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Just got a 1983 Trek 500. Pretty dang excited.

Old 09-02-12, 10:49 AM
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Just got a 1983 Trek 500. Pretty dang excited.

Hey all,

I posted a couple of weeks ago looking for some advice and insight in used bike buying. I got some great advice and have landed myself a bike I'm very happy with. It's a 1983 Trek 500 and it rides great. I'll be using it for my ~4 mile commute. Here's a link to some pics:

https://imgur.com/a/2Itff

I just wanted to say thanks for all the support and resources I've found here!
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Old 09-02-12, 12:20 PM
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That looks like a perfect commuter!

Lights and fenders will be nice soon too.
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I've got the lights, I just haven't mounted them yet (every bike I have gets lights since I got a ticket for cycling at night a while back...also, for safety).

I'm on the fence about fenders. I've never had them on any bike before and I don't really like the look of them. I also have a shower that I can use at my work, so I don't mind getting a little wet. But I might be changing my tune next time there's a big storm.
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Vintage steel Treks are great, and Trek didn't make any low end stuff, unlike most of their competitors back then. Enjoy!
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Nice score! I'm a big fan of old Treks, they're very nice bikes.
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nice, what size is it, looks big. 700c?
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Thanks guys, she is a nice bike!

Catonec, the size is 60cm. It's a pretty large bike, but I'm just shy of 6' 4", so it fits me just right.
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Would seem that this 23.6 incher would be a good bit (at least 2 inches) too small for your use....unless you have short legs or something
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^^

That's kind of what I was thinking. I'm barely six feet and and my bikes (the ones I actually ride) are the next size up. It seems I see a lot guys on bikes that look too small for them these days. But that's mostly the carbon road racing bikes with a very long seat post.
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