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Posted: 9/27/2011 6:29:14 PM EST


Silver or Black for:



Do I keep it murdered out or do I add some bling bling?

The positive to the silver would be that the appearance would hold up longer, but I am indifferent.

What say the cyclists of GD?
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 6:32:18 PM EST
Ive always liked a completely blacked out bike, but i do have silver components on mine and i think it adds to the appearance.
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 6:32:48 PM EST
Black

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Link Posted: 9/27/2011 6:32:49 PM EST
Silver. Give it some contrast.

Link Posted: 9/27/2011 6:39:01 PM EST
whats the matter with the existing set?
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 6:42:10 PM EST
Black
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 6:49:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By doc_Zox:
whats the matter with the existing set?


wore out the BB, figured go ahead and upgrade the crank as well
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 7:01:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2011 7:04:01 PM EST by emjohn4]
Black if you do more xc, silver if you do more downhill w/ rocks.

Odds are - it will get a bit more scratched up if you downhill ride, so silver would hide the scratches.

ETA: Looks like you are in TN - so my bet would be xc, so therefore black. I know the smokies are in TN - but they aren't as rocky or jagged as the mountains in the southwest.
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 7:13:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By emjohn4:
Black if you do more xc, silver if you do more downhill w/ rocks.

Odds are - it will get a bit more scratched up if you downhill ride, so silver would hide the scratches.

ETA: Looks like you are in TN - so my bet would be xc, so therefore black. I know the smokies are in TN - but they aren't as rocky or jagged as the mountains in the southwest.


actually up in VA now but it's about the same XC but with more rock gardens.

I have completely worn off the finish on the crank arms from my shoes rubbing. Still not sure which way to go
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 7:13:05 PM EST
Fuel EX 8? Nice bike.
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 7:16:52 PM EST
Silver
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 7:19:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 7:38:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2011 7:40:32 PM EST by seca40]
Get both. Damn what's going on around here?

ETA nice bike OP. I'd go with the black.
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 8:03:27 PM EST
Black.

Ignore the guys that say silver hides the scratches. To me it's a badge of honor to show you actually ride. Plus black looks so much better.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 4:12:39 AM EST
I've got the black Race Face stuff on my 2006 Giant Reign 2, ride the mess out of it, and it still looks good. Any scratches in the finish are well earned.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 4:19:41 AM EST
Is muddy a color? Cause thats what I am gonna go with.











Also: black
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 4:21:03 AM EST
Murdered out?
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 4:22:29 AM EST
I would go with silver just for the fact that you will wear it with your shoes. I had black on my last bike with a sweet shiny spot.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 4:22:36 AM EST
Black.

You just wanted to show off your sweet ride, didn't you?
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 4:24:14 AM EST
Black
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 4:30:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By YukonBoy03:
http://www.pricepoint.com/images/styleImages/D_100%20RACDX4.jpg

Silver or Black for:

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt251/yukonboy03/DSC_0256.jpg

Do I keep it murdered out or do I add some bling bling?

The positive to the silver would be that the appearance would hold up longer, but I am indifferent.

What say the cyclists of GD?



Nice bike!

I'd go with black....
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 6:29:19 PM EST
well apparently one of yall beat me to it, they aren't showing black as an option anymore

that's what I get for slacking
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 6:30:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By JAMES77257:
Murdered out?

cool kid term for a all black vehicle
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 6:32:50 PM EST
Black Out!
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 6:33:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/28/2011 6:37:08 PM EST by IAMLEGEND]

Originally Posted By YukonBoy03:
well apparently one of yall beat me to it, they aren't showing black as an option anymore

that's what I get for slacking

I'd give you my black RF rings and red cranks for cheap but they're kind of worn and you're far.

ETA: I guess I have an RF BB that's still fine too.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 6:34:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By YukonBoy03:
Originally Posted By doc_Zox:
whats the matter with the existing set?


wore out the BB, figured go ahead and upgrade the crank as well

Waste of money. BB are like $30.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 6:34:31 PM EST
Black always looks good.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 6:46:45 PM EST
These are cool too:

Link Posted: 9/29/2011 4:21:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By www-glock19-com:

Originally Posted By JAMES77257:
Murdered out?

cool kid term for a all black vehicle


Ahhh, got it.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 4:30:28 AM EST
Keep it black.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 4:33:56 AM EST
Originally Posted By Skillshot:

Originally Posted By YukonBoy03:
Originally Posted By doc_Zox:
whats the matter with the existing set?


wore out the BB, figured go ahead and upgrade the crank as well

Waste of money. BB are like $30.


That's akin to saying "You don't need that sweet $250 quad rail, M-4 hand guards are $25."
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 4:36:31 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 4:40:25 AM EST
I like an all black bike with some gold components - chain etc. Here is what I ride. Looks more yellow in photos, but it's more gold in person.

Link Posted: 9/29/2011 4:50:09 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 4:58:50 AM EST
Black.

Is that a Fuel?

J-
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 5:19:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By LoBrau:
Originally Posted By Skillshot:

Originally Posted By YukonBoy03:
Originally Posted By doc_Zox:
whats the matter with the existing set?


wore out the BB, figured go ahead and upgrade the crank as well

Waste of money. BB are like $30.


That's akin to saying "You don't need that sweet $250 quad rail, M-4 hand guards are $25."

except in the bicycle realm:
replace crank, BB, and rings
chain skips
replace chain
chain skips
replace rear cassette
chain skips
replace rear derailleur
nirvana
$450 bucks

maintaining the original BB properly?
priceless

Link Posted: 9/29/2011 7:02:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By doc_Zox:

Originally Posted By LoBrau:
Originally Posted By Skillshot:

Originally Posted By YukonBoy03:
Originally Posted By doc_Zox:
whats the matter with the existing set?


wore out the BB, figured go ahead and upgrade the crank as well

Waste of money. BB are like $30.


That's akin to saying "You don't need that sweet $250 quad rail, M-4 hand guards are $25."

except in the bicycle realm:
replace crank, BB, and rings
chain skips
replace chain
chain skips
replace rear cassette
chain skips
replace rear derailleur
nirvana
$450 bucks

maintaining the original BB properly?
priceless



Anything with bearings will eventually wear out, even with proper maintenance. It's supposed to wear specifically so you don't damage more important parts (like the frame, for example)....
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 7:31:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2011 7:32:20 AM EST by jrollins]

Originally Posted By Canoeguy:
Is muddy a color? Cause thats what I am gonna go with.

Muddy works, I came back from one ride years ago and I was so covered in mud I could barely move. I think me and the bike gained about 50lbs.

I vote for black, just because it matches the rest of what's there. So what if finish wears off eventually, just makes it look well used. Silver is too... shiny. If I want to be seen, I'll put some obnoxious flashing light on it

I need a new bike... All I have right now is a $100 dept store special, and it's half rusty right now anyway.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 7:34:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2011 7:36:55 AM EST by GLHX2112]
I was all psyched, I thought this was going to be a thread about MTB's (Motor Torpedo Boat).
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 7:37:38 AM EST
Originally Posted By JAMES77257:
Murdered out?


Fuck ya. Murdered out. Black on black.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:13:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By AGW:
Originally Posted By LoBrau:
Originally Posted By Skillshot:

Originally Posted By YukonBoy03:
Originally Posted By doc_Zox:
whats the matter with the existing set?


wore out the BB, figured go ahead and upgrade the crank as well

Waste of money. BB are like $30.


That's akin to saying "You don't need that sweet $250 quad rail, M-4 hand guards are $25."


It's more like, "I wore out the delta ring, so I may as well upgrade the foreend."

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A quad rail would at least add some functionality. A new crank would not. Even if it was a half pound lighter, the performance gains would not be noticeable. BB and chainrings are wear items that are cheap to replace.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:17:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By QuicksilverJPR:

Anything with bearings will eventually wear out, even with proper maintenance. It's supposed to wear specifically so you don't damage more important parts (like the frame, for example)....

Some are worse than others. I use the infamous Dura Ace 7700 BB that wears out in under 10,000 miles. Newer ones have better bearings and better seals, but even a top of the line Dura Ace 7900 BB retails for only $33. I'm not counting the gimmicky stuff like ceramic bearing items.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 10:24:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By Skillshot:

Originally Posted By QuicksilverJPR:

Anything with bearings will eventually wear out, even with proper maintenance. It's supposed to wear specifically so you don't damage more important parts (like the frame, for example)....

Some are worse than others. I use the infamous Dura Ace 7700 BB that wears out in under 10,000 miles. Newer ones have better bearings and better seals, but even a top of the line Dura Ace 7900 BB retails for only $33. I'm not counting the gimmicky stuff like ceramic bearing items.


Hell yeah some are worse than others!

I need more saddle time myself. Getting to be the weather I like riding 6-8 hours a day on the weekend....

That is if I am not hunting!
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 2:32:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By Skillshot:

Originally Posted By AGW:
Originally Posted By LoBrau:
Originally Posted By Skillshot:

Originally Posted By YukonBoy03:
Originally Posted By doc_Zox:
whats the matter with the existing set?


wore out the BB, figured go ahead and upgrade the crank as well

Waste of money. BB are like $30.


That's akin to saying "You don't need that sweet $250 quad rail, M-4 hand guards are $25."


It's more like, "I wore out the delta ring, so I may as well upgrade the foreend."

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile

A quad rail would at least add some functionality. A new crank would not. Even if it was a half pound lighter, the performance gains would not be noticeable. BB and chainrings are wear items that are cheap to replace.


I think you guys are missing my point.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 6:15:56 PM EST
Originally Posted By doc_Zox:

Originally Posted By LoBrau:
Originally Posted By Skillshot:

Originally Posted By YukonBoy03:
Originally Posted By doc_Zox:
whats the matter with the existing set?


wore out the BB, figured go ahead and upgrade the crank as well

Waste of money. BB are like $30.


That's akin to saying "You don't need that sweet $250 quad rail, M-4 hand guards are $25."

except in the bicycle realm:
replace crank, BB, and rings
chain skips
replace chain
chain skips
replace rear cassette
chain skips
replace rear derailleur
nirvana
$450 bucks

maintaining the original BB properly?
priceless




Or Chris King BB, $130...
Nirvana

Link Posted: 9/29/2011 6:35:50 PM EST
Black is where it's at.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 3:04:52 AM EST


Or Chris King BB, $130...
Nirvana


now there is a plan

how worn are your chain rings?

if they are looking shark finny then a CK BB and rings would be good
but then the driveline skipping demon appears

Link Posted: 9/30/2011 3:11:11 AM EST
My Prophet is all black, its my "steath" bike

My road bike is blue, and it is very quiet, "have blue"
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 2:21:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By doc_Zox:


Or Chris King BB, $130...
Nirvana


now there is a plan

how worn are your chain rings?

if they are looking shark finny then a CK BB and rings would be good
but then the driveline skipping demon appears



hyonestly, there isn't much in hours on the drivetrain, maybe 300 miles? the crankset is some BS Shimano OEM that you can't even find specs on or buy. The teeth are fine it's just like grinding feeling in the BB
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 5:14:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2011 5:23:01 PM EST by doc_Zox]
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=23797&category=2634

300 miles?

heck the shop you bought it from should look at it and make it right for free

That's not a cheap bike.


is your crank a:
Shimano M521
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 6:32:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By doc_Zox:
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=23797&category=2634

300 miles?

heck the shop you bought it from should look at it and make it right for free

That's not a cheap bike.


is your crank a:
Shimano M521


naw M-542

2010 Trek Fuel EX8

only problem is, I now live about 14hrs away from the dealer
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