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09-07-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By steppinthrax

Measuring Matrix 750 700c ERD (622x19)

I've been trying to find an effective way to measure the ERD on my Matrix 750 700c. Before you guys quote the numbers online (544.3mm in Spocalc.xls), I've found them to be incorrect. There were...
09-05-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By steppinthrax

Yes, I will get a new headset. But the "crown...

Yes, I will get a new headset. But the "crown race" has a measurement based on the bottom of the fork post. I will need to measure that once I get the fork. I'd just wish I knew that measurement now....
09-05-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By steppinthrax

Need assistance identifying fork compatibility from picture

I need a new fork for my Trek 7200 bad. I finally found a seller, however they haven't got back with me after questioning the item. I don't want this to go away.
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08-31-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By steppinthrax

Thanks for you reply. 1). What is Slot...

Thanks for you reply.

1). What is Slot bottom or top. I used two calculators.

https://www.prowheelbuilder.com/spokelengthcalculator

AND

https://leonard.io/edd/
08-30-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By steppinthrax

Spoke length calculations (wheel building)

So I'm planning to replace the hubs in my front and rear wheels. I'm replacing them with hubs that have cartridge bearings as well as disc rotor mounts. This is for my Trek 7200 and I realize it's a...
08-26-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By steppinthrax

Guys I was thinking of these. Koozer XM490. ...

Guys I was thinking of these. Koozer XM490.

They seem to hit the spot on everything. I can get them as a set (70 bucks). They have a Shimano Freehub and are 135MM 32h. The problem is they are...
08-26-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By steppinthrax

That's kind of what I am getting from people. So...

That's kind of what I am getting from people. So I wanted to go with a cartridge based hub so that it's easier to service. Dealing with balls and grease and rags and everything is pain last to me
08-26-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By steppinthrax

Looking for front and rear cartridge (sealed) hubs

So took my bike home after being parked in DC for about a year. It's a commuter bike that will sit in the rain/snow etc. I pulled apart the rear hub because the wheel had play. The cup was badly...
07-08-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By steppinthrax

A good front crankset size

I currently have a Trek 7200 Hybrid. I use it mainly for commuting but occasionally I do some trails (slight elevation, packed gravel). Anyway the front crank is a 3 ring triple 28/38/48. The rear...
07-05-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By steppinthrax

Okay, I think I understand a bit more about...

Okay,

I think I understand a bit more about what's going on. First, I was mistaken and I haven't purchased the bicycle fork yet. I was looking at the cane creek site and comparing with...
07-05-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By steppinthrax

Hello, Based on my WTU Serial number my bike...

Hello,

Based on my WTU Serial number my bike was mfg on Jun 30 2008. I checked the blue book just be be sure and they started mfg the 7200 in 2000 and ended in 2010.
...
07-03-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By steppinthrax

What do you mean by a "tapered steering tube"....

What do you mean by a "tapered steering tube". I'm looking at for example this one here.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273813588657

I haven't...
07-03-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By steppinthrax

Thanks how about FSA Orbit XL II. I see this...

Thanks how about FSA Orbit XL II. I see this one, it has sealed cartridge bearings, which I heard are good for low maintenance. What is the angular contact 36, does this matter? It is for a 1-1/8...
07-03-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By steppinthrax

What are some good threadless headsets and bicycle stems

I'm going from threaded to threadless. It's a hybrid Trek 7200. I use this bike mostly for city but I want to do a 40 - 50 mile trail this summer. I got my fork and I want to head my headset and...
02-11-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,144
Posted By steppinthrax

These were the EF51 shifters which are pretty...

These were the EF51 shifters which are pretty good. Yeah I had the same logic, this stuff is cheap anyway so why would anyone fake it. But apparently people do.
11-06-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,446
Posted By steppinthrax

Alcohol lowers inhibition and if the driver was...

Alcohol lowers inhibition and if the driver was drunk she did something she would not otherwise due sober. Meaning, many people want to run over us, but rationally realize the complex implications...
11-02-18, 08:16 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,315
Posted By steppinthrax

Naw, more like this. ...

Naw, more like this.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1920x1080/maxresdefault_17a43a201f05bf01e6a5be2dee82a01991764e2a.jpg
11-02-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,315
Posted By steppinthrax

I checked online for laws in my city. I have...

I checked online for laws in my city. I have checked before during my process of purchasing a bike etc. I can tell you that they are not very detailed. They go over passing, dooring and how a...
11-01-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,315
Posted By steppinthrax

Right, What part of my story indicated that...

Right,

What part of my story indicated that I picked a fight with her. You can think what you like....

There's no rhetoric here, No one here has blamed me for anything. More against the...
11-01-18, 09:43 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,315
Posted By steppinthrax

No, If she had not confronted me there...

No,

If she had not confronted me there would be no confrontation nor would this thread exists.

It was because she went on about how "You expect me to hear that". You see the RIGHTS and no...
11-01-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,315
Posted By steppinthrax

When I'm coming from behind and use my bell. I...

When I'm coming from behind and use my bell. I often see people "perk up" and turn their head behind them, noticing a bicycle coming.
11-01-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,315
Posted By steppinthrax

Let's put it this way, this was the type of woman...

Let's put it this way, this was the type of woman who feel she only has RIGHTS no RESPONSIBILITIES.

If my bicycle had brushed against her, I'd be dealing with a lawsuit that my children's...
11-01-18, 09:04 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,315
Posted By steppinthrax

I have a Schwinn "tool-less" walmart bell and it...

I have a Schwinn "tool-less" walmart bell and it gets everyone's attention 99% of the time. This woman hapepend to be the 1%. Along with those with their heads down in their phone with headphones...
11-01-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,315
Posted By steppinthrax

Agree, This is a situation about passing...

Agree,

This is a situation about passing people, not a situation about me HITTING someone with my bicycle.
11-01-18, 08:57 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,315
Posted By steppinthrax

The problem with that is I used my bell. (two...

The problem with that is I used my bell. (two rings). She said something like "you expect me to hear that"? I'm generally not good for argument on the fly, but if more time were given my comeback...
11-01-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,315
Posted By steppinthrax

I was probably going around 8 - 10 mph.

I was probably going around 8 - 10 mph.
10-31-18, 09:26 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,315
Posted By steppinthrax

Physically lonely. There was no one around that...

Physically lonely. There was no one around that whole block. We are talking pretty early in the morning.
10-31-18, 09:21 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,315
Posted By steppinthrax

Crazy Pedestrian this morning

I commute to work daily.

It was around 6ish this morning. I primarily ride on the rode if possible, but I'm forced to enter the sidewalk to bypass several road barricades that I come across. ...
Forum: Touring
10-24-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By steppinthrax

I can say from PA (New Freedom) down to Ashland...

I can say from PA (New Freedom) down to Ashland there are no camping spots, none. I didn't see any sections or carved sections of road to camp.
Forum: Touring
10-23-18, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By steppinthrax

You must be talking about this guy. I passed by...

You must be talking about this guy. I passed by him right around the time he closed. I saw a few stands with tarps on them. I suspect he no longer does the honor system anymore.... When I passed...
Forum: Touring
10-23-18, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By steppinthrax

I live in Maryland . not sure where you are, but...

I live in Maryland . not sure where you are, but maybe we could team up. I've lived in Baltimore county for 10 years. I parked my car at the paper mill road entrance . that area as well as the...
Forum: Touring
10-22-18, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By steppinthrax

So I did the NCR trail yesturday (40 miles from MD to PA)

This was my first longest ride ever from Northern Baltimore County to PA. If anyone is familiar with the NCR trail, it's an old railway trail. It appears to be uphill going to PA but it's downhill...
10-22-18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By steppinthrax

Thanks, I thought of that, but that eyelet...

Thanks,

I thought of that, but that eyelet that you see on the non-drive side dosen't exist on the drive side. There's a hanger bracket on the drive side and I believe that hole dosen't exists. In...
10-20-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By steppinthrax

Topeak rack to tire clearance

I've posted pictures, But pretty much the rack clears and is pretty level but the front supports are maybe an inch away from the rear brakes. The underside of the rack is also pretty close to the...
Forum: Touring
10-19-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,169
Posted By steppinthrax

Cheap and good panniers?

I think I mentioned before doing the C&O trail. I'm looking for some good cheap panniers. I realize there are those paying 200 - 300 for panniers. I just got a Topeak rack with pannier side bars. ...
10-18-18, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By steppinthrax

Thanks, Now I understand. So it seems like...

Thanks, Now I understand.

So it seems like the FD provides COURSE adjustment while the RD provides FINE adjustment. While at the same time the FD requires less tension on the chain, whereas the...
10-17-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By steppinthrax

Sorry my pipe cutter reference is in regards to a...

Sorry my pipe cutter reference is in regards to a threadless. I believe there are galvanized pipe cutters that will cut pretty deep (non copper types). But I don't think I would use a pipe cutter...
10-17-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By steppinthrax

Thank You I understand the mechanical...

Thank You

I understand the mechanical explanation you provided regarding the chain tensions of the front and rear der. However my question is more with technique. When and how should I use the...
10-17-18, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By steppinthrax

I have the same setup in terms of gears on my...

I have the same setup in terms of gears on my Trek (rear 8 front 3). However, I'm not real keen on the front derailleur use. I ride mostly in the city but keep the front derailleur on the largest...
Forum: Touring
10-16-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,075
Posted By steppinthrax

Thanks, I'm going to need all the help I...

Thanks,

I'm going to need all the help I can get....

I will try to post pictures/video if I'm successful.
Forum: Touring
10-16-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,075
Posted By steppinthrax

One final question guys, I'm not even really...

One final question guys,

I'm not even really ready. I need to buy some things (paniers, fenders etc) and I need to physically test myself out. Just how late would be to late to even began this. ...
10-16-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By steppinthrax

This is my motivator. ...

This is my motivator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHcjh4O20ko

Seems he's going thru everything. Except his new fork seems to be "just the right length" so no cutting. I'm understanding in...
10-16-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By steppinthrax

Yeah I get your drift. I understand it's not a...

Yeah I get your drift. I understand it's not a high end bike. But it's my first bike and I've gain some "attachment" towards it. I've also been using this bike as a foundation to learn how to work...
10-16-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By steppinthrax

Thanks, I'm thinking now to drop the Carbon...

Thanks,

I'm thinking now to drop the Carbon fork idea. So I see some nice adjustable quill stems such as this one.
...
10-16-18, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By steppinthrax

Moving to a threadless, Is it even possible.

I have a Multitrek 7200 (2005).

I believe the steering tube is 1-1/8 but in honestity I'm not sure, unless I actually pull it out and measure it. So in a way my whole discussion might be...
Forum: Touring
10-15-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,075
Posted By steppinthrax

I would not be shooting video at night. As...

I would not be shooting video at night.

As someone has said I would probably alternate between lamp at night and video during day. Again I would probably not even run the camera the entire time.
Forum: Touring
10-15-18, 12:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,075
Posted By steppinthrax

Okay, what's a good way to test myself out? I'm...

Okay, what's a good way to test myself out? I'm physically fit, do 3 -4 mile runs each day (gym) and I bike to work.
Forum: Touring
10-15-18, 12:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,075
Posted By steppinthrax

How would I know which areas are closed ahead of...

How would I know which areas are closed ahead of time (before the trip)?

I would not post and entire enless gopro video. I would likely edit it showing significant areas. Or I would fast-forward...
Forum: Touring
10-15-18, 12:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,075
Posted By steppinthrax

Yes, This is why I was mentioning the...

Yes,

This is why I was mentioning the Shimano Dynamo and the front lamp.
10-13-18, 12:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 892
Posted By steppinthrax

Type of rear bike racks

I'm looking to get a bike rack. I'm looking at topeak racks and I'm confused as to which models fit my bike. I have a trek multi trek 7200. It has the holes on the bottom (wheel area) and the top...
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