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02-03-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,412
Posted By Brooke1687

I probably overspoke on the quality of the two, i...

I probably overspoke on the quality of the two, i only took the alr on a short test drive and I know every bike comes with itís own break in period. Itís really is a great bike, itís a big upgrade...
02-03-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,412
Posted By Brooke1687

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I like it a lot so far. Iím ready for spring...
01-24-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By Brooke1687

Thank you all for the tips and suggestions. Iím...

Thank you all for the tips and suggestions. Iím new to gravel bikes and still trying to learn.

So it turns out my question wasnít dumb at all. I took it to the store and they couldnít even turn...
01-21-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,015
Posted By Brooke1687

yup can confirm, I have the AL4 and it has the...

yup can confirm, I have the AL4 and it has the top tube mounts.
01-10-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By Brooke1687

Iíve tried the hex key and anything else I can...

Iíve tried the hex key and anything else I can think of. Maybe even striped that end of it. It wouldnít budge. Iím going to take it to the shop this weekend. Thanks for the responses!
01-08-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By Brooke1687

itís threaded into the frame.

itís threaded into the frame.
01-08-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By Brooke1687

I wasnít able to pull it straight out in the...

I wasnít able to pull it straight out in the video. Iíve tried turn it several different ways and it wonít budget but it does have a small wiggle to it which makes me think I need to disengage it...
01-07-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By Brooke1687

Hereís the picture. It does seem like itís set in...

Hereís the picture. It does seem like itís set in that position. They tightened everything down really tight at the shop. This bike has made me feel like a...
01-07-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By Brooke1687

Checkpoint stuck skewer?

Ok sorry dumb question incoming. I have a Checkpoint AL4, still pretty fresh from the shop. I bought an indoor trainer that has a replacement quick release skewer to use while itís on the trainer but...
12-19-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 488,387
Posted By Brooke1687

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/e4ee8aee_f87b_4d3a_9579_bca3af5e4f1c_ca25afff0ae88365ee4eab89edf0c9eb0fcb37c7.jpegMerry Christmas to me. Checkpoint AL4 in the...
11-18-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,412
Posted By Brooke1687

i wanted a road bike because Iím planning on...

i wanted a road bike because Iím planning on doing a few sprint triathlons next summer and I need to make up some speed on the bike. But outside of that Iím a more casual rider, mostly riding a few...
11-18-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,412
Posted By Brooke1687

Yeah 35 doesnít seem particularly massive to me.

Yeah 35 doesnít seem particularly massive to me.
11-17-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,412
Posted By Brooke1687

The AL4 has hydraulic brakes. I doubt Iíd ever...

The AL4 has hydraulic brakes. I doubt Iíd ever utilized the stranglehold dropout. Iím pretty simple, I have a Neko now and I like it buts it too heavy and gets uncomfortable on longer rides. So I...
11-17-18, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,412
Posted By Brooke1687

The guys at my shop, which is a Trek concept...

The guys at my shop, which is a Trek concept store, didnít even realized theyíd been released. I couldnít test drive it, but I tested the ALR4 so I hope itís similar enough. They went ahead and gave...
11-17-18, 03:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,412
Posted By Brooke1687

Checkpoint AL 3 AL 4

Checkpoint AL4 (https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/road-bikes/gravel-bikes/checkpoint/checkpoint-al-4/p/24971/?colorCode=grey)
Is this Trekís foray into a more affordable gravel bike?

I...
11-13-18, 05:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,677
Posted By Brooke1687

I did a sprint triathlon this summer and I hated...

I did a sprint triathlon this summer and I hated every minute of it. I felt too jump from the get go, and even though the bike ride was so short it was hillier than expected. I sprained my ankle a...
10-11-18, 07:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,755
Posted By Brooke1687

I swear one of the weirdest things Iíve seen was...

I swear one of the weirdest things Iíve seen was a person on another bike. It was an early morning ride downtown to go to the farmers market and there wasnít a lot of traffic. I stopped at a stop...
10-11-18, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By Brooke1687

yes, Iíve gotten this one a lot which is what...

yes, Iíve gotten this one a lot which is what prompted me to offer this discussion. I think Iíll start with ďdo you want to know the secret to not having your butt hurt really a bad when you ride?...
10-08-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By Brooke1687

Thatís amazing! I feel exactly the same way you...

Thatís amazing! I feel exactly the same way you do. I donít love the gym, but Iíll go when itís cold. This year I trained for a sprint triathlon and 10lbs came off really fast so Iím working on a...
10-05-18, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By Brooke1687

What tips would you give absolute beginners?

I had weight loss surgery almost 5 years ago. Iíve been successful in my journey and now I participate in a support group for people who are just getting started. A common topic in support group is...
09-12-18, 03:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,894
Posted By Brooke1687

Iíve got my eye on the Checkpoint ARL 5 but I...

Iíve got my eye on the Checkpoint ARL 5 but I donít know if Iíll be ready to bite the bullet on it by that point. At least Trek has a spring sales event with similar discounts if I donít get it then.
09-03-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3,902
Views: 443,929
Posted By Brooke1687

It looks like your bike is holy! Still a pretty...

It looks like your bike is holy! Still a pretty cool picture.

My picture is on the Greenbelt in Kingsport, Tennessee. Itís a pretty trail but with a terrible smell from the nearby factories.
09-03-18, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3,902
Views: 443,929
Posted By Brooke1687

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All the way to the end of the trail, it just drops...
08-28-18, 10:39 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,451
Posted By Brooke1687

When I first started I got passed by runners! But...

When I first started I got passed by runners! But I kept going on my Target Schwinn Comfort bike, then I got a Target Schwinn Hybrid bike. Neither was great but they were pretty good and I put a lot...
08-23-18, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By Brooke1687

To drop or not to drop

I bought a Trek Neko in June of 2017. I love the bike but the fit has never been quite right. Iíve had trouble getting comfortable on it. Iím 5í6 so I was in between frame sizes and ended up going...
08-18-18, 05:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,482
Posted By Brooke1687

This. If you can make it almost an automatic...

This.

If you can make it almost an automatic response it makes life easier. I messed my hand up really good on a ride last year. One of my knuckles gets stuck overnight and popping it into moving...
08-10-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By Brooke1687

Thatís such a nice story. I was over weight and...

Thatís such a nice story. I was over weight and out of shape my entire adult life until a few years ago, even now that Iím a lot more athletic and fit Iím far from skinny. I try to encourage people...
08-10-18, 05:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 693
Posted By Brooke1687

I recently saw a sports medicine ortho doc for a...

I recently saw a sports medicine ortho doc for a lingering ankle sprain and it was such a good experience. Instead of saying ďjust stay off of itĒ he understood I wanted to continue running without...
08-09-18, 03:39 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,907
Posted By Brooke1687

Sugar is sugar. You might absorb them at a...

Sugar is sugar. You might absorb them at a slightly different rate depending on other ingredients but it gets the job done and you had electrolytes from another source already. I used straight...
08-08-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By Brooke1687

Hills suck so bad. But you can always jump off,...

Hills suck so bad. But you can always jump off, walk alongside your bike for a bit, and jump back on. I find that gives me a much needed boost, of course doesnít work as well if itís a really steep...
08-08-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 823
Posted By Brooke1687

I used an ironing board in a hotel room once....

I used an ironing board in a hotel room once. Granted one of those wonít fit into my saddle bag.
08-07-18, 06:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,066
Posted By Brooke1687

I have the the DS and I regret getting a bike...

I have the the DS and I regret getting a bike with a suspension although I love almost everything else about it. I keep it locked out all the time now and would rather have saved the weight with a...
08-07-18, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By Brooke1687

The good thing about cycling is it gets easier...

The good thing about cycling is it gets easier fast. I struggled to do 2 miles (3.2 KM) when I first started but i worked my way up from there and it got easier. There are still a few hills I cuss...
07-31-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,759
Posted By Brooke1687

Thereís an old huffy and road master in my shed...

Thereís an old huffy and road master in my shed right now. No idea what to do with them. I was considering turning the rims into a Pinterest style art project.
07-30-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,163
Posted By Brooke1687

My local LBS is only open on Sunday during the...

My local LBS is only open on Sunday during the summer. Last summer we stopped in on a Sunday after noon. We found an older model bike that was well discounted and a perfect fit. Decided to buy it for...
07-30-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,358
Posted By Brooke1687

If you can get one with model cups that actually...

If you can get one with model cups that actually comes in a regular bra size, that tends to help. That way you get some separation and not a sweaty uni boob. I also use spray deodorant around the...
07-30-18, 07:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,867
Posted By Brooke1687

2017 Trek Neko. My weight was 230 when I started...

2017 Trek Neko. My weight was 230 when I started riding it and down to 210 now. Iíve got a rack and have even carried groceries on it without issues. Iím hoping to upgrade to gravel, considering a...
07-28-18, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By Brooke1687

I came in 2nd in the Athena category on my first triathlon.

There were only 2 of us in the category.

Bum dum tsss

I actually didnít care where I placed or what my time was. I sprained my ankle a few days before and really gave up on it but I ended up...
07-27-18, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By Brooke1687

Oh interesting. I didnít know the reasoning there...

Oh interesting. I didnít know the reasoning there but that makes sense. I even looked at a carbon option from Liv that had mechanical disk which surprised me. I rode a CrossRip 2 today and it was...
07-27-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By Brooke1687

Neko drop bar/ridged fork conversion

Iíve been shopping new bikes. Iíve only had my Neko for a year but itís just not right for me anymore. Iíve been shopping gravel, most of the lower price point ones have mechanical disk brakes and I...
07-21-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,808
Posted By Brooke1687

Congrats on the weight loss. As others have said,...

Congrats on the weight loss. As others have said, you shouldnít have to worry too much about your weight. I have a Trek dual sport and havenít had any issues with it at my size. I was 230 when I...
07-13-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,282
Posted By Brooke1687

I bought a set of those half toe clips a few...

I bought a set of those half toe clips a few weeks ago. I really like them, theyíll probably accomplish what youíre looking for for less than $10. Give them a short test drive and if you like them...
07-13-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By Brooke1687

I donít feel clumsy, I am clumsy. Just keep going...

I donít feel clumsy, I am clumsy. Just keep going and itíll get better. Even my extremely accident prone self has gotten use to riding with out feeling like Iím going to topple over. If I can do it,...
07-09-18, 04:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,840
Posted By Brooke1687

I lost 100+ lbs a few years ago, taking that much...

I lost 100+ lbs a few years ago, taking that much padding out of your butt can cause a lot of tailbone pain. Then my husband decided we should go ice skating one winter and I got a little over...
07-06-18, 07:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,779
Posted By Brooke1687

I switched to glass and stainless steel bottles...

I switched to glass and stainless steel bottles just because theyíre easier to keep clean. It seems like plastic bottles get moldy so fast even with regular use. They also donít take on weird smells...
07-05-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,645
Posted By Brooke1687

At minimum get the 2. It has more powerful...

At minimum get the 2. It has more powerful hydrologic brakes and a lockout on the suspension fork which youíll want for smoother roads and trails.
07-05-18, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By Brooke1687

I have hypoglycemia. Iíve never had a serious...

I have hypoglycemia. Iíve never had a serious event while riding but Iíve had some pretty severe hypos in general to the point of blacking out. If you needed a glocuse IV that sounds pretty damn...
07-01-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Brooke1687

Iím 5í6 and ride the 17.5 inch size too. 5í6 puts...

Iím 5í6 and ride the 17.5 inch size too. 5í6 puts you between the two sizes but I felt the smaller size was cramped. The 17.5 feels big but it works for me.
06-27-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 666,919
Posted By Brooke1687

100 lbs lost and a whole new life gained. ...

100 lbs lost and a whole new life gained.

...
06-27-18, 05:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,211
Posted By Brooke1687

Itís just not worth the risk of not wearing one....

Itís just not worth the risk of not wearing one. Obviously you can still have a head injury with a helmet, as he OP did, but it protects your face too. Before my wreck I wouldnít always wear mine on...
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