Thanks, and yes, I agree about the reflectors! I just received my Brooks B-17 today so that will be going on this weekend and the reflectors will come off at that time. I need to find a handlebar bag for when I commute. So many things to buy to trick my baby out! :)
Been lurking these forums for a little while and gawking at some of the beautiful rides people have. Figured I'd hop in on the fun and chatter!
Here's my 2011 Quick CX 3. Picked it up used, former owner had only put 1,500 KM on it. It was in fantastic shape, added the rack and guards, swapped the seat to cushion my out of shape rear and flipped the stem. Nothing much otherwise. I'd love to get a BB5 but they're a little too much money for me at the moment. If I can find a place to do powder coating near by I'd love to redo her in a matte black finish. Slowly replacing the red hardware for now.
As for the CX comment, I'm pretty sure it's just marketing on their side. They say the bike has a 'mountain bike inspired frame' that is geared more for road and light trail riding.
On another note, I'm considering going 1x8 if I ever change out the crankset and rings, I find 38T is almost perfect for my riding, 48T is just way too high and 28T is only used for climbing at a snail's pace. I'd probably drop in a 40/41T ring in place.
After riding an extremely heavy Diamondback comfort bike for almost the whole summer, (complete with fork and seatpost suspension), I decided it was time to step up to something a little more suited to my increased riding routine. So, after much research and many test rides, I bought myself a Jamis Coda Sport at the very end of August. Now, a little more than 150 miles later, I finally got around to taking a few pics.
I know it's a fairly pedestrian bike compared to a lot of the ones I've seen in this thread, but it's new to me, it's a huge step up from what I had been riding, and it has made riding a lot more fun overall.
Also, I found that when I hung my taillight off the loop on my seat bag, it would always just tip down and aim itself at the tire. I needed to figure out a way I could mount it so that it pointed straight back. So, I made this little taillight mounting bracket to fix that problem. It ain't exactly pretty, but it gets the job done. :)
I would go with the BB7 brakeset if I were to replace the ****ty Tektro Novela set I have.
And thanks might I add! I'd love to give her the blackout treatment, I'm not a huge fan of white and lots of branding.
Noticed you have half-clips, you find it's a fairly reasonable improvement over just straight platforms?
A few months back, I found that I was consistently having a hard time keeping my feet straight and flat on the pedals whenever I’d start riding hard. So, after trying for a while - and failing - to keep the situation in check solely through awareness, I picked up the set of mini-clips as a potential solution. And they’re working wonderfully for that purpose.
Without straps, I realize that they offer me very, very little by way of increased pedaling efficiency. I’m not at all interested in a clipless system, so I’ll probably look into moving to a full toe-clip or Power Grips for next spring.
put on about 125 miles between friday sat and sunday
from saturdays 70 mile, rode out to lido beach long island all all around the rockaways and breezy. as well and everything in between
Lido Beach Golf Course
got a flat on the way back just before sun down in the rockaways, damn beer bottle
flat #2 , woke up sunday, the tube i installed had a slow leak, i must have pinched the tube on the way home. it seemed like my co2 only inflated to maybe 50psi. was about a 10 mile ride to the gas station where i was able to get some more air. So sunday morning, pumped it back up and headed to long island via LIRR. Was able to stop in at a bike shop to pick up some spare tubes and co2
Rode around the north fork of long island, its so beautiful out there. totally different world.
some farm we stopped at for some roasted corn and fruit
where we had lunch, by the water. was surreal
one thing i notice out in the suburbs is that drivers seem to have a different mentality when it comes to cyclists. you definitely aren't given any right of way or courtesy. if you take the lane because theres a car in the bike path, people start beeping and seem annoyed. this happened a few times, and they all got the brooklyn FU while they rode past of course :) but overall, an awesome weekend on the bad boy!
My Kona Hoss, suspension forks removed and replaced with steel cro mo forks, plus a few more little tweeks to bars and pedals.
Its now a fully rigid hardtail running road tyres for a Clydesdale, nice and twitchy :)
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Syncros seatpost and Fizik Tundra2 saddle :thumb:
Here is recently upgraded MTB to Hybrid..
Loving my tires!!
Oh gosh yes. I run my saddles just a tick down from level, but pointed that far down I think I would have trouble staying on it lol :P
Anyway yeah, I was definitely aware that the saddle was tilted forward a fair bit - I adjusted it that way on purpose. What I didn't realize until I saw the pictures was how sharp the tilt actually is.
The thing is, I arrived at that angle after several adjustments and several long rides. Primarily, I was trying to to get it to a point where the saddle was no longer causing taint-area discomfort. The angle you see is just where it ended up. When I'm riding, I'm situated pretty far back on the seat, and I generally find this somewhat unusual positioning to be comfortable.
Nonetheless, now that I've seen how tilted the saddle actually is in the pictures, I intend to try angling the seat back some. I'll just go with small increments over the course of a few rides and see how it goes.
My favorite hybrid is a steel Terry Classic. It has a 24 inch front wheel and a 700 in the back so the geometry is nice and compact for a 4'11" person like me. I changed out the flat bar for Sparrow bars but put bar ends on the top of the Sparrows if I want to stretch out. I also added the Brooks Finese saddle and a seatpost with extra setback.
My other hybrid is a Cannondale Quick, the extra small size with 26 inch wheels. It is my haul around stuff bike: