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Old 03-04-02, 12:17 AM   #1
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I bought it. Check it out

Thanks to everyone for their input today. I road tested the Cannondale and the deal was too good to pass up. Only 700 twinkies. Check it out below. I can't wait to put some miles on it. I have turned a new page in my recreational life, road biking. I just need to be sure my MTB doesn't start to feel forgotten. I'm gonna have to change my user name now. How about GiantCannon???? or GiantsCannRide2 ??? or CannRideGiants2 ????? How about a vote. I'll buy you a lollipop if you have a better suggestion.


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Old 03-04-02, 12:23 AM   #2
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Here is my Giant.
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Old 03-04-02, 12:35 AM   #3
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How about "Icannride"? Your tagline could be "...but not spell"

Nice bike. How much are twinkies these days?
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Old 03-04-02, 12:42 AM   #4
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Considerably less than a clif bar.
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Great looking bikes. :thumbup:

I noticed the Cannondale has no pedals. How do you plan on riding it? <j/k>
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From looking at the top bike, considering how much post is showing, I'd say you bought a frame that was at least one size too small.
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From looking at the top bike, considering how much post is showing, I'd say you bought a frame that was at least one size too small.
Giantdale
Your Giant is set up with bars on the high side, and your dale has them fairly low. I dont think your frame is neccessarily too small, but you may want to flip that stem around to raise the bars some.
You seem to have some large radius drops as well, so they may feel a little distant in that low position.

Just because you have a road bike, doesnt mean you have to adopt a very aero riding position.
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How about "AGiantCannRide2"

...or "GiantDale"


...or "CannonAnt"
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I think the stem is setup that way because it is a suspended front end and the fork creates the rise. I'd like to put some cross tires on that thing and go off road.
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Ron, I will be riding with some specially designed spurs that I have created that strap onto my ankles and hook into the cranks where most people feel pedals are necessary. If you want a set I'll hook you up.

Michael, I will be definitely flipping my stem around.

Good name suggestions, guys. Thanks.
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Old 03-04-02, 09:36 AM   #11
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I think the stem is setup that way because it is a suspended front end and the fork creates the rise. I'd like to put some cross tires on that thing and go off road.
Hehe that's what I was thinking!!!

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Nice bikes (both).

For your new name, how about "Mons Meg" which is the giant cannon (get it?) which sits on the battlements of Edinburgh Castle
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Way cool idea, Chewa.

Check out this link:

http://www.efr.hw.ac.uk/EDC/guide/edincas.html

The castle is also the home of the most famous cannon in Scotland: Mons Meg, a massive fifteenth-century bombard, which was reputed to be able to fire a large stone cannonball a distance of one-and-a-half miles. Its devastating effect earned Meg the alternative name, `the Muckle Murderer'. Salutes from the castle these days are fired by more modern artillery, when for example Her Majesty the Queen celebrates her birthday or enters Edinburgh on an official visit. Speaking of artillery, a unique institution within the castle is the One o'Clock Gun, which is fired at that hour every day (except Sunday) to enable citizens and visitors to check their clocks and watches. The origin of the tradition lies in the days when sailing ships in the Firth of Forth were able to check their chronometers by training a telescope on the castle. Simultaneously, a time ball drops at the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill.
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Old 03-04-02, 10:07 AM   #14
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Not sure that "The Muckle Murderer" (muckle ==big) would be too good a name.

Good link though. If I stick my head out one of our top windows I can just see the castle. (I always hear the one o clock gun)
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Depending on the Giant's paint condition you could be Chip 'n' Dale

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The Giant is well ridden. "Chip" sounds like a good nickname.
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iI remember seeing a bike which had it's name painted on the top tube --- "The Starship Exercise"
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Welcome to Roadiehood, I'll ride or drive over some weekend late spring or in summer and help you "ride it in", if you'd like. I'm not that far away and it'd be fun to see a forum member in person.
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if you think that frame is too small take a good look at the frames of the pros!
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These are both beautiful bikes. It would be ashamed if you ruined them by supporting the frames on the seat tube. Aluminum bikes should only be clamped at the seat !!!!
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Great new ride and what a deal for $700.00!

Keeep us posted on the first impressions.

P.S. is that a new aluminum wood grained garage door?
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Thanks for the advice, Rock. I will remember that and take it to heart. Does it put too much stress on the frame?? How??? What is the problem with clamping them on the seat post??
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Giantbiker, it is the seatpost ( the post which attaches your seat to your frame) which you should use to clamp your bikes. I don't know the reasoning behind not being able to clamp an aluminum bicycle by a frame tube, but I would imagine that it puts some sort of stress on the frame which could be damaging.
To quote my Giant service manual, "If you or your shop mechanic use a clamp-type repair stand make absolutely sure the bike is clamped by the seatpost NEVER by a frame tube."
I would welcome comments supporting this statement.
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I don't know the reasoning behind not being able to clamp an aluminum bicycle by a frame tube
Thin walled alum prefers not to be squeezed.

Clamp it on the post.
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