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.
Last edited by Chris_050; 06-30-13 at 03:22 AM.
2012 Specialized Crosstrail Sport
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.
(Sorry about bad picture quality)
Last edited by T Ride; 07-03-13 at 12:39 PM.
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
Nice puppet. Looks expensive. What was the damage for DIY?
Trek Valencia, 2010
Marin Highway One, 2010
Road Bike: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2+Carbon, Freekin' groovy Urban / Mountain Road Cruising Bike: 2007 CANNONDALE Bad Boy Disc, MTB: 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin 29er
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.
thats what I did cuts so easy and no burs or filing needed
2010 Gary Fisher Utopia - Black Ops platform pedals, SRAM X.9 shifters, Avid BB7/G3 Clean Sweeps, NightRider Rebel 3.0
1999 Dyno Air - 48 spoke wheels, GT Launchpad
1994 Trek SingleTrack 920 - bone stock
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.
Last edited by Monstermash; 07-15-13 at 09:48 AM.
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