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texastwister 03-08-14 04:48 PM

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ikaika777 03-09-14 07:21 AM

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My 2013 Giant Escape 2.


http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=367916

arsprod 03-09-14 07:29 AM

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Originally Posted by AdamDZ (Post 16558080)
This is what I ride these days.

what Axiom bag is that in back?

AdamDZ 03-09-14 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by arsprod (Post 16562011)
what Axiom bag is that in back?

These are Axiom Lasalle panniers, the Journey series, designed to be the front panniers while the larger Champlain were meant to be the rear set. They're both discontinued.

arsprod 03-09-14 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by AdamDZ (Post 16562661)
These are Axiom Lasalle panniers, the Journey series, designed to be the front panniers while the larger Champlain were meant to be the rear set. They're both discontinued.

damn, figures! Some still for sale, look like perfect commuting/light touring bags - thanks!

AdamDZ 03-09-14 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by arsprod (Post 16562780)
damn, figures! Some still for sale, look like perfect commuting/light touring bags - thanks!

They make them now more like drybags, with roll-tops which makes them less convenient for commuting IMHO. So yeah, these older ones are the perfect size for commuting. The Champlains are larger and have an extra external pocket, but they're too big for commuting.

Brennan 03-12-14 07:01 PM

The Cross Check continues to morph...

We finally got some rain in California, so I installed the fenders I had been sitting on for about a year. The installation process was an exercise in frustration, but now that they're on they work really well. Will probably remove them again in May as that's when our dry season usually begins.

I also went from a double to a triple crankset since I use this for bike camping and short tours, and I was sort of yearning for a triple on the last couple trips. Really missing the relative simplicity of the double crank for normal riding though. Not sure what to do about that.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...psbb01ebbc.jpg

WestMass 03-13-14 08:03 AM

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Brennan your bike looks great.

Mine is almost done with the upgrades I did. Need to wrap the bars and put my fender and rack back on, and add my new dynamo lights. :thumb:
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=368559
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=368560http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=368561http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=368562

and before
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=368563http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=368564http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=368565

PatrickGSR94 03-13-14 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by WestMass (Post 16573795)
Brennan your bike looks great.

Mine is almost done with the upgrades I did. Need to wrap the bars and put my fender and rack back on, and add my new dynamo lights. :thumb:

That's cool. What disc brakes and brifters are you using?

noglider 03-13-14 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Brennan (Post 16572585)
The Cross Check continues to morph...

It looks beyond perfect to me! What handlebars are those?

Brennan 03-13-14 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by WestMass (Post 16573795)
Brennan your bike looks great.

Thanks, West.

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Originally Posted by noglider (Post 16575198)
It looks beyond perfect to me! What handlebars are those?

Hey, thanks noglider. They are VO Milan bars. I like them a lot, though I wish they were about 2cm wider (they are 57cm wide), but I guess that's just a preference thing.

WestMass 03-14-14 06:26 AM

Shimano 105 / Avid bb7road

WestMass 03-14-14 07:06 AM

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and while my primary commuter is at the shop...

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=368709
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=368710
also been going on some road rides with it too

Commuter76 03-14-14 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Brennan (Post 16572585)
... Not sure what to do about that.

Ummm, N+1?

md_device 03-14-14 09:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Bikerdude222 (Post 16547850)
I like tape, but after a long search and plenty of testing, found a product called Reflect-All. It's a new spray that you can put on almost anything. I'll try and get a night photo - but it's amazing how well it works.
You can tape off your ride for nice effects too.
Not sure where to pick it up, ordered mine from reflectallaz.com

I was curious about painting the sidewalls on my tires with this in a band, perhaps not a solid ring but a pattern, semi solid or a 1/3 strip and a progessive series of strips and then some black.. to attrack attention. Not sure what pattern would be best.

tigrpal 03-16-14 07:04 PM

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My Breezer Infinity.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=369208http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=369209

WestMass 03-16-14 08:22 PM

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I also added some blue reflective tape but I don't have the photo on my computer yet. looks really neat. Really happy to do my first commute with my dynamo light!

noglider 03-16-14 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by WestMass (Post 16583821)
Really happy to do my first commute with my dynamo light!

It's freedom, isn't it!

Huffandstuff 03-16-14 08:43 PM

Here's my commuter in it's current set up. Also serves as a training bike for road miles.

http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/...311_081556.jpg

HydroG33r 03-16-14 11:30 PM

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Here's a pic of my commuter rig, which is actually so far my only rig :-) I'm sure I'll soon start yielding to the N+1 rule, but for now, I ride this baby everywhere in all conditions :)

RubeRad 03-17-14 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by HydroG33r (Post 16584239)
Here's a pic of my commuter rig, which is actually so far my only rig :-) I'm sure I'll soon start yielding to the N+1 rule, but for now, I ride this baby everywhere in all conditions :)

I think that bike looks like an N=1! I like your water tube too.

HydroG33r 03-17-14 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by RubeRad (Post 16585145)
I think that bike looks like an N=1! I like your water tube too.

Thanks! I love it... if I were to buy another rig, I'd probably want something speedier... still learning what I like though, so hoping to stay satisfied with this girl for a few years first :)

Oh, and after searching for a while, I actually stumbled across the Showers Pass Veleau 42 hydration system at Mountain Equipment Co-Op in Vancouver the other day (Canadian equivalent of REI). $80 at REI, but I only paid $9 on clearance at MEC - no idea why they were on so cheap (had been marked down to $29, 22, and ultimately $9), but I ended up buying a few just because!

Dirt Farmer 03-18-14 01:00 AM

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My 2005 Jamis Coda Sport

an oldie, but a goodie.

Deore rear derailleur
Dura Ace front derailleur
Mavic Aksium wheels
Gatorskin tires
Bontrager NCS fenders

all steel!

Willis24 03-18-14 06:09 AM

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Originally Posted by HydroG33r (Post 16587723)
Oh, and after searching for a while, I actually stumbled across the Showers Pass Veleau 42 hydration system at Mountain Equipment Co-Op in Vancouver the other day (Canadian equivalent of REI). $80 at REI, but I only paid $9 on clearance at MEC - no idea why they were on so cheap (had been marked down to $29, 22, and ultimately $9), but I ended up buying a few just because!

Wow, that had to be the best mistake/bargain sale ever!

RubeRad 03-18-14 08:23 AM

Seriously! For $9 that's essentially free! I would have bought all of them and either given extras away as presents, or sold them on CL for a profit!


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