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  1. measuring from the photos, your seat is moving...

    measuring from the photos, your seat is moving from 73 degrees to 77 degrees (could be 78). For a small frame as you have, this may be enough. Usually your seat front should be 2-3cm behind the...
  2. Is the Trek 1.5 a good bike in its price range?...

    Is the Trek 1.5 a good bike in its price range? Yes. I went through the same battle 2 weeks ago. Choosing between the Trek 1.5 and the Giant Defy 2, I chose the Defy 2. Why? Well there was nothing...
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    have a look at the trek fx series. They have a...

    have a look at the trek fx series. They have a few hybrids in their bottom range (7.0, 7.1 & 7.2fx) which offer 25" frames. I have a 7.2fx in 25" that I got for $600 and I'm 6'5". It suits me like a...
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    To start off with, unscrew it if you can. Right...

    To start off with, unscrew it if you can. Right pedal has a normal thread, but left pedal a reverse thread. In other words, to unscrew turn the right pedal anticlockwise, and the left pedal clockwise...
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    Replacing parts will unfortunately cost much more...

    Replacing parts will unfortunately cost much more with an expensive bike. If you're struggling with the extra $500 outlay for the bike, you may struggle with the fact that a replacement cassette is...
  6. How are you going with your mastery of die...

    How are you going with your mastery of die Deutsche Sprache?

    Its really glad to hear that Germany is a good country for cycling. It is my eventual next point of travel since I've started learning...
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    I agree plastic pedals suck. It could be a Trek...

    I agree plastic pedals suck. It could be a Trek thing since my Trek 7.2fx also came with rubbish pedals (and rubbish spokes but that doesn't concern this thread).

    Problem is, the metal ones they...
  8. I don't know sounds pretty odd.I work at a bike...

    I don't know sounds pretty odd.I work at a bike coop and I've only seen this happen once, when the rims had been painted silver. When I put on new brakes and rode around, the rough paint literally...
  9. I'm 6'5 and have found that shops always seem to...

    I'm 6'5 and have found that shops always seem to think the largest size they have in stock is the right size for me. I've experienced this twice, and both times it was wrong. First time was an XL...
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    7.2fx here. The best bike I've ever owned. I'd be...

    7.2fx here. The best bike I've ever owned. I'd be wary of having front suspension, simply cause its extra weight and you might need it. Concentrate on which bike fits you better as well. After the...
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    Your optimism gives me some relief. I hurt my...

    Your optimism gives me some relief. I hurt my elbow a week ago and can no longer extend it fully which makes bike riding really hard. Hopefully I'll get full movement back. If not, its a trike for...
  12. And if you look at the basic offerings of Trek...

    And if you look at the basic offerings of Trek and Giant at the 500 dollar price range eg Trek 7.2FX, you can hardly fault them for making a reliable bike. I have found that entry-level Shimano...
  13. I was just lucky enough fitting my rack to a Trek...

    I was just lucky enough fitting my rack to a Trek 7.2fx. It fits between the V-brakes although only just and still touches a little when I press the brake down.

    I think its a bit of a fiddly...
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    I participate in non-competitive events but only...

    I participate in non-competitive events but only those that I can ride to. In Melbourne here, we have a reasonably active bicycle organization (bicycle victoria) that organizes a few cycling events...
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    We're all dealing with different neighbourhoods,...

    We're all dealing with different neighbourhoods, but here in Oz, I put a zip tie on my lights and my pump. I don't often remove them and when I do need to use a pump or change light batteries, I can...
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    I have a Deuter single side pannier and for light...

    I have a Deuter single side pannier and for light weights (<5kg) I can hardly feel the difference. I can ride with no hands etc.
    Of course if I fill the bag up a lot with say 10kg, you straight away...
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    Maybe get the shop to do it, but don't make a...

    Maybe get the shop to do it, but don't make a habit of it. You see parts work themselves loose, and if I had to pay 20 bucks each time a bottom bracket had to be tightened or changed, each time a...
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    I really recommend buying a full bike toolkit. I...

    I really recommend buying a full bike toolkit. I know that you are new and it seems like a big investment, but you will find it invaluable every time you need to adjust something. You will appreciate...
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    I use a Trek 7.2fx The major reason why I think...

    I use a Trek 7.2fx The major reason why I think hybrids (and this is a pretty standard hybrid) are the right choice is because they have 700x35c tyres and semi upright position. The tyre width is...
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    In my totally biased opinion, use a rack....

    In my totally biased opinion, use a rack.
    Getting a stable welded rack, you will know, that you will always have a selection of panniers to use that are all compatible. Also you will at any time be...
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    Standing on both pedals creates a popping noise?...

    Standing on both pedals creates a popping noise?

    I've had heaps of these issues. I ended up buying a whole toolkit, cause you need like 3 tools to take off the bottom bracket and its nearly...
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    Sticky: Yeah my mom cooled quite quickly. In general I do...

    Yeah my mom cooled quite quickly. In general I do think she's quite happy with me riding. It does save her from having the car ready everytime I need to go somewhere.
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    Don't be so sure about the brakes being bad....

    Don't be so sure about the brakes being bad. Adjusting v-brakes requires a bit of experience and you probably don't have much of it yet so you assume they are bad. I have the 7.2fx and the brakes are...
  24. Completely agreed. My Trek 7.2fx (at the low end...

    Completely agreed. My Trek 7.2fx (at the low end of your budget) weighed 12.75kg out of the shop, but since has added a rack so should be around 14kg now.

    There's always a balance that has to be...
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    Well the only reason that the world is not a...

    Well the only reason that the world is not a whole bunch of plastic ovals is because designers have to answer to both engineers and management. These two keep the world looking half normal.
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