Show us your bicycle.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by kbasa, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    My wheels are mavic straight pull spokes. I've had the devil's own time finding replacement spokes. Straight pull with little notches on the sides. I finally had to kludge up a solution and I hope I don't die from it. :huh
  2. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Hopefully I don't run into the same troubles, I still have a few friends in the industry just in case.
    So what did you end up doing... :huh
  3. Faustus

    Faustus Been here awhile

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    Yeah i picked them up last season and love the look and the ride! Running tubeless now and love the 15QR on the front. Color matches my Titus frame perfectly....only thing slowing that bike down is the fat bastard peddling!
  4. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Go to Mavic's site and do a dealer search. Every dealer has the parts you need, usually in stock.

    That'll be the replacement wheelset to grace my 29er. Damn, I wish I was rich! :lol3
  5. djb_rh

    djb_rh Been here awhile

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    I recently sold a set of used silver 29er Cobalts for $450. They aren't terribly expensive, anyway.

    Also, if you are going to own a set, get a dealer to get you some replacement spokes from CB so you have them. Pretty much nobody stocks them, and CB is pretty slow about getting parts out sometimes. Sucks to have your wheels sitting for two weeks because of one broken spoke.

    And FWIW, they are beautiful wheels, and having no thru-holes is awesome for running Tubeless as these need less sealant than anything else out there. They are also awesome about mounting up just about any tire as tubeless, whether they were intended to be or not. The only drawback I know of with them (other than the spoke thing) is they really aren't terribly stiff, unfortunately, especially in 29er. I have two sets of 26's and had one set of 29, all in 15mm thru-axle.


    --Donnie
  6. TundraBob

    TundraBob Adventurer

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  7. Faustus

    Faustus Been here awhile

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    Great idea thanks...so far no problem but stuff happens. My brother races a titus racer x with a set and had the rear hub replaced. Crank bros repaired the wheel and has now redesigned the hub.

    The pimp factor on these wheels are worth the entry fee…get comments everywhere i ride. I got mine from craigslist...some roadie dude didnt care for the dirt, brand new for $350!
  8. djb_rh

    djb_rh Been here awhile

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    Funny you mention that...CB is great about warranty repairs, just not so great about parts. I blew a rear hub on the second or third ride on a set...I mean the internals just exploded. They sent me a loaner wheel while I sent that one back, and they took care of it quickly and free. Pretty sure that was the first revision of the hub, so it sounds like they NEEDED a redesign. Heh. I just assumed it was "one of those things" and it probably was in this case...I had another set on another bike that were early, too, and they never had a problem. They're going on my kid's bike that I'm building now, in fact.

    I've had friends send pedals back, too, and always get them fixed quickly and free with no questions asked. A broken spoke is the kind of thing you can get fixed locally quite easy, though, as long as you have them. :D

    And no, you can not argue the bling factor of these. Definitely sweet looking.


    --Donnie
  9. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    I'm a CB fan as well:D

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  10. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Little test ride on the usual trail 2 miles away from home, the bike performed flawlessly and is really fun to ride.
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  11. Jon_Garfio

    Jon_Garfio Adventurer

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    This is my old bike, now is modified to a single speed with flat handlebar and x-cross tires, platform pedals...
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    This is my actually mtb, I mounted it last month:
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    My road bike:
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  12. BHW

    BHW Long timer

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    Been looking for a "cruiser" for riding around with the kids. Picked one of these up today, not in great shape.

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    Looking for a 29er now....I think that's my next purchase.
  13. kawalaser

    kawalaser Hip to be square

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    my city commuter/hybrid


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  14. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    I convert our IBIS mountain tandem into a 69er (29er front/26 rear) since we have another tandem dedicated to mountain bike riding, is not optimal for road riding but it will do just fine for our needs.
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    I was a little worry about "Toe overlap" but after riding it is not a issue, the fork is aluminum and super rigid and solid, to harsh for a cross bike but perfect for a tandem, the stem is a "Trials" stem and is really long at about 160mm and about a 45deggre angle.
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    Tandems are really fun specially in the dirt, you need to give them a try someday.
  15. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    Dude, I called Mavic. Described to them exactly what I had. "We don't make that any more. You're screwed."
  16. -lenny-

    -lenny- Adventurer

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  17. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    Da UP, eh.
    Finally done.

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  18. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    I love "MonsterCross" nice view too :ricky
  19. BHW

    BHW Long timer

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    Well, after several years off the bicycle, I picked up another MTB. Was trying to do it on a tight budget, and watching for a 29er. I preferred full suspension back when I was an avid rider. But it really wasn't in the budget, that BIG speeding ticket I recently got wasn't helping! So, I found a good deal on an Iron Horse Maverick XC. Not a high end bike by any stretch of the imagination. But it will allow me to get back into riding on a budget, and see if my heart (legs) is really into it. Cleaned and tuned it up, and taken a few quick spins around my property on it, on a little trail I built for my son to ride his Honda 50 on. So far, it's not bad. Decent cheap spec Shimano rapid fire shifters, and cheap Tektro cable pull discs.

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  20. Kubla

    Kubla Long timer

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    Here is my bike
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