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Old 08-23-09, 08:49 AM   #201
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Yeah, I'm short. I'm like 5'3 with a 27.5 inch inseam. I'm on my tippy toes when I'm on the seat and have very little clearance when I'm over the top tube. This is a 15.5 inch frame also. Should I lower the handlebars more to be even withe the seat height?
Wow, ok, I'd think that you would need a slightly smaller frame if your seat is so low. You really shouldn't be able to put both feet on the ground when you're on the seat, but you should have a little clearance over the top tube. If you don't have that then you needed a smaller frame and your sales person dropped the ball.

For the best fit your seat needs to be high enough to give you a nearly full extension of your knees at the bottom of your pedal stroke. For your inseam, the distance from the top of your saddle to the top of the bottom (6:00 position) pedal should be in the 24.5-25.5 range to start then begin fine tuning up and down and fore and aft. Another benchmark is to put your heel on the pedal and and adjust the seat until you leg is fully extended.

If this has already been done for you or by you, I appologize.
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Old 08-23-09, 09:24 AM   #202
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Thanks for the advice. This is the smallest frame for this bike already. My leg extension is pretty much what you stated. I just measured my pedal at 6:00 to the top of the saddle is its at 26 inches. The bike feels pretty good right now and I feel like I'm pedaling efficiently.
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Old 08-23-09, 09:47 AM   #203
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I had a Kuwahara BMX when I was a kid.
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Old 08-23-09, 01:32 PM   #205
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My Hybrid

My Gary Fisher Mendota (2008) 48cm frame, too small about to be replaced. Smooth and quick machine tough!




fixed the linky!!! sorry

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Old 08-23-09, 05:07 PM   #206
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Broken link, dude. Try removing the HTML and put [img] at the beginning of the URL and [/img] at the arse end of the URL.
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Old 08-23-09, 05:33 PM   #207
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Here's a picture of the new crank on my '07 Marin Larkspur. I'll post more pix as the bike gets new parts.
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Old 08-23-09, 05:57 PM   #208
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Ok,I'm in

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Old 08-23-09, 08:54 PM   #209
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I just got my Trek 7500 FX out of mothballs. It's been in storage for the last 4.5 years. I'm excited to use it to commute around town.

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Old 08-23-09, 09:48 PM   #210
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I'm glad people are finally able now to speak about, and show renewed interest in, their Hybrid bicycles. I've been seeing a lot of folks around here re-discovering these fascinating machines. Rather like a shuttered room having it's windows opened and sunlight and fresh air allowed to permeate where once were dark corners full of cobwebs.

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Old 08-24-09, 03:55 AM   #211
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I just got my Trek 7500 FX out of mothballs. It's been in storage for the last 4.5 years. I'm excited to use it to commute around town.
Nice looking bike, looks brand new
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Old 08-24-09, 09:42 AM   #212
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Nice bike indeed, did Trek changed the name to 7. series FX in 2005? And before that is was just 7000 series FX?
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Old 08-24-09, 10:00 AM   #213
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My Giant Cypress 2009. I like the precise handling of the bike. On MUPs, roads, grass.
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I'll see if I can scrounge up a picture of my 2010 Specialized Crosstrail - no customization, but its a nice bike!
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Old 08-24-09, 02:24 PM   #215
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Yeah, I noticed nobody posted any Specialized bikes yet. Definitely post your Crosstrail here!

I'll do my part by posting my 2009 Sirrus Sport:

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Old 08-24-09, 02:32 PM   #216
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That's one nice smooth looking Sirrus Sport you have. The grip on your bike. the part of which you rest your palms on..does it angle downwards as in the photos or it's up to the riders preferences?
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Old 08-24-09, 02:50 PM   #217
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The grips angle downwards on my bike just like in the photos. I'm not sure if you can adjust the angle of them or not, I have never tried since they seem to work just fine for me that way.
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The angle you want to have them at is entirely up to the rider/owner. The 'hump' on them is to stretch your hand open a bit to counter possibly compressing the ulnar-nerve, which causes numbness and pain in many people. When there was a representative from Ergon (which makes grips like those above), we asked him. He told us it was usual to angle them down and back, but we could do as we please. With the ones with the 'horns' - Ergon GC-2 - it was the standard for those grips to be installed the way you have them above. I don't think you'd want to 'horns' aiming into your palms.

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I love it! it looks very light.
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Yes, it is very light, which is one of the main reasons I bought it. It was noticeably lighter than any Trek I tested (7.2 fx up to 7.5 fx), the Giant FCR, the Bianchi Iseo, a Cannondale, a Globe, a Jamis (don't remember which models of those 3 I tried) and a few other random ones I test rode.

And yes, I tried twisting the grips and they do rotate with enough force. Putting them more straight back instead of angled as much downward straightens out your wrist while riding which might be nice.
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Here is a pic of my Trek 7.2 and my girlfriend's Jamis Citizen 2 on a Topeak bike rack.
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Old 08-24-09, 06:27 PM   #222
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Yeah, I noticed nobody posted any Specialized bikes yet. Definitely post your Crosstrail here!

I'll do my part by posting my 2009 Sirrus Sport:

the left side


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Haha..I posted mine and my hubby's Specialized earlier in the thread Mine is a 07 Globe City and his is a 09 Crosstrail Sport

Your bike is really nice We Specialized owners gotta stick together
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Here is a pic of my Trek 7.2 and my girlfriend's Jamis Citizen 2 on a Topeak bike rack.
How to you like that bike rack?? We really need one but I cant decide on one ( too many options puts me in overload)
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I really like the bike rack. Its a tension rod that applies pressure to the floor and celiing. Very easy to move around to find the best spot in your home.
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I really like the bike rack. Its a tension rod that applies pressure to the floor and celiing. Very easy to move around to find the best spot in your home.

Thanks..its looks pretty sharp. Hopefully I can find the Topeak one but I can get one from Swagman that may be similar too.
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