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Old August 9th, 2010, 12:59 PM #121
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Where did you purchase your Trek? I'm starting to get back into riding, and this bike has really caught my eye. Also, how much did it set you back, if you don't mind my asking? I know the MSRP is around $650, I'm just trying to get an idea of what the out-the-door price would be from a local shop. Thanks.
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Diamondback Topanga comp.

i use to ride everyday,then i got married and havent ridden in at least 5 yrs now.

i am getting the itch to ride though.
have a weekend planned at new germany state park this month.
sounds like the time.
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Old August 10th, 2010, 06:31 PM #123
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Where did you purchase your Trek? I'm starting to get back into riding, and this bike has really caught my eye. Also, how much did it set you back, if you don't mind my asking? I know the MSRP is around $650, I'm just trying to get an idea of what the out-the-door price would be from a local shop. Thanks.
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Hey there,

I got mine back in September, so almost a year ago...it's a 2010 model. I'd have to dig up the receipt, but I know I spent under $600 for it....maybe $579? Something like that.

I got mine at Joe's Bike Shop, the Mt. Washington branch (there's also one in Fell's Point). Nice shop. I go by the old "when in doubt, choose the store where all the kids work", b/c kids in bike shops EAT AND BREATHE BIKES, and so therefore know what they talk about. Plenty of them at Joe's, including my back door neighbor's kid. It's a nice shop. Small, but a nice little selection and they can get anything they don't have. They seem to deal mainly in Trek and Gary Fisher. In fact, now that I think about it, I don't know if they sell anything else. Purchasing the bike there gets you 2 years of free service (which is like 6 services a year, including a couple of major overhauls). Also, it's the kind of place you can go in, as I did after my bad crash two weeks ago, with something bent or broken, and they'll just fix it with no questions asked (this last time, it was just some kid who fixed it, and he'd never seen me before so had no idea whether or not I even bought the bike there). Definitely a place I'd recommend.

Just about a year in, I'm VERY happy with this bike. It's regarded as pretty low-end, but nothing on it has broken that I didn't break due to stupidity (falling to my right at Raystown Lake and catching the rear derailleur on a pointy rock being one....that would have happened to any bike). If I'd had a bit more to spend I might have gone up into the 6000 series, but then you're getting up close to a grand or beyond, depending on the model.

Only upgrades I've done to mine are the bar ends (which I like, though current trends seem to regard these as SO 1990's!) and Shimano clipless pedals and shoes to go with them.

Feel free to PM me or post here with more questions.

Here is Joe's website:

http://www.mtwashingtonbikes.com/
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Is anyone doing the Cranky Monkey Race at Schaeffer this weekend?
By the way, just FYI, a 53 year old guy, a long time racer, dropped dead at the race with a heart attack. Other racers gave him CPR, but it was all for nought. Poor guy.
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By the way, just FYI, a 53 year old guy, a long time racer, dropped dead at the race with a heart attack. Other racers gave him CPR, but it was all for nought. Poor guy.
Yeah, his age group was one of the last waves. I heard the sirens about 15 min into the race. Very, very sad.
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Necro thread. Anybody else go to the bike swap in Westminster? Get any good deals? I picked up a HiFi 29er that I'm really happy with, will be trying it out as soon as it warms up just a tad.
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Another MBer here. I ride mostly out in Gambrill. Been riding for about a year.
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I used to ride a lot, but haven't done anything recently. Rode mainly at fountain head, patapsaco (sp), and schaffer farms
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