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Old 04-22-13, 06:38 PM   #1
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Lets see those Upgrades



Kool Stop brake pads

Sram Rival Crank

Mavic Wheel set

Garmin Edge 500

TREK 2013 7.6 FX
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Cool picture, let me guess, going to go upgrade..

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Thought it would be a nice thread to share new upgrades, anything like lights, saddle's, tires, derailleurs, bikes, you name it..

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Ok, my bike goes through changes over time...usually after someting fails on me.

As is today (FLASH OFF)


As is today (FLASH ON)


Vittoria Rubino Pro 23mm


Speciallized Romin SL


Thomson Setback Post


Thomson Seat Post Collar


Thomson Stem


Full Speed Ahead K-Force Bar


Shimano SPD-SL Pedals

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To quote that famous Golden Archers Restaurant..."I'm Lovin' It"
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“Don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades.” – Eddy Merckx
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“Don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades.” – Eddy Merckx
Is that why Eddy sells upper-grade bikes? I think maybe his philosophy these days would be 'buy my upper-grades, to ride up grades' lol
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To quote that famous Golden Archers Restaurant..."I'm Lovin' It"
Your Cannondale Bad Boy is one SWEET BIKE.. Couple of things, did the Sram X7 shifters come stock on it, I know they were using Sram components back then. My F4 had X5 I think, and it was a 2008. Also HOW did you get the paint on the frame to reflect. I might have mentioned this earlier, but your bike and a few others opened the door for me to the performance side of Hybrids. My FX is so smooth to ride, never want to stop. & a little secret, sold the Giant to help finance the MAVIC wheels.. I'm so ashamed
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“Don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades.” – Eddy Merckx
I never liked those Bontrager wheels since the first day I rode it. Nothing bad to say about them, now I just have a backup set of wheels.
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Your Cannondale Bad Boy is one SWEET BIKE.. Couple of things, did the Sram X7 shifters come stock on it, I know they were using Sram components back then. My F4 had X5 I think, and it was a 2008. Also HOW did you get the paint on the frame to reflect. I might have mentioned this earlier, but your bike and a few others opened the door for me to the performance side of Hybrids. My FX is so smooth to ride, never want to stop. & a little secret, sold the Giant to help finance the MAVIC wheels.. I'm so ashamed
Thanks for the compliments.
The bike came standard with SRAM X7 Shifters and Rear Deraileur, plus Deore Front Deraileur. The original non-SRAM and Shimano Components all failed (snapped and broke) eg. Seat Post, seat post collar, saddle, brake levers, disc-brake callipers, pedals.
In relation to the reflection, it is the original reflective Cannondale Camo-design seals under clear coat. Sadly I can't photograph the incredible beauty of the Dupont Paintwork on this frame, (this is a 2007 model) which appears to be "BBQ" but when the sun hits it, reflects incredible metal fleck colours of blue and red.
I'm impressed with your bikes over the years. I remember you tested countless numbers of hybrids and MTB to get to this stage. I was a fan of your videos shot by your kids.
Oh...and you made the right choice with the Mavic Wheels.
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Thanks for the compliments.
The bike came standard with SRAM X7 Shifters and Rear Deraileur, plus Deore Front Deraileur. The original non-SRAM and Shimano Components all failed (snapped and broke) eg. Seat Post, seat post collar, saddle, brake levers, disc-brake callipers, pedals.
In relation to the reflection, it is the original reflective Cannondale Camo-design seals under clear coat. Sadly I can't photograph the incredible beauty of the Dupont Paintwork on this frame, (this is a 2007 model) which appears to be "BBQ" but when the sun hits it, reflects incredible metal fleck colours of blue and red.
I'm impressed with your bikes over the years. I remember you tested countless numbers of hybrids and MTB to get to this stage. I was a fan of your videos shot by your kids.
Oh...and you made the right choice with the Mavic Wheels.
Thanks, I can honestly say that what I've learned has been through trial & error. The "Hybrid Forum" and internet research, plus test riding lots of bikes. But I'm a slow learner
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Is that why Eddy sells upper-grade bikes? I think maybe his philosophy these days would be 'buy my upper-grades, to ride up grades' lol
I assume it was fom his younger cockier days, before the high end bike line ...
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Changed my rear cassette to 11-26 Sram Force, & put on a set of Bontrager 700 x 32 tires to smooth out the ride, and help handle the rough street and sidewalks.
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Sweet work guys!! Now I want a carbon stem and bars. Any store recommendations?
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Money, Money, Money.. Carbon Seat post 225.00 dollars.
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Sweet work guys!! Now I want a carbon stem and bars. Any store recommendations?
Depends on your exchange rate, but for me, chainreaction is the store I always compare to. Often my local bike shop is pretty close in price, so I try to balance my purchases.
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Trek 7.6 FX (2013)

Personalizing my FX

.1) Mavic Wheel Set

.2) KOOLSTOP Brake Pads

.3) Evoke 1 Saddle

.4) Sram Rival Crank Set

.5) Sram Force 10 speed rear (11-26)

.6) Bontrager 700 x 32c Tires

.7) Garmin Edge 500 & Cadence sensor

.8) Cheap Plastic Wellgo Pedals

I really am very pleased with the 7.6 FX, handles great, light weight, smooth ride, & with the 700 x 32's can still maintain speed, but wide enough to handle the rough city streets.
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No Way...You loved that Giant.
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No Way...You loved that Giant.
I did. Now I'm a one trick pony...
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Oury lock on's, a big Vetta saddle, Black Ops platforms (wellgo proly makes 'em ) ... basically made the 3 contact points, softer/wider ...




Also installed some 42c Conti Speed rides ... fatter tires for "float", ( NOT a band-aid, for a harsh "ride" on an alu. frame ... only one thing riddes nicer than, a steel frame with a cf fork... but, ) just incase I wanna do a gravel or crushed limestome adventure ! : o)




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I'm liking the look of those. I might have to look into them as mine have lost their grip.
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Nice pony!
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Thanks. weighed it today, as pictured above. (with accessories) 22.8 pounds. That surprised me with those 700 x 32 Bontrager tires. Thought it would have been more.
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