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Grew up riding with straps. Imo i have much better, smoother, stronger, faster, cadence being able to use my whole leg to spin the crank... feels like driving a fast car when your accelerator and clutch makes it seem like you're in a rubber band. Yes, that good lol
The answer is trigonometry. Most bikes have a headset angle of about 74°, give or take a degree. Over the adjustment range you're looking at that degree doesn't make a difference. Here, tan(74 degrees) = height change / reach change = ~3.5. So to get a centimetre of reach change to need to lift the stem 3.5cm, putting the stem up reducing the reach. Or you ...
My own personal experience is that small changes can make a big difference, but you should be able to get the bars 1.2 cm higher a lot cheaper than a new frame. I've found that the most critical measurement in a frame is the Effective Top Tube. If that is "right" for you then with enough bodging you can get the handlebars in the right place. For a road ...
Small changes can certainly make a big difference... but it may not or there may be other things you can change. As such, buying a new bike to make this sort of adjustment seems like overkill. You can swap the stem, handlebars, add spacers, adjust the angle of the handlebar, and so on.
Sure! Especially on the long distances. If you have a bike a little big or small for your stature, you can try to adjust the seat or you can also try a stem of the handlebar with a different lenght
Pick the bike that works best for you - test ride, ask questions, ask other people how the post purchase stuff works. If you don't get a test ride, don't buy. Just because they all run Tiagra in the back or whatever doesn't mean they're all equally good for you - there are different geometries and what not, so you need to be fitted and know how they work ...
You can easily add up the $$$. But whatever you spend, what will it cost you when you need help? Buy from the guy who gives the best service: that's long term value. You can only judge by how they are behaving now, unless you hear for one of their customers. So if you are happy with one of them, go there.
If you want to use a mountain bike on the road, you put on slick tires (this is all I'd recommend doing for bang for your buck). I wouldn't recommend changing out the wheel sets, since this is pricey and doesn't give you a ton of gains unless you're really at the top. A rigid fork would be a bit lighter, but you do need to match it to the type of fork ...
The rear derailleur hanger on the Trinity was not replaceable, it was part of the frame and was there at the time of production. If there is no hanger on the end of the rear drop out then it has likely been either: purposely removed (to make a single speed or fixie, possibly for track racing); sheered off in a crash (or deformed and then removed); or ...
Normally to change the gearing you only need to increase and decrease the size of the cogs. The number of gears determines the difference between gear shifts, ot the end gears. No need to upgrade to 24 speed. I advise caution making too many changes as its a lower end bike and parts are expensive. Overall the bike looks reasonably geared for a road ...
First, make sure your bike is fit properly - with a bad fit, your efficiency is likely lousy. More sprockets is not necessarily going to make you go faster/easier - changing gear appropriately and becoming more physically fit will (along with better selected sprockets sizes - we went ages before the Gillette razor-blade increase in rear sprockets...). Most ...
If you can't get a replacement hood, try making one yourself. Here I have stretched a section of 26 x 1.5 - 2.0 inner tube over the brake lever. The inner tube fits better if you cut off the tip of the "horn" of the aero levers. With these Shimano Exage Action BL-A351 levers you can slip the edge of the rubber under the plastic front of the lever to help ...
Very few bicycle brands manufacture their own bicycles, other than perhaps top-end racing bikes. One exception is Giant, which is one of the largest bicycle manufacturers, but they don't make steel bikes anymore so far as I know. One of the major manufacturers of steel bikes these days is a company in Taiwan called Maxway: http://www.maxway.com.tw/ They ...
Specialized makes a Double Allex Steel as of last year. Not exactly sure if it is still being manufactured, but I own the 2010 model, and it's a really good ride for a solid price (if you're into downtube shifters that is).
considering you had a bridgestone. The main builder of bikes grant pederson started his own steel frame bike company called rivendell bikes. rivbike.com they might even be able to fix your current bike. email them and ask :)
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