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Old 06-14-09, 09:19 PM
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trek FX or 7000 series

I am 6'. 250lbs. I have a 21" raleigh peak. ya, old school but i ride it alot. trouble is the position kills my shoulders. seems like all my weight is forward. i can't get comfortable. the FX looks just like my peak for seat/handlebar position. is the 7000 series any better? are we talking 1-2" higher bar position or is it my imagination? 100% of my ride is asphalt. trails do not interest me. how about a huge frame, 23-25" and put the seat low. kinda like a bigwheel setup?
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Old 06-14-09, 09:43 PM
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One of my ride buddies has a Trek 7200, and the other has a 7500. We are over 55, and riding bent over is no longer of any interest to us. Both are quite happy with the upright position on their bikes and ride quite regularly. I do the wrenching on both, and for their respective prices, both are good bikes. Take one for an extended test ride, if you can. bk
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Old 06-15-09, 12:51 AM
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The main difference between the Trek 7000-series and the FX-series is rather like this: What kind of bicycle would you prefer? A mountain-bike or a road-bike. The 7000's lean more to riding like a MTB by the way they feel. While the FX's feel more like a road machine.

I'm sure some will disagree, but this is, to me, the easiest way to describe the differences between the two. I prefer the FX hybrids. Maybe you prefer the 7000's. Take a test ride and see what they say to you.

I also have an amazing vintage road-bike made out of Reynold's 531 DB frame & fork. And I used to have a MTB I am currently stripping for parts.

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/bike_path/
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Don't set the seat too low; that will cause different problems. If you feel too bent over on your bike, that's probably because your handlebars are too low and/or too far away.

At least some of the trek 7000s have adjustable stem posts that allow you to raise the handlebars to a more upright position. Based on your description, you might want them to be 1-2" above the seat height. If the handlebar stem won't go up that high, the LBS can usually add spacers to increase the height.

You can also achieve a more upright position by installing handlebars sweep in closer to you (think "cruiser" handlebars). Google "Nitto Dove bar" for the style I'm talking about.
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if you put a 19" frame next to a 23" frame, where will the handlebars be in comparison? I could get a handlebar riser for my current bike but how much height increase are we talking about. both my rims have fatigue cracks and i need new tires. plus a new riser and recable is also required. my frt brake cable goes thru the stem. i am not bike tech but why throw money on an old bike when i could put it towards a new bike with better geometry. lots of bits of info to consider.
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