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dpc1192 08-10-07 01:09 PM

Just bought Trek 7.2fx
 
Less than an hour ago... Just took it for a ride, and it's soo nice. I was looking at the SU100 online, but the store didn't carry it so I got the 7.2FX which looks identical in silver.

I'm very very happy with it. I traded in an old bike and got aa 125$ credit, so the bike with tax was 300 which I thought was a nice deal as well.

Anyone else have this bike? What do you think of it.

daredevil 08-10-07 01:17 PM

Nice bike. Congrats. I'd ditch the seatpost though.

dpc1192 08-10-07 01:20 PM

whats wrong with the seatpost?

dpc1192 08-10-07 01:20 PM

it looks just like this http://www.trekbike.co.uk/2006/bike_...s/07-72-FX.jpg

daredevil 08-10-07 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by dpc1192 (Post 5043644)
whats wrong with the seatpost?

It's a suspension post. Notice all the models above the 7.2 don't have suspension seat posts. I wouldn't want one because I would be more concerned with performance than comfort but that's just me. :)

Oh, and I'd add bar ends. Plus fenders if I used it as a commuter.

Re-Cycle 08-10-07 01:38 PM

Sounds like a small thing but if your LBS didn't already, put screws in the two holes on the fork where a front rack mounts. Rain might get in there .

DTownDave22 08-10-07 01:49 PM

I'm considering buying a fitness bike/ flat bar road bike. One shop nearby has it for $399. Doesn't seem too bad, but I don't have a ton of money to spend on a bike either. How much did you buy it for?

dpc1192 08-10-07 02:02 PM

well it was listed as 399 there too

dpc1192 08-10-07 02:03 PM

what is the point of bar ends?

there are screws in those holes with a drink holder! haha

daredevil 08-10-07 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by dpc1192 (Post 5043988)
what is the point of bar ends?

They provide more options for hand position, allow you to get more aero if you want and give you much, much more leverage when out of the saddle on climbs. Some of my favorite riding is climbing with a flat bar bike with bar ends.

dpc1192 08-10-07 04:08 PM

well i was riding for a while, and sometimes it takes a pretty long time to change gears...

whats the deal!

Azndude51 08-10-07 09:53 PM

Sweet man, I happened to buy the exact same bike today about a couple hours after you posted. I got an '07 model in red listed as $389.99 (probably on clearance). They had '08s for around $30 more, but apparently they're almost identical so I just went for the cheaper one, plus I like the red instead of the weird brownish orange the LBS had in the 08. I agree with daredevil about the bar ends and suspension post. I'll probably get a rear rack too.


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Originally Posted by Re-Cycle (Post 5043787)
Sounds like a small thing but if your LBS didn't already, put screws in the two holes on the fork where a front rack mounts. Rain might get in there .

That's a good idea, thanks. I noticed those holes but I didn't even know what they were for.

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Originally Posted by dpc1192 (Post 5044847)
well i was riding for a while, and sometimes it takes a pretty long time to change gears...

whats the deal!

How does it take a long time? Mine shifts as soon as you hit the trigger. You should probably take it in and have your LBS adjust the shifters if they do free tune ups.

daredevil 08-10-07 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Azndude51 (Post 5046430)
You should probably take it in and have your LBS adjust the shifters if they do free tune ups.

Absolutely take it in and either have them fix it or help explain the shifting process. It shouldn't cost a dime.

Concerning the seatpost Azndude, I would think the shop would trade it out for you although for a relatively inexpensive bike maybe not, but it's worth asking about.

CaptainCool 08-10-07 11:38 PM

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Originally Posted by daredevil (Post 5046462)
Absolutely take it in and either have them fix it or help explain the shifting process. It shouldn't cost a dime.

Concerning the seatpost Azndude, I would think the shop would trade it out for you although for a relatively inexpensive bike maybe not, but it's worth asking about.

Yeah, mine shifts very quick. If you have a screwdriver you can adjust it yourself - http://www.sheldonbrown.com/derailer-adjustment.html

The seatpost has a preload on the bottom. You can tighten it down all the way and it won't budge.


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