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Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-13, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18,534
Views: 3,648,107
Posted By renlopez

Pro jerseys at Meriline.com?

Meritline has a bunch of 2012 Pro team Jersey's with matching bib shorts for $36.99. I decided to pick up the Garmin set. They ship from China so I have no idea if they are authentic overstock or if...
11-29-10, 02:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,012
Posted By renlopez

GT Stomper 24 - Decent bike for a 9 year old?

Performance Bike had a crazy sale on the remaining 2010 GT Stomper 24" mountain bikes for black Friday. $219 - 20% coupon = $175

I know GT is not the same company it was back in the 90's as it's...
10-22-10, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By renlopez

Moving from 20" to 26" Bike

My 9 year old son is a pretty darn good trail rider and is just about to outgrow his 20" Schwinn Mini Mesa. It has served him well but the 7 speeds are no longer enough.

A 24" Mountain bike would...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-08, 09:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,056
Posted By renlopez

Also helps to register your bike serial# on the...

Also helps to register your bike serial# on the Trek website.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-08, 04:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,511
Posted By renlopez

Earthquake while riding

We just had a 5.4 earthquake in So Cal today. It hit about 30 minutes before my ride. Got me wondering what would happen and what it would feel like if one hit while I was riding.

Anybody care to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-08, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By renlopez

I just bought these Cat-1 Gavia 2 days ago from...

I just bought these Cat-1 Gavia 2 days ago from Performance for 89.99 clearance minus 10% coupon. They were the last pair in the store. Not only did they seem to be the best bang for the buck at $80,...
07-07-08, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By renlopez

Found the answer. See Original Post for edit.

Found the answer. See Original Post for edit.
07-07-08, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By renlopez

Where can I find a list of teams and what bikes they ride? NM

Edit: Found a list - http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/article/tour-de-france-2008-team-guide-17214

Here is the summary:

AAG2R-LA MONDIALE - BH Global Concept, Campagnolo...
06-10-08, 10:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,471
Posted By renlopez

Just in case anyone else in interested. I finally...

Just in case anyone else in interested. I finally measured the wheel factor on my 4.5 with Stock Bontrager Race wheels and Race Lite Tires 700x23c at 115PSI. Wheel factor = 2110mm
06-02-08, 05:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,179
Posted By renlopez

Bump. Just watched the Dana Point Grand Prix and...

Bump. Just watched the Dana Point Grand Prix and looking at all the bikes around, I didn't see one bike priced less than $3000.

I've got a 08 Madone 4.5 that I paid $1769 with 105/Ultegra. Would I...
05-16-08, 03:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,510
Posted By renlopez

FWIW, I got the 2007 Schwinn Mesa from Perfomance...

FWIW, I got the 2007 Schwinn Mesa from Perfomance Bike for $179 which included lifetime service. You can't get a Trek or Specialized for that.
05-16-08, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,245
Posted By renlopez

I got a 2007 Schwinn Mesa for $179.99 plus tax...

I got a 2007 Schwinn Mesa for $179.99 plus tax from Performance Bike. They offer lifetime service on the bike which is worth way more than the $179 I paid. If I bought a higher end used bike on...
04-24-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,483
Posted By renlopez

Wow. I get the message. Thanks.

Wow. I get the message. Thanks.
04-24-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,080
Posted By renlopez

Wow. I get the message. Thanks.

Wow. I get the message. Thanks.
04-23-08, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,080
Posted By renlopez

Hairline crack in my head tube - Aluminum Frame - Pics

I posted the same thread in the mechanics forum.

I took my mountain bike offroad for the first time in about 7 years. I noticed this crack in the head tube. I don't notice a difference in the ride...
04-23-08, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,483
Posted By renlopez

Hailine crack in the head tube - Aluminum Frame - pics

I took my mountain bike offroad for the first time in about 7 years. I noticed this crack in the head tube. I don't notice a difference in the ride or the steering. It's a 1996 Nishiki Backroads 7075...
04-14-08, 10:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,471
Posted By renlopez

Don't get me wrong, My post was not a flame on...

Don't get me wrong, My post was not a flame on the 4.5. In fact, I am a proud owner of the 4.5 as well. I too am glad that the 4.5 is a Madone because in the past, only the Madones were eligible for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-08, 10:27 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,201,235
Posted By renlopez

No, it didn't. That's just the way it came on the...

No, it didn't. That's just the way it came on the bike. I just never adjusted it. But now that you mention it, It would probably be more comfortable back further.

Indeed, I get a free pro fitting...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-08, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,201,235
Posted By renlopez

Here are some updated pictures. Flipped the stem...

Here are some updated pictures. Flipped the stem and took the pic on the drive side.

Madone 4.5 52cm Compact 50/34. Shimano 105 w/ Ultegra rear derailer.
Swapped Shimano 105 11-25 Cassette with...
04-03-08, 11:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,471
Posted By renlopez

Weighed mine today. 18 lbs 5 oz (18.3lbs) for...

Weighed mine today. 18 lbs 5 oz (18.3lbs) for 52cm. Bike had a computer attached and also had a 110mm stem vs the stock 90mm. No pedals/cages.
04-03-08, 10:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,471
Posted By renlopez

I agree. The 4.5 is also the lowest grade Trek...

I agree. The 4.5 is also the lowest grade Trek TCT carbon and is also missing the integrated headset and bottom bracket that the 5.1 and above all have.

I would say that the 4.5 is equivalent to...
04-01-08, 12:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,471
Posted By renlopez

Do you have a triple or compact crank? The...

Do you have a triple or compact crank? The Shimano 105 triple is about 180 grams heavier (0.4 lbs)

Mine has the compact.
04-01-08, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,471
Posted By renlopez

At 18.5lbs, what type of pedals/cages/extras are...

At 18.5lbs, what type of pedals/cages/extras are on it?

Mine is 52cm so we can see how much less the smaller size is.
03-31-08, 09:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,471
Posted By renlopez

I haven't checked the exact weight. I'll be...

I haven't checked the exact weight. I'll be bringing it in for a tuneup this week. I'll tell you after that. The LBS told me that the new frame design for 2008 is a bit lighter than 2007.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-08, 08:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,056
Posted By renlopez

Other than the Madone name being a marketing...

Other than the Madone name being a marketing tool, all Madones have a crash replacement frame discount. The 2007 and older non-Madone carbon fiber Treks did not have this insurance policy. That's one...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-08, 08:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,056
Posted By renlopez

What's interesting to me is that in 2008, both...

What's interesting to me is that in 2008, both TCT and OCLV frames are part of the Madone line where as in the past, the TCT frames were not i.e. Trek 5000.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-08, 05:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,056
Posted By renlopez

I understand that they take different bottom...

I understand that they take different bottom brackets, but doesn't the fact that it is wide like the others also mean that it carries some of the extra stiffness as well? And if so, doesn't that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-08, 04:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,056
Posted By renlopez

My 4.5 BB looks just as wide as the BB on the 5.2...

My 4.5 BB looks just as wide as the BB on the 5.2 so I'm confused by what you are saying.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-08, 03:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,056
Posted By renlopez

This was me. The 4.5/4.7 does not have...

This was me.


The 4.5/4.7 does not have the integrated seat mast, or integrated headset, or integrated bottom bracket. but it does still have the stiff 90mm bottom bracket and oversized head...
03-24-08, 03:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,471
Posted By renlopez

I purchased a Madone 4.5 compact a month ago and...

I purchased a Madone 4.5 compact a month ago and I could not be happier. My LBS provided me with great service to get it just the way I wanted it.

I was a bit torn between the triple and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,201,235
Posted By renlopez

I considered one of those F75's also. It was very...

I considered one of those F75's also. It was very light and fast, but I decided to go carbon for the comfort factor.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-08, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,201,235
Posted By renlopez

Here is the Madone 4.5 ...

Here is the Madone 4.5
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg156/renlopez/DSC_5168.jpg

This is the old Centurion Ironman
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg156/renlopez/DSC_5160.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-08, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,201,235
Posted By renlopez

First time poster

Just bought a new 2008 Trek Madone 4.5 Compact

-Replaced 11-25 cassette with 12-27 so I wouldn't have to go with a triple crank
-Replaced 90mm stem with 110mm stem

Love the bike. Especially...
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