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    Easily, especially with a 43 wide tire, even...

    Easily, especially with a 43 wide tire, even easier.

    As for the comment on pushing the limits of the bike... there is nothing remotely harsh about that trail. The man made teeter-totter...
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    much to my frustration I get 26-27km/hr over...

    much to my frustration I get 26-27km/hr over ~60km with average elevation gain of ~300m (basically flat, 3 traffic lights, and normal summer breeze, if it doesn't get me in one direction it gets me...
  3. you guys make me feel sad about how little riding...

    you guys make me feel sad about how little riding I can get in....
    All I got so far is 360 km... :(
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    beautiful bike, but man... that wheel set alone...

    beautiful bike, but man... that wheel set alone is more than a new DS 8.3 :) If this is "so much less" than a new bike then I need a hook up wherever you get your components from.

    BTW, i have a...
  5. Carburetor cleaner! no joke... only on the frame...

    Carburetor cleaner! no joke... only on the frame though, spray into a rag... wipe with rag... wipe dry. I am sure nature hates me, but lets call it even for riding a bike instead of driving.
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    Thank you FBinNY! that sorted it all out. Do I...

    Thank you FBinNY! that sorted it all out. Do I ever feel like a goof...
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    Now that you mention it....that may be the...

    Now that you mention it....that may be the problem. I may have actuated the brake ever so slightly with the wheel out
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    It seems front doesn't matter, it is preference,...

    It seems front doesn't matter, it is preference, but all QRs I have seen are on the right side to be consistent with the rear where the QR has to be opposite of the drive side.
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    disc brake rotor and pad clearance

    I was fiddling with my front wheel hub (cleaned out and re-packed the bearings), I noticed that the front disc has no clearance to the inside brake pad, there are about 2mm to the pad on outside, but...
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    is it just me or is that quick release lever on...

    is it just me or is that quick release lever on the wrong side of the front wheel (not that there is right or wrong on the front, just contrary to the side they normally are put on )?
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    I had my 2012 DS in for service and to my...

    I had my 2012 DS in for service and to my surprise (without telling me or asking) they did the replacement for the front quick release as per the recall. I liked my old quick release better (it did...
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    It seems you went through all this trouble to get...

    It seems you went through all this trouble to get a suspension corrected stiff fork... why didn't you just get a lockout fork swap from one of the higher trim DS models? that way you retain the...
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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...
  14. 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
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