# Hybrid Bicycles - Why is there no FX 7.4?

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Exit3
07-24-10, 08:47 PM
Am I the only one who thinks this seems odd? And no 7.8? Does someone at Trek take issue with the 4 times tables? If I take the parts off a 7.5 and add them to a 7.3....do I then get a 7.8?

nice_marmot
07-24-10, 09:19 PM
It's a rouse to keep the Terrorists guessing.

driveblind
07-24-10, 10:18 PM
It may be because of the Japanese market. The number 4 is bad luck in Japan, so many manufacturers avoid product numbers with 4 in it if they're sold in Japan. I don't know for sure that these bikes are sold there, but I see this all the time in consumer electronics. For example, Denon's A/V receiver model numbers went from 3803 to 3805. So, that's my guess.

07-25-10, 11:20 AM
If I take the parts off a 7.5 and add them to a 7.3....do I then get a 7.8?

It is indeed odd that there is no 7.4, but the math is not as you describe it.
If your take the parts off of a 7.5 and add them to a 7.3, you still have a 7.5, since the parts make the bike.

xoxoxoxoLive
07-25-10, 03:20 PM
It is indeed odd that there is no 7.4, but the math is not as you describe it.
If your take the parts off of a 7.5 and add them to a 7.3, you still have a 7.5, since the parts make the bike.

I bet you do well on IQ test ! LOL : ) Richard

meanwhile
07-25-10, 03:35 PM
It is indeed odd that there is no 7.4, but the math is not as you describe it.
If your take the parts off of a 7.5 and add them to a 7.3, you still have a 7.5, since the parts make the bike.

Strictly speaking, Exit said add - not "replace". Although how the bike would handle with four wheels, two rear derailers, etc, I'm not sure. It'd be a trifle heavy, certainly...

xoxoxoxoLive
07-25-10, 03:44 PM
Strictly speaking, Exit said add - not "replace". Although how the bike would handle with four wheels, two rear derailers, etc, I'm not sure. It'd be a trifle heavy, certainly...

I noticed you said on another post you were stuck inside today, me to, it is a 116 degrees with the heat index.
I would not make it 10 miles...LOL...IQ test for you are also no problem, witty answer...: ) Richard