Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Orlando, FL
Bikes: litespeed, cannondale
Well, I know that you can get a Shimano 105 equipped bike at around $1,000. It will not have the really snazzy frame, but the frame will be fine.
I am not familiar with the Trek you are riding, but unless it was the top of the line (and I bet it isn't), you can get bikes that are as good or better for $1,500. Also, if you get a new bike, you can get what you want, you can get a bike that fits you, you can get a bike with the features that compliment your ride style - a laid back bike for a person who likes to cruise, look at the scenery and smell the flowers or a bike with aggressive geometry for your manic road warrior. Most importantly of all, you can get a bike in the color you like!