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  1. The problem started when toe clips were given...

    The problem started when toe clips were given that name. I could never understand why the metal part (later it was plastic or other materials) was called a clip. The strap part made sense, but clips?...
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    Was that 200 light years, or some other unit of...

    Was that 200 light years, or some other unit of measure? :D

    I'm not from that area, but it does sound like it might be fun!
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    I can't understand why so many people from...

    I can't understand why so many people from Florida aren't following the rules... but let me at least do my part. You don't want to move here because:

    - There are alligators roaming the streets
    ...
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    Tivoli: I may be wrong here, but after reading...

    Tivoli:

    I may be wrong here, but after reading your post and the responses, it may be that everyone got the impression you were talking about shifting to a larger chainring (the gears between the...
  5. I'm sure you're not. I ride a hybrid, not because...

    I'm sure you're not. I ride a hybrid, not because I hate the bent over position, but because of my back problems. Riding hasn't made my back any worse, but it hasn't really helped either. I read a...
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    I have the Bontrager Race Lite Hardcase 700X28c...

    I have the Bontrager Race Lite Hardcase 700X28c tires on my Trek 7.7FX, and had to fix a flat for the first time yesterday. They weren't that hard to get on and off the rim with a tire tool, but they...
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    I wish I had known to knock on wood and cross my...

    I wish I had known to knock on wood and cross my fingers before reading your post. I just had the first flat on my new bike on this morning's ride...
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    Right. It is 12 midnight GMT when the change is...

    Right. It is 12 midnight GMT when the change is taking place, which just happens to be 7PM EST. I just used EST since that is my time zone and what the paper stated.
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    How fast would I be going?

    I read in the paper this morning that at 7PM EST tonight all the atomic clocks would be changed by one second because the rotation of the Earth is slowing down and we need to compensate. So in effect...
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    For me at this point: Short = 5-10 miles...

    For me at this point:

    Short = 5-10 miles
    Intermediate = 10-20
    Long = 20-40
    Very Long = 40+

    6 months ago the distances would have been less.
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    If you do decide to visit a local Trek bike shop,...

    If you do decide to visit a local Trek bike shop, also consider the 7.5FX WSD and 7.6FX WSD. It doesn't sound like you need the suspension, and in the end they are just heavier. I started riding...
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    I haven't been in the forum for a while... too...

    I haven't been in the forum for a while... too busy at work and riding when I find any available free time. But I wanted to take a few minutes to respond to this thread and let you know that I picked...
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    Why go all the way to Ft. Lauderdale when we have...

    Why go all the way to Ft. Lauderdale when we have some good beach rides available right here in Jupiter, or on Jupiter Island?

    I haven't been riding quite that many miles yet, but I did 16 miles...
  14. Thread: Trek 7500FX

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    The only tip you need is to ride ride ride. In no...

    The only tip you need is to ride ride ride. In no time at all you will feel right at home on your new ride!
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    I had been riding a Raleigh C-200 for several...

    I had been riding a Raleigh C-200 for several years, and it had SRAM grip shifters. I loved them.

    I recently got a Trek 7500 with the rapid fire shifters. When I test rode the bicycle, I at first...
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    I would advise checking the limiting screws that...

    I would advise checking the limiting screws that are used to set the travel for the derailleur. There are normally two screws - one limits the ability to move in towards the lower gear, and the other...
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    I am also 5'10" and just recently bought a 2005...

    I am also 5'10" and just recently bought a 2005 Trek 7500 - 17.5".

    I rode both the 17.5" and the 20" - they don't make one in between. The 20" was too large for sure. The 17.5" seemed a little...
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    It's actually Po' Boy isn't it?

    It's actually Po' Boy isn't it?
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    Although the 8 speed hub is probably a big part...

    Although the 8 speed hub is probably a big part of the price difference, it looks like you get more than just that. You also get better brakes, a better headset and those nice looking fenders... :)
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    2005 Trek 7500

    Just last week I purchased a brand new 2005 Trek 7500 hybrid. I had previously always owned Raleigh brand bicycles - several road bikes, one mountain, and one hybrid. I still have a Raleigh road bike...
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    That is exactly how I felt about it in the end -...

    That is exactly how I felt about it in the end - at least for me. I got my Trek 7500 yesterday, and the combination of nice wheels and Shimano brakes work very very well.

    My first riding...
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    Thanks again. I stopped by the local Trek dealer...

    Thanks again. I stopped by the local Trek dealer again today. I think I will end up going with the 7500. They already sold the one I saw a couple of weeks ago, but will be getting another one in next...
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    Thanks for the feedback, that is pretty much what...

    Thanks for the feedback, that is pretty much what I expected. One of the models I am considering - the Raleigh C-200 - comes with Hayes disc brakes on the '05 model. I haven't been able to find one...
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    Disc Brakes - Gadget or Good?

    Sorry if this has been covered. I am looking for a new hybrid and am wondering if disc brakes are worth considering, or whether to avoid them. I realize it might depend on how and where I ride, so I...
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