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Old 10-13-14, 01:19 PM
Sew Lizzie
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: England
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Bikes: Trek WSD 7.3

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Hello from Oxfordshire, England

I got a new bike back in May and since then have done a lot more cycling than I'd done before, although I've cycled on and off for several decades...! I went to my local bike shop where we as a family have bought bikes in the past and chose a Trek WSD 7.3. I thought I loved the bike to begin with, but after weeks of painful niggles in the back, shoulders and wrist, which I've tried to put right by various tweaks, and by adding bar ends, I've finally come to the conclusion that I bought the wrong type of bike for me. I think I have one arm longer than the other which doesn't help.

So I'm now going back to my old elegant but sturdy step through steel Trek for a while until I get another - so glad I didn't sell it! Having to admit to having bought the wrong bike is embarrassing....almost.....but getting the new bike showed me that I was up to more cycling, and I have learnt so much more about bikes and cycling too. (I went through the exact same process with sewing machines!).

I've read a lot of useful information on here already. The bike I am considering (and I'll take a long time to consider...) is a Thorn Raven, or Raven Sport. I would love to hear from any ladies who have one of these.
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