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    damn, that bike is hot

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    wow....

    Great!!!
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    Design is a good idea

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    Just remember if you switch to a fork like Easton, you're looking at going threadless which means switching the stem and headset. I like the way it looks now(like being an understatement), only change out if you think you'll gain comfort.

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    Thanks!


    Quote Originally Posted by Triguy
    Just remember if you switch to a fork like Easton, you're looking at going threadless which means switching the stem and headset. I like the way it looks now(like being an understatement), only change out if you think you'll gain comfort.
    Thanks and I feel the same as you... As much as I would like to keep upgrading, there is a certain pont where it may lose it's character. I have decided to just leave it as is and start on a new bike.

    About the only change I have done is swapping to Continental Force and AttacK tires.


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    How ya likin those wheels? They're on my short list of next wheels for the OCLV. Those and Ksyrium SLs.

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    Hey Cyde, I'm liking them ok and can't complain. I have only 1500km (light I know) however they are still true. They were great wheels for the price, and look awesome in person. The funny thing is many riders (most always) have asked or commented on our rides "How do you like the Carbon Rims?" I guess they think they are Carbon rims because of the color and the deep Aero section

    At the time I was looking to buy the Mavics, and I still may at some point for my new bike, but for the price of these, I would recommend them. I bought these due to the great reviews I have read on them and because I really liked the look of them the most (sans decals of course ).
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    I am interested in how the seatpost stays in place.

    I do not see a clamp anywhere?

    that part of the bike looks so clean.

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    I believe the seatpost was covered earlier in the thread. It works the same way as a qill stem does with an expander bolt in the end. Allen key at the top next to the seat clamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuda2k
    I believe the seatpost was covered earlier in the thread. It works the same way as a qill stem does with an expander bolt in the end. Allen key at the top next to the seat clamp.
    My bad...

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    I have to chime in here.....

    ViperZ's 5000 is one of the nicest, most well balanced bikes I've ever seen IMHO. I also want to publicly acknowledge that his work on this particular bike was a huge inspiration in my recent adventure with a Trek OCLV restoration project.

    Thanks again ViperZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuda2k
    I believe the seatpost was covered earlier in the thread. It works the same way as a qill stem does with an expander bolt in the end. Allen key at the top next to the seat clamp.
    Thanks for the Tech Hot line Cuda


    Quote Originally Posted by 55/Rad
    I have to chime in here.....

    ViperZ's 5000 is one of the nicest, most well balanced bikes I've ever seen IMHO. I also want to publicly acknowledge that his work on this particular bike was a huge inspiration in my recent adventure with a Trek OCLV restoration project.

    Thanks again ViperZ.

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    Thanks Rad, I'm glad and honored that my 5000 lead to such beautiful works or art that you have been turning out lately

    I have to say your MJ Lemond inspired me as well to build a solid, no nonsense bike that is based on traditional cues. One that is chiefly designed to be ridden day in and day out.
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    Nice

    That is a beautiful bike. I just bought a 2006 Trek 5000 and your updated picture looks like a bike that could be on a showroom today. I like the paint color, and the tubes are shaped a little differently on yours. Amazing how little the composite frame has changed in 17 years. Very sweet indeed. Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarbonRabbit
    That is a beautiful bike. I just bought a 2006 Trek 5000 and your updated picture looks like a bike that could be on a showroom today. I like the paint color, and the tubes are shaped a little differently on yours. Amazing how little the composite frame has changed in 17 years. Very sweet indeed. Enjoy.
    Thanks!

    Many of my bike club members could not believe it was 17 years old as well.

    Nice to hear you bought a new 5000, congrats.
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    OMG OMG OMG This baby is STUNNING ! ! !

    REALLY Nice bike...

    an absolute classic, even though i dislike treks... Shame they dont make them like that anymore even if it is old. Put simply this is beautiful and you are a very lucky man... I THINK IM IN LOVE...

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    this is gorgeous
    -something I don't usually find myself saying about Treks

    very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by MACinRWC View Post
    this is gorgeous
    -something I don't usually find myself saying about Treks

    very nice
    Me neither


    Thanks, I took it out for a ride yesterday, it still rides and handles like a dream I would like to get a set of carbon wheels for it, it looks really good with them on.





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    Very, very nice. Great choice of kit too, who doesn't love Assos.

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    ViperZ, where are you?
    Time to Ride...

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    Heh this is an old thread, but the bike is even older. I really like how sharp that bike looks. How much does the ancient thing weigh?
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    kestrel 4000 finished build epic old school


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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperZ View Post




    I have finally got the Refit of my 1989 Trek 5000 to the point where I can ride it again. Some of you may remember I pulled it down from the rafters just to show it, when i was bit by the upgrade bug after seeing all the nice bikes around here.

    I use to be hardcore into Road and MTB cycling, and commuted to work, rain winter & shine, until my job and kids required more time that I had, as such my cycling fell by the way side. I have always been in to bicycles since I was a kid, and hanging around this forum has renewed my love for them again.

    After seeing all the hot bikes around here, I really wanted to build a new bike, however I want to be sure I'm deserving of one and that I will ride the ones I currently have, enough to reward myself with one


    Anyway, this is my 1989 Trek 5000. It was built by Graphite Technology for Trek. Trek only made this bike for 1 year. It has details like internal cables, internal clamp seat post and a monocoque construction. It was equipped with a Full Dura Ace Gruppo, with US made Matrix Aero rims on DA hubs, Modolo Anatomic Bars, Modolo Stem and a Turbo Saddle. I had upgraded the saddle with a Selle Italia Ti Flite, about a year after I got it.

    I was going to leave the bike as classic, and build a new bike, however I really felt I should try and update this bike just so it did not feel so lonely, if and when I do build a new bike. Besides, I had to prove to myself I was going to Road Ride again, and I really wanted the STI system for this bike ever since it came out. Plus having the bike updated would only further my enjoyment of riding the Trek 5000, thus helping me achieve my goal towards a new bike.


    So enough rambling, here are the updates:

    -Dura Ace 7700 Levers
    -12-23 Dura Ace Cassette
    -Sram PC99 Hollow Pin Chain
    -American Classic 420 Rims (no recall)
    -Michelin Prorace 2 700x23C tires. I have ordered a set of Continental Attack/Force as well
    -Continental 40mm Valve Presta tubes
    -120mm Modolo Stem, I always wanted to be a bit more stretched out on the bike
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    -Shimano 6502 Wireless Flight Deck CPU
    -Cinelli Solidia Bar 44
    -Cinelli Cork tape
    -Dura Ace 7800 Rear Derailleur (ordered)















    Intitally I was going to go 10 speed, however the price of the 9 speed parts was something that made the upgrade painless and not as significant as a 10 speed system.

    I took it for a hour ride today and is it ever fast! The new wheels seem to accelerate nicely, and a the ride is not as harsh as I though it would be coming from 32 spoke 3 cross wheels. The wheels are 20spoke front and 24 spoke rears with DT bladed spokes. I was able to get a slight brake rub on the right side of the front wheel while sprinting, however it was nothing significant, and my brakes are set very tight right now. The 7402 DA Rear Derailleur shifts adequately with the 7700 levers, however not as precise as it should be, as some times one click up-shifts does not move the chain, so I have ordered a 7800 DA rear derailleur to fix that. The longer stem feels a lot nicer to my 5'11 frame.

    The Aztec Power lines ...Meh... I'm not so sure I'm sold on those. They may offer slightly better performance, however they can be a bit of a hassle to set up initially with all those individual links, and they really lay where ever they feel on the frame. They are very pliable and not as stiff as the Stock DA cables. You can also tell they are a bit lighter than the Stock cables. When installing them you have to cut the thin outer jacket, and place a cap on the end to hold all the links together. If not, all those tiny links will fall on the floor, making you crawl on your hands and knees to find the buggars (Did I say that happened to me?? ) The links are also directional and its important to ensure they are all seated to each other and the jackets and inner liners are cut shorter than the links. I suppose they are kinda cool, however I think I may switch them some time to the stock cables.

    So that's about it for now, I'll ride this old friend for now while I research what my new bike will be, inspired by all of you here.

    Thanks for looking and Reading
    If I were you I would only listen to this while riding that bike. You have an exquisite taste in bikes, I must say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stravacyclist79 View Post
    If I were you I would only listen to this while riding that bike. You have an exquisite taste in bikes, I must say.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb0UmrCXxVA
    Ha, Thanks Stravacyclist! What a blast to see this thread again. It's been awhile since I've been here. Great link to Mozart!
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    This thread is a classic and should be revived annually!

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    That is a sweet looking bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cydewaze View Post
    This thread is a classic and should be revived annually!
    ... or you know... once a decade or so in this case.

    Nice to see some of the original contributors still active.
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