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    Poll: LOL ... I pretty much had myself talked out of a...

    LOL ... I pretty much had myself talked out of a drop bar bike ... now you have the wheels turning again ... :lol: ... a relaxed fit, steel frame and 30 tires of more just may work ... thanks ...
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    Poll: I have two Hybrids, a trek 7.5FX and a trek 7500....

    I have two Hybrids, a trek 7.5FX and a trek 7500. The 7500 a bit more comfy, larger tires and front shock ... the 7.5 a hair sportier ... weight 250

    I keep thinking I should try a tourist bike...
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    I put the bar end adaptors and inexpensive bar...

    I put the bar end adaptors and inexpensive bar ends on my 7.5 ... they work just fine for me ...
  4. I tried a Go Pro white for my first camera ... I...

    I tried a Go Pro white for my first camera ... I purchased a helmet mount ... video and sound quality is good ...
  5. My wife had to make the same decision last yr ......

    My wife had to make the same decision last yr ... I had her ride both a few times and she actually rode 10 to 15 miles on each ... For some reason she could not explain she like the coda sport much...
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    I am changing my " measured out of spec " chain...

    I am changing my " measured out of spec " chain this week, I am also changing my cassette " just because ". Should I lube the new chain prior to installing it ??? Chain L lube of course :-)))
  7. Thread: Cycling shoes

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    I certainly would not go with the snug fit .......

    I certainly would not go with the snug fit .... As another poster said your feet will swell a bit, especially when warm out. I know mine do.
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    I ride a 2011 7.5 fx and love the ride ... that...

    I ride a 2011 7.5 fx and love the ride ... that being said I also test rode a 7.2FX last yr and thought it was terrific ... I think you should start at the 7.1 and keep testing them all ... one of...
  9. Thread: Chain lube poll

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    Chain L lube. Keeps chain running very quite for...

    Chain L lube. Keeps chain running very quite for a long time.
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    Yes, I've read that on occasion ... I figured...

    Yes, I've read that on occasion ... I figured for the 100 bucks more id pick up the 105 group set since I will mostly be riding it on roads, paths etc.
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    I wasn't really looking for it to tour. More for...

    I wasn't really looking for it to tour. More for a comfy drop bar ride. Thanks.
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    Oh, I did not know about the batch orders ... ...

    Oh, I did not know about the batch orders ... Thanks.
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    NB offers a touring bike with a steel frame nd...

    NB offers a touring bike with a steel frame nd 105 components. That's the one I am interested in... Thanks for your reply
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    Nashbar Steel Touring Bike No More ???

    At 64 yrs old and not a fast rider, I have decided to purchase a steel touring bike. I like the idea of the upright geometry, bigger tires and the steel frame for my first drop bar ride. The 105...
  15. Bob, Looks very interesting ... well worth a...

    Bob, Looks very interesting ... well worth a test ride ... thanks ...
  16. Stang, thanks for the heads up on the overlap and...

    Stang, thanks for the heads up on the overlap and brake shutter ... !st i've heard about the brake shutter but good to know ... :thumb:
  17. Thanks John, I'll take a look at the Crux but...

    Thanks John, I'll take a look at the Crux but the touring bike does seem a logical first drop bar bike for me ... as always need to ride a few ... thanks again.
  18. That bike looks like a good buy !!! a bit more...

    That bike looks like a good buy !!! a bit more research and prob pick it up on sale ... thanks ...
  19. Thanks to both for your comments ... i will...

    Thanks to both for your comments ... i will certainly look at the touring bikes ... didn't want to make a mistake and purchase the wrong bike !!!

    Thanks again ...
  20. 1 st Cross bike recommendation to use mostly on road ???

    I am looking for a first dropped bar bike recommendation I am 64 yrs of age, 250 lbs and have been riding a trek 7500 and 7.5 FX ( bought used) for the past yr and a half. 80% on roads and paved...
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    Go to both dealers, have them set the bikes up to...

    Go to both dealers, have them set the bikes up to fit you and take each on a 5 or 10 mile test ride ... you'll know the "ONE" you want to buy !!!
    BTW all three are good bikes !!!
  22. Thread: Bike Advice

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    Welcome Nash, My 63 yr old butt started riding...

    Welcome Nash,

    My 63 yr old butt started riding about this time last yr. I bought a 2003 7500, has shocks, and mid summer i picked up a 2011 7.5FX. i have about 1k miles on the 7500 and 500 on the...
  23. get out and ride it plenty ... that's a great...

    get out and ride it plenty ... that's a great bike !!!
  24. I started riding this past January after a very...

    I started riding this past January after a very long layoff, Im 63 yrs old and figured biking is a great way to get healthier ... My problem on which bike to buy was very the same as yours. I found...
  25. I suggest you ride both and buy whichever one...

    I suggest you ride both and buy whichever one 'feels' best to you ... yes, the 7.5 is a better value IMO, even with the wheelset ... but i'm sure you will hop on the bike that feels best and ride it...
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