• Frame - Alpha Aluminium

  • Forks - RST CT COM TL, adjustable preload

  • Wheels - 750 rims, Shimano RM40-8 rear, alloy front hub; 14g stainless black spokes

  • Shifters - SRAM MRS Plus

  • Front Derailleur - Shimano C102

  • Read Derailleur - Shimano Deore

  • Crank - Shimano C203 48,38,28 w/chainguard

  • Cassette - SRAM 5.0 11-32, 8spd

  • Pedals - Dual density platform

  • Saddle - Trek Webspring comfort

  • Seatpost. -Alloy suspension

  • Handlebar 50mm riser

  • Stem - Alloy adjustable rise

  • Headset - 1-1/8" semi-cartridge, sealed

8 Trek.HEIC

At the time I bought this bike, I had a son, who was still a toddler, but I was keen to try to keep on cycling.  I needed a more upright position, a step-through and plenty of gears to pull along a toddler in his trailer.


We did many trips around lakes, or disused railways with this setup, firstly with the trailer in the picture below. Carton of juice and a packet of Wotsits could last him a 5 mile ride round a lake!


The trailer was replaced with the Trail-Gator a couple of years later, and shortly after completely solo on longer rides.  Sadly, no pictures exist of us together in any of these setups. Those were the days where life was full of memories without every movement being documented on social media!

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