Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) - opinions
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07-13-09, 03:06 PM
I would love some opinions on this bike http://salem.craigslist.org/bik/1267592093.html
It would be for me, It is the right size. just want feed back on whether the price is good and any other thing you feel like sharing.
Should be a good bike. Those early Trek frames were hand built steel and are still popular.
Forgot to mention that you'll want a mechanic (or yourself) to go over the entire bike, especially the wheels / spoke tension before riding. Things can happen after a lot of storage time (although this bike seems to be in pretty good condition from the photos).
07-13-09, 08:03 PM
I don't know the years and the guys in classic and vintage would probably be a better place to find out. But, from that era there is a pretty good chance that a Trek tourer has "helicomatic" hubs. As a clyde, much less an uber clyde, you don't want those. Otherwise, Treks of that era, and I've owned one, are good bikes.
Will it fit you? What's you're cycling inseam?
07-13-09, 08:26 PM
Agreed on the Helicomatic Hubs. They were a great idea, that was implemented poorly. One major problem: They aren't made anymore and there are no parts available for a Helicomatic. Of course, that would be a great excuse to upgrade to a cassette hub when the Heli wears out. ;)
07-13-09, 09:19 PM
Thanks for the info, The person hasn't got back to me anyway
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