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    1. 04-03-2017 08:53 AM #1326
      Fixed the blowout with new tire/tube. No levers this time, just fingers. Made myself do it this way since who knows, you gotta know.

      Gave it a wash/inspect/lube. I found a couple spots from the factory they didn't put any clear tape for cables bouncing or rubbing so fixed that. Piece of clear tape like 1/4 x 1/4 in two spots. One of them surprised me, it's where the cable for the rear mech moves as it indexes the gears. It would lightly brush the frame back there. So put a piece of clear tape there. You could see a couple tiny scratches. Surprised there wouldn't be that level of attention to detail.

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      04-03-2017 12:45 PM #1327
      Quote Originally Posted by burnthesheep View Post
      Fixed the blowout with new tire/tube. No levers this time, just fingers. Made myself do it this way since who knows, you gotta know.

      Gave it a wash/inspect/lube. I found a couple spots from the factory they didn't put any clear tape for cables bouncing or rubbing so fixed that. Piece of clear tape like 1/4 x 1/4 in two spots. One of them surprised me, it's where the cable for the rear mech moves as it indexes the gears. It would lightly brush the frame back there. So put a piece of clear tape there. You could see a couple tiny scratches. Surprised there wouldn't be that level of attention to detail.
      i dont think there is any of this clear tape stuff on any of my bikes.
      I'm just a regular Joe, with a regular job. I'm your average white, suburbanite slob.

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      You have cornered the entire 'I hate Ford Fusions' market around here
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      Pure electric vehicles will never fully replace fueled (pure ICE or PHEV) vehicles.

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      04-14-2017 10:13 PM #1328
      New metallic pads front and rear

      Rode with the kiddo to the park, way grippier
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      I'm just a regular Joe, with a regular job. I'm your average white, suburbanite slob.

      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit5GTI
      You have cornered the entire 'I hate Ford Fusions' market around here
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      Pure electric vehicles will never fully replace fueled (pure ICE or PHEV) vehicles.

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      04-15-2017 07:47 PM #1329
      It's like a La-Z-Boy- and a pound and change lighter.

      Rode out to my office and back using some of the commuter trails and it's a pretty plush ride.

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      04-16-2017 12:08 PM #1330
      Got a droppah today! Researched a ton and heard really good things about this smaller company, PNW Components. Their Rainier model was praised for ease of install, no wobble and its serviceable. After ordering one was notified that model was replaced with the Cascade. The Cascade is a 125mm dropper with the cable entry at the mid-cap instead of running the cable up to the seat. Big deal for me since my Niner is known to have issues with dropper cables. For $230, its also a great value but not cheap like the DNM or eTen.

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      Since this dropper is brand new, there was NO instructions from the manufacture. After thinking about it for 15mins, it all make sense and had it installed in 20mins. Initial ride around the block the post drops perfect and return is fast but not ball smashing. Will give it the full shakedown next week.
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      04-16-2017 02:47 PM #1331
      I could never ride without a dropper (unless it's a DH rig ) I think mine is dropped more than it is up.
      I'm just a regular Joe, with a regular job. I'm your average white, suburbanite slob.

      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit5GTI
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      04-24-2017 10:05 AM #1332
      added to my never-ending big s collection



      now to sell my old beater langster and find a newer venge!

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      05-03-2017 09:07 PM #1333
      Put new grips on the mtb today....Wolf Tooth (made by Red Monkey) FatPaw 9.5mm grips. Wanted to try the larger diameter for a little more cush since I'm no longer using padded gloves.
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    9. 05-06-2017 10:37 AM #1334
      New fork and tune up

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    10. 05-06-2017 04:10 PM #1335
      Quote Originally Posted by cseaman View Post
      added to my never-ending big s collection



      now to sell my old beater langster and find a newer venge!
      Love the colors! Nice!

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      05-12-2017 11:16 PM #1336
      Upgraded to a carbon handlebar. Got a great deal at Chain Reaction, $95 shipped. http://chainreactioncycles.com/us/en.../rp-prod125098
      Easton Haven 20mm rise, 740mm

      Took a quick spin and can't believe the difference. Should of done this years ago.
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      05-13-2017 05:56 PM #1337
      I finished the Giant Rincon rebuild as far as I'm going to take it. I installed the RockShox Recon fork, Panasonic tires, 740mm Specialized handlebar, Race Face grips, and Koolstop brakepads. It's finally performing like the bike it should have always been. If it were 10lbs lighter and had different brakes it would be perfect. V-brakes suck!

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    13. 05-14-2017 06:05 PM #1338
      So I mounted 2.35 tires on my mountain bike and turned out to be narrower than my current 2.20s. I didn't realize there was such much variation in width despite what the official specs are. Anyone have any thoughts about whether I should return them or keep them?

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      05-14-2017 07:48 PM #1339
      Quote Originally Posted by vwconvert View Post
      So I mounted 2.35 tires on my mountain bike and turned out to be narrower than my current 2.20s. I didn't realize there was such much variation in width despite what the official specs are. Anyone have any thoughts about whether I should return them or keep them?
      How long have you let them stretch? Just mounted new 2.35 Ignitors and they took about 2 days with 40 psi in them to expand.
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    15. 05-14-2017 08:08 PM #1340
      Didn't realize that they would stretch. I mounted them, saw how narrow they were, and took them off without riding on them to preserve the option of returning them. How wide were your ignitors when you first mounted them?

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      05-14-2017 10:25 PM #1341
      Quote Originally Posted by vwconvert View Post
      Didn't realize that they would stretch. I mounted them, saw how narrow they were, and took them off without riding on them to preserve the option of returning them. How wide were your ignitors when you first mounted them?
      About as narrow as the 2.1 I replaced. Reseat the tire and fill them with 40-50psi. Give it a day or two, will get more volume. Riding will help the process too but if you want to return, fill them up and wait.
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      05-23-2017 07:30 PM #1342
      Mounted my new 700x40 Happy Medium on the new from wheel I've had sitting around for almost a year. Held air overnight which is a partial win.
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