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09-11-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 26,597
Posted By trainchaser

All of the music mentioned and nobody has...

All of the music mentioned and nobody has mentioned Mark Knopfler or Dire Straits, one of the greatest guitar players ever! Just google his name, he has his own Youtube channel, listen to some great...
09-04-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 6,916
Posted By trainchaser

I wear cycling specific clothes when not doing my...

I wear cycling specific clothes when not doing my relatively short commute. Up here in British Columbia we have a chain of sporting goods stores called MEC or Mountain Equipment Co op. That's where...
07-25-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,956
Posted By trainchaser

I'm alive! That was my initial reaction after...

I'm alive! That was my initial reaction after waking up from having quintuple bypass open heart surgery on July 16th. I now have large scars on my right leg, left arm and down the middle of my...
07-12-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,956
Posted By trainchaser

Wow, I need heart surgery, wasn't expecting that!

Oh the joys of getting old and then, older. I've been experiencing a bit of chest pain when riding faster or uphill, didn't think much of it at the time. On July 3rd I was on my way to get my 2nd...
05-09-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,668
Posted By trainchaser

After reading through these posts I started...

After reading through these posts I started looking at the LBS in my area of the world, Victoria BC on Vancouver Island. Interesting to see that each store in this area is locally owned and operated...
05-08-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,668
Posted By trainchaser

My LBS is a Trek Store, but they service all...

My LBS is a Trek Store, but they service all makes of bikes and sell used bikes from all makes as well, I don't think you will have any problems dealing with the new ownership and you already know...
04-17-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By trainchaser

getting a new cassette with a freehub, differences??

Hi everybody, took my Trek FX-1 in this morning to have the problematic freewheel setup replaced with a new freehub, new wheel and new rear cassette. The old cassette was a 14-32 and the new one is...
04-13-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,555
Posted By trainchaser

So my problems are going to be taken care of this...

So my problems are going to be taken care of this Saturday at The Trek Store - the trashed freewheel is going into the trash bin.
As I mentioned, there was a problem with the freewheel hub on my FX1...
04-08-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,400
Posted By trainchaser

I have a pair of these and they are amazing, I...

I have a pair of these and they are amazing, I have dual sided SPD pedals so I only clip in when I wish and these work incredibly well for being clipped, using the flat side, and for walking and they...
04-07-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,555
Posted By trainchaser

Hi everybody, and thanks for all the input :)...

Hi everybody, and thanks for all the input :) First of all, the railroad tracks are at a crossing, I'm not just blasting over rails. The guys at The Trek Store said they took a good look at things...
04-06-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,555
Posted By trainchaser

Trashed freewheel on my Trek FX-1 - now what??

On my daily commute I pass over several rail crossings, always heading down hill so usually going fast so the rear wheel takes a bit if a pounding The bike started making a rumbling noise that I...
03-28-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,843
Posted By trainchaser

Yep, I call it "FX-1'', says so right on the down...

Yep, I call it "FX-1'', says so right on the down tube...LOL! ;)
03-16-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By trainchaser

Take a look at Shimano PD-T421's, that's what I...

Take a look at Shimano PD-T421's, that's what I have on both bikes and they're great!! Double sided and they don't use spikes so they're useable with street shoes or shoes with cleats.
03-11-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,601
Posted By trainchaser

My addition to the list: "Always watch out for...

My addition to the list: "Always watch out for skateboarders!!" This comes from a very close call that just happened this afternoon on my commute home from work, I was inches from being T-boned by...
03-09-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By trainchaser

For what it's worth, I never found the Specter...

For what it's worth, I never found the Specter helmet to be hot this past summer and I was riding home on some pretty warm days, I was actually surprised with how well the helmet ventilation works. ...
03-09-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By trainchaser

Hi, yes, I commute on my bike so the Specter has...

Hi, yes, I commute on my bike so the Specter has seen all season usage, no complaints whatsoever, great helmet, you won't regret buying one and will also have some reassurance that it offers some of...
03-08-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By trainchaser

I have a Bontrager Specter helmet and I'm very...

I have a Bontrager Specter helmet and I'm very pleased with it, I did a fair amount of research on wave-cell technology and was satisfied enough afterwards that I went to my Trek store and grabbed...
01-18-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,081
Posted By trainchaser

I've been riding for years, there were only a few...

I've been riding for years, there were only a few times when I didn't have a bike. I still ride every day to and from work and really miss is if the weather prevents the ride. I am often told that I...
01-10-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 708,703
Posted By trainchaser

I have a 2020 FX1 disc, I was looking for a FX3...

I have a 2020 FX1 disc, I was looking for a FX3 disc but they were sold out so I settled for the FX1 with the thought that it will do the job until I upgrade - at this point in time my plan now is to...
01-03-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,405
Posted By trainchaser

Up my way, in Victoria, British Columbia, we have...

Up my way, in Victoria, British Columbia, we have MEC, which is similar to REI. They have their own house brands and I bought all my jerseys, jackets and shorts when they were on sale several years...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20,400
Views: 4,703,389
Posted By trainchaser

A Bontrager Wavecel Specter helmet and a pair of...

A Bontrager Wavecel Specter helmet and a pair of Pearl Izumi winter gloves, that should take good care of the important extremities for a while.
12-08-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,183
Posted By trainchaser

Nothing fancy for me, just a few basic items, a...

Nothing fancy for me, just a few basic items, a set of hex wrenches or allen keys, a spoke tensioner, a Bontrager multitool, a torque wrench and a floor pump, almost everything on my bike can be...
11-08-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,283
Posted By trainchaser

black ice!!

So, in my neck of the woods, even though it's still officially Autumn, Old Man Winter is making his presence known and sub freezing temps are now a reality in the mornings when I commute to work on...
10-14-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,960
Posted By trainchaser

...not if you get the versions with bar ends,...

...not if you get the versions with bar ends, I've found four different hand positions on mine...
10-13-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,960
Posted By trainchaser

+ 3 for the Ergon grips, mine are Ergon GP3's and...

+ 3 for the Ergon grips, mine are Ergon GP3's and have a small built in bar end, best grips I've ever had!
10-12-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,287
Posted By trainchaser

My take on your question, the Sirrus you have is...

My take on your question, the Sirrus you have is a beautiful bike that is more than capable of meeting your needs, it's basically a flat bar road bike with the added ability to do some gravel work if...
10-11-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,660
Posted By trainchaser

Always a helmet, mine is a Specialized Align. ...

Always a helmet, mine is a Specialized Align.
gloves, fingerless and full finger when the temps get lower.
I wear MEC mountain bike style shorts as I don't like the feel of spandex plus they have...
09-27-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,654
Posted By trainchaser

I've never stopped since getting my first Schwinn...

I've never stopped since getting my first Schwinn ten speed bike when I was 12 years old, been riding since then, road bikes, mountain bikes, a flat bar road bike and now my new fitness bike, Trek...
09-19-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By trainchaser

fender size question

Hi gang, Today I went to my favorite LBS and looked at some fenders for my Trek FX-1 as the rainy season is just around the corner here and I ride to and from work every day. The sales guy said the...
09-18-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,095
Posted By trainchaser

The air here in Victoria BC has finally cleared...

The air here in Victoria BC has finally cleared up and my ride to work was very enjoyable, nice to be able to freely breath again while riding.
09-18-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,739
Posted By trainchaser

...been riding to and from work all week long, so...

...been riding to and from work all week long, so yes, I'm riding on the west coast today. Our smoky skies have been getting better as the week wears on, today the air was very clear as we finally...
09-13-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,095
Posted By trainchaser

Here in Victoria BC, on Vancouver Island, we're...

Here in Victoria BC, on Vancouver Island, we're in the thick of it, visibility is maybe half a mile at the most, acrid smell to the air, sea planes and helicopters are all grounded. Didn't want to...
09-01-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By trainchaser

Hey gang, this afternoon I found a popular LBS...

Hey gang, this afternoon I found a popular LBS that had several brands of knee warmers in my size, I bought a pair of 'Sugoi Zap' knee warmers and will pick them up tomorrow afternoon - will let you...
09-01-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By trainchaser

cold mornings bothering my knees

In my neck of the woods the mornings have gotten a bit on the chilly side and yesterday my knees were bothering me after my morning commute. Any suggestions? My favorite LBS has no leg or knee...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 277,863
Posted By trainchaser

Several blocks covered with lots of white powder...

Several blocks covered with lots of white powder all over the road and the adjacent bike path, absorbent because a street sweeper blew a hydraulic line - NASTY !!
08-14-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By trainchaser

I have these, Shimano PD-T421 Pedal...

I have these, Shimano PD-T421 Pedal (https://www.oakbaybikes.com/product/shimano-pd-t421-pedal-356378-1.htm), and they're great, had them on three different bikes so far and very pleased, a big plus...
08-03-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 708,703
Posted By trainchaser

Hi again, the final adjustment was having the new...

Hi again, the final adjustment was having the new saddle moved back to it's rear most position and the stem lowered 10 mm, not shortened. Lowering the stem, taking into consideration the steering...
08-02-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 708,703
Posted By trainchaser

Hi, I have a medium frame 2020 FX1, I wanted an...

Hi, I have a medium frame 2020 FX1, I wanted an FX3 but they were all sold out for this year, I'm 5'8" and my inseam is close to 30, I have short legs and long torso and actually found the FX frame...
07-28-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,784
Posted By trainchaser

Is there a quick, easy way to wash a bike??

...like the title asks, is there a fast and easy way to wash a bike? My wife has a Trek Marlin and has been riding several times a week on a bike path that has a section that is compact dirt, the...
06-27-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,231
Posted By trainchaser

Fitting my new bike, leg length and seat height issues.

I bought a new 2020 Trek FX1 Disc a month ago, I really wanted the FX3 Disc but they were sold out for the year due to the Coronavirus rush on bikes.
I've been having fit issues with the bike. I've...
06-23-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By trainchaser

Wife's chain keeps coming off...

Hi, my wife has a new Trek Marlin 5, 3 weeks old, she was riding the other day and the chain came off but popped back on, this afternoon as she was going up a hill and while changing gears it came...
06-22-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,702
Posted By trainchaser

My bike is my car, and that's how I get to work,...

My bike is my car, and that's how I get to work, still at it at 69 and not planning on stopping. On rainy days it's tempting to forget about it and take the bus, but I usually get the rain gear on...
06-17-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 50,540
Posted By trainchaser

1966 Schwinn 10 speed 1970 Monashee 10 speed...

1966 Schwinn 10 speed
1970 Monashee 10 speed (Canadian model
1975 Cheemo 12 speed (Canadian model
1995 Trek 800 Sport
1997 Trek 850 Sport with front shocks
1999 Kona Caldera (amazing bike, my...
06-14-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26,271
Views: 2,816,902
Posted By trainchaser

Yes I did ride today, my bike, a Trek FX1 disc,...

Yes I did ride today, my bike, a Trek FX1 disc, is only two weeks old and during the first week of trying to get the feel of the new bike I found the reach was uncomfortable and I was squirming...
06-14-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By trainchaser

Hi everybody, the problem has been solved by...

Hi everybody, the problem has been solved by three relatively simple solutions. 1) Bought a better fitting seat, MUCH better fitting! 2) readjusted the position of the grips...and 3) moved the seat...
06-07-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By trainchaser

I need help with the reach on my new bike

So I picked up my new Trek FX1 disc on Friday, I've been out on it every day since then and after the longest ride noticed my finger tips were tingling and my arms were basically straight out, so I...
06-06-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,453
Posted By trainchaser

My handy dandy Bontrager Rollbar 12 multitool,...

My handy dandy Bontrager Rollbar 12 multitool, picked it up several years ago and it fits in the pouch on my seat post along with a few other misc items...

cheers,

Lorne Miller
06-06-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1,479
Views: 335,366
Posted By trainchaser

Not a biggy, but I bought a new water bottle cage...

Not a biggy, but I bought a new water bottle cage for the new Trek FX1 disc, pictures of the new ride will be forthcoming soon...

cheers,

Lorne Miller
05-30-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 708,703
Posted By trainchaser

Hi gang, I posted this in the hybrid bikes thread...

Hi gang, I posted this in the hybrid bikes thread before seeing this thread, so please allow me to copy it to the 'proper' thread...

After a three year hiatus from cycling due to getting married...
05-29-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,415
Posted By trainchaser

Just bought a new Trek FX1 disc...

So...after a three year hiatus from cycling due to getting married again and moving into an apartment, and suffering from serious withdrawals, I decided the time was right to take the plunge again...
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