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    Trek Fans

    March 11, 2008

    Founder of Trek Bicycles, Richard Burke, dies at 73

    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The founder of the world's top bicycle-maker, Trek Bicycles, has died.

    The company says Richard "D*ck" Burke died Monday night at the age of 73.

    Company spokesman Eric Bjorling says Burke died at a Milwaukee hospital from complications from heart surgery.

    Burke founded the company in 1976. It's headquartered in Waterloo, Wisconsin, about 30 miles east of Madison.

    Burke's son John is the current president.

    Trek is known among cyclists for making the bikes that Lance Armstrong rode in his Tour de France victories.

    The company is known for brands including Trek, Gary Fisher, Klein and Greg LeMond.

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    Show some of your favorite Treks.
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    85 400. It's about to get a powder and rebuild, but has been a great great daily rider for some years
    Steel-loving cheapskate

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    Condolences to the Burke family, from this old school Trek fan.
    “You meet the nicest people on two wheels!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricgre View Post
    The company says Richard "D*ck" Burke died Monday night at the age of 73.
    Got to love the "*".

    RIP Dick.

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    We have lost a great supporter of the hobby/lifestyle.
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    I just picked up a 1984 Trek 420 for 100 bucks, so now i'm interested in all things trek.
    nice lil bike so far.
    rip dick

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