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06-20-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By jtaylor2

That's what I am saying. I keep meticulous...

That's what I am saying. I keep meticulous maintenance records. Disbelieve what you want, Attached is a PDF of my complete maintenance records of that bike. You can either believe them or not as...
06-20-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By jtaylor2

The sidewalls are fairly stiff. That makes them...

The sidewalls are fairly stiff. That makes them harder to mount then some other tires. I can't really say about the ride being hard or hard on the hands as I have only been riding this one bike and...
06-19-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By jtaylor2

The bike came with 32mm Bontrager Race All...

The bike came with 32mm Bontrager Race All Weather Hard Case which were later discontinued and replaced by the Bontrager AW1 Hard Case. I'm now using the AW1 Hard Case (the regular not the light)....
06-15-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By jtaylor2

I swap them when they are worn out. I'm sure how...

I swap them when they are worn out. I'm sure how long that takes depends on the type/quality of the tire, rider weight and perhaps type of riding surface.. On my 2012 Trek 7.3 FX I get about 8000...
01-02-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,614
Posted By jtaylor2

I'm curious as to what you don't like about the...

I'm curious as to what you don't like about the AW1's that make you want to change. Particularly with only 3000 miles on them. I currently have 8000 miles on my rear AW1 and it has still got a lot...
12-20-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,361
Posted By jtaylor2

My 2012 Trek 7.3 came with 32mm Bontrager Race...

My 2012 Trek 7.3 came with 32mm Bontrager Race All Weather Hard Case tires, I got around 8000 miles on a rear tire (replaced with the same) and over 22000 on the front tire. Those tires are no longer...
06-05-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,817
Posted By jtaylor2

My 2012 Trek 7.3 fx came with 32mm Bontrager Race...

My 2012 Trek 7.3 fx came with 32mm Bontrager Race All Weather Hard Case tires.

I have 22,092 miles on the original front tire and will need to replace it soon (never had a flat on it)

I am on...
11-11-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3,376
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 505,351
Posted By jtaylor2

Welcome, always room for another. But be warned...

Welcome, always room for another. But be warned the birthdays will seem to come around faster now (my next will be 72 and it seems like 65 was just yesterday). Glad to hear Denver is still doing...
06-18-18, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By jtaylor2

Indeed there is. I wan't looking for it at the...

Indeed there is. I wan't looking for it at the end of the address line and my email client doesn't highlight it as a link, perhaps I need stronger glasses. Thanks for pointing it out.

Jim
06-18-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By jtaylor2

Received Newsletter email despite Option set to not receive.

I have received an email from "BikeForums newsletter" with subject "Check out these trending threads on BikeForums!" despite having the option "Receive our newsletter and special promotions from our...
06-10-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 623,373
Posted By jtaylor2

You'll need adapters to put bar ends on isozone...

You'll need adapters to put bar ends on isozone bars. https://trekbikestore.com/product/bontrager-satellite-isozone-bar-end-adapter-242373-1.htm
12-31-17, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,351
Posted By jtaylor2

3181 miles on the road and 153 on the mag. trainer

3181 miles on the road and 153 on the mag. trainer
09-04-17, 05:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,856
Posted By jtaylor2

My 2012 Trek 7.3fx has 17,631 miles on the...

My 2012 Trek 7.3fx has 17,631 miles on the factory front tire. I'm on my third rear tire (get about 8000 miles on the rear) so no I don't rotate them.

Jim
07-11-17, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,400
Posted By jtaylor2

Why? I can see no reason to replace a cassette...

Why? I can see no reason to replace a cassette that doesn't need it. A worn chain will wear out a new cassette in short order, but I have never heard of a worn cassette affecting the life of a new...
07-11-17, 05:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,400
Posted By jtaylor2

My 2012 Trek 7.3fx currently has 16,899 miles on...

My 2012 Trek 7.3fx currently has 16,899 miles on it. I scrape the gunk off the sprockets and jocky wheels and wipe down the chain when I lub it, but other than that don't do any special cleaning....
07-01-17, 04:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,369
Posted By jtaylor2

I just lay it on its non-drive side in the bed on...

I just lay it on its non-drive side in the bed on an old piece of carpet. Slides in under the tonneau cover. I have a Silverado extended cab with an 8 foot bed (which they don't make anymore) so...
10-05-16, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,031
Views: 597,370
Posted By jtaylor2

Actually I liked it. I only watched about 8...

Actually I liked it. I only watched about 8 minutes, but it was exactly what it said it was, video of a mountain bike ride. Contrary to other opinions I liked the downward perspective so you could...
08-25-16, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,582
Posted By jtaylor2

I'm 69 and have BPH so might not be typical. I...

I'm 69 and have BPH so might not be typical. I have also on several occasions had prostatitis that was attributed to long (for me) rides where I didn't get off the bike for 4 or 5 hours. My...
07-29-16, 05:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By jtaylor2

Chain brand: SRAM PC 850 Speeds: 8 speed ...

Chain brand: SRAM PC 850
Speeds: 8 speed
Surface: Mostly Road, a little packed limestone
Bike + rider weight: 190 lbs.
Lubricant: White Lighting Epic Lube
Lube interval in miles: 200-300
Remove...
10-18-15, 04:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,701
Posted By jtaylor2

Was 33 here this morning. 38 at 10:00 when I...

Was 33 here this morning. 38 at 10:00 when I went for my ride. I could have dealt with the the cold but the 21 MPH wind was too much for me. Called 14 miles enough. Hopefully tomorrow will be...
07-31-15, 05:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
Posted By jtaylor2

My 2012 Trek 2.3 fx with just a little over...

My 2012 Trek 2.3 fx with just a little over 10,000 miles was doing that, drove me nuts for two weeks trying to get it adjusted. I had just about decided to replace the rear derailleur when the shift...
06-13-15, 05:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 41,495
Posted By jtaylor2

A little over 10100 miles on current bike (8...

A little over 10100 miles on current bike (8 speed). 3727 miles on first (factory) cassette and 4415 on the second. Still going on the third.
05-02-15, 04:49 AM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 623,373
Posted By jtaylor2

[QUOTE=yashinon;17770088]I cannot tell you about...

[QUOTE=yashinon;17770088]I cannot tell you about the stem. However, I have the bar end adapters. I ended up replacing the grips all-together with Ergon grips. I know that others have just used the...
03-23-15, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,124
Posted By jtaylor2

Yes, I enjoy my 7.3fx. As to which to get I...

Yes, I enjoy my 7.3fx. As to which to get I don't think it's the years that matter as much as the miles and what kind of care it was given. Tires, brakes, chain, and cassettes are wear items and...
03-22-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,124
Posted By jtaylor2

I'm 6 feet tall with a 31 inch inseam and my 20"...

I'm 6 feet tall with a 31 inch inseam and my 20" 2012 7.3fx fits me fine.
03-21-15, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,672
Posted By jtaylor2

Yes, you will need the Bonttrager Satellite Plus...

Yes, you will need the Bonttrager Satellite Plus Isozone Bar End Adapter Bontrager Satellite Plus ISOZone Bar End Adapter - Bar Ends - Handlebars - Components -Trek Store...
03-21-15, 05:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,570
Posted By jtaylor2

The Trek 7.3fx already comes with hard case tires...

The Trek 7.3fx already comes with hard case tires that are very puncture resistant. I will probably jinx myself, but I've got 9400 miles on my 2012 7.3fx and have never had a flat. I do carry a...
10-19-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,592
Posted By jtaylor2

My records show my coldest ride last year was 26F...

My records show my coldest ride last year was 26F on Dec. 26. Coldest this year was 29F on March 17. I mostly get 8 to 10 rides a month in Jan and Feb with temps in the high 20's low 30's. This...
09-06-14, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,059
Posted By jtaylor2

I agree that this place isn't much fun any more...

I agree that this place isn't much fun any more and I miss the people that used to be here and the way it used to be when I joined. If those that have left have indeed formed another option please...
01-27-14, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By jtaylor2

This one?...

This one? http://vimeo.com/groups/wereldfietser/videos/58201809

Jim
07-14-13, 04:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,991
Posted By jtaylor2

Yea, I'm pretty happy with the 7.3. But I...

Yea, I'm pretty happy with the 7.3. But I suspect that reliability wise bikes in the same price range from all the major manufactures will be about the same. You have to remember that chains and...
07-13-13, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,991
Posted By jtaylor2

I have Trek 7.3 fx but it's a 2012 so I can't...

I have Trek 7.3 fx but it's a 2012 so I can't really speak to long term durability. But I can tell you what it has needed so far.

It currently has 4968 miles

1385 miles - Replaced the factory...
07-11-13, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,608
Posted By jtaylor2

I have been quit happy with my Zefal Spins. I...

I have been quit happy with my Zefal Spins. I got mine at Walmart but I'm not sure they still carry them.
...
07-04-13, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,215
Posted By jtaylor2

I have 4819 miles on my 2012 7.3 fx and while the...

I have 4819 miles on my 2012 7.3 fx and while the tires are worn there is no cord showing or tread separation. Of course the rear is worn a little more than the front. I'm expecting to get over...
06-05-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By jtaylor2

Those two bikes are equivalent price and quality...

Those two bikes are equivalent price and quality wise. The are different lines. The 8.2 DS is a front suspension dual sport bike and the 7.2 FX is a no suspension fitness bike. The retail price is...
06-04-13, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By jtaylor2

Q1. No, and didn't have it for the first couple...

Q1. No, and didn't have it for the first couple of hundred miles on the new cassette
Q2. Bike shop changed it.
06-03-13, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By jtaylor2

Actually help with a diagnosis is why I posted...

Actually help with a diagnosis is why I posted here. Nothing in the drive train actually looks bad and the chain and cassette only have 750 miles on them and the crank is what the LBS said they...
06-03-13, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By jtaylor2

Rough pedling in only one gear

I have a 2012 Trek 7.3fx with a 28x38x48 triple and 11-32 8 speed with 4480 miles on it. For the last couple of hundred miles I feel a catch or roughness in the pedaling only in the 5th gear on both...
05-30-13, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By jtaylor2

Are you really talking about the sensor or the...

Are you really talking about the sensor or the magnet. Mostly the sensor goes on the frame and the magnet goes on the crank. In either case I tape over it with electrical tape around the crank. My...
05-16-13, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By jtaylor2

When somebody who has stolen over 100 bikes is...

When somebody who has stolen over 100 bikes is caught and only receives a 5 month suspended sentence it would seem they aren't really serious about doing anything about the problem.
02-14-13, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By jtaylor2

Fishing ...

Fishing
http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/travel-ta-chesapeake-and-ohio-canal-national-historical-park-fishing-maryland-sidwcmdev_067933.html

Biking...
10-09-12, 06:54 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,350
Posted By jtaylor2

Fall has come to Western PA.

Fall has come to Western PA.
10-09-12, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Gap
Views: 634
Posted By jtaylor2

My wife and I rode about 25 miles on that trail...

My wife and I rode about 25 miles on that trail this past weekend and I can vouch for the scenery. The leaves were nice then and will probably be even better this coming weekend. You definitely...
09-04-12, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By jtaylor2

There is Bikes Around Town (not your bike)...

There is Bikes Around Town (not your bike) thread in the Hybrid forum http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/762845-Bikes-around-town-%28not-your-bike%29/page6
08-08-12, 02:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,146
Posted By jtaylor2

Everybody bad mouths Huffy, but in 1997 I bought...

Everybody bad mouths Huffy, but in 1997 I bought a Huffy mountain bike (made in USA, my 2012 Trek was made in China) for $157.00 at K-Mart to ride with my friends kids. I put over 3000 miles on it...
08-08-12, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,126
Posted By jtaylor2

That probably depends on where you live, how much...

That probably depends on where you live, how much you weigh, how you ride, and how you take care of it. If you weight 300 lbs. and jump curbs the wheels won't last too long. If you never lub the...
07-22-12, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By jtaylor2

The grip clamps on. The clamp isn't tight. ...

The grip clamps on. The clamp isn't tight. There is an allen set screw in the bottom of that black ring on the inside of the grip. Loosen it, adjust the grip to your liking and then tighten it. ...
06-27-12, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By jtaylor2

Since you got a used bike unless you got it from...

Since you got a used bike unless you got it from a LBS or had help setting it up make sure that your seat and handlebar adjustments are at least in the ballpark to start with. Some of the links...
06-25-12, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,897
Posted By jtaylor2

Both the grip and the end cap have bolts to clamp...

Both the grip and the end cap have bolts to clamp them on. If properly installed they should not move. I would take it back to the LBS and have them do a permanent fix. The IsoZone bar end...
06-12-12, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3,376
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 505,351
Posted By jtaylor2

stapfam has already given the best input, but I'm...

stapfam has already given the best input, but I'm curious why you think the the Trek would be too much bike for her? They are both suspension fork, 21 speed twist shift with the same gear range. ...
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