updated picture of my Giant Rapid Composite. Just got the aerospokes on today. 2 more upgrades, the Giant Carbon SLR flatbar and SLR Carbon Stem.
Awesome looking bike! So whats the story with the wheels. Where did you get them from are they new or vintage, what do they weigh and how much did they cost?
Nothing special about the wheels, they are from Aerospokes USA. Cost was about $900 for the set, but they are very heavy, 1500g each. The bike is over 22lbs with them on and 20.1lbs with the stock wheels.
I like anything with more then one push button to be on the side I favor anyway.
2013 specialized sirrus
Beautiful bike,rides good too i bet.
Trek 7.6 FX, 2011 model, purchased July 2012.
-- rearview mirror on the left isozone grip
-- cellphone holder
-- under-seat pocket
-- Shimano clip-in/stand-on pedals.
Since I love the Metropolis handlebars on my Kona so much I found some black ones for my Sawyer.
I didn't think going from 25 degree backsweep to 45 degrees would make such a difference but it sure did!
A while back I ditched the front derailer but just got a new 36t chainring.
I hope to leave it alone now until they improve the Alfine 11 speed.
Wow! That is a classy bicycle, elegant yet tough. :)
Towing my kiddo home from daycare today, my nextdoor neighbor saw me on the road. Lately, I have been using my older MTB that I put street tires on but have been wanting a more hybrid-ish bike. The weight, front suspension, and low gearing of my MTB really make it not ideal for road use. When I pulled in the driveway, she walked over and started commenting on how much I've recently been on my bike. She then started talking about how she had her hip replaced last year and will not be on a bike again. She then offered me her bike if I was interested. Always looking for a good deal, I figured I'd look at it and see what she had. I went over and gave it a look over and bought it for $230 and a Coors Light. It's a Giant Innova 19", 21 speed with 700c x 35 tires, a rear rack, and a Novara rack trunk. She also threw in a pump and multiple tools. I figure not a bad purchace considering I was ready to pull the trigger on a new $700 Trek.
My hybrid that I converted to a strange mashup of bike styles is getting converted back for some snow riding. The snow is coming way too soon. I have about 2 more months of 40ºF+ days.
Recently I did a mock build up with 29er wheels, cross tires and dropbars and it looked good but haven't taken it on as a project yet with all the other bikes I'm building up.
Yours looks original and as new, that's one bike to hang onto. It look beautiful.
I do/am getting frustrated going to all the LBS's and them telling me nothing on it is worth upgrading or changing and that my money would be better spent on a new bike...This one is too cool though!
The technical term for the hairs on the tires is 'little nubbins thingys.'
It's nice to know 'tits' is not filtered out... I had that in a post the other day but left it out thinking it would turn into "****"... It was in a completely different context, though. :D
Shofine - those handlebars look exactly like what I want for myself. They look similar to On-One Mary bars - do you know how they compare? Also, what grips are those?
The grips are the PDW Whiskey Grips. I love the feel of leather! http://www.ridepdw.com/goods/grips/w...grips%E2%84%A2