Here is my 09 Trek 7.2FX. Looking for pointers on how to make it better for commuting on the road.Attachment 247704
i forgot to add that i got a new speedo cyclecomputer and headlight coming in tomorrow. lol
good advice, ill take a look into those things tomorrow. thanks man
But truly a great bike.
Thanks, i got some new tires and made some adjustments to the sadle and handlebars, moved the lock for now cuz my knees were hitting it
I have no garage.
Cool looking Trek, have fun with it.
And definitely angle that saddle up. I would raise the stem up, too, but this again would be for comfort over speed. Either way, nice bike!
My Cannondale M700.. C9 Gel Seat, Titec bar ends, DMR pedals (no more cages), Michellin Country Rock street tires..
I have been building a collection of photos of my bike - the CCM Torino 76 - for some time and I guess this wouod be the best place to share them. The bike is a 1976 CCM Torino, made in (I think) Weston Ontario from 531 steel. They don't seem to have any interest in the Torino 76 over in the classic & vintage forum, even though I have replaced every moving part (except the headset and brakes) with something modern and modified the frame :) I Thought they would be excited that I got rid of useless things like 'freewheels' and 'friction shifters.'
This is the way I had it set up this past winter. I had removed the studded tire from the front before this picture was taken, but everything else is the same. I even left the rust on the chain. Not a great picture, but you can kinda see the internal cable guides I brazed in place when I had to put a patch over a rusty crack in a seatstay.
Then I refitted it with a Ritchey drop bar I had laying around. I have not yet ordered my Jtek shifter for the Alfine IGH so the SHimano rapidfire shifter is mounted on a cut-down rusty bar end attached to the quill of the stem adapter. I also replaced the steel staight seatpost with an alloy one with a built-in clamp.
The latest incarnation is with a Salsa Woodchipper off-road drop bar. THis picture was taken before I had the bars and brake levers in their final position. I rode the bike for about 30kms like this, but it wasn't quite right. I tried using the rule-of-thumb for putting brake levers on drop bars: the tip of the lever in line with the bottom of the flats. Not bad, but insufficient room for using the hoods, and the drops are so shallow they don't feel anything like drops. I have since adjusted them and they feel better.
Does this count as a hybrid?
Made a couple of changes.
I shot the crank arms black. Also done, but not visible are the covers to the shifters. They were silver. I popped out the chrome ring and clear window gear indicator and shot it black too.