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10-03-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 39,869
Posted By coominya

I think comfort bikes are their market, it just...

I think comfort bikes are their market, it just makes me wonder why they didn't put one on the rear as well? High end rear shocks cost a fortune but I have seen cheap spring versions on $150 Kmart...
10-03-17, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,995
Posted By coominya

Why be sorry, it's just life on the road, it's...

Why be sorry, it's just life on the road, it's not like he lost a leg or something.
10-02-17, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,516
Posted By coominya

The Trek FX 3 is a road bike, a city bike and not...

The Trek FX 3 is a road bike, a city bike and not designed for dirt. Sure you could change the tires out if you were going to ride mostly dirt but I get the impression it will just be an occasional...
10-02-17, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By coominya

A fast bike with thin tires, for a very short...

A fast bike with thin tires, for a very short commute on a very bumpy surface, that's not going to work l am afraid. You need to do a lot of research, I would suggest you read here and even the...
10-02-17, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By coominya

Yes, well I'm sure your cycling environment is...

Yes, well I'm sure your cycling environment is different to mine, My shouting is only done on narrow bikeways where pedestrians tend to walk 2 or 3 abreast. As I said I am already slowing as I...
10-01-17, 03:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,781
Posted By coominya

go have a look in the hybrid forum

go have a look in the hybrid forum
09-30-17, 06:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,112
Posted By coominya

Well you don't get around much then. I'm one and...

Well you don't get around much then. I'm one and I know dozens of others. Not everyone wants to pretend they are training for the Olympics you know, some of us are just out there to get a good...
09-30-17, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By coominya

Well done. Nothing like that super fit feeling...

Well done. Nothing like that super fit feeling is there :)
09-29-17, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,397
Posted By coominya

Yes well you have gone from a very bump compliant...

Yes well you have gone from a very bump compliant style to the "city bike" style of bike. With the narrower tires it's suited more for smooth surfaces. Enjoy the ride :)
09-29-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 39,869
Posted By coominya

I also bought a Toughroad with the rigid...

I also bought a Toughroad with the rigid composite fork, I use it mostly on the hard stuff but do from time to time go on gravel roads. For that I take the pressure down from 65 to 40.
09-29-17, 02:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,623
Posted By coominya

Yes, find a better place to host your video. ...

Yes, find a better place to host your video. Google drive is crap, the vid was so laggy I didn't even watch it.
Oh and one more point! Find a safer place to ride.
09-29-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By coominya

Believe me, you won't just be getting brakes into...

Believe me, you won't just be getting brakes into the deal. Keep an open mind and look at some new bikes. It's the easier softer way.
09-29-17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,138
Posted By coominya

Have you considered a different style of bicycle?...

Have you considered a different style of bicycle? one that allows you to ride a shoulder with ease? Did you know that if you have a highly efficient racer and you switched to a more upright hybrid...
09-29-17, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By coominya

A loud shout "bicycle" is better too because it...

A loud shout "bicycle" is better too because it warns pedestrians of precisely what's coming. I do it on the pathways, as I slow down, and they never fail to start walking to the side before they...
09-29-17, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,817
Posted By coominya

That's the inevitable result of turning a motor...

That's the inevitable result of turning a motor vehicle into an air-conditioned entertainment lounge.
09-29-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,817
Posted By coominya

Yes, they are a government response to complaints...

Yes, they are a government response to complaints about people getting killed and they certainly have their place, but they do not replace the training you receive from you parents (or should have...
09-29-17, 03:37 AM
09-29-17, 03:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 39,869
Posted By coominya

Frankly, for riding road and gravel paths they...

Frankly, for riding road and gravel paths they are not needed. Your arms and legs will supply all the suspension you need and if the rids a bit rough, lower your tire pressure. I went from a 1999...
09-29-17, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By coominya

I'd be more concerned about the Suntour NEX...

I'd be more concerned about the Suntour NEX steel spring fork. If you buy it, hang onto the upgrade papers
https://www.srsuntour.com/pages/upgrade

Read this one ...
09-28-17, 04:13 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,816
Posted By coominya

Yes, don't those toddlers realize they are on a...

Yes, don't those toddlers realize they are on a training circuit for the Tour de Suisse
09-28-17, 04:08 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,816
Posted By coominya

He'd make a badass parking warden :D

He'd make a badass parking warden :D
09-27-17, 09:45 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,816
Posted By coominya

Yes well you can't have it both ways, Service...

Yes well you can't have it both ways, Service vehicles have to park to repair roads and services, delivery trucks have to park to drop off all our bike parts and cabs to drop off travelers. This is...
09-27-17, 01:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,050
Posted By coominya

Definitely, well done OP. Nearly all my bikes...

Definitely, well done OP. Nearly all my bikes are Giant and with their record for warranty I'm glad.
09-27-17, 03:08 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 12,291
Posted By coominya

Which is how car drivers feel about cyclists I'm...

Which is how car drivers feel about cyclists I'm sure.
09-27-17, 03:06 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,816
Posted By coominya

Somehow those two statements look diametrically...

Somehow those two statements look diametrically opposed.
09-27-17, 03:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,817
Posted By coominya

Might be just nature's way of solving the...

Might be just nature's way of solving the overpopulation problem?
09-27-17, 03:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,050
Posted By coominya

Must be cheaper for Giant to do that than pay the...

Must be cheaper for Giant to do that than pay the labor for a parts change out. Makes you wonder what the bikes actually cost to make?
09-26-17, 02:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,253
Posted By coominya

Well keep an open mind, the world has changed a...

Well keep an open mind, the world has changed a lot in 50 years.
09-26-17, 02:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,253
Posted By coominya

Yes, this is no doubt the best answer for a cash...

Yes, this is no doubt the best answer for a cash stretched commuter like @rogc97 (https://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=470999)
09-25-17, 07:59 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 12,582
Posted By coominya

This thread is now nothing more than a cheap SiFi...

This thread is now nothing more than a cheap SiFi draft "SeeYa"
09-25-17, 03:22 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 12,582
Posted By coominya

In other words for every road block these...

In other words for every road block these vehicles face you think up a way around it no matter how ridiculous it sounds. Whichever way you cut it the ownership of a private vehicle will be far more...
09-25-17, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 20,076
Posted By coominya

Anything is possible but often not always...

Anything is possible but often not always practical. The geometry is designed for upright singletrack riding, not long straight sections of road. I have a Talon-1, a very similar bike, and once...
09-25-17, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,250
Posted By coominya

Higher pressures will slow you down if the...

Higher pressures will slow you down if the surface you ride on is bumpy, but if it's smooth they won't. Uphill though expect to lose some traction from time to time. It would be perfectly fine to...
09-25-17, 05:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,426
Posted By coominya

Just throw them in the bin, buy this straight bar...

Just throw them in the bin, buy this straight bar and then cut it down to around 580mm or wherever your hands feel the most comfortable.
...
09-25-17, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,381
Posted By coominya

There isn't much to dislike. I have the slr-1,...

There isn't much to dislike. I have the slr-1, Its fast, confident, I had to change the CF (plastic) seatpost for the aluminium one that comes with the slr-2 due to it flexing at the height I set...
09-24-17, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By coominya

Yes they are a great bike but like all modern...

Yes they are a great bike but like all modern bikes they have their issues. The main one is the propriety seat post clamp. You'll really need a tension wrench if you want to change the seat height...
09-24-17, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By coominya

Just another thread for the whiners. Like that...

Just another thread for the whiners. Like that one about the service truck parked across a bikeway. Just go around it and ride on FFS, no need to take pix and post them all over the web :rolleyes:
09-24-17, 02:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,121
Posted By coominya

Cycling is like pot, on the weekend, sure, but...

Cycling is like pot, on the weekend, sure, but you get into it everyday and you'll eventually lose the plot :lol:
09-24-17, 02:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,390
Posted By coominya

Good point. Only takes a second to glance down.

Good point. Only takes a second to glance down.
09-24-17, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,381
Posted By coominya

Giant Toughroad frame creaking issue solved

I heard it here I heard it there, that bloody creaking was everywhere.

There are 3 main points of contact, the forks into the headset, the crank into the bottom bracket and the seat post into...
09-22-17, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By coominya

Had exactly the same issue on the front of my...

Had exactly the same issue on the front of my 2016 Giant toughroad, was prominent when I peddled harder, drove me crazy! I did the skewer thing too, which helped a bit, but I knew that was BS...
09-22-17, 02:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,767
Posted By coominya

Wouldn't it rattle off the cradle and fall on the...

Wouldn't it rattle off the cradle and fall on the road?
09-22-17, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By coominya

Try this ...

Try this

http://static.flickr.com/68/163709920_b8bedef5ae_m.jpg
09-22-17, 02:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,645
Posted By coominya

Yes well it takes big balls to ride a motorcycle....

Yes well it takes big balls to ride a motorcycle. Not everyone is up to it.
09-22-17, 02:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,645
Posted By coominya

On roads where there are thousands of cars and...

On roads where there are thousands of cars and trucks we are simply not as important as we think we are in the eyes of the average driver. I suspect in this current society we are about as important...
09-22-17, 02:20 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,693
Posted By coominya

That's how I feel. I understand people's need to...

That's how I feel. I understand people's need to push it on their bicycle to get proper fitness, most of us are into that, the bit I have never understood though is this whole racer fad where people...
09-22-17, 12:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,507
Posted By coominya

Wont work I expect, seat etc will be all wrong...

Wont work I expect, seat etc will be all wrong for them. only ever seen them on racers
09-20-17, 09:39 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 12,582
Posted By coominya

Well as I have said before, my friends and I go...

Well as I have said before, my friends and I go fishing, some are amateur radio enthusiasts, others fly drones. All of These pursuits and a hundred more require a personal vehicle to carry store and...
09-20-17, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,474
Posted By coominya

Definitely forget the racer bike conversion. I...

Definitely forget the racer bike conversion. I have never heard of it being done. The narrow rims and forks would be the major issue.

As for converting an old MTB, well that is easy and I have a...
09-20-17, 02:35 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,693
Posted By coominya

The arts are all different in their approach to...

The arts are all different in their approach to combat aren't they. The style I studied taught very fast attack retreat combinations, bound in bound out. They also advocated striking when it was...
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