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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    Thanks for your+1
    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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    Cannondale Quick 4

    After posting on the forum awhile back I finally made a decision. I decided to get the Cannondale Quick 4.

    After thinking about it for a long time, I decided to get the matte finish blue color as everyone has the black one and I wanted to be somewhat different, plus, I like the color.

    I got mine in size jumbo, I didn't know it existed, But I am happy I got it, I am on the big side of an xl so it let me stretch out more.

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    Transit Rock Creek with a few upgrades
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhunley1 View Post
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    Love the orange and silver combo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    Love the orange and silver combo.
    Thanks!
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    Hello. I'm new here. I've decided to get back into cycling after a few years off. I needed a new bike so I thought I'd build something from scratch. Something quickish, good looking, not too expensive and something nobody else has. Alloy frame, road components and definitely a flat bar. After sweating on the arrival of a half dozen international deliveries and an afternoon of build time, here it is. I think it turned out OK for my first bike build.2013-07-09-0096.jpg2013-07-09-0097.jpg

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    Nice puppet. Looks expensive. What was the damage for DIY?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puppet View Post
    Hello. I'm new here. I've decided to get back into cycling after a few years off. I needed a new bike so I thought I'd build something from scratch. Something quickish, good looking, not too expensive and something nobody else has. Alloy frame, road components and definitely a flat bar. After sweating on the arrival of a half dozen international deliveries and an afternoon of build time, here it is. I think it turned out OK for my first bike build.2013-07-09-0096.jpg2013-07-09-0097.jpg
    Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puppet View Post
    Hello. I'm new here. I've decided to get back into cycling after a few years off. I needed a new bike so I thought I'd build something from scratch. Something quickish, good looking, not too expensive and something nobody else has. Alloy frame, road components and definitely a flat bar. After sweating on the arrival of a half dozen international deliveries and an afternoon of build time, here it is. I think it turned out OK for my first bike build.2013-07-09-0096.jpg2013-07-09-0097.jpg
    Awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by themishmosh View Post
    Nice puppet. Looks expensive. What was the damage for DIY?
    All up, it was about $1600 Australian dollars. Thanks to CRC and Ribble cycles, etc. the cost was within my budget. If I was to buy all the parts from Australian LBSs, it would have been too much. I've also just realised that the handlebars are a little too wide, at 710mm, so you can add another $30 for some new ones some time soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puppet View Post
    All up, it was about $1600 Australian dollars. Thanks to CRC and Ribble cycles, etc. the cost was within my budget. If I was to buy all the parts from Australian LBSs, it would have been too much. I've also just realised that the handlebars are a little too wide, at 710mm, so you can add another $30 for some new ones some time soon.
    If they're too wide then you can cut them, people cut their handle bars all the time. Some handle bars have markings on them for cutting.

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    I have heard of people cutting their bar length down, but I don't have a hack saw to do the job. Prolly just buy the new bars and add the old bars to my spares pile.
    Quote Originally Posted by ikaika777 View Post
    If they're too wide then you can cut them, people cut their handle bars all the time. Some handle bars have markings on them for cutting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puppet View Post
    I have heard of people cutting their bar length down, but ...
    Very very normal to do. It'd be cheaper to go to Bunnings and buy a hacksaw and file. Then you can measure it and cut to exactly the size you desire, instead of fluffing around ordering more stuff from the UK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puppet View Post
    I have heard of people cutting their bar length down, but I don't have a hack saw to do the job. Prolly just buy the new bars and add the old bars to my spares pile.
    Check out this video and see how easy it is. And an awesome tool for the job. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YihpeW5l2TE

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    Just got my New Trek, and I love it. Less than a month old and I put 80 miles on it already. I got the DS 8.4 and its fast and smooth. I love the uphill performance as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyper Ryder View Post
    Just got my New Trek, and I love it. Less than a month old and I put 80 miles on it already. I got the DS 8.4 and its fast and smooth. I love the uphill performance as well.
    How's the suspension? Have you tried any single tracks yet? It looks like a great sturdy bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    How's the suspension? Have you tried any single tracks yet? It looks like a great sturdy bike.
    The suspension is great, I love the way I can tune the shocks for various terrains. I did an off trail path and it was much better ride than my old Zed Mountain bike. This is the Cadillac of bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puppet View Post
    I have heard of people cutting their bar length down, but I don't have a hack saw to do the job. Prolly just buy the new bars and add the old bars to my spares pile.
    Just go to bunnings or ebay and buy a cheap plumbers tube cutter
    thats what I did cuts so easy and no burs or filing needed
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/3-28mm-1-...3f7098f&_uhb=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by vschippy View Post
    Just go to bunnings or ebay and buy a cheap plumbers tube cutter
    thats what I did cuts so easy and no burs or filing
    needed

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/3-28mm-1-...e-Tube-Cutter-

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    Thankyou to all those who have made suggestions about my handlebar width problem, especially the pipe cutter idea. I never would have thought of that, and I've actually got a pipe cutter too. I knew posting on this forum was a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyper Ryder View Post
    The suspension is great, I love the way I can tune the shocks for various terrains. I did an off trail path and it was much better ride than my old Zed Mountain bike. This is the Cadillac of bikes.
    My Utopia (the predecessor of the DS bikes) is great on trails, too. It sure surprised me especially with the 38C LT3 tires. I wouldn't say it's the Cadillac of bikes though. I'd say it's more like a Jeep Grand Cherokee; it's comfortable on the road but is still pretty capable and rugged off road. I don't think there's any chance of fire in a rear end collision though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejschultz View Post
    My Utopia (the predecessor of the DS bikes) is great on trails, too. It sure surprised me especially with the 38C LT3 tires. I wouldn't say it's the Cadillac of bikes though. I'd say it's more like a Jeep Grand Cherokee; it's comfortable on the road but is still pretty capable and rugged off road. I don't think there's any chance of fire in a rear end collision though...
    I thought about the Cadillac bit after I posted, but yes the SRT8 Jeep best describes the ride, and agility.

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    Here's my new bike. It's a 2009 Specialized Globe Vienna 3 disc. I picked it up for short money on CL because it was pretty beat up. I ended up completely stripping it down and repainting it and adding all new XT/FSA/Ritchey components.

    The plan is to use it around town and trips to the store so I don't have to leave the Ridley locked up outside. Lol

    The first photo is what I received from the seller when I requested photos.









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    Quote Originally Posted by Monstermash View Post
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    So you actually only wanted the frame (understandable)...Congratulations, beautifully finished bike.
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