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09-21-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,365
Posted By ColonelSanders

Because of the view that people who buy more...

Because of the view that people who buy more expensive bikes are more serious about "being fast", so they want as light a bike as possible, and will happily trade off wheel strength for a lighter...
09-20-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 912
Posted By ColonelSanders

Is it the Clean Ride version I have uploaded a...

Is it the Clean Ride version I have uploaded a picture of?

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x540/clean_ride_346d28dc1fd0d9c6f212824464f499cd5528e554.jpg
09-20-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 912
Posted By ColonelSanders

What are you currently using?

What are you currently using?
09-08-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By ColonelSanders

The specs for the 2022 FX 2 are listed on the...

The specs for the 2022 FX 2 are listed on the Australian version of Trek's site.

https://www.trekbikes.com/au/en_AU/bikes/hybrid-bikes/fitness-bikes/fx/fx-2-disc/p/35003/?colorCode=greydark

It...
09-08-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,707
Posted By ColonelSanders

The below only appears to apply to cranksets, but...

The below only appears to apply to cranksets, but it is relevant to your concerns about lighter being not as robust.

https://www.bikeforums.net/22132065-post11.html
09-07-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 312,081
Posted By ColonelSanders

How does it compare to your Specialized Cross...

How does it compare to your Specialized Cross Trail?
07-16-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By ColonelSanders

Would she like this? :) ...

Would she like this? :)

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/631x519/bridge_club_illegal_smile_33a_c52474aabd54e1ef2b2dd97de99008bf83a55e7e.jpg
Surly Bridge Club - Illegal Smile
07-16-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By ColonelSanders

Can you afford a Surly Bridge Club or Surly...

Can you afford a Surly Bridge Club or Surly Troll(if you can find one)?
07-16-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,818
Posted By ColonelSanders

Thank you for that link to the handlebar...

Thank you for that link to the handlebar extenders, which would be ideal for extending the nub/horns on this Surly bar.

As a happy owner of a Moloko bar, this new Corner bar's weight doesn't put...
07-16-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,818
Posted By ColonelSanders

Do you think you would even notice the extra...

Do you think you would even notice the extra weight when riding your bike?
07-15-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By ColonelSanders

He's gonna need one more post first. :innocent:

He's gonna need one more post first. :innocent:
07-12-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,340
Posted By ColonelSanders

If you could add some more deep reds, and...

If you could add some more deep reds, and predominately white bikes with the Giant logo in various colours, it would be a vast improvement over all the black & grey bikes that look so bland and that...
07-06-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,628
Posted By ColonelSanders

When people compare bike weight, they are usually...

When people compare bike weight, they are usually referring to just the bike, and don't include any add-ons like the rack, handlebar and trunk bag, and fenders.
07-06-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 205,607
Posted By ColonelSanders

Is your wife Australian?

Is your wife Australian?
07-06-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,628
Posted By ColonelSanders

Are you saying your Giant FCR3500 weighs 15kg?

Are you saying your Giant FCR3500 weighs 15kg?
07-03-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,458
Posted By ColonelSanders

Women love MAMIL's

Women love MAMIL's
06-29-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,994
Posted By ColonelSanders

I'm not against modern stuff, but your post has...

I'm not against modern stuff, but your post has me curious to know how much if any of the 4 minute difference is due to different tyres and/or if the gap would be reduced if you were to upgrade your...
06-27-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,413
Posted By ColonelSanders

That bike is truly a thing of beauty. :love:

That bike is truly a thing of beauty. :love:
06-25-21, 02:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,475
Posted By ColonelSanders

Do you own a Gorilla Monsoon?

Do you own a Gorilla Monsoon?
06-24-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By ColonelSanders

I broke(within 3 months) two of the following...

I broke(within 3 months) two of the following pedals on the drive side :

Shimano Deore XT PD-M8140 Enduro / Trail Flat Pedal

https://www.bike24.com/p2324379.html?menu=1000,1868,1937,1938


...
06-23-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 290,560
Posted By ColonelSanders

Aluminium of course has a reputation for being...

Aluminium of course has a reputation for being harsh and seems to only be used as a material for forks, in order to cut costs.

But with your feedback, perhaps they have found a way to get around...
06-22-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 290,560
Posted By ColonelSanders

What is the ride like with the aluminium fork?

What is the ride like with the aluminium fork?
06-19-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By ColonelSanders

Burley Travoy ...

Burley Travoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXfE8E8r11w
06-02-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,002
Posted By ColonelSanders

Which ones?

Which ones?
05-05-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,565
Posted By ColonelSanders

The folding lock wouldn't give me anything I...

The folding lock wouldn't give me anything I don't already have, but with an attack dog, I would be able to play with his soft floppy ears.


Nope, my bike is very secure.

For no particular...
Forum: Foo
10-02-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
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: 3,805
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: 4,269
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: 1,664
Views: 538,596
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: 3,005
Views: 742,811
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: 1,664
Views: 538,596
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: 3,005
Views: 742,811
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: 3,333
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: 1,664
Views: 538,596
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: 5,406
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: 1,684
Views: 245,197
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: 3,005
Views: 742,811
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: 14,977
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: 341
Views: 148,334
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: 341
Views: 148,334
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: 14,977
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: 3,020
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: 14,977
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: 977
Views: 290,560
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: 6,669
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: 4,522
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: 11,718
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: 11,718
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: 1,684
Views: 245,197
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: 11,718
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...
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