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11-18-05, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By s-creek-rider

Will my crank and axles,etc freeze up on me?

I'm about to commence winter riding (hopefully commuting too) and wondered if anyone out there finds that the cold weather means that their cranks, gearsets, deralieurs, or axles freeze up to the...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-05, 08:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,615
Posted By s-creek-rider

Uh, I meant the 35 mm tires....

Uh, I meant the 35 mm tires....
Forum: Commuting
11-01-05, 08:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,615
Posted By s-creek-rider

I got a Trek 7000fx for less than $500 and I...

I got a Trek 7000fx for less than $500 and I love it - although the dumb plastic sheild between the spokes and the rear cassette is all wonky for some reason. Other than that, a strong, sturdy...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-05, 07:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,026
Posted By s-creek-rider

Your LBS will have universal fit fenders which...

Your LBS will have universal fit fenders which will attach to many makes of bikes. They are plastic, tough and lightweight. I suggest that you attach a long fender flap to the bottom of the front...
10-06-05, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By s-creek-rider

I'm with Thor29 - the last thing you need on ...

I'm with Thor29 - the last thing you need on your commute is to find that that nice shiny new dept store bike, after giving you DAYS of faithful service now won';t shift properly, has ders which...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-05, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By s-creek-rider

I'd ditch the suspension forks too. My LBS...

I'd ditch the suspension forks too. My LBS convinced me that the shocks were extra weight, and not necessary if the bulk of your commute is on paved roads. I ended up with the Trek as opposed to...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-05, 01:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,871
Posted By s-creek-rider

I have the Trek 7000FX for my 29 km round trip...

I have the Trek 7000FX for my 29 km round trip commute - it's solid, sturdy, geared beautifully (and its not a high end bike in the least) and is an excellent commuter.

Just my 2 cents
Forum: Commuting
09-22-05, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By s-creek-rider

The Cold Winds are Making things Difficult!

I ride 15k each way to and from work, and find that as the cool fall mornings and evenings are here, I find myself freezing to the point of numb down in the nether regions. I wear shorts (not...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-05, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By s-creek-rider

I have a Trek 7000FX, and for my needs (26 km/day...

I have a Trek 7000FX, and for my needs (26 km/day round trip), it's a peach I tell ya, a peach. It has the 700 x 38 tires and is sturdy and geared beautifully. The fenders are a definite as is an...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-05, 05:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,240
Posted By s-creek-rider

Weight Loss Motivation - Help!

Hi Everyone

I have found this forum such a wealth of info and motivation to quit driving, and start pedalling. My new Trek 7000FX has 659 km on it since June, and I;m really enjoying it.

I am...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-05, 08:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,690
Posted By s-creek-rider

My ride is a 2004 Trek 7000FX. Had a 1984 Raleigh...

My ride is a 2004 Trek 7000FX. Had a 1984 Raleigh 12-speed, but I love the Trek. Biggest difference I notice (even though the new bike is a Hybrid and is slower than the old road bike) is that the...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-05, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By s-creek-rider

Winter got ya missin' your commute?

Here outside Toronto, my commuting has been curtailed not because of a wuss factor, but more because my daughters needed to be at hockey games or practices 3 or 4 nights a week at 5:00 pm - and I...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-05, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By s-creek-rider

if you were to go with a bike for road riding,...

if you were to go with a bike for road riding, then you don't need front suspension - it makes the bike heavier and slower. I have a trek 7000 and chose it over other models because of the...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-05, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,353
Posted By s-creek-rider

I don't know about the 7700, but I recently got a...

I don't know about the 7700, but I recently got a trek 7000 FX and it's an amazing commuter bike - a bit slower than my old 12 speed Raleigh, but sure footed and solid - and it was only about $400...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-05, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,579
Posted By s-creek-rider

I've had a $30 Schwinn bike computer for a year...

I've had a $30 Schwinn bike computer for a year now, and it's been great. All the bells and whistles except cadence, but for my purposes, a great computer.
02-03-05, 07:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,780
Posted By s-creek-rider

That mud flap idea is great - I just put one of...

That mud flap idea is great - I just put one of those on my front fender last weekend, but looking at yours, mine doesn't come close enough to the ground. I'm gonna change mine and put a new larger...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-05, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,191
Posted By s-creek-rider

I'm not sure I'd get too bent out of shape over...

I'm not sure I'd get too bent out of shape over whether your bike has front suspension or not. If your commute is largely on pavement, front suspension has been known to actually slow you down...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-05, 01:42 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,060
Posted By s-creek-rider

We all love buying accessories and gadgets for...

We all love buying accessories and gadgets for our commuter bikes - just wondering what is the coolest or most useful accessory you've ever bought for your bike??
Forum: Commuting
01-12-05, 01:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,323
Posted By s-creek-rider

I just got a new Trek hybrid, and compared with...

I just got a new Trek hybrid, and compared with my old 1984 Raleigh 12-speed, the Trek (with 700 wheels) is quite solid and rides beautifully.

Thats it. Just my 2 cents
Forum: Commuting
01-07-05, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By s-creek-rider

What would you pay (cdn$) for that specialized...

What would you pay (cdn$) for that specialized sirrus??
Forum: Commuting
12-27-04, 06:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,079
Posted By s-creek-rider

I just got a Trek 7000FX for Christmas, and it...

I just got a Trek 7000FX for Christmas, and it will be my commuting machine - 700 wheel size for road speed and 35 cm width for the dirt road and trail section of the commute. Id recommend the...
Forum: Commuting
12-24-04, 06:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 684
Posted By s-creek-rider

How many miles are on your commuter?

Hello All
I put 1200 km on my old 1984 Raleigh 12 speed from August to October, and thought that if I rode yr round, I'd put around 5000 km per year on the bike. So, how many total miles do you...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-04, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By s-creek-rider

Keepin' the Wheels Movin'

Any recommendations on products like chain lubes and wheel greases, etc which I can apply regularly to keep my new Trek running well?? :beer:
Forum: Commuting
12-18-04, 05:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,260
Posted By s-creek-rider

Elbow Tendonitis has wrecked my commuting!

Friends:

I had been commuting to work each day (26 total km/day) when severe elbow tendonitis flared up - I guess gripping the handlebars really aggravated the tendons). Anyways, its so...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-04, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By s-creek-rider

:D I just love the bike and I'd hate to get...

:D

I just love the bike and I'd hate to get it all gummed up with grime and slush and stuff - rain and mud I'm OK with but that horrible salt and Calcium chloride they put on our country roads...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-04, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By s-creek-rider

My Wife's the Greatest

My wife bought me a new Trek 7000FX for Christmas, I'll use it starting in March to commute 28 km round trip on a daily basis. We picked it up on Fri and it is in my garage covered up - I'm not...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-04, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By s-creek-rider

Thanks a ton, everyone

Thanks a ton, everyone
Forum: Commuting
12-09-04, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By s-creek-rider

Trek vs Specialized

I'm about to visit my LBS which said they've just rec'd the trek 100 and 200. How do the trek bikes compare to the Specialized for daily paved/rough road commuting? (the trek 100/200 and the...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-04, 06:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By s-creek-rider

Help with a bike purchase!!

Hi everyone

My great wife wants to buy a new bike for me for Christmas

Last nite we looked at the Specialized Expedition, Specialized Crossroads (around $400 cdn) and the new 2005 Trek 100 and...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-04, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By s-creek-rider

Thanks very much for your responses. I think...

Thanks very much for your responses. I think I'll go to my LBS to have the wheel re-spoked and retensioned - I know I'll have to ready myself for the ol' "rather than a new wheel on a 20 year old...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-04, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By s-creek-rider

Rear wheel woes

Hello everyone

I have a 1984 Raleigh 12 speed and ride to work and back daily (13 km each way). About 2 km of the ride is on dirt roads with ruts, washboard and potholes (I teach at an outdoor...
11-29-04, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By s-creek-rider

Should I get my new Specialized now??

Great site to exchange ideas and commentary about aspects of cycling. Winter is almost here in S Ontario, and I have a new Specialized Expediion lined up to buy so that I can cycle this winter -...
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