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12-07-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,494
Posted By Pendergast

I'd classify two of my bikes as hybrids, although...

I'd classify two of my bikes as hybrids, although they weren't originally.

One was a road bike that I converted to flat bar. At the time I had two other drop bar road bikes and really just...
11-28-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,944
Posted By Pendergast

Dupont Chain Saver is fairly popular as a bike...

Dupont Chain Saver is fairly popular as a bike chain dry lube. I think even Walmart may sell it. Pretty sure you can get it at Lowe's and probably Home Depot, too.
11-14-18, 11:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By Pendergast

Topeak Alt Position cage mounts are another...

Topeak Alt Position cage mounts are another option. They change the position by 32mm but aren't adjustable.

https://www.amazon.com/Topeak-Alt-Position-Cage-Mounts/dp/B079NF8BGP
11-13-18, 03:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By Pendergast

Probably this: https://www.staczero.com/hero...

Probably this:

https://www.staczero.com/hero


Interesting design but I don't have any experience with with it, so I don't know how well it works. There are some limitations on the types of...
11-08-18, 01:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By Pendergast

So, did the Alysa arrive with the parts listed in...

So, did the Alysa arrive with the parts listed in the spec or something else?
11-03-18, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,225
Posted By Pendergast

A couple more options are a ShockStop stem and...

A couple more options are a ShockStop stem and RevGrips. I've never used either, but judging from comments I've seen from people using them, they seem to do what they're claimed to do.
...
11-03-18, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By Pendergast

I think they designate what generation the fork...

I think they designate what generation the fork is.
11-02-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Pendergast

It's not a racing bike or a mountain bike. It's...

It's not a racing bike or a mountain bike. It's a hybrid/commuter, so it should be good for what you want to use it for. I could tell by looking at it that it was a hybrid and was guessing...
11-01-18, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By Pendergast

I'd much rather have the Cadent. I think it's a...

I'd much rather have the Cadent. I think it's a nicer looking bike, and I prefer the gearing. 9-speed vs 8-speed, and the gear range suits me better. I can't imagine ever needing the 52x11 high...
10-31-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 986
Posted By Pendergast

I would try positioning a cam buckle on the loose...

I would try positioning a cam buckle on the loose ends of the strap so it wouldn't pull through the adjustment buckle.
...
10-30-18, 04:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,697
Posted By Pendergast

The missing small shift lever was what puzzled me...

The missing small shift lever was what puzzled me briefly.
10-29-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,697
Posted By Pendergast

Sometimes they overdo it with the photoshopping....

Sometimes they overdo it with the photoshopping. I ran across this Giant several days ago. Something seemed odd about it, but it took a few seconds for it to dawn on me.

...
10-26-18, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,094
Posted By Pendergast

I use this sometimes. The cage that comes with...

I use this sometimes. The cage that comes with it is a flimsy piece of crap, but it works well if you put a different cage on it. I've even used it mountain biking and it's remained secure.
...
10-26-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By Pendergast

My phone is too old for me to use apps when I'm...

My phone is too old for me to use apps when I'm riding, but I have Trailforks on my iPad. I also have the MTB Project and Singletracks Lite apps. MTB Project is the one I'm most likely to use.
10-25-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,926
Posted By Pendergast

What are you people doing to piss people off? ...

What are you people doing to piss people off? I've been riding on roads for 30 years(for more than 50 years if I start counting from childhood) and have never been harassed or endangered by anyone. ...
10-25-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By Pendergast

Some of the lower level ToughRoad, FastRoad, and...

Some of the lower level ToughRoad, FastRoad, and AnyRoad models come with alloy D-Fuse posts. I seem to remember a thread on the Hybrid forum that had a comment from someone who thought the carbon...
10-25-18, 03:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By Pendergast

I ran across this thread while unsuccessfully(so...

I ran across this thread while unsuccessfully(so far) trying to solve a seatpost/seat bag problem of my own. Looks like someone had a problem with a seat bag clamp due to the width of their D-Fuse...
10-24-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,163
Posted By Pendergast

I don't think the handlebar that comes on that...

I don't think the handlebar that comes on that bike is carbon. Maybe it's been upgraded though.
10-23-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By Pendergast

i've never even thought about torque numbers for...

i've never even thought about torque numbers for seatpost clamps. I'd probably be paying more attention to that if carbon was involved. A couple of mine are marked 5 Nm, but most of mine aren't...
10-23-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,740
Posted By Pendergast

The Zee Cage is the Specialized side loader. I...

The Zee Cage is the Specialized side loader. I have the plastic ones on my mountain bikes. They're pricey for plastic(around $20-25, I think), but they do work well. They also make them in carbon,...
10-23-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By Pendergast

It's hard for me to tell in the photo, but is the...

It's hard for me to tell in the photo, but is the Thomson clamp all the way down on the seat tube? Tightening it if it wasn't completely in place might have caused it to crack.
10-22-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,129
Posted By Pendergast

The photos she posted look like R8000, and that's...

The photos she posted look like R8000, and that's what the articles I've seen about that 2018 model say it was spec-ed with. I think some of the models below that still used some 6800.
10-22-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,365
Posted By Pendergast

I'm a member of the 1UP USA cult. ...

I'm a member of the 1UP USA cult.


https://www.1up-usa.com
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-18, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 720
Posted By Pendergast

Those seem like pretty nice bikes. I'm...

Those seem like pretty nice bikes.

I'm wondering how the gravel riding possibilities are in your area. If you're wanting something different, that might be something to look into. You'd have...
10-22-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By Pendergast

From the photos on Giant's website, the 2019's...

From the photos on Giant's website, the 2019's brifters & derailleurs look like R7000 and the 2018's look like 5800. They both appear to have the same older style crankset.
10-21-18, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By Pendergast

If you can get the 2019 Defy Advanced for a...

If you can get the 2019 Defy Advanced for a decent price, that would be my choice. Giant has made some changes for the 2019 model to improve comfort. It also has more tire clearance and can fit 32mm...
10-20-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,129
Posted By Pendergast

It's Ultegra R8000. I've never used R8000,...

It's Ultegra R8000.

I've never used R8000, but I suppose trim works as it does on most shifters.

If you're on the big chainring and at the big end of the cassette and the chain is making...
10-18-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,163
Posted By Pendergast

Are you absolutely certain your handlebar is...

Are you absolutely certain your handlebar is carbon?
10-17-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,129
Posted By Pendergast

Giant is an excellent brand. Durianrider is a...

Giant is an excellent brand. Durianrider is a bit of a flake, but his advice on bikes is trustworthy.
10-17-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,129
Posted By Pendergast

Bike fit should be optimized for the person using...

Bike fit should be optimized for the person using the bike. Giant's sizing chart shows 5'8" as okay for both the medium and the small, so which size is best may depend on body proportions(torso...
10-16-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,129
Posted By Pendergast

Looks like a fantastic deal on a fantastic bike...

Looks like a fantastic deal on a fantastic bike (assuming it fits.) Congrats on the new bike.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/defy-advanced-pro-1-2018
10-15-18, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By Pendergast

Here's another: ...

Here's another:

https://allcitycycles.com/bikes/electric_queen
10-15-18, 02:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,895
Posted By Pendergast

Looks like I was wrong about the AnyRoad being...

Looks like I was wrong about the AnyRoad being discontinued for 2019. It's not on the U.S. Giant website, but it's still there for some countries.
10-15-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By Pendergast

I thought the AnyRoad had been discontinued, but...

I thought the AnyRoad had been discontinued, but it appears I was wrong about that. I see it's also on the UK Giant website. Germany's, too.
10-14-18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,895
Posted By Pendergast

I thought it was the AnyRoad that has been...

I thought it was the AnyRoad that has been discontinued (basically because Giant has a drop bar ToughRoad now.)
10-10-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 799
Posted By Pendergast

I'm currently at 7 which is the most I've ever...

I'm currently at 7 which is the most I've ever had:

Road bike
Flat bar road bike (this one stays on my stationary trainer)
Gravel/Cyclocross bike (my most ridden bike)
Flat bar gravel bike...
10-08-18, 05:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,697
Posted By Pendergast

Well, I ride my CAADX more than my other bikes,...

Well, I ride my CAADX more than my other bikes, so I guess it's my favorite. If I still owned the bikes I've owned in the past, I'd still be riding the CAADX most.
10-08-18, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 953
Posted By Pendergast

Mine would be my first mountain bike used as a...

Mine would be my first mountain bike used as a mountain bike. It was a 1989 Jamis Diablo rigid 26er with 1.95" tires and cantilever brakes.

I ended up not mountain biking on it much and...
10-08-18, 02:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By Pendergast

Jamis Dragonslayer Marin Pine Mountain (one...

Jamis Dragonslayer
Marin Pine Mountain (one model is rigid but there are a couple of hardtail models)
Guerilla Gravity Pedalhead (not sure if that one is designed with bikepacking as a priority)
...
10-02-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 754
Posted By Pendergast

The only thing I have to add is that when you...

The only thing I have to add is that when you become active again, your appetite will probably increase, so be careful with food intake if you're wanting to lose weight.
09-14-18, 02:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,763
Posted By Pendergast

My gravel bike is a 2015 Cannondale CAADX....

My gravel bike is a 2015 Cannondale CAADX. Aluminum. I think Cannondale classifies it as a cyclocross bike, but its geometry leans a bit more toward gravel than a traditional cyclocross bike. It...
09-13-18, 04:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,763
Posted By Pendergast

My gravel bike is only a little slower than my...

My gravel bike is only a little slower than my road bike. If I hadn't already owned a road bike when I got my gravel bike, I'm not sure I would even have a road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,261
Posted By Pendergast

Aerodynamics matter even if you're not riding...

Aerodynamics matter even if you're not riding especially fast. I had (and still have) a flat bar bike for riding gravel. Headwinds were what convinced me to add a drop bar gravel bike to my...
09-12-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By Pendergast

None of my bikes have bosses in that location,...

None of my bikes have bosses in that location, but sometimes I'll use one of these to carry a water bottle there:...
09-11-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By Pendergast

The Full Stache is full suspension. It's beyond...

The Full Stache is full suspension. It's beyond anything I'd ever need, but man, this youtube video tempts me.

https://youtu.be/cCvWtObkxPs
09-08-18, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By Pendergast

They always seemed to me to be more of a cross...

They always seemed to me to be more of a cross training tool for runners than something that would interest cyclists.
09-07-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,986
Posted By Pendergast

The only time I have trouble with pacing is...

The only time I have trouble with pacing is climbing while mountain biking. I really have to keep telling myself it's okay to climb slowly. I've ruined rides by pushing too hard on a climb and...
09-05-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 932
Posted By Pendergast

Okay, now you know why they're called clipless,...

Okay, now you know why they're called clipless, but do you know what the best chain lube is?
09-04-18, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,304
Posted By Pendergast

I suggested that Co-op bike to someone on another...

I suggested that Co-op bike to someone on another website just a couple of days ago. I think it looks like a really nice bike for the money, and if you're an REI member you'd get around a $90...
09-01-18, 02:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,634
Posted By Pendergast

I wasn't really responding to the OP (whose post...

I wasn't really responding to the OP (whose post is almost a year old and hopefully has a bike by now) so much as trying to inform people who may have gotten the false impression that there is no...
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