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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunbar View Post
    That Giant Escape frame looks a lot like the Trek FX.
    Other way around. Giant makes that frame for Trek.
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider View Post
    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.
    Last edited by Dunbar; 04-30-12 at 11:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
    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.

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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.IMG-20120501-00154.jpg
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    i forgot to add that i got a new speedo cyclecomputer and headlight coming in tomorrow. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeePakXJ View Post
    Here is my 09 Trek 7.2FX. Looking for pointers on how to make it better for commuting on the road.IMG-20120501-00154.jpg
    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.
    Road Bike: Trek 2.1 Apex
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    good advice, ill take a look into those things tomorrow. thanks man
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    But truly a great bike.
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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


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    What tires?
    Road Bike: Trek 2.1 Apex
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    I have no garage.



    Last edited by AtlanticOcean; 05-02-12 at 10:12 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeePakXJ View Post
    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


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    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.
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    Cool looking Trek, have fun with it.
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    speed or comfort

    Quote Originally Posted by JeePakXJ View Post
    Here is my 09 Trek 7.2FX. Looking for pointers on how to make it better for commuting on the road.IMG-20120501-00154.jpg
    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.
    Trek at Paper Mill Island.jpg

    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlanticOcean View Post
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    Nice bike,i didn't know a curb can hold up the bike like that,cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunbar View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
    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.
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    My Cannondale M700.. C9 Gel Seat, Titec bar ends, DMR pedals (no more cages), Michellin Country Rock street tires..
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    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?

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    Made a couple of changes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlanticOcean View Post
    Made a couple of changes.


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


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    Quote Originally Posted by KungPaoSchwinn View Post
    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.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Igo View Post
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    Specialized Armadillo, not the kevlar ones but the steel ringed ones. And I got my new speedo on woohoo! Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider View Post
    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?
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