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Re: The ungainly beast...

Postby Hebden » Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:46 am

[quote="wintal"]
Worst thing about this bike... the spacer stack's a bit... high... I feel it's balanced a little by the seat post :P
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Hey wintal,

That’s pretty easy to fix mate, just take off the head stem and either; 1. Chop of the top of your steerer with a hack saw or 2. Just move the spacers so they are on top of the head stem instead of the bottom. Put your head stem back on. Then there is nothing you don't like about your bike :D

Cheers,
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by BNA » Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:02 pm

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Re: The ungainly beast...

Postby wintal » Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:02 pm

Hebden wrote:Hey wintal,

That’s pretty easy to fix mate, just take off the head stem and either; 1. Chop of the top of your steerer with a hack saw or 2. Just move the spacers so they are on top of the head stem instead of the bottom. Put your head stem back on. Then there is nothing you don't like about your bike :D

Cheers,
Mark


Haha... I am right this second waiting for a chiro appointment (mmm... wireless broadband). I don't think he'd approve of me contorting myself quite that much ;)

I have actually experimented moving the stem down. I didn't notice any problems on my short commute rides, but I still haven't tried it on a longer ride to see if it'll hurt me or not ;)

(Maybe _after_ the chiro's finished his round of treatment I'll be able to take your advice though... :P)

Cheers,
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Postby Aushiker » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:05 am

G'day

In no particular order (don't want them upset) :)

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and my original Boulder SE now sold

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Postby ukalipt » Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:14 am

same as you aushiker. no particular order either ...

scottie
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on location
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scottie is now my family/utility bike.

tarini
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on location
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station runner. still set up exactly as in this shot

carbo
this bike is truely amazing to ride. super light. super fast
stock weighing in at 10.98 [Large frame size]
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details
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on location
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currently tires replaced with maxxis crossmarks
[those ralphs are for racing only]
new jetblack production foam grips

raleigh
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i am hoping to fully upgrade the raleigh in the next 2-3 months. hopefully
i like to pedal
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Postby kukamunga » Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:03 am

What? No Peugeots???

Forget the Raleigh, mate. The $cott $cale looks like it's in desperate need of a bit of upgrading......
God save the ABC & SBS.....
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Postby deks » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:54 am

awesome quality photo's ukalipt. good work mate, nice bikes 2!
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Postby ukalipt » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:33 am

yeah kukamunga - the pain of those frenchies... love them but they were
becoming increasingly more difficult to source parts etc.

i need to upgrade the scale yeah. i would love to have it weigh in
sub 10's with carbon bars, ritchey stem, syntace p6 post,
lightweight saddle, i really want to move over to UST with
olympic rims on DT 240's, avid carbon, 160mm front rotor,
XTR rear derailleur, carbon bottle cage, but...

i need the raleigh for training. the wheels are shot on it so they
need to be rebuilt + the paint job is quiet average on the raleigh.

lots of plans - no time or money.
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Postby kukamunga » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:42 am

Sorry. I should've added a :wink: at the end of my last post! :wink: :wink:
God save the ABC & SBS.....
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Postby tuco » Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:17 pm

Finally got my new bike sorted out.
Here's a picture. It's from a camera phone in bad lighting so it's not a great photo.
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No, it's not an Avanti Quantum Team 2008.
I bought it as a Quantum 2.0 but there was a fault in the frame in the stem which lead to the forks coming loose even after a short ride. After 3 or 4 repair attempts Avanti agreed to replace the frame (warranty) but either the good hearted lbs guys or Avanti upgraded the frame to the Quantum Team for the troubles.
So it's either a 2008 Quantum 2.0 with a Quantum Team frame or a 2008 Quantum Team with Quantum 2.0 Ultegra running gear.

Either way I'm happy. The fault wasn't that of the lbs so I'll still be going to them.
The only problem is it 'looks' like a Quantum Team so it'll look like I'm having a mid life crisis but couldn't afford the sports car. :D
I think we can do better. I KNOW we can do better.
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Postby HAKS » Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:18 pm

Here's my road bike. In the process of rebuilding my MTB/buying a new one. I love my ALC, flies along nicely and after a cassette change there is nothing i really want to upgrade etc. Everything just works well :)

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Postby DanielS » Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:08 pm

Commuter/rain/dark bike:
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Crappy photo, but you get the idea! My favourite thing about this bike is riding through puddles without getting wet, and its general indescructableness (that may or may not be a word).

Race/go-fast bike:
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My favourite thing about this bike is that its as fast as I make it go... no excuses!

(I have replaced those junky Ksyriums with a handbuilt DT 1.2/240 combo. And the bartape is now black, because white tends to look good for all of about 5 minutes!)

I've got a bog-standard Hillbrick Pista as well but no photos as yet! (its very camera shy, having to share the track with those bling-tastic BTs!)
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Postby thepj » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:22 am

its getting washed once the rain stops.

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i like it cause its alot easier to ride then my old MTB
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Postby McPete » Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:01 pm

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2008 Specialized Allez Elite Double, upgraded to 10 speed spec. Just need to change the Tiagra FD and Tektro brakes now.

My favorite thing about this bike is the way it utterly refuses to regognise the existance of bumps in the road. Almost as smooth as my mum's new Diamondback Hybrid.

There's also my STP. It's pretty handy at going down hills. but not much chop going up. It's also pretty handy in the air too. It likes the jumps.
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My favorite thing about this bike is the extent to which it let me improve my skills.
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Postby cavebear2 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:47 pm

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Postby zozza » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:32 am

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I like everything about my bike, it beckons me to ride it faster :D
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Postby cavebear2 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:13 am

dan612 wrote:Commuter/rain/dark bike:
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Nice bike! I may get one eventually. I think I spy a Dinotte lighting set - am I correct?
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Postby m@ » Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:27 am

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What I like most about this bike - it got me hooked on road bikes and road cycling as more than just a cheap option for commuting, and has since carried me for 3000Km at a total cost of ~11c per Km 8)
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Postby deks » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:05 pm

m@ wrote:Image

What I like most about this bike - it got me hooked on road bikes and road cycling as more than just a cheap option for commuting, and has since carried me for 3000Km at a total cost of ~11c per Km 8)


Nice View!! :o
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Postby DanielS » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:18 pm

cavebear2 wrote:Nice bike! I may get one eventually. I think I spy a Dinotte lighting set - am I correct?


Cheers :D Yep, well spotted, its a Dinotte! I've just got a single headlight though. Couple of mates have the taillights too, they are crazy bright!
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Postby Thomas » Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:06 pm

far out...

bikes are awesome...

thats all i have to say
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Postby brauluver » Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:25 pm

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This is my recently finished Malvern Star S/S.

I like it because it cost me nothing, It only weighs 10.5 Kilo, and its got cool alloy Shimano 600 bits from the 80's
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Postby bowie » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:02 pm

+1 for bikes being awesome :P This thread has Warm Fuzzy written all over it :P

Ducky The lower Upper Class Nobleman

Suntour Suntour Suntour Oi Oi Oi

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First Road Bike.. Ever..
Similarly as some of the stories here, This thing has me totally hooked on cycling :)


The 600

Latest Edition to the growing family :) Now Daily Run around, Shopper, and Chick Puller 8)

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Postby thepj » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:03 pm

how the sharft go bowie?
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Postby bowie » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:05 pm

Still waiting for stock to be confirmed from Mr Phil, W. 123mm axle minus the groves for c-clips looks like it will do the trick

*very happy dance*
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Postby thepj » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:07 pm

nice sounds good
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