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04-29-20, 02:27 PM
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Posted By Bryan C.

Jensen is great, I buy from them often. A few...

Jensen is great, I buy from them often. A few months back when I upgraded my rear to an SLX 11 speed I couldn't find the correct matching SLX high clamp bottom pull front derailer that I needed for...
04-29-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,756
Posted By Bryan C.

Yes and no. Demand is way down on all the high...

Yes and no. Demand is way down on all the high end MTB 2x drivetrains. New old stock will still be around for a while but how long will all the different versions(6 at last count) of their front...
04-28-20, 10:12 PM
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Views: 11,756
Posted By Bryan C.

Not a dumb question at all. I sourced the Tiagra...

Not a dumb question at all. I sourced the Tiagra parts from Chain Reaction Cycles in Europe before Shimano cut that off. 2x MTB components are getting hard to come by these days. Most MTB's do not...
10-13-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,756
Posted By Bryan C.

Just a couple other notes. The FSA gossamer...

Just a couple other notes.

The FSA gossamer cranks have been a disappointment. The small chainring bolts installed from the factory were too short to properly hold torque. After repeated retorques...
10-13-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,756
Posted By Bryan C.

How about a 1000 mile review that nobody asked...

How about a 1000 mile review that nobody asked for? :D Sure, why not.

This bike was supposed to be a budget friendly all around city bike. As from earlier posts you can see I decided to give it...
10-10-18, 10:33 AM
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Views: 11,756
Posted By Bryan C.

Hahaha. Maybe I should strap one of those...

Hahaha.

Maybe I should strap one of those bottles to my rack for the upscale yet rugged look that is popular right now? :lol:
10-10-18, 12:36 AM
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Views: 11,756
Posted By Bryan C.

So I have a little over 200 miles on the bike so...

So I have a little over 200 miles on the bike so far. Overall I am pretty happy with how it rides and the mods I have made so far. But I am still a little bothered by the overall weight of it. Now...
09-25-18, 09:23 AM
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Views: 11,756
Posted By Bryan C.

I guess so.:D Not my finest moment, and I...

I guess so.:D

Not my finest moment, and I missed a few days of work over it. Downhilling on a hybrid with street tires is never a good idea.
09-25-18, 08:06 AM
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Views: 11,756
Posted By Bryan C.

Just an update on my upgrades. Before replacing...

Just an update on my upgrades. Before replacing the stock tires I was pushing my luck on a gravel road. Downhill at 25 mph around a sharp corner, combined with too much front brake left me and bike...
09-25-18, 07:51 AM
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Views: 11,756
Posted By Bryan C.

The difference between the old tires (760 grams...

The difference between the old tires (760 grams each), and the new tires I installed(500 grams each), is a net loss of slightly over a pound of rotating mass. The weight loss was a very noticeable...
09-20-18, 10:29 AM
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Views: 11,756
Posted By Bryan C.

Thanks, that's a good suggestion. Quality grease...

Thanks, that's a good suggestion. Quality grease had greatly helped a few of my bikes many years ago. I'm not ready to swap these wheels out just yet. Need to get a few more miles on them so I feel...
09-19-18, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Bryan C.

Thanks. Large frame, and yes the new tires are...

Thanks. Large frame, and yes the new tires are set up tubeless. The wheels already had the tubeless rim strips installed.
09-19-18, 11:17 AM
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Views: 11,756
Posted By Bryan C.

2019 Giant Escape 1

I was in the market for a cheap(ish) hybrid that I could convert into a multiple use bike but wouldn't break the bank doing so. I already have a nice road bike, and a full suspension MTB but needed...
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