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    trek 1.2 T 2011

    I bought my first modern road bike. It has the triple chain ring. It is white. Feel lighter than my 1986 Nishiki Prestigue CroMolly.
    Is it normal on any triple chain ring to rub on the front deraleur when say in smallest chain ring and say mid to smallest cog? Guess its called cross chaining? I would not ever ride like that but just wondering.
    Seems like a very solid bike. Sure like the brakes better than the old Dia Compe G I had.
    Will have to get used to the thumb shifting. They say say there are adjustments for these. Where are they and how do you adjust them?
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    Congrats on the new bike. I bought a 2011 1.2 a few months ago as well and i really like it. This was my first road bike and so far im really enjoying it,

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    DId my first 3 miles. Very smooth. Will have to get used to the 3 front deraleurs and the 2 extra cogs. Can't wait to get back on it. Tires are 700x23 which is narrower than the 700x25. Hope I'm not running the risk of a flat. Was fortunate no to get one on the 25 after 300miles of riding.

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    great

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    the 3 smallest cogs make a rubbing sound when in the largest chain ring. Is this a high limit set for the front chain ring?

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    Up date on the 1.2. Man This bike outperforms me by a mile!
    I did a 110miles in 6days in the Adirondack mountains of NY. Smooth as silk.
    I'm not at all disappointed in the Sora shifters. Now smooth as ever. The front derailleur needs trimming to relive the rubbing some times but not a nuisance.
    I did my longest ride ever 35 miles yesterday. No complaints. My average speed is picking up. About 17.5mph over the 35mi.
    So have gone 250miles and no problems.
    I actually have not used the smaller front chainring yet. I'm trying to see if I can just use the 34 tooth and maybe someday convert to the compact 34/50t. Any thoughts on that idea? Probably need to get different rear derailleur and front left shifter.
    I'm hoping to get a fluid trainer for the winter.
    Anyone heard of Kurt Kinetic. Sounds real solid.
    Mark

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    Use the trimming function. When you're on the middle chainring, you can lightly move the shifter until you hear one click. This moves the front derailleur just enough so the chain won't touch it. Also keep in mind that the chain will sometimes rub against the bigger chainring when you're on the smaller ones. And in this case there is nothing you can do, but move the chain to a different cog.

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    I just discovered the chain rubbing on the larger chainring when I'm in the middle chainring and using the 2 smallest cogs. Thought I was imagining it but when I cleaned the bike I noticed the chain marks on the large ring. I have to be more cognizant of what gears I'm in.

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    I just recently bought my first road bike. I use to ride MNT bikes. I also bought a Trek.

    2012 Trek 1.2
    Shimano Sora/Tiagra
    Profile Design T+ Viper Carbon (because of serious herniated/bulging discs in my lower back)

    I've out about 500 miles on her in just under 4 weeks and love it!

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    Just ordered my first road bike, hope to pick up this week. 2012 Trek 1.5.

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    If your derailleurs are set correctly, it should only rub at the extreme ends of the ranges, and even then, very lightly.

    If you bought your bike from a LBS, have them adjust the limits. If it shifts fine otherwise, the cables are likely adjusted correctly.
    Last edited by twodownzero; 10-12-2011 at 08:03 AM.

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    I also purchased a 1.2 as my first road bike, and I really love it. I've got no complaints, granted I haven't put a lot of miles on it, but I love it. Osteomark, saw you rode in the ADKs, you live in the park or just visiting? I live in the daks and I could use a riding partner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osteomark View Post
    Up date on the 1.2. Man This bike outperforms me by a mile!
    I did a 110miles in 6days in the Adirondack mountains of NY. Smooth as silk.
    I'm not at all disappointed in the Sora shifters. Now smooth as ever. The front derailleur needs trimming to relive the rubbing some times but not a nuisance.
    I did my longest ride ever 35 miles yesterday. No complaints. My average speed is picking up. About 17.5mph over the 35mi.
    So have gone 250miles and no problems.
    I actually have not used the smaller front chainring yet. I'm trying to see if I can just use the 34 tooth and maybe someday convert to the compact 34/50t. Any thoughts on that idea? Probably need to get different rear derailleur and front left shifter.
    I'm hoping to get a fluid trainer for the winter.
    Anyone heard of Kurt Kinetic. Sounds real solid.
    Mark
    Switching from a triple to a double is essentially a whole drivetrain swap. Front derailleur, crankset, both shifters, and a 10 speed cassette and chain, unless you want to stay with the 9 speed, but you would be better suited with a 10 speed for the extra range it gives you with the compact. While not absolutely necessary, you may also want to consider swapping the rear derailleur too for one with a shorter cage and crisper shifting you get with it.

    So with that in mind, ride your triple, enjoy it. Then when you feel the need to "upgrade" get a 105 group for the best price you can find and swap it over. You may also want to consider doing the brake calipers too. That is one of the single most noticeable things you can upgrade on your bike, and the 105 and better Shimano brakes are without peer.

    The alternative is to keep the 1.2 as is and use as a rain/beater/second bike, and just get a new bike to the specs that you and your fitness and style of riding has grown into.

    The Kurt Kinetic trainers are good stuff, although I personally don't use them.

    HTH
    zac
    Last edited by zac; 10-28-2011 at 05:57 AM.

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    Hi all, I too just bought a 1.2 two months ago. 2010 (red/black) model. The LBS had it priced under the 2011 so this being my first real bike, I figured I could throw the savings into some other options.

    I used to ride an old Cannondale mountain bike which has served me well over the years.

    I have only put on about 150 miles so far, but will be adding more soon. I have a routine down now where I ride to work (13 miles total) so that feels great to be out in the morning and evening.

    Looking forward to getting to know this group and my bike

    David

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    Congratulations on the new bikes. Remember to register your bike for the warranty and then ride, ride, ride!

    The alternative is to keep the 1.2 as is and use as a rain/beater/second bike, and just get a new bike to the specs that you and your fitness and style of riding has grown into.
    Yeah, I'd do this rather than replace the drivetrain on a 1.2. After a year or two you'll be hankering after a shiny new bike...
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    Ok, now for some questions...

    1. Is the warranty (Red Shield) worth it? I only do about 40 to 50 miles per week.
    2. Register the bike? LBS didn't tell me about that....just do it through Trek?

    Thanks,
    David

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    Even my compact chainring Madone 5.2 rubs at the ends of the range. Somedays it rains, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g0tr00t View Post
    2. Register the bike? LBS didn't tell me about that....just do it through Trek?

    Thanks,
    David
    Yes, write down the serial number from the bottom of the frame and go online. Takes 2 minutes and saved me the price of a replacement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qatarbhoy View Post
    Yes, write down the serial number from the bottom of the frame and go online. Takes 2 minutes and saved me the price of a replacement.
    Many thanks qatarbhoy, all registered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zac View Post
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    The alternative is to keep the 1.2 as is and use as a rain/beater/second bike, and just get a new bike to the specs that you and your fitness and style of riding has grown into.
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    zac
    The Trek 1-series makes a great commuter because of the extra clearance that the frame allows. I can run 28c wide tires with fenders. Here's mine, a bit modified, more of a project bike:

    see: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink

    Salsa 46T chainring, 9speed older Shimano 105 derailleur, Deore trigger shifter for rear, Raceface blue flat bar, Bontrager grips, 25c Bonty Hardcase RXL, Bonty fenders (I've since changed these to Planet Bike fenders), RXXXL stem, and Aeolus ACC wheels.

    A bit overboard, but an example of how far you can take mods on this beautiful frame.
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    Hey guys, I recently bought my 2011 Trek 1.2 at my LBS...I LOVE riding this bike. Very smooth and quick. However, the brakes on this bike isn't the best lol, looking to replace them asap, any suggestions? Overall, this bike is fun to ride and beautiful to look at =D
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    Don't replace the brakes, just get better brake pads.
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    thank you sir, def. a wise and inexpensive decision lol

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    I've got 680mi on the bike now. Really like it. No problems. Using a trainer sure is different. No wind,glasses,helmet or gloves needed. However a fan really is necessary. I sweat beyond belief. I used the Kinetic by Kurt trainer and DVD. Legs were a hurting after 1 hr. I've ridden 2 hrs without that kind of workout.
    The Doughnutman. Were from in the Dak's? My brother in law and father in law did a daily ride to THE DOUNUT SHOP in EagleBay just outside of Inlet. Did Big Moose Lake ride one day about 25miles. Did the loop from Old Forge around south shore rd and then Inlet to Eagle to Old Forge. 25mi with to Cat 5 hills. Great rides.

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    I am in market for a racing bike, for the money I have I'm in the so-called entry level bike price point, my LBS advertises the 2011 Trek 1.2 for $980....I"m knocked out by the pricing and specs of these entry levels, whether it be Trek, Specialized, you name it...just wondering, all comments on my LBS website says the 1.2 has an uncomfortable seat...at point of purchase, if I "demanded"/ "bargained" for a seat such as Fizik Arione or Alliante, and also tire upgrade to Michelen Pro3...to replace the Bontrager T1s that come with the 1.2? Thoughts?

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