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Forum: Commuting
11-17-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15,292
Views: 11,041,267
Posted By TrekCommuter

Nice Volpe! Identical to mine, including the lack...

Nice Volpe! Identical to mine, including the lack B17.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-15, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By TrekCommuter

New Commuting Experience - Accused of Being a Cop

Tonight I was on my way home and was getting close to my neighborhood. I was dressed in my work khakis and a blue polo shirt. Head and tail lights were on and I was wearing a helmet and backpack.
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Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By TrekCommuter

Just see how you feel after the first ride. Maybe...

Just see how you feel after the first ride. Maybe you will be ready to go the next day or maybe you will want a day or two off. Drink plenty of water before during and after your ride(s) and eat...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,240
Posted By TrekCommuter

One downside is how irritated I get when my...

One downside is how irritated I get when my schedule dictates that I go by car.
Forum: Commuting
03-21-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,542
Posted By TrekCommuter

Well, I have my Bianchi Volpe. Check out the...

Well, I have my Bianchi Volpe. Check out the photos...440353440354440355

This is my first road bike and I love it! Rode it home from the shop and it was like butter. The stock seat was actually...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-15, 02:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,542
Posted By TrekCommuter

Well, I just ordered our first "road" bikes. One...

Well, I just ordered our first "road" bikes. One 2014 Volpe (wife preferred blue) and a 2015 Volpe (I preferred black). Should have them sometime in the coming week and I will post photos then. ...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,542
Posted By TrekCommuter

Yes, actually. And it is a somewhat different...

Yes, actually. And it is a somewhat different direction than what I had anticipated. I think tomorrow I am going to order two Bianchi Volpes. My wife was not crazy about the bar end shifters on...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-15, 06:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,542
Posted By TrekCommuter

BensonFlyer Thanks for your feedback. Great...

BensonFlyer Thanks for your feedback. Great looking bike!

Today my wife and I test rode the Space Horse, Straggler (no Cross Checks in stock) and the basic Crossrip. Here are my impressions......
Forum: Commuting
03-06-15, 08:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,542
Posted By TrekCommuter

I have thought about the Bianchis, the issue is...

I have thought about the Bianchis, the issue is no one seems to stock them locally. I could order one, but I'd really like to test ride before taking that step. The Strada, Lupo and Volpe all look...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,542
Posted By TrekCommuter

This is all great information. Weather...

This is all great information. Weather permitting, I hope to test ride some bikes tomorrow!
Forum: Commuting
03-05-15, 05:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,542
Posted By TrekCommuter

Oh, I should also add that my wife and I are both...

Oh, I should also add that my wife and I are both under the 160 lbs mark. As such, a coworker recommended to me that we look at cross bikes or road bikes versus a traditional touring bike.
Forum: Commuting
03-04-15, 08:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,542
Posted By TrekCommuter

All, thanks for the feedback. I am just...

All, thanks for the feedback. I am just recovering from a broken arm and we have had a lousy winter so I have not ridden any of the bikes I mentioned. I will ride all three, though. I refuse to...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-15, 05:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,542
Posted By TrekCommuter

Perhaps some more information would be helpful. ...

Perhaps some more information would be helpful. My wife and I are looking for our first bikes with drops. We currently have hybrids, which seems to be where most people start. We would like to...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-15, 09:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,542
Posted By TrekCommuter

Calling All Space Horse Owners

Hello,

I have been researching the All City Space Hore as a fair weather commuter, road bike and light tourer. I would welcome owner feedback on this bike.

I checked one out in person the...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-14, 10:27 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 12,260
Posted By TrekCommuter

I like to use furlongs. Really an underrated unit...

I like to use furlongs. Really an underrated unit of measure.
Forum: Commuting
08-29-14, 04:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,153
Posted By TrekCommuter

This is a battle that has been raging in my head...

This is a battle that has been raging in my head for a while. For now, frugality has won out and I am trying to stick with just my Trek. It is my goal at some point to get an American made touring...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,803
Posted By TrekCommuter

Bike commuting is just too much fun. For me, my...

Bike commuting is just too much fun. For me, my commute by bike is hardly longer than by car. Parking is atrocious with a car. By bike, I can take advantage of a secure bike rack with video...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,051
Posted By TrekCommuter

Before my 2 mile commute? No.

Before my 2 mile commute? No.
Forum: Commuting
08-26-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,218
Posted By TrekCommuter

Haha. It is usually what I resort to when I...

Haha. It is usually what I resort to when I haven't taken the time to pack. Doesn't break the bank by any stretch but it all adds up.
Forum: Commuting
08-26-14, 06:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,218
Posted By TrekCommuter

It is amazing how much can be saved by packing...

It is amazing how much can be saved by packing food versus buying out. I have been averaging eating at places like Jimmy Johns 4-5 x per month, but I want to start cutting back. It might cost 6...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-14, 08:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,428
Posted By TrekCommuter

Depends on how much time I have.

Depends on how much time I have.
Forum: Commuting
08-24-14, 11:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,218
Posted By TrekCommuter

Now that's the way to do it!

Now that's the way to do it!
Forum: Commuting
08-24-14, 11:02 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 12,260
Posted By TrekCommuter

They always say I am going to get wet on the ride...

They always say I am going to get wet on the ride home due to the forecast. I always reply with the fact that it is better to get wet on the ride home than on the ride to work. Or that I don't care
Forum: Commuting
08-24-14, 10:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,218
Posted By TrekCommuter

It amazes me what some people eat for lunch on a...

It amazes me what some people eat for lunch on a work day, such as fast food burgers on a regular basis. I am not a vegetarian, but eating something like that would make me want to sleep. Not...
08-24-14, 04:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,097
Posted By TrekCommuter

Agreed.

Agreed.
08-23-14, 06:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,097
Posted By TrekCommuter

For me, the neutral position is not sacrificed. ...

For me, the neutral position is not sacrificed. It is found on the sides of the trekking bar and is the same distance from the rider as what the flat bar would have been. The only difference is...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-14, 04:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,218
Posted By TrekCommuter

What's for Lunch?

I am sure that since this is a bike commuting forum, that many of you (like me) try to live a relatively healthy lifestyle and may also be money conscious. As such, I wouldn't be surprised if a lot...
08-23-14, 04:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,097
Posted By TrekCommuter

As promised, crappy smart phone pics: 401253401254

As promised, crappy smart phone pics: 401253401254
08-23-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,097
Posted By TrekCommuter

As mentioned, it is an easy and a cheap switch...

As mentioned, it is an easy and a cheap switch from flat bars to trekking. Depending on setup, you can event get fairly "aero" positions, as well.
08-23-14, 07:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,097
Posted By TrekCommuter

I love my trekking bars. Added them earlier this...

I love my trekking bars. Added them earlier this summer and am getting them dialed in. The number of ways you can set up trekking bars is impressive. I will post some pictures of my setup later.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-14, 08:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,203
Posted By TrekCommuter

I don't mind driving on the highway or on a...

I don't mind driving on the highway or on a country road with hardly any other cars around. In fact, I enjoy that kind of driving. However, I do not like the endless traffic lights on my commute or...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-14, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15,292
Views: 11,041,267
Posted By TrekCommuter

Nice bike. I have really been enjoying my...

Nice bike. I have really been enjoying my trekking bars.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-14, 05:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,058
Posted By TrekCommuter

So, bike commuting...

So, bike commuting...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-14, 08:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,058
Posted By TrekCommuter

29 mph and some change according to my bike...

29 mph and some change according to my bike computer, which I think is fairly accurate. I could have gone faster but I wasn't sure how my bike would handle.
Forum: Commuting
08-17-14, 07:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,335
Posted By TrekCommuter

What motivates me to ride to work? Sitting at a...

What motivates me to ride to work? Sitting at a desk for 8 hours, 5 days a week. Also, this desk happens to be in the basement of the building where I work. No natural light, no fresh air.
08-16-14, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,624
Posted By TrekCommuter

I believe for a rack on the front.

I believe for a rack on the front.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-14, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 889
Posted By TrekCommuter

The temps in Ohio have been terrific this summer....

The temps in Ohio have been terrific this summer. My window is open as I write this. The past few summers did not see much in the way of open windows.
Forum: Touring
08-12-14, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,048
Posted By TrekCommuter

First off, I do not want to waste anyone's time,...

First off, I do not want to waste anyone's time, including the time of those who work at the shop in question. I don't want the shop employees to lose their proverbial shirts over the deal, but I...
Forum: Touring
08-12-14, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,048
Posted By TrekCommuter

Thank you all for the information. One thing I...

Thank you all for the information. One thing I had not even considered was to check with Gunnar regarding the serial number. I sent an e-mail to the store and asked if cash would make them lower...
Forum: Touring
08-12-14, 04:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,048
Posted By TrekCommuter

Sorry, I made a mistake. It is a Grand Tour, as...

Sorry, I made a mistake. It is a Grand Tour, as stated in the title. It is not a Sport as mentioned in my first post. I appreciate all of the feedback. Yes, I would need to verify it fits. Good deal...
Forum: Touring
08-11-14, 09:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,048
Posted By TrekCommuter

Miles, thank you for the superb advice. I believe...

Miles, thank you for the superb advice. I believe the frame is a 2014 and it was an order that fell through. Yes, having an American manufactured bike means something to me.

Here is the way I...
Forum: Touring
08-11-14, 08:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,048
Posted By TrekCommuter

Lee, thanks for the feedback. The sales guy said...

Lee, thanks for the feedback. The sales guy said it had been sitting a while. I wonder if there isn't much brand recognition here or maybe bikes thatnhigh don't sell well in Ohio.
Forum: Touring
08-11-14, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,048
Posted By TrekCommuter

Perhaps my question was not specific enough. Is...

Perhaps my question was not specific enough. Is that a poor/fair/good/great price given the components it is currently built with? Based on looking at the Gunnar website it seems decent. I have no...
Forum: Touring
08-11-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,048
Posted By TrekCommuter

Gunnar Grand Tour Question

I wasn't really looking for a Gunnar but I have been looking for an American built touring bike, specifically a used Trek 520. These, however, seem hard to find. Especially in the 54 to 56 CM...
08-11-14, 05:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,833
Posted By TrekCommuter

I think this weekend my wife and I are going to...

I think this weekend my wife and I are going to try for our first metric century equivalent ride. It is a terrific route along a river here in Ohio. There is even a nice little ice cream shop in...
Forum: Touring
08-10-14, 08:25 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 145,563
Posted By TrekCommuter

Thanks! Now to find one...seems hard to do....

Thanks! Now to find one...seems hard to do. Especially in 54 or 56 CM.
08-10-14, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,833
Posted By TrekCommuter

Good looking hybrid! Do you leave the front...

Good looking hybrid! Do you leave the front suspension locked on longer trips?

My wife and I just got back from a 32 mile ride yesterday and I am enjoying the trekking bars. I believe I will...
Forum: Touring
08-09-14, 07:17 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 145,563
Posted By TrekCommuter

Does anyone know what year the frames stopped...

Does anyone know what year the frames stopped being manufactured in the US? I would really like to find a USA made Trek 520 at some point.
08-09-14, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,833
Posted By TrekCommuter

Nice bikes!

Nice bikes!
Forum: Commuting
08-06-14, 04:53 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,953
Posted By TrekCommuter

Agreed. Our PD does this and it might cost 3...

Agreed. Our PD does this and it might cost 3 bucks every few years.
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