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Old 09-30-2010, 03:30 AM   #17341
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Seriously, I have this irrational fear of learning to dismount a bike while moving.

Dismounting is the easy part.

It's my doublenut crunch remounts I need to work on.
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:18 AM   #17342
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:14 AM   #17343
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personally, I think this is more drool-worthy...
http://www.santacruzmtb.com/blurlt/
I like this one mo better: http://www.santacruzmtb.com/tallboy_carbon/

I built on the other day in the orange color with 10 speed XT.
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:35 AM   #17344
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It's a 2010 leftover, but it's all mine, and it came home today!



I have Soul Wheels http://www.bikesoul.com/ on order, and should have them just in time for the snow to start falling in Utah!
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:07 AM   #17345
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I like this one mo better: http://www.santacruzmtb.com/tallboy_carbon/

I built on the other day in the orange color with 10 speed XT.
The Tallboy gets great reviews, but, just couldn't swing that kind of money. Furthermore, riding that is like running through the woods with the Mona Lisa.

A friend has a '10 Giant Trance Advanced SL. It's pure sex, but, it would kill me to ride something like that and scratch it.
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:54 AM   #17346
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Can anyone offer any advice for retaping handle bars?

I know it sounds like a simple task, but I'm likely to wind up with a baseball size wad on the end of the drop and a little curlycue strand on the rest of the bar, such is my degree of precision with these things...

If anyone has any tips i'd appreciate them.

Also, I have some kind of gel pads under the current tape @five years old, can I reuse these or should I try to get new pads?
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:16 AM   #17347
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Can anyone offer any advice for retaping handle bars?
Search youtube....lots of instructional video's there
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:48 AM   #17348
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Also, I have some kind of gel pads under the current tape @five years old, can I reuse these or should I try to get new pads?
Keep the gel pads. I put them on every bike I re-tape.
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:29 AM   #17349
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Old 09-30-2010, 01:51 PM   #17350
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Search youtube....lots of instructional video's there
...or Park Tools.

Always wrap bottom up and always towards the bike.

Otherwise, its practice.

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Old 09-30-2010, 02:12 PM   #17351
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...or Park Tools.

Always wrap bottom up and always towards the bike.

Otherwise, its practice.

M
just curious, when did they switch to bottom up? the old days (mid-late 70s ?), we started on the middle top and went out and down, tucking the ends into the bar plugs... but then, the tape I most liked was a fully adhesive backed cloth tape from some french company or another, so no electrical tape was needed to secure the ends, and the stuff stayed put even if you tore it in a crash.
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:19 PM   #17352
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just curious, when did they switch to bottom up? the old days (mid-late 70s ?), we started on the middle top and went out and down, tucking the ends into the bar plugs... but then, the tape I most liked was a fully adhesive backed cloth tape from some french company or another, so no electrical tape was needed to secure the ends, and the stuff stayed put even if you tore it in a crash.
But then came all the plastic and cork tape that wasn't fully adhesive. That stuff peeled and looked like crap if taped top down.
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:24 PM   #17353
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...or Park Tools.
Just what I needed! Thanks!
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:37 PM   #17354
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Tires arrived as well as tubes. Now I need to get some rim tape and maybe straighten my wheels a bit.

Also saw this website for maintenance DIY.

http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/fix/index.htm
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:07 AM   #17355
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