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    Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
    That's a very stylish comfy looking bike SHOFINE
    Thanks Mate! You got quite a fine collection yourself!

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    I ride 70 or miles a week or more on a bike very much like it.
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    Thanks, erg79! That was definitely on my mind while putting it together, if only as an optimistic "someday" use.

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    Another one photo of my bike (taken today)

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    There's an Escape. I told you I didn't have the only one.
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    Damn that bike looks good.

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    Crappy pic. Just picked up a Cannondale quick 3


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    That Giant Escape frame looks a lot like the Trek FX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunbar View Post
    That Giant Escape frame looks a lot like the Trek FX.
    Rumor has it that the Trek FX looks a lot like the Giant Escape. Giant is the largest frame builder in the world and has built many frames for Trek in the past and, as far as I know, may still do so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Igo View Post
    Rumor has it that the Trek FX looks a lot like the Giant Escape. Giant is the largest frame builder in the world and has built many frames for Trek in the past and, as far as I know, may still do so.
    Still does; with the exception of the very highest-grade carbon frames (road and mountain), all Treks are made either by Giant (mid/upper-mid level) or other off-shore (Taiwan; China; Vietnam) factories. In the case of Specialized ... everything. Their high-end facility (in Taiwan) is Merida. Cannondale, the same (off-shore production).
    Further, the similarity should not be surprising; the Escape, like the FX, or the new (2012) Specialized Sirrus, for example, are all basically flat-bar versions of 'light touring' frames; the geometry/overall 'look' will necessarily be pretty much-of-a-muchness.

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    Sweet Cannondale quick, tell us how you like it when you get a few hundred miles on it.
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    Do you know of a quality aluminum frame still built here in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
    Still does; with the exception of the very highest-grade carbon frames (road and mountain), all Treks are made either by Giant (mid/upper-mid level) or other off-shore (Taiwan; China; Vietnam) factories. In the case of Specialized ... everything. Their high-end facility (in Taiwan) is Merida. Cannondale, the same (off-shore production).
    Further, the similarity should not be surprising; the Escape, like the FX, or the new (2012) Specialized Sirrus, for example, are all basically flat-bar versions of 'light touring' frames; the geometry/overall 'look' will necessarily be pretty much-of-a-muchness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
    Still does; with the exception of the very highest-grade carbon frames (road and mountain), all Treks are made either by Giant (mid/upper-mid level) or other off-shore (Taiwan; China; Vietnam) factories. In the case of Specialized ... everything. Their high-end facility (in Taiwan) is Merida. Cannondale, the same (off-shore production).
    Further, the similarity should not be surprising; the Escape, like the FX, or the new (2012) Specialized Sirrus, for example, are all basically flat-bar versions of 'light touring' frames; the geometry/overall 'look' will necessarily be pretty much-of-a-muchness.
    I like SRAM 4X better than Shimano Altus and I like a 32C or even a 28C tire better for commuting than a 35C. So that nails it. At $450 the Escape is a better buy IMO than the 7.2 FX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Igo View Post
    Do you know of a quality aluminum frame still built here in the US?
    Certainly nothing relatively "affordable"; there are some custom frame builders in the States who work in aluminum, and I recall reading somewhere that there is a bit of comeback of sorts -- but of course those would cost! We (in Canada) used to have Devinci aluminum frames actually made in Quebec, but their domestic production ended several years ago as far as I know.

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    Here is my new bike that I just got yesterday


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    Quote Originally Posted by alexaschwanden View Post
    Sweet Cannondale quick, tell us how you like it when you get a few hundred miles on it.
    Will do, still waiting to be cleared to ride bikes again but that will hopefully be soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAK View Post
    Here is my new bike that I just got yesterday
    Beautiful, but what is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Igo View Post
    Beautiful, but what is it?
    Looks like a 2011 Jamis Coda to me....

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    I'm not very familiar with Jamis. I've got to look into them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Igo View Post
    Beautiful, but what is it?
    It actually is a 2012 Jamis Coda Sport, it's a wonderful bike!

    I read around that 2011 might have better components or something though, but it's kind of hard to find used Coda's around my area.

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    The black and silver is a nice combo! I like that Jamis doesn't display their brand name on every possible location on the frame. I want to look at the bikes, not the brand name.
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    Sweet Jamis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evgeny View Post
    Another one photo of my bike (taken today)
    Nice! I test rode an escape to get a feel for the Seek I ordered. Very similar but the seek has discs and is a bit more upright/mountain/curb bomber in feel and position. I do love the top tube shape on the Escape though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAK View Post
    Here is my new bike that I just got yesterday


    Dead sexy. Did you raise the stem, or is there normally that much space on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by erg79 View Post
    Dead sexy. Did you raise the stem, or is there normally that much space on it?
    A lot of Jamis bikes, his included, have a sleeve on the steerer tube that allows the stem to be adjusted up and down pretty easily for the rider's preference. No swapping spacers, no adjusting the tension on the top cap, no angled shims (like Specialized stems), no multi-piece stems with toothed hinges -- just loosen the pinch bolt, slide it up or down the sleeve, then tighten again. It's even got a ridge in front (visible in his pic) and a corresponding notch in the stem to keep it aligned forward.

    I haven't seen it on any other brand, at least not yet. I think it's kinda cool. If you want the stem slammed to the headset, of course you'll have a lot of steerer tube that you can't get rid of without also ditching the stem and sleeve, but for most people on this kind of bike, that's not an issue.

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