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05-05-15, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,572
Posted By ForFun

I have one on my Trek 7500 and FX 7.5, best...

I have one on my Trek 7500 and FX 7.5, best upgrade on both :)
10-13-13, 03:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,961
Posted By ForFun

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 ...
10-12-13, 09:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,961
Posted By ForFun

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...
09-10-13, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By ForFun

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 ...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,521
Posted By ForFun

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 ...
07-01-13, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,478
Posted By ForFun

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...
06-23-13, 03:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,540
Posted By ForFun

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 :-)))
06-23-13, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By ForFun

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.
06-08-13, 03:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 30,566
Posted By ForFun

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...
06-07-13, 03:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,203
Posted By ForFun

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

Chain L lube. Keeps chain running very quite for a long time.
Forum: Touring
06-07-13, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By ForFun

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.
Forum: Touring
06-06-13, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By ForFun

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.
Forum: Touring
06-06-13, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By ForFun

Oh, I did not know about the batch orders ... ...

Oh, I did not know about the batch orders ... Thanks.
Forum: Touring
06-06-13, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By ForFun

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
Forum: Touring
06-06-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By ForFun

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...
03-21-13, 02:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By ForFun

Bob, Looks very interesting ... well worth a...

Bob, Looks very interesting ... well worth a test ride ... thanks ...
03-21-13, 02:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By ForFun

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:
03-20-13, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By ForFun

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.
03-18-13, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By ForFun

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 ...
03-18-13, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By ForFun

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 ...
03-18-13, 05:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By ForFun

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...
02-23-13, 04:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,569
Posted By ForFun

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 !!!
01-01-13, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By ForFun

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

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...
09-15-12, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,387
Posted By ForFun

get out and ride it plenty ... that's a great...

get out and ride it plenty ... that's a great bike !!!
09-15-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,387
Posted By ForFun

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...
09-07-12, 04:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By ForFun

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...
08-31-12, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,242
Posted By ForFun

I have been looking for in the NY/NJ?Pa area...

I have been looking for in the NY/NJ?Pa area quite a while ... two weeks ago i bought a 2011 7.5 fx with 600 miles (excellent condition) for 550 and think i got a fair deal ...
08-28-12, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,792
Posted By ForFun

i went with a pair of Wellgo from amazon ... one...

i went with a pair of Wellgo from amazon ... one side clipless the other not ... they look similar to the stock pedals that came on my trek ... four rides and only fell once ... :)
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08-28-12, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By ForFun

I am 6' 1/2" with a 32" inseem ... i went to a...

I am 6' 1/2" with a 32" inseem ... i went to a few trek dealers trying both the 20 and the 22.5" on for size ... I feel just a hair crowded on the 20" so i opted for the 22.5" . I have a 7500 and...
08-27-12, 07:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,905
Posted By ForFun

I fell the same way Goforit does about noise ......

I fell the same way Goforit does about noise ... i hate any and all noise when i ride ... i started riding again last fall and used the finish line teflon lube for awhile ... after riding a crushed...
08-24-12, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By ForFun

good luck with it and i like the trek myself :)...

good luck with it and i like the trek myself :)...
08-23-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 22,614
Posted By ForFun

LOL ... you are 100 % correct :thumb:... i...

LOL ... you are 100 % correct :thumb:... i forgot the 'without' and have corrected my post . I also have a 7500 ( 28 front and 32 rear gears) , the 7.5 fx ( 26 front and 26 rear gears) is geared...
08-23-12, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 22,614
Posted By ForFun

I looked at the 7.4 w disc and without the same...

I looked at the 7.4 w disc and without the same as you ... two weeks ago i found a good deal on a 2011 7.5 triple crank that i prefer ( non disc ) ... no way i was going without the carbon fork ...
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07-16-12, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By ForFun

I would think that one of the three feels a hair...

I would think that one of the three feels a hair better than the others ... that's the one to buy... assuming you are comfy with the LBS ...
07-16-12, 07:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,640
Posted By ForFun

middle ring 80 to 90 % of the time ... pretty...

middle ring 80 to 90 % of the time ... pretty sure my wife has never used the big ring on her coda sport, she does use the small one on occasion
07-14-12, 03:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,905
Posted By ForFun

Before our trip to NC I tried Frank's Chain-L on...

Before our trip to NC I tried Frank's Chain-L on my trek 7500 'just because' ... put in a master link to thoughly clean the chain and give the Chain-L it's best shot ... very, very satisfied with...
07-05-12, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,091
Posted By ForFun

Quick Coda Sport update : Just got back...

Quick Coda Sport update :

Just got back from a short trip to NC.

It took a couple of rides to get the bars and seat adjusted perfectly on the wife's Coda. I has done everything i wished...
06-25-12, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,091
Posted By ForFun

Thanks, new purchase was for the wife but...

Thanks, new purchase was for the wife but there are many benefits to be had... today she picked up a new helmet and water bottle ... how foolish of me not to know the 'old ones' did not match...
06-24-12, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,091
Posted By ForFun

New N+1 ... who would have thought ???

As a couple of noobies i purchased a used Trek 7500 for myself and a 7100 for my wife this past january. U guys and gals know how it goes and i've been searching for the N+1 for months ( for...
06-16-12, 04:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,232
Posted By ForFun

My wife and i never ride without a helmet, never...

My wife and i never ride without a helmet, never !!! It's only a matter of time before there's a crash or some sort of fall off ... freakish accidents do happen so i want to protect our noggins...
06-01-12, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By ForFun

Pedalmybike, i did spray a bunch of wd on it...

Pedalmybike, i did spray a bunch of wd on it and tried clean it a bit ... I'm going to follow ur recommendations as far as cleaning goes ... once it's clean i'll lube it up and get back on the...
06-01-12, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By ForFun

Advice to clean cinders out of chain please ???

My wife and i rode our bikes for 25 + miles on a cinder mup last sunday. I went to go for a ride this eveing and put my trek 7500 on the stand to do a quick check. i was amazed when i turned the...
05-21-12, 06:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,278
Posted By ForFun

I've never had a problem with taking them in our...

I've never had a problem with taking them in our room ... Certainly lets me sleep a lot better ...
05-01-12, 05:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,300
Posted By ForFun

Chow, I am happy with my upgraded flat bar trek...

Chow, I am happy with my upgraded flat bar trek 7500 but always keep an eye out for the N+1. There is a new LBS opening this week in our town and it will carry Jamis and Fuji bikes. Between you...
04-26-12, 04:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,412
Posted By ForFun

At 63 yrs old i started riding last october and...

At 63 yrs old i started riding last october and 'got into it' dec or jan of this yr. There are many measurable benefits as other poster have described but it's the mental benefits i enjoy most. I...
04-07-12, 01:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,326
Posted By ForFun

if you decide on the Trek and ride it 1 k miles...

if you decide on the Trek and ride it 1 k miles this year and the wheel does come apart it will be an absolutely great yr ! ! Don't over think it, buy whichever bike you like and ride it to it's...
04-05-12, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By ForFun

I was looking at the Moto Ti CC bikes but don't...

I was looking at the Moto Ti CC bikes but don't want to spend that much right now, the $$$/value lead me to the Fantom Cross. I have a trek 7500 now and have mid rise bars on it, i'm going to switch...
04-05-12, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By ForFun

I agree with the ride position trial, different...

I agree with the ride position trial, different tires and lowering my stem is what i'll do first. If all works well a flat bar change will follow.

Off to find a set of tires ....

thanks,...
04-04-12, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By ForFun

Andy, thanks for the reply. Larry

Andy, thanks for the reply. Larry
04-04-12, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By ForFun

I understand many here don'e like BD and some...

I understand many here don'e like BD and some have had issues. Still, there must be some that have tried a bike from the Fantom series.
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