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12-15-18, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By chalex

weird seatpost size issue

I inherited an old Trek 7100 hybrid bike, it looks like a 2007 based on the color scheme or maybe a 2006

https://archive.trekbikes.com/us/en/2006/trek/7100#/us/en/2006/trek/7100/details
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08-12-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,538
Posted By chalex

I like my Juiced bike with the "torque sensor". ...

I like my Juiced bike with the "torque sensor". So the power output is proportional to the torque on the pedals not to the RPM. I assume all the higher-end bikes have that. But I have not ridden...
08-07-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By chalex

Yes, my recommendation would be to take your...

Yes, my recommendation would be to take your allotted time and use the first 20% for your presentation and the last 80% for the Q&A.

E-bikes are not really that different from regular bikes; for...
08-07-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,176
Posted By chalex

I got a new commute to work which was not very...

I got a new commute to work which was not very far distance-wise but turned out to have a particularly bumpy section and a particularly windy section. I just sucks heading into a 20mph headwind for...
08-07-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By chalex

Or vice versa, they hear the bell and jump to one...

Or vice versa, they hear the bell and jump to one side :(
06-25-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,233
Posted By chalex

Wanted to post an update. The bike is holding up...

Wanted to post an update. The bike is holding up well. I ride it pretty hard, just caught some air on a nice bump on my commute this morning.

Since my last post, I've replaced the right brake...
06-22-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,411
Posted By chalex

I purchased my Juiced CrossCurrent Air online and...

I purchased my Juiced CrossCurrent Air online and put it together myself (easy peasy) and then took it to the LBS for a tuneup a couple of weeks in. They didn't bat an eye; they have plenty of...
02-05-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,233
Posted By chalex

The creaking is my seat post / "Suntour...

The creaking is my seat post / "Suntour SP12-NCX". The moving part of the suspension seat post creaks a bit and also where the seat post goes into the seat tube, it creaks a bit. The frame is a...
12-03-17, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,233
Posted By chalex

Checking back in; bike is working fine. ...

Checking back in; bike is working fine.

About 2 months after I got it, I took it to the LBS for a full tuneup, no problems.

I'm still having an issue with the chain falling off the front...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-17, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,140
Posted By chalex

I think you should defnitely try "half-clips"...

I think you should defnitely try "half-clips" first. Like these: https://www.merlincycles.com/zefal-christophe-45-half-toe-clips-97126.html . The Nashbar version is the "Nashbar Mini Toe Clip" and...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-17, 11:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,632
Posted By chalex

I'm 5'9" and I find 10" inseam to be much too...

I'm 5'9" and I find 10" inseam to be much too short.

Just go to a big department store and check out all the hundreds of shorts they have available? Check the golf section, check the swimming...
09-07-17, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,233
Posted By chalex

I've been riding it every day to work, a bit less...

I've been riding it every day to work, a bit less than 5mi each way. Bike is holding up OK, and the battery lasts a second day if I forget to plug it in when I get home.

I swapped the seat post...
08-23-17, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,233
Posted By chalex

Review: Juiced Bikes CrossCurrent Air (August 2017)

I purchased a size M black CrossCurrent Air. Ordered mid-July 2017, arrived at my door in a giant box on Aug 19.

CrossCurrent AIR (500 Watts) - NEW! - M: 17.5" [5'5" to 5'10"] / 8.8 Ah Standard...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-16, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,733
Posted By chalex

Thanks all, ordered a pair of "Marathon Racer,...

Thanks all, ordered a pair of "Marathon Racer, 40-406, Reflex, Wired".

Will try running the new tires at 85PSI.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-16, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,733
Posted By chalex

So: 50-406 Big Apple (2.0") 35-406 kevlar...

So:

50-406 Big Apple (2.0")
35-406 kevlar belt, reflective stripe Primo Comet Primo Comet Tire - Kevlar Belted, 20 x 1.50...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-16, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,733
Posted By chalex

Tire recommendation for my folder

Location: West Coast US

This bike has been serving me well for about 4 years now: Breezer Bikes - Bike Archive | 2011 | Ziggy (http://www.breezerbikes.com/archive/2011/ziggy2)

But now the rear...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-11, 12:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,427
Posted By chalex

Depending on what you might encounter on a MUP, I...

Depending on what you might encounter on a MUP, I might prefer the road.

Regular two lanes of commuter car traffic can be safer and simpler than various joggers and less experienced commuters on...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-10, 10:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,828
Posted By chalex

I ride 700x28 Gatorskins at about 110PSI. But...

I ride 700x28 Gatorskins at about 110PSI. But I'm only 140lbs. These are the thinnest tires I've ever ridden on so they feel very fast to me :)
Forum: Commuting
05-10-10, 07:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,394
Posted By chalex

Learn from others' mistakes: don't land on your...

Learn from others' mistakes: don't land on your face!
Forum: Commuting
04-29-10, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,158
Posted By chalex

What kind of distances are you actually talking...

What kind of distances are you actually talking about? Generally, anything under 2 miles, you can ride any bike you want. As long as it mostly fits you. But you could ride a beach cruiser for 2mi...
04-28-10, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,459
Posted By chalex

I'm sure you realize that you own not one but...

I'm sure you realize that you own not one but _two_ very specialized bikes. I bet you could replace both of them with a regular bike with a rack and just use that 100% of the time.
Forum: Commuting
04-28-10, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By chalex

I also rear-ended a car once. It's a valuable...

I also rear-ended a car once. It's a valuable lesson. Be happy you learned it so cheaply.

(In my case, it was a 5-lane street, with the outermost lanes being parking lanes, so three middle lanes...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-10, 08:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,934
Posted By chalex

my commuter has 700x28 gatorskins. haven't...

my commuter has 700x28 gatorskins. haven't gotten a flat yet (only ~1000 miles combined). I have had great success with the 28mm gatorskins on bad pavement, on gravel, on whatever, so I see little...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-10, 08:51 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,425
Posted By chalex

27, ~27mi/week (the office is only 1.25 mi from...

27, ~27mi/week (the office is only 1.25 mi from home, but I often go elsewhere in the city after work, then home)
Forum: Commuting
01-27-10, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,103
Posted By chalex

I bought regular nylon pants from Cabela's:...

I bought regular nylon pants from Cabela's:...
11-16-09, 09:34 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 57,732
Posted By chalex

In Phila, we have Neighborhood Bike Works:...

In Phila, we have Neighborhood Bike Works: http://www.neighborhoodbikeworks.org/ They have "bike church" where you can use their shop for free and they'll help you use their tools to fix your bike. ...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-09, 09:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,111
Posted By chalex

Another way to do it is like so: I stop at the...

Another way to do it is like so: I stop at the stop line, center of right lane. If a person pulls up behind me, I look back at their right blinker. If it's on, I'll move over a few feet forward (a...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-09, 08:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,721
Posted By chalex

The Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandal is $40 at...

The Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandal is $40 at Nashbar. That's the one I bought.
07-07-09, 01:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,768
Posted By chalex

Around $650 for a new Kona Paddy Wagon (in 2007)....

Around $650 for a new Kona Paddy Wagon (in 2007). Still my main ride; new saddle, pedals, half-clips, clip-on rear fender, front and rear lights. Wore out stock tires and chain, probably on my 15th...
06-03-09, 09:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,673
Posted By chalex

I use these:...

I use these:...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-09, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 898
Posted By chalex

I used to rock/run/palp a 2.0" slick on the front...

I used to rock/run/palp a 2.0" slick on the front and a 1.25" slick on the rear on my city rigid mtn bike. If you get your front through the obstacle, the rear will follow. Sheldon Brown (RIP) has...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-09, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,805
Posted By chalex

On my commute home today four (!) cars made a...

On my commute home today four (!) cars made a right turn in front of me without signaling at all. And that was all within 10 blocks or so. Nowadays I pretty much assume that a car will turn right...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-09, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By chalex

I have these on my road bike: Nashbar Highlander,...

I have these on my road bike: Nashbar Highlander, nashbar item # NS-HLP

I have these on my MTB: Forte Campus, Performance Item #00-1473

Both are platform on one side, SPD on the other. I have...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-09, 10:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,347
Posted By chalex

I would like to reiterate the recommendation for...

I would like to reiterate the recommendation for 28mm tires or larger. Those potholes and cracked pavement can really get you. I switched from an MTB to a road bike with 28s, planning to go thinner...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-09, 03:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,784
Posted By chalex

1.3 urban miles one way to the office, 9mins door...

1.3 urban miles one way to the office, 9mins door to door if I hurry. Often add another few miles if I go to the bar or to the park after work.
Forum: Commuting
03-10-09, 03:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,005
Posted By chalex

gatorskins are $39 at the LBS. That's the tire I...

gatorskins are $39 at the LBS. That's the tire I purchased most recently.

They don't seem to be any cheaper online.
03-08-09, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By chalex

What makes you say that? I ride on 700x28...

What makes you say that? I ride on 700x28 slicks, and they can handle dirt trails, gravel trails, cobblestone just fine. Not that I like to ride on those surfaces as it's awfully rough on my arms...
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