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Old 05-19-2019, 11:37 PM   #281 (permalink)
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I'm a big cycling fan, got 8 bikes, numver 9 on the the way. I refuse to drive a car for a journey under 10 miles, and as a consequence rack up far more miles on a bike than I do driving. 172.1 miles in the last 4 days.

Anyway, here's one of my mountain bikes next to a 90 metre wind turbine. The weather has been lovely here, so the last few days I've been commuting to work off road. No noise, traffic jams or diesel fumes for me.
Nice bike! Any info about it?

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Old 05-26-2019, 06:11 AM   #282 (permalink)
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Nice bike! Any info about it?
Thank you! It's a 2011 Giant Trance X. It's a 26er, purchased just before 29ers briefly became the must have. Because of my weight (I'm 6'5" and 265lbs) the rear shock and forks were revalved/resprung by a Rock Shox specialist. Shifters are now SLX after one of the original Deore's failed, front mech is Sram X9 after a snapped chain tore the original off, and the rear mech is XT after a rock did for the original. Front wheel is Mavic rim on a Hope hub after an unfortunate nose first into a ditch incident. Black spire chain rings and new handlebars. Charge Spoon saddle - I ordered one in brown for my Sportive bike, but accidentally ordered 2 so put the second one on this bike. Carbon Thompson seat post with Hope clamp.

Aside from the headset bearings which are now Ritchey all the BB and suspension bearings are original and still smooth as silk.

I've 3 other MTBs, and I'm eyeing an Orange next, although im still not quite decided between that or another road bike.

212 miles this month, estimated 270 or so my the months end. I'm seriously considering getting shot of my car, I'm simply not using it.

Here's a few of my other bikes...
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All journeys I do under 10 miles are human powered - I make journeys, not excuses..

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Old 05-26-2019, 10:43 PM   #283 (permalink)
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Old 05-29-2019, 10:32 AM   #284 (permalink)
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Do any of the cyclists on here use Strava? I'd be willing to link up with other Ecomodders, or we could even start our own Strava club.
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