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Forum: Triathlon 05-18-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,885
Posted By Trekathlete
I can't imagine your situation unfortunately. I...

I can't imagine your situation unfortunately. I would think that most people have been bicycling since they were 5 years old. So that gives the average adult many years of cycling experience before...
Forum: Triathlon 05-18-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,600
Posted By Trekathlete
Some other popular series with the same distances...

Some other popular series with the same distances of Ironman and Ironman 70.3 are REV3 and Challenge USA triathlons. These triathlons are also very location dependent and hard to say if they'd be in...
Forum: Cyclocross Racing 03-31-14, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By Trekathlete
Thanks guys for all your help! I will look into...

Thanks guys for all your help! I will look into the spd's, egg-beaters, and time atac's. I think I like the time atacs or egg beater idea the best but I am not sold 100% yet. I'll check at the LBS...
Forum: Triathlon 03-20-14, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,693
Posted By Trekathlete
+1

+1
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-20-14, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Trekathlete
I kind of like to think my bike is a little bit...

I kind of like to think my bike is a little bit of a gem. My wife's bike is newer by at least 8 years but the components aren't as good as mine and the bike is heavier than mine. Although her front...
Forum: Cyclocross Racing 03-19-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By Trekathlete
Ok than. Egg beaters and inexpensive MTV shoes...

Ok than. Egg beaters and inexpensive MTV shoes are the way to go. Thanks guys!
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-19-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Trekathlete
Ok I'll try the kool-aid pads. I doubt it will...

Ok I'll try the kool-aid pads. I doubt it will give much more space but it's worth a shot. My next bike will definitely be disc and I will have no problems.
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-18-14, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Trekathlete
I tried fiddling with the brake pad spacing but...

I tried fiddling with the brake pad spacing but there is no difference. The brake pads can only go the same distance before hitting the fork which doesn't make enough room to squeeze the tire out...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-18-14, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Trekathlete
I'll try messing with the spacers see if I can't...

I'll try messing with the spacers see if I can't come up with a solution to that problem at least.

The bike is a 19" frame and I need a 17"-18" frame. I can stand over the bike on flat ground...
Forum: Cyclocross Racing 03-18-14, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By Trekathlete
Andy thanks for your reply. I think CB egg...

Andy thanks for your reply. I think CB egg beaters or candy will be the way I go. Now as far as shoes go, in the past I haven't been picky but running shoes and cycling shoes are different beasts...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-18-14, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Trekathlete
It is that exact same fork. I actually measured...

It is that exact same fork. I actually measured the posts and they are 3.25" same as my wife's bike which operates just fine. So since that wasn't the problem I then found that its the actual brake...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-18-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Trekathlete
I agree with you Daspydyr. To reiterate my...

I agree with you Daspydyr.

To reiterate my long post above I need/want to either upgrade my existing mountain bike or get a new one. The old one is a size to big for me and the fork/shock is...
Forum: Cyclocross Racing 03-18-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By Trekathlete
Pedals and Shoes

What pedals and shoes do you use for cyclocross and why? I want to get some new pedals and shoes that I will use for both MTB and Cyclocross. I was thinking of eggbeaters but I read a thread on...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-18-14, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Trekathlete
Pedals? Frame? Shock?

I need/want to either upgrade my existing mountain bike or get a new one. The bike in question is a 1998 Stumpjumper M2 Pro hard tail. The Stumpy is a size to big for me and the fork/shock is too...
Forum: Triathlon 03-17-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,693
Posted By Trekathlete
hubcyclist, I am in my early 30's too and I am...

hubcyclist, I am in my early 30's too and I am 5'8 155 lbs so we are of similar build. I would again just suggest taking it easy but your still young enough that your body can handle some stress. ...
Forum: Triathlon 03-17-14, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,693
Posted By Trekathlete
I think the best thing to do is go by feel. I am...

I think the best thing to do is go by feel. I am not a big advocate on distance until you are fit enough to go certain distances and even then you might over due it. Then wind up with an injury. My...
Forum: Triathlon 03-13-14, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,928
Posted By Trekathlete
If you are still looking go to the forums on the...

If you are still looking go to the forums on the Cervelo site and they would be able to answer all of your questions regarding cervelo. The old P3's were low and long where now cervelo has moved the...
Forum: Triathlon 03-13-14, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,125
Posted By Trekathlete
First off as far as I know the shifters look like...

First off as far as I know the shifters look like the old "grind em till you find em" shifters. but they do actually have specific positions for each gear and if tuned properly work really well.
...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-18-13, 08:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,322
Posted By Trekathlete
Drafting a Tri-Bike vs a Road Bike

Hi I was having a discussion with a friend and I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge of the difference in drag between drafting behind a TT style bicycle and a typical road bicycle while on a...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 10-31-13, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,170
Posted By Trekathlete
Is there anything as economical but lighter? I...

Is there anything as economical but lighter? I don't want to increase the cost and am looking for used parts but really know nothing about wheels. I am looking at SRAM Rival used parts for my...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 10-30-13, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,170
Posted By Trekathlete
Shimano R500 wheels

Are shimano R500 wheels ok for cross racing? If not is there something else in that price range? Now that I have the bike I want I want to get the frame and build it up piece by piece for as little...
Forum: Triathlon 10-30-13, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By Trekathlete
Does anyone know when the TV spot is and what...

Does anyone know when the TV spot is and what channel? I heard it might switch this year, like ESPN might of bought the television rights or something but not sure so I am asking.
Forum: Triathlon 10-30-13, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By Trekathlete
If you read thru the forum's on people trying to...

If you read thru the forum's on people trying to decide on a road bike or a triathlon specific bike you will find that having a triathlon bike will only give you a slight advantage on shorter races. ...
Forum: Triathlon 10-29-13, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,350
Posted By Trekathlete
I have a cervelo p2 that I got for around 1900 at...

I have a cervelo p2 that I got for around 1900 at year end close out. If you are in the market now stores might drop their prices especially for triathlon bikes. My cervelo was the 2011 version...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 10-29-13, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By Trekathlete
I went to the Kona LBS today but they only have...

I went to the Kona LBS today but they only have the Kona Jake in stock and it was pretty heavy. I'd compare it to a cross rip or tricross. I think that the jake the snake is the same frame too but...
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