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Old 04-30-13, 12:00 AM   #1
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Got my first hybrid

Hello! I'm a total newbie and I just posted on the Introductions forum, but I wanted to come here and say hi because I'll probably be in here most of the time. I've never owned a nice bike before, but I bought a Trek 7.2 FX today and I'm picking it up on Wednesday. Using it for commuting and some fun exercise. I ordered a seat bag, a lock, and a water bottle cage. Anything else I might need to get started?

Also, has anyone got a 7.2 and regretted not getting the 7.3? I'm very inexperienced, so I couldn't really see the value in dropping an extra $130 on it, and the guy at my LBS wasn't extremely informative.
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Old 04-30-13, 12:35 AM   #2
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what type of lock did u get?
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Old 04-30-13, 03:41 AM   #3
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Hello! I'm a total newbie and I just posted on the Introductions forum, but I wanted to come here and say hi because I'll probably be in here most of the time. I've never owned a nice bike before, but I bought a Trek 7.2 FX today and I'm picking it up on Wednesday. Using it for commuting and some fun exercise. I ordered a seat bag, a lock, and a water bottle cage. Anything else I might need to get started?

Also, has anyone got a 7.2 and regretted not getting the 7.3? I'm very inexperienced, so I couldn't really see the value in dropping an extra $130 on it, and the guy at my LBS wasn't extremely informative.
Congrats on the 7.2 FX. There pretty popular on this forum, and one of my picks for Hybrid of the year.. I would just ride for a while, and you will start to notice things you want.. as in lights & Welcome to the Forum.
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Old 04-30-13, 07:39 AM   #4
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I have not regretted getting the 7.2 FX. I love the bike, use it daily and did not over spend. One thing I do use consistently on my commutes is a rack and panniers. I can stop and grab some groceries or take my clothes to work, etc. This is money well spent for me and I recommend it.

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Old 04-30-13, 08:13 AM   #5
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what type of lock did u get?
I got this one: http://www.amazon.com/Kryptonite-Kry...ptonite+u+lock

I know it's not the beefiest lock you can get, but I do live in a really safe town. I hope it's enough to at least deter any thieves.

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Congrats on the 7.2 FX. There pretty popular on this forum, and one of my picks for Hybrid of the year.. I would just ride for a while, and you will start to notice things you want.. as in lights & Welcome to the Forum.
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I have not regretted getting the 7.2 FX. I love the bike, use it daily and did not over spend. One thing I do use consistently on my commutes is a rack and panniers. I can stop and grab some groceries or take my clothes to work, etc. This is money well spent for me and I recommend it.

Nice looking bike! I was also looking at the rack and panniers. Do they make ones that are easily detachable? I'd only want to use it on light grocery trips, not so much for commuting.
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I leave the rack on but it does come off pretty easy. If the panniers are what you're asking about... They just pull off by lifting up. Nothing to attach really. I am almost always disappointed when I leave it at home because those are the times I'd like to grab some videos, dinner, veggies etc.

This is the same set of panniers on my wife's 7.2 FX when she went shopping. Nothing to it.

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There are paper bag specific panniers ... Only for fair weather grocery trips, tho ...
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You been warned ...

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Old 05-05-13, 09:55 AM   #9
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I've got Transit Grocery Panniers from Performance Bicycle. They put them on sale regularly.

Mine live on my bike, with reusable shopping bags folded up inside them. Then, the panniers fold flat when empty, even with the bags in them. Very handy, and used often, for anything that fits in them.

I, also, loop the elastic hold down connector, over the front edge, to hold them tighter and flatter, and loop monkey balls bungees between them, front and rear, when empty to insure that they stay flat, and wind resistant.

Never a problem, and always handy. But they do lift right off, if I want to remove them.
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Old 05-17-13, 08:30 AM   #10
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I have a 2009 7.2 FX that I bought new four years ago and have used as a daily commuter (10 miles each way) ever since. They are great bikes, very versatile and I love mine.

I've done tons of upgrades over the years...tires, crank, trekking bars, fenders, rack, chainstay kickstand, etc. The best thing about this bike is you can change things you want a piece at a time and not break the bank.

I will post some pics and some suggestions when I get a chance.

For racks... I would recommend the Topeak MTX system. I use their trunk bag with panniers everyday and it has held up for four years. If you have a kid, I would recommend their baby seat also as it comes with an MTX rack that will take the seat and trunk bag, basket, etc.
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