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    In my opinion, the frame isn't the stiffest, so...

    In my opinion, the frame isn't the stiffest, so you will lose a little efficiency however, I haven't done any massive climbs, only gravel trails with slight gradient changes. The plus side is the...
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    Today I was finally able to test ride a comax at...

    Today I was finally able to test ride a comax at LBS in my size & promptly put down a deposit. So in a week I'll have my new gravel bike - so psyched!
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    i have been using a Crossrip ltd for a commuter...

    i have been using a Crossrip ltd for a commuter now for about 2 weeks and love it. I've got a rear rack with tail bag & panniers where I am typically loaded up with about 15 lbs of stuff. My commute...
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    Like others have said, try to find some alternate...

    Like others have said, try to find some alternate routes where there may be less traffic or at least a wider shoulder. Buy a hi vis jacket / shirt and the brightest rear light you can and use it.
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    Try many bikes until you find the one that fits...

    Try many bikes until you find the one that fits you best - if you are commuting in all weather I'd look for an aluminum frame with disc brakes. other then that, you'll have to decide if you are more...
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    So as an update, to date I've been able to try a...

    So as an update, to date I've been able to try a few other saddles that I've been able to find either from friends with extras or craigslist.

    1. WTB Rocket - I picked up on CL for cheap and have...
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    Try posting in the classic & vintage section -...

    Try posting in the classic & vintage section - pics also would help
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    This time of year you are probably seeing a lot...

    This time of year you are probably seeing a lot of pollen & dust as well
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    The comax is a great looking bike - I started...

    The comax is a great looking bike - I started looking around for 1 to test ride and every LBS in 30 miles of me doesn't have one & apparently Giant is long out of stock. Also, no one seems to know...
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    I will give this is a try & ask around - I have 2...

    I will give this is a try & ask around - I have 2 good LBS's here
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    I am 43 yrs old and have this saddle for at least...

    I am 43 yrs old and have this saddle for at least 6 or 7 years. Right now I'm riding a Trek FX primarily commuting to work 3 days or so a week. The commute is 12 miles each way. Last fall I didn't...
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    I think I need a new saddle

    so I recently started commuting again this year after taking the winter off (I'm a fair weather commuter) and have found that the saddle I've had for quite a few years now is causing me pain and...
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    Ive had a chiropractor tell me that my hips...

    Ive had a chiropractor tell me that my hips aren't aligned with my shoulders so that in standing face 12 o'clock, my hips are legs are angled closer to the 1 o'clock position. I'm sure this also...
  14. I talked to my LBS today and Trek is now putting...

    I talked to my LBS today and Trek is now putting out the 2016 models. The 2015s still in stock will be consider last year models very shortly
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    I've been using my 2008 FX2 for a few years now...

    I've been using my 2008 FX2 for a few years now commuting to work (24 miles round trip) and have upgraded a good bit of her along the way. Race Lite stem, race lite riser bar, race lite seat post,...
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    Having both a road bike with drop bars & a 7.3FX...

    Having both a road bike with drop bars & a 7.3FX as well, I'd say to stick with your 7.3 and get some bar ends. Move your hand position around requently and that should help. You could also look at...
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    sounds to me like to just need the rear derailer...

    sounds to me like to just need the rear derailer adjusted if its throwing your chain off into the wheel. No need for a new bike
  18. ?? About Converting A Rear 130mm Rim to 135mm For my Trek 7.3

    I have an extra set of Bontrager Race Lite road rims that I'm thinking I'd like to convert to use on my 7.3 to lighten it up a bit. So looking around and reading, I think I've come to the conclusion...
  19. I have one that came stock on my Trek 7.2 - I am...

    I have one that came stock on my Trek 7.2 - I am taking it off in place of another seatpost if you're interested. Its a 27.2
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    Oh ok, I havent torn them apart yet, I was just...

    Oh ok, I havent torn them apart yet, I was just going off of the wording on Trek's catalog. I thought sealed mechanism referred to a sealed cartridge.

    Obviously, I have to tear into them to see...
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    Wheel Bearings for Mailards's Hubs ???

    It appears that my wheel bearings are shot on my 86 Trek 500 Tri Series. In looking at the Trek catalogs, these are selaed units. Turning the wheel by hand I can clearly tell the bearings are shot,...
  22. I just listen to the voices in my head, the...

    I just listen to the voices in my head, the vocals go like this, spin, spin, spin, oh a squirel, spin, spin, spin
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    Ahh, I didnt even pay attention to the original...

    Ahh, I didnt even pay attention to the original date. Maybe my question will lure him out of hibernation :rolleyes:
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    Nice looking bike! Any insight on where you found...

    Nice looking bike! Any insight on where you found the NOS seat post binder bolt??? Because I need one of those
  25. Not that I know of, I've just seen this scattered...

    Not that I know of, I've just seen this scattered around CL for the past couple of weeks
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