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08-07-20, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Hornfan77

Thank you for the information!

Thank you for the information!
08-06-20, 07:37 PM
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Views: 314
Posted By badger1

"Padding" isn't the issue, imo. That, and the...

"Padding" isn't the issue, imo. That, and the question whether to wear bike shorts -- shorts or bibs -- while riding a "hybrid" is also a non-issue.

Cycling shorts/bibs have chamois for moisture...
07-23-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By jskash

I did 30 miles for the first time today

I set my personal record today and rode over 30 miles for the first time on my Giant Escape. I never thought I would ride this far when I started in 2013....
07-14-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 110,145
Posted By Cornchips

And here it is in its natural habitat, quite a...

And here it is in its natural habitat, quite a few years later...


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07-14-20, 08:58 PM
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Views: 110,145
Posted By Cornchips

Here is my Giant Roam 3 (2015) in all its former...

Here is my Giant Roam 3 (2015) in all its former glory.


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07-14-20, 10:27 AM
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Posted By hokiefyd

I think $350 is a reasonable cost for a bike shop...

I think $350 is a reasonable cost for a bike shop to do the work they likely quoted (though it was probably an overestimation of what was actually needed). Assuming a new derailleur front and rear...
07-13-20, 06:26 AM
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Views: 110,145
Posted By hokiefyd

Suspension forks generally have a bad...

Suspension forks generally have a bad "reputation" on this board, and I wish the discussion about them wasn't as one-sided as it usually is. It typically goes something like this:

"They've heavy,...
06-30-20, 06:15 AM
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Views: 523,664
Posted By timgriffin2

My 2 favorite local rides. Starkey Wilderness...

My 2 favorite local rides. Starkey Wilderness Park and the Weeki Wachee Preserve along the Gulf coast 45 minutes northwest of Tampa, FL
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06-18-20, 09:05 AM
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Views: 576
Posted By hokiefyd

I think it's mostly user preference. I still have...

I think it's mostly user preference. I still have and enjoy 3x drivetrains. I don't have anything against 1x drivetrains, but I don't plan to spend money to convert my bikes. The range on my 3x...
06-18-20, 08:36 AM
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Views: 576
Posted By DorkDisk

For offroad, 1x starts getting usable range and...

For offroad, 1x starts getting usable range and decent gaps at 10sp, 11 and 12 make it better. There is nothing wrong with triples or even doubles, but manufacturers and dealers have much to gain...
06-18-20, 08:34 AM
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Views: 576
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Glad to see they finally moved into the 21st...

Glad to see they finally moved into the 21st century. Also glad to see they don't throw garbage SRAM SX or NX on the bikes.

You will get many responses touting how great their 3x8 is.....
...
06-16-20, 07:58 AM
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Views: 471
Posted By hokiefyd

That's probably the most common brake pad size...

That's probably the most common brake pad size (used by many Shimano and Tektro brakes), and good to know that it's also used by Promax on some of theirs. It's too bad this information is so...
06-11-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 263,412
Posted By Batstar

I recently installed a F3 Cycling FormMount as...

I recently installed a F3 Cycling FormMount as well as an add-on light/camera adapter to the stem of my Metrix. Both items were purchased together on clearance and I suspect that they might have been...
05-23-20, 12:23 AM
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Posted By Cajarines

Yes it is. Segovia has very beautiful corners....

Yes it is. Segovia has very beautiful corners. Getting around by bike is not very easy because there are many slopes, but it is small and everything is close....
05-19-20, 03:39 AM
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Posted By Cajarines

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Dual Sport 3 2018
05-18-20, 04:23 PM
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Views: 726
Posted By Gaarci

Re: Motobecane Grand Premio

Thanks everyone for the feedback on my new bike.

I wanted to post a few pics of me on the bike for reference and to show how my setup really suits me and feels comfortable with the stem riser that...
05-17-20, 09:21 PM
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Views: 726
Posted By Gaarci

Motobecane Cafe Premio - First Impressions

Motobecane Cafe Premio - First Impressions

First impressions - I was nervous but am now very happy with the Bikes Direct buying experience, bike arrived in perfect condition 6 days after I ordered...
05-06-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,199
Posted By TiHabanero

I want service now. Stop it!

After being out of the bike shop as a full timer for about a decade, and only working on Saturdays, I jumped back in as a full time wrench a week ago. Forgot how absolutely narcissistic some riders...
04-29-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,601
Posted By Doctor Morbius

My first bike as an adult was an MTB, a 1993 GT...

My first bike as an adult was an MTB, a 1993 GT Corrado, which I rode on pavement 90+% of the time. By today's standards it would be a fat tire, steel, rigid-fork hybrid. My 2nd MTB, which is a 2004...
04-28-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,601
Posted By badger1

Heh! Everyone's reasons will be unique. In my...

Heh! Everyone's reasons will be unique. In my case, I ride 'hybrids' simply because for no good reason that I've ever heard road bikes with flat bars/bar ends, as opposed to drop bars, are classified...
04-28-20, 12:35 PM
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Views: 1,601
Posted By hokiefyd

I have mostly hybrids for the same reasons you...

I have mostly hybrids for the same reasons you like yours. They're easy and pleasant to ride. I'm not a hard-core cyclist, whatever that even means. :-) I just enjoy being outdoors and on two...
04-09-20, 11:33 AM
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Views: 220,146
Posted By hokiefyd

I think there are at least three lines/brands....

I think there are at least three lines/brands. Maxxis is definitely a main line brand. They also sell tires under a CST brand. They also make tires for various "house" brands (or non-branded). You...
04-08-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 220,146
Posted By metzoid235

Sure thing! They were 19euros each but my local...

Sure thing! They were 19euros each but my local bike workshop gave me two for 30eur. It seems I cannot post images until I hit 10 posts so i'll have to upload at later date.
04-08-20, 06:14 PM
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Views: 220,146
Posted By metzoid235

I bought the CST Critters 29x2.1 and can confirm...

I bought the CST Critters 29x2.1 and can confirm there is no problem! They are a bit tall but clear the rear kickstand mount by about 5mm. Width wise there is not a problem.
04-08-20, 12:58 PM
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Views: 220,146
Posted By hokiefyd

I'm pretty sure CST = Cheng Shin Tire. ...

I'm pretty sure CST = Cheng Shin Tire.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheng_Shin_Rubber
04-08-20, 09:57 AM
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Posted By Laseranimal

Thought Id throw a photo of my 2019 Sirrus Sport...

Thought Id throw a photo of my 2019 Sirrus Sport up. As a runner I needed to add more training volume without increasing the pounding on my body. Plus running in the Florida heat and humidity...
04-05-20, 01:05 PM
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Posted By bent4me

My Steel is Real Motobecane

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04-05-20, 06:57 AM
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Views: 220,146
Posted By hokiefyd

E-bikes have been completely transformational to...

E-bikes have been completely transformational to my parents. They have four total; two purchased as e-bikes and two converts. My dad rides 3-4k miles a year in hilly St. George, UT.

What surprised...
04-04-20, 12:56 PM
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Posted By denada

check out what the guy did with the trek 700 he...

check out what the guy did with the trek 700 he bought from me ...

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04-04-20, 11:25 AM
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Posted By camjr

I took a couple of my 2013 Fuji Absolute 2.1 on...

I took a couple of my 2013 Fuji Absolute 2.1 on an unseasonably cold ride this morning.

Cheers
...
04-03-20, 08:53 PM
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Views: 702,502
Posted By Moose95

Thanks for the info! I was not aware that you...

Thanks for the info! I was not aware that you would have to cut down the new fork to make it fit. I was hoping that there was a "bolt on" upgrade path. I stopped by my local bike shop today and asked...
04-03-20, 01:04 AM
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Posted By Namyangju

I remember when I bought the Crosstrail Disc back...

I remember when I bought the Crosstrail Disc back in 2014. I was so excited about the purchase and loved the bike at the shop that I didn't even realize that I was not getting the bike that I had...
04-01-20, 07:20 PM
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Posted By InvertedMP

Great first ride on the new beast. ...

Great first ride on the new beast.


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04-01-20, 06:48 PM
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Posted By Bill1227

Still Rolling My Custom CT

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Still Rolling My Custom Crosstrail
04-01-20, 07:53 AM
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Posted By InvertedMP

So I saw a picture of a Scott Metrix 10 in this...

So I saw a picture of a Scott Metrix 10 in this thread, and fell in love with it. I knew I had to have one so I set search, and was able to find a new one on the opposite coast. It just arrived so I...
03-30-20, 02:24 PM
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Views: 5,722
Posted By davei1980

It is my opinion you cannot walk in to a LBS...

It is my opinion you cannot walk in to a LBS today and walk out with a BAD bike as long as it's a good shop. You can get a bad FITTING bike. The sub-$1K MTBs around today have so much cool stuff and...
03-20-20, 11:40 AM
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Views: 849
Posted By Sertsa

Thanks. That's a lot less expensive than what I...

Thanks. That's a lot less expensive than what I was thinking/pricing at.
03-09-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 26,840
Posted By LeoGrand

Love my ds4 ...

Love my ds4

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03-02-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 263,412
Posted By sw686blue

I bought a hybrid yesterday :lol: 2019 Rocky...

I bought a hybrid yesterday :lol:

2019 Rocky Mountain RC 30 Performance. Have to wait a few months before I can ride it, but I can upgrade some components like the tires. It comes with Maxxis...
02-18-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By rumrunn6

fwiw - I got my 2014 GT Timberline 1.0 (I think...

fwiw - I got my 2014 GT Timberline 1.0 (I think that's what it is) for $200. the seller was asking $225.

link based on "good" condition
...
02-18-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By qclabrat

this is an entry level mountain bike from a...

this is an entry level mountain bike from a budget company which makes respectable bikes.
Looks to be in good shape, a few years old, but cheaper than what you'll pay for a comparable new bike from...
02-18-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By rumrunn6

if it's a good size for you it's not expensive....

if it's a good size for you it's not expensive. go check it out thoroughly & see how it feels!

you might check bike blue book
https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/value-guide/product/20921/

but...
02-12-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7,575
Views: 2,370,557
Posted By wyd

Here's a picture of my 2018 Elite Roll and then...

Here's a picture of my 2018 Elite Roll and then my buddy rode it and like it so much he was able to find a 2018 Elite Roll but in a medium size so now we have twin Rolls. Funny we even have the...
01-27-20, 12:53 PM
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Views: 864
Posted By MRT2

Down 55 lbs and stoked to ride again!

Last summer was a so so year for riding. I got maybe 600 miles in, but my wife needed an operation and I was focused on losing weight and practicing Tae Kwon Do, so my riding was way down.

That...
01-17-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,002
Posted By hokiefyd

Yes, one can certainly be purchased in that price...

Yes, one can certainly be purchased in that price range. If buying new, I think the $700-800 range is a very good place to be in terms of value. You can certainly spend less than that and you can...
01-16-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,002
Posted By hokiefyd

Hi, and welcome. You couldn't really convert...

Hi, and welcome.

You couldn't really convert this bike to use 26" wheels, if that's what you're asking, no. You'd need SUPER long reach brake calipers to reach the smaller diameter rims, and...
01-06-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 231,642
Posted By BikeTall

yeah. I can always nab the Slr 2 add racks and...

yeah. I can always nab the Slr 2 add racks and upgrade the components, but i really dig the color on the slr 1. And from what i hear the slr 2 will be gone next year in the US, it seems that in...
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12-26-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,683
Posted By Marylander

Ah, that is awesome news. When they did the work...

Ah, that is awesome news. When they did the work from brunswick heading north they did it in stages: first drag/clear a section, then put down a first layer of stone, then put down dust, before...
12-24-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By hokiefyd

Harpers Ferry pedestrian bridge closed

I post this here only because several folks who post in this subforum are located in this area. A CSX train derailed on the freight bridge over the Potomac at Harpers Ferry, and the pedestrian...
10-21-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,334
Posted By Alzerbster

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