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Seat post shims on cx bikes

Started Nov 20, 2013 0 Replies

Was wondering if anyone has experience using a seat post shim on their cx bikes. I'm looking at shimming a 31.6 down to a 27.2, both frame and seat post are carbon. Thoughts?

Aluminum tubulars

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig MacIntyre Apr 14. 6 Replies

I have two sets for sale, both are velocity deep profile aluminum rims with dt revolution spokes. One set has American classic hubs with tufo flexus 32mm tires only ridden twice. The other is on…Continue

FS: trek ion cx pro

Started Sep 21, 2013 0 Replies

2012 ion cx pro large frame, bike is stock with SRAM rival group set and bontrager components. Very little use and in great shape. Located in Toronto Ontario but will ship.

Shipping across U.S canada border

Started Dec 18, 2012 0 Replies

Has any shipped to canada from the states? And what does everyone find to be the most secure payment form? I've had issues with selling items before and people using fake Paypal accounts, makes it…Continue

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Dave brown left a comment for Dan Wheeler
"Hi Dan, sorry I don't know how I ignored your comment lol just didn't see the request. I know it was months ago, did you find all the wheels you need?"
Oct 19
Dave brown and Dan Wheeler are now friends
Oct 19
Dave brown replied to Brian Bressler's discussion Asylum Meuse - Di2 Hack with Hydraulic Brakes
"This is really cool to see, in a world where off the shelf bikes have really taken over and customization is minimal. This reminds me of fifteen years ago and piecing bikes together albeit now with much more modern technology. I guess you could make…"
Oct 19
Dave brown replied to david taylor's discussion First attempt at gluing tubulars
"I've never seen the appeal to tape, I've always had great luck with letting the tires stretch on a pair of dry rims for as long as I can, I went to my lbs and asked them to give me a call if they were ever scraping a set of old tubular…"
Aug 30
Craig MacIntyre replied to Dave brown's discussion Aluminum tubulars
"Pics please"
Apr 14
Dave brown replied to Duncan Olson's discussion Loose front derailleur hanger on Fuji Altimira
"It should go back to the dealer as a warranty issue then"
Apr 4
Jeff McCachren replied to Dave brown's discussion Aluminum tubulars
"how much for the Bontragers?   Do you have pictures of all of the wheels? Thanks "
Apr 3
Dave brown replied to Duncan Olson's discussion Loose front derailleur hanger on Fuji Altimira
"Used to have the same problem with specialized aluminum mountain frames. If you don't feel comfortable doing this then you need to find a mechanic who does. The old rivets have deformed and need to be drilled out of the frame and replaced with…"
Apr 2
Nate Zier and Dave brown are now friends
Mar 5
Dave brown replied to Nate Zier's discussion My First CX Bike on a Budget
"Clinchers at your weight would just have to be run at higher pressures to avoid pinch flats would be great for training maybe not the best choice for racing, if your interested in tubulars I have a couple sets of very durable tubulars for sale with…"
Mar 5
Dave brown replied to Dave brown's discussion Aluminum tubulars
"Still have the wheels if anybody is interested I'm open to offers. I also have a pair of bontrager racexlite aluminum tubulars for sale. The were only made for several years and have 25mm wide rims and are sub 1500g."
Feb 24
Dave brown replied to Adam_Mac's discussion Discs at Nationals
"I thought I'd weigh in as having recently gone to disc. I was in the common situation having a canti bike with 3 sets of tubular wheels built up for it. I never had a problem with cantis and never had stopping issues. I wasn't happy with…"
Jan 13
Dave brown replied to David Sellars's discussion Water in Tubular Rim
"Pull back tire and hang to drain reglue and put a small amount of silicone around the valve stem, will help with water."
Jan 4
Dave brown posted a discussion

Seat post shims on cx bikes

Was wondering if anyone has experience using a seat post shim on their cx bikes. I'm looking at shimming a 31.6 down to a 27.2, both frame and seat post are carbon. Thoughts?
Nov 20, 2013
Dave brown replied to david taylor's discussion shouldering bike
"Your shouldering it wrong if the seat is hitting your helmet, try holding with your arm through the triangle and wraped under the down tube to hold the handle bar drop. I'm sure there are some how to videos on the site somewhere."
Nov 2, 2013
Dave brown replied to Dave brown's discussion Aluminum tubulars
"I don't have exact weights I'd have to estimate for you. The rims are the velocity pro elite tubular. They were the heavier option of velocity's tubulars at the time but they built up a very stiff confident wheel, very little flex and…"
Sep 29, 2013

Profile Information

Hometown:
Bradford, ON
Current Bike Collection:
Specialized sl2
Niner air9
Trek ion cx pro
Favorite thing about cyclocross:
Mud
How long have you been racing cyclocross?
10 years
Racing category:
weekend warrior, veteran

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