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rebel1916 03-27-14 04:45 PM

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That's great,

In case you haven't figured it out yet, I didn't post this thread to satisfy YOUR view and the possible perspectives that YOU feel are sufficient. I posted this post to satisfy MY needs, not yours.

Therefore I will keep the thread rolling until I FEEL I have all the perspectives I need, and therefore YOUR OPINION regarding whether you think I have enough responses is NOT RELEVANT TO ME.

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rebel1916 03-27-14 04:46 PM

Going to make popcorn now. I have high hopes for this.

badger1 03-27-14 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by rebel1916 (Post 16617784)
Going to make popcorn now. I have high hopes for this.

Cul de sac, I'm afraid.

Italia1970 03-31-14 10:30 AM

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OK,

This is what happened......................

I met the guy at the LBS where he purchased the bike. They verified purchase date of 4/16/2013. They also did a 15 min inspection on the bike and said it was in mint condition. The bike didn't have 1 chip or crack on it and had less than 100 miles.

The bike also came with upgrades: adjustable angle stem, carbon water bottle cage, air adjusting seat post, Bontrager 1.1 node computer and speed trap, upgraded pedals, a front (real brite) and flashing rear light and a side mirror that can move and swivel different directions.

He bought all the upgrades at the lbs where we met and showed me every item in the store that was now on the bike. The total was about $300 in upgrades.

I was NOT able to change the frame warranty from his name to mine however.

I got the 2013 Trek FX 7.7 plus all the upgrades for $900 cash.

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themishmosh 03-31-14 11:45 AM

You did great! Way to check out the bike and it's history. Heck for $900, I'd buy the bike even though I don't need it.

Italia1970 03-31-14 11:58 AM

I tried to get him to go down to $800 but he wouldn't budge

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Originally Posted by themishmosh (Post 16628422)
You did great! Way to check out the bike and it's history. Heck for $900, I'd buy the bike even though I don't need it.


ColonelSanders 03-31-14 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Italia1970 (Post 16628200)
How do you think I did?

Unbelievably well.

Especially if this was the sort of bike you really wanted in the first place.

Italia1970 03-31-14 07:26 PM

Glad you think so........

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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders (Post 16628616)
Unbelievably well.

Especially if this was the sort of bike you really wanted in the first place.


themishmosh 03-31-14 10:21 PM

I just hope you get it back to near stock form. That stem and seat post make it look utterly ridiculous.

Italia1970 04-01-14 02:26 PM

That stem is a $60 adjustable angle stem and that seat post is designed to provide a more comfortable ride and cost another $60.

Thanks for your opinion, but I think it is just fine the way it is.

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Originally Posted by themishmosh (Post 16630234)
I just hope you get it back to near stock form. That stem and seat post make it look utterly ridiculous.


deerfly 04-01-14 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Italia1970 (Post 16632443)
That stem is a $60 adjustable angle stem and that seat post is designed to provide a more comfortable ride and cost another $60.

Thanks for your opinion, but I think it is just fine the way it is.

Not to sound argumentative but themishmash is right. You are taking a performance hybrid and downgrading it to a comfort bike. The price of the items is irrelevant. But, it is your bike so you are the one who needs to like it.

You did get a really good deal though. Have fun!

Italia1970 04-02-14 09:47 AM

Thanks to all the people that provided value added comments and information.

Delmarva 04-05-14 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Italia1970 (Post 16632443)
That stem is a $60 adjustable angle stem and that seat post is designed to provide a more comfortable ride and cost another $60.

Thanks for your opinion, but I think it is just fine the way it is.

I agree completely. It makes no sense to replace those components just to be able to say it's factory original. If will ride the way you want it to then change nothing. As long as 60cm fits you got a heck of a deal.

Italia1970 04-27-14 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Delmarva (Post 16644845)
I agree completely. It makes no sense to replace those components just to be able to say it's factory original. If will ride the way you want it to then change nothing. As long as 60cm fits you got a heck of a deal.

I agree 100% The angle stem is an upgrade, takes nothing away from functionality, but provides versatility. The same is true for the seat post.

Italia1970 05-13-14 03:59 PM

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Gene Gow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rebel1916 05-13-14 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Italia1970 (Post 16755986)
Gene Gow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Huh?

Italia1970 05-14-14 01:44 PM

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Huh?

Yea made about as much sense as the pic with the kid in it

rebel1916 05-14-14 02:39 PM

It's not my fault you appear to be completely unaware of the interwebs.

Italia1970 05-14-14 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by rebel1916 (Post 16758939)
It's not my fault you appear to be completely unaware of the interwebs.


Gene Gow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rebel1916 05-14-14 06:30 PM

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Italia1970 05-15-14 11:40 AM

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Koooooos Imakkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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