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12-09-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7,772
Views: 2,721,355
Posted By mikehuangsd

here's a Cannondale Quick hybrid updated with...

here's a Cannondale Quick hybrid updated with trendy wtb resolute (700x42 - 44 measured!) gravel tires:
...
12-05-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By Korina

What are you looking for in a hybrid? My '92...

What are you looking for in a hybrid? My '92 RockHopper makes a killer commuter/rambler/grocery-getter.

...
11-27-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 304,382
Posted By brandenjs

Just finished the clean and tune on this 750....

Just finished the clean and tune on this 750. Such solid well riding bikes.
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11-16-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,133
Posted By Entrigo

Just had a quick look, it is actually marketed as...

Just had a quick look, it is actually marketed as a relaxed ride. On the contrary of the Quick 1, which I have always thought to be more of a flat bar road bike. Have you compared the geometry of the...
11-07-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 901
Posted By Chinghis

Maybe modern bars are too wide? I ride vintage,...

Maybe modern bars are too wide? I ride vintage, and I'm always amazed how wide modern bars have become. Just a thought.
11-05-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,505
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...
11-01-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 348,372
Posted By timgriffin2

I put new Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires on my...

I put new Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires on my Sirrus 3.0. They're some tough tires to stretch over the wheels! YouTube videos helped a lot and made it much easier. I went with 35mm tires in place of...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,040
Posted By Polaris OBark

If you can fit that bike with a rear rack, simply...

If you can fit that bike with a rear rack, simply strapping the pack to the top of it while riding might be an improvement, while allowing him to maintain a little bit of street cred.
09-29-22, 01:57 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,481
Posted By ooga-booga

there's a tire size for everyone these daze....

there's a tire size for everyone these daze. experiment or don't. mess with tire pressure or don't. u b u. if the body feels better riding skinnier tires, rock on. if the body feels better riding...
09-24-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By tyrion

3x is better than 2x. It's one better. ...

3x is better than 2x. It's one better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuzpsO4ErOQ&ab_channel=zaboron
09-20-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By brianinc-ville

Actually, I talked to Woom's customer service in...

Actually, I talked to Woom's customer service in Austin; they're sending me the right bolt, free of charge. Yay, Woom!
09-12-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,108
Posted By boozergut

A suspension fork on a hybrid bike adds more...

A suspension fork on a hybrid bike adds more weight than comfort.
08-18-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 647,639
Posted By hugorodrigo23

Sirrus x 5.0 upgrades

Hello, I wanted to share with you the upgrades Iíve made to my Sirrus X 5.0.

1. Groupset GRX/XT Di2
2. DT Swiss CR 1400 wheelset.
3. Continental GP 5000 TL 32 mm / SKS mudguards for commuting...
07-01-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,505
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...
06-24-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,007
Posted By dmwill

FWIW After trying many different saddles, my 5'3"...

FWIW After trying many different saddles, my 5'3" wife found a Brooks C17S works best for her on her Trek Verve 3. The short nose keeps the saddle from snagging on her pants when stepping through the...
06-23-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By slowpacer

If you cannot test ride a bike, it might be...

If you cannot test ride a bike, it might be better to buy the one that has the closest geometry to your existing bike, main reason why i bought the Muirwoods 2021 instead of the newer model besides...
06-15-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,133
Posted By t2p

I searched for a NOS 105/5800 crankset and/or an...

I searched for a NOS 105/5800 crankset and/or an Ultegra/6800 crankset for months (50/34 - 170mm arms) - and then (finally) found/purchased a 6800 crankset from an individual seller on eBay (as...
06-13-22, 03:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By The Chemist

Giant FCR3500 Hybrid to Gravel-ish Drop Bar Coversion

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dsc05585_39039288a0c2b0a370639d273c748eb977c1e707.jpgOwned this Giant FCR3500 since it was brand new, 11 years and 25000+km ago. Just...
05-30-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,133
Posted By t2p

lol I recommend the crank upgrade - it was...

lol

I recommend the crank upgrade - it was on my upgrade list almost immediately

it will perform better and will drop some weight

my original plan was to upgrade to the 105 FC-5800 crank -...
05-18-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By NRissy

I have my wife's bike hanging on a hook on the...

I have my wife's bike hanging on a hook on the side of the garage, back tire on ground, front tire in hook. I have/am using the ceiling mount systems, they work good. Just be careful of the hook...
05-10-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,408
Posted By DorkDisk

Lefty forks also used the same diameter, so maybe...

Lefty forks also used the same diameter, so maybe search for "lefty stem shim" or "OPI shim" as those systems do use shims.
05-08-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By fishboat

One thought(data point) on chainstay length. It...

One thought(data point) on chainstay length. It can be an issue when riding with rear panniers. 430mm is considered a somewhat short chainstay in touring bike circles, however my touring bike (drop...
05-08-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By Jeff Neese

If you can swing the cost, it's nice to have two...

If you can swing the cost, it's nice to have two sets of complete wheels, with different tires mounted for different purposes. It's much easier to swap wheels than change tires.
05-07-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By mstateglfr

Generalizations- - Touring frame has longer...

Generalizations-

- Touring frame has longer chainstays compared to gravel and endurance road.
- Endurance road has slightly faster steering compared to gravel and touring.
- Endurance will have...
05-07-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By fishboat

First, I'd do some checking to see just how...

First, I'd do some checking to see just how different the geometries of "Endurance, Touring, & Gravel" bikes really are. The names are certainly different, but you may find the actual frame...
05-06-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,133
Posted By t2p

the initial plan was to go with a 105 / 5800...

the initial plan was to go with a 105 / 5800 crank - but was unable to find one (34/50 170mm)

LBS - no
Amazon - no
eBay - no

finally did find a new Ultegra / 6800 crank on eBay

the 6800...
05-05-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,133
Posted By t2p

Lookin good ! I also have a Quick 1 Disc -...

Lookin good !

I also have a Quick 1 Disc - 2017 or 2018 (not sure).

Great bike - I purchased this bike last summer to return to riding after long layoff.

Currently in process of upgrading -...
05-04-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By Thessalos

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05-04-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By hokiefyd

I very much agree re: threaded stem. I'm using...

I very much agree re: threaded stem. I'm using Schrader and wanted to noted that threaded Schrader valves exist as well for those who like that. I'm currently using Conti tubes with the threaded...
05-02-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By hokiefyd

Both valves have certain pros and cons, most of...

Both valves have certain pros and cons, most of which don't apply to most riders (myself included). The only reason I've converted to one of the two standards in my fleet is to simplify logistics...
04-21-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,357
Posted By FBOATSB

Mrs SteveG23 deserves a new bike, or at the very...

Mrs SteveG23 deserves a new bike, or at the very least a very good used one. One she can test ride beforehand or she likely won't like it.
04-15-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 543
Posted By jskash

Specialized Nimbus 2 Sport Reflect tire

I got a flat on my fourth ride on my new Sirrus 6, so I decided to put armadillo tires on the bike. I have used them with my Giant Escape for a number of years. The LBS had the Specialized Nimbus 2...
04-15-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,357
Posted By restlessswind

Honestly, you'll spend too much on new rims. Find...

Honestly, you'll spend too much on new rims. Find another 24" bike with aluminum rims and just swap or get another used, better bike is my $.02
04-11-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,844
Posted By 1962schwinn

I put SKS Bluemels on my Giant Roam. Install...

I put SKS Bluemels on my Giant Roam. Install takes a little while but worth it. Think I have enough posts to put pics on now so once I confirm that I'll do that.
04-10-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,789
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The carbon fork upgrade over the aluminum or...

The carbon fork upgrade over the aluminum or steel forks is very noticeable as carbon is naturally good at absorbing impacts and road buzz. It's not as "bothered" by things. That being said, a steel...
04-05-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By hokiefyd

According to Trek's website, the FX 1 and 2 both...

According to Trek's website, the FX 1 and 2 both use a standard handlebar, meaning any aftermarket grip will work. The FX 3 uses the proprietary IsoZone bar and grips. I think adapters are required...
04-01-22, 02:47 AM
Replies: 7,772
Views: 2,721,355
Posted By Chrisyang

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Forum: Commuting
03-28-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,626
Posted By InertAgent

I used to daily commute in NYC on Schwalbe...

I used to daily commute in NYC on Schwalbe Marathon Supremes 35c which have a nice ride and feel. My only puncture was a nail through the rear tire. I had Specialized All Condition Armadillos but...
02-05-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,914
Posted By NRissy

Hey, I am a couple of years ahead of you! One...

Hey, I am a couple of years ahead of you! One thing you might want to think about is getting a beater bike for you and the kids. Mine is a old trek 3700 MTB I picked up for $75. I never liked trying...
08-03-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By hokiefyd

Great work! Those bikes look like new. If you...

Great work! Those bikes look like new. If you find the braking to be difficult due to aged brake shoes, a swap to new Kool-Stop salmon pads would make quite a difference.
04-23-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,358
Posted By MRT2

Way beyond what I want to be doing. I usually sit...

Way beyond what I want to be doing. I usually sit up when I find myself approaching 30 mph just to catch a little air and slow down a hair. And that is my point. I can pedal at 80 to 85 rpm all day...
04-09-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,611
Posted By JayKay3000

Tires are as much a personal choice for the roads...

Tires are as much a personal choice for the roads you ride than what internet experts claim to be the truth. There are lots of options, try a few and see what works for you or just keep riding what...
03-08-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,844
Posted By Hybrid_Chaplain

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This is my Cannondale Quick 4 with the Velo Orange Alloy...
03-07-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,844
Posted By GlennR

I have SKS SpeedRocker fenders on my CX bike. I...

I have SKS SpeedRocker fenders on my CX bike. I has no mounting bungs and these are made for such bikes. If their other fenders are half as good, buy them.

I ride all winter, in the snow and wet...
12-15-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,265
Posted By Koyote

Maybe I am late to the party, but I have never...

Maybe I am late to the party, but I have never seen a crankset with more than three rings. Thanks for posting! Not to derail the thread or anything, but I sure would be interested in some details:...
10-11-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,945
Posted By twowheeldesign

This is obviously a lot of personal preference,...

This is obviously a lot of personal preference, But I would personally go with a 35. I regularly ride 32/38/43 tires on my road and gravel bikes. When I am riding the 38s on pavement, I rarely ever...
01-16-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,085
Posted By ozzyski

tried that as well, helped a little but still...

tried that as well, helped a little but still getting numbness
10-09-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 22,959
Posted By denada

back from test riding a quick 3. i prefer the...

back from test riding a quick 3. i prefer the feel of the fx 3. which is too bad, because the 2020 quick 2 is sexy as ****.

tomorrow i’m going to the trek dealership and riding the fx 3 and fx 4...
Forum: Recumbent
09-05-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,753
Posted By bkaapcke

Back On The Recliner

After a 2 year break from riding because of a deteriorating mitral valve in my heart, I'm back on the seat of my E Sport AX. I refer to the seat as my Lazy Boy Recliner. Total comfort on wheels.
...
09-04-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 348,372
Posted By TakingMyTime

I scored a great C/L deal on a virtually unused...

I scored a great C/L deal on a virtually unused set of older Mavic MA3 rims laced with Shimano 105 Hubs (with skewers) including an Ultegra 9 speed cassette. I was told they were switched out right...
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