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  1. offthewall

    Tires becoming colorful?

    My 1996 Gary Fisher Aquila came with gumwall tires. Not really new at all.
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    e-bike noob

    How do you like the Tannus Armor? Is there any noticeable difference in the ride?
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    e-bike noob

    Too cold and rainy to ride this week, so it's more upgrades. 🤓 The stock Bontrager E6 Hard-Case Lite tires are great on dry pavement and treacherous on anything else. After weeks of research and reading reviews, I opted to change them out for Schwalbe Super Moto X's. I'm hoping they are almost...
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    Trek 8s with Smartphone Hub and Cobi app

    The continued evolution of @retiredNH and @Sparky731's idea. :)
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    Do You Wear a Wristwatch When You Ride?

    Apple Watch here. Monitors heart rate and integrates with the Cobb.bike and Apple Fitness/Health apps.
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    The journey to a comfortable ride

    I have had an eeSilk+ post on my Trek Allant+ 8S for about three months now. I absolutely love it. I can't feel it bouncing at all but find I can stay in the saddle over bumps that demanded I stand prior. I weigh 180lbs, so being smack dab in the center of the weight (150-210 lbs )...
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    Alternative rack for Allant+ 8

    @Sparky731 @Sefutau2020, OK, you shamed me into strengthening up the mounts. LOL. I re-did everything today using the entire P-Clamp (my initial concept). My issue with that originally was that if I pushed REALLY hard on the rack, it could slide slightly no matter how tight the screws were...
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    Alternative rack for Allant+ 8

    I can’t speak to the clearance required for mounting an MIK accessory but your solution does appear to have a bit more clearance. As far as strength, I’m fairly confident that it should hold the 25 or so pounds that the rack is rated for - I guess time will tell. :)
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    Alternative rack for Allant+ 8

    FYI, I have a neoprene washer between the MIK tabs and the P clamps.
  10. offthewall

    Alternative rack for Allant+ 8

    Well I can pick the bike up by the rack so that should be twice the weight it's rated for. :) My original concept was to use slightly smaller 3/8" P-clamps and use the entire clamp so that it would be tight around the bars. Once I started fiddling with it, I realized that using 7/16" Clamps...
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    Alternative rack for Allant+ 8

    @Sparky731 This is what I wound up doing. I used the same Giant MIK rack and mounted it with 1/2 of these Billet Aluminum P-Clamps. I have Topeak MTX/RX bags, so I then mounted Topeak's platform on that. Pretty slick looking IMO. :)
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    Alternative rack for Allant+ 8

    Is that the “Giant MIK compatible rack”? Could you tell me if the vertical mounting tabs line up on center with the Trek’s rack or are they slightly inboard or outboard? Thinking of an alternate mounting system. Thx
  13. offthewall

    Alternative rack for Allant+ 8

    Maybe I’m not as picky (well I really am 🤣 ) but the only thing I don’t like about the Cobi.bike system on the Allant+ 8S is the junk phone mount. Mine broke a couple of weeks in. I removed the mount, keeping the display and added a QuadLock Out Front mount for my iPhone. Perfect now.
  14. offthewall

    Alternative rack for Allant+ 8

    That would work but you'd also have to replace the rear fender and the taillight.
  15. offthewall

    Alternative rack for Allant+ 8

    Sorry, I just edited the post with a link to the rack.
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    Alternative rack for Allant+ 8

    After looking at other's solutions and trying to think up a few of my own, I gave up and just bought this. https://www.topeak.com/global/en/product/136-MTX-BEAMRACK-(E-TYPE)
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    Trek Allant+ 8S Headlight has a mind of it's own - Flashing/Constant ON.

    Still can't figure it out. Most times it doesn't flash, just hi or low steady. Sometimes it flashes on low. It does not seem to be related to ambient light. Remains an annoying mystery.
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    Tero X Fender Trim to Use on 1UP Hitch Rack

    I did a similar mod to the rear fender on my Trek Allant+ 8S. I have a Quikrstuff Mach 2 rack on order and I knew I wasn't going to be happy cinching it down on the fender (with or without cushioning). Even though technically I could position the spool on the rear tire above the wheel centerline...
  19. offthewall

    Bosch Smartphone Hub bracket - JUNK

    I went with the QuadLock w/dedicated iPhone 14Max case. Removed the cheesy Bosch mount. Works out great. You can still jump on the bike with just the built in display, or simply twist on the iPhone and use the app. The hardest part was getting everything squeezed on the the 31.6mm section of the...
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    Bosch Smartphone Hub bracket - JUNK

    Yeah, I’ve been looking at the Peak Design and the Quadlock. Both similar in that you have to have a dedicated phone case for them.
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