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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby Aushiker » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:44 pm

brauluver wrote: one replied saying that giant australia would not allow mail order of ther bikes between states.


hi

That is an interesting response. I thought the Trade Practices Act specifically bans restrictions on trade across state borders. I wonder if the ACCC is aware of this.

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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby ryan » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:45 pm

backofthebunch wrote:My 2010 bowery makes alot of noise when im pedalling, any thoughts on what is cause and how to fix?


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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby brauluver » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:05 pm

Aushiker wrote:
brauluver wrote: one replied saying that giant australia would not allow mail order of ther bikes between states.


hi

That is an interesting response. I thought the Trade Practices Act specifically bans restrictions on trade across state borders. I wonder if the ACCC is aware of this.

Andrew


Dunno, maybe they are just too lazy to make the effort and used a lame excuse.
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby backofthebunch » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:24 pm

I'm thinking of putting a straight bar on my bowery, what is the clamp size? i assume you need to match the handlebar to this,
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby rearviewmirror » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:54 pm

backofthebunch wrote:I'm thinking of putting a straight bar on my bowery, what is the clamp size? i assume you need to match the handlebar to this,



traditional 25.4mm
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby trmac » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:38 pm

rearviewmirror wrote:
backofthebunch wrote:I'm thinking of putting a straight bar on my bowery, what is the clamp size? i assume you need to match the handlebar to this,



traditional 25.4mm



I don't have one and have never been near one, but don't they use an ahead stem. Is it not an oversize 31.8 clamp?
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby brauluver » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:54 pm

trmac wrote:
rearviewmirror wrote:
backofthebunch wrote:I'm thinking of putting a straight bar on my bowery, what is the clamp size? i assume you need to match the handlebar to this,



traditional 25.4mm



I don't have one and have never been near one, but don't they use an ahead stem. Is it not an oversize 31.8 clamp?


Err...No it's as rearview stated :!:
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby backofthebunch » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:23 am

rearviewmirror wrote:
backofthebunch wrote:I'm thinking of putting a straight bar on my bowery, what is the clamp size? i assume you need to match the handlebar to this,



traditional 25.4mm

well i purchased some profile air wing bullhorns that are 26mm and they're too thin!!! so either giant changed the stem in 2010 or i'm losing the plot
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby brauluver » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:33 pm

backofthebunch wrote:
rearviewmirror wrote:
backofthebunch wrote:I'm thinking of putting a straight bar on my bowery, what is the clamp size? i assume you need to match the handlebar to this,



traditional 25.4mm

well i purchased some profile air wing bullhorns that are 26mm and they're too thin!!! so either giant changed the stem in 2010 or i'm losing the plot


Maybe they have changed then.I certainly had a 25.4 original bar as well as 25.4 easton risers.same clamp was fine with a 26mm as well.
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby backofthebunch » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:26 am

pulled it apart to discover it is definately oversized 31.8mm

i want to get some air wings and i have seen them in both standard and oversize which is good.
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby aaron » Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:20 pm

oldschoolfool wrote:The heavier the bike/rider the more difficult to skid. The lighter the bike/rider the easier to skid. Simple mechanics; friction increases with load therefore more weight = more friction = less skidding.

Not the case at all
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby europa » Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:10 am

aaron wrote:
oldschoolfool wrote:The heavier the bike/rider the more difficult to skid. The lighter the bike/rider the easier to skid. Simple mechanics; friction increases with load therefore more weight = more friction = less skidding.

Not the case at all


The older and grumpier the rider, the less likelihood of even attempting such foolishness.

Richard

hmm, Mulger's fear of incipient heresy are hitting rather earlier than I expected :oops:
Having said that, an explanation from both protagonists would be appreciated. :wink:
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby aaron » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:59 am

The more skilled the 'skidder' the easier to skid.
It has nothing to do with your weight or the weight of the bike.
It has everything to do with technique. It also has alot to do with gear inches.
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby backofthebunch » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:46 am

2011 bowery is a steel frame for anyone interested
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby brauluver » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:41 pm

backofthebunch wrote:2011 bowery is a steel frame for anyone interested


Raw finish too

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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby rustychisel » Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:12 pm

wow, they left the bars untaped to show how classy it is to not thread the rear brake properly, and how silly it is putting Tektro levers on pista bars? I'm unimpressed.

PS: it's only a model
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby backofthebunch » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:36 pm

I have an aluminium bowery 2010, been putting a few km's on it and still going strong (had it for approx 18 months).

I am thinking of upgrading to a cheapish carbon fork to kill some road buzz. Given the geomitry of these, it's pretty simular to a giant roadie, i feel a road fork will be more suitable. also I will be using at least front brake, so want it to be drilled. steerer is 1 and 1/8th. anyone recomend a suitable fork?
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby Vivifyer » Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:27 am

Tektro levers on pista bars is utter trash, pointless for effective braking. pretty much the sole reason why i changed to oval cow horns on my 2009 bowery
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby Vivifyer » Tue May 10, 2011 11:12 am

collided with a car :( my Bowery is dead, and im sore.

the alex front rim is still perfectly true though... the frame is cracked and folded on its self at the head tube / top tube / down tube welds.
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby rustychisel » Tue May 10, 2011 12:49 pm

that's bad news, hope someone's insurance will cover it. Not related to poor braking performance was it?

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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby familyguy » Tue May 10, 2011 1:12 pm

As long as you're ok. You are ok, aside from being sore, right?!

'09 model? Aluminium? You can probably just get a new frame and swap parts over. Of course, you can upgrade to a complete new one now you have a decent excuse.

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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby Vivifyer » Tue May 10, 2011 1:47 pm

due to the circumstances of the crash, Its highly unlikely any insurance would cover it. Brakes worked fine (being the bull horn type) problem was i was doing about 20km/h and i had about 3 meters to stop wasn't quite enough. all is ok with me, sore left forearm that will probably bruise up, where it hit the top of the car, and sore left quad, from running into the back of my handle bar.

considering upgrade options now. To which ive been told to look at the All City big block, - http://prollyisnotprobably.com/3545501059_6b2f5c61ac.jpg

Can you even get new Bowery frames on their own? hm
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby Vivifyer » Tue May 10, 2011 10:54 pm

Damage done to the frame :(

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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby elStado » Tue May 10, 2011 11:47 pm

Bummer. Glad to hear you're OK though.

Cheap Aluxx frames will do that.

Salvage what you can and rebuild with a steel frame next time. Or even with a cheap frame again. Your call.
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Re: Giant Fixed gear

Postby rustychisel » Wed May 11, 2011 10:21 am

elStado wrote:
Cheap Aluxx frames will do that.



Gaffer tape'll fix that. :D :D :D

Nah, don't be daft elStado, a high end race grade steel frame will tear apart exactly like that too, nothing to do with it being aluminium, or cheap. It's all about the quality of the front end shunt, and he's done it well. Nice 90º angle of attack.
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