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xoxoxoxoLive 06-24-13 05:08 PM


Originally Posted by giantcfr1 (Post 15775628)
Couldn't get a straight answer on the price. He was drinking beer at the time and started telling me about how the tyres cost $70 each and then asking me to make an offer. The hubs were XT and rims Mavic Disc. I had no idea what to offer as to not insult him as they were in next to new condition. I don't need the wheels but thought they'd be hand to have around.
I senced the beer talking and gave up.

350.00

xoxoxoxoLive 06-24-13 05:13 PM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoxoLive (Post 15778772)
350.00

http://www.pricepoint.com/Brand/Mavi...FVEV7Aodk1sAIw

ShirazSun 06-25-13 01:44 PM

Sticky pedals; new hitch rack
 
Replaced stock pedals (toe clips) with DMR V12 pedals. Goal: 100% verticality.
Also hung it on a new Kuat Beta 2 hitch rack. This is one elegantly-designed rack. Bike loves it!

Notgrownup 06-25-13 03:45 PM

Rode it 5 miles before going to work...T-sroms tonight so it's napping.

MrCjolsen 06-25-13 03:50 PM

Uh, I completely rebuilt it from the frame up - wheelset, tires, bottom bracket, headset, shifters, cranks, drivetrain. Went from 21 speeds to 24 speeds. Trigger shifters on the right and friction on the left.

Kept the brakes, levers, and handlebars. Spent about $75 because I had most of the parts laying around in my garage.

ikaika777 06-30-13 02:55 AM

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I bought Panaracer RibMo tires for my Giant Escape 2, 700x32c. They inflate to 100psi. My short little test ride of them was that these are fast. They're also pointy shaped.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=326318http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=326320http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=326324

martinus 06-30-13 07:06 AM

Aired up tires, went to farmers market, then work ...

MikeRides 06-30-13 03:48 PM

Took it out for a 35 mile ride. Returned home and gave it a well-deserved bath since I did ride it through a few muddy/recently flooded areas. After washing, lubed it up and have it looking like new for another ride in a couple days.

alexaschwanden 07-01-13 11:13 AM

I turned my road bike in to a flatbar hybrid bike, enjoy.
Before
http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/...en/null-39.jpg

After
http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/...en/null-44.jpg
http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/...en/null-43.jpg
http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/...en/null-41.jpg

ikaika777 07-01-13 07:12 PM

Sweet! How is the handling compared to the drop bars?

i_wanna_giraffe 07-01-13 07:15 PM

I ordered it, hope to be assembling it soon.
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/rover3.htm

alexaschwanden 07-02-13 01:57 PM

the handling is a bit more comfortable but the frame still feels stretch out, so i am going to change it back and return it to performance bikes where i got it. the dimensions of the frame are 50cm seat tube and 54cm top tube, i am 5'8 , i should somewhat fit but it feels like i am riding stretch limo. i rode it a total of 170 miles with 4 different stems, explored the full range of the saddle rails, different riding positions.

Reynolds 07-07-13 11:57 AM

Continued my DIY trailer project inspired on the Carry Freedom trailer. Welded some 1" square tubing, my welding skills are better now after some practice:

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...ps9b1ccc2d.jpg

themishmosh 07-07-13 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by alexaschwanden (Post 15807293)
the handling is a bit more comfortable but the frame still feels stretch out, so i am going to change it back and return it to performance bikes where i got it. the dimensions of the frame are 50cm seat tube and 54cm top tube, i am 5'8 , i should somewhat fit but it feels like i am riding stretch limo. i rode it a total of 170 miles with 4 different stems, explored the full range of the saddle rails, different riding positions.

Did any of those stems include a short one? I have the same problem with one of my bikes. The frame is a little too big for me and I feel stretched out. With the seat forward and going with a 70mm stem, I am comfortable. Interestingly, 60mm interferes with my standing pedal. Bike came with a 140mm stem.

Notgrownup 07-07-13 12:28 PM


Originally Posted by i_wanna_giraffe (Post 15804277)
I ordered it, hope to be assembling it soon.
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/rover3.htm

See you bit the bullet....that is a nice bike...Let us know how well it arrive, assemble and rides when you get it. Congrats.

Pedalocity 07-07-13 12:35 PM

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Technically, today I only got the angle of my new Specialized Milano adjusted, since I bought the seat yesterday, but what the hell, close enough!

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=327755

i_wanna_giraffe 07-07-13 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by Notgrownup (Post 15823994)
See you bit the bullet....that is a nice bike...Let us know how well it arrive, assemble and rides when you get it. Congrats.

It came in 2 days assembly wasn't too bad, neighbor did a little tuning for me. I took it for a 8 mile ride yesterday. It's nice and I think with some adjustments I'll love it. The chain is rubbing and There is a strange clicking noise when my right foot is just passed straight up that I can't find the source of. My neighbor/bike expert is leaving town for a week. :(. The disk breaks are cool.

Pedalocity 07-12-13 01:10 PM

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Today I donated my Ergon GP1's and silver Giant bar ends to my girlfriends bike, and grabbed a set of black Giant bar ends, this time mounted inside my new Ergon GP2's, oh and a few days ago I took out the last spacer on the stem. Yes I'm aware the front brake isn't hooked up, this was taken just after I got it out of my truck, I hooked the brake up right after this photo was taken.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=328781

Notgrownup 07-12-13 03:09 PM

Put the bike in the back of the SUV... taking to LBS in the AM to get fitted for a seat and get some damn padded shorts.. mu A$$ hurts and i 've had enough...

giantcfr1 07-15-13 07:01 AM

Changed my red shifter cable outers to black :thumb:

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...ps86ec4d05.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...psbcf57920.jpg


http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...ps78538920.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...ps6637aa58.jpg

jbchybridrider 07-16-13 07:42 PM


Originally Posted by giantcfr1 (Post 15852148)
Changed my red shifter cable outers to black :thumb:

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...ps6637aa58.jpg

I liked the red! But it still looks good. http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/a...ticons0252.gif

xoxoxoxoLive 07-16-13 08:47 PM


Originally Posted by jbchybridrider (Post 15858607)
I liked the red! But it still looks good. http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/a...ticons0252.gif

He always has good taste in bikes..

ikaika777 07-17-13 01:31 AM


Originally Posted by Pedalocity (Post 15844151)
Today I donated my Ergon GP1's and silver Giant bar ends to my girlfriends bike, and grabbed a set of black Giant bar ends, this time mounted inside my new Ergon GP2's, oh and a few days ago I took out the last spacer on the stem. Yes I'm aware the front brake isn't hooked up, this was taken just after I got it out of my truck, I hooked the brake up right after this photo was taken.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=328781

Why did you take the spacers out from your stem?

ikaika777 07-17-13 01:33 AM


Originally Posted by jbchybridrider (Post 15858607)
I liked the red! But it still looks good. http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/a...ticons0252.gif

+1. The red looked cool!

Pedalocity 07-17-13 06:14 AM


Originally Posted by ikaika777 (Post 15859367)
Why did you take the spacers out from your stem?

I meant that I moved the last spacer to above my stem, as in the stem is now both inverted and​ slammed.

giantcfr1 07-17-13 08:24 AM


Originally Posted by jbchybridrider (Post 15858607)
I liked the red! But it still looks good. http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/a...ticons0252.gif


Originally Posted by xoxoxoxoLive (Post 15858783)
He always has good taste in bikes..


Originally Posted by ikaika777 (Post 15859369)
+1. The red looked cool!

All is good. I kept the red cable of course for when I get the urge to change back. Initially I was only going to change the rear cables to black but when i viewed it from the front, I figured the red on the bars and the touches on the saddle were enough.
My friend here suggested white cables....So many ideas. At least a metre of cable's only a dollar.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...ps78538920.jpg

clarkbre 07-17-13 11:58 PM

Swapped out my 700x35c tires for a set of 700x28c Continental Gatorskins. So far I love how it rides. The next step will be to change out the cassette to gain a tighter gear range. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...psf36a3b0b.jpg

ikaika777 07-29-13 01:07 AM

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I put Ergon GP5 bar end grips on my Giant Escape. It looks like my bars are flexing it's biceps. :lol:


http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=331741 http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=331743 http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=331744 http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=331745 http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=331746

crazyravr 07-29-13 06:07 AM

Insatlled Shimano PD-M520 pedals on my Giant Roam 1. This is my very first clipless pedal and I love it. Also got Diadora shoes for me self. Weird how much easier spinning the padals feels. Also I have no idea how so many people end up falling.

giantcfr1 07-29-13 07:01 AM


Originally Posted by ikaika777 (Post 15899141)
I put Ergon GP5 bar end grips on my Giant Escape. It looks like my bars are flexing it's biceps. :lol:


... http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=331745 ...

It's lookin' pretty snappy. :thumb:


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