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05-09-13, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By trek1

I have had Mavic Crossmax on my '05 Trek Fuel for...

I have had Mavic Crossmax on my '05 Trek Fuel for a few years and love them.
05-09-13, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,296
Posted By trek1

1" is not great but it's your junk!:eek: You said...

1" is not great but it's your junk!:eek: You said it yourself....."The bike feels big" and that is the tell tale of all but it's good you feel you can control it. You will love a bike that fits...
05-09-13, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,296
Posted By trek1

Posted below

Posted below
05-09-13, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,296
Posted By trek1

It is a safety issue if you can't control it and...

It is a safety issue if you can't control it and you are not comfortable. I'm 5'9" and I ride a 17.5" frame and could ride a 15" but 17" is comfortable for me. Sizing is very important for control...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-12, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By trek1

Catastrophic failure w/possible injury would be...

Catastrophic failure w/possible injury would be :eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-12, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By trek1

Good catch on that, they look cast to me also. I...

Good catch on that, they look cast to me also. I had forgot to mention the Schwinn Le Tour cracked along the bend or form line from the die.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-12, 09:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,803
Posted By trek1

These are the one's that you love to say "first...

These are the one's that you love to say "first time out?" as you pass their fancy bikes and kits.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-12, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By trek1

Many years ago I had a cracked drop out happen on...

Many years ago I had a cracked drop out happen on my Schwinn le Tour and Schwinn gave me a new frame. It broke without warning but I saw it before riding further. I would proceed with caution if left...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-11, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By trek1

That's great but don't forget to keep...

That's great but don't forget to keep cadence......oh, now where were you on that job? Sorry boss, forgot that input because I was sprinting for a moment! :lol:

Price is way to much :eek:
11-16-11, 08:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,330
Posted By trek1

All of these tips given are important and will...

All of these tips given are important and will have you making it up sooner than you may think. I am a lighter rider but even so I find riding is 50% endurance and stamina and 50% technique. Some of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-11, 08:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,392
Posted By trek1

Pearl Izumi Elite with 3D chamois or the Pro with...

Pearl Izumi Elite with 3D chamois or the Pro with 4D chamois are both nice enough for my level of riding 2K-3K per year recreational on road & XC. I wish I could affors Assos but find everything...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-11, 03:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,176
Posted By trek1

I'd get a clip on rear (plastic) fender for sure....

I'd get a clip on rear (plastic) fender for sure. I bring mine with me and decide if I need it when I start the century ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-11, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By trek1

Not to bad......

Most Nashbar clothing has not been bad at all for the few I have owned (shorts & pants). The problem is when you buy something better like PI or similar then you realize you should have just spent...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-11, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By trek1

Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Bicycle Tire

Michelin Krylion Carbon Road Bicycle Tire
07-26-11, 01:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,949
Posted By trek1

I like to tell anyone with a 29er that's cheating...

I like to tell anyone with a 29er that's cheating and ask if they have a seperate race classification? I just switched to a Sram 2X10 to lighten up and simplify the bike a bit and now I can use the...
07-26-11, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By trek1

That ain't gonna make my ride any better or...

That ain't gonna make my ride any better or faster so I won't give it a second thought.
07-26-11, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By trek1

These are the great stories to read about new...

These are the great stories to read about new riders experiencing the fun that can be had on the trail. Take time to realize your potential and not to ride beyond capabilities. Mtn Biking is a great...
09-03-10, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,694
Posted By trek1

Perfect advice, size is first and doesn't matter...

Perfect advice, size is first and doesn't matter how good the deal if it doesn't fit. I love my '05 Fuel EX-8 and usually the higher model only has the better/lighter components. I tested rode a...
08-30-10, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,587
Posted By trek1

This one by far surpasses anything I have tried...

This one by far surpasses anything I have tried and Doesn't cramp my style. Most others don't even think I have one from where it is positioned. They used to offer it in graphite grey which matches...
08-30-10, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By trek1

Unfortunately he/she can get a Ford mirror and...

Unfortunately he/she can get a Ford mirror and put it on themselves without ever going to a body shop.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-10, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By trek1

No need to when their 2010 blows Shimano...

No need to when their 2010 blows Shimano away...........:lol:
08-27-10, 01:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,076
Posted By trek1

NO DOUBT! Sick of reading this every year about...

NO DOUBT! Sick of reading this every year about enthusiasts & transits alike!:mad:
08-27-10, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By trek1

Bike shop manager & pro mtn biker hit and left for dead! (Dexter/Michigan)

Not sure if anyone has heard about this yet, but Jason Lummis (Bells rider) was hit by car while riding from work Wed evening out in the Dexter, Michigan area. :cry: Keep your eyes peeled for a Ford...
08-02-10, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,057
Posted By trek1

Great point and nothing can prevent the absolute...

Great point and nothing can prevent the absolute extreme but possible conditions on the road.
08-02-10, 07:53 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,108
Posted By trek1

Never as big an ass as Contador and his revolver...

Never as big an ass as Contador and his revolver or Landis the flip flopping finger pointer taking everyones money. OK, maybe not bringing it to the tour but c'mon he has raised over 200M for a great...
04-12-10, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By trek1

Keep in mind if you aren't pushing yourself on...

Keep in mind if you aren't pushing yourself on the road you will not make gains for XC riding. I find that both types of riding seem to compliment each other if you are pushing it. I ride roads on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-09, 08:54 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,062
Posted By trek1

I find it my therapy session when I am out on a...

I find it my therapy session when I am out on a ride (road or trail) and I find that it only adds to distract from my goals and concentration for the ride. I find sorting out the day’s problems or...
08-27-09, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By trek1

If you know exactly what you want (size, year,...

If you know exactly what you want (size, year, model) maybe you can find it used. I just bought a '07 Trek 8500 and actually looked unridden off ebay for $1000 this year and that was a $2700 MSRP...
08-27-09, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,833
Posted By trek1

I tried Bontrager juice sealant because my Trek...

I tried Bontrager juice sealant because my Trek EX8 came with tubeless ready wheels/tires. Then it wasn't until my LBS found a nasty thorn in one that I figured it would just have been a matter of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-09, 08:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,458
Posted By trek1

No gut=no bibs for me, I don't like the extra...

No gut=no bibs for me, I don't like the extra layer in the summer heat. Changing in the car is quicker and less obvious and no bathroom issue is a benifit. I like my PI Micro-Sensor shorts and have...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-09, 08:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,046
Posted By trek1

I like the secpnd sexier version it looks more...

I like the secpnd sexier version it looks more balanced or finished. the other looks less busy maybe though, so it's wahever you are after.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-08, 08:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,827
Posted By trek1

I am not surprised at all except for your...

I am not surprised at all except for your persistance of pain. I bought a nice set of rollers and used my large weightman rack that has vertical beams like a doorway to help me learn. I tried with no...
10-09-08, 09:17 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,073
Posted By trek1

+1.....take no prisioners

+1.....take no prisioners
10-06-08, 07:40 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,416
Posted By trek1

I would like to go faster if it wern't for XC...

I would like to go faster if it wern't for XC runners going against trail direction so 11-15mph depending on which trail. I ride 100 miles average per week but like to mix it up with both road and...
08-26-08, 07:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,112
Posted By trek1

+1 I like it to keep in shape and the faster...

+1

I like it to keep in shape and the faster the better for me and find it difficult to take it easy or slow down. I like road biking to help improve my mtb experience.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-08, 09:20 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,815
Posted By trek1

First off, he has no choice but to accept it but...

First off, he has no choice but to accept it but I heard him comment today and he said it's been 35 years and to let someone else enjoy and carry it on. I do think he is upset by the non-invitation...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-08, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,038
Posted By trek1

I do, the 305 kicks up the price to at least...

I do, the 305 kicks up the price to at least $275ish online or Costco but I got my new 205 for $100 and would not bother with the heart monitor or cadance since I ride as fast as I possibly can all...
08-15-08, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By trek1

I saw it listed somewhere with womens MTB 8/22...

I saw it listed somewhere with womens MTB 8/22 and men's MTB 8/23.
08-15-08, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By trek1

+1 for my '05 Trek Fuel EX-8 with all XT...

+1 for my '05 Trek Fuel EX-8 with all XT components and Juicy 7 brakes.



that's cool to but upgrade wheels to and put city tires on the old rims for a quick change and it can be your...
08-12-08, 07:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,772
Posted By trek1

+1 but I do use the 44t but I don't cross much in...

+1 but I do use the 44t but I don't cross much in any ring, I just develop a feel for the trails I ride. I was riding with some guys that were using the smaller ring with higher cadence and they...
08-12-08, 12:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,969
Posted By trek1

Because they don't care and think we are really...

Because they don't care and think we are really stupid for being on a bike and think "why don't you use the sidewalk?". It's our fault if we get hit and or killed as they honk going by all pissed off...
08-09-08, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By trek1

Well I have better things to spend $750 on so I...

Well I have better things to spend $750 on so I will just upgrade some other components to Shimano XT. I have friends who have bought new wheels and all they say is "big difference" but I personally...
08-08-08, 10:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,029
Posted By trek1

Nah, keep exercising the immune system or you...

Nah, keep exercising the immune system or you will become venerable but reversing the bladder will not prevent the hose inside from getting nasty?
08-08-08, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By trek1

Is that because they are fairly close in quality?...

Is that because they are fairly close in quality? The Mavic ST wouldn't be a stronger less flexing wheel and therefore a better-stronger ride performance? I am not looking to spend any extra $ but if...
08-08-08, 08:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,029
Posted By trek1

True and I am no scientist either (failed...

True and I am no scientist either (failed science). Another plus is you will never loose it and I am sure there is less harmful things in there (if you keep your refrigerator/freezer clean. I now...
08-08-08, 07:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,029
Posted By trek1

Remember the freezer trick, I haven't had any...

Remember the freezer trick, I haven't had any funk in mine in almost 2 years. I do let it dry a bit and do a final drain out before stashing it in there. What a treat it is on the hot and humid days...
08-08-08, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By trek1

Bontrager race vs. Mavic Crossmax Wheelset

I currently have the original Bontrager Race tubless disc wheelset and was thinking of upgrading some components. I was going to start with the wheelset but I am not sure how noticeable it will be...
08-08-08, 01:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,029
Posted By trek1

I don't know about the white vinigar but in...

I don't know about the white vinigar but in between rides I have found keeping it in the freezer will keep bacteria from growing and I haven't had the "black tube" problem ever since. I just shake...
08-08-08, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By trek1

XC recumbent? I haven't seen any on the trail...

XC recumbent? I haven't seen any on the trail here, could be a riot or deadly......:lol:
08-07-08, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By trek1

I think the non disc has the disc brake mounting...

I think the non disc has the disc brake mounting tabs, check and see.

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/2008/mountain_hardtail/4_series/4300/
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