Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Hybrid Bicycles Where else would you go to discuss these fun, versatile bikes?

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-12-12, 06:44 AM   #3876
giantcfr1
Ha ha ha ha ha
 
giantcfr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Gold Coast; Australia
Bikes: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2 Plus Carbon, 2007 Cannondale Bad Boy Si Disc, 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin WSD 29er Aldi Big Box (Polygon) 650b
Posts: 4,539
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
Latest iteration:....


Changes are a new saddle (Selle Italia Filante) and the second bottle cage. Also lowered the stem 5mm.
Nicely done
giantcfr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-12, 07:36 AM   #3877
Fiery
Senior Member
 
Fiery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Bikes:
Posts: 947
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Thanks!

By the way, how's the Romin 130 been working out for you?
Fiery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-12, 07:44 AM   #3878
giantcfr1
Ha ha ha ha ha
 
giantcfr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Gold Coast; Australia
Bikes: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2 Plus Carbon, 2007 Cannondale Bad Boy Si Disc, 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin WSD 29er Aldi Big Box (Polygon) 650b
Posts: 4,539
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
No problem what-so-ever. I'm lucky that it seems to fit perfect, but being white, my new jeans left blue denim stripes on it. I cleaned it though with a mild detergent. BTW, I got the Romin off a guy very cheap $5, because he used it and he said it gave him hip problems. My guess is he needed the next size up.
giantcfr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-12, 05:59 PM   #3879
OldBridgeRider
Senior Member
 
OldBridgeRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Old Bridge, NJ
Bikes: '13 Giant Defy 1, '97 Cannondale M700
Posts: 70
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My 2012 Giant Escape 0.. Avenir Big Mouth Medium Bag, 1 of the 2 CF look aluminum cages, planet bike protege 9 wireless computer and my road id.. Only 2 things that need changing are the pedals (Wellgo MG-1 Platform pedals) and seat (Sunlite cloud-9 gel).. same components on my Cannondale, both of which are on order!!

Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMAG0553-1.jpg (102.6 KB, 594 views)
File Type: jpg IMAG0554-1.jpg (103.4 KB, 590 views)

Last edited by OldBridgeRider; 05-13-12 at 06:06 PM.
OldBridgeRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-12, 08:06 PM   #3880
Igo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas NV
Bikes: Giant Defy 2
Posts: 1,498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I commute on an Escape. They are exceptional values and a great bike.
Igo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-12, 08:09 PM   #3881
Otter 718
Senior Member
 
Otter 718's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Liverpool, NY
Bikes: 2012 Trek 7.2 FX, 2005 Schwinn Mesa, 1978 Raleigh Super Course
Posts: 153
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have been wanting to post a picture of the cockpit on my 7.2 FX, which I am very happy with in its current state. I've got Nashbar trekking bars, SRAM Attack grip shifters, and Deore brake levers. I wrapped the bars with an old tube under the tape for padding. I made my own phone mount using a belt holster, a reflector mount, and Gorilla Glue.




Otter 718 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-12, 08:42 PM   #3882
OldBridgeRider
Senior Member
 
OldBridgeRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Old Bridge, NJ
Bikes: '13 Giant Defy 1, '97 Cannondale M700
Posts: 70
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Igo View Post
I commute on an Escape. They are exceptional values and a great bike.
I actually went in looking at the Rapid 2 but couldn't justify the extra cost. I grabbed the Escape 0, plus new pedals, seat, bar ends and computer for about $150 less then the Rapid 2 I went in looking at. Took out the Escape and was completely satisfied with the ride, handling and all around feel. I also like the slightly thread tires which come in handy around where I live. Took it on a 20 mile shake down / adjustment run the day it came home and am Very happy with my purchase

Last edited by OldBridgeRider; 05-13-12 at 08:46 PM.
OldBridgeRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-12, 09:18 PM   #3883
Igo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas NV
Bikes: Giant Defy 2
Posts: 1,498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mine is only a month old but it has many adventures already and I use it to commute every day. I have the Escape 1.



Igo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-12, 09:48 PM   #3884
tahoe_girl
Senior Member
 
tahoe_girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Lake Tahoe, CA
Bikes: 2013 Cannondale Synapse; 2012 Trek 7.6; 2010 Trek 7.0 FX
Posts: 74
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


My new Trek 7.6 WSD. Love her
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG-20120513-00242.jpg (60.5 KB, 66 views)
tahoe_girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 06:17 AM   #3885
brandini
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
2nded and 3rded all comments on the escapes, it's what I test rode before buying my Seek. The only reason I got a Seek is for the discs. I just wish they had some intermediate models rather than just a 3 and a 0.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 07:48 AM   #3886
giantcfr1
Ha ha ha ha ha
 
giantcfr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Gold Coast; Australia
Bikes: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2 Plus Carbon, 2007 Cannondale Bad Boy Si Disc, 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin WSD 29er Aldi Big Box (Polygon) 650b
Posts: 4,539
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Igo View Post
Mine is only a month old but it has many adventures already and I use it to commute every day. I have the Escape 1....
Very nice.
giantcfr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 08:32 AM   #3887
OldBridgeRider
Senior Member
 
OldBridgeRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Old Bridge, NJ
Bikes: '13 Giant Defy 1, '97 Cannondale M700
Posts: 70
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Igo View Post
Mine is only a month old but it has many adventures already and I use it to commute every day. I have the Escape 1.
Very nice.. Are those the podium insulated bottles? How do you like them? I have the non insulated 24oz ones and love them, I was hesitant to try the insulated b/c they look a lot longer to me.
OldBridgeRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 02:58 PM   #3888
side_FX
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 513
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
I ride to forget the pain in my life. I've had my heart broken by three different girls in my life. ALL of them were from Old Bridge, NJ. I thought I'd be safe from life's reminders on this board. Ugh! It's not your fault, it's just my cross to bear.


I think I should go ride
side_FX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 05:10 PM   #3889
OldBridgeRider
Senior Member
 
OldBridgeRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Old Bridge, NJ
Bikes: '13 Giant Defy 1, '97 Cannondale M700
Posts: 70
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by side_FX View Post
I ride to forget the pain in my life. I've had my heart broken by three different girls in my life. ALL of them were from Old Bridge, NJ. I thought I'd be safe from life's reminders on this board. Ugh! It's not your fault, it's just my cross to bear.
I think I should go ride
Maybe it's something in the water, luckily I married someone who wasn't from Old Bridge lol.. Riding is always great to clear the head, as long as you don't get to close to old Bridge that is
OldBridgeRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 06:54 PM   #3890
Igo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas NV
Bikes: Giant Defy 2
Posts: 1,498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by side_FX View Post
I ride to forget the pain in my life. I've had my heart broken by three different girls in my life. ALL of them were from Old Bridge, NJ. I thought I'd be safe from life's reminders on this board. Ugh! It's not your fault, it's just my cross to bear.


I think I should go ride
I traded my X for a '68 Mustang. Cheaper and better service.
Igo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 06:55 PM   #3891
Igo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas NV
Bikes: Giant Defy 2
Posts: 1,498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldBridgeRider View Post
Very nice.. Are those the podium insulated bottles? How do you like them? I have the non insulated 24oz ones and love them, I was hesitant to try the insulated b/c they look a lot longer to me.
Great bottles. They clear the top tube and stay put just fine.
Igo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 10:56 PM   #3892
Basar K.
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Istanbul
Bikes: 2012 Scott Sub 40
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi all,

I just bought a Hybrid bike after 15 years not riding.

It's a 2012 Scott Sub 40. Only accessories so far: tail light, passcode lock, trip computer.

As I have a rather large head, couldn't find a helmet that fits in LBS. Ordered an XL one from Amazon.

Rode it about 40 miles since purchasing it on Saturday. I wanted to ride it further but my ass hurts due to frickin tough saddle

Edit: Can you all see the photo?

Basar K. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-12, 02:52 AM   #3893
jimnolimit
attacking the streets!
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes: Jamis Coda Elite
Posts: 249
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Basar K. View Post
Rode it about 40 miles since purchasing it on Saturday. I wanted to ride it further but my ass hurts due to frickin tough saddle
time to get a new saddle. i use a serfas RX and i highly recommend it.
jimnolimit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-12, 02:57 AM   #3894
jimnolimit
attacking the streets!
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes: Jamis Coda Elite
Posts: 249
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
my 2012 jamis coda elite.

at the shop:




on the road:

jimnolimit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-12, 06:50 AM   #3895
giantcfr1
Ha ha ha ha ha
 
giantcfr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Gold Coast; Australia
Bikes: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2 Plus Carbon, 2007 Cannondale Bad Boy Si Disc, 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin WSD 29er Aldi Big Box (Polygon) 650b
Posts: 4,539
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Basar K. View Post
Hi all,

I just bought a Hybrid bike after 15 years not riding.
...Edit: Can you all see the photo?
...
Yep I can see it. Sorry to hear about your ass, I hope it feels better soon.
Try adjusting the angle a little and ensure your saddle bones are on the correct spot on the saddle. Remember, it's a saddle not a seat. With a saddle, your legs assist with weight distribution. If you need a seat, maybe you should go back to where you purchased the bike, and they'll usually swap for a "comfort seat" at no extra cost. (unless you go with a Brooks B66 etc, then you'll have to pay for the upgrade)

Enjoy your ride
giantcfr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-12, 07:19 AM   #3896
OldBridgeRider
Senior Member
 
OldBridgeRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Old Bridge, NJ
Bikes: '13 Giant Defy 1, '97 Cannondale M700
Posts: 70
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Basar K. View Post
Hi all,

I just bought a Hybrid bike after 15 years not riding.

It's a 2012 Scott Sub 40. Only accessories so far: tail light, passcode lock, trip computer.

As I have a rather large head, couldn't find a helmet that fits in LBS. Ordered an XL one from Amazon.

Rode it about 40 miles since purchasing it on Saturday. I wanted to ride it further but my ass hurts due to frickin tough saddle

Edit: Can you all see the photo?
Red on Black looks sweet!!

My seat preference (oddly enough).. Woman's Sunlite C-9 Gel (NON SUSPENSION). Larger then a stock saddle, but not huge... AND VERY Comfortable. I actually just ordered the same one for my new Escape.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1030769_2.jpg (90.5 KB, 523 views)
OldBridgeRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-12, 07:35 AM   #3897
X-LinkedRider
Flying Under the Radar
 
X-LinkedRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northeast PA
Bikes: 10' SuperiorLite SL Club | 06' Giant FCR3 | 2010 GT Avalanche 3.0 Disc
Posts: 4,117
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My girlfriends Giant Cypress alongside my Dropbar converted Giant FCR3 after a ride along the towpath and around town.
X-LinkedRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-12, 02:50 PM   #3898
OldBridgeRider
Senior Member
 
OldBridgeRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Old Bridge, NJ
Bikes: '13 Giant Defy 1, '97 Cannondale M700
Posts: 70
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spiff_P239 View Post
Here's my new baby, purchased yesterday, a 2012 Trek 8.5 DS.

Awesome color!!
OldBridgeRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-12, 07:07 PM   #3899
Igo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas NV
Bikes: Giant Defy 2
Posts: 1,498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Needs some dirt man!
Igo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-12, 08:35 PM   #3900
alexaschwanden
Bike rider
 
alexaschwanden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: san jose
Bikes: 2015 Raleigh Revenio 1.0
Posts: 3,143
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Great trek, I like the color.
alexaschwanden is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:06 PM.