NTBD (New Town Bike Day)

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  1. telepraise

    telepraise Tele-Holic

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    With impending retirement, I'm looking forward to doing a lot less driving. I already have a road bike that I log 45 min day on for cardio, but find myself wanting something for toodling around town in our small city. Enter the Trek FX-3, sort of a quasi hybrid fitness/gravel bike. Soon to be fitted up with a small waste basket on the rack so I can do errands and small grocery runs. Mostly what it's being used so far is a nightly ride down to the fishing pier for Florida water sunsets.

    Should've done this a LONG time ago. Peace and good health to all- TP IMG_2717.jpg IMG_2773.jpg
     
  2. ozcal

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    nice... have fun on that bike !!
     
  3. Sidney Vicious

    Sidney Vicious Friend of Leo's

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    I have the same - a 2020 FX3 - added a Bontager rear rack, changed the pedals and added trap-straps, a water cage, and lights. Perfect for me.
     
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    Neato!
     
  5. Wally

    Wally Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Nice...but aren’t you going to want some fenders?
     
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  6. Silent Otto

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    ...and some lights
     
  7. chris m.

    chris m. Poster Extraordinaire

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    This is a good all-rounder bike. If a person had to have just one bicycle this would be a great candidate. Congrats on your new ride...
     
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    Nice.

    I suggest lights that will for sure have you be seen from behind and in front. Trek (Bontrager) makes the particularly fine Flare rear and front LED lights but you pay for them. Planet Bike has some nice less expensive high lumen rear lights. There are lots of cheaper ones out there but both have good service and mounting part options available.

    Frame and seat bags are also very worth looking into. Don't forget to be set with a basic multi-tool, spare tube and pump. These little extras can make all the difference.

    Enjoy in good health!

    P.S. Some bikes like that have tubeless compatible rims and tires now. If you have them do a little homework before you convert, but know you'll get a better ride, flat protection and more traction. You'll have to check air pressure more often too.
     
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  9. tery

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    Ride safe :)
     
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