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Old 07-08-10, 08:26 PM   #1
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Bought new hybride, a Globe

http://www.globebikes.com/us/en/glob...?pid=10CAR7005

I now have four bikes. I wanted the lastest in comfort riding plus had a itch for a new bike
anyhow. They would not budge on list price, but I got what I wanted.
This model comes with a 28,38,48 front ringset. I wanted lower gearing for hill climbing
while staying on the seat so, I paid them to change out that ring set for
a 24,34,44 ring set. With the 700X38 tires this is a easy pedal up hills.
Anybody care to comment on my new custom hybrid. Thanks.
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Old 07-08-10, 08:34 PM   #2
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Nice. Specialized is a good company. Looks retro-cool.
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Old 07-08-10, 08:56 PM   #3
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Nice Looking Bike !

Hope you enjoy your new bike, I like the suspension saddle and post, regardless of all the
reviews on saddles. I find those to be the most comfortable on long rides, ( more than 2 hours ),
like the 24 speed, but you might be crying over those forks. Unless I missed something,
there like mine, and can not be locked out..( Bummer ) I'm just mad at myself for not
buying a bike with lock out forks...Never owned a Hybrid, and did not think of Road Riding..
Enjoy , Richard
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Hope you enjoy your new bike, I like the suspension saddle and post, regardless of all the
reviews on saddles. I find those to be the most comfortable on long rides, ( more than 2 hours ),
like the 24 speed, but you might be crying over those forks. Unless I missed something,
there like mine, and can not be locked out..( Bummer ) I'm just mad at myself for not
buying a bike with lock out forks...Never owned a Hybrid, and did not think of Road Riding..
Enjoy , Richard
The forks will be the next up grade for me...LOL..
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Old 07-09-10, 01:37 AM   #5
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It is a well-designed comfort hybrid. Very relaxed seat tube will sit you back in an upright riding position. I think Specialized did a very good job on their Carmel line. Although they might be overdoing it a bit by using both a suspension seat post and a spring loaded saddle. Sometimes that combination can feel a bit squirrelly.

Switching out the cranks will give you a very low gear range, same as a mountain bike.
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Old 07-09-10, 11:13 AM   #6
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Hope you enjoy your new bike, I like the suspension saddle and post, regardless of all the
reviews on saddles. I find those to be the most comfortable on long rides, ( more than 2 hours ),
like the 24 speed, but you might be crying over those forks. Unless I missed something,
there like mine, and can not be locked out..( Bummer ) I'm just mad at myself for not
buying a bike with lock out forks...Never owned a Hybrid, and did not think of Road Riding..
Enjoy , Richard

why do you think his fork does not have a lockout? i havent read of a suntour n series fork without lockout, but i cant say for sure about his. considering his bike is in a different price range, i would doubt if there was no lockout. my gf's $450 schwinn searcher has a lockout fork, an rst brand. it may not lockout but on a laid back cruiser hybrid like his, it probably wouldnt even matter.

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why do you think his fork does not have a lockout? i havent read of a suntour n series fork without lockout, but i cant say for sure about his. considering his bike is in a different price range, i would doubt if there was no lockout. my gf's $450 schwinn searcher has a lockout fork, an rst brand. it may not lockout but on a laid back cruiser hybrid like his, it probably wouldnt even matter.
Usually if a fork has a lockout feature, it will say so on the spec sheet. It's a selling feature.
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Old 07-10-10, 09:48 PM   #8
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The fork is not a lock-out.
It can of course be adjusted down tight, but there is still some give in the fork.
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Usually if a fork has a lockout feature, it will say so on the spec sheet. It's a selling feature.
perhaps to those buying a cruiser style bike, it is not a selling feature. even if it isn't there, which i said is still possible, it really doesn't matter because when buying a laid back cruiser bike, i really doubt a lock out fork is anywhere near to a feature they want. xoxoxoxoxo is talking to the wrong market. you buy a bike that's a cruiser, you are looking for comfort, comfort done well.
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perhaps to those buying a cruiser style bike, it is not a selling feature. even if it isn't there, which i said is still possible, it really doesn't matter because when buying a laid back cruiser bike, i really doubt a lock out fork is anywhere near to a feature they want. xoxoxoxoxo is talking to the wrong market. you buy a bike that's a cruiser, you are looking for comfort, comfort done well.
True dat! I can't argue with your logic; I just meant that a lockout feature is a selling feature for those who want to transition from smooth surface streets and paths to bumpy trails or single track and want a bike that can to both.
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True dat! I can't argue with your logic; I just meant that a lockout feature is a selling feature for those who want to transition from smooth surface streets and paths to bumpy trails or single track and want a bike that can to both.
agreed. it was a specific selling point to me when i was hybrid shopping, so i am in the same boat. but if i were in the mode to get a cruiser style bike, it probably wouldnt have even been considered.
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Suspension forks on hybrids are usually for road suspension. Not sure I would want to do much singletrack on it. A cruiser bike derives suspension from sprung saddles and high volume tires.
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It looks like a nice bike.
But do you really need that 24 crankwheel so much that you want to pay extra for it?
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Old 07-13-10, 08:59 PM   #14
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AdelaaR, Glad you asked.

Yes. I would have bought a lower crankwheel if the LBS thought it would work OK.

Where I live it is very, very, hilly. When I pull out of my driveway I go UPhill or downhill to start off.

OH, and a lot of the hills are steep also.
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Old 07-16-10, 03:17 PM   #15
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uphill is left and downhill is right? so you live on a hill? better than living in a valley where both left and right are uphill!
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