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Old 12-26-04, 09:58 PM   #1
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Greetings from Ann Arbor, Michigan!

Just wanted to say "Hello" and Happy Holidays to everyone. I joined the group today while I sit at home and recover from knee surgery. Next week I'll be out buying a Trek 7500fx and will let everyone know about the bike and my new found sport, once I heal a bit, and after some of this snow melts
Happy New Year and safe riding!

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Old 12-29-04, 09:34 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums annarbor! Hope your knee mends perfectly! I have to go in soon and get one of mine taken care of too, I'm not looking forward to it. I'm told that cycling helps. so that is a plus!
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Welcome to the forums annarbor! Hope your knee mends perfectly! I have to go in soon and get one of mine taken care of too, I'm not looking forward to it. I'm told that cycling helps. so that is a plus!
Thanks for the warm welcome Gus and good luck with the surgery!
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hey annarbor, couldn't help but notice your screen name. not to be too practical here, but i hope your knee situation doesn't prevent you from giving this new trek you're buying a proper test ride first. what shop were you planning on buying it from?
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I have a Trek 7500FX, I may be willing to sell. I would like to buy a touring bike. Are you a student? I used to ride a lot with the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society. I just started riding again but not out in Ann Arbor. PM me if you are interested in a used bike.
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Thanks again for the warm welcome. I went to Two Wheel Tango to check out the Trek and found that I liked the Specialized Comp better. The price tags were not the same. The Trek was $600 and the Specialized was $1100. Being a big Ebay fan, I went home and found the identical Specialized Comp on auction and won it for $510. It's being delivered today, so I'll write you all with a report as soon as it arrives.

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Greetings fellow Ann Arborite!
I posted my story below and no, I haven't had the opportunity to do a "proper" test ride of my bike, but I would not have been able to do that until March anyway. I did make sure that it was the proper size and all when I first saw it at "Two Wheel Tango". I have to admit, I immediately fell in love with the fit, finish and feel of the bike and can only hope that everything works out. I plan to use it to ride from the Arborland area to City Hall everyday. I also plan an occasional ride out to Dexter and back with my little boy.
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Greetings fellow Ann Arborite!
I posted my story below and no, I haven't had the opportunity to do a "proper" test ride of my bike, but I would not have been able to do that until March anyway. I did make sure that it was the proper size and all when I first saw it at "Two Wheel Tango". I have to admit, I immediately fell in love with the fit, finish and feel of the bike and can only hope that everything works out. I plan to use it to ride from the Arborland area to City Hall everyday. I also plan an occasional ride out to Dexter and back with my little boy.
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okay. now that i see what kind of bike it is, i can see that it will be relatively forgiving in its ride...that is, a hardcore road bike might really cause you pain after a while, if it doesn't fit just right, but a hybrid type probably has more room to manuever. what do i know anyway, i get all my bikes at garage sales.

how will you bring along the little boy? trailer? seat? papoose?
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okay. now that i see what kind of bike it is, i can see that it will be relatively forgiving in its ride...that is, a hardcore road bike might really cause you pain after a while, if it doesn't fit just right, but a hybrid type probably has more room to manuever. what do i know anyway, i get all my bikes at garage sales.

how will you bring along the little boy? trailer? seat? papoose?
He's almost 11 now so he rides along on his Schwinn mountain bike. He kicks my butt even with his little junk bike from Toys R Us
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Got the bike last night and boy is she purdy!
Unfortunately, it's snowing it's butt off outside
We've got up to 10" of snow coming so I doubt I'll be able to ride my new bike anytime soon....

Greetings from snowy Ann Arbor
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