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Old 08-30-12, 12:59 PM   #4301
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I agree nothing is worth upgrading or changing, unless there is a problem with something. After you have ridden it so much you have worn the tread off the tires, reward yourself by doing the only 'upgrade' that could make any difference: put better tires on. Anything else is just throwing money into a hole.
How is changing the shifters and seat post throwing money into a hole? I would do the same. If it improves his riding experience and makes him want to ride it more, it's worth every penny.

I personally love trigger shifters and hate grip shifters, so yeah I would definitely be changing those.
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Old 08-30-12, 01:07 PM   #4302
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I almost got the On-One Marys...I believe they have to be close to the same design as the FSA Metropolis. http://www.modernbike.com/itemgroup.asp?IGPK=2126182324
The grips are the PDW Whiskey Grips. I love the feel of leather! http://www.ridepdw.com/goods/grips/w...grips%E2%84%A2
How is that front 36t ring working out? No need for any kind of guide? Why such a small front ring?
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Old 08-30-12, 01:44 PM   #4303
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How is changing the shifters and seat post throwing money into a hole? I would do the same. If it improves his riding experience and makes him want to ride it more, it's worth every penny.

I personally love trigger shifters and hate grip shifters, so yeah I would definitely be changing those.
You are right. THere are certaily things that are not malfunctioning or broken that will make a person enjoy riding more. I personally hate old gripshifters so much that in my mind I probably blocked out their existance when I looked at the picture.

I will rephrase my statement: Unless there is something not working properly or that you don't like about the bike, nothing is worth upgrading or changing.

For instance: The shape of the handlebars is not as comfortable as the ones on your other favourite bike... replacing the handlebars is a decent idea.
You refer modern ergo grips to the stock ones... replacing the grips is a good idea
The bike has an Acera front derailleur... unless it is worn out or broken, replacing with an XT derailleur is a waste of money.
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Old 08-30-12, 01:46 PM   #4304
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well yeah I will agree with that.
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Old 08-30-12, 02:50 PM   #4305
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I almost got the On-One Marys...I believe they have to be close to the same design as the FSA Metropolis. http://www.modernbike.com/itemgroup.asp?IGPK=2126182324
The grips are the PDW Whiskey Grips. I love the feel of leather! http://www.ridepdw.com/goods/grips/w...grips%E2%84%A2
Thanks - I love the looks of the grips.
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Old 08-30-12, 03:57 PM   #4306
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I will rephrase my statement: Unless there is something not working properly or that you don't like about the bike, nothing is worth upgrading or changing.
Right. What I meant by upgrading was swapping out the grip shifters for trigger shifters ($28 a pair on Amazon) and getting a more comfortable set of grips. I just prefer trigger style over grip. I have no intention of swaping gears, wheels, derailleurs or anything else. So, really all that I am looking at upgrading or swapping is maybe $45 worth of shifters and grips.

The bike rides awesome, shifts very smooth, and everything is tight and functions great. I would have a grand total of $275 into a bike that will serve me well for years to come.

I just get frustrated that by asking a LBS about swappingfrom one style of shifter to another, the automatic, default conclusion is abrand new bike. It may not be worth much, but it's what I have to work with.

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Old 09-02-12, 10:42 PM   #4307
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Old 09-04-12, 12:51 PM   #4308
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Since getting my Crosstrail, my motorcycle has seen more time in the garage than ever.

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Old 09-04-12, 02:26 PM   #4309
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[QUOTE=dhunley1;14690561]Since getting my Crosstrail, my motorcycle has seen more time in the garage than ever.

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It's a funny thing, I have close to a 1000 miles on my bike but zero on my moto for the year.
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Old 09-04-12, 11:11 PM   #4310
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Pic of my 1992 Bridgestone XO-3 the day I picked her up (two weeks ago). More pics with some modifications to come.

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Old 09-06-12, 08:19 AM   #4311
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My GT Transeo 3.0 after one of my typical 10-15 mile night time rides.


right after I brought it home
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Never realized how bright those tire reflective strips can get until this photo. Cool bike man!
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Old 09-06-12, 10:50 AM   #4313
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The amazing part is that's just using the tiny (albeit bright) LED from my iPhone 4's flash.

I've been thinking I should add a couple of additional lights front & rear and some more 3m scotchlite material to the frame after being buzzed by a mini a couple nights ago.
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Old 09-06-12, 11:35 AM   #4314
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Are those reflective cable housings?
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Old 09-06-12, 12:57 PM   #4315
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Are those reflective cable housings?
no, but I have thought about using this stuff to make them semi-reflective.

http://www.cableorganizer.com/reflex/
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Old 09-06-12, 01:19 PM   #4316
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I've been thinking I should add a couple of additional lights front & rear and some more 3m scotchlite material to the frame after being buzzed by a mini a couple nights ago.
It's not because you weren't visible, it's because the driver was texting.
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After adding a second taillight down on the seat stay.
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After adding a second taillight down on the seat stay.
This bike is ready to hit the C&O Canal Trail! Do it!
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Old 09-08-12, 05:07 PM   #4320
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I gave it its' own thread in this forum, but:



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My Giant Cypress ST. Really loving this bike.

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One of these days I'm going to get a camera so I can take pics of my bike - My Dew is feeling left out of the fun!
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Use you mobile phone. That's all I have and it works fine.
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My Giant Cypress ST. Really loving this bike.

Damn fine looking bike you have.
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