Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Boston Burbs
Bikes: Diamondback Sorrento, 1978(ish) Peugeot PRN10e
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What would YOU do with these baike parts? (attached to the bikies still)
I currently own a Trek 1500 that is just a little too long in the top tube for me. I recently bought a Specialized Tricross Triple (The base model). I seriously, only need one on-the-road type bike that does NOT need to be a "Road Bike". I have had the 1500 on Craigslist for a month or 6 weeks or so with very little interest. So I am weighing my options:
- Get a Shoter Stem / Make the 1500 fit better and have two bikes
- Cannibalize the 1500 for the 105s and have a set of "road" wheels for the TriX
- Keep Trying to sell the 1500 and then buy nicer Brifters and extra wheels for the TriX if I really need them.
- Sell the 1500, leave the components alone for now and take the wife on vacation
I guess that the button-side brifters that came with the TriX work well enough but I really miss the ability to shift in the drops that the 105s have, even if I do so very rarely. In the long run though, is it even really worth it?
"I'm built like a marine mammal. I love the cold! "-Cosmoline
"MTBing is cheap compared to any motorsport I've done. It's very expensive compared to jogging."-ColinL
1999-ish Diamondback Sorrento (I'm not Dead Yet! I feal happy. I think I'll go for a walk!)
1980ish Raleigh Marathon (Vintage Steel)
2007 Gary Fisher Advance (giving the Sorrento a break)
2006 Trek 820 (Captain Amazing)
2010 Specialized Tricross (Back in Black)
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