Hot!Giro 20/20

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2018/03/07 08:53:05 (permalink)

Giro 20/20

I love my CA2.0 but riding it on the terrible streets in Baton Rouge is just too dangerous with the potential flats and stopping and starting in town traffic. I've gone down twice due to front wheel blowouts from hitting potholes. 
 
I like doing the local in town club rides. I got a trike but it is just too slow to keep up.
 
Recently I picked up a used Giro ATT with 700c disc wheels. I got a used set of 406 disc wheels. They came with 2" Big Apple tires. It's a fun little bike and is fast enough to keep up and very easy to get my feet down at stops. I'm tempted to put faster tires on it but really like the cushy ride of the apples.

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    thecanoe
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    Re: Giro 20/20 2018/03/07 18:29:27 (permalink)
    Pretty cool. What are you using for a fork?

    Larry

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    noahvale
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    Re: Giro 20/20 2018/03/08 04:04:45 (permalink)
    The original Giro fork is on it now. I have ordered a 20" fork to replace it which will make it a couple of inches lower in the front. I will keep both which will give me the option to go back to big wheels. 
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    Re: Giro 20/20 2018/03/08 17:23:05 (permalink)
    Thats very cool, id love to try a setup like this some day. Boy you could really lay the seat back if you wanted. lol
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    noahvale
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    Re: Giro 20/20 2018/03/09 05:19:04 (permalink)
    I'm on recumbent due to a fused neck. 5/6 fused 25 years ago, the rest all the way down to my back by nature. So 25 degrees is as far back as I can go due to not being able to bend my neck forward much. No pain and no problem...
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    Re: Giro 20/20 2018/03/09 07:26:56 (permalink)
    I urge anyone with a dual big wheel stick bent to think about trying a small wheel version if you see yourself moving away from a classic high racer or want an alternative cycling experience. I always say the little wheel version issort of trike like, lower seat position, zippy feel and still plenty fast for most people.

    Below is a comparison of my big wheel Aero versus it’s cousin, the Mini 3.0. I run it with 23mm fast tires and 55mm all purpose tires for variety throughout the year. The Mini also uses the Bacchetta 20” carbon fork, which lowers the BB height a bit, which I like. The ride is very stable.

    url=https://flic.kr/p/23WCvth][/url]Untitled by bentcyclist, on Flickr
    post edited by bentcyclist - 2018/03/09 07:28:44
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