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05-27-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By carta

Being in the top of the 6th inning of life, I'm...

Being in the top of the 6th inning of life, I'm entitled to throw (or be) a screwball, right? I just returned from the store where I originally bought and then returned the Saris SuperClamp 2 last...
05-27-15, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By carta

Comaraderie. That's something always feel about...

Comaraderie. That's something always feel about this forum! Okay, that said, was yours the Kuat Sherpa? If so, when it folds up when not in use, does it obscure the license plate or brake lights?
05-27-15, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By carta

Driving with a Hitch Rack

I bought and returned a Saris Freedom SuperClamp 2 platform or tray hitch rack last weekend. It was sturdy and my wife's and my Townies were incredibly stable-looking as I tooled around town....
05-27-15, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,911
Posted By carta

The SuperClamp is super-easy to load and off-load...

The SuperClamp is super-easy to load and off-load bicycles. It's relatively easy, at 32 lbs, to install or remove from a hitch receiver. But it has three drawbacks to me:
1. cheap integrated cable...
03-20-15, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,795
Posted By carta

Thanks for the suggestions so far. I'd put my...

Thanks for the suggestions so far. I'd put my wife's bike in first with the front fork angled almost against the right rear door, almost up to the front passenger seat. Then, with mine, I'd place it...
03-19-15, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,795
Posted By carta

Carrying bikes inside a Honda CR-V

We had an '04 CR-V and stuck our Electra Townies in upright to take to area trails and dirt roads. (My wife only rides a Townie and I ride one and ride a Trek FX when on my own.) I gouged up the...
12-10-11, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,219
Posted By carta

How about the Trek FX 7.2 fitness bike? It's...

How about the Trek FX 7.2 fitness bike? It's relatively light-weight, decent components, hybrid seating position, and is slightly less than $500. The FX 7.2 was my first pick when upgrading from a...
12-06-11, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,088
Posted By carta

Similarly as Bunnicula, I fell in love with the...

Similarly as Bunnicula, I fell in love with the FX 7.2. But researching these forums about moving up a notch to the 7.3, I was tempted to try a 7.4 in order to experience the carbon fork. My LBS had...
12-02-11, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,726
Posted By carta

Your question strikes a nerve. A month ago I...

Your question strikes a nerve. A month ago I hauled my wife's new elliptical trainer upstairs. The heaviest part must have been over 100lbs. Shortly after I noticed that my upper-arm muscles hurt...
12-02-11, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,746
Posted By carta

Thanks for the suggestions. I believe my...

Thanks for the suggestions. I believe my Greenfield kickstand is aluminum, not steel as I had thought. I hack-sawed it to make it shorter. All I need now is to find something to place on the...
11-30-11, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,746
Posted By carta

Kickstands--Anything Unique?

Just bought a Trek FX 7.5. Asked the dealer to install a kickstand. What was installed was a heavy, steel kickstand that I would need to cut to give the bike a little more lean to the side. But what...
11-27-11, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 30,600
Posted By carta

I purchased the 7.5 on Black Friday. I'm coming...

I purchased the 7.5 on Black Friday. I'm coming from a bike history of a totally rigid Trek mtb from about 20 years ago, and then an Electra Townie comfort-cruiser 5 years ago. My goal was to get...
11-26-11, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,428
Posted By carta

Someone requested a picture:...

Someone requested a picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7477193@N07/6407874425/in/photostream

This shows the old (Electra Townie) and the new (Trek FX 7.5). The Trek is fast and responsive. I...
11-25-11, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,428
Posted By carta

What was helpful in the forum was listing the...

What was helpful in the forum was listing the hierarchy of Shimano components. It gave me a sense of the differences between some of the models and manufacturers. What was amazing to me was how easy...
11-25-11, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,428
Posted By carta

Well, everybody, I focused on the Trek FX line...

Well, everybody, I focused on the Trek FX line and asked to try an carbon-fork model. They had the 7.5. Loved it! Smooth...they let me take it through downtown, and there was an area of a park, wood...
11-24-11, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,428
Posted By carta

4.11: Thanks for the input. Yesterday I tested 3...

4.11: Thanks for the input. Yesterday I tested 3 Treks: 7100, Dual Sport 8.2, and FX 7.2. I liked the Dual Sport but the one that captivated me was the FX. It just seemed to fit right and it felt...
11-23-11, 11:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,377
Posted By carta

Thanks, all, for taking time to help focus me. I...

Thanks, all, for taking time to help focus me. I visited my almost-local LBS and tested a Trek Dual Sport 8.2 and a Trek FX 7.2. Both seemed good but I really liked the FX for feeling like it was an...
11-23-11, 09:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,377
Posted By carta

OK...65er. So I should be looking at an mtb, too....

OK...65er. So I should be looking at an mtb, too. What about body posture on the bike? The Hybrids I've looked at have an adjustable front stem for positioning the handbar fore and aft. But is there...
11-22-11, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,428
Posted By carta

I'm also considering the Trek FX 7.2 and Trek...

I'm also considering the Trek FX 7.2 and Trek 7300. These seem to mirror the Fuji models I've been considering. Unfortunately, my LBS wants to point me to a true road bike one day ("most flexible for...
11-22-11, 09:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,377
Posted By carta

I'm a bit confused...My LBS says that a good bet...

I'm a bit confused...My LBS says that a good bet for pavement and light trail might not be a hybrid like a Fuji Absolute or Trek 7300 but a mtn. bike fitted with thinner, smoother tires. It gives you...
11-21-11, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,428
Posted By carta

I checked out the Jamis Coda online. Looks...

I checked out the Jamis Coda online. Looks impressive. The nearest dealer is about 100 miles away, which isn't bad. My Fuji LBS is 3 miles away and the nearest Trek dealer is 12 miles away.

How...
11-21-11, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,428
Posted By carta

Fuji Absolute vs Sunfire

I've been riding an Electra Townie 7D around town for the past 5 years. Before that I had a Trek 730 mtn. bike for about 15 years. I'm looking to get faster on neighborhood streets and paved bike...
08-08-07, 09:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,574
Posted By carta

Sweat headbands and caps--recommendations?

I sweat when the ride is over. My 100% cotton bandana becomes a headband but I was wondering if there's anything else--perhaps made with these wonder-wicking fabrics...Any suggestions?

Also, is...
09-01-06, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,697
Posted By carta

Howdy, neighbor...thanks for the Brooks link....

Howdy, neighbor...thanks for the Brooks link. Well, my LBS finally got that Townie 7D in. I've been putting some miles on it, really enjoying it. The semi-slick tires give me some good speed, and I...
08-29-06, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,697
Posted By carta

Thanks, bbattle. My LBS in Madison, AL, just...

Thanks, bbattle. My LBS in Madison, AL, just called to say the Townie was in and will be available for pick up tomorrow afternoon.

I notice the difference on my wife's Townie compared with my Trek...
08-27-06, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,697
Posted By carta

Crank-forward...or not?

My wife's Townie 7D has been great fun and I ordered my own Townie 7D several weeks ago. However, it hasn't shown up in three deliveries to my LBS.

While waiting, I stopped in at another LBS and...
08-22-06, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 429,857
Posted By carta

Just joined bikeforums a couple weeks ago. My...

Just joined bikeforums a couple weeks ago. My wife's purchase of a Townie 7D--and my daytime commandeering of it while she's at work--reignighted my passion for biking. To answer your questions:
...
08-18-06, 01:24 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 111,128
Posted By carta

Mcbengie...where art thou? After all of the grief...

Mcbengie...where art thou? After all of the grief I read resulting from his brief interlude with this forum, I invite him to return. Not for more grief but to tune into our feedback about his...
08-15-06, 03:31 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 111,128
Posted By carta

Thanks, Alan. I had a chance to ride a Townie 8...

Thanks, Alan. I had a chance to ride a Townie 8 this afternoon while my LBS was replacing my Trek 6700's knobbies with some narrower slick-center / knobby-outside tires. I found it heavier and not...
08-15-06, 06:18 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 111,128
Posted By carta

New to this forum with questions for Townie...

New to this forum with questions for Townie owners: will the Townie 8 have a higher gearing than the Townie 7D? My wife has the latter and I want a Townie for my own. I only wish I could get a higher...
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