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12-25-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By kq2dc7

Thanks for the advice. I will probably...

Thanks for the advice. I will probably re-consider keep it at a 10 speed.
12-24-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By kq2dc7

10 speed to a 12 speed

What is the best way to convert a 2018 Trek Stache 5 to a 12 speed.
08-11-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,506
Posted By kq2dc7

I bought my wife an Electra cruiser, it allows...

I bought my wife an Electra cruiser, it allows us to enjoy longer rides together and has increased the speed that we ride. Careful though because it has led to the purchase of two new e mountain...
08-03-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,709
Posted By kq2dc7

Some of the e-bike have a flat footed set up that...

Some of the e-bike have a flat footed set up that allows your feet to be on the ground while sitting on the seat. The feet are forward so you still get some of the extension in the legs.
07-31-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,958
Posted By kq2dc7

Trek Stache, Trek Checkpoint, Fuji Reveal, Trek...

Trek Stache, Trek Checkpoint, Fuji Reveal, Trek Verve and a Haibike e- mtn bike are currently in the garage. Maybe a true road bike but I don't think it would get much use.
05-19-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,301
Posted By kq2dc7

What is causing so many flats and were is this? ...

What is causing so many flats and were is this? I want too avoid it for sure.
03-19-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,437
Posted By kq2dc7

My ccurrent three are

I got into riding for fitness almost 2 years ago at 56. I bought a Trek Verve hybrid and road it on the paved trails were I live. I soon discovered the single track and added a Fuji Reveal 27.5...
02-15-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,078
Posted By kq2dc7

You are exactly right. I am pretty sure that I...

You are exactly right. I am pretty sure that I was even sitting on the seat and I know I didn't use the dropper seat. I've been riding again finally and became aware of how little I stand while...
12-21-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 31,151
Posted By kq2dc7

Bought another one

I just bought my third trek bike. Great local bike store and have not had any problems.
12-13-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,078
Posted By kq2dc7

Thanks, the air pressure in the rear tire was 40...

Thanks, the air pressure in the rear tire was 40 pounds I dropped it to 20. I've had 5 weeks that I couldn't ride a bike but Monday I may be cleared.

I've walked the trail 4 to 5 times since...
12-13-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,078
Posted By kq2dc7

The 29 hardtail is a new bike and I'm a 57 year...

The 29 hardtail is a new bike and I'm a 57 year old that took up riding 6 months ago when I retired. I know the difference in the bikes but was curious if the skills to ride them were that...
12-05-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,834
Posted By kq2dc7

The lady was fit before she got the Peleton.

The lady was fit before she got the Peleton.
12-01-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,078
Posted By kq2dc7

Is there that big of a difference in riding...

Is there that big of a difference in riding techniques? I had only been on it 2-3 times prior to this ride.
11-27-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,078
Posted By kq2dc7

Full suspension or hardtail?

I've been riding a 27.5 full suspension with 140 mm front and back for the last 6 month's. I recently added a 29+ hardtail stache. On a trail that I've been on numerous times I had a series wreck...
11-21-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,547
Posted By kq2dc7

Same type of results

But I'm on Ozempic. If I over eat I am miserable but I'm learning. I lost close to 60 pounds in one year and my a1c has dropped from 11 to 6.1 on my last check up.

I ride 50+ miles a week year...
11-17-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,103
Posted By kq2dc7

57 and just starting

I started mtn biking 1 year ago and love it. Last week I broke my wrist riding alone, the whistle idea is a good one. I've got 4-5 weeks before I can get back out there.

I have a 29+ plus...
11-08-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By kq2dc7

Thanks for the suggestions. I think I'll be...

Thanks for the suggestions. I think I'll be walking a lot the next month or so. First destination will be the place were the accident occurred.
11-07-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By kq2dc7

A forced lay off

Due to an accident on the local mountain bike trail that resulted in a broken wrist. I will not be able to ride a bike for 6 weeks. The big question is how much will this set me back as far as...
11-04-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,446
Posted By kq2dc7

If a pedal assist is making it easier and that is...

If a pedal assist is making it easier and that is cheating then why are we not all still riding old heavy department store bikes? They require a lot more work to cover the same distance so it would...
11-04-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,778
Posted By kq2dc7

I've never had a bad experience with Trek bikes. ...

I've never had a bad experience with Trek bikes. I've got a Verve, tandem. Stache and now the Townie. No issues ever with them.
11-03-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,778
Posted By kq2dc7

I bought my wife one

I picked one up at a local bike store for 1399.00 but I also bought a Trek Stache mtn bike so they cut me a little slack. First ride for her was this evening and it went well. She hadn't been on a...
11-02-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,151
Posted By kq2dc7

I bought my wife an e assist bike. She had been...

I bought my wife an e assist bike. She had been injured and had not rode a bike for a year. I'm hoping it allows us to ride together again.
10-28-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,784
Posted By kq2dc7

First "cold" ride of the year.

10 mile single track loop with a starting temperature around 35 degrees. Beanie under the normal helmet with a long sleeve t-shirt under a regular t-shirt. Thin tights under the mtn bike shorts...
10-07-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,087
Posted By kq2dc7

Opposite for me, to many spider webs in the...

Opposite for me, to many spider webs in the morning on the single track. I like to get the miles in first then get the MTB out later.
09-22-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,088
Posted By kq2dc7

35mm tires

I put a cheap 700x35 tire I bought at Dicks for 12 dollars a piece on my 2018 verve 2 at the beginning of the summer. It came with the 700x45 but they were wore out. I do not notice much difference...
09-18-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,692
Posted By kq2dc7

Mountain biking

I broke my derailleur hanger 2 weeks in row and walked back to the car. I now carry a multi tool and extra hanger.
09-12-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,444
Posted By kq2dc7

I'm retired and have 4 very different bikes to...

I'm retired and have 4 very different bikes to ride. Mtn, road, hybrid and tandem so the variety helps. I also live by a lake with plenty mup and single track available right out the door. I've...
08-31-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By kq2dc7

it looks like that will be the route make one...

it looks like that will be the route make one work or make one.
08-31-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By kq2dc7

Trouble finding parts

I have a Sepnine trailer that is missing the handle that converts it from a trailer to a stroller. Does anyone have any ideas on locating parts for this brand? I've emailed and messaged the company...
08-23-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By kq2dc7

I sure hope that is the case. I'm looking to...

I sure hope that is the case. I'm looking to better my conditioning and lose a few more pounds. I want to be able to ride both mountain and road. I really enjoy them both and can ride the trails...
08-23-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By kq2dc7

It does have the 53 combo up front, thanks I'm...

It does have the 53 combo up front, thanks I'm going to change that.
08-22-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,177
Posted By kq2dc7

I took to the single track at 57, after taking up...

I took to the single track at 57, after taking up riding again this last year. I now have a road bike, hybrid and a dual squish bike in the garage.
08-22-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By kq2dc7

The gearing is completely different, I feel like...

The gearing is completely different, I feel like the road bike has no easy gears and were I ride it is all hills and turns.
08-22-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By kq2dc7

The bike is a rescue, it had been in a basement...

The bike is a rescue, it had been in a basement not used for 10 years. It shifts to all the gears perfectly but probably needs the bearings repacked.
08-21-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By kq2dc7

Trying a road bike

After a 40 years away from bikes I bought a hybrid bike last summer and rode it daily losing 60 lbs in the process. During the winter I bought a mountain bike and really liked the single track...
08-16-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,086
Posted By kq2dc7

I'll stick to the single track mountain biking,...

I'll stick to the single track mountain biking, to many rules on the group road rides. Hopefully I can get some descent money back on the road bike I just purchased.
07-31-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,029
Posted By kq2dc7

Tandem wheelset

Why not try a wheelset made for a tandem. Our trek has toted around as much as 500lbs.
07-29-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,096
Posted By kq2dc7

I trued my wheel by using the rotor and caliper.

On a stand I spun the wheel and the rotor stopped the wheel were it was out of true. Using a small crescent wrench I tightened the spoke that would pull that section the direction needed. Mark the...
07-02-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,175
Posted By kq2dc7

He is a little on the small side for his age, ...

He is a little on the small side for his age, the seat is as low as it can go. He really likes it though and is wanting to try new trails all the time. It is great to have something that he would...
07-02-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,175
Posted By kq2dc7

8 year olds and mountain biking

My grandson enjoys riding the single track with me and currently is riding a Trek 7.2 fx hybrid. It is a child size with 24 inch rims and a 13 inch frame. I'm considering putting mountain bike...
05-15-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,198
Posted By kq2dc7

Losing 55 pounds

My motivation was getting diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I finally have it under control after 8 months of changes.

I went from chasing the biggest tenderloin and coldest beer on the Harley to...
05-15-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 164,623
Posted By kq2dc7

20 miles

We did 20 on the tandem, my wife is just coming back from rotator cuff surgery and is little hesitant to ride her own bike still. The tandem is a lot of work.
05-13-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,657
Posted By kq2dc7

Hybrid

I bought a Trek Verve 2 last year at 270 lbs. The stock tires were 700x45 and has worked well for me. I've even taken it on some mild single tracks with the grandkids. I'm down to to 220 and...
05-06-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,038
Posted By kq2dc7

My trail dog prefers the cold.

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04-30-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 23,653
Posted By kq2dc7

Trek verve

I've 50 plus miles a week for the last 9 months on my verve and it is very nice. The bike is very versatile.
04-30-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,817
Posted By kq2dc7

Check the lbs

The web sites for your local bike stores may have demo rides going on. In april I rode a Kona and Trek mtn bikes out on the trails.

Riding like you have stated you wish to start at I've been...
04-29-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,323
Posted By kq2dc7

I will be turning 57 in a few weeks. I don't...

I will be turning 57 in a few weeks. I don't really see me riding extreme technical or big jumps. I like riding moderate trails with some rocks and roots. I'm not sure I would need a FS and I...
04-28-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,323
Posted By kq2dc7

Full suspension or hardtail?

I thought that today I would be able to make up my mind between the two today at the trek demo rides.

Trek Stache 9. Something and a Fuel ex. Both were carbon and had similar setups. I came...
04-28-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,168
Posted By kq2dc7

Unfortunately I see more rude bike riders in my...

Unfortunately I see more rude bike riders in my community. Last week they were three abreast in a 45 mph zone. Plenty of shoulder available or single file would have allowed motorists to pass by. ...
Forum: Introductions
04-26-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By kq2dc7

I've been on motorcycles since 6 or 7 years old...

I've been on motorcycles since 6 or 7 years old and have had a few accidents. The last being a collision with a deer. I'm thinking that I'll be selling my last one and call it done. At 57 I'm not...
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