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09-16-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,020
Posted By travbikeman

Thanks! I mistakenly thought the article I...

Thanks!

I mistakenly thought the article I had read with the paragraph below was in house in U.S.

"How exactly does American Classic keep the price of its tires so low? Itís largely the...
09-16-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,020
Posted By travbikeman

Interesting, USA now has tires made here and...

Interesting, USA now has tires made here and owned here being sold via online only:

https://bikerumor.com/2021/09/15/american-classic-is-back-with-road-gravel-tires-equipped-with-a-tiny-price-tag/...
09-15-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 508
Posted By travbikeman

I had noticed not long after joining the Bike...

I had noticed not long after joining the Bike Forum, this question is asked often. There are some very passionate riders whom believe their way of riding is the only right way for everyone, not just...
09-13-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 219,969
Posted By travbikeman

Upload photo's here in the quick reply of this...

Upload photo's here in the quick reply of this thread:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1464x688/capture_d3d6a49e6d6c87829e0a4d243b303309127ecf3f.jpg
09-11-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By travbikeman

That is really interesting that Specialized will...

That is really interesting that Specialized will drop honoring warranties since a lbs is sold? Their web site warranty page essentially write out that any Specialized shop in NA will handle warranty...
09-10-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By travbikeman

Brifters: ...

Brifters:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-bYY7UUvg0

Or the triggers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjB4B494BRs

Not sure which one you have, but those video's should show you what you...
09-10-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By travbikeman

Current HG50 appears to be more a Shimano Sora...

Current HG50 appears to be more a Shimano Sora cassette, with the gearing range:

https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/product/component/sora-r3000/CS-HG50-9.html

Where as the HG400 Alivio has gearing...
09-10-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By travbikeman

Some of us have upgraded our hybrids many many...

Some of us have upgraded our hybrids many many many times. :rolleyes:

https://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/893084-what-did-you-do-your-hybrid-today-49.html I just replaced the drivetrain on...
09-09-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By travbikeman

Check out this post just as an idea: ...

Check out this post just as an idea:

https://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/1234762-surly-corner-bar-interesting-idea.html
09-08-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By travbikeman

Comparing the specs on both bikes: Sirrus...

Comparing the specs on both bikes:

Sirrus has the new future shock, where as the FX does not.
Sirrus has DT Swiss rims, FX has Bontrager....Can't tell you if one is better than the other, but I'm...
09-08-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 310,494
Posted By travbikeman

When the bike was original, it really was the...

When the bike was original, it really was the same bike as the Crosstrail. The big difference and reason I bought this Sub Cross 1 1/2 years ago is that it's my proper size. The Crosstrail was sized...
09-07-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 310,494
Posted By travbikeman

This past weekend, converted to a 1x11. 34 tooth...

This past weekend, converted to a 1x11. 34 tooth chainring with a 11-42 cassette. Rode it for 40 miles and am very happy with this.
...
09-07-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By travbikeman

My personal opinion would favor the Marin bike....

My personal opinion would favor the Marin bike. Not because of the disc brakes, but because of the shifter. The Marin has the rapid fire shifter, where as the Reid has the grip shift Revo shifter.
...
09-07-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By travbikeman

I have these GravelKing SK's in all black. They...

I have these GravelKing SK's in all black. They have been great on pavement and gravel so far:

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/panaracer-gravelking-sk-700c-tire?sg=500
09-06-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,020
Posted By travbikeman

I know in the late 1980's the Carlisle Tire group...

I know in the late 1980's the Carlisle Tire group or co. was the last to make bicycle tires in the U.S. I am not locating any info that shows there are any current American manufactured bicycle...
09-06-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,020
Posted By travbikeman

There are spokes, pedals and maybe saddles...

There are spokes, pedals and maybe saddles manufactured in the U.S. Just do a quick google search on what is made in USA.

The rest you have listed, there are USA owned companies, that do the...
09-03-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 403
Posted By travbikeman

My son had a prior bike with the rear Acera. He...

My son had a prior bike with the rear Acera. He too bent the jockey wheel cage and it really messed up shifting. Took the wheel off and carefully used an adjustable wrench to bend it slightly back.
...
09-03-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 288,396
Posted By travbikeman

Different years and versions of the Crosstrail...

Different years and versions of the Crosstrail may have different wheel spoke sizes. Best bet is to measure what you have:
...
09-01-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 533,397
Posted By travbikeman

Curious on how your still liking the SQLab bars...

Curious on how your still liking the SQLab bars after riding more this past few months? Do you still like the 12 backsweep or think the 16 backsweep would have been better?

I'm highly considering...
08-29-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 264,114
Posted By travbikeman

WOW! That is impressive not just that they...

WOW! That is impressive not just that they covered you for a bike that was well used, but that they replaced it so quickly! I would have thought it was going to take months before they replaced this,...
08-23-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By travbikeman

Heh, if you were near Shepherdstown WV, I would...

Heh, if you were near Shepherdstown WV, I would tell you the lbs has a nice blue large Roam 1x9 or 10...it has the deore... Was there this past Saturday picking up parts. The bike is nice.

Another...
08-21-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By travbikeman

Yes! But depends on the tire on how much road...

Yes! But depends on the tire on how much road noise you will have. The more tread you have, the noisier it will be, slower riding and more tread wear you will have.

Specialized has some nice...
08-19-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,244
Posted By travbikeman

Many years ago had someone flake out on me to...

Many years ago had someone flake out on me to pick something up at my house via a CL sale. I attempted to get back to them to find out if they were coming, but they never responded to me after I gave...
08-19-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By travbikeman

Won't deny 42 as the answer, but if interested,...

Won't deny 42 as the answer, but if interested, did find a 40 tooth here that they are stating is in stock:

BackCountry Shimano XT 11-40 11 speed...
08-19-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By travbikeman

If you don't abide by n+1, Then abide by...

If you don't abide by n+1,

Then abide by parts+infinity = blown budgets! :lol:
08-16-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,896
Posted By travbikeman

Wow...hmmm....zombie thread resurfaced. Fairly...

Wow...hmmm....zombie thread resurfaced. Fairly certain the OP bought a bike 10 yrs ago............


OP hasn't posted a message since 2012. Most likely isn't paying any attention to the Bike...
08-12-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By travbikeman

If you find it comfortable and the LBS says you...

If you find it comfortable and the LBS says you are fit, doesn't matter what we say...cause you have your answer. It fits! Enjoy it!
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-12-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 583,521
Posted By travbikeman

Not sure how long you have been in Central...

Not sure how long you have been in Central America, but the C&O now has new stones on it. It is really nice riding on it up towards Shepherdstown. Soon will be even further.

Only real downside...
08-11-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 264,114
Posted By travbikeman

Over 20k miles in 5 years is impressive. I will...

Over 20k miles in 5 years is impressive. I will be even more impressed if Giant warrants this and provides a replacement frame.

Not so certain that Giant had this kind of usage in mind when...
08-06-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By travbikeman

Yes, you should be able to put on tires with more...

Yes, you should be able to put on tires with more tread for gravel oriented rides. Actually, most of us that own a sport hybrids like these do have same tires that can be found on gravel bikes. Not...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-06-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By travbikeman

When I lived in Clarksburg MD, I used to go to...

When I lived in Clarksburg MD, I used to go to Doctors First in Germantown with Dr. Patel. They were great with helping me with a variety of leg issues.

If they can't help you, they are good for...
08-05-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By travbikeman

I try to ride at least once a week on the C&O and...

I try to ride at least once a week on the C&O and then try to walk on it as often as I can. Great job at 60 miles!

Last year I celebrated my 50th on the C&O doing 50 miles, albeit, considerably...
08-04-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By travbikeman

An affordable option would be Wheel Master. I've...

An affordable option would be Wheel Master. I've had their hubs in the past and don't really have much bad to say about them. Except to make sure they have enough grease on bearings when you buy...
08-04-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 900
Posted By travbikeman

Just an FYI, the 2022 Roscoe's the 7 and up are...

Just an FYI, the 2022 Roscoe's the 7 and up are different bikes now with different geometry. Not sure if there are any 2021's left unless you are getting a used one.

This past January I was...
08-02-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,339
Posted By travbikeman

Thought your comment was interesting and decided...

Thought your comment was interesting and decided to do a quick google search on this. I do find it interesting how much more destructive mining and processing aluminum is as compared to Carbon Fiber....
08-02-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By travbikeman

Wow, very nice! If those are original tires, you...

Wow, very nice! If those are original tires, you may want to check for cracks along the sides. IF you see cracks, its time to replace.

Other than that, those bikes look new!
07-26-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By travbikeman

If Interested, here is my take on the Rockshox...

If Interested, here is my take on the Rockshox Paragon:

Rock Shox Hybrid Fork Click here (https://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/1168081-rockshox-paragon.html)

It is a much better fork and...
07-20-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,522
Posted By travbikeman

IF interested, check out this video. My opinion...

IF interested, check out this video. My opinion of the drivetrain is very much the same as this reviewer. Only real issue I think this drivetrain has, is how easily it collects dirt as compared to...
07-19-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,522
Posted By travbikeman

I did the same with a bike I purchased this past...

I did the same with a bike I purchased this past January. Originally wanted a Trek Roscoe 7 or 8 and had the budget for it. Local LBS were telling me a year out for these.

Found a bike that fit me...
07-17-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By travbikeman

The bikes I figured wouldn't be totally blacked...

The bikes I figured wouldn't be totally blacked out like so many are now, would be from Bikes Direct.

Yet, even they are sold out of all ladies bikes:

Example:...
07-16-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,583
Posted By travbikeman

Most likely not. Was just listing excuses to...

Most likely not. Was just listing excuses to keep me from buying more parts. :D
07-16-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,583
Posted By travbikeman

Last night I was checking the measurements on my...

Last night I was checking the measurements on my Sub Cross to this widest bar. I came to the conclusion that yes, these are cool bars, but it would be best for me to just stick with what I have.
...
07-15-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,583
Posted By travbikeman

Yea, I just watched that as well. Seems like an...

Yea, I just watched that as well. Seems like an interesting idea to do something like this if drop bars are desired.
07-15-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,583
Posted By travbikeman

Surly Corner Bar an interesting idea

Interesting idea for anyone that likes or curious about the idea of turning a hybrid into a gravel bike:

Surly Corner Bar video click here
07-13-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 288,396
Posted By travbikeman

Yea, Surly is what I'm considering. If I do that...

Yea, Surly is what I'm considering. If I do that though, it most likely be this winter as a winter project to the Sub Cross.
07-13-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 288,396
Posted By travbikeman

If your interested, here's my take on the Paragon...

If your interested, here's my take on the Paragon when I had it installed on my Crosstrail:

https://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/1168081-rockshox-paragon.html

I have since sold my...
07-09-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By travbikeman

Looks like that could use a good cleaning and...

Looks like that could use a good cleaning and reoil. I've had do to this recently as well on a prior hub and it didn't slip afterwards. I used Phil's oil.....augh, can't remember the exact name.
...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-07-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By travbikeman

It's been a few years since I've ridden that...

It's been a few years since I've ridden that trail. It was nice! Only real issue I had with it, was the drivers going through Waldorf. Wow, they do not have patience and are really speeding...
07-01-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By travbikeman

Crossroads Pro via Bike Pedia (click this link)...

Crossroads Pro via Bike Pedia (click this link) (https://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?item=46593)

Yea, as per BikePedia, the msrp was over $1000. But not sure if that was correct,...
06-19-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,588
Posted By travbikeman

Sorry for late response! I think your asking...

Sorry for late response! I think your asking what bike frame this is, not the rims? If so, it's a Scott Aspect 950. I wasn't able to get a few bikes that I wanted due to back orders, example the...
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