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11-29-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By DowneasTTer

Great choice, But for only $200 you can get the...

Great choice, But for only $200 you can get the 7... It's almost 2lbs less has much better bits and pieces like the wheeset, bottom bracket, one piece stem/handlebar, without even considering the...
11-28-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By DowneasTTer

Bought two as you know. There the best bikes we...

Bought two as you know. There the best bikes we have ever owned and in my 73 years on the planet I've owned a few. Are you looking at the Roadlite series?
11-28-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By DowneasTTer

Worth every penny IMHO. Canyon builds a great...

Worth every penny IMHO. Canyon builds a great bike for the $$.
11-11-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By DowneasTTer

iMHO Tektro brakes get a bad rap here on the...

iMHO Tektro brakes get a bad rap here on the forum. Most of the problems that many cite deal with bleeding them not using them. I found them to be quite easy to both use and bleed. In fact my high...
11-08-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By DowneasTTer

Pipe cutter. Be sure to measure twice and cut...

Pipe cutter. Be sure to measure twice and cut once. You might want to take it down in stages. Personally I like the Ergon GP3s and have them on all my flat bar bikes.
11-08-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By DowneasTTer

We don't have the Escape 0 here in the states,...

We don't have the Escape 0 here in the states, but it looks like a sweat setup. I have owned several Giants in the past and tell you they are a quality product and generally offer a better spec-ed...
11-05-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,472
Posted By DowneasTTer

The Roadlites are more road bike stance with a...

The Roadlites are more road bike stance with a lower stack. BTW there with the one piece stem/handlebar and the OEM cut of the fork there is little one can do to heighten the bars. That said they are...
11-05-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,472
Posted By DowneasTTer

Well the day has come..... after the LiteSpeeds...

Well the day has come..... after the LiteSpeeds have proven themselves to be great all around travel bikes for our RV/Biking trips we find that we no longer need/use our Mongoose Pro Titanium...
11-03-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,472
Posted By DowneasTTer

Well the Cherohala is named after the Cherohala...

Well the Cherohala is named after the Cherohala Skyway. see https://cherohala.com An internet search turned this up: cheh·ruh·hay·luh
10-30-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By DowneasTTer

Have you done a search for roadlites or Canyon...

Have you done a search for roadlites or Canyon bikes on the forum? I ask that because two or three threads down is the one I started back 4 years ago. It was just updated a day or two.
10-29-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,472
Posted By DowneasTTer

Well since our usual Sanibel Island fall trip is...

Well since our usual Sanibel Island fall trip is out due to Hurricane Ian we decided to take a week and head back to Jekyll Island for some riding and eating... and drinking of one of my favorite...
10-23-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 348,060
Posted By DowneasTTer

In getting ready to head to Jekyll Island for the...

In getting ready to head to Jekyll Island for the week I found that Mrs. Downesatter's LiteSpeed Cheerohala City bike had a flat front tire. Didn't have a lot of time to find out what was the cause...
10-20-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,472
Posted By DowneasTTer

You know I should have taken one this summer but...

You know I should have taken one this summer but didn't. However, I do have a picture of our older set of bikes on the toad with the motorhome at our favorite campground in the Keys a couple of years...
10-18-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,472
Posted By DowneasTTer

So they are technologically two parts the Va Cap...

So they are technologically two parts the Va Cap Trail and the Jamestown Island Loop. Both are great rides. We love the Island Loop early in the morning as the Loop and Visitor's Center don't...
10-17-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 188
Posted By DowneasTTer

Summer RV/Bike trip report with LiteSpeed Cherohala City

If interested in either our summer to the North East trip or how the LiteSpeed Cherohala Citys did as our only bikes for the trip (a little over 2K miles on mixed surfaces) please check out this...
10-16-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,774
Posted By DowneasTTer

Well not really the 9LTD uses a CP04 handbag/stem...

Well not really the 9LTD uses a CP04 handbag/stem which is carbon fibre while the 8 & 7 use CP16 Alum one that looks quite a bit different. Again too bad Canyon USA has discontinued the 9LTD it's...
10-16-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 50,981
Posted By DowneasTTer

I wish that Canyon would sell the 9LTD in the...

I wish that Canyon would sell the 9LTD in the states again it's a great bike. I think the Roadlite CF 8 could be a good alternative though. But even that isn't available yet.
10-16-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 50,981
Posted By DowneasTTer

I love the 1X system it simply does all my wife...

I love the 1X system it simply does all my wife and I need without extra parts and weight (I have enough of those myself). We travel around the country with a motorhome and didn't want to subject...
10-16-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 50,981
Posted By DowneasTTer

Sorry was away most of the summer. Anyway I found...

Sorry was away most of the summer. Anyway I found the sizing a strange as well. I never been on a medium before at about 6"0". But my inseam is only 36" so the medium fits just right. My wife is 5'5"...
10-16-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,472
Posted By DowneasTTer

I should have updated this thread once we...

I should have updated this thread once we returned from our summer RV/Bike trip. Sorry about, unpacking, setting up home, getting the motorhome ready for storage and of course Hurricane Ian all got...
09-02-22, 04:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By DowneasTTer

Here's the link to my thread on my two Roadlite 9...

Here's the link to my thread on my two Roadlite 9 LTDs purchased back in 19. Very easy to build, great bikes for the $$. Would buy another if/when they offer the 9 LTD here in the states....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 954,145
Posted By DowneasTTer

Here's one of our LiteSpeed Cheerohala City bikes...

Here's one of our LiteSpeed Cheerohala City bikes at the turn around spot for today's ride.

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07-28-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7,770
Views: 2,719,574
Posted By DowneasTTer

Thought this was a pretty neat pic of one of our...

Thought this was a pretty neat pic of one of our LiteSpeed Cheerohala City bikes at the "cut". Unfortunately the bike ferry isn't running this week due to a breakdown so we couldn't continue to the...
07-28-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,764
Posted By DowneasTTer

Taken today too bad the bike ferry was broken...

Taken today too bad the bike ferry was broken down as this turned to the end of the line. Maybe next year....
07-15-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,786
Posted By DowneasTTer

Owning both a Canyon Roadlite 9 LTD and a...

Owning both a Canyon Roadlite 9 LTD and a LiteSpeed Cherohala City set up as similar to the Roadlite, I can say the Roadlite is the fastest. However, at 73 and having CHF it's more about the engine....
07-10-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,433
Posted By DowneasTTer

I notice you live in NC. How far from 95? We...

I notice you live in NC. How far from 95? We will be traveling through sometime in Aug on our way home. We normally stay @ the Lumberton KOA for a night. If you would like to meet somewhere along...
07-10-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,433
Posted By DowneasTTer

These are the second TI bikes we own, The first...

These are the second TI bikes we own, The first are 20 year old hard tail mountain bikes purchased for our 30th anniversary. Still have and use once in a while. The Litespeeds are our of course new....
07-10-22, 04:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,433
Posted By DowneasTTer

My wife and I had two FastRoad CoMax 1's, the...

My wife and I had two FastRoad CoMax 1's, the carbon version, for several years. You can see our thread here:...
07-08-22, 03:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,433
Posted By DowneasTTer

Hi Frank, My wife and I still use our Canyon...

Hi Frank, My wife and I still use our Canyon Roadlite 9LTDs and even though we just purchased a couple of new LiteSpeed Cherohala City bikes for RV travels, we find the Canyon's to be the best bikes...
07-01-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,472
Posted By DowneasTTer

Sorry really didn't answer your ? regarding the 1...

Sorry really didn't answer your ? regarding the 1 X 11 system. First you need to understand we are both in our 70's so top speed is not in the cards anymore. Also we tend to ride on Rails to Trails...
07-01-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,472
Posted By DowneasTTer

Hi Trav1s, We are currently on the road with...

Hi Trav1s, We are currently on the road with them. As of today we have added 789 miles to them and they have been living off the back of our Sprinter based motorhome for the past 3 weeks. Been...
07-01-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,599
Posted By DowneasTTer

I have purchased 12 (6 times 2, 1 for me and 1...

I have purchased 12 (6 times 2, 1 for me and 1 for Mrs. Downeastter) bikes over the past 10 years. Always buy in pairs so may not the same. However 4 pairs were purchased at my local Giant shop in...
06-16-22, 02:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By DowneasTTer

I second the Schwalbe G-One Speed 30mm...

I second the Schwalbe G-One Speed 30mm recommended above. Used the GP 4000 for many years. But since I discovered the G-ones 4 years ago it has become the goto tire for all our (my wife's and mine)...
06-15-22, 04:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,791
Posted By DowneasTTer

Have owned several Giant bikes in the past here...

Have owned several Giant bikes in the past here in Florida. Most have been higher level flat bar road type. The most recent was a Fastroad CoMax 1. I find Giant products to offer great value for the...
06-07-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 636
Posted By DowneasTTer

Personally if it were mine I would place the bike...

Personally if it were mine I would place the bike on it's side with the threads facing up. Spray some liquid wrench in the threads and let it set overnight. Then try to loosen the axle. Good luck.
06-07-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,472
Posted By DowneasTTer

I guess Litespeed must be following this thread...

I guess Litespeed must be following this thread as it appears they raised the price of the base model by $246 to a base of $3245. Still quite a bargain looking at the frame cost $2395.00 plus $450...
06-06-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,472
Posted By DowneasTTer

I think you are right on. However, after just...

I think you are right on. However, after just getting back from a 40 mile this morning, both my wife and I are thankful to Litespeed for creating such a unique bike realizing that the customer base...
06-05-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,472
Posted By DowneasTTer

Well all the upgrades are finally done on both...

Well all the upgrades are finally done on both bikes. No more are planned until after the summer travel season. The neat thing about these bikes for our travel is that due to the range of tire sizes...
06-03-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,472
Posted By DowneasTTer

The hydro brakes are due here today. So after...

The hydro brakes are due here today. So after they replace the mechanical Teckpros we'll be done with the upgrades for a while.
06-03-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,344
Posted By DowneasTTer

Mrs. Downeastter's small CoMax just sold off...

Mrs. Downeastter's small CoMax just sold off Craigslist today. It's fitting as today is our 50th anniversary and the new Litespeed’s will be taking over as travel bikes. You can follow their story on...
05-29-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,472
Posted By DowneasTTer

Well their as ready as we are for a nice trip to...

Well their as ready as we are for a nice trip to the Withlacoochee in the AM. Both bikes have the following changes: Topeak racks, Ergon G-3 grips, fiber water bottle cages, Fizik Antares saddles,...
05-29-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,344
Posted By DowneasTTer

Time to say goodbye to the CoMax's, yesterday I...

Time to say goodbye to the CoMax's, yesterday I listed them for sale on our local HOA board and Facebook Marketplace. These have been great bikes from the start and when we purchased the Canyon...
05-21-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By DowneasTTer

Well that's a good question. I would say as...

Well that's a good question. I would say as delivered they qualify as just plain hybrids. Now our Canyon Roadlite 9LTDs those are flat bar road bikes. But whatever category you place them in they are...
05-21-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,472
Posted By DowneasTTer

Well true to form Kitzuma's driver delivered my...

Well true to form Kitzuma's driver delivered my wife's bike today. We spec-ed 650b wheel set for her and it came with 48mm Panaracer GK Semi-Slick installed. Should be great for our varied surface...
05-20-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,456
Posted By DowneasTTer

None "in bike", however when I'm riding: 1 in my...

None "in bike", however when I'm riding: 1 in my Garmin, 1 in my Apple Watch, 1 in my iPhone and 1 in. my ICD ( implantable cardioverter-defibrillator).
05-20-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,648
Posted By DowneasTTer

Here's the one I bought several years ago as I...

Here's the one I bought several years ago as I needed it to take up as little space as possible and still be good and sturdy. Have used it on my bikes including my carbon ones without any problem....
05-18-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By DowneasTTer

Carbon assembly paste for the win

Carbon assembly paste for the win
05-16-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By DowneasTTer

Yep, that's kinda of the plan. They'll be...

Yep, that's kinda of the plan. They'll be spending the summer hanging off the back of our sprinter based motorhome. First stop Jekyll Island, GA in a few weeks. We travel to ride and EAT. There...
05-15-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By DowneasTTer

TPK brakes use a little larger diameter tube than...

TPK brakes use a little larger diameter tube than the Shimano does. So plan for that. Also I hate bleeding TPK brakes as I haven't yet figured a way to do it without having fluid all over the place....
05-14-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By DowneasTTer

What to do for your 50th Anniversary? How about new bikes!

Well our 50th anniversary is coming up soon. We were married during the our time at U of Maine back in 1972. As newly-weds we decide to spend some of our gift money on a couple of Astra 10 speeds....
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