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The Giant 'felt' lighter and faster (not sure of the weight of each). A nice bike.
It's funny to observe the difference between bike shops though:-
First shop, the guy took some time and sized me up for a medium, on the Giant (this shop gave the better service/help and I will be going back there).
Later on at the second Giant shop, the young guy said definately a large!
Anyone know what frame colour the 2012 model (due in May, according to salesperson) will be?
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The salesman also mentioned they were waiting on the Giant 2012 range to put their order in. Should be a couple of months away, no idea of colour but I am tempted to wait and see .
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How about a photo in your lycra before and after weight loss
Speak your mind,Those that mind dont matter, Those that matter dont mind!!
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jasonc wrote:almost worn through my rear tyre
how much longer can I use it for?
I've scored a 53/34 front crank for the bike. Do I need a new/longer chain?
I'd change the tyre immediately. Put the front to the rear and the new on the front. Why? The front tyre is your control tyre. You'll know why it's called that the first time you lose traction on it.
re: new crankset and change in chain/length, it depends on what you had on previously. If less teeth on the big ring, you need to shorten by a link pair or possibly two. Whether to replace depends on how many km in what sort of conditions. If it slips when you load it up, replace the chain and cassette before you trash your cranks, they're worn out.
Hope this helps.
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trailgumby wrote:re: new crankset and change in chain/length, it depends on what you had on previously. If less teeth on the big ring, you need to shorten by a link pair or possibly two. Whether to replace depends on how many km in what sort of conditions. If it slips when you load it up, replace the chain and cassette before you trash your cranks, they're worn out.
Hope this helps.
the chain is still good. the new crankset is bigger (current is 50/34 compact)
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