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Old 10-02-10, 06:45 PM   #1
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My wife lost 25+ lbs

She bought this sexy little number home
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A Trek 2.1 WSD.
It's about 25 lbs less than her other bike. She has needed one for a while, and the price was right. I really hope she stops and waits for me once in a while. On the other hand, it's my turn for a new bike.
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Old 10-02-10, 07:22 PM   #2
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That is a nice looking bike but 25 lbs lighter? What was she riding before?
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Old 10-02-10, 08:12 PM   #3
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Nice bike!!!!
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Trying to put this nicely but if the wife has a bike like this- you had better get riding and get the fitness up.

The N+1 for you is not a problem now so when do you get it?

Hopefully you will allow the Forum to make their suggestions on your new bike and not just spring it on us as you have with the wifes bike.

And pics of the wife on her first ride will be appreciated---Just as a matter of Protocol of course to see how far ahaead of you she is.
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Old 10-03-10, 05:51 AM   #5
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I have that same bike in the orange/cream too! I love it and it is definitely an eye catcher. I hope your wife enjoys hers as much as I do mine!!!

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She was(is) riding a GT hybrid/comfort bike. That is now her dedicated commuter. She did surprisingly well on it, except for hills. We took a quick around the block, I was on my 7.5 FX. Stapfam, my brother, you are so correct, I will have to up the training. We should get a better ride on the weekend, I'll get a pic of her on it then. She'll be the small dot on the horizon. Unless I can talk her into a Marla Streb type pose, and live to tell about it.
As my +1, a 29'r SS will be a nice addition to the stable.
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Old 10-04-10, 08:38 PM   #8
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My wife lost 25 pounds - but she'd misplaced her purse!

Seriously - that's a beautiful bike. But I think that my wife's purse must weigh more than her vintage Colnago Super.

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Old 10-05-10, 01:08 AM   #9
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Does your wife feel comfortable on the bike? I've always thought WSD was all marketing. Not all women have long torsos and short legs. Some have short torsos and long legs (they're called fashion models). I've always wondered how they could generalize physiology to exclude so much of their market and still sell the bikes!


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Great bike!! I love the colors.
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Does your wife feel comfortable on the bike? I've always thought WSD was all marketing. Not all women have long torsos and short legs. Some have short torsos and long legs (they're called fashion models). I've always wondered how they could generalize physiology to exclude so much of their market and still sell the bikes!


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I have two Trek WSD (road and mountain) and love them. They fit so much better than the men's bikes in the same size. When I bought the Trek 520 touring bike it didn't come in WSD so the bike shop changed the stem and seat post to give me a better fit. For smaller people the WSD design is wonderful.

One of the male members of our cycling club bought a WSD bike and loves it.
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I have two Trek WSD (road and mountain) and love them. They fit so much better than the men's bikes in the same size. When I bought the Trek 520 touring bike it didn't come in WSD so the bike shop changed the stem and seat post to give me a better fit. For smaller people the WSD design is wonderful.

One of the male members of our cycling club bought a WSD bike and loves it.
Not that there's anything wrong with that...
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Old 10-05-10, 01:23 PM   #13
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Nice bike. I wish I could get my wife interested in cycling......
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That's awesome! Having good equipment helps motivate weight loss. Keep up the great work!!!!
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