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01-16-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,093
Posted By ColonelSanders

Ahhhh okay, I thought you already had a Brooks...

Ahhhh okay, I thought you already had a Brooks leather saddle. :p
12-30-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 296,285
Posted By ColonelSanders

What a little heartbreaker.:love: He is so...

What a little heartbreaker.:love:

He is so going to lord it over your sister-in-law. :lol:
12-08-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,332
Posted By ColonelSanders

I will be keen to hear of your impressions of the...

I will be keen to hear of your impressions of the bike after riding it for a while.

Very nice looking bike.
12-08-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By ColonelSanders

They own 49% of Specialized and manufacture all...

They own 49% of Specialized and manufacture all of Specialized's bikes.

They are an excellent brand.
11-29-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By ColonelSanders

Damn shame. Sorry you have lost a friend.

Damn shame.

Sorry you have lost a friend.
11-26-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By ColonelSanders

I think the NR stands for non-retaining and the R...

I think the NR stands for non-retaining and the R stands for retaining, in respect of the key.

So with a Retaining version, when the lock is open, the key can't be removed from the lock.

Not...
11-20-21, 10:14 AM
11-10-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,312
Posted By ColonelSanders

That isn't Raquel Welsh, I am pretty sure it is...

That isn't Raquel Welsh, I am pretty sure it is Brigitte Bardot.

But it does match the theme of this thread. :p
10-25-21, 04:15 AM
Replies: 3,097
Views: 779,625
Posted By ColonelSanders

How similar is the ride of these two bikes? ...

How similar is the ride of these two bikes?

Would it be difficult to make do with just one of them and if you were to pick only one of them to have, which one would it be?
10-19-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3,097
Views: 779,625
Posted By ColonelSanders

I don't have a dog in the fight, but why won't...

I don't have a dog in the fight, but why won't you buy Shimano again?
10-17-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,474
Posted By ColonelSanders

Damn, that bike really is calling my name. :love:...

Damn, that bike really is calling my name. :love:

Love the way it looks, the proportions are so attractive.
10-14-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,691
Posted By ColonelSanders

The poster rydabent has grown beyond the forum's...

The poster rydabent has grown beyond the forum's control, we could not stop him.
10-14-21, 01:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,273
Posted By ColonelSanders

It probably doesn't make much sense in your case,...

It probably doesn't make much sense in your case, as you have a good front wheel and if you have good rim brakes, then disc brakes aren't a must have for a bike like yours, unless you regularly ride...
10-12-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,597
Posted By ColonelSanders

I don't disagree with any of the points you have...

I don't disagree with any of the points you have raised, I was just checking if any inefficiencies(to the degree that there are any) are noticeable and/or something to genuinely ponder when thinking...
10-11-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,240
Posted By ColonelSanders

I'll take "Things that never happened" for $600,...

I'll take "Things that never happened" for $600, Alex.
10-04-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,282
Posted By ColonelSanders

I'd definitely go for the 27.5" tyre option for...

I'd definitely go for the 27.5" tyre option for the extra versatility it offers.
09-28-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,474
Posted By ColonelSanders

Looks like a fantastic build. :love: Please...

Looks like a fantastic build. :love:

Please provide feedback on this bike and also on your saddle.

I have been eyeing off that Cambium model.
09-08-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,917
Posted By ColonelSanders

The specs for the 2022 FX 2 are listed on the...

The specs for the 2022 FX 2 are listed on the Australian version of Trek's site.

https://www.trekbikes.com/au/en_AU/bikes/hybrid-bikes/fitness-bikes/fx/fx-2-disc/p/35003/?colorCode=greydark

It...
09-08-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,774
Posted By ColonelSanders

The below only appears to apply to cranksets, but...

The below only appears to apply to cranksets, but it is relevant to your concerns about lighter being not as robust.

https://www.bikeforums.net/22132065-post11.html
07-12-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,720
Posted By ColonelSanders

If you could add some more deep reds, and...

If you could add some more deep reds, and predominately white bikes with the Giant logo in various colours, it would be a vast improvement over all the black & grey bikes that look so bland and that...
07-03-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,809
Posted By ColonelSanders

Women love MAMIL's

Women love MAMIL's
06-27-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,861
Posted By ColonelSanders

That bike is truly a thing of beauty. :love:

That bike is truly a thing of beauty. :love:
06-25-21, 02:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,621
Posted By ColonelSanders

Do you own a Gorilla Monsoon?

Do you own a Gorilla Monsoon?
06-24-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,050
Posted By ColonelSanders

I broke(within 3 months) two of the following...

I broke(within 3 months) two of the following pedals on the drive side :

Shimano Deore XT PD-M8140 Enduro / Trail Flat Pedal

https://www.bike24.com/p2324379.html?menu=1000,1868,1937,1938


...
09-25-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 3,097
Views: 779,625
Posted By ColonelSanders

Stunning pic. :love: I love my Surly Troll,...

Stunning pic. :love:

I love my Surly Troll, it is a hell of a bike.

Did you have to order a special 3D printed part to install your kickstand?
09-05-19, 01:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,554
Posted By ColonelSanders

What is it about steel bikes you don't like?

What is it about steel bikes you don't like?
08-15-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,680
Posted By ColonelSanders

I'm not sure about the difference between Alivio...

I'm not sure about the difference between Alivio and Acera, but that red colour of the Trek is glorious and would make me get that over any other year's FX3.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,231
Posted By ColonelSanders

Okay, I have a friend of a friend story for you...

Okay, I have a friend of a friend story for you guys. :p


A guy I work with who doesn't race, but loves to rack up KOM's, has a friend who does race and he said his friend recently bought a high...
08-13-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 983
Views: 306,926
Posted By ColonelSanders

I know what you mean. :notamused: When my...

I know what you mean. :notamused:


When my interest in bicycles returned in 2014, Specialized had arguably the best line up of "Dual Sport" bikes of any of the manufacturers.


Even Trek has...
08-07-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,398
Posted By ColonelSanders

Aren't there any 2019 models of the Giant Roam 0...

Aren't there any 2019 models of the Giant Roam 0 available in the UK still, reasonably close to you?

When I look at a local bike directory in Australia, I can find a few entries for the 2019...
08-01-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,467
Posted By ColonelSanders

The pricing on most of his components is just...

The pricing on most of his components is just terrible. :twitchy:


When I looked yesterday, the USD was getting 1.10 to the Euro's 1.00, so add 10% to the below prices and then compare them to...
07-04-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,313
Posted By ColonelSanders

Are/were you Diabetic 1 or 2?

Are/were you Diabetic 1 or 2?
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,677
Posted By ColonelSanders

Burley Travoy with their attachable grocery...

Burley Travoy with their attachable grocery getter bags work for me.
07-02-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 18,677
Posted By ColonelSanders

And the sequel ...

And the sequel

https://surlybikes.com/parts/kickstand_plate
05-27-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,965
Views: 676,692
Posted By ColonelSanders

Carbon and kickstands don't tend to play well...

Carbon and kickstands don't tend to play well together. :innocent:
05-20-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,468
Posted By ColonelSanders

Before you change your handlebars, try these...

Before you change your handlebars, try these grips first.


GP1 ? The Original ? ERGON BIKE (http://www.ergon-bike.com/en/article-gp1.html)


They totally sorted my numb hands situation after a...
05-19-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,924
Posted By ColonelSanders

Check this post out -->...

Check this post out --> https://www.bikeforums.net/19208363-post49.html
05-16-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,393
Posted By ColonelSanders

It depends on how well built the fork is I guess....

It depends on how well built the fork is I guess.


I'm over 400lbs and the carbon fork on my Giant Toughroad has performed very admirably and given me no cause for concern.
05-16-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,641
Posted By ColonelSanders

Stunning looking bike. :love:

Stunning looking bike. :love:
05-14-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7,713
Views: 2,617,508
Posted By ColonelSanders

Are you sure that is a 2014 year model? ...

Are you sure that is a 2014 year model?


Looks more like the 2012 year model. :innocent:


https://archive.trekbikes.com/au/en/2012/Trek/8_5_ds#/au/en/2012/Trek/8_5_ds/details
05-09-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,346
Posted By ColonelSanders

Wouldn't it more likely be a case of people...

Wouldn't it more likely be a case of people riding bikes/have wheels, that in their design, have prioritised lightness over ruggedness? :twitchy:
05-08-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,692
Posted By ColonelSanders

That's a good price savings in my book. :thumb:

That's a good price savings in my book. :thumb:
05-02-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3,097
Views: 779,625
Posted By ColonelSanders

What width of tyre are you running there and what...

What width of tyre are you running there and what did the Defy limit you to?
04-11-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 296,285
Posted By ColonelSanders

She looks like my monster, Nigella. :p

She looks like my monster, Nigella. :p
12-01-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 36,380
Posted By ColonelSanders

There is a lot to like about this bike, but for...

There is a lot to like about this bike, but for me, the main thing is that it is all steel.

Also I would never choose mechanical disks over hydraulics.
11-17-18, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7,713
Views: 2,617,508
Posted By ColonelSanders

Better late than never. :p

Better late than never. :p
09-20-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 36,380
Posted By ColonelSanders

Jamis releases the most exciting Hybrid/Urban bike since the Giant Toughroad

Whilst Trek and Specialized have only been treading water on their hybrid offerings for the last 5 years IMHO, Jamis has taken a leaf out of Giant's book and introduced what looks to me to be an...
08-23-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,858
Posted By ColonelSanders

Kickstands help to reduce frame scratches....

Kickstands help to reduce frame scratches. :innocent:
02-03-18, 12:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,963
Posted By ColonelSanders

Nice. :thumb: It even looks quick in that...

Nice. :thumb:

It even looks quick in that photo. :lol:
07-19-17, 06:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 28,354
Posted By ColonelSanders

What about the cost of your immortal soul? ...

What about the cost of your immortal soul?


That is the true cost of Di2.
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