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Old 09-17-11, 07:30 PM   #3001
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Just rewrapped my barends with some Forté Grip Tec bar tape. It feels really nice.

I had my front light on when I took this picture...



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Old 09-17-11, 08:32 PM   #3002
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Old 09-17-11, 10:34 PM   #3003
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Looks comfy
I wrapped it extra thick!
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Old 09-18-11, 03:52 PM   #3004
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Here's my Trek 7100

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Lokks like you've got it set up perfectly.
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Old 09-23-11, 09:52 PM   #3006
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This is her when she was brand new. Next month she will turn 1 year old.



Giant Escape 2 Hybrid, but now with a few custom parts.

Kool stop MTB brakes on the rear.

MKS Lambda platform pedals. (My LBS discovered that I had cracked the originals in half, but luckily the rubber held until I replaced them.)

NYC commuting killed 5 tubes in maybe 7 months? So....

Michelin City ProTek rear tire.

Vittoria Raddoneur double shielded kevlar front tire.

....and no flats since.
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Old 09-24-11, 01:42 AM   #3007
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5 tubes in 7 months? Damn! ^^
I've yet to have my first flat in over 2,5 years.
Are you sure you have quality kevlar layered tires and quality inner tubes?
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Old 09-24-11, 08:45 AM   #3008
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^^^You better knock on wood...
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Old 09-24-11, 12:33 PM   #3009
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BridgeNotTunnel, How do you like the Escape 2? I picked up the '12 Escape 1 a month ago and love it. Thinking of changing the tires to something a little more aggressive, like 700x25 or 28.
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Old 09-24-11, 07:44 PM   #3010
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My 2012 Giant Escape 1. So far a kickstand and the RadBot 1000 tail-light are the only additions.
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Old 09-24-11, 08:31 PM   #3011
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A night shot of my hybrid.

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Old 09-24-11, 08:50 PM   #3012
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Hmmmm where have I seen that before...? Commuting forum?

But anyway, beautiful bike you got there! Love the contrast of the leather (or is it shellac?) bar tape and the purple frame.
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Old 09-24-11, 09:10 PM   #3013
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Yeah, commuting. It is cork tape with shellac, to match the B17 saddle. Same spot, different angle:

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Old 09-26-11, 04:21 AM   #3014
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My 2011 Diamondback Insight 3
-21.6lbs from adding some lightweight components
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-AL frame
-Carbon Aero Fork
-50km so far...weather hasn't been co-operating

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Old 09-26-11, 04:58 AM   #3015
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That Diamondback 3 is a great bike. I have the 2. 2011 is the last decent year for the 3. I just checked Diamondbacks web page and they've really cut costs and put less expensive components on the insight. The 1 even dropped the aero bladed front fork. These are great bikes, but while you can find a 1 at Dick's Sporting goods, you just can't find the 2 or 3 at many places to test ride. Good luck with it. It's a great looking bike.

Did you get that at a LBS or via Online?

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Old 09-26-11, 05:10 AM   #3016
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Sure is a good looking bike. Hopefully the weather will clear and you can put some decent Ks on it.
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Old 09-26-11, 09:44 AM   #3017
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Turned on by all these Giants in here. Lol. This FCR is where I got my start back into cycling about 5 years ago. Of course, it was a flat bar hybrid with stock tires/wheels, pedals and gearing.
This is what it looks like now. It is more of a commuter/Tourist but is still a hybrid and will never make the FULL roadie conversion probably.

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Old 09-27-11, 06:21 PM   #3018
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I was waiting for someone to compliment your beautiful looking bike and then I would agree with them. But nobody has commented, so I will. Read the 9th, 10th and 11th words in the first sentence of this post. There's your compliment.
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Turned on by all these Giants in here. Lol. This FCR is where I got my start back into cycling about 5 years ago. ..
I agree with AlphaDogg about your bike and must say the photo is sensational too.
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2012 Giant Roam 1.

Ended up getting it on Tuesday (09/27/11).







Took it for a 30KM ride today. Was awesome!
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Old 09-28-11, 08:08 PM   #3021
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2012 Giant Roam 1.

Ended up getting it on Tuesday (09/27/11).
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I like this bike a great deal... a 29r with a decent road setup and some serious off road capabilities.

What is not to like ?
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Old 09-28-11, 08:18 PM   #3022
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2012 Giant Roam 1.

Ended up getting it on Tuesday (09/27/11).
...Took it for a 30KM ride today. Was awesome!
Congratulations on your choice. Great looking bike.
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I was waiting for someone to compliment your beautiful looking bike and then I would agree with them. But nobody has commented, so I will. Read the 9th, 10th and 11th words in the first sentence of this post. There's your compliment.
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I agree with AlphaDogg about your bike and must say the photo is sensational too.
Thanks guys. This bike has come a long way over the years. It would easily be much nicer if I swapped some of my aero wheels on there I'm more of a function over fashion kinda guy though.
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2012 Giant Roam 1.

Ended up getting it on Tuesday (09/27/11).
Nice! It looks like a similar setup to my Utopia. Enjoy it!
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Thanks guys! I've been out of the bike game for awhile now but am definitely glad I'm getting back into it.

I did quite a bit of research during the past few weeks as of what bike to get. Made the right choice in my opinion.

This forum community helped me a lot. As I'd search around using google, many threads from this community would come up with discussions about things I was interested in learning about. I decided to sign up.

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