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    Sorry Road Fan - I hadn't seen this post from you...

    Sorry Road Fan - I hadn't seen this post from you when I posted mine above.

    You are, however, quite correct.
    Best regards
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    The correct pronunciation, in German, is...

    The correct pronunciation, in German, is "shvalbeh"

    Best regards
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    Update: This morning I pumped up the tube and...

    Update: This morning I pumped up the tube and immersed it in a tub of water, valve stem down first. Right away I could see slow and very small air bubbles coming about 3/8 of an inch from the valve's...
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    Good morning, Yes, I haven't yet tried that....

    Good morning,
    Yes, I haven't yet tried that.
    Thanks!
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    Yes, this makes sense - thanks very much, and...

    Yes, this makes sense - thanks very much, and thanks to all for your responses.
    Best regards
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    Simple Question Regarding Tube Size

    Hello all,
    I have 700-32 tires on my Trek 7.4FX. The other day I noticed a very slow leak in the rear tire, so I took it off, checked all over and found nothing, and ultimately replaced the tube.
    ...
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    Sticky: Funny day today. First of all, I only got in a 15...

    Funny day today. First of all, I only got in a 15 minute ride yesterday, as when I was slowing down at a traffic light I felt some funny vibrations. When stopped I checked both tires and the rear was...
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    I had that issue with my previous bike (which had...

    I had that issue with my previous bike (which had the original seatpost), so I finally took out the seatpost and using a file made several "abrasions" on the post. I also did the same, but to a...
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    +1, and I'm quite happy for you on several...

    +1, and I'm quite happy for you on several levels!
    Best regards
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    I do the same. In fact just few weeks ago I...

    I do the same. In fact just few weeks ago I purchased a pair of very high quality Harbinger weight lifting gloves that are perfect for cycling!

    Best regards
  11. I'm 5' 5.5" these days (used to be a shade over...

    I'm 5' 5.5" these days (used to be a shade over 5'6"!) and ride a 2012 Trek 7.4FX with a 17.5" frame. The effective top tube is 548mm. When I look at the geometry statistics, it is virtually the same...
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    +1 Tom! Best regards

    +1 Tom!

    Best regards
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    Attached is a picture in the event my previous...

    Attached is a picture in the event my previous clarification was not clear.:)

    Best regards386820
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    Surely. I'm referring to the part of the saddle...

    Surely. I'm referring to the part of the saddle that is over the rails, ie on either side of the central cut out.On both the SMP and my new saddle, there is the central cut out.

    While both...
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    After 2 months of continuing to fiddle (50 miles...

    After 2 months of continuing to fiddle (50 miles each "fiddle") around with this, I finally decided it is not for me. Although I obviously lost money on the deal, I sold it on Ebay this past Monday....
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    Hi Michelle, Color choices not withstanding, I...

    Hi Michelle,
    Color choices not withstanding, I was kind of faced with the same choice almost 2 years ago. However, the LBS from whom I purchased my bike said that I should either go with the 7.2 FX,...
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    P.S. I apologize for using the wrong...

    P.S. I apologize for using the wrong nomenclature. The spacers are above the head set and under the stem.
    Best regards
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    Hi Finch, I am not an expert, but yes, to some,...

    Hi Finch,
    I am not an expert, but yes, to some, or greater, extent you are fighting geometry.
    Rather than spend money on changing stems, etc, another thing you could try is to remove 1 or more of...
  19. Thread: Starting Over

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    +1, and I again wish you the best of luck. Best...

    +1, and I again wish you the best of luck.
    Best regards
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    I have, on my 2012 7.4FX, Answer Rove pedals....

    I have, on my 2012 7.4FX, Answer Rove pedals. These are very high quality, have 10 pins per side, and are concave so your feet are in great position.
    I have used them with inexpensive trail running...
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    I have been very pleased using Five Ten Freerider...

    I have been very pleased using Five Ten Freerider shoes in combination with my Answer Rove pedals- stick like crazy. I also, every 3 rides or so, wear New Balance 510 trail running shoes as the tread...
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    With my Trek 7.4FX I typically ride at 80-85 rpm,...

    With my Trek 7.4FX I typically ride at 80-85 rpm, somewhat higher on a slight incline, and probably 90-95 on a steeper incline. On my 12-18 mile rides I have been averaging right around 12.5...
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    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.
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    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
  25. +1! And just ride! Best regards

    +1!
    And just ride!

    Best regards
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