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I finally found a bike!

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I finally found a bike!

I've been on a mission to find a good, flat bar road bike. I currently have a '98 cannondale slice, but a back injury prevents me from riding drops. I've taken every flat bar available between Portland and Eugene, OR (ok, not from every store, but close) for a test. Unfortunately, I started shopping at the end of the '08s. I had my mind set on the Trek FX 7.6 - but those won't be available until Dec. So, when I was picking up my hubby's old Specialized from getting tuned, I took the Gary Fisher Mendota out for a spin. It was love at first pedal, so I walked out with it Hubby wants to go rock climbing this weekend - I think I'll let him have his fun while I hit the roads. A year of no riding has been to long!
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