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Dunbar 04-30-12 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider (Post 14162702)
Other way around. Giant makes that frame for Trek.

LOL at the Trek haters. I never said anything about who makes the frame. Just that the new Giants look at lot like Treks.

Dunbar 04-30-12 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by BarracksSi (Post 14162590)
A lot of Jamis bikes, his included, have a sleeve on the steerer tube that allows the stem to be adjusted up and down pretty easily for the rider's preference.

The downside is NVO stems are proprietary. So instead of having a virtually an endless choice of stem lengths and angles you get maybe a handful of options from NVO. This limits your options significantly as far as changing stem length or bar height.

JeePakXJ 05-01-12 09:48 AM

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Here is my 09 Trek 7.2FX. Looking for pointers on how to make it better for commuting on the road.http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=247704

JeePakXJ 05-01-12 09:50 AM

i forgot to add that i got a new speedo cyclecomputer and headlight coming in tomorrow. lol

Igo 05-01-12 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by JeePakXJ (Post 14166630)
Here is my 09 Trek 7.2FX. Looking for pointers on how to make it better for commuting on the road.http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=247704

Find a lighter, less obtrusive lock, change from a pump to C02 and if you have a rack to use, loose the kickstand. It's a great bike but it's too fat.

JeePakXJ 05-01-12 07:15 PM

good advice, ill take a look into those things tomorrow. thanks man

Igo 05-01-12 07:16 PM

But truly a great bike.

JeePakXJ 05-01-12 07:41 PM

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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


http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=247817

Igo 05-01-12 07:55 PM

What tires?

AtlanticOcean 05-02-12 08:56 AM

I have no garage.



http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...008/photo1.jpg

X-LinkedRider 05-02-12 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by JeePakXJ (Post 14169020)
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


http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=247817

I experimented a WHOLE lot with my FCR when it was a flatbar. I am telling you right now, your wrists are NOT going to enjoy that position at all. Especially with the seat pointed downward, as it will force more of your body weight onto the handlebars.

alexaschwanden 05-02-12 09:28 AM

Cool looking Trek, have fun with it.

Otter 718 05-02-12 09:33 AM

speed or comfort
 
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Originally Posted by JeePakXJ (Post 14166630)
Here is my 09 Trek 7.2FX. Looking for pointers on how to make it better for commuting on the road.http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=247704

Seeing that backpack in the picture makes me think you could use a rack. I tend not to worry much about weight, though - my 7.2 FX is set up for comfort. I modified it with Nashbar Trekking bars, Brooks B17 saddle, big platform pedals, and SRAM Attack grip shifters. I also added a kickstand.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=247912

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!

KungPaoSchwinn 05-02-12 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by AtlanticOcean (Post 14170933)

Nice bike,i didn't know a curb can hold up the bike like that,cool.

badger1 05-02-12 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Dunbar (Post 14165038)
LOL at the Trek haters. I never said anything about who makes the frame. Just that the new Giants look at lot like Treks.

Hmmm? I've looked at the responses to your post, mine included. D___ed if I can see any evidence of 'Trek hate' in those responses.

KungPaoSchwinn 05-02-12 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by badger1 (Post 14171545)
Hmmm? I've looked at the responses to your post, mine included. D___ed if I can see any evidence of 'Trek hate' in those responses.

Can we all get along? LOL.

OldBridgeRider 05-02-12 11:43 AM

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My Cannondale M700.. C9 Gel Seat, Titec bar ends, DMR pedals (no more cages), Michellin Country Rock street tires..
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=247937

LarDasse74 05-02-12 01:29 PM

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.
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/f...6/100_6689.jpg

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.
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/f...0427-00017.jpg

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.
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/f...6/100_6806.jpg

Does this count as a hybrid?

AtlanticOcean 05-02-12 03:41 PM

Made a couple of changes.


http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...08/photo22.jpg

KungPaoSchwinn 05-02-12 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by AtlanticOcean (Post 14172662)

I see only one,the puter,what's the other one and how did you make the bike stand up that way?

nrowensby 05-02-12 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by KungPaoSchwinn (Post 14172730)
I see only one,the puter,what's the other one and how did you make the bike stand up that way?

It's easy to balance the bike on a curb... It's a lot harder to do it this way... :D

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5464/7...2ce9097b_o.jpg
Invisi-Stand by owensbyphoto, on Flickr

AtlanticOcean 05-02-12 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by KungPaoSchwinn (Post 14172730)
I see only one,the puter,what's the other one and how did you make the bike stand up that way?


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.



http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...008/photo5.jpg

JeePakXJ 05-02-12 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Igo (Post 14169070)
What tires?

Specialized Armadillo, not the kevlar ones but the steel ringed ones. And I got my new speedo on woohoo! Lol

JeePakXJ 05-02-12 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider (Post 14170962)
I experimented a WHOLE lot with my FCR when it was a flatbar. I am telling you right now, your wrists are NOT going to enjoy that position at all. Especially with the seat pointed downward, as it will force more of your body weight onto the handlebars.

Haha yea I just did a test run of about 6might to test out my adjustments..and the only uncomfortable thing was my hands lol. Are there some good handlebars I could switch to without too much additional stuff like new gear changers or brake levers or anything?

JeePakXJ 05-02-12 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Otter 718 (Post 14171089)
Seeing that backpack in the picture makes me think you could use a rack. I tend not to worry much about weight, though - my 7.2 FX is set up for comfort. I modified it with Nashbar Trekking bars, Brooks B17 saddle, big platform pedals, and SRAM Attack grip shifters. I also added a kickstand.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=247912

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!

Well that backpack is actually my camelbak, with 3L of water and my ccw. So I'd like to keep that on me Haha.

I might look into raising the seat and bars if it proves to be too unbearable or I can't find good handlebars at a great price.


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