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Old 05-15-14, 12:01 AM   #1
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Hello from Indiana :)

I live in Central Indiana and have always loved bikes. I picked up a Trek 7100 from my LBS about 5~6 years ago and put a LOT of miles on it before I had to put it in storage due to moving to a location where there really were no safe places to ride.

I recently got the bike out of storage and got it tuned up and ready to go - needed a new chain but the tires were still in good shape [not hard or dry-rotted surprisingly].

Been going on 3~5 mile bike rides lately just to warm myself back up to it as I'm about 50 pounds heavier than I was when I got the bike and 50 pounds heavier than I'd like to be.

That said it's been raining so darn much I've not really been able to get out. I don't mind getting wet/riding in the rain but I need a good set of fenders to keep from ruining my clothing with dirty water/mud spray.
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Old 05-15-14, 12:32 AM   #2
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Hey there, MikeDVB!

Welcome to BF!

Do you commute at all? If so, you can post about your commuting experiences in the "Commuting" sub-forum.

Looking forward to sharing with you.

Have a nice day!
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Cheers and welcome to Bike Forums!

+1 on getting fenders.

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Old 05-15-14, 11:04 AM   #5
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Hey there, MikeDVB!

Welcome to BF!

Do you commute at all? If so, you can post about your commuting experiences in the "Commuting" sub-forum.

Looking forward to sharing with you.

Have a nice day!
I work from home so I have nowhere to 'commute' to but I ride for recreation and fitness. Been looking at the Indiana DNR bike trail maps as well as every other trail resource I can find. Looking for rides that are 10+ miles that avoid busy streets as much as possible [as I want to take my 2 year old son along in his bike trailer]. Have the trailer lit up like a Christmas tree but I'd rather avoid if possible.

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+1 on getting fenders.

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Thanks . Have gotten some Bontrager NCS Fenders but it seems like the front fender bolt hole in my frame is off-center resulting in the fender being really close to the tire on one side. Trying to figure out a way around that [have another thread on that opened]. Ordered some SKS P45 fenders - hoping I can drill a hole in them a little off to the side to straighten it up with the wheel but I don't want to needlessly weaken the fender either.

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Old 05-15-14, 11:18 AM   #6
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Hi Mike,

Welcome. Here is a link to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (Rails-to-Trails Conservancy:: Creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines:: Building healthier places for healthier people.) with some good info on trails, though they may be mostly the ones you already know of. Though I live in Tennessee now, I'm originally from Central Indiana (Anderson area). My family still lives around there.

Re: the fender, maybe you can slot the hole in the fender enough to move it over a little.
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Yeah, I got some wider fenders coming in today that shouldn't be so close to the tire - but it will still be uneven which will still bug the crap out of me until I move on to something else to OCD about .
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Here's a pic of my bike - got the SKS fenders and the Bontrager rack installed.

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Here's a pic of my bike - got the SKS fenders and the Bontrager rack installed.

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Indeed!!! I just got a synapse carbon and I am going to fit my front and rear lights and go push my limits ;-).
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Indeed!!! I just got a synapse carbon and I am going to fit my front and rear lights and go push my limits ;-).
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Haha. I'm going on a group ride Monday with a friend from my local bike store. Not the store I got the bike from but I've been friends with her for a while. Should be a good time. She is going to go over all of the group ride do's and don'ts so I don't make a fool of myself ;-).
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