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Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-12, 01:26 AM
Replies: 20,201
Views: 4,502,597
Posted By Coby

Pretty new to cycling, but I just got some...

Pretty new to cycling, but I just got some Continental Ultra Gatorskin tires for my Trek 1.2.

I'm so excited for my first full year of riding!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-12, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,261
Posted By Coby

Ahh, I see. Thanks. The stock tires are insanely...

Ahh, I see. Thanks. The stock tires are insanely stiff. I was worried about getting a flat on the road because I knew I wouldn't be able to change it.

What do you mean by comfortable? I think I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-12, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,261
Posted By Coby

Thanks for the replies, guys. So from what I've...

Thanks for the replies, guys. So from what I've gathered, a larger tire than 23 is the way to go. And it sounds like my 1.2 will work with 28s, so I think that's what I'll do. Or 25s should be good...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-12, 08:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,261
Posted By Coby

To be honest, I'm not entirely sure. Still not...

To be honest, I'm not entirely sure. Still not sure exactly how tire sizes work, and what the pros and cons of them are.

Current ones are 700x23, so I guess that?

Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-12, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,261
Posted By Coby

Can someone recommend me some new tires?

Hey guys, I need to order some new tires for this season, but I'm still new to cycling and have no idea what to get. I bought a Trek 1.2 last year, and the tires on it are fine, but they're nearly...
12-04-11, 10:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,084
Posted By Coby

I need some help finding some budget winter cycling clothes.

Hey guys, I'm trying to get some ideas and recommendations for clothing to wear while cycling this winter. I just got my first bike in July to help me get some exercise and lose some weight. My legs...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-11, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By Coby

Thanks for the replies guys. Like I said, I...

Thanks for the replies guys.

Like I said, I really only plan on riding on days when the road is dry. I can't afford to buy any of the items I would need to make the bike suitable for wet/frozen...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-11, 02:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By Coby

This will be my first year of winter cycling. Need some help.

I just got my first bike in June and have been slowly progressing. I don't want to lose the leg strength I've gained so I am wanted to be able to ride in the cold weather. I live in Utah and we get a...
10-21-11, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,738
Posted By Coby

Yeah, I have some Bontrager shorts that I wear,...

Yeah, I have some Bontrager shorts that I wear, but it seems like I still get a bit sore. I can only imagine it's due to my extra weight. I'm about 275lbs.
10-21-11, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,738
Posted By Coby

Seat is uncomfortable/painful. Any recommendations for a new one?

So I started cycling in June, and the seat that is on my Trek 1.2 sometimes causes some pain and soreness, or at least some uncomfortable during riding.. So I'm looking to get a new seat that may be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By Coby

Any recommendations for good, stiff shoes, but not clipless?

I need some shoes for road cycling, but I can't afford good clipless shoes or pedals right now. So I'm looking for some recommendations on some cheap shoes that are stiff and comfortable for riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-11, 12:55 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 7,986
Posted By Coby

Yay, a discouraging thread. Haha. I'm trying...

Yay, a discouraging thread. Haha.

I'm trying to lose a good amount of weight, and I really don't know what the hell I'm doing. I need to get a personal trainer and a dietitian...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By Coby

I'm not sure haha. I'm really new to this, and I...

I'm not sure haha. I'm really new to this, and I still don't have a full understanding of the gears and derailleurs.

Thanks.



It's a triple, so technically not the small one to me, it's the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-11, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By Coby

Anyone have any ideas to make my chain stop rubbing the front derailleur?

It's on a Trek 1.2, and when I'm on the smallest 2 cogs it starts to contact the front derailleurs

Picture of where it contacts:

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t247/klobr_2007/IMG_1185.jpg...
09-10-11, 01:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By Coby

Wait what?! You do realize that the Wasatch...

Wait what?!

You do realize that the Wasatch mountains are one of the biggest skiing destinations for a reason right? Utah has the best snow in the country, as well as a lot of the world. We have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-11, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By Coby

Yeah, this tire is the devil. I tried using a...

Yeah, this tire is the devil. I tried using a screwdriver and a tire iron, but failed. When I trued to be careful and light with the screwdriver, it was obvious it wasn't going to do it. When I tried...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-11, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By Coby

Yeah, I was thinking that. And now I really wish...

Yeah, I was thinking that. And now I really wish the 2nd tire irons didn't break. I guess I might just have to wait until I can go buy another.


Just the Bontrager ones that came on my Trek. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-11, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By Coby

Tips for changing a new stubborn tire?

Hi, I'm a new cycling and I am trying to change the my first flat. Everything was fine up until the last few inches of the tire install. It just will not go. I've been told to avoid using tire irons...
08-31-11, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By Coby

Alright. Got the master link off, straightened...

Alright. Got the master link off, straightened the side, cleaned it and put it back on. The link looks much better now, but I'll still get a new one this weekend.

Can anyone recommend a good...
08-30-11, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By Coby

Alright, thanks guys. I don't have the proper...

Alright, thanks guys. I don't have the proper tool for chain removal, but I'll have to get one this weekend. So I just have to replace the masterlink?
I assume a bike shop will carry one, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-11, 12:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By Coby

Alright thanks. Hopefully after a while I'll get...

Alright thanks. Hopefully after a while I'll get the proper feel for it, and more graceful tire changes.

I now plan on ordering a Topeak JoeBlow pump tomorrow. Should I order a standalone gauge as...
08-29-11, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By Coby

Ahh okay. So the pedals are MTB ones...

Ahh okay.

So the pedals are MTB ones obviously. But I wouldn't be limited to MTB shoes.

I really don't honestly understand how clipless pedals/shoes work. So theres the shoe and the pedal, then...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-11, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By Coby

Unfortunately is the first. I ran out of money...

Unfortunately is the first. I ran out of money when buying the other things, and just haven't gotten around to getting a gauge. I was pretty much just pinching the sides and thinking "Well, that...
08-28-11, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By Coby

Oh okay, thanks. I'll take a note on that term. ...

Oh okay, thanks. I'll take a note on that term.

So they're mostly used for MTB?
08-28-11, 11:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By Coby

A question about my master link.

I'm such a bike noob, I feel like I should know the answer... but I don't.

I noticed a while back that one gold side of the master link was bent out a bit more than the others. I'm not sure if...
08-28-11, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By Coby

What kind of shoes do I need for these pedals?

Sorry for the dumb question.

I need to get some proper cycling shoes, and I read that there are different types of clipless. These pedals came on my mountainbike a few years ago, and now they're...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-11, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By Coby

A few quick questions from a new cyclist.

Hey guys, I just started cycling in late June when I bought my first road bike. I got my first flat yesterday, but I do not have a gauge for these valves yet or a floor pump. I will be getting those...
06-24-11, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By Coby

Yeah they have them with the little adjustable...

Yeah they have them with the little adjustable strap. But with my big feet/shoes I find them hard to get into.

I think I just need to get some stiffer shoes and then go from there. These flexy...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-11, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Coby

Thanks guys. I adjusted other things on the...

Thanks guys.

I adjusted other things on the brakes and it's much better now. Not completely parallel though.

It does look like it's bent out a bit where the pad screws in, so I think that's the...
06-24-11, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By Coby

Thanks for all the replies guys. 10...

Thanks for all the replies guys.


10 Wheels, I'm curious about those added parts in front of your pedals. Where can I get some of those? They look like they'd be just what I needed right now....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Coby

Noobie needs brake adjustment help.

I got my first bike last Saturday, and I've noticed that one of the front brake pads is not parallel to the rim. I'm trying to adjust the brakes, but I can't see how I'm supposed to adjust that nor...
06-23-11, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By Coby

Inexpensive shoes and pedals?

Hey guys. I just got my first bike less than a week ago and am slowly getting more and more into cycling. I have a problem right now though. After some rides it has become apparent that my Nike Shox...
06-21-11, 09:03 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,563
Posted By Coby

Thanks. I tried to do it as an image but it said...

Thanks. I tried to do it as an image but it said it was too large and I didn't feel like resizing it.

I sure like the bike. Still have to learn a lot and get used to it, but I have a feeling that...
06-21-11, 08:06 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,563
Posted By Coby

My new and first bike: 2011 Trek 1.2 ...

My new and first bike:

2011 Trek 1.2
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t247/klobr_2007/IMG_1104.jpg
06-20-11, 12:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,011
Posted By Coby

Alright cool. I'll play with the seat in a minute...

Alright cool. I'll play with the seat in a minute and try to learn to shift better.

I'm going to look through the manual to find some things. The front brake feels like it takes a longer pull to...
06-19-11, 11:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,011
Posted By Coby

Yeah, I was wearing some Nike Shox and man, my...

Yeah, I was wearing some Nike Shox and man, my feet were hurting pretty bad.

I'll experiment with the seat tomorrow. I didn't change it from what it was in the shop.
06-19-11, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,011
Posted By Coby

Thanks guys. I'll get some new shoes/pedals after...

Thanks guys. I'll get some new shoes/pedals after a while. And I'll deffinetly be getting either another bottle/cage or a Camelbak. I drink a lot normally so 24oz will not be enough.

I have a...
06-19-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,011
Posted By Coby

That's what I'm planning on doing. One thing...

That's what I'm planning on doing.

One thing I was told/showed in the shop was some stronger and thicker tires that get flats less often. I might invest in them sometime soon. Everything else is...
06-18-11, 08:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,011
Posted By Coby

Haha, oh man, what a noob mistake! I'll take some...

Haha, oh man, what a noob mistake! I'll take some more pics tomorrow. It was starting to rain when I took those and my camera's battery was blinking.

I just went on a little ride to get used to...
06-18-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,011
Posted By Coby

My first bike!

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t247/klobr_2007/IMG_1103.jpg

Thanks to everyone who helped me in my thread.

I bought this Trek 1.2 today as well as some other basic cycling stuff. I spent a...
06-16-11, 10:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,881
Posted By Coby

I'm going to go buy the 1.2 on Saturday!

I'm going to go buy the 1.2 on Saturday!
06-13-11, 12:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,881
Posted By Coby

Yeah, that's exactly what I'm going to do now. ...

Yeah, that's exactly what I'm going to do now.

On Saturday I went and tried out the Trek 1.2 and I really liked it. Road bikes are a lot easier to ride than I had assumed. I liked the 1.2 a lot...
06-10-11, 05:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,881
Posted By Coby

Alright cool. I'll do that then and just keep an...

Alright cool. I'll do that then and just keep an eye on it and get the wheels checked out regularly.

And I'll be sure to post some pics.
06-10-11, 02:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,881
Posted By Coby

How much do/did you weigh if you don't mind me...

How much do/did you weigh if you don't mind me asking?

I just talked to another big Trek dealer here in UT and he said the wheels should be fine. He said if I start breaking spokes then it'd be a...
06-10-11, 02:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,881
Posted By Coby

I'd much rather not have to have custom wheels...

I'd much rather not have to have custom wheels made, but that's what every one is suggesting I do. People on here, and at the Trek dealer.
06-10-11, 02:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,881
Posted By Coby

Okay, so it looks like I'll be getting a Trek...

Okay, so it looks like I'll be getting a Trek 1.2. They're on sale for $770, but then I'm going to have some 36 spoke wheels made.

It's gonna be more than I wanted to spend on the bike alone, but...
06-10-11, 12:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,881
Posted By Coby

Yeah, I'll make sure to ask about the wheels....

Yeah, I'll make sure to ask about the wheels. That will be my #1 question for all the bikes I try.

On Saturday, I'll go look at Raleigh, Felt and Trek. Then get an idea from there on what I like....
06-09-11, 08:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,881
Posted By Coby

Yeah, I'll buy local for sure now. I just gotta...

Yeah, I'll buy local for sure now. I just gotta narrow it down to some bikes that will work so i know what shops to go to.

I'm going to go try out some Raleigh and Felt bikes, but I'm really not...
06-09-11, 07:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,881
Posted By Coby

I'll be trying out some Raleigh and Felt bikes...

I'll be trying out some Raleigh and Felt bikes next week. I know the ones that I'd like to have, but I'm not sure if the wheels they come with are strong enough. They're 28H radial Front/32H 3x Rear....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-11, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,161
Posted By Coby

Would the wheels be the main problem? I'd...

Would the wheels be the main problem? I'd consider buying a new wheelset.
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