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post #1381 of 1744
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Originally Posted by Luddite View Post

Some nefarious bastard stuck a bunch of spacers under your stem!

I was gonna say, slam dat!
post #1382 of 1744

I been commuting by bike for the past few months, on a 2011 Trek 7.5FX. I am still overweight at 5'11" 228 pounds... I been wanting to get a faster bike for time trials and when I just want to ride faster at a later date. I had intentions on waiting, but the Trek Store sent me an e-mail offer on a 2011 Trek Speed Concept 2.5 for $999. Should I jump on it now, and how about sizing on it (I think there's a bit more to it then my 7.5FX Hybrid), should I wait to I lose more weight? The price is great, less then used prices in my area and a little over half off MSRP.

post #1383 of 1744
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Originally Posted by KurtS90 View Post

I been commuting by bike for the past few months, on a 2011 Trek 7.5FX. I am still overweight at 5'11" 228 pounds... I been wanting to get a faster bike for time trials and when I just want to ride faster at a later date. I had intentions on waiting, but the Trek Store sent me an e-mail offer on a 2011 Trek Speed Concept 2.5 for $999. Should I jump on it now, and how about sizing on it (I think there's a bit more to it then my 7.5FX Hybrid), should I wait to I lose more weight? The price is great, less then used prices in my area and a little over half off MSRP.

One can never have too many bikes, the groupo is worth almost that much so sounds like a deal. Buy bike and lose weight, double win.
post #1384 of 1744
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Originally Posted by KurtS90 View Post

I been commuting by bike for the past few months, on a 2011 Trek 7.5FX. I am still overweight at 5'11" 228 pounds... I been wanting to get a faster bike for time trials and when I just want to ride faster at a later date. I had intentions on waiting, but the Trek Store sent me an e-mail offer on a 2011 Trek Speed Concept 2.5 for $999. Should I jump on it now, and how about sizing on it (I think there's a bit more to it then my 7.5FX Hybrid), should I wait to I lose more weight? The price is great, less then used prices in my area and a little over half off MSRP.

I would really suggest against a tri bike like that.
You want a road bike with drop bars before an uncomfortable aero rig like that.

Also, tri bikes cut out the most expensive components from a group (the brake/shifter units) so its not as great of a deal....you can definitely get those sram apex pieces for less than a grand.
post #1385 of 1744
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Originally Posted by KurtS90 View Post

I been commuting by bike for the past few months, on a 2011 Trek 7.5FX. I am still overweight at 5'11" 228 pounds... I been wanting to get a faster bike for time trials and when I just want to ride faster at a later date. I had intentions on waiting, but the Trek Store sent me an e-mail offer on a 2011 Trek Speed Concept 2.5 for $999. Should I jump on it now, and how about sizing on it (I think there's a bit more to it then my 7.5FX Hybrid), should I wait to I lose more weight? The price is great, less then used prices in my area and a little over half off MSRP.

I used to hate people that would get time trial/Triathlon bikes before getting a regular road bike. A lot of my friends hopped onto the Triathlon/biathlon bandwagon and became totally annoying because of it.
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My friends would end up bringing their TT bikes to group rides and even casual rides (because that was their only bike other than a huge mountain bike). Group rides with regular road bikes and TT bikes don't really mix (because of the handling/safety issues). And casual rides is the last thing you want to do with a TT bike. Its like they think that road bikes are inferior because road bikes are "slower and less efficient" than a TT bike baldy[1].giffacepalm.gif
But the truth is... all of them did end up being totally gung ho over joining up with organized tri teams and actually seriously train. And a lot of them ended up losing massive amounts of weight, quitting smoking for good, and realizing that they are actually pretty fast runners and strong swimmers in the process.


Seriously though - if you can get that bike at that awesome of a price - do it!
post #1386 of 1744

I placed an order for the bike, they did not have the size I needed. But they have a fresh one coming in from there ware house, should be in next week. But will give me time to order some pedals and other stuff... I bought the Trek 7.5 FX because of car insurance prices in the Clearwater area. I have absolutely enjoyed riding 6 days a week, 20-40 miles a day. So at this price, I think its worth it. I figure it would be nice ride along the beach for pleasure and not commuting. I think I will probably sell the hybrid later and buy an aluminum road bike for my commute.

 

Anyways, the price I paid is as follow:

Red Shield 5 Year Warranty     $279.00

Speed Concept 2.5 MD (54CM)  999.99

Tire Lever Set                               3.99

Tax                                            89.81

Total:                                     $1372.79

 

Purchased at David's World Cycle, if anyone interested.

post #1387 of 1744
Forgot about this thread. Here's my '04 FTP:

263

With rizorz:

263

Not drilled and I don't ride with a helmet. Cause I'm stoopid like that.
post #1388 of 1744

Stupid question, brakes?

post #1389 of 1744
It's a track bike (fixed gear) my monster legs are what stop me.
post #1390 of 1744
Do you ride it on it on a track?
post #1391 of 1744
The streets of NYC are my track.
post #1392 of 1744
^^ lol awesome icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

nice setup btw. Not a fan of risers but your drops are sick.





*I knew sooner or later someone was going to comment on my saddle/bar ratio. I might take out another spacer but for now, that's my preferred height.



Did my first 26mile ride on it today - it's not as uncomfortable as people make it out to be. I actually prefer its characteristics. Only gripe is that saddle...might switch to a fizik arione.
post #1393 of 1744
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Originally Posted by KurtS90 View Post

I placed an order for the bike, they did not have the size I needed. But they have a fresh one coming in from there ware house, should be in next week. But will give me time to order some pedals and other stuff... I bought the Trek 7.5 FX because of car insurance prices in the Clearwater area. I have absolutely enjoyed riding 6 days a week, 20-40 miles a day. So at this price, I think its worth it. I figure it would be nice ride along the beach for pleasure and not commuting. I think I will probably sell the hybrid later and buy an aluminum road bike for my commute.

Anyways, the price I paid is as follow:
Red Shield 5 Year Warranty     $279.00
Speed Concept 2.5 MD (54CM)  999.99
Tire Lever Set                               3.99
Tax                                            89.81
Total:                                     $1372.79

Purchased at David's World Cycle, if anyone interested.

Consider getting a frame with braze-ons for a rack and fenders and with room for at least 28mm tires, makes commuting more convenient.
post #1394 of 1744
Here's my Fuji Track Pro:

350
post #1395 of 1744
Quote:
Originally Posted by KurtS90 View Post

I placed an order for the bike, they did not have the size I needed. But they have a fresh one coming in from there ware house, should be in next week. But will give me time to order some pedals and other stuff... I bought the Trek 7.5 FX because of car insurance prices in the Clearwater area. I have absolutely enjoyed riding 6 days a week, 20-40 miles a day. So at this price, I think its worth it. I figure it would be nice ride along the beach for pleasure and not commuting. I think I will probably sell the hybrid later and buy an aluminum road bike for my commute.

Anyways, the price I paid is as follow:
Red Shield 5 Year Warranty     $279.00
Speed Concept 2.5 MD (54CM)  999.99
Tire Lever Set                               3.99
Tax                                            89.81
Total:                                     $1372.79

Purchased at David's World Cycle, if anyone interested.

$279 for a warranty on a $999 bike?
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