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04-25-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By 52telecaster

The tricks I learn from this forum.

Headlight mount!
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04-09-22, 04:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By kunoichi

Adding a pic because I might as well at this...

Adding a pic because I might as well at this point. :)

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1995 Giant...
04-08-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By kunoichi

I didn't get anything special, which is why I...

I didn't get anything special, which is why I didn't post any pics. But I really like it. I got a 1995 Giant Iguana mountain bike (I thought at first it was a hybrid, but I got confused. I was able...
04-07-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 596
Posted By Kedosto

Youíre correct and I misspoke. BB5ís are single...

Youíre correct and I misspoke. BB5ís are single adjustable while BB7ís are dual adjustable (like Spyres).
04-07-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 596
Posted By Rolla

Both BB5s and BB7s are single piston/action.

Both BB5s and BB7s are single piston/action.
04-03-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By kunoichi

I wish I still had my bike from then, just for...

I wish I still had my bike from then, just for nostalgia value. LOL. I have a new-to-me, used Giant hybrid that the seller said he had just taken into the shop to get a cable replaced, but I'm going...
04-03-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By kunoichi

Rode a bike for my first time in 22 years!

I just had to share! I woke up early this morning and walked the bike to a local park that is usually empty this time of day; today it was more so being Sunday, so I didn't have to be worrying about...
03-30-22, 04:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,242
Posted By jdogg111

ah, the old adjustable wrench vs individual sized...

ah, the old adjustable wrench vs individual sized wrenches. don't get me started........
03-27-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,142
Posted By Darth Lefty

You shouldn't try to convert this into a 2022...

You shouldn't try to convert this into a 2022 bike. There's just too many differences. Most of the new differences are good, bikes are easier to use and ride more easily more places... except new...
03-24-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,142
Posted By Rdmonster69

Cool find and cool thread.

Cool find and cool thread.
03-24-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,142
Posted By Ubie

Put a little elbow grease in to it and ride it...

Put a little elbow grease in to it and ride it till the wheels fall off. That's an awesome find, hope you enjoy it.
03-23-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,142
Posted By BrocLuno

Service it and make it your new Gravel Bike. ...

Service it and make it your new Gravel Bike. Modest hills and long country roads are perfect for that bike :)
03-23-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,142
Posted By Kapusta

I would definitely do a rebuild if you plan to...

I would definitely do a rebuild if you plan to actually keep it. If you are looking to flip it, it is likely not worth it. On the other hand, considering the bike was free you would still get your...
03-23-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,142
Posted By cyclezen

Hope it turns into a 'keeper' for you. ...

Hope it turns into a 'keeper' for you.
Certainly worth a try... And, right now, riders are spending for 'bikes' which can ride varied surfaces nicely - the latest Big Thing ! 'Gravel Biking' ....
03-22-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,142
Posted By cyclezen

Cherry! I'd dust it off, lube the drivetrain....

Cherry! I'd dust it off, lube the drivetrain. check the brakes, adjust the saddle, and ride the snot out of it !
280 lbs? No Problemo! This is the perfect Heavy Gravel/Light XC Trail bike. There's...
03-22-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,142
Posted By zandoval

There are quite a few of us that are suffering...

There are quite a few of us that are suffering from skimpy parts bins... Good Find!
03-22-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,142
Posted By katsup

Those brake levers are worth around $60 alone. ...

Those brake levers are worth around $60 alone. The shifters are about the same if working.

In my market, tuned up, it would sell complete for at least $300. You should get more by parting it...
03-21-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21,105
Views: 3,964,086
Posted By thumpism

Name's not Hawk but I helped name someone Hawk, I...

Name's not Hawk but I helped name someone Hawk, I do capitalize and don't have a unicycle and I'm not cool but I......
Forum: Commuting
03-20-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,766
Posted By Alligator

You actually build up to it, so it is not as...

You actually build up to it, so it is not as noticeable. Eventually I start to wear multiple layers, switch from sunglasses to ski goggles, and from cycling gloves to large mittens. If you suddenly...
03-17-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 888
Posted By rhm

Well that's a bummer! But i don't think it's more...

Well that's a bummer! But i don't think it's more than cosmetic damage. And, fwiw, it doesn't look intentional to me... but what do i know.

I don't think it's likely to cause the saddle to fail...
03-17-22, 04:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,772
Posted By Herzlos

I think that's the crux of it, you liked the bike...

I think that's the crux of it, you liked the bike and price anyway.

It's a tough issue otherwise, as you likely exposed a defect on the ride which caused a lot of damage, and could potentially...
03-17-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,456
Posted By Polaris OBark

You probably could benefit from pumping those...

You probably could benefit from pumping those tires to a higher pressure, or putting some wider ones on.

An XS mountain bike might be ideal, if you want the bi in bicycle.

Smaller frames tend...
03-16-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,772
Posted By zandoval

Bravo... You did the right thing. Hat's off ta...

Bravo... You did the right thing. Hat's off ta ya...

You had no injuries other then the rear wheel on your new bike. Let's get ta fixing that bugger!!!
03-16-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,772
Posted By Polaris OBark

Yes, except the OP did the right thing (possibly...

Yes, except the OP did the right thing (possibly going well beyond) and presents as a moral agent and upstanding citizen, which makes for really bad "reality" TV.
Forum: Introductions
03-16-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By Guillotine

Hello and welcome to the group!

Hello and welcome to the group!
03-15-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,772
Posted By Juan Foote

The bike didn't shift itself into the spokes. ...

The bike didn't shift itself into the spokes.

OP didn't say, but did he specifically ASK if it shifted correctly during their intercourse? I mean, the sellers wife was there who didn't know...
03-15-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,772
Posted By Juan Foote

Good on you OP, that was the right thing to do. ...

Good on you OP, that was the right thing to do.

In my own case, anything I list on CL or the like that is test ride/driveable, I specifically ask the interested party on arrival to give me the...
03-15-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,227
Posted By livedarklions

Thanks! I must say, that is one diplomatic...

Thanks!
I must say, that is one diplomatic review, just glancing over the constant brake rub and pieces of plastic breaking off of the gears!

It'd be an interesting conversation piece if you...
03-15-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,772
Posted By njkayaker

The derailleur has stops (like any derailleur)....

The derailleur has stops (like any derailleur). The chain shouldn't go on the inside.

That doesn't mean you couldn't have taken a bit more care to make sure things were operating properly first....
03-15-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,772
Posted By tomato coupe

All is good then. Just pretend the malfunction...

All is good then. Just pretend the malfunction occurred after you bought it, and consider it normal wear and tear.
03-15-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,772
Posted By Iride01

You broke it, you bought it. That's the right...

You broke it, you bought it. That's the right thing to do.

Unless there was specific talk before hand about responsibility and liability. Hopefully you weren't set up for it failing.
Forum: Introductions
03-10-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By livedarklions

Greetings from Nashua. I can see your house from...

Greetings from Nashua. I can see your house from here.
Forum: Introductions
03-09-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By 10 Wheels

Hello and Welcome from Texas.

Hello and Welcome from Texas.
Forum: Commuting
02-14-22, 03:14 AM
Replies: 15,574
Views: 11,930,735
Posted By Frkl

Here is my commuter. ...

Here is my commuter.

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01-23-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 19,956
Posted By billridesbikes

Here is the data in a graph for the ~100...

Here is the data in a graph for the ~100 responses with self reported height (inches) and reported frame size (converted to cm where needed). For multiple reported sizes I used either the middle one...
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