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Old 07-18-2012, 02:00 PM   #576
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Looks like there was a bend in the presta valve. Note you don't need to unscrew the valve all the way out when you inflate your tire, needs only 1 full turn or so, this makes it less prone to bending and breakage when installing/removing the pumphead. You also don't need to reef on the valve when tightening it because presta valves are held closed by air pressure and are not mechanical like schraeder valves are. So just screw the presta valve barely finger tight and all will be good.
I think this pump from MEC might have something to do with it. It's a real PITA. Going to return it some time this week.
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:27 PM   #577
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What pump are you using? I've had no troubles in three years with the Beto floor pump from MEC.
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I have the Beto II. I bought it earlier this year in February.
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I have the Beto II. I bought it earlier this year in February.
I would recommend you get a Topeak, any of the JoeBlow floor pumps.
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hud 91 - $100 for carbon soles that's crazy! i just mounted cleats on my new mavic avenirs (sp?) testing them out on the commute tomorrow.

@dukes - maybe you should consider tubeless wheels with your luck :P
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Anyone sad that sunny riding season is spretty much 1/2 over? :P
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I'm actually pretty sad that the season is almost over.

dat_steve: I think I'll just get the tubes locally. I'm not saving all that much ordering online. I also picked up another pump for comparison sake - my Beto II is a POS.

hud_91gt: Where'd you get your shoes? And what do you think of the fit profile? I hear they're good for wider feet? (or was that Shimano?)
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I'm actually pretty sad that the season is almost over.

dat_steve: I think I'll just get the tubes locally. I'm not saving all that much ordering online. I also picked up another pump for comparison sake - my Beto II is a POS.

hud_91gt: Where'd you get your shoes? And what do you think of the fit profile? I hear they're good for wider feet? (or was that Shimano?)
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They aren't a full carbon sole, it's a carbon/fiberglass mixture. They fit really well for me and I consider myself to have a pretty average foot. Although you basically need to order a 1/2-Full size larger then your regular shoe.
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Anyone sad that sunny riding season is spretty much 1/2 over? :P
No way!
We have at least another 8-10 weeks of sun, especially if we get an indian summer. Er, I mean a native Canadian aboriginal summer.

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Is this going onto the Cannondale?
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Looking to get a bike to run around trails and parks.... what price range do RS recommend.

I look at some used use and man bikes are pretty costly decent looking ones is from $300 and up -_-.
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^You should try riding bikes in the bike lanes and paths too. They are pretty good

Your bike all depends on how much and how nice of a bike you want. A single wheel for a bike can easily cost well over $300 fyi
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[QUOTE=bcrdukes;7979336]I'm actually pretty sad that the season is almost over.[QUOTE]

What are you guys talking about?! Slap some fenders on one of your bikes and ride year round!!!
Maybe that's why I have a beater bike..

You know what they say, there's no such thing as bad weather, just bad preparation and gear.
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nothing major - get lower in the drops and for aesthetics. there's a slight rise in my headtube that i'm not a fan of.. I like a more aggressive geometry like the Caad's.
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^ I don't really understand what that thing does? I sure hope it's not some sort of cover for the headset, as I just put my stem right on top of the headset (Like I would have with my Mtn Bike) and put all the spacers on top (Steer tube is too long) for a more aggressive position????

Or is it a more slim cover so it can go that much lower? I've noticed my top headset cup is quite tall?

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lower stem = moar aero!

Your headset already has a cover/topcap. Some bikes come with a tall tapered shape topcap which limits how low you can put the stem since the tall topcap is equivalent to ~20-30mm of spacers

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Your headset already has a cover/topcap. Some bikes come with a tall tapered shape topcap which limits how low you can put the stem since the tall topcap is equivalent to ~20-30mm of spacers

k, so basically it's just a shallow top cap? Got it...
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There is talk that mounting the stem too close to the top bearing is not so good as it may cause a stress riser which can lead to steertube failure. I'm no engineer so I can't see it, but a steertube failure is not a good one to have. I'd probably leave 5mm of spacers under the stem just to be on the safe side.
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Your bike all depends on how much and how nice of a bike you want. A single wheel for a bike can easily cost well over $300 fyi
Not looking to spend too much since I havne't bike for a long long time. Not to mention I don't want to waste money on somethig i MIGHT not like. Something along the lines of $250 to $300.
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Best advice i can give to anyone thinking of buying a bike, go and test some out, most rental bike shops rent out all sorts now a days!
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just did a 50k up grouse and back. super happy since i know a year ago i would have NOT been able to that. about 25min to get from lionsgate to the base of the grind and about 5 minutes to get back down LOL
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