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Forum: Commuting
01-08-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 32,860
Posted By CrewFan

Took advantage of the warmer weather (60s!) and...

Took advantage of the warmer weather (60s!) and biked in to work.. the ride in was great! The ride home was super windy 🌬️ - 20-30 m/h head wind/cross winds. Still it was nice to ride in this...
01-08-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By CrewFan

So if I am picking up what you are putting down,...

So if I am picking up what you are putting down, is that there would be a benefit (great or small ... It's debatable), but it may take a bit more effort than originally anticipated. I'll look at the...
01-05-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By CrewFan

The old group set is the 5600 105 9speed. The...

The old group set is the 5600 105 9speed. The new set is listed simply as Tourney (8 speed).
01-04-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,259
Posted By CrewFan

I just used some points I had at Performance to...

I just used some points I had at Performance to get myself a 2018 Absolute 2.1 and I like so far. Putting it together has been fairly straight forward and it rides well.

Update: I just took it out...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 611,074
Posted By CrewFan

Looks like they dropped to $133.

Looks like they dropped to $133.
01-03-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By CrewFan

I was thinking of selling it since the bike takes...

I was thinking of selling it since the bike takes up space ( the boss doesn't appreciate my bike collecting habit). Not 100% sure at this point. The new Fuji bike is basically a 'ride around the...
01-03-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By CrewFan

Is it worth upgrading a new Shimano Tourney group to an older 105?

I have a 5 year old bike (bike's direct Cafe noir) that has a barely been used 105 group set. The bike is too small and I ended getting a new Fuji Absolute 2.1 (used my points to buy). I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-18, 03:06 AM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 611,074
Posted By CrewFan

I'll have to check when I get back from Paris 😋....

I'll have to check when I get back from Paris 😋. On a side note they are so much more bike centric over here... Makes me a bit jealous.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 611,074
Posted By CrewFan

I'm in for one of those at 50$. Will be nice for...

I'm in for one of those at 50$. Will be nice for my morning commute into work.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-18, 08:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,391
Posted By CrewFan

I was looking at some covers and wasn't sure how...

I was looking at some covers and wasn't sure how well they worked. Is there sla style/features i should look for ?
Forum: Commuting
10-22-18, 09:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,220
Posted By CrewFan

Nice bike! I ride a similar bike most days...

Nice bike!

I ride a similar bike most days (Breezer Liberty) and love the rack and Dyno lights. On my fast days I take my road bike... She's fun!
Forum: Commuting
10-22-18, 09:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,391
Posted By CrewFan

The only problem i run in to is trying to keep my...

The only problem i run in to is trying to keep my feet warm. The rest of me is ok, just my feet start to freeze at mile 8, out of 10.5 mile trip. I wear wool socks and long pants, but can't keep...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,427
Posted By CrewFan

This! I look foward to riding... I aslo like the...

This! I look foward to riding... I aslo like the idea that I can get some exercise in while commuting.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 851
Posted By CrewFan

Those were fun videos to watch - thanks for...

Those were fun videos to watch - thanks for sharing!
Forum: Commuting
10-16-18, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 56,732
Posted By CrewFan

Commute was brisk to say the least this morning -...

Commute was brisk to say the least this morning - 34! Had light gloves and some wollies on, along with light jacket and my pants. Hands were really cold the first 2 miles, but warmed up after that....
Forum: Commuting
10-08-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 56,732
Posted By CrewFan

Commute got off to a rough start this morning as...

Commute got off to a rough start this morning as I realized, just as I was pulling in to the park I start my commute from, that I left my phone at the house... So instead of being 10 early, I was...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 56,732
Posted By CrewFan

As much as I want to see if anyone guesses, I'll...

As much as I want to see if anyone guesses, I'll spoil the fun - It's Columbus Ohio's skyline as you come in along the river. Cbus has spent a lot of money improving the downtown's river front and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,095
Posted By CrewFan

The colors are actually much better in person...

The colors are actually much better in person than what they look like on the website - they are lighter looking.

Now I just need longer days so I get get some long rides in!
Forum: Commuting
10-05-18, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 56,732
Posted By CrewFan

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Brisk morning ride today - I got an early start this morning...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,095
Posted By CrewFan

Unfortunately i don't have a heat gun so that may...

Unfortunately i don't have a heat gun so that may have to wait a bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,095
Posted By CrewFan

The bike will take 32mm tires and maybe slightly...

The bike will take 32mm tires and maybe slightly larger... But definitely 32s.

Lazyass I'll look into how to get the details off the wheels... It's honestly something i never thought to do. 🤔
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,095
Posted By CrewFan

*** Update*** Well after a lot of looking...

*** Update***

Well after a lot of looking and stressing, I finally pulled the trigger and got the Fuji Gran Fondo 2.1!! I have to say "WOW" what a fun bike! The combination of larger tires, full...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,474
Posted By CrewFan

Best part about the Costco pants is they're...

Best part about the Costco pants is they're fairly cheap, so you don't have to worry about snagging them on something or staining them!
09-24-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 920
Posted By CrewFan

I have the above mentioned Swagman XC and it's...

I have the above mentioned Swagman XC and it's pretty easy to use and works well with my commuter bike's fenders.
Forum: Commuting
09-10-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,474
Posted By CrewFan

I use UB Tech travel pants...

I use UB Tech travel pants (https://www.costco.com/UB-Tech-Men's-Travel-Pant.product.100423919.html) that I get at Costco. The are inexpensive and wear well.
Forum: Commuting
09-10-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 56,732
Posted By CrewFan

The buildings in the background are part of the...

The buildings in the background are part of the Columbus Ohio's skyline. I'm lucky I get to follow the river all the way down and then ride the newly completed riverfront path in to the city.
Forum: Commuting
09-08-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 56,732
Posted By CrewFan

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Forum: Commuting
09-06-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By CrewFan

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It really is just the right distance for a commute... Having a gym...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 56,732
Posted By CrewFan

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Nice ride home last night, a bit muggy, but still better than driving!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,095
Posted By CrewFan

My fitting suggested I'm more of a 54 size bike -...

My fitting suggested I'm more of a 54 size bike - although the Italia color scheme is kinda sexy!
08-30-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,736
Posted By CrewFan

The Fuji and Breezer line of hybrids at...

The Fuji and Breezer line of hybrids at Performance Bikes are also very good bikes and their prices are wallet friendly.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,095
Posted By CrewFan

Maelochs The Fuji's do seem to be good bang for...

Maelochs The Fuji's do seem to be good bang for the buck and the 750$ in reward bucks will easily be spent on new seat, pedals and other gear. No problem with that :lol:

Rock71 that's sharp...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,095
Posted By CrewFan

Lazyass I'll have to see if I can find one local...

Lazyass I'll have to see if I can find one local to tryout.
MyTi I'm going to see if one of my LBS has the Synaspe in my size in stock - the specs look a bit more racey vs the GF, but it may be a...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 958
Posted By CrewFan

It's been in the low 90's here and very humid,...

It's been in the low 90's here and very humid, but I've been able to manage with some water and a moderate pace. My rides home are definitely a bit more relaxed in the heat.
Forum: Commuting
08-29-18, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By CrewFan

2 weeks in and I'm loving the bike and commuting...

2 weeks in and I'm loving the bike and commuting in to work. Ride is about 40 minutes each way, mostly on bike paths, so not a lot traffic to contend with. The only major addition I've made was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-18, 06:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,095
Posted By CrewFan

New Bike Dilemma Fuji Gran Fondo vs Gran Fondo Classico

So I'm looking at upgrading my road bike to something a little more upright, and hopefully, a little smoother. I currently have a nashbar 105 (an older version of this one - Cavalo 105...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,771
Posted By CrewFan

How do you like the Banjo Brothers Handlebar...

How do you like the Banjo Brothers Handlebar Phone Pak? Would you get it again? I was thinking of adding that to my commuter, but wanted to get some feed back before I ordered it.
08-18-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 597,461
Posted By CrewFan

Just dug out an old Nishiki Sebring my friend...

Just dug out an old Nishiki Sebring my friend gave me and thinking about doing a little clean up on it to use as a back up commuter.If I read your serial code break down correctly, I believe the bike...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-18, 01:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,851
Posted By CrewFan

That makes a little sad inside to see all those...

That makes a little sad inside to see all those unused bikes.

The share bikes do OK around here, but the electric scooters are really starting to become popular.
Forum: Commuting
08-17-18, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By CrewFan

The bike does have a nice wide gear range and...

The bike does have a nice wide gear range and I've had a lot of fun on just riding around the neighborhood getting use to it. I wasn't sure I would like the flat bars but they are actually quite...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By CrewFan

Wow, that's a really interesting concept! I like...

Wow, that's a really interesting concept! I like that the wheel was designed with multifunctionality in mind!
Forum: Commuting
08-16-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,889
Posted By CrewFan

I agree with what you are saying and would add...

I agree with what you are saying and would add riding gives more flexibility in how we get home. I know that I can hop in the car or hop on the bike, so I can have more control of how commute to...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 10,276
Posted By CrewFan

My wife just told me about a patient that came on...

My wife just told me about a patient that came on to their ICU floor with severe head trauma and potential brain damage from test riding his friend's bike. Was just a little spin around the block...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By CrewFan

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Forum: Commuting
08-15-18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,183
Posted By CrewFan

Kickstart - did you have to buy the crate and the...

Kickstart - did you have to buy the crate and the quick release separately?
Forum: Commuting
08-15-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,549
Posted By CrewFan

The trail I usually ride on cuts through some...

The trail I usually ride on cuts through some parks and then tOSU campus - there are usually deer, ducks, cranes, and geese... oh so many geese! The geese are constantly sitting in the middle of the...
08-15-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 803
Posted By CrewFan

Never would have thought to check to see if the...

Never would have thought to check to see if the bike rack is secured! 🤔
Forum: Commuting
08-15-18, 10:39 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,771
Posted By CrewFan

I use the Banjo Brother's cycling wallet...

I use the Banjo Brother's cycling wallet (https://banjobrothers.com/products/cycling-phone-wallet) - it's a little bulky, but It has space for ID, CC, and phone. I usually just stick in my jersey...
08-14-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 709
Posted By CrewFan

That's a good point - the little lady will...

That's a good point - the little lady will appreciate the cleaner look for sure!
Forum: Commuting
08-14-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,487
Posted By CrewFan

I thought it was the Belgium flag /s

I thought it was the Belgium flag /s
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