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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 08-31-06, 04:01 PM   #1
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giant bowery

who rides one and what have you change?
i have added a set of primo magnesium platform pedals and have added a shadow conspiracy seat..
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Old 08-31-06, 05:08 PM   #2
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A guy that comes to my shop recently put on some oval concepts TT bars and SPD's. He seems to like it.
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Old 08-31-06, 08:37 PM   #3
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i am looking for a differnt handlebar setup something to make the steering a lill more tighter....
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Old 08-31-06, 09:19 PM   #4
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who rides one and what have you change?
i have added a set of primo magnesium platform pedals and have added a shadow conspiracy seat..
How's the quality of this bike? Thinking about getting one
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Old 09-01-06, 07:44 AM   #5
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i really enjoy the giant bowery and for under 500 dollars it seems like a great deal to me. it feels nice and light.. would anyone else like to add there opinion?
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Never rode one very far, but the one's in my store seem pretty decent. I dislike a lot of the stock components, but the frames seem quite nice. I've been thinking about getting one just for the frame/fork.
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Never rode one very far, but the one's in my store seem pretty decent. I dislike a lot of the stock components, but the frames seem quite nice. I've been thinking about getting one just for the frame/fork.
what would you recommend as far as changing out the stock componets
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what kinda carbon fiber fork would you guys and gals recommend, for this bike. i wanna mellow out the stiffness of the al....thanks and some cranks with a slightly smaller gear ratio...
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what kinda carbon fiber fork would you guys and gals recommend, for this bike. i wanna mellow out the stiffness of the al....thanks and some cranks with a slightly smaller gear ratio...
Just change the cog or the chainring to lower the ratio... no need to buy all new cranks.
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Old 09-08-06, 10:40 AM   #10
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I put bullhorns on mine. The handling is definitely tighter with them. I actually fell the first day with them when I went to trackstand It was quite a bit more different than I thought. Oh well, it was only downtown during 5 o'clock commute home..
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Old 09-08-06, 12:28 PM   #11
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My bowery

The first thing i did was change out the bars. I put on salsa drops. Ripped off the stickers and got some new tape. I'm waiting for my FSA gossamer cx crankset to arrive today and put that sucker on. So yah, From stock. Change the oem bars first, they are really heavy. Cranks are pretty el cheapo also. Thats about it for a 500 buck bike. Also whatever pedals you like of course. I run 46x16 or 46x17 for the hills.
I'll post pic when i put the new cranks on.
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Here's the pic

The bowery is still a whopping 21 pounds.
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i come from the world of freestyle bmx where 30 pounds is nice and light what is an ideal weight for a ss bike?.....and if weight is concern what are the heaviar componets on the bike that make a differnce by swaping something else out....what would you suggest far as bars to make easiar to ride it like a bmx bike, easiar to do wheelies and the such...
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