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06-12-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 16,604
Posted By TrekCommuter

Imperial century challenge completed (on multiple...

Imperial century challenge completed (on multiple rides) on the Jamis Quest, which I would put as a '98 or '99. It has been a spirited ride and has been fun to cruise around on as a commuter and on...
05-09-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 16,604
Posted By TrekCommuter

1997? Jamis Quest

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Drive train side...
05-09-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 16,604
Posted By TrekCommuter

1997? Jamis Quest

Ok, I'll play. This looks like too fun not to. Humbly submitted for your consideration is this 1997 (1998, 1999?) Jamis Quest complete with Shimano RSX components. Drive train is 3x7. I bought this...
Forum: Touring
11-22-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By TrekCommuter

Great video. I saw your Ohio to Erie Trail video...

Great video. I saw your Ohio to Erie Trail video on the YouTubes over the summer and enjoyed it, as well. The Heart of Ohio Trail is my home away from home and you covered that segment well. Keep 'em...
Forum: Touring
11-22-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By TrekCommuter

Thanks for the feedback!

Thanks for the feedback!
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By TrekCommuter

Best Clear Protective Film/Tape

After my summer riding season, I've noticed some small chips on my chain stay. I'm going to treat it with some Rust-Oleum flat black paint. However, I'd like to protect it in the future (and other...
Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,675
Posted By TrekCommuter

I can certainly see the advantages of wider...

I can certainly see the advantages of wider tires...
Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4,657
Views: 2,446,318
Posted By TrekCommuter

Nice Bianchi - were you doing the Ohio Erie Trail...

Nice Bianchi - were you doing the Ohio Erie Trail by chance?
Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,675
Posted By TrekCommuter

I've not weighed the stock wheels but I will...

I've not weighed the stock wheels but I will likely stick with them after reading the responses. Those tires are interesting - do you have personal experience with them?
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,675
Posted By TrekCommuter

Thank you all for the very thoughtful responses....

Thank you all for the very thoughtful responses. I got a deal this summer on some 700x28 Continental Ultra Sport IIIs and they have made a huge difference over the stock tires. I'll save the money...
Forum: Touring
11-16-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,675
Posted By TrekCommuter

Throwing Good Money After Bad? New Wheelset for Light Touring

Hello, everyone,

I have gotten back into intermediate distance rides this year of 30-75 miles in a day. Next year, I'd like to do some light/credit card touring with my wife of about the same...
08-01-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 2,741,855
Posted By TrekCommuter

Update: Copious amounts of WD40 solved the...

Update: Copious amounts of WD40 solved the brifter issue. Some new bar tape and a rear training tire should be all she needs.
08-01-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 2,741,855
Posted By TrekCommuter

1997 Jamis Quest

Picked this up off of Craigslist this afternoon for $100.00. The brifters need some work, but it should otherwise fill its intended purpose (dedicated trainer bike)....
Forum: Commuting
11-17-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15,583
Views: 11,939,180
Posted By TrekCommuter

Nice Volpe! Identical to mine, including the lack...

Nice Volpe! Identical to mine, including the lack B17.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-15, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By TrekCommuter

New Commuting Experience - Accused of Being a Cop

Tonight I was on my way home and was getting close to my neighborhood. I was dressed in my work khakis and a blue polo shirt. Head and tail lights were on and I was wearing a helmet and backpack.
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Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By TrekCommuter

Just see how you feel after the first ride. Maybe...

Just see how you feel after the first ride. Maybe you will be ready to go the next day or maybe you will want a day or two off. Drink plenty of water before during and after your ride(s) and eat...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,496
Posted By TrekCommuter

One downside is how irritated I get when my...

One downside is how irritated I get when my schedule dictates that I go by car.
Forum: Commuting
03-21-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 20,691
Posted By TrekCommuter

Well, I have my Bianchi Volpe. Check out the...

Well, I have my Bianchi Volpe. Check out the photos...440353440354440355

This is my first road bike and I love it! Rode it home from the shop and it was like butter. The stock seat was actually...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-15, 02:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 20,691
Posted By TrekCommuter

Well, I just ordered our first "road" bikes. One...

Well, I just ordered our first "road" bikes. One 2014 Volpe (wife preferred blue) and a 2015 Volpe (I preferred black). Should have them sometime in the coming week and I will post photos then. ...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 20,691
Posted By TrekCommuter

Yes, actually. And it is a somewhat different...

Yes, actually. And it is a somewhat different direction than what I had anticipated. I think tomorrow I am going to order two Bianchi Volpes. My wife was not crazy about the bar end shifters on...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-15, 06:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 20,691
Posted By TrekCommuter

BensonFlyer Thanks for your feedback. Great...

BensonFlyer Thanks for your feedback. Great looking bike!

Today my wife and I test rode the Space Horse, Straggler (no Cross Checks in stock) and the basic Crossrip. Here are my impressions......
Forum: Commuting
03-06-15, 08:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 20,691
Posted By TrekCommuter

I have thought about the Bianchis, the issue is...

I have thought about the Bianchis, the issue is no one seems to stock them locally. I could order one, but I'd really like to test ride before taking that step. The Strada, Lupo and Volpe all look...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 20,691
Posted By TrekCommuter

This is all great information. Weather...

This is all great information. Weather permitting, I hope to test ride some bikes tomorrow!
Forum: Commuting
03-05-15, 05:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 20,691
Posted By TrekCommuter

Oh, I should also add that my wife and I are both...

Oh, I should also add that my wife and I are both under the 160 lbs mark. As such, a coworker recommended to me that we look at cross bikes or road bikes versus a traditional touring bike.
Forum: Commuting
03-04-15, 08:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 20,691
Posted By TrekCommuter

All, thanks for the feedback. I am just...

All, thanks for the feedback. I am just recovering from a broken arm and we have had a lousy winter so I have not ridden any of the bikes I mentioned. I will ride all three, though. I refuse to...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-15, 05:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 20,691
Posted By TrekCommuter

Perhaps some more information would be helpful. ...

Perhaps some more information would be helpful. My wife and I are looking for our first bikes with drops. We currently have hybrids, which seems to be where most people start. We would like to...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-15, 09:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 20,691
Posted By TrekCommuter

Calling All Space Horse Owners

Hello,

I have been researching the All City Space Hore as a fair weather commuter, road bike and light tourer. I would welcome owner feedback on this bike.

I checked one out in person the...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-14, 10:27 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 13,416
Posted By TrekCommuter

I like to use furlongs. Really an underrated unit...

I like to use furlongs. Really an underrated unit of measure.
Forum: Commuting
08-29-14, 04:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,527
Posted By TrekCommuter

This is a battle that has been raging in my head...

This is a battle that has been raging in my head for a while. For now, frugality has won out and I am trying to stick with just my Trek. It is my goal at some point to get an American made touring...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,504
Posted By TrekCommuter

Bike commuting is just too much fun. For me, my...

Bike commuting is just too much fun. For me, my commute by bike is hardly longer than by car. Parking is atrocious with a car. By bike, I can take advantage of a secure bike rack with video...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,215
Posted By TrekCommuter

Before my 2 mile commute? No.

Before my 2 mile commute? No.
Forum: Commuting
08-26-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,730
Posted By TrekCommuter

Haha. It is usually what I resort to when I...

Haha. It is usually what I resort to when I haven't taken the time to pack. Doesn't break the bank by any stretch but it all adds up.
Forum: Commuting
08-26-14, 06:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,730
Posted By TrekCommuter

It is amazing how much can be saved by packing...

It is amazing how much can be saved by packing food versus buying out. I have been averaging eating at places like Jimmy Johns 4-5 x per month, but I want to start cutting back. It might cost 6...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-14, 08:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,645
Posted By TrekCommuter

Depends on how much time I have.

Depends on how much time I have.
Forum: Commuting
08-24-14, 11:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,730
Posted By TrekCommuter

Now that's the way to do it!

Now that's the way to do it!
Forum: Commuting
08-24-14, 11:02 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 13,416
Posted By TrekCommuter

They always say I am going to get wet on the ride...

They always say I am going to get wet on the ride home due to the forecast. I always reply with the fact that it is better to get wet on the ride home than on the ride to work. Or that I don't care
Forum: Commuting
08-24-14, 10:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,730
Posted By TrekCommuter

It amazes me what some people eat for lunch on a...

It amazes me what some people eat for lunch on a work day, such as fast food burgers on a regular basis. I am not a vegetarian, but eating something like that would make me want to sleep. Not...
08-24-14, 04:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,243
Posted By TrekCommuter

Agreed.

Agreed.
08-23-14, 06:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,243
Posted By TrekCommuter

For me, the neutral position is not sacrificed. ...

For me, the neutral position is not sacrificed. It is found on the sides of the trekking bar and is the same distance from the rider as what the flat bar would have been. The only difference is...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-14, 04:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,730
Posted By TrekCommuter

What's for Lunch?

I am sure that since this is a bike commuting forum, that many of you (like me) try to live a relatively healthy lifestyle and may also be money conscious. As such, I wouldn't be surprised if a lot...
08-23-14, 04:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,243
Posted By TrekCommuter

As promised, crappy smart phone pics: 401253401254

As promised, crappy smart phone pics: 401253401254
08-23-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,243
Posted By TrekCommuter

As mentioned, it is an easy and a cheap switch...

As mentioned, it is an easy and a cheap switch from flat bars to trekking. Depending on setup, you can event get fairly "aero" positions, as well.
08-23-14, 07:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,243
Posted By TrekCommuter

I love my trekking bars. Added them earlier this...

I love my trekking bars. Added them earlier this summer and am getting them dialed in. The number of ways you can set up trekking bars is impressive. I will post some pictures of my setup later.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-14, 08:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,483
Posted By TrekCommuter

I don't mind driving on the highway or on a...

I don't mind driving on the highway or on a country road with hardly any other cars around. In fact, I enjoy that kind of driving. However, I do not like the endless traffic lights on my commute or...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-14, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15,583
Views: 11,939,180
Posted By TrekCommuter

Nice bike. I have really been enjoying my...

Nice bike. I have really been enjoying my trekking bars.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-14, 05:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,365
Posted By TrekCommuter

So, bike commuting...

So, bike commuting...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-14, 08:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,365
Posted By TrekCommuter

29 mph and some change according to my bike...

29 mph and some change according to my bike computer, which I think is fairly accurate. I could have gone faster but I wasn't sure how my bike would handle.
Forum: Commuting
08-17-14, 07:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,568
Posted By TrekCommuter

What motivates me to ride to work? Sitting at a...

What motivates me to ride to work? Sitting at a desk for 8 hours, 5 days a week. Also, this desk happens to be in the basement of the building where I work. No natural light, no fresh air.
08-16-14, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,272
Posted By TrekCommuter

I believe for a rack on the front.

I believe for a rack on the front.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-14, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,006
Posted By TrekCommuter

The temps in Ohio have been terrific this summer....

The temps in Ohio have been terrific this summer. My window is open as I write this. The past few summers did not see much in the way of open windows.
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