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Old 09-21-2012, 02:30 PM   #25201
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For you mountain bike guys, I have some nice stuff up for sale in the flea market... http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=827631
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:38 PM   #25202
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My new town-bike, a 2010 Specialized Globe Vienna 02, large.



i'll probably replace the crankset and derailleurs. the seat suits me just fine so far, but I can only ride very easy-short distances until my foot finishes healing.

I put some nice wellgo pin pedals on it, with sealed bearings. I've dropped the stem 2cm, and there's 2 more 10mm spacers to go. I'm thinking of dropping it all the way, and getting a straighter bar with no rise, maybe a slightly longer stem, too.... but not doing anything drastic til I've done some 10-20 mile rides.

Its a trigger shift 3x8, using Altus (cheap) parts. the frame is aluminum. 700x35c tires.


edit: weighed it, 28 lbs 4 oz. ok, its not a racing bike
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:53 AM   #25203
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. I've dropped the stem 2cm, and there's 2 more 10mm spacers to go. I'm thinking of dropping it all the way, and getting a straighter bar with no rise, maybe a slightly longer stem, too.... but not doing anything drastic til I've done some 10-20 mile rides.
You can, also, invert the stem. I think running the spacers underneath a flipped stem looks better. Vanity means everything.
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:50 PM   #25204
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I've got a big case of the fuckits

No ride today

DID tune up a buddy's bike and glued a pair of Grifos onto the Zipp 440 wheels I acquired

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Old 09-22-2012, 02:27 PM   #25205
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You can, also, invert the stem. I think running the spacers underneath a flipped stem looks better. Vanity means everything.
after I get the position dialed in, I plan to trim the head tube so there will be no top spacers. I'll go straight bars first before I get a longer stem, and yeah, the flip idea sounds good for trying out other positions...
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:18 PM   #25206
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4 hrs. out to the dam and back on the MTB today. I would normally do this ride on the 'cross bike, but the trails are totally f'ing sandblasted and I didn't feel like fixing pinch flats and dealing with dented rims. We need some rain up in here, yo!
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:52 AM   #25207
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Hi all,

Today is the final day of voting for my video. I was wondering if some more ADVriders might take a couple minutes and watch my video. If'n you like it, I'd appreciate any and all votes. I'm in 2nd place right now and it's getting down to the wire. It would be amazing to ride my bike in Alaska, true ADVrider style.

Watch the video by Errin Vasquez and vote here.

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Fellow ADVriders. I recently made a video for the Salsa Cycles Video Contest using my Fargo Ti and the city of LA as the backdrop. My video made the finals and now there's a chance that I could win the Grand Prize! What's that you say? Well, it's a Mukluk Ti Complete AND a trip to Alaska to ride it!

The voting is open to the public and I need as many votes I can get. Votes are made by logging into your facebook and twitter accounts. One or the other, but if you have both you can vote twice.

I'd really appreciate it if any of you would consider voting for my video. I've never entered a video contest like this before and I feel like I have a really good shot at it. If you have any friends that would vote please tell them too!

Here's the link to my blog with the video and here's the link to the Salsa website to place your vote.

Please help send me to Alaska!
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:40 PM   #25208
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Went mtn biking this AM instead of schlepping up to Charm City (aka Baltimore) to race cross. So I tried to replicate the efforts in a cross race out at Fountainhead. Not quite the same, but my legs are still tired.

Lots of high $$ stuff. Some mid-level stuff. Then there's me on a $100 Sette frame and a guy on a $500 chinese carbon 29er. Somethingsomething 023 frame. Looked pretty good for what it was. He was happy with it. We went just as fast or faster than the guys on the high zoot stuff.

Which brings me to: it ain't the bike doing the riding.

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Old 09-23-2012, 01:27 PM   #25209
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Which brings me to: it ain't the bike doing the riding.
Truth. There was this goofy kid that moved here about a year ago and started showing up for rides on a ratty old GT roadie. Said kid immediately laid the smack down on the local fast guys with their pricey Ti and carbon rides. He moved away several months ago and some dudes are still turning themselves inside-out trying to snatch away his Strava KOMs.
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:54 PM   #25210
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Team - ErrinV is only a couple of votes behind. Please take a second and vote for him!
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:31 PM   #25211
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I finally saw a bicycle get pulled over. Douche earned it too

I was riding the gutter adjacent to a steep hill through a neighborhood. As soon as I start downhill, I see this dude pedaling by on the road. He gets a downhill and accelerates toward a stop sign. There's a really obvious cop sitting opposite the stop sign. No way to miss him.

Homeboy never touches the brakes and hits the corner leaned over - totally ignoring the also obvious stop sign. I imagine that just pissed the cop off 'cause he caught the guy in 2 blocks - lights & siren the the whole party and was sort of shaking his head. Yeah, I rode by and made a little snicker noise
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:35 PM   #25212
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oh yeah, any tips on adjusting threadless headsets? I gather you're supposed to tighten the cap/plug before you tighten the clamp, but how much? Just enough that there's no noticable play in the headset if you grab the front brake and rock the bike fore-aft ?

most all my bikes in the past had old fashion threaded headsets...

oh, and when I finally decide how much to cut off permanently... How should I push the star nut farther into the tube? and what do people typically do, remove the whole fork, and cut it with a hacksaw in a miter box? or just wrap some masking tape around the headset to keep the filings out and cut it on the bike? Do I need to leave at least one spacer ring on there, or can I run with no spacers if thats where I want it? (right now, the bike has 4 10mm spacers, and I'm sitting on 2, but I'm already thinking I want the bars lower and a bit more forward...)
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:32 AM   #25213
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oh yeah, any tips on adjusting threadless headsets? I gather you're supposed to tighten the cap/plug before you tighten the clamp, but how much? Just enough that there's no noticable play in the headset if you grab the front brake and rock the bike fore-aft ?
Yup. That's about the right way to do it. Park Tools' site if you wanna see videos.

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oh, and when I finally decide how much to cut off permanently... How should I push the star nut farther into the tube? and what do people typically do, remove the whole fork, and cut it with a hacksaw in a miter box? or just wrap some masking tape around the headset to keep the filings out and cut it on the bike? Do I need to leave at least one spacer ring on there, or can I run with no spacers if thats where I want it? (right now, the bike has 4 10mm spacers, and I'm sitting on 2, but I'm already thinking I want the bars lower and a bit more forward...)
Yes. I've done it pretty much any way you can think of: pipe cutter, saw with and without guides, etc. As long as the star nut's in straight, the rest is somewhat irrelevant. ...and yes, run a 5mm spacer under the top cap and on top of the stem.

You can either chop the old star nut out and pound it thru the leftover, or get a new one. They're not that expensive.

Got my buddy convinced to do some intervals today. Gonna ride him around one or both of my cross courses. He's been avoiding anything and everything associated with cross, so I'll report back.

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Old 09-24-2012, 08:09 AM   #25214
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run a 5mm spacer under the top cap and on top of the stem.
That's important.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:43 AM   #25215
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...and yes, run a 5mm spacer under the top cap and on top of the stem.
hmmm. bike came from factory with 4 spacers UNDER the stem and nothing on top except the top itself. the tube was cut so it was a mm or two below the top of the clamp on the stem. I was thinking I'd want at least a thin spacer below the clamp and above the headset, but not above the clamp and below the cap. but OK.
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