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Old 01-13-18, 12:03 AM
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I really like the overall look, it all comes together very nicely. I was gonna ask you what the make of the fenders were for my bike so thanks for sharing
Here you go: https://www.topeak.com/global/en/pro...8-defender--tx They fit and look great on the Roam series.
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Old 03-01-18, 02:05 PM
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Just an update. Have over 130 miles on it since I purchased it. Also have a WTB Pure V saddle on its way.

A couple more weeks and it should be accessorized the way I want it.

Rode it today in this Biblical monsoon season we're having in TN right now. Light rain felt pretty good.

Now doing a 6 mile loop with no rest stops other than the highway crossing.

Already went on a 10 miler. Another one is on the agenda this weekend.
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Old 03-01-18, 07:21 PM
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Sounds good! As the weather gets better and the later sunsets come, I hope to be getting out more and more.
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Old 03-02-18, 08:02 AM
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Looks great, Roam is a great bike. Nice to see you having fun riding it! Ride On!
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Old 03-05-18, 04:53 PM
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Nice looking bike!
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Just an update. I recieved and installed the Saddle, but after a couple of rides with it, my left knee was really bothering me.

Part of it was my fault for continuing an 11 mile ride after noticing the issue just 5 miles in.

I've been down for a month with no real riding happening. Just a mile or 2 in, the pain would return.

No amount of saddle or seat height adjustment helped.

Finally, after a month, I decided to go again. One mile in, started noticing pain.

The very next day, I switched back to the stock connect saddle. A quick eyeball setting proved to be more than enough for the knee issue. Almost 3 miles with no pain (rode 4).

All of the pain has been medial on left knee. My left leg is about an inch shorter than the right, but have had no issues riding all of these years. Not to mention the 150ish miles I've already ridden with the original saddle.

For some weird reason, my knee hates the WTB saddle.

Oh well. Sore butt is better than sore knee. Sorry, Mr. Maximus...

So, I've been doing some rehab exercises on the knee at the gym, and slowly reintroducing riding. Twice this week (2.5 and 3 miles of leisure cruising). At least I'm getting to enjoy my bike again.

Just gotta take it easy and be patient I guess.
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Old 04-21-18, 05:34 AM
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Can you please post more pictures of your fenders? I'm interested in some of the connection points to the bike. Did they come with hardware to attach to the rear-facing fender mounts in the fork, or did you have to fabricate something for that? I think they look nice on the bike. I may add a set to my new Roam.

Edit: I see on their Amazon listing that they have adapters for rear or side mounts on the fork, but I'd still be interested in seeing any other pictures you have of the fit/finish. :-)

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Give me some time and I'll get some pics up. Been working insane overtime at work and haven't had much of a life.
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Beautiful bike. Love the color.
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Oh man, you have braze-ons on your fork? I don't have that on mine, I had yo use zip ties to get my fenders on. But I have to say, I like the look of these much more so that the Planet Bike ones I have.
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Yes, those fenders look great! Thank you for the pictures!
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