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    sorry, they are cheap plastic rubbish and the bad boy deserves something far better. get some sks instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwibble
    sorry, they are cheap plastic rubbish and the bad boy deserves something far better. get some sks instead.
    All the SKS I've seen are massive and look shocking. I liked the idea of the roadracer's because you can hardly see them on the bike.

    Anyone know if they'd fit though?

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    not if you get the P35 sks. yes they should fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwibble
    December for the 2010 models. I think I would rather get the 2009 model ultra than the 2010.
    Any reason for this?

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    i work in a bike shop and at the end of the day it is your choice of what you buy. i just think they are a little too plastic for my liking. the sks will last longer. if you like the cruds go for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwibble
    i work in a bike shop and at the end of the day it is your choice of what you buy. i just think they are a little too plastic for my liking. the sks will last longer. if you like the cruds go for it
    LOL. No! read my quote! Was asking your opinion on why the 2009 is better than the 2010!

    Spoke to Crud; roadracers won't fit on the 700 bad boy because of the disk brakes apparently.

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    to be honest, the gearing is better on the '10 model (2x9), brakes are poorer on '10 (prefer avids), SRAM gear is better on '09 (IMHO), quite like the '10 frame but the 2009 is cheaper and available now.
    Tuff one...

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    Can anyone tell me what are the symptoms of a leaking cartridge? Is there anything visible that would suggest this as a problem?

    Regards

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    tell the forum your symptoms and we will take it from there.

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    Here's my Bad Boy Jekyll. Hope this is the right forum to post this.


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    my solo ultraPost Your Bad Boy!-badboy1-2-.jpg

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    I love the black and white color scheme

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    Thanks.Nice jackyll

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    Quote Originally Posted by galliofly
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    Love the fatty solo! Any more pics?

    I'm strongly considering a 2010 bad boy solo early next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwibble
    Does Bad Ronald have any of the new Bad boy photos for the 2010?
    There is a post from him on roadbikereview with pictures. These are the US 2010 bad boy models from a sales meeting of his.

    http://forums.roadbikereview.com/sho...d.php?t=178585

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    I've got this Bad Boy V-Brake 2010 coming on December 3rd (allegedly) can't wait.

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    saw one today, the tyres are massive!!!!

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    AWESOME DUDE looks like surley pug what size are tyres?how much?

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    The tyres are 26 x 2.0 slicks, cost was £545 but i've ordered it through my works cycle to work scheme so end up paying around £395 which is a steel,

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    So, my LBS offered me a 2009 BBU for £975 instead of waiting until after Christmas for the 2010 700 I had ordered. Wasn't sure at first, but decided that it was too good an offer to turn down. So today I picked up my shiney new 2009 BBU. Only had a quick spin on it but seems impressive. Will sort it out and get some pics over the weekend.

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    you got the right bike

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    The new toy. Pleased with it so far. Just want the weather to clear up so I can get out and play on it!

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    Sweet Badboy! You chose well IMO.

    I hear you about the weather, I just picked a 2010 solo and haven't gotten around to taking pics yet because I'm too busy trying to get all the ridding in I can before the weather turns brutal here. I make sure to post pics here eventually.

    Congrats on the new ride!

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    +1 nice BBU. Also got one this year from LBS on sale. Love it so much I went ahead and picked up a pair of mtn bike wheels and tires so I can ride her in rougher roads and weather. Ride on.

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    New member - I joined this forum to get more information on my 2010 Badboy Solo. I'm interested in grip / seat / pedal and other changes you guys recommend. Are the octopus pedals any good? Stock seat is a little harsh, changing that is job #1. I thought I'd like the grips, but don't. I thought I'd hate the kojak tires but they seem to have excellent grip.

    Thanks in advance for your advice.

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    Does anyone know the weight of a bad boy frame? Is it much heavier than a optimo frame?

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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by deadeye
    New member - I joined this forum to get more information on my 2010 Badboy Solo. I'm interested in grip / seat / pedal and other changes you guys recommend. Are the octopus pedals any good? Stock seat is a little harsh, changing that is job #1. I thought I'd like the grips, but don't. I thought I'd hate the kojak tires but they seem to have excellent grip.

    Thanks in advance for your advice.
    Welcome, deadeye, congrats on your new toy. We need pics soon. Here is a list of my 2009 BBU "upgrades":

    - seatpost = Thomson Elite (bombproof)
    - saddle = Koobi Enduro (backup saddle for longer rides = Brooks B17 Special) (comfy)
    - handlebar = Sunline V1 Carbon handlebar (comfy and light)
    - fork = Lefty Carbon DLR 110 (very comfy and can be locked out for roads)
    - brakes = Avid Elixir CR 203mm rotors for front and rear (better modulation, smooth and no noise)
    - wheelset = Stans Arch 29er with Hope Pro 2 (rear hub) and Woodman (front lefty hub)
    - tires = once the original Vittoria wears out, will be switching to Schwalbe Marathon Supremes (700 x 32)
    - crankset - Shimano SLX
    - derailleurs - SRAM X9 rear
    - shifters - SRAM X9 triggers
    - pedals - Crank Brothers SL (so easy to clip in and out) (backup are DMR V12 for rides with family and sandals)
    - grips - Ergon GC2 grips (easier on the hands and less numbness)

    I also have a set of Bontrager X Lite mountain wheelset for trails.

    Pics soon to come. Ride on !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkAce
    Welcome, deadeye, congrats on your new toy. We need pics soon. Here is a list of my 2009 BBU "upgrades":

    - seatpost = Thomson Elite (bombproof)
    - saddle = Koobi Enduro (backup saddle for longer rides = Brooks B17 Special) (comfy)
    - handlebar = Sunline V1 Carbon handlebar (comfy and light)
    - fork = Lefty Carbon DLR 110 (very comfy and can be locked out for roads)
    - brakes = Avid Elixir CR 203mm rotors for front and rear (better modulation, smooth and no noise)
    - wheelset = Stans Arch 29er with Hope Pro 2 (rear hub) and Woodman (front lefty hub)
    - tires = once the original Vittoria wears out, will be switching to Schwalbe Marathon Supremes (700 x 32)
    - crankset - Shimano SLX
    - derailleurs - SRAM X9 rear
    - shifters - SRAM X9 triggers
    - pedals - Crank Brothers SL (so easy to clip in and out) (backup are DMR V12 for rides with family and sandals)
    - grips - Ergon GC2 grips (easier on the hands and less numbness)

    I also have a set of Bontrager X Lite mountain wheelset for trails.

    Pics soon to come. Ride on !!
    Thanks for the information on your bike. I will be looking into Ergon grips and Koobi seats. Does anyone make a stem with a steeper angle to bring the bars up a little? Or, is it better to keep the stock stem and swap the bars for some with more rise - like an extra inch or so?
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    Not any upgrade in mine yet
    i am thinking on buying in the future this lights
    TrustFire TR-801 Cree Q5-WC 230-Lumen LED Flashlight, two of them
    and perphaps the kojaks 2.0 wide

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    [QUOTE Does anyone make a stem with a steeper angle to bring the bars up a little? Or, is it better to keep the stock stem and swap the bars for some with more rise - like an extra inch or so?

    Try Hope stem, a lot nicer
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Hope-Stem-for...item1e573d4713
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    Good job! Solo update

    Quote Originally Posted by deadeye
    Thanks for the information on your bike. I will be looking into Ergon grips and Koobi seats. Does anyone make a stem with a steeper angle to bring the bars up a little? Or, is it better to keep the stock stem and swap the bars for some with more rise - like an extra inch or so?
    After putting only 50 mi. on I've decided to leave the bars alone. This is the perfect bike for riding around Tokyo and my only regret is not getting one sooner. I did put a Selle TRK seat on and ordered some Ergon GX-1 grips. Being 6'2", I never want to mess around again with anything but an XL frame - so much more comfortable to be spread out.

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    My 2006 BBU



    does it have two wheels?

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    Do you think I can fit a pair of Bontrager Jones ACX 26x2.1 tires on a Bad Boy? I found a pair that's being sold for a good price. What do you guys think of those tires? I know I'll have to buy a new pair of rims for that too. Any recommendations? I want to be able to use my Bad Boy for a some afternoon rides along some rugged road we have near our house hence the plan to get some MTB tires. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by j_chu
    Do you think I can fit a pair of Bontrager Jones ACX 26x2.1 tires on a Bad Boy? I found a pair that's being sold for a good price. What do you guys think of those tires? I know I'll have to buy a new pair of rims for that too. Any recommendations? I want to be able to use my Bad Boy for a some afternoon rides along some rugged road we have near our house hence the plan to get some MTB tires. Thanks!
    I was able to fit a pair of Bontrager X Lite wheels with matching tubeless tires (26 x 2.0) with no issues on my 2009 BBU. Rode very comfortably. I think 26 x 2.1 will be fine. Hope that helps. I am in the process of determining what is the max 29er tire I can put on my BBU at the moment (if any). Off to my LBS for some test trials. Ride on.

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    Winter-Commuter

    This is my 2007 Bad Boy equipped for commuting in winter.

    (sorry - I should have put this under the original thread. Unfortunately the "post reply" buttons don't specify in which branch you are posting)
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    Quote Originally Posted by flemingcool


    The new toy. Pleased with it so far. Just want the weather to clear up so I can get out and play on it!

    Lovely! Where did you get this one from? I have a 2009 BBU as well and mine came with Cannondale rims on Deore Hubs...your wheels seem to be a different spec? Or hang on, maybe it's just the stickers...
    www.larsrehm.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saldegracia
    Lovely! Where did you get this one from? I have a 2009 BBU as well and mine came with Cannondale rims on Deore Hubs...your wheels seem to be a different spec? Or hang on, maybe it's just the stickers...

    Hi this is UK spec bike. Bought at the start of December. The wheels are Madduxx rims, with DT Swiss spokes and Shimano hubs. I'd imagine the specs are slightly different as it was so close to the 2010 bike being released, and they gave me a big discount!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkAce
    I was able to fit a pair of Bontrager X Lite wheels with matching tubeless tires (26 x 2.0) with no issues on my 2009 BBU. Rode very comfortably. I think 26 x 2.1 will be fine. Hope that helps. I am in the process of determining what is the max 29er tire I can put on my BBU at the moment (if any). Off to my LBS for some test trials. Ride on.
    Awesome, thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baumi314159
    This is my 2007 Bad Boy equipped for commuting in winter.
    Love the wheels! What are the specs?

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    My Bad Boy Ultra with Ergon GC3, which i recommend highly
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    you need to loose these reflectors man
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    my badboy 700c 08


    my badboy 08 700c,
    have recently chnaged handlebar and stem for ritchey, still has bb grips and cane creek bar end.
    seat post is pz racing alloy.
    pedals are dmr v10 i think (ebay!)
    cane creek headset installed,
    was thinking of getting some red or orange tyres (courier type!)

    am trying to get some more pics on here!

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    Hi guys,

    I am trying to figure out if I should get a Bad Boy Ultra 2009 (discounted to 1000 Euros) or a Bad Boy 8 Ultra 2010 (1270 Euros).

    Any experience/opinions on or pros/cons for either model besides the price difference?

    Thanks

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    i would say the 2009 has the better components and I like the 2009 frame. The 2010 is a new years bike and the internal hub at the back is less maintenance. Pro's and cons for each, I would recommend viewing the bikes in the flesh. Tough one.

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    The rims are Sun DS2-XC 26", with Maxxis Holy Roller 2.2 inch tires. The bike came with Sun DS2 700C rims, which look exactly the same as the 26" wheels. I put the 26" wheels in for winter commuting. Then it's back to the 700C when the snow is gone. This winter I replaced the tires with Nokian studded ones, they work great! No more worrying about ice on the roads. I only know the roads are slick when no car passes me!

    (sorry, I put this in the wrong branch. Can this entry be deleted?)
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    Wheels

    The rims are Sun DS2-XC 26", with Maxxis Holy Roller 2.2 inch tires. The bike came with Sun DS2 700C rims, which look exactly the same as the 26" wheels. I put the 26" wheels in for winter commuting. Then it's back to the 700C when the snow is gone. This winter I replaced the tires with Nokian studded ones, they work great! No more worrying about ice on the roads. I only know the roads are slick when no car passes me!

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    New Bad Boy - 2009 or 2010?

    Hey,
    I just picked up this new Bad Boy Ultra today at the PX on base, here in Germany. Wooohooo! From the pics you might see something I didn't even notice till I got it home. The pedals are flat on one side and accept SPD on the other.

    Anyway, of course the staff at the PX is useless so there was no book, nor could they tell me if it was a 2009 or 2010. There was another Medium Ultra there, but the "M" was lower case (thinking that one might be a 2010, since my '09 F7 has the same upper case script as this one). This bike has tires with some tread, the other Medium there had slicks. What do you think?

    Anyway, the Topeak rack was a Christmas present that just never looked right on the F7, but will be right at home on the Bad Boy....and....don't even go there about the kickstand...it's MY bike and on this commuter I want it.

    Anyway, tell me what you notice as good or bad. Thanks!
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    Am I still wearing my beer goggles?

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    Wow....just relooked at receipt.... says: "BIKES '07 BAY BOY ULTRA"

    Is that possible? Is that "bad"? How "bad"?

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