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    Senior Member cdale56's Avatar
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    Giant Halfway: First 500 miles

    First of all this a great little bike. I bought this back in May especially for a four day trip to Washington DC when I had no other way to get a bike down there. It served that trip nicely.

    I have used it sparingly otherwise, I have found the saddle and pedals unsatisfactory and have yet to replace them.

    Gearing, as mentioned by others, is less than ideal. I took a short trip to the mountains of New Hampshire and found the gearing to be quite uncomfortable for climbing demands up there.

    I have done 60 miles as the longest ride and did Ok with that.

    Still haven't completely figured out the rear rack, except that it is a perfect resting place for my battery.

    The Halfway has become a great commuter bike- I do a drive/ride every day and I just throw the halfway in the trunk and no rack needed. If I decide not to ride, it can stay in the trunk and no risk of theft from a rack.

    It has become my night time riding bike and so far so good with that- the tires have a reflective surface on the sidewall that is a nice extra. And I never had a bike with fenders before.

    Plus there are many other things you can with this bike-like meet others and just fold it up and out it in the trunk, I have unfoded it and taken it with me in grocery stores when I had no lock.

    Then, there are the looks I get..........

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    Hauja
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    I recommend a Lepper 77 saddle from experience . Brooks comes highly recommended and a persons (Brand) saddle in leather from permaco in OHIO is another possibility . As long as you like that sort of thing . You can also look for a lbs that sells take off saddles. I have found well padded sprung saddles through that avenue for a good price.

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    Bromptonaut 14R's Avatar
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    I don't know if anybody cares, but my girlfriend decided to trade her Halfway 7S after riding aprox. 6 miles on a Downtube FS. We were able to get US$400.00 as credit at our LBS (Giant dealer) so...good bye sweet ride. I actually really liked the halfway, but her point was "Just imagine an upgrade on this Downtube to make it a US$500.00 bike".
    We did a US$40.00 upgrade (new tires for speed) and that's it.

    Still riding my halfway,

    Rafael

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