This is a Trek 720 bicycle. Her name is Tina. I believe it was built in around 1983. I bought it in the fall of 2007. It came with a Sun Tour derailer and down tube friction shifters. This is my main commuter and around town errand bike. I have some major hills so I replaced the shifters with bar end shifters, deore derailer and mega ring on the back to help out.
I like the lugged frame and the neat little details that they don’t put on bikes any more. I think the funky mirror that came with the bike is cool. I started using power grip pedals last fall and really like them because I get some benefit of being attached to the pedal but can hop on the bike in any shoe.
I ride it to the gym for yoga. A woman at the gym once told me that I looked very hip riding with my yoga mat slung on my back. How is that for motivation to ride to the gym? It’s a chick magnet. Maybe she just meant I had big hips.
I think the Obama spoke card adds a nice touch.
I have five bicycles including a very nice expensive road bike but Tina is my favorite ride.