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Forum: Commuting
04-06-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,479
Posted By denada

if you live somewhere like nyc or chicago the...

if you live somewhere like nyc or chicago the city not chicagoland, it's like 28 days later at night. good footage. glad on on my bike and can outrun the zombies. sad, because they're sick people...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,479
Posted By denada

^silly fedex driver. their job is hard, but...

^silly fedex driver. their job is hard, but they're training is all about safety. too bad s/he acted in an unsafe manner.

hit a bird on mine yesterday. you can only hear, not see it. tried to fly...
04-04-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7,571
Views: 2,366,972
Posted By denada

^yes, sram. rei sells them in a set with cables...

^yes, sram. rei sells them in a set with cables for $20. i sold the back one for $10, so it was a cheap fix. friction. didn't make much of a difference to me. i almost never shifted chainrings. it...
04-04-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7,571
Views: 2,366,972
Posted By denada

check out what the guy did with the trek 700 he...

check out what the guy did with the trek 700 he bought from me ...

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Pc4YU50LgWo/XojSOEFn73I/AAAAAAAAGYA/m1xiUtu2-poP4cXyroYgnGfA1ezIQaw-ACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG_0418.jpg

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Forum: Commuting
04-04-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,479
Posted By denada

gopro caught on to this. you can hit the power...

gopro caught on to this. you can hit the power button lightly and it marks the spot. i still use your method sometimes too. i guess because the record button is the tiniest bit easier to touch.

i...
Forum: Introductions
04-03-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By denada

^it wasn't as bad as some of them i've heard...

^it wasn't as bad as some of them i've heard about. i didn't have anywhere to swerve because there were cars on both sides, but i saw that it was going to happen and due to dirt biking knew how to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 785
Posted By denada

i appreciate all the suggestions and will look...

i appreciate all the suggestions and will look into them. i can send him pics so he can have input on color and stuff, but we live in different states. even if we did not, reality is he would not go...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 03:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 785
Posted By denada

^thanks! na, it's regular pavement. ...

^thanks!


na, it's regular pavement.


certainly looking for more opinions, because if it's really gotta be bontrager, ok. but in my mind that brand is just spending twice as much any item's...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 02:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 785
Posted By denada

What helmet should I get my Pops?

he rides his road bike on a mup from time to time. took a look at his helmet recently and it seemed like it was from the 90s. i wanna do what i can so if my pops falls down his brains make it ok....
03-29-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By denada

^the latter is the point of advice i will take. i...

^the latter is the point of advice i will take. i cannot do clipless. between chicago winters (boots), hunting (real boots), running, work, and normal life i've hit my max number of permitted shoes....
03-28-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By denada

about flats vs clips? was never the question. ...

about flats vs clips? was never the question.


seem nice. not a lot of color to them though.
03-27-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By denada

durability your question? i got a aluminum frame...

durability your question? i got a aluminum frame with a carbon fork. ******g hate the fact that it's carbon. weak link. that said, in the two months that i've owned the bike i've been in two crashes...
03-27-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By denada

these are stock and like $10-15usd if you buy...

these are stock and like $10-15usd if you buy them separate ...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x1067/img_2531_09a246cf51e13448a0aa387e003f83d3baaa15d2.jpg
wasn't going...
03-27-20, 03:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By denada

anything but flats on a commuter is a no go for...

anything but flats on a commuter is a no go for me.
03-27-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By denada

that's all? thought there was something about the...

that's all? thought there was something about the bearings? i like the way my current ones stick to my shoes. if that's all there is to it, sorry, rei, your coupon is no good to me.

i got a...
03-27-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By denada

Do pedals make any difference?

lbs told me the could take a few seconds off your race time. don't care about that. but what about feel? any reason to switch from my stock wellgo r199, or do they all feel the same anyway?

just...
03-26-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By denada

^yes. they all had gaps. same size as mine? i...

^yes. they all had gaps. same size as mine? i don't know. mine was back at the service station for the 15 seconds i took to look.


if her frontal lobes depend on your opinion, in understand her...
03-26-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 262,379
Posted By denada

sold it. goodbye '92 trek 700 mulitrack. we had a...

sold it. goodbye '92 trek 700 mulitrack. we had a lot of good time together. now it's off to some guy who said he's gonna put drop bars on it and convert it into some sort of other bike.
03-26-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By denada

took it in. bike shop say it's normal. you all...

took it in. bike shop say it's normal. you all say it's normal. still don't feel 100 percent about it, but i guess it's normal. would there be any early warning signs if it wasn't? or when my face...
03-26-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By denada

yeah again i can't notice any play, but is hard...

yeah again i can't notice any play, but is hard to tell because when you push the bike back and forth it of course the whole bike rocks a little bit. i might take it in just to compare it to another...
03-26-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By denada

no play. looking at pics of the bike online there...

no play. looking at pics of the bike online there is a little gap.just seems bigger than i remember it.

yeah i didn't made any sense to me how that screw could affect that space since i can see...
03-26-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By denada

Space between fork and main frame

after putting a new front fender on my '19 trek fx 4, it seems like there is more space between where the fork meets the main frame. i think this happened as i was tightening the screw that attaches...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,701
Posted By denada

na, i'm still young for a cyclists (not for a...

na, i'm still young for a cyclists (not for a runner) and chicago's flat. there have been times that i've been crying on the inside because i'm still miles and miles from home while it's 5 degrees...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-16-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,982
Posted By denada

anything on there better thsn lft that you don't...

anything on there better thsn lft that you don't need a car to get to? well, not better, but even comparable would be worth checking out.
Forum: Introductions
03-16-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By denada

hey, Gardenburn! i sold my car after moving to...

hey, Gardenburn! i sold my car after moving to chicago as well. not 15 years ago, but i haven't had a car in over a year. between my bike, buses, the train (i hate it when people call it the "L"),...
Forum: Introductions
03-16-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By denada

Hi from Chicago

i joined this site a while ago but did not ever make an intro thread.

a little over a year ago i moved to chicago from cincinnati. in cincinnati, I rode occasionally to give my knee a break from...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-20, 02:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,479
Posted By denada

i'm eventually going to edit my videos into some...

i'm eventually going to edit my videos into some sort of project, but so far i've just been uploading them on to youtube. contributing to the garbage of the internet. i wonder if youtube will...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,479
Posted By denada

i looked at the max, which i think is the new...

i looked at the max, which i think is the new fusion. it's not my style. i like a more classic look. and i'm a street photographer, so the wide angel lens of the 8 and the session lend themselves to...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-20, 01:21 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,479
Posted By denada

yo, who was out riding today! it was 60f in...

yo, who was out riding today! it was 60f in chicago this evening. i was ripping through grant park in a tee. i know i got some good footage. i was riding through grant park during golden hour. my...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,479
Posted By denada

there's the key. i need to edit the videos....

there's the key. i need to edit the videos. easier said than done.


craigslist. i got a gopro session with an sd card, cage (which happens to mount directly to the bontrager blender system...
03-07-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By denada

my fenders are plastic with rubber flaps. they...

my fenders are plastic with rubber flaps. they work perfect. they're not copy on, clip off. it'd tale a more than a minute to remove them. they encase a lot of the wheels.
03-06-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By denada

delete

delete
Forum: Commuting
03-04-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,479
Posted By denada

Do you record?

i got a gopro session. it's a gopro hero 4 in a 1.5 inch cube. it cost me almost nothing. i record everything. 1080, 30fps. i'm not 100 percent sure why. in case of an accident to some extent, but...
02-14-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By denada

i appreciate the quick replies. i don't notice...

i appreciate the quick replies. i don't notice when riding. the wheel spun as i was carrying it up the stairs and i heard it. then i got into my apartment and did exactly that; lifted the bike and...
02-14-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By denada

Disc brake pads rubbing a little. Can I still ride tomorrow?

hey. my disc break pads are rubbing the discs a little bit.

i found out this evening walking my bike up my apartment stairs. it's past 3am. i have to go to bed right now. my bike is how i get...
02-08-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,739
Posted By denada

interested to hear which you chose and why,...

interested to hear which you chose and why, tsduke. i agree the fx 4 is smoother.

i'm a short 5 10" and went with large. feeling cramped on a bike is horrible. i want the largest size where my...
02-08-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 519,952
Posted By denada

^interested to hear what you think of that after...

^interested to hear what you think of that after a couple months. you ride in the city? sounds like it could be great for safety, but i'm concerned it would just constantly be saying there's a car...
02-07-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 519,952
Posted By denada

you remove your reflectors, urbanOrange? maybe...

you remove your reflectors, urbanOrange? maybe you only ride paths or never at night, but seems like a wild decision.
02-07-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,739
Posted By denada

^they're both nice bikes. what do you dislike...

^they're both nice bikes. what do you dislike about the cmp? what surfaces do you ride on? if you're 5 11" and prefer the fx 4 in size medium, i'd think the fx 3 is better suited to your riding...
02-01-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,739
Posted By denada

if you like the fx 4 more, look for a '19. i...

if you like the fx 4 more, look for a '19. i checked very carefully before accepting it's the same is the '20. the only different is the '20 as the r1 tire and the '19 has the aw1 tire. and the '20...
02-01-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,739
Posted By denada

i got the '19 fx 4 for $900 usd (plus tax). that...

i got the '19 fx 4 for $900 usd (plus tax). that was with negotiating. at the official trek store, there was zero room for negotiation. i think it being january helped me (less bike buyers in...
02-01-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,739
Posted By denada

^nice. yeah, then that bike shop is definitely...

^nice. yeah, then that bike shop is definitely the place to make the decision. if i hadn't ridden the 3 and 4 one right after the other -- actually i think i might have ridden the 3, ridden the 4,...
02-01-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,739
Posted By denada

interested to hear what you think when you get a...

interested to hear what you think when you get a chance. sucks you can't ride them back to back; you know, getting on the 3 and then immediately getting on the 4. still, a lot better than not getting...
02-01-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,739
Posted By denada

i ride on crushed gravel with my '19 fx 4 (exact...

i ride on crushed gravel with my '19 fx 4 (exact same as the '20 except aw instead of r tires) no problem.

you ride them both? the weight difference is not a noticeable. with accessories added, my...
01-31-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By denada

1, 2, 3 bontrager tires

are the numbers after trek/bontrager tires like what tier they are (the the pricing suggests)? there are bontrager aw1, aw2, aw3 in lite hard-case and hard-case. and the same kinda thing for R, H,...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,943
Posted By denada

trek multitrack has cult following in chicago....

trek multitrack has cult following in chicago. will be easy craigslist sell. maybe not during february though.
Forum: Commuting
01-28-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By denada

i don't live in london, but i recently bought a...

i don't live in london, but i recently bought a gopro session used from facebook marketplace (like craigslist) with a 64gb micro card for $80 usd including shipping & paypal fees. i can see license...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,943
Posted By denada

word. swapping tires regularly does sound like a...

word. swapping tires regularly does sound like a chore. but one road bike for working out and one hybrid for transportation might be my limit. i currently have a 700 multitrack that i could make my...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By denada

arts and sciences?

arts and sciences?
Forum: Commuting
01-28-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,943
Posted By denada

noted. first time chicago winter rider here, so i...

noted. first time chicago winter rider here, so i appreciate the advice. actually pretty new to riding in general, so i recently got changing flats by myself down pat. might use my newly developed...
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