open topic, for anything cycling related.
Worst thing about this bike... the spacer stack's a bit... high... I feel it's balanced a little by the seat post
Thatâ€™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
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... )
same as you aushiker. no particular order either ...
scottie is now my family/utility bike.
station runner. still set up exactly as in this shot
this bike is truely amazing to ride. super light. super fast
stock weighing in at 10.98 [Large frame size]
currently tires replaced with maxxis crossmarks
[those ralphs are for racing only]
new jetblack production foam grips
i am hoping to fully upgrade the raleigh in the next 2-3 months. hopefully
i like to pedal
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.
i like to pedal
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.
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.
I think we can do better. I KNOW we can do better.
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).
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!)
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.
My favorite thing about this bike is the extent to which it let me improve my skills.
Cheers 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!
+1 for bikes being awesome This thread has Warm Fuzzy written all over it
Ducky The lower Upper Class Nobleman
Suntour Suntour Suntour Oi Oi Oi
First Road Bike.. Ever..
Similarly as some of the stories here, This thing has me totally hooked on cycling
Latest Edition to the growing family Now Daily Run around, Shopper, and Chick Puller
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