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Old 05-24-11, 11:47 AM   #2351
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This is my Trek 7000. This is my first "real" bike and I'm loving it. I got it free with my credit card points. I've put about 250 miles on her so far and she's been great. I just ordered a Brooks B17 saddle and I'm on the verge of clipless pedals since I'm constantly climbing hills. 90% of my riding is done after 9pm so I made sure I put plenty of reflective tape on along with some great lights (http://i.imgur.com/wGo19.jpg - can't see the lights here). I love this bike so much, although I will admit that I've been going through craigslist for any deals on some traditional road bikes. But my 7000 will always be my first love.
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Old 05-24-11, 12:47 PM   #2352
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This is my Trek 7000. This is my first "real" bike and I'm loving it. I got it free with my credit card points. I've put about 250 miles on her so far and she's been great. I just ordered a Brooks B17 saddle and I'm on the verge of clipless pedals since I'm constantly climbing hills. 90% of my riding is done after 9pm so I made sure I put plenty of reflective tape on along with some great lights (http://i.imgur.com/wGo19.jpg - can't see the lights here). I love this bike so much, although I will admit that I've been going through craigslist for any deals on some traditional road bikes. But my 7000 will always be my first love.
Hard to tell from the pic but it looks like your front tire is on backwards
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Old 05-24-11, 01:04 PM   #2353
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Hard to tell from the pic but it looks like your front tire is on backwards
Keen eye there!
In fact it looks like the whole wheel is reversed.

Nice bike ... and cool lightshow
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Old 05-24-11, 01:38 PM   #2354
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Wow, shows you how little I know. So much for the "assembled at the factory and test ridden" that was advertised. So what the heck do I do? Take it off and just flip it?
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Keen eye there!
In fact it looks like the whole wheel is reversed.

Nice bike ... and cool lightshow
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Old 05-24-11, 05:56 PM   #2355
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Wow, shows you how little I know. So much for the "assembled at the factory and test ridden" that was advertised. So what the heck do I do? Take it off and just flip it?
Yes. If you are mechanically inept, I recommend just taking it to an LBS to have them do it. It shouldn't take more than 2min.
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Old 05-24-11, 07:10 PM   #2356
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No, do it yourself. You need to be able to remove and install a tire in the event of a puncture. Carry a spare tube, patch kit, pump and tire levers with you on every ride.
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Old 05-25-11, 11:18 AM   #2357
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My Giant!

1 day old! Loving my Giant Roam 1!

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Old 05-25-11, 05:39 PM   #2358
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No, do it yourself. You need to be able to remove and install a tire in the event of a puncture. Carry a spare tube, patch kit, pump and tire levers with you on every ride.
Will do.
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Old 05-25-11, 05:53 PM   #2359
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Snappy looking bike. I wouldn't mind one.
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Old 05-26-11, 07:46 AM   #2360
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The Nashbar FB-1 - review over in the Commuting forum.

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Old 05-26-11, 09:28 AM   #2361
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Here are a couple of shots of my 2009 Jamis Coda Comp. Upgrades include Profile Design Boxer bar ends and Jammer GT aerobars, Camelback Podium Chilll water bottles, seat post bag, lights.
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Old 05-26-11, 09:51 AM   #2362
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Here's my 2010 Cannondale Quick 4. My first non big-box store bike. Thinking about getting another higher end hybrid or a road bike
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Old 05-26-11, 10:41 AM   #2363
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Here are a couple of shots of my 2009 Jamis Coda Comp. Upgrades include Profile Design Boxer bar ends and Jammer GT aerobars, Camelback Podium Chilll water bottles, seat post bag, lights.
Know a lot of folks who have bought the Coda and they are universally pleased with how nice a bike this is... don't see as many of these as I do Treks but the fact they use high quality steel frames instead of Aluminium is a plus in my book and their ride quality is rather excellent.

If I was looking to buy another hybrid the Coda series would top my list.
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Old 05-26-11, 11:16 AM   #2364
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Yes. If you are mechanically inept, I recommend just taking it to an LBS to have them do it. It shouldn't take more than 2min.
you recommend taking the bike the LBS to have the front wheel turned around?

all that needs to be done is release the quick release, remove wheel, flip wheel, install wheel, engage quick release
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Old 05-26-11, 02:37 PM   #2365
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He has rim brakes. That requires the brake to be released, and then engaged after the wheel is flipped around. I didn't feel like writing that, so I said to take it to an lbs. Lol.
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Old 05-26-11, 02:54 PM   #2366
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Here are a couple of shots of my 2009 Jamis Coda Comp. Upgrades include Profile Design Boxer bar ends and Jammer GT aerobars, Camelback Podium Chilll water bottles, seat post bag, lights.
Nice bike man ... You have almost exactly the same handlebar setup as me
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Old 05-26-11, 06:58 PM   #2367
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AdelaaR, it was you who inspired me to go that route. Thanks.
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Old 05-26-11, 08:32 PM   #2368
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went for a lil ride around town today.
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I4N, is that a CygoLite MiliOn? I've got the 150 USB and think it works great. I had to use a TerraCycle accessory mount because my hood's all jammed up with the aerobars.
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Old 05-27-11, 04:58 PM   #2370
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I4N, is that a CygoLite MiliOn? I've got the 150 USB and think it works great. I had to use a TerraCycle accessory mount because my hood's all jammed up with the aerobars.
Yep but i think you meant expiliOn I upgraded to it after i dropped and broke my blackburn flea. It was quite the upgrade
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Old 05-27-11, 06:19 PM   #2371
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That's great! The ExpiliOn is new and I have the MiliOn. Nothing like new technology. But the Cygolite I have is more than adequate for my application, so for now I'll just have to lust for an ExpiliOn 250.

Tell us about the rest of your ride, looks sweet!
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Old 05-28-11, 04:38 PM   #2372
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lets see... its a wingra with 25c tires, shimano 105 pedals, ergon grips, planet bike fenders. I don't remember specifically what saddle i put on it is but its a forte and feels so much better then what it came with lol
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Old 05-29-11, 02:21 PM   #2373
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Happy New Riders

Our new today Diamondback Wildwood Classics:
A small frame for the Mrs. and a medium frame for me.

Logged 2.7 miles bringing them home. Made another seat adjustment on both and very happy so far!

New mid-60's riders. First trip tomorrow, out to the parade and back. Need to get a few little things like water bottle holders, etc., before we do anything too long. Tomorrow will be about 8 miles r/t.

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A pair of aces! Congrats! They should put you in the front of the parade tomorrow.
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Will do.

Do not feel bad, I been working on bikes for a while. And posted a pic of my front tire on a thread, then Sixty Fiver
pointed out it was on backwards, ( Factory Installed Also ), went to turn it around then noticed the whole wheel was
backwards, quick release on wrong side. LOL Richard
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