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    New Trek 7.5FX (pics)

    Well I finally did it. I don't know if any of you remember my "Talk me into selling my Rickenbacker 360-12 for a trek 7.5FX" thread, but after deciding to keep the guitar, I played it for a while, and decided I didn't really need it anymore. I also took a 7.5 for a test ride a few weeks ago, and that sealed the deal.

    I sold the guitar on eBay, and after waiting for PayPal to release my money , I now have a Trek 7.5FX. I had my LBS install bar ends, and one of the new Bontrager racks for my existing trunk pack. I just need to install my new Specialized Speedzone Elite (the LBS I bought the bike from is not a Specialized dealer - they may have put it on for me, but I didn't ask), and the rack mount for my blinkie, and I'm set. My wife and one (out of three) of the guys at the LBS hated the idea of mounting a rack on this bike, but I like having my repair, and personal items with me, and it doesn't weigh THAT much unless I have my cable, and lock in the pack. Besides, I LIKE the way it looks with a pack.

    I've only taken it for a couple of short test drives so far but it seems FAST. The stock seat is very comfortable even in jeans. After lurking around in the Hybrid Forum, armed only with a Navigator, i finally feel like I belong.

    Now I just have to decide which Michigan, or Northern Ohio Century Ride to tackle this year - !




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    Nice bike --- whose rack is that???

    "Retirement is the best job I ever had!" Me, 2009


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    May I ask how much you get it for? Since it's a brand new 2010 bike, am I right to assume that you paid MSRP?

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    @Wanderer: It's the 2010 version of the Bontrager (Trek) Interchange Backrack II

    @Enkratesbike: I got $1600.00 for the Rickenbacker. My LBS has a once-a-year sale where bikes are 15% off, and all accessories are 20% off - so it was a great deal. The other LBS that sells Specialized has the same type of sale, so I got the computer for 20% off as well. Around here spring is the only time to buy!

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    That is an awesome looking bike; maybe someday I can have one.

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    You have a great bike there. I just bought the same bike model, same color too, mine is a 17.5". I'll get my camera out and see if I can get a picture up of it, but it looks basically the same as yours sans barends, rack and only one bottle holder (white instead of red). I really dig the fx series that Trek has. Good pick!

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    Great looking bike, but what made you pick the 7.5fx over the 7.6fx that has the upgraded frame? Was it a budget or component choice?
    If the world is going to end on 21 December 2012, does that mean I won't be able to retire in 2013?

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    Beautiful bike! And I like the rack on it.
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    I love them partially red tires,that's what i need ( want ) for mine,nice bike you have pal,ride on.
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    That's a good looking bike. I love the red, it really makes it 'pop'. What's the red under the saddle?
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    Thanks everyone for your comments. I actually got out to ride it on Tuesday - very nice 10 miles - but I still need to get my "real world" legs back (I've been using my Navigator on a trainer all winter).

    @Cyber-Hawke: The only difference in the frame is the "Iso-Zone Monostay" shock absorber, which I really didn't care for. I'm sure about the components, but I'm not sure that the difference is worth the money. The only thing I like better about the 7.6 is the road-geared crank. Oh, and the color of the 7.6 isn't as appealing as the 7.5 black.

    @KungPaoSchwinn: I think the red tires add a lot to the style (I also added a red Specialized Elite computer). I hope they're still available when the time comes to replace them.

    @Siu Blue Wind: The red under the saddle is the saddle rails.
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    WOW...I am glad I looked at this thread before going to bed. THAT IS ONE "HOSS" LOOKING BIKE!!! I need to study up on the 7.5FX.
    I was wanting to sell some of my steel bikes and get something different. There it is!! Congrats and enjoy!!

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    The rack does look a bit "heavy" for the bike, but I understand your need for one. But my philosophy is if it doesn't make me go faster, or help me stop, it doesn't go on the bike. I have other bikes to do that work.
    Anyway, I've had a 7.5fx for a fw years and love it, and I agree about the crank, a road crank would be a better choice. The color is great, mine is a bland silver, with grey accents, looks nice, just bland.
    Some thing you might want to put on your upgrade list;
    Clipless pedals and shoes.
    tires, the red looks cool, but you will get much better performmance with 25 or 28 tires than the 32 that came with it.

    I'ts a great bike, enjoy the ride.

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    I really like the length of the rack, especially the positioning.

    It would keep occasional heel strike away from my grocery panniers.

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    Congrats, gorgeous bike!! I've got it's baby brother, a 7.3FX, my first bike (in many years) I bought last year.

    When I was road bike shopping earlier this year, I thought I'd trade in the 7.3--but after a day or two, called the shop back and told them I wanted to keep it, LOL. They're just great all-purpose bikes.

    Since i have the roadie now, I'm thinking of adding a rack to the 7.3 as well--my wife has one on her 7300 hybrid, and it's a nice little rack, with the Trek bag that snaps in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_U View Post
    Thanks everyone for your comments. I actually got out to ride it on Tuesday - very nice 10 miles - but I still need to get my "real world" legs back (I've been using my Navigator on a trainer all winter).



    @Siu Blue Wind: The red under the saddle is the saddle rails.

    Oh I thought you did something special to make them red...
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    Nice looking bike! Hahaha...looks exactly like mine.

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    The latest additions to the bike:

    Specialized Speedzone Elite (red of course)

    7.5fx handlebars..jpg

    Batman Sticker:

    7.5fxbat..jpg
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Okay that is looking cooler each time. I might have to go jazz up my bike now.
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    Can I ask what brand/model of bar ends you are using? I really like the look of them. Are they comfortable?
    Gettin' my Fred on.

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    @irclean: They're just the standard long Bontrager (Trek) bar ends. I don't know about comfort, I'm still getting used to the concept.
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