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Old 09-09-09, 09:37 PM   #1
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first visit to hybrids

I didn't know there was a hybrid forum.I mostly hang out at c&v,over 50,and clydsdale forums.this is a pic. of my trek 7.5 fx.i changed the bars because the flat bars made my hands tied after so many miles.The Tiagra and Deore components linked to road bike tires make it a pretty good bike for fun and good speed on paved roads.

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Old 09-10-09, 02:18 AM   #2
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Welcome, It is about a month old now. The front brake cable looks a little taut. Nice mod though
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Old 09-10-09, 06:08 AM   #3
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nice bike! im loving the handle bars. it looks like that bike is so comfortable to ride since you're so upright.
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Very nice! And welcome to the new Hybrid Forum. You didn't know it was here - because it wasn't here until very recently. Hope to see your contributions & ideas!
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Right on about the front brake cable.It works ok but a little longer will be coming soon.I got the bars off Amazon.They were only about $6.They do make a big difference when riding .
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Unless that picture is very deceptive, either your legs are about a foot long or that saddle may be MUCH too low. Beside making pedaling unnecessarily tiring this is also likely to lead to a blown knee. See eg http://www.sheldonbrown.com/saddles.html
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Old 09-14-09, 11:57 AM   #7
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I believe the FX series bikes are aimed at a more fitness profile style of bikes,hence the lower handlebars, nincev had closely tranformed it to a 7000 series,for comfort reason may be?
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Nice colour. Satin Gray is sleek! Is that a butterfly hairclip on your helmet?
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Old 09-21-09, 08:41 AM   #9
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I never noticed my helmet in the pic.The butterfly is actually a thing my wife stuck in the planter by the garage.I did raise the bars for comfort reasons.
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Please make sure you also get this pic on the picture string - nice bike, and Welcome!
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