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    Quote Originally Posted by Italia1970 View Post
    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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    Going to make popcorn now. I have high hopes for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    Going to make popcorn now. I have high hopes for this.
    Cul de sac, I'm afraid.

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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.

    How do you think I did?CAM00004.jpgCAM00005.jpgCAM00006.jpgCAM00007.jpgCAM00008.jpgCAM00009.jpgCAM00010.jpg
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    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.
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    I tried to get him to go down to $800 but he wouldn't budge

    Quote Originally Posted by themishmosh View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Italia1970 View Post
    How do you think I did?
    Unbelievably well.

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
    Unbelievably well.

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

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Italia1970 View Post
    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!
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    Thanks to all the people that provided value added comments and information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Italia1970 View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delmarva View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    Gene Gow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Italia1970 View Post
    Gene Gow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    Huh?
    Yea made about as much sense as the pic with the kid in it

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

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

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

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

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