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10-27-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By travbikeman

I'm keeping options open and have seen a few...

I'm keeping options open and have seen a few Conti's I like. Not sure if they are even making the Crossrides anymore, but would be a tire I would consider buying again. But have noticed the Conti...
09-24-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 273,857
Posted By travbikeman

It's really nice riding from Shepherdstown east...

It's really nice riding from Shepherdstown east towards DC, very similar to other rails to trails. Riding west of Shepherdstown, that has not yet been converted to the new stones. It's still the...
09-24-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 273,857
Posted By travbikeman

Had installed my Thompson seatpost and my new...

Had installed my Thompson seatpost and my new saddle. Was shipped a gel saddle by mistake rather than the regular SMP saddle. Was hesitant at first since I've had not such great experiences with gel...
08-24-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,407
Posted By travbikeman

IF your worried about it being fake, why not buy...

IF your worried about it being fake, why not buy them from a company in the U.S.
...
07-13-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 120,335
Posted By travbikeman

Smile Just thought I'd give an fyi to hopefully save...

Just thought I'd give an fyi to hopefully save you money in future....Chain and cassettes are really inexpensive to replace and are considered wear items. For that 2015 Roam 3, probably around $50...
06-06-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 273,857
Posted By travbikeman

Few weekends ago, I was finally able to have my...

Few weekends ago, I was finally able to have my Rockshox Paragon installed. Was thinking of upgrading to a 1x11 drivetrain......but I'm not really sold on spending $300 for an entire new drivetrain....
05-01-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,778
Posted By travbikeman

It's a great bike for rails to trails and gravel...

It's a great bike for rails to trails and gravel riding. Where I don't care for drops (am out of the wow factor I used to be when I USED to want a gravel bike). I like the geometry where I can view...
04-24-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,418
Posted By travbikeman

To some of us, bikes are becoming less of an...

To some of us, bikes are becoming less of an investment and more of an addiction. Be careful when the N+1 disease hits!

If you had the funds for it, I would suggest the FX3, that is great bike...
04-20-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 232,621
Posted By travbikeman

The brake Lever page does show recommended...

The brake Lever page does show recommended calipers: BR-MT200, BR-UR300

I can find the BR_UR300 but like you don't see any MT200 calipers. ...
04-16-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 10,085
Posted By travbikeman

:popcornHeh....the things we talk about when we...

:popcornHeh....the things we talk about when we have so much extra time available!

Personally I think it's cool if retirees or others are rebuilding bikes to sell. Doesn't mean I have to buy the...
04-08-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 232,621
Posted By travbikeman

Rockhopper is a bit better suited for light...

Rockhopper is a bit better suited for light single tracking mountain biking. Although it is close to being a hybrid but gearing wise and such, you might be happier with the Crosstrail for what you...
03-20-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By travbikeman

No, I bought an extra cassette and disc rotor for...

No, I bought an extra cassette and disc rotor for the new wheel set. My hybrid that I do this on is only a 9 speed. So when I buy things like this, it's usually during winter when it's less...
03-19-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By travbikeman

Ebay has some nice wheels as well: ...

Ebay has some nice wheels as well:
...
03-19-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By travbikeman

Just doing a quick google search, found this set...

Just doing a quick google search, found this set on clearance for $160 just for the wheels:
...
03-19-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By travbikeman

5 years ago, I used to continually change out...

5 years ago, I used to continually change out tires on my hybrid bike depending on what trail I was going to ride. At time I liked tires with more traction for C&O and less traction for paved trails...
03-18-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,218
Posted By travbikeman

Search through local LBS or even extend your...

Search through local LBS or even extend your search area and you might be able to score a great deal. Found the Scott 970 pictured here for only $750, MSRP was $1050. Brand new, was never bought...
03-12-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,516
Posted By travbikeman

I'm going to start participating in these this...

I'm going to start participating in these this year!

3/01/20 24 miles on C&O
3/08/20 18 miles on C&O
3/09/20 12 miles on C&O

So far 54 miles, will be completing at least 100 this month. ...
03-10-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 29,202
Posted By travbikeman

Nice bike, like the color scheme!

Nice bike, like the color scheme!
03-03-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By travbikeman

Might be less expensive to take to a bike shop...

Might be less expensive to take to a bike shop and have them repack the bearings and put on a new freewheel. Would be less than a new wheel. My guestimate would be about $60.

There are wheels like...
02-24-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By travbikeman

I actually liked it better. I never really knew...

I actually liked it better. I never really knew what to expect from people when selling on Craigslist. 10 years ago, I sold a bunch of things on Craigslist, but one person didn't show up to buy the...
02-23-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By travbikeman

Yea, I put that on until I sold it Saturday...

Yea, I put that on until I sold it Saturday morning. I accepted $200 just to get it sold. The guy had been negotiating with me for several days and was driving over 2 hours to meet up with me. Had I...
02-23-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,447
Posted By travbikeman

Just remember, weight loss is not going to just...

Just remember, weight loss is not going to just occur by bicycling. Biking is huge amount of fun, but It's an overall lifestyle change. Trust me when I say, it's not easy and is easy to get...
02-18-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By travbikeman

Yep! :lol: Here's the interesting one: "Man your...

Yep! :lol: Here's the interesting one: "Man your bike reminds me of Night Rider its badass lol" Oh Boy!

I've had a guy willing to drive 6 hours from Ohio, but didn't commit to buying it. Several...
02-18-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By travbikeman

Thanks! I shouldn't complain, I only paid $400...

Thanks! I shouldn't complain, I only paid $400 for this GT Avalanche new at Performance Bikes in Gaithersburg MD 4 years ago. I'm putting the price down to $220 and will go from there.
02-09-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7,611
Views: 2,403,225
Posted By travbikeman

Finally found a bike that I felt fits me well. My...

Finally found a bike that I felt fits me well. My medium sized Crosstrail, while I enjoyed the bike, I had to make too many changes to come close to fit me. Found a close bike shop in PA that sells...
Forum: Touring
12-25-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,790
Posted By travbikeman

I cross this bridge to go to work in MD. It's...

I cross this bridge to go to work in MD. It's not safe for a biker. But the concrete barrier to right of picture is a walkway between it and the green steel rail. Still, way too close to traffic...
10-01-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,691
Posted By travbikeman

Yes, you can ride an alum bike. Most Alum bikes...

Yes, you can ride an alum bike. Most Alum bikes have a rated tolerance to handle 300lbs of rider and gear. Reality is they can handle much more.

I used to be over 360 pounds with some gear. I...
08-17-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 232,621
Posted By travbikeman

It's absolutely beautiful in the fall. I've been...

It's absolutely beautiful in the fall. I've been trying to get up there at least once a year to go riding that trail. I graduated from Lock Haven University and I have family throughout the central...
08-16-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 232,621
Posted By travbikeman

Just an FYI, and depending on where in PA you...

Just an FYI, and depending on where in PA you are, these Crosstrails ride great on the Great Allegheny(GAP) and the Pine Creek Rail Trail....also York Heritage Rail Trail....

PA has so many great...
08-12-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 232,621
Posted By travbikeman

I am surprised that Specialized doesn't seem to...

I am surprised that Specialized doesn't seem to be putting anything new out for the Crosstrail in the U.S. market. Few years ago, the Crosstrail had many versions from a basic to high level models. ...
07-10-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,726
Posted By travbikeman

I've seen this occasionally on the trails I ride....

I've seen this occasionally on the trails I ride. The husband goes flying by and the wife is trying to keep up and does not look like she is having any enjoyment at all on this. Some guys just need...
06-18-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,113
Posted By travbikeman

With the proper tires, those bikes should be able...

With the proper tires, those bikes should be able to handle everything you listed.
06-17-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,204
Posted By travbikeman

I replaced my wheels on my Crosstrail, since,...

I replaced my wheels on my Crosstrail, since, well, rear wheel broke (several spokes and slightly warped wheel) essentially since I attempted to use it as a mountain bike with my son a few years ago....
06-07-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,611
Posted By travbikeman

It's being slowly resurfaced to be more like the...

It's being slowly resurfaced to be more like the GAP. Which is a more fine mixture of stones. Although, the area through Brunswick is now blacktop paved, and heard will be extended to Harpers Ferry....
05-04-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 232,621
Posted By travbikeman

Look at post 805. DougG has some nice fenders.

Look at post 805. DougG has some nice fenders.
01-11-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 390,515
Posted By travbikeman

Depends really, if your only riding 60kms (30...

Depends really, if your only riding 60kms (30 miles for us Americans) a few times a week, might be good to just save your money. IF you plan to expand that, then I say go for the upgrade. I have...
11-16-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 232,621
Posted By travbikeman

Yes, these fit fine on the standard wheels. You...

Yes, these fit fine on the standard wheels. You can actually go all the way down to 700x28 on the standard wheels, but not sure if thats a good idea on the Crosstrail though. The 700cx35 Nimbus is...
08-11-15, 08:19 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 232,621
Posted By travbikeman

My understanding is this Deore should work fine. ...

My understanding is this Deore should work fine. It's actually something I looked at to replace my sons Acera when he finally and will eventually destroy it. He's already bent it a couple times. ...
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