surly old man
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Carlisle, PA
Bikes: IRO Mark V, Karate Monkey half fat, Trek 620 IGH, Cannondale 26/24 MTB, Amp Research B3, and more.
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That is a shame about the Trek. Good luck finding someone who can do it for a reasonable price. I fear you will have trouble with that.
Nice Bridgestone. Judging from the size of the Trek, this one will be pretty small for you. For maximizing eficiencey and performance, there is not substitute for a properly sized bike. But for tooling around in the Winter, having a bike that is small under you has its own advantages also. Might take a longer post, and you might have to rethink the stem/bar set up, but it is not out of the question. If you have spare parts around that you can experiment with, or if you have the kind of LBS that has old parts in the back room, you should be able to set it up very cheaply.
p.s., if you decide not to mess with the Bridgestone, send it to me!
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