Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Portland, Maine USA
Bikes: Trek 850 Antelope
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Alternate Bicycle: Restore or Replace?
I own two bicycles: A 1991 21-speed Trek 850 and an 1985 15-speed Univega Ever since I acquired the Trek 850, the Univega remained as a spare bike when the Trek is in the shop, a spare bike when I am somewhere else, or for when I need to cover terrain that I can't on the Trek 850. The Univega is somewhat heavier. Both bicycles have gone well over 15000 miles each.
However, it's been a long time since I've last used the Univega. It's been suspended for years from the rafters of the garage and little or no maintainence has been put into it. When I last looked at it, I realized my options are limited. As far as I know, they are:
A). Bring the Univega in to be cleaned up and maintained in order to keep using it.
B). Bring it in for maintainence so that I can sell it and use the money to buy a new bicycle.
C). Bring it in for maintenence so that I can sell it and use the money as a slush fund to keep
using my 15-year-old Trek 850.
What do you suggest? Do you know of any other options? This thread is to be answered by professional mechanics or salespeople. I look forward to your soonest response.