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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby brokenbus » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:47 am

eeksll wrote:Well if brokenbus has recently had his bike stolen ...

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I have been on a handful of rides, so noob alert. Only stopped today to take a picture cause nothing was feeling smooth or right. Also I forgot my gloves and forgot my nicks ...


Great bike eeksll, Is it an x1 or x0- Those stickers dont show up well in the photos- When I bought mine on ebay I actually thought they had been removed based on the photos I got and were surprised when I received it.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby munga » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:23 pm

bought this today:

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Post Your Ride

Postby Kenzo » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:26 pm

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bardynt wrote:hey outta curiosity how much does it weigh

weight? Don't know - I was going to go to the garage with some scales last night out of curiosity but never got around to it... Will let you know tonight...

took me a few days to remember to do it... Sorry..
Using my somewhat unreliable digital bathroom scales, my fully clothed weight is 78.6kg, me plus bike was 90.6kg.
Bike is fitted with knog lights, a roadie tube wrapped as a chain stay protector and Shimano M520 pedals.
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Post Your Ride

Postby Kenzo » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:28 pm

munga wrote:bought this today:

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nice... Cantis too... Original paint?
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby munga » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:52 pm

all original - deore lx, original graphite grey wheelset with stainless spokes not shown (absolutely shredded rear tube).
only updates are AME grips, (topeak?) computer, and geax street runner tyres.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:22 pm

Nice score Munga, great urban assault vehicle.

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby munga » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:52 pm

yeah super stoked with it. pretty good nick for a 22 year old.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Jean » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:52 am

Mulger bill wrote:Nice score Munga, great urban assault vehicle.

Shaun


+1, very nice indeed.
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Postby Releng » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:05 pm

My new traillie:
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby xsocruz » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:28 pm

My rides (:
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:14 pm

xsocruz wrote:My rides (:
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Now that's rocking the dirt Old Skool, love it! :D
Yer lowrider looks sweet too, you should definitely post that in the Dragster section.

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Bentnose » Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:38 pm

Is the top link original it looks a little different? I had one crack on an LTS2000 and threw the frame out, just wondering if I could have bought a new top link (bit late now though).
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby jbchybridrider » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:44 pm

1989 Peugoet Hurricane.
Reynolds 531 frame, Tange fork, Lx500 groupset, Mavic wheels, NOS Ritchey speedmax tyres.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby mitzikatzi » Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:23 pm

jbchybridrider wrote:1989 Peugoet Hurricane.
Reynolds 531 frame, Tange fork, Lx500 groupset, Mavic wheels, NOS Ritchey speedmax tyres.
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NICE find :) looks good.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby xsocruz » Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:38 pm

Bentnose wrote:Is the top link original it looks a little different? I had one crack on an LTS2000 and threw the frame out, just wondering if I could have bought a new top link (bit late now though).


Have no idea ey..
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:40 pm

Bentnose wrote:Is the top link original it looks a little different? I had one crack on an LTS2000 and threw the frame out, just wondering if I could have bought a new top link (bit late now though).


Xsos LTS is the original LTS1. They were the bike for all dually aspirants back in the day. Your LTS 2000 was a later model, the front pivot for the upper link was located behind the seat tube.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Bentnose » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:54 am

Yeah I guess they just changed the design of the pivot, I still have the Marzogghi Z1's that came with the bike, in perfect condition, but needs a really short headtube, thinking of putting them on my wife's bike, they're quite heavy, better than the Rockshox Dart she has though.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby LoveB » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:53 pm

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby 93360 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:25 pm

my riiiide

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specs:
fuji thrill 17" 7005 alu alloy frame
sr suntour xcr mag alloy shock forks
shimano mt15 26" wheel set
shimano rt79 6" rotors
avid bb7 calipers
schwalbe marathon plus 1.5" tyres
schwalbe 1.5-2.5 presta tubes
ergon gs3 bar end grips
ergon pc2 pedals

upgrades still to do:
saddle
rear led blinker
front & rear derailleurs/sprockets
chain
cranks
brake levers/shifters
brake/shifter lines
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Nobody » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:24 pm

93360 wrote:my riiiide

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Got any knee problems yet? That saddle's nose is almost plumb-bob level with the bottom bracket. Too far forward for a MTB fit. If that is to fix a reach problem to the bars, then better to setup the saddle correct to the bottom bracket first and then get a shorter stem instead. If you do the fit calculator below, it should show you the correct measurements for you (if you take care and get the measurements correct).
http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CC ... ATOR_INTRO
Although the MTB version of the fit doesn't give a saddle setback, you can do the road fit calculator to get that result.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby 93360 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:45 am

Nobody wrote:Got any knee problems yet? That saddle's nose is almost plumb-bob level with the bottom bracket. Too far forward for a MTB fit. If that is to fix a reach problem to the bars, then better to setup the saddle correct to the bottom bracket first and then get a shorter stem instead. If you do the fit calculator below, it should show you the correct measurements for you (if you take care and get the measurements correct).
http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CC ... ATOR_INTRO



noooope. not sure what the saddle nose has to do with bike fit, I usually sit on the other end of it.. if anything when i had the saddle all the way towards the rear i would get a numb ass after the 2-3 hour mark. I think the forward saddle position is more efficient for going up hills where there are many around my residence.. interested in the super serious calculator though, anyone offering to measure me up? lol fine i'll do it myself..


Edit: just did a semi proper measurement, plugged into fit calculator, got a whole bunch of these numbers:

XC Fit
Standover Height Range 31.4 - 32.1 inches
Virtual Top Tube Length 22.9 - 23.3 inches
Stem Length 9.6 - 11.2 cm
BB-Saddle Position 72.5 - 74.0cm
Saddle-Handlebar 52.8 - 54.4 cm

will see whether any of this makes sense when I measure the bike come daylight.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Nobody » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:29 am

93360 wrote:noooope. not sure what the saddle nose has to do with bike fit, I usually sit on the other end of it..
Saddles have a standard length of about 280mm. That is how the calculator displays the result to get your sitting position correct. I believe it is more accurate to reference to the rear of the saddle but it's harder to measure. The point is in relation to where your centre of gravity is on the bike in reference to pedaling. Many people measure this using "KInee Over Pedal Spindle" (KOPS). More on good bike fit below:
http://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com/blog/

93360 wrote:if anything when i had the saddle all the way towards the rear i would get a numb ass after the 2-3 hour mark.
This may have more to do with the saddle itself or the angle of the saddle.

93360 wrote:I think the forward saddle position is more efficient for going up hills where there are many around my residence.
It may give you more leg power too as it is the Time Trial position. It is also known to stress the knees more. If you are young, you probably don't have to worry about it.

93360 wrote:just did a semi proper measurement, plugged into fit calculator, got a whole bunch of these numbers:

XC Fit
Standover Height Range 31.4 - 32.1 inches
Virtual Top Tube Length 22.9 - 23.3 inches (average 58.7cm, so medium size)
Stem Length 9.6 - 11.2 cm (average 10.4cm, so 10 or 11cm)
BB-Saddle Position 72.5 - 74.0cm (average 73.25cm)
Saddle-Handlebar 52.8 - 54.4 cm (This is just a guide for weight distribution)

will see whether any of this makes sense when I measure the bike come daylight.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Nobody » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:21 am

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68cm CrMo bar for durability, springier feel and good leverage out of the saddle.
165mm cranks.
2.2" Geax Saguaro tyres matched with latex tubes which I find good for the rigid setup.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby 93360 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:56 pm

Nobody wrote:
93360 wrote:if anything when i had the saddle all the way towards the rear i would get a numb ass after the 2-3 hour mark.
This may have more to do with the saddle itself or the angle of the saddle.

Probably, I am in fact looking for a suitable saddle to hopefully allow the next 4 months to go by pain free before I get my hands on an Ergon SM3 saddle.

Nobody wrote:
93360 wrote:I think the forward saddle position is more efficient for going up hills where there are many around my residence.
It may give you more leg power too as it is the Time Trial position. It is also known to stress the knees more. If you are young, you probably don't have to worry about it.

My pedal's platform is supposedly angled 6 degrees from horizontal and is "anatomically optimal for maximum efficiency, providing Varus correction. Aligns the biomechanics of the leg (hip, knee, foot). Prevents knee complaints and foot numbness." I've been using it since the Sydney Spring Cycle and not had any complaints, whether that's because I'm not a MAMIL yet I wouldn't know.

Nobody wrote:
93360 wrote:just did a semi proper measurement, plugged into fit calculator, got a whole bunch of these numbers:

XC Fit
Standover Height Range 31.4 - 32.1 inches
Virtual Top Tube Length 22.9 - 23.3 inches (average 58.7cm, so medium size)
Stem Length 9.6 - 11.2 cm (average 10.4cm, so 10 or 11cm)
BB-Saddle Position 72.5 - 74.0cm (average 73.25cm)
Saddle-Handlebar 52.8 - 54.4 cm (This is just a guide for weight distribution)

will see whether any of this makes sense when I measure the bike come daylight.


Measurements off my bike:

XC Fit
Standover Height Range 31.4 - 32.1 inches [29", not really important?]
Virtual Top Tube Length 22.9 - 23.3 inches [46cm/18"...?]
Stem Length 9.6 - 11.2 cm [11cm, so about normal]
BB-Saddle Position 72.5 - 74.0cm [69cm, a bit shorter..]
Saddle-Handlebar 52.8 - 54.4 cm [47cm, so my COG is further forward on the bike to account for the afformentioned hills]

It may also be of interest that my crank arms are 180mm.

What's it all mean? Should I be sitting a lot further back and a bit higher? With my current saddle position I'm just about already standing with my legs straight up when I have my heels on the pedal and although my arms could still reach a bit longer if needed I find that it currently allows me a comfortable bent arm position when pedalling upright and also works well when I'm pedalling over the handlebars.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby panda1971 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:56 pm

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    XT drivetrain and brakes, and slx cranks, fox f 120 rlc fit forks, on one bars and post, selle italia saddle, conti race king ust tyres and mavic crossmax st wheelset
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