Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Hybrid Bicycles
Reload this Page >

My New "Boy-Bike"

Notices
Hybrid Bicycles Where else would you go to discuss these fun, versatile bikes?

My New "Boy-Bike"

Old 09-08-12, 08:25 AM
  #1  
GeorgeBMac
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
GeorgeBMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,061

Bikes: 2012 Trek DS 8.5 all weather hybrid, 2008 LeMond Poprad cyclocross, 1992 Cannondale R500 roadbike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My New "Boy-Bike"

My new "Boy Bike": 2012 Trek DS 8.5

He can pretty much go anywhere, do anything: he has fenders, trunk, paniers, headlight, hydraulic disk brakes, wide tires with tread and so on... He rides smooth and steady and with mostly Deore/SLX level components he shifts like a dream.

He's a work horse, but he definitely ain't pretty...
... It feels like I should name him: "Sam"

I feel a little sorry for him: He's a great bike -- but Trek, in their wisdom, painted him 'primer grey' -- so he never gets any compliments...

GeorgeBMac is offline  
Old 09-08-12, 09:04 AM
  #2  
no1mad 
Thunder Whisperer
 
no1mad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NE OK
Posts: 8,852

Bikes: '06 Kona Smoke

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 274 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 2 Posts
Attachment linky not working for me on IE9...
no1mad is offline  
Old 09-08-12, 09:18 AM
  #3  
sportridertex
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vancouver,Washington
Posts: 228

Bikes: 1988 Cannondale SR500,TREK Mendota 2011

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I see no picture either on my MacBook, but thanks for playing
sportridertex is offline  
Old 09-08-12, 09:32 AM
  #4  
GeorgeBMac
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
GeorgeBMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,061

Bikes: 2012 Trek DS 8.5 all weather hybrid, 2008 LeMond Poprad cyclocross, 1992 Cannondale R500 roadbike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
Attachment linky not working for me on IE9...
Thanks for letting me know: I'm not sure what the problem is -- I am using IE9 and do not have that problem. I tried copying the image into the post but it will not accept the 'paste' function. So, I used the "Insert Image' function from the forum.

I'll try it again, but it probably will not work any better. it's the best I can do. But it is confusing because other people do not seem to have have trouble posting pictures...




Umm, that seems to be working better this time..
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
Photo_090712_001.jpg (103.5 KB, 63 views)
File Type: jpg
Photo_090712_009.jpg (99.8 KB, 58 views)

Last edited by GeorgeBMac; 09-08-12 at 09:36 AM. Reason: wrong picture
GeorgeBMac is offline  
Old 09-08-12, 09:46 AM
  #5  
David Bierbaum
Senior Member
 
David Bierbaum's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: St. Louis Metro East area
Posts: 1,633

Bikes: 1992 Specialized Crossroads (red)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Liked 35 Times in 19 Posts
It seems all the modern bikes I see are either gunmetal grey, black, or white. Where have all the colors gone?

After a new chain that I need, along with new brake pads, the one thing I most want is fenders! Oh to be able to ride through puddles and little streams without flinging water and... whatever that gooey algae-ridden slop was, on the Sam Vadalabene Trail... all over my bike and my person.

From the specs, that looks like it takes off-road bicycling and pot-hole strewn rough pavement seriously.

Last edited by David Bierbaum; 09-08-12 at 09:51 AM.
David Bierbaum is offline  
Old 09-08-12, 06:54 PM
  #6  
bjjoondo 
Senior Member
 
bjjoondo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, CO.
Posts: 2,104

Bikes: 2016 Terra Trike Rover X8

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Liked 97 Times in 64 Posts
Originally Posted by David Bierbaum View Post
It seems all the modern bikes I see are either gunmetal grey, black, or white. Where have all the colors gone?

After a new chain that I need, along with new brake pads, the one thing I most want is fenders! Oh to be able to ride through puddles and little streams without flinging water and... whatever that gooey algae-ridden slop was, on the Sam Vadalabene Trail... all over my bike and my person.

From the specs, that looks like it takes off-road bicycling and pot-hole strewn rough pavement seriously.
Oh don't forget "Silver", it seems that all the bikes I like either come in Black or Silver", sure would like a nice bright blue or a screaming zonker yellow, something eye opening!
__________________
Take Care, Ride Safe, have FUN! :)
Jo: 2014 Terra Trike Rambler
BJ: 2016 Terra Trike Rover X8 now X24 (added 3 speed IGH)







bjjoondo is offline  
Old 09-08-12, 06:56 PM
  #7  
bjjoondo 
Senior Member
 
bjjoondo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, CO.
Posts: 2,104

Bikes: 2016 Terra Trike Rover X8

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Liked 97 Times in 64 Posts
The only problem with "fenders" on DS, is that they will clog up with MUD asap!! If the bike is for "off-road" I'd bail the fenders, now if it's just a extra HD commuter, then keep the fenders, by all means!
__________________
Take Care, Ride Safe, have FUN! :)
Jo: 2014 Terra Trike Rambler
BJ: 2016 Terra Trike Rover X8 now X24 (added 3 speed IGH)







bjjoondo is offline  
Old 09-08-12, 09:36 PM
  #8  
jbooker82
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I don't know. I like the flat black look.
jbooker82 is offline  
Old 09-09-12, 04:47 AM
  #9  
GeorgeBMac
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
GeorgeBMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,061

Bikes: 2012 Trek DS 8.5 all weather hybrid, 2008 LeMond Poprad cyclocross, 1992 Cannondale R500 roadbike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by bjjoondo View Post
The only problem with "fenders" on DS, is that they will clog up with MUD asap!! If the bike is for "off-road" I'd bail the fenders, now if it's just a extra HD commuter, then keep the fenders, by all means!
I ride primarily on rails-to-trails crushed limestone. If its wet out, you and the bike end up covered with limestone. The last time I did that on a bike without fenders, I had to wash the stuff out of my hair...

So, the DS didn't come with the fenders -- my LBS had to add them for me. And, even though Trek advertised it as 'fender ready', it was a great deal of work: he had to swap out the front derailer to get the fenders on. (The original top-pull Deore stuck out the back so he changed it for a bottom-pull SLX that sticks out on the side).

After they were on, the manager at the LBS said to me: "Do you know what they call fenders?" .... "Common sense"

But, I agree that fenders do not work well for mountain biking. But the DS is not configured for that anyway. I could get it to do mountain / mud biking, but not with these tires. It would need wider knobbies.
GeorgeBMac is offline  
Old 09-10-12, 08:45 AM
  #10  
rsnelson
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 57

Bikes: Kona Dew

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Very Nice!
rsnelson is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
neraa
Mountain Biking
0
08-23-15 08:06 AM
trekmogul
Fifty Plus (50+)
43
06-18-14 06:42 PM
Brodie01
Classic & Vintage
11
01-18-14 03:27 PM
3footbike
Road Cycling
15
08-26-12 06:41 PM
osephjey
Commuting
0
08-02-11 01:03 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.