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    Enjoy your bike! It's nice to see people buying...

    Enjoy your bike! It's nice to see people buying quality bikes from some of the smaller brands.
    Marin seems like one of those companies that makes some really good bikes but not a lot of people are...
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    I am curious if this is only a Trek issue. These...

    I am curious if this is only a Trek issue. These fork models are used by other bicycle makers so unless Trek, or the other makers, have specific requirements for their brand only, I would think...
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    Here you go, 2012 Trek geometry tables: ...

    Here you go, 2012 Trek geometry tables:

    http://www.trekbikes.com.ua/doctrek/geometry_2012.pdf

    I bought my 8.3 in late 2012 and could have gone with a 2013. I liked the look, feel and fit of the...
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    Canhead, you probably already know this but there...

    Canhead, you probably already know this but there are some really good prices on brand new 2013 Muirwoods on Ebay. They are running about 45% off list price.

    I admire you for not jumping on the...
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    The Neko is kind of the women's version of the DS...

    The Neko is kind of the women's version of the DS line.
  6. Just curious, not that there is anything wrong...

    Just curious, not that there is anything wrong with Trek but with so many other choices out there, why are you limiting yourself to one brand? When I look to buy a bike I try to get a good view of...
  7. As to your question on frame size. A 17.5" frame...

    As to your question on frame size. A 17.5" frame should fit someone who is 5'8" perfectly. Not sure why it felt small to you, maybe you aren't used to riding a bike with the seatpost sticking out 5...
  8. If you are going to be staying mainly on paved...

    If you are going to be staying mainly on paved surfaces than I agree that an FX is a much better choice. I own a DS and mainly use it for bombing down dirt roads, I have a Cannondale Quick, which is...
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    Add another vote for the Quick Carbon 1. That is...

    Add another vote for the Quick Carbon 1. That is one nice looking ride. I'd be willing to bet 99% of the people would never notice added weight from the hydraulic brakes.
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    The bouncy seat, the high rise handlebar/bar end...

    The bouncy seat, the high rise handlebar/bar end arrangement. Those aren't "upgrades". You have a really nice performance Hybrid that's been turned into a comfort bike.
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    +2 Kind of degrades the purpose of a higher end...

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    Kind of degrades the purpose of a higher end Hybrid.
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    There's an intelligent statement. OP, if you...

    There's an intelligent statement.

    OP, if you are looking at the FX line, than you should be comparing it to the Cannondale Quick line, not the CX line.
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    The black flies aren't too bad here in the...

    The black flies aren't too bad here in the southern part of the state but up near Acadia, where our camp is, they will drive you nuts. As you know, you are never prepared.
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    Relax. He's talking about the OP, they got into a...

    Relax. He's talking about the OP, they got into a pissing contest in another thread.
  15. Not to sound argumentative but themishmash 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...
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    A while back I had mentioned something about you...

    A while back I had mentioned something about you buying and selling so many bikes in a short amount of time. You yelled at me.

    I can relate to not being keen on road riding, which is why I will...
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    The Cannondale Quick owners seem to be out...

    The Cannondale Quick owners seem to be out numbered in these forums and that's okay with me, I don't want what everybody else has anyway. I am a huge fan of the Quicks. But, as someone else already...
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    Have you checked out the Marins on EBay? There...

    Have you checked out the Marins on EBay? There are some really sweet deals. If this dang snow ever melts I'll get to try out my new Rock Springs and the wife can try out her new Bear Valley. I bought...
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    For that money I got a piece of crap truck,...

    For that money I got a piece of crap truck, originally priced at $25,000. I win.
    Not sure where you were going with that.
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    So,,,,would you buy a Specialized Crosstrail Pro...

    So,,,,would you buy a Specialized Crosstrail Pro Disc for $1,980? :)
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    I've purchased 2 bikes from this same vendor in...

    I've purchased 2 bikes from this same vendor in the past few months, one for my wife and one for myself. Both were about half what I could get them elsewhere. I also know of other people from this...
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    Out of curiosity, what prices were you seeig on...

    Out of curiosity, what prices were you seeig on the Marin San Rafael DS1 and DS2?

    Both can be had for some pretty good prices:
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    If you are going to stay with the bike you have,...

    If you are going to stay with the bike you have, you may want to try a stem like this:
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    I think you misunderstood him. He said "try...

    I think you misunderstood him. He said "try building your own from the frame up.", which implies that you already have the frame and are adding the components. This is indeed an expensive project and...
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    It depends on how the dimension is written....

    It depends on how the dimension is written. "Horizontal" and "effective" top tube are a center line to center line dimension from the seat post to the stem, this is the amount of "reach". "Actual"...
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