AlexD's modest array of bikes

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  • Finally took the giant for its first outing, albeit a very short one - to pick my daughter And friend up from school, then wheeled it back with them. I couldn’t tell if the bars were too short or the stem was too long! Or maybe I just need to get used to the feel of it a bit more. Either way, it’s very fun. Surprisingly quick and feels like it could be quite chuckable. Gears need some tweaking as it was dropping cogs a bit, but that’s to be expected with my rather approximate indexing skills.

    I think the stem/bars thing is going to be a little bit of a compromise whatever I do, as I kind of want it to be a dadbike/errandwagon/functional thing but also something I can have fun in the woods with. What I have currently is probably going to be the best for both of those things, but the urge to tinker is strong!

  • @alexd I couldn't be bothered looking a 1 1/8 quill that worked for me so fitted one of these.­nder-Steerer/dp/B00BXIWC4U

  • You know what - I don’t actually know if my steerer is 1” or 1 1/8”. I was assuming it was 1” but as I got the stem And frame from @bs7 who had been using them together, Id never needEd to check which. Should probably get the callipers out.

  • Hi whats the zero setback seatpost, please?

    Lovely bikes!

  • Cheers!

    On the Giant? It’s just a Brand X one.

  • Thanks!

    Always in search of non-Thomson zero setbacks. got the brand x on my wife‘s caad

  • I activated dad-mode just now. Handles nicely with a bulky 2.5yo on the back (human, not canid).

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  • looking awesome dude

  • Cheers! It’s got mainly stuff from you on it so probably not looking massively different to when you had it :-D

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AlexD's modest array of bikes

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