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09-12-11, 01:34 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 244,148
Posted By Slee_Stack

If someone is actively taking charge of reaching...

If someone is actively taking charge of reaching a personal goal, how can one not applaud?

Jealousy, mean spiritedness, and/or shallow thinking is the only motivation behind someone criticizing a...
08-15-11, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By Slee_Stack

Buy what you liked better. At the end of the...

Buy what you liked better. At the end of the day, there isn't much lost. I like the bigger wheel myself and I'm a hair shorter than you. If price is uber important, you will save coin buying a...
08-15-11, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,627
Posted By Slee_Stack

Not every bike, heck almost no bikes, come...

Not every bike, heck almost no bikes, come equipped 'just right'. Full custom builds are often too expensive. A good compromise is to get 'most' of what you want and buy the few pieces you didn't...
08-15-11, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 557
Posted By Slee_Stack

Often once, sometimes twice a week. 10-15mi is...

Often once, sometimes twice a week. 10-15mi is typical. 95 degrees is also sadly typical. The other day was only 90...downright chilly.
04-27-10, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By Slee_Stack

Move? Hey I lived in Upstate NY for half my...

Move?

Hey I lived in Upstate NY for half my life. First chance I got to leave, I did.

Its a nice place 3 months of the year.
04-27-10, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,126
Posted By Slee_Stack

All else the same (including price), disc brakes...

All else the same (including price), disc brakes are generally better.

I have yet to find a situation where V-brakes did not meet (and 99% of the times exceed) my needs.

As a negative, I've...
04-26-10, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Slee_Stack

...has a point. I have a 7300FX. I've yet...

...has a point.

I have a 7300FX. I've yet to have needed disc brakes for anything. My V's stop on a dime. Lack of suspension hasn't slowed me and I do ligth trail riding. I do have knobby...
04-26-10, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,255
Posted By Slee_Stack

If they serve a purpose for you, a kickstand is...

If they serve a purpose for you, a kickstand is fine.

I've seen enough bikes on kickstands get blown over or accidentally bumped over such that the paint ends up in worse shape rather then if you...
04-26-10, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,199
Posted By Slee_Stack

Trailriding on my 40c Michelin TransWorld...

Trailriding on my 40c Michelin TransWorld Sprints. Very capable for light trail riding!
04-26-10, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3,982
Views: 555,529
Posted By Slee_Stack

This is a shot of my hybrid's first real maiden...

This is a shot of my hybrid's first real maiden voyage off road. We went to Yellow River Park outside of Atlanta. Decent park with lots of mtb and equestrian trails. Lots of single track portions...
04-26-10, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 23,143
Posted By Slee_Stack

Different people will have a different tolerance...

Different people will have a different tolerance for vibration and ride comfort.

I have a pretty stiff road bike so I'm used to feeling plenty of road vibration.

When I hop on my rigid hybrid,...
04-23-10, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,216
Posted By Slee_Stack

Currently, two reside in the living room and two...

Currently, two reside in the living room and two in the dining area.

But half of them are hers!

A garage has been a slow time in the making.
04-23-10, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Slee_Stack

You might find a buyer at $450.

You might find a buyer at $450.
04-23-10, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,864
Posted By Slee_Stack

I've had success with BD 2 out of 2 times. ...

I've had success with BD 2 out of 2 times.

I'll take a wild guess that NO internet retailer is perfect.

No doubt that delays suck. We are all anxious when it comes to getting new toys,...
04-23-10, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By Slee_Stack

I don't see how a Trek 7500 will be much...

I don't see how a Trek 7500 will be much different than a 7300 model.

But the bigger issue is what is making her uncomfortable?

Is it the overall fit? Is she stretched too far, hunched too...
04-23-10, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By Slee_Stack

32 spokes per wheel minimum. 36 or more would be...

32 spokes per wheel minimum. 36 or more would be better.

It would also be nice to see 2X or 3X crossed spokes on the front wheel as well. That Specialized picture is sporting radial. Me no...
04-23-10, 07:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,681
Posted By Slee_Stack

I don't necessarily have a problem with a person...

I don't necessarily have a problem with a person using a LBS to find a fit. But pay for it!

Many shops have fancy technical fitting programs that they may charge up to $100 to perform. Lesser...
04-23-10, 06:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,681
Posted By Slee_Stack

Search for bikesdirect or motobecane. You will...

Search for bikesdirect or motobecane. You will find plenty of opinions on sites like this forum, roadbikereview, and mtbr.

I have purchased TWO motobecanes, a hybrid for my stepmom a few years...
04-23-10, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,262
Posted By Slee_Stack

Did you mount it yourself or a bike shop? ...

Did you mount it yourself or a bike shop?

Installing isn't bad, but it can be slow the first time and you do need tools.

Did you keep the same gears or change up sizes?

I recommend that...
04-22-10, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By Slee_Stack

Honestly. Just flip the stem. It's free. It...

Honestly. Just flip the stem. It's free. It should take you 5 minutes.

See if you are too stretched or hunched over for your comfort.


If you need to adjust, use your flipped stem as a...
04-22-10, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,544
Posted By Slee_Stack

Try to not concern yourself with Men's vs Women's...

Try to not concern yourself with Men's vs Women's labeling.

Women's bikes aren't always significantly different. Some do have slightly different geometries, a different seat, and SOMETIMES...
04-21-10, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,641
Posted By Slee_Stack

I ride on the Comet every other week or so. I...

I ride on the Comet every other week or so. I recommend NOT beginning your ride at the start unless you enjoy playing Roller Derby. Start at, at least, the 4mi marker. I recommend the 8mi marker...
04-21-10, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By Slee_Stack

Try this (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=2009+Trek+7.9FX)

Try this (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=2009+Trek+7.9FX)
04-21-10, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By Slee_Stack

There's probably a few recumbent owners who think...

There's probably a few recumbent owners who think the exact same thing about hybrid riders....

All bikes are good.
04-21-10, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By Slee_Stack

NEVER buy a WRONG sized frame to save money. ...

NEVER buy a WRONG sized frame to save money.

IMO, Disk brakes are overkill for 99% of hybrid applications. They don't hurt anything either except perhaps the wallet.
04-21-10, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,330
Posted By Slee_Stack

Some will swear that 105 is the MINIMUM for...

Some will swear that 105 is the MINIMUM for serious road riders. I think Tiagra is just fine to save a buck or two. I really despise Sora level though.

Regular pedals = platform pedals?? You...
04-20-10, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By Slee_Stack

Is it a demo bike or a leftover? Regardless,...

Is it a demo bike or a leftover?

Regardless, why is it still at MSRP?

A leftover I'd expect to be priced around $620. A demo model, even lower.

If this is a used bike, the owner better have...
04-20-10, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 23,143
Posted By Slee_Stack

That is an interesting fit. It goes to show...

That is an interesting fit.

It goes to show that there is no 'right' for everybody of a given size.

Some people are uncomfortable leaning too far forward (with a longer TT).

Others are...
04-20-10, 07:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,847
Posted By Slee_Stack

He said he wants one bike that he can do both...

He said he wants one bike that he can do both trails and road with. Obviously a road bike is out of the question.

I think Hybrids have their place in the market: Casual and path riders who don't...
04-20-10, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,168
Posted By Slee_Stack

It looks like your buddy's fork has more...

It looks like your buddy's fork has more clearance than mine (assuming the tire widths on mine and his are indeed accurate).

I would likely have 1-2mm per side left.

The TransWOrld Sprints do...
04-19-10, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,343
Posted By Slee_Stack

My SportContacts are buttery smooth. The 700c...

My SportContacts are buttery smooth. The 700c version.
04-19-10, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,168
Posted By Slee_Stack

Fattest Tire on your rigid fork Hybrid?

Took my first ride on my new Michelin 40c TransWorld Sprints mounted on my '05 Trek 7300fx. It was a 22mi loop through downtown Atlanta and on the Stone Mtn bike path.

I was pleasantly surprised...
04-19-10, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3,982
Views: 555,529
Posted By Slee_Stack

Took a 22mi jaunt through downtown Atlanta...

Took a 22mi jaunt through downtown Atlanta towards Stone Mountain. Low 70's and sunny! Lots of riders out and it was pretty heavy traffic here and there in the city with the Dogwood Festival in...
04-19-10, 08:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,681
Posted By Slee_Stack

Online bicycle buyers will never reach 100% of...

Online bicycle buyers will never reach 100% of consumers. There will always be a market for local purchasers. Regardless of what % upcharge the LBS offers.

Not everyone needs or cares to get the...
04-19-10, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 23,143
Posted By Slee_Stack

Larger probably makes more sense. For...

Larger probably makes more sense.

For reference, I have a 7300fx (same bike pretty much as the 7.3FX) and I chose the 22.5".

I'm 6'1" with a 34" inseam. It fits well.

You can change the...
04-19-10, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 33,031
Posted By Slee_Stack

Both are low-end bikes with similar componentry. ...

Both are low-end bikes with similar componentry.

Some people absolutely detest RST forks, so the Suntour fork might have an edge.

If your plan is to do occasional riding, they will likely...
04-18-10, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By Slee_Stack

Very low-end Shimano components are not that...

Very low-end Shimano components are not that good.

As long as you aren't on the very bottom rung of the big-name Brands, you should be OK though.

I recommend Alivio (mtb) or Tiagra (road)...
04-18-10, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,847
Posted By Slee_Stack

That is an option and he could have the best of...

That is an option and he could have the best of both worlds, albeit perhaps two lower-end model worlds.

Hopefully you aren't implying that $1500 is excessive for one bike. Obviously, the price of...
04-18-10, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,465
Posted By Slee_Stack

V brakes are more than adequate for nearly every...

V brakes are more than adequate for nearly every situation you might yourself in with a Hybrid.

If a bike comes with them, fine. If you are looking to shell out add'l coin just for the sake of...
04-18-10, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 801
Posted By Slee_Stack

7x00 line is more 'comfort' oriented. The 'FX'...

7x00 line is more 'comfort' oriented. The 'FX' means 'fitness' and it is a fully rigid bike.

If you compare them closely, the 7x00 will usually have a suspension fork, a seat shock, and an...
04-18-10, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,847
Posted By Slee_Stack

Not sure which way this attempt at humor is...

Not sure which way this attempt at humor is pointing. Unless there's a BowFlex on said bus, I haven't seen anybody improving their fitness while riding one.
04-17-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,847
Posted By Slee_Stack

A cross bike would be a good choice too. You...

A cross bike would be a good choice too. You will likely be limited to a 40c or narrower tire with one though. This may suit you just fine.
04-17-10, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,847
Posted By Slee_Stack

I suggest you go straight for a 29er and skip a...

I suggest you go straight for a 29er and skip a hybrid.

At $1500, you can get a nice 29er with remote lockout for your front shock.

Since your intent is fitness (not racing or getting somewhere...
04-16-10, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 21,966
Posted By Slee_Stack

GF is owned by Trek. The company has a...

GF is owned by Trek. The company has a reputation for mountain biking and 29er moutainbiking in particular. I believe their frames have lifetime warranties.

They are a solid Brand Name company. ...
04-15-10, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7,683
Views: 2,511,841
Posted By Slee_Stack

My Trek 7300fx

I bought it in 2005 and have used it mainly as a path and urban/city bike. The only items still stock are the frame, fork, saddle, and seatpost.

Drivetrain is full XT except for Deore Cranks with...
04-15-10, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,199
Posted By Slee_Stack

I installed my TransSprint 40c tires but haven't...

I installed my TransSprint 40c tires but haven't had time to try them out except in the backyard.

The tread BARELY clears the front fork. I doubt I could mount even 45c tires w/o some rubbing. ...
04-14-10, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,199
Posted By Slee_Stack

Here's a guy selling one of these RST forks...

Here's a guy selling one of these RST forks cheap. link (http://stcloud.craigslist.org/bik/1658028016.html).

You could buy a 1" steer tube and try it out.

I'm going to stay rigid on mine for...
04-12-10, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,199
Posted By Slee_Stack

This intrigues me. Does it still come with V...

This intrigues me. Does it still come with V brake bosses? I keep seeing 'No cantilever brake option for any RST forks' in the description. Yet it clearly sows bosses in the picture.

Also, is...
04-09-10, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,199
Posted By Slee_Stack

I investigated a new fork, but even with a 1 1/8...

I investigated a new fork, but even with a 1 1/8 tube, I'd have to go to a front disc brake. Apparently 29er suspension forks w/ V-brake bosses are not offered anymore (exc custom or big dollar...
04-08-10, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By Slee_Stack

Use Hybrid for Light Offroading?

I am a roadie who wants to try some off-roading. I have virtually zero experience mountainbiking.

Some of my friends are going to buy some 29er bikes and get into some (easy) trail riding...
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