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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-31-16, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By DowneasTTer
Shimano 5800 chain and cassette longevity ?

I'm new to the 5800 series (11 speed) and have a question about chain and cassette life. In all my 5700 series (10 speed) bikes I was able to get around 7k miles out of my chains and changed the...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 02-09-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,193
Posted By DowneasTTer
Well how about the Giant FastRoad CoMax 2. It is...

Well how about the Giant FastRoad CoMax 2. It is about the same bike for $300 less... The frame is better looking as well. The big plus is there are a lot more Giant outlets around than Performance...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 02-05-16, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,193
Posted By DowneasTTer
I think they are ok. But, for the same coin you...

I think they are ok. But, for the same coin you can get a Giant Fastroad CoMax 1. It's a little lighter and has 11 speed 105's instead of the 10 speed Tiagra parts and internal cabling. see...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 02-05-16, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,193
Posted By DowneasTTer
On the plus side it is the only carbon flat bar...

On the plus side it is the only carbon flat bar frame that I know of that incorporates rack mounts. It that is important to you.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 01-07-16, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By DowneasTTer
I just sold my two Composites, wife S and my L,...

I just sold my two Composites, wife S and my L, here in Fl via Craigslist for $1500.00 ($750 each). So this one is a great deal. The bike itself is great. I just wanted to upgrade to the FastRoad...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 11-10-15, 04:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,785
Posted By DowneasTTer
Sorry, just light touring with a couple of topeak...

Sorry, just light touring with a couple of topeak bags and a motorhome.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 11-09-15, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,785
Posted By DowneasTTer
You might want to look at my thread on the CoMax...

You might want to look at my thread on the CoMax 1.http://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/1033048-new-giant-comax-1-s-mr-mrs-downeastter.html I bought two last month one for my wife and one for...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-24-15, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By DowneasTTer
Great job, my wife and I spend a week or two each...

Great job, my wife and I spend a week or two each year on the Cape... ya we are one of those you guys can't wait to have LEAVE. Was a Mainer for 62 years before we smartened up and moved to FL. Here...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 10-20-15, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By DowneasTTer
The wife and I did the trail last Sept started...

The wife and I did the trail last Sept started and finished in Jim Thorpe and decided to do the jail tour. Man climbing the hill to the jail after riding the trail was NOT the best thing to do for...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-13-15, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,360
Posted By DowneasTTer
I thought you may say that... however the specs I...

I thought you may say that... however the specs I listed while from my bike, a Giant Fastroad CoMax 1, are the same as the 2016 Giant Defy Advanced 2. So I guess Giant must have made the same...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-12-15, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,360
Posted By DowneasTTer
OK but what would these specs lead you to...

OK but what would these specs lead you to believe?


Sizes
XS, S, M,ML, L, XL


Colors
Composite/Red
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 10-11-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By DowneasTTer
We did the shuttle once the first time in town....

We did the shuttle once the first time in town. But, after that we have just started at the RR station downtown road up and back. As you stated the slope isn't too much but the views are fantastic....
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 10-11-15, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By DowneasTTer
We stop and ride the out of Jim Thorpe to...

We stop and ride the out of Jim Thorpe to Whitehaven on both our way to our summer place in New England and the way back home in Fl. It's both a super trail and a great little town. Thanks for...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 10-07-15, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6,460
Views: 1,622,135
Posted By DowneasTTer
Here our new Giant Fastroad CoMax 1's at Liberty...

Here our new Giant Fastroad CoMax 1's at Liberty Park in Inverness Fl. The second pic shows the Harvester on Lake Henderson clearing out some invasive plant life. If you are interested in the bikes...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-07-15, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18,946
Views: 1,479,365
Posted By DowneasTTer
Mrs. DowneasTTer and I rode our new bikes 40...

Mrs. DowneasTTer and I rode our new bikes 40 miles on the Withlacoochee State Trail. While taking a break at Liberty Park we noticed the harvester in the process of clearing Lake Henderson of...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 10-07-15, 02:14 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 81,910
Posted By DowneasTTer
Mrs. DowneasTTer and I rode 40 miles on the...

Mrs. DowneasTTer and I rode 40 miles on the Withlacoochee State Trail in North Central Florida. Notice on the close-up of the front of my bike the plant harvester working to remove some of the...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 10-07-15, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,727
Posted By DowneasTTer
The bikes have a little 250 miles on then and all...

The bikes have a little 250 miles on then and all is well. Our lights came in and I mounted the Edge 1000 so now waiting for the cranksets. Which will be here on Friday and the Ergon GP3 grips which...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 10-07-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,802
Posted By DowneasTTer
Side_FX I don't know where you are but the Giant...

Side_FX I don't know where you are but the Giant shop in Dunnellon Fl has a 2015 CoMax 2 medium in stock. I bet someone can get it for around $1200 or possibly less. It's the same shop that I ordered...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-06-15, 02:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,360
Posted By DowneasTTer
It was great seeing you on the Withlacoochee...

It was great seeing you on the Withlacoochee yesterday. Both my wife and I hope you enjoy your new bike as much as we are enjoying ours. The key word in your quote... LOOK... But with the same OLD...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 10-06-15, 01:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,241
Posted By DowneasTTer
OK, I can play here. I just purchased two 2016...

OK, I can play here. I just purchased two 2016 Giant Fastroad CoMax 1's from my local Giant dealer. It's the third set of bikes I have purchased from him in the past 4 years. All with MSRP of over...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 10-05-15, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,727
Posted By DowneasTTer
As of today the CoMax's have 135 miles on them....

As of today the CoMax's have 135 miles on them. So far they are great. While maybe a half a pound more (ride weight... racks, bottle cages, etc) than the RX Composite's they pedal easier. That might...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-05-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,034
Posted By DowneasTTer
Well another one with an ICD (also Downeastter on...

Well another one with an ICD (also Downeastter on icd board as you are). I think for most people a hrm is just an extra. Great for those that like to monitor HR or love tech stuff. But for people...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 10-04-15, 04:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,802
Posted By DowneasTTer
As far as I know........... I'm the OP.. oh well...

As far as I know........... I'm the OP.. oh well P*%% on boys.:)
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 10-04-15, 03:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,802
Posted By DowneasTTer
I'm 6'0" and the large fits just right. I would...

I'm 6'0" and the large fits just right. I would say the medium would be TOO small.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-03-15, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,360
Posted By DowneasTTer
Going "full circle" at 66 or who invented the flat bar road bike?

My wife and I purchased our first adult bikes in 1972 with money from our wedding. We were still in college at the time and bikes were a great way to get around campus. Now 72 was during one of the...
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