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Old 05-17-2017, 04:14 PM   #5561
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I've seen several different carriers similar to yours. Several users have a piece of foam pipe insulation that runs the length of the top tube. Without something like that on the top tube, vibration can cause wearing of the paint and possibly the carbon.
I have bikes with all 3 cables on top of top tube. This is why I wrap the top tube in that foam but yeah, maybe a big swimming noodle slitted or pipe insulation would be better than the foam wrap. With the thin foam wrap I am able to get a layer between top tube and the cables/housings so that the cables/housings don't rub paint.


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Old 05-17-2017, 04:15 PM   #5562
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Nice rack.
Careful....man rule violation warning....can't say that to dudes let's go with "cool bike rack" instead


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Old 05-17-2017, 04:19 PM   #5563
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yesterday was new bike day for the eldest (9 years old).

she'd been riding an ancient 20" raleigh nxt single speed coaster bike off and on for a couple years, and hadn't gotten to the point of not using training wheels (i know, delinquent dad)... made a deal with her... ride without them and actually ride and we'd get her a decent bike.

she held up her end, so I had to hold up mine. Picked up a small framed Fuji Absolute 2.1 Step through hybrid for her.

a little on the large size initially, but it'll give her a lot more growth potential and a good stepping stone into eventual road bikedom. hoping she'll take to it enough to want to ride with me on occasions and we can eventually work on building a bike for her.

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also took advantage of my 25% off rapha coupon and ordered some new shorts, a jersey and some socks.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:40 PM   #5564
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I've seen several different carriers similar to yours. Several users have a piece of foam pipe insulation that runs the length of the top tube. Without something like that on the top tube, vibration can cause wearing of the paint and possibly the carbon.
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With a name like iron no flimsy aluminum or composite bike rack would do to hold your 16 lb steed. Nice rack.
John, the hook has the foam. I'll temporarily adjust the position of the frame towards hooking it close to the seat tube. I still intend on fabricating a better hold on the bike, perhaps the seat stem. That will keep the hook off the carbon and frame/paint.
Dave... I'm planning on a name change to rustylung. As for the rack.. isn't that a sexist statement...lolololol..... Otherwise, thanks for the comp.
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:13 PM   #5565
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Recent purchase and renovation project - now my daily commuter (20 km round-trip). Early-00's Danish Hjordt Bjallby 'Easy' Over-seat steering converted to under-seat steering (OSS tube was broken, waiting on replacement).

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Old 05-19-2017, 05:49 PM   #5566
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A couple minor things, but happy about getting them.

Trying out a new bike mirror.
I have always used the Cycleaware one but thought I'd give this one a try. Sells under different names including "Race Icon". Seems to be okay, modified it already (took part the part that attached to the helmet and cut the shaft shorter - much better; I don't look like a horse with a carrot dangling way out in front of me any more...).
Seems to be a bit fish-eyed. Velcros to the inside of the helmet above the ear, doesn't seem to interfere with anything.

And new cable clips for my mountain bike that match the colors of the bike and say "RISK" on them (sorry for the upside down pic - not gonna fix it). Stupidly my LBS put zip ties on the cables, which looked awful and had sharp edges where they snipped them off.
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Zip tie heads must be concealed.....they weren't doing it right.
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Wish I had an alternative to zip ties for my Wahoo cadence sensor on my crank arm. I can't bring myself to trust the double sided tape and I've never been able to hide the heads well enough for my taste - cosmetically.

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