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Old 06-17-12, 03:26 PM   #4026
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Awesome. Looks at home on an all-black modern hybrid.
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Old 06-17-12, 04:13 PM   #4027
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testing Brooks. B-minus after 2 rides.

Wow, thats sexy.
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It's back...and still is hot.
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Old 06-17-12, 07:22 PM   #4029
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Here's a shot of my 2011 Giant Rapid 3 shortly after I bought it. As pictured, the upgrades are:

... I've been really putting the miles on (73 last week, 61 the week before).
Yep, that's a top bike.
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[QUOTE=justfitme;14368530]testing Brooks. B-minus after 2 rides.

Love that blacked out look!
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I like the aggressive look.
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Old 06-18-12, 02:36 PM   #4032
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Hi everyone, I'm pretty new here. Was looking at all the nice hybrids and decided to share a couple pics of mine with you all. It's a 2012 Trek 7.5 FX. Got it around March.
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Old 06-18-12, 02:56 PM   #4033
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Thank you all for compliments. This is my favorite bike out of 6 I have.
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Old 06-18-12, 02:58 PM   #4034
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Hi everyone, I'm pretty new here. Was looking at all the nice hybrids and decided to share a couple pics of mine with you all. It's a 2012 Trek 7.5 FX. Got it around March.
Nice... I did not know they started to put Bontrager Race on 7.5...Last time I checked it was either Select or SSR...

Hmmm..and 105 cranks?
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Old 06-18-12, 03:23 PM   #4035
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I changed the wheels and cranks. The stock wheels are Bontrager Approved, 24-hole wheelset and the stock crank is FSA Vero, 50/34 compact road gearing. Switched the stock cranks for Shimano 105 53/39 175mm.
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Old 06-18-12, 06:06 PM   #4036
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Here is mine looking sporty. Seeing all these hybrids looking fast made me jealous..
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Here is mine looking sporty. Seeing all these hybrids looking fast made me jealous..
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And looking fantastic. BTW, what saddle is that? It looks like Fizik Antares but the writing on the nose doesn't look like Antares.
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Old 06-18-12, 06:48 PM   #4038
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Hi everyone, I'm pretty new here. Was looking at all the nice hybrids and decided to share a couple pics of mine with you all. It's a 2012 Trek 7.5 FX. Got it around March.
The 7.5 would be my FX.
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I really fancied myself a roadie but every minute more Igo I fancy these hybrids. Versatility is a great thing.
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Hi everyone, I'm pretty new here. Was looking at all the nice hybrids and decided to share a couple pics of mine with you all. It's a 2012 Trek 7.5 FX. Got it around March.
I really dig the white paint job, much better than the silver. If I hadn't gone with a 7.6, that's what I would have gotten. I can't wait for my LBS to call and tell me my bike has come in. It's so painful watching you all post pictures when all I can do is drool over them.
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Old 06-18-12, 07:35 PM   #4041
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And looking fantastic. BTW, what saddle is that? It looks like Fizik Antares but the writing on the nose doesn't look like Antares.
Selle Seta. Got it on sale for $30.00 @ lbs.
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Old 06-18-12, 07:54 PM   #4042
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Selle Seta. Got it on sale for $30.00 @ lbs.
Bargain! and sets the bike off nicely.
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Old 06-18-12, 08:38 PM   #4043
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Hi everyone, I'm pretty new here. Was looking at all the nice hybrids and decided to share a couple pics of mine with you all. It's a 2012 Trek 7.5 FX. Got it around March.
I have last years silver 7.5 and looking at yours I wish I had of waited the white with the red looks really good.
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Old 06-18-12, 09:25 PM   #4044
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I really dig the white paint job, much better than the silver. If I hadn't gone with a 7.6, that's what I would have gotten. I can't wait for my LBS to call and tell me my bike has come in. It's so painful watching you all post pictures when all I can do is drool over them.
I was thinking of going with the 7.6 but I liked the look of the 7.5 and it's plenty of bike for my needs so I decided for the 7.5

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I have last years silver 7.5 and looking at yours I wish I had of waited the white with the red looks really good.
I like the love the look of the white with red but I think the 2011 offered better components. I think the FX series is one of the most attractive group of bikes.
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Old 06-19-12, 06:13 AM   #4045
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I like the love the look of the white with red but I think the 2011 offered better components. I think the FX series is one of the most attractive group of bikes.
My LBS told me the same thing about the 2011 model having better components. I would have picked up a 2011 model if they had had it in my size since they were discounted quite heavily. I could have lived with silver in order to save $300.
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Old 06-19-12, 10:00 PM   #4046
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This is my 2012 Marin "Lucas Valley ' out for a 60 km ride on a somewhat sunny morning.
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Old 06-20-12, 10:00 PM   #4047
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My latest changes to the Trek 7.2 FX: I upgraded the crankset from stock to an Origin8 Trekking, with the same 48/38/28 rings, but longer 175mm arms, and it's a lot lighter and better looking than the Shimano M171. This required a shorter bottom bracket spindle than the stock 121.5mm. I went with a Shimano UN-55 110mm to keep the correct chainline.

I wrapped my trekking bars with regular synthetic cork bar tape, on top of 400mm long foam grips.

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^ Looks like a sweet bike. I like the bar tape.
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