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    Quote Originally Posted by Otter 718 View Post
    Seeing that backpack in the picture makes me think you could use a rack. I tend not to worry much about weight, though - my 7.2 FX is set up for comfort. I modified it with Nashbar Trekking bars, Brooks B17 saddle, big platform pedals, and SRAM Attack grip shifters. I also added a kickstand.
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    And definitely angle that saddle up. I would raise the stem up, too, but this again would be for comfort over speed. Either way, nice bike!
    Well that backpack is actually my camelbak, with 3L of water and my ccw. So I'd like to keep that on me Haha.

    I might look into raising the seat and bars if it proves to be too unbearable or I can't find good handlebars at a great price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeePakXJ View Post
    Specialized Armadillo, not the kevlar ones but the steel ringed ones. And I got my new speedo on woohoo! Lol
    I hear they are bullet proof. Good for you. But you can't ride on that seat with a speedo.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeePakXJ View Post
    Haha yea I just did a test run of about 6might to test out my adjustments..and the only uncomfortable thing was my hands lol. Are there some good handlebars I could switch to without too much additional stuff like new gear changers or brake levers or anything?
    Somebody rolled your existing handlebars down 120 degrees. Free up the stem and controls and roll the handlebars up 120 degrees or so then tighten everything back down. Put a level on that seat and get it horizontal. Go from there for your actual preferences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Igo View Post
    I hear they are bullet proof. Good for you. But you can't ride on that seat with a speedo.....
    haha nice one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Igo View Post
    Somebody rolled your existing handlebars down 120 degrees. Free up the stem and controls and roll the handlebars up 120 degrees or so then tighten everything back down. Put a level on that seat and get it horizontal. Go from there for your actual preferences.
    Lol yea that was me.. trying to get myself lower, guess thats not always a good thing haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeePakXJ View Post
    Lol yea that was me.. trying to get myself lower, guess thats not always a good thing haha.
    You'll need a road bike for that stance.
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    Yup, i just put the seat horizontal and brought the bars back up. I have my inaugural 20mi round trip to/from work tomorrow (since its been raining like every morning here in SoFlo) so ill report back tomorrow how this new stance goes, ill post a pic of what it looks like now tomorrow when i post.
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    My wife gave her, KHS Vitaimin A, fitness bike, to our daughter Jenn so she could see if she wanted to get into bicycling. The Vitamin A was Jo's "commuter" so we started looking for a used, replacement. We had a bicycle rider get "robbed and stabbed", last week so we decided to find a bike that would do the job but wouldn't be what a thief would want and if they did, it wouldn't be a financial burden to replace it. We picked up a 1994 Nishiki Bravo A, 17 in. "ladies" framed bike, LOL, it was considered a MTB in it's day but it's more a "non-supension" hybrid bike" in this day and age and should do the commuter work just fine.

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    Great looking bike!! Good job!!

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    My friend's hybridized trek MTB got stolen (it had really nice super puncture resistant Bonty H2 tires at $50 apiece), so he got a Trek 8.3 DS. I'll get a picture asap.
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    I'm sorry to hear that. . . thinking back my first twenty two years of my life - we had four bikes stolen in the family (Raleigh Mixte 3 speed, Raleigh Sport, Mongoose BMX and Ross Road bike)! Ridiculous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeePakXJ View Post
    Yup, i just put the seat horizontal and brought the bars back up. I have my inaugural 20mi round trip to/from work tomorrow (since its been raining like every morning here in SoFlo) so ill report back tomorrow how this new stance goes, ill post a pic of what it looks like now tomorrow when i post.
    If you want the bars lower you can probably turn the stem upside down. The other option would be to put some longish bar ends on to allow you to stretch out and get into a more aero and aggressive position.

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    my bike with topeak trunk bag dxp attached...
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    Noe that's a commuter.
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    My friend's new bike. I'm convinced it's too small for him, considering the seatpost height. Granted, I haven't actually seen him on it yet...

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    ^Cool trek, the color theme looks nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaDogg View Post
    My friend's new bike. I'm convinced it's too small for him, considering the seatpost height. Granted, I haven't actually seen him on it yet...
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    Fine looking bike but you may be right about the size, unless he has a short trunk and long legs.

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    Keep in mind, that top tube is VERY slanted.
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    I saw him riding it today and I think he just set the post too high for his leg length. It looked like he was barely touching the pedal with his forefoot when his legs were fully extended.
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    My 2012 Giant Seek 3 without flash:


    With (crappy) Flash:


    They look way better in car headlights, and I'm still in awe a black sticker can light up white. Retroreflective stuff is awesome. It's www.ridewithfiks.com and they have other colors as well in 26" and 700c/29er sizes.
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    2011 cannondale badboy had it for about 16 months
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    Just got her yesterday. Giant Roam 2 which is a beefed up Escape 1 and I love it !

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    brandini, those reflective rims are pretty cool. A few companies paint some of their wheels with a reflective coating, but it's good to see a similar solution for applying to any wheel that still looks clean.

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    Thanks! I'm actually impressed on how they turned out! I just have to leave the bike in the sun and poke the bubbles with a needle so they'll bleed out and I'll be set!

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