Happy New Year Everyone!! Here is the updated version of my 2009 Felt QX75, added mudguard and rear rack. @Byingjl: Nice bike, interesting color!
My friend here in Kyoto had a Focus and 8 weeks ago he got "doored" and the frame was destroyed. 6 weeks ago he bought the replacement, and on it's maiden ride (the day after the purchase) he got hit by a truck. Second frame gone. He himself is very lucky to still be here.
I think it's been over a YEAR since i have posted here. Anyway, here is my DS 8.4 with new mods.
Iodine Carbon Bar cut to 720mm
Cobalt 3 80mm Stem
CObalt 2 Seat Post
Iodine 2 29" wheels
Eggbeater 3 Pedals
Deore 9spd Shifters/brakes/crank
Slx Front and Rear Derailer, 11-34 Cassette
Knobby Nick Front
I have been on the dirt a lot as you can see. With the SLX front derailer, it allows me to run a 2.2" rear tire with no rubbing. Basically i can run XC tires in the rear all day. Thank goodness!
BTW, good to see giantcfr1 still here! How is Kyoto these days? Cheers! 'Z
Bike looks to clean, sure you been riding it :)
After installing the Alfine Crankset I thought I would get some pedals that would match. Since I like the Wellgo MG-1 Pedals so much on my Fatty I figured I'd get some for my Dr. Fine.
I also put the original stem back on and I think I'm done with it for a while I hope. It is definitely a most comfy ride!:D
Got this a few days ago. 14 Giant Escape Rx Carbon.
Changes are replaced with shorter stem, Cannondale Quick Handlebar, Cateye computer, and maybe more comfortable tires later.
You should be able to go back and they change them still. I remember when I got my Cannondale years back, the bike shop suggested changing them, and then again I was able to swap the tyres about 2 weeks later. You will find the shop has a supply from other customers who did the same.
EDIT...I was just looking at your post on fitting. If your saddle is still in the same position as the photo you supplied, I suggest you also ask the shop to swap the set-back seatpost to a straight. It appears from the photo, you have the saddle pushed way forward. If you use a straight, your saddle will be better balanced on the seatpost than having all the weight forward. The Giant post you have is a two piece post and may snap at the join if your weight is not centred on the post.
Similar to what I'm talking about.
Thanks for the advice Giantcfr1, I didn't think about swapping tires on purchase date. I am now getting used to them and like them.
As for the Seat, going to get it adjusted today. Its really too forward as you say, this bike is for a long torso person which I am not, I fit a Specialized Sirrus more.
My city bike; no major new changes at this point unless something breaks
Details: Guessing it is a late 80's BRC Ricochet and I upgraded the shifters, drive parts, and brakes to Deore level components from the lower level Shimano kit it had, and added the fenders after I paid the whopping price of $50.00 for it.
It really had no signs whatsoever of being ridden and it is a nice riding bike that is rather stiff and very responsive... frame and fork are chromoly and wheels are Ukai laced to nice Suzue hubs. It had 700:38 Ritchey cross tyres originally and now it runs a Kenda studded tyre up front and a Conti Speed King in the rear for winter.
I got the same bike. Looks like its built more for endurance/longer rides than the shorter wheelbase Specialized Sirrus. I cannot wait till the spring to ride mine.
OMG, Saginaw MI is a cold place. PS249, how often do you wish you could move to AZ, San Diego, Florida.
First thing I would do if my ship comes in is to live in a place where winter does not exist.
New to the forum but not new to cycling, thought I'd share pics of my Hybrids new and old.
Here is my 1992 Diamondback Sorrento, before and after a few mods (handle bar, stem, seatpost and rack). The previously installed bar ends were not that comfortable and too far from the brakes, although they did provide a more upright riding position. New bars and stem do the same thing but a lot safer!! Old seat post had the 2 bolt clamp mechanism and slipped even when tight, new post has one bolt adjustment; for and aft and tilt. Rack is just a good thing to have as I like to carry tube, pump, CO2, patches, tools, first aid kit, phone and energy bars when I ride....just in case!
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First pic of my Insight 1. Really happy with it :thumb: Need to take more pics
Love the speed and lightness of my new ride.