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- Up for sale is a decent starter single speed 29er. It began as a Nashbar singlespeed 29er, and it has the following modifications:
Fork: Rock Shox Reba Race 2005 (100mm travel, crown lockout)
Wheels: Alex DH19 rims, Redline hubs (standard qr front, ss bolt on rear), WTB Weirwolf 29x2.55 tires (with tubes)
Front Brake: Magura Marta SL (160mm rotor, newish pads, freshly bled)
It is very solid this way, and the geometry is close to an AM hardtail, making it stable on downhills, cornering, jumping, and mashing uphill. If the price seems high, I might take off $100 for each modification that you want undone. I would suggest a good insurance plan if you go for the fully stock option. Other details:
Weight: 28.5 lbs
Pedals: Platforms (new in packaging) or Time Atac Alium (used for $20 more)
Also, here is some barely-used higher end stuff for half price:
Specialized Phenom Saddle (143 mm hollow Cro-mo rails) - $65
SRAM PG-990 9-speed cassette - $40
Happy trails, friends.
- My web photo albums from Tour de Grove, Saturday, May 11, 2013:
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- Older campy front hub laced to mavic cxp 10 rim with campy skewer. $30
Shimano 600 8 speed hub set. Rear bearings need to be packed. $40
More to come as I see what I have.
- 1. Peter SAGAN, Cannondale, in 4:20:31
- 2. Michael MATTHEWS, Orica-GreenEdge, at :00
- 3. Tyler FARRAR, Garmin-Sharp, at :00
- 4. Gianni MEERSMAN, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at :00
- 5. Boy VAN POPPEL, Vacansoleil-DCM, at :00
- 6. Thor HUSHOVD, BMC Racing, at :00
- 7. Alexander CANDELARIO, Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies, at :00
- 8. Sylvain CHAVANEL, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at :00
- 9. Zakkari DEMPSTER, NetApp-Endura, at :00
- 10. Michael MORKOV, Saxo-Tinkoff, at :00
Peter Sagan (Cannondale) won stage 3 of the Amgen Tour of California in Santa Clarita on Tuesday.
Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) was second and Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) was third.
Janier Acevedo (Jamis-Hagens Berman) finished with the peloton to defend his overall lead.
The Amgen Tour continues Wednesday with the 134-kilometer fourth stage from Santa Clarita to Santa Barbara.
With crosswinds belting the peloton, a group of more than 20 riders broke free in the opening 20 kilometers. Jens Voigt (RadioShack-Leopard) and Jeremy Vennell (Bissell) sparked the action and Laurent Didier (RadioShack), Farrar and Jacob Rathe (Garmin), Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), Alex Candelario (Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies), Carter Jones and Chris Baldwin (Bissell), and Sagan each made the split.
Jones, leader of the mountains classification, was first over the Cat. 4 Munz Ranch Road KOM, 30km into the race, and would go on to keep his climber’s jersey for another day. The breakaway wasn’t meant for the finish, however, and the peloton came back together before the descent to the day’s second rated climb, Lake Hughes Road.
Andy Schleck (RadioShack-Leopard) rode away from the peloton shortly after Jones and co. were caught, taking with him stage 1 winner Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM), Chad Beyer (Champion System), and Gavin Mannion (Bontrager).
The group pushed out to more than four minutes’ advantage, Acevedo’s Jamis team keeping them on a short leash.
Bert Grabsch (Omega Pharma), Guido Palma (Jamis), and Tom Zirbel (Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies) were among the men to abandon a day after extreme temperatures blasted the race on its way into Palm Springs.
With 65km to go, the breakaway held a lead of 3:05 over the bunch. Cannondale and Garmin-Sharp began chipping into the work in the field, taking responsibility ahead of what they hoped would be a mass gallop.
The peloton put in a long, steady chase from there, finally drawing three of the escapees — Schleck, Westra, and Mannion — in with 16km to go. Beyer held on for a short while, but the bunch soon swallowed him. Race officials rewarded the American with the most courageous rider award.
Garmin, Omega Pharma, UnitedHealthcare, and Cannondale each pushed to the front, sharing the workload on the mostly flat run-in to the boulevard finish.
Markel Irizar (RadioShack) tried to spoil the bunch finish, jumping with 5.4km to go. Garmin chased him down, however, and the peloton was together with 4.3km to go.
Five green Cannondale jerseys lined up at the front, with the Amgen Tour’s record stage winner, Sagan, sitting at the back.
Optum, Garmin, and Saxo-Tinkoff each pushed to the front and with 3km to go, it was the Danish outfit that took control, Jonathan Cantwell in tow.
With 1.5km to go, it was four Saxo riders at the front. BMC Racing rushed the leaders, however, moving up the right side. Thor Hushovd sat third wheel, behind world champion teammate Philippe Gilbert, but with 800 meters to go, UnitedHealthcare took to the front ahead of the final, right-hand corner.
Orica-GreenEdge charged up the right side of the road on the finish straight, with Baden Cooke leading Michael Matthews. Cooke opened the sprint and drove for the line and thought he’d delivered a winner, but Sagan came from the fringes to burst around the Aussie and take his record ninth career win at the Amgen Tour.
- I am looking for a set of cranks for a project bike (a Surly Cross Check) I am putting together. I want it to be 160 mm in length with a 110 bcd. I plan to just put one ring on it as I plan to use the bike for commuting and want to keep it simple. It doesn't need to look good, just to work. Anyone?