Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: New transport

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    15
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    New transport

    Well, I pulled the trigger on a new trek transport today. Close out price of $999.00. I want to thank, those on the forum that answered my questions in a previous thread. I will pick it up tomorrow. since I have some fitting concerns due to motion limitations, the shop has promised to will help me get the proper fit.

  2. #2
    Bike addict, dreamer AdamDZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Queens, New York
    My Bikes
    Surly Disc trucker (DIY), Fuji Reveal 1.0 (DIY MTB), Specialized Roubaix
    Posts
    5,161
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congratulations, but..


  3. #3
    Beast Rider BeastRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newport News, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Trek Transport
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ultrarider View Post
    Well, I pulled the trigger on a new trek transport today. Close out price of $999.00. I want to thank, those on the forum that answered my questions in a previous thread. I will pick it up tomorrow. since I have some fitting concerns due to motion limitations, the shop has promised to will help me get the proper fit.

    GREAT DEAL!!!!! Hope to see some photos VERY soon!!!!!

  4. #4
    Ride On. Underground's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Houston, TX
    My Bikes
    2010 Trek 1.5, 2010 Specialized Langster, 2010 Specialized Hardrock Sport 29er, 2011 Gary Fisher HiFi Plus 29er
    Posts
    315
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congrats!!!

    Hopefully I will be getting mine this weekend.
    '10 Trek 1.5; '10 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 29er; '12 Trek Transport; '11 Gary Fisher/Trek HiFi Plus 29er; '96 Cannondale M400 - Sold = Regret
    My Cycling Blog

  5. #5
    Senior Member coldfeet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    2,118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congratulations, I look forward to hearing how it behaves with a rearward biased load.

  6. #6
    Beast Rider BeastRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newport News, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Trek Transport
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by coldfeet View Post
    Congratulations, I look forward to hearing how it behaves with a rearward biased load.
    I have had mine loaded with about 100 pounds of groceries. A little froggy at first but that was because I didn't balance the load. Pulled quite nicely after I made a slight adjustment.

    The center stand the bike comes with could have a bit of a wider stance.

  7. #7
    Ride On. Underground's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Houston, TX
    My Bikes
    2010 Trek 1.5, 2010 Specialized Langster, 2010 Specialized Hardrock Sport 29er, 2011 Gary Fisher HiFi Plus 29er
    Posts
    315
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The biggest load I'll have to do is cat litter. That would be at least 80lbs of clay.

    It will be so awesome to not "need" a car for that trip anymore.
    '10 Trek 1.5; '10 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 29er; '12 Trek Transport; '11 Gary Fisher/Trek HiFi Plus 29er; '96 Cannondale M400 - Sold = Regret
    My Cycling Blog

  8. #8
    Beast Rider BeastRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newport News, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Trek Transport
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Underground View Post
    The biggest load I'll have to do is cat litter. That would be at least 80lbs of clay.

    It will be so awesome to not "need" a car for that trip anymore.
    You could probably put that on the upper rear rack with it hanging off on the sides like a set of saddlebags. Probably would be easier to carry that way. Otherwise, you might have to get two 40 pound bags or two 80 pound bags to even the load on the lower racks.

  9. #9
    Ride On. Underground's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Houston, TX
    My Bikes
    2010 Trek 1.5, 2010 Specialized Langster, 2010 Specialized Hardrock Sport 29er, 2011 Gary Fisher HiFi Plus 29er
    Posts
    315
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The biggest bay they sell is 40lb and I usually buy at least 2 at a time. Dang cats. hahaha
    '10 Trek 1.5; '10 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 29er; '12 Trek Transport; '11 Gary Fisher/Trek HiFi Plus 29er; '96 Cannondale M400 - Sold = Regret
    My Cycling Blog

  10. #10
    Senior Member badmother's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    2,941
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AdamDZ View Post
    Congratulations, but..

    Must be a old picture. Where do you find that many skinny Americans today?? I know a lot of peopel are going trough rough times but still...
    °Empty drums make a lot of noice... (Old Hungarian proverb).

  11. #11
    Ride On. Underground's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Houston, TX
    My Bikes
    2010 Trek 1.5, 2010 Specialized Langster, 2010 Specialized Hardrock Sport 29er, 2011 Gary Fisher HiFi Plus 29er
    Posts
    315
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    But...but...one is dressed in a santa mask and wearing a cheeseburger outfit! That should qualify it as American. haha
    '10 Trek 1.5; '10 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 29er; '12 Trek Transport; '11 Gary Fisher/Trek HiFi Plus 29er; '96 Cannondale M400 - Sold = Regret
    My Cycling Blog

  12. #12
    Beast Rider BeastRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newport News, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Trek Transport
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Underground View Post
    The biggest bay they sell is 40lb and I usually buy at least 2 at a time. Dang cats. hahaha
    That works then. One on each side with a couple of bungee's would work just fine.

  13. #13
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    15
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well it came home to the house... Sorry no pictures. I am more impressed after getting a chance to ride it, the seat had to go but other than that I am very pleased. Only about 5miles so far. I will be getting another bag, I think that will help to balance the load.

  14. #14
    Beast Rider BeastRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newport News, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Trek Transport
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ultrarider View Post
    Well it came home to the house... Sorry no pictures. I am more impressed after getting a chance to ride it, the seat had to go but other than that I am very pleased. Only about 5miles so far. I will be getting another bag, I think that will help to balance the load.
    Ride for a while before you buy another bag. I thought the exact same thing when I first got mine. Then, after riding a while, I found that it wasn't needed as bad as I thought it was. And I rarely use the one that I do have.

  15. #15
    Bike addict, dreamer AdamDZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Queens, New York
    My Bikes
    Surly Disc trucker (DIY), Fuji Reveal 1.0 (DIY MTB), Specialized Roubaix
    Posts
    5,161
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by badmother View Post
    Must be a old picture. Where do you find that many skinny Americans today?? I know a lot of people are going trough rough times but still...


    Seriously though, there are plenty of skinny people in NYC. But yeah, you're right.

  16. #16
    Senior Member coldfeet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    2,118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BeastRider View Post
    I have had mine loaded with about 100 pounds of groceries. A little froggy at first but that was because I didn't balance the load. Pulled quite nicely after I made a slight adjustment.

    The center stand the bike comes with could have a bit of a wider stance.
    Pics of 100lbs load please.

  17. #17
    Beast Rider BeastRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newport News, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Trek Transport
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by coldfeet View Post
    Pics of 100lbs load please.
    Wish I could post photos. Didn't have the camera with me. Keep in mind tat wasn't 100 on each side.....that would equate out to about 30 to 35 on each side rack and the rest on the upper rear rack with a few of the smaller items on the front rack.

    And that's just an estimate of the load weight. It was just a usual trip to the grocery store that we usually make in the car. I just had to see if I could do it on the bike. The better half wasn't too pleased that I did it either. Seems that I forgot a lot of the stuff that she usually gets........go figure.....

  18. #18
    Ride On. Underground's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Houston, TX
    My Bikes
    2010 Trek 1.5, 2010 Specialized Langster, 2010 Specialized Hardrock Sport 29er, 2011 Gary Fisher HiFi Plus 29er
    Posts
    315
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You could always tell her it was the thought that really counted. hahaha

    I am eager to see how well it does as a grocery hauler and how to get a good feel of how to balance what I'm carrying.
    '10 Trek 1.5; '10 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 29er; '12 Trek Transport; '11 Gary Fisher/Trek HiFi Plus 29er; '96 Cannondale M400 - Sold = Regret
    My Cycling Blog

  19. #19
    Beast Rider BeastRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newport News, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Trek Transport
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Underground View Post
    You could always tell her it was the thought that really counted. hahaha

    I am eager to see how well it does as a grocery hauler and how to get a good feel of how to balance what I'm carrying.

    She appreciated it. Although she REALLY enjoys doing the shopping herself. Some things are just better left alone.

    Balancing the loads is a pretty easy task. Start small and work up to it......

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •