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08-11-15, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,813
Posted By blue_cheese

I too felt that drive train components on my DS...

I too felt that drive train components on my DS 8.4 wore out kind of fast, 3000km and two cogs on the cassette were chewed up and the chain was stretched, disc brakes needed servicing as well (front...
08-10-15, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,754
Posted By blue_cheese

The riders in the cannondale video look scared...

The riders in the cannondale video look scared while riding/cornering in the trails compared to any of the CX bike promotional videos I have seen. Seems the CX bikes are pretty stable and...
07-27-15, 08:29 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,944
Posted By blue_cheese

I love it... you are my hero! keep stickin' it to...

I love it... you are my hero! keep stickin' it to the man
07-13-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,525
Posted By blue_cheese

Easily, especially with a 43 wide tire, even...

Easily, especially with a 43 wide tire, even easier.

As for the comment on pushing the limits of the bike... there is nothing remotely harsh about that trail. The man made teeter-totter...
07-07-15, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,378
Posted By blue_cheese

much to my frustration I get 26-27km/hr over...

much to my frustration I get 26-27km/hr over ~60km with average elevation gain of ~300m (basically flat, 3 traffic lights, and normal summer breeze, if it doesn't get me in one direction it gets me...
06-24-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,529
Posted By blue_cheese

you guys make me feel sad about how little riding...

you guys make me feel sad about how little riding I can get in....
All I got so far is 360 km... :(
06-18-15, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 538,556
Posted By blue_cheese

beautiful bike, but man... that wheel set alone...

beautiful bike, but man... that wheel set alone is more than a new DS 8.3 :) If this is "so much less" than a new bike then I need a hook up wherever you get your components from.

BTW, i have a...
06-18-15, 09:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,671
Posted By blue_cheese

Carburetor cleaner! no joke... only on the frame...

Carburetor cleaner! no joke... only on the frame though, spray into a rag... wipe with rag... wipe dry. I am sure nature hates me, but lets call it even for riding a bike instead of driving.
06-16-15, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By blue_cheese

Thank you FBinNY! that sorted it all out. Do I...

Thank you FBinNY! that sorted it all out. Do I ever feel like a goof...
06-16-15, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By blue_cheese

Now that you mention it....that may be the...

Now that you mention it....that may be the problem. I may have actuated the brake ever so slightly with the wheel out
06-16-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,812
Posted By blue_cheese

It seems front doesn't matter, it is preference,...

It seems front doesn't matter, it is preference, but all QRs I have seen are on the right side to be consistent with the rear where the QR has to be opposite of the drive side.
06-16-15, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By blue_cheese

disc brake rotor and pad clearance

I was fiddling with my front wheel hub (cleaned out and re-packed the bearings), I noticed that the front disc has no clearance to the inside brake pad, there are about 2mm to the pad on outside, but...
06-16-15, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,812
Posted By blue_cheese

is it just me or is that quick release lever on...

is it just me or is that quick release lever on the wrong side of the front wheel (not that there is right or wrong on the front, just contrary to the side they normally are put on )?
06-11-15, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 538,556
Posted By blue_cheese

I had my 2012 DS in for service and to my...

I had my 2012 DS in for service and to my surprise (without telling me or asking) they did the replacement for the front quick release as per the recall. I liked my old quick release better (it did...
06-05-15, 02:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,770
Posted By blue_cheese

It seems you went through all this trouble to get...

It seems you went through all this trouble to get a suspension corrected stiff fork... why didn't you just get a lockout fork swap from one of the higher trim DS models? that way you retain the...
05-26-15, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By blue_cheese

Thanks for the tips - The brakes have not been...

Thanks for the tips
- The brakes have not been bled, they do not feel spongy and the resistance feel has not changed, simply that the amount of braking force for a given amount of lever squeeze has...
05-26-15, 08:58 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,531
Posted By blue_cheese

I have never heard anyone actually *say* a hybrid...

I have never heard anyone actually *say* a hybrid is a waste of money... but it certainly is written pretty often, a waste of money is a bike you don't enjoy riding. I can't imagine enjoying a road...
05-26-15, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By blue_cheese

Thanks to all for the feedback, I am sure there...

Thanks to all for the feedback, I am sure there is something about the way I am riding/maintaining. I do feel like taking it in for a tune up every 1000 km may be "poor value", but perhaps it is the...
05-22-15, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 786
Posted By blue_cheese

Good tire for a dual sport bike

I am due for new tires on my dual sport. I was pretty happy with the LT3 tires, but I am wondering if there are better tires you guys would suggest
05-22-15, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By blue_cheese

I am 100% that the 11T cog is mangled, it is not...

I am 100% that the 11T cog is mangled, it is not variance on the teeth, it looks like the metal was mashed with a hammer on the left inside edge of the tooth...
05-22-15, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By blue_cheese

yup i figured as much... I am trying to get the...

yup i figured as much... I am trying to get the bike into service, but all the LBS have a massive backlog or some really silly hours :)
05-22-15, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By blue_cheese

Are these things really that worn?

Hi All, a big part of this is a cross post from the hybrid forum, but I wanted to get feedback from the mechanics group

My 2012 Trek 8.4 DS seems like it may be need for some wearable part...
05-22-15, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By blue_cheese

the feedback from the bike mechanic is that brake...

the feedback from the bike mechanic is that brake pads in front are pretty worn. The chain is stretched to its limit and that the rear casette has worn cog (there is visible deformation on two of the...
05-21-15, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By blue_cheese

What do I need to fix up/replace

My 2012 8.4 DS seems like it may be need for some wearable part replacements.

As of late I am having three main issues

- Front disc brake... has lost a lot of stopping power. I can actually do...
05-05-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,037
Posted By blue_cheese

Sooo... I checked my QR, when open it does not...

Sooo... I checked my QR, when open it does not seem to go back far enough to actually interfere with the brake... so I still need to bother?
05-01-15, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By blue_cheese

I make abrupt sharp turns onto country roads that...

I make abrupt sharp turns onto country roads that I see for the first time...
Oh... and regular laundry
04-22-15, 02:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,037
Posted By blue_cheese

That! I mean, really how ridiculous is this. I...

That! I mean, really how ridiculous is this. I can think of all sorts of ways I can hurt myself if I start randomly loosening bolts and screws on the bike... what is the remedy there take away my...
04-15-15, 12:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,443
Posted By blue_cheese

I weigh 220lbs, if I want to loose 3 lbs I'll go...

I weigh 220lbs, if I want to loose 3 lbs I'll go to the bathroom before my bike ride, not give up my locking suspension fork
09-29-14, 11:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,550
Posted By blue_cheese

I use a Serfas True 550 and am very happy with...

I use a Serfas True 550 and am very happy with it, there are better lights out there but this one is relatively inexpensive $<150 You probably have about 2 hours in the dark on full power before the...
09-29-14, 08:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,661
Posted By blue_cheese

I have a DS and did 100 miles earlier this year...

I have a DS and did 100 miles earlier this year with a couple of friends on road bikes their bikes did not climb any better and did not go any faster... trust me when I say it is not the bike it is...
09-23-14, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,317
Posted By blue_cheese

1) I am sure it is covered under warranty, 2)...

1) I am sure it is covered under warranty, 2) nothing to do with made in china, it may be surprising to you but aluminum framing is nearly all coming from China- even on bikes that cost multiples...
09-11-14, 07:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,033
Posted By blue_cheese

I am not sure why you are getting ragged on about...

I am not sure why you are getting ragged on about the earphones - other than the law part, I don't understand the safety issue. YOU HAVE TO BE AWARE of your surroundings, as a car or as a cyclist....
09-11-14, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,291
Posted By blue_cheese

cables will be more than fine, It is not like you...

cables will be more than fine, It is not like you are sliding the bike back and forth across the rack constantly with some force. Personally I am more worried about metal on metal contact for the...
08-19-14, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 538,556
Posted By blue_cheese

It is interesting to see the bike set up almost...

It is interesting to see the bike set up almost like a comfort cruiser.... does it help? I was ending physio/ostio for a lower back problem when I got my bike. My therapist almost had a heart attack...
08-19-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 538,556
Posted By blue_cheese

I am not so sure about that .... Personally the...

I am not so sure about that ....
Personally the original NRX fork looked way worse to me, and performed like a lower quality fork. Perhaps the RST fork is indeed inferior for some other non obvious...
08-07-14, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By blue_cheese

As in dish soap? didn't think of that, I...

As in dish soap?

didn't think of that, I have just tried a dry rag.... took forever. WD40 as solvent and a rag, still took a while, and now a carburetor cleaner/throttle body cleaner, spray and...
08-06-14, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By blue_cheese

caring for drivetrain

I am curious what people do to care for their bike's drive train (chain, crank, cassette, bottom bearing, rear hub, front and back derailleurs) for the different type of riding they do. Aside from...
07-28-14, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By blue_cheese

In my stubborn simple ways, I have settled to...

In my stubborn simple ways, I have settled to agree with that just so I don't have to maintain a list. I would caveat Hybrids to include 29er mountain bikes, so non-Hybrid would be a drop bar road...
07-18-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 538,556
Posted By blue_cheese

I just got my DS8.4 bike back yesterday after...

I just got my DS8.4 bike back yesterday after recall work... I was told 1 week, it took 2.5 weeks to complete. LBS told me same thing Friday last week when I called: "we got the skewer we are still...
07-10-14, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 538,556
Posted By blue_cheese

It is stated as Voluntary.... no need for deaths...

It is stated as Voluntary.... no need for deaths to trigger a congressional hearings to make them to it. Not pointing fingers at any other fine product manufacturers

Scott, Trek Recall Bicycles...
06-30-14, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 538,556
Posted By blue_cheese

My LBS also took the bike and said it should be...

My LBS also took the bike and said it should be about a week. They didn't exactly pry it, but I wasn't exactly eager to ride it until fixed either. I understand the chance of failure is slim, but...
06-30-14, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,752
Posted By blue_cheese

+1 on lots of shifting. on flats I am...

+1 on lots of shifting. on flats I am consistently on highest ratio 3-9(48 crank, 11 cassette), but if I have to stop and go I start from 2-6. If there is an uphill I will go all the way down to the...
06-05-14, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 538,556
Posted By blue_cheese

I love my 2012 DS8.4 (I liked the older beefier...

I love my 2012 DS8.4 (I liked the older beefier frame), I had a moment where I thought dam I should have gone for a FX or something roadier, but I love going off the road when I feel like it. My...
12-18-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,965
Posted By blue_cheese

On my 2012 DS8.4 (Hayes) Back brake is silent,...

On my 2012 DS8.4 (Hayes) Back brake is silent, front is quiet until it builds up some heat/residue, going on dirt path makes front pretty noisy. No vibarations/rattling or anything like that, only...
12-06-13, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,265
Posted By blue_cheese

If a DS is the type of bike you like, it sounds...

If a DS is the type of bike you like, it sounds like a good deal. I bought a brand new DS8.4 in 2012 for $800 and love it, I wouldn't pony up the *new* price for a 8.5 given the difference, but at...
11-18-13, 01:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,944
Posted By blue_cheese

I don't have any noise making bell/horn what not,...

I don't have any noise making bell/horn what not, when I ride in the local trails I holler out a loud "Hello, good day" to any walkers/hikers I am rapidly approaching.... so i guess that makes me...
11-03-13, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By blue_cheese

i tuck in headwinds and downhills

i tuck in headwinds and downhills
11-02-13, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By blue_cheese

happened to me, tube was clearly defective at the...

happened to me, tube was clearly defective at the seam, as it inflates it stretches leaking air in a weak spot, it deflates and closes the hole, each infation makes the weak area/hole bigger until it...
10-16-13, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,824
Posted By blue_cheese

Yeah...those two 36% grade look nasty, short but...

Yeah...those two 36% grade look nasty, short but nasty, pick up some speed and shift down to keep your pedaling cadence up, don't drop to granny gear right away but shift down to keep cadence up, the...
10-16-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,824
Posted By blue_cheese

I would argue that there is no such thing as...

I would argue that there is no such thing as "robs you of energy" when the goal is exercise All you have to do is output the energy/calories... where it goes is a different story and someone else's...
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