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Old 05-07-18, 09:08 AM
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Thanks for the info. Still having problems communicating on this forum.

Thanks for all the help.

(I edited this post...something not appropriate in it).

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Old 05-09-18, 09:00 PM
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I am new to cycling and to this forum. I just picked up a DS2 and only one ride so far on a gravel and dirt rail trail for a few miles. I am just trying to get in shape now. Lots of good info in this thread. thanks to the contributors. I will post a photo when I can.
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Old 05-10-18, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Palden View Post
I am new to cycling and to this forum. I just picked up a DS2 and only one ride so far on a gravel and dirt rail trail for a few miles. I am just trying to get in shape now. Lots of good info in this thread. thanks to the contributors. I will post a photo when I can.
Nice bike. Welcome!
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Old 05-10-18, 07:38 PM
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thanks Rummy. Your DS3 in the blue looks great. I would have chosen a DS3 if the budget would have allowed; it seemed a great value. I have that same seat bag that was suggested by the LBS. I am to much of a noob to know whether I should think about getting different pedals.
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Old 05-17-18, 05:35 PM
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Nice DS 4 BeachBunny

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Old 05-18-18, 05:26 AM
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Thanks. It’s a great bike.
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Old 05-18-18, 09:40 AM
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Thanks. Itís a great bike.
I just got a DS 3 that Iíll post pictures of as soon as I have enough posts. Iíve taken it on 3 rides so far and love it.
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Old 05-18-18, 04:01 PM
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Good for you! Congrats
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Old 05-20-18, 05:54 PM
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Pick of my new DS2. I need another bag soon.
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Old 05-20-18, 11:05 PM
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A few pics of my DS 3:




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Old 05-30-18, 09:56 PM
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Has anyone done a drop bar gravel conversion to their DS ?
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Old 06-03-18, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by intransit1217 View Post
Has anyone done a drop bar gravel conversion to their DS ?
No, but I was just thinking (only) of that yesterday.
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Old 06-03-18, 06:49 PM
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I did the math. 800 bucks in parts and it would depreciate the bike as my -13 came with hayes hydro brakes, and I upgraded the fork to a rock shox trekking unit.
A new Salsa Journeyman is only 1100. Makes no sense for me.
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Old 06-03-18, 07:03 PM
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There's been construction on my favorite trail this spring. The Ohio Erie Canal Towpath. It opened up recently, and I got a chance to do 30 miles on it Saturday. Didn't get many pics, but here's a quick one of the DS while I took a pit stop. It's mostly crushed limestone, so the bike gets dirty, but it's such a scenic and extensive trail.
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Nice photo Karmajack. I need to add similar accessories. Related to your earlier post, I will be interested to see what fenders you might end up with.
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Old 06-04-18, 07:07 AM
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I decided to hold off on fenders for a bit. Maybe in the fall or next Spring. I looked for a quite a bit, and the options are almost overwhelming. I narrowed it down to a few different ones, then put it on the back burner.
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Originally Posted by Karmajack View Post
I decided to hold off on fenders for a bit. Maybe in the fall or next Spring. I looked for a quite a bit, and the options are almost overwhelming. I narrowed it down to a few different ones, then put it on the back burner.
I will wait through this s
eason for sure. I thought a slightly narrower tire than 38c woud be necesssry ?
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Old 06-04-18, 02:13 PM
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If interest, there are new colors for 2019 DS3 and DS4 on trek website. I have an odd attraction to Volt Green.
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FWIW, I did the opposite and went to 45s on mine. They were the biggest I could find that day.
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I still have the stock pedals on my Neko. I bought a set of toe clips that attach to the pedals. I donít know that Iíll use them full time but Iím doing a sprint triathlon next month and although I donít expect them to give me any pull up power but I thought Iíd give them a try.

So, can anyone tell me the best way to remove the reflector on one side of the pedal so I can screw the clips in? I canít really tell exactly how theyíre attached and donít want to break them off if I can avoid it.
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Old 06-10-18, 08:13 AM
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I still have the stock pedals on my Neko. I bought a set of toe clips that attach to the pedals. I donít know that Iíll use them full time but Iím doing a sprint triathlon next month and although I donít expect them to give me any pull up power but I thought Iíd give them a try.

So, can anyone tell me the best way to remove the reflector on one side of the pedal so I can screw the clips in? I canít really tell exactly how theyíre attached and donít want to break them off if I can avoid it.

As with most things in my life, I was greatly over thinking that. My clips got here today and I popped the reflector off in about 2 seconds.
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Old 06-10-18, 09:20 AM
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Lol. At one point yesterday, I was going to dig into my closet and find those stock pedals to see about those reflectors. Then I totally got sidetracked and forgot. Glad you got it figured out. Pics pls.
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Lol. At one point yesterday, I was going to dig into my closet and find those stock pedals to see about those reflectors. Then I totally got sidetracked and forgot. Glad you got it figured out. Pics pls.


This is really to test the waters of pedal attachments. Iím going to give it a try tomorrow.
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Old 06-10-18, 06:40 PM
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Looks interesting. Let us know how they work out.
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Originally Posted by Karmajack View Post
Looks interesting. Let us know how they work out.
I loved them. Took me a minute to get the hang of it. It gave me just a bit of an edge on the uphill on my morning ride. It was damp this morning and my feet didnít slip around at all. And you donít even have to think about taking your foot off the pedal.

I think Iíll really appreciate being able to be more lax with my shoe choices when Iím going out for a casual ride for dinner or to meet up with freinds.
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