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    I bought another bike I dont need!! Should I sell it?

    So I ride a road bike. But today I found a deal on a Trek 820. Its marketed as a mountain bike. But rides like a hybrid. It looks like brand new. It needed tires and a chain. I put tires new tubes, new chain then disassembled it and greased everything. I adjusted all the derailleur cables and brakes. Added a set of lights, a rear rack, and a wired bike computer. Now I have this really cool steel frame bike that's all dressed up with nowhere to go. I don't know what to do with it.
    Last edited by PhotoJoe; 09-28-13 at 10:42 PM.

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    Wtf is wrong with you? N+1!

    I kid... if it works for you, ride it. If not, sell it and get a different one.

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    I didnt want it when I got it. I was thinking about a mtb road bike breeding. But that cost a fortune and this bike is way to nice to change up.

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    Keep it and make it a grocery getter. I love my road bike but sometimes it is way too specific purposed. However, my old steel hybrid is a very general do-it-all bike with racks and fenders.
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    +1, a rigid fork hard-tail MTB is about the most practical thing going in the bike world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    +1, a rigid fork hard-tail MTB is about the most practical thing going in the bike world.
    I have a nice set of Duro road tires I may put on it. I took it for a ride just a bit ago. Its a good ride. May need to order a set of clam on drops for it. Its should climb straight up a wall with the tiny chain rings on it.

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    Christmas is coming soon, maybe it can be a gift for someone you know?

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    Pictures!!
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    I will take some pics in the morning after it gets the road tires. I may ride it to work Monday and see how it does with a load.

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    Found Trekking bars the thing for MTB mods from straight bars .
    rather than reach down , as on drops , you reach forward, ans bend your elbows a bit

    and you get the same posture .. into the wind.

    those clamp on things have a clamp just where a decent hand hold is, or should be , IMO.

    and one continuous bend is better than most Bar ends , except for ergon.. GR5 would be a good option.

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    I would like to do trekking bars. But I want to buy used. I just cant find them new or used. I hate mail order on special items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amrmatt View Post
    I would like to do trekking bars. But I want to buy used. I just cant find them new or used. I hate mail order on special items.
    New trekking bars are easy to find mail order. I just ordered some from Nashbar for $18. But they are backordered. If you are willing to pay a few bucks more there are many on eBay

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    Sounds like you have a really great utility bike now. Just add some fenders and you're good to go!

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    Dude, you have my sickness, bike hoarder.

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    If nothing else, it sounds like it has all the makings of a perfect bad weather/winter beater...

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    I took the bike out today for a ride. While out it decided to follow someone else home. I sold her. Not a money making deal for me. Kind of keep it in use and dont let it sit in the rain kinda deal. I rescued it from peril and nursed it back to health. Really good health. The guy who ended up with it promised to give it a good home. I didnt loose anything on it. But didnt make enough to buy lunch. I hope he can ride it with pride and maybe add a few years to his life. Im looking for another project to put up on the service stand now.

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