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Posted By StarBiker

I disagree about step through. That is not a...

I disagree about step through. That is not a woman's bike.

Jimothy you have to pound the pavement and get out there and look around. Yardsales, Fleamarkets, Thrift Stores, Friends, Friends...
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Posted By zukahn1

Fairly new for the classics section looks to be...

Fairly new for the classics section looks to be from 2007-2008 these listed for $500 msrp and often sold for less new. So while in great condition and it should a make a good basic rider for a...
10-18-22, 07:12 PM
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Posted By StarBiker

That's why I said 17-18. I stand over that 17"...

That's why I said 17-18. I stand over that 17" Giant and a 19" without shoes would be hitting my pals.
10-18-22, 10:18 AM
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Posted By hokiefyd

With an inseam like that, I'm thinking the frame...

With an inseam like that, I'm thinking the frame might fit you well. Is that your pants inseam or true pubic bone height (https://www.rivbike.com/pages/pubic-bone-height-how-to-measure-your-pbh)? I...
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Posted By t2p

The 7.5 FX is a significant step up compared to...

The 7.5 FX is a significant step up compared to the pictured Verve - and well worth the original asking price of $300 so $250 is even better

my wife has a 7.5 FX - super bike
10-17-22, 10:38 AM
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Posted By StarBiker

^ If you can stand over the bike, and clear it...

^
If you can stand over the bike, and clear it with a half inch, or more it might work for you. But a 17" to 18" would definitely be a better fit.

I am riding a 17" now that is probably a tad...
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Posted By svea76

With the 7.5 FX you get the Deore group set and...

With the 7.5 FX you get the Deore group set and the carbon fork. I have a 2014 7.4FX WSD (also a carbon fork) and it rides super nice. That one is a little older than mine, but the components are...
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Posted By himespau

Low end suspension is often more trouble (and...

Low end suspension is often more trouble (and weight) than it's worth. If it were me and all the components were in equally working shape, the 7.5 would be worth the extra $50.
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Posted By XxHaimBondxX

looks a bit beat up from the pics. The other FX...

looks a bit beat up from the pics. The other FX 7.2 you mentioned was like new and cheaper. I think I'd rather get that one since once you start replacing parts on 7.5, you'd be closer to MSRP quick.
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Posted By fishboat

My GF's 7.5FX after I did the drop bar...

My GF's 7.5FX after I did the drop bar conversion.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/2008_trek_7_5fx_db_conv_76241303a576d94cec9f87893f08b7497b08d64c.jpg
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Posted By fishboat

See the "Fitness Bikes" section. ...

See the "Fitness Bikes" section.
http://www.vintage-trek.com/Trek-Fisher-Klein-Lemond/2010treklife.pdf

The 7.5 is the first in the series (from bottom up) to have a carbon fork. Typically the...
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Posted By fishboat

In my area, if the bike's condition was good,...

In my area, if the bike's condition was good, $300 for a 7.5 would be a pretty reasonable to very a reasonable price. On CL, folks would be lining up to grab it. I purchased a 7.5fx early this...
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Posted By TugaDude

It might be a 2010 model. Bicycle Blue Book...

It might be a 2010 model. Bicycle Blue Book supports my opinion that this is a $200.00 bike in a private sale. https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/value-guide/product/19890/

2010 had the same...
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Posted By TugaDude

It is a nice bike, but for that money I'd be...

It is a nice bike, but for that money I'd be wanting disc brakes. A few years ago I found a lightly used Trek 8.3 DS from the Gary Fisher Collection for less than that one. I believe I paid $225.00...
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Posted By XxHaimBondxX

Get the 7.2, try offering an even $200 first....

Get the 7.2, try offering an even $200 first. Sometimes offer "cash, within hour" works, although I personally hate those. If seller doesn't budge, get it anyway. Start riding it, while looking for a...
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Posted By Inusuit

I'm 5'7' and ride two 19" bikes. You will be...

I'm 5'7' and ride two 19" bikes. You will be fine. That's a very nice bike for the price.
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Posted By XxHaimBondxX

$300 bike in my market during peak season. I...

$300 bike in my market during peak season. I think 19" would be perfect for you. Bring an Allen wrench for that post clamp.
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Posted By wrk101

Google bike sizing and take some personal...

Google bike sizing and take some personal measurements. Everyone is different.
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Posted By StarBiker

Yep, expect $80+ for tubes, tires and potentially...

Yep, expect $80+ for tubes, tires and potentially brake pads.

I am 5'9" and have been riding a slightly small 17" Giant Innova. (The size is so close I am fine with it)

You are going to need a...
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Posted By bikemig

Finding a decent vintage hybrid or vintage...

Finding a decent vintage hybrid or vintage mountain bike of roughly the quality of a Trek 730 for around $100 isn't hard but you do have to be patient sometimes to find one in your size in decent...
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Posted By wrk101

+10 Those Schwinns are box store bikes. Might as...

+10 Those Schwinns are box store bikes. Might as well buy a new one on sale if you go that route. Google bike sizing, and take some measurements of your body. That Trek is too small.
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Posted By Clang

The Trek 730 is from 1997 and it's much too small...

The Trek 730 is from 1997 and it's much too small for you (it's too small for me and I'm your height), so don't buy it. The Schwinn Knowles and Schwinn Ranger are both department store bikes. Do not...
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Posted By cb400bill

Thread moved from C&V to C&V Appraisals.

Thread moved from C&V to C&V Appraisals.
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Posted By Hobbiano

I think that's a very small frame, more suitable...

I think that's a very small frame, more suitable for someone around 5'-4".
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Posted By 52telecaster

The trek is nice and since it's compact geometry...

The trek is nice and since it's compact geometry you can make it fit. If you ride it much it will definitely be worth the asking price. Forget what you pay and enjoy riding. Riding is a gift.
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Posted By SoCaled

Price is fine. Probably a little small for you...

Price is fine. Probably a little small for you based on specs given (24" to seat bolt is low). If you stand up against a wall and tuck a large book between yours legs (like a saddle) and measure to...
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Posted By bikemike73

It should fit you fine. Looks like the paint is...

It should fit you fine. Looks like the paint is in fair shape.

Go try it out. Go thru all the gears. Ride it for a least a few minutes

If all work, I would offer $75.00 Cash

If you do end up...
Forum: Introductions
10-02-22, 01:57 PM
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Posted By Freakz

Hi there and welcome!

Hi there and welcome!
Forum: Introductions
10-02-22, 08:35 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

Welcome to BF. "A bike in my life." ...

Welcome to BF.

"A bike in my life."
Sounds healthy.
And fun.
Forum: Introductions
09-30-22, 11:43 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

Welcome Freakz, Join us in C&V. Best...

Welcome Freakz,

Join us in C&V.
Best learning comes from easy hands-on enjoyment. Satisfaction improved if associated with nostalgia.

We are good at answering questions about vintage bikes -...
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