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09-19-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By katsup

Good used quick release rim brake wheels are all...

Good used quick release rim brake wheels are all over craigslist, facebook, etc... as people switch to discs. I'd suggest checking looking around for a nice used pair first.

Also, it sounds like...
09-16-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,906
Posted By katsup

Broken Spoke (commuting) - Released the rear...

Broken Spoke (commuting) - Released the rear brake and road home.
Broken Chain (mountain biking) - Pretended to be Fred Flintstone back to the trailhead. I had a quick link on order, but hadn't...
09-15-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By katsup

1. 1 and 1/8" is your stem size. You can research...

1. 1 and 1/8" is your stem size. You can research headsets from this.
2. A cartridge or sealed? what you have is probably sealed. You'll likely need a 73 cartridge body, but you'll need to measure...
09-13-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,580
Posted By katsup

Not ordering from Merlin as I want RS4 with 32...

Not ordering from Merlin as I want RS4 with 32 spokes. Thanks for the response.
09-13-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,580
Posted By katsup

It has been a few months, are you still happy...

It has been a few months, are you still happy with the wheels? I am very close to ordering a RS4 set.
09-13-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,216
Posted By katsup

I'm also 6'2" and most comfortable on 22" vintage...

I'm also 6'2" and most comfortable on 22" vintage mountain bikes. 21" can be made to work depending on the geometry of the bike, or with riser bars. I can ride 20", but they feel small. The longest...
09-11-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 156,098
Posted By katsup

This thread needs more Fuji mountain bikes ...

This thread needs more Fuji mountain bikes
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09-10-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By katsup

This sounds more like no one wanting to pay your...

This sounds more like no one wanting to pay your asking price vs not wanting the bike. Why not lower the price until it sells? You couldn't get $100, why not try $50 or even $20.
09-08-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,282
Posted By katsup

The bike in question: ...

The bike in question:
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Personally, I don't like hybrids with suspension,...
09-08-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By katsup

Easiest solution is to pick up the schrader to...

Easiest solution is to pick up the schrader to presta adapter, which is what I'd do. The mismatched wheels wouldn't bug me otherwise.
09-07-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,282
Posted By katsup

Out of curiosity, which model is it?

Out of curiosity, which model is it?
09-06-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,382
Posted By katsup

Just stay aware of proprietary stuff and buy what...

Just stay aware of proprietary stuff and buy what you want now. Manufactures don't want you to future proof as they want to sell you more stuff.

In regards to wheels, many modern hubs have...
09-05-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By katsup

You are welcome. Every manufacture has a bike in...

You are welcome. Every manufacture has a bike in this category so you have a lot of options if shopping new. You can usually find them in the hybrid - fitness category on their web sites.
09-05-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By katsup

Trek FX 2 or higher.

Trek FX 2 or higher.
09-04-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,372
Posted By katsup

~$100 in my market if everything is working...

~$100 in my market if everything is working properly. The 700 was the lowest model available.
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By katsup

90's 520s were True Temper steel, at least mine...

90's 520s were True Temper steel, at least mine is.
08-31-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 593
Posted By katsup

I've rebuilt a number of those types of shifters....

I've rebuilt a number of those types of shifters. Most of them you can just work the paw back and forth to get the spring moving. There are 2 on the front shifter, don't remember how many on that...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,611
Posted By katsup

Sounds like you won't be N=1 for very long. I'm...

Sounds like you won't be N=1 for very long. I'm striving for N=3 at the moment, but have only had a max of 8.
08-28-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By katsup

Does that mean you got a flat? If so, likely just...

Does that mean you got a flat? If so, likely just a pinch flat. Fitting wider tires on your sirrus may be all you need, I think it can take 42mm.

If you are set on a different bike, look at cross...
08-26-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,821
Posted By katsup

Going off what you provided, you'd probably be...

Going off what you provided, you'd probably be more comfortable on a large (~20") frame.

If your bike is comfortable, just keep riding it.
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By katsup

I'm not familiar with the component level on this...

I'm not familiar with the component level on this bike, but the shifters look entry level so it would be on the high side of value. Expect to have to rebuild the suspension which can be expensive.
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08-26-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By katsup

You may want to try and measure your rear...

You may want to try and measure your rear spacing, it is the selection of road or MTB on the product page.

I am betting it is 130mm (road on the product page), but there is a small chance it is...
08-26-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By katsup

Those should work. Your front should be 100mm...

Those should work. Your front should be 100mm spacing, the rear is either 130 or 135mm, maybe someone here knows for sure. Be glad they didn't take your wheels.

I'd personally stick with name...
08-22-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By katsup

I recently put on TRP CX9 mini v's on my...

I recently put on TRP CX9 mini v's on my cantilever 520 and I am happy with them. I previously had Tektro 720s, but after breaking my wrist, I was timid going fast downhill due to not being able to...
08-22-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,929
Posted By katsup

The $50 bike I took to work today is parked next...

The $50 bike I took to work today is parked next to me so it doesn't get stolen.

The $1000 bike I have gets the same treatment.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,833
Posted By katsup

The crankset and brakes are 2/3's of the original...

The crankset and brakes are 2/3's of the original XT parts you have left. I'd leave those and just replace the brake pads and bottom bracket. Maybe find the dust covers for the crank arms. If you are...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,833
Posted By katsup

It's s shame you don't have the original wheels,...

It's s shame you don't have the original wheels, but you may have a freehub that supports 8/9/10 speed hubs that you asked about in the other thread. Do you see a spacer behind the cassette?
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08-16-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,620
Posted By katsup

You will have to replace the 7sp freehub body...

You will have to replace the 7sp freehub body with a 8/9/10. You may also have to play with the axle spacers and possibly redish the wheel.

I believe these Treks have 135mm spacing so redishing...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,833
Posted By katsup

The Trek 990 is an excellent frame. Does it...

The Trek 990 is an excellent frame. Does it still have it's XT components?

Photo from the 1990 catalogue while we await yours....
08-14-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,354
Posted By katsup

I think a 23" (58.4cm) was the biggest the Trek...

I think a 23" (58.4cm) was the biggest the Trek 520 was sold in, at least by going off the 90's catalogs I have seen. There may have been a larger size in the earlier years.

I'm 6'2" as well and...
08-12-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,568
Posted By katsup

I've tried the Fabric Scoop Shallow as well as...

I've tried the Fabric Scoop Shallow as well as the C17 and didn't like either. The texture of the C17 bothered me, but I wear street or gym clothes when I ride. Shorts with padding may of helped.
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08-09-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,149
Posted By katsup

I currently just use my Accord sedan and take the...

I currently just use my Accord sedan and take the wheels off.
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08-07-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,614
Posted By katsup

They are putting "next service due" stickers on...

They are putting "next service due" stickers on bicycles now? Is it just the ~6mo adjustment after the cables stretch? I'd remove it, but leave the shop sticker if possible.

Nice bike.
08-07-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By katsup

I'd just part it out and recycle the frame. ...

I'd just part it out and recycle the frame. You'll get your money back with the fork if you sell it. I would obsess over the damage too much to be comfortable riding it.
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By katsup

A complete 2300 with Shimano 600 just got posted...

A complete 2300 with Shimano 600 just got posted locally for $350.

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/d/tustin-56cm-trek-2300-pro-composite/6950138249.html

I wouldn't buy anything for it,...
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By katsup

I'd think the frame would sell for $80-$100 in my...

I'd think the frame would sell for $80-$100 in my area. It may take some time as you'll have to find someone OK with older carbon bikes.
08-04-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,436
Posted By katsup

First few bikes in my lifetime were from Walmart...

First few bikes in my lifetime were from Walmart / Amazon. I only remember the latest Kent from Amazon ~9 years ago. Horrible experiencing, the threaded stem kept coming loose, squeaked like crazy...
08-03-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 61,372
Posted By katsup

Yes.

Yes.
08-03-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 962
Posted By katsup

I have been to 1 vintage mountain / BMX bike...

I have been to 1 vintage mountain / BMX bike show. They had a vintage ride scheduled and you show up an hour early for the show part. If was free, they had about 20 bikes and they handed out a pieces...
08-02-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,436
Posted By katsup

The simplest, oldest tech bike you can find may...

The simplest, oldest tech bike you can find may be OK. The majority will likely give you similar issues as your Kent (bad shifting, bad braking, broken spokes, loose bolts, etc...).

You will do...
07-31-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By katsup

What bike did he have that got stolen? Does he...

What bike did he have that got stolen? Does he want a similar bike?
07-31-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,563
Posted By katsup

Do you have a photo of the surface you were...

Do you have a photo of the surface you were riding?

For best grip on loose surfaces, high end, wide mountain bike tires are your best bet, but you are sacrificing a lot on road with those tires.
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07-31-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,436
Posted By katsup

The Trek 930 has SRAM 9.0 (shifters are 5.0), 9.0...

The Trek 930 has SRAM 9.0 (shifters are 5.0), 9.0 is mid/high level SRAM components. It is higher up than the stock Shimano Atlus, plus it is has v-brakes which are easier to adjust over cantis. The...
07-31-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,436
Posted By katsup

You don't have a big selection in the Kenosha...

You don't have a big selection in the Kenosha craigslist. Here is the best one I found

Diamond Back - Topanga - $50...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,779
Posted By katsup

I think the best thing I found was a tire lever,...

I think the best thing I found was a tire lever, but I'd probably keep most things as long I have a use and as they aren't valuable. However, I wouldn't keep a used bottle, just something about not...
07-31-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By katsup

Yes ...

Yes

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It sounds like your cable is too slack which is why the adjuster is not...
07-30-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,249
Posted By katsup

Sometimes there is a screw on the bottom back of...

Sometimes there is a screw on the bottom back of the cage so you can get the chain out. Otherwise, you have to break the chain to remove it, which is easy if there is a quick link.

That issue...
07-30-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By katsup

When you are the Trek shop, ask about the...

When you are the Trek shop, ask about the checkpoint. It is Trek's gravel bike, it has drop bars, but more upright than your typical road bike. All manufactures have at least 1 now.

I have heard...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,693
Posted By katsup

The only issue I've had with QR and discs is...

The only issue I've had with QR and discs is making sure the wheel is centered so the rotor doesn't rub the brakes. This only happens when removing the wheels. Ironically, I've also had rotor brake...
07-29-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6,541
Views: 1,984,255
Posted By katsup

Someone stabbed your fork with a bunch of bolts...

Someone stabbed your fork with a bunch of bolts :)

Cool bike, your selection of parts look nice with the purple silver paint.
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