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Forum: Triathlon
12-25-11, 05:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,936
Posted By lisitsa

measuring from the photos, your seat is moving...

measuring from the photos, your seat is moving from 73 degrees to 77 degrees (could be 78). For a small frame as you have, this may be enough. Usually your seat front should be 2-3cm behind the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-11, 05:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,505
Posted By lisitsa

Is the Trek 1.5 a good bike in its price range?...

Is the Trek 1.5 a good bike in its price range? Yes. I went through the same battle 2 weeks ago. Choosing between the Trek 1.5 and the Giant Defy 2, I chose the Defy 2. Why? Well there was nothing...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-11, 01:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 971
Posted By lisitsa

have a look at the trek fx series. They have a...

have a look at the trek fx series. They have a few hybrids in their bottom range (7.0, 7.1 & 7.2fx) which offer 25" frames. I have a 7.2fx in 25" that I got for $600 and I'm 6'5". It suits me like a...
05-03-11, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By lisitsa

To start off with, unscrew it if you can. Right...

To start off with, unscrew it if you can. Right pedal has a normal thread, but left pedal a reverse thread. In other words, to unscrew turn the right pedal anticlockwise, and the left pedal clockwise...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-10, 03:31 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,123
Posted By lisitsa

Replacing parts will unfortunately cost much more...

Replacing parts will unfortunately cost much more with an expensive bike. If you're struggling with the extra $500 outlay for the bike, you may struggle with the fact that a replacement cassette is...
06-04-09, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,780
Posted By lisitsa

How are you going with your mastery of die...

How are you going with your mastery of die Deutsche Sprache?

Its really glad to hear that Germany is a good country for cycling. It is my eventual next point of travel since I've started learning...
04-13-09, 12:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,103
Posted By lisitsa

I agree plastic pedals suck. It could be a Trek...

I agree plastic pedals suck. It could be a Trek thing since my Trek 7.2fx also came with rubbish pedals (and rubbish spokes but that doesn't concern this thread).

Problem is, the metal ones they...
04-10-09, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By lisitsa

I don't know sounds pretty odd.I work at a bike...

I don't know sounds pretty odd.I work at a bike coop and I've only seen this happen once, when the rims had been painted silver. When I put on new brakes and rode around, the rough paint literally...
03-07-09, 02:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 936
Posted By lisitsa

I'm 6'5 and have found that shops always seem to...

I'm 6'5 and have found that shops always seem to think the largest size they have in stock is the right size for me. I've experienced this twice, and both times it was wrong. First time was an XL...
03-07-09, 02:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,105
Posted By lisitsa

7.2fx here. The best bike I've ever owned. I'd be...

7.2fx here. The best bike I've ever owned. I'd be wary of having front suspension, simply cause its extra weight and you might need it. Concentrate on which bike fits you better as well. After the...
12-19-08, 06:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,418
Posted By lisitsa

Your optimism gives me some relief. I hurt my...

Your optimism gives me some relief. I hurt my elbow a week ago and can no longer extend it fully which makes bike riding really hard. Hopefully I'll get full movement back. If not, its a trike for...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-08, 06:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,987
Posted By lisitsa

And if you look at the basic offerings of Trek...

And if you look at the basic offerings of Trek and Giant at the 500 dollar price range eg Trek 7.2FX, you can hardly fault them for making a reliable bike. I have found that entry-level Shimano...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-08, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By lisitsa

I was just lucky enough fitting my rack to a Trek...

I was just lucky enough fitting my rack to a Trek 7.2fx. It fits between the V-brakes although only just and still touches a little when I press the brake down.

I think its a bit of a fiddly...
10-26-08, 08:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,752
Posted By lisitsa

I participate in non-competitive events but only...

I participate in non-competitive events but only those that I can ride to. In Melbourne here, we have a reasonably active bicycle organization (bicycle victoria) that organizes a few cycling events...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-08, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,455
Posted By lisitsa

We're all dealing with different neighbourhoods,...

We're all dealing with different neighbourhoods, but here in Oz, I put a zip tie on my lights and my pump. I don't often remove them and when I do need to use a pump or change light batteries, I can...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-08, 04:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,248
Posted By lisitsa

I have a Deuter single side pannier and for light...

I have a Deuter single side pannier and for light weights (<5kg) I can hardly feel the difference. I can ride with no hands etc.
Of course if I fill the bag up a lot with say 10kg, you straight away...
10-13-08, 07:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 758
Posted By lisitsa

Maybe get the shop to do it, but don't make a...

Maybe get the shop to do it, but don't make a habit of it. You see parts work themselves loose, and if I had to pay 20 bucks each time a bottom bracket had to be tightened or changed, each time a...
10-13-08, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By lisitsa

I really recommend buying a full bike toolkit. I...

I really recommend buying a full bike toolkit. I know that you are new and it seems like a big investment, but you will find it invaluable every time you need to adjust something. You will appreciate...
10-13-08, 06:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,310
Posted By lisitsa

I use a Trek 7.2fx The major reason why I think...

I use a Trek 7.2fx The major reason why I think hybrids (and this is a pretty standard hybrid) are the right choice is because they have 700x35c tyres and semi upright position. The tyre width is...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-08, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By lisitsa

In my totally biased opinion, use a rack. ...

In my totally biased opinion, use a rack.
Getting a stable welded rack, you will know, that you will always have a selection of panniers to use that are all compatible. Also you will at any time be...
10-11-08, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By lisitsa

Standing on both pedals creates a popping noise? ...

Standing on both pedals creates a popping noise?

I've had heaps of these issues. I ended up buying a whole toolkit, cause you need like 3 tools to take off the bottom bracket and its nearly...
10-08-08, 03:48 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 96,839
Posted By lisitsa

Yeah my mom cooled quite quickly. In general I do...

Yeah my mom cooled quite quickly. In general I do think she's quite happy with me riding. It does save her from having the car ready everytime I need to go somewhere.
10-06-08, 06:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,329
Posted By lisitsa

Don't be so sure about the brakes being bad....

Don't be so sure about the brakes being bad. Adjusting v-brakes requires a bit of experience and you probably don't have much of it yet so you assume they are bad. I have the 7.2fx and the brakes are...
09-28-08, 05:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,810
Posted By lisitsa

Completely agreed. My Trek 7.2fx (at the low end...

Completely agreed. My Trek 7.2fx (at the low end of your budget) weighed 12.75kg out of the shop, but since has added a rack so should be around 14kg now.

There's always a balance that has to be...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-08, 11:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,468
Posted By lisitsa

Well the only reason that the world is not a...

Well the only reason that the world is not a whole bunch of plastic ovals is because designers have to answer to both engineers and management. These two keep the world looking half normal.
09-24-08, 03:51 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 96,839
Posted By lisitsa

My mums currently making a big deal that I'm...

My mums currently making a big deal that I'm going to the movies today by bike.
I go everywhere by bike, but for some reason today she thinks that I'm gonna lose
my ability to drive a car, and that...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-08, 08:28 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,578
Posted By lisitsa

20 Male. I've been travelling by bike ever...

20 Male.

I've been travelling by bike ever since I remember. People told me when I get a licence, I'll stop riding. That didn't happen. Now people tell me when I get a family I will stop...
09-19-08, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By lisitsa

I've been on several recumbent races, and the...

I've been on several recumbent races, and the truth is that unless you invest a huge heap of money and sacrifice a lot of discomfort, your are probably not gonna get much faster than a normal...
09-12-08, 04:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,108
Posted By lisitsa

I completely disagree.

I completely disagree.
Forum: Commuting
09-12-08, 03:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By lisitsa

I don't know peoples obsession with road bars....

I don't know peoples obsession with road bars. I've had them for many years, and switching to a hybrid with bar-ends, I don't seem to have much problem.
09-11-08, 09:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,430
Posted By lisitsa

http://www.diaryofamountainbiker.co.uk/images/12-1...

http://www.diaryofamountainbiker.co.uk/images/12-10-02_apollo2_thumb.jpg

What is my hybrid? My hybrid is that first mountain bike I had with no suspension. It is that solid green Apollo that got...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-08, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By lisitsa

I just measured my 7.2fx with a caliper. It seems...

I just measured my 7.2fx with a caliper. It seems to have just over a centimeter, sideways or vertically. Vertically would be the limiting factor. I can't imagine you having any problem with 40cc....
Forum: Commuting
09-08-08, 05:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,813
Posted By lisitsa

It could be that you're slower and don't take...

It could be that you're slower and don't take this as a criticism. You are a commuter, and therefore you probably don't cycle very hard in general. You don't want to come to work as dead as those...
09-05-08, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By lisitsa

I got out of road bikes as well because of...

I got out of road bikes as well because of comfort issues. I got a hybrid and have been very happy, but it does depend on you. If you go down to one bike, you'll find yourself loving it much more,...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-08, 02:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,184
Posted By lisitsa

Boy theres a lot of gym fanatics here. You...

Boy theres a lot of gym fanatics here. You couldn't hold me down in one of those places if you tried. I swim 3 times a week. Its quite easy to fit it in between lectures if you're a student. You come...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-08, 02:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,713
Posted By lisitsa

At the same time, the number of bikes I've gone...

At the same time, the number of bikes I've gone through where I went for the discounted NQR bike with higher spec, rather than the cheaper bike thats available in the right size and the right...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-08, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By lisitsa

I think whats most important is tread. Most 23s...

I think whats most important is tread. Most 23s would not have any protruding patterns. These patterns shed water or grease through the little valleys allowing the contact area of the tyre to better...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-08, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 674
Posted By lisitsa

Who cares if your studies suffer. Study and work...

Who cares if your studies suffer. Study and work is the more boring parts of life. Life's too short to look ahead 'at some magic time in the future' when things will be easier. You'll always be...
08-12-08, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By lisitsa

Its all about the feeling you get. I got that...

Its all about the feeling you get. I got that happy feeling with fixed gear for a few months and I rode on that side of my wheel. Then I got sick of it and switched my wheel around for a more comfy...
08-03-08, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By lisitsa

Yeah the Kryptonite Mini is available at Anaconda...

Yeah the Kryptonite Mini is available at Anaconda (I saw it in the Mentone store). Problem is its 120 dollars which is funny to think about because in US its like a 1/3 of that price. I bought mine...
07-24-08, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By lisitsa

He was probably told to lay off because another...

He was probably told to lay off because another crash could be very damaging to his old body. Risks are a part of life, although sometimes the risk is too great and you might as well swallow your...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-08, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By lisitsa

What about the Trek 7.0fx range. In your price...

What about the Trek 7.0fx range. In your price range you'd be looking 7.3fx possibly. I just bought the Trek 7.2fx. The position is quite upright -- very comfortable like a mountain bike but it...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-08, 07:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,768
Posted By lisitsa

For some rider / position combinations the...

For some rider / position combinations the discomfort won't tolerably go away and you need to change your position.

From personal example, I started riding road bikes 6 years ago and it has been a...
07-19-08, 10:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,691
Posted By lisitsa

I'm not annoyed by much, but young drivers...

I'm not annoyed by much, but young drivers infuriate me. Not because what they do, but who they are. They are fit, they are healthy, they are muscular, yet they are freaking lazy.

I'm 20 and one...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-08, 11:55 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,358
Posted By lisitsa

I have tried panniers. The major problem is that...

I have tried panniers. The major problem is that they are not simple. A bike is so pure and simple in its purpose. Panniers have flappy straps, and bounce up on the rack. The rack itself has pin...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-08, 06:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,263
Posted By lisitsa

Cars bore me. Nothing like a bike ride at the end...

Cars bore me. Nothing like a bike ride at the end of a hard day. If I had to look forward to a drive at the end of the day, I probably wouldn't make it till the end of the day.
06-23-08, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 784
Posted By lisitsa

Thanks, I had signed up as an individual so I...

Thanks, I had signed up as an individual so I just added the monash team name. I'm doing the 50km will there be many others from monash on this ride, or are you all doing the longer rides?
06-22-08, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By lisitsa

Chrissar: You ask if this frame is rubbish? ...

Chrissar: You ask if this frame is rubbish?
Lycra****1:Yes junk it and buy a new bike!
hipsterbabe:Nah fixed is where its at! xox
Einstein: Relative to who's point of view?
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06-22-08, 04:23 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 96,839
Posted By lisitsa

Don't know about that. I think its that they're...

Don't know about that. I think its that they're not willing to give away personal freedoms without a big fight. If you're not a biker, then you're very limited when getting around. If I didn't hate...
06-20-08, 12:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,684
Posted By lisitsa

Its not really about the weight, but about the...

Its not really about the weight, but about the feel. when you're on a fixed gear and you're pushing out of the seat, it seems easier because there is always something pushing behind you -- its the...
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