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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby IdealCyclesWA » Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:42 pm

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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby brasstinman » Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:00 pm

Love the Bowery 72. Not so keen on the 80's colours on the Mashup.

I like the look of the Seek S. The forks look a little funny, but they look like they form part of the head set tube so it looks cool in a way.

I know this isn't the right section but i like the CRX City, hate the frame design on the CRX Speed CS and RS. Looks like you'd knock your old boys into next year on that top tube.
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:19 pm

The Mashup :shock: When Superlites get frisky...
If I rode track that Omnium would look the goods.

LBSv2 has the Seek2 in stock, I can only assume the fork design is to facilitate fitting a bouncer without affecting geometry.
Now if it only came with drops...

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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby rocketeer » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:26 pm

IdealCyclesWA wrote:page 19


http://www.giant-bicycles.com.au/emag.html


Nice! So I assume the Bowery 72 will be available here this year.. but no standard bowery? Hopefully another colour scheme for the mashup too. And the Seek S looks nice, replace the cable discs with hydraulics, shorten the bars, and that would be sweet.
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby ssingleton » Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:28 pm

ouch that colour on the mashup looks wrong spose you can truly call it a mashup now. I prefer my matte grey colour on my mashup.
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby ciaran » Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:41 pm

IdealCyclesWA wrote:page 19


http://www.giant-bicycles.com.au/emag.html


the 72' looks ok, but has been de-specced compared to last year. Especially omissions like the Sugino Messenger Cranks, leather saddle, double leather straps and the nicer stem. Its just a regular bowery with a funky paint job. Pretty neat for the price though.
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby numas » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:32 pm

So I brought an '08 Bowery a few weeks ago and had some time this weekend so I stripped it and gave it a paint job.
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Isn't she ugly? :D
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby brasstinman » Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:05 pm

Not sure I like the upside down handlebars.
I like the Bowery in all black, but remove the reflectors so the bike is more stealthy looking.
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby numas » Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:50 pm

Yeah I don't ride much at night so I might remove the back one. I moved the handle bars down (it looked a bit too weird during the day) to the normal position and put some black rubber around half of them and it kind of ties it all together. Also got some decent toe straps and in the process of getting a small front brake. Riding around on the flats and up hills was good but coming down step hills and trying to stop when my legs where tired got a bit much. Plus I don't really want superman thighs.
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby backofthebunch » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:28 pm

i recently bought a 2010 bowery 72. the red an white one. I haven't done much riding in years and raced BMX as a kid, so liked the idea of a single speed for getting around town etc.

enjoyed riding it so far, does what it needs to. might change a few bits and pieces over when money permits.

anyone else got said bike??? interested what other peoples thoughts are on it.

anyway, its great to be back on a bike, so much more fun than running and driving!
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby numas » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:33 pm

Well mine didn't stay like the last pic for long. Here it is currently

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I've gone to a 16t rear cog but I'm thinking about going to a 15t and a 1/8th chain. I'm also thinking about getting lighter cranks. The bike weights about 6.5kgs currently.
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby backofthebunch » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:32 pm

have you changed anything over on the bike or just painted it black?

it appears u are just running with a front brake and a twin pull lever (not sure if thats the correct name) from the photo.

just interested as i have a bowery and will probably mess around with it a bit.
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby gc_fixed » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:45 pm

numas wrote:I've gone to a 16t rear cog but I'm thinking about going to a 15t and a 1/8th chain. I'm also thinking about getting lighter cranks. The bike weights about 6.5kgs currently.

What's it like to ride? Would you recommend it?
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby bb. » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:24 am

backofthebunch wrote:i recently bought a 2010 bowery 72. the red an white one. I haven't done much riding in years and raced BMX as a kid, so liked the idea of a single speed for getting around town etc.

enjoyed riding it so far, does what it needs to. might change a few bits and pieces over when money permits.

anyone else got said bike??? interested what other peoples thoughts are on it.

anyway, its great to be back on a bike, so much more fun than running and driving!


I bought one today (red on white). I haven't ridden a bike for a few years either, and riding it home from the city during rush-hour was probably the worst refresher course imaginable but the bike was fine.
Only gripes are the front brake is really ineffective and there's a strange rattling that pops up so I'll have to look around for some allen keys and tighten everything a little bit. Pretty happy with everything so far apart from the front brake.
I passed a speed camera that displayed my speed on one of those roadworks display screens, I'll have to go for another ride tomorrow with fresh legs to see how fast I can go :P
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby backofthebunch » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:22 am

yeah i've enjoyed riding.

any excuse at the moment - shops - bank - bottlo' haha


i wouldnt stress too much about rush hour in ADELAIDE BB. ....
i lived there 2 years and its nothing compared with melbourne.
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby Verbs & Nouns » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:51 am

backofthebunch wrote:yeah i've enjoyed riding.

any excuse at the moment - shops - bank - bottlo' haha


i wouldnt stress too much about rush hour in ADELAIDE BB. ....
i lived there 2 years and its nothing compared with melbourne.

Dunno, I ride in “rush hour” everyday and it still scares me.

Cars are cars and there's jerk drivers in every state.
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby backofthebunch » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:24 pm

Verbs & Nouns wrote:
backofthebunch wrote:yeah i've enjoyed riding.

any excuse at the moment - shops - bank - bottlo' haha


i wouldnt stress too much about rush hour in ADELAIDE BB. ....
i lived there 2 years and its nothing compared with melbourne.

Dunno, I ride in “rush hour” everyday and it still scares me.

Cars are cars and there's jerk drivers in every state.

just stirring up. as you say theres jerks everywhere!!!
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby numas » Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:07 pm

Yeah I'm very happy with it; It's my first "racer". I picked it up for 600 brand new as I just wanted something simple and light to ride around the on river bike paths here in Perth. It does the job very well and I would recommend it if you don't mind the compact look.

I'm tempted to cut the bars where the black tape stops to :D

have you changed anything over on the bike or just painted it black?


Hmm well I just fixed it, painted the frame black and removed the stock brakes, stickers and reflectors.
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby bb. » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:59 pm

The bike is making a groaning noise, something to do with the new wheels?
On an unrelated note my girlfriend has never learned to ride a bike so I've promised to help (singlehandedly) fix up and old singlespeed Ricardo girls' bike she found. Should be a nightmare.
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby kukamunga » Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:34 am

Not so keen on the 80's colours on the Mashup
The Mashup :shock: When Superlites get frisky
ouch that colour on the mashup looks wrong spose you can truly call it a mashup now
Seems like someone else aint keen on the Mashup color scheme..... :roll:
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby Boweryboy » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:54 am

I have been riding about 300K week to from work on a Black Giant Bowery and I am hooked
It rides like a TCR but more solid; really glad I bought it. Did not like the Pista bars at first but now love them
Not sure I could live with the color of the new models
If you get a Bowery replace the tyres with something better than the Kendas
Make sure the LBS supplies the bike with the right chain. Mine had a 3/32 cog and 1/8 chain, the LBS put on a 3/32 chain (no charge)which ran better
BBB roadguards fit on the rear no problem
Maxis refuse 25mm tyres are durable and ride well
Has anyone tried 28mm? 8)
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby numas » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:11 pm

Can you do skid stops on your bowery?
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby kukamunga » Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:28 pm

kukamunga wrote:Seems like someone else aint keen on the Mashup color scheme..... :roll:
Actually, the stem is not so fugly when 'mashed up' with something a bit more subtle.....

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(now to find something to put it on.....)
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby Verbs & Nouns » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:52 pm

Those pink and green numbers are even uglier in the flesh.

Saw on locked up on my lunch break.

Pink and green works well here:

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But not on that bike.
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby backofthebunch » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:26 pm

the bloke at the lbs tried to convince me it was cool.


1 look at it was 1 too many!!! sore eyes.
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