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New to me Trek 7500

Old 08-05-22, 07:28 PM
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New to me Trek 7500

I came across this awesome 7500 from 1999. It has a few cosmetic flaws but overall itís in pretty good shape! I plan to use this bike just as a local commuter. We also have a paved trail close to our house that takes us to a few local restaurants and pubs.

Iím going to clean it up, and fix anything that it may need, but Iím considering some upgrades as well. Iím hoping to get some input on that part. Right off the bat, I want to upgrade the seat & seat post(not a fan of that ďshockĒ). I also would like some new handlebars and grips. Theyíre too narrow (and the old rubber is awfully sticky). While doing that, I should probably do a threadless stem adapter & stem as well right? Then I think if Iím going that far, I might as will get rid of these twist shifters and get some levers.

Or should I just put on some new grips and call it good? Decisions decisions, any input/ideas are much appreciated!

Here she is:

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Old 08-06-22, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by james89 View Post
I came across this awesome 7500 from 1999. It has a few cosmetic flaws but overall itís in pretty good shape! I plan to use this bike just as a local commuter. We also have a paved trail close to our house that takes us to a few local restaurants and pubs.

Iím going to clean it up, and fix anything that it may need, but Iím considering some upgrades as well. Iím hoping to get some input on that part. Right off the bat, I want to upgrade the seat & seat post(not a fan of that ďshockĒ). I also would like some new handlebars and grips. Theyíre too narrow (and the old rubber is awfully sticky). While doing that, I should probably do a threadless stem adapter & stem as well right? Then I think if Iím going that far, I might as will get rid of these twist shifters and get some levers.

Or should I just put on some new grips and call it good? Decisions decisions, any input/ideas are much appreciated!

Here she is:

definitely grips, amazon has some high quality lock ons for 10 - 15 bucks, I did the stem and quill replacement also to get the height I wanted, u can adjust the seat post to no spring with Allen wrench, that seat is pretty comfy. Have fun and enjoy the ride.
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Old 08-06-22, 08:03 AM
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I would spend as little as necessary to get it serviced and fitting. Very nice and versatile bike.
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Old 08-11-22, 10:16 AM
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I have the same bike in a 20" frame. Bought it back in 99. Its been very good to me. Probably my favorite bike in the heard. Mine doesn't have many of the original parts on it. I just swap things out as needed. Good luck with yours.
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Old 08-11-22, 10:35 AM
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I have the same bike in a 20" frame. Bought it back in 99. Its been very good to me. Probably my favorite bike in the heard. Mine doesn't have many of the original parts on it. I just swap things out as needed. Good luck with yours.
Great to hear! This is a 20Ē as well - I absolutely love it so far. Iíve taken a lot of the ďaccessoriesĒ off of it I didnít need and lightened it up. I put on new grips that arenít sticky and I have a seat post on the way along with some pedals. Not sure if Iím a fan of the seat post suspension so Iím going to swap it and see how I like it. Now it just needs a cleaning and some ride time. I may eventually piece together a threadless stem adapter with new handlebars and all the fixings, but for now itís time to enjoy it!
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