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12-21-17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By trek2.3bike

Help a Neanderthal.

I am from an era before the PC appeared.

I want to put my aluminium Trek 2.3 (no built-in anything) in a trainer and
be able to use Rouvy as I pedal away the snow season (5-7 months).

I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-12, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By trek2.3bike

Racks on CF frames

Do any CF bikes come with the accessory atachment hole on the rear dropout?
I'm looking to carry a 40 pound load on a rack.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-12, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By trek2.3bike

Generally, a woman's COG moves upward as she ages...

Generally, a woman's COG moves upward as she ages and leaning over reaching for the handlebars puts a lot of weight on her back. If you think about it, you know why this is.
That's why the Trek WSD...
05-26-12, 09:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,632
Posted By trek2.3bike

KLM takes bikes for no charge. If going to...

KLM takes bikes for no charge.

If going to Europe make sure you get a KLM ticket, a KLM flight number, and fly on a KLM airplane.

If so, the Delta ticket collectors will follow the KLM rules....
05-26-12, 09:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,317
Posted By trek2.3bike

Which Minneapolis hotel was that?

Which Minneapolis hotel was that?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-12, 08:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,192
Posted By trek2.3bike

If you get your wife used to riding, you'll be...

If you get your wife used to riding, you'll be happier in the end.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-12, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,645
Posted By trek2.3bike

I believe that KLM doesn't charge for bike but if...

I believe that KLM doesn't charge for bike but if you get a KLM ticket and are put on a Delta airplane, Delta won't honor the "code sharing" and rips you off for $200 to $300 each way. For a month...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-12, 09:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,815
Posted By trek2.3bike

I have both. I can't tell the difference. The...

I have both. I can't tell the difference. The 105 gruppo is a BEST BUY.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-12, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By trek2.3bike

Most likely because Trek found it worked better...

Most likely because Trek found it worked better with the triple set-up. My 2.3 has this feature too.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-12, 08:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,622
Posted By trek2.3bike

Trek 2.1. There are lots out there. Often on...

Trek 2.1. There are lots out there. Often on sale or lightly used. Easy to upgrade.
03-25-12, 03:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,758
Posted By trek2.3bike

When I was 11, I lived in Europe. I went out at...

When I was 11, I lived in Europe. I went out at 8 and returned at 5. I took civilan busses all over town, went to the Swimhalle on my own, ate lunch often "on the economy" (yummy Brats). Sometimes...
03-19-12, 05:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,299
Posted By trek2.3bike

Now you know why they are called "thugs in...

Now you know why they are called "thugs in blue."
03-19-12, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,132
Posted By trek2.3bike

Live happy! Stay out of NYC.

Live happy! Stay out of NYC.
03-18-12, 01:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,207
Posted By trek2.3bike

NZ, like Australia and the UK, are much more...

NZ, like Australia and the UK, are much more "police states" than even New Jersey. There is no Constitution, there are no individual rights, and the police regulate themselves. 21st century...
03-18-12, 12:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,971
Posted By trek2.3bike

He has no impact.

He has no impact.
01-09-12, 10:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,320
Posted By trek2.3bike

For daylight riding, I use a Night Rider 600 on...

For daylight riding, I use a Night Rider 600 on strobe.

http://www.modernbike.com/itemgroup.asp?IGPK=2126183534
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,606
Posted By trek2.3bike

I believe that part itself is mostly a myth. The...

I believe that part itself is mostly a myth. The female abdominal region to rib cage proportion is slightly larger I believe, and for overall height of men and woman of the same leg length females on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-11, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By trek2.3bike

The Trek 1.5 is a fine bicycle. Not perfect but...

The Trek 1.5 is a fine bicycle. Not perfect but at $400 it would be a great buy. The bike I leave in Europe is one on these.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-11, 06:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,921
Posted By trek2.3bike

There is a reason why women have more clearance. ...

There is a reason why women have more clearance. How shall I put it, smoother lines?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-11, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 954
Posted By trek2.3bike

WSD is just another fit option as Pathmann says. ...

WSD is just another fit option as Pathmann says. If it fits, show that you have big ones and ride it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-11, 07:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,921
Posted By trek2.3bike

Several dealers, when I was re-starting cycling,...

Several dealers, when I was re-starting cycling, acted like there was no product for me. The 5th one said Trek makes a shorter bike, I'm sure we have one in the firm's system, and they did. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-11, 11:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,921
Posted By trek2.3bike

5'4' and male. I can't comfortably (safely?)...

5'4' and male. I can't comfortably (safely?) standover a 47 cm frame. I just don't like sharing my scrotum with an aluminium tube and two testricles.

Is that clear enough for you. Pics on...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-11, 11:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,921
Posted By trek2.3bike

Trek abandons shorter riders

Trek abandons shorter riders. This is their meager offering for 2012.

43 cm frame (and 650 mm wheels) is available only in the 1.2, in the second cheapest bike. There are no Lexas in this size....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-11, 07:16 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 21,912
Posted By trek2.3bike

Physicians learn almost nothing about nutrition...

Physicians learn almost nothing about nutrition in Med Schol and nothing afterwards. But they get lots of golf trips from the diet pill salesmen.
You stay fat, they all get rich.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-11, 09:23 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 21,912
Posted By trek2.3bike

It's easy. Most of us have TOO MANY fat cells. ...

It's easy. Most of us have TOO MANY fat cells. It's all related to puberty, hormones and juvenile obesity. After 18, you are done.

Fat cells don't die when you starve (i.e., diet), they just...
11-24-11, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By trek2.3bike

Distracted Driver kills cyclist: Sentenced to more Drvier's Ed.

http://www.startribune.com/local/south/134324623.html

Outrageous.

Minnesota state Senator Jullianne Ortman thinks this is OK because the Senator might drop her cell phone and need to search...
11-24-11, 08:33 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,075
Posted By trek2.3bike

Police kill rider with taser

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/10415249/
Don't act foolish now. They might kill you. Gotta keep cops safe.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-11, 05:44 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,930
Posted By trek2.3bike

I have a lady friend with Fibro. Active yoga (at...

I have a lady friend with Fibro. Active yoga (at the Y) has made a huge difference in her life. She looks younger now (face and body) than she did when I met her three years ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-11, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By trek2.3bike

Be aware. The Trek 43 cm frame with the 650...

Be aware. The Trek 43 cm frame with the 650 wheels is actually 5 cm LOWER than the Specialized 44 cm frame with 700 wheels.
10-28-11, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,954
Posted By trek2.3bike

I use a MOUNTAIN MIRRYCLE. It's a 3# mirror that...

I use a MOUNTAIN MIRRYCLE. It's a 3# mirror that you can, with some inguniuity, mount to the lief of your drop handle. It gives a good view.

The ones that fit on the older STI shifters are even...
10-26-11, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 478,770
Posted By trek2.3bike

Saved my life. Helmet cracked apart. ...

Saved my life.

Helmet cracked apart. Lining flattened to 1/8 inch in perfect outline of the right side of my cranium.

My 2nd major accident. The first one was with no helmet (1974) and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-11, 04:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,597
Posted By trek2.3bike

I spent 5 weeks touring in Europe last summer. I...

I spent 5 weeks touring in Europe last summer. I used a 2-year old aluminium framed Trek 1.5 with a rear rack and panniers. No more than 50# in the 3-compartment panniers and MNT 10# in the handlebar...
09-16-11, 05:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,303
Posted By trek2.3bike

No technique will prevent all injuries. The hard...

No technique will prevent all injuries. The hard ground is a worse threat than the 18 pound bike and I'd rather have a shallow cut than a broken wrist or forearm or a cracked shoulder joint.

You...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-11, 05:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,933
Posted By trek2.3bike

Camelback MULE. I like sipping as I ride and I...

Camelback MULE. I like sipping as I ride and I really hate loading up my jersey pockets. You can put less liquid (I prefer Camelback's Elixir which has no sugar) in the 100 oz. bag or, if you want...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-11, 03:59 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,962
Posted By trek2.3bike

Ah but some LBS will and do if they really need...

Ah but some LBS will and do if they really need the revenue. One did it to me.

The shop I currently use ($9,000 in the past 3 years) is very accomodating.
09-13-11, 11:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,303
Posted By trek2.3bike

Keep your body ON the bicycle and let ITS frame,...

Keep your body ON the bicycle and let ITS frame, bars, and wheels absorb as much of the impact as possible. Allow the shifters to bend in (they can be pushed back out), etc. The bike is replaceable...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,117
Posted By trek2.3bike

It's like buying a stereo. Put together a...

It's like buying a stereo. Put together a package of stuff and bargain. AS my Grandfather taught me, "If you don't ask, you cannot get." He was talking about women but it works universally.

I...
09-09-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,576
Posted By trek2.3bike

They work great at night. 2/3 of LBS have them.

They work great at night. 2/3 of LBS have them.
09-09-11, 08:37 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 76,877
Posted By trek2.3bike

So do the next best thing. Send her a donation...

So do the next best thing. Send her a donation for legal representation. If you want the POLICE to act civilized, SHE has to have smart, vicious (if need be), competent professional at her side.
Forum: Touring
09-06-11, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,886
Posted By trek2.3bike

Steep grades are a problem in much of Europe. ...

Steep grades are a problem in much of Europe. Next year I'll put on a long RD and add a 34 or 36 teeth cog.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By trek2.3bike

Try one of these (60 day refund). ...

Try one of these (60 day refund).
www.moonsaddle.com (http://www.moonsaddle.com)
I've ridden 1000's of miles with no pain.

It's the only saddle that I've ridden.
09-05-11, 04:16 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 76,877
Posted By trek2.3bike

IAAL. I've been observing the police "up close...

IAAL. I've been observing the police "up close and impersonal" for 40 years. My opinion has gone down every year.
Small towns can't hire the best at anything but many set new lows in police hiring...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-11, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By trek2.3bike

The manufacture's numbers are almost meaningless....

The manufacture's numbers are almost meaningless. There appears to be no industry "standard" with respect to taking any measurement.
And often (by Trek, for example) the geometry "chart" doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-11, 09:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By trek2.3bike

No, not until you land on the top bar. Then it...

No, not until you land on the top bar. Then it will matter but not as much as the pain.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-11, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By trek2.3bike

Try it yourself. The difference between a...

Try it yourself. The difference between a properly set up 2.1 and a properly set up 4.5 may be undetectable to you. If so, save the $1000.

BTW, a 25* stem will give most bikes the feel of an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-11, 03:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,504
Posted By trek2.3bike

The newer Trek 2.1 is a BEST BUY. I have a...

The newer Trek 2.1 is a BEST BUY.

I have a 2.1, 2.3, 4.7 and all are very much alike (all are 105's).

My 5.2 is a "tad" smoother but not worth the extra $1000.

Depending on your riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-11, 03:16 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,505
Posted By trek2.3bike

I have 6 of them both Al and CF (2 are for sale)....

I have 6 of them both Al and CF (2 are for sale).
No problems, no complaints.
My Trek-dealer LBS is super.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-11, 11:29 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,284
Posted By trek2.3bike

Excellent article....

Excellent article. (http://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/200903_PSIRX_Heine.pdf)

http://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/200903_PSIRX_Heine.pdf
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-11, 09:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,995
Posted By trek2.3bike

Strength IS related to size. 140 pounds...

Strength IS related to size.

140 pounds of muscle produces x amount of energy. 180 pounds of muscle produces x+20 amount of energy. There is nothing you can do about it.

That's why...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-11, 11:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,358
Posted By trek2.3bike

Manufacturers can make 60, 150, 250, 350 and...

Manufacturers can make 60, 150, 250, 350 and higher lumen rechargeable HEADLIGHTS. But they seem unable to make a TAIL LIGHT that even comes close.

So, like me, most of us have a $150 headlight...
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