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05-31-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By cynergy

Buy new frame or upgrade old Trek 800?

Hi Folks,

I have an old Trek 800 that I bought in the early 90's. over the years I upgraded the wheels, cranks and front derailleur, but otherwise the bike is close to its original factory shape....
09-23-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By cynergy

Installing Shimano crankset on Specialized aluminum frame

Is it possible to install a shimano crankset on a Specialize aluminum bike frame (Diverge E5 with alloy frame)? I read somewhere that the alloy frames use a threaded bottom bracket. does anyone...
09-18-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By cynergy

Thanks for the suggestions. I guess I could fab...

Thanks for the suggestions. I guess I could fab (or purchase) an extender plate! However, now I'm thinking maybe I should just go with an alloy frame and use a clamp on derailleur. I like the...
09-18-18, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By cynergy

Adjusting front derailleur to accommodate subcompact crankset

HI Folks - I've been in the market for a light endurance style bike to supplement my commuter and my touring bike. I am thinking of getting a Trek, Fuji or Specialized endurance bike. I am...
09-01-18, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By cynergy

Replacing 700 x 40c tire with something more narrow?

Hi All - I'm debating whether to buy Raleigh Merit 1 or a Raleigh Willard 2. I like the components (Sora) better on the Willard, but the Willard comes with fairly wide tires (40mm) installed.

Can...
08-27-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,464
Posted By cynergy

Hang in there and don't give up! I like the...

Hang in there and don't give up!

I like the advice 50PlusCycling gave (replace a bad addiction with a more positive addiction like cycling), but keep trying to find what works for you.
08-27-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 662
Posted By cynergy

on long rides i get this too when i ride my flat...

on long rides i get this too when i ride my flat bar bike. when it's safe to do so, riding with no hands helps me.
08-23-18, 05:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,336
Posted By cynergy

i've been bicycle commuting lately and i worry...

i've been bicycle commuting lately and i worry about this issue as well... unfortunately, there's not much you can do to reduce this risk - however, one thing that i do is shift my commute time. ...
08-17-18, 06:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,624
Posted By cynergy

This is going to be my first winter bike...

This is going to be my first winter bike commuting (i live in southern NH). I bought some studded Schwalbe tires (and got some good advice on BikeForums.net on which tires to get). I also got some...
08-01-18, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By cynergy

I have a Trek FX2 disc and enjoy it. It shifts...

I have a Trek FX2 disc and enjoy it. It shifts smoothly, is comfortable and durable. The disc brakes stop well in wet weather and for me the riding position is comfortable.

i use the fx2 on...
07-31-18, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By cynergy

Hi PaulRivers, Thanks for the reply. I am...

Hi PaulRivers,

Thanks for the reply. I am going to see if any LBS's have the roubaix and the Sirrus in stock for me to check out.

I can keep the bike inside (and I even sometimes bring it up...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-18, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By cynergy

i forgot to mention that i use kool stop brake...

i forgot to mention that i use kool stop brake pads on my V brake bike. a local shop recommended them several years ago and they said that these pads have good wet braking performance. they seem to...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By cynergy

I live in NH and some portions of my ride are...

I live in NH and some portions of my ride are relatively hilly. I have a bike with Vbrakes (older trek 520) and a bike with inexpensive Discs (trek FX 7.2 disc). they both seem to work well even in...
07-28-18, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By cynergy

Lightweight commuter/fitness bike

hi folks,

i've recently got back into riding and have been bike commuting regularly. i use an older trek 520 (v brakes) in good weather, and a trek fx aluminum hybrid with disc brakes in bad/wet...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-18, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,624
Posted By cynergy

thanks all for the great and very helpful info!

thanks all for the great and very helpful info!
Forum: Commuting
07-24-18, 05:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,624
Posted By cynergy

Thanks for the info. Do you have any...

Thanks for the info.

Do you have any recommendations on where to buy them online? should i try and order them directly from Scwalbe?
Forum: Commuting
07-23-18, 05:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,624
Posted By cynergy

Schwalbe Winter or Marathon Winter tires for winter commute?

Hi Folks,

It's been about a month now since I've been regularly commuting. I'm planning on buying studded tires for the cold weather commute. I live in NH and we get our share of cold and icy...
07-10-18, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,499
Posted By cynergy

Thanks everyone for your replies. I just wanted...

Thanks everyone for your replies. I just wanted to update this thread. This past weekend, I took a look at the Tektro Novela brakes on my bicycle more closely and they seem fine. I think with proper...
07-04-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,499
Posted By cynergy

Thanks for the replies. I am actually happy with...

Thanks for the replies. I am actually happy with the performance of the brakes so far, and I understand they should be maintained. However, I've read (and seen some YouTube Videos) of some...
07-03-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,499
Posted By cynergy

Replacing Tektro Novela Disc Brakes

Hi Folks,

I have a Trek FX 7.2 Disc bike that I've recently started using as a commuting bike. The bike is a couple of years old, but I haven't started riding it too much till this past year. I...
06-23-16, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,760
Posted By cynergy

Hi folks I found a shimano crank set with...

Hi folks

I found a shimano crank set with the same compatibility for the square factory bottom bracket. It's an 8 speed MTB set with a 22 tooth chain ring.

I like the small/short gears for...
06-22-16, 05:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,760
Posted By cynergy

Oops - it is a Trek 7.2FX and it has an 8 speed...

Oops - it is a Trek 7.2FX and it has an 8 speed drive train. I think I found some compatible 8 speed triple crank sets. Currently it has a road crankset with a 28/38/48 set of rings. I think I...
06-21-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,760
Posted By cynergy

replacing crankset on Trek FX bike

Hi Folks,

I have a Trek FX 7.4 bicycle. I think it's about 3 years old. It's a nice bike and has an 8-speed shimano rear cassette. I'd like to upgrade the current triple crankset and bottom...
09-22-13, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,968
Posted By cynergy

I bought a 7.2FX Disc a couple of weeks ago and...

I bought a 7.2FX Disc a couple of weeks ago and love it. It is a nice bicycle. I use it as a winter/foul weather commuter. I think it is comfortable for medium to long distance rides (20 to 30...
09-19-13, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,211
Posted By cynergy

New Trek 7.2FX Disc Owner here...

Hey all,

I just picked up a brand new Trek 7.2FX Disc last week. I had been riding my Trek 520 touring bike as a commuter, but wanted to get something with disc brakes. I did some research and...
09-17-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,120
Posted By cynergy

Thanks All for the replies. I think cobba's...

Thanks All for the replies. I think cobba's image from the Techdoc capture what is happening.

The derailleurs shift smoothly and are very responsive and I am happy with the setup. The...
09-15-13, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,120
Posted By cynergy

New Trek FX 7.2 Disc, Front derailleur rubbing chain...

Hi All,

I have a new Trek FX 7.2 Disc that I bought as a winter/bad weather commuter. I picked it up today and rode it around a few miles this afternoon and evening.

The bike comes with a...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-13, 06:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,286
Posted By cynergy

Thrasymachus, I started riding a lot a few...

Thrasymachus,

I started riding a lot a few years ago with a heavy, old Trek 800 that I had bought in the early 90's. I eventually replaced the stock wheels with much nicer rims and hubs and...
09-03-13, 10:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,580
Posted By cynergy

Me too!

Me too!
09-02-13, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,273
Posted By cynergy

Thanks for all of the replies. Great! I...

Thanks for all of the replies.

Great! I think a 34-30 combo would be much better than the 34-25 combo.

I'll try that before I invest in a new derailleur, but thanks Barrettscv for the RD...
09-02-13, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,273
Posted By cynergy

10 wheels - will the 30 tooth sprocket be OK with...

10 wheels - will the 30 tooth sprocket be OK with my existing derailleur? I saw that trick on Sheldon Brown about using a longer B-screw (or flipping it so the head is pushing against the...
09-02-13, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,273
Posted By cynergy

Rear Derailleur and Cassette Recommendation (Ultegra 10 speed road bike)

Hey All,

I recently started riding again. I have a few year old Lemond carbon fiber road bike (built by Trek) that I would like to use as an occasional warm weather commuter and for leisurely...
10-16-12, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,706
Posted By cynergy

Hi mattntp Thanks for the post. I have a...

Hi mattntp

Thanks for the post. I have a triple chain ring on my touring bike and love the low gears. I can also spin up a mountain and stay seated on the saddle for the duration of the climb!
10-15-12, 07:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,241
Posted By cynergy

350htrr This weekend I did some riding on...

350htrr

This weekend I did some riding on the Bionx machine. I noticed that when I was going down some really steep hills, the regen braking (set to level 4, the highest braking level) displayed...
10-12-12, 06:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,241
Posted By cynergy

350htrr - I wonder if you can reprogram the regen...

350htrr - I wonder if you can reprogram the regen mode. I know that with the regenerative brake, you can adjust the level of regenerative braking. I set mine to the max (40) level.

I get a...
10-12-12, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,241
Posted By cynergy

Thanks EbikeFL - I am going to invest in the...

Thanks EbikeFL - I am going to invest in the tension meter. Up till now, I pluck the spokes and listen to their frequency to kind of get them at the same tension. It only works OK.
10-12-12, 06:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,241
Posted By cynergy

I'll try and post some pictures later this week. ...

I'll try and post some pictures later this week.

Another feature that I like is the regenerative braking. I use it on the steep downhills. It does help charge the battery, but more importantly,...
10-11-12, 06:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,241
Posted By cynergy

Bionx Conversion initial review

Hey All,

It's been a couple of weeks since I installed a Bionx motor kit on my old Trek 800 mountain bike (which has been upgraded over the years). I bought my kit from an electric bike store in...
10-09-12, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,706
Posted By cynergy

Hey All, thanks for the replies. I talked...

Hey All,

thanks for the replies. I talked to my LBS and he said that I could easily put a 11-28 tooth cassette and use a compact crankset (34 tooth smaller chainring). I made a spreadsheet and...
10-08-12, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,706
Posted By cynergy

medium/low gearing for road bike (double chain ring)

Hey All,

I'd like to put together a bike using a road bike frame (something like a Surly Pacer) with a medium (not too high, not too low) gear range. I have a road bike with high gears and a...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-12, 06:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,534
Posted By cynergy

I bought one for commuting. I only commute about...

I bought one for commuting. I only commute about 16 or 17 miles per day, but I haul a fair amount of gear to and from work and it's hilly here in NH. I bought a Bionxx electric assist bike. It's...
09-16-12, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By cynergy

Thanks Spirit733t - I'll check out the papamotor...

Thanks Spirit733t - I'll check out the papamotor kit.
09-14-12, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By cynergy

Thanks for the replies. I think I'm going with...

Thanks for the replies. I think I'm going with my all steel mountain bike.
09-13-12, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By cynergy

Which bike for electric assist conversion?

Hey All,

I have a Trek 800 mountain bike that I bought 1992. The frame and some of the other parts are original (front derailleur, brake levers, seat post, headset and handlebars) but over the...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-12, 06:57 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 70,279
Posted By cynergy

Yes - I have a Trek 800 all steel mountain bike...

Yes - I have a Trek 800 all steel mountain bike that I bought in 1992 the summer i started grad school. I have replaced many of the parts (bottom bracket, crank, pedals, front and rear wheels,...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-12, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,116
Posted By cynergy

thanks All for the replies! I tested out...

thanks All for the replies!

I tested out bungee cording my laptop case to my rack and it works fine. It will do for now. I like the Topeak trunk bag, but since I don't have a Topeak rack, I...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-12, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,116
Posted By cynergy

pelican style case for laptop?

Hi All,

I started a new job and would like to commute. it's about 7 miles each way. I got a gigantic laptop from work. it's very nice and works well, but it's big. it's an hp 6-something and...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-11, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By cynergy

It depends which bike fits better. Bicycle fit...

It depends which bike fits better. Bicycle fit can make a huge difference in riding comfort and performance.
Forum: Commuting
11-20-10, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
Posted By cynergy

My friend, who was a Lt. in the Marine Corps,...

My friend, who was a Lt. in the Marine Corps, used to use RainX on his glasses during officer candidate school. He said it worked really well.

http://www.rainx.com/
10-15-10, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By cynergy

Thanks FBinNY. I checked the hub bearings and...

Thanks FBinNY. I checked the hub bearings and they spin OK (not great, but good enough). I also bought a freewheel tool and removed the freewheel. You were right. It was probably just gummed up...
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