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Old 04-01-19, 10:50 AM
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Pulled the dork disk off, it got bent somehow and was interfering with the biggest cog. Much nicer without.
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Old 04-01-19, 11:13 AM
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I degreased, cleaned, and lubed the chain, and inspected my rear tire after flatting on Friday. The tube sealant seems to have done its job, as it held 85 PSI just fine as it sits. Tomorrow's ride to work will be the real test.
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Old 04-02-19, 08:17 AM
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Last Friday, I ordered the Mac-Ride child bike seat. It should get here by Friday and will be installed on my Roam. I cannot wait to take my son out to the trails, especially now that he's a little older and has started conversing with us.
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Old 04-03-19, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by OhLylo View Post
I degreased, cleaned, and lubed the chain, and inspected my rear tire after flatting on Friday. The tube sealant seems to have done its job, as it held 85 PSI just fine as it sits. Tomorrow's ride to work will be the real test.
Worked out okay, no leaks. Sealant is good stuff.
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Old 04-03-19, 08:34 AM
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A few spokes on the rear wheel were loose, and as their nipple heads were seized after the winter riding, I took off the tire to access the nipple heads from the other side and try to work them loose. Worked only partly - I managed to free a couple of the seized ones, before one snapped while trying to work it loose. I kinda expected that to happen, still hadn't any spokes and heads lying around, so now the wheel is a bit out of true until I get around to shop for replacement parts. Anyhow, at least I rinsed and cleaned the rim from the inside as good as I could - it was much needed, as it was full of corrosive muck.
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Old 04-04-19, 10:53 AM
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Since I pulled off the plastic dork disk behind the cassette on my Sirrus, I figured I better bring the bike by the LBS to double check the limit screws. And while I was there, I had them adjust the barrel adjuster since I was getting slow shifts up onto larger cogs. Took about 15 minutes, $15, and the bike shifts absolutely beautifully.

Shout out to Grand Performance in St. Paul.
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Old 04-05-19, 08:11 AM
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Weather was perfect last night, so I took out the Roam. I was reminded of one of the reasons why I bought the Roam in the first place. While on a paved trail, there was a person walking ahead of me with headphones on. I tried ringing the cheap bell that came with my Roam, but the guy couldn't seem to hear me. I didn't really want to shout out so I went off the trail onto the grassy bumpy section beside the trail, passed him then got back on to the paved trail. It was a good ride last night.
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Old 04-07-19, 06:44 PM
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New tires mounted. Can ya say “tight fit”?

The gap between the tire and the fender mount measures just under 5mm, so it’s within spec, but only just. These are Schwalbe Marathon Plus in 700x38. 32s were OEM on this bike so apparently 38 is the limit unless you wanna bend the fender mount out of the way or something.
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Old 04-08-19, 12:18 AM
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Hello Guys,
I have a Trek DS4, which I bought in January. Have completed some 2000 KMs on it. Some 500 KMs back, I changed the tires from the original Bontrager LT2, Hard-Case Lite, 700x38c to 32 Shcwalbe Marathan Supremes. My average speed has since increased by 4-5 kmph.
Is this all because of the tires or am I actually getting better as well?
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Old 04-08-19, 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by SoberPanda View Post
Hello Guys,
I have a Trek DS4, which I bought in January. Have completed some 2000 KMs on it. Some 500 KMs back, I changed the tires from the original Bontrager LT2, Hard-Case Lite, 700x38c to 32 Shcwalbe Marathan Supremes. My average speed has since increased by 4-5 kmph.
Is this all because of the tires or am I actually getting better as well?
It could be both but I'd guess that it's mostly from you getting in better shape. In my experience, tires could give or take 1-2 kmph.
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Old 04-10-19, 03:40 PM
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I proofide'd my seat again, and I have the pedals off. In a little bit, I'm gonna give her a good wash, and then I'm gonna let her sit until Friday. Why? Well, my knee is freakin' aching, and my PT says it's IT band syndrome and my loose ankle causing a tendency to pull my knee inward when using my SPD pedals and shoes. I can't adjust the cleat angle outward enough to compensate and it's pissing my knee off big time. Anyways, this is all a long-winded way of saying I ordered the Speedplay Frog pedals from my LBS and they'll be here Friday. I'm hoping the free-floating pedals will help.
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Old 04-11-19, 07:28 AM
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Yesterday was the first ride on my Roam with the Mac-ride child bike seat installed. Compared to the Thule child bike seat I had before, I no longer have issues with the seat scraping the top of my knee when pedaling. I still have to somewhat bow out my knees when pedaling, but even that is a slight improvement. It is amazing how involved my son was during the ride. Part of it is that he is older and can talk in sentences now, the other part is that the seat is just like a bike seat. There is no backrest and he has to hold on to the handlebars as if he was riding his own bike. He liked it so much he threw a tantrum when we went back home. He wanted to keep riding >_<
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Old 04-12-19, 12:56 PM
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After getting 2200 miles from the stock tires on my Trek flatbar FXS6, today's task was tubeless road conversion. For my first foray into the tubeless world, it's gone well so far. The TLR rim strips popped right into the Bontrager Affinity TLR wheels with a nice "click". The TLR tires in 700x32c are a very snug fit. A bit of soapy water got the first bead onto the rim, and then my new favorite tool, the Kool-Stop "bead jack" took care of the other side in short order. I can't imagine how I'd ever have gotten these tires on without that tool and a ton of cussing and sore fingers. I will definitely not ever be doing a trail side tube install these tight tires.

Front wheel took about 30 minutes to get all set-up working slowly. After getting the front mounted and before adding sealant, I hit it with my compressor and heard some nice "pops" as the beads seated properly. Even with no sealant, it held air just fine with no leaks. I then pulled the valve core and added 2 oz. of Orange Seal Endurance. Time to give the fingers a break and have some lunch before tackling the rear tire.


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Old 04-15-19, 09:43 AM
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Decided to make the most of the Trekfest sale.
  • Got new 700x25c tires for the flat bar Madone. Was originally going to get the new R3 tires, but since I don't ride the Madone as often, I decided to save money and got the AW2s instead.
  • Also picked up the Bontrager Sport Bike Saddle which I installed on my Roam last night. Haven't been able to do a proper ride yet, but will most likely do so tonight. I have been looking for a wider saddle to use on my Roam. I previously had the WTB Speed in medium width but on my recent rides with the Mac-ride child seat installed, I felt like the WTB saddle was too narrow for me.
  • Lastly, got Bontrager city front and rear lights for the wife's Trek FX-3. The city front light is actually a pain to install on a flat handlebar because the brake/shifter cables were blocking it. I had to slightly tilt the brake/shifter levers up so that the cables will not rub on the front light. It would be a non-issue on a drop bar bike.

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Old 04-15-19, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by csrpenfab View Post
...and then my new favorite tool, the Kool-Stop "bead jack" took care of the other side in short order. I can't imagine how I'd ever have gotten these tires on without that tool and a ton of cussing and sore fingers. I will definitely not ever be doing a trail side tube install these tight tires.
I love the Bead Jack. I bought it to lever *any* tire over my 1997 Trek's Matrix Vapor wheels -- any tire is darn near impossible to get on that wheel. My "daily driver" bikes don't take near that much force, but I keep this tool in my trunk bag just in case.
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Old 04-16-19, 08:58 AM
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Last night replaced the old original Bontrager R2 700x23c tires on my flatbar Madone with 700x25c Bontrager AW2 tires. It was my first time ever changing a tire on a bike, it was a good learning experience! The new 25c tires fit with good enough clearance everywhere.
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Old 04-18-19, 12:44 PM
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I got a new chain put on today. The shop techs did not like how it was shifting (I agreed) so they also changed the cable and housing. It is shifting much better now.

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