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07-02-14, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,209
Posted By blacksapphire08

We have a Jamis Hudson that operates front and...

We have a Jamis Hudson that operates front and rear brakes with one brake lever and I assume thats a similar setup to what this gentleman has in his bike. If it's illegal why do they sell bikes like...
06-22-14, 06:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,152
Posted By blacksapphire08

It does seem like most of the riders in my area...

It does seem like most of the riders in my area are quite old (retired). Im 28 and started biking again because its inexpensive, fun, and counts for exercise.

I have to agree with headloss that...
06-20-14, 05:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,953
Posted By blacksapphire08

It does depend on the bike, some hybrids are...

It does depend on the bike, some hybrids are closer to a road bike than others. Personally I went from an average 10mph on my cruiser to 15mph on my hybrid along the same path.

Regardless my...
06-19-14, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,953
Posted By blacksapphire08

I have to disagree... to an extent. I would say...

I have to disagree... to an extent. I would say its 50/50 the engine and bike. A road bike is going to be significantly faster than say a cruiser.
06-18-14, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 39,332
Posted By blacksapphire08

My 7.3 has slightly thinner tires rated for...

My 7.3 has slightly thinner tires rated for 55-100 psi. The LBS filled them up to 55 psi and I noticed that they tend to lose pressure faster than when I pumped them up to 85 psi. Probably safer to...
06-17-14, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,323
Posted By blacksapphire08

Ouch, hope she makes a speedy recovery. I notice...

Ouch, hope she makes a speedy recovery. I notice a lot of drivers in the Cincy area dont care about cyclists, I guess because it's a predominately car focused community. This is why im afraid to...
06-16-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,998
Posted By blacksapphire08

Yup, thats what the rear rack is for... and...

Yup, thats what the rear rack is for... and sandwiches lol.
06-11-14, 10:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,937
Posted By blacksapphire08

Agreed, I wanted a road bike but found drop bars...

Agreed, I wanted a road bike but found drop bars to be uncomfortable for my back and sensitive areas. Flat bar was the way to go for me.
06-11-14, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By blacksapphire08

No replies after a few days? Unique problem eh?...

No replies after a few days? Unique problem eh? Well my knee is much better now so it wasnt serious. I guess i'll have to figure this out on my own.
06-08-14, 07:51 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 63,015
Posted By blacksapphire08

Alright so I guess it's back to the drawing board...

Alright so I guess it's back to the drawing board since the strap already broke on my Cateye. The part that allows you to rotate it vertical or horizontally depending in how you mount it doesnt work...
06-08-14, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By blacksapphire08

I injured my knee, need bike fit adjustment help

Yesterday I went for a 27 mile ride which had some moderate hills (Ive done 30 mile rides previously that were mostly flat) and on my return trip my right knee started hurting with every downstroke...
06-06-14, 04:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 19,641
Posted By blacksapphire08

True, in a perfect world my ideal bike would look...

True, in a perfect world my ideal bike would look like a cruiser but have the light weight and components of a road bike. I can keep dreaming right? lol.
06-05-14, 03:42 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 63,015
Posted By blacksapphire08

I stopped by my LBS after work and picked up a...

I stopped by my LBS after work and picked up a Cateye Rapid 3. They had others including the cygolight hotshot which was quite bright but it was very directional and hard to see from the side. If...
06-05-14, 04:55 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 63,015
Posted By blacksapphire08

I like how that one can charged via USB but there...

I like how that one can charged via USB but there are quite a few reviews on Amazon questioning its longevity. The only complaints ive seen about the Cateyes is that they're not very weather...
06-04-14, 02:41 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 63,015
Posted By blacksapphire08

Best Rear Light for $25?

I didnt see a "Best tail light thread for under..." so I figured id start a new thread to ask. Im interested in getting a tail light for my Trek for the purpose of riding on the road and trail. I...
06-04-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,684
Posted By blacksapphire08

So would you say it's a great buy for a...

So would you say it's a great buy for a functional headlight at that price? Seems like a lot headlights that allow you to actually see where you're going cost a lot more (from what ive seen in...
06-03-14, 02:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,054
Posted By blacksapphire08

Thanks for the link, might be something to...

Thanks for the link, might be something to consider in the future. I noticed my hands would get tingly after a while.
06-01-14, 04:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,473
Posted By blacksapphire08

I dont carry a spare tube but I plan to...

I dont carry a spare tube but I plan to eventually. My bike has those flat resistant tires but im not going to put blind faith in them. Not sure about the patch kit though, is that to be used as...
05-31-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 19,641
Posted By blacksapphire08

Well to be honest I think Electra makes nice...

Well to be honest I think Electra makes nice bikes but if you compare it to other bikes in that price range ($400+) then yes it doesnt seem like a good deal anymore. My Electra Cruiser is very...
05-31-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 19,641
Posted By blacksapphire08

If you want the same look as the single speed...

If you want the same look as the single speed you'll want to get a 3i model. The only visible difference is the twist shifter on the right grip, I have one.
05-31-14, 08:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,054
Posted By blacksapphire08

It climbs hills with ease, I love how easy it is...

It climbs hills with ease, I love how easy it is compared to my cruiser. There is a very steep hill a few blocks away that I was unable to climb on my cruiser, cant wait to try the FX on it.
05-31-14, 07:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,054
Posted By blacksapphire08

Thanks! Yep took it out for a quick 10 mile ride...

Thanks! Yep took it out for a quick 10 mile ride down the local trail this morning and its super smooth. I already fell off into a ditch so thats out of the way lol. Was trying to come to a quick...
05-30-14, 07:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,054
Posted By blacksapphire08

I ended up taking a 7.2, 7.3, and a 7.4 out for...

I ended up taking a 7.2, 7.3, and a 7.4 out for long test rides today. Ended up going with a 7.3 in black and green since it seemed like a good step above the 7.2 and I didnt notice a significant...
05-29-14, 10:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,054
Posted By blacksapphire08

The Giant dealer was a well known cycle shop in...

The Giant dealer was a well known cycle shop in the area but the sales personel were not super friendly. Could have been because they specialize in high end road bikes im not sure. Both Giant models...
05-29-14, 07:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,054
Posted By blacksapphire08

I did start a thread in the Road Cycling section...

I did start a thread in the Road Cycling section in the Specialized bike but I have learned that its more of a hybrid, same goes for the FX. I test rode a Trek Madone and decided that style of bike...
05-28-14, 05:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,054
Posted By blacksapphire08

Help choosing a Trek FX

Hey guys I'm considering buying a Trek FX and trying to pick between the 7.2, 7.3, and 7.4. My main concern at this point are the components. The 7.2 has Shimano Altus FD/Shifters and Alevio RD....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,640
Posted By blacksapphire08

Thanks guys I didnt realize that a flat bar bike...

Thanks guys I didnt realize that a flat bar bike has different measurements than the drop bar road bikes. That could be part of the reason why I found the Trek Madone to be so uncomfortable. Also I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,640
Posted By blacksapphire08

I found the flat bar to be more comfortable. Can...

I found the flat bar to be more comfortable. Can you just add drop bars to a compatible flat bar bike? I noticed that Trek and other retailers sell drop bars in a variety of shapes/sizes. And then...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-14, 02:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,640
Posted By blacksapphire08

Nothing wrong with drop bars but its not for...

Nothing wrong with drop bars but its not for everybody. There is difference between the road gears and touring/MTB gears but for street/trail riding I feel like the MTB gears are good.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-14, 05:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,640
Posted By blacksapphire08

Those are the Giant and Cannondale models that I...

Those are the Giant and Cannondale models that I test rode along with a few others. The local Jamis dealer only carries comfort bikes, cruisers, MTBs, and trikes/recumbents. I guess thats just the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-14, 03:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,640
Posted By blacksapphire08

Unfortunately, none of the local Jamis dealers...

Unfortunately, none of the local Jamis dealers carry the Coda or their other road bikes. The closest one they have is the Citizen which I wasnt a fan. The closest Kona dealer is on the other side of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-14, 03:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,640
Posted By blacksapphire08

Yep the plan is to try out many different models...

Yep the plan is to try out many different models and listen to advice from you guys. I tried out a couple Giants and some Canondales while I was there too. This store didnt carry Trek but I hear a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-14, 12:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,640
Posted By blacksapphire08

Opinions on Specialized Sirrus?

I stopped by the LBS today to take a look at some road bikes and after riding a few I like the fit of the Specialized bike. Im looking for something for longer rides (30+ miles) and possibly...
05-23-14, 01:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,986
Posted By blacksapphire08

Yeah i would like to keep the cruiser for quick...

Yeah i would like to keep the cruiser for quick trips, but i will probably end up going to another shop to look at road bikes/hybrids so i can have something for the long distance rides. I though...
05-23-14, 10:47 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,986
Posted By blacksapphire08

I did voice my concern about hilly terrain and...

I did voice my concern about hilly terrain and their suggestion was the 3spd since I was looking at the single speed. They did not suggest a hybrid other than the Townie which was also a 3spd and it...
05-23-14, 07:45 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,986
Posted By blacksapphire08

I put about 30 miles on the bike in the first 2...

I put about 30 miles on the bike in the first 2 weeks, comprised of short trips. I still like the bike but Ive found that its not ideal for long distance climbing and hilly terrain. The last ride was...
05-22-14, 07:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,986
Posted By blacksapphire08

Sadly this is true. I used to work at Lowes and...

Sadly this is true. I used to work at Lowes and people would return Home Depot branded lawn equipment. I think the brand was Homelite. I almost want to take an old bike in there to see what would say...
05-22-14, 01:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,986
Posted By blacksapphire08

I had the bike about 2 weeks, maybe less, and i...

I had the bike about 2 weeks, maybe less, and i talked to them about exchanging it. I never tried to return it. The problem is that on long distance trips my knees start to ache because im constantly...
05-22-14, 07:46 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,986
Posted By blacksapphire08

Woah sounds like this is getting a bit out of...

Woah sounds like this is getting a bit out of hand. I rode the bike for 2 weeks (less than 30 miles) and wanted to exchange it for something better, I would of course pay the difference. They already...
05-21-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,801
Posted By blacksapphire08

I have found that using the GPS function on my to...

I have found that using the GPS function on my to track my cycling stats uses a lot less data than say GoogleMaps navigation. I use MapmyRide app and I used 2.5Mb of data for a 32 mile ride. You...
05-20-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,986
Posted By blacksapphire08

Im not hating on the bike store, I think they're...

Im not hating on the bike store, I think they're genuienly nice people. They're policies just seem strange to me and comparing it to produce or other perishable goods is not the best example. It...
05-20-14, 01:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,650
Posted By blacksapphire08

While I dont care about measuring stats or being...

While I dont care about measuring stats or being competitive, it would still be nice to have a bike capable of cruising faster than 10mph. As far as the "roadies" go they sometimes give me strange...
05-20-14, 10:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,986
Posted By blacksapphire08

Questions about LBS/Purchase regret?

I have a few questions about bike shopping and im not sure where it goes so general discussion seems good. A little background on myself, used to bike a lot and quit for about 10 yrs. Went to my...
05-14-14, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,557
Posted By blacksapphire08

I dont have one but it looks nice. Its a comfort...

I dont have one but it looks nice. Its a comfort bike that looks like it might be based on a mtb frame.
05-13-14, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 415,354
Posted By blacksapphire08

No, you can tell by looking at the bottom bracket...

No, you can tell by looking at the bottom bracket on both bikes to compare. The Electra/Townies have their BB moved forward about 2-3". Top one looks like it has a laid back seat post though.
05-13-14, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 415,354
Posted By blacksapphire08

Yeah its really nice. Did you replace the seat...

Yeah its really nice. Did you replace the seat because of lower back pain? I ask because ive been getting that on long rides lately.
05-12-14, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 415,354
Posted By blacksapphire08

Ohio, I wish it was the FL keys.

Ohio, I wish it was the FL keys.
05-12-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 415,354
Posted By blacksapphire08

Finally took a pic with my rack installed. ...

Finally took a pic with my rack installed.
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h151/ss_vegeta114/IMG_20140508_165437991_HDR_zps84593fbe.jpg
05-09-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By blacksapphire08

I guess it depends on the condition of the hub....

I guess it depends on the condition of the hub. If its like new then yeah you could probably get $100 out of it. If you slapped it on the Trek frame i guess you could market it as a commuter bike but...
05-08-14, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,993
Posted By blacksapphire08

Edit: Current size chainring is a 44t so yeah it...

Edit: Current size chainring is a 44t so yeah it would make it easier to pedal in 3rd gear but id also lose a lot of speed. I was thinking about swapping the tires for thinner, slicker ones instead...
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