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Old 01-21-06, 01:22 PM   #1
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Got another project

My other project was too much work for a rusted out low end bike.
Iíll take off what I can from the bike.
Reflectors and two way break levers are 2 things I see I might have use for.

I found a Trek 1500 for $32 at a thrift store.

All it needs it seems is the rear break attached. (missing attachment screw) which I just
bought.
Take off areo bars.
and inflate the tires. They are the thin type valve. So far, I have not figured out how presta
valves work.
Buy shoes that attach to clipless pedals or change pedals. I am just using some old pedials
for now.
Rims arenít bad. Not prefect but good enough to go for a spin.

The frame seems to be the same size as my Fuji Tahoe.
The granny gear is: 42/24
My Fuji has 26/29 granny gear
It will be interesting to see if the hills will be harder on this bike.

I want to get familiar with a road bike before I buy a new one. That way I will have a
frame of referance.

I told my wife where I am going to hang my new bike. And she said I am sure you will
have this area full of bikes. She probabley knows me better than I know myself.
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Old 01-21-06, 02:38 PM   #2
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I'm the last guy to offer advice for projects, but this one does look a lot more worthwhile than the last one! Good luck.
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Old 01-21-06, 02:50 PM   #3
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Your wife's right. Don't let your bikes overnight in the same room. When you do that they tend to multiply.
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Looks like a good find! Don't think I've ever seen aerobars quite like those!

42/24 will work on most hills, but eventually I suspect you'd want something that would get you up the hills even easier. I use a 30/27 on my road bike.....but save it for the really tough hills.
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Looks like a good find! Don't think I've ever seen aerobars quite like those!

Go ahead and say it...... PINK!

Oh, good deal on a bike!!!!
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Go ahead and say it...... PINK!

Oh, good deal on a bike!!!!
Okay, I'll admit to trying to be politically correct!!

Does anyone know when Trek started the WSD models? I don't guess this fits in that category by chance?? Regardless it's still a really good deal if the size will work.

Can't wait to see the bids for the aerobars on eBay.
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Does anyone know when Trek started the WSD models?
What's WSD stand for? I can say that the frame and decals look very similar to my old 1991 vintage Trek 1000.

Too bad about the broken rear - as Cruzmoks wrote, it needs "the rear break attached."
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WSD = Women's Specific Design
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The top bar seems to be a little shorter. So it may be a womans bike, but it will be a good intro for me into road bikes. Then for parts or sell or give away, after I buy a new one.

the LBS said it looked like a mid 90's bike.

I figured out the presta valves, thanks to Sheldon Brown's web site. Now I need to learn how to adjust the breaks.
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