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    Perma-Clyde (51)'s Avatar
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    Last ride-Trek 7200

    With the arrival of my Co-Motion Mazama tomorrow, today marks the last ride of my Trek 7200. Here are the numbers from the past two years:

    In January 2007 I took my bike in for service: new rubber, spokes and a chain. It is a testament to Trek and my LBS that I rode 3,775 miles this year without incident (not even a flat)! Sure the BB, rear hub and the rear tire are on their last dying leg, but they made it! The rest of the bike seems fine.

    In 2006 I logged 3,725 miles. Shortly after the 2,000-mile mark I cracked the plastic plate on the stock seat, snapped a cheap seatpost and popped 2 (stock) spokes. Once I replaced these with quality components, (DT spokes and a Thomson seatpost) I have had no issues.

    Over the past two years I have wavered between 325#-350#. As you can see most of the stock Trek components held up nicely. This bike has only 32 spokes, but the hand-built wheel set has not failed. (I only replaced the spokes and the hub, these are still the stock Bontrager wheels). For you Clydes out there in my weight range looking for a comfort/hybrid bike, I can wholeheartedly recommend Trek. Plan on rebuilding your wheels once a year, or 4,000 miles, and this bike should give you many miles of service.

    Two year total: 7,500 miles/ 20 miles a day.
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    Outstanding, but, save your old ride for the rain rides. That will keep your new ride clean. Can't wait to hear the details on the new bike and see some picks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaxgtr View Post
    Outstanding, but, save your old ride for the rain rides.
    My dad seemed interested in the Trek. I'd like to get him on it if I can, he's a diabetic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by (51) View Post
    My dad seemed interested in the Trek. I'd like to get him on it if I can, he's a diabetic.
    Good, then you can get him out riding with ya!
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    +1. Great idea.
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    Are you also saying he is a saquatch too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaxgtr View Post
    Are you also saying he is a saquatch too?
    My dad? Definitely Clyde material at 6' 6". I didn't get to be my size from eatin' turnips.

    He lives in Arizona. No buddy rides unless I trek across country
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    Well you do have a new bike that fits.
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    Man, it sounds like that would be a hard bike to let go of. Unless dad wants it.

    Jaxqtr,
    I see one less bike in your sig, did you finally sell it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by (51) View Post
    My dad? Definitely Clyde material at 6' 6". I didn't get to be my size from eatin' turnips.

    He lives in Arizona. No buddy rides unless I trek across country
    What's wrong with riding across country?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b_young View Post
    Man, it sounds like that would be a hard bike to let go of. Unless dad wants it.

    Jaxqtr,
    I see one less bike in your sig, did you finally sell it?
    Yep, I sold it Monday night. ,
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    Quote Originally Posted by (51) View Post
    My dad seemed interested in the Trek. I'd like to get him on it if I can, he's a diabetic.
    That would be awesome. There's nothing like cycling to help turn your life around. Good luck.

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    [QUOTE=(51).

    Two year total: 7,500 miles/ 20 miles a day.[/QUOTE]



    WOW......thats a lot of riding you've done. How much have you lost the past two years?
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