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03-17-19, 07:15 PM
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Posted By decotriumph

I had to repossess my 2016 FX 7.4 this weekend! I...

I had to repossess my 2016 FX 7.4 this weekend! I had given it to my son as his girlfriend was trying to get him back on a bike. He'd had it for over 6 months and never rode it, so I bought him...
02-07-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 32,376
Posted By decotriumph

Focus

https://i.postimg.cc/Fsq7w0QR/TimsLo2.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
My Focus raven at Tim's Ford State Park in Tennessee.
09-30-18, 06:48 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 153,870
Posted By decotriumph

I'll likely be in Anderson, Indiana, mid-October....

I'll likely be in Anderson, Indiana, mid-October. That's about 50 miles or so from Portland. What do you need? PM me.
09-08-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 844
Posted By decotriumph

Nice Austro-Daimler! Is the Carabela Mexican? I...

Nice Austro-Daimler! Is the Carabela Mexican? I had a Carabela motorcycle briefly. It had a stuck piston I could never break loose. I eventually donated the bike to a museum.
09-08-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 738
Posted By decotriumph

Speedy recovery wishes to you.

Speedy recovery wishes to you.
09-08-18, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By decotriumph

I went on my first ride today since having the...

I went on my first ride today since having the procedure on Tuesday. Holy moly, what a difference! A week ago, it was a struggle to do 5 miles before I was winded and fatigued, and I had gotten to...
09-06-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By decotriumph

I hope it goes well, George.

I hope it goes well, George.
09-06-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By decotriumph

Thanks

Thanks
09-06-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By decotriumph

The procedure went fine. One shock got my heart...

The procedure went fine. One shock got my heart back in rhythm for now.
09-03-18, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By decotriumph

Thanks for the information, guys. I'm having the...

Thanks for the information, guys. I'm having the shock tomorrow, so we'll see how it goes.
08-26-18, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By decotriumph

A-Fib - woo hoo!

I noticed this spring when I started riding more frequently after the winter slow-down that I wasn't getting my energy back like I had done pretty quickly in the past. I'm 67 but in pretty good...
08-26-18, 06:38 PM
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Views: 2,364,705
Posted By decotriumph

Welcome new additions to the group!

Welcome new additions to the group!
08-19-18, 07:00 PM
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Views: 457,442
Posted By decotriumph

2015 Focus Raven Carbon MTB

I gave my 2016 Trek FX tp my adult son as his girlfriend is attempting to get him to lose weight, etc. I am now riding my remaining bike, this 2015 Focus Raven carbon mountain bike. I bought it used...
04-15-18, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By decotriumph

Hey FP, I recently bought off Craigslist a used...

Hey FP,
I recently bought off Craigslist a used carbon mountain bike, a 2015 Focus Raven, that the previous owner had built up from a bare frame with all Shimano XT components, incl. hydraulic disc...
04-14-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 457,442
Posted By decotriumph

I added one this week, a 2015 Focus Raven MB I...

I added one this week, a 2015 Focus Raven MB I found on Craigslist. I've been losing weight for the past couple of months but seem to have leveled off, so I'm going to up the exercise game a bit and...
04-13-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,645
Posted By decotriumph

I use a Selle Anatomica Titanico H1 on my Trek...

I use a Selle Anatomica Titanico H1 on my Trek 7.4 and it works well for me (260 lbs. now, down from 290).
04-13-18, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,463
Posted By decotriumph

Woo hoo! Congratulations.

Woo hoo! Congratulations.
04-13-18, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By decotriumph

That is great! Those are the results I'm after so...

That is great! Those are the results I'm after so hopefully I can do it, too. Thanks!
04-12-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,743
Posted By decotriumph

I'm 6'2" tall, was 290 pounds (now 260). I've had...

I'm 6'2" tall, was 290 pounds (now 260). I've had really good luck with Voler. Great quality, made in the USA, free returns, etc. Second choice is Aero Tech Designs. Most of theirs is USA made, too....
04-12-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,036
Posted By decotriumph

I've lost 30 pounds since February 20. I did...

I've lost 30 pounds since February 20. I did Round 1 of Whole 30, and had no exercise in that period (weather here was cold, rainy, generally crummy). I took an 11 day break, and am now on Round 2. I...
04-12-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By decotriumph

Whole30 has a few "purposes." The main one is to...

Whole30 has a few "purposes." The main one is to train oneself to eat properly, more vegetables, read ingredient lists, not crave sugar, eliminate foods that trigger problems (like headaches,...
04-09-18, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By decotriumph

Whole 30 Success

I've needed to shed some tonnage for a long time, and have really always battled my weight to some extent. My problem was mostly sugar-related. I like ice cream, dark chocolate, etc. And hamburgers...
04-09-18, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By decotriumph

I did my first ride today, too. It's sad how...

I did my first ride today, too. It's sad how quickly we get out of shape! I was breathing hard on little climbs. The weather is supposed to cooperate this week, so I should be able to get out every...
06-01-15, 02:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,444
Posted By decotriumph

Yes, me, too. Though riding either cuts into my...

Yes, me, too. Though riding either cuts into my time for riding the other, I still like them both and will probably keep both as long as I'm healthy and able to ride.
06-01-15, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,607
Views: 383,033
Posted By decotriumph

I agree with you on both counts. I thought the H1...

I agree with you on both counts. I thought the H1 saddle wasn't bad for a stock saddle, though I went ahead and put a Tailbones saddle on that I already had. I may switch back and forth occasionally...
06-01-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,479
Posted By decotriumph

Regarding wheels: I am about your size. I had a...

Regarding wheels: I am about your size. I had a Cannondale Quick 4 before the new Trek and I also had a Trek road bike and now have a Bianchi road bike. I have had no wheel or spoke issues at all on...
05-31-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,479
Posted By decotriumph

Welcome back! I've found that having a bike you...

Welcome back! I've found that having a bike you like to ride is key to motivation me to ride. I got a new Trek FX this week and I love it. It has definitely motivated me to ride more.
05-31-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,471
Posted By decotriumph

You can buy mountain bike sized tires with treads...

You can buy mountain bike sized tires with treads that are more suited to the road. Geax makes some, maybe some other companies.
05-31-15, 02:54 PM
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Views: 383,033
Posted By decotriumph

It sounds to me that probably a...

It sounds to me that probably a shifter/derailleur adjustment and maybe a different set of grips would solve your issues. I'd give the LBS another stab at it. They might have a technician on staff...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-15, 08:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,182
Posted By decotriumph

Man, that bike is nice looking. That frame looks...

Man, that bike is nice looking. That frame looks like new. Good buy!
05-31-15, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By decotriumph

I'll second the Voler vote. I bought one pair...

I'll second the Voler vote. I bought one pair each of bibs from Voler, Aero Tech, and Bontrager to do my own comparisons. Then I bought two more Voler. They are not cheap but they are the most...
05-31-15, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By decotriumph

That is a great color combo! I like that a lot.

That is a great color combo! I like that a lot.
05-31-15, 06:55 AM
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Views: 383,033
Posted By decotriumph

Yes, I believe they are. It's just a new color.

Yes, I believe they are. It's just a new color.
05-30-15, 08:08 PM
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Views: 383,033
Posted By decotriumph

That's the exact reason I picked that color!

That's the exact reason I picked that color!
05-30-15, 08:01 PM
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Views: 383,033
Posted By decotriumph

http://s20.postimg.org/en8nidgel/DSC_0165.jpg...

http://s20.postimg.org/en8nidgel/DSC_0165.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
I took delivery yesterday of this 2016 FX 7.4 (22.5 inch) in the new for '16 color called "Firebrand."
05-29-15, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By decotriumph

Yes, I have one on my Bianchi Intenso and I like...

Yes, I have one on my Bianchi Intenso and I like it. Mine is the Titanico X model. It feels a lot better than you would expect from looking at it. I had already bought the saddle when I bought the...
05-26-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,263
Posted By decotriumph

In my experience, bike saddles (and motorcycle...

In my experience, bike saddles (and motorcycle seats, sofas and recliners) that feel soft and cushy in the store when you squeeze them with your hands, will NOT feel good for the long haul under your...
04-05-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By decotriumph

I have Voler, AeroTech, and Bontrager bibs and...

I have Voler, AeroTech, and Bontrager bibs and none have gone sheer. Maybe your are worn out and need to be replaced.
02-08-15, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,279
Posted By decotriumph

Looks great!

Looks great!
02-04-15, 03:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,312
Posted By decotriumph

The larger a publishing company is, the more...

The larger a publishing company is, the more likely that the magazine's editorial content is heavily (or completely) influenced by the advertising department. Some mags even go so far as to promise...
02-01-15, 06:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,947
Posted By decotriumph

I was riding a paved trail in the local state...

I was riding a paved trail in the local state park. A squirrel ran onto the path and stopped right in front of me. I swerved to keep from hitting him, went off the pavement and hit a tree root hard...
01-19-15, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By decotriumph

I rode it on a motorcycle from Nashville to...

I rode it on a motorcycle from Nashville to Jackson, MS. I thought it was pretty boring. After the first 1000, all pine trees look alike. So do the wild turkeys.
01-14-15, 03:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,077
Posted By decotriumph

My friend Chad Logan makes solid seat posts....

My friend Chad Logan makes solid seat posts. Here's his FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Mr.TickBicycleParts
12-26-14, 02:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,249
Posted By decotriumph

I'm in. It's supposed to be 31 and sunny here...

I'm in. It's supposed to be 31 and sunny here according to weather.com.
12-25-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By decotriumph

Far Horizon, that is a perfect description of the...

Far Horizon, that is a perfect description of the joy of the simple cycling life. You and I are on the same page! I only wish I had come back to cycling decades ago instead of 13 months ago. If I'd...
12-25-14, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 828
Posted By decotriumph

Merry Christmas everyone. It's supposed to be 54...

Merry Christmas everyone. It's supposed to be 54 and not raining (for the first time this week), so I'm going for a ride on my new bike!
12-25-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,001
Posted By decotriumph

$200 worth of local bike shop gift cards and the...

$200 worth of local bike shop gift cards and the book Bike for Life.
Forum: Introductions
12-24-14, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By decotriumph

I'm about your size and I have one of these...

I'm about your size and I have one of these Serfas Tailbones saddles on my Cannondale Quick hybrid. It does a great job for me. It's firm but not soft, absorbs impacts, easy to clean. I'll buy...
Forum: Foo
12-24-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,012
Posted By decotriumph

no motor is correct. Just take it to a gas...

no motor is correct. Just take it to a gas station and fill it up (I'd recommend hi-test that one time) and it should be fine. the new gas will dilute whatever moisture and lowered volatility has...
12-24-14, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,279
Posted By decotriumph

Wow, that's a lot of hours! The Domane is a great...

Wow, that's a lot of hours! The Domane is a great bike. The Trek I sold was a Domane.
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