Notices
Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

Trek FX 7.2 Clyde-Cycle

Old 09-28-19, 01:43 PM
  #26  
WOT
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 62
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Originally Posted by Clyde1820 View Post
@WOT, I did many of the same things you had done, with a Trek DS. Started with a custom quality wheelset, along with fenders and rack. Altered the saddle, stem and bars to suit, plus good lighting and safety/reflector improvements. Made a much more useful, practical and comfortable ride, at the expense of being heavier than the "floor" model as delivered. A joy to ride, by comparison.

As some have suggested, finding the right "fit" for things is a process.

The wheelset I did were: Velocity Dyad 700c 36H, DT Swiss spokes, Shimano Deore XT hubs, quality build, with Conti Tour Ride 700x1.95 tires. Not a peep through years of use on rougher urban streets and mild trails. Considered a higher spoke count, being a heavier rider, but 36H was fine given the quality of the build.
@Clyde1820 Can I ask what tyre pressure you run? I am at 80psi rear and 100psi front. This is the maximum pressure for the tyres.

The thing with the wheel build was to be certain of reliability. I expect Ill revert to a home built 36H in due course.
WOT is offline  
Old 09-28-19, 01:51 PM
  #27  
WOT
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 62
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Id been due to re-wire the rear light to tidy away the wire. Now completed and given a wipe down were ready for a 100km cycle in the morning to round out 1000km for September.
WOT is offline  
Old 09-28-19, 01:52 PM
  #28  
WOT
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 62
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 7 Times in 7 Posts
WOT is offline  
Old 09-29-19, 12:33 AM
  #29  
Clyde1820
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 821

Bikes: 2012 Trek DS 8.5

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 181 Post(s)
Liked 30 Times in 25 Posts
Originally Posted by WOT View Post
@Clyde1820 Can I ask what tyre pressure you run? I am at 80psi rear and 100psi front. This is the maximum pressure for the tyres.

The thing with the wheel build was to be certain of reliability. I expect I’ll revert to a home built 36H in due course.
The Continental Tour Ride tires in 700x47mm (47-622) have a recommended pressure of 45-58psi. Typically run them at ~48-50psi or so.


Originally Posted by WOT View Post
The thing with the wheel build was to be certain of reliability. I expect I’ll revert to a home built 36H in due course.
I went with 36H Shimano Deore XT hubs, but possibly might have done 40H if it had been available. The Velocity Dyad rims go up to 40H. The even wider Velocity CliffHanger goes up to 48H. Either could be a bomb-proof build.

Very satisfied, though. Was a solid, quality build from a shop that made many thousands of wheelsets using high-quality components. On sketchy, occasionally-ratty urban streets, around my area, I've struck my share of small to medium-sized potholes. So far, not a peep from the spokes, and no other issues at all. Had I gone with a bit wider rims, fuller ties, and the same high-grade build, I suspect there would be an even greater safety margin, even without going above the 36H hubs I selected.
Clyde1820 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Toolong2
Classic & Vintage
43
05-06-17 03:24 PM
bikernewb
Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg)
18
09-17-14 09:05 AM
alathIN
Bicycle Mechanics
7
08-10-14 06:20 PM
TransitBiker
Commuting
44
06-13-14 07:22 AM
meaculpa
Touring
3
07-26-11 02:51 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.