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Old 02-23-07, 09:49 PM   #1
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Trek 7300 Bored with handlebars

I have always cycled with a road/tourer/fixed set up, drop bars, sti's etc.
Last year I saw a Trek 7300 for sale and decided to give it a go. Put some 28 tyres on, mudgaurds and a rack andhave been using it for my commuting to and from work ever since.
The problem is I am so bored with the flatish bars that are on the bike and want to change them. I like the look of on-one mungo's but have doubts about the gear and brake levers fitting.
Does anyone have any recomendations? I dont want to change the gear/brake levers, just the bars.
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Old 02-23-07, 11:26 PM   #2
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Trekking/butterfly bars

Have the Nashbar one on my tandem and really like it
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+1 for the trekking bars. I have them on my 7300 and love them! Nashbar has them for cheap too!
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how do you like your 7300? specifically, how do you like the shifters and derailers?

i'm not particularly happy with the sram components. and my bottom bracket is squeaking. i rode home (from the bike shop after getting a tune up) in a down pour. i'm thinking i've got water in there.
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+1 for the trekking bars. I have them on my 7300 and love them! Nashbar has them for cheap too!
can someone tell me where i can find carbon trekking bars?
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how do you like your 7300? specifically, how do you like the shifters and derailers?

i'm not particularly happy with the sram components. and my bottom bracket is squeaking. i rode home (from the bike shop after getting a tune up) in a down pour. i'm thinking i've got water in there.
I really like my 7300, I have an Xtracycle on the back of it so it is my "station wagon" of bikes. I am waiting for the components to break and then I will upgrade to some better components. I just had a tune up and now they work pretty good.
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how do you like your 7300? specifically, how do you like the shifters and derailers?
I mostly like it, once I got it used to the riding position. Had this one sine May 06 and everything is running well.
I changed the tyres for some Conti gator 28's, fitted a rack and full length mud guards. Basically I only use the bike for my commute to work, and the odd shopping trip to the supermarket with the panniers.
Once I have some spare cash I will change the suspension forks for a set of carbon touring/cross forks. The extra weight of the suspension forks isnít justified for me as I only use the bike on the road.
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