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post #1216 of 1743
What do you guys use for sunscreen on long rides? I've been using the facestick from Mission Athletecare that's worked out well for me, but I can't seem to find it at CVS anymore. This stuff is more like a wax that doesn't run into my eyes.
post #1217 of 1743
gah, totally bit it on pink bike today. shifted gears on a down hill and i'm not quite sure what happened, but I think the the rear derailleur got loose or came off while shifting and now it is jacked. it ended up in my spokes, and me on the ground. soooo, back to having no operable bikes. i want to try to fix or replace this one myself but i'm again bummed to not have a ride.
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sux man.
post #1220 of 1743
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Originally Posted by oisin View Post

gah, totally bit it on pink bike today. shifted gears on a down hill and i'm not quite sure what happened, but I think the the rear derailleur got loose or came off while shifting and now it is jacked. it ended up in my spokes, and me on the ground. soooo, back to having no operable bikes. i want to try to fix or replace this one myself but i'm again bummed to not have a ride.

that sucks....it may be that the stops weren't set right on the derailleur which let you shift it into the wheel.

Whats wrong with it? Derailleur is probably wrecked but how is the hanger? If its replacable its no big deal (although you gotta be able to actually find the replacement), otherwise it will need some careful bending using a long rod that screws into the mounting hole.

If the spokes are bent but aren't broken, you may not need to replace them if you can still get the wheel true. If they are broken, its not too hard to replace a few spokes and get it close to true without using a truing stand (just use the brakes or attach a ziptie to the chainstays to give you a reference)
post #1221 of 1743
You ok dude?

Maybe the chain was too stretched/loose too?
post #1222 of 1743
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Originally Posted by oisin View Post

gah, totally bit it on pink bike today. shifted gears on a down hill and i'm not quite sure what happened...

Are you okay?
post #1223 of 1743
thanks guys. yah I'm ok. Fortunately was in a bike lane and there were no cars next to or behind me when it happened, and I had a moment to put on the brakes a bit before everything locked up. Still skinned up my knee and twisted it a bit, but not too bad all things considered. Not sure if I'm unlucky in trashing 2 bikes in 2 weeks, or lucky that I walked away basically fine both times. Fortunately I was only about 4 blocks from work when it happened and was able to carry it there.

Loose chain, that's interesting, especially since I was actually shifting the front shifter when it happened. Maybe the chain was loose and got pulled into the wheel, which then ripped the rear derailleur.
post #1224 of 1743
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Originally Posted by oisin View Post

thanks guys. yah I'm ok. Fortunately was in a bike lane and there were no cars next to or behind me when it happened, and I had a moment to put on the brakes a bit before everything locked up. Still skinned up my knee and twisted it a bit, but not too bad all things considered. Not sure if I'm unlucky in trashing 2 bikes in 2 weeks, or lucky that I walked away basically fine both times. Fortunately I was only about 4 blocks from work when it happened and was able to carry it there.
Loose chain, that's interesting, especially since I was actually shifting the front shifter when it happened. Maybe the chain was loose and got pulled into the wheel, which then ripped the rear derailleur.

For that to happen it would have to be beyond stretched I would think...would have to actually be a too-long chain installed.

But since you were shifting in the front its probably not a bad explanation....something in the shift caused a sudden large amount of chain slop which let the chain bounce the derailleur around and if the derailleur stop wasn't properly set (like maybe they were just relying on the end of the shifter's range of motion instead of the physical stop screw), it wouldn't be hard to get pushed into the wheel.
post #1225 of 1743
my new commuter bike: Redline Metro Classic. Steel, cyclcocross-ish geometry, disc brakes, fender/rack mounts... my city bike.

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I decided to build up the bike myself. I wanted to swap out the 2012 (now 10 speed) Tiagra Triple for a compact double from SRAM.

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The tire clearances look to be huge. I've got the stock 28c tires on right now.. but I know I have my options to go huge for the winter/dirt/trails/ect.

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At least I have a really "all around-er" bike now that I can use for the occasional dirt trail, maybe a cyclocross race, road riding, touring, commuting.. ect ect..
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I prefer lugged frames so I don't have to look at ugly welds frown.gif

Those disc brakes should be badass for commuting, as will be the tire options and fender clearance. SRAM Rival groupo?

Color looks way better in the sunlight as well. Let us know how she rides.
post #1228 of 1743
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I prefer lugged frames so I don't have to look at ugly welds frown.gif
Those disc brakes should be badass for commuting, as will be the tire options and fender clearance. SRAM Rival groupo?
Color looks way better in the sunlight as well. Let us know how she rides.

I was contemplating a soma double cross disc and a Traitor Ruben frame build... but it would've been really expensive for a commuter/errand bike.

Sram Apex group with a 11-32t cassette mwink[1].gif to get the most granny of gears when I might need them. I swapped out the 2012 Tiagra triple group. You can find rock bottom pricing on sram apex with eBay these days.

Its a commuter so I went with an affordable group... i've ordered a special "tamper proof" bolt set already... this bike will be used for errands/commuting around the city.
post #1229 of 1743
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

I was contemplating a soma double cross disc and a Traitor Ruben frame build... but it would've been really expensive for a commuter/errand bike.
Sram Apex group with a 11-32t cassette mwink[1].gif to get the most granny of gears when I might need them. I swapped out the 2012 Tiagra triple group. You can find rock bottom pricing on sram apex with eBay these days.
Its a commuter so I went with an affordable group... i've ordered a special "tamper proof" bolt set already... this bike will be used for errands/commuting around the city.

Yeah, I got a my whole Rival and some Force stuff for dirt cheap on ebay, along with some quality carbon stuff from various makers (FSA, Easton, etc). Definitely the place to buy parts, assuming you know your stuff.

Is the crank 53/39 or compact?
post #1230 of 1743
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

Yeah, I got a my whole Rival and some Force stuff for dirt cheap on ebay, along with some quality carbon stuff from various makers (FSA, Easton, etc). Definitely the place to buy parts, assuming you know your stuff.
Is the crank 53/39 or compact?

its a compact 50/34 crank... basically a triple range in a double. I didn't know there was a 12-32cassette from sram that actually makes more sense for a commuter/road bike Its basically a 12-28 cluster with a 32t cog added to it - much better for finding that sweet spot cadence with the less spacing in the middle cogs.

with a 12 + 50 at 100cadence your still going to get to 33.2MPH so thats good enough for a commuter.

i'd sacrifice that 11 for a middle cog and less spacing anyday. even if it means losing the 11 + 50 (36.2MPH at 100cadence) on downhills... its a commuter bike anyway.
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