Recreational & Family - I'm 6' looking at a 17.5 frame
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07-31-06, 02:02 PM
I saw a 17.5 frame 2002 Trek 7500 FX and I'm wondering if I would fit the bike ok?
Also the selling is asking $400 for the bike is that reasonable for a 2002?
07-31-06, 02:12 PM
Well I'm not exactly sure, but I'm 6'1", and the bike I just bought is size 25". I have long legs, But I still think 17.5 would be way too small. Get on it and see for youself.
07-31-06, 03:55 PM
Too small, avoid future problems.
07-31-06, 07:26 PM
Too small for you. Even a mountain bike in that size I think would be a bit small for you.
$400 sounds ok if it is in really great shape, and I mean no mechanical problems, low mileage and no dings or scratches. For a 4 year old bike about 1/2 of retail or less as a ballpark. The Trek 7x series are fairly popular though, so you may not be able to deal too much.
07-31-06, 07:42 PM
I am also 6', you will need the the Trek 19".
07-31-06, 07:51 PM
I'm 6', and ride a Trek hybrid which is 20". It fit really well.
07-31-06, 08:05 PM
Thank you for your help
08-08-06, 03:41 AM
that sounds awfully small to me. i guess you can't try the bike, so why not go down to your local shop and get on a 17.5 inch bike and see how it feels.
I'm 5 feet 6 & ride a Trek 7.1fx 17.5 inch bike.
I enjoy riding my Trek & find it to be a good city bike. The newer models of the 7x series look pretty good & are worth looking at. But like everybody else has said, look for a larger size frame.
08-09-06, 04:23 AM
Did you buy a bike? We have two 7500FXs that I am going to put up on E-bay. I am waiting for a Trek 520 that I just bought a couple of days ago on E-bay. My husbands is a 2002 blue/silver 20" and mine is a 2001 red/gold and haven't measured it yet. We both used the bikes the first year and then bought road bikes and the 7500FX have either stayed in my bike room or on hung in the garage. We found that we use different muscles on the different bikes. On the 7500FX, the muscles used are the quads above the knee. On the road bikes it is the glutes, and side leg muscles along with some from the area above the knee. We thought we would keep the bikes and use them on crushed limestone, but the bikes have probably been ridden about 3-4 times since 2003. Let me know if you are interested. I have never sold anything on e-bay so I'll have to get my sister to help me. Debbie
08-09-06, 05:34 AM
It depends pretty much on your leg length.
I am 6 feet and ride 18" mtn bikes quite well (like I have over 13,000 miles on my Specialized Hardrock). But I have very short legs and a long body (29" pants inseam). I ride a about a 56cm road bike.
Most likely you need a larger bike - 19" or more.
08-11-06, 09:05 AM
I'm six feet tall and ride a 17.5" frame and it fits me perfectly.
Trying to get an answer to your question over the internet is like asking people for a definitive answer to a question that needs a notebook of additional information. No two human beings are 100% identical. You can take 10 people of the same height but since they all have differant body compositions you'll likely find that their bikes differ in size at least 3-4 times.
One thing you could do is to go to a bike shop and look at the same bike as though you are interested in purchasing it. The frames differ very little from year to year on comfort bikes, if any at all. Once the LBS guy gives you a basic fit tell him you'll have to consider the purchase. Now you'll know what size of that particular bike fits.
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