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 - !