20, 04:26 AM
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CUBE Cross Pro 2020
The stock pedals it came with, the right pedal in particular, gave in and early, as expected, at 300 km ridden, which leads to annoying sound on nearly every crank turn.
I knew they would not last, just figured they would last longer, lol.

So, today ordered a pair of SHIMANO PD EH500 hybrid pedals, recommended by a fellow experienced cyclist.

Once I get to install them, will start looking for my first cycling shoes.
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Old 08-05-20, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by spicytomato View Post
CUBE Cross Pro 2020
The stock pedals it came with, the right pedal in particular, gave in and early, as expected, at 300 km ridden, which leads to annoying sound on nearly every crank turn.
I knew they would not last, just figured they would last longer, lol.

So, today ordered a pair of SHIMANO PD EH500 hybrid pedals, recommended by a fellow experienced cyclist.

Once I get to install them, will start looking for my first cycling shoes.
Stock pedals usually are indeed a temporary solution, but are you sure the pedal is toast instead of just needing a bit of tightening? Various parts of a new bike may need tightening and/or adjusting after a break-in period.
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Old 08-05-20, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by subgrade View Post
Stock pedals usually are indeed a temporary solution, but are you sure the pedal is toast instead of just needing a bit of tightening? Various parts of a new bike may need tightening and/or adjusting after a break-in period.

Tightened everything I could. Anyway, I realized I would like to have hybrid pedals quite early on.
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Old 08-05-20, 11:31 AM
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Moved them out of the way.
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Old 08-05-20, 10:23 PM
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Arkel Randonneur Rack

I finally got around to fitting an Arkel Randonneur seat post rack on to my Scott Metrix. With its solid, sturdy saddle rail mount and soft seat post clamp, I can attest that this rack is quite rigid, safe and ultra convenient to use. It fits our needs quite well as we have relatively modest carrying requirements. Max weight carrying capacity for the Arkel rack is 6 kgs or 13 lbs. A lightweight roll bag replaces a small Osprey back pack that I’ve been using for longer rides. A center strap with a snap lock secures the bag to the rack and a couple of shock cords with snap hooks keep the ends firmly in place. Best of all, this rack takes virtually no time at all to install and remove.

https://www.arkel-od.com/arkel-randonneur-rack/





This rack also fits neatly on my wife’s Trek FX 5.


The 4L bag accommodates tools/spare tube in a separate mesh compartment while the larger roll top section fits anything from rain gear to snacks and more…



On rides when I don’t use the rack, my Gamin Varia gets attached to the saddle rails but its position can be easily moved to the tail end of the rack using an affixed mount.

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Old 08-06-20, 06:54 AM
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That's an interesting rack. I like the bag, too. What bungee straps are you using? Are they integral to the bag or are they separate?
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Old 08-06-20, 09:27 AM
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That's an interesting rack. I like the bag, too. What bungee straps are you using? Are they integral to the bag or are they separate?
Arkel seems to have hit the sweet spot for those who own bikes without mounts or eyelets for racks. Even though it likely won't accommodate panniers due to potential issues with carrying capacity, I think that it does fill a niche market. As for the bag, I actually purchased it on sale from a motorcycle shop and, at the time, it seemed to be the appropriate choice in terms of size and functionality. It doesn’t open at the top as most traditional trunk bags do but the roll top at the end works quite well for me. Having the separate compartment for tools and essentials is a nice touch. I believe that it was meant to be attached to the front fork of a motorbike as it came with two additional straps which were too short for my purposes.I fabricated the bungees to length myself and obtained the hooks and shock cord locally. Even though it does have a central strap and buckle, the bungees prevent the bag from moving laterally.
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Old 08-06-20, 10:34 AM
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Oh, I see, so the zippered end opens and then it's like a large cylinder? Fork bag makes sense for that.

I'd really appreciate if you could show more detail of your bungee straps. It looks like you have some plastic loop ends, which are nice for not scratching a nice black anodized rack like you have. All the smaller bungees I've seen use the cheap bent steel type looks which I don't want. I have a Topeak MTX bag and two MTX racks on two of my bikes, but I just got a semi-recumbent with an integrated rack and other various bikes that don't have MTX racks, and I'd like to have one bag system that I can bungee to any rack in a clean-looking way. I really like your setup, the size of the bag, the pump along side, etc. It looks very tidy.
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Old 08-06-20, 01:08 PM
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Its more of an oval cylinder although the shape does taper down slightly towards the roll top when it's cinched closed. I attached my Kool Stop bead jack on the other side of the bag. I wasn’t sure what size of snap hook would fit so I just purchased a bunch of 5mm versions with the same spec of shock cord. The assembled bungees are 11" in total length.One end of the shock cord gets inserted into the bottom of the cylindrical fitting and then the cord is knotted to prevent it slipping through. Snip any excess cord from the knot and pull it down into the fitting. The hook is inserted into the top and its barbed ends clicks into place. It was just sheer coincidence that the plastic loop of the hook snaps neatly on to the frame of the rack. Here are a couple of more shots with a better view of the attached bag and bungees.




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Thanks -- those look great!
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