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11-10-10, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,467
Posted By Joel S.

If the pressures are too low, you risk pinch...

If the pressures are too low, you risk pinch flats, and rim damage, aside from the higher energy needs to keep the bike rolling. You don't want to go too low, just like you don't want to go too high....
11-03-10, 11:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,664
Posted By Joel S.

About 35 miles.

About 35 miles.
11-02-10, 04:40 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,438
Posted By Joel S.

I'm definitely not one of these people. Its your...

I'm definitely not one of these people. Its your bike, if you want to get more performance out of it, go for it. Swapping out components is no different than adding fenders, panniers, racks, bar...
11-02-10, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,799
Posted By Joel S.

I have them on my 7.3FX. ...

I have them on my 7.3FX.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs435.snc4/47845_1382476522629_1253456829_30866996_4947712_n.jpg

They work as advertised, but they are an absolute pain in...
11-02-10, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,858
Posted By Joel S.

The shoes should be snug without being tight. You...

The shoes should be snug without being tight. You don't want your feet moving around much inside them when you're pedaling, equates to wasted energy, and possible irritation.
11-02-10, 12:56 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,438
Posted By Joel S.

Disagree. My situation might be a little...

Disagree. My situation might be a little different, but my wheel and tire combo absolutely gave me more speed. It's less work to keep the wheels spinning at a good clip, so I can spin faster for...
10-27-10, 03:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,116
Posted By Joel S.

How sore after how far is the big question. My...

How sore after how far is the big question. My handlebars are a few inches lower than my saddle, and I hardly use my arms to keep me balanced.

There really should be little difference in your...
10-27-10, 02:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,116
Posted By Joel S.

Re adjust your saddle fore/aft position. If your...

Re adjust your saddle fore/aft position. If your arms are sore, it's because you're likely using them more to hold your body up. The lower bars could certainly account for that.

If you move your...
10-26-10, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,858
Posted By Joel S.

Make sure you go into a shop and try the shoes...

Make sure you go into a shop and try the shoes on! Fit is more important for a cycle shoe than it is for an everyday shoe. A certain amount of slop in the fit of a shoe you wear around town is fine,...
10-21-10, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,591
Posted By Joel S.

I thought the exact same thing and almost ended...

I thought the exact same thing and almost ended up with a FX Disc as well, but opted against it.

It wouldn't hurt to try out, but there are trade offs to consider. They're heavier and add to the...
10-19-10, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By Joel S.

It doesn't really, it's just making sure the...

It doesn't really, it's just making sure the cassette can fit onto the wheel. If the wheels are 10spd Shimano compatible, they should fit onto your bike.

Your stock wheels are classified as road...
10-19-10, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,218
Posted By Joel S.

Don't think so, the FX bikes have cantilever...

Don't think so, the FX bikes have cantilever brakes, so the mounting points are different. You'd need a different fork most likely. Your fork is Carbon Fiber, so I doubt you want to start drilling...
10-19-10, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,591
Posted By Joel S.

It goes White, then Black, then Red, Black is...

It goes White, then Black, then Red, Black is higher than White.

That's probably a good chunk of the cost difference. Some of the bits might be a little better on the FX as well.

Why do you...
10-15-10, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 2,477,635
Posted By Joel S.

Nice, I like that red. Looks like a pretty...

Nice, I like that red.

Looks like a pretty kick arse garage you got there too.
10-15-10, 04:28 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 137,369
Posted By Joel S.

Something about that pic just isn't right. Can't...

Something about that pic just isn't right. Can't quite put my finger on it, but it's like there's something in the background that just ruins it... :P
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10-15-10, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,103
Posted By Joel S.

Indeed. There are just too many variables to...

Indeed. There are just too many variables to nitpick when it comes to what makes a hybrid a hybrid.
10-14-10, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By Joel S.

I have those exact pedals in black. They're...

I have those exact pedals in black. They're perfect for me because I can go clipless when I'm out riding (my shoes are Bontrager Street (http://www.bontrager.com/model/07820)s, btw), but I can still...
10-14-10, 03:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,351
Posted By Joel S.

This thread's made me hungry...

This thread's made me hungry...
10-14-10, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,427
Posted By Joel S.

Trek's FX line now comes with Discs.

Trek's FX line now comes with Discs.
10-14-10, 10:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,221
Posted By Joel S.

You said you ordered new brakes, what did you...

You said you ordered new brakes, what did you settle on?
10-14-10, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 2,477,635
Posted By Joel S.

I like your taste in color... ;) Nice bike,...

I like your taste in color... ;)

Nice bike, let me know how those brakes work out. Mine stop the bike, but ugh, the rear brake is trash.
10-13-10, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By Joel S.

I wear light shorts over my cycling shorts so I...

I wear light shorts over my cycling shorts so I have a few pockets to put stuff.

Still, they make a huge difference, but don't skimp too much. My cheapos from Sports Authority are ok, but the ones...
10-13-10, 06:23 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 43,058
Posted By Joel S.

My best average per Endomono's estimates is...

My best average per Endomono's estimates is 303mph...

Not really sure if my computer is accurate. I changed the wheel settings, yet it seems to indicate higher than the gear calculators say I...
10-13-10, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 2,477,635
Posted By Joel S.

Apology accepted. I may have fired back, but I do...

Apology accepted. I may have fired back, but I do have a pretty thick skin, so no harm, no foul. :) My gf teases me because I swear up and down I'm not a hardcore cyclist, she says I'm in denial...
...
10-13-10, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 2,477,635
Posted By Joel S.

No problem! I'm too noob to be able to send PMs,...

No problem! I'm too noob to be able to send PMs, so below are the pics.

These "bulbs" anchor the arms in place. They screw into pre-drilled mounting points. I'm not sure exactly what bikes have...
10-13-10, 02:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,377
Posted By Joel S.

I have a hard time riding in silence, so I...

I have a hard time riding in silence, so I absolutely have my headphones on (in... in ears). When I'm on the trail, it's loud enough so I can clearly hear every instrument, but quiet enough to...
10-13-10, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 2,477,635
Posted By Joel S.

They're Bontrager Interchange Nebulas...

They're Bontrager Interchange Nebulas (http://bontrager.com/model/08440). They were quite a PITA to initially install because the instructions are just awful, and they didn't come with a key bolt,...
10-13-10, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 2,477,635
Posted By Joel S.

The Race X is a flat bar, so there's no rise, and...

The Race X is a flat bar, so there's no rise, and it's carbon fiber so it's lighter and dampens vibrations a bit. The stocker is a Bontrager SSR and has a 25mm rise. I didn't want the rise, and got a...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,754
Posted By Joel S.

Cripes! The biggest things I've seen on the...

Cripes! The biggest things I've seen on the trails out here have been deer. I've ridden past more than a few does and her fawns. Rode past a young buck, little nervous about seeing a full grown one....
10-12-10, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 2,477,635
Posted By Joel S.

Shocking, I know. I surprise myself every day...

Shocking, I know. I surprise myself every day when I get home from my rides. Even when I'm out on the bike, I sometimes wonder if I've been possessed or something. Just feels... off. But still, I...
10-12-10, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 2,477,635
Posted By Joel S.

I'm too busy riding it when I'm outside to stop...

I'm too busy riding it when I'm outside to stop for a photo shoot.
10-12-10, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 2,477,635
Posted By Joel S.

Don't hate because you can't relate (keep up?) ;)...

Don't hate because you can't relate (keep up?) ;)

Ok, when I first brought it home. :)
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs189.ash2/45188_1361724723847_1253456829_30820607_7885988_n.jpg...
10-12-10, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 2,477,635
Posted By Joel S.

Thanks for the dbag comments, very helpful. Nice...

Thanks for the dbag comments, very helpful. Nice to see you're a "hybrid elitist" as well, I'll be sure to watch for your name in the future. Regardless of your shallow minded definition of what...
10-12-10, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 2,477,635
Posted By Joel S.

Newbie alert! I got this for fitness, and...

Newbie alert! I got this for fitness, and commuting, but I'm a bit of a speed freak, so it's a bit more aggressive than your "traditional" hybrid. Tweaked a few things to get it to where I want it......
Forum: Introductions
10-12-10, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By Joel S.

Hello from the St. Louis area

The obligatory introduction. 31yr old who's recently become a bit more serious about cycling. I've always wanted to hop back on the saddle as a way to stay in shape, and finally got around to it....
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