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StarBiker 07-31-22 02:11 PM

Giant Innova Cross Mid 90's?
 
I hadn't picked up a bike on the fly in a while, picked this up this week, cleaned it up, took pics to put it up for a flip, road it around the block and just about changed my mind. Immediately comfortable, quite, and very nice.......just a little small for me but what a nice bike.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...105abcfd9d.jpg

hokiefyd 08-01-22 05:31 AM

Steel frame hybrids from the '90s universally seem to be genuinely nice rides...and the brand doesn't seem to matter, either. I really like the iCnRnOoSvSa graphic along the top tube! Nice find.

StarBiker 08-01-22 12:47 PM

If it was only bigger. I just road it around a bit more and it's clearly to small. Peddling my legs feel to far forward. Odd.

But for $22.60 I should be able to make some dough on it.

Now I only have three bikes to sell. Yeah. (I use to flip 20 of them a year)

Smokinapankake 08-01-22 05:39 PM

Sometimes ya just get lucky. Id love to find a nice Innova in my size. Just to try it out, ya know. I really dig the wishbone seatstays. And that looks like a really nice one!

StarBiker 08-02-22 07:13 AM

The Frame is 17 Inches, and I am 5'9", so although small it's not that small.

Have to clean the brakes. New Pads.

It does have some wear. It's not mint like that Trek 750 I had and sold like a ...........

I always thought I was 5"11" but I started to shrink in my 50's.....:50:

james89 08-02-22 08:58 AM

Nice score

StarBiker 08-17-22 10:19 AM

Well I put Kool Stop pads, and 700 x 38 Serfas on. I should have went with bigger tires but the Sefas Vidas were just under $57 with Serfas Tubes. Everything else was almost $40 more without tubes. And only one seller had the Vidas at this price.
Bigger tires in the near future.
Bike rides great, but a bit to harsh on the NCR at times.
I wish I knew of another brand that was as good as Serfas. Continental makes nice road tires but I do not think their other tires are worth a damn, and wear poorly. I don't wan't, or need a knobby. Smoother is better.
I didn't want to put to much into this bike considering it's demand isn't that high.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ecd2c44263.jpg

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e86410cc67.jpg

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ea8f055cac.jpg

hokiefyd 08-18-22 05:54 AM


Originally Posted by StarBiker (Post 22613432)
I wish I knew of another brand that was as good as Serfas.

There are a lot of great tire brands. I've had excellent service from Continental, Michelin, Panaracer, Schwalbe, and Vittoria. In general, tires with more puncture protection are at the opposite end from "supple" and "compliant". Serfas' Flat Protection System (the durable belt that runs under the tread) likely contributes to a harsher ride than if the same tire didn't have that. You often must make a choice between these conflicting priorities (or try to balance them) to get exactly what you want.

I might recommend the Continental Speed Ride, in 700x42. They run a hair small (so they'll actually inflate up to about 39 or 40mm wide), but they're very light, they're relatively supple, they have only moderate puncture protection, they're foldable, and they're inexpensive (about 25 dollars each).

StarBiker 08-18-22 08:17 AM


Originally Posted by hokiefyd (Post 22614370)
There are a lot of great tire brands. I've had excellent service from Continental, Michelin, Panaracer, Schwalbe, and Vittoria. In general, tires with more puncture protection are at the opposite end from "supple" and "compliant". Serfas' Flat Protection System (the durable belt that runs under the tread) likely contributes to a harsher ride than if the same tire didn't have that. You often must make a choice between these conflicting priorities (or try to balance them) to get exactly what you want.

I might recommend the Continental Speed Ride, in 700x42. They run a hair small (so they'll actually inflate up to about 39 or 40mm wide), but they're very light, they're relatively supple, they have only moderate puncture protection, they're foldable, and they're inexpensive (about 25 dollars each).

I have Serfas Drifters on a C-Dale F700 and they work great. They are bigger. I would have bought them but I couldn't find them in 700.
I don't like Continental. I would have to look up the models I used, but they wore poorly. Serfas just don't wear out. I have had the Secas on a few different bikes and flipped the bikes with well over a thousand miles on the tires and they were still in great shape.
I did look at the Speed Rides. Conty has soured me on their tires.


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