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10-16-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By denada

i didn't need a nice thing to worry about. ...

i didn't need a nice thing to worry about.

nothing bad about the bike changed my mind.
10-14-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By denada

i returned this bike. too ******g fancy. no...

i returned this bike. too ******g fancy.

no idea if that was the right decision or not, but i like not caring if someone dings up my bike when locking their own. like not worrying about how to...
10-11-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 462
Posted By denada

ha, nice video steelbikeguy. what do you know,...

ha, nice video steelbikeguy. what do you know, the one pound lock isn't good for squat. oh, and tyrion.

i was in a fantasy world yesterday.
10-11-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 424,719
Posted By denada

i'm not going to paint my bike. and i know...

i'm not going to paint my bike. and i know nothing about aluminum. though i do think the stock paint job couldn't be more boring.
10-11-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By denada

^i did not know zhenya could be a maculine name...

^i did not know zhenya could be a maculine name as well. learned my one thing for today. reality is, i'm not going to name my bike. nor paint it. was just super excited.


yes, the fx 3 top tube...
10-11-19, 03:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 462
Posted By denada

thanks! i hear the same thing about bears. yeah,...

thanks! i hear the same thing about bears. yeah, i always need to carry my lock so the weight matters. when i was on my steel trek 700, i didn't care. now that i got an aluminum frame, i'd rather not...
10-11-19, 02:57 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 69,913
Posted By denada

^i like the black! seems like the seatpost...

^i like the black!

seems like the seatpost is up crazy high.
10-11-19, 02:30 AM
Replies: 1,667
Views: 424,719
Posted By denada

hi all! bought a 2019 fx 4 today! big upgrade...

hi all! bought a 2019 fx 4 today! big upgrade from my multitrack 700. im too excited; i cant sleep because i want it to be tomorrow so i can run errands on my bike.

im sure this sounds crazy,...
10-11-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 462
Posted By denada

it is for general errands. though it is a clever...

it is for general errands. though it is a clever strategy for work. one that i had not thought of and will utilize. but that only addresses on of many trips i make with my bike. i still would like...
10-11-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 462
Posted By denada

^thanks for the reply. i am looking for a...

^thanks for the reply. i am looking for a lightweight lock. the kryptonite mini 7 weighs three times as much as the lock i linked to, and more than the standard full-size kryponite lock. i'm not sure...
10-10-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 462
Posted By denada

Lightest lock good enough for Chicago?

i just got a fancy light bike, and i'd hate to add too many pounds to the frame by strapping on a several pound u-lock. does anyone know of ultralight locks that can only be defeated with grinders?
...
10-10-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By denada

thanks, gazz! it's pouring right now but i still...

thanks, gazz! it's pouring right now but i still took it for quick ride. tomorrow i'll start to really pile the miles on. will have over a thousand by the end of this year.

well, maybe. i haven't...
10-10-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By denada

just got back from biking in the rain. had to,...

just got back from biking in the rain. had to, because today i got ...

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HIggFcbvrJA/XZ_l4oZneUI/AAAAAAAAGLc/w7VSWnC11e4hAbDroGpnPvb1hEfJGVdvQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/trekfx4.jpg...
10-10-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By denada

thanks for the heads up. i will make sure to pay...

thanks for the heads up. i will make sure to pay attention to that when test riding.

im a short 5 10 and get large frame bikes. my 700 is 21 and its perfect. i absolutely hate feeling cramped...
10-09-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By denada

back from test riding a quick 3. i prefer the...

back from test riding a quick 3. i prefer the feel of the fx 3. which is too bad, because the 2020 quick 2 is sexy as ****.

tomorrow i’m going to the trek dealership and riding the fx 3 and fx 4...
10-08-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By denada

thanks for the replies so far, all. ...

thanks for the replies so far, all.


Trav1s, can i ask what you preferred about the quick? the 2020 quick 2 looks awesome in that orange crush. currently there are no lbs with them on the floor....
10-07-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By denada

2020 FX 3 vs FX 4

hey. i'm looking to upgrade my everyday commuter from my craigslist trek 700. i went to the trek dealership and rode the fx 3 and loved it. i walked in right as they were closing, and they were still...
09-05-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7,455
Views: 2,216,852
Posted By denada

**** yeah analog.

**** yeah analog.
09-04-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,249
Posted By denada

following up to say cygolite fixed the light, no...

following up to say cygolite fixed the light, no hassle. they only had it for about 8-9 days (including weekend) before shipping it back, which is pretty timely for send-in warranty repair. packing...
09-04-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,866
Posted By denada

my iphone se will go to sleep after a few minutes...

my iphone se will go to sleep after a few minutes unless apple navigation on car mode is running as the front/currently selected app. gps tracking apps will still run in the background in sleep mode,...
09-03-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,490
Posted By denada

that bike is a looker.

that bike is a looker.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 26,589
Views: 16,398,205
Posted By denada

brought my old road bike back with me after...

brought my old road bike back with me after visiting my parents over labor day weekend ...
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08-17-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,636
Posted By denada

big tires

big tires
08-04-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By denada

thanks. i did not change the cable housing as the...

thanks. i did not change the cable housing as the replacement shifter did not come with one. i did attached the cable at the lowest point and set the the h limit screw appropriately via parkertool...
08-03-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By denada

i am struggling with this. installing the new...

i am struggling with this. installing the new shifter and cable was nothing. getting the shifter and derailleur to perfor correctly is not working. things are are so tight it wont turn all the way,...
08-03-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By denada

i did. thanks for the input.

i did. thanks for the input.
08-03-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By denada

Can I use wet chain lube to lubricate shift cable?

is it ok to give a squirt of dumonde tech lite formula into the housing before running the cable through and calling that good? all these lubes are like $10 - $15 a piece and i'd prefer not to buy a...
Forum: Foo
08-01-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,143
Posted By denada

i remember getting a few dollars more than...

i remember getting a few dollars more than expected from the redbull suit. but i felt guilty about it after.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,945
Posted By denada

g10, not carbon fiber. a non-anodized version of...

g10, not carbon fiber. a non-anodized version of the knife is on cabela's website for $60. yeah spyderco knives get into three digits, but with blades of premium steel.

i haven't been biking for...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,945
Posted By denada

DrIsotope spyderco knives are nice. 8cr isn't...

DrIsotope spyderco knives are nice. 8cr isn't exactly top of the line steel, but i bet that thing still retails around $50 usd.
07-31-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,953
Posted By denada

^much appreciated. will give this ago before my...

^much appreciated. will give this ago before my next ride.

edit: struggling with this. i can change what is displayed in the stats screen by pressing and holding a box, but not in the navigation...
07-31-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,953
Posted By denada

i am still on my first charge with 5 1/2 hours of...

i am still on my first charge with 5 1/2 hours of ride time. my screen is always on when riding. i also probably have 1/2 hour of playing with it on my couch. is there an amount of time it claims?
...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,538
Posted By denada

i see these and a gyroscope version in chicago...

i see these and a gyroscope version in chicago all the time. yet to see one of the riders being scraped off the road, but they sure don't look safe.

is relative. when i tell people bike is primary...
07-30-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,672
Posted By denada

is the 2020 trek 3 more geared toward road? $1k+...

is the 2020 trek 3 more geared toward road? $1k+ for the 4 sport seems like a lot to spend on a hybrid.
07-30-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By denada

appreciate all the replies! went on a 20...

appreciate all the replies!

went on a 20 mile ride today, making sure not to touch the front shifter. back was smooth af (y'all don't swear here, right?). watched some videos on replacing a front...
07-30-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By denada

could i use this?...

could i use this? (https://www.nashbar.com/sram-mrx-comp-microfriction-front-twist-shifter-00.0000.200.652/p317078) says shimano compatible.

wonder if rei has something in stock i could pick up...
07-30-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By denada

this is what it looks like by my gear shifter: ...

this is what it looks like by my gear shifter:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x800/img_1221_02ca7ca31e6650cb6527d0b19612061b2a627b2b.jpg

is that little black plastic...
07-30-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By denada

by chain slip i mean the bike shifting gears...

by chain slip i mean the bike shifting gears either when i did not shift gears or maybe a long time after i shifted. usually happens when i start to pedal hard. creates gashes in my shins because the...
07-29-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By denada

adjusting front derailleur on old trek 700 multitrack

hi. i've been having problems with chain slip. fixed my back derailleur no problem. went through the gears and twisted this thing until each was perfect ...
...
07-29-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 759
Posted By denada

adjusting front derailleur on old trek 700 multitrack

wrong subforum. mods please delete. in meantime, appropriately placed thread here:...
07-29-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,953
Posted By denada

^thanks. asked the bike shop to throw away my...

^thanks. asked the bike shop to throw away my last flat, but will keep the next and give your method a try.
07-29-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,249
Posted By denada

after reading their warranty page i was going to...

after reading their warranty page i was going to skip, but giving them a try based on your experience. only fair, as otherwise id continue to bash them without giving them a chance to make it right....
07-26-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,636
Posted By denada

^clean. cool fade, indeed. thanks for sharing!

^clean. cool fade, indeed. thanks for sharing!
07-26-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,249
Posted By denada

i have/had a cygolite streak 450 and it stopped...

i have/had a cygolite streak 450 and it stopped working after about 500 miles. every time i hit a bump it changes modes. worse, it slowly powers down every five minutes. even right after being...
07-25-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,636
Posted By denada

thanks for the suggestions, rumrunn6. i do...

thanks for the suggestions, rumrunn6. i do already have a bike that i love. was shopping to shop. also, my reality exists within a 25 mile radius of the loop. lands outside that radius are only...
07-25-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,953
Posted By denada

nice you're getting it figured out, FML. looking...

nice you're getting it figured out, FML. looking forward to exploring its features as well. bought it for the street navigation. anything else will be a bonus.

got mine (again) today! all kinds of...
07-23-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,953
Posted By denada

thanks for the sympathy -- or probably empathy...

thanks for the sympathy -- or probably empathy --Seattle Forrest. my fingers will be just fine. it was more scary than painful.

my 830 bundle shipped today! expected to be at the store on friday....
07-22-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,953
Posted By denada

i've only used it one night but i didn't even...

i've only used it one night but i didn't even have my phone on me and it worked perfectly.
07-21-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By denada

is strava having a free trial currently? they did...

is strava having a free trial currently? they did a while ago and i tested it out. it's not worth whatever they're charging. try it for a month yourself. all the good features are in the free...
07-21-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,953
Posted By denada

thanks. i'll look into it. safety and courteous...

thanks. i'll look into it. safety and courteous are pretty high on my priority list. though i don't think cars would appreciate me stopping in front of them in a traffic jam. and a rear end would be...
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