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    Senior Member mr,grumpy's Avatar
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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:

    1. Get a Shoter Stem / Make the 1500 fit better and have two bikes
    2. Cannibalize the 1500 for the 105s and have a set of "road" wheels for the TriX
    3. Keep Trying to sell the 1500 and then buy nicer Brifters and extra wheels for the TriX if I really need them.
    4. 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?
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    Senior Member Nachoman's Avatar
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    Personally, I would just drop the price, sell the old bike, and be done with it.
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    I personally would go for option 2 if your comfortable doing your own mechanic work. Swap the 105's to the tricross and keep the wheelset as a road set. put the lowergrade tricross components up for sale as new parts for a good price and if you cant get rid of the frame (I'm assuming its aluminum) recycle it and get a few bucks for that also. With the little money you make you wont be able to take you wife on vacation but maybe a nice dinner a movie and some flowers. This way you get a little of everything

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    Winter is not prime season for selling a bike. I'm a fan of N+1 and would get the shorter stem.
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    I would wait until spring and sell the trek, then go on vacation. There is no upgrade that will magically make the Spec a better bike (it is good as it is) except for maybe nicer tires.

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