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mud 10-24-2011 05:12 PM

Another option is Titec H-bars or Jones H-bars.

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...4f3e694e14.jpg

The Titec are the open ones.

Gummee! 10-25-2011 05:57 AM

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...14896263_n.jpg
New green and yaller skinsuit stands out, don't it?

M

Askel 10-25-2011 08:50 AM

IMPORTANT CYCLOCROSS QUESTION!!!

THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT CX WEEKEND OF THE YEAR.

I CAN'T SCREW THIS UP.





What should I do for a costume in this weekend's race?

I suck at costumes, help me out here.

Budget: about $20.

:lol3

Jim Moore 10-25-2011 09:09 AM

Here's a pro tip for you novices. When you get a flat in the middle of nowhere, put the wheel back on BEFORE you inflate the tire with the CO2 cartridge. Why? Because the goddam tire won't squeeze through the brake pads if it's inflated. Fuck!

You're welcome,

zippy 10-25-2011 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Moore (Post 17152411)
Here's a pro tip for you novices. When you get a flat in the middle of nowhere, put the wheel back on BEFORE you inflate the tire with the CO2 cartridge. Why? Because the goddam tire won't squeeze through the brake pads if it's inflated. Fuck!

You're welcome,


there is usually a switch like lever or screw type to adjust that

brewer90 10-25-2011 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Moore (Post 17152411)
Here's a pro tip for you novices. When you get a flat in the middle of nowhere, put the wheel back on BEFORE you inflate the tire with the CO2 cartridge. Why? Because the goddam tire won't squeeze through the brake pads if it's inflated. Fuck!

You're welcome,

DId you release the brake quick-release before you tried to install the wheel?

http://www.parktool.com/uploads/imag...elp/brk_qr.jpg
http://www.parktool.com/uploads/imag...rk_qr_road.jpg

* From park tools website

Chisenhallw 10-25-2011 04:10 PM

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. ;)

ducnut 10-25-2011 05:24 PM

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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.


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