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02-24-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By travbikeman

I actually liked it better. I never really knew...

I actually liked it better. I never really knew what to expect from people when selling on Craigslist. 10 years ago, I sold a bunch of things on Craigslist, but one person didn't show up to buy the...
02-23-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By travbikeman

Yea, I put that on until I sold it Saturday...

Yea, I put that on until I sold it Saturday morning. I accepted $200 just to get it sold. The guy had been negotiating with me for several days and was driving over 2 hours to meet up with me. Had I...
02-23-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,413
Posted By travbikeman

Just remember, weight loss is not going to just...

Just remember, weight loss is not going to just occur by bicycling. Biking is huge amount of fun, but It's an overall lifestyle change. Trust me when I say, it's not easy and is easy to get...
02-18-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By travbikeman

Yep! :lol: Here's the interesting one: "Man your...

Yep! :lol: Here's the interesting one: "Man your bike reminds me of Night Rider its badass lol" Oh Boy!

I've had a guy willing to drive 6 hours from Ohio, but didn't commit to buying it. Several...
02-18-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By travbikeman

Thanks! I shouldn't complain, I only paid $400...

Thanks! I shouldn't complain, I only paid $400 for this GT Avalanche new at Performance Bikes in Gaithersburg MD 4 years ago. I'm putting the price down to $220 and will go from there.
02-18-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By travbikeman

Ok, I'm admitting, I'm the seller. I have...

Ok, I'm admitting, I'm the seller.

I have had about 10 people contact me on this through Facebook market place and Craigslist. Several trying to get me to sell for only $180 and others for some...
02-17-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By travbikeman

GT Avalanche Comp a good deal or not?

Is this a good deal for a small mountain bike?

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/bik/d/frederick-2016-gt-avalanche/7077374915.html


LINK DOES NOT WORK ANYMORE, BIKE WAS SOLD!
02-09-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7,485
Views: 2,277,742
Posted By travbikeman

Finally found a bike that I felt fits me well. My...

Finally found a bike that I felt fits me well. My medium sized Crosstrail, while I enjoyed the bike, I had to make too many changes to come close to fit me. Found a close bike shop in PA that sells...
02-07-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By travbikeman

Just checked REI on both of the bikes you listed....

Just checked REI on both of the bikes you listed. The 1.2 is a nice upgrade....but is it worth spending $350 more....well, I probably would think it is but would also probably wait until REI has a...
01-30-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By travbikeman

My son's mountain bike was stolen about 5 years...

My son's mountain bike was stolen about 5 years ago. Only a $500 bike and some accessories and upgrades to make it if I remember around $600. My homeowners paid all but the $100 down payment I had...
01-22-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By travbikeman

Before buying any other bike, I would suggest...

Before buying any other bike, I would suggest taking your bike to the LBS that you bought it. Show them how you sit on it and see what they suggest. They may suggest new handle bars, stems or other...
01-20-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,817
Posted By travbikeman

I'm planning on a credit card camping ride this...

I'm planning on a credit card camping ride this spring along the C&O/GAP to Meyersdale PA. That Super8 at Hancock was one of the planned stops. I see the reviews online of it, how did you like the...
01-20-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,809
Posted By travbikeman

I really needed a good laugh today. Thank you...

I really needed a good laugh today. Thank you everyone!

We're still on page 3!

:lol:
01-16-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By travbikeman

I'm curious when riding the DS2, if your wrists...

I'm curious when riding the DS2, if your wrists are bent when using the Ergon grips?

If they are bent and your arm is not straight with your hands, then you don't have the grips position...
01-06-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 220,454
Posted By travbikeman

Doesn't look like Giant Discontinued this: GIANT...

Doesn't look like Giant Discontinued this: GIANT FLATBAR TOUGHROAD SLR (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/bikes-toughroad-slr-2020)

Oh, wait...your talking about the SLR1...oops....never mind....
Forum: Touring
12-26-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,583
Posted By travbikeman

I too wish the horse riders would clean up...

I too wish the horse riders would clean up themselves. It does get tiresome, either riding or walking having to dodge the manure on the trail. I have heard this trail is nearly duplicate to that on...
Forum: Touring
12-26-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,583
Posted By travbikeman

They have extended the new stone from Whites...

They have extended the new stone from Whites Ferry to past Nolands Ferry. Currently working on re-stoning from Nolands Ferry to Brunswick. Brunswick all the way to Shepherdstown has been completed....
Forum: Touring
12-25-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,583
Posted By travbikeman

I cross this bridge to go to work in MD. It's...

I cross this bridge to go to work in MD. It's not safe for a biker. But the concrete barrier to right of picture is a walkway between it and the green steel rail. Still, way too close to traffic...
12-25-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By travbikeman

I so very much agree, the tourists do not at all...

I so very much agree, the tourists do not at all move over for bicyclists...but it is a tourist type of area. It could very well impact Harpers Ferry tourism, since so many people park at Harpers...
11-29-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By travbikeman

Not to be a downer or to put down the parade, but...

Not to be a downer or to put down the parade, but read the fine print on the 25% off. There is a long list of items that are not included, of which GT Bikes are among the list.
11-14-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 640,077
Posted By travbikeman

I had found these to be very nice when riding in...

I had found these to be very nice when riding in sub freezing weather!

https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/netiptoeco.html

People often remember the hats, gloves, facemask, arms and coats, but...
10-20-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,995
Posted By travbikeman

I really enjoy this trail. Am bummed that I am...

I really enjoy this trail. Am bummed that I am not going to make it up this year to see the fall foliage. It looks like some great colors out this year compared to last fall when I rode it. The...
10-01-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,891
Posted By travbikeman

Yes, you can ride an alum bike. Most Alum bikes...

Yes, you can ride an alum bike. Most Alum bikes have a rated tolerance to handle 300lbs of rider and gear. Reality is they can handle much more.

I used to be over 360 pounds with some gear. I...
09-04-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 186,819
Posted By travbikeman

Few weeks ago, I complained that Specialized only...

Few weeks ago, I complained that Specialized only sold the 2 Crosstrails. They now have numerous Crosstrails ranging from the Elite down to many levels below.

Hmmmm, wonder if I complain enough if...
08-26-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By travbikeman

Gravel kind of trails and very very light...

Gravel kind of trails and very very light mountain trails, my Crosstrail can handle. But jumps or anything more, no. Going over rocks and I ruined the original wheel. Do jumps and you will ruin the...
08-22-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,086
Posted By travbikeman

I switched to Shimano M530's several years ago. ...

I switched to Shimano M530's several years ago. I simply won't go back. I have become so very comfortable with being clipped in. It just feels better now than the various platform pedals I used to...
08-20-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 186,819
Posted By travbikeman

1983, my parents could only afford a 10 speed...

1983, my parents could only afford a 10 speed department store bike for me when I was a kid, a Columbia Blaze (surprised I remember the name so well). But loved the bike even though it was a heavy...
08-17-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 865
Views: 186,819
Posted By travbikeman

It's absolutely beautiful in the fall. I've been...

It's absolutely beautiful in the fall. I've been trying to get up there at least once a year to go riding that trail. I graduated from Lock Haven University and I have family throughout the central...
08-16-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 186,819
Posted By travbikeman

Just an FYI, and depending on where in PA you...

Just an FYI, and depending on where in PA you are, these Crosstrails ride great on the Great Allegheny(GAP) and the Pine Creek Rail Trail....also York Heritage Rail Trail....

PA has so many great...
08-12-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 186,819
Posted By travbikeman

I am surprised that Specialized doesn't seem to...

I am surprised that Specialized doesn't seem to be putting anything new out for the Crosstrail in the U.S. market. Few years ago, the Crosstrail had many versions from a basic to high level models. ...
07-17-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,955
Posted By travbikeman

Your enthusiasm for this cool hobby is great....

Your enthusiasm for this cool hobby is great. Love how you have done so much research on proving that one hybrid bike that is a few pounds less than another is a better bike.

But it's not, cause...
07-17-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,955
Posted By travbikeman

Those Toughroads are fun bikes to ride. I tested...

Those Toughroads are fun bikes to ride. I tested one a few years ago and have kind of regretted not getting it.
07-17-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,955
Posted By travbikeman

That is a really nice bike for what I believe to...

That is a really nice bike for what I believe to be a great deal. But it's the whole package that makes it lighter. Not just the fork, but the lighter groupset, wheels, tires and such.
07-16-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,955
Posted By travbikeman

At mentioned $1000 price the OP stated, you can...

At mentioned $1000 price the OP stated, you can get a hybrid with an air shock that is not a pogo stick. The larger tires also help, but having both a good suspension and larger tires makes for a...
07-15-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,052
Posted By travbikeman

Canyon Hybrid Bikes...

Canyon Hybrid Bikes (https://www.canyon.com/en-us/fitness-bikes/)
07-10-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,172
Posted By travbikeman

I've seen this occasionally on the trails I ride....

I've seen this occasionally on the trails I ride. The husband goes flying by and the wife is trying to keep up and does not look like she is having any enjoyment at all on this. Some guys just need...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-03-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,095
Posted By travbikeman

I noticed this too a week ago when riding through...

I noticed this too a week ago when riding through this area. It seems like a mess for a few miles. Also wanted to give a heads up, there was a Momma bear and cubs spotted in the Brunswick MD area.
06-18-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,723
Posted By travbikeman

With the proper tires, those bikes should be able...

With the proper tires, those bikes should be able to handle everything you listed.
06-17-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,075
Posted By travbikeman

It is possible, you may just need to save the...

It is possible, you may just need to save the money to go to the baker to buy fresh muffins and to go to masseuse for should rubs. :) :D
06-17-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,075
Posted By travbikeman

I replaced my wheels on my Crosstrail, since,...

I replaced my wheels on my Crosstrail, since, well, rear wheel broke (several spokes and slightly warped wheel) essentially since I attempted to use it as a mountain bike with my son a few years ago....
06-15-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,412
Posted By travbikeman

For $230, that's not a bad bike, although I'm not...

For $230, that's not a bad bike, although I'm not so sure about the way Schwinn puts their spokes on the wheels. I just don't know how good those wheels are with that kind of design. If, the people...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-14-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,095
Posted By travbikeman

AS of today, there is now a low level bridge over...

AS of today, there is now a low level bridge over this and hopefully no more flooding for a while to wash it away.
06-14-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,427
Posted By travbikeman

Merida owns a healthy portion of Specialized. So...

Merida owns a healthy portion of Specialized. So in a sense, we do have Merida here in the U.S. But in the form of Specialized bikes.

I'm betting the Toughroad SLR 0 is not offered here for the...
06-14-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 84,343
Posted By travbikeman

Are you wearing gloves when riding? Did you...

Are you wearing gloves when riding? Did you replace the grips by chance or just have the stock grips? Issues like this are more of a fit issue, where you are putting too much weight on your hands. ...
06-14-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,864
Posted By travbikeman

Both bikes are nearly identical. Comes down to...

Both bikes are nearly identical. Comes down to preferences on color and which bike shop did you like better? Free lifetime adjustments are always nice!

Plus, red bikes are ALWAYS faster! :D
06-09-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,233
Posted By travbikeman

26lbs for this Pathlite is impressive. Even the...

26lbs for this Pathlite is impressive. Even the now defunct Specialized Crosstrail Carbon Fiber used to be a bit over 27lbs. Although I'm assuming weight loss on the Pathlite is also help by the...
06-08-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,693
Posted By travbikeman

My understanding on sites like Random Bike Parts...

My understanding on sites like Random Bike Parts and others similar, sell frames that are no longer being used by manufacturers as warranty replacements or just plain extra frames for bikes that were...
06-07-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,360
Posted By travbikeman

From what I have gathered from people whom...

From what I have gathered from people whom mountain bike, the Marlin is not really a mountain bike, even though Trek advertises it to be. I've been told that it's more of a hybrid style bike due to...
06-07-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,543
Posted By travbikeman

It's being slowly resurfaced to be more like the...

It's being slowly resurfaced to be more like the GAP. Which is a more fine mixture of stones. Although, the area through Brunswick is now blacktop paved, and heard will be extended to Harpers Ferry....
06-07-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,543
Posted By travbikeman

If your fire roads or trails are like these two...

If your fire roads or trails are like these two pictures, then yes it's helpful:
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