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Old 07-05-10, 02:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy 2006 Trek Hybrid for $70

It's a 7100. Good deal?
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Old 07-05-10, 03:15 PM   #2
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If all the parts are there and functional I can't see where you would go wrong.

I have a 2009 Trek 7200 as my (so far) only bike. New it sells for over $500. Even allowing for depreciation $70 is a screaming deal.
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If all the parts are there and functional I can't see where you would go wrong.

I have a 2009 Trek 7200 as my (so far) only bike. New it sells for over $500. Even allowing for depreciation $70 is a screaming deal.
Cool thanks. I don't have a hybrid and thought I could use a change from the dirt trails. The local bike club has rides that go 15 mph+ and I want to be able to keep up with them. They all ride road bikes.
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Old 07-05-10, 03:59 PM   #4
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It's a 7100. Good deal?
where is the punch line?
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I just picked up a Trek 7100 that was refurbished (new shifters, new tires, new grips, paint touched up) for $150. I love the bike, and it can definitely keep up with the 15 mph+ rides.

I haven't ridden a bike in years (though I'm in fairly decent shape) and was able to keep an 18 mph pace on flat road and 29.6 downhill.

Unless it's beat to hell I'd say $70 is a very good deal.
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I just picked up a Trek 7100 that was refurbished (new shifters, new tires, new grips, paint touched up) for $150. I love the bike, and it can definitely keep up with the 15 mph+ rides.

I haven't ridden a bike in years (though I'm in fairly decent shape) and was able to keep an 18 mph pace on flat road and 29.6 downhill.

Unless it's beat to hell I'd say $70 is a very good deal.

Sounds good I'm going to meet the seller tomorrow. He says he hardly rode it. The pics look good.

I get tired of the wide knobby tires. It'd be nice to have 700c tires to roll on.
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I'm formally classed as a "Clydesdale" in size. I had ridden the 7100 in the shop around the parking lot before agreeing to purchase the 7200. The reason I went to that one is to get the largest frame size offered, 25".

My bike, Trigger, has been stuck in the shop all weekend. Not major stuff, just wanting them to get rid of a clicking noise I had begun hearing and having them add on a cycle computer. Finally decided I wanted to know how fast I was or wasn't going and how far I'd ridden.
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Cool thanks. I don't have a hybrid and thought I could use a change from the dirt trails. The local bike club has rides that go 15 mph+ and I want to be able to keep up with them. They all ride road bikes.
$70 for a 7100 in decent shape is a good deal.

Riding a 7100 to keep up with road bikes is not a good plan.
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The local bike club has rides that go 15 mph+ and I want to be able to keep up with them. They all ride road bikes.
Don't think the 7100 can catch up with them road bikes,2 different kind of bikes,does this phrase "take one to know one'' apply to your question?
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you want at least a "performance" hybrid/flat bar road bike to keep up with roadies, thats saying they are going slow.

I used to average 16mph on my 15-20 mile rides that have small rolling hills, on the road bike I had. I now have a specialized Sirrus and I average around 13.9mph on the shorter 10-15 mile rides though the same area.

My girlfriend on her 7100 can average 11mph with me on the rather flat canal path, but she is not riding for speed, I would imagine 15mph could be achieved on the bike, but it wont be fun with the upright position (think wind resistance...)

To the original point: $70 is a darn good deal if its in good shape. Heck, $70 for the frame, fork, and true wheelset would be a good deal.
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you want at least a "performance" hybrid/flat bar road bike to keep up with roadies, thats saying they are going slow.

I used to average 16mph on my 15-20 mile rides that have small rolling hills, on the road bike I had. I now have a specialized Sirrus and I average around 13.9mph on the shorter 10-15 mile rides though the same area.

My girlfriend on her 7100 can average 11mph with me on the rather flat canal path, but she is not riding for speed, I would imagine 15mph could be achieved on the bike, but it wont be fun with the upright position (think wind resistance...)

To the original point: $70 is a darn good deal if its in good shape. Heck, $70 for the frame, fork, and true wheelset would be a good deal.


I may have overestimated the speed of the hybrid. This is my first 700c bike so I wasn't sure what to expect. It's a little heavier than I thought but it seems to be in good shape. I rode it a little around the cul-de-sac. Very comfortable, nice ride!

PS: Yeah it's a 15 inch, and yes I'm short - 5'-7"

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Looks like it's in good shape for $70. On the surface a 15" sounds like it would be one frame size too small for your 5'7" height.
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Looks like it's in good shape for $70. On the surface a 15" sounds like it would be one frame size too small for your 5'7" height.
Yeah, it's a bit small, but oh well, the GF can use it.

On the plus side, I have discovered I really like rolling on 700c wheels!
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You stold that bike - nice find.

Pump those tires up to max, lock out the front suspension, get rid or lock out that suspension seatpost, and try it again.
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You stold that bike - nice find.

Pump those tires up to max, lock out the front suspension, get rid or lock out that suspension seatpost, and try it again.
Thanks for the tip.

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I'm also 5'7" and the Trek hybrid 17.5" frame fits me almost perfectly, nearly a custom fit.
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I'm also 5'7" and the Trek hybrid 17.5" frame fits me almost perfectly, nearly a custom fit.
Well the only other 7100 for sale on CL is over $300.
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you want at least a "performance" hybrid/flat bar road bike to keep up with roadies, thats saying they are going slow.

I used to average 16mph on my 15-20 mile rides that have small rolling hills, on the road bike.
I average 16mph on a mountain bike with knobies on. You can absolutely average 16mph on a hybrid.
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Why is there an unhappy face next to this thread title?
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After some more riding, I'm going to change out the seatpost and seat.
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Well, I just found another Trek hybrid for sale. 2004 7300FX for $175. Is that a pretty good deal? The size may be more appropriate for me, and I like it's performance-oriented focus.
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Show us that dog gone pic,,,yes it s a good deal.
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Show us that dog gone pic,,,yes it s a good deal.
Okay, here it is. 17.5 in. frame. Probably a better fit for me.

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Would the 7300FX be considered a sporty/performance hybrid?
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Would the 7300FX be considered a sporty/performance hybrid?
Not in my book.
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