So the Trek 5500 CF bike I bought a while back is nearing completion. I've attached a few photos from tonight. Besides taking the entire bike apart to the frame and going through everything from top to bottom with great care and detail....I replaced the following components:
New Dura Ace Front Deraillier, Crankset and Rear Cassette
New bottom bracket assembly
New Dura Ace Frame bosses and cable adjusters
New Bontrager Race Lite stem in my length
New Bontrager Race Lite handle bars in my width
All new Shimano silver-gray cables
New Michelin Pro2 Race tires to go on the Race Lite Wheels (with Bontrager Ti skewers) that I bought as a spare wheelset and barely ever used.
New brake pads frt & back
New Selle San Marco Era Lux Saddle
I'm still waiting on the Bontrager Race X Lite Carbon Fiber seat post to replace the aluminum one and the blue Bontrager bar tape to come in at my LBS to complete the bike. A set of Shimano 7800 Dura Ace pedals will be added sometime over the winter when my wallet recovers a bit!
Total investment in this bike to date: $1489.00 Current weight (with old aluminum seatpost,and without pedals):16.7 lbs The feeling of satisfaction from restoring this bike and wrenching it myself.... priceless.
Whacha' think Foosters?