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Old 06-22-13, 04:00 AM   #5001
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few new bits and pieces on my Seek
went to my LBS and bought SRAM X7 components - medium cage rear derail derailleur and matching shifter. Shifting is about the same as it was with Shimano Deore components but medium cage derailleur made huge difference regarding chainslack. Very happy! Added some new Ergon's GS2 aswell...
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Carbon fork? What's wrong with the Thompson fork? The bike looks great as it is now.
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Old 06-22-13, 09:57 AM   #5002
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I too have X-7 and actually forund the Sram much precise when shifting. Good choice.
As realized before - we obviously have very very veeeery familiar taste in bikes (and components)

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Carbon fork? What's wrong with the Thompson fork? The bike looks great as it is now.
It's not Thomson fork... It's original Giant fork (alu) with Thomson sticker on it

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Old 06-22-13, 10:13 AM   #5003
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Yes change the fork. Carbon or steel will be more comfortable anything but alloy. Even concrete poles are better than alloy
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Old 06-22-13, 08:22 PM   #5004
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Here's my stock Giant, I just got it last month. So far I love it! Still learning everything about cycling.

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Old 06-23-13, 12:52 AM   #5005
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It's not Thomson fork... It's original Giant fork (alu) with Thomson sticker on it

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Ok, what's wrong with the Giant fork?
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Old 06-23-13, 08:16 PM   #5006
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Here is my Fuji Absolute 3.0, added a few accessories, but otherwise she is bone stock.

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Old 06-24-13, 12:25 PM   #5007
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Yes change the fork. Carbon or steel will be more comfortable anything but alloy. Even concrete poles are better than alloy
haha...yes I agree...on old bike I had Surly CroMo fork and it was much more forgiving than alloy that I have now...


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Ok, what's wrong with the Giant fork?
As with all other parts that I changed - absolutely nothing
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Old 06-24-13, 05:35 PM   #5008
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Here is my Fuji Absolute 3.0, added a few accessories, but otherwise she is bone stock.

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Flip your sensor to facing backwards, in case it gets knocked into the wheel.. Looks sweet !
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Old 06-24-13, 06:44 PM   #5009
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Flip your sensor to facing backwards, in case it gets knocked into the wheel.. Looks sweet !
wrong, keep it the way it is.
if he puts in on the other side of the fork and it gets knocked in THEN he will have problems, as it is if it happens to get knocked in the spokes will hit it back out as oppsed to smashing into it.
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Old 06-24-13, 08:04 PM   #5010
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wrong, keep it the way it is.
if he puts in on the other side of the fork and it gets knocked in THEN he will have problems, as it is if it happens to get knocked in the spokes will hit it back out as oppsed to smashing into it.
your right..
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Old 06-24-13, 09:31 PM   #5011
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sorry i re-read my post and i did not mean to sound like an @$$... just tried to clarify and failed to proof read before posting
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Old 06-25-13, 03:57 PM   #5012
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Still lovin my 2012 Giant Escape 2 with Topeak MTX rack and bag! Moved the seat about 1.25" forward and no more sore bottom.
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Old 06-26-13, 10:11 PM   #5013
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My bike trying to look sexy

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Old 06-27-13, 01:43 AM   #5014
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Your Bike doesn't have to "try" to look sexy, it is sexy!
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Old 06-27-13, 06:35 AM   #5015
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Your Bike doesn't have to "try" to look sexy, it is sexy!
Ha haha, thankyou. It's because I've "pimped" it out
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Old 06-27-13, 06:42 AM   #5016
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"Do, or do not. There is no try." And buddy your bike DOes it just fine!
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Old 06-27-13, 08:18 AM   #5017
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"Do, or do not. There is no try." And buddy your bike DOes it just fine!
Thanks. BTW, when I balanced it on that small bridge (hence the crank angle) I was praying no wind would come while I got my phone's camera ready. If it fell I can tell you there would have been some swearing going on.
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Where's your real bike? ....and put that toy back in it's box
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I was thinking the exact same thing!
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Old 06-27-13, 01:34 PM   #5020
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My wife already thinks I'm such a bike nut for calling bikes Hot, Smoking, etc...I better not start saying sexy!

Here's mine just back from hauling a bottle of wine and a 12 pak with my new Wald 137...think I found the perfect basket.


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Where's your real bike? ....and put that toy back in it's box
Oh lordy lordy, it's back in it's box until tomorrow afternoon. The "other" bike will be taking me up into the mountains a 6am in the morning.
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Here's mine just back from hauling a bottle of wine and a 12 pak with my new Wald 137...think I found the perfect basket.


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I was thinking the exact same thing!
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No problem! I've been drooling over your bike for some time now!
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Hello, my name is Chris and I am new on here. I have been lurking in the Hybrid forum for some time now and just decided to sign up.

Here are pics of my 2013 Giant Roam 2. I got it back in May.

So far, I have added:
-700 x 32c Maxxis Columbiere road tires
-Cygolite Metro 420 front light
-Cygolite Hot Shot rear light
-Planet Bike ARS Classic saddle
-Ibera top tube bag
-Giant mini hand pump (clips on near water bottle cage)
-Bought a Yakima Super Joe Pro 2 trunk rack for my car

I haven't ridden a bike for like a decade since I was a teenager (just turned 25). After riding for about a month or two, I can say I have a new found sport/activity. I usually find myself riding every day, or every other day (depends if it's raining) and each ride is about 10-15 miles. I mainly ride a mix of city/downtown roads as well as smooth back roads.

I can definitely say it's awesome getting back into riding a bike and I love this Giant Roam. One feature of the bike that I like is the lock out fork. It's great that it allows versatility when riding around town vs. smooth paved back roads.

One of my main goals with the bike is to get more fit and enjoy bicycling at the same time. I have already lost about 10 pounds and hope to lose even more by the end of this summer.

I eventually want to get a road bike in the future but I have had minor back problems recently. I am not sure if the posture of riding a road bike is for me. We'll see though since I have my eye on some road bikes.



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