Bike: Trek 720 Multi Track color Black vintage unknown Rider: Senior newbie
My hands are going numb and shoulder discomfort after an hour riding.
Majority of riding is slow to dead slow as I am using the bike primarily to take my Schnauzer for exercise. I am 5'8" 170 lbs 29" inseam. I feel that a more upright position would be easier on these ole long retired bones.
I am an internet shopper relying on delivery by friends visiting to get the items safely to Mex.
I need to replace the saddle: Appears to be a Avenir Men's Comfy Soft Top Saddle. The LBS (La Paz BCS MX) selection and assistance is limited. The rails on this seat measure 43mm/1.694" on centers. Is this a standard mounting width for saddles? There is no mention of mounting hardware. I would like to consider various makes but do not want to find after the fact that their are compatibility issues and the needed parts are not easily available.
I looked at some threads and reviewed some bike specs on Jamis site. I like the idea of an adjustable stem and more of a rise on handlebars. The existing quill and stem are one piece steel on the Trek. The handlebar diameter is 25.3mm / 1" and the portion going into the headpiece (the quill?) measures 22mm /.867" diameter. The length of quill is unknown at present.
The stem has a vertical tube for the control cable to the cantilever front brake. Sheath terminates within the tube, cable at bottom exit. I have not seen this tube on any stems I have viewed. How is the cabling handled without the tube?
The Trek has a welded steel quill stem without a removable face plate. The headset is 4" in length.
The quill diameter seems smaller than anything I have located so far. OR I am not understanding the measurements furnished on quills and stems as listed on various sites. What additional do I need to measure to order the proper quill and or quill stem combo? Any additional alternatives to consider?