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11-22-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,859
Posted By Old School

I purchased a near-new Trek Fuel EX 9 frame on...

I purchased a near-new Trek Fuel EX 9 frame on eBay and built it up myself with a custom parts list. After riding several Trek hardtail MTBs for several years, I love the full suspension.
03-30-18, 10:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,549
Posted By Old School

Yep, I remember you DG! I have been away from the...

Yep, I remember you DG! I have been away from the forum for about the same time. Still living in God's country just north of San Francisco!:lol:
10-25-15, 07:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,049
Posted By Old School

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07-30-15, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By Old School

I believe I saw that bike on eBay recently. Nice...

I believe I saw that bike on eBay recently. Nice catch, SammyJ. From the decals I would say it is one of the early ones -- maybe 1994 or so? By the way, love my 1996 and you are correct about the...
07-25-15, 09:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,116
Posted By Old School

As I recall, Austin is in what they refer to as...

As I recall, Austin is in what they refer to as "hill country". 'Nuf said...
07-16-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By Old School

With your kind of luck, I wouldn't bother buying...

With your kind of luck, I wouldn't bother buying any lottery tickets! :lol:
07-13-15, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By Old School

My bad... thanks for the clarification.

My bad... thanks for the clarification.
07-13-15, 08:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,325
Posted By Old School

This ^^^^^^

This ^^^^^^
07-12-15, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By Old School

The RD doesn't really care how many speeds you...

The RD doesn't really care how many speeds you have -- the indexing is in the shifter. My guess is the 12-25 is a short cage derailleur. Long cage is generally for MTB clusters with 28-34t gears.
07-11-15, 09:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,622
Posted By Old School

I just built up a Trek Fuel Ex 9 from scratch,...

I just built up a Trek Fuel Ex 9 from scratch, and the satisfaction of a job that turns out well is immeasurable. Lots of research and plenty of patience can result in a great project. Buying the...
07-05-15, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,713
Posted By Old School

You might want to try these:...

You might want to try these: Wellgo-WPD-982-SPD-Pedals...
07-05-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Old School

This bike looks like it has V-brakes. If you can...

This bike looks like it has V-brakes. If you can close the brake pads manually with your hand onto the rim, that eliminates the brake caliper as the problem. Something may have been dislodged and is...
07-05-15, 08:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,606
Posted By Old School

For those of you who have no idea want zonatandem...

For those of you who have no idea want zonatandem is referring to, I give you:

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-15, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,876
Posted By Old School

Glad you guys are happy with a 54cm road frame. I...

Glad you guys are happy with a 54cm road frame. I would guess you may also have taller seat posts and longer stems to get a comfortable fit. Remember, the OP is asking for advice on a potential...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-15, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 876
Posted By Old School

JmanExpresso nailed it. The only thing I would...

JmanExpresso nailed it. The only thing I would add is that going bigger than 28t in the rear may necessitate a change to a longer cage RD.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-15, 04:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,876
Posted By Old School

That is a bonded, composite carbon/aluminum frame...

That is a bonded, composite carbon/aluminum frame that Trek made up until 1992 or so. The full-carbon OCLV frame came out in the mid-90s. The price may be a bit high, but it appears to be in very...
07-05-15, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By Old School

With that budget, you will need to stick with the...

With that budget, you will need to stick with the used market to find anything worthy to ride. Visit a local bike shop and find out your proper frame size. It is unlikely they will carry something in...
07-04-15, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By Old School

Thanks, mibike. That is what I decided to do!

Thanks, mibike. That is what I decided to do!
07-04-15, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By Old School

22 lbs. for a hardtail? Wow -- is that minus...

22 lbs. for a hardtail? Wow -- is that minus wheels and tires? :rolleyes:
07-04-15, 05:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,606
Posted By Old School

Went down on my mountain bike a few years ago. An...

Went down on my mountain bike a few years ago. An inexpensive Bell helmet probably saved me from a concussion (and possibly saved my life). I still occasionally see a rider without a helmet and just...
07-03-15, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By Old School

Dual-suspension is definitely more comfortable on...

Dual-suspension is definitely more comfortable on the trail. By using lighter weight components I ended up around 29 lbs., which is pretty good for a MTB.
07-03-15, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By Old School

Hand-held GPS vs iPhone

I am looking to add GPS to my bicycle cockpit. I already have a Garmin Oregon and an iPhone. My concern is that when using a GPS app on the iPhone, the battery charge gets used up fairly quickly. Is...
07-03-15, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By Old School

Happy with my new full suspension MTB

I recently purchased a Trek Fuel EX 9 full-suspension mountain bike frame to do a custom build. I had decided it was time to replace my Trek 6500 hardtail. Found the frame on eBay and picked up all...
07-02-15, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By Old School

Yep, I recently picked up a pair of Avid Elixirs,...

Yep, I recently picked up a pair of Avid Elixirs, pre-bled with calipers, mounts and rotors from Chain Reaction for $90. They work great.
07-02-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By Old School

BB7s are mechanical brakes, but I was very happy...

BB7s are mechanical brakes, but I was very happy with a set for years. Easy to service and adjust. And a new set can be had pretty cheap. If you are mechanically handy, replacing the lever only may...
06-30-15, 10:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,783
Posted By Old School

From your description of the local riding...

From your description of the local riding terrain, I agree you may wish to stick with a hybrid. Mountain type gearing but with narrower tires than a MTB. Probably lighter weight as well....
06-24-15, 10:40 PM
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Views: 26,143
Posted By Old School

1996 Trek 5500 in "ice red" 460611

1996 Trek 5500 in "ice red"
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06-06-15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By Old School

This one's for you osco53: 456230

This one's for you osco53:
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05-15-15, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By Old School

Trek Fuel EX 9 build

Finally decided to take the full suspension plunge. I found a barely-used Fuel EX 9 frame in my size online and have installed a Bontrager Duster wheelset, Shimano XT 10-speed drivetrain, and Avid...
05-07-14, 09:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,464
Posted By Old School

This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
06-03-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,995
Posted By Old School

I know most of us here who are taking good care...

I know most of us here who are taking good care of ourselves like to believe it when our physician tells us, "You have the [your internal organ or lab results here] of a teenager." But truth be told,...
05-21-12, 08:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By Old School

Yep -- these work well for me!

Yep -- these work well for me!
05-07-12, 10:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,930
Posted By Old School

Another helmet save

I was riding a familiar section of single track on my mountain bike Saturday afternoon. Going downhill at moderate speed when all of a sudden I was on the ground with my helmet grinding along the...
04-21-12, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,353
Posted By Old School

Conti Attack/Force is what I ride on my Trek 5500...

Conti Attack/Force is what I ride on my Trek 5500 -- very nice tires!
04-21-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 560
Posted By Old School

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington...

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington Dulles International Airport is the companion facility to the Museum on the National Mall. It currently houses "Enterprise" which was built as a test...
03-10-12, 06:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 596
Posted By Old School

DG, You might have fallen for her after your...

DG, You might have fallen for her after your torrid affair in Tombay, but trust me, sooner or later she will leave you flat! :lol:
02-16-11, 12:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,400
Posted By Old School

My folks encouraged me to live by the "Golden...

My folks encouraged me to live by the "Golden Rule" (do unto others...) and it was wise advise -- most of the time!
02-16-11, 12:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,077
Posted By Old School

Yes, I had decals with my name made for both my...

Yes, I had decals with my name made for both my roadie and MTB -- mounted horizontally on the rear of the top tube near the junction with the seat tube.
12-19-10, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Old School

I think we need the Federal Reserve to be given...

I think we need the Federal Reserve to be given Congressional power to keep the prices of bikes in line like they do interest rates! I mean we're trying to ride out a deep recession here -- hello?...
12-12-10, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,370
Posted By Old School

PERFECT! I doubt any of us could tell the...

PERFECT! I doubt any of us could tell the difference in handling between a straight and curved fork if we were blindfolded. But it would be a fun experiment to watch!
12-12-10, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,277
Posted By Old School

Come on now, let's get real. Given the choice,...

Come on now, let's get real. Given the choice, which would you rather be SEEN on -- a Huffy or a Cervelo?
12-05-10, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By Old School

I bought my current Trek CF road bike from a...

I bought my current Trek CF road bike from a reputable seller on eBay a couple of years ago. It arrived fully assembled, expertly packed, and in perfect condition -- just as described. A PayPal...
11-28-10, 11:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,215
Posted By Old School

I wondered when someone would check their parts...

I wondered when someone would check their parts bin for an older fork and offer it up!
11-27-10, 11:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,140
Posted By Old School

They have my vote - M520s on the mountain bike...

They have my vote - M520s on the mountain bike and A520s on the roadie! :rolleyes:
11-24-10, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By Old School

Please send a PM with mailing address.

Please send a PM with mailing address.
11-20-10, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Old School

A lesson I have learned previously. Last ride it...

A lesson I have learned previously. Last ride it was shifting perfectly so I concluded it was probably not just out of adjustment. Fortunately, my Trek carbon frame has a fixed metal disk mounted on...
11-20-10, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Old School

Bent link. The mechanic just replaced the bad...

Bent link. The mechanic just replaced the bad link with a SRAM quick link. The 9-speed chain is a Shimano DA with less than 700 miles on it so I decided not to replace it at this time. Hope that...
11-20-10, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By Old School

I have a Shimano Alivio RD in very good condition...

I have a Shimano Alivio RD in very good condition that I would be happy to send it to a fellow 50+ member in the Cheese State for the cost of shipping! PM me.
11-20-10, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Old School

Chain drop solved

I headed out for on the road bike this morning for a quick ride between storms. Sun was shining, air was crisp, and the legs were strong. Going up the first hill my chain slipped off the front...
11-13-10, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,875
Posted By Old School

"A picture is worth a thousand words" -- four...

"A picture is worth a thousand words" -- four little screws hold on the battery compartment cover. Way to go, Dawg!
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