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06-12-15, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 363,281
Posted By lshaped

7.5 fx

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The FX line is the workhorse in the stable of Trek Bikes. I have a 2009 7.5 fx in my rotation of 3 bikes. It's my commuter and I rolled 10,000 miles on it 3 weeks ago- getting close to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-11, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 777
Posted By lshaped

i was starting to feel the same way- this year...

i was starting to feel the same way- this year i've decided to ditch the mileage logs and
only do 1 sufferfest per week. the rest of the time i ride at a pace that pleases me and
doesn't wear me...
01-24-11, 03:26 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 58,756
Posted By lshaped

never quite understood why someone would spent a...

never quite understood why someone would spent a ton of money on a bike, not ride it, then sell it and buy
another one just so someone visiting would be impressed with the bike you're not riding.
i...
01-05-11, 02:31 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 58,756
Posted By lshaped

i'm surprised you barely rode your 7.7- you...

i'm surprised you barely rode your 7.7- you seemed excited when you purchased it
my guess is you probably won't ride the 7.3 either- just curious, how many miles did you put on the 7.7?
12-08-10, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By lshaped

if you really cared about her you wouldn't have...

if you really cared about her you wouldn't have bought her a trek- just sayin
12-08-10, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By lshaped

sounds like the grim reaper paid you a visit- a...

sounds like the grim reaper paid you a visit- a while back i made the decision to never ignore my gut feeling in the past whenever i've ignored my gut feeling/or my intuition, i've regretted it...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-10, 10:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,267
Posted By lshaped

i gave it up for the year a couple of weeks ago,...

i gave it up for the year a couple of weeks ago, last year I lasted until 12/1
my commute is 22 miles each way and with all the gear I had to put on and take off
i decided i was worn out- trying to...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-10, 01:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,977
Posted By lshaped

four part system duct tape the vents on your...

four part system

duct tape the vents on your summer shoes (which i bought a half size bigger because of this)
2 pairs of socks,
sandwich back over the front of your shoe after you've put it on...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-10, 03:12 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,880
Posted By lshaped

2008 specialized roubaix elite 2009 trek 7.5fx ...

2008 specialized roubaix elite
2009 trek 7.5fx
2006 raleigh mojave
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-10, 12:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,006
Posted By lshaped

purchasing a 5k bike right off is silly- let me...

purchasing a 5k bike right off is silly- let me know where you live and
when they show up on craigslist i'll make sure i'm in the neighborhood
11-08-10, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By lshaped

Wireless cyclometer interference

i have a trek incite 8i on my road bike. i was having trouble with it and
summed it up to a bad battery. i replaced the battery, reset the data and
made sure my magnet was property aligned. i took...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-10, 02:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,415
Posted By lshaped

here in detroit, similar story- i'm off the bike...

here in detroit, similar story- i'm off the bike till thursday,
i've tried riding in 30+ winds and it's not fun- a couple of times I was blown into
traffic
Replies: 32
Views: 1,736
Posted By lshaped

you're a legend in your own mind- congrats-

you're a legend in your own mind- congrats-
10-26-10, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By lshaped

same story at my lbs- they've cut staff hours and...

same story at my lbs- they've cut staff hours and are just as "people"busy as they ever were.
there is a prevailing attitude out there with some lbs shoppers that they want everything but want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-10, 10:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,834
Posted By lshaped

what's sad is this stupid video is now in the...

what's sad is this stupid video is now in the public domain- no matter
what this person achieves in life this video will always be out there
to make him look ridiculous. at least when we did...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-10, 09:06 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,107
Posted By lshaped

it's like the gigantic guy that says he used to...

it's like the gigantic guy that says he used to run marathons every month years ago
why do people say stuff like this
Forum: Commuting
09-24-10, 02:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,612
Posted By lshaped

on the way home i always ride by mitchell's...

on the way home i always ride by mitchell's seafood in birmingham mi
the smell of garlic is overwhelming which makes me extremely hungry.
one of these days I'm going to stop and grab carryout
Forum: Commuting
09-24-10, 01:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,306
Posted By lshaped

hand sanitizer, tubes, tire levers, air canister,...

hand sanitizer, tubes, tire levers, air canister, trail mix, protein bar, keys
clothing, roll of toilet paper, inhaler, sunglasses, bills, coupons
for quiznos, aleve, gu, cell phone, quarters,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-10, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By lshaped

soul wheels-

soul wheels-
Forum: Commuting
09-22-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By lshaped

i'm having a tough time getting some tires for my...

i'm having a tough time getting some tires for my Trek FX/commuter bike.
my commute is 5 miles limestone rail trail, the remaining 16 is city roads
i'm looking for a high psi, low rolling...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-10, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By lshaped

you're right on the patch kit- i have one...

you're right on the patch kit- i have one somewhere but didn't think
to carry it, time to buy a new one. what also is maddening is trying to
get hardcase tires off a wheel- i'm not sure if there is...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-10, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By lshaped

flats- argh

yesterday i flatted on the way home from work for the second time in a week.
what made it tough was i used up my spare tube and was still 20 miles from home so i
had to call for a ride. i run...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-10, 11:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,330
Posted By lshaped

i have very limited mechanical ability- certain...

i have very limited mechanical ability- certain things i can do myself like change a tire/flat however with hardcase
tires on my commuter it takes me forever (any tricks on doing this are welcomed)...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-10, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By lshaped

CAAD 8 CX sizing

A friend of mine is getting ready to pull the trigger on a CAAD 8CX but
he's not sure of the sizing- he is 5 feet, 10 inches
the LBS is telling him that a 54cm is what he needs. coincidentally...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-10, 09:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,048
Posted By lshaped

i guess i'm one of those people that finds riding...

i guess i'm one of those people that finds riding in the rain miserable- i won't ride when there
is severe weather predicted. i made the mistake this summer of riding when it looked like a really...
09-20-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By lshaped

CAAD 8CX sizing

A friend of mine is getting ready to pull the trigger on a CAAD 8CX but
he's not sure of the sizing- he is 5 feet, 10 inches
the LBS is telling him that a 54cm is what he needs. coincidentally...
09-20-10, 06:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 196
Posted By lshaped

CAAD 8CX Sizing

A friend of mine is getting ready to pull the trigger on a CAAD 8CX but
he's not sure of the sizing- he is 5 feet, 10 inches
the LBS is telling him that a 54cm is what he needs. coincidentally...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-10, 10:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,019
Posted By lshaped

here in Detroit we just finished one of our...

here in Detroit we just finished one of our hottest summers on record- I am well acquainted with
heat/humidity however in the AM, when sweating is a concern it rarely gets above 70 degrees
keeping...
09-20-10, 08:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,514
Posted By lshaped

Detroit, Michigan thread closed

Detroit, Michigan
thread closed
Forum: Commuting
09-20-10, 08:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,019
Posted By lshaped

5 miles is not enough to break a sweat on...

5 miles is not enough to break a sweat on assuming you have any sort of fitness level
don't hammer and you'll be fine
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-10, 05:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,857
Posted By lshaped

just received an email from sean- he said my...

just received an email from sean- he said my wheels were just about finished and i should be receiving and invoice next week
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-10, 05:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,857
Posted By lshaped

i ordered mine on aug.23- he told me 3 weeks as...

i ordered mine on aug.23- he told me 3 weeks as well which from the sounds of things is way off. you ordered yours 3 weeks before i did and 6 weeks later
they haven't shipped- i know good things...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-10, 02:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,672
Posted By lshaped

when i read/see stuff like this it makes me wish...

when i read/see stuff like this it makes me wish i was even remotely mechanically inclined.
i'd love to build my own bike and think those that can are incredibly talented.
i guess i can only...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-10, 12:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,857
Posted By lshaped

how long did it take for Sean to ship them out...

how long did it take for Sean to ship them out from when you first ordered them?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-10, 09:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,664
Posted By lshaped

he's a troll

he's a troll
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-10, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,472
Posted By lshaped

i guess i'm questioning the wisdom of dropping...

i guess i'm questioning the wisdom of dropping money on a new set of wheels
when the OP has only been at it a couple of months- it's not as if he's riding
some department store junk, he's riding a...
09-17-10, 09:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,050
Posted By lshaped

i struggled with this last summer- at the time i...

i struggled with this last summer- at the time i somehow had convinced myself that if i didn't ride 250 miles
a week i was worthless (probably a result of too much time on BF). i was tired all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-10, 08:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,664
Posted By lshaped

:troll:

:troll:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-10, 08:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,094
Posted By lshaped

the red bar tape needs to go

the red bar tape needs to go
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-10, 08:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,472
Posted By lshaped

why not ride what you have

why not ride what you have
Forum: Commuting
09-15-10, 11:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,758
Posted By lshaped

you really see nothing wrong with riding at 20mph...

you really see nothing wrong with riding at 20mph on a crowded MUP? tell me you're kidding.
Forum: Commuting
09-15-10, 11:44 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,758
Posted By lshaped

i don't think anyone is trying to intentionally...

i don't think anyone is trying to intentionally make him feel bad- it just sounds like the OP sees nothing
crazy about riding 20mph on an MUP and it doesn't appear he's learned anything from his...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,758
Posted By lshaped

riding 20mph on an MUP is just plain ridiculous-...

riding 20mph on an MUP is just plain ridiculous- even if it is the posted speed limit
if you're going to engage in muppet racing, prepare for the fact that you will hit someone/something
just...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-10, 09:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,758
Posted By lshaped

there is a paved trail that i avoid during the...

there is a paved trail that i avoid during the warm weather months due to the proliferation
of walkers, strollers, zombies and joggers with ipods. i typically wait until the cold weather
chases...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-10, 08:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,758
Posted By lshaped

muppet racing will do that to you

muppet racing will do that to you
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-10, 08:15 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,187
Posted By lshaped

:deadhorse2:

:deadhorse2:
Forum: Commuting
09-14-10, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,282
Posted By lshaped

i saw a transvestite with a hipster walking a pit...

i saw a transvestite with a hipster walking a pit bull- i had to do a double take
Forum: Commuting
09-14-10, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,244
Posted By lshaped

I had the same problem- i had to replace the rear...

I had the same problem- i had to replace the rear stock wheel on my roubaix with a CXP22
the first ride out it came horribly out of true- i brought it back, it was repaired
the next ride out same...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-10, 01:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,684
Posted By lshaped

after many years of cycling i did my first...

after many years of cycling i did my first charity ride this past weekend- i couldn't believe how many
people showed up with bikes that had near flat tires. the on-site bike mechanic spent quite a...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-10, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By lshaped

i live in detroit- enough said

i live in detroit- enough said
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