My "new old stock" Trek 5500 USPS circa 2000
saddle was never used:
Cane Creek Headset (is this a 1 1/8"?) ICON Graphite handlebar and stem. I had an extra battery and saw that the Flight Deck Computer still works.
Here are the two scratches on the whole frame:
#1on the chainstay
#2 on the top tube near the headtube
Total weight taken with my bathroom scale: 18.3lbs (54cm sized frame).
Sorry for the picturefest. I do have some questions about the bike for any Trek Experts:
-is this a 5200? There is no actual designation on the frame so I only assumed from my interweb research.
- are the wheels clinchers or tubulars (Rolf Vector Comp)? i didn't check after re-inflating the tires (Continental Ultra).
- should i switch out the pedals (ICON Del La Sole)? are these pedals and cleats still being used today? (i'm going to buy some cleats after I figure out whats good).
- is the cane creek headset and fork 1 1/8th" or 1"? back in 1999-2000 it wasn't standardized yet right?
and lastly: I almost want to just sell this frame and just move all the parts onto something else that I'll actually ride (new italian steel/titanium/ect).... or should I just ride the hell out of this bike and ride it hard and not care. I can only assume that there might be a good market for a super clean frame like this.
Its actually my first road bike since the early 90's when I was a teen. I finally bought a commuter bike earlier this year
then figured it would be nice to have a road bike (but didn't want to spend over $1000). Fortunately I didn't have to spend that much on this bike
, please chime in with your opinions... thanks!
Last edited by runningDoc; 11-17-10 at 09:37 AM.
Reason: new info about frame/bike thanks!