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post #946 of 3475
oooooh - love the XO-1. That was part of the inspiration for my Peregrine frame...
post #947 of 3475
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Originally Posted by singular View Post
Hmmm, a 2000 era bike is likely to be designed for an 80mm fork max, possibly even 60. The measurement to compare is from the centre of the wheel axle to the bottom of the crown race (where the lower bearing seats on the fork). If it is more than an inch I would think twice about fitting it. This would slacken the bike quite a bit and change how it handles quite dramatically. The bike which fits you perfectly now no longer will.
Luckily it looks like the difference is very small, probably less than 1 cm.

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Set the air pressure at the mfrs recommendation for your weight and take it from there by feel. I'm guessing the 'solo air' means there is no negative spring ('specced for Performance' I suspect means simpler and cheaper for them...) so you don't need to worry about that. Basic forks lack the adjustability of better forks, so you can just get the right pressure, set the rebound damping to a level that feels right, then go ride it. Perhaps ask the shop if the can help you get the initial settings close, then tinker from there.
Thanks! Solo air, according to Rock Shox, means that both the negative and positive chambers are filled via a single valve. And by "spec'd for Performance" I meant that it was spec'd for a bike shop chain in the U.S. called Performance Bicycle. Sorry, I forgot that Performance Bicycle stores are only in some states/countries!
post #948 of 3475
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Originally Posted by outlawdon View Post
My ride...2009 Cervelo P2

Sweet ride! I started doing triathlons again after a 15 year break. Looking in to getting a tri-bike this season. Cervelo or Felt.
post #949 of 3475
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Originally Posted by singular View Post
oooooh - love the XO-1. That was part of the inspiration for my Peregrine frame...
That peregrine is nice, esp. the single speed, disked, fat tire version. What kind of bars are on this one?

Production Peregrine #1 on Flickr
post #950 of 3475
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Sweet ride! I started doing triathlons again after a 15 year break. Looking in to getting a tri-bike this season. Cervelo or Felt.
Thanks! I am more of a time trial cyclist as I don't swim nor run along with my weight training background. But I love the fact that time trial bikes allow you to be in the fastest and more aerodynamic riding position to cut through the air and wind. It's fast...when I do my part.
post #951 of 3475
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Thanks! I am more of a time trial cyclist as I don't swim nor run along with my weight training background. But I love the fact that time trial bikes allow you to be in the fastest and more aerodynamic riding position to cut through the air and wind. It's fast...when I do my part.
I love how the seat tube has the cut out for the rear wheel on it.

BTW, is the seat post adjustable or is it permanently cut to height?
post #952 of 3475
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Originally Posted by Raguvian View Post
I love how the seat tube has the cut out for the rear wheel on it.

BTW, is the seat post adjustable or is it permanently cut to height?
Yes, it's adjustable. Here's the two screws that hold the seat in place...

post #953 of 3475
Question to the bicycle-fiers. How do you patch a tire so the tube does not jut out? Was riding today in beautiful 24 Celsius weather, when the tube stuck out too much from the lacerated tire, and I had a shameful walk home.
post #954 of 3475
park tyre boot. it's a big rectangular stick on patch.
post #955 of 3475
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Originally Posted by gore.rubicon View Post
Question to the bicycle-fiers. How do you patch a tire so the tube does not jut out? Was riding today in beautiful 24 Celsius weather, when the tube stuck out too much from the lacerated tire, and I had a shameful walk home.
Boot the tire with a dollar bill, it will get you home.
post #956 of 3475
I use to carry piece of duct tape stuck to itself as a quick and dirty lacerated tire patch. Not pretty and could not go fast since sometimes it would rub the brake arm ... but it was better than walking.
post #957 of 3475
Trying to get back into biking. Here's my ride (not nearly as nice as the other bikes on here, but I love it).

2000 GT Aggressor. Pretty much stock except for the fork ('09 Rock Shox Tora 318 Solo Air) and the tires. Next upgrade will be front disc brake and a new front wheel (to accommodate the new brakes). I hear that real mountain bikers don't use fenders, but I'm no hardcore biker!

post #958 of 3475
What do you guys think of the Renovo wood bikes? Aesthetically - I they are great, though I have not seen one in person. I am looking for another road bike and would love to have something so unique. I currently own a 2009 Bianchi Volpe (steel, and was first road bike).
The Renovo Bicycle - Renovo Hardwood Bicycles

Can wood bikes really be as tough, or efficient as other road bikes made out of other materials?
post #959 of 3475
After three year's using a Gary Fisher Cake 1. And always going for a sunday drive whatever the weather. I was fed up with the maintenance of the bike.
During the three year's I've replaced the bearing in the suspension every year, the chain twice a year, the brake pads pultiple times a year, and so on.

So it was time for a new, preferably maintenance free, bike. Luckily Santos, a local bike manufacturer here in the netherlands make's such a bike :
(who also made the bike that holds the current around the world record)

Santos - Custombuilt Bicycles

The santos SCC03 Belt Drive.

It's uses a belt as a replacement for the chain, so no lubing stretching, etc.
There a Rholoff speed hub which only needs an oil change every 10.000 Km.
The brakes a magura firm tech, no needs for brake pad adjustment or oil changes.

I love it !





post #960 of 3475
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The santos SCC03 Belt Drive.
Interesting sounding bike. I'm sorry to be able to view only the first of your pix.
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