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08-25-14, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By Thisguy

About 2 weeks ago when I last washed and oiled it.

About 2 weeks ago when I last washed and oiled it.
08-25-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By Thisguy

Front Brake noise (non squeeking)

So yesterday I was ridding down a steep hill on my road bike, and was coming up to an intersection. The last 100 yards of the hill seemed steeper so I really clamped down on my brakes and rode them ...
08-13-14, 12:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,023
Posted By Thisguy

Here is a hilarious story about Williams from...

Here is a hilarious story about Williams from Conan O'Brien which involves cycling. Enjoy.


http://youtu.be/b_6wYQC9n3U
08-07-14, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,067
Posted By Thisguy

Well the bike already came with 26x1.5 tires and...

Well the bike already came with 26x1.5 tires and they are in really good shape. I've been commuting on my 930 for the past month, doing about 17-20 miles round trip, and I get uncomfortable after...
08-07-14, 12:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,067
Posted By Thisguy

Yeah it's in my size that's why I jumped on it. I...

Yeah it's in my size that's why I jumped on it. I really can't wait to ride it. I'm not thinking about parting it out, but I may do away with the handle bar if I decide to go with drop bars. Just...
08-06-14, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,067
Posted By Thisguy

Did I do okay for $50?

So I picked up this Trek 970 on a whim. I really like the 930 I've been commuting on so I couldn't pass it up. It's in okay condition. That frame is actually in very good condition, the derailleurs...
07-14-14, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,937
Posted By Thisguy

I use this kickstarter one called the Handleband....

I use this kickstarter one called the Handleband. It is now being sold on amazon. It works really well, no need for zip ties (but zips can be used), so I use on both my bikes. I have used it with my...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-14, 01:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,444
Posted By Thisguy

Oh alright yeah I've seen them on craigs before....

Oh alright yeah I've seen them on craigs before. I think I may have to check it out if I come across one.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-14, 02:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,568
Posted By Thisguy

Yeah I have commuted with the 1.1 but when I ride...

Yeah I have commuted with the 1.1 but when I ride I hate wearing a back back especially to work, my back gets to sweaty. So I added a rack, and it became too much of a hassle when riding. It felt...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-14, 02:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,444
Posted By Thisguy

Wait they made a 700c version of this bike? I...

Wait they made a 700c version of this bike? I need to see that. I didn't come across it on bikepedia.

The grip shifts need to go. I've never liked them on other bikes I've ridden, and they are...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-14, 02:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,444
Posted By Thisguy

Thanks for the advice. This bike was in really...

Thanks for the advice. This bike was in really good shape. The only issues I have have been the brakes. I'm butting new shifters and brake lever in so I will be replacing all cables. The currents...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-14, 03:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,444
Posted By Thisguy

No no plans on adding fenders. Don't plan on...

No no plans on adding fenders. Don't plan on commuting during the wet season.
Forum: Commuting
07-08-14, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,444
Posted By Thisguy

Thanks, and yes I lubed it. I took the picture...

Thanks, and yes I lubed it. I took the picture right after I finished cleaning it up. I lubed it the next day before i took it out for a spin. I plan on overhauling the brakes next as im getting a...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,444
Posted By Thisguy

Thanks for this tip I just did 15 miles and had...

Thanks for this tip I just did 15 miles and had no issue with the post slipping.

So after 30 miles on this bike, I realized I really hate these grip shifters, so changing the shifters and grips...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-14, 12:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,444
Posted By Thisguy

Yes there are 7 gears in the back. I really want...

Yes there are 7 gears in the back. I really want to change the shifters but will wait before doing so. I'll give it some wear before doing so and I need to get a rack, and probably another light.......
Forum: Commuting
07-05-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,444
Posted By Thisguy

Yesterday I cleaned it up some. The drivetrain...

Yesterday I cleaned it up some. The drivetrain cleaned up very well. I put on black bar ends, a black water bottle cage, added some lights and a comp. Well at Dick's, I picked up a pretty good $9...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-14, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,444
Posted By Thisguy

My new to me Trek 930 commuter

So I picked this guy up on craigslist for $80 on Thursday. It was pretty clean, no rust, wheels were true, tires and very good shape, I believe mostly original parts, and everything functioned...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-14, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,568
Posted By Thisguy

Thanks guys. Seems too much for me even for being...

Thanks guys. Seems too much for me even for being in good condition. I have found mid 90s/early 2000s in the $100 range i am leaning towards. I told the girl if she is willing to do 125 id buy it. So...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-14, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,568
Posted By Thisguy

1997 Trek 820 for a commuter

So I am looking for a commuter bike now, and think I will convert a mtb to a commuter. I came across this bike on craigslist. I've talk to the owner who is the original owner and the bike is in the...
06-19-11, 03:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By Thisguy

thank you for the advice. maybe I'LL wait until...

thank you for the advice. maybe I'LL wait until the perfect opportunity
arrives to upgrade her bike.
06-18-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By Thisguy

Bump..... I can really use an answer about my...

Bump..... I can really use an answer about my Gf's shoulder pain.
06-16-11, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By Thisguy

Yea I usually search "trek fx" instead of a...

Yea I usually search "trek fx" instead of a particular model. The reason why I'm really considering buying a 15" model is because it fits perfectly into our budget. I don't think I will get much more...
06-16-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By Thisguy

Fit question?

Is it better to have a bike fit too small or too big? I ask because I have been looking for a bike for my gf. I took her to my LBS, and had her fitted on a trek fx, and we came to the conclusion a...
06-16-11, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By Thisguy

Is a Mountain bike just as good as a Road/fitness bike for loosing weight?

I have been road biking/commuting for a year now, out of enjoyment of the sport, but also with the goal of loosing weight. I have recently been wanting to ride taller and more relaxed, So I've been...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,549
Posted By Thisguy

ok you have me sold on this pack. How much did...

ok you have me sold on this pack. How much did you get it for and from where?
06-14-11, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,352
Posted By Thisguy

Specialized Crosstrail

I am just curious of what you guys think of the Specialized Cross Trail? I have a few friends who got one, and it seems like a really great bike. I am just not sold on the suspension fork. I did like...
06-10-11, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,371
Posted By Thisguy

No not yet. Next week most likely. I live in so...

No not yet. Next week most likely. I live in so cal too. Where is the store?
06-10-11, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,371
Posted By Thisguy

Hey I am going through the same deliemma, and...

Hey I am going through the same deliemma, and started a similar asking advice for deciding between the Sirrus Sport and 7.3. I wanted to test ride the Rapid but had not luck finding it. Here is a...
06-08-11, 01:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,898
Posted By Thisguy

What kind of handle bars are those... I like them...

What kind of handle bars are those... I like them a lot.
06-07-11, 05:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,898
Posted By Thisguy

So I finally found a store that I was able to...

So I finally found a store that I was able to test ride the Sirrus, how ever it was the entry model not the Sport. I really like the aggressive feel and fit of it. The fit felt the same as the 7.3...
06-07-11, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,898
Posted By Thisguy

I must admit your love of your bike does make me...

I must admit your love of your bike does make me interested in it. My whole thing about the mileage is I have a great trek and specialized dealership 1 mile from my house, heck I even went to school...
06-07-11, 01:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,898
Posted By Thisguy

I see you posting a lot about the coda. What...

I see you posting a lot about the coda. What makes it so special? As for the drive Id at least go see it twice before I buy It (One to get the general feel and test ride, then compare it to the trek...
06-06-11, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,898
Posted By Thisguy

Thanks for the heads up. Why would you get the...

Thanks for the heads up. Why would you get the Sirrus instead?
06-06-11, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,853
Posted By Thisguy

Serfas Acuna. I just bought one for $40 and it is...

Serfas Acuna. I just bought one for $40 and it is great. I've ridden it for 4 hours with out much discomfort (only discomfort I had came in my last 45 mins of the 4 hour ride). Shorter rides though...
06-05-11, 11:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,898
Posted By Thisguy

No there is no felt dealer near me. I think I...

No there is no felt dealer near me. I think I want to throw the Trek Fast City Manona in the pic. But again I can not find one. Any one have any experience with one?
06-05-11, 02:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,898
Posted By Thisguy

I would LOVE to get the 7.5 but that is just way...

I would LOVE to get the 7.5 but that is just way too out of my budget.
06-05-11, 11:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,898
Posted By Thisguy

What model Sirius did you get? MSRP on the...

What model Sirius did you get? MSRP on the Specialized website is $550 for the Sport Model. Then the Elite is $700 with the carbon fork. My LBS has the 7.3 at $619. I don't really need a heavier...
06-05-11, 01:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,898
Posted By Thisguy

Thanks... I really want to however I can not find...

Thanks... I really want to however I can not find any in my area.

The Coda seems cool but a little out of my price range, and the closest dealer is 18 miles from my house. Is it worth the trek...
06-04-11, 07:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,898
Posted By Thisguy

Trek 7.3 fx vs Specialized Sirrius Sport

So I had my mind set on buying a Trek 7.3 in about a week or so. I have ridden one and liked it a lot. However, today, for the very first I saw a Sirrius Sport. I didn't get to ride it but I talk to...
05-26-11, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By Thisguy

Best non-cycling shorts

What style of non cycling shorts are best for cycling? Basketball shorts, board shorts, running shorts, nylon walking shorts, etc? I ask because I usually wear mesh basketball shorts, however they...
05-26-11, 01:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,357
Posted By Thisguy

Wow it definitely does have a lot of info. Kind...

Wow it definitely does have a lot of info. Kind of blew my mind.
Forum: Touring
05-26-11, 01:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,173
Posted By Thisguy

I have. I borrowed one for a couple of weeks and...

I have. I borrowed one for a couple of weeks and loved then. I am going to get one just curious if it would work well as a light tourer. And from the sounds of it, it will.
05-25-11, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,357
Posted By Thisguy

Question for Trek Fx Owners

Have any of you guys put on smaller tires on your fx to pick up speed? If you have... how did it perform, and what size? I will be getting one soon and am thinking of putting on 28c tires. Good Idea...
Forum: Touring
05-25-11, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,173
Posted By Thisguy

Tour on a Trek FX?

I am just curious... Has anybody toured on any Fx? Particularly 7.3-7.6. I am thinking of getting one soon mainly for commuting and errand running, however I want to start doing 3-5 day tours. Will a...
05-18-11, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By Thisguy

Shimmano 600 Brakes Adjusting Barrel question

So I picked up a used pair of Shimmano 600 brakes today (model BR-6208). The only problem I have with them is that one of the brakes is missing the adjusting barrel. Does anyone know where I can find...
05-13-11, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,773
Posted By Thisguy

alright thanks for the heads up everyone....

alright thanks for the heads up everyone. probably just look for a under the seat holder, or a clamp on. Thanks again.
05-13-11, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By Thisguy

Question about shifters and derailleurs

So I am really a noob when it comes to bike mechanics, especially when it comes to index /friction shifters and derailleurs. Are there specific index and friction derailleurs? Can someone replace...
05-13-11, 01:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,773
Posted By Thisguy

Can I drill into my bike?

Hello everyone one. So I just picked up a shwinn frame which was converted to a single speed. This bikes rides well but the only problem is there is no screw holes for me to mount a water bottle...
04-28-11, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 165,741
Posted By Thisguy

[QUOTE=rat fink;12568080]I have a few parts that...

[QUOTE=rat fink;12568080]I have a few parts that I'm interested in moving along:

Shimano SPD-R pedals (PD-R535) In like new condition. Spin smooth, no damage, etc. I don't have the cleat for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-11, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Thisguy

She does have long legs but her torso does not...

She does have long legs but her torso does not seem short, she does have a good arm length. So should I be looking at a 48-50?
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