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10-21-17, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,282
Posted By Grey.

The '14-'17 FX bikes with internal routing have...

The '14-'17 FX bikes with internal routing have guides in the frame and don't rattle. Zero problems with mine after 3 years.
07-28-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Grey.

Is this what you're after? ...

Is this what you're after?

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1244235/Hosted%20Files/Artwork/_zpssziwx4wk.PNG
05-16-16, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By Grey.

I think this would have to go in the Marketplace,...

I think this would have to go in the Marketplace, since trading on this forum is a "reward" for being a Premium member and there's already a Pay-It-Forward topic there....
05-07-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 469,210
Posted By Grey.

:thumb: ...

:thumb:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1244235/Trek%207.3%20FX/trek_2016_adv02.PNG

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1244235/Trek%207.3%20FX/trek_2016_adv03.PNG
05-07-16, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,665
Views: 423,202
Posted By Grey.

Agree.

Agree.
05-07-16, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By Grey.

I think that's a good price if the size fits you...

I think that's a good price if the size fits you and the bike is in decent / good shape.
05-06-16, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By Grey.

Are you sure it's a 2014? As far as i'm aware...

Are you sure it's a 2014? As far as i'm aware Trek hasen't offered Disc brakes on the 7.3 since 2012.

2012 7.3 FX Disc - Bike Archive - Trek Bicycle...
05-05-16, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,739
Posted By Grey.

It definitely looks nice. I like the two-tone...

It definitely looks nice. I like the two-tone look.
05-05-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,739
Posted By Grey.

I'd have bought a frame and built the whole thing...

I'd have bought a frame and built the whole thing up if money was no concern. :thumb:
05-04-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,460
Posted By Grey.

If you've gone through 5 bikes in 3 years (stolen...

If you've gone through 5 bikes in 3 years (stolen or otherwise) it sounds like you already know how much you plan to use the bike, imo. If theft is that much of an issue you may want to stick to your...
05-04-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,739
Posted By Grey.

I've been curious about that for a while. Even...

I've been curious about that for a while. Even some expensive bikes with internal cables for the shifters still run external hydro lines for the rear brake.
05-04-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,739
Posted By Grey.

What are you planning to do with the rear brake...

What are you planning to do with the rear brake line? Will the hydro line fit through the frame?
05-03-16, 03:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 34,873
Posted By Grey.

The FX series didn't have integrated cables when...

The FX series didn't have integrated cables when this question was asked 5 years ago. :)
05-02-16, 03:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,805
Posted By Grey.

He' isn't asking about the 7.4 Disc which does...

He' isn't asking about the 7.4 Disc which does not have a carbon fork.
04-26-16, 10:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,689
Posted By Grey.

With respect to your criteria, you could have...

With respect to your criteria, you could have bought a nice hybrid bike and had all of those things (light weight, comfort, crisp shifting) straight off the bat. No one is saying the things you...
04-26-16, 07:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,689
Posted By Grey.

I think DorkDisk made his "problem" with it...

I think DorkDisk made his "problem" with it pretty clear and it's a legitimate one. I think it's ironic that you would call the other posters "snobs" for stating their issues with the bike, when...
04-15-16, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,660
Posted By Grey.

It's a nice bike but I don't understand your...

It's a nice bike but I don't understand your point, sorry. The frame is identical to the 7.3 (and 7.5), the handlebars/grips/seat etc. are all the same, riding posture and geometry are all the same....
04-14-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,660
Posted By Grey.

In what way?

In what way?
04-14-16, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 469,210
Posted By Grey.

First solid ride of the year, ~65 and sunny all...

First solid ride of the year, ~65 and sunny all day.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1244235/Trek%207.3%20FX/trek_2016_adv01.png
04-13-16, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,660
Posted By Grey.

The 7.3 has an Alivio RD, not Acera. I'm not sure...

The 7.3 has an Alivio RD, not Acera. I'm not sure what you mean when you say the Deore will "stay adjusted and better" longer. All (mechanical) derailleurs suffer from cable stretch no matter how...
03-31-16, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By Grey.

Looking at a cruiser or comfort bike with riser...

Looking at a cruiser or comfort bike with riser bars might be the way to go.
03-29-16, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 950
Posted By Grey.

You might want to ask in the Cyclocross forum....

You might want to ask in the Cyclocross forum. Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (http://www.bikeforums.net/recreational-cyclocross-gravelbiking/)
03-28-16, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,549
Posted By Grey.

I don't like having a bunch of gear strapped to...

I don't like having a bunch of gear strapped to my bike, so with the exception of a cage to hold my Camelbak bottle and a clip for my Kryptonite lock, I carry everything else in a sling pack. I...
03-27-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 988
Posted By Grey.

I don't think we need the sweeping...

I don't think we need the sweeping generalizations about an entire brand just because a single plastic lever on your bike broke.
03-24-16, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,742
Posted By Grey.

What pedals are those?

What pedals are those?
03-22-16, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,864
Posted By Grey.

That's my impression as well. They're making...

That's my impression as well. They're making noise about the "waterproof saddle" and "puncture resistant tires" when these are basic features that virtually all hybrid bikes have. The U-Lock is......
03-21-16, 12:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,290
Posted By Grey.

I tend to favor plaid so i'd have a hard time...

I tend to favor plaid so i'd have a hard time coordinating my bike. :)
03-20-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,665
Views: 423,202
Posted By Grey.

The 7.3 doesn't have dropouts for disc brakes,...

The 7.3 doesn't have dropouts for disc brakes, you'd have to replace the whole fork to do that.
03-18-16, 05:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,372
Posted By Grey.

Have to admit i'm surprised, but nonetheless glad...

Have to admit i'm surprised, but nonetheless glad that you're enjoying it. :)

Looks like you've already got some accessories on it.
03-13-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,883
Posted By Grey.

Never needed one here, people are generally...

Never needed one here, people are generally polite and will move when asked in a non-aggressive manner.
03-12-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,883
Posted By Grey.

I wouldn't buy a bell at all because if I need...

I wouldn't buy a bell at all because if I need someone to move I can just ask them politely. You seem to be flipping your arguement, is your problem with Kickstarter or with Knog for using it? Since...
03-12-16, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,883
Posted By Grey.

That's capitalism, get over it. Wether they fund...

That's capitalism, get over it. Wether they fund it themselves or get the money from Kickstarter, the end result to the buyer is the same.
03-11-16, 02:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,375
Posted By Grey.

I think there's a pretty big difference (the...

I think there's a pretty big difference (the entire frame, seat, handlebars, fork and groupset) but this is a great example of why you should always make your own judgement about what a bike is...
03-08-16, 10:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,372
Posted By Grey.

Did you ride it around a smooth parking lot, or...

Did you ride it around a smooth parking lot, or on the rough roads you described in your first post? I mean, my bike is all aluminium (typically described as the most unforgiving material to use) and...
03-08-16, 08:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,173
Posted By Grey.

It all adds up, imo. The geometry could be...

It all adds up, imo. The geometry could be slightly different on the Allant making you more upright (and creating more wind resistance) or a half-dozen other things.

The 7.3 that I have is...
03-08-16, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,173
Posted By Grey.

The 7.2 Allant is a city bike with 35mm tires and...

The 7.2 Allant is a city bike with 35mm tires and a steel fork, compared to the Sirrus Sport which has narrower tires and an aluminium fork. The Allant is a nice bike, but a clear downgrade from...
03-08-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,372
Posted By Grey.

He's interested in the Pro Carbon, not the...

He's interested in the Pro Carbon, not the regular Carbon. I'd be surprised if the Diamondback weighs less, but I don't have any personal experience with it.
03-08-16, 07:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,372
Posted By Grey.

20lbs in what frame size? The Sirrus Pro Carbon...

20lbs in what frame size? The Sirrus Pro Carbon weighs 9.3kg (20.5lbs) in Large.



:lol: Good question.
03-08-16, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,070
Posted By Grey.

No need to worry about that. The few connectors...

No need to worry about that. The few connectors that exist inside modern phones use flat flex cables with locking headers. You couldn't shake one loose if it was strapped to a booster on the space...
03-08-16, 12:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,372
Posted By Grey.

The Pro Carbon is an awesome bike, just don't...

The Pro Carbon is an awesome bike, just don't expect it to be as "soft" as your 8.3 and you won't be dissapointed. You could to look into padded bike shorts, maybe do a search in the General Cycling...
03-07-16, 11:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,372
Posted By Grey.

Fair enough, but you cherry picked that statement...

Fair enough, but you cherry picked that statement without the follow up. "..but if you're buying a full carbon bike expecting comfort to be the primary benefit I think you're going to be...
03-06-16, 09:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,372
Posted By Grey.

I've got no experience with the Slate (never seen...

I've got no experience with the Slate (never seen one much less ridden one) but looking at the product page it dosen't appear all that dissimilar to your 8.3. Much better components of course, but...
03-06-16, 08:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,372
Posted By Grey.

Carbon is more effective than aluminium or steel,...

Carbon is more effective than aluminium or steel, yes, but if you're buying a full carbon bike expecting comfort to be the primary benefit I think you're going to be dissapointed. Wider tires ...
Forum: Foo
03-06-16, 08:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,674
Posted By Grey.

This should be moved to the off-topic section. ...

This should be moved to the off-topic section.




;)
03-06-16, 06:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,172
Posted By Grey.

It's true that drop bars offer greater comfort on...

It's true that drop bars offer greater comfort on long rides due to the fact that they give you more positions for your hands, but a typical road bike also has a much more aggressive (aero) posture...
03-05-16, 11:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,172
Posted By Grey.

Recommending that as a "do-it-all" bike with its...

Recommending that as a "do-it-all" bike with its road-oriented Tiagra groupset and drop bars is a stretch, imo. Certainly a nice bike though. We do have a "post pics of your ride" thread btw.

I...
03-04-16, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,173
Posted By Grey.

They did. The Sirrus Elite Carbon dropped by $100...

They did. The Sirrus Elite Carbon dropped by $100 this season ($1500 to $1400) as did several other models.
03-03-16, 09:08 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 16,103
Posted By Grey.

Guy asks for help with an IA Student Project and...

Guy asks for help with an IA Student Project and gets jumped on like he's trying to change the entire cycling industry. :rolleyes:

Sad to see so many users talking down to him and calling his...
03-02-16, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,173
Posted By Grey.

That seems consistent with the MSRP of...

That seems consistent with the MSRP of entry-level bikes from other manufacturers, though lately Specialized has dropped their prices across the board to make their Hybrid bikes more competitive in...
03-02-16, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,421
Posted By Grey.

I've never had a job where you could negotiate a...

I've never had a job where you could negotiate a points-based rewards system.

Yes there are better bikes than the 7.1, there are hundreds of them. The 7.2 is better than the 7.1, and the 7.3 is...
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