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Offline jmilliron

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Re: Post Your Commuting Rig
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2011, 01:49:44 PM »

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Re: Post Your Commuting Rig
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2011, 09:55:43 PM »
The Giant in spring trim.




I really don't care for CF, but I like this set up.

Job well done.

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Re: Post Your Commuting Rig
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2011, 10:15:27 PM »
CF? Carbon Fiber? Compact frame? I'm not a big compact fan either but it's good enough for the job at hand.

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Re: Post Your Commuting Rig
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2011, 10:33:37 AM »
CF? Carbon Fiber? Compact frame? I'm not a big compact fan either but it's good enough for the job at hand.

Lol!  I never thought of not liking compact frames, but now that I do; No I don't care for those either!

I Don't care for carbon fiber frames. It's just my tastes, I understand what carbon fiber is and can do.
I just don't care for it.

shovelhd

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Re: Post Your Commuting Rig
« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2011, 10:56:30 AM »
Well the Giant has a carbon fork and an aluminum frame. You'd hate my Felt.

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Re: Post Your Commuting Rig
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2011, 11:56:35 AM »
I knew I liked it for a reason!  :D

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Re: Post Your Commuting Rig
« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2011, 02:05:01 PM »
I'm building a commuter, this back pack thing in the heat sucks, need something I can put racks on. 

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Re: Post Your Commuting Rig
« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2011, 03:46:37 PM »
I am slowly collecting what I need for a cross bike, which will replace the Giant for commuting duty. So far I have pedals, MTB shoes, and gloves. If anyone knows anyone upgrading their cross bike and rides a 52-54cm, I'm interested.

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Re: Post Your Commuting Rig
« Reply #38 on: May 27, 2011, 04:09:12 PM »
I am slowly collecting what I need for a cross bike, which will replace the Giant for commuting duty. So far I have pedals, MTB shoes, and gloves. If anyone knows anyone upgrading their cross bike and rides a 52-54cm, I'm interested.


My buddy owns a shop that sells Ridleys..looking at getting a X-bow frame set form him.  I've got everything but brakes laying around the garage to build it up.  Figure I could have a descent rig for around 600.00 all in.

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Re: Post Your Commuting Rig
« Reply #39 on: May 27, 2011, 04:28:24 PM »
I could go that route. I have a set of canti brakes, 105 shifters and derailleurs, bars, stem, saddle, seatpost. I'd need wheels, tires, a chain, top levers, a good 172.5 crank, wide fenders, and maybe a FD clamp adapter if the frame doesn't have a braze-on. I'm looking at $750-850 for a complete bike, financed by selling the Giant and the parts I have, but I could go the other way. The only issue I have with this route is fit. I would not know if the fit would be correct until the money has been spent. Cross bikes fit differently than road bikes. I checked out a Cross Check yesterday, a 52cm. The standover was higher than my 54cm Felt but the top tube was way short, even for cross. I'd need a 12cm stem.

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Re: Post Your Commuting Rig
« Reply #40 on: May 27, 2011, 05:20:29 PM »
Ridley's have the same top tube length across the board, road and cross.  The BB height is different so I'd have to make some adjustments there but I'm not going to go for the same aggressive fit that have on my road bike anyway. 

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Re: Post Your Commuting Rig
« Reply #41 on: June 01, 2011, 10:39:35 AM »
Need to take a photo as it sits now, but picture this with a rack, fenders, and SPD pedals.... It's a 1990 ST400 with some RSX bits. Makes a really nice commuter.


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Re: Post Your Commuting Rig
« Reply #42 on: June 12, 2011, 12:45:49 AM »
Ridley's have the same top tube length across the board, road and cross.  The BB height is different so I'd have to make some adjustments there but I'm not going to go for the same aggressive fit that have on my road bike anyway.

I sized down one for my Ridley cross bike.  ~58 Damocles and a 56 Crossbow.  Seems to work well.


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Re: Post Your Commuting Rig
« Reply #43 on: June 12, 2011, 08:53:09 AM »
That seems to be the consensus, size down one, except for Salsas, where it looks more like down two. I've got my eye on Redlines right now.

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Re: Post Your Commuting Rig
« Reply #44 on: July 03, 2011, 10:15:04 PM »
I sold the Giant today, and will deliver it tomorrow. That bike owed me nothing. It got me through the late fall, winter and wet spring with lights and the rack/pack. I will miss it.

The Redline build has started. It's at the shop getting the crank installed (BB30) and the steerer cut. I will build it up to functional, but not rideable condition, then it's off to the fitter.