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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfredo2081 View Post
    Got the new stem and put it on.. Can't wait to see how it goes now.



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    Nice! That looks great! Congrats on the bike. Go ride the hell out of it!
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    Today I went for an hour ride.
    What a difference the stem made. No back discomfort and no left hand tingling.
    I actually feel great all over other than my bottom.

    I hear I need to get used to being on the saddle, but I see a new saddle next.

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    That's great that the stem is working out for you. Seems you're dialing in your fit, so I'd hold off on the fitting until you lengthen rides or experience discomfort.

    As to the saddle... same advice. Resist the urge to replace it until you've gone thru the acclimation process. It's entirely possible a new saddle is in your future, but it may be too soon to tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ352 View Post
    That's great that the stem is working out for you. Seems you're dialing in your fit, so I'd hold off on the fitting until you lengthen rides or experience discomfort.

    As to the saddle... same advice. Resist the urge to replace it until you've gone thru the acclimation process. It's entirely possible a new saddle is in your future, but it may be too soon to tell.
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    Haven't stopped by for a while,
    I put about 250 miles on the "new" bike, the saddle doesn't even bother me that much anymore, at least for now is fine the way it is. I also used it to race in a duathlon, felt great, and loving this bike all around.

    I also got a vintage steel frame that I'm going to build up during the winter, in the meantime the Trek is going on a trainer (as soon as I get it) so that I can keep peddling in the winter as well.

    Thank you all for the great advice!!!

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    Good to hear you're happy with the bike, and thanks for getting back with us.

    Suggestion: If you're going to peddle stuff in the winter, something like the bakfiets in the photo below might work better for you. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wim View Post
    Good to hear you're happy with the bike, and thanks for getting back with us.

    Suggestion: If you're going to peddle stuff in the winter, something like the bakfiets in the photo below might work better for you. :-)
    Maybe provide some extra income by delivering something?

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    There you go😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfredo2081 View Post
    Maybe provide some extra income by delivering something?
    I was thinking more about selling stuff. To peddle = try to sell (something, especially small goods) by going from house to house or place to place.

    Bike looks good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wim View Post
    Bike looks good!
    Agreed.

    Wondering if you have messed with tire pressure. Going from rock hard to slightly soft, especially in front, made a huge difference for me. It's a very individual thing involving tire size, your weight, and your taste, but I suggest you look into it if you haven't already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobf View Post
    Agreed.

    Wondering if you have messed with tire pressure. Going from rock hard to slightly soft, especially in front, made a huge difference for me. It's a very individual thing involving tire size, your weight, and your taste, but I suggest you look into it if you haven't already.
    I did.
    I like it at 110 on dry paved road, on wet road or if I know I'm going on a path not so smooth I'll keep it at 80/90, I feel definitely safer on wet road..
    Then who knows, could be all in my head.
    I raced it on wet road and achieved a healthy 17.4 avg


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfredo2081 View Post
    Then who knows, could be all in my head.
    Yes, could be. Tires pumped up hard feel fast on smooth, dry pavement. But unless you actually conduct some elaborate tests, that feel may just be nothing more than, well, a feel. With my 700 x 23 tires, I settled on 70 / 80 for all sorts of weather and road surfaces. 145 lb. rider + 24 lb. bike.

    Judging from the photo you posted, the bike fits you very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wim View Post
    Yes, could be. Tires pumped up hard feel fast on smooth, dry pavement. But unless you actually conduct some elaborate tests, that feel may just be nothing more than, well, a feel.

    With my 700x23 tires, I finally settled on 70 / 80 for all sorts of weather and road surfaces. 145 lb. rider + 24 lb. bike.
    Yes. I got the suspect that is the case!
    I'm 183 so the case would be clearly different.

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    One thing is for sure. I'm totally enjoying the sport

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    I also noticed that the saddle is as far back on the rails as it can physically go. If you need it back that far, you might need a more offset seatpost.
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    I actually didn't touch the saddle, this is how it was set when I got the bike and didn't get fitted to it.
    I will look into a more offset seat post.

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    Conti gp4000s in 25mm will transform the ride and cost you nothing in speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfredo2081 View Post
    I will look into a more offset seat post.
    Two thoughts...

    1) Don't fix what ain't broke (in other words, if you have no pain/ discomfort, all is good) and 2) when funds allow, consider a standard fitting. Might make you a bit more comfortable/ efficient on the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ352 View Post
    Two thoughts...

    1) Don't fix what ain't broke (in other words, if you have no pain/ discomfort, all is good) and 2) when funds allow, consider a standard fitting. Might make you a bit more comfortable/ efficient on the bike.
    Hey Mr 352!!!

    Truth to be told when I power through flat land I do feel that my bottom wants to go back a bit, I thought I was going to try to move the saddle back, but didn't realize that is not possible.

    I will probably lower the handlebar to no spacers, and I'll see how it feels before I go to a new post.

    And yes, my LBS charges 100$ for fitting. Will probably happen before next season starts..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfredo2081 View Post
    Hey Mr 352!!!

    Truth to be told when I power through flat land I do feel that my bottom wants to go back a bit, I thought I was going to try to move the saddle back, but didn't realize that is not possible.

    I will probably lower the handlebar to no spacers, and I'll see how it feels before I go to a new post.

    And yes, my LBS charges 100$ for fitting. Will probably happen before next season starts..
    I tend to push back a bit in the saddle to make more power as well, but that doesn't necessarily mean any (fit) changes are required. Remember, cycling is dynamic, so position changes depending on conditions.

    Lowering the bars will get you more aero and extend reach slightly. Whether or not it works for you will be seen, but I suggest making changes slowly and keep them to a few mm's at a time.

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    Nice bike...be safe out there and ride that bike like gas is unavailable.....
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    Hey guys! Almost a year that I got my trek and I'm still riding. Been loving my bargain trek and used it for a duathlon. I also started building a vintage bike (still missing some stuff) and just finished building a Tri bike, carbon frame and ultegra 10 speed drive train.

    Enjoying every second of it and mostly thanks to you guys..

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    Thanks for the update! Glad you're enjoying the sport... and subscribing to the n+1 philosophy.

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    Looks like the fork is a replacement (no road bike would come standard with THAT many spacers...). Check for accident damage.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    Looks like the fork is a replacement (no road bike would come standard with THAT many spacers...). Check for accident damage.....
    Which bike? The 1.1?

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