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Old 11-19-2012, 10:56 AM   #26086
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On a happier note: someone's got a new (to her) bicycle.



I'll let her post pics when she gets home.

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Meet my new to me Surly Cross Check.

I ain't in love with the bar end shifters but it has decent stuff on it. Having been a commuter, it needs a good cleaning and the bits with bearings need new grease but it seems to be a good solid bike. I will have to change the 175's for 170 cranks soon though.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:04 PM   #26087
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That's a bad-ass ride!

Congrats on finishing. I saw a helmet-mounted GoPro. When do we get to see that footage?
Will post the videos next week.

The splash into water was nice
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:31 PM   #26088
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Went for the MTB race I posted about earlier.
Looks like a muddy mess. But, you finished and that's what counts!


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Who knows about CrankBrothers eggbeaters? Go for plain EggBeaters 3 or Candy? Advice please.
Have both and prefer the Candy 3's platform for support and when clipping in. The Eggbeaters will roll and have no shoe support. Just be sure to get the level 3 or 11, so the pedal has full bearings. The lesser CB pedals have bushings that quickly wear out.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:50 PM   #26089
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Meet my new to me Surly Cross Check.

I ain't in love with the bar end shifters but it has decent stuff on it. Having been a commuter, it needs a good cleaning and the bits with bearings need new grease but it seems to be a good solid bike. I will have to change the 175's for 170 cranks soon though.
bar end shifters were the next step in evolution from downtube shifters...

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Old 11-19-2012, 04:57 PM   #26090
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Is this amount of gunk normal or are the fork seals blown?

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Old 11-19-2012, 04:58 PM   #26091
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I'd say you pretty well answered your own question.

Take it apart and see.

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Old 11-19-2012, 05:10 PM   #26092
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I'd say you pretty well answered your own question.

Take it apart and see.

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OK thanks. Looks like I will be taking the hardtail to Indy for Turkey day.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:01 PM   #26093
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Looks like I will be taking the hardtail to Indy for Turkey day.
Hit this, on the way home.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:07 PM   #26094
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bar end shifters were the next step in evolution from downtube shifters...
The Cross Check still comes with bar end shifters. I actually would like downtube shifters better. There's a thought...

Being a reformed roadie, I will resist the urge to put D/A STI on it. I must also resist the urge rob the 9 speed Ultegra shifters off the Brew.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:45 AM   #26095
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Have both and prefer the Candy 3's platform for support and when clipping in. The Eggbeaters will roll and have no shoe support. Just be sure to get the level 3 or 11, so the pedal has full bearings. The lesser CB pedals have bushings that quickly wear out.
Thanks

How well does the Candy shed mud? Thick clayey type mud.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:17 AM   #26096
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Is this amount of gunk normal or are the fork seals blown?
That's what my forks looked like a week ago. I just wiped the grunge off with a cleaning rag. There's been no sign of any leakage since.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:20 AM   #26097
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Thanks

How well does the Candy shed mud? Thick clayey type mud.
My Candy's don't gum up from thick mud, but the cleats on my shoes do. The last time that happened, I couldn't clip in until I'd scraped most of the mud out of the cleats with a stick.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:51 AM   #26098
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:02 AM   #26099
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My Candy's don't gum up from thick mud, but the cleats on my shoes do. The last time that happened, I couldn't clip in until I'd scraped most of the mud out of the cleats with a stick.
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How well does the Candy shed mud? Thick clayey type mud.
What "Aurelius" said is the bigger issue, unfortunately. You may need to grind/cut out the tread around the cleats.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:30 AM   #26100
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My Candy's don't gum up from thick mud, but the cleats on my shoes do. The last time that happened, I couldn't clip in until I'd scraped most of the mud out of the cleats with a stick.
Thanks

oh, have to put a little stick on my top tool bag then

Good to know the Candys don't clog up.

Now to do some cross training come February in preparations for next race in April.
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