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ducnut 10-25-2011 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Chisenhallw (Post 17155551)
So I'm riding home today (2011 Specialized Sirrus Elite Triple). I go from sidewalk to parking lot & hit a bump. I hear a pop & hiss in my rear wheel, and it goes immediately flat. I carry a spare & pump with me, I swap it & roll home.

On the ride home, I notice that now I've got a pulsation in the back. After a little research, it feels like what's commonly described as a hop. I get home, ,pull the wheel off, retighten the spokes, check the interior of the rim, and give it a spin. Here's where it gets weird for me. Vertically, the wheel spins true. Laterally, there's definitely a gentle wobble. However, the tire looks like it has a flat spot in it; the tire looks out of true vertically. :confused

Are these the symptoms of a dented rim?

If it's dented, is that generally fixable?

If it's not, does anybody know of a good deal on an alex wheel? 700 x 28?

I also made sure to quick-release the brakes while I was swapping the wheel on & off. ;)

Are you sure you have the tire seated all the way around? I usually put a little air in and pull the tire away from the bead all the way around, while looking to see that I don't have the tube pinched between the tire and the rim. Also, this allows me to seat the tire in the bead of the rim. It sounds like your tire is not properly seated.

dougfromindy 10-25-2011 05:42 PM

need help on choosing between 2 bikes, 2011 cannondales
 
I am just looking for a decent road bike, not into high end stuff. I am 6'4" and these 2 are brand new and like within $100 price wise, I found them much lower than msrp, under $1000 shipped, similar components, really not sure what makes then different. I am a noob. 2011 Synapse 5 alloy 61cm and 2011 Caad 10 5 60cm. I realize these are no longer USA made and theres better bikes out there but either one would suit me just fine. Which one would you get and why? What makes them different? Thanks for help. http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q...1da5533d08.pnghttp://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q...x5c_blk_18.jpg

Chisenhallw 10-25-2011 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by ducnut (Post 17156206)
Are you sure you have the tire seated all the way around? I usually put a little air in and pull the tire away from the bead all the way around, while looking to see that I don't have the tube pinched between the tire and the rim. Also, this allows me to seat the tire in the bead of the rim. It sounds like your tire is not properly seated.

I follow what you're saying.

But I've had the tire on & off about three times investigating this problem. Wouldn't it have seated at one point at least? Or, if it's not seating, is that another pointer to a dented rim? :ear

Askel 10-25-2011 06:09 PM

Ow.


So I had to take some time away from the bike to put together our little rally.

Seems my technical skills have slid more than my aerobic capacity.

Last week I had what was certainly an entertaining little moment when I came unclipped on a tough uphill, went over the bars, bounced my face off the front tire and managed to keep going without falling off....

Tonight though. Oof.

Locked up the front end and washed out in some leaves. At a fairly good clip. Face first into the ground, sliding *up* hill.

And then my bike attacked me from behind.

I'm not sure what exactly happened, but one love handle is now like 4 times bigger than the other.

I'm now on a strict self medication regimen. :freaky

ducnut 10-25-2011 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Chisenhallw (Post 17156441)
I follow what you're saying.

But I've had the tire on & off about three times investigating this problem. Wouldn't it have seated at one point at least? Or, if it's not seating, is that another pointer to a dented rim? :ear

No. I find that beads don't seat about the valve stem area.

Do you have the little nut on your stem? If so, pitch it. You don't want the tube pulled up into the rim. That'll cause bunching of the tube, right at that point, and won't allow the tire to seat.

If the rim was bent or out-of-round, you'd see that at the brake pads. And, you've already stated that's not an issue. So, that puts us back to the tire not being seated.

ducnut 10-25-2011 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by dougfromindy (Post 17156352)
I am just looking for a decent road bike, not into high end stuff. I am 6'4" and these 2 are brand new and like within $100 price wise, I found them much lower than msrp, under $1000 shipped, similar components, really not sure what makes then different. I am a noob. 2011 Synapse 5 alloy 61cm and 2011 Caad 10 5 60cm. I realize these are no longer USA made and theres better bikes out there but either one would suit me just fine. Which one would you get and why? What makes them different? Thanks for help. http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q...1da5533d08.pnghttp://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q...x5c_blk_18.jpg

The CAAD 10 is a race/criterium road bike. The Synapse is a more comfortable, longer distance road bike. The measured toptube lengths are identical, as are the the seattube angles. The Synapse has a half degree less headtube angle, which makes it just a wee bit more calm in steering. The Synapse's chainstays are a bit longer, which makes it bit more stable and compliant. The Synapse's headtube length is 30mm (more than an inch) longer than the CAAD, so the Synapse is more upright. Lastly, the Synapse's seatstays are bowed, which allows for a lot more comfort and compliance in the frame. The Synapse is a much more comfortable, day-to-day bicycle. If you're not racing, personally, I'd go for the Synapse. It's a really nice bike.

Where'd you find those bikes at those prices?

dougfromindy 10-25-2011 07:17 PM

great info...anyone else opinions?
 
thanks Ducnut. Also I am pretty heavy, 270 #s , not sure if that makes a difference, maybe frame will break and I will have 2 unicycles? :D Trying to pedal more and get under 220.

ducnut 10-25-2011 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by dougfromindy (Post 17157179)
thanks Ducnut. Also I am pretty heavy, 270 #s , not sure if that makes a difference, maybe frame will break and I will have 2 unicycles? :D Trying to pedal more and get under 220.

You're too heavy for either of those bikes. You need to be looking at a touring bike, as they have a heavier duty frame and wheels and can easily handle your weight. You can find them from $600 on up. bikesdirect.com has a couple at $500 and $600. Surly offers the Long Haul Trucker. Salsa has the Vaya and Fargo. Jamis offers the Aurora and Bosanove. Kona has the Sutra. There are more out there.

dougfromindy 10-25-2011 08:03 PM

weight capacity
 
275 # weight limit on synapse, reading lots of reviews, phat people are happy with bike. Maybe need a tandem rear wheel?

Dranrab Luap 10-25-2011 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by ducnut (Post 17157301)
You're too heavy for either of those bikes. You need to be looking at a touring bike, as they have a heavier duty frame and wheels and can easily handle your weight. You can find them from $600 on up. bikesdirect.com has a couple at $500 and $600. Surly offers the Long Haul Trucker. Salsa has the Vaya and Fargo. Jamis offers the Aurora and Bosanove. Kona has the Sutra. There are more out there.


Nashbar has a steel tourer and a steel cross bike that are priced reasonably and speced out well. 105 level stuff and the bike is 15% off the $750 price tag with a break on shipping today. I think it's a very sharp looking bike.

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...2_10000_202339

pierce 10-25-2011 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by dougfromindy (Post 17157551)
275 # weight limit on synapse, reading lots of reviews, phat people are happy with bike. Maybe need a tandem rear wheel?

if you're 270, you really don't want to be on a bike with a 275 lb limit.

seriously, something like a Surly, sturdy frame, 36 spoke wheels, maybe even a 40 spoke rear (often called a tandem wheel). heavy duty touring rims that will mount like a 32x700c tire, or even a 38c. you'll get a more comfortable ride with your weight, the high spoke wheels have more natural 'suspension', and they'll still eat up the road just fine, albeit at somewhat less than racing speeds.

ducnut 10-26-2011 06:58 AM

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Originally Posted by dougfromindy (Post 17157551)
275 # weight limit on synapse, reading lots of reviews, phat people are happy with bike. Maybe need a tandem rear wheel?

A couple things:
Why are you so set on the Synapse?

If you were going to outfit the bike with a heavier rear wheel (BTW, tandems have wider hubs than either bike.), have you have priced one? You stated that you can get either bike online, which means you're shopping on price. You'll have way more money in this bike with a custom rear wheel, than if you just bought a more appropriate bike, to begin with.

Buying what has been suggested will last much longer, under your weight, than what you're looking at. People buy touring bikes and set off on round-the-world trips, with no component changes (other than maybe a saddle), carrying a 100lbs of kit. A jaunt across the US is ~3K miles. That's more miles than most anyone who buys the bikes you're looking at will ever ride.

There are inmates here with decades of riding experience, suggesting solid bikes, and you're not listening to them. The "phat people" you mentioned that are reviewing the Synapse, apparently, don't have that much riding experience on the bike and can't vouch for its longevity, under weight. Avid cyclists simply don't get big. Please don't take any of this the wrong way. The people in this thread truly do care about one's cycling experience. You're not the first, nor only big person here.

This is a great article. One really gets a sense of what this guy went through.

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Originally Posted by Dranrab Luap (Post 17158275)
Nashbar has a steel tourer and a steel cross bike that are priced reasonably and speced out well. 105 level stuff and the bike is 15% off the $750 price tag with a break on shipping today. I think it's a very sharp looking bike.

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...2_10000_202339

I've suggested that bike, and the bikesdirect.com touring bikes, to my MTB partner who's 6'4" and 255lbs. Trek just warrantied his Gary Fisher frame that broke at the seatstays. Unfortunately, he has a Scott rep (a fellow motorcycle industry rep) who's trying to get him onto one of their bikes, whether it's the right bike for my buddy, or not. The budget is sub-$800. There's nothing else, new, out there.

fullmonte 10-26-2011 07:10 AM

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Originally Posted by ducnut (Post 17159939)
Avid cyclists simply don't get big. Please don't take any of this the wrong way. The people in this thread truly do care about one's cycling experience. You're not the first, nor only big person here.

Hey man, I resemble that remark.:lol3 Where does one draw the line at "big person"? Is my Specialized Roubaix gonna break under my 220lb frame? I hope not, because I'm really liking it after six months of ownership. Just turned 1000 miles on the odometer last night during a 35 mile ride.

Askel 10-26-2011 07:24 AM

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Originally Posted by dougfromindy (Post 17157551)
275 # weight limit on synapse, reading lots of reviews, phat people are happy with bike. Maybe need a tandem rear wheel?

Having ridden a 24 spoke rear wheel at 260, I can say it's doable if you're handy with a spoke wrench, but maybe a little frustrating.

Shouldn't have to go all the way to a tandem wheel. A well built 32 spoke wheel with a quality rim should suffice. Jamis has a tendency to build some sweet race bikes with 32 spoke wheels.

Just to play devil's advocate here, sure- a touring bike will give you lots of trouble free service. But if the frumpy practicality of it doesn't inspire you to get out and ride, it's not doing much good. Realize that it may cost you a lot more than just the initial purchase price, but if it's a race bike that gets you out riding, buy the race bike.

mud 10-26-2011 11:04 AM

I think I am coming down with a fatbike bug....:wink:

My wife would kill me.........

I watch this and I get kind of excited.

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/25396162?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/25396162">Lapland - snowbike expedition 2011</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/sportkamery">sportkamery.cz</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

I hate trying to embed Vimeo.


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