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Old 12-03-2009, 03:23 PM   #12706
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:26 PM   #12707
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Ya wanna pound a new star nut in on top of the one that's there. Easy, cheap solution.

OR you can pound it out the bottom.

Yes, you need a new one. Your choice as to how to go about it.

AFA where its supposed to be in the tube, its supposed to be about 2cm below the top of the steerer tube.

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Old 12-03-2009, 06:14 PM   #12708
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Treks have always been, well... Treks. At least in my time, they suffered from the mid-level and lower look/feel. There was nicer stuff out there for not a whole lot more $$.

The first 5XXX bikes didn't do much to change my opinion of em, so... they're just Treks.

Haven't ridden a Madone. Doubt I will. Its a Trek after all

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I sold Treks in the late 80's/ early 90's, and wasn't impressed with them. The top end bonded alu rigs were lack luster, as were the bonded carbon rigs. They weren't bad, but were as you said just Treks. I sold a shit load of them, and they gave great dealer incentives.

In the late 70's their top end rides were silver brazed, with SL, 531, and eventually 753. They were really very nice, and equiped with Record gruppo's usually.

I never cared for the 5xxx series, up through the first two Madone generations. They were nice rides, but never really excited me.

And then I saw, rode, and purchased up a current Top Fuel. It's one of the best 100mm full suspension cc rigs I've ridden. I'll see how it holds up over the season. In addition to my road program next year I'm planning on doing a couple NUE and cc races. I've read of a few Top Fuel frame failures, so time will tell.
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:19 PM   #12709
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Bought the only Trek I would consider riding is a 9XXX series carbon HT jobbie. Buddy has one. All XTR for $1600.

I found it, but it didn't fit me, so...

Best riding mtn bike I've owned was my S-Works carbon. Second was the Supergo Access.

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Old 12-03-2009, 06:21 PM   #12710
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I like my Access too, although it isn't built up right now.
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:24 PM   #12711
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Here are pictures of the star nut. The threads seem to be ok.



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Old 12-03-2009, 06:43 PM   #12712
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Just in case you don't know, that star nut has to be pushed down a bit into the tube, there's a cheap tool to tap it down without losing it and keeping it level.
Or you can use a dowel.

Check out the Park manual on line to get it right.
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:02 PM   #12713
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Share the Damned Road jerseys

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Old 12-03-2009, 07:29 PM   #12714
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:37 PM   #12715
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I like this one better:




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Old 12-03-2009, 07:40 PM   #12716
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Trust me, it's obvious enough, I don't need it written on my jersey.
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:41 PM   #12717
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Trust me, it's obvious enough, I don't need it written on my jersey.


You scream FRED!



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Old 12-03-2009, 07:45 PM   #12718
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Isn't that just a cat 4 poseur?

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Old 12-03-2009, 07:53 PM   #12719
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Isn't that just a cat 4 poseur?

Nope. Freds are them that ride, but don't have a clue about etiquette, jerseys, leg shaving, etc. Useta be you could tell a fred right off 'cause of the black socks, but these days its harder.

Poseurs () show up on D/A (or Red or Record) bikes with matching team kits (usually pro teams, TdF leaders jerseys, or world champ rainbows) that don't ride for shit. Like to hang at the local coffee shop and look good, but rarely ride 'cause that'd make em all sweaty.

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Old 12-03-2009, 07:55 PM   #12720
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(looks at black socks and hairy legs...)

Well at least it's ski season now. Almost.
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