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Trek District 8

Discussion in 'ROAD & TOURING BIKES' started by MazdaFlyer, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. MazdaFlyer

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    I was in a bike shop several weeks ago and noticed a Trek District 8 56cm retro style bike with modern components hanging from the ceiling. A pretty basic model in Copper Metalic paint. At the time I heard it talking to me but I knew I had too many already. So I passed and left it hanging. When we got home the image kept nagging at me, and I did some research on it. As we were doing a road trip this past week, I decided to stop and look at it again, kick the tires, see how it fit and ended up test riding it. Well it has a new home and found itself at home with the rest of the heard. My birthday present to myself. [​IMG] [​IMG]


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  2. LukeTheJoker

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    I like the idea of a lightweight city bike with disc brakes...

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  3. MazdaFlyer

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    Me to. YOU could surely make one...it would be cool.


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    Me? Build lightweight? :rofl:

    Actually, you have me thinking now... Would have to start with a factory frame though... :39:

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  5. MazdaFlyer

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    Added some copper bottle cages and a cheap Bell 200 computer. It has quite a few features for the price. A few detail photos. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


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    Perfect commuter/city bike! Looks fast and easy to ride!
    The copper cages suit nicely!

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    Did a few more tweaks to the copper tone bike. Added a copper tone bell, pedals and one of my bikes provided a donor saddle. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


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  8. fuzzwardo

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    Sharp looking bike. I have also been thinking about this model only I haven't been able to see one in person. How is it holding up for you?
     
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    The Brooks saddle adds a nice touch. Love the copper tone color.


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  10. MazdaFlyer

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    Seems to be a solid bike. Not the best components but they will do for me. I doubt that I will wear them out. It is light and nimble, a comfortable ride. the geometry suits me. This District 8 is a 2015 model, I just stumbled on to it. Might be hard to find another although the frames have carried over to 2016 with a different spec.
     
  11. MazdaFlyer

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    Thanks. I rather hated to steal it from my Dahon Smoothhound but it looks better where it is now. the two bikes just made a trade,
     
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    Wow! I am just seeing this Ed. That's a looker! Good for you on getting it. Next some matching grips like the saddle?
    Its just awesome for a new bike.
     
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