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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,700
Posted By Triaxtremec

Thanks for all the help, already fixed the seat....

Thanks for all the help, already fixed the seat. Waiting for a sunny day to get some proper pics for sale. Took it for a ride, definitely a fun bike to ride.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-16, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,700
Posted By Triaxtremec

Dahon Helios XX

My Dad bought a Dahon Helios XX and basically never used it for some reason, maybe 10 miles on it. I didn't even know he had it. Anyways its a limited addition 2002 #109 of 300 with carbon seatpost...
10-02-16, 10:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,581
Posted By Triaxtremec

I recently upgraded from a Specialized Sirrus to...

I recently upgraded from a Specialized Sirrus to a Salsa Vaya. Has a few extra pounds to it but a significantly more comfortable ride. Been very happy with it so far.
09-03-16, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,468
Posted By Triaxtremec

Salsa Vaya or Jamis Renegade

New bike time and I'm having a hard time between these two bikes. I know many people own and love their Salsa bikes and rarely here anyone talk about Jamis. The Jamis is the Explat model at $1199...
Forum: Touring
08-24-16, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,248
Posted By Triaxtremec

Touring with Carbon seatpost

Looking into getting a rear saddle pack bag from apidura, just curious if its ok to use these style bags while using a carbon seatpost?
Forum: Commuting
08-11-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By Triaxtremec

Recommend cheap rack bag

Looking to start commuting a few times a week but need a trunk back for my rack. Looking for cheaper side of things recommendations. Needs to carry my work clothes(slacks dress shirt tie) and shoes....
07-22-16, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By Triaxtremec

Old Steel Hybrid for CX

Looking for recommendations on older steel hybrids that I can turn to a CX/gravel bike. I did this to my specialized sirrus and it's working great but would like to try a steel frame.
07-11-16, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 832
Posted By Triaxtremec

Typically just bar, tape, road shifter, possibly...

Typically just bar, tape, road shifter, possibly new stem. I did to a specialized sirrus, worked great for myself. What type of brakes does it use.
07-11-16, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By Triaxtremec

Changing crank with Square taper BB

Currently have a Specialized Sirrus that has a 3x8 drivetrain with a squaretaper bottom bracket. Looking to switch to a 2x10 set up and have found a 2x CX crank I'd like to use that also supports a...
05-16-16, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,285
Posted By Triaxtremec

their are various adapters that can be used with...

their are various adapters that can be used with your disc brakes depending on the rotor size you plan on using. Usually if you are using a 160mm rotor you are find but if you choose to do a 180mm...
05-15-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,285
Posted By Triaxtremec

Surly Karate Monkey Fork 1-1/8" Disc Only Black |...

Surly Karate Monkey Fork 1-1/8" Disc Only Black | Bikewagon...
04-03-16, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,399
Posted By Triaxtremec

I have a few friends that have cheaper in step...

I have a few friends that have cheaper in step and other budget trailer, they do work but tend to be heavy and show noticeable ware compared to my burley. I picked up a dlite on Craigslist 5 years...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-16, 09:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,186
Posted By Triaxtremec

You'll have to swap the bars, get new brakes, as...

You'll have to swap the bars, get new brakes, as well as new shifters. Not the cheapest option but can be done. Keep in mind when commuting your typically not smashing on the brakes like you would on...
03-30-16, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By Triaxtremec

Bars and seat post are great options, I'd also...

Bars and seat post are great options, I'd also like to mention getting measured for the right sized saddle and better tires for your riding purposes. Most stock tires aren't great.
02-09-16, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By Triaxtremec

Take it in and get it trued up, shouldn't be...

Take it in and get it trued up, shouldn't be charged for something that should have been done before the point of sale
01-19-16, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,613
Posted By Triaxtremec

why don't you just change your gearing or get...

why don't you just change your gearing or get some narrower tires. You can do a lot to get some extra speed but as said before, sitting up and being a sail in the wide, without being arrow you can...
01-15-16, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,439
Posted By Triaxtremec

These work great, ...

These work great,
http://www.amazon.com/56660G-Metric-Ball-Plus-T-Thru-8-Piece/dp/B005UNKZD4/ref=sr_1_4?s=power-hand-tools&ie=UTF8&qid=1452906148&sr=1-4&keywords=t+handle+allen+wrench+set

The...
01-11-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,434
Posted By Triaxtremec

I tried the 80mm arms and they worked fine but I...

I tried the 80mm arms and they worked fine but I had to completely deflate my tires if I need to remove them. Personally I had better luck with the 85mm arm mini v's. I too took a hybrid and did a...
11-08-15, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,965
Posted By Triaxtremec

I was able to fit a 700x35 CX tire on my Sirrus...

I was able to fit a 700x35 CX tire on my Sirrus which should have similar clearance to your bike. Works great, won't have the flex or grip a true mtb will have but will give you a taste of what you...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By Triaxtremec

thats plenty of light but I agree with wschruba,...

thats plenty of light but I agree with wschruba, put at least one of those lights on your helmet so no matter where you are looking you have light.
10-13-15, 09:46 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 200,192
Posted By Triaxtremec

I see many post about new to riding or haven't...

I see many post about new to riding or haven't ridden in years and more often than not they are looking for the carbon models. Absolutely nothing wrong with that, perhaps a little jealousy on my...
10-13-15, 09:21 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 200,192
Posted By Triaxtremec

it amazes me how many people go straight for the...

it amazes me how many people go straight for the carbon bikes.
09-28-15, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By Triaxtremec

Winter riding is just going to be a matter of...

Winter riding is just going to be a matter of getting the proper cold gear(layers), possible studded tires, and fenders. As far as your bike, getting a different bike will most likely just be the...
09-28-15, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,024
Posted By Triaxtremec

I went all the way down to a 23mm and the bike...

I went all the way down to a 23mm and the bike rode fast but wasn't comfortable. I also had to look out for every little crack in the road, personally I'd go with a 28mm for road use.
09-27-15, 01:55 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 200,192
Posted By Triaxtremec

The shifter are 3x8 sora is I remember correctly....

The shifter are 3x8 sora is I remember correctly. I believe the 3300 models. The travel agents worked as far as more immediate braking power and feel but often didn't let the brake fully open. Most ...
09-25-15, 09:56 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 200,192
Posted By Triaxtremec

Mine has gone through some transformations since...

Mine has gone through some transformations since I first got it.

Started off as a 2011 Sirrus Sport, added some Easton EA50 wheelset and 23mm tires....
09-07-15, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,361
Posted By Triaxtremec

something like this may work just fine, ...

something like this may work just fine,
http://www.amazon.com/SR-Suntour-NRX-Suspension-Threadless/dp/B00H65082W/ref=sr_1_9?s=outdoor-recreation&ie=UTF8&qid=1441683631&sr=1-9&keywords=700c+fork
...
08-27-15, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By Triaxtremec

Nice bike, congrats!

Nice bike, congrats!
08-13-15, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,905
Posted By Triaxtremec

are you looking to just tinker with your bike or...

are you looking to just tinker with your bike or are looking to actually increase performance? If you want it to perform better I'd looking into better brake pads, lighter wheelset, and if nothing...
07-28-15, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,370
Posted By Triaxtremec

You can change the grips, seat, cables housings,...

You can change the grips, seat, cables housings, to something different if you'd like. Probably find colored graphics you can replace as well. I added some red reflective tape to mine, all white...
07-24-15, 09:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,174
Posted By Triaxtremec

currently running a 3x8 drivetrain with a i...

currently running a 3x8 drivetrain with a i believe and 11-30 cassette. I'm slowly getting parts to run it as a 2x10 with a compact crank, x9 rear derailleur and am 12-36 cassette with sram shifters
07-15-15, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By Triaxtremec

good choice! I'm in the same boat as altondavis2,...

good choice! I'm in the same boat as altondavis2, I have a few other bikes including a Cannondale CAAD10 roadbike but I find myself always going back to my Sirrus Sport.
06-23-15, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By Triaxtremec

Thanks I'll give it a try

Thanks I'll give it a try
06-22-15, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By Triaxtremec

105 brifters are extremely hard to shift, help!

Been doing a lot of mountain biking lately so the road bike hasn't seen much action lately. I finally went to take it for a ride and the shifter take a lot of force to move. Once its engaged the...
06-19-15, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By Triaxtremec

I personally don't like spending large amounts of...

I personally don't like spending large amounts of money "sight unseen." I have a Sirrus, although not carbon, it has been a great all around bike. Its got some cx tires for some gravel riding and...
06-19-15, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,004
Posted By Triaxtremec

its great fun building a your own bike just keep...

its great fun building a your own bike just keep in mind you may have to buy some tools every now and then. I had to buy bottom bracket tools, brake and shifting housing cutters, as well as wrenches....
06-19-15, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 825
Posted By Triaxtremec

Diamondback Clarity for my wife, the good the bad?

I'm looking for a bike for my wife, I don't want to spend a lot as it won't be rode a lot. Typically I load the kids up in the Burley and take them to the park down the street and then a ride around...
04-22-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,774
Posted By Triaxtremec

we have a double, the burley d'lite, my daughter...

we have a double, the burley d'lite, my daughter is 4 and my son is 1. She is starting to want to ride on her own now but for the longer rides she loves sitting next to her little brother and...
04-17-15, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,190
Posted By Triaxtremec

I have a set on my road bike and they are great!...

I have a set on my road bike and they are great! Many miles and show little ware.
04-17-15, 09:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,248
Posted By Triaxtremec

i was thinking of taking mine apart and having it...

i was thinking of taking mine apart and having it powder coated just to change it up for and not longer have some of the nicks i've put in it over the years. Did a little research and looks like it...
02-26-15, 11:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 20,257
Posted By Triaxtremec

depends on what you are starting from. I stuck...

depends on what you are starting from. I stuck with the same 3x8 drivetrain the bike came with so all that was necessary was the STI shifters, inline adjusters, new shifter and brake cables. Luckily...
02-10-15, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,431
Posted By Triaxtremec

Specialized Sirrus is a great bike that should be...

Specialized Sirrus is a great bike that should be able to be found used in your price range.
01-30-15, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,314
Posted By Triaxtremec

i'm running a 3x8 which as proved great for...

i'm running a 3x8 which as proved great for pretty much all riding conditions I've ran into. Especially when I need that granny gears!

Shimano Altus M311 3x8 Speed Drivetrain Group Set MTB 8...
01-21-15, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,576
Posted By Triaxtremec

if hand position is an issue you can always add...

if hand position is an issue you can always add bar ends or change out the handlebars themselves to something more accommodating.
01-15-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,492
Posted By Triaxtremec

its get lights, a sadde bag, co2 pump, and tube...

its get lights, a sadde bag, co2 pump, and tube patch kit.
01-15-15, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,576
Posted By Triaxtremec

congrats on the weight loss! It most certainly...

congrats on the weight loss! It most certainly can be done but to do it properly with a new groupset it may be cheaper in the long run to just get a new bike. And who doesn't like a new bike! Most...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-15, 09:55 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 13,398
Posted By Triaxtremec

I sell home theater systems, pretty fun...

I sell home theater systems, pretty fun especially when the customers let you do what with their money!
01-03-15, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By Triaxtremec

upload them to photobucket or something like that...

upload them to photobucket or something like that then paste the IMG url and it will show up full screen
12-26-14, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By Triaxtremec

What do you take with you on your ride?

So I find myself riding farther and farther which is great but am always concerned about flats and mechanical issues. I usually carry a multitool on me but I'm curious to see what others are caring...
12-10-14, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,292
Posted By Triaxtremec

I don't have them on my cx bike but i do on my...

I don't have them on my cx bike but i do on my two mountain bikes and they have held up great!
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