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  1. Nice looking bike, that would do the trick alright. I'm still in limbo as I've committed to buying the misses an e-bike too and it's made the task even harder. Not given up yet though.
  2. OK, I can accept that you have all the experience to make that call and that you're speaking in good faith but I'm struggling to find the downside of these compared to the Giant Revolt 2, the Merida Silex Lite 200, the Trek Checkpoint AL3 etc at a similar (all above actually) price point. The Granite has all the better accessories (below) compered to sora gears and 'composite' forks on the others, so I'm guessing it must purely be the frame that lets it down? I'm going to call in at The Bicycle Entrepeneur, Trek Bikes and Reid cycles to have a look this afternoon but am guessing I won't know just by looking or riding round the car-park which is better. Will be nice to just have a look and feel though. On another tack, I had a ride of my son's old Trek Alpha road bike yesterday which was something of an eye opener. Quite enjoyed it though vastly different to my Cypress. The Alpha is a 58cm frame and I was over stretching for the hoods for sure so the shop visits will at least allow me to finalise a size (probably 56 with my height at 1790 and wingspan at 1860). Watched a couple of videos re. sizing so should know what to look out for. Frame Material Double butted alloy with dropped chainstays, rear thru axle, luggage mounts and enhanced clearance Fork Custom carbon fibre with front rack mounts and disc mounts and thru axle Crankset FSA Omega 34/50T with mega exo BB Shifters Shimano Tiagra 20 speed STI shifters Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra 4700 Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra 4700 Brakes TRP Spyre disc brakes with 160mm rotors Brake Levers Shimano Tiagra 4700 Hub Novatec sealed bearing disc hubs, front and rear 12mm thru axles Wheelset-Rim Alex MD17 alloy Tyres WTB Riddler 700 x 37C Chain KMC X10 Freewheel/Cassette Shimano HG500 10-speed cassette (11-34t) Bottom Bracket FSA Mega Exo BB4000 Handlebars REID compact alloy race bar Stem 1-1/8″ alloy, oversize Grips REID CX race tape Saddle Reid CX Race Seatpost REID Carbon fibre 27.2mm, 350mm length Pedals VP 535 platform
  3. As you can tell I'm glued to the computer searching for bikes. Must go for a ride........NOW.
  4. What incredible value is this one. I'm sure there must be a hundred downsides, fully exposed cabling, alloy forks, cheapest gear-set, but $800 cheaper!!!!! IN STOCK GR-150 Adventure Road Bike - Black $399 $550.00 Wide 35c Tyres Fitted with wider 35mm tyres for a better ride on all surfaces. Increase your comfort levels against bumps and better protection from punctures Specifications Colours Black, White Frame Sizes 50cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm Frame Alloy 700c Road Frame with Alloy Forks Handlebars Alloy Road style Handlebars, W:420mm Shifters Shimano 14-Speed Tourney Dual Control SIS 2 x 7 Speed Levers Derailleur Shimano Tourney (Front) FD-A050 & Shimano Tourney (Rear) RD-A070 Saddle Cionlli Road Saddle with ED Rail Pedals Steel / PP (9/16") Brakes POWER Front & Rear Disc Brakes Brake Levers POWER Alloy Brake Levers Spokes 14G Freewheel Shimano Tourney MF-TZ500-7, 14-28T 7SP Index Chainwheel Prowheel Steel (34/50T×170L 7 Speed) Chain 1/2"×3/32"×112L Headset Steel (Ø28.6×Ø34×Ø30mm H=22.7 10 PCS) Front Hub Steel (14G×36H 3/8"x100×140mm) Rear Hub Steel (14G×36H 3/8"×135x180mm 7 Speed) Bell Alloy/Plastic Tyre Road H-441(700C×35C) Rim Alloy, CNC Sidewall (700C×14G×36H F/V) Warranty Lifetime warranty on frame and fork
  5. Hmmm... Having been 95% sold on a gravel bike this is the nagging in my head that say's 'why?'. I'm a solo rider (Billie-no-mates) and ride for fun and to exercise my aging body. I guess I'm really looking to upgrade or have a new experience in my cycling having had nearly ten years of the same. It's that that's driving me to follow Blybo's terrific advice, the gravel bikes do seem a new challenge that will hopefully spice my ride up a bit, - if I can handle it
  6. Here's a cool looker, great spec's too for 1200 bucks. Granite 3.0 Previous Next Reid Price $1,199.99 In stock FAST DELIVERY REASONS TO CHOOSE REID DIRECT to the public for unbeatable prices FREE SHIPPING available to most of Australia* BEST BIKE WARRANTY in Australia STORES in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide & Perth – open 7 days EASY CUSTOMER SERVICE - contact us Description SPECS Reviews Delivery Warranty Frame Material Double butted alloy with dropped chainstays, rear thru axle, luggage mounts and enhanced clearance Fork Custom carbon fibre with front rack mounts and disc mounts and thru axle Crankset FSA Omega 34/50T with mega exo BB Shifters Shimano Tiagra 20 speed STI shifters Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra 4700 Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra 4700 Brakes TRP Spyre disc brakes with 160mm rotors Brake Levers Shimano Tiagra 4700 Hub Novatec sealed bearing disc hubs, front and rear 12mm thru axles Wheelset-Rim Alex MD17 alloy Tyres WTB Riddler 700 x 37C Chain KMC X10 Freewheel/Cassette Shimano HG500 10-speed cassette (11-34t) Bottom Bracket FSA Mega Exo BB4000 Handlebars REID compact alloy race bar Stem 1-1/8″ alloy, oversize Grips REID CX race tape Saddle Reid CX Race Seatpost REID Carbon fibre 27.2mm, 350mm length Pedals VP 535 platform
  7. Looks like over-cleaning to me. You've rubbed off the 'patina' - rookie mistake. Once a year max
  8. Now they're my kind of handlebars, don't know if i'd ever use the droppers. This might just be a brick wall though. Prices and specs Starting prices kick off at US$2,140 / AU$3,200 / £2,000 / €2,200 and top out with the SLX 8.0 model at US$4,480 / AU$6,600 / £4,200 / €4600. Oops!
  9. Got to admit they do look the biz. though can imagine the purists aren't too impressed I'm about as close to purist as Shrek. Body english not needed! I tried being 'boosted off the ground' once via a wayward Border Collie, found it not to my liking as the returning to the ground broke several bones and punctured a lung. The sound of the ambulance was far better than any stereo system I've ever heard, that's for sure. Will definitely not be upgrading anything either, hopefully will get it as I want it straight-up. Thanks for your help.
  10. I could hold the handlebars just like that. I could nothing else he does though
  11. Many thanks for the time and effort with your comments Blybo, it's all much appreciated. Certainly can't disagree with the Giant statement, my Cypress has lasted almost 10 years now and is still going well despite never being serviced,- crashed, cleaned bi-annually and generally used and abused. A cycling gentleman I ain't, more an oaf on two wheels but I can thank the bike for a huge lift in my general fitness and weight control, as well as enjoyment of the open air you can't find in a gym. Interesting the comments re. the bars. I am a little intimidated by the drop bars, a 'racer bike' (term from my youth) is not what I anticipated buying and if I ever wore Lycra I'd die of embarrassment, also the titanium rods and bars fusing a couple of vertebrae are screaming "don't do it" but the gravel type are very interesting. With the flat bars I find that after 25 or so minutes I get a tingling in my hand due to the twisting of my wrists to horizontal and subsequent hunching of my shoulders only alleviated by a forced relaxation and holding onto the ends of the bars turning my wrists so the thumbs are top-most. I often think a 90-degree extender on the ends would be a more efficient and relaxing grip. I've seen the pro racers holding the top of their droppers that way when not riding flat out. Just looking at the bars and saddle in the diag. Holy cow, Talk about head-down, arse-up. Where the hell do you stow your nadgers. (Just kidding, I know (hope) that's not a realistic riding position for mere mortals. (is it??) At the end of the day one can adjust both bars and seat pozzie to get the ideal ride.
  12. Thanks for that wasa, I like the look of the first two. Never had any experience of belt drive but they look to be really good. Anyone had a ride or own one that can recommend or otherwise?
  13. They played that song(s) at the gig and did a fantastic job. Strangely, I think that track was Elton's proggy moment, almost like he wanted to say 'here's a token gesture' to the Yes fans. Did it well I reckon.
  14. Totally agree Wolly, went to the same gig and was just amazed. Still standing after all the self-abuse, press abuse, fan abuse, security abuse, everything and anything abuse over 50+ years, incredible.
  15. Mine likes what she knows from the old days but not too much of my stuff post 1990. She's reserved a special pit in hell for Portishead.
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