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Forum: Commuting
04-30-16, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15,208
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Posted By USAF1C1X1

2006 Trek 7.5 FX with a drop bar conversion. It's...

2006 Trek 7.5 FX with a drop bar conversion. It's a pretty comfortable bike. I bought it brand new!

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Forum: Commuting
07-16-11, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By USAF1C1X1

OP: I am in the Air Force and ride 5 miles to...

OP: I am in the Air Force and ride 5 miles to Langley AFB. The roads on base are fine for me. The drivers are what irritate me. No one shares the road, and a lot of the motorists on base are jerks....
05-21-11, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,979
Posted By USAF1C1X1

I have a 7.3 and a 7.5. I bought the 7.3 in Korea...

I have a 7.3 and a 7.5. I bought the 7.3 in Korea last year for transportation and to keep in shape. It is a great value and I would recommend it. The 11-32 cassette was kind of wide for me though. I...
05-01-11, 03:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,751
Posted By USAF1C1X1

That looks really nice!!

That looks really nice!!
04-28-11, 02:44 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 29,749
Posted By USAF1C1X1

My frame has 135mm spacing so I just used Deore...

My frame has 135mm spacing so I just used Deore disc hubs.
04-27-11, 08:50 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 29,749
Posted By USAF1C1X1

I had some wheels built by Universal Cycles....

I had some wheels built by Universal Cycles. They're reasonably priced and worth it if you are looking for a custom wheelset.
Forum: Commuting
04-26-11, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By USAF1C1X1

Thanks everyone! Looks like I will try the Topeak...

Thanks everyone! Looks like I will try the Topeak stuff I linked earlier when I get back home.
Forum: Commuting
04-25-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,938
Posted By USAF1C1X1

What part of your hands go numb? From what I've...

What part of your hands go numb? From what I've gathered, numb hands usually means you are putting too much weight on them because you are leaning too far forward. I am sure the experts will chime in...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-11, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By USAF1C1X1

I might get a locker at work but it won't be very...

I might get a locker at work but it won't be very big. I could probably store my toiletries there and not much else.
Forum: Commuting
04-25-11, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By USAF1C1X1

Haha yeah pretty much. I figured an enclosed kids...

Haha yeah pretty much. I figured an enclosed kids trailer would keep everything dry if it rained and when I got dressed I wouldn't look like I just rolled out of bed.
Forum: Commuting
04-25-11, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By USAF1C1X1

A backpack probably wouldn't work for me, plus...

A backpack probably wouldn't work for me, plus depending on how hot it gets I might use a Camelbak to stay hydrated in the summer.
Forum: Commuting
04-25-11, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By USAF1C1X1

I am in the military so I'd be carrying uniform,...

I am in the military so I'd be carrying uniform, boots, lunch, tools, toiletries, and gym clothes so I can work out at the end of the day. Every Monday I have to wear my service uniform which is...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-11, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By USAF1C1X1

Thanks for all the replies. I was just concerned...

Thanks for all the replies. I was just concerned about stability with fully loaded panniers and I figured a trailer would help with that. Plus some panniers are pretty darn pricey. I figured if I...
04-25-11, 07:14 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 29,749
Posted By USAF1C1X1

As in sell it? Heck no! I love that bike. Sucks...

As in sell it? Heck no! I love that bike. Sucks that I am going back to the states next week and it had to be packed by the movers. Who knows when it will get it back.
Forum: Commuting
04-24-11, 03:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By USAF1C1X1

Racks/Panniers or Trailer

Hey everyone. I am headed back to the states next week after spending a year in Korea without a car. I am planning on commuting by bike. I was wondering whether people preferred racks and panniers or...
04-16-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By USAF1C1X1

Pretty much anything will work with a long cage...

Pretty much anything will work with a long cage rear derailleur as far as max tooth count is concerned. You should be fine.
04-15-11, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,886
Posted By USAF1C1X1

48/36/26 with a 10 speed 12-27 cassette. It works...

48/36/26 with a 10 speed 12-27 cassette. It works out great for me. YMMV.
04-07-11, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,980
Posted By USAF1C1X1

You gonna sell the 7.7 frame and fork? I might be...

You gonna sell the 7.7 frame and fork? I might be interested in purchasing it.
Forum: Touring
04-02-11, 09:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By USAF1C1X1

Shimano A530 Dual SPD with some Sette Nix shoes...

Shimano A530 Dual SPD with some Sette Nix shoes that are comfy and look halfway normal.
04-01-11, 11:57 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 29,749
Posted By USAF1C1X1

Well the bike has been done for about a month...

Well the bike has been done for about a month now. I've gone maybe 250 miles on it so far. It is a decent frame for the money. Specs are as follows

Frame: Nashbar Cyclocross Size Small (I am 5'8"...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-11, 04:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,513
Posted By USAF1C1X1

So where is the savings? It does you no good if...

So where is the savings? It does you no good if they sell you replacement parts at inflated prices (LBS's are notorious for this) just to say, "Oh we will install it for free."
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-11, 06:00 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,229
Posted By USAF1C1X1

First post in the Road forums. What ever happened...

First post in the Road forums. What ever happened to the good old 48/36/26 triple? I am using this with a 12-27 10 speed cassette and it is great. The 36 is adequate for flats and the tight spacing...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-11, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By USAF1C1X1

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/21036-285_SETNX0-...

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/21036-285_SETNX0-1-Clothing-133-Shoes/Mountain/Sette-Nix-SPD-Shoe.htm

I have those and they are great. They run small, though.
03-24-11, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By USAF1C1X1

I'd be paying the baggage fee which isn't an...

I'd be paying the baggage fee which isn't an issue. I was just looking for something cheap that would stand up to baggage handler abuse. Maybe a large suitcase that could be converted.
03-24-11, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By USAF1C1X1

Homemade Carrier

I am flying back to the US from Korea in a little over a month and I was wondering if anyone has ever fabricated a case that is airline safe. Spending 300 bucks or more on a "bike specific" hard case...
03-24-11, 03:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By USAF1C1X1

The front derailleur is technically supposed to...

The front derailleur is technically supposed to be used with 9 speed parts according to the Shimano tech docs, but that should be a non-issue if the chainline is correct. Sounds like they are blowing...
03-21-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 29,749
Posted By USAF1C1X1

My frame is 135mm. I used Alex TD17 rims with...

My frame is 135mm. I used Alex TD17 rims with Deore hubs. They work well.
03-20-11, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,403
Posted By USAF1C1X1

I just mounted a 48-36-26 Shimano trekking crank...

I just mounted a 48-36-26 Shimano trekking crank on my bike with a 105 front derailleur. It was tricky to set up and required a lot of trimming, but it works.
03-20-11, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,480
Posted By USAF1C1X1

What he said...

What he said...
03-16-11, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By USAF1C1X1

I meant 3mm by opting for the different bottom...

I meant 3mm by opting for the different bottom bracket. I knew that much spacer travel wouldn't work. I just wasn't sure how the Octalink V2 bottom bracket spindle lengths worked.
03-16-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By USAF1C1X1

3mm should be perfect. Looking to change a...

3mm should be perfect. Looking to change a chainline from 47.5mm to 45mm. 44.5mm should be fine. I'd rather have it a little further in anyways since it is for a road triple front derailleur.
03-16-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By USAF1C1X1

Thanks. What about the bottom brackets? Like if I...

Thanks. What about the bottom brackets? Like if I got a 68x121 and needed to adjust my chainline by 1.5mm. Would a 118 do the 1.5mm per side or would it take 3mm from the drive side since the cranks...
03-15-11, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By USAF1C1X1

Octalink Symmetry

Silly question. Are Octalink V2 cranks symmetrical?
03-15-11, 01:55 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 106,334
Posted By USAF1C1X1

Have: OEM pulloff Truvativ Elita 50-36 compact...

Have: OEM pulloff Truvativ Elita 50-36 compact crank w/ integrated BB

Looking for: Octalink or Square Taper crank (48-34, 48-36, 46-36, or 46-34).
03-12-11, 09:09 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 29,749
Posted By USAF1C1X1

They're a total pain. I am trying to use STI...

They're a total pain. I am trying to use STI levers and a road front derailleur. I can't use too wide of a bottom bracket or it will screw up my chainline. Plus my derailleur wouldn't have enough...
03-10-11, 09:03 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 29,749
Posted By USAF1C1X1

Update. Build is 75% complete. I just need to run...

Update. Build is 75% complete. I just need to run the cables for the brakes, test ride it for a bit to make sure the brifters are in the right spot before I wrap the handlebars, and tune the...
03-10-11, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By USAF1C1X1

The cable tension is fine. There is no slack at...

The cable tension is fine. There is no slack at all. I try not to cross chain when I am testing the downshift to the middle ring, but it still jumps all the way down.
03-10-11, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By USAF1C1X1

Update. I left the bike alone all day. If I...

Update. I left the bike alone all day. If I didn't I was going to go nuts. Anyways, I re-attempted tonight to get it to work. I raised the FD more than what I thought would be necessary (~4mm) when...
03-10-11, 12:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By USAF1C1X1

Thanks for all the tips. In spite of everything,...

Thanks for all the tips. In spite of everything, the cable just will not pull out far enough to shift into the top chainring. I am at a loss. I went to the bike shop here on base and I asked if I...
03-09-11, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By USAF1C1X1

Ok so I just disconnected the shift cable and...

Ok so I just disconnected the shift cable and manually moved the FD and chain to the top chainring. If I held the FD up and spun the crank I had plenty of room. Does this sound more like I have a...
03-09-11, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By USAF1C1X1

My FD is a triple. It is also a 31.8mm clamp on....

My FD is a triple. It is also a 31.8mm clamp on. I am pretty much at a loss. I really don't want to go to the bike shop here because they are pretty clueless, but I have no real choice.
03-09-11, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By USAF1C1X1

I set up the front crank with a 47.5mm chainline....

I set up the front crank with a 47.5mm chainline. Also no it isn't a road crankset. However I took that into consideration when I chose my crank. I also read the forums and countless people are not...
03-09-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By USAF1C1X1

Front derailleur issues

Hi. I am installing a Shimano 105 (5703) front derailleur on my bike and it won't shift into the top chainring. The bottom and middle chainrings are fine. I am using 105 STI levers and a 48-36-26...
03-09-11, 01:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By USAF1C1X1

Does this look about right? I tried to keep the...

Does this look about right? I tried to keep the bends to a minimum (excluding the bends to tape down housing).192874192875
Forum: Commuting
03-08-11, 03:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By USAF1C1X1

Scrap frame and transfer everything to a Nashbar...

Scrap frame and transfer everything to a Nashbar touring frame would be my vote. Then again, I am partial to their frames because of their value for the money.
03-03-11, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By USAF1C1X1

Running cable questions

I have a question regarding cable running. I have the new 105 shifters with concealed cable routing and am using them with a frame that has down tube cable stops. Anyone have pics of their setups? I...
03-02-11, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,491
Posted By USAF1C1X1

Missing: 130mm disc hub. Also I kind of...

Missing: 130mm disc hub.

Also I kind of wish I would've waited and not gotten a non series Octalink triple.
Forum: Commuting
02-22-11, 05:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,689
Posted By USAF1C1X1

Those fenders are trash. I never got them to fit...

Those fenders are trash. I never got them to fit my 7.3FX properly. I ended up tossing them in the garbage.
Forum: Commuting
02-07-11, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By USAF1C1X1

Performance MTB Frame?

Anyone ever use one of these?...
02-06-11, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By USAF1C1X1

I've yet to see a 130mm disc brake hub. I am sure...

I've yet to see a 130mm disc brake hub. I am sure they're out there but they are extremely rare.
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