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Old 07-08-13, 07:41 PM
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A few of the members here may remember that I won a road bike in a raffle a few years back. I liked the bike, a Trek Lexa, however I already had a better road bike. (Trek 1.5).
Last year while visiting my brother in Dallas, he took me to a bike store where I saw a bike I fell in love with. I couldn't justify buying another bike, but I have been thinking of it ever since.
This year, my LBS hosted a bike swap and the (mental) gears started turning. I sold the bike I won at the swap for my asking price. Meanwhile, my little dream bike went down in price, so...


My hubby would have taken better photos, but I couldn't stay still on it long enough to let him!
This bike will have no odometer as it is strictly for fun and leisurely rides!

I have been extremely downhearted this past week, as my last little bird flew the nest and started USAF OTC in Alabama, so delivery of this bike came at the perfect time.
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I didn't know Trek made a replica of an old school 3 speed with a fully enclosed chain cover. That is a very classy bike. You'll be able to go blueberry picking on that bike in style. Great idea not having an odometer; it's amazing how that can dictate what you do.
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Old 07-08-13, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by miss kenton View Post
A few of the members here may remember that I won a road bike in a raffle a few years back. I liked the bike, a Trek Lexa, however I already had a better road bike. (Trek 1.5).
Last year while visiting my brother in Dallas, he took me to a bike store where I saw a bike I fell in love with. I couldn't justify buying another bike, but I have been thinking of it ever since.
This year, my LBS hosted a bike swap and the (mental) gears started turning. I sold the bike I won at the swap for my asking price. Meanwhile, my little dream bike went down in price, so...


My hubby would have taken better photos, but I couldn't stay still on it long enough to let him!
This bike will have no odometer as it is strictly for fun and leisurely rides!

I have been extremely downhearted this past week, as my last little bird flew the nest and started USAF OTC in Alabama, so delivery of this bike came at the perfect time.
Classy bike. Needs a coffee cup holder.
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Old 07-08-13, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
I didn't know Trek made a replica of an old school 3 speed with a fully enclosed chain cover. That is a very classy bike. You'll be able to go blueberry picking on that bike in style. Great idea not having an odometer; it's amazing how that can dictate what you do.
This bike was made for blueberry picking events! I looked at a number of brands of this type of bike and this one was within my budget and had all the details I wanted: fenders, chain-guard, ( I can ride in a dress!) gears, feminine styling and not too heavy. Now all I need is my woven basket--to hold the blueberries!
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Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
Classy bike. Needs a coffee cup holder.
That's what my camelback is for.
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Old 07-08-13, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
Classy bike. Needs a coffee cup holder.
Nah. It needs a basket. A wicker one!

Best wishes for your son, (or is it your daughter), in the Air Force. When you see him/her next, after graduation, you will be amazed at how he/she matured in the few short months since he/she left, (or at least that is what my mom said about me when she came to my Navy boot camp graduation. She said the Navy did for me in 12 weeks what she had been trying to do for 18 years). You can be proud of your son/daughter.
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Cool bike.
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Old 07-08-13, 08:16 PM
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My son. Thank you! I believe what you are saying about maturing. He is a wonderful guy now, but I do think B.C. will put the finishing touches on him.

I have already picked out the Nantucket basket for the front...not the back. One of our friends saw the bike on Facebook and wrote, "Isn't that the bike from Wizard of Oz? How appropriate...." Wiseguy.
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Old 07-08-13, 09:02 PM
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Very stylin'.

I can relate to the emtpy nest thing.

We usually have 5-10 kids over on any particular Friday night, twanging guitars and pounding on drums, playing video games, and munching on Dominoes $5.99 medium pizzas (one for each kid).

After the miscreant heads off to college, we'll have this:

<crickets chirping>

On the bright side, that means we're free to spend as much time as we want up in the Sierra.
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Beautiful bike! I've been thinking about getting a relaxed smell-the-blueberries kind of ride like that. I didn't know they were made still.
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Old 07-09-13, 01:20 AM
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Reminds me of the District Nurse bikes that were about 50 years ago. Have to agree that it needs a Wicker Basket on the front and possible a BIG old fashioned bell----


And a nurses uniform would complete the picture

Whenever we saw the District Nurse on her rounds we knew we were in trouble. All the mileage they used to do on those bikes made them ultra fit and we never beat them in a sprint.
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"Call the Midwife", you have a close replica of that bike, as Stap said. Nice bike, very classy and the basket will be the perfect touch. You'll be surprised how quickly OTS goes for you son, he will be adding that golden 2nd Lt bar sooner than you think and will be on his way here for UNT at NAS Pensacola. Maxwell is a nice base and the Montgomery area is very supportive of the service members there. First week is fatigues but the blue suit will be on him in about a week. Best of Luck to him on his OTS time.

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Congrats, Miss K. Ride it with a smile.
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Old 07-09-13, 07:18 AM
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Mrs. K, sweet ride.

We finally have an empty nest after the two kids moved in and out for a while(even had the son and his wife here for a year) and now all are out. It's been a week, but the wife's sister and our niece have been visiting so we've been busy.
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I was going to reccomend a Nantucket basket, my wife has one, they are very nice. It will be perfect on that bike.
Best wishes and Thank You to your son.
And be careful riding in a dress, you'll cause many accidents.
Enjoy the ride!
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Old 07-09-13, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
Very stylin'.

I can relate to the emtpy nest thing.

We usually have 5-10 kids over on any particular Friday night, twanging guitars and pounding on drums, playing video games, and munching on Dominoes $5.99 medium pizzas (one for each kid).

After the miscreant heads off to college, we'll have this:

<crickets chirping>

On the bright side, that means we're free to spend as much time as we want up in the Sierra.
We had similar circumstances, however there were 5-10 college grads (my son had been waiting to get his report date since May 2012). While they didn't have a garage band and we didn't buy them pizza, but they spent many a night in my backyard around a fire pit tippin' brewskies with periodical raids of my fridge.

The empty nest syndrome has hit me hard with this one going so far and becoming property of the US Gov. for at least 8 years. My other son currently lives in NYC, about, 1-1/2 hours from me, and my daughter, a few towns over.

It was so bad, I did some on-line research to determine the difference between normal feelings of sorrow at being left by my children and, um, psychosis. I discovered that what I am experiencing is natural and will subside, so, you know, I've got that going for me.

My husband and I have already started our recovery by:
1) committing to attend the 50+ meetup in BOSTON, JULY 27 & 28
2) reducing our grocery bill by 33%
3) prancing around the house in our underwear
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Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
Reminds me of the District Nurse bikes that were about 50 years ago. Have to agree that it needs a Wicker Basket on the front and possible a BIG old fashioned bell----


And a nurses uniform would complete the picture


Whenever we saw the District Nurse on her rounds we knew we were in trouble. All the mileage they used to do on those bikes made them ultra fit and we never beat them in a sprint.
I don't about Britain, Stap, but here, de rigueur for nurses are scrubs. While functional, they are not an entirely fetching fashion statement.
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Beautiful bike! I've been thinking about getting a relaxed smell-the-blueberries kind of ride like that. I didn't know they were made still.

To me, the Italians and Brits have the best ones, but they are out of my economic league and not available at my LBS. It's okay, I'm happy!
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What a fun looking bike!! Congrats!!
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Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
"Call the Midwife", you have a close replica of that bike, as Stap said. Nice bike, very classy and the basket will be the perfect touch. You'll be surprised how quickly OTS goes for you son, he will be adding that golden 2nd Lt bar sooner than you think and will be on his way here for UNT at NAS Pensacola. Maxwell is a nice base and the Montgomery area is very supportive of the service members there. First week is fatigues but the blue suit will be on him in about a week. Best of Luck to him on his OTS time.


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Thanks for your vote of confidence for my son. I am so happy to hear Montgomery is supportive, Bill. That makes me feel better. We will be visiting Montgomery in September to see him graduate. Anyone have any suggestions for fun places to visit in the area?
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Thanks for all your kind words about my new bike and support for my son! I appreciate them.
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Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
I was going to reccomend a Nantucket basket, my wife has one, they are very nice. It will be perfect on that bike.
Best wishes and Thank You to your son.
And be careful riding in a dress, you'll cause many accidents.
Enjoy the ride!
I am glad you posted about the basket. I am uncertain about which size basket to get; I was surprised at the variety available. What size did your wife get? If she wouldn't mind being asked, would she have preferred a bigger or smaller size than she has?
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Very nice. I like the way they used the old, 70s Trek logo on the seat tube. Enjoy!
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Very nice. I like the way they used the old, 70s Trek logo on the seat tube. Enjoy!
Me, too. It was the detailing, some not visible in these photos, that sealed the deal for me--that, and the good reviews I've read written by like-minded cyclists. Thank you.
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Montgomery doesn't have much to see in the "places to go" department. Most of the folks up that way drop down to our area (between Gulf Shores, AL, and Panama City Beach, FL, The Redneck Riveria) for beach time. Some Civil War and Civil Rights sites around the area but not too much to see, actually. It is a busy Southern State Capitol town, several colleges and Auburn is nearby, watch out for traffic on I-85 on home game Saturdays at the 3 Auburn/Opelika exits. Just enjoy the time and his first salutes as a "Butter Bar" 2nd Lt. When he gets down here for Aviation Pre-flight Indoc and VT-4 or VT-10, come down and enjoy the beaches, Gulf Islands National Seashore, National Museum of Naval Aviation, etc. Give us a buzz and I'll shoot you some literature and such if you would like.

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