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    Bike dilemma solved!

    Well, after much contemplation about whether or not to buy a Giant Cypress bike, I've finally made a decision. As there was lots of great input from forum members, thought I'd post the outcome.

    There was a practically new Cypress for sale nearby and I really thought that might be the route I'd like to go. Went to the LBS, test rode a Cypress as well as several other bikes. First to make sure that my bike was the biggest issue I was having with riding and second, to see that if a new bike was in my future, that the Cypress would be a good choice. Having looked at mostly Giant, I did check out some Treks as well. Decided the Cypress just wasn't my cup of tea. So, a no go on that idea.

    I did, however, notice a huge difference in the feeling of all the bikes I rode and the bike I have at home. Not nearly as sluggish feeling, more responsive handling. I felt more in control and lighter and freer on ALL of the bikes compared to mine. And this was after much adjusting of the saddle and tire pressures (on mine). Just couldn't feel the love.

    The combination of a quicker feeling ride and a more comfortable riding position and, yea, a price reduction on a last year's model bike I liked had me pretty well decided. In addition, it was the last size, color and model of this bike, so when I told them I thought that was the one for me, they took another bit off the price, which of course sealed the deal.

    I'll be bringing home my new Trek 7.3 fx next week. Woohoo!

    Anyway, just wanted to post an update and thanks again to all who gave great advice and well wishes.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Trek 7.3 fx is here!

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    Congratulations on the choice.
    Ride slow and safe.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    Congrats! That looks like a fun bike!

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    Always feels good to make a decision! Now go out and enjoy it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    Congratulations on the choice.
    Ride slow and safe.
    WTF? Bad advice.

    Ride everywhere at top speed.

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    Congrats on the new bike! However, you know it never happened until you send pics, right? Enjoy!
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    Awesome - What was the old bike? Just curipous as to what you went from.....

    Enjoy your new bike!!

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    There is nothing quite like new bike day!

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    Ah new bike day! Naturally because you asked us for advice you are required by forum rule 122C to post several pictures of the new bicycle. You will earn extra points if the bicycle is parked against a white garage door, cranks vertical, little ring up front, small cog in the back and action shots are worth double points. Sorry, I didn’t make the rules



    Points are redemable for a bag of broken glass.

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    Great! having a bike that makes you drool when you look at it, will make you want to ride it more!
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    Do you have to join the Hybrid Forum now? Well, congratulations and enjoy the new bike.
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    Old bike is in my sig. A Schwinn Suburban. It's big, heavy and will be just fine for rides with the kids. But the new one is for my solo rides!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Trek 7.3 fx is here!

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    LOL As soon as I bring him/her home! I'm working tues, wed and thurs night. Maybe Friday morning if I'm still awake, I'll stop by the LBS and bring it home. <sigh>
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Trek 7.3 fx is here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarDasse74 View Post
    WTF? Bad advice.

    Ride everywhere at top speed.
    Only in Canada
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    And get that incredible feeling with the wind in the face and feeling like you're flying? No way! heehee
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Trek 7.3 fx is here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bautieri View Post
    Ah new bike day! Naturally because you asked us for advice you are required by forum rule 122C to post several pictures of the new bicycle. You will earn extra points if the bicycle is parked against a white garage door, cranks vertical, little ring up front, small cog in the back and action shots are worth double points. Sorry, I didn’t make the rules



    Points are redemable for a bag of broken glass.
    Man, am I glad you were here to tell me about that rule! I would have been heart broken not to have known about it and then inadvertantly been booted out for being such a rebel. Whew! Muchas gracias

    And how I'm needing a bag of broken glass. I'll start saving my points immediately!

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Trek 7.3 fx is here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_C View Post
    Great! having a bike that makes you drool when you look at it, will make you want to ride it more!
    Totally my thinking and it made me feel slightly less guilty with that rationale in mind


    Quote Originally Posted by Seenoweevil
    Congrats on the new bike! However, you know it never happened until you send pics, right? Enjoy!
    Thanks. Can't wait and will post pics when I get 'em.
    Quote Originally Posted by exile
    Do you have to join the Hybrid Forum now? Well, congratulations and enjoy the new bike.
    May have to mosey on over and check it out
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Trek 7.3 fx is here!

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