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Tomorrow is the day that FedEx will be delivering my new best friend, 07 IBEX Expert SE.

I'm just hoping that the packaging and shipping doesn't leave me with any suprises. I'm really wanting to ride it this week so waiting for replacement parts might dampen my plans.

I already have new grips, Cateye computer, and a couple other small things ready to install.

Once assembled, I'll provide some bike porn !! :eekster:
 

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scubastud said:
Tomorrow is the day that FedEx will be delivering my new best friend, 07 IBEX Expert SE.

I'm just hoping that the packaging and shipping doesn't leave me with any surprises. I'm really wanting to ride it this week so waiting for replacement parts might dampen my plans.

I already have new grips, Cateye computer, and a couple other small things ready to install.

Once assembled, I'll provide some bike porn !! :eekster:
I'll be looking forward to the PORN:thumbsup:

Now stop thinking negative about the packaging and pending dome :madman:
Porn, I like
 

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ajmongoose said:
How long does it take to get a bike from the day you submit your order? Do they only send out one batch per month?!?!?
This thread is referring to the SE (special edition) bikes that were available from Ibex for a limited time. I think that the IBEX Ignition Super SE and IBEX Trophy Pro SE are the only SE's still available. Those bikes needed to be built up at after they were ordered hence the long lead time. Their other bikes are built up and ready to ship.

My Atlas Pro shipped the day after I placed the order which was placed later in the afternoon. If you get your order out early in the morning I think you might get same day shipping.
 

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I just ordered an Atlas yesterday (Sunday) morning and I called this afternoon (12 Noon) to get a shock pump thrown in the box and Jake said sorry, Fedex has your bike. So pretty quick turn around time for the Atlas if that helps any.
 

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Well I received the bike today around 1:30pm. Packing looked great. After completely installing the bike, the only thing I found was the rear wheel was pretty bad out of true. When rotating, there is one big wobble in the rotation. Any suggestions?

Of course with any new bike, it doesn't feel natural right away. You are so used to 'your' bike that it takes time. The paint, welds, selection of components all look great. The bike shifted great right out of the box. So far the brakes don't seem as nice as my Juicy 7's. Maybe because they aren't broke in yet? It just seems like you have to pull them all the way and still it takes 10-20 ft. to stop you? Whereas, my juicys will have you stopped within 5-8 ft. it seems. I'm sure it's more a breakin/setup thing. Very cool how you can adjust the throw on the lever......sweet.

Well here's the pics I promised..........now it's back to learning how to setup the fork and shock.
 

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Very sexay nice porn. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

The Stroker's have much more modulation the the Juicy's & will need some breaking in. If you ride it down the street then pull the brakes in little at a time you will notice that the initial pull is contact then the more prressure you apply the more brake effect you get. Juicy's have allot of power but no modulation so when you pull in they stop or lock. When you get on the trail you will find the Strokers have excelent control & you may even start riding faster because of this. They are confidence builders. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

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aznfatnerd said:
I'm just wondering, but if the wheel is out of true isn't Ibex or Fedex responsible?
The spokes have probably just lost tension while sitting at the Ibex warehouse and while in transit. My wheel was also out of true when it arrived, I attached a zip tie to my fork and aligned it against the rim as a make shift truing stand. Didn't take me more than 30 minutes to true the wheel, and I'm definitely a noob when it comes to bike repair. Just followed the instructions in the Park Tools Blue Book, which are also available online at www.parktool.com

You would probably get a new wheel or could have Ibex true your wheel if you shipped it back since their CS is excellent. But I don't think its worth the effort to deal with the shipment costs for the wheel or deal with time without your bike. Worst case just go to your LBS and pay 'em 10 bucks to do it for ya.
 

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aznfatnerd said:
thanks for the answer. I'm a total noob, so I don't really know much about bike repair. How do you know if the spokes are loose?
They shouldn't flex too much when you squeeze two of them together, you also don't want them to be too tight. You'll get a feel for them, I'm pretty new to this too so I felt the tension spokes of a freshly trued and tensioned wheel and compared it to my wheel and adjusted the tension until they felt similar. You could also buy a spoke-tension meter. They have some well priced Park tools at

http://www.bicycledoctor.net/

You can pickup the TM-1 tension meter for around 50 bucks if you really want one, I've been thinking about getting one.
 
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