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    My new 2013 TREK 7.6

    Just picked this up this afternoon,

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    Well I just became another TREK RIDER
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    Nice. What happened to the Sirrus and the Escape City?
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    You have A GIRLFRIEND IN THE BICYCLE BUSINESS?????

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


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    Quote Originally Posted by treadtread View Post
    Nice. What happened to the Sirrus and the Escape City?
    I still have the Escape, sold a few bikes I had to get one nice fast commuter. This bike was a couple months old, and on consignment. Came with all the extras, Schwalbe Ultremo Defense folding 700 x 25c, SRAM Rival crank (upgrade), Urban 400 headlight, Bontrager Ion 2 headlight, Bontrager Flare 3 Taillight, Bontrager seat bag, with 3 CO2's , Park Tool kit (nice), Lezyne hand pump, Garmin Edge 500 cycling computer, cadence/speed sensor, K-Edge mount, 2 water bottle cages. The owner just traded it in to upgrade to a very nice road bike, it even came with a welcome to the TREK family kit, with CD & book. I am so happy ! Went for my first ride tonight, WOW ! and the lights are awesome bright. Walked into the shop to look around, and left with this.
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    Trek's FX line of bikes are AWESOME !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    You have A GIRLFRIEND IN THE BICYCLE BUSINESS?????
    Really I just shop a lot, takes a while to find a good deal.
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    go big or go home! Congrats!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellinibean View Post
    go big or go home! Congrats!!
    (Laugh) Everyone's always saying get the most you can afford, its cheaper than upgrading. And I have been wanting a long time for an FX model. Going to be lots of peanut butter & jelly's for lunch for a while. But its worth it.
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    Congrats xoxoxoxoLive!
    I know, there are huge differences between Giant Escape and Trek 7.6, but after you bought the Trek, do you still recommend Giant Escape?
    Because I am going to choose between Escape 1 and 7.3 fx. And in my country the prices are not cheap. I want to buy best bike for my money.

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    Sheesh, I remember when you were posting vids of Big Box Schwinns and the like and eschewing pricier LBS offerings- especially Trek...

    Enjoy your ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzdrn View Post
    Congrats xoxoxoxoLive!
    I know, there are huge differences between Giant Escape and Trek 7.6, but after you bought the Trek, do you still recommend Giant Escape?
    Because I am going to choose between Escape 1 and 7.3 fx. And in my country the prices are not cheap. I want to buy best bike for my money.
    I still like my Giant more right now, the Trek seems to fragile. My Allez was bullet proof compared to the FX 7.6. Never should have sold it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    Sheesh, I remember when you were posting vids of Big Box Schwinns and the like and eschewing pricier LBS offerings- especially Trek...

    Enjoy your ride
    I'm trying, but I might have made a HUGE mistake. Not throwing the towel in yet, but would not surprise me, if I just take off all the sweet accessories and sell it..... And install them on the Escape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoxoxoxoLive View Post
    I'm trying, but I might have made a HUGE mistake. Not throwing the towel in yet, but would not surprise me, if I just take off all the sweet accessories and sell it..... And install them on the Escape.
    Just want to recant my QUICK verdict on the FX 7.6, its a very sweet looking bike, but the gearing does not make sense to me. : 11-36 34-50 Sram Rival front crank. The wheels seem weak compared to my WH R-600's that were on my Allez, and they were only 16 front 20 rear, & these are 24 both front and back. Also the ( w/IsoZone monostay ) seems real spongy on the back frame : DSCN0650.jpg Since I bought the bike on consignment, the bike shop offered me a free tune in 30 days, and life time MINOR adjustments. Any of you have any knowledge on these issues ? My weight has gone up, I'm now around 220 to230 (somewhere in there) I haven't sleep wheel last few nights, plus been going on late night rides, and the second trip out the front derailleur cable pops off Just seems like a bad start, but now being more rested looking at it with a better attitude ... Thanks
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    Stopped by another Trek dealer today, (not where I bought the bike) they said the wheels are fine. Then showed me other road bikes they came on, also the w/IsoZone monostay are supposed to move as much as a 1/4 inch. It really does smooth out the ride, here are different pictures of my old wheel set, and the FX 7.6 ones. Plus the gearing, I'm starting to get used to it, I just stay on the large chain ring now, instead of the smaller one. DSCN0447.jpg DSCN0450.jpg DSCN0451.jpg TREK 7.6 DSCN0673.jpg DSCN0649.jpg DSCN0647.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    Sheesh, I remember when you were posting vids of Big Box Schwinns and the like and eschewing pricier LBS offerings- especially Trek...

    Enjoy your ride
    I miss the Schwinn Trailways that bike was tough : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgztX...o7UQ2gGtOTqljA
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    Finally seem to have it set up nice. (Video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLjzOt4OCRw
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    I remember looking at TREKS with the rubber block in the back of the frame...I thought it would make the ride springy, and make you pedal less efficiently...I was also concerned the block would eventually wear out. I'm glad I didn't get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilpoindexter View Post
    I remember looking at TREKS with the rubber block in the back of the frame...I thought it would make the ride springy, and make you pedal less efficiently...I was also concerned the block would eventually wear out. I'm glad I didn't get one.
    And then ?
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