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  1. Ah yes, the same saddle that came on my Trek...

    Ah yes, the same saddle that came on my Trek 7.4FX. I found it to be like sitting on a hardened steel rod - just awful!

    I believe the new version of the Nebula Plus will be more comfortable.
    ...
  2. Hi Rich, I understand that the Bontrager saddle...

    Hi Rich,
    I understand that the Bontrager saddle you obtained is discontinued, but which model is it?
    Thanks and best regards
  3. +1! And just ride! Best regards

    +1!
    And just ride!

    Best regards
  4. I use Answer Rove platform pedals: Rove FR |...

    I use Answer Rove platform pedals:
    Rove FR | Answer Products

    Using these and Five Ten shoes, grip is incredible and riding is what it should be: wonderful!
    Best regards
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    Sticky: Yes, it has been freezing here in New Jersey (and...

    Yes, it has been freezing here in New Jersey (and many other places). Since New Year's day I had been off the bike due to weather issues - we had a large snow storm late last week and of course this...
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    I recently purchased from LL Bean, the "Ascent...

    I recently purchased from LL Bean, the "Ascent Windstopper Softshell jacket." Here is a link:...
  7. I had this issue yesterday morning - came back...

    I had this issue yesterday morning - came back from my 12 mile ride, on public streets and roads, and every nook and cranny on the bike, along with a good part of the lower frame and down tube, was...
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    Sticky: Mannas, good luck with your new bike, and please...

    Mannas, good luck with your new bike, and please simply enjoy it!
    Best regards
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    I actually ride all winter as long as the roads...

    I actually ride all winter as long as the roads are not icy or snow covered.
    I use layering under my windstopper jacket that is dependent on temperature.
    This morning was not windy, just cold,...
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    Has anyone looked at, or used the North Face Apex...

    Has anyone looked at, or used the North Face Apex Bionic jacket as an outer layer,
    Or the LL Bean Ascent Windstopper?
    Thanks!
    Best regards
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    Sticky: Hi Caffein, Nice bike (and not "pedestrian") and...

    Hi Caffein,
    Nice bike (and not "pedestrian") and I wish you luck with it. I will say that your saddle is tilted way down. I humbly recommend that you make it level, and I believe you'll then find...
  12. Thread: Bar ends

    by flan48
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    Good morning, I have a Trek 7.4FX and added...

    Good morning,
    I have a Trek 7.4FX and added these bar ends:
    http://bontrager.com/model/02558
    In my case I also needed to get an adapter kit, but installation was fairly simple, and if in doubt...
  13. Thread: Bike Stand

    by flan48
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    +1 and I have been really, really pleased with...

    +1 and I have been really, really pleased with it. In fact it allows me to not only store the bike, but also clean the bike, clean and lube the chain, etc.

    Best regards
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    Hi Eddie, In my opinion the base Insight will...

    Hi Eddie,
    In my opinion the base Insight will work for.
    I have a Trek 7.4FX. Back in April we vacationed in Palm Desert, CA and I rented a base Insight for a week. Perhaps I was just happy to be...
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    Very simply, no. Best regards

    Very simply, no.

    Best regards
  16. A big +1 from me! Best regards

    A big +1 from me!
    Best regards
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    I think you are absolutely right. Yes, in theory...

    I think you are absolutely right. Yes, in theory you need a larger frame, but you can adjust everything to fit properly quite easily. I can also tell you, anecdotally, that I sold my road bike 3 or 4...
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    Exactly! I rode both yesterday morning and this...

    Exactly! I rode both yesterday morning and this morning. Yesterday I started out at 9:30 and got back at 11:00. No problem riding, but of course as soon as I stopped the sweat was pouring off me! It...
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    I am 5'6" and have a medium, 17.5" frame, Trek...

    I am 5'6" and have a medium, 17.5" frame, Trek 7.4FX. It fits and rides very well, for me. I had trie a small Specialized Sirrus and it too seemed to fit well. Looking at the geometry of each, it all...
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    +1! I have the Trek 7.4FX which has a Deore rear...

    +1!
    I have the Trek 7.4FX which has a Deore rear derailleur, and it is wonderful. Also, if you look at the Shimano mountain gearing hierarchy you'll see:
    XTR (10)
    Saint (9)
    Deore XT (9/10)
    SLX...
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    Hi Rak and welcome, The Specialized Sirrus line,...

    Hi Rak and welcome,
    The Specialized Sirrus line, similar to the Trek FX series, Cannondale Quick series and Giant Escape, are all fairly comparable, so go with the bike that feels right, and also...
  22. Thread: Pedals

    by flan48
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    I have found that Pricepoint.com has a wide...

    I have found that Pricepoint.com has a wide variety of platform pedals, and good pricing. When you get in to their website search under pedals, and then the sub-category of Mountain.

    Good luck and...
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    Very sharp -great job! Best regards

    Very sharp -great job!
    Best regards
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    Sticky: Very sharp looking bike -enjoy! Best regards

    Very sharp looking bike -enjoy!
    Best regards
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    Exactly my situation and experience. Best regards

    Exactly my situation and experience.
    Best regards
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