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    New to the forum and hybrid bikes

    Hi!

    My name's Matt and I finally broke down and bought a nice bike.
    I've been riding this Walmart special someone gave me for free for years now. I must have logged hundreds of miles on it over the past 3 or 4 years, riding to and from work, school, and running errands.
    The rims were bent, the crank bearings non-existent, and the front derailleur busted. Last Friday one of the pedals fell off on my way home from work.
    So I decided that enough's enough and started looking for a replacement.
    The local CL didn't yield anything useful. I ended up buying a new Trek 7.3 yesterday. LBS had it for $579, which seemed decent.
    After being used to my old crappy ride for so long, this Trek rides like a dream! My commute went from 21.5 minutes to just under 17 minutes on the first day.
    Anyhow, I like the bike and I like the forum.

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    I.m also new to the forum and new to hybrids, so from one newbie to another- welcome!

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    Senior Member referee54's Avatar
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    This has been a great place for me to learn about biking---the people on this forum are very insightful and have tremendous knowledge; ask all the questions that you want!

    Tim C.
    We don't stop playing because we get old; we get old because we stop playing.[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    Welcome to the forum guys. You may also lurk at the electronics forum for lights and other safety gadgets you might need.

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    Thanks guys. I've been enjoying riding the Trek these past couple of days.
    I noticed today that my front wheel is slightly out of true. It wobbles a tiny bit. I have not been jumping curbs nor have I been doing anything else abusive - what gives?
    95% of my riding is on roads. I bike through very short lengths of gravel, sand + some small rocks to get from a bike path to the road or vice versa.
    What could have caused this and what can I do to prevent it?

    Also, should I get this taken care of NOW or wait until the free 30 day service?

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