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Old 01-29-12, 04:22 PM   #1
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I Wrecked My Trek 7.3

Yesterday after I had new Big Earls put on my 7.3 I hit a piece of old foundation in the neighbors yard and took a hard over the handle bars flip. I got a bumed up knee and other then that I am okay. My dear 7.3 got it worst. Wheel out true, one shifter broke one brake handle bent bad. Bike is only a few months old, being a 2012 model. My question is as follows.
What would you good folks do about the shifters? I believe shifters and brakes are one unit. I like my stuff kept neat and fixed so riding as is, out of the question. Advice please.
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I would say, take it to the shop so they can check the wheel if it can be trued and
check the fork and frame.

Ordered the shifter, brake parts and do that your self if you feel comfortable working
on the bike your self, if not let them fix it.

They also need to check the riser and handle bars.

Glad you are no worse then a bump or two.
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Yesterday after I had new Big Earls put on my 7.3 I hit a piece of old foundation in the neighbors yard and took a hard over the handle bars flip. I got a bumed up knee and other then that I am okay. My dear 7.3 got it worst. Wheel out true, one shifter broke one brake handle bent bad. Bike is only a few months old, being a 2012 model. My question is as follows.
What would you good folks do about the shifters? I believe shifters and brakes are one unit. I like my stuff kept neat and fixed so riding as is, out of the question. Advice please.
BillMc
Hey there Bill!

Good to know you didn't sustain any head or cranial injuries!

I think you should find the nearest bicycle co-op. If possible, take it there and have it assessed by their shop mechanics. Let them guide you in the proper repair of your own bicycle. They may even have some 7.3FX spare parts already laying around somewhere. If so, you could keep your cash and just use those spare parts.

OTOH, if the co-op thing is not a possibility, I'd just do what BHOFM already stated. That sounds like a pretty good idea, to me.

Whatever you do, just make certain that an expert checks your frame for damage, before any repairs are done!

Good Luck!

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Back to the bike shop for sure, (BUMMER) : (
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According to bikepedia.com, your shifters are
Shimano EF65 8 spd trigger

Now bikepedia certainly isn't infallible, but you might Google the description and see if those seem to match.

IF you broke the right shifter AND your bike is an 8 speed, maybe you want to upgrade to 9?
In addition to the shifter, you'd need the cassette & chain. You can get those for around $60 for the lower level version cassette and decent chain.
That's probably about what the shifters are going to cost online.

I recently upgraded my ride and the integrated trigger/brake shifter was actually very similar in price to the non integrated one.
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Awwww. Sorry to hear about your tumble. Sounds pretty bad. I'm glad you weren't hurt any worse. Don't ignore knee pain if you have a lot. I would take the bike to the store and have someone look it over and give you an estimate and some options. The bike should be checked carefully for non-obvious damage. I would hope that the people at the shop would know what the most likely type of damage results from your tumble. If you hit your helmet on anything, you should replace it.
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The exact same or very similar and compatible shift/brake lever unit can probably be purchased and installed for not much money (likely ~$30 for the part and about the same for installation.)

Here is a link to a similar or identical shifter. Your LBS can also order one. I don't know what the LBS price will be... likely similar...

http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-ST-EF60-Altus-Shift-Brake/dp/B001Q221TY/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1327969927&sr=1-1
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Well my knee is feeling allot better, still a little sore and tender, but allot better. I have a few more bruises then I thought I would. To the bike shop after work to see the damage and to start figuring out how or what to repair. I just figured I wanted to upgrade to some 7.5 compents and now is probally the time to do it. Not going to spend the money to just replace again.
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The exact same or very similar and compatible shift/brake lever unit can probably be purchased and installed for not much money (likely ~$30 for the part and about the same for installation.)

Here is a link to a similar or identical shifter. Your LBS can also order one. I don't know what the LBS price will be... likely similar...

http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-ST-EF60-Altus-Shift-Brake/dp/B001Q221TY/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1327969927&sr=1-1

These would likely work fine. If you can't do the work yourself, your shop can, or find someone on here to help. I know I would be more than happy to help a fellow cyclist, but I don't live near ya!
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Ok I'll put a twist on it if finances are ok.

Go to your LBS and ask about switching to 9 speed. If your deraileurs are compatible, swap out to separate levers and shifters and throw on a 9 speed cassette. Might be a chance you can do this on the cheap.
Separate levers and shifters may help in the future if you go "A" over again and chances are you'll only damage the lever and not the shifter next time.
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Went to the LBS today. Looks like both shifters/brakes have problems. Wheel is slighty out of true. LBS is going to check out some opitions for shifters and brakes. I will probally start some sort of upgrade. Just want to get her repaired for the season. I am read to start riding.
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side note wife found some more bruises tonite, that flip just keeps on giving.
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Was it a brand new set of wheels you damaged? Bummer.
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side note wife found some more bruises tonite, that flip just keeps on giving.
I fell on ice recently and it took me until two nights later to find a bruise on my ankle. I think it's from unclipping right before I fell and having the bike fall on my foot. Unlike you, my bike was undamaged. I find myself to be lucky! Just a bruised hip and ankle!

I hope you heal fast and your bike does too!
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Well parts are ordered. LBS recomended Shimano Deore. Say they are an upgrade from what I have. Will proball be the eend of next week before it is repaired. Suppose to be n the fifties here this weekend, so they are going to due a usable repair on my shfters, and true the wheel so I can ride this weekend. then I have to take bike back up on Tuesday so they canstart the repairs. I have a great LBS.
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Well parts are ordered. LBS recomended Shimano Deore. Say they are an upgrade from what I have. Will proball be the eend of next week before it is repaired. Suppose to be n the fifties here this weekend, so they are going to due a usable repair on my shfters, and true the wheel so I can ride this weekend. then I have to take bike back up on Tuesday so they canstart the repairs. I have a great LBS.
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Glad you seem to being better, and things are working out. Richard : )
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update

Well went to the LBS this week and discovered that my parts hadn't even been ordered! I am a little P.Oed! So I guess if worst comes to worst, I'll order the parts and do it myself. I might need some help with finding upgraded parts.
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Well that just sucks! I would just order them myself as well. I know, support the LBS but there are times when you just gotta do things your own way.
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My 7.3 has had some repairs. New shifters, brake levers, 9 speed casette, and chain. Looks like the front derailur also took a hit. So LBS is ordering a new one going to upgrade a step or two. I did get a short ride in and must say I like the upgrades. The front derailur will really be nice.
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Glad to hear the bike is back on the road. The upgrades will make it a real sweet ride.
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Update

It has been nearly two months since I had my accident. I took the bike in yesterday to get the new front deraiuler installed. Rode 15 miles today, with the wife, son and his daughter in the trailer. I must say I really like the upgrades. Shifts nice, and I like the new brake levers. So I am hoping for more nice spring rides. Hope every one is having a nice spring.
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Very nice, that should bring your bike pretty close to the 2012 7.5FX specs minus the carbon fork. I have most of the same stuff on my 2011 7.5FX and the bike shifts very smoothly.
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Upgraded to the following:
Shimano Acera ST-M390, devore front derailur, alivo brake levers, new chain, 9 speed cassette.
I am having a hard time adjusting to the new shifting. Seems like it takes a long throw to move the front derailur. Might just be me, will ride it by the LBS this week and see what he has to say. Nothing else I will adjust, LBS told me I need to put a few miles on it.
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My 7.5 shifts smoothly and I agree that the front derailleurs does take a long throw to shift. Once you have shifted it a few times to acquire the right memory motion, it should seem easier. I think you'll enjoy the upgrades.
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