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Old 09-03-12, 10:06 PM   #1
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One of my many dreams

I remember back in high schol and seeing all of the "good" bike guys...seems like alot of "Falcons" w/ Reynolds 531 frames. Picking them up, and wow were they light. I'm 55 now, and have at least in my normal fashion, ran out and bought what I thought was a good starter bike. Guess what brand?...Trek of course. Did no want one of those full , light road bikes, at least not yet. I want to get back in shape, have knee prob's from a Harley crash...so here I am wishing I would have researched more. Just got it, so I could take it back tomorrow, and test that Jamis I found through research I should have done up front. I am surprized at the low hiearchy of the Shimano Deurailers. Anyway...I may stick with the Trek FX 7.3. Any advice?
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Old 09-03-12, 10:13 PM   #2
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Hey Oneway,

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Take it back and get something with road drop bars.
Will give more hand position for longer rides.

Test ride a road bike.

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...port/1_series/
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Old 09-04-12, 03:59 AM   #3
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I agree with 10 Wheels. I have a Trek 7.5 FX that I put almost 2000 miles on before I tried a road bike. I then concluded that a road bike would be much faster, more fun and easier to ride. The drop bars are really handy for keeping your hands from getting numb on long rides. I now have a Specialize Secteur road bike that I put 3600 miles on since last October and I love it. I still have the Trek and use it for going to the store (it has a rack and a kick stand) but would sell it if I could find someone that wants a 64cm hybrid.
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