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01-29-23, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By SoSmellyAir

So heavy! 1.5 times as heavy as the Canyon...

So heavy! 1.5 times as heavy as the Canyon Roadlite 5.
The rear wheel uses a 7-speed freewheel instead of a freehub and is thus not upgradeable in the future.
The Tourney 3x front derailleur is...
01-27-23, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By munkeyfish

Trav1s Thanks again for the Trek suggestion!

Trav1s Thanks again for the Trek suggestion!
01-25-23, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By munkeyfish

Not gonna lie, kinda giddy about it.XL frames are...

Not gonna lie, kinda giddy about it.XL frames are hard to find in stock
01-25-23, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Canyon operates on a direct to consumer model in...

Canyon operates on a direct to consumer model in the US, I am not sure whether that is the same in the UK.



Getting measured in person and trying several models, each in adjacent sizes, would...
01-24-23, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Judging by the stated currency, OP is in the UK,...

Judging by the stated currency, OP is in the UK, and so may want to consider more popular European brands, for example:

Roadlite 5 | CANYON GB

https://www.wiggle.com/cycle/hybrid-bikes...
01-19-23, 04:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,393
Posted By t2p

yes - the OEM brakes are fairly good but I...

yes - the OEM brakes are fairly good

but I have better brakes on another bike (CX1) - so this motivated the upgrade to the Q1D when I was planning to replace brake pads (the new calipers included...
01-18-23, 08:27 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,393
Posted By t2p

105 calipers might be flat mount - not sure (?) ...

105 calipers might be flat mount - not sure (?)

I have RS785 calipers on my Q1D - I believe they are considered to be XT / Ultegra level (?)

RS785 calipers are post mount with straight brake...
01-14-23, 05:19 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,393
Posted By TheRailMan

Looking good! And thank you so much for the...

Looking good! And thank you so much for the pictures, I am installing my mudguards as we speak and had to reference them. :)
01-13-23, 12:12 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,282
Posted By jon c.

One could make a similar argument for the top...

One could make a similar argument for the top pricing tier of any good,
01-13-23, 12:05 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,282
Posted By Russ Roth

They're not, people have just been suckered into...

They're not, people have just been suckered into believing it. Was looking at a similar trek and probably the same specialized. Assuming a 3,000 wheelset using Enve or Zipp rims, king, DT, I9, white...
01-11-23, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 809
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Cloth will shred less, as smd4 said. I have many...

Cloth will shred less, as smd4 said. I have many years supply of old bike Tee shirts (one of the burdens shop workers have is all the free bike branded tees we are given). I find terry cloth will...
01-01-23, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By t2p

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consider a lighter tire with smaller knobs / less...
12-18-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,263
Posted By Inusuit

My 1995 Rockhopper was $75 with a Thule 4-bike...

My 1995 Rockhopper was $75 with a Thule 4-bike rack thrown in. Swapped out the stem to reduce reach and installed Schwalbe Land Cruiser tires. Rolls smooth on pavement and gives me the option of...
12-17-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,393
Posted By t2p

40’s I do (and recently did) - 30’s would do when...

40’s I do (and recently did) - 30’s would do when I was younger but not now

3 layers - including a quality / substantial shell over a thermal layer - works for me in the 40’s

central OH is...
12-09-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7,784
Views: 2,733,012
Posted By mikehuangsd

here's a Cannondale Quick hybrid updated with...

here's a Cannondale Quick hybrid updated with tanwall WTB Resolute (700x42 - 44 measured!) gravel tires:
...
12-05-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,263
Posted By Korina

What are you looking for in a hybrid? My '92...

What are you looking for in a hybrid? My '92 RockHopper makes a killer commuter/rambler/grocery-getter.

...
11-27-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 917
Views: 311,271
Posted By brandenjs

Just finished the clean and tune on this 750....

Just finished the clean and tune on this 750. Such solid well riding bikes.
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11-16-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,393
Posted By Entrigo

Just had a quick look, it is actually marketed as...

Just had a quick look, it is actually marketed as a relaxed ride. On the contrary of the Quick 1, which I have always thought to be more of a flat bar road bike. Have you compared the geometry of the...
11-07-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,175
Posted By Chinghis

Maybe modern bars are too wide? I ride vintage,...

Maybe modern bars are too wide? I ride vintage, and I'm always amazed how wide modern bars have become. Just a thought.
11-05-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,629
Posted By DowneasTTer

The Roadlites are more road bike stance with a...

The Roadlites are more road bike stance with a lower stack. BTW there with the one piece stem/handlebar and the OEM cut of the fork there is little one can do to heighten the bars. That said they are...
11-01-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 350,734
Posted By timgriffin2

I put new Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires on my...

I put new Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires on my Sirrus 3.0. They're some tough tires to stretch over the wheels! YouTube videos helped a lot and made it much easier. I went with 35mm tires in place of...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,219
Posted By Polaris OBark

If you can fit that bike with a rear rack, simply...

If you can fit that bike with a rear rack, simply strapping the pack to the top of it while riding might be an improvement, while allowing him to maintain a little bit of street cred.
09-29-22, 01:57 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,659
Posted By ooga-booga

there's a tire size for everyone these daze....

there's a tire size for everyone these daze. experiment or don't. mess with tire pressure or don't. u b u. if the body feels better riding skinnier tires, rock on. if the body feels better riding...
09-24-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By tyrion

3x is better than 2x. It's one better. ...

3x is better than 2x. It's one better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuzpsO4ErOQ&ab_channel=zaboron
09-20-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By brianinc-ville

Actually, I talked to Woom's customer service in...

Actually, I talked to Woom's customer service in Austin; they're sending me the right bolt, free of charge. Yay, Woom!
09-12-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,201
Posted By boozergut

A suspension fork on a hybrid bike adds more...

A suspension fork on a hybrid bike adds more weight than comfort.
08-18-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 654,861
Posted By hugorodrigo23

Sirrus x 5.0 upgrades

Hello, I wanted to share with you the upgrades Iíve made to my Sirrus X 5.0.

1. Groupset GRX/XT Di2
2. DT Swiss CR 1400 wheelset.
3. Continental GP 5000 TL 32 mm / SKS mudguards for commuting...
07-01-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,629
Posted By DowneasTTer

Sorry really didn't answer your ? regarding the 1...

Sorry really didn't answer your ? regarding the 1 X 11 system. First you need to understand we are both in our 70's so top speed is not in the cards anymore. Also we tend to ride on Rails to Trails...
06-24-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,041
Posted By dmwill

FWIW After trying many different saddles, my 5'3"...

FWIW After trying many different saddles, my 5'3" wife found a Brooks C17S works best for her on her Trek Verve 3. The short nose keeps the saddle from snagging on her pants when stepping through the...
06-23-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 923
Posted By slowpacer

If you cannot test ride a bike, it might be...

If you cannot test ride a bike, it might be better to buy the one that has the closest geometry to your existing bike, main reason why i bought the Muirwoods 2021 instead of the newer model besides...
06-15-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,393
Posted By t2p

I searched for a NOS 105/5800 crankset and/or an...

I searched for a NOS 105/5800 crankset and/or an Ultegra/6800 crankset for months (50/34 - 170mm arms) - and then (finally) found/purchased a 6800 crankset from an individual seller on eBay (as...
06-13-22, 03:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 804
Posted By The Chemist

Giant FCR3500 Hybrid to Gravel-ish Drop Bar Coversion

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dsc05585_39039288a0c2b0a370639d273c748eb977c1e707.jpgOwned this Giant FCR3500 since it was brand new, 11 years and 25000+km ago. Just...
05-30-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,393
Posted By t2p

lol I recommend the crank upgrade - it was...

lol

I recommend the crank upgrade - it was on my upgrade list almost immediately

it will perform better and will drop some weight

my original plan was to upgrade to the 105 FC-5800 crank -...
05-18-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,021
Posted By NRissy

I have my wife's bike hanging on a hook on the...

I have my wife's bike hanging on a hook on the side of the garage, back tire on ground, front tire in hook. I have/am using the ceiling mount systems, they work good. Just be careful of the hook...
05-10-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,530
Posted By DorkDisk

Lefty forks also used the same diameter, so maybe...

Lefty forks also used the same diameter, so maybe search for "lefty stem shim" or "OPI shim" as those systems do use shims.
05-08-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 936
Posted By fishboat

One thought(data point) on chainstay length. It...

One thought(data point) on chainstay length. It can be an issue when riding with rear panniers. 430mm is considered a somewhat short chainstay in touring bike circles, however my touring bike (drop...
05-08-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 936
Posted By Jeff Neese

If you can swing the cost, it's nice to have two...

If you can swing the cost, it's nice to have two sets of complete wheels, with different tires mounted for different purposes. It's much easier to swap wheels than change tires.
05-07-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 936
Posted By mstateglfr

Generalizations- - Touring frame has longer...

Generalizations-

- Touring frame has longer chainstays compared to gravel and endurance road.
- Endurance road has slightly faster steering compared to gravel and touring.
- Endurance will have...
05-07-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 936
Posted By fishboat

First, I'd do some checking to see just how...

First, I'd do some checking to see just how different the geometries of "Endurance, Touring, & Gravel" bikes really are. The names are certainly different, but you may find the actual frame...
05-06-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,393
Posted By t2p

the initial plan was to go with a 105 / 5800...

the initial plan was to go with a 105 / 5800 crank - but was unable to find one (34/50 170mm)

LBS - no
Amazon - no
eBay - no

finally did find a new Ultegra / 6800 crank on eBay

the 6800...
05-05-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,393
Posted By t2p

Lookin good ! I also have a Quick 1 Disc -...

Lookin good !

I also have a Quick 1 Disc - 2017 or 2018 (not sure).

Great bike - I purchased this bike last summer to return to riding after long layoff.

Currently in process of upgrading -...
05-04-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By Thessalos

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In the background we can see the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of...
05-04-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By hokiefyd

I very much agree re: threaded stem. I'm using...

I very much agree re: threaded stem. I'm using Schrader and wanted to noted that threaded Schrader valves exist as well for those who like that. I'm currently using Conti tubes with the threaded...
05-02-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By hokiefyd

Both valves have certain pros and cons, most of...

Both valves have certain pros and cons, most of which don't apply to most riders (myself included). The only reason I've converted to one of the two standards in my fleet is to simplify logistics...
04-21-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,395
Posted By FBOATSB

Mrs SteveG23 deserves a new bike, or at the very...

Mrs SteveG23 deserves a new bike, or at the very least a very good used one. One she can test ride beforehand or she likely won't like it.
04-15-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 571
Posted By jskash

Specialized Nimbus 2 Sport Reflect tire

I got a flat on my fourth ride on my new Sirrus 6, so I decided to put armadillo tires on the bike. I have used them with my Giant Escape for a number of years. The LBS had the Specialized Nimbus 2...
04-15-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,395
Posted By restlessswind

Honestly, you'll spend too much on new rims. Find...

Honestly, you'll spend too much on new rims. Find another 24" bike with aluminum rims and just swap or get another used, better bike is my $.02
04-11-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,081
Posted By 1962schwinn

I put SKS Bluemels on my Giant Roam. Install...

I put SKS Bluemels on my Giant Roam. Install takes a little while but worth it. Think I have enough posts to put pics on now so once I confirm that I'll do that.
04-10-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,308
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

The carbon fork upgrade over the aluminum or...

The carbon fork upgrade over the aluminum or steel forks is very noticeable as carbon is naturally good at absorbing impacts and road buzz. It's not as "bothered" by things. That being said, a steel...
04-05-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By hokiefyd

According to Trek's website, the FX 1 and 2 both...

According to Trek's website, the FX 1 and 2 both use a standard handlebar, meaning any aftermarket grip will work. The FX 3 uses the proprietary IsoZone bar and grips. I think adapters are required...
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