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    2013 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4 Red, 2013 Specialized Tarmac Pro SL4 Sram Red, 2012 Trek Superfly Pro, 2002 Specialized Sirrus A1 Elite, 1992 Trek 1420.
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    Trek 1420 STI conversion

    I have always done supported rides but am thinking of dipping my toe into self supported rides. I found an early 90's Trek 1420 in my father's garage in perfect condition. 3x7 Deore set up. The down tube shifters are the hardest thing for me to get use to. Is there alway to do a cheap STI conversion with some used parts off of ebay? It also has dropouts for a rear rack but am I likely to have issues for clearance on the pedal stroke? It is a 58 cm frame and am 6'1, 195 lbs. Is this worth playing with or would I do better to hit craigslist for another bike?
    Last edited by karungguni; 01-06-14 at 01:25 PM.

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    1991 Bianchi Eros, 1964 Armstrong, 1988 Diamondback Ascent, 1988 Bianchi Premio, 1987 Bianchi Sport SX, 1980s Raleigh mixte (hers)
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