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post #586 of 1729
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^ More pics here including one of the owner http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=503688

Gotcha. I understand why you posted it now.

I like how it has one tiny cable lock on it. I look at that and I think "someone's after an insurance payment."
post #587 of 1729
..SCOTT - 2010 Genuis 50 MTB - Schwalbe/ NOBBY NIC tyres; SRAM X9 derailer (long) and X9 shifters; SCOTT/ Equalizier 2 Lockout System w/SAG (body weight ratio) adjustment; ROCKSHOCK/ Revelations forks (120mm-130mm-150mm); ELIXIR 5 disc brakes system; SHIMANO crank, XTR shifter, and clip vs. road pedals.

Weekly Saturday rides at Schaeffer Farms Bike Park - 10mi course (Seneca Park, Germantown, MD)

Possible DH "2010 - SETTE VETTE" for September.
post #588 of 1729
The weather being extremely rotten in the Midwest (rain, high humidity when not raining + gusty winds) deflated my enthusiasm to the extent that I put on only shitty 50 miles last week
post #589 of 1729
I have a Cannondale hybrid that I bought about three months ago and have put on about 600 miles.

I did the first couple of days of RAGBRI last week and I broke three spokes in two days. I had also busted two other spokes in the precedding two weeks. Someone on the ride told me this was an indication of a bad wheel.

Is it so early in the life of the bike to have a bad wheel that I should be complaining to the shop that sold it to me and demanding a free replacement?
post #590 of 1729
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Originally Posted by BoomDiggs View Post
I have a Cannondale hybrid that I bought about three months ago and have put on about 600 miles.

I did the first couple of days of RAGBRI last week and I broke three spokes in two days. I had also busted two other spokes in the precedding two weeks. Someone on the ride told me this was an indication of a bad wheel.

Is it so early in the life of the bike to have a bad wheel that I should be complaining to the shop that sold it to me and demanding a free replacement?

Broken spokes occur on a bike with a heavy rider. If you are over 200lbs, and you ride your bike hard, you'll probably break some spokes early, esp. in the rear tire. For heavy riders, I caution that they avoid those wheels with minimal spokes (even if they look cool).

You can look for strong wheels that have strong spokes and can be double walled (ebay is good). Or, some local lbs guys can lace up a replacement wheel that is stronger than the stock one.
post #591 of 1729
My 2010 pedal force qs3 for the road... I also have a 2004 Fuji Track Pro for the velodrome (this one is in pieces, finally getting some decent parts on it). I will get some pics of it soon. I miss the track.
post #592 of 1729
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Originally Posted by BoomDiggs View Post
I have a Cannondale hybrid that I bought about three months ago and have put on about 600 miles.

I did the first couple of days of RAGBRI last week and I broke three spokes in two days. I had also busted two other spokes in the precedding two weeks. Someone on the ride told me this was an indication of a bad wheel.

Is it so early in the life of the bike to have a bad wheel that I should be complaining to the shop that sold it to me and demanding a free replacement?

Unless you're really heavy (like 250+) or are abusing the wheel (jumps, hopping curbs), you really shouldn't be busting spokes like that especially on a hybrid.
I'd expect the shop to replace or rebuild the wheel.

And even if you are heavy, I'd expect the shop to replace. They shouldn't have sold you a bike that couldn't hold up.
post #593 of 1729
Did my commute on the bike for the first time today. About as sweaty as I expected. 9.3 miles. We'll see if I'm up for going home this afternoon.
post #594 of 1729
I'm almost done with my hardtail mtb, but dammit I wanted 3x9 shimano xtr's but the bike shop's expecting to get the new 10 speed line instead... and storm season's coming up soon.
post #595 of 1729
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I'm almost done with my hardtail mtb, but dammit I wanted 3x9 shimano xtr's but the bike shop's expecting to get the new 10 speed line instead... and storm season's coming up soon.

Pricepoint?
post #596 of 1729
Hey, since my last bike (a bmx I've had for a couple of years) got stolen, I'm looking for a new one. Uni student living in the middle of town, so I usually use it for 10/15 minute distances. I do spend the summer at the coast, where I tend to ride longer distances. What kind of bike would you recommend for me?
post #597 of 1729
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Originally Posted by rdawson808 View Post
Pricepoint?

More than what you can afford on a government salary.

(j/k)
post #598 of 1729
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Originally Posted by DNW View Post
More than what you can afford on a government salary.

(j/k)

I thought he was suggesting pricepoint.com.
post #599 of 1729
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Originally Posted by rdawson808 View Post
Pricepoint?

I was about to go but then I remembered pricepoint.com

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Originally Posted by DNW View Post
More than what you can afford on a government salary.

(j/k)

there is always the corruption option

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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post
I thought he was suggesting pricepoint.com.

I've never bought anything from pricepoint... are they alright? I've only had good experiences with jenson, speedgoat and competitivecyclist.

as an update: the only thing missing now are the shifters... my LBS told me they're working on it.
post #600 of 1729
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there is always the corruption option

...

as an update: the only thing missing now are the shifters... my LBS told me they're working on it.

So...when is ceramic braking coming to MTBs?
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