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06-18-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By Delmarva

It should be narrower but a proper alignment and...

It should be narrower but a proper alignment and adjustment should permit all combinations to be accessed. I cannot imagine an Ultegra or any other model was designed for chain/cage contact other...
05-13-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By Delmarva

I see the Escape is already deleted from CL. You...

I see the Escape is already deleted from CL. You may want to shop around local bike shops for a new 2018 Escape 3. There may be some deals at of below $300.
05-13-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,792
Posted By Delmarva

Is a 21" frame the right size for you? The...

Is a 21" frame the right size for you?
The front tire is showing some sidewall wear or separation. May need replacing.
The Trek 720 was made for 8 years and was quite popular. Good choice as a...
05-12-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,460
Posted By Delmarva

MKS Grip Kings have worked well for several years.

MKS Grip Kings have worked well for several years.
05-06-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,003
Posted By Delmarva

If it's a collectible bike that you want to keep...

If it's a collectible bike that you want to keep original then the solution would seem to be storing it inside.
02-27-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,764
Posted By Delmarva

Typical riding for someone else should not have a...

Typical riding for someone else should not have a bearing on what she would want to do. Only way to find out what she likes and is capable of is to work up on the distance. Try paved paths as well...
02-27-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By Delmarva

Glazing on the pads and rotor can cause brake...

Glazing on the pads and rotor can cause brake noise.
12-11-18, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By Delmarva

My two Giant bicycles went through the warranty...

My two Giant bicycles went through the warranty period with no problems. To date the only repairs have been related to normal wear. I think your chances of a quality related problem are low. That...
10-24-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 976
Posted By Delmarva

Congratulations on that Cannondale! Yes, one can...

Congratulations on that Cannondale! Yes, one can spend a reasonable sum and get a fine bike as you have shown. My ride is a Giant FCR3 which was the "entry level" model of the FCR series.
07-16-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 810
Posted By Delmarva

Then the composite must not be cheap but made for...

Then the composite must not be cheap but made for it's intended purpose. As stated.
07-16-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By Delmarva

A 35 size should be fine for those conditions. ...

A 35 size should be fine for those conditions. If you hit a rough patch just lift off the seat a bit.
07-16-18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 810
Posted By Delmarva

I hope the parts are not made of cheap plastic...

I hope the parts are not made of cheap plastic because you will have problems in short order. Would not want you to be chasing a water bottle rolling down the path or have a rivet pull out of the...
07-09-18, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By Delmarva

Most used things can be made useable. The point...

Most used things can be made useable. The point here is you paid a premium for items that should be old stock from a dealer in like new condition You did not get that.
07-09-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By Delmarva

Pitted and rusty is not new old stock. If they...

Pitted and rusty is not new old stock. If they were priced that way then a partial refund is called for if you want to keep them.
06-03-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Delmarva

Welcome back to biking! Gearing, brakes, wheels,...

Welcome back to biking! Gearing, brakes, wheels, etc., are all fairly similar regardless of the brand bike. The Sheldon Brown website has a topic by topic explanation of bike systems. Fairly...
06-03-18, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Delmarva

Are you hoping to do home bike repairs? Or...

Are you hoping to do home bike repairs? Or understand how the gearing and brake systems work? Or get some ideas for enhancing the bike?
06-03-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,054
Posted By Delmarva

Riders that notice those bars would think they...

Riders that notice those bars would think they were a good idea that gave improved riding comfort.
08-06-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By Delmarva

What a neat gift. I think your bike comes with...

What a neat gift. I think your bike comes with 21 speeds which should cover most situations. To get a little more speed and reduced pedalling effort go to a thinner road style tire with minimal...
08-06-17, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,184
Posted By Delmarva

Is the size right for you? As a bikesdirect...

Is the size right for you?
As a bikesdirect product it may have been assembled at home so check the work.
08-06-17, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By Delmarva

Additionally if you want to reduce pedalling...

Additionally if you want to reduce pedalling effort look for a tire with smoother or no tread. Most hybrid tires have a fair amount of tread that is not needed for road and light trail riding.
07-30-17, 07:28 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 34,638
Posted By Delmarva

Dogfish Head Raison D'Etre

Dogfish Head Raison D'Etre
06-22-17, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,693
Posted By Delmarva

I suspect Fuji bike models are very popular among...

I suspect Fuji bike models are very popular among the many people who have bought them over the years. That they don't make the top 10 lists is no big deal because there are plenty of other bikes...
06-21-17, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By Delmarva

Would you post a picture of the bike please. I...

Would you post a picture of the bike please. I want to be sure nothing structural would be weakened by removing the racks.
06-21-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,487
Posted By Delmarva

Unless you have a bicycle chain cleaning business...

Unless you have a bicycle chain cleaning business with hundreds of mail-in orders I don't see the value in such a device.
06-19-17, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,435
Posted By Delmarva

Your bike probably has Giant Multi Surface tires...

Your bike probably has Giant Multi Surface tires which are designed to be comfortable on road and trail riding. You may want to switch to a 35mm or 32mm tire with a smoother tread surface. A...
06-08-17, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By Delmarva

The earlier thread was informative. Shimano's...

The earlier thread was informative. Shimano's concern seems to be with increased torque resulting from going to lower gearing. The opposite of what you want to do.
06-08-17, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By Delmarva

Google has several possibilities. ...

Google has several possibilities.

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=used+bicycles+new+york+city
05-25-17, 03:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,313
Posted By Delmarva

+1 Especially the hydraulic brakes. A fine...

+1 Especially the hydraulic brakes.
A fine bike with rim brakes and standard fork should be available for under budget.
05-21-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,463
Posted By Delmarva

I'll play heretic and suggest that you not spend...

I'll play heretic and suggest that you not spend much money changing the suspension on a bike that is new to you. Just ride it as is. Get used to the bike while improving your riding strength.
05-21-17, 04:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,062
Posted By Delmarva

Teva Terra FI 3 sandals, shorts and a colored t...

Teva Terra FI 3 sandals, shorts and a colored t shirt.
05-20-17, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Delmarva

I find Shimano trigger shifters to be easy to...

I find Shimano trigger shifters to be easy to use. Changing from twist grip to trigger will take a bit of relearning but it should go pretty quickly. One benefit of going to triggers is that you...
05-17-17, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,977
Posted By Delmarva

Ok that is good. Since this is your first nice...

Ok that is good. Since this is your first nice bike I think you should stick with major brands like Giant, Specialized and Trek. And yes the bike business is very competitive so similarly priced...
05-17-17, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,977
Posted By Delmarva

Welcome to bike riding! Wonderful exercise. 1....

Welcome to bike riding! Wonderful exercise.
1. How much money are you willing to spend on a bike?
2. Do you expect to ride on paved roads mostly? Or trails?
3. Do you have many bike shops...
02-03-17, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By Delmarva

Is the existing shifter on your 37 year old bike...

Is the existing shifter on your 37 year old bike broken? If so a much easier to implement and cheaper solution would be a friction shifter. I don't see the point in trying to index a front...
02-02-17, 11:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,515
Posted By Delmarva

Anodized rims are important in the same way that...

Anodized rims are important in the same way that the frame, handlebar tape, pedal, bottle frame and seat colors are important. If you like the look then enjoy it.
10-26-16, 11:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,131
Posted By Delmarva

I agree completely. For most riders there would...

I agree completely. For most riders there would be no benefit to an eletrically shifted derailleur. I doubt that it would be as reliable as a mechanical one.
08-05-16, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By Delmarva

Could be one of several causes. The only way to...

Could be one of several causes. The only way to replicate the leak is to reinstall the tube and pump it to 105 psi. Time to pitch the tube and move on.
07-22-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,908
Posted By Delmarva

How do you expect the bike will be improved by...

How do you expect the bike will be improved by adding 2 cogs. Said differently what is your goal. You will spend a fair amount of money but the bike may be no more rideable than it is.
07-22-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,119
Posted By Delmarva

The o.p. should determine if it is a crack in...

The o.p. should determine if it is a crack in metal or only paint.
07-21-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,197
Posted By Delmarva

Well done. As long as the gearing works for you...

Well done. As long as the gearing works for you that is what counts!
07-16-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By Delmarva

If you put both bikes into comparable gears...

If you put both bikes into comparable gears (ratio or gear inches) I think you will find that the pedaling effort is much closer. To allow you to use the gear combinations effectively you may want...
07-16-16, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,166
Posted By Delmarva

+1 The parts are either out in the open or...

+1
The parts are either out in the open or easily accessed. A smart phone can be used to document how things came apart.g The only caution I would offer is in cleaning, polishing and detailing. ...
07-14-16, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,296
Posted By Delmarva

Well done. You ended up with a bike that really...

Well done. You ended up with a bike that really works for you at a good price.
07-14-16, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,789
Posted By Delmarva

I stretched the definition of lbs once and drove...

I stretched the definition of lbs once and drove 90 miles one way to get the road bike of my dreams. You may want to look beyond wherever you live.
07-14-16, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By Delmarva

A family member was a student at Virginia Tech...

A family member was a student at Virginia Tech and had a bike stolen. Later on he went to school at UNC and had a bike lifted. Both bikes were locked. Don't tie up a lot of money in a campus...
07-13-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By Delmarva

Bike thieves are very common on campus. And yes...

Bike thieves are very common on campus. And yes they can as easily be a fellow student as some off-campus low life. So locks can slow down but may not deter a thief. So buy something less...
07-13-16, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,789
Posted By Delmarva

I think you will find that bikes within that...

I think you will find that bikes within that price range are comparably equipped. The bike business is too competitive for it to be otherwise. Check out bikes at your lbs from major brands like...
07-12-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,156
Posted By Delmarva

You have the gearing to go very fast right now. ...

You have the gearing to go very fast right now. However most of us with less than perfect legs can only take advantage of that gearing on momentarily thrilling downhill rides. As others have...
07-12-16, 06:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,156
Posted By Delmarva

+1 I don't think the o.p. has ridden the bike...

+1
I don't think the o.p. has ridden the bike enough to identify a problem that would be solved by going to 9 speeds. Hopefully it is more than just the attraction of having a bike with a bigger...
07-12-16, 06:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,763
Posted By Delmarva

More than just the target bike will be swamped by...

More than just the target bike will be swamped by a strong signal.
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