Page 136 of 147 FirstFirst ... 3686126134135136137138146 ... LastLast
Results 1,351 to 1,360 of 1462

Thread: Your latest bike purchase?

  1. #1351
    vvill's Avatar
    vvill is offline I really need to log off the internet and go for a ride.
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Sydney AU
    Posts
    2,825
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    Delete your account.
    It's a small bike! (I could probably fit on a medium too.)

    I actually have no idea really how to fit a MTB but I have had wrist/hand and back pain on this bike that could just be a result of MTBing. I mostly want this as a gravel bike right now, but the stack is about 40-50mm more than my drop bar bikes and the reach 10-15mm more. The wide flat bars and short stem really change the meaning of those measurements though. It's weird!

  2. #1352
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Bethesda, MD
    Posts
    1,522
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    My bike (2012 Trek 7300) is officially deceased. The kickstand snapped off in the cold. And when they went to check it out, it turned out that the problem wasn't the kickstand itself, but that a piece of the frame had broken off.

    So I went in today to buy a new one. This time, I could afford a nicer bike. I had various ideas for what I might want. Maybe a Trek FX, to get a fixed suspension. Maybe an internal hub or belt drive. Maybe disk brakes.

    What did I end up with? A Verve 2. Yeah, actually a slight downgrade from what I had before. (The current equivalent of the Trek 7300 is the Verve 3, but to get rigid suspension, I had to go for the Verve 2.)

    Apparently, I have very plebeian tastes in bikes.

  3. #1353
    TwoWheelsDC's Avatar
    TwoWheelsDC is offline I really need to log off the internet and go for a ride.
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Capitol Hill
    Posts
    3,476
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cvcalhoun View Post
    My bike (2012 Trek 7300) is officially deceased. The kickstand snapped off in the cold. And when they went to check it out, it turned out that the problem wasn't the kickstand itself, but that a piece of the frame had broken off.

    So I went in today to buy a new one. This time, I could afford a nicer bike. I had various ideas for what I might want. Maybe a Trek FX, to get a fixed suspension. Maybe an internal hub or belt drive. Maybe disk brakes.

    What did I end up with? A Verve 2. Yeah, actually a slight downgrade from what I had before. (The current equivalent of the Trek 7300 is the Verve 3, but to get rigid suspension, I had to go for the Verve 2.)

    Apparently, I have very plebeian tastes in bikes.
    Based on your description of your riding habits, I'd say going rigid was the right choice. Lighter, stiffer, and one fewer thing to break.

  4. #1354
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Bethesda, MD
    Posts
    1,522
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    Based on your description of your riding habits, I'd say going rigid was the right choice. Lighter, stiffer, and one fewer thing to break.
    Yeah, people had suggested the FX in order to get the rigid suspension. But when I tried it, I found the handlebars too low for the upright riding position I prefer. I was delighted to learn that the newer models of the Verve had a way to get the rigid suspension.

  5. #1355
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Arlington
    Posts
    1,858
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cvcalhoun View Post
    My bike (2012 Trek 7300) is officially deceased. The kickstand snapped off in the cold. And when they went to check it out, it turned out that the problem wasn't the kickstand itself, but that a piece of the frame had broken off.

    So I went in today to buy a new one. This time, I could afford a nicer bike. I had various ideas for what I might want. Maybe a Trek FX, to get a fixed suspension. Maybe an internal hub or belt drive. Maybe disk brakes.

    What did I end up with? A Verve 2. Yeah, actually a slight downgrade from what I had before. (The current equivalent of the Trek 7300 is the Verve 3, but to get rigid suspension, I had to go for the Verve 2.)

    Apparently, I have very plebeian tastes in bikes.


    You may want to consider trying to get the old frame replaced by Trek if the damage wasn't caused by something you did. I know someone who has had two frames replaced under the frame warranty.

    https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/trek_bikes_warranty/

  6. #1356
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Bethesda, MD
    Posts
    1,522
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    You may want to consider trying to get the old frame replaced by Trek if the damage wasn't caused by something you did. I know someone who has had two frames replaced under the frame warranty.

    https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/trek_bikes_warranty/
    Unfortunately, the frame warranty applies only to the original owner, and I bought the bike used. The good news is, having bought this one new, I will get the warranty this time.
    Last edited by cvcalhoun; 03-26-2017 at 10:45 PM.

  7. #1357
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Falls church
    Posts
    1,198
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cvcalhoun View Post
    My bike (2012 Trek 7300) is officially deceased. The kickstand snapped off in the cold. And when they went to check it out, it turned out that the problem wasn't the kickstand itself, but that a piece of the frame had broken off.

    So I went in today to buy a new one. This time, I could afford a nicer bike. I had various ideas for what I might want. Maybe a Trek FX, to get a fixed suspension. Maybe an internal hub or belt drive. Maybe disk brakes.

    What did I end up with? A Verve 2. Yeah, actually a slight downgrade from what I had before. (The current equivalent of the Trek 7300 is the Verve 3, but to get rigid suspension, I had to go for the Verve 2.)

    Apparently, I have very plebeian tastes in bikes.
    If you still have the bike and all the parts I bet that can be fixed. (Edit). Took a look a the frame online and it is likely an easy fix for someone that can Tig weld and just so happens to have a 600 pound Syncrowave. No shipping on this one, gonna need to bring it over.
    Last edited by Vicegrip; 03-27-2017 at 09:02 AM.

  8. #1358
    TwoWheelsDC's Avatar
    TwoWheelsDC is offline I really need to log off the internet and go for a ride.
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Capitol Hill
    Posts
    3,476
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cvcalhoun View Post
    My bike (2012 Trek 7300) is officially deceased. The kickstand snapped off in the cold. And when they went to check it out, it turned out that the problem wasn't the kickstand itself, but that a piece of the frame had broken off.

    So I went in today to buy a new one. This time, I could afford a nicer bike. I had various ideas for what I might want. Maybe a Trek FX, to get a fixed suspension. Maybe an internal hub or belt drive. Maybe disk brakes.

    What did I end up with? A Verve 2. Yeah, actually a slight downgrade from what I had before. (The current equivalent of the Trek 7300 is the Verve 3, but to get rigid suspension, I had to go for the Verve 2.)

    Apparently, I have very plebeian tastes in bikes.
    I hope they sold you a bike with presta valves on both tires this time...

  9. Likes ian74, hozn, Vicegrip, huskerdont, Judd liked this post
  10. #1359
    mstone is offline I really need to log off the internet and go for a ride.
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    3,872
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cvcalhoun View Post
    Apparently, I have very plebeian tastes in bikes.
    Well, or the opposite. The big vendors mostly sell to the least common denominator, and a whole lot of people look at the big suspension and think "that looks really comfy, that's the bike I want for my garage". There are a lot of bikes out there with upright positioning and without a suspension fork, but finding them is harder than the mass market items.

    <I'll ELITE myself on the way out>

  11. Likes cvcalhoun liked this post
  12. #1360
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Falls church
    Posts
    1,198
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mstone View Post
    Well, or the opposite. The big vendors mostly sell to the least common denominator, and a whole lot of people look at the big suspension and think "that looks really comfy, that's the bike I want for my garage". There are a lot of bikes out there with upright positioning and without a suspension fork, but finding them is harder than the mass market items.

    <I'll ELITE myself on the way out>
    ? Was in a Performance bike last week and there were plenty. Flat, road, disk, cheap, expensive and in-between. Not trying to sell Peformance bike or any brand just point to one sellers selection of bike types.

    http://www.performancebike.com/webap..._400001_400306

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •