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07-10-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,824
Posted By EGBigelo

I second the suggestion of an electric scooter....

I second the suggestion of an electric scooter. You donít need a motorcycle license (in most states) and you get the bonus of having plenty of storage compartments.
06-25-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,429
Posted By EGBigelo

Only one model, and itís a Claris groupset with...

Only one model, and itís a Claris groupset with mechanical disc brakes. I will pass. Hopefully they add at least a Sora model with hydraulic disc.

And the description says 50c tires, but the...
06-20-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,115
Posted By EGBigelo

Post pics after you put the new stem on.

Post pics after you put the new stem on.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By EGBigelo

Weird Rear End Feeling

Lately I've been feeling unstable on my bike (105 equipped Marin Argenta Elite, aluminum), not just on the downhills but on the flats. It's the same bike I've had for the last 3 seasons, and second...
06-19-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,115
Posted By EGBigelo

I think that new stem will really clean up that...

I think that new stem will really clean up that area and make it look a lot nicer.
06-18-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,045
Posted By EGBigelo

I agree with this. I was torn between an FX and...

I agree with this. I was torn between an FX and DS2, and I picked the DS2. I'm 90% on the pavement, and the suspension fork is awesome. I've ridden the same road with the fork locked out, and no...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,996
Posted By EGBigelo

Lately Iím having a hard time getting motivated...

Lately Iím having a hard time getting motivated to ride, so less than ideal conditions are an excuse for me to not ride.

Like was said above though, after Iím out for 10 minutes Iím glad I...
06-15-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,643
Posted By EGBigelo

Probably higher margins on the Haro. Haro was...

Probably higher margins on the Haro. Haro was once a top brand.

A good local bike shop is interested in you buying the bike you like the most and wonít push you to another bike. Iíd shop...
06-14-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,922
Posted By EGBigelo

Iíve owned several bikes, all either Trek or...

Iíve owned several bikes, all either Trek or Marin. I currently have both, they are my favorite brands.

I just got the DS 2 a month or so ago and itís a great bike. But the Marin you are...
06-12-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,386
Posted By EGBigelo

Altus is lower than Acera. And the Tourney line...

Altus is lower than Acera. And the Tourney line lower than the Altus. Alivo is above Acera. And Deore is above Alivo. Acera is a fine groupset and wonít cause you any issues.

I would offer $250...
06-10-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,828
Posted By EGBigelo

:popcorn

:popcorn
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,020
Posted By EGBigelo

I agree with the other replies. You can adjust...

I agree with the other replies. You can adjust the derailleur and shifting will be fine. All bikes, regardless of cost, need this kind of maintenance.

Or spend $50 and take it to a bike shop for...
06-08-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,612
Posted By EGBigelo

I donít have much to add, but just wanted to say...

I donít have much to add, but just wanted to say the Treadwell is an awesome looking bike. The Cannondale marketing of it is working because I want one! Itís cool, hip and looks like a good do it...
06-07-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,524
Posted By EGBigelo

I got a Trek X-Caliber last year for trail...

I got a Trek X-Caliber last year for trail riding. But I also planed to make it my casual bike for around town and riding locally with friends on paved roads. It was ok, but the weight of the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,341
Posted By EGBigelo

I see a lot of you dive to your group ride, and...

I see a lot of you dive to your group ride, and I've never been a part of a group ride so I'd be a little nervous about that. But the closest group ride in my area is probably 20-30 miles away, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,341
Posted By EGBigelo

That's awesome. No place like that around where...

That's awesome. No place like that around where I live, but if there was I'd have to problem transporting my bike to ride there.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,341
Posted By EGBigelo

This is another reason I'm looking for a new...

This is another reason I'm looking for a new location. It looks like there will be construction all summer long on the routes I ride. There is one section that's actually having me consider getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,341
Posted By EGBigelo

Drive bike to riding location

For years now I've been riding the same routes. This year I've been mixing it up a bit, taking some side road and stuff like that. I'm comfortable and familiar with the roads I ride on (mostly...
06-06-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By EGBigelo

I agree with subgrade. The components on the...

I agree with subgrade. The components on the Marlin 5 are low end, and I wish Trek wouldn't even use Tourney components. Most WalMart style bikes use better components than that nowadays, for less...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,869
Posted By EGBigelo

For Trek, the closest to a 1.2 would be the...

For Trek, the closest to a 1.2 would be the Domane AL 2. My 1.2 came with Claris, and so does the new Domane AL 2. But it's the new Claris, so both the brake and shifter cables are under the bar...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,869
Posted By EGBigelo

When i got back into road cycling, the 1.2 was my...

When i got back into road cycling, the 1.2 was my first modern real road bike. I loved it and have been hooked every since. Warning though, I'm now on my 4th bike. That 1.2 started the n + 1...
06-01-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,129
Posted By EGBigelo

I've used my Trek FX off road when I had it, as...

I've used my Trek FX off road when I had it, as is not maintained rails to trails. I too grew up with rigid mountain bikes too back in the 80's (and 20" BMX bikes). Of course those were steel, but...
05-20-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,204
Posted By EGBigelo

Getting a used bike is usually an exercise in...

Getting a used bike is usually an exercise in frustration. Especially from Craigslist.

Find a local bike shop and rent a bike for a day. Take it on the trails you plan to ride, and anywhere...
05-18-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,040
Posted By EGBigelo

I would say safety is first. Making sure it meets...

I would say safety is first. Making sure it meets government standards. If it fits and comfortable but wonít protect the rider then whatís the point.

Iím not sure anyone actually enjoys wearing...
05-17-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By EGBigelo

So the pedal held up ok but what about you? Any...

So the pedal held up ok but what about you? Any major injuries?
05-17-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By EGBigelo

^^ This. Iím a rodie but really lost interest in...

^^ This. Iím a rodie but really lost interest in riding. I got another type of bike just to renew my love for bike riding, and it worked. Now Iím riding my DS 2 and road bike more than ever.
05-16-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By EGBigelo

I just got that same bike/color two Saturdays ago...

I just got that same bike/color two Saturdays ago and love it. The blacked out look is awesome. I've yet to post a proper pic, I guess I better get to it.
05-16-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By EGBigelo

At first I didn't see much difference. But...

At first I didn't see much difference. But looking at the specs, the Sport has better components, and comes with hydraulic brakes versus the mechanical disc brakes on the non Sport model. The non...
05-16-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By EGBigelo

It's ok, there is so much activity on these...

It's ok, there is so much activity on these forums there is bound to be duplicates. Besides, some people don't see the other posts and you get new insights, even with similar posts. And if everyone...
05-16-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By EGBigelo

I think if you get the right set of platforms you...

I think if you get the right set of platforms you won't need to worry about toe clips. There are many cheap platform pedals, but you get what you pay for usually. I go with the Raceface Chester...
05-16-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 974
Posted By EGBigelo

The Fastroad is more of a road bike with flat...

The Fastroad is more of a road bike with flat bars. It has a road groupset and narrower tires. it's also geared for road riding. It will put you in a slightly more aggressive position. I think it...
05-15-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,598
Posted By EGBigelo

Is that the Topeak trunk bag that you can attach...

Is that the Topeak trunk bag that you can attach side panniers for extra storage?
05-14-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,598
Posted By EGBigelo

What saddle did you get? Iím usually fine with...

What saddle did you get? Iím usually fine with the stock saddle but for some reason the saddle on my new DS is really uncomfortable for me.
05-13-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By EGBigelo

Hope you still had a good time otherwise. ...

Hope you still had a good time otherwise.

Whoever rented you the bike really did you a disservice by not giving you the proper size. The Domane is a great bike, and I think you would have liked...
05-13-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,858
Posted By EGBigelo

Why the weird listing price of $188? That always...

Why the weird listing price of $188? That always throws me a red flag when I see a price like that on CraigsList.
05-13-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By EGBigelo

The Giant Escape and Marlin 5 have Tourney...

The Giant Escape and Marlin 5 have Tourney components, which are fine but low end (common on Wal-Mart bikes). I really had that high end bike makers use Tourney, especially in a lineup like the...
05-08-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,529
Posted By EGBigelo

Another vote for the Race Face Chester. Great...

Another vote for the Race Face Chester. Great pedals. And many colors to choose from.
05-08-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,598
Posted By EGBigelo

I literally just had this same decision last...

I literally just had this same decision last week. There is a thread on here about it. I walked into the Trek store on Saturday, intending on buying either the Marlin or the DS 2, and I ended up...
05-04-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,580
Posted By EGBigelo

I got the DS 2. After much deliberation with...

I got the DS 2. After much deliberation with myself, looking at specs and geometry, price and the close place that had the bikes I wanted, the Trek won out. And the price was marked down too so...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,661
Posted By EGBigelo

I ended up with the Trek Dual Sport 2, so another...

I ended up with the Trek Dual Sport 2, so another Trek to add to my stable. I rode the Marlin and DS back to back, and preferred the DS. I think for what I'm going to use it for it's perfect. The...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,661
Posted By EGBigelo

That helps a lot, thanks. I am concerned about...

That helps a lot, thanks. I am concerned about the tires and gearing on the mountain bike, and if I swap those out I basically end up with a hybrid anyway.



I have a drop bar road bike that I...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,661
Posted By EGBigelo

Mountain Bike for Commuting

I've been posting over in the Hybrid forum because I'm in the market for a new bike. I'm a road bike rider primarily and looking for a commuter/all-arounder.

Now that warmer weather is coming,...
05-02-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,974
Posted By EGBigelo

It sounds like you're looking at the right type...

It sounds like you're looking at the right type of bike for your needs. Although something like the Fuji Absolute is a little different than the Trek Verve as in it's more of a "fitness" bike, and...
05-02-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,580
Posted By EGBigelo

I'd like something with 650b wheels, or something...

I'd like something with 650b wheels, or something that's 650b compatible. I was actually looking into a Giant Talon 3 (29" wheel version). I know it's a mountain bike, but it's pretty much like the...
05-02-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,580
Posted By EGBigelo

That's on my list. I think it's a great deal...

That's on my list. I think it's a great deal with hydraulic brakes, and currently $579.99 at my local Trek dealer.

Do you think a 40mm or 42mm tire would fit? Trek doesn't mention it on their...
05-01-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,580
Posted By EGBigelo

That Urban 8 is awesome! Out of my price range...

That Urban 8 is awesome! Out of my price range for sure though. I'm looking to stay under $700.
05-01-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,580
Posted By EGBigelo

Thanks hokiefyd. Even before reading your post I...

Thanks hokiefyd. Even before reading your post I was already researching the Roam, and glad to hear you enjoy it. You mentioned how it feels a bit different than the Trek, and I'm anxious now to...
04-30-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,580
Posted By EGBigelo

Good All-Arounder Suggestions

Hi Everyone, I'm looking for some advice on a bike. I'm a road rider and all set with my road bike. I had a mountain bike (Trek X-Caliber) and mountain biking just wasn't for me.

I'm looking for...
04-28-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By EGBigelo

More great suggestions, thanks everyone. I...

More great suggestions, thanks everyone.

I went with ThermionicScott's method of drilling out the plastic in the cable guide and running a bold from the inside out.
04-27-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,290
Posted By EGBigelo

I say go for it. To use a term to describe a...

I say go for it. To use a term to describe a house, as long as the "bones" are good then why not. You obviously like the bike, and it treated you well so why not show it some love. Just give...
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