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03-08-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,813
Posted By sh00k

The margins are >60% on Trek's that cost $1,500+....

The margins are >60% on Trek's that cost $1,500+. source: prior access to the LBS/Trek ordering portal.
03-05-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,813
Posted By sh00k

I was implying that heavy bikes did not usually...

I was implying that heavy bikes did not usually command premiums and those same bikes are now being sold with nicer paint jobs and perhaps better components for greatly more $. The margins on bikes...
03-02-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,813
Posted By sh00k

price gouging = most (all?) manufacturers raising...

price gouging = most (all?) manufacturers raising prices on all bikes across all price points citing 'supply constraints' yet they're putting inferior parts on their bikes now for higher margins.
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02-26-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,813
Posted By sh00k

I feel for those ordering new bikes right now....

I feel for those ordering new bikes right now. price gouging LBS' AND constrained supply.... The bike companies are robbing us blind. I only paid sticker for one of my several bikes i've bought in...
02-26-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,235
Posted By sh00k

on my main ride - a 2015 trek fx 7.4 - i went...

on my main ride - a 2015 trek fx 7.4 - i went from the stock 700x38mm (IIRC) tire to a bontrager hardcase 700x25mm tire - the thinnest i could go on my stock wheelset. my neighborhood has perfect...
12-08-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

Sorry to hear about this. I want to also suggest...

Sorry to hear about this. I want to also suggest you look at craigslist or facebook marketplace for folks that bought an fx and may be wanting to get rid of it now. there are great deals to be had...
10-27-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

For the last decade or so, Trek has been...

For the last decade or so, Trek has been increasing the prices of bikes and at the same time putting cheaper components on. Bike shop margins on these bikes are HUGE as a result - nearly 50% in some...
08-24-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

Exclamation Did you really order a bike that has an expected...

Did you really order a bike that has an expected delivery of 8-months from now or did I miss something......? I know it can arrive earlier too but WOW!! I hope you were able to haggle a discount on...
08-07-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7,650
Views: 2,478,411
Posted By sh00k

This bike and your photography skills are...

This bike and your photography skills are incredible. do you have a post or list anywhere of all the mods you've done to it? happy trails on the west side bike path ;)
06-25-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7,650
Views: 2,478,411
Posted By sh00k

gorgeous ride! what are your first plans for...

gorgeous ride! what are your first plans for ergonomic changes? shorter stem? and any plans on getting fenders? a rack? lights? this bike looks amazing and i hope you thoroughly enjoy it!!
06-25-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,240
Posted By sh00k

apologies if this has already been addressed but...

apologies if this has already been addressed but have you ridden both or either one of the bikes yet?
06-15-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,783
Posted By sh00k

you can go that route or simply buy a new/used...

you can go that route or simply buy a new/used bike for cheaper than having to redo the drive train on this one. just a thought. and if you're having the bike shop do it, they will give you a list of...
06-05-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7,650
Views: 2,478,411
Posted By sh00k

nice. i have 28mm tires on my older 7.3 fx. did...

nice. i have 28mm tires on my older 7.3 fx. did you notice the steering to be a bit more twitchier as you went down a tire size?
06-04-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7,650
Views: 2,478,411
Posted By sh00k

beautiful setup and reminds me of my gray 7.4 fx...

beautiful setup and reminds me of my gray 7.4 fx on which i have the bontrager delxue rack and bontrager fenders. i ride on smooth surfaces always so i swapped out to 25mm tires and this thing is now...
06-04-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,607
Posted By sh00k

i love this thread and im so sad the pictures are...

i love this thread and im so sad the pictures are missing!!! :cry: DowneasTTer any change of you putting the pictures back up? :) (sorry im reviving a zombie thread)
05-29-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,676
Posted By sh00k

hi finch! long time no see. hope you and the...

hi finch! long time no see. hope you and the family are well.

if i were you, i would keep this bike! you'll save money plus you still get to offend road bike riders when they see your conversion...
05-29-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

Welcome to the thread! I am so happy to see an...

Welcome to the thread! I am so happy to see an older FX that's been used and abused and still looks amazing. There is something satisfying about using something for a long time and taking good care...
08-02-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

I have a $3,800 emonda sl6 carbon road bike which...

I have a $3,800 emonda sl6 carbon road bike which is the nicest bike i've ever owned and ridden but it's matte black. it honestly bores me so much riding that thing.... i want it to have a really...
07-31-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

just my opinion on the 2020 fx 6...

just my opinion on the 2020 fx 6 -https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/hybrid-bikes/fitness-bikes/fx/fx-sport-6/p/28843/

great specs all around but (and i have said this many times before)...
07-31-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

ugh, thanks for following up lol. i never...

ugh, thanks for following up lol. i never installed the kick stand and just attach the trailer. i lean my bike on the back of a bench or a tree or something similar when im out. i dont mind it.
07-31-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

why am i never invited to your trek...

why am i never invited to your trek parties?!?!?!?! :(

seriously tho, love seeing your rides and love that you took the time out to enjoy! hope your summer is going perfectly!
06-22-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

New 2020 trek fx models are out

hi everyone. Just a heads up that the new 2020 fx models are out. Not all of them but many of them are out and, as usual, trek is boring us to death with the colors. 🙄🙄🙄
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06-11-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

Seriously, the accessories like this are super...

Seriously, the accessories like this are super helpful but so pricey. I recommend looking on craigslist for used options. Personally, I have taken apart my various trek bikes over the years and my...
05-10-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,619
Posted By sh00k

before -- ...

before --

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=480909

after --

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8578/28175983554_3dfdfacbe3_b.jpg
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05-08-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 40,287
Posted By sh00k

I have been following your updates since you...

I have been following your updates since you bought the CoMax's :) These new bikes are gorgeous and, you mentioned it in another thread, they seem to be the best bang for your buck for "high end"...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 671
Views: 214,827
Posted By sh00k

Does anyone own a Trek bike in the Gloss...

Does anyone own a Trek bike in the Gloss Sunburst/Matte Trek Black color....? I would love to see real pictures of this color, particularly in the sun :) puts my matte black emonda sl6 to shame....
05-07-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

I love the pedals! very nice. i have a set of...

I love the pedals! very nice. i have a set of shimano saint pedals on my 7.4 fx. they're crazy heavy but i dont mind it. I love having a nice BIG platform to MASH ON :)
04-29-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

Hi everyone. I hope everyone is enjoying the...

Hi everyone. I hope everyone is enjoying the break in weather and welcoming back spring with a ride on their FX’s. I have mine ready to ride but I am going to wait for a nice weekend morning before I...
09-20-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

congrats on your nice bike. As for the brakes,...

congrats on your nice bike. As for the brakes, I’ve owned 5 fx’s and they all have had finicky brakes. I think trek is aware of this but neglecting to fix the issue.

I dont have the time to go to...
09-13-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,344
Posted By sh00k

What you are doing is natural progression. Many...

What you are doing is natural progression. Many people at least in this forum start off with hybrids, love them, then move onto road bikes. Nothing wrong with having more than 1 bike ( i have 4 ) but...
09-13-18, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By sh00k

(Cog)nitive Dissonance: Lotus Classique Update...

(Cog)nitive Dissonance: Lotus Classique Update (http://cog-nitivedissonance.blogspot.com/2014/03/lotus-classique-update.html) this guy took his classique and turned it into something crazy.
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09-13-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By sh00k

haha, i hope i didn't offend by wanting to put...

haha, i hope i didn't offend by wanting to put fenders on my lotus. I have upright bars on it and i just wanted to add a touch of class to it w/chrome fenders. I am in love with so many bikes on this...
09-11-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

I actually just got the new bontrager kick stand...

I actually just got the new bontrager kick stand for my fx 7.4 but it will not fit because of the connector i use for my kids bike trailer :( the mount is in the way of the kickstand when in it's...
09-11-18, 08:37 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 34,149
Posted By sh00k

I appreciate the kind words on my setup and your...

I appreciate the kind words on my setup and your Lotus America is gorgeous! I have 4 bikes and I think this one is my favorite for care-free cruising around my neighborhood and when i'm in the city....
09-07-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By sh00k

Fender/Rack recommendations for my 1980s Lotus Classique

Hi all,

Just wondering if you can reccommend a nice set of fenders and rack for my 1984 lotus classique below. I love this classy ride and want to class it up a bit more. Tires on it are 23c,...
08-24-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

Good luck on your search. Just looked at the...

Good luck on your search. Just looked at the checkpoint alr5 and it's gorgeous! I love the color, internally routed cables and groupset. that looks like such a fun bike.

Both are pricey so bring...
08-23-18, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

oh how things have changed... I used to live in...

oh how things have changed... I used to live in the city and rode this fx (and my other ones: 7.2, 7.3, 7.7) around town... now i'm in the burbs and pulling a kiddy trailer with my 7.4 ;)

the...
08-22-18, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

Congaree (and other FX S 4 and up owners) just...

Congaree (and other FX S 4 and up owners) just wondering if you've taken your fx s 4 on any hills? I ask because your bike has 2 chain rings and I wanted to know if those 2 are enough for some steep...
08-21-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

https://goo.gl/images/KrNh8T

https://goo.gl/images/KrNh8T
08-20-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

Hey hey hey, listen. Just because we did that to...

Hey hey hey, listen. Just because we did that to that one guy doesn’t mean that we do that to everyone that sets foot here!
08-20-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

I wish I got my 7.4 in white! The bike was a bday...

I wish I got my 7.4 in white! The bike was a bday gift from my then girlfriend (and now wife). The white 2011 fx 7.3 I had is now her bike. She rides with 28mm tires, I have 25mm’s on mine. Both are...
08-19-18, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

i still think you’re lying :) jk. Gorgeous...

i still think you’re lying :)

jk. Gorgeous bike and that looks like the perfect trail to cruise around on!
08-18-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/road-bike...

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/road-bikes/performance-road/domane/domane-slr/domane-slr-6-disc/p/23148/?colorCode=red_white

look ok at this bike in the “gloss sunburst” color. The...
08-18-18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

i appreciate the suggestion but not the same...

i appreciate the suggestion but not the same color or color scheme ;) the domane is “matte Waterloo blue” mixed with matte black.
08-18-18, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

do you like the iso grips? Personally, I love...

do you like the iso grips? Personally, I love them. They’re super comfortable. I’ve been on 60 mile rides and they’re comfy the entire time. I do place my hands on them in various ways to switch it...
08-18-18, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

I’ve had 2 white fx’s and I think white is my...

I’ve had 2 white fx’s and I think white is my favorite color of the fx they’ve made so far. My wife’s 7.3 fx is very similar to yours.

Nice bike. I’m digging the bar ends.
08-18-18, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

it’s an old tube wrapped around to protect the...

it’s an old tube wrapped around to protect the chain stay. Tons of videos on YouTube about it — https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A7NuMIzMtX4&t=251s

I actually did a crappy job wrapping it lol. It was...
08-17-18, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

posting my bike once again. I had the fenders and...

posting my bike once again. I had the fenders and rack installed but they had done quite a bad job on it. I went back and now the fenders look amazing on the bike.

Just to share - the shop had to...
08-17-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

versatile is the best way to describe this bike....

versatile is the best way to describe this bike. And practical. You can use it as a fitness bike, or with a couple accessories, turn it into your grocery getter / kid hauler / errand runner. You made...
08-17-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 602,613
Posted By sh00k

congrats on the new ride! Can’t wait to see it l!

congrats on the new ride! Can’t wait to see it l!
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