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  1. Wallguy

    Touring Wheelset in question...

    I have a Cannondale T2000 Touring bike that was purchased early this year. The wheelset that came on the bike consisted of DT Swiss 7.1 rims, DT 14ga spokes in a 36h, 3 cross pattern with Cannondale Wind hubs. I am a clydesdale rider, weighing in at 275lbs. About 2 months after the bike purchase...
  2. Wallguy

    Trek X500: took the plunge

    The 7500 FX Disc is awesome for sure. And there's nothing that can beat the expertise of a fine bicycle shop. I was told from when I went shopping for my first bike that one doesn't shop for a bike, one shops for a bike shop. I didn't really understand just how important that advice was until...
  3. Wallguy

    Trek X500: took the plunge

    Another pssibility to consider is the IBEX Corrida Ultimate 6.6: http://www.ibexbikes.com/Bikes/COR-ULT-Details.html I researched this bicycle and it seems to be a lot of bang for the buck. Having said that and playing devil's advocate, there's no LBS support and you do have to assemble...
  4. Wallguy

    Trek X500: took the plunge

    I have owned my Trek X500 since 1/2005 and cannot be happier. It is a sturdy and stable bike, able to carry my 275 lbs plus all the gear I would ever want to carry. The wheels alone are bombproof! The provided racks are great and I purchased a pair of Arkel pannier bags as well as an Arkel rear...
  5. Wallguy

    New and a bit lost!?!

    I purchased a Trek X500 in January 2005 and I love it. Great geometry, very comfortable and stable ride. Gearing is great for around town and commuting. The ride reminds me of the early 70s General Motors cars with the big bench seat and the smooth ride down the highway! I am a clydesdale (6'...