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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-24-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,733
Posted By CrewFan

Just got this little guy as a Christmas present...

Just got this little guy as a Christmas present from the wife and would have to echo the above sentiment... Bike seems solid and stable. I don't have a lot of miles yet, but the set up was simple...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,047
Posted By CrewFan

Nice looking bike! Hope the commuting goes...

Nice looking bike! Hope the commuting goes smoothly!
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,668
Posted By CrewFan

Now that my commute has increased, the doppler...

Now that my commute has increased, the doppler cafe looks to be a touch more aggressive and would be a bit more suited for my 15 mile commute (each way). When my commute was 10 miles or so, the I...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,668
Posted By CrewFan

Oyo - BobbyG and dmitchell Just giving a bit...

Oyo - BobbyG and dmitchell

Just giving a bit of a follow up - sorry it's been late coming (moved recently and I'm still unpacking life). I have been using the bike for just under a year and still...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 87,200
Posted By CrewFan

Took advantage of the warmer weather (60s!) and...

Took advantage of the warmer weather (60s!) and biked in to work.. the ride in was great! The ride home was super windy 🌬️ - 20-30 m/h head wind/cross winds. Still it was nice to ride in this...
01-08-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,555
Posted By CrewFan

So if I am picking up what you are putting down,...

So if I am picking up what you are putting down, is that there would be a benefit (great or small ... It's debatable), but it may take a bit more effort than originally anticipated. I'll look at the...
01-05-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,555
Posted By CrewFan

The old group set is the 5600 105 9speed. The...

The old group set is the 5600 105 9speed. The new set is listed simply as Tourney (8 speed).
01-04-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,330
Posted By CrewFan

I just used some points I had at Performance to...

I just used some points I had at Performance to get myself a 2018 Absolute 2.1 and I like so far. Putting it together has been fairly straight forward and it rides well.

Update: I just took it out...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 813,093
Posted By CrewFan

Looks like they dropped to $133.

Looks like they dropped to $133.
01-03-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,555
Posted By CrewFan

I was thinking of selling it since the bike takes...

I was thinking of selling it since the bike takes up space ( the boss doesn't appreciate my bike collecting habit). Not 100% sure at this point. The new Fuji bike is basically a 'ride around the...
01-03-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,555
Posted By CrewFan

Is it worth upgrading a new Shimano Tourney group to an older 105?

I have a 5 year old bike (bike's direct Cafe noir) that has a barely been used 105 group set. The bike is too small and I ended getting a new Fuji Absolute 2.1 (used my points to buy). I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-18, 03:06 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 813,093
Posted By CrewFan

I'll have to check when I get back from Paris 😋....

I'll have to check when I get back from Paris 😋. On a side note they are so much more bike centric over here... Makes me a bit jealous.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 813,093
Posted By CrewFan

I'm in for one of those at 50$. Will be nice for...

I'm in for one of those at 50$. Will be nice for my morning commute into work.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-18, 08:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,518
Posted By CrewFan

I was looking at some covers and wasn't sure how...

I was looking at some covers and wasn't sure how well they worked. Is there sla style/features i should look for ?
Forum: Commuting
10-22-18, 09:35 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 19,008
Posted By CrewFan

Nice bike! I ride a similar bike most days...

Nice bike!

I ride a similar bike most days (Breezer Liberty) and love the rack and Dyno lights. On my fast days I take my road bike... She's fun!
Forum: Commuting
10-22-18, 09:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,518
Posted By CrewFan

The only problem i run in to is trying to keep my...

The only problem i run in to is trying to keep my feet warm. The rest of me is ok, just my feet start to freeze at mile 8, out of 10.5 mile trip. I wear wool socks and long pants, but can't keep...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,729
Posted By CrewFan

This! I look foward to riding... I aslo like the...

This! I look foward to riding... I aslo like the idea that I can get some exercise in while commuting.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,119
Posted By CrewFan

Those were fun videos to watch - thanks for...

Those were fun videos to watch - thanks for sharing!
Forum: Commuting
10-16-18, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 97,276
Posted By CrewFan

Commute was brisk to say the least this morning -...

Commute was brisk to say the least this morning - 34! Had light gloves and some wollies on, along with light jacket and my pants. Hands were really cold the first 2 miles, but warmed up after that....
Forum: Commuting
10-08-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 97,276
Posted By CrewFan

Commute got off to a rough start this morning as...

Commute got off to a rough start this morning as I realized, just as I was pulling in to the park I start my commute from, that I left my phone at the house... So instead of being 10 early, I was...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 97,276
Posted By CrewFan

As much as I want to see if anyone guesses, I'll...

As much as I want to see if anyone guesses, I'll spoil the fun - It's Columbus Ohio's skyline as you come in along the river. Cbus has spent a lot of money improving the downtown's river front and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,988
Posted By CrewFan

The colors are actually much better in person...

The colors are actually much better in person than what they look like on the website - they are lighter looking.

Now I just need longer days so I get get some long rides in!
Forum: Commuting
10-05-18, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 97,276
Posted By CrewFan

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Brisk morning ride today - I got an early start this morning...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,988
Posted By CrewFan

Unfortunately i don't have a heat gun so that may...

Unfortunately i don't have a heat gun so that may have to wait a bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,988
Posted By CrewFan

The bike will take 32mm tires and maybe slightly...

The bike will take 32mm tires and maybe slightly larger... But definitely 32s.

Lazyass I'll look into how to get the details off the wheels... It's honestly something i never thought to do. 🤔
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,988
Posted By CrewFan

*** Update*** Well after a lot of looking...

*** Update***

Well after a lot of looking and stressing, I finally pulled the trigger and got the Fuji Gran Fondo 2.1!! I have to say "WOW" what a fun bike! The combination of larger tires, full...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,849
Posted By CrewFan

Best part about the Costco pants is they're...

Best part about the Costco pants is they're fairly cheap, so you don't have to worry about snagging them on something or staining them!
09-24-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,454
Posted By CrewFan

I have the above mentioned Swagman XC and it's...

I have the above mentioned Swagman XC and it's pretty easy to use and works well with my commuter bike's fenders.
Forum: Commuting
09-10-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,849
Posted By CrewFan

I use UB Tech travel pants...

I use UB Tech travel pants (https://www.costco.com/UB-Tech-Men's-Travel-Pant.product.100423919.html) that I get at Costco. The are inexpensive and wear well.
Forum: Commuting
09-10-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 97,276
Posted By CrewFan

The buildings in the background are part of the...

The buildings in the background are part of the Columbus Ohio's skyline. I'm lucky I get to follow the river all the way down and then ride the newly completed riverfront path in to the city.
Forum: Commuting
09-08-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 97,276
Posted By CrewFan

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Forum: Commuting
09-06-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,668
Posted By CrewFan

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It really is just the right distance for a commute... Having a gym...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 97,276
Posted By CrewFan

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Nice ride home last night, a bit muggy, but still better than driving!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,988
Posted By CrewFan

My fitting suggested I'm more of a 54 size bike -...

My fitting suggested I'm more of a 54 size bike - although the Italia color scheme is kinda sexy!
08-30-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,885
Posted By CrewFan

The Fuji and Breezer line of hybrids at...

The Fuji and Breezer line of hybrids at Performance Bikes are also very good bikes and their prices are wallet friendly.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,988
Posted By CrewFan

Maelochs The Fuji's do seem to be good bang for...

Maelochs The Fuji's do seem to be good bang for the buck and the 750$ in reward bucks will easily be spent on new seat, pedals and other gear. No problem with that :lol:

Rock71 that's sharp...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,988
Posted By CrewFan

Lazyass I'll have to see if I can find one local...

Lazyass I'll have to see if I can find one local to tryout.
MyTi I'm going to see if one of my LBS has the Synaspe in my size in stock - the specs look a bit more racey vs the GF, but it may be a...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,678
Posted By CrewFan

It's been in the low 90's here and very humid,...

It's been in the low 90's here and very humid, but I've been able to manage with some water and a moderate pace. My rides home are definitely a bit more relaxed in the heat.
Forum: Commuting
08-29-18, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,668
Posted By CrewFan

2 weeks in and I'm loving the bike and commuting...

2 weeks in and I'm loving the bike and commuting in to work. Ride is about 40 minutes each way, mostly on bike paths, so not a lot traffic to contend with. The only major addition I've made was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-18, 06:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,988
Posted By CrewFan

New Bike Dilemma Fuji Gran Fondo vs Gran Fondo Classico

So I'm looking at upgrading my road bike to something a little more upright, and hopefully, a little smoother. I currently have a nashbar 105 (an older version of this one - Cavalo 105...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,366
Posted By CrewFan

How do you like the Banjo Brothers Handlebar...

How do you like the Banjo Brothers Handlebar Phone Pak? Would you get it again? I was thinking of adding that to my commuter, but wanted to get some feed back before I ordered it.
08-18-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,427
Views: 852,847
Posted By CrewFan

Just dug out an old Nishiki Sebring my friend...

Just dug out an old Nishiki Sebring my friend gave me and thinking about doing a little clean up on it to use as a back up commuter.If I read your serial code break down correctly, I believe the bike...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-18, 01:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,293
Posted By CrewFan

That makes a little sad inside to see all those...

That makes a little sad inside to see all those unused bikes.

The share bikes do OK around here, but the electric scooters are really starting to become popular.
Forum: Commuting
08-17-18, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,668
Posted By CrewFan

The bike does have a nice wide gear range and...

The bike does have a nice wide gear range and I've had a lot of fun on just riding around the neighborhood getting use to it. I wasn't sure I would like the flat bars but they are actually quite...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,073
Posted By CrewFan

Wow, that's a really interesting concept! I like...

Wow, that's a really interesting concept! I like that the wheel was designed with multifunctionality in mind!
Forum: Commuting
08-16-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,715
Posted By CrewFan

I agree with what you are saying and would add...

I agree with what you are saying and would add riding gives more flexibility in how we get home. I know that I can hop in the car or hop on the bike, so I can have more control of how commute to...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,319
Posted By CrewFan

My wife just told me about a patient that came on...

My wife just told me about a patient that came on to their ICU floor with severe head trauma and potential brain damage from test riding his friend's bike. Was just a little spin around the block...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,668
Posted By CrewFan

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Forum: Commuting
08-15-18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,299
Posted By CrewFan

Kickstart - did you have to buy the crate and the...

Kickstart - did you have to buy the crate and the quick release separately?
Forum: Commuting
08-15-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,771
Posted By CrewFan

The trail I usually ride on cuts through some...

The trail I usually ride on cuts through some parks and then tOSU campus - there are usually deer, ducks, cranes, and geese... oh so many geese! The geese are constantly sitting in the middle of the...
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