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01-05-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 620,808
Posted By CadenceBoy

Hey, that FX looks brand new :) Regarding...

Hey, that FX looks brand new :)

Regarding grips, I'd upgrade the contact points if necessary.
I see those iso grips are 40$, that insane imo... you can get decent ergo grips for ~15$, atleast...
04-01-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7,672
Views: 2,506,433
Posted By CadenceBoy

You should lift the seatpost more, too much bend...

You should lift the seatpost more, too much bend in the knee... and why the kneepads ? :)
04-18-17, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,405
Posted By CadenceBoy

imo get the Escape if you'll do mostly paved...

imo get the Escape if you'll do mostly paved roads, toughroad is cool but not necessary
04-11-17, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,519
Posted By CadenceBoy

Used to ride a flat bar roadbike then changed to...

Used to ride a flat bar roadbike then changed to a hybrid, the wheels felt REALLY heavy, changed to lighter tires, huge difference (dropped 650gr for the pair)
So I'd check the weight of your tires,...
04-11-17, 02:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,855
Posted By CadenceBoy

Yes, your LBS is right, the Escape is better...

Yes, your LBS is right, the Escape is better suited for that.
Get the right sized frame and enjoy :)
04-06-17, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7,672
Views: 2,506,433
Posted By CadenceBoy

That frame is too big for you stingx,......

That frame is too big for you stingx,... considering the number of bikes you have I don't know how you bought a bike that's too big.
04-06-17, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 620,808
Posted By CadenceBoy

Glad you found the right sized bike Arnold. If...

Glad you found the right sized bike Arnold.
If you have pictures of the bikes maybe we could confirm they are too big/small/ just right :)
02-18-17, 08:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,208
Posted By CadenceBoy

yes, but probably those guys are young, silly and...

yes, but probably those guys are young, silly and thrashing themselves on those crappy bikes.

If you return home in pain then it's not ok.... I'd get the right contact points:
- grips - ergo...
02-12-17, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,820
Posted By CadenceBoy

I had 620mm bars on my hybrid, too wide for me...

I had 620mm bars on my hybrid, too wide for me and quite heavy at 330gr, changed them with a 580mm Ritchey Pro (170gr).

I too have bar ends and ergo grips :)
Those bar ends do look huge, maybe...
02-12-17, 02:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,944
Posted By CadenceBoy

or you could look for a second hand bad boy, with...

or you could look for a second hand bad boy, with the badboy spirit :)
Put some carbon wheels, bar etc...

I don't know what sized wheels you prefer, if you're experienced you should know what you...
02-11-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,671
Posted By CadenceBoy

Looks good :thumb:... don't like that "Jones"...

Looks good :thumb:... don't like that "Jones" branding on the front but it's an easy fix.
02-11-17, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,944
Posted By CadenceBoy

This is the bike ;) ...

This is the bike ;)
https://static.bike24.com/i/p/8/6/187168_00_d.jpg?_ga=1.1020657.1514227962.1486468521
1700... seems to me you're paying a LOT for the lefty look.

Was this really necessary ?...
02-03-17, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 620,808
Posted By CadenceBoy

hmm, the FX line is meant to be a fitness hybrid,...

hmm, the FX line is meant to be a fitness hybrid, aka speedy :)

Those handlebars are for cruising, or for elder riders imo
Also (I think) they are meant for rotating shifters, trigger shifters...
01-23-17, 05:48 AM
01-22-17, 03:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,798
Posted By CadenceBoy

I doubt you need carbon, I' d just get a fitness...

I doubt you need carbon, I' d just get a fitness hybrid with a rigid fork, like a Giant escape, Specialized Sirrus etc
01-22-17, 03:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,963
Posted By CadenceBoy

If you want to spend that much get the Cannondale...

If you want to spend that much get the Cannondale Quick Carbon 1 Disc...
01-14-17, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,453
Posted By CadenceBoy

if you're between sizes it is generally...

if you're between sizes it is generally recommended to get the smaller size.

You could check the standover and measure your inseam...
...
01-12-17, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,453
Posted By CadenceBoy

yeah, get a bike with rigid fork. You'll...

yeah, get a bike with rigid fork.

You'll also need a good lock, ulock.
01-11-17, 02:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,055
Posted By CadenceBoy

nice bike, don't like the black though, but...

nice bike, don't like the black though, but that's me :)
01-11-17, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,364
Posted By CadenceBoy

You can lower the front-end by reversing the stem...

You can lower the front-end by reversing the stem and have all the spacers on top...
01-04-17, 02:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,055
Posted By CadenceBoy

If you're not an offroader: Giant Escape, Trek...

If you're not an offroader:
Giant Escape, Trek FX, Specialized Sirrus, that type of bike

Lighter, faster on paved roads and they can do easy offroad.
I've taken mine on gravel & hardpack...
01-04-17, 02:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,097
Posted By CadenceBoy

Or maybe it was that you didn't readjust saddle...

Or maybe it was that you didn't readjust saddle height, or you just used your knees to compensate for something you did whith clips ?

You do 33 miles on new type of pedals and you already figured...
12-26-16, 07:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,520
Posted By CadenceBoy

I spend very little money on clothes, so... ...

I spend very little money on clothes, so...

- no helmet, not required where I live (I do have a very cheap one)
- running shoes/winter boots, they grip well on mtb platform pedals,
- in the...
12-26-16, 07:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 30,896
Posted By CadenceBoy

Maybe because that's what they are ;)

Maybe because that's what they are ;)
12-26-16, 07:06 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 38,581
Posted By CadenceBoy

it's a rigid mountain bike imo, too beefed up to...

it's a rigid mountain bike imo, too beefed up to be a hybrid.

Or a rigid trekking bike, ... still not a hybrid.
12-26-16, 06:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,088
Posted By CadenceBoy

My suggestion is use the bike as is, and when you...

My suggestion is use the bike as is, and when you have enough money sell your bike and get a (much) better bike overall.

You should NOT have bought the 7.2, is is quite a entry level bike.

The...
12-19-16, 07:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,284
Posted By CadenceBoy

i like the Surly, how much is it ? If you...

i like the Surly, how much is it ?

If you are not gonna ride up serious hills a single chainring is the simpler (and lighter) choice.
12-19-16, 02:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 727
Posted By CadenceBoy

a decent ulock ? Just because the bike is...

a decent ulock ?

Just because the bike is inexpensive doesn't mean you are safe with a crappy lock.

Without knowing in what conditions you want it secured and for how long (1-5 mins, 1 hour ?)...
12-11-16, 01:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,386
Posted By CadenceBoy

no experience with them, but 100$ shifters should...

no experience with them, but 100$ shifters should be good, overpriced but good.

I like to have indicators, this move towards no indicators isn't my thing.

If you intend to upgrade to 11speed,...
12-11-16, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,999
Posted By CadenceBoy

yeah, they lifted the BB, a 2011 escape clearly...

yeah, they lifted the BB, a 2011 escape clearly had a lower BB
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/_generated/_generated_us/bikes/models/images/800/2011/Escape_1_W_72dpiWIDE.jpg

Regarding the length...
12-04-16, 03:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,050
Posted By CadenceBoy

just get the better bike already, that being the...

just get the better bike already, that being the Trek in this comparison.

Or the Giant Liv Alight 2 (https://www.liv-cycling.com/us/alight-2), with very similar specs to the Trek.
12-02-16, 09:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,997
Posted By CadenceBoy

IMHO that clickstand is dumb, by that I mean it...

IMHO that clickstand is dumb, by that I mean it takes way too much time: take it out your pocket/whatever, fit it to the bike, then take it off, then dismantle it.
...
11-23-16, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,069
Posted By CadenceBoy

The Quick is best suited for pavement... and it...

The Quick is best suited for pavement... and it can go offroad too, mild offroad.
So it fits your riding, that's what I'd buy.
Maybe there are options with disc brakes if you're interested in that....
11-23-16, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1,434
Views: 301,398
Posted By CadenceBoy

I started on one of those - flatbar road bike......

I started on one of those - flatbar road bike... still a road bike imo, just a little less aerodynamic :speedy:
Was very fast in the city, decided to go (full) hybrid for the extra comfort... do...
02-04-16, 11:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,515
Posted By CadenceBoy

Looks nice, light Cons: it ain't much of a...

Looks nice, light

Cons: it ain't much of a climber, the transmission is more for flat roads, and hills, no mountains.
I dont know whether you can fit bigger tyres, I prefer 700x35 instead of...
02-03-16, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1,434
Views: 301,398
Posted By CadenceBoy

I got a cheap stand, will use it for propping the...

I got a cheap stand, will use it for propping the bike and to service & clean gearing + fine tune rear brake :)
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01-28-16, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By CadenceBoy

Yeah, problem is everyone (almost !) is into...

Yeah, problem is everyone (almost !) is into black !
Personally I like brighter colours, and I'm a guy :)
Plus the brighter the colour, the quicker drivers will see you.

Carbon hybrids,...
01-28-16, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7,672
Views: 2,506,433
Posted By CadenceBoy

Looks good, always thought the beld drive is...

Looks good, always thought the beld drive is cool, but I like cadence (username :rolleyes:) so I need more climbing gears.
Great for somewhat flat trips/cities though :)
01-24-16, 12:46 AM
Replies: 1,434
Views: 301,398
Posted By CadenceBoy

I wouldn't use those if you ride in traffic, or...

I wouldn't use those if you ride in traffic, or anywhere you may have to break suddenly.
11-10-15, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 22,227
Posted By CadenceBoy

Also, Giant has the Escape 1...

Also, Giant has the Escape 1 (http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/model/escape.1/22180/83978/#specifications)..

I'd say get the best bike you can afford, especially if you don't intend to...
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