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12-07-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,671
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: 5,321
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: 1,057
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: 626
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: 1,877
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: 2,816
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: 1,493
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: 449
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: 1,877
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: 3,395
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: 77
Views: 27,504
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: 77
Views: 27,504
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: 1,308
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: 714
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: 4,739
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: 1,324
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: 1,324
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: 4,351
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: 1,788
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: 74
Views: 9,498
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: 1,788
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: 5,303
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: 1,789
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: 809
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: 760
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: 760
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: 5,303
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: 4,351
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: 5,303
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: 5,303
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: 5,303
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: 1,135
Posted By Pendergast

Here's another: ...

Here's another:

https://allcitycycles.com/bikes/electric_queen
10-15-18, 02:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 22,972
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: 655
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: 92
Views: 22,972
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: 994
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: 3,734
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: 1,111
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: 1,135
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: 937
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: 2,101
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: 2,101
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: 1,551
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: 2,116
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: 1,060
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: 883
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: 3,563
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: 1,142
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: 4,458
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: 6,303
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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