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    Thanks for the tips - The brakes have not been...

    Thanks for the tips
    - The brakes have not been bled, they do not feel spongy and the resistance feel has not changed, simply that the amount of braking force for a given amount of lever squeeze has...
  2. I have never heard anyone actually *say* a hybrid...

    I have never heard anyone actually *say* a hybrid is a waste of money... but it certainly is written pretty often, a waste of money is a bike you don't enjoy riding. I can't imagine enjoying a road...
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    Thanks to all for the feedback, I am sure there...

    Thanks to all for the feedback, I am sure there is something about the way I am riding/maintaining. I do feel like taking it in for a tune up every 1000 km may be "poor value", but perhaps it is the...
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    Good tire for a dual sport bike

    I am due for new tires on my dual sport. I was pretty happy with the LT3 tires, but I am wondering if there are better tires you guys would suggest
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    I am 100% that the 11T cog is mangled, it is not...

    I am 100% that the 11T cog is mangled, it is not variance on the teeth, it looks like the metal was mashed with a hammer on the left inside edge of the tooth...
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    yup i figured as much... I am trying to get the...

    yup i figured as much... I am trying to get the bike into service, but all the LBS have a massive backlog or some really silly hours :)
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    Are these things really that worn?

    Hi All, a big part of this is a cross post from the hybrid forum, but I wanted to get feedback from the mechanics group

    My 2012 Trek 8.4 DS seems like it may be need for some wearable part...
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    the feedback from the bike mechanic is that brake...

    the feedback from the bike mechanic is that brake pads in front are pretty worn. The chain is stretched to its limit and that the rear casette has worn cog (there is visible deformation on two of the...
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    What do I need to fix up/replace

    My 2012 8.4 DS seems like it may be need for some wearable part replacements.

    As of late I am having three main issues

    - Front disc brake... has lost a lot of stopping power. I can actually do...
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    Sooo... I checked my QR, when open it does not...

    Sooo... I checked my QR, when open it does not seem to go back far enough to actually interfere with the brake... so I still need to bother?
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    I make abrupt sharp turns onto country roads that...

    I make abrupt sharp turns onto country roads that I see for the first time...
    Oh... and regular laundry
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    That! I mean, really how ridiculous is this. I...

    That! I mean, really how ridiculous is this. I can think of all sorts of ways I can hurt myself if I start randomly loosening bolts and screws on the bike... what is the remedy there take away my...
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    I weigh 220lbs, if I want to loose 3 lbs I'll go...

    I weigh 220lbs, if I want to loose 3 lbs I'll go to the bathroom before my bike ride, not give up my locking suspension fork
  14. Thread: Lights

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    I use a Serfas True 550 and am very happy with...

    I use a Serfas True 550 and am very happy with it, there are better lights out there but this one is relatively inexpensive $<150 You probably have about 2 hours in the dark on full power before the...
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    I have a DS and did 100 miles earlier this year...

    I have a DS and did 100 miles earlier this year with a couple of friends on road bikes their bikes did not climb any better and did not go any faster... trust me when I say it is not the bike it is...
  16. 1) I am sure it is covered under warranty, 2)...

    1) I am sure it is covered under warranty, 2) nothing to do with made in china, it may be surprising to you but aluminum framing is nearly all coming from China- even on bikes that cost multiples...
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    I am not sure why you are getting ragged on about...

    I am not sure why you are getting ragged on about the earphones - other than the law part, I don't understand the safety issue. YOU HAVE TO BE AWARE of your surroundings, as a car or as a cyclist....
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    cables will be more than fine, It is not like you...

    cables will be more than fine, It is not like you are sliding the bike back and forth across the rack constantly with some force. Personally I am more worried about metal on metal contact for the...
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    It is interesting to see the bike set up almost...

    It is interesting to see the bike set up almost like a comfort cruiser.... does it help? I was ending physio/ostio for a lower back problem when I got my bike. My therapist almost had a heart attack...
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    I am not so sure about that .... Personally the...

    I am not so sure about that ....
    Personally the original NRX fork looked way worse to me, and performed like a lower quality fork. Perhaps the RST fork is indeed inferior for some other non obvious...
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    As in dish soap? didn't think of that, I have...

    As in dish soap?

    didn't think of that, I have just tried a dry rag.... took forever. WD40 as solvent and a rag, still took a while, and now a carburetor cleaner/throttle body cleaner, spray and...
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    caring for drivetrain

    I am curious what people do to care for their bike's drive train (chain, crank, cassette, bottom bearing, rear hub, front and back derailleurs) for the different type of riding they do. Aside from...
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    In my stubborn simple ways, I have settled to...

    In my stubborn simple ways, I have settled to agree with that just so I don't have to maintain a list. I would caveat Hybrids to include 29er mountain bikes, so non-Hybrid would be a drop bar road...
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    I just got my DS8.4 bike back yesterday after...

    I just got my DS8.4 bike back yesterday after recall work... I was told 1 week, it took 2.5 weeks to complete. LBS told me same thing Friday last week when I called: "we got the skewer we are still...
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    It is stated as Voluntary.... no need for deaths...

    It is stated as Voluntary.... no need for deaths to trigger a congressional hearings to make them to it. Not pointing fingers at any other fine product manufacturers

    Scott, Trek Recall Bicycles...
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