Bike Forums

Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/forum.php)
-   Road Cycling (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/)
-   -   Hot r Not (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/452315-hot-r-not.html)

bianchi10 12-25-13 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs (Post 16357808)
Do you have to have a white garage door to post in this thread? :lol:

Its recommended to have a white or solid color background to help show all the details of the bike. Garage doors just happen to be a general option that works best

SpeshulEd 12-25-13 09:04 PM

I dig the trek.

Ricanfred 12-25-13 09:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robbyville (Post 16358501)
Well, I've never posted this bike in here knowing how it would probably fare. But now I think my ego is strong enough, plus I just put these exceedingly hot wheels on (they ride nicely too). I also figure that most of you are fairly liquored up on Egg Nog!

Pics are from just after today's short ride, the joys of the job skiing/boarding in the morning and ride in the afternoon.

http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps710afa8a.jpg

http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps7b40dc92.jpg

http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/y...psafc8e295.jpg

Very nice, hot!

robbyville 12-25-13 10:04 PM

Thank you!

gc3 12-25-13 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robbyville (Post 16358501)
Well, I've never posted this bike in here knowing how it would probably fare. But now I think my ego is strong enough, plus I just put these exceedingly hot wheels on (they ride nicely too). I also figure that most of you are fairly liquored up on Egg Nog!

Pics are from just after today's short ride, the joys of the job skiing/boarding in the morning and ride in the afternoon.

http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/y...psafc8e295.jpg[/URL]

This is one Trek that's Exceedingly Good, although...maybe...a zero setback post might improve the look.

How are them there Rails treating you, especially going down them steep hills?

robbyville 12-25-13 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gc3 (Post 16358995)
This is one Trek that's Exceedingly Good, although...maybe...a zero setback post might improve the look.

How are them there Rails treating you, especially going down them steep hills?

Thanks! I think you're right considering how far back I have the saddle I'll see if they have a zero setback mast.

they rode really nicely today, about as comfortable as the tubeless bontrager's but without the slop of the rim rubbing a little on hard climbs that the alloy rims have (I've checked QR, hub play, must be flex in rim). I think I'll set them up tubeless once these tires are kaput.

they seem to spin up and hold speed a tad faster than the RFSC 38's but I didn't set any records today. On my favorite descent today I hit 45mph, my record on a warm summer day was 49 on this hill so I hope to be able to crack it soon. They make a very cool sound when pedaling :)

Overall pretty darned happy, hoping to ride them again tomorrow. Also not a squeal at all whereas the RFSC's always had a bit no matter how I adjusted.

bianchi10 12-25-13 10:16 PM

Edit. Double post

Nagrom_ 12-25-13 10:33 PM

hotrnot self named ambassador b10 on the scene.

megalowmatt 12-25-13 10:35 PM

Maybe for looks only will a zero setback post help the Trek but he has the saddle very far back on the rails as it is. Zero setback is only going to change the fit.

I don't even know why I'm posting here.

robbyville 12-25-13 11:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by megalowmatt (Post 16359033)
Maybe for looks only will a zero setback post help the Trek but he has the saddle very far back on the rails as it is. Zero setback is only going to change the fit.

I don't even know why I'm posting here.

I've played with the fit a fair bit since my Bike fit session. I think as I've ridden more and started to work on core (which I've never done), that I'm due for another. I seem to be scootching back more often and trying to rotate hips more. I also added a cm to stem length a few months back. Plus I intend to race a bit this year. We'll see

bianchi10 12-25-13 11:07 PM

If that is how he positions his saddle, there is no way he could do a zero set back. its pushed all the way back as it is. Zero set back would be needed if he had it placed all the way forward.

prankster 12-26-13 04:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robbyville (Post 16359070)
I've played with the fit a fair bit since my Bike fit session. I think as I've ridden more and started to work on core (which I've never done), that I'm due for another. I seem to be scootching back more often and trying to rotate hips more. I also added a cm to stem length a few months back. Plus I intend to race a bit this year. We'll see

You're doing it wrong. When you are more flexible and have stronger core, you may play around with the stem length and angle and also the stack. Not your saddle fore/aft, which is governed by your leg length, natural feet position, etc. My 2 cents.

robbyville 12-26-13 05:34 AM

True enough. This is pretty much the saddle position I was put in but I have played with tilt some and I'm sure I've messed up position on rails a trifle. Stem length, spacers, and stem flip is more what I've done

Germany_chris 12-26-13 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robbyville (Post 16358501)
Well, I've never posted this bike in here knowing how it would probably fare. But now I think my ego is strong enough, plus I just put these exceedingly hot wheels on (they ride nicely too). I also figure that most of you are fairly liquored up on Egg Nog!

Pics are from just after today's short ride, the joys of the job skiing/boarding in the morning and ride in the afternoon.

http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps710afa8a.jpg

http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps7b40dc92.jpg

http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/y...psafc8e295.jpg

Bike fit before carbon wheels..

Not

robbyville 12-26-13 08:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Germany_chris (Post 16359371)
Bike fit before carbon wheels..

Not

Bike fit has been done (I'm a fit junky), but will need to be tweaked as I get stronger and learn to spend more time in the drops.

Ouch that "not" stings :cry: but I know I brought it on myself!

ravenmore 12-26-13 09:16 AM

Nice Trek. Seems like everyone and their dog is making carbon wheels these days. ;) Rail? The setback post doesn't bother me too much. If you need it for your fit then so be it. :)

If you wanted to improve the pic you could use shallow depth of field to blur out the back ground. You'd use a longer lens with wider aperture (which would bump your shutter speed up as well which is generally a good thing too).

robbyville 12-26-13 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ravenmore (Post 16359483)
Nice Trek. Seems like everyone and their dog is making carbon wheels these days. ;) Rail? The setback post doesn't bother me too much. If you need it for your fit then so be it. :)

If you wanted to improve the pic you could use shallow depth of field to blur out the back ground. You'd use a longer lens with wider aperture (which would bump your shutter speed up as well which is generally a good thing too).

Hey @ravenmore, thanks for the advice! As luck would have it I just bought my wife a nice camera as she's getting into photography, literally unpacked it yesterday so hoping to learn more about the settings, lenses, etc.

shoota 12-26-13 10:01 AM

I like the trek too except for the saddle/seatpost position appearance

ravenmore 12-26-13 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robbyville (Post 16359510)
Hey @ravenmore, thanks for the advice! As luck would have it I just bought my wife a nice camera as she's getting into photography, literally unpacked it yesterday so hoping to learn more about the settings, lenses, etc.

Sure no problem. :) Easiest way to do it would be to use your longest lens and then put the camera in aperture priority automatic mode (its usually marked 'A' on the mode dial). Set it to the widest aperture (lower numbers = wider) and it will automatically pick the corresponding shutter speed for you.

Germany_chris 12-26-13 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robbyville (Post 16359383)
Bike fit has been done (I'm a fit junky), but will need to be tweaked as I get stronger and learn to spend more time in the drops.

Ouch that "not" stings :cry: but I know I brought it on myself!

We'll have to agree to disagree

gc3 12-26-13 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robbyville (Post 16359383)
Bike fit has been done (I'm a fit junky), but will need to be tweaked as I get stronger and learn to spend more time in the drops...

To what end? Acccording to the guy that did my Retul fit....riding in the drops makes you more aero, but doesn't help generate any additional power...

Silvercivic27 12-26-13 10:23 PM

I produce less power in the drops, and my heart rate goes up.

robbyville 12-27-13 05:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gc3 (Post 16360818)
To what end? Acccording to the guy that did my Retul fit....riding in the drops makes you more aero, but doesn't help generate any additional power...

Hmm, well I was planning to race this year and my first ride is a criterium in WV, all the videos I watch seemed like people were in drops for extended periods of time during crits so I thought I'd better be comfortable there for longer than 10 minutes at a time?

Silvercivic27 12-27-13 06:57 AM

People are in the drops for aero and handling, not necessarily to produce more power. Yes, you should try to ride in the drops as much as possible in a criterium (generally speaking).

Herbie53 12-27-13 07:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ravenmore (Post 16359725)
Sure no problem. :) Easiest way to do it would be to use your longest lens and then put the camera in aperture priority automatic mode (its usually marked 'A' on the mode dial). Set it to the widest aperture (lower numbers = wider) and it will automatically pick the corresponding shutter speed for you.

My dial has little pictures on it. I find that flower or green box work ok for bike pics... actually this is a really good thing to know!

Thanks.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:40 PM.