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    New Life for Old Hybrid

    So this weekend I took my old hybrid out of storage and gave it a tuneup with the intention of selling it, but today I decided to take it out for a ride and I was surprised by what a hoot it is to ride. Yes its not going to break any speed records but as far as just cruising around its more comfortable than all my other bikes except my vintage schwinn three speed. Maybe I'll keep this thing after all.
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    I kept mine and I'm glad I did. It's perfect for riding in the rain, or riding with my 10 year old. Mine's 17 years old now, and it's fast enough to trouble the roadies if they're not really on their games.

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    Yep, my hybrid turned 18 this year and it's still a great bike. I am the second owner and have made some updates and modifications to meet my needs. In all, it's a great bike and meets all my needs for riding around town and running errands.

    Bikebudda: What make/model, particulars do you have for a hybrid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by clarkbre View Post
    Bikebudda: What make/model, particulars do you have for a hybrid?
    A Trek MultiTrack 7300 that I bought used 8 or 9 years ago for $90. I rode it for about a year and then put it into storage when I got a "real" bike. But after a quick and thorough tuneup and it rides just as good as new, in fact I just got back from a ride to the store. Between the Trek and my old schwinn, I'm finding that as I get older I enjoy the relaxed upright position a lot more than I used to. Yes the suspension forks and seat post are heavy and cause me to lose efficiency, but who cares they also make it's ride very comfortable if I want to go fast I pull out the road bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    A Trek MultiTrack 7300 that I bought used 8 or 9 years ago for $90. I rode it for about a year and then put it into storage when I got a "real" bike. But after a quick and thorough tuneup and it rides just as good as new, in fact I just got back from a ride to the store. Between the Trek and my old schwinn, I'm finding that as I get older I enjoy the relaxed upright position a lot more than I used to. Yes the suspension forks and seat post are heavy and cause me to lose efficiency, but who cares they also make it's ride very comfortable if I want to go fast I pull out the road bike.
    Without pics, it didn't happen I'd be intertested to see it. My old hybrid is a Trek Multitrack 720. The mods basically consist of flat mountainbike bars and bar ends.Realistically, to make it faster I'd have to change out the crank, and that's not going to happen. .

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