Your help is greatly appreciated!
I'm trying to find something with a little larger footprint for the snow and possibly double as an offroad/mountain bike for possible summer trail riding. I've kept a vigilant eye on the craigslist for my town and a prospect has presented itself. In the form of a $60 Trek 820, I'm not sure what year, the only problem it says it has is a broken shifter. I was wondering if it was worth it to get this and try and fix up the shifter?
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I have a Fuji Del Ray and a Trek 1.5, the fuji equipped for a regular commute to work and the trek light and nice for long race type rides around town. The snow building up doesn't handle well for my fuji and I'm not even going to bring my 1.5 out until most the sand is gone come spring. I was hoping that this 820 would handle a little better.
I've arranged to meet with the person selling to inspect and see what the actual damage is, but I'd like to go into this knowing exactly what to look for and whether or not it's worth it.
Does the 820 allow for wider tires? Versions with more studs?
Is this the right place to pose these questions? Sorry, I'm not very familiar.