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Forum: Foo
10-02-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By ColonelSanders

If you are only after a cheapie, you would appear...

If you are only after a cheapie, you would appear to have little to lose by buying it.

I ended up with an Asus Xonar U7 MKII USB Sound Card and am very happy with the sound improvement.
10-02-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,339
Posted By ColonelSanders

Whilst you want to get the ride characteristics...

Whilst you want to get the ride characteristics that you value, do any of these choices also come in a colour that you much prefer?
09-26-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By ColonelSanders

To get what you want, you may need to go for a...

To get what you want, you may need to go for a brand other than Giant.

Specialized's Sirrus X Comp would appear to be exactly what you want.
09-26-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 257,647
Posted By ColonelSanders

That is a great recommendation for this bike. ...

That is a great recommendation for this bike.

My wallet is glad I'm not in the market right now for another bike. :lol:
09-25-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2,522
Views: 516,973
Posted By ColonelSanders

Same here, which came as a very pleasant surprise...

Same here, which came as a very pleasant surprise as I thought the Troll may have been too "overbuilt" to give a plush feel, but it is there.



Okay, that looks like the exact same part I...
09-25-19, 12:46 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 257,647
Posted By ColonelSanders

Could you please provide an overhead shot of the...

Could you please provide an overhead shot of the FS 2.0 Adjuster Knob.
09-25-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 2,522
Views: 516,973
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: 2,069
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, 07:31 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 257,647
Posted By ColonelSanders

Waiting on a detailed write up and pics of your...

Waiting on a detailed write up and pics of your Sirrus X Comp. :innocent:
08-15-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,507
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
08-14-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 84,588
Posted By ColonelSanders

I'm worried I would break it, if I sat on it. :p

I'm worried I would break it, if I sat on it. :p
08-13-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2,522
Views: 516,973
Posted By ColonelSanders

You should post this pic in the "Hot or Not"...

You should post this pic in the "Hot or Not" thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,051
Posted By ColonelSanders

Don't forget to post pics once you have your...

Don't forget to post pics once you have your bike. :)
08-13-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 67,869
Posted By ColonelSanders

But with the Crosstrail, what Specialized is...

But with the Crosstrail, what Specialized is doing there, they are doing for every country.

Why I suspect Giant may not be offering all their Roam models in the USA, being down to an agreement...
08-13-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 67,869
Posted By ColonelSanders

I'll never understand why Australia gets all the...

I'll never understand why Australia gets all the Roam models and the USA does not.

Could this be due to an agreement between Giant & Trek (who I believe have Giant make most of their range)? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,051
Posted By ColonelSanders

I had a brain explosion and mixed up BMC with...

I had a brain explosion and mixed up BMC with KMC. :lol:


You never know. ;)
08-13-19, 01:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,135
Posted By ColonelSanders

That is a beautiful colour and bike. :love: ...

That is a beautiful colour and bike. :love:


How would you describe the ride quality and handling of this bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,051
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: 865
Views: 177,607
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...
08-08-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,463
Posted By ColonelSanders

What brand/model of U-lock do you have? :eek:

What brand/model of U-lock do you have? :eek:
Forum: Touring
08-08-19, 02:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,757
Posted By ColonelSanders

Your solution is pretty good. :thumb: I saw...

Your solution is pretty good. :thumb:

I saw this video and ordered the 3d printed part they mention in the YouTube description.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96a9lezOejQ
08-07-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,629
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...
08-07-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,629
Posted By ColonelSanders

The Giant Roam 0 will literally allow you to...

The Giant Roam 0 will literally allow you to climb Mt Everest, it has quite low gearing available.

The advent of 11 speed drive trains has seen large cassettes like the 11-42 on the Roam 0, really...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 84,588
Posted By ColonelSanders

This is the sort and style of colour scheme more...

This is the sort and style of colour scheme more manufacturers should be offering.

Giant, I'm looking at you. :mad:
08-07-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,629
Posted By ColonelSanders

So you are looking at current models? One...

So you are looking at current models?

One issue that is difficult for buyers of such bikes is that there are literally no reviews online which will talk about any differences that may exist in the...
08-01-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
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...
07-31-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,981
Posted By ColonelSanders

It may not be worth it, as you will have to pay...

It may not be worth it, as you will have to pay the 19 or 20% VAT and then the forwarding service's charge and then freight too.
07-30-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,847
Posted By ColonelSanders

Do you care about disc brakes vs rim brakes? Or...

Do you care about disc brakes vs rim brakes? Or drop bars vs non-drop bars/sort of flat bars?


If you have spare wheelsets and other significant parts, you could get a frame and build it up.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 24,076
Posted By ColonelSanders

I agree. My whinge was more an aesthetic...

I agree.


My whinge was more an aesthetic critique. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 24,076
Posted By ColonelSanders

Okay, let me get my whinge on again. :p ...

Okay, let me get my whinge on again. :p


Whilst I am sure that Trek has made sure that having that storage area doesn't compromise the structural integrity of the downtube, I can't help but...
07-28-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,676
Views: 433,535
Posted By ColonelSanders

The 2020 FX3 comes with a 2x drivetrain.

The 2020 FX3 comes with a 2x drivetrain.
07-28-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,217
Posted By ColonelSanders

What bike/model is she riding?

What bike/model is she riding?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 02:03 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 29,188
Posted By ColonelSanders

Didn't you say your bike was "ugly"? :foo: ...

Didn't you say your bike was "ugly"? :foo:


Looks pretty good to me. :innocent:
Forum: Touring
07-25-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,399
Posted By ColonelSanders

With the 70 Litre panniers, it would give you...

With the 70 Litre panniers, it would give you scope to take things that are bulky, but hopefully not that heavy.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 24,076
Posted By ColonelSanders

I find this very annoying. IsoSpeed on...

I find this very annoying.


IsoSpeed on the Domane's use to only be on the rear, then on a good few models, you could get it front and rear and now you get it on the front only, unless you spring...
07-24-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,724
Posted By ColonelSanders

They have also moved from a triple crank, to a...

They have also moved from a triple crank, to a 46/30 double and have lost over 1/2 a pound in weight. :twitchy:
07-24-19, 12:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,611
Posted By ColonelSanders

Last year I bought a Surly Troll frame and in...

Last year I bought a Surly Troll frame and in looking at it, the headtube definitely needed work, as did the bottom bracket(though to a lesser degree).


Anyway I found a good bike shop that did...
Forum: Foo
07-23-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 43,069
Posted By ColonelSanders

What a sad state of affairs that a 40 year old...

What a sad state of affairs that a 40 year old Pacquiao(who himself has been in limbo for a few years), clearly beats a 30 year old guy, who arguably has been one of the top welterweights for 6+...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 24,076
Posted By ColonelSanders

What bike do you have?

What bike do you have?
07-22-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,676
Views: 433,535
Posted By ColonelSanders

Yes you have some very nice bikes in your...

Yes you have some very nice bikes in your collection. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,824
Posted By ColonelSanders

It's not really the sort of bikes people in this...

It's not really the sort of bikes people in this forum are probably after, but Surly sell frames at reasonable prices compared to the full build.
07-22-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 1,676
Views: 433,535
Posted By ColonelSanders

Did Trek use road bike sizing to describe the...

Did Trek use road bike sizing to describe the different sizes of FX's, for the model year of your bike?

I know they use to use mountain bike sizing like 17", 19", 22" etc and now they have moved...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,572
Posted By ColonelSanders

The reason why I bought my Cateye Volt 1600, was...

The reason why I bought my Cateye Volt 1600, was to be able to use it's daytime flash of 1600 lumens, mixed in with a 200 lumen steady state.
07-22-19, 01:07 AM
Replies: 1,676
Views: 433,535
Posted By ColonelSanders

What size is your FX?

What size is your FX?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,194
Posted By ColonelSanders

What made you change your mind about how you felt...

What made you change your mind about how you felt about Di2?


Did the feeling of being more connected to the bike without Di2 change?
07-09-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 28,226
Posted By ColonelSanders

Commodores are very much the Chariot of Choice...

Commodores are very much the Chariot of Choice for the Australian Bogan.

Having said that, Australia a few years ago ceased manufacturing cars in this country, and with that, the Commodore is no...
07-09-19, 01:06 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 28,226
Posted By ColonelSanders

That bike will not sell well in Australia. :lol: ...

That bike will not sell well in Australia. :lol:


I see that the company behind this bike is Polish, so no doubt they don't know what the word "Bogan" means in Australia and I suspect New Zealand...
07-06-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,892
Posted By ColonelSanders

Only Mods should be able to delete threads. ...

Only Mods should be able to delete threads.

Why allow for the possibility of other people's sometimes valuable info, to be wiped out of existence for God knows what reason(s).

An OP editing his...
07-04-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,861
Posted By ColonelSanders

Are/were you Diabetic 1 or 2?

Are/were you Diabetic 1 or 2?
07-04-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,540
Posted By ColonelSanders

Beautiful red colour. :love:

Beautiful red colour. :love:
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