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Old 11-09-2012, 08:01 PM   #25891
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these blackburn fenders are plastic on the outside and aluminum on the inside (laminated or something).

yeah, I don't want them TOO close, just closer than they are.

you're right in thinking just a bit of overlap looks best. ;-)



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Old 11-10-2012, 12:50 AM   #25892
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I don't do a lot of off-road nite riding, but I've been told the guys from the shop are gonna go do gravel road rides all winter. Wed nite at 1800. Awful dark at 1830 these days... They bailed on the first one. Let's see what happens.

Plugged in the light and the led on the back was red so I'm charging the battery as we speak. How long ya think I should charge the thing? No destructions at all with mine.

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The charger should have an led on it that will show green when you connect it to the battery pack. Once you plug it into the wall outlet it will change to red after a bit. When it turns back green you are good to go.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:33 AM   #25893
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The charger should have an led on it that will show green when you connect it to the battery pack. Once you plug it into the wall outlet it will change to red after a bit. When it turns back green you are good to go.
Plugged it in last nite after posting that and unplugged it this AM. Probably gonna go use it Mon/Tues nite.



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Old 11-10-2012, 06:37 AM   #25894
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The Flash really was a deal I could not pass up. Walked into a shop that one of my friends/old teammates is now sponsored by to see them up close and personal. The shop owner had the Cannondale tour truck stopping there the next weekend with 2013 models and wanted to clean out the shop of as many '12s as he could. This Flash was already marked down to $1800 and he gave me another 20% off that price with 6 months same as cash financing. I had already been pricing a build of my own and, no way could I have hoped to come under $1500 with brand new parts. The only thing I've changed on this bike from stock is converting it to 2x10 vs. 3x10.
You stole that!

And, 2X10 rocks!

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I just installed some Blackburn 'Cloudburst' 700x45 fenders on my city-bike with its 700x35 tires. as it currently sits, I can see light between the tire and the fender all the way around from the sides, eg the edges of the fender are at a bigger radius than the outside of the tire tread. I'm thinking I should get them a little closer so there's just a hair of overlap... what thunks you?
I've found that overlap, at the edges, has no effect on spray. It's good to have plenty of room, for the discharge of rocks. However, if I were building a showpiece, then, I'd want the fenders nice and tight to the tire size. I'm setting up my GF's vintage Armstrong with 37mm over 28mm tires. There isn't much room for rocks or vibration.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:58 AM   #25895
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Lighter wheels?

I'm considering upgrading my stock 29er rims to an aftermarket brand which will save roughly 1/2 lb per wheel. Is such a small weight savings really noticeable when riding the bike?

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Old 11-10-2012, 08:34 AM   #25896
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I'm considering upgrading my stock 29er rims to an aftermarket brand which will save roughly 1/2 lb per wheel. Is such a small weight savings really noticeable when riding the bike?

on a road bike, definitely.... an ounce of rotating weight feels like a pound of fixed weight when you're climbing or whatever. on a mountain bike? Dunno, I'd be more concerned over strength.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:49 AM   #25897
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I'm considering upgrading my stock 29er rims to an aftermarket brand which will save roughly 1/2 lb per wheel. Is such a small weight savings really noticeable when riding the bike?

Tires and rims are where I notice weight differences the most, especially on a 29er. If it is a lighter hub, not so much. Before you sink the dough into wheels check and see if you can lose it in the tires first, then rims, hubs only if you want to get new wheels......
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:02 AM   #25898
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Before you sink the dough into wheels check and see if you can loose it in the tires first, then rims, hubs only if you want to get new wheels......
This

...and ya gotta remember: if you go off-road, ya gotta pay to play.

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Old 11-10-2012, 03:12 PM   #25899
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3:16 out on the road this AM. It was chilly to start, mid-fifties at the finish (before y'all back East start in on me, this is sunny CA. It's all relative. ) The PI jacket I picked up the other day worked great. I got sweaty but was never cold. The FrankenTi continues to impress, but I gotta figure out what saddle is going to work on the thing.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:07 PM   #25900
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Quick one for your guys.
I usually just throw XT on most my bikes.
I am building a Surly Ogre for my wife. She is a mellow rider who just kind of cruises along with the girls and I.

What do you think of Shimano SLX? It looks pretty good these days.
I would rather stay away from SRAM, she is used to Shimano and does not like change....

I am not concerned about weight but would like it to be rather bombproof.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:15 PM   #25901
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When my 105 crank wore out. I held my nose and put on a Sora crankset thinking it would be a temp fix. Year later on my daily commuting the Sora is plenty stiff and has held up fine.
I got it for $30 wholesale.

Wait, you calling an Ogre a girl bike?
Thinking of building one as a bad weather commuter.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:46 AM   #25902
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Quick one for your guys.
I usually just throw XT on most my bikes.
I am building a Surly Ogre for my wife. She is a mellow rider who just kind of cruises along with the girls and I.

What do you think of Shimano SLX? It looks pretty good these days.
I would rather stay away from SRAM, she is used to Shimano and does not like change....

I am not concerned about weight but would like it to be rather bombproof.
If she's riding it as little as you say, whatever you put on there (and maintain!) will last longer than the bike will.

One alternative is to upgrade your bike and use the 'leftovers' for her bike. That way, y'all both get good stuff. S'what I did with my ex's stuff anyway. She got all my 'old' stuff. She also ended up with my Dean with M95X XTR on it too.

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Old 11-11-2012, 06:27 AM   #25903
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:36 AM   #25904
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What do you think of Shimano SLX?
That's an all-new groupset, for 2012. I'd run it.

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One alternative is to upgrade your bike and use the 'leftovers' for her bike. That way, y'all both get good stuff. S'what I did with my ex's stuff anyway. She got all my 'old' stuff.
Could that be why she's your ex-?
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:51 AM   #25905
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If she's riding it as little as you say, whatever you put on there (and maintain!) will last longer than the bike will.

One alternative is to upgrade your bike and use the 'leftovers' for her bike. That way, y'all both get good stuff. S'what I did with my ex's stuff anyway. She got all my 'old' stuff. She also ended up with my Dean with M95X XTR on it too.

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I forgot to add, it is here commuter also. It will get alot of miles, but not alot of abuse.

I like the "upgrade" idea. She would be ok with that.
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