I'm sure this is an obscure request and I hope I'm in the right subforum for this request.
I'm moving to a big city in a couple weeks and buying a Trek 7.2 FX for commuting and to do delivery work. I'm going to be investing in a couple heavy duty U locks as well as securing everything I can with Pitlock's secure bolting system. I'm sure that this much protection is overkill for a $500 bike, but it's going to be my first time living in a crime-ridden city and my first bike that isn't a Walmart special, so I'm trying to be as proactive as humanly possible in how I protect it. I've been informed that the standard size skewers and seat post clamp are the correct size for this bike by the company I'm purchasing the bike from, however I've been unable to gather which size is necessary for the fork and seat clamp. If someone who has this bike could let me know the correct sizes, I would be incredibly grateful.
The size options for the fork are 1", 1-1/8" (this appears to be the standard size?) and 1-1/4 inch. The seat post clamp options are 28.6mm, 30.0mm, 31.8mm and 35.0mm.
Anyone who can help me with this, thanks so much!
Also, since I'm here, I might as well get your opinions on this if anyone has one. I can get a 2014 7.2 FX disc for $479 or a 2015 with standard brakes, a water bottle cage, a (cheap, but passable for a short time, I assume) helmet, a small saddle bag and tire pump for $449. The apparent value on this is $90 (though I assume it's been marked up a bit anyway). For city riding, including doing deliveries in the rain and snow, which would you suggest? I won't be riding trails or other off road places where I've heard that disc brakes are the most valuable to a rider. Are the disc brakes worth the $30 price increase (plus the price of the pump, water bottle cage and a nicer helmet that I would then be buying even if I didn't get the package)? If I should make a separate thread for this, I understand. I just figured there's so many disc brake discussions on here probably already that another one might not be necessary.