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Forum: Commuting
09-25-10, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By TrekJapan

It's fairly expensive to buy stuff here but it's...

It's fairly expensive to buy stuff here but it's because of the poor Yen rate right now. When I bought the Trek FX 7.5 I paid a lot more for it than had I bought it in the US.

It's okay though....
Forum: Commuting
09-25-10, 01:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By TrekJapan

Here's the pics of the customization he did. I...

Here's the pics of the customization he did. I like the heck out of this.

http://homepage.mac.com/hagensieker/.Public/name.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/hagensieker/.Public/name2.jpg
Forum: Commuting
09-25-10, 12:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By TrekJapan

Love my local bike shop

Bike shop is called Hiroshiga and is in a small town called Yanai in Yamaguchi Prefecture in Japan. Rode down this morning and it's about 30 km from my house. Great ride. Went to pick up a rear...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-10, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By TrekJapan

The bag is a Rixen Kaul Contour Magnum. John

The bag is a Rixen Kaul Contour Magnum.

John
Forum: Commuting
09-05-10, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By TrekJapan

D'oh. I guess you can see I'm not a fan. ...

D'oh. I guess you can see I'm not a fan.

John
Forum: Commuting
09-05-10, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By TrekJapan

Optimus Prime APPROVED!

Taken near Iwakuni Japan this morning. Trek 7.5. Perfect day for a ride. Just 70 km or so but just perfect. Optimus seemed to like it as well.

John
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Forum: Commuting
08-10-10, 03:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,577
Posted By TrekJapan

To make it break away in the event of some impact...

To make it break away in the event of some impact google up something called a frangible coupling. Same thing they use on stuff mounted near runways. Obviously you probably need something that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-09-10, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,470
Posted By TrekJapan

I have the exact same issue on my Speed P8. Go...

I have the exact same issue on my Speed P8. Go to one hand and I get the squeak from the front fender. At first it bugged me to death thinking something was wrong but once I figured out what it was...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-10, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,447
Posted By TrekJapan

I guess its just me but that's the way I prefer...

I guess its just me but that's the way I prefer the thinner saddles. I crank the nose up and its not comfortable for me.

That pic may be a tiny bit out of perspective as well. The yard is sloped...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-10, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,447
Posted By TrekJapan

Trek FX 7.5 Review

Recently got a Trek FX 7.5. Actually went to the local bike shop to get a Giant Seek R1 however when I actually test rode the Giant I quickly fell out of love with it.

Started messing with other...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-10, 07:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 27,563
Posted By TrekJapan

I was referring to the removable MKS pedals that...

I was referring to the removable MKS pedals that came stock on my Speed TR and Jetstream XP. Foot slips off the pedal. A lot.

A while back I copped a deal with another poster here and traded...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-10, 07:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,554
Posted By TrekJapan

I wear shorts when I ride. Carry long pants with...

I wear shorts when I ride. Carry long pants with me or keep them staged at work. I ruined too many pairs of pants and gave up. Shorts are the only way to go for me.

John
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-10, 03:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 27,563
Posted By TrekJapan

I got rid of all my MKS pedals due to slippage....

I got rid of all my MKS pedals due to slippage. Slickest things I ever saw. I have Suntour pedals on some bikes but anymore I'm gravitating to those SPD on one side, platform on the other side and...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-10, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By TrekJapan

My new ride with some minor mods

Trek FX 7.5 with Biologic Grips, Cane Creek bar ends, and a Bontrager saddle.

Need to slap a rack on it so I can haul stuff back and forth to work instead of using a backpack or seatpost rack.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-10, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By TrekJapan

I've got the Hardcase. I've read much better...

I've got the Hardcase. I've read much better stuff about them. I forget what was on my Trek 1.5 and SU 2.0 originally but I had flats from punctures, especially on the Bontrager tires on the 1.5. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-10, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By TrekJapan

Tires - Trek FX 7.5

Any comments on the Bontrager Race Light tires that come with this bike. I'm considering getting some Schwalbe Ultremo R.1

This is my third Trek bike and I was not happy with the Bontrager tires...
07-31-10, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By TrekJapan

Will have to check that out next time I'm in...

Will have to check that out next time I'm in Indiana. I'm from Evansville and I have family that lives near Indy in Anderson. Might have to throw a folding bike in the trunk and go check it out.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-10, 07:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,698
Posted By TrekJapan

Rixen Kaul KlickFix stuff is all over the place...

Rixen Kaul KlickFix stuff is all over the place in Japan. I've got all kinds of bags and adapters. I have nothing but good stuff to say about them. Some of their bags are just awesome and it works...
07-27-10, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By TrekJapan

2010

2010
07-27-10, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By TrekJapan

Trek 7.5 Headset

What size is the headset in a Trek 7.5? Just bought one and playing around with the idea of upgrading the headset. I can't find anything in the manual or website and I'm out of town and can't...
07-26-10, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By TrekJapan

My hands numb up no matter what bike I ride and I...

My hands numb up no matter what bike I ride and I have a bunch of them. I can all but stop it by relaxing my neck, shrugging my shoulders from time to time and taking each hand off the bar for a few...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-10, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,883
Posted By TrekJapan

I've seen pretty much that same bike sold under...

I've seen pretty much that same bike sold under different brand names. Think I have some photos of some branded Bianchi.

John
07-19-10, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By TrekJapan

Welcome to Bike Forums. I'm a 47 year old guy...

Welcome to Bike Forums. I'm a 47 year old guy and I ride (mostly) folding bikes. If ever there was anyone who looked ridiculous it is I however I could care less as I let the miles build up on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-10, 02:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By TrekJapan

I live on base. They are US housing trash cans...

I live on base. They are US housing trash cans for the townhouses. Labelled combustible and non combustible. For segregating trash.

John
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-18-10, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By TrekJapan

Zteam2, The wheels in question were Folex...

Zteam2,

The wheels in question were Folex CLASS. Looks like these.

http://www.aclass-wheels.com/fold_folex.html

John
07-18-10, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By TrekJapan

The Thudbuster has a variety of elastomers you...

The Thudbuster has a variety of elastomers you can change. I've got mine set pretty stiff. I have several of them on various bikes, mostly folding bikes. I've never had any problems with them...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-18-10, 02:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By TrekJapan

Warning - Non folding bike

This is my new toy. This is kind of a cross post on the Clyde forum so I won't go into details here. Trek FX 7.5

John

http://homepage.mac.com/hagensieker/.Public/trekfx75.jpg
07-18-10, 02:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By TrekJapan

New Bike

While I'm not technically a Clyde anymore this is still home. I've got lots of bikes, and mostly ride folding bikes but there certainly exists a need in my life to have a normal sized bike to hang...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-10, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By TrekJapan

I didn't catch the brand or rather I did and and...

I didn't catch the brand or rather I did and and forgot it. I take a digital camera with me on rides and always take it in the bike shop. If something interests me I take a picture of it and do...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-10, 03:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,653
Posted By TrekJapan

Saw this in the LBS in Japan today - Dahon Silvertip

http://www.dahon.jp/2010/products/lockjaw/silvertip/index.html

Cool looking bike. They also had the new MuP8 in blue which is a sharp looking bike.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-10, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By TrekJapan

Back in the saddle

Been riding a lot likely and trying to stretch the mileage a little to get ready for some longer rides. Pulled about 70 km down the Japan coast along the Inland Sea. Awesome ride. Rode into a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-10, 09:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,474
Posted By TrekJapan

I personally think the Dahon bike limits are just...

I personally think the Dahon bike limits are just for possible litigation issues. Bike breaks, you sue them and their defense is you weigh over 235 lbs, which is the recommended weight of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-10, 03:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,813
Posted By TrekJapan

I have five Dahons. Mu P8 - platform...

I have five Dahons.

Mu P8 - platform pedals
Speed P8 - Platform pedals
Jetstream XP - SPD
Speed TR - SPD
Speed TT PRO - SPD

The first two bikes are my ride around the base at work bikes. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-10, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By TrekJapan

The Ortlieb bag I got is the Ultimate 5 in large....

The Ortlieb bag I got is the Ultimate 5 in large. Got it from here. http://www.thetouringstore.com/ORTLIEB/Ort%20Ultimate%20Bags/ULT%205%20PAGE.htm

I have some Deuter Pannier that work with that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-10, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By TrekJapan

Alloy Luggage Truss

I have a SpeedTR and I bought an Ortlieb bag to mount on the front of the bike for touring. Got the Klickfix mounting bracket from ThorUSA.com which is listed on the linked page as (4th item down)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-12-10, 01:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,400
Posted By TrekJapan

ShinyBiker, The 2007 XP didn't have that...

ShinyBiker,

The 2007 XP didn't have that front suspension. It has a Pantour front wheel which has some goofy elastomer and suspension system but it's minimal. Very minimal. Almost non existent....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-10, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,400
Posted By TrekJapan

Presta.

Presta.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-10, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,400
Posted By TrekJapan

Kojak Tires on Dahon Jetstream XP

I've always wanted to give the Kojak Tires from Schwalbe a try. Have seen them on a few bikes in store and always liked the way they looked. Ordered a pair and decided to mount them on my Dahon...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-10, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,560
Posted By TrekJapan

Here is but one of my bikes. ...

Here is but one of my bikes.

http://homepage.mac.com/hagensieker/.Public/SpeedP8FRED.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-10, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By TrekJapan

dersan, I have a Speed TR with SPD's. I...

dersan,

I have a Speed TR with SPD's. I can't recall the model number but they are the double sided ones that are pretty small.

I just leave them in. It doesn't affect the fold or size...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-10, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,431
Posted By TrekJapan

Seems like you made the Racer choice already but...

Seems like you made the Racer choice already but my two cents......

I just got back from an extended work trip and shipped my MuP8 down to Ie Shima Japan (off the Okinawa coast) and rode a lot. ...
06-30-10, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By TrekJapan

I think probably one thing I've noticed after...

I think probably one thing I've noticed after hanging out here for a long time is that a lot of newer riders start out of with some kind of hybrid or mountain type looking bike with front shocks and...
06-27-10, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By TrekJapan

Go to a class. For ages I wanted to try yoga and...

Go to a class. For ages I wanted to try yoga and I run and bike and not much else and everything below the hips just always felt tight. Knew I needed some flexibility. What I got was core strength...
06-16-10, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,046
Posted By TrekJapan

I don't follow this. You can't hike but you can...

I don't follow this. You can't hike but you can walk around dragging a 50 lb. tire tied to a backpack over a hill (mountain)?
Forum: Framebuilders
06-11-10, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By TrekJapan

If you want to paint a bike paint it with an...

If you want to paint a bike paint it with an Aliphatic Polyurethane.

John
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-10, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By TrekJapan

Paint it school bus yellow :)

Paint it school bus yellow :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-10, 03:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By TrekJapan

Naming your bike...........

I've got a vinyl sign machine and always wanted to slap a name or something personal on my bike. Right now I'm on a business trip on Ie Shima island Japan and have been here nearly a month and a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-10, 03:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,550
Posted By TrekJapan

Interesting story and I don't have too much to...

Interesting story and I don't have too much to add to the theft portion. Only thing I'll say is that such a public response with the bike theft hitting the media is that it'll likely get tossed in...
05-18-10, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By TrekJapan

Assuming you aren't hammering like a pro most...

Assuming you aren't hammering like a pro most people can do a fair amount of exertion without food for a couple of hours or so but it depends on the exercise. I can run for an hour but if I want to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-10, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,213
Posted By TrekJapan

I use the arclight rack with great success to...

I use the arclight rack with great success to hold down the Topeak MTX DXP bag. It's like it's made for it. The yellow latch fits perfectly and the two rear velcro straps hold it down perfectly....
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